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Forum: Novices and Newcomers 02-21-2004, 03:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,963
Posted By zb
I'm currently doing a family tree on the...

I'm currently doing a family tree on the computer, and I have a question: Did Tolkien ever write out the line from Silmarien to Amandil? LotR Appendix A only says there is a line of descent, but I'd...
Forum: The Movies 02-19-2004, 06:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,406
Posted By zb
In the line at the cinema, I ran into an...

In the line at the cinema, I ran into an acquaintance who is a movie-fangirl. I told her, "They all die. Especially Legolas. He dies a horrible, painful death." I think she almost believed me until I...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 02-19-2004, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,498
Posted By zb
Doesn't Gollum say something along those lines?...

Doesn't Gollum say something along those lines? Anyway, it's interesting, because Sauron gave out the 9 rings before he lost a finger. Did he just know that 9 was the right number of mortal men? Did...
Forum: The Books 02-18-2004, 01:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,878
Posted By zb
speaking of in-breeding... ;)

This is plain to see in family tree III in the Sil., so I can't claim to have cleverly figured it out:

Elrond & Elros' mother, Elwing, is the daughter of Dior. Dior is the son of Beren. Beren is...
Forum: The Movies 02-18-2004, 01:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,803
Posted By zb
I think part of the problem is that Elijah Woods...

I think part of the problem is that Elijah Woods was the "kid brother" of Sean Astin, Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan off-screen, and it came through too much on-screen. For instance, Astin says...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 02-15-2004, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,041
Posted By zb
Well, I've mucked around with the search...

Well, I've mucked around with the search function, and it is beautiful. So fast! It makes searching fun!

(I need more sleep! ;))
Forum: The Books 02-14-2004, 05:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,021
Posted By zb
Not so, as Theron Bugtussle pointed out. To...

Not so, as Theron Bugtussle pointed out. To continue the psychology theme, Bilbo and Frodo are introverts*: they make a few, very deep relationships, rather than many, shallow ones.

(please don't...
Forum: The Books 02-14-2004, 05:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,182
Posted By zb
"heroic, alliterative free verse" ...

"heroic, alliterative free verse"

*cough-anglo saxon poetry-cough*
Forum: The Books 02-14-2004, 01:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,338
Posted By zb
I think that what it indicates about the whole...

I think that what it indicates about the whole family is their honour. Even though they're pretty darn sure that the King's never going to return, they still stick to the ancient decrees and whatnot....
Forum: The Books 02-13-2004, 07:58 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,198
Posted By zb
You're right, there are those who consider HP to...

You're right, there are those who consider HP to be more blatantly witchcraft than LotR or Narnia (which is largely Xian allegory, yo). It's kinda funny, though, cos the Wiccans I've met would...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 02-13-2004, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,411
Posted By zb
I think the complexity of Tolkien's work is a...

I think the complexity of Tolkien's work is a major factor. For every person who reads LotR once and says, "yeah, that's nice", there's another who reads it every year, including all the appendices,...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 02-12-2004, 08:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,041
Posted By zb
One way the layout has changed ever-so-slightly:...

One way the layout has changed ever-so-slightly: the posts are slightly narrower. Which means my sig which was 3 lines on the old BD is now 4. Still, I like excuses to find more cool & interesting...
Forum: The Books 02-12-2004, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,920
Posted By zb
Kronos: You assume that the Valar worked only...

Kronos: You assume that the Valar worked only through the dreams. Is it not possible that they knew the particular family involved, and sent the dreams in such a way as to make Denethor most likely...
Forum: The Books 02-12-2004, 06:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,207
Posted By zb
In The Hobbit, Tolkien says: I think...

In The Hobbit, Tolkien says:



I think Gimli's love/adoration of Galadriel is a way that he 'rises above' his dwarf-mentality. Galadriel is not something he can put a monetary value on, and his...
Forum: The Books 02-12-2004, 07:36 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,823
Posted By zb
I love the way JRRT phrases things. The less...

I love the way JRRT phrases things. The less conventional word-orders, for example, as in "Death! they cried, with one voice and terrible". Or, there's a section in RotK, when Pippin's in Minas...
Forum: The Books 02-12-2004, 04:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,397
Posted By zb
The quick answer: JRRT and CSL were close...

The quick answer: JRRT and CSL were close friends. Do a google search for "the Inklings" if you want more info.

As for an Ainulindale v. Magician's Nephew comparison: I hadn't noticed it before....
Forum: The Books 02-10-2004, 07:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,021
Posted By zb
For those who are interested: DSM-IV...

For those who are interested:

DSM-IV Asperger's Disorder (http://www.inlv.demon.nl/irc.asperger/dsmasp.html)

I'd hesitate to diagnose Frodo or Bilbo with Asperger's (regardless of the...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 02-09-2004, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,374
Posted By zb
Sting Zoe and her friend Linda* have a physics lab this...

Zoe and her friend Linda* have a physics lab this afternoon. Or, they would if they weren't catching a shuttle-eagle to Orthanc, to watch today's magic-assisted breakdance competition. Linda's being...
Forum: The Movies 02-09-2004, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,832
Posted By zb
Sting The cheez factor was definitely aided by the fact...

The cheez factor was definitely aided by the fact that his helm made Dom look cross-eyed.<P>But it fitted the generally more-upbeat than the books feel of the movies, and got the point across. I...
Forum: The Books 02-08-2004, 07:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,173
Posted By zb
Sting I love the 'minor' works. I don't have words for...

I love the 'minor' works. I don't have words for how I've been moved by "Leaf by Niggle" or "Smith of Wootton Major" or how I've giggled like an idiot at the jokes in "Farmer Giles of Ham" and...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 02-07-2004, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,988
Posted By zb
Sting Some thoughts on 'will', which might help make...

Some thoughts on 'will', which might help make things clear as mud:

These days we seem to have a pretty weak concept of what the will is. Your will is what you use to stop yourself from eating an...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 02-07-2004, 10:11 PM
Replies: 1,605
Views: 236,489
Posted By zb
Sting You know you're addicted when your response to...

You know you're addicted when your response to seeing a 'forum temporarily down for maintentance' notice is to:

1. Curse.
2. Hope that you are the first one to post a signs-you're-addicted...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 02-06-2004, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,374
Posted By zb
Sting "I hear that they're branching out into some new...

"I hear that they're branching out into some new sports this year," says the voice on Zoe's radio. She turns the volume up a bit. She's not much into sports, but hearing about new extreme sports can...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 02-06-2004, 07:47 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,444
Posted By zb
Sting Still on my British kick... From "How to Irritate...

Still on my British kick... From "How to Irritate People", by John Cleese et al. Again, apologies for blatant adlibbing in my quotes:

scene: at Helm's Deep. A line of 3 elven soldiers are standing...
Forum: The Movies 02-06-2004, 03:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,474
Posted By zb
Sting caligulathegod, I'll bite:<P>...

caligulathegod, I'll bite:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>How sad can he really be?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Elrond's not losing his daughter except for Christmases and family birthdays and long weekends. He's...
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