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What do you read?
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Obviously owners of the 1st edition of The Hobbit aren't carrying that around in their bag to read on thet rain or on the beach. But, it would be interesting to see which editions/years/paper vs. hard we read. Do you have one set of the series that you go back to time and time again or do just pick at random from the more modern, less antiquarian editions on your shelf?

Mine are just these from when I read them for English Honors in Highschool (late 90s) that I bought off of a graduating senior who probably did the same before me. (image attached)

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Posted on: 2007/7/21 9:50


Re: Children of Hurin movie discussion continues
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It's a sad thing to say; but, the reality of the nature of many people today is that they are lazy and just want to sit and be fed something. I would be lieing if I said I never had such urges.

That's why a few years back when I finally heard that the movies were being made I was beyond belief that it was finally being done. By that time I had read The Lord of the Rings 5 or 6 times (only in my early 20s now) and I finally thought to myself "I get to see what other people think Legolas, Gondor, Balrog, etc look like!" Sure there is fantasy art and things like that which one can peruse. However, that only make so much of an impact when you page through an art book. When you see these things "in real life" (as with actors, sets, special effects, etc) there is a whole new element added to it.

Just in the way that you say the 1st and 2nd Ages of ME are the legends and traditions that enrich LOTR, I think a movie can do that in a way for the avid fan/reader of the series. Now when I go back and re-read the books it is fun to catch myself now and then picturing something from the movies as reading it and then I get to become an active reader and make myself forget that and create new images in my mind as I go through the books.

This isn't to say that I want to see a CoH movie anytime soon; but, food for thought. The Hobbit live action a la' the rest of the movies need to come to fruition first and then maybe in 5 years they can do a Children of Hurin movie which for all intensive purposes could even be slightly removed from The Franchise and become a stand alone Fantasy Adventure movie.

Posted on: 2007/7/21 8:58


Re: Hobbit House
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I have to agree with you. Though if you look carefully at the two penultimate pictures (the three windows and the bookshelves) you can see that a significant portion of the house is under ground level, so at least they made an effort. And the comment under the circular door photo mentioned also needing a standard door to conform to code, so perhaps a fully underground house would have some code issues with roofing or walls or some-such.

There is a separate article focusing more on the owner than the house in the news section of TCG, here.

By the way, welcome to the site!

Posted on: 2007/7/21 8:29
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Re: Hobbit House
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Not to say it doesn't look cool or is very nice; but, that is a cottage with a round door and windows.

Posted on: 2007/7/21 8:16


Re: TOLKIEN CALENDAR COLLECTING
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Thanks to Dior's eagle eye, I was able to collect that Australian calendar. Received it this week and created an entry on my website for it. It is an excellent calendar. The illustrations are great, the production quality is top notch, and it's simply different from all of the others that I have collected. Could not find a website or email address for the illustrator, so have written (snail mail) to him to find out more about his work. Does anyone here know of Colin Williams (Annandale, NSW, Australia)?

Away from The Green Hill Country,

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Posted on: 2007/7/21 6:20
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