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Forum: The Books 02-19-2003, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,082
Posted By Tirinor
Pipe Crysal Palace, eh? Perhaps they had a...

Crysal Palace, eh?

Perhaps they had a string of embarrassing years and the young proffessor refused any association with the team. But, Crystal Palace rebuilds! they win! Pride is restored!...
Forum: The Books 02-19-2003, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,082
Posted By Tirinor
Pipe Thanks, Saucepan Man. So it seems that a...

Thanks, Saucepan Man.

So it seems that a British boy from 1900 would have no particular reason to think ill of France or the U.S. to the degree that he would disfavor the eagle. And, thereby,...
Forum: The Books 02-19-2003, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,082
Posted By Tirinor
Pipe Once again, the question is NOT - Why Tolkien...

Once again, the question is NOT - Why Tolkien chose eagles? It is - Why did he originally choose hawks? This question is based on a small memory of mine that Tolkien's servants of Manwe were...
Forum: The Books 02-18-2003, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,082
Posted By Tirinor
Pipe Just in case I wasn't clear - I don't think...

Just in case I wasn't clear - I don't think Tolkien used eagles because of other countries mascots. I am merely wondering if he originally didn't use eagles because of other countries mascots....
Forum: The Books 02-17-2003, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,082
Posted By Tirinor
Pipe or perhaps Tolien was enlightened and became an...

or perhaps Tolien was enlightened and became an Auburn fan. smilies/smile.gif
Forum: The Books 02-17-2003, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,082
Posted By Tirinor
Pipe Eagles vs Hawks; U.K. vs Napolean & U.S.

During the century in which Tolkien was born, England had warred with both France (Napoleon), and the United States (war of 1812). Both of these opponents are represented with an eagle. If I am...
Forum: The Books 01-27-2003, 04:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,065
Posted By Tirinor
Pipe Is it your contention that the reason Tolkien has...

Is it your contention that the reason Tolkien has not developed the eagle's characters or cultures is because they were mere beasts?

I might buy that.
Forum: The Books 01-27-2003, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,065
Posted By Tirinor
Pipe It is suprising though, and perhaps a flaw, that...

It is suprising though, and perhaps a flaw, that such integral characters have zero character development. It would be like if Bombadil kept coming to the recue, but all other comments and parts of...
Forum: The Books 01-19-2003, 11:06 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,700
Posted By Tirinor
Pipe Coffee beans to the Shire? Same as coconuts to...

Coffee beans to the Shire? Same as coconuts to England - African swallows.

Sometimes the obvious escapes you.
Forum: The Books 01-19-2003, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,844
Posted By Tirinor
Pipe Leaving a message with Butterbur was a bad idea,...

Leaving a message with Butterbur was a bad idea, I don't know if that fits under the original question or not, but still, a bad idea. Somewhat surprising too, considering Gandalf's track record of...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-18-2003, 11:50 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 13,756
Posted By Tirinor
Pipe If you own a bank (for instance), and want a...

If you own a bank (for instance), and want a dedicated t1 long distance communication line between your main database and an ATM, you would order that line from a long distance carrier, that long...
Forum: The Books 01-15-2003, 03:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,137
Posted By Tirinor
Pipe Sauron is powerful without his ring because the...

Sauron is powerful without his ring because the ring is still "alive and well." He loses his power when the ring is destroyed because the ring is a container of sorts for a good portion of his...
Forum: The Books 01-07-2003, 03:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,137
Posted By Tirinor
Pipe If Sauron wants to play Calvin-ball (Calvin and...

If Sauron wants to play Calvin-ball (Calvin and Hobbes referemce) and say "I'm more powerful so my ring rules your ring." I might be able to let that slide, but my big concern is why the rings would...
Forum: The Books 01-07-2003, 10:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,129
Posted By Tirinor
Pipe In the UT the Druedain are credited with strange...

In the UT the Druedain are credited with strange and magical powers. Based on appearance and demeanor, it would be safe to say that the Druedain are not descendents of Maia or Elves. The notes also...
Forum: The Books 01-05-2003, 08:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,137
Posted By Tirinor
Pipe I understand what you are saying, and that may be...

I understand what you are saying, and that may be exzactly what Tolkien had in mind, but I don't like it. It doesn't seem like the cookies I made would be effected by the cookie made by you/god-like...
Forum: The Books 01-05-2003, 04:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,137
Posted By Tirinor
Pipe Well said, Surjay. But even if I agree with all...

Well said, Surjay. But even if I agree with all you've said, it still soesn't explain why the elven rings would lose their power after Sauron was destroyed. The knowledge and ability learned from...
Forum: The Books 01-04-2003, 10:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,137
Posted By Tirinor
Pipe Sauron's One ring was powered by the personal...

Sauron's One ring was powered by the personal power that Sauron had. He invested his power into the ring, thereby rendering himself less powerful if he was parted from his ring. What power was...
Forum: The Books 01-04-2003, 09:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,137
Posted By Tirinor
Pipe Now we're getting somewhere. Thanks, surjay.

Now we're getting somewhere.

Thanks, surjay.
Forum: The Books 01-04-2003, 08:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,137
Posted By Tirinor
Pipe I don't buy it. While it is possible that there...

I don't buy it. While it is possible that there might be an inherent danger to the Three Rings due to their creation being founded in a possibly dangerous philosophy, it doesn't follow that the...
Forum: The Books 01-04-2003, 05:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,137
Posted By Tirinor
Pipe I can see how that might be a good analogy for...

I can see how that might be a good analogy for the other rings, but still don't see it for the three elven rings. If they were crafted in secret, why and how do they have any relation to the One...
Forum: The Books 01-01-2003, 01:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,137
Posted By Tirinor
Pipe The One and the Three

If the Elven rings were crafted in secret, independent of Sauron, how is their power related to the One ring? Why would Elrond and Galadriel's "reign" begin to diminish if the One ring was...
Forum: The Books 12-30-2002, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,323
Posted By Tirinor
Pipe The conclusion of The Return of the King proves...

The conclusion of The Return of the King proves the wisdom of their strategy - kingdom restored, decisive victories, white tree found, friendship between Elves and Dwarves, yadda yadda yadda.
...
Forum: The Books 12-17-2002, 02:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,712
Posted By Tirinor
Pipe What mothers do is create an atmosphere of...

What mothers do is create an atmosphere of domesticity. And heroes that abandon domesticity are not as admirable because domesticity is admirable. So they would be leaving something admirable to do...
Forum: The Books 12-16-2002, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,163
Posted By Tirinor
Pipe of dragons and wings

I believe that this has been disscussed before, but I didn't find anything when I did a search.

It is clear that Smaug had wings, but I have just read in Of the Fifth Battle, a description of the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-15-2002, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,703
Posted By Tirinor
Sting When Aman seperated from the world, did Tol...

When Aman seperated from the world, did Tol EressŽa go with it? Also, could the inhabitants of Tol EressŽa, visit/move to Valinor? I always assumed that they were pretty much together like they...
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