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  • mattig89chmattig89ch Posts: 1,520Member Member Posts: 1,520Member Member
    I haven't actually seen these movies for years. I should def sit down and re-watch them one of these days
  • bmeadows380bmeadows380 Posts: 1,215Member Member Posts: 1,215Member Member
    mattig89ch wrote: »
    I haven't actually seen these movies for years. I should def sit down and re-watch them one of these days

    make sure its the extended edition! lol
  • VersicolourVersicolour Posts: 5,766Member Member Posts: 5,766Member Member
    mattig89ch wrote: »
    I haven't actually seen these movies for years. I should def sit down and re-watch them one of these days

    make sure its the extended edition! lol

    Absolutely. Followed by the extended edition with actor commentary. That is brilliant! I loved that
  • NoHookUpZoneNoHookUpZone Posts: 1,367Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,367Member, Premium Member
    EA has earned a Guinness record for the most down voted comment in reddit history.

    Goals...
    edited September 8
  • shelaghcolshelaghcol Posts: 165Member Member Posts: 165Member Member
    mattig89ch wrote: »
    I haven't actually seen these movies for years. I should def sit down and re-watch them one of these days
    I just joined an Inklings group and we’re all going to read the trilogy for discussion. One “book” a month for six months.
    I’m psyched. Haven’t read the whole thing in years.
  • mattig89chmattig89ch Posts: 1,520Member Member Posts: 1,520Member Member
    shelaghcol wrote: »
    mattig89ch wrote: »
    I haven't actually seen these movies for years. I should def sit down and re-watch them one of these days
    I just joined an Inklings group and we’re all going to read the trilogy for discussion. One “book” a month for six months.
    I’m psyched. Haven’t read the whole thing in years.

    Wouldn't you run out of books in 4 months? Hobbit, Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and Return of the King. Unless there's two books I'm unfamiliar with?
  • CanesGalacticaCanesGalactica Posts: 4,829Member Member Posts: 4,829Member Member
    mattig89ch wrote: »
    shelaghcol wrote: »
    mattig89ch wrote: »
    I haven't actually seen these movies for years. I should def sit down and re-watch them one of these days
    I just joined an Inklings group and we’re all going to read the trilogy for discussion. One “book” a month for six months.
    I’m psyched. Haven’t read the whole thing in years.

    Wouldn't you run out of books in 4 months? Hobbit, Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and Return of the King. Unless there's two books I'm unfamiliar with?

    Silmarillion and History of Middle-Earth. Also, Unfinished Tales.
  • bmeadows380bmeadows380 Posts: 1,215Member Member Posts: 1,215Member Member
    but History of Middle Earth is a 12 volume set, so that's a year's worth of books by itself!

    (and I'd know as I have all 12 volumes, though I admit I haven't read them all; since they are commentary and less story, its harder for me to get into those.)

    I loved the Silmarillion, though, even if a lot of the information in it is considered outdated and not canon any longer. Though personally, I prefer the Silmarillion's fate for the Amborossa rather than the History's version!
    edited September 9
  • shelaghcolshelaghcol Posts: 165Member Member Posts: 165Member Member
    mattig89ch wrote: »
    shelaghcol wrote: »
    mattig89ch wrote: »
    I haven't actually seen these movies for years. I should def sit down and re-watch them one of these days
    I just joined an Inklings group and we’re all going to read the trilogy for discussion. One “book” a month for six months.
    I’m psyched. Haven’t read the whole thing in years.

    Wouldn't you run out of books in 4 months? Hobbit, Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and Return of the King. Unless there's two books I'm unfamiliar with?

    Book 1 of the Fellowship of the Ring, Book 2 of the Fellowship of the Ring
    Book 1 of the Two Towers, Book 2 of the Two Towers
    Book 1 of the Return of the King, Book 2 of the Return of the King
  • shelaghcolshelaghcol Posts: 165Member Member Posts: 165Member Member
    mattig89ch wrote: »
    shelaghcol wrote: »
    mattig89ch wrote: »
    I haven't actually seen these movies for years. I should def sit down and re-watch them one of these days
    I just joined an Inklings group and we’re all going to read the trilogy for discussion. One “book” a month for six months.
    I’m psyched. Haven’t read the whole thing in years.

    Wouldn't you run out of books in 4 months? Hobbit, Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and Return of the King. Unless there's two books I'm unfamiliar with?

    Silmarillion and History of Middle-Earth. Also, Unfinished Tales.

    History of Middle Earth wasn't written by Tolkien.
    I imagine we'll get to Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales at a later date.

    The group did the Hobbit in May.
  • shelaghcolshelaghcol Posts: 165Member Member Posts: 165Member Member
    I loved the Silmarillion, though, even if a lot of the information in it is considered outdated and not canon any longer. Though personally, I prefer the Silmarillion's fate for the Amborossa rather than the History's version!

    I really loved Silmarillion too. Mostly because I liked reading mythologies when I was a kid. But I also loved that Middle Earth was created with music.

  • bmeadows380bmeadows380 Posts: 1,215Member Member Posts: 1,215Member Member
    shelaghcol wrote: »
    mattig89ch wrote: »
    shelaghcol wrote: »
    mattig89ch wrote: »
    I haven't actually seen these movies for years. I should def sit down and re-watch them one of these days
    I just joined an Inklings group and we’re all going to read the trilogy for discussion. One “book” a month for six months.
    I’m psyched. Haven’t read the whole thing in years.

    Wouldn't you run out of books in 4 months? Hobbit, Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and Return of the King. Unless there's two books I'm unfamiliar with?

    Silmarillion and History of Middle-Earth. Also, Unfinished Tales.

    History of Middle Earth wasn't written by Tolkien.
    I imagine we'll get to Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales at a later date.

    The group did the Hobbit in May.

    technically, neither was the Silmarillion - the Silmarillion and the Histories of Middle Earth are actually compiled by Christopher Tolkien from the notes left behind by his father. The Silmarillion was first and kept more in story form, but the Histories came out over time later with more information as it came to light and as Christopher sorted through his father's papers, and that's also why some of the information presented in the Silmarillion was changed - later documents were found that Christopher saw were more likely the direction his father had intended to go (which is all explained in the Histories). Same is true for the book of lost tales.

    The latest 3 that Christopher has released in actual story form are the Children of Hurin, Berin and Luthian, and the Fall of Gondolin. I've read the first but haven't read the other 3 yet, though I own them.

    Anyway, only the Hobbit and the LOTR trilogy were actually written and published by Tolkien himself.

    What I find fun is watching the debates over what should constitute canon beyond those 4 books by what I "lovingly" (note the sarcasm) call the "Tolkien Canon Police", or the fans that hold Tolkien sacrosanct and consider anything beyond, such as fan fiction, the movies, merchandise etc to be abominations of the worst form, with Christopher Tolkien as their leader :)

    (and this is why I qualify for the Nerd & Geek thread......lol)
  • cee134cee134 Posts: 32,816Member Member Posts: 32,816Member Member
  • s131951s131951 Posts: 217Member Member Posts: 217Member Member
    Would anyone advise starting a crowdfunding to create the Argonath somewhere? If response is negative, I'll just keep working on my full-scale Grond.
  • cee134cee134 Posts: 32,816Member Member Posts: 32,816Member Member
    s131951 wrote: »
    Would anyone advise starting a crowdfunding to create the Argonath somewhere? If response is negative, I'll just keep working on my full-scale Grond.

    Not sure, but I do know they have crowdfunding for everything. So if your serious, why not?
  • bmeadows380bmeadows380 Posts: 1,215Member Member Posts: 1,215Member Member
    s131951 wrote: »
    Would anyone advise starting a crowdfunding to create the Argonath somewhere? If response is negative, I'll just keep working on my full-scale Grond.

    *looks contemplative* I live in Southern WV that has lots of river gorges. I bet the New River would be a great place to build them......
  • Reckoner68Reckoner68 Posts: 873Member Member Posts: 873Member Member
    As the time of Octobering draws near, thoughts of an East Texas University game rise once more

  • nossmfnossmf Posts: 1,035Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,035Member, Premium Member
    Even though I was an astrophysics major in college, I still had to take the mandatory number of English classes to graduate. The one which I actually enjoyed taking focused on fantasy/sci-fi lit. Some of my classmates had never read Tolkien before that class, where it's an annual re-read for me. (Come to think of it, it's been at least a couple years since I last cracked open the cover of the trilogy...)
  • tcunbelievertcunbeliever Posts: 7,030Member Member Posts: 7,030Member Member
    I know I'm probably a bit late to this one since it's been popular a while...but, I started watching Death Note last night!!!
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