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    Thread: If Faramir had gone to Rivendell instead
Post: If Faramir had gone to Rivendell instead

It seems to me that there is a good possiblity that had not Boromir (Faramir in the alternate story) tried to take the Ring, ultimately causing the the Fellowship to scatter - and that instead they we...
King Elessar 8 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 24 4,715 September 9th, 2015, 02:39 PM
    Thread: Fans want to build a real life size Minas Tirith
Post: Fans want to build a real life size Minas Tirith

I say, let them build it and then we storm it with catapaults and a giant battering ram. :devil:
King Elessar 8 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 4 821 September 9th, 2015, 02:31 PM
    Thread: Landscape writing
Post: Landscape writing

I love the landscape descriptions in LOTR. One of my favorite things about it, in fact. Every single place they go feels like Tolkien actually traveled there and wrote a detailed account of it just fo...
King Elessar 8 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 15 1,182 August 20th, 2015, 05:01 PM
    Thread: Loyalty to King Elessar
Post: Loyalty to King Elessar

Oh that King Elessar. How disappointing. :huh::kiss:
King Elessar 8 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 8 1,180 August 20th, 2015, 04:52 PM
    Thread: What Tolkien books or other movies you want Peter Jackson to make? Who should be in them?
Post: What Tolkien books or other movies you want Peter ...

Whatever he decides to do next I sincerely hope it isn't anything based on Tolkien. The LOTR and Hobbit movies (especially the later) were more than enough from Peter Jackson in that world, thank you.
King Elessar 8 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 8 1,199 August 20th, 2015, 04:50 PM
    Thread: Orcs and goblins cowards?
Post: Orcs and goblins cowards?

They enjoyed killing, but I suppose they preferred it in a "slaughtering helpless victims" sense to actually having to fight a war. But that aside, Orcs don't appear to have been especially cowardly, ...
King Elessar 8 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 5 811 July 11th, 2015, 03:39 PM
    Thread: Why didn't Legolas notice Gollum?
Post: Why didn't Legolas notice Gollum?

I am going to go with "we don't know that he didn't", since the text never brings this up one way or another. Faramir and his men probably noticed Gollum because he (Gollum that is) was running around...
King Elessar 8 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 11 2,003 July 7th, 2015, 04:17 PM
    Thread: Spying out the land
Post: Spying out the land

My vague recollection is that Gandalf wasn't expecting the gate to be flooded, so perhaps the scouts had checked it out. I don't think the flooding had anything to do with the fate of the colony - I a...
King Elessar 8 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 7 466 June 26th, 2015, 01:18 PM
    Thread: Spying out the land
Post: Spying out the land

I am pretty sure that everyone at the Council knew full well that the overwhelming odds were that Balin's colony had been destroyed, but no one wanted to come out and directly say so. Notice that ther...
King Elessar 8 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 7 466 June 17th, 2015, 11:07 AM
    Thread: Memory Quiz
Post: Memory Quiz

Tom's pony was named "Fatty Lumpkin", I don't quite remember the names of Merry's ponies.
King Elessar 8 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 6 615 May 16th, 2015, 10:36 PM
    Thread: Did Frodo use the Ring in the Shire?
Post: Did Frodo use the Ring in the Shire?

Actually, Gollum had very recently lost the Ring - a mention is made that he probably lost it in the near past when he was strangling a goblin (the infamous "orc imp"). When Bilbo meets him he was sti...
King Elessar 8 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 19 2,922 May 15th, 2015, 10:27 AM
    Thread: Did Frodo use the Ring in the Shire?
Post: Did Frodo use the Ring in the Shire?

As I mentioned, the other Ringbearers would only be aware of the possessor of the One Ring if he/she wished it to be so - if that owner used the Rings power to attempt to control the other Rings/minds...
King Elessar 8 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 19 2,922 May 1st, 2015, 03:28 AM
    Thread: Having the one ring considered an act of terrorism
Post: Having the one ring considered an act of terrorism

This is one of those internet fueled stories where I can't help but think there is more to it than is being reported. It's just completely and utterly ridiculous.
King Elessar 8 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 3 483 February 2nd, 2015, 06:54 PM
    Thread: Beatles wanted to do a LOTR movie musical
Post: Beatles wanted to do a LOTR movie musical

Fascinating. I guess it was actually taken far more seriously than I supposed. A Beatles version of The Lord of the Rings directed by Stanley Kubrick... oh lord, if only there were alternate dimension...
King Elessar 8 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 9 736 January 27th, 2015, 04:11 PM
    Thread: Did Frodo use the Ring in the Shire?
Post: Did Frodo use the Ring in the Shire?

Right, those were the three times, but it isn't said if he ever put it on it pre-flight from the Shire. Your second point is interesting... I have nothing on that, except to suggest that your alternat...
King Elessar 8 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 19 2,922 January 27th, 2015, 04:04 PM
    Thread: Did Frodo use the Ring in the Shire?
Post: Did Frodo use the Ring in the Shire?

We don't hear of him doing so, but I suppose he must have. Galadriel says that he has only thrice set the Ring upon his finger since he "knew what he possessed", implying he had used it prior to this....
King Elessar 8 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 19 2,922 January 26th, 2015, 05:36 PM
    Thread: What you would have like to/not like to see in Jackson films?
Post: What you would have like to/not like to see in Jac...

I would have liked for there not to be a third film at all. Two would have been plenty. Outside of that, a lot more Bilbo and a lot less Legolas. More of Mirkwood and less of cartoony battles with the...
King Elessar 8 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 11 783 January 21st, 2015, 10:50 AM
    Thread: LOTR promotes witchcraft
Post: LOTR promotes witchcraft

I have not a clue how anyone could be inspired by anything that occurs in LOTR to become a "witch".
King Elessar 8 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 5 790 January 21st, 2015, 10:46 AM
    Thread: prisoners of war
Post: prisoners of war

They would have been taken prisoner, but Orcs generally (possibly always) fought to the death. It does mention in the Hobbit that the wood-elves were merciful towards all living creatures except the g...
King Elessar 8 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 2 423 January 14th, 2015, 01:25 AM
    Thread: Jackson wanted to make a Simillarion movie?
Post: Jackson wanted to make a Simillarion movie?

Which will be never, one hopes.
King Elessar 8 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 3 720 January 4th, 2015, 01:21 AM
    Thread: Review: "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies"
Post: Review: "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies...

And the Beorn moment is handled terribly, narratively and from an editing standpoint. Every person I know who isn't terribly familiar with the books thinks the bear is Radagast.
King Elessar 8 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 6 1,050 January 4th, 2015, 01:18 AM
    Thread: Review: "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies"
Post: Review: "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies...

Actually, although I agree with the general point being made, in the Hobbit movies Aragorn would have been in his twenties. Remember that the film timeline is different than the book because there isn...
King Elessar 8 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 6 1,050 January 4th, 2015, 01:15 AM
    Thread: Beatles wanted to do a LOTR movie musical
Post: Beatles wanted to do a LOTR movie musical

Oh and the four were supposedly set on John as Gollum, Paul as Frodo, Ringo as Sam and George as Gandalf. I guess this at least makes sense as far as it goes.
King Elessar 8 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 9 736 December 30th, 2014, 02:06 AM
    Thread: Beatles wanted to do a LOTR movie musical
Post: Beatles wanted to do a LOTR movie musical

I don't think there was ever any real chance of this happening, and as much as I love the Fab Four, if they had ever come close to actually engaging with this project I can't see anything coming out o...
King Elessar 8 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 9 736 December 30th, 2014, 02:03 AM
    Thread: Review: "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies"
Post: Review: "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies...

I felt it was very mixed bag at best, far too heavy on terrible, pointless inclusions such as the absurdly loathsome cast from a second rate Monty Python parody Alfrid, far too light with things that ...
King Elessar 8 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 6 1,050 December 18th, 2014, 04:34 PM
    Thread: Video: Trailer for "Star Wars: Episode VII, the Force Awakens"
Post: Video: Trailer for "Star Wars: Episode VII, the Fo...

It's just the very first peek at the film, so one shouldn't expect too much, perhaps. I liked the final shots of the Falcon.
King Elessar 8 Star Wars 8 1,366 November 30th, 2014, 10:42 PM
    Thread: Tolkien the hero of counter culture
Post: Tolkien the hero of counter culture

I don't know, I think hippies had a pretty big part in keeping interest in Tolkien's works alive. From my experiences, I would say the rest of the culture of that time basically didn't care. Things de...
King Elessar 8 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 8 870 November 30th, 2014, 10:37 PM
    Thread: Could Frodo or Bilbo had destroy the ring sooner?
Post: Could Frodo or Bilbo had destroy the ring sooner?

Elenmir Wrote:I don't agree with this at all. Frodo had no idea what was at stake when Gandalf threw his Uncle's ring into the fireplace. His response to Gandalf's mad act was entirely in keeping wi...
King Elessar 8 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 15 3,310 November 30th, 2014, 10:23 PM
    Thread: Could Frodo or Bilbo had destroy the ring sooner?
Post: Could Frodo or Bilbo had destroy the ring sooner?

Considering that Frodo couldn't even bring himself to throw the Ring into his tiny little fireplace, it was a bit of weak point of Gandalf's plan to expect that Frodo would be able to toss the Ring in...
King Elessar 8 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 15 3,310 November 28th, 2014, 03:16 AM
    Thread: "Til now I have hewn naught but wood since I left Moria"
Post: "Til now I have hewn naught but wood since I left ...

I also find it peculiar that Elrond introduces Boromir merely as a "man from the South". He isn't just some guy from the South, he is the elder son and heir of the Steward of Gondor - at that point in...
King Elessar 8 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 11 2,305 October 23rd, 2014, 12:34 AM