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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:25 pm 
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Well, we're getting there. :)

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Asymptotically. :)

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I don't know if my vote counts for much but I think it's a worthwhile undertaking and should be continued. The journey may, at times, seem like a slog but I believe there is so much more to analyse, disagree on and stimulate discussion in later chapters. The structure, idiom, scope and ambition explode after The Fellowship of the Ring so you should definitely keep at it.

I'll try to catch you up.


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I'm involved, but silently.

I just don't have the...whatever it was that swept over me when I started the Silmarillion study group on TORC ten years ago (TEN YEARS AGO! :shock: ) And even back then, after getting it off the ground, I was more the custodian than the discussion leader, and often found myself too busy to actually contribute, no matter my best intentions.

So, I'll just go sit behind Al and Frelga and take notes, shall I? ;)

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Whatever this is, I want to be part of it.

To have the chance to talk about a book that means so much to me (that saved my mother's life, years ago . . . that meant the same to me not that much more recently). . . .

Anyway. I'm as in as I possibly can be.

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“There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.”
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Whatever this is, I want to be part of it.

To have the chance to talk about a book that means so much to me (that saved my mother's life, years ago . . . that meant the same to me not that much more recently). . . .

Anyway. I'm as in as I possibly can be.

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“There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King


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Gorthaur, your vote counts for much! And Prim, that was definitely worth saying twice. :)

I'll wait another day or so and see if anyone else want to volunteer to get the next chapter started, and if not, I'll go ahead and work something out.

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I'm not quite at Khazad-dûm yet, but I could probably do a writeup in the future!


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Phooey, now I can't cover my tracks. . . .

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― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King


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My work here is done.

(Not really, of course, but it sounds like a maverick and danger to us all kind of thing to say =:) )

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Pbbbbbthtttttthhhhhhhhhh.

Now I'll get back to my regular mission of elevating the tone around here.

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― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King


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I'm in! I don't come onto the site every day, and mostly I'm trying to catch up with reading all the posts relating to the chapters that have been done already. But I do want to continue!


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Yay! I think I will move on to Lothlórien, unless someone wants to volunteer to begin the discussion on that chapter.

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