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More of Gondolin, few could tell, except perhaps the Silmarillion. It is an awe inspiring and tragic tale, that moved me deeply.
Gondolin is in the top left hand corner of Tolkien's map of Beleriand, which you will also find in the Sil.
Turgon also has a thread under 'characters' if you are interested in reading other people's comments on him
Happy Reading!! And welcome to the forum.
*hides behind the golden tree in the Kings garden, hoping she is not leaving a tell-tale trail of drips*
Gondolin is definately my favourite Sil place. I would love to see the great fountains, the walled gardens, the waterfalls, the green valley floor, the great tower of Ecthelion, the images of the Two Trees and maybe get a glimpse of the royal family .
If I could take a time machine into ME, that is where I would visit first.
Still, it'd be a pretty good place to spend the rest of your life.
You may notice in Lotr that many of the Elves talk about returning into the uttermost west. This is what they mean. It is kind of like the Vallhalla of Norse mythology in some ways (not the feasting and killing of course) but much like Bifrost, the Rainbow bridge to Vallhalla, Tolkien had the "Straight Road" that went off the edge of the world to Valinor. For more (and probably more coherent) information, try the Silmarillion, very hard going compared to LOtr and the Hobbit, but good for knowing this sort of thing.
Welcome to the Forum Gromdul, I hope you enjoy it.
Me mate Plastic's all grown up & responsible now.
Oh, hi there gromdul! Welcome.
But you're very welcome to the help Gromdul.
*runs off down the lonely paths after Golly, holding a water pistol behind his back*
*chucks a water-filled balloon at the unsuspecting squirrell & runs off for more ammo*
Hey la, my best friend's back! Hooray!
Erm... we're having this fight in Gondolin by the way, honest.
*runs up to the top of the Tower of Ecthelion to prove it*
*checks to see if Grondy's still not looking & quickly loads a huge water-balloon on the trebuchet*
I have you now!
Frankly I'd rather you chopped my hand off so I could jump off a great height than go and rule the galaxy with you.
*does a Hamster face, screams NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! and chucks himself off the tower, whatever it's called and falls down the well that Gothmog got killed in*
hehehe... * puts a bucket of water over the door - errr Way of Escape - hoping to drench Plastic and Golly when they get back*
*runs up the attick to go and find here long-left water pistol to join the fight, meanwhile avoided Allyssa's trap carefully*
*finds the water pistol and hides behind a no-named tower wating for squirrels and spiders to turn up again*
*looks around and sees Grondy approaching so hides in the tower, hereby walking into Allyssa's trap*
*sees Grondy walking past and goes off in search for Allyssa, looking for a revenge*
*resets trap for Squirrel and Ungy*
*looks around twice but doesn't spot Grondy anywhere, so decides to go for a revenge*
*approaches Allyssa from behind (I know, very nasssty, but can't help myself) and yells BOOO!*
*Allyssa turns around and Tom empties her water pistol in her face, then runs off laughing her head off*
[Edited on 31/8/2002 by TomBombadillo]
*has found her garden hose and is ready for Allyssa's pathetic gun*
*is also wondering what Grondy is going to do when he sees this*
Taz follows with a hairdryer and finds it insufficient for the never ending task of repairing the damage caused by the shenanigans of the inmates.
And to think I thought the games had ended! You never cease to amaze me Grondy.
Surveying the sacrilege being committed in the city in which his parents lost their lives, he makes a few notes in his clipboard and shakes his head. "But this is happening in Gondolin!" he hears a small voice echoing from deep within a well.
True, he decides, and besides Grondy's water canon does look awefully fun. Putting on his wellingtons, oilskins and umbrella, he joins in the fun, kicking water at anyone within five paces.
Red's right, this is more fun to spectate. Keep it going guys, we're cracking up here.
Oh, and somebody fish that poor Squirrel outta the well...
It is now left to future generations of our readers to decide, whether the Plastic Squirrel, in all his wetness, is humble enough to accept being rescued by one Samuel J. Gamgee, Esq., a Hobbit of some repute, of whom said squirrel has been known to hate, or at least has stated a strong displeasure towards, for quite some time on these fair pages.
Thats a nice pickle you have landed yourself in Mr Plastic....
*attatches a fire hose to the nearest fountain and goes looking for Tommi*
She takes the rope, wraps it up and heads off to gather the others.
[Edited on 2/9/2002 by Rednell]
I learned the difference between fantasy and reality when he broke down and wept, Oh, the humanity, the humanity. - Orson Wells
Move over Prog, I'm back.
[Edited on 2/9/2002 by Rednell]
"Did you bring any popcorn?"
You feel just like my long haired cat!
*tucks waterpistol into belt, for use elsewhere...when you all least expect it
Mellie has a bunch of conditoner, and dangles it in front of PS,
"Nah, you can't have it, I like the fluffy do"
[Edited on 4/9/2002 by MelliotSandybanks]
[Edited on 5/9/2002 by MelliotSandybanks]
*Ungoliant scrambles stealthily down Cirith Thoronath, squeezing herself in the cracks of the mountain pass at the slightest sound in order to aviod the ongoing battle between a hunky golden-haired elf and an ugly, wingless fire-demon. *
*Golly uses her engineering skills to build a water pipeline to right behind the viewing stands, where Red, Prog, Melly & 42 were munching popcorn*
*Golly attaches a powerful sprinker system to the pipeline & aims towards the stands*
*Golly opens the water valve, and runs away*
"Dis waY to leaf TUMladn"