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  1. Rhiannon

    LOTR Trivia

    That's the one :D
  2. Rhiannon

    I need some info on Eowyn!!!

    Better yet, go into the index for people at the back of RotK and look up all references to Eowyn--you should get plenty of information. You can also check out this thread http://www.thetolkienforum.com/showthread.php?t=11275[/a for some discussions on Eowyn. You can find my very long and...
  3. Rhiannon

    LOTR Trivia

    Yay me! What did the Rohirrim call Minas Tirith?
  4. Rhiannon

    LOTR Trivia

    To relieve headaches.
  5. Rhiannon


    ...and 'hobbits' is what they call themselves.
  6. Rhiannon

    What is your favourite character

    Yup, Sam does = true hero- but I can't help it, Aragorn has always been my favorite member of the fellowship. Well, Strider has, anyway. He gets kind of annoying once he becomes king. Fortunately by then I have Faramir to oogle. :D
  7. Rhiannon

    Eowyn's Love

    Eowyn's Love by Charis M. Ellison with thanks to Christopher Eowyn is often thought of as being simply a ‘woman warrior archetype’, remembered primarily for her valour on the Pelennor, and yet she presents us with a complex character, one struggling between the constraints of...
  8. Rhiannon

    Reading Out Loud-- Songs

    It was 'Reading Out Load'. Thanks, Ithryn. My eyes are saved. Carry on!
  9. Rhiannon

    Reading Out Loud-- Songs

    (the typo on the title of this thread is really driving me bonkers. I was trying to ignore it, but my eye started twitching of its own accord)
  10. Rhiannon

    who here does this?

    I do this with all my books, unless it's the very first time I've read them. With LOTR in particular I (of course) go back and read over parts that concern Eowyn a good bit, just because I talk about the subject so much :D
  11. Rhiannon

    Reading Out Loud-- Songs

    My father has never sung the songs, though he's been reading it out loud for thirteen years. I've picked up tunes for some songs from the radio dramas and animated movies that I've been known to sing, but not while reading the book.
  12. Rhiannon

    Where have all the mothers gone?

    When you're covering generations, you have to have mothers...
  13. Rhiannon

    Where have all the mothers gone?

    There does seem to be an almost complete lack of sentimental attachment on their part- except for food, of course. But would dialogue about missing so-and-so that we were briefly introduced to in the beginning add anything to the book or take away from it? In most mythology people seem to do...
  14. Rhiannon

    Where have all the mothers gone?

    Elgee is right; literature in general has a long history of leaving out parents, if not always killing them off, especially in what's considered 'young adult' literature and most fantasy. It just doesn't seem quite right when your hero is setting out on a great and noble quest and his mother...
  15. Rhiannon

    I Want to Know What Hppened to Gollum/Smeagol...

    Gollum's whole story is in- what is it? The second chapter of The Fellowship of the Ring? So read the book and you'll get your answer almost immediately.
  16. Rhiannon


    Pfft. What dull people. We (Rai and Lomie and I) went to Wendy's in our costumes prior to our showing of TTT- great fun. We were much admired.
  17. Rhiannon

    Best Title. . .

    Yes, I know that. I think 'two' and 'towers' have a similar sound. But I was talking about Tolkien's writing, in which he does use a great deal of alliteration.
  18. Rhiannon

    Best Title. . .

    Tolkien used a lot of alliteration </tossing in random comment> Now some scholarly person come tell us how this is related to Anglo-Saxon poetry, or something.
  19. Rhiannon

    Best Title. . .

    The Return of the King is my favorite- my favorite book and my favorite title. If I were browsing a shelf, it's the one I'd probably be the most likely to pick up.
  20. Rhiannon

    Nassty Prologue!

    I honestly can't remember. I was only five, after all, the first time it was read to me- but I think as a rule Papa usually skipped the prologue (and we always read The Hobbit first anyway). I sort of missed out on the 'first time' experience with LOTR. I can't ever remember not knowing...