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Welcome, Annabelle! And since I’m posting from Tapatalk, it’s going to be a double!
“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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Welcome, Annabelle! And since I’m posting from Tapatalk, it’s going to be a double!
“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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Welcome, TolkienJRR! I hope you'll find some interesting discussions here!
“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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Oh goodness. The man himself.
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I know!!!!!!!
“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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He fellow Tolkien lovers. Looks like a great site. I was thinking of getting Arda Reconstructed and was informed of this site.
“I am in fact a Hobbit (in all but size). I like gardens, trees and unmechanized farmlands; I smoke a pipe, and like good plain food (unrefrigerated), but detest French cooking; I like, and even dare to wear in these dull days, ornamental waistcoats. I am fond of mushrooms (out of a field); have a very simple sense of humour (which even my appreciative critics find tiresome); I go to bed late and get up late.”
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It's a great book by an excellent author. Clearly you have good taste. :)

Welcome!
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Terry Pratchett, Small Gods
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Hi J.R.R, I'm glad you are interested in my book! I saw your comment/question at TORN. The purpose of the book isn't to identify the "real Silmarillion"; so far as I can tell there really isn't such a thing. The purpose of the book is to attempt to trace as much as possible the sources of the various parts of the published book and to determine as much as possible what editorial changes were made by Christopher Tolkien and his assistant, Guy Kay. In that I think I was fairly successful.

Please feel free to ask any questions about the book that you might have. And if you do get a chance to read it I would love to read your thoughts about it.

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Welcome to Gondolin23. I hope you are enjoying the new book!
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Welcome to Tolkien R.J.J :welcome:
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Welcome to Oronin! Are you a cousin of Olórin?
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Welcome, Oronin!
“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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Welcome to JonasHS! We look forward to getting to know you.
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Voronwë the Faithful wrote:Welcome to JonasHS! We look forward to getting to know you.
Thank you for the welcome.
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I see you've already posted a lovely photo in Nature Pics!
“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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So, JonasHS... what brings you to the Hall of Fire? :)
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elengil wrote:So, JonasHS... what brings you to the Hall of Fire? :)
I have visited this forum often and I thought that it was time for me to register. And Tolkien is my favorite fiction writer. This forum seems like a nice community too. :)
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You are obviously a person of taste and discernment. I am pleased to make your acquaintance. Please don't hesitate to jump in.
His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools -- the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up all three of them in his famous phrase, 'You can't trust any bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing you can do about it, so let's have a drink."

Terry Pratchett, Small Gods
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Hi JonasHS, nice to meet you. :)
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Welcome to nugykepeh!
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