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Forum: The Books 12-18-2003, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Dain
Sting Of course, you have to remember that only a few...

Of course, you have to remember that only a few people in the shire held a good opinion of Bilbo after he came back. Adventuring wasn't something for a hobbit to be proud of. Of course, it excited...
Forum: The Books 12-18-2003, 10:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,336
Posted By Dain
Sting Yes, as I said, they eventually disappeared.

Yes, as I said, they eventually disappeared.
Forum: The Books 12-18-2003, 10:42 AM
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Views: 37,029
Posted By Dain
Sting Why do I never realise when there's more than one...

Why do I never realise when there's more than one page! LOL! Sorry about my massively out-of-date post, there.

You guys have a great project going. I can't help making few comments...

About...
Forum: The Books 12-18-2003, 10:30 AM
Replies: 191
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Posted By Dain
Sting I wish I'd found this thread sooner, so I'll just...

I wish I'd found this thread sooner, so I'll just have to put in a couple of quick thoughts on a few things.

Going back to Dol Guldur, I never thought of it as a fortress a la Barad Dur or Minas...
Forum: The Books 12-18-2003, 09:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,336
Posted By Dain
Sting Dain didn't want to "get rid of them" when he let...

Dain didn't want to "get rid of them" when he let Balin go to Moria, he just knew he couldn't stop them. All dwarves dreamed of re-opening Khazad-Dum, and Dain couldn't hold them back.

As for...
Forum: The Movies 12-11-2003, 03:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,318
Posted By Dain
Sting I agree with Lyta. The movie Boromir was a lot...

I agree with Lyta. The movie Boromir was a lot more positive than the book's version--mostly due to Sean Bean playing him with a lot more self-doubt than the book seemed to suggest. He was...
Forum: The Movies 12-08-2003, 10:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,457
Posted By Dain
Sting I think it would make a great film, though I...

I think it would make a great film, though I agree it would have a different feel than LotR (I'm sure they could explain that to people). It does have great potential for action sequences to keep...
Forum: The Books 06-03-2003, 05:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,454
Posted By Dain
1420! You must have a very low opinion of the master's...

You must have a very low opinion of the master's imagination. I agree with Brionna, and I also think you've got everything backwards. Maybe I'm just too much of a scientist... ...
Forum: The Books 05-25-2003, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,772
Posted By Dain
Sting I see it this way: Gundabad was sacked by the...

I see it this way: Gundabad was sacked by the rampaging Dwarf army that eventually ended up at the gates of Moria and fought the huge battle of Azanulbizar. The battle was so costly that the dwarves...
Forum: The Books 05-21-2003, 04:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,932
Posted By Dain
Sting Really big. smilies/wink.gif

Really big. smilies/wink.gif
Forum: The Books 05-08-2003, 02:32 AM
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Posted By Dain
Tolkien Tolkien reading Tolkien

I don't know who's heard about it already, but check this out. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/arts/3008551.stm) Apparently recordings of Tolkien reading from LotR have surfaced, and may...
Forum: The Books 05-06-2003, 03:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,255
Posted By Dain
Pipe I think HerenIstarion was probably on the right...

I think HerenIstarion was probably on the right track, guys. Another word that JRRT would have known. I think "the Variags of Khand" could be a phrase akin to "the Highlanders of Scotland" or "the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-23-2003, 03:05 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,223
Posted By Dain
Sting Glaurung definitely was an evil wyrm, and I'm...

Glaurung definitely was an evil wyrm, and I'm sure Ancalagon the black was very powerful, but just for this comment:

I'll have to vote for Smaug the Magnificent, if only because he ruined the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-22-2003, 02:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,722
Posted By Dain
Sting MLD-GKW, If you see Lee's painting of Moria, it's...

MLD-GKW, If you see Lee's painting of Moria, it's nothing like the film, which I agree was a bit too square and "geometrical." However, I like the feel of a lot of lee's work, and while at first I...
Forum: The Books 04-21-2003, 09:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,377
Posted By Dain
Sting Ah, silly me, that makes perfect sense! Cheers,...

Ah, silly me, that makes perfect sense! Cheers, Squatter!
Forum: The Books 04-21-2003, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,544
Posted By Dain
Sting That is strange, because the two passages seem to...

That is strange, because the two passages seem to disagree: mine seems to say he went south when he disappears, but yours seems to indicate he scouted around mordor and then to Lorien. Maybe he went...
Forum: The Books 04-21-2003, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,544
Posted By Dain
Sting I found this in Appendix A: So, it...

I found this in Appendix A:


So, it seems he left "in the hour of victory," whenever that may be. Is that his victory over Umbar? Anardil, you claim that victory was in 2980, but that seems...
Forum: The Books 04-20-2003, 08:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,377
Posted By Dain
Sting Well said, Squatter, I see your point about the...

Well said, Squatter, I see your point about the name possibly coming from wild rumours. Thing I just thought of: how did Gandalf not realize it was Sauron, even though he'd been into the dungeons of...
Forum: The Books 04-20-2003, 10:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,424
Posted By Dain
Pipe There are a few other discrepencies in the...

There are a few other discrepencies in the Hobbit, though I really love it as a book. For one, none of the Dwarves are anywhere as tough as Gimli, at least, not until the end when they are in an...
Forum: The Books 04-19-2003, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,544
Posted By Dain
Sting I thought the stars were different in the...

I thought the stars were different in the southern hemisphere, though not completely. I mean, you are looking in a different direction...

As for when he wandered, I'd say there was plenty of time...
Forum: The Books 04-18-2003, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,312
Posted By Dain
Sting I don't know about Diamond, but my copy on RotK...

I don't know about Diamond, but my copy on RotK only mentions Estella in the Family Tree part of Appendix C, if that helps...
Forum: The Movies 04-17-2003, 10:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,785
Posted By Dain
Sting I was surprised too, when I saw them in the book...

I was surprised too, when I saw them in the book (go down to your local bookstore and check it out for yourself--it's the Two Towers "companion" or whatever, and in the map of the battle of Helm's...
Forum: The Books 04-16-2003, 06:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,377
Posted By Dain
Sting I think the Vampire connection is an intreguing...

I think the Vampire connection is an intreguing one. I think that "the Necromancer" was the name given to the inhabitor of Dol Goldur driven out by the White Council in the Hobbit, later discovered...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-16-2003, 05:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,391
Posted By Dain
Sting It is hilarious, but it must be a joke. Read it,...

It is hilarious, but it must be a joke. Read it, though, if just for lines like these:


Reminds me of a thread in the books forums...
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Forum: The Movies 04-16-2003, 05:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,785
Posted By Dain
Sting I read on Tolkienonline that this will include...

I read on Tolkienonline that this will include Huorns at Helm's Deep. I'd also seen Huorns mentioned in a Two Towers film companion book at Borders, so I assume they are in there. Phew...<P>And 43...
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