Thread: A riddle question....
I don't remember seeing either riddle in the Hobbit or LOTR - maybe Plastic or Grondie can give you a better answer since they're the riddle masters around here. I have a dirty answer for the first one which will probably 'cause Taz's flaming icon to appear & boot me off PT for good, so I won't post that here!
No, I have seen neither of your riddles in Tolkien's writtings.
Actually, my nick is a rl nick that I somehow acquired when I was very young. I read ALOT and friends and family started calling me book-a (short a). Well, sometimes I would be so engrossed in a book that they would say "Boooo KA!" That seemed to sound better than Booka, as in book, so a new spelling was born. And there you have it
Is there a way to contact people while they are online, within this forum? Pm'ing or the such ? Very new here and haven't learned all of the nuances of this place. Thanks for responding !
I wasn't sure that these 2 riddles were from Tolkien but thought I would check to be sure. I have absolutely no idea on these whereas the other 2, I think I have a shot
I had answered several and then when looking for these 4 riddles, I found the answers to a couple that I had already answered in the Book of Exeter.
Oh, mayhaps you could point me in a different direction on finding clues to riddles?
By the way, very nice forum you have here. Have it bookmarked now And now that I will be persuing some reading of Tolkien, I know where to come!
Actually we had the instant messaging feature in the old forum before it crashed, but I guess Taz hasn't managed to get around to putting it back in yet. So for the time being, we just yell at each other through 'Information' - best to check that section at least once before you go.
And don't worry about being new - we were all that once - and there are no nasty characters here ready to bite at the first opportunity! Enjoy the ride!
Welcome, Boucka. No, never saw the riddles either in Tolkien's books. They don't sound very Tolkienish either, do they?
I didn't even know we had that Instant Messaging system. Guess I only watch the forum news... And the site now and then. Maybe you can try logging into the chat room when you see any other members online here. If they aren't there, just do like Ungoliant said, shout at them!
(I can't log in to the chat room, *taz, Grondy???)
No, I think I've found the problem. I've recently installed a firewall, and it keeps the chat program from entering I guess.
Will see what I can do...
we needed a firewall cos we kept having troubles with hackers and viruses and stuff. Now we're having troubles with the firewall... It never ends does it?
No, kidding, I'm not here all weekend you know. It may look like that, but I'm not.
And Mellie wasn't being a dunce, I was being too obscure--sometimes it would be better were I to provide a roadmap up front, so that people could follow the gist of my jokes; especially as it makes them uneasy when they can't, feeling that they are at fault, which they are not. It is just one of my many failures. Sorry.
Ok, I went back and checked the trivia thread, I get it now. Sometimes I really can be a dunce.
[Edited on 4/10/2002 by MelliotSandybanks]
What's wrong with being a dunce anyway? When you get used to it, it's kinda fun.
Anyway, I'm back now. I'm going to be around as much as possible every weekend cos I won't be here during the week.
Im sorry I am not sure the answer to those riddles & am sure they aren't in the book. But goodluck anyways!