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by samaranth
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: Lord of the Rings series!?
Replies: 425
Views: 217017

Re: Lord of the Rings series!?

And I also love that article! As a former denizen of Frodo's Kitchen, it brings back fond memories of debates about choice, fate and destiny. Thanks for posting it, Dave.
by samaranth
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: The last movie you saw Thread
Replies: 1777
Views: 485590

Re: The last movie you saw Thread

I like Hannah Gadsby – I like her wry, understated wit. She’s clever in her observations – and Nanette was all this too, but on a bigger, darker and much more confronting scale. It was definitely challenging to watch. The anger – I don’t deal with other people’s anger very well, I tend to shrivel up...
by samaranth
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Arda Unmarred
Topic: Nature Pics
Replies: 2843
Views: 795256

Re: Nature Pics

Lovely photos, Jude. I woke at 4:30 this morning, and was very lucky to be able to look out of my window and see the lunar eclipse - the blood moon. It was seriously uncanny, watching the silver light of the moon being swallowed by the shadowy red. And the brilliance of Mars - it seemed big enough a...
by samaranth
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: The Library of Rivendell
Topic: Have you read...can you recommend...
Replies: 453
Views: 156416

Re: Have you read...can you recommend...

Fingers crossed, Imp. I won't say another word...
by samaranth
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: The Library of Rivendell
Topic: Have you read...can you recommend...
Replies: 453
Views: 156416

Re: Have you read...can you recommend...

Ooooh. Book recommendations! I haven't read the Isabel Dalhousie series, though I have read (and loved) the Scotland Street series. Thanks Jude! I'd also like to read Full Disclosure, but it doesn't seem to be available through the Australian Kindle Store. (I'm very much a Kindle reader these days. ...
by samaranth
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Should you punch a Nazi? The limits of tolerance
Replies: 396
Views: 160372

Re: Should you punch a Nazi? The limits of tolerance

I’d also love to read your post Griffy.


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by samaranth
Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: The Middle-earth 1200
Topic: The Middle-earth 1200
Replies: 271
Views: 217669

What a wonderful list! Thank you - I'm looking forward to following the countdown. :)
by samaranth
Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:13 am
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: The Hobbit Movie Tie ins [now with potential spoilers]
Replies: 255
Views: 139498

I'm not sure what the problem was there - but here's the image my friend took at Wellington Airport yesterday:

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by samaranth
Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: The Hobbit Movie Tie ins [now with potential spoilers]
Replies: 255
Views: 139498

Does this count as a tie in? I'm not sure, but I thought I'd post this picture shared on Twitter by an NZ colleague who just happened to be visiting Wellington airport yesterday.
by samaranth
Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:08 am
Forum: The Library of Rivendell
Topic: The Kindle Books and Resources List
Replies: 606
Views: 226569

I check too, Imp, now that I've been converted to the Kindle fraternity. :)
by samaranth
Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: The Desolation of Smaug anticipation thread [SPOILERS]
Replies: 1379
Views: 224879

YLDTLMGITY?

ALITTTFOTR?

POTD?

I'm very much enjoying reading this thread (and also the AUJ EE one), but those three have me seriously stumped!

:)
by samaranth
Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:15 am
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: The Music of the Hobbit (Now with possible Spoilers)
Replies: 685
Views: 222031

...The first 30+ seconds were acappela, highly unusual for any kind of "pop" song. It uses very little instrumentation for the first half, until the violin comes in...but even then, it remains folk-like in feel. It is almost entirely acoustic, has a modal tonality (in fact, it switches ba...
by samaranth
Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:19 am
Forum: Arda Unmarred
Topic: Nature Pics
Replies: 2843
Views: 795256

A couple of years ago we were travelling in Canada and I dearly wanted to see a bear. We saw evidence of bears on trees (big scratch marks), people we spoke with assured us 'oh yes, there are bears around here', I saw intriguing bear-proof rubbish bins, and millions of bear images in souvenir shops....
by samaranth
Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:52 am
Forum: Arda Unmarred
Topic: Nature Pics
Replies: 2843
Views: 795256

A bear! Wonderful!

These are all fabulous pictures. I do love this thread. :)
by samaranth
Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:30 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Australian Federal Election: The day after
Replies: 206
Views: 68949

In NSW we had 110 candidates. I know this, because I, too, am an always-below-the-line voter. I agree about the concession/victory speeches. And - given my previously expressed feelings about Rudd - 20 minutes of him was 20 minutes too much. But I'm equally divided in my disgust. We now have a Coali...
by samaranth
Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:54 am
Forum: Arda Unmarred
Topic: Nature Pics
Replies: 2843
Views: 795256

The Tuolumne Falls are spectacular, Voronwë! And are there caves in the rock face?

Lovely pictures, Imp. Also love the name (Bugaboos...) :)
by samaranth
Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:48 am
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Good music and other good stuff on youtube and Facebook
Replies: 774
Views: 257555

That's brilliant, Jude! Both the canon and the animation, very clever. :)
by samaranth
Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: TV obsessions—come on, admit it!
Replies: 886
Views: 298526

Frelga, I gave up not-swooning a couple of weeks ago, round about the time I saw this...
by samaranth
Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:06 am
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: The Music of the Hobbit (Now with possible Spoilers)
Replies: 685
Views: 222031

Many congratulations to Howard Shore on the music to LotR yet again being voted #1 on their top 100 Movie Music chart and the soundtrack to TH:AUJ coming in at #9. A great testimony to the power and beauty of those scores... :love: I agree, Elen. In many ways I think that the score is a greater ach...
by samaranth
Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:06 am
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: The Music of the Hobbit (Now with possible Spoilers)
Replies: 685
Views: 222031

Many congratulations to Howard Shore on the music to LotR yet again being voted #1 on their top 100 Movie Music chart and the soundtrack to TH:AUJ coming in at #9. A great testimony to the power and beauty of those scores... :love: I agree, Elen. In many ways I think that the score is a greater ach...