08-31-2008 11:51 AM
09-02-2008 09:57 PM
First off, allow me to say "Welcome!", Rebecca, and I also want to praise you for your accomplished writing style, which I have noticed ( "right off the bat" ) from reading some of your posts so far -
Your witing style is efficient, succint and clear - it is easy to understand what you are saying, and yet it still seems like you are saying a lot that is meaningful and significant within the framework of your prose style, at the same time. I'm very impressed, inotherwords! ---
[ P.S. --- I started my readings ( and re-readings ) of "The Hobbit" and LOTR in Elementary School, so I wrote my own "Magnum Opus" on Tolkien for an English class in Junior High School ( 1969 - 1971 ) -
really no "Great Shakes" at all ( my paper ) - it was mainly simply a recitation of selections culled from all that I could find concerning Tolkien from magazine articles and such ( and "Who's Who" - and possibly "Contemporary Authors" ) that I dug up down at the Berkeley Public Library - but the artistic presentation of my little "paper" had a lot of love put into it, for sure... ] ---
"Middle-earth is a state of mind" ---
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09-07-2008 05:25 PM
Thanks, Ardo, for the warm welcome and the kind words; I'm going to have to proof my posts quite vigilantly now to make sure they live up to your expectations!
Re. magnum opi (don't you love Latin plurals?!), mine was in tenth grade on Emily Bronte (apparently I managed to drag myself away from LOTR that year). Still, as I recall, she was big on created worlds too, so maybe there were more similarities there with Tolkien than first meet the eye!
I've enjoyed reading your posts as well as I continue sifting through Tolkien threads on this board and the scifi/fantasy board, and look forward to reading many more!
09-12-2008 01:23 PM
09-12-2008 10:15 PM
It is wonderful to hear from you...
I'm afraid I personally don't know of any sites specifically related to the Elvish language,
but hopefully someone else in our midst might be able to assist you...
I think it is somewhat unfortunate that you have arrived just in time to witness the
"waning days" of our little group -
as apparently there is a big upheaval in the works...
but perhaps we will all be able to sort out the technicalities -
and we will all meet again soon elsewhere on these boards, after all:
"Not all who wander are lost..."
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09-12-2008 10:55 PM
09-15-2008 01:25 AM
JUST LOOKING BUT DOES ANYONE KNOW ABOUT LED ZEPPELIN MANY REFERENCES TO TLOTR?
(chuckle) wow that's an old one. YES they are deliberate. (smiling)