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Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-04-2021, 11:40 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Estelyn smiled to see familiar faces as she...

Estelyn smiled to see familiar faces as she looked about the room, but she sighed to realize that there was so much space for more party guests. She walked over to the portal and gazed out...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-04-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4,147
Views: 638,737
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Welcome to the Downs, Nikolasha! Now I'm curious...

Welcome to the Downs, Nikolasha! Now I'm curious - as I've been on the Downs, active both as a member and as a moderator for many years, I would love to know what your father's user name was! Maybe...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 05-03-2021, 11:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,044
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Let's move on to the main adventure - enter...

Let's move on to the main adventure - enter Chrysophylax Dives! The thing that I noticed right away upon rereading this is the difference between expectation and reality of adventures. The idea of...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-30-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
The party thread is now open. Come on over!

The party thread is now open. Come on over!
Forum: The Books 04-30-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
The party thread is now open. Come on over!

The party thread is now open. Come on over!
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-30-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Silmaril Invitation to a Birthday Party

You are invited to join the Downs forum in celebrating its 21st birthday! The party thread is located on the Barrow-Downs Announcements section of the forum and will open on May 1st for all members....
Forum: The Books 04-30-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Silmaril Invitation to a Birthday Party

You are invited to join the Downs forum in celebrating its 21st birthday! The party thread is located on the Barrow-Downs Announcements section of the forum and will open on May 1st for all members....
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-30-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 201
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
White Tree The Downs is 21 Years Old! Let's celebrate!! Birthday Party for all Members

Estelyn sighed - how long had she been confined to her quarters? She loved her home city of Minas Tirith, but she missed travelling to other parts of the realm since the world she knew had been...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 04-30-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,044
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
I've enjoyed following these posts down the...

I've enjoyed following these posts down the linguistic rabbit hole! Thanks to all of you who know the ancient languages for sharing your ideas! I must admit that I'm glad to get back to the story...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 04-28-2021, 01:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,044
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
There are numerous quotable lines in this story!...

There are numerous quotable lines in this story! One that I enjoy is, "He [Farmer Giles] was finding that a local reputation may require keeping up, and that may prove awkward."

And I love the...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 04-25-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,044
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Does your book have the Pauline Baynes...

Does your book have the Pauline Baynes illustrations, Inzil? Those are such a wonderful complement to the story - and Tolkien really liked them. For those who remember her illustrations for the...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 04-24-2021, 03:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,044
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Thanks for the apt and thoughtful comments on the...

Thanks for the apt and thoughtful comments on the Foreword! We'll proceed with the story proper, and if anyone has something to add, it can be posted any time.

The first pages introduce two of the...
Forum: The Books 04-21-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Silmaril I have posted the introduction to Farmer Giles of...

I have posted the introduction to Farmer Giles of Ham on the CbC sub-forum (located at the top of the Books forum page). We will briefly discuss the Foreward before going on to the actual story. That...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 04-21-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,044
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Sting Minor Works -- 1 - Farmer Giles of Ham

Introduction

Farmer Giles of Ham is one of the few fictional works of Tolkien published during his lifetime. Like the Hobbit and Roverandom, it has its origins in a story that JRRT told to his...
Forum: The Books 04-20-2021, 04:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Tolkien Upcoming New CbC Discussions of Tolkien's Minor Works

In the past, we have had chapter-by-chapter discussions of the Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, and Silmarillion, as well as Unfinished Tales and Father Christmas Letters. After a long pause, we have...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-18-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,511
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Did we ever do organised discussions of the minor...

Did we ever do organised discussions of the minor works such as Farmer Giles, Smith, and Leaf? Maybe we could read them together as a short-term project...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-14-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,511
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Thanks for testing all of those applications,...

Thanks for testing all of those applications, Huinesoron! I tried the name generator, unsuccessfully, but hadn't gotten around to testing the rest.
Forum: The Movies 04-14-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,411
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
The international membership is one of the best...

The international membership is one of the best aspects of this forum! I've seen non-native English speakers/writers come here and improve their language skills noticeably, and I've watched very...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-13-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,511
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
We used to get new members though the Elvish name...

We used to get new members though the Elvish name generator! I'll have to check and see if it still works...

The fun stuff on the main site doesn't keep anyone's interest that long, but the forum...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-11-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,931
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
The problem with any new platform is that it...

The problem with any new platform is that it needs monitoring, which means it needs people who can be trusted to keep it in line with the Barrow Wight's purpose for the main site and forum. As a mod...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-11-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,511
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
I'm one of the moderators that hasn't gone...

I'm one of the moderators that hasn't gone completely treeish, though my life has changed since the days I joined here (going on 20 years ago!) and I don't have the time to spend in intensive...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 03-25-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,403
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Happy Middle-earth New Year! Once again it's...

Happy Middle-earth New Year! Once again it's Tolkien Reading Day! This year's theme is "Hope and Courage", and it will surprise no one that I have chosen the tale of Aragorn and Arwen from Appendix A...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 06-21-2020, 03:22 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,309
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Estelyn looked into the ballroom once more - the...

Estelyn looked into the ballroom once more - the wights had faded back into their own lives and locations, but their voices and faint images lingered. Conversations continued in other rooms of the...
Forum: Roleplaying Game Planning and Discussion 06-02-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,793
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Last but not least - well actually, he was least...

Last but not least - well actually, he was least in height - comes Squire Windsor Gummidge, the reformed Hobbit formerly called Soregum. He was pledged to the custody of Gravendil, per decree of...
Forum: The Movies 06-02-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,738
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
The scene with the Black Riders attacking the...

The scene with the Black Riders attacking the hobbits' room in the Prancing Pony was a very obvious one that I noticed the first time I saw Jackson's film! Definitely a quote...
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