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Favorite installment of the series?
The Silmarillion
67%
 67% [ 2 ]
The Hobbit
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
The Fellowship of the Rings
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
The Two Towers
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
The Return of the King
33%
 33% [ 1 ]
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PostSubject: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:19 pm

Hello and welcome to a topic about the Best Book of the Millennium! (As voted on Amazon.com, I think.)

Well, most have heard of it, and plenty more have read it. Have you? Then post your thoughts!



P.S. I beat you to it, Morgoth and W. Smug Smile



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PostSubject: Re: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:05 am

x-( You did.
As you can probably tell by my display name, my favorite is Quenta Silmarillion. Although it's the least-known, in my opinion it's the best. I also really like Unfinished Tales and other books like that.
Also, I have heard that Tolkien intended that The Lord of the Rings be one book, instead of three.
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PostSubject: Re: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:51 am

Evil or Very Mad Oh, Mo. You've earned yourself my displeasure.

Morgoth: Ah yes, the display name tells it all. :P But notice how Mo got around the one-book issue by saying "installment" instead of "book"... Tolkien did intend it to be one book, though, before a paper shortage cut that idea into three.



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PostSubject: Re: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:23 pm

That's true, he did. Really? I didn't know that part.
So which ones are your favorites, W?
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PostSubject: Re: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:52 pm

Yep. Tolkien wasn't very happy.

The Silmarillion and The Two Towers might be my favorites, I guess.



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PostSubject: Re: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:37 pm

You know, a while ago I realized that the language in the book didn' make it official, it made the whole series really hard to understand. The core concept and plot were both brilliant, but I personally found Tolkein's writing style so heard to read I didn't even make it through the Silmarillion.

Also, I felt the lack of a main villian annoying. The Silmarillion's inclusion of Mogroth left me more than a little annoyed, as I felt it totally killed Sauron's "ultimate villian" effect...

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PostSubject: Re: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:10 pm

Well, the Silmarillion was supposed to have predated the rest of the books, and I think that was said to be Tolkien's personal favorite, as it had all the lore, history, etc.

In any case, Morgoth was the original LoTR "ultimate villain"... though surprisingly Sauron lasted longer. I guess it's a little like Megatron and Starscream. :P (The old ones, not the weirdo new ones.)



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PostSubject: Re: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:23 pm

Still, it wouldn't have been to hard to just have made ONE main villian. Just replace "Sauron" with "Magroth". There's practically no difference, except a few lines about Sauron in the Silmarillion.

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PostSubject: Re: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:30 pm

No, no, they're not the same. Morgoth was the ultimate ruler in the beginning. He had the Silmaril gems which people eventually stole. Sauron was his servant, who took over once Morgoth was imprisoned (I think). Sauron was the so-called "Lord of the Rings" - he forged the One Ring and was linked to it, and became the Great Eye in his later days.



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PostSubject: Re: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:38 pm

I know, but I feel that was a bad idea. It gets rid of the presence of one main villian. It's all together better, in my opinion, to just have one single villian.

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PostSubject: Re: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:44 pm

It would tie the story together, true, but I don't feel it diminishes Sauron's presence, let alone Morgoth's. Sauron is depicted as the successor to Morgoth's mystique and power.



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PostSubject: Re: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:21 pm

I know, but... oh, whatever.

Of course, this brings up a new question: Who was the better villian, Sauron or Magroth?

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PostSubject: Re: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:58 pm

I know what Morgoth the member is going to say, and I won't disagree. :P



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PostSubject: Re: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:11 pm

Sadly, I'm undecided until I figure out what the guy looked like... it's hard to beat creepy knight w/ ring/floating eye that sees all, and they're both too awsome to be compared based on villiany.

So, out of the three members who have ever posted in this topic, Mogroth wins.


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PostSubject: Re: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:15 pm

Morgoth had awesome armor. The end. :P

BO CLEEVIL AND JOHN DEE FOR MALEVOLENT PRESIDENCY Ahem.





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PostSubject: Re: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:36 am

sauron is my hero... he pwns
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PostSubject: Re: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:16 pm

Picture of Morgoth.

Picture of Sauron.

Sauron is something like Morgoth's anorexic successor.

The end.




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PostSubject: Re: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:51 pm

In the end, they're both some of the coolest guys ever.


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PostSubject: Re: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:23 pm

If you can call them "guys".



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PostSubject: Re: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:44 pm

Yeah, whatever they are.

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PostSubject: Re: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:45 pm

One's a god.

It was never clarified what Sauron used to be.

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PostSubject: Re: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:57 pm

sauron was human he just used the power of his ring to become something more
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PostSubject: Re: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:03 pm

...Sauron made the rings himself.

He used Mogroth's power to become something more.

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PostSubject: Re: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:05 pm

Spectral's explanation of Iraemancer's explanation is the correct explanation.

Sauron was some human who was Morgoth's deputy/errand-runner.




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PostSubject: Re: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:15 pm

Errand-runner....

Morgoth's Grocery List wrote:

-Evil milk
-Evil bread
-The one ring
-Evil tomato soup

So win.


Anwyays, what about the "Mouth-of-Sauron" dude?

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PostSubject: Re: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:50 pm

Indeed.

That Mouth of Sauron human? Well, let's put it in analogy form.

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Morgoth:Sauron :: Sauron:Mouth-of-Sauron

That is, if I used the analogy symbols correctly.




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PostSubject: Re: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:32 am

You did. I would know since I (very sadly) skip lunch twice a weak to go to a special class called I.D.E.A. (Interesting Dimensions to Extend your Accademics), which consists of a list of words which we make analogies with.

Idea : Lunch :: X-Box : Wii

I'll let you untangle that. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:31 am

... This is the Lord of the Rings Topic, not the Videogame-Console/Idea/Meal Analogy Topic.



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PostSubject: Re: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:48 am

back on topic guys: the one ring DO WANT!
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PostSubject: Re: Official "Lord of the Rings" Topic!   Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:44 pm

I just have a quick question for everyone. Has anyone seen my precious? I've been looking for it for a while, if you know where it is please return it to me. (Then we will kill you.) NO, we won't. (Yes we will!) Fine...

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