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    Thread: Andre Norton: Defender of Middle-earth
Post: RE: Andre Norton: Defender of Middle-earth

(May 26th, 2022, 11:45 PM)Michael Wrote: This week I learned (or re-learned, maybe) that when she was working for the Cleveland Public Library, Andre Norton rose to the defense of a British children...
bilbobaggins764 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 1 217 May 31st, 2022, 10:02 AM
    Thread: Entwives were corrupted and turned into trolls?
Post: RE: Entwives were corrupted and turned into trolls...

Tolkien said that Sauron improved the breed of trolls of Morgoth, making them more intelligent, not a whole new species. So the trolls of the third age are derived from the first age ones, not second ...
bilbobaggins764 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 4 448 May 9th, 2022, 10:49 AM
    Thread: What did Tolkien mean?
Post: RE: What did Tolkien mean?

(April 14th, 2022, 04:02 PM)badlands Wrote: According to Tolkien, fantasy required a deeper imagination called sub- creation? I would read carpenters bio on Tolkien for this. I think what he was say...
bilbobaggins764 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 2 325 April 15th, 2022, 10:09 AM
    Thread: Frodo a hero? Or, is Sam?
Post: RE: Frodo a hero? Or, is Sam?

In one of Tolkien letters, he said Sam was the real hero of the story; therefore, I chose Sam. Go back and reread LOTR with this understanding. When I did I noticed all kinds of things I missed before...
bilbobaggins764 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 8 775 April 1st, 2022, 02:14 PM
    Thread: Tolkien Publications
Post: Tolkien Publications

I recently discovered that my upcoming book is larger than I thought it would be. I am looking to reduce its size. I have lore and movie-related sections that I would like to submit to a Tolkien-relat...
bilbobaggins764 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 0 207 March 30th, 2022, 04:20 PM
    Thread: Betrayal of Tolkien’s vision
Post: RE: Betrayal of Tolkien’s vision

(March 7th, 2022, 03:46 PM)Alvin Eriol Wrote: (February 23rd, 2022, 11:19 PM)bilbobaggins764 Wrote: (February 17th, 2022, 12:29 PM)badlands Wrote: https://thefederalist.com/2022/02/16/ama...ns-v...
bilbobaggins764 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 17 1,007 March 8th, 2022, 10:32 AM
    Thread: Betrayal of Tolkien’s vision
Post: RE: Betrayal of Tolkien’s vision

(March 2nd, 2022, 01:08 AM)Michael Wrote: I think many fans would agree with you. But then, I'm not sure any production company could have lived up to Tolkien's hopes. He had no (good) expectations ...
bilbobaggins764 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 17 1,007 March 7th, 2022, 11:55 AM
    Thread: Priscilla Tolkien has sailed away to the undying lands.
Post: RE: Priscilla Tolkien has sailed away to the undyi...

(March 7th, 2022, 12:40 AM)badlands Wrote: https://www.theonering.net/torwp/2022/03...s-aged-92/ Rest In Peace, dear lady with the hobbits. It is sad to see the last of Tolkien's children go.
bilbobaggins764 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 3 315 March 7th, 2022, 11:54 AM
    Thread: Tolkien memes
Post: RE: Tolkien memes

The first one is great, thanks. 86 pages worth here https://www.thetolkienforum.com/threads/...ead.23417/ some very good ones i might add.
bilbobaggins764 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 2 265 February 23rd, 2022, 11:35 PM
    Thread: Tolkien and sex
Post: RE: Tolkien and sex

(February 23rd, 2022, 10:06 PM)Michael Wrote: Well, I'm not sure what the point if the first essay is. I guess I'll have to read it again before I can comment on it. I agree with the second one in ...
bilbobaggins764 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 2 401 February 23rd, 2022, 11:32 PM
    Thread: Is Tolkien anti- religious?
Post: RE: Is Tolkien anti- religious?

(February 23rd, 2022, 10:02 PM)Michael Wrote: Well, that's yet another uninformed essay on the topic. He quotes Tolkien's point about there being no overt religion, but there is certainly religion i...
bilbobaggins764 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 3 429 February 23rd, 2022, 11:21 PM
    Thread: Betrayal of Tolkien’s vision
Post: RE: Betrayal of Tolkien’s vision

(February 17th, 2022, 12:29 PM)badlands Wrote: https://thefederalist.com/2022/02/16/ama...ns-vision/ Is that possible? If i wanted to select a company that represented everything Tolkien hated, it...
bilbobaggins764 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 17 1,007 February 23rd, 2022, 11:19 PM
    Thread: What happened to She lob after Sam stabbed her?
Post: RE: What happened to She lob after Sam stabbed her...

I always assumed she lived into the 4th age.
bilbobaggins764 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 3 344 January 24th, 2022, 01:47 PM
    Thread: New Years and LOTR 4 k
Post: New Years and LOTR 4 k

I will be watching LOTR extended on 4 K this new years for the first time. My oldest son is coming home and staying the weekend and me, the wife, and our four kids will be eating pizza, chips, soda, c...
bilbobaggins764 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 1 389 December 31st, 2021, 12:05 PM
    Thread: LOTR rap anniversary
Post: RE: LOTR rap anniversary

(December 24th, 2021, 01:25 PM)badlands Wrote: https://youtu.be/L1dU1HZ_73M Love it great stuff.
bilbobaggins764 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 3 376 December 27th, 2021, 12:01 PM
    Thread: Istari's actions 3rd age
Post: RE: Istari's actions 3rd age

(December 24th, 2021, 01:24 AM)badlands Wrote: Maybe they need time to train or study in order to do magic. No, there gifts and abilities come from Eru at creation.
bilbobaggins764 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 12 1,205 December 24th, 2021, 11:29 AM
    Thread: Istari's actions 3rd age
Post: RE: Istari's actions 3rd age

(December 20th, 2021, 11:52 AM)Michael Wrote: Well, we're into the realm of second-guessing Tolkien but I think that -- if he had found the time and inspiration to write about events in the middle o...
bilbobaggins764 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 12 1,205 December 23rd, 2021, 12:10 PM
    Thread: Funny LOTR rap
Post: Funny LOTR rap

Colbert's "Lord of the Rings" Rap Celebrates 20 Years Of The Greatest Trilogy In Movie History - YouTube [Video: http://LoTR 20-year rap]
bilbobaggins764 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 1 491 December 18th, 2021, 11:25 AM
    Thread: Istari's actions 3rd age
Post: RE: Istari's actions 3rd age

(December 14th, 2021, 01:38 PM)gzhindra Wrote: I still wonder why Tolkien left so much unfinished work. I have never seen any explanation for that. He had a lot of time between Lord of the rings and...
bilbobaggins764 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 12 1,205 December 15th, 2021, 05:22 PM
    Thread: Brain washed Sauron’s slaves
Post: RE: Brain washed Sauron’s slaves

Sam and Frodo overheard orcs in Mordor speaking ill of the witch king and desiring to be away from Mordor so i dont think there was brainwashing. However there was great pressure to conform as orcs th...
bilbobaggins764 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 6 1,234 November 20th, 2021, 11:05 AM
    Thread: Grand Strategy Board Game- War of the Ring by Ares Games
Post: RE: Grand Strategy Board Game- War of the Ring by ...

(October 23rd, 2021, 09:22 PM)Michael Wrote: I'll have to find time to check it out. Not sure when THAT will be LOL! But I'll try to find some time in a few weeks. Time is always an issue. And time ...
bilbobaggins764 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 4 798 October 25th, 2021, 10:38 AM
    Thread: New C.S Lewis Movie
Post: New C.S Lewis Movie

The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis | In Theaters Nov 3 2021 (cslewismovie.com)
bilbobaggins764 General Movies 2 526 October 23rd, 2021, 01:20 PM
  Smile Thread: Grand Strategy Board Game- War of the Ring by Ares Games
Post: RE: Grand Strategy Board Game- War of the Ring by ...

(October 17th, 2021, 09:54 PM)Michael Wrote: Interesting. So there's an online game emulating the table top game on Steam or is this just a series of concept art shots? No it is the game. Its prett...
bilbobaggins764 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 4 798 October 18th, 2021, 11:29 AM
    Thread: Grand Strategy Board Game- War of the Ring by Ares Games
Post: Grand Strategy Board Game- War of the Ring by Ares...

No game brings ME to life in a grand strategy way as WOTR by ares games. https://www.aresgames.eu/games/war-of-the-ring-line I have had allot of fun playing this lore accurate game and i would recom...
bilbobaggins764 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 4 798 October 15th, 2021, 05:13 PM
    Thread: WI Saruman killed Sauron
Post: RE: WI Saruman killed Sauron

(July 26th, 2012, 07:03 AM)Alvin Eriol Wrote: JRRT's statement re Sauron's physical form is found in Letter # 246: "Sauron should be thought of as very terrible. The form he took was that of a man o...
bilbobaggins764 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 20 5,272 October 14th, 2021, 05:41 PM
    Thread: Sauron on a fell beast
Post: RE: Sauron on a fell beast

(February 3rd, 2021, 03:34 PM)Alvin Eriol Wrote: Don't see why not. Bear in mind JRRT stated in a Letter his 3rd Age physical form when he returned to Mordor was a big but not giant humanoid (not a ...
bilbobaggins764 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 15 2,423 October 14th, 2021, 05:34 PM
    Thread: The Nature of Middle-Earth
Post: RE: The Nature of Middle-Earth

(September 7th, 2021, 08:26 PM)ZehnWaters Wrote: Anyone got the book?  What're your thoughts? Just finished it a few weeks back. I place it with the other official HOME. I would recommend it to any ...
bilbobaggins764 J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 30 2,797 October 7th, 2021, 11:36 AM