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  Did Aragorn leave the Palantir of Orthanc in the Hornburg?
Posted by: Travis Stephens - Yesterday, 11:41 AM - Forum: J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth - Replies (1)

Or did he take it with him after revealing himself to Sauron?   Clearly he was not going to use it while Sauron possessed the Ithil Stone, but- the question is- how could he guarantee no one else would use it.  It seems to me that he left it in Helm's Deep and then had it sent to him after the Fall of Barad-Dur.  I assume this was more to prevent him from succumbing to the temptation to use it and inadvertently reveal anything to Sauron.

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Exclamation Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life, Purpose of Human Life,
Posted by: darazararaa3 - August 15th, 2019, 11:10 AM - Forum: Mythology and Folklore - No Replies

Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what- what you have thought and done on every single second )

can you tell me every single detail of your `1 cheapest Minute Or your whole hour, day, week, month, year or your whole life ??

if you are not able to tell me about this life then what proof do you have that you didn't forget your past ? and that you will not forget this present life in the future ?

that is Fact that Supreme Lord Krishna exists but we posses no such intelligence to understand him.
there is also next life. and i already proved you that no scientist, no politician, no so-called intelligent man in this world is able to understand this Truth. cuz they are imagining. and you cannot imagine what is god, who is god, what is after life etc.
for example :Your father existed before your birth. you cannot say that before your birth your father don,t exists.

So you have to ask from mother, "Who is my father?" And if she says, "This gentleman is your father," then it is all right. It is easy.
Otherwise, if you makes research, "Who is my father?" go on searching for life; you'll never find your father.

( now maybe...maybe you will say that i will search my father from D.N.A, or i will prove it by photo's, or many other thing's which i will get from my mother and prove it that who is my Real father.{ So you have to believe the authority. who is that authority ? she is your mother. you cannot claim of any photo's, D.N.A or many other things without authority ( or ur mother ).

if you will show D.N.A, photo's, and many other proofs from other women then your mother. then what is use of those proofs ??} )

same you have to follow real authority. "Whatever You have spoken, I accept it," Then there is no difficulty. And You are accepted by Devala, Narada, Vyasa, and You are speaking Yourself, and later on, all the acaryas have accepted. Then I'll follow.
I'll have to follow great personalities. The same reason mother says, this gentleman is my father. That's all. Finish business. Where is the necessity of making research? All authorities accept Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. You accept it; then your searching after God is finished.

Why should you waste your time?
all that is you need is to hear from authority ( same like mother ). and i heard this truth from authority " Srila Prabhupada " he is my spiritual master.
im not talking these all things from my own.

in this world no `1 can be Peace full. this is all along Fact.

cuz we all are suffering in this world 4 Problems which are Disease, Old age, Death, and Birth after Birth.

tell me are you really happy ?? you can,t be happy if you will ignore these 4 main problem. then still you will be Forced by Nature.

if you really want to be happy then follow these 6 Things which are No illicit s.ex, No g.ambling, No d.rugs ( No tea & coffee ), No meat-eating ( No onion & garlic's )

5th thing is whatever you eat `1st offer it to Supreme Lord Krishna. ( if you know it what is Guru parama-para then offer them food not direct Supreme Lord Krishna )

and 6th " Main Thing " is you have to Chant " hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare ".
If your not able to follow these 4 things no illicit s.ex, no g.ambling, no d.rugs, no meat-eating then don,t worry but chanting of this holy name ( Hare Krishna Maha-Mantra ) is very-very and very important.

Chant " hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare " and be happy.

if you still don,t believe on me then chant any other name for 5 Min's and chant this holy name for 5 Min's and you will see effect. i promise you it works And chanting at least 16 rounds ( each round of 108 beads ) of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra daily.
Here is no Question of Holy Books quotes, Personal Experiences, Faith or Belief. i accept that Sometimes Faith is also Blind. Here is already Practical explanation which already proved that every`1 else in this world is nothing more then Busy Foolish and totally idiot.
every `1 is already Blind in this world and if you will follow another Blind then you both will fall in hole. so try to follow that person who have Spiritual Eyes who can Guide you on Actual Right Path. ( my Authority & Guide is my Spiritual Master " Srila Prabhupada " )
if you want to see Actual Purpose of human life then see this link : ( triple w ( d . o . t ) asitis ( d . o . t ) c . o . m {Bookmark it })
read it complete. ( i promise only readers of this book that they { he/she } will get every single answer which they want to know about why im in this material world, who im, what will happen after this life, what is best thing which will make Human Life Perfect, and what is perfection of Human Life. ) purpose of human life is not to live like animal cuz every`1 at present time doing 4 thing which are sleeping, eating, s.ex & fear. purpose of human life is to become freed from Birth after birth, Old Age, Disease, and Death.

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  New G.I. Joe movie Snake Eyes
Posted by: badlands - August 13th, 2019, 04:13 PM - Forum: General Movies - No Replies


Sounds cool?

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  Star Guard- Discussion
Posted by: Marron4Gateau - August 12th, 2019, 07:17 PM - Forum: Andre Norton - No Replies


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  Preference Question
Posted by: Lots-A-Watts - August 10th, 2019, 12:24 PM - Forum: Andre Norton - Replies (5)

Hello Kind Folks;

I'm looking for opinions here.

As mentioned in techy thread - the website is back online. Final page count is 1085 if you can believe it.

I am looking for some input -

Do you prefer pages with a lot of links on them? or - Do you prefer to go looking for info on your own?

Meaning - I have many pages with other titles called out on them. (Some pages have a lot of titles mentioned on them) ~ Do you prefer that all the titles become links to their pages? Or do you like to read a clean piece of text and then use the search function to find things your interested in?

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  Amazon's Lord of the Rings
Posted by: badlands - August 8th, 2019, 11:13 PM - Forum: J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth - No Replies

Close this content, you can also use the Escape key at anytim

Tolkien Scholar Reveals the Changes Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series Is Banned From Making
undefined Zack Sharf,Indiewire 4 hours ago 

undefined[url=https://www.indiewire.com/2019/08/lord-of-the-rings-amazon-20-episodes-second-age-details-1202164467/]Click here to read the full article. 
Amazon’s “Lord of the Rings” television series is moving full steam ahead with director J.A. Bayona and showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay. As revealed by a teaser video announcing the series’ crew, one key behind-the-scenes supervisor will be J.R.R. Tolkien scholar Tom Shippey. In a recent interview after being confirmed for the series (via /Film), Shippey revealed “there’s supposed to be 20 episodes for the first season.” The number would make “The Lord of the Rings” the size of a broadcast drama, which often runs 22 episodes in a season. Shippey also explained some of the restrictions facing the new series.
Amazon confirmed in March that its “Lord of the Rings” series would take place during the Second Age of Middle Earth. The Second Age spans 3441 years and ends with the first downfall of Sauron. Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning film trilogy large took place in Middle Earth’s Third Age, with the prologue to “The Fellowship of the Ring” set at the end of the Second Age explaining Sauron’s defeat. The Second Age setting means Amazon’s series will take place in the years where Sauron rises to power and shuts down rumors that characters like young Aragorn will be involved.
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As for what Amazon’s “Lord of the Rings” series can do in the Second Age, a lot of that depends on the Tolkien Estate. Shippey explained, “The Tolkien Estate will insist that the main shape of the Second Age is not altered. Sauron invades Eriador, is forced back by a Númenorean expedition, and returns to Númenor. There he corrupts the Númenoreans and seduces them to break the ban of the Valar. All this, the course of history, must remain the same.”
From the way Shippey talks about the series, it would appear the lost island of Númenor will be a primary setting of the show. Amazon teased as much when it debuted a map for the series that revealed Númenor was still in existence. The show will not be able to alter history as Tolkien wrote it, but it will have the freedom to populate history with new characters.
“You can add new characters and ask a lot of questions, like: What has Sauron done in the meantime? Where was he after Morgoth was defeated?” Shippey said. “Theoretically, Amazon can answer these questions by inventing the answers, since Tolkien did not describe it. But it must not contradict anything which Tolkien did say. That’s what Amazon has to watch out for. It must be canonical, it is impossible to change the boundaries which Tolkien has created, it is necessary to remain ‘Tolkienian.””
Shippey is a Tolkien scholar, so making sure the series stays within the history Tolkien wrote would appear to be one of his jobs on the show. The scholar also mentioned that the Amazon series is only allowed to show the Second Age, meaning the First and Third Ages are entirely “off-limits.”
“Events could be mentioned at the most if they explain the events of the Second Age. But if it is not described or mentioned in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ or in the appendices, they probably cannot use it,” Shippey said. “So the question is to what extent they may hint at events that took place, for example, in the First Age, but still continue to affect the Second Age.”
Shippey added the series’ writers have a bit of a “minefield” to explore when figuring out what can and can’t be used for the show. “You have to tread very carefully,” he concluded, “but at the same time there is quite a lot of scope for interpretation and free invention.”
Amazon has already committed to multiple seasons of “Lord of the Rings.” No release date has been set. Production is expected to begin in 2020.
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Big Grin Speaking of the Borg on the new Picard series...
Posted by: august - August 8th, 2019, 10:39 PM - Forum: Star Trek - No Replies

This article goes into detail about both Seven - who quite logically has continued to evolve over the last 15 years - and even *Hugh*  Huh  But the fact that she refers to having time to interact with the Hugh actor as a fellow castmate speaks volumes. 

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  Updating classic novels and movies for modern audiences
Posted by: badlands - August 8th, 2019, 05:20 PM - Forum: History - Replies (1)

Is that a good idea? They have made modern versions of Shakespeare plays and Tom Sawyer.

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  Shooting at El Paso Walmart
Posted by: badlands - August 3rd, 2019, 09:07 PM - Forum: Politics - Replies (1)

A white bigot killed 20 people who he believed were Mexican nationals. What does it all end?

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  Bilbo's claim to the Arkenstone
Posted by: Mordomin - August 3rd, 2019, 04:04 PM - Forum: J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth - Replies (7)

In the Hobbit, Bilbo justifies his taking of the Arkenstone by pointing to the agreement with the dwarves that he signed, stating that he was entitled to 1/14 share of the profits (if any).  I believe it is also stipulated that he shall have his choice.  This is the letter of the agreement, and so Thorin was stuck, dwarves being sticklers for the letter of an agreement.

But, in fact, wasn't it the intention of Thorin & co. to split the treasure into 14 equal portions (with the Arkenstone being excluded, being an heirloom and therefore not 'profit'), with Bilbo (maybe) having first choice of which pile he wanted as his share?

Also, how much influence did Smaug's words to Bilbo about the dwarves intending to cheat Bilbo of his share have on Bilbo's decision to keep and hide the Arkenstone?

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