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by Rowanberry
Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: How did The Silmarillion change your view of LotR?
Replies: 41
Views: 22581

When I reread the LOTR for the first time after reading the Sil, my eyes were opened to what a long and complex history the world of the story actually had. Just as an example, when Treebeard sang his song about the lands where he used to walk but which don't exist any longer, I knew what and where ...
by Rowanberry
Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: Hobbit cast!
Replies: 545
Views: 162428

Well, I think that to play an ageless character, an actor in their thirties is a better choice than a teen. :thumbsup:
by Rowanberry
Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: Now that we have official news, are you excited?
Replies: 84
Views: 36615

I'm glad, but can't say that I'm really excited. Maybe when the actual release date is close I will feel some kind of excitement...
by Rowanberry
Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Tol Eressëa
Topic: Lasto beth Lammen - Is your religion nuts?
Replies: 382
Views: 120884

ROFL Lali! :rofl:

Well, my two cents in a nutshell:

Having faith in a deity = not nuts.

Blindly believing just anything and everything you're told in the name of a deity = nuts.
by Rowanberry
Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Tol Eressëa
Topic: Do you essentially follow your parent's religion?
Replies: 41
Views: 35929

I voted no. My parents were, and still are, nominally Lutheran, and I was raised the same. Our family never were active churchgoers though, and I think that especially my dad has stayed there just out of habit; my mom is probably more inclined to really be a believer. Over the years, I rather became...
by Rowanberry
Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: General Hobbit Movie Info (AVOID IF YOU DON'T WANT SPOILERS)
Replies: 2780
Views: 574547

A Bollywood Hobbit?

Heh, Shahrukh Khan for Bilbo! =:)

Hey, at least he would be about the right age at 45, and he wouldn't be too tall to play a hobbit... :D

And, judging from a few battle scenes that I've seen, they could do a quite impressive Battle of the Five Armies. :P
by Rowanberry
Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Tol Eressëa
Topic: Prayer Thread
Replies: 1385
Views: 398380

:hug: Di. :cry:
by Rowanberry
Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Tol Eressëa
Topic: Prayer Thread
Replies: 1385
Views: 398380

I'm thinking of you, Di. :hug:
by Rowanberry
Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: General Hobbit Movie Info (AVOID IF YOU DON'T WANT SPOILERS)
Replies: 2780
Views: 574547

Can't say that I'm surprised.

He'll probably do a decent job, like he did with the LOTR. I just hope that this time, he'll stay away from exaggeration, which I think was the biggest fault in the LOTR movies. (Oh, and no fart jokes either, please.)
by Rowanberry
Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: General Hobbit Movie Info (AVOID IF YOU DON'T WANT SPOILERS)
Replies: 2780
Views: 574547

No, it's me who is behind the times. I don't have the time to hunt for first hand rumours about the movie over the web... :roll:
by Rowanberry
Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Fiddler on the Roof - My Jewish Homework!
Replies: 58
Views: 19798

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by Rowanberry
Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: General Hobbit Movie Info (AVOID IF YOU DON'T WANT SPOILERS)
Replies: 2780
Views: 574547

Gungnir posted this on TORC today:
From Ian McKellen's twitter feed this weekend, referring to The Hobbit...
"Sets are ready, script ready and movie is casting this month. Fans are not to worry”
So, apparently, something is going on in the background.
by Rowanberry
Mon May 31, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Fiddler on the Roof - My Jewish Homework!
Replies: 58
Views: 19798

Alatar, that was great. 8) :bow:

Makes me wonder why you didn't take up acting as more than a hobby in the first place...
by Rowanberry
Wed May 26, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Fiddler on the Roof - My Jewish Homework!
Replies: 58
Views: 19798

Congratulations on the nomination, Alatar! 8) I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. :)
by Rowanberry
Wed May 05, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Tol Eressëa
Topic: Prayer Thread
Replies: 1385
Views: 398380

Sending positive vibes your way, and hoping for the best. :hug:
by Rowanberry
Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: ARISE SIR CHRISTOPHER LEE (AND HONOURS FOR OTHER LOTR STARS)
Replies: 36
Views: 17039

She has indeed; I believe that at least one Danish edition of the LOTR has been published with her illustrations. And, even the Professor himself has approved her drawings - in the 1960s, she sent a few of them to him under a pseudonym.
by Rowanberry
Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: ARISE SIR CHRISTOPHER LEE (AND HONOURS FOR OTHER LOTR STARS)
Replies: 36
Views: 17039

Hm, Viggo has done a lot of other work beside the LOTR movies.

Also, Margrethe II is a great Tolkien fan. :D
by Rowanberry
Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: Management by Sauron: Different types of Leaders in the LOTR
Replies: 2
Views: 4118

Management by Sauron: Different types of Leaders in the LOTR

Today, there was an article and the interview of the writer of an interesting book that will be published next week: Management by Sauron, Sormusten herran johtamisopas (Management by Sauron, A Guide to Leadership in the Lord of the Rings) by Harri V. Hietikko. This book is based on his Ph.D. thesis...
by Rowanberry
Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: The Humanity Of Sam
Replies: 198
Views: 106506

I'm sorry for your news, Sass. :cry: :hug: I wish you all the best. But, I also think that you've perfectly nailed Sam and his importance to the story in your post. We may admire the high and mighty - the Elves and Númenóreans of our world - but, in the end, it's the Everyman, people like us, that r...
by Rowanberry
Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Arda Unmarred
Topic: Nature Pics
Replies: 2842
Views: 790010

My, those trees are HUGE. :shock: