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Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter Yesterday, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Bęthberry
One of the things I have been contemplating as I...

One of the things I have been contemplating as I reread this, is why Fairie has to be limited to just one human with access at a time.

Why does only Smith have access to Fairie and not anyone...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-22-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 237
Posted By Bęthberry
Well, when I was on trek to discover/recover some...

Well, when I was on trek to discover/recover some of my maternal grandmother's past, I went to Iron Acton, Glocestershire, where her family was supposed to have lived at Hill House. Imagine my...
Forum: The Books 07-10-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By Bęthberry
I will have to disagree with you about what...

I will have to disagree with you about what "unreliable narrative" means, particularly in connection with postmodernism.

The revision or editing of the "Riddles in the Dark" does not represent...
Forum: The Books 07-08-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By Bęthberry
Having read neither the Notion Club papers nor...

Having read neither the Notion Club papers nor Tolkien's Modern Middle Ages, I'm not sure I have much to contribute here. However, I will throw an oar into the stream to keep the thread afloat.
...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-07-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,603
Posted By Bęthberry
I"ve found a review of "Tolkien and Alterity"...

I"ve found a review of "Tolkien and Alterity" which provides some explanation of the paper on Tolkien's minor characters, Giles, Niggle, and Smith. I'll provide a quotation here for those interested...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-04-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,603
Posted By Bęthberry
I'm not sure which minor works thread to post...

I'm not sure which minor works thread to post this, but I figure I'll start here.

The Preamble: I heard an intriguing paper this morning on "Pardoning Saruman". It used medieval definitions and...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 04-29-2021, 03:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,603
Posted By Bęthberry
In case anyone is looking for an edition of...

In case anyone is looking for an edition of Farmer Giles of Ham, there is one that has more than just the Pauline Baynes illustrations: the 50th Anniversary edition, edited by Scull & Hammond. It...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-28-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By Bęthberry
Silmaril Lush's father has died

Not all Downers are on Facebook so I though I'd make an announcement here for those who aren't.

Our beloved Lush, now a journalist of international repute, lost her father yesterday to Covid. It...
Forum: The Books 04-23-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,371
Posted By Bęthberry
Boots Great treasure troving, Boro A bit of...

Great treasure troving, Boro

A bit of irrelevant information about the original Canonicity thread: As it turns out our Mr. Fordham Hedgethistle was a grad student in an English department of...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 04-22-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,603
Posted By Bęthberry
Boots I'll back up a bit and start with the...

I'll back up a bit and start with the Introduction by Hammond and Scull, it being a serious bit of scholarly history concerning the text. Their information reminds us of how important Tolkien's oral...
Forum: The Books 04-16-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 925
Posted By Bęthberry
Oh, but Flieger's argument is that it was not...

Oh, but Flieger's argument is that it was not scattershot at all. She finds a pattern and argument to explain his strange references and then complete silence. I think her argument is fascinating. I...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-13-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,948
Posted By Bęthberry
Long time no see, Dawg. How are you doing? ...

Long time no see, Dawg. How are you doing?

Running any Inns these days? :)
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-12-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,820
Posted By Bęthberry
Well said, Inzil. Rather strange for a newbie to...

Well said, Inzil. Rather strange for a newbie to come in and immediately start criticizing the place without any context or history.

Mirc has long passed its day and people can chat in multiple...
Forum: The Books 04-12-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 925
Posted By Bęthberry
"Waiting for Godot". :) Fleiger is always...

"Waiting for Godot". :) Fleiger is always worthwhile. She is also such a generous scholar.
Forum: The Books 04-12-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Posted By Bęthberry
1420! There's lots I could say but I'll leave that for...

There's lots I could say but I'll leave that for later.

For now, I will say that I think Ordway slams Carpenter way too much. He was, after all, controlled in what he could say by the family and...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-11-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,948
Posted By Bęthberry
Hi Gal. How are you doing?

Hi Gal. How are you doing?
Forum: The Books 04-11-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Posted By Bęthberry
So what do you all think of the new book on Tolkien?

So, Holly Ordway has a new book out, _Tolkien's Modern Reading_. She makes lots of claims for her research, but I'm not so sure the book really lives up to its billing.

Who has read it here? Any...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-11-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,820
Posted By Bęthberry
Gosh, remember when we were pseoudonymous (except...

Gosh, remember when we were pseoudonymous (except for a certain few people)? And then we started mooting.

I think one of the really memorable things about the Downs is that it was limited to...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-11-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,948
Posted By Bęthberry
The Barrow Downs did have chat rooms. On Mirc....

The Barrow Downs did have chat rooms. On Mirc. Does Mirc exist any more?
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 03-25-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,992
Posted By Bęthberry
Boots Hey! now! Come hoy now! Whither do you wander?

Thwump. Thud. Ommphph. All the air was knocked out of Bęthberry. She hadn’t expected such an ignominious landing.

Then again, she hadn’t expected the invitation to a party on the Barrow Downs. How...
Forum: Discussion 03-03-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,461
Posted By Bęthberry
Tolkien If there is a forum for Downers to post new fan...

If there is a forum for Downers to post new fan fiction--and not just to carry over the things from the Fan Fiction site-- I would be inclined towards making it stuff solely from Downers and not from...
Forum: The Books 02-12-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 28,008
Posted By Bęthberry
Blast from the past

Quite by serendipity I came across this thread, now 13 years old. We had fun, didn't we?

I still enjoy Pullman, in fact, even more now than I did then. How much better I could have framed my...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-12-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 272,393
Posted By Bęthberry
Thumbs up Thanks for the report and photos, Boro. Were...

Thanks for the report and photos, Boro. Were there some pages from Tolkien's diary? I understand that the original exhibit at the Bodleian in Oxford had some of his diary papers on display.

Inzil,...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 10-25-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 43,575
Posted By Bęthberry
Why would the Valar? Yet they did. Or at least...

Why would the Valar? Yet they did. Or at least had spouses.
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 06-26-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 22,906
Posted By Bęthberry
Posting to see if I have the same problem as A...

Posting to see if I have the same problem as A Little Green, who is having difficulty posting here although she can sign in. (ie, not playing--off soon on holiday).
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