Anyway, with that intro...
My friend just started in on LotR. However, she got the whole series at once. She just finished FotR, and was very sad about the whole Gandalf-fell-into-a-hole thing, but then she realized that Gandalf isn't dead because he appears on the cover of the RotK. Kinda ruined the surprise...is it just me that thinks this was quite poor planning on the part of whoever designed the book cover?
Frodo, sam merry and pippin all 4 hobbits who dont know the real world and its dangers.....they all live....
gandalf...when he died i thought the book was getting realistic, but then he pops right back again
aragorn....lives to b king
boromir.....well nobody feels sad for him when he dies coz at the last he kindof threatens Frodo and stuff.....so it's like goto hell
only the most powerful character in the whole story, who has control over millions of vile creatures, and is the darkest lord of the story, dies
Qustion: Where the song couples names, is the first the knight and the second his horse or are they all human names?
I guess I'll just have to buy a new copy... I think I'll follow *Plastic in never opening it. Cos the one I had (up until yesterday, see explanation elsewhere) has loose pages, cover is torn, things like that. But it's still readable. And I'm very careful with it. (well, I was...)
I too was totally convinced that Gandalf was dead, but I kept on reading, couldn't stop, cos I wanted to be sure that he didn't appear again. When Aragorn & co saw that white figure in Fangorn, I didn't even think it could be Gandalf. I was so happy I started to sing and laugh when I found out it was him! (I remember my parents looking rather weird when I did. haha) But the fact that he is on the cover of RotK does spoil it. You have to be totally convinced that he is dead and will not appear again before you get to the bit in Fangorn where he suddenly does appear again. Otherwise the whole thrill of "meeting" him again is gone... That would suck...
And Grondy's right. Lots of good people do die in the battles. Just a great bit of luck that only one of the Fellowship died I guess. Though some of them were close quite some times, especially Gandalf and Frodo. I don't think it is unrealistic, you just take it for granted. I did... I didn't question it, but now that you mention it... Just part of the story...
Do you consider Denethor as one of the good guys? I could never decide how to view him...he was a mean old b*****d, treating Faramir like that.
I count Denethor among the good ones, yeah. I mean, you can't say he was on Sauron's side. That's what I mean with the good ones, you have the good ones (fighting against Sauron) and the bad ones (fighting with Sauron). Yasee?
Who's Father Ted?
Ah well, can't win 'em all
I want to shower you with sugarlumps, and ride you over fences, polish your hooves every single day, and take you to the Horse dentist."
Actually, they might have been singing about horses...I don't remember the song or anything, and my book is all the way across the hall so I can't look it up right now...but, considering Rohan and the way they feel about horses, they just might have counted the horses into the song.
Some of that Black Stuff in the Black Lands for a few Black Riders would have won the war without any of this trouble. Would have missied a good lark though
Speaking of Te, what about some great character changes.
What about Dougla playing Elrond? (Right there Gandalf, whatever you say. Say Gandalf who's this Sauron bloke anyway?)
Or my favorite Dougal playing Tom Bombadil - now that would be a pearl.
Even Dougal as Merry!
I think I have to get my cassettes out tonight and have a cuppas tea
Plastic, we'll probably have to stop the subltel cultural references here or someone will think its all a private joke.
DRINK! FECK! GIRLS! ARSE!
Gandalf: Nooooo! Don't throw that bottle at me Saruman!
And Dougal should be Gandalf, nothing would get done, but it'd be really funny!
"What's that big fiery thing there Strider? A Balrog, oh right, one of those type of things. Course I know what it is"
And I still don't have an extra copy of LOTR. I don't even have my old one back...
What about JAck-Gandalf
Dougal - Sam
Ted : Frodo and of course Mrs Doyl as.... Galdriel!
And NEil of the Young Ones as Aragorn
Mr Bean as Gollum
Morcombe and Wise as Pippin and Merry
Tommy Cooper as Elrond
Ronnie Barker as Gimli
Ali G as Aragorn (respect)
Eddie Izzard as Legolas
Lets open a new forum for this !
I've been longing for a good book for ages!
Well, Plastic, this stupid woman in Texas, caught most of your Father Ted jokes, although it took me a few minutes. lol I have only gotten to see a few episodes. They are sooo funny. Yes, they play it on our Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) here. lol and we also get it on BBCAmerica.
Yes, they play it on our Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) here. lol and we also get it on BBCAmerica
Here, too Mellie. We get BBC Canada. But our good ol' CBC has been bringing us Father Ted for quite some time. Roll on floor laughing many a time. I thought Father Ted was an Irish show?
By the way: hello there, Ringfacwen!
It's a race! It's a race!