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Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 06-09-2021, 03:37 PM
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Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
It certainly has an interesting take on the...

It certainly has an interesting take on the Catholic concept of purgatory - learning to work by the clock!
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 06-05-2021, 04:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Let's talk about the character of Niggle: ...

Let's talk about the character of Niggle:

In the very first sentence he is called a "little" man - I assume that does not refer to his body height, but to his lack of importance in the scheme of...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 06-01-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Leaf Minor Works -- 2 - Leaf by Niggle

Thus Tolkien introduces the title character of this tale. The fact that he speaks very similarly of himself in the Foreword to the second edition of the LotR alerts us to the fact that the basic idea...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 06-01-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,401
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Interest in this discussion seems to be dying...

Interest in this discussion seems to be dying down, but before we move on, I will add my favourite lines, almost at the end of the story - which inspired me to cosplay Queen Agatha: That is such a...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 05-26-2021, 02:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,401
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Thanks for the examples of greed and its...

Thanks for the examples of greed and its consequences, Legate! I didn't take the time to think about it - Thorin (and to a lesser extent, the other Dwarves) is certainly the character closest to this...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 05-25-2021, 02:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,401
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Well, Roverandom was based on one of JRRT's...

Well, Roverandom was based on one of JRRT's children's toy dog, that was lost at the beach. The dog's adventures were made up to comfort him and explain where the dog had gone. I'm not aware of a...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 05-21-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,401
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
There is an actual battle scene in the story,...

There is an actual battle scene in the story, where Giles and the knights ride to the dragon's cave. Once again the knights are so concentrated on matters of "precedence and etiquette" that they did...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 05-19-2021, 04:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,401
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Well, I feel a bit like I'm talking to myself -...

Well, I feel a bit like I'm talking to myself - what was that Gandalf said about speaking to the wisest person present?! But I like this story too much to quit yet...

Comparisons that remind me of...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-15-2021, 03:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,994
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
...bumping up to contribute to the Farmer Giles...

...bumping up to contribute to the Farmer Giles discussion.
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 05-15-2021, 03:43 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,401
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
Some years ago, I realised that there were...

Some years ago, I realised that there were numerous similarities between the tale of Giles and the movie Shrek. I found the thread in which I shared the insights I found (and lectured on in German),...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 05-13-2021, 02:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,401
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
There are numerous contrasts between the knights,...

There are numerous contrasts between the knights, whose task it is to protect the kingdom, and Giles. One of them is the matter of protocol - the knights need "official" notice and don't act...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 05-11-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,401
Posted By Estelyn Telcontar
The acquisition of those objects is a matter of...

The acquisition of those objects is a matter of luck, isn't it? And Bilbo is said to have a good deal of luck, though it would not suffice without his courage.

I am always amused over the...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-04-2021, 11:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
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: 648,168
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: 68
Views: 3,401
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: 289
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: 442
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: 289
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: 442
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: 12
Views: 549
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: 68
Views: 3,401
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: 68
Views: 3,401
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: 68
Views: 3,401
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: 68
Views: 3,401
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: 537
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...
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