Thread: All that is Gold does not glitter.
I know that this is about Aragorn but what if Tolkien was a whisky drinker?
All that is gold does not glitter, = [size=85:1ilqopn3]there are nice looking whiskies that are rubbish eg blended whisky.[/size:1ilqopn3]
Not all those who wander are lost;= [size=85:1ilqopn3]not all who stagger are drunk.[/size:1ilqopn3]
The old that is strong does not wither, = [size=85:1ilqopn3]An old whisky can be a great smooth whisky.[/size:1ilqopn3]
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.= [size=85:1ilqopn3]Refering to the authenticity of ancient whisky recipies.[/size:1ilqopn3]
From the ashes a fire shall be woken, = [size=85:1ilqopn3]The best whiskies are very ash tasting and smoky.[/size:1ilqopn3]
A light from the shadows shall spring; =[size=85:1ilqopn3]A good malt gives hope.[/size:1ilqopn3]
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,= A good malt gives confidence.
The crownless again shall be king. = [size=85:1ilqopn3]A good malt can make a Baron feel like a King when he is drinking it.[/size:1ilqopn3]
Yes I know that these thoughts are contrived, but I look at pictures of Tolkien and imagine him to be a single malt drinker.
Well done, Baron.
[i:hszwl42m]All that is gold does not glitter[/i:hszwl42m] = Not all (genuinely) good or worthy or pricey things look pretty.
[i:hszwl42m]Not all those who wander are lost[/i:hszwl42m] = Someone can be out and about, but for very purposeful reasons.
[i:hszwl42m]The old that is strong does not wither[/i:hszwl42m] = I think Tolkien means the Strong Spirit in Good Men (especially in Numenoreans).
[i:hszwl42m]Deep roots are not reached by the frost [/i:hszwl42m]= This, I feel, is about the moral root at the heart of all Good Men.
[i:hszwl42m]From the ashes a fire shall be woken[/i:hszwl42m] = The Numenorean Line was not quite extinguished. One ember remained.
[i:hszwl42m]A light from the shadows shall spring[/i:hszwl42m] = The true king of Gondor, Aragorn, will come out of hiding to defy Sauron.
[i:hszwl42m]Renewed shall be the blade that was broken[/i:hszwl42m] = Yes, a sword that was broken will be reforged.
[i:hszwl42m]The crownless again shall be king[/i:hszwl42m] = Aragorn, who has been long exiled, will be crowned King of Gondor.
I hope this clarifies things a bit for you, Baron.
NB Eldorion! You know better than to encourage people who are Tolkien Ignorant! Shame on you!
Or maybe you didn't.
I'm loosing it, Canthiss why do you have to be dead, where are you when I need you??? GGGRrr
You've been warned!
[i:2do4l34s]One fair sized cockatoo.
One large stone.
Three litres water (the muddier and mineral richer the tastier).
One large billy can.
Put billy on the campfire.
Put cockatoo and stone in the billy can.
Cover with water.
Boil for twenty four to fourty eight hours.
Throw away cockatoo.
Eat stone. [/i:2do4l34s]
Your presence is required by the Baron Ironfang on a new thread in the other fantist stories section. The thread will be titled: Help with the howling.
(nor is the Baron any of my relatives)
I mean it! NOT ME! (Notice the capitals, Eldo!)
People who give themselves different identities frustrate me!
Especial girls who post on twitter,
You might think them quite gorgeous,
But beware! For some are forgeous!"[/i:3tgqw12d]
JRRT: "The Bit that was left out."