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Post by idoron » Tue Jan 13, 2004 8:58 pm

Sam Gamgee wrote:idoron - you don't know figwit? muahahah... You're going to be sorry you asked.... *suspense*


I am aware of Figwit, but was joking as indicated by the nuanced winky emoticon.

Note that <b>I</b> got the right URL in the figwit lives thread.
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Tue Jan 13, 2004 11:15 pm

Actually, come to think of it, i think it's a good sign that I DIDN'T remember it correctly. Otherwise, it might be a little creepy. Or I could be suspected of being a creep. (That says nothing about your knowledge of it - you're male. Safe.)
*stands up at the podium* I do not, nor have I ever had an obsessive preteenish crush on any elf in the LotR movies or actor that plays an elf in the LotR movies, the ramifications of which statement clearly show that I am NOT a P.E.F. and have NO interest in Figwit whatsoever other than laughing at the posessers of the aforesaid obsessive preteen crush on his person.

Phew. Glad I got that off my chest.

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Post by Bnielsen » Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:05 am

::blinks:: :shock:
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Post by idoron » Wed Jan 14, 2004 11:45 am

Sam Gamgee wrote:I do not, nor have I ever had an obsessive preteenish crush on any <b>elf</b> in the LotR movies or actor that plays an <b>elf</b> in the LotR movies


So it's <b>Gimli</b> that you like, eh? :wink:
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Wed Jan 14, 2004 7:49 pm

New topic. I'm done thinking about this. Period. *shudder*
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Post by Bnielsen » Wed Jan 14, 2004 8:46 pm

I just finished the part in The Return of the King, when Aragorn heals Eowyn and Faramir and Pippin with the ethalas
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Post by Theremin » Thu Jan 15, 2004 1:02 am

I just finished book 3. Tomorrom, after the french final and during my 5 hour drive, its on to 4, 5, and 6! :cat:
I gotta admit that I'm a little bit confused
Sometimes it seems to me as if I'm just being used
Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise
If I don't stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this maze?

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Post by Bnielsen » Thu Jan 15, 2004 7:11 am

Starting book 6! just reached the black gates with our heros
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Post by Theremin » Thu Jan 15, 2004 1:39 pm

Well, we're into the home stretch now. :lol: Yuo may seem to have the upper hand, but I have a five hour car ride ahead of me. Unless you finish today, I think I've got you beat. I may have a book and a half to go, but now I'm done with finals and I can finally get down to it. :lol:
I gotta admit that I'm a little bit confused
Sometimes it seems to me as if I'm just being used
Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise
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Post by Theremin » Thu Jan 15, 2004 3:32 pm

I'll be gone now for four or five days, if anyone is wondering. Speaking of which, wasn't today the day when the Fellowship crossed the Bridge of Khaza-dun? January 15? Anyway, see (well, not technically) you soon. :D
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Post by Bnielsen » Sat Jan 17, 2004 8:22 pm

DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I finished The Return of The King at 5:33 AM, the culmination of a 6 hour read-a-thon.

I am terribly sad that the Scouring of the Shire was not in the movies....


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Post by Sam Gamgee » Sat Jan 17, 2004 9:55 pm

So what's your final opinion of the books?
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Post by Bnielsen » Sat Jan 17, 2004 11:47 pm

To be honest, I really DID love the books... just could not enjoy Tolkiens style of writing... not so much what he wrote, but how he peiced it together, and how it would flow.

I epsecially enjoyed the rich detail that he would pour into the story, epsecially on the bearing of each characters mood, thoughts, etc

I think I am glad I saw the movies first, because it allowed me to really enjoy them for the sake of a great movie, fantastic detail, and the wonderful score.

It is funny though, that I see myself becoming a bit more like Samwise here, lol.... I agree with a lot of her points, and wish certain things HAD been changed.

I shall certainly read all three again within the next month, and try to catch the myriad of details that were lost on me the first time through.

C.S. Lewis's 'Chronicles of Narnia' will stay as my favourite books, only because I find myself being able to enjoy them more as I read them, and they are a far shorter read as well.

I'm quite glad for Sam's kicking of my buttox, and getting me to read them though =)
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Post by idoron » Sun Jan 18, 2004 2:22 pm

Something that sets Tolkien apart stylistically from many modern authors is that he is obsessed with setting. He lamented at one point that many authors give no discussion of places or things, just of people.

Which adds a sort of dimension to his work. Certainly it can be said that without the extensive setting the ME would not be so real as it has become. But the psychology of individuals is much influenced by time, place, and history. Tolkien seems acutely aware of this and brings it out in a lot of ways.
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Post by Bnielsen » Sun Jan 18, 2004 11:05 pm

I would not disagree with you Idoron... but.. it almost seems forced at times.... like... Tolkien wanted the books to seem so real, so detailed that it left little room for imagination, and sometimes disturbed the flow or pace of a scene
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