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Recent content by Aldanil

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    The Tolkien 'odd man out' game

    Beyond the slightly disconcerting sense that my recent posts on this thread are somehow either indecipherable or perhaps simply invisible, to judge from their prompting neither acknowledgement nor response, I do feel like something of a nag in repeating the point that Neldoreth, Region, and...
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    The Tolkien 'odd man out' game

    Yes, please. At least onebody is wondering.
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    The Tolkien 'odd man out' game

    I can find reason to call two of the choices "out" using different criteria: galenas is the noble name for pipeweed, and mallorn is the noblest of trees (for which I have some fondness, as my tag-line attests). Neldoreth, Region, and Brethil are the forests which bordered Doriath on the north...
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    The Tolkien 'odd man out' game

    Is the right answer "Maedhros"? (he asked, joining the game in mid-play) as he's the only one whose name doesn't contain the combination "in"...
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    Finding God in "The Lord of the rings"

    Where will we be going in the Way-Off Machine today, Mr. Peabody? I suppose somebody might think so, but John Ronald certainly wasn't one such. Not only "would have wanted to" but did, and deeply. Jusk ask Eru if you don' believe me! Likely he "wouldnt have wanted" or felt quite...
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    Finding God in "The Lord of the rings"

    hearkening back to a linguistic quibble I still find myself a wee disturbed by the queasy implications of Tatem's original (or at least considerably precedent) phrase "emit an analogy of the Bible", given that verb's mechanistic overtones of industrial extrusion or radioactive transmission, and...
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    Finding God in "The Lord of the rings"

    It's a floor wax AND a dessert topping! "Don't quite think it is though, old bean" Rather I'd say to grand Master A (much-loved recovering rageaholic) isn't the Fall after all the Ur-pattern displayed in our great Tale "under-made" (by which I mean a synonym for sub-created) in...
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    Finding God in "The Lord of the rings"

    wind from the Wasteland Oblique T.S. Eliot hastens to interject, O Pontifex: "Hurry up please, it's time. Hurry up please, it's time."
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    Finding God in "The Lord of the rings"

    applauding the pair of 'em Or what the late lamented Harad lambasted as empty... Most well spoken, Alcarinque! Excellent Aretha, Master Ed! The English teacher would return to the matter of yon John Ronald's first recognizing and then reinforcing in revision correspondences and...
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    Finding God in "The Lord of the rings"

    Jake and Elwood answer the call Cause because I mean now If you cain't find God in "The Blues Brothers" You ain't even tryin' nohow Bro (standing in for some others)
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    Finding God in "The Lord of the rings"

    Lemony may be sweet, but I'd like to go back just a few turns of the post to applaud the wisdom of that Walter -- Iluvatar indeed is everywhere you'd care to seek Him, and at the very center of elsewhere... Please don' shoot that cute, cute doggie, cruel ReadWryt!
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    Finding God in "The Lord of the rings"

    This is a relatively minor point which was mentioned a little way back in the thread, but as the error (or editorial insertion) was mine, I thought that I'd try and correct it. There is indeed no direct reference to Eru in The Lord of the Rings; no more is there any such reference to that...
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    The Teeth of God

    De-lousing a One-liner OR The Secret Revealed I was going to unravel this mystery in a PM, but that gate to the South is apparently locked from the inside, so I'll post it here. What follows is far removed, shirley, from "The Teeth of God", but the point does have some modicum of...
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    Finding God in "The Lord of the rings"

    the acclaimed biographer's comment This somewhat lengthy quotation may well have been posted many pages ago; it's only my lamentable slothfulness that prevents me from going back to check. As Samwise put it a few days ago, "Sorry if I'm just repeating what has already been said." The passage...
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    J.R.R. Tolkien

    British Radio May Lend You A Hand Another admirably compact and excellent resource you might look into is the brief biography of Tolkien posted on BBC Radio 4's online site which accompanies the thirteen-part serial production of LOTR, airing as the Saturday Play from January to early April. I...
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