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Very true GP, i read the Hobbit when I was in fourth grade and gave a much too long book report on it, then in fifth grade I read FOTR, and it took me 20 minutes to read 4 pages... and i didn't remember anything. I'm relieved that he wrote a book that young minds can understand. After all, young minds are the future of the human race, might as well send them all the good messages you can before they're too stubborn to change their minds :?
[quote="Odo Banks":2h73i8ld]We might leave out the teenage audience here - but no sane person likes teenagers anyway (they are in that nowhere transitional stage of life which will end either in becoming human again, or getting throttled).[/quote:2h73i8ld]

Hey! :x I should take offense to that, although ... seeing as teenagers mostly (a) want to grow up faster or (b) are emos, maybe that's not so untrue. :P

Anyway, I'll add my voice to the crowd saying that we shouldn't forget that [i:2h73i8ld]The Hobbit[/i:2h73i8ld] is a children's book, though in a way I think it's a book for all ages. Very small children can read it and be delighted at the wonder in it (I recall I was), while older people can read it and see more in the story. It's like [i:2h73i8ld]Harry Potter[/i:2h73i8ld] and [i:2h73i8ld]The Chronicles of Narnia[/i:2h73i8ld]: children's books that can be enjoyed by all, without any need to make them more 'serious'.
Look, I really having nothing more to contribute to this Thread at the moment, but I [i:1rs3mirf]am[/i:1rs3mirf] currently trying to be a kind of Odo-Virus on this Forum, this is why I'm posting like crazy. I'm also avoiding working on my book, because I'm having a can't be bothered day! You see, I'm trying to get inside the mind of a Virus so that I can understand them from [i:1rs3mirf]their[/i:1rs3mirf] point of view. In this way I can avoid doing what I really feel I should be doing, while, as a sop, furthering Science while I'm not doing what I feel I should be doing. If I can understand Computer Viruses and learn their Language (which is a bit like Gaelic, I suspect) then I might be able to persuade them with Pure Reason that what they're doing is wrong and so maybe help them reform, which will benefit all Mankind. :ugeek:
... and Womankind... :?
Or you're just trying to beat Eldo's post-count to 2000. :mrgreen:

[b:10ee5eo9]GB[/b:10ee5eo9]
As if that'll happen. :mrgreen:
On second thought, he probably will, but I'm not one to complain about there being more activity here. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />
I'm trying to be an Odo-Virus! <img src='/images/smileys/sad.gif' border='0' alt='Sad Smilie' /> <img src='/images/smileys/sad.gif' border='0' alt='Sad Smilie' /> <img src='/images/smileys/sad.gif' border='0' alt='Sad Smilie' />

(((Why doesn't anyone believe me? Maybe they're all infected with the E.I.A. Bug I've heard tell of...-(and just made up)-... that could be it! Ah! The Internet Virus Demiurge must know I'm after him! Should have known! Oh Gawd! The dreaded Eiabug has been set loose! :shock: )))

(((This may actually be a job for Pizza Man -- oh that's right -- it's not on anymore...)))

(((Maybe this should be on the Doctor Who Thread anyway? :?)))
[quote="Odo Banks":9frmpseu]I'm trying to be an Odo-Virus! <img src='/images/smileys/sad.gif' border='0' alt='Sad Smilie' /> <img src='/images/smileys/sad.gif' border='0' alt='Sad Smilie' /> <img src='/images/smileys/sad.gif' border='0' alt='Sad Smilie' /> [/quote:9frmpseu]

An Odo-Virus with more posts than me? <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />

Tuor or Turin, Turin or Tuor. One of them, both of them.

Melkor/Morgoth - if it weren't for him, we wouldnt have the Sil, Hobbit, or LotR!

As a character, the best built up in a literary way I think is Túrin, his dark story is one of the best things ever written by Tolkien. Maybe is my best character, for all the things he had to carry with and the magnificence of his quests, after all. He mix some other mitologys: Sigfried, Edipo...

But I like so much the elves in this book. They are grandious, but not the perfect, beautiful and unbreakeable elves from the LOTR. Here, the elves can also be evil, and his heart be poisoned by Melkor, like the men.

My favorite character is Earendil,  The thought of him eternally guarding the sky like a beacon of the Valar is amazing.  Equally Arien and Tilion.

For me, it has to be Luthien..I mean she even brought Morgoth down off his throne...if there was a film made, I have dreamed I might get to play her...she is described as "The most beuatiful child of Ilyuvator tat ever has been or ever will be"......oh....ok...well, that lets me out then....I wonder which actress could play the part.....?

 have to say my favorite has always been Túrin Turambar I think that he shows the best and worst of men but overall he to me is a very likable and beleivable character, I almost felt physical pain for him after he had slain his friend Saeros.

oh yes, mm83...what a tortured hero...everything went wrong for him...at least he managed to kill the dragon.....what a tragedy..his wife,, i mean sister...Incest in Tolkien, eh ?...this is really dark stuff...

Turin is probably the saddest single person in the book (the entire lost kingdom and forgotten glory theme beats all).  

 

My favorite character is Curufinwe, more commonly known as Feanor.  He's brilliant, stubborn, and altogether unique in the entire saga.  Pity he was somewhat corrupted by Morgoth, though...

the war of the silmarils.So full of death

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