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Introduction [Mar. 5th, 2007|08:48 pm]
tolkienscholars

last_plane_out
[Current Location |92507]

Your name: Dana
Gender: Male
Favorite Book of the Trilogy: It's not a trilogy, it's all one story.
Favorite Tolkien Book Outside of the Trilogy LotR: The Silmarillion

Other authors you read: Gaiman, Ellis, Ennis.

I'd just like to point out that my spell-checker has taken issue with "Silmarillion" and thinks I should go with Quadrillionth. Also, is there any discussion here?
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(no subject) [Jan. 22nd, 2007|08:04 am]
tolkienscholars
linwe_saralonde
[mood |sleepysleepy]

Mae Govannen!

Name: Linwe
Favorite book of the trilogy: RotK
Favorite Tolkien book: The Silmarillion
Other authors: JK Rowling, the Beowulf poet, Anne Rice, Tad Wiliams etc...
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(no subject) [Jan. 24th, 2006|07:07 pm]
tolkienscholars

billyboydangel
Greetings!

Name: Lhundilien or Ninniach (most people call me Ninniach)
Gender: Female
Favorite Book of the Trilogy: Return of the King
Favorite Tolkien Book Outside of the Trilogy: The Silmarillion and The Lays of Beleriand

Other authors: Not much, really. I've pretty much limited myself to Tolkien (or books about him and his work). I do like C.S. Lewis, though, and Stephen King.
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(no subject) [Nov. 19th, 2005|01:13 am]
tolkienscholars

olga_1821
[mood |hopefulhopeful]

I am desperately looking for the text of "Imram", a poem By J.R.R. Tolkien!
Does anybody have it (in any format) to share?
Or does anybody know where I can download it?
Many thanks to everybody in advance!
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(no subject) [May. 31st, 2005|03:03 pm]
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itarille
hello all! i know my name has been on the list for an extremely long amount of time but i never even had the chance to post this:

Name: Itarillë
Gender: female
Fave book of the trilogy: it's one whole book to me...
Fave other book: the silmarillion

Other authors: tom clancy, r.a salvatore, james patterson, j.k rowling, john grisham, edgar allen poe...
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Oops... [Apr. 23rd, 2005|05:59 pm]
tolkienscholars

peace_bunny
[mood |geekygeeky]
[music |Saving Private Ryan Soundtrack - Hymn to the Fallen]

Sorry, I forgot to fill out this form thingy I was supposd to...

Your name: Allegra (peace_bunny on lj)

Gender: Female

Favorite Book of the Trilogy: ROTK

Favorite Tolkien Book Outside of the Trilogy: The Hobbit

Other authors you read: Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, C.S. Lewis, Louisa May Alcott, Edgar Allen Poe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Alfred Tennyson, Henry David Thoraeu, Homer, Jack London...can you tell I love the classics?

...and anything else you might want to add: "I would draw some of the great tales in fullness, and leave many only placed in the scheme, and sketched. The cycles should be linked to a majestic whole, and yet leave scope for other minds, and hands, wielding paint and music and drama."
- J.R.R. Tolkien
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Greetings!!! [Apr. 23rd, 2005|05:57 pm]
tolkienscholars

peace_bunny
[mood |chipperchipper]
[music |The Last Samurai Soundtrack - A Small Measure of Peace (#11)]

Greetings! My name is Allegra and I am new to this community. 'The Lord of the Rings' is my favorite book of all time (I consider it to be one book, since that's how Tolkien originally intended it). My favorite of the books is definately 'The Return of the King'. I was also extremely pleased with Peter Jackson's film. I thought it was for the most part very true to Tolkien and just a superb movie with great actors, all of which were perfect for their roles. I am planning on reading more on the history of Middle-Earth (The Silmarillion, The Book of Lost Tales, etc.), but at the moment I'm way too busy with school for pleasure reading, unfortunately :(

Anyways, just so you know a little more about me, I'm a Christian and I love to read, write, draw and hang out with my friends. Some of my favorite things are: books (especially Classic literature), art, strawberry shortcake, Shakespeare, poetry, peanut butter (lol), quotes, horses (although I love all animals), wildlife, mythology, and movies. I'm also a bit of a tomboy and I love sports. Oh yeah, and did I mention I'm very talkative? Well, I hope to be seeing you guys around!
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(no subject) [Sep. 14th, 2004|06:57 pm]
tolkienscholars

dr_niall
I must apologise for posting in the wrong journal
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On conspiracy theories and theoriests [Sep. 14th, 2004|06:31 pm]
tolkienscholars

dr_niall
[mood |goodgood]

Before I get to the point of today's look inside the human mind I would like to record a few brief events.

After school on Tuesday means roleplaying. I'm starting to wonder why I do it, I personally don't get anything from it like I used to. But I did get something from after it. A horde of conkers found its way into the library and most of the roleplayers went outside and in the alcove thing Matty B was bombarded with conkers. You really had to be there to appreciate the beauty (only word for it) of it. He stomped inside saying I wasn't allowed a lift from him. I found him in the library and Matthew and I managed to persuade him to come out, saying we would protect him. We got him out (after supplying him with conkers) and mayhem begun which I managed to stay out of. Louis set about Matty B and Lewis, Lewis made his way towards the steps when Matty B unleashed his conker straight towards the base of Lewis' skull. You could see he had been really hurt and was very angry; he chased Bailey but couldn't catch up with him. To cut a long story short Louis and I managed to pacify them with promises of a showdown at the LARP training day. That should prove to be good. I informed Mrs Emmott of the hatred and she found it to be very amusing.

Anyway, Matty B adopted sensible (or half-sensible at least) mode. When his dad arrived we managed to have interesting discussions on topics such as films and conspiracy theories. Matty B said he had watched a programme about 9/11 where it said on tower 2, the plane hitting it like that would cause it to fall backwards and, seen as it fell downwards, there must have been an explosion inside. His dad and myself laughed at this idea and got onto the subject of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. I won't go into detail here, I am sure most know the basic facts. We agreed that the chances of a conspiracy were almost nil. I used to believe in a conspiracy theory, fueled when I watched the film 'JFK' but watching a programme on BBC1 has almost convinced me. The only doubts I would raise were that someone is supposed to have 'evidence' that 8 bullets were fired! And also that the FBI allowed windows to be opened around Dealy Plaza and umbrellas to be opened. Looking at conspiracy theories in general though, I believe we live in an age surrounded by television dramas and other forms of fiction and this just fuels our ever fertile imaginations and we look for more interesting outcomes - not necessary the most believable. True conspiracy theorists at heart (of which I admit I am one) want more than believe in an conspiracy in the assasination of JFK.

To sum up: Conspiracy theories are more fact than solid evidence; theorieists want more than believe in conspiracies and this can be put down to the ever increasing amount of fiction we are surrounded by.
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(no subject) [Sep. 9th, 2004|08:16 pm]
tolkienscholars

dr_niall
[mood |contemplativecontemplative]

Name: Niall
Gender: Male
Fave book of the trilogy: ROTK
Fave other book: Unfinished Tales

Other authors: Graham Greene, Rowling, Pullman, Anthony Horowitz, PD James, Agatha Christie


Regarding Gandalf's plan, I don't have an opinion yet but I will see what I can find.
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