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by ArathornJax
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: The LOTR Discussion
Topic: Join me in a re-read of the Lord of the Rings?
Replies: 13
Views: 15351

Re: Join me in a re-read of the Lord of the Rings?

I would love to read it together on a Zoom, but I think that would be hard. I could do a Thursday night or a Saturday night. I live near Salt Lake in the Mountain Time zone and have access to setting up a Zoom so I would do it at 6 pm MDT each Saturday if others want. I think we read say chapter 1 a...
by ArathornJax
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: The LOTR Discussion
Topic: Join me in a re-read of the Lord of the Rings?
Replies: 13
Views: 15351

Re: Join me in a re-read of the Lord of the Rings?

Cool, no other board would I want to share this with. Should we have a schedule? I am thinking a couple of chapters a week or so. Thoughts?
by ArathornJax
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: The LOTR Discussion
Topic: Join me in a re-read of the Lord of the Rings?
Replies: 13
Views: 15351

Join me in a re-read of the Lord of the Rings?

Well, I need to escape back to Middle Earth and so last night I read chapter 1 of the Fellowship. I am not looking for an in depth analysis, I have done enough of that kind of stuff over the last 4 years. I am just wondering if anyone wants to join me in the re-read and just share by a series of cha...
by ArathornJax
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: Ian Holm Has Sailed Into the West
Replies: 18
Views: 10614

Re: Ian Holm Has Sailed Into the West

RIP Sir Ian. Agreed, he will always be my Frodo.
by ArathornJax
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: Where is Your Middle Earth?
Replies: 26
Views: 28992

Where is Your Middle Earth?

This has been on my mind of late. Might be the wrong thread, so if so, please move it. I wonder where Middle Earth is for each of us? For me parts like in the hills of the East Bay (Bay Area), Sunol, Tilden Park, the mountains of Santa Cruz, etc. where I grew up and where the Shire, the Gray Havens ...
by ArathornJax
Fri Dec 26, 2014 1:30 am
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies fan reviews... SPOILERS
Replies: 665
Views: 214476

Re: The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies fan reviews... SP

Something I have been reflecting on in the book vs movie is the notion of what Bilbo gained. On page 326 of the book, Gandalf looks at Bilbo after Bilbo has just quoted Roads go ever ever on, stating "My dear Bilbo!" he said. "Something is the matter with you! You are not the hobbit t...
by ArathornJax
Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Arda Unmarred
Topic: Nature Pics
Replies: 2856
Views: 816519

Re: Nature Pics

One more, a favorite. Old Ragusa


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by ArathornJax
Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Arda Unmarred
Topic: Nature Pics
Replies: 2856
Views: 816519

Re: Nature Pics

My son has been living in Italy for almost 2 years now so I thought I would share some of his pics: This is in Sicily at a place called Ragusa the old city of Ragusa from the Middle Ages. http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f203/ArathornJax/RagusaCity2_zps9e5f9fe9.jpg This castle is where the monk in ...
by ArathornJax
Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: The LOTR Discussion
Topic: Book 2, Chapter 6: Lothlórien
Replies: 27
Views: 63896

Re: Book 2, Chapter 6: Lothlórien

Okay, I am home sick today and last day of school for two weeks is tomorrow. I will commit to catching up to where you all are and participating. I am up for a re-read and have the time for it. I'll catch up to you all by December 27th. Count me in.
by ArathornJax
Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies fan reviews... SPOILERS
Replies: 665
Views: 214476

Re: The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies fan reviews... SP

Spoilers coming: Well I checked and it's been a year and I finished up my EDd a week ago finally so now I have time to have a LIFE! I'll pop in more over the next year. The movie is an adaptation for me, different then the book but I have always felt, and will always feel that the books release Midd...
by ArathornJax
Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies fan reviews... SPOILERS
Replies: 665
Views: 214476

Re: The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies fan reviews... SP

Go figure, first post in a year and I double post . . . making up for lost time I guess.
by ArathornJax
Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: The Hall of Fire DoS Review Thread
Replies: 725
Views: 129590

I do accept the fact that you have to separate PJ's Middle Earth from Tolkien's Middle Earth. They are separate and to enjoy them, the reader or viewer has to accept and separate the two. I think if you do that, the movies are enjoyable, I find the books more enjoyable. PJ is a movie maker and enter...
by ArathornJax
Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: The Hall of Fire DoS Review Thread
Replies: 725
Views: 129590

Hi Voronwë! How are you?
by ArathornJax
Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: The Hall of Fire DoS Review Thread
Replies: 725
Views: 129590

SPOILERS. Read if you don't mind them. Overall, it was enjoyable as a movie. However, at times I was thinking it is more a video game then anything. I enjoyed it as a film. I would agree the location and visual imagery was magnificent I really do enjoy Balin, and in a way I wonder if it will give mo...
by ArathornJax
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: The Desolation of Smaug anticipation thread [SPOILERS]
Replies: 1379
Views: 232170

I Love the books and they are my first love and to put it bluntly, they are Middle Earth for me. However the movies I enjoy and I'll share why. In my childhood we had a home that was magical to me. It had a.5 acre backyard and the yard was split by a wonderfully large hedge with a path between the h...
by ArathornJax
Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: The Desolation of Smaug anticipation thread [SPOILERS]
Replies: 1379
Views: 232170

Lets see, in Desolation I would like the following: 1. For Bilbo to emerge as a leader of the troop as he does in the book; the spider attack of course and the rescue. 2. Corny but I want to see the Elves get drunk and pass out in barrels out of bond. 3. Meeting Bard, the handling of the singing of ...
by ArathornJax
Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: Azog the Idiot!
Replies: 38
Views: 17396

Just saw the movie today for the first time. I posted my review on it and the one thing I hate is that PJ seems to feel that in The Hobbit, The Unexpected Journey, there has to be a chase like the Nazgûl had in the Fellowship. Azog was built up far too much and for me it just distracts from the movi...
by ArathornJax
Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:59 am
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: Hall of Fire Reviews - Post Them Here! [SPOILERS!]
Replies: 612
Views: 109925

Well, I went and saw The Hobbit with my family today for Christmas. First time I've had a chance. A few impressions from the movie and from reading this thread. Someone said tiring and I have to agree that parts of the movie were tiring. This movie just went on and on and on and I firmly believe som...
by ArathornJax
Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: Tol Eressëa
Topic: Prayers for the victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School
Replies: 30
Views: 25033

I read this in class today and my eyes swelled with tears. I am teaching 10 year olds this year and suddenly I looked at them and my heart melted. Children are incredible and are to be nourished, treasured and loved and kept safe. I have always felt there are two places that should be safe for a chi...
by ArathornJax
Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: Critical Reception of The Hobbit: AUJ [Massive SPOILERS!]
Replies: 212
Views: 61027

A local review here in Utah from KSL by Travis Poppleton on "5 Reasons The Hobbit shouldn't be 3 movies." Basically, it should be one movie and then lists some of his favorite parts stating the Riddle Games is the best part of the movie.

Here is the link