OK, finally made it though all 4 pages and compiled most of my thoughts...so ths is roughly in the order of posts....sorta....A funny:
My dd (4) and never seen the LOTR except some of the extras footage. With
the EE's we got the statuettes, I didn't want H to put the Gollum one out, I thought it would scare dd. Anyway, somehow it got put out and MJ found it....and she carries it around kissing his head and saying owie and looking very sad. She is such an empathetic kid it is amazing to me.....
Did anyone ever check out the Encyclopedia of Arda
Here is a site for a band that did some LOTR songs, the one titled The Ring of Hope is incredible, it is told from Sam's POV http://www.soundclick.com/pro/?BandID=106366
Here is a site for Tolkien Filk on the web, there is some cool stuff here too....http://www.dnaco.net/~mobrien/filk/tolklink.html
Does anyone else have the same burning desire that I have to go see the Lord of the Rings Symphony? It is in cleveland next Feb and H and I are trying to figure out how to get there! LOL"Dorks of the Rings"?!?!?!?!
(rushes to tar and feather Monica's not so DH!!!! (Hold me back people!!!)Abimommy
- I grew up witha geeky father, mom not so much, but I have his original copy of the LOTR (he died 8 years ago, he was a real jerk in some ways, but did instill my love of reading in me)Bluenail
- son named Sam by coincidence....Sure...we believe you Uh-huh!!! LOLFavorite Scenes:
I know there are more, but here are a few....
Beacons for sure, Sam: I can't carry the Ring, but I can carry you!, I do no fear death!!! (Way of the dead, Aragorn), All the romance of the coronation (sucker for a happy ending), bowing to the hobbitses, Eowyn: I am no man!!!! (you go girl), Leaving for the Gray Havens (bawl), Any aerobatic Legolas scene (oh who am I kidding, any Legolas scene at all), when the elves show up at Helm's Deep
I love Tom Bombadil in the bookGeeky factor:
I spend free time on the web looking for LOTR inspired music. I reread all 4 pages of this thread to write individual responses!, I also spend time looking up the answers to ??'s in my reference books....sigh....MrsMissy:
The books are a hard read for me too, even tho I have read them before, I still read them with reference material at my side and a notepad in case I can't reach my refernce books....
How many other people's morph? Everytime I read mine, I swear there are new things in it that weren't there the last time I read it....same with the movies...and other books I do in series (Xanth, Pern, Harry Potter)
Speaking of Potter, someone set up a thread for HP over there...H had an eveil thought that we chould go over there and post that Sauron is more evil than Voldemort! LOL
Ashamed to admit, H claims to be a fan too, but hasn't read the books, sigh....What am I gonna do with him?
I have to admit that I was not dissapointed that the Scouring of the Shire was left out of the movies, but then I am not good with suffering and despair either....
I was so dissapointed in the MOS.....tho that seems to be a lonely opinion....
Another unpopular opinion, I am a sap for romance, so I liked all of the stuff with Aragorn and Arwen. I also loved seeing her 'get" the black riders at the Ford. I realize it was different than the book, but I love strong women things. (Eowyn and the Witch King, the woman in Judge Dredd, you get the idea)AJP-
I totally agree with your point about the books and the movies being different and to judge them each on their own merits. For me, I sort of view them as totally differnt entities and that makes the discrepancies ok for me...Sam as a servant:
I have a totally differnt view on this being a fairly conservative Christian woman. I think that a servant's heart is the most beautiful thing that one can have. I love Sam's character and dedication to Frodo.Alexis-
I wanna go back to school too, I love these sorts of analytical discussions about anything!!!DDM
- I haven't gotten to start Meditaions on ME yet, but I am going to soon (I hope) I also really, really, really want a copy of Tolkien's Letters. BTW, are you sure you aren't married to my husband. I asked him the Strider/Elessar ?? and he said Strider then I read him the decription of your husband and he said, yup, that is me! Sigh......
I play the flute and there is a new sheet music book out that has 12 songs from the three movies with an accompaniment CD, I want it....Waaaahhhhhh
I prefer Elessar. I love the coronation scene (sucker for a happy ending) I loved his decision to confront Sauron at the Black Gate (but Legolas is the one who really does it for me!)Journey
- The Dummies Guide to ME (it really is very good despite the title) has some fascinating discussion regarding Tolkien's religion and his writing.Ownesmom
- Arwen is over 3,000 at the time of LOTR according to The Complete Guide to Middle Earth....Whatever
- Welcome to the group, jump in anywhere!
I can't watch the movies as much as most because MJ isn't old enough yet. Sigh.... I am dying to see them all with the commentaries....AmyAngel
- I have the smae issues with reading Tolkien, I always have 3 or 4 reference books at my side or a notebook wot write things to look up if I can't get to my refernces....The addict list
- What can I say? I am a geek! H OTOH (who claims to be a geek) didn't even finish reading it..... :PRuthia
- regarding the Hobbitses according to my reference books, they were created in the First Age (FA) but were unobtrusive and lived unnoticed in the Vales of Anduin into the Third Age (TA) They fled westward away from the Mirkwood Forest and the evil hiding there around 1050 TA, in 1600 the Shire was founded and soon almost all hobbits came to live there or in Bree. There is more I could type, but don't know how much you want to know, so I will stop and you can ask if you want more detail.....
According to all of my sources, the Entwives were destroyed and never found and reunited with the Ents.
Oh, PS TB
I want to live in the Shire specifically!