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Forum: The Books 02-07-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,800
Posted By Orofarne
Tolkien was a professor at Oxford. Let's not...

Tolkien was a professor at Oxford. Let's not forget he would have known the Norse Eddas inside and out. This is the man who formed a book club where they read Icelandic literature in Icelandic.
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 09-04-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,321
Posted By Orofarne
During the previous administration (in the U.S.)...

During the previous administration (in the U.S.) I actually saw:

"Frodo failed; Bush has the Ring"

Giggled for hours.
Forum: The Books 09-04-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,193
Posted By Orofarne
Very interesting about the whole purgatory thing,...

Very interesting about the whole purgatory thing, I knew Tolkien was Catholic, but I guess I never thought about it much.
But about the ending in the movie. I loved how, in the books, every...
Forum: The Books 08-16-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,896
Posted By Orofarne
As a born and bred mountain girl, I know that...

As a born and bred mountain girl, I know that small fires are actually beneficial to the forests. They burn out leaf litter and dead pinecones and things (called mast) and give all the trees more...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 08-16-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,026
Posted By Orofarne
Sorry if this isn't too good. Original:...

Sorry if this isn't too good.

Original: Robert Frost's The Road not Taken
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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 08-15-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,686
Posted By Orofarne
Perhaps you may have heard of Legless? He...

Perhaps you may have heard of Legless? He followed the fellowship in a wheelchair and was a good friend of Gimli's.
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 07-29-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,037
Posted By Orofarne
This seems like the best place to put this...

Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles something-I-can't-remember met every Tuesday to read their writing at the Eagle and Child pub in Oxford. they called themselves the Inklings. Everyone on the same...
Forum: The Books 07-03-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 53,795
Posted By Orofarne
On republicans and war

Thankyouthankyouthankyou! Mr. Washington is extremely dreadful, and obviously needs to read the books.
Also, Eowyn is a rather minor character in the books, and I really don't think that...
Forum: The Movies 06-02-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,574
Posted By Orofarne
Either Merry or Pippin (I can never tell the...

Either Merry or Pippin (I can never tell the difference in the movie until Gandalf splits 'em up) has a Scottish accent-ish thing. That really bothered me. But I really wondered: narfforc, could...
Forum: The Books 06-01-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,071
Posted By Orofarne
I found the Spanish translation somewhere, and I...

I found the Spanish translation somewhere, and I have been reading it off and on. After getting used to the shock of seeing one's favorite character say the kind of snarly sentence that is the...
Forum: The Books 06-01-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,413
Posted By Orofarne
Tolkien wrote all the poetry/songs in the books,...

Tolkien wrote all the poetry/songs in the books, but some of them remind me of other, 'real' songs. One thing that really bothered me about the movies was that they didnt bother singing any of the...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 05-28-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,780
Posted By Orofarne
Spin-off related

Anyone ever heard of a book called Muddle Earth? Thought not. I found out about it when I was reading George Orwell's Animal Farm, where there is a mention of mangel-wurzels. I wasn't 100 per cent...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 05-28-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,985
Posted By Orofarne
Just two more not-guessing ones

Old Tom Bombadil is a merry fellow, etc., became, after 25 translations "Tom Bombadil was a man full of shoes, blue and yellow jacket. Adam was arrested when he was gentelman. Play music and leg...
Forum: The Movies 05-28-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,093
Posted By Orofarne
1) No Tom Bombadil! How could they? 2) That...

1) No Tom Bombadil! How could they?
2) That strange battle in which Aragorn dies/is belived dead, sees Arwen/has a dream that adds nothing to the plot.
3) The whole 'dwarf tossing' joke. That was...
Forum: The Books 05-23-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 55,344
Posted By Orofarne
two questions

1] is Bella running around in Middle Earth? and
2] if so,how come no one has killed her yet?
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 05-09-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,731
Posted By Orofarne
Sorry, no one knows me, but this is my...

Sorry, no one knows me, but this is my ever-lasting shame. I saw the Fellowship movie before I read the book. But, if one hears people say things, one is liable to mishear them, and therefore think...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 05-09-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,860
Posted By Orofarne
Lawn ornaments

I'm new here, but I think that yes he most certainly would! By the by, I've noticed the Palantir phenomena too, is Feanor out there making duplicate seeing stones for people to stick in their lawns...
Forum: The Books 04-23-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 21,722
Posted By Orofarne
My (uninformed) opinion

I don't think that Tolkien was a Freemason. They seem to snap up all the symbols they can get their hands on, and everything I've read says that Tolkien was a staunch Roman Catholic. But then...
Forum: The Books 04-23-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 55,344
Posted By Orofarne
The Hobbit, in limerick form

Sorry, I was reading this thread and this just came to me.


There once was a Hobbit called Baggins,
who rode ponies, not horese nor wagons.
He owned the One Ring
That...
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