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    Thread: NY Times Op Piece: How J.R.R. Tolkien Found Mordor on the Western Front
Post: NY Times Op Piece: How J.R.R. Tolkien Found Mordor...

Thought this was an interesting essay. Nothing new or astonishing for the true Tolkienites, but it got me thinking about the trilogy anew. Especially the details of JRRT's WWI service as a signal offi...
Dixieberry J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 4 874 July 3rd, 2016, 01:34 AM
    Thread: The riddles and songs of middle earth
Post: The riddles and songs of middle earth

Both culture and entertainment, clearly. :) As well as a form of oral history.
Dixieberry J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 3 905 May 16th, 2015, 03:59 PM
    Thread: Who was the oldest creature in Middle-earth?
Post: Who was the oldest creature in Middle-earth?

Tolkien explicitly and deliberately leaves Tom Bombadil a mystery though, and does not count him Maia or Valar. I like that idea. Perhaps there should be something in any reality that always remains...
Dixieberry J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 24 4,539 April 15th, 2010, 06:12 PM
    Thread: Who was the oldest creature in Middle-earth?
Post: Who was the oldest creature in Middle-earth?

It's clear that Tom Bombadil exists and operates outside the standard Middle-earth mythos. He's a being - not a creature - who represents a more primeval force. (Someone needs to get Elrond a dictiona...
Dixieberry J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 24 4,539 April 13th, 2010, 12:34 AM
    Thread: Who was the oldest creature in Middle-earth?
Post: Who was the oldest creature in Middle-earth?

How Zen. :chinese:
Dixieberry J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 24 4,539 April 10th, 2010, 02:41 PM
    Thread: Who was the oldest creature in Middle-earth?
Post: Who was the oldest creature in Middle-earth?

Perhaps Bombadil was not created. As Goldberry said, "He is."
Dixieberry J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 24 4,539 April 9th, 2010, 07:43 PM
    Thread: Tolkien in the Classroom
Post: Tolkien in the Classroom

Eldanuumea Wrote:The main reason I am placing this thread here is to let Dixieberry know that her gift of a class set of The Fellowship of the Ring is still being used and enjoyed, as more young peopl...
Dixieberry J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 44 3,385 May 8th, 2009, 01:20 AM
    Thread: pier
Post: pier

Dixieberry J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 19 1,840 May 8th, 2009, 01:07 AM
    Thread: Lust and sex
Post: Lust and sex

Dixieberry J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 25 2,026 February 7th, 2009, 07:01 PM
    Thread: Bishop who denied Holocaust apologizes to pope
Post: Bishop who denied Holocaust apologizes to pope

Mike of Quantum Muse Wrote:[snip]...but when the Church makes a point that politicians who support a woman's right to choose what to do with her body should be denied Communion...[snip] I see your poi...
Dixieberry General Discussions 28 1,634 February 7th, 2009, 04:37 PM
    Thread: Orcs massacred after the war of the rings? what if they had stayed and survived?
Post: Orcs massacred after the war of the rings? what if...

Wow, badlands, you're back on the General Lee comparison thing again, which is interesting but I'd say not entirely apt. Though I know the incidents to which you're referring, in which former slaves ...
Dixieberry J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 10 1,488 February 7th, 2009, 03:38 PM
    Thread: Lust and sex
Post: Lust and sex

Mordomin Wrote:FWIW, I would suggest/remind all of those who are speculating on the Eowyn/Wormtongue marriage that, while it is quite romantic to say that Eowyn would never accept him as a suitor, dyn...
Dixieberry J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 25 2,026 February 7th, 2009, 03:17 PM
    Thread: Bishop who denied Holocaust apologizes to pope
Post: Bishop who denied Holocaust apologizes to pope

Yeah, shadowfax had pointed that out earlier. The timing on it all has just caused a bit of a sensation, considering that Williamson decided to go on TV downplaying the Holocaust as no big deal. Sor...
Dixieberry General Discussions 28 1,634 February 7th, 2009, 12:09 AM
    Thread: Morgoth's Libido
Post: Morgoth's Libido

Neat. Coco got the word scramble. :poke: I know earlier (like, in 2007, when this thread started) y'all had been debating semantics on Morgoth's "lust" for Luthien. If the polls haven't closed, I ...
Dixieberry J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 32 5,612 February 6th, 2009, 06:08 PM
    Thread: Woman Sets Breast Implants Record: 38KKK
Post: Woman Sets Breast Implants Record: 38KKK

Alvin Eriol Wrote:Those particular dreams need some serious support, designed by a competent engineer.That got me laughing. Kind of reminds you of those architectural structures with impossibly large...
Dixieberry General Discussions 17 3,809 February 6th, 2009, 05:51 PM
    Thread: Lust and sex
Post: Lust and sex

Hadn't thought of that before. Yeah, imagine watching this disgusting little troll of a man gaining more and more power over your uncle, the king, to whom your own fortunes are tied. No wonder she w...
Dixieberry J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 25 2,026 February 6th, 2009, 05:36 PM
    Thread: tolkien's and C.S lewis other books
Post: tolkien's and C.S lewis other books

Alcuin Wrote:Abolition of Man appear to be on the Columbia University website. Is this the whole of it? Thanks, Alcuin! :goodjob: I guess it is public domain. I'm probably confusing this with som...
Dixieberry J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 11 1,262 February 6th, 2009, 05:33 PM
    Thread: Bill Gates Unleashes Swarm of Mosquitoes on Crowd
Post: Bill Gates Unleashes Swarm of Mosquitoes on Crowd

Yeah. He didn't let loose a tangle of black mambas, either. So he was actually being pretty easy on everyone. It was actually a sort of creative way to make his point. It should be noted that all t...
Dixieberry General Discussions 7 890 February 6th, 2009, 12:23 AM
    Thread: Bill Gates Unleashes Swarm of Mosquitoes on Crowd
Post: Bill Gates Unleashes Swarm of Mosquitoes on Crowd

It's what you call a "teachable moment." :bg:
Dixieberry General Discussions 7 890 February 5th, 2009, 09:42 PM
    Thread: Woman Sets Breast Implants Record: 38KKK
Post: Woman Sets Breast Implants Record: 38KKK

Okay, I saw that story, too, and PURPOSELY did not bring it up here. :huh: However... and mind you this is not for young children or people with a heart condition... if you follow RR's link to the ...
Dixieberry General Discussions 17 3,809 February 5th, 2009, 09:40 PM
    Thread: Funny, I assumed "vampyres" were nice guys
Post: Funny, I assumed "vampyres" were nice guys

Dixieberry General Discussions 5 703 February 5th, 2009, 05:40 PM
    Thread: Bishop who denied Holocaust apologizes to pope
Post: Bishop who denied Holocaust apologizes to pope

Ah... thanks for all the clarification and backstory. No matter all the technicalities involved, I just also thought it was a fairly tone-deaf and strange public relations decision. I was reading i...
Dixieberry General Discussions 28 1,634 February 5th, 2009, 05:34 PM
    Thread: Bishop who denied Holocaust apologizes to pope
Post: Bishop who denied Holocaust apologizes to pope

shadowfax Wrote:I believe the media have unfairly twisted this story. Dunno, shadowfax... did you read the article RR linked? The bishop in question recently denied in a TV interview that 6 million ...
Dixieberry General Discussions 28 1,634 February 5th, 2009, 01:11 AM
    Thread: friendship and being enemies
Post: friendship and being enemies

Attalus Wrote:No, it's "What is six times seven?"Oh I thought it was "six times nine." :confused: ;)
Dixieberry J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 12 1,024 February 4th, 2009, 09:28 PM
    Thread: friendship and being enemies
Post: friendship and being enemies

Doesn't matter. But thanks for all the fish! :bg:
Dixieberry J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 12 1,024 February 4th, 2009, 09:03 PM
    Thread: tolkien's and C.S lewis other books
Post: tolkien's and C.S lewis other books

Other Books is one of my totally favorite series!!! [schoolgirl squeal] :party: Maybe badlands means Lewis' non-fiction works...? I found the The Screwtape Letters and Mere Christianity thought-pro...
Dixieberry J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 11 1,262 February 4th, 2009, 09:00 PM
    Thread: Lust and sex
Post: Lust and sex

Attalus Wrote:[Image: http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b11/La...onMaid.jpg] Ow. Lady Godiva meets the beastie. :anxious: This takes riding Elf-fashion to a whole new level.
Dixieberry J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 25 2,026 February 4th, 2009, 08:43 PM
    Thread: Lust and sex
Post: Lust and sex

Mike of Quantum Muse Wrote:That picture makes one wonder at the standard of Rohirrim manhood that nobody noticed she was... missing a bit of something during that long ride to Gondor.Maybe they all dr...
Dixieberry J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 25 2,026 February 4th, 2009, 08:39 PM
    Thread: friendship and being enemies
Post: friendship and being enemies

Alvin Eriol Wrote:I thought it might be "forty-two" :balloons:Ah yes. The answer to everything. :poke: :lips:
Dixieberry J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 12 1,024 February 4th, 2009, 05:08 PM
    Thread: Morgoth's Libido
Post: Morgoth's Libido

Some women would settle for just Gondor. :whip:
Dixieberry J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 32 5,612 February 4th, 2009, 04:34 PM