Marielle
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Marielle

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Confession time: I've read LotR almost every year since I was 14, and I *just now* realized Barliman Butterbur's name was a pun. Feb 22, 2019

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    1. Marielle
      Marielle
      Confession time: I've read LotR almost every year since I was 14, and I *just now* realized Barliman Butterbur's name was a pun.
      1. Faelivrin
        Faelivrin
        Please enlighten the clueless?
        Feb 24, 2019
      2. Nicholas Palazzo
        Nicholas Palazzo
        I think this is a reference to the fact that his name is literally "Barley Man", which makes sense given his occupation. It would seem that he brews his own beer, rather than purchasing it from an outside supplier.
        Feb 25, 2019
    2. Marielle
      Marielle
      There is a session today, right? Or did I mess up my calendar?
      1. MithLuin
        MithLuin
        Just a delayed start :)
        May 18, 2018
      2. Marielle
        Marielle
        Business as usual, then! I don't know if this delay was longer or I'm just more impatient today. Considering it's been raining for six days straight, probably the later.
        May 18, 2018
    3. Marielle
      Marielle
      When we discussed the SilmFilm rating, did we mention cussing, or did we focus on sex/violence?
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      2. amysrevenge
        amysrevenge
        To be clear - I'm a 12 year old boy and love to swear and all things cuss-worthy. It just needs to fit in context. And I don't know that we have rhay context.

        "Tolkien doesn't use swear words so we shouldn't" is not a good reason to avoid it. "Swearing modern English cuss words would sound wrong and made-up swear words can sound... cutesy" would be a reason to avoid t.
        Apr 20, 2018
      3. MithLuin
        MithLuin
        Yeah, to a point, but...there's a *reason* Tolkien's characters don't use swear words, and it's not just because he was stuffy. Language is culture. It seems to me that the only characters who would use particularly harsh swear words 'in character' would be...orcs. I'm not saying we can't have some colorful language or slang. But I do think there is a limit before it sounds out of place.
        Apr 20, 2018
      4. amysrevenge
        amysrevenge
        I suppose words like "maggot" and "filth" are used by Sam exactly where cussing would be warranted....
        Apr 21, 2018
    4. Marielle
      Marielle
      Is there a thread for asking lore questions to Gryflett?
    5. Marielle
      Marielle
      Holy cow I missed a lot!
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      2. Richol Richards
        Richol Richards
        I only got back a week or so ago myself so I empathize. :)
        Mar 27, 2018
      3. Nicholas Palazzo
        Nicholas Palazzo
        Perhaps you ladies can help elicit a return to a more civilized age. ;)
        Mar 28, 2018
      4. Richol Richards
        Richol Richards
        Haha, I have noticed a certain explosion of...liveliness...recently. ;)
        Mar 28, 2018
    6. Marielle
      Marielle
      I've been away for a while, but, well, I'm back.
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      2. MithLuin
        MithLuin
        Hi there! Welcome back :)
        Mar 26, 2018
      3. Ange1e4e5
        Ange1e4e5
        Good to see you back :)
        Mar 26, 2018
      4. Marielle
        Marielle
        Thank you all! It is good to be back.
        Mar 26, 2018
    7. Marielle
      Marielle
      Thinking about a question posed to Gryfflet on Friday: What do *you* think is the greatest unanswered mystery at the end of the Third Age?
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      2. Haakon
        Haakon
        Not an answer to your original question but - could it be a man who changes shape unfortunately under the WormMoon?
        Feb 14, 2018
      3. Faelivrin
        Faelivrin
        It's a prophecy about Frank Herbert writing God Emperor of Dune in the 80s.
        Anyway, my question would be "What happens to Mortals when they die?"
        Feb 22, 2018
      4. Faelivrin
        Faelivrin
        Or maybe "What are the nameless gnawing things?"
        Feb 22, 2018
    8. Marielle
      Marielle
      Spam in Season 3 props
    9. Marielle
      Marielle
      Corey done and I still have 2 1/2 hours left to go at work. Booo....
    10. Marielle
      Marielle
      SilmFilmSilmFilmSilmFiiiiiiiillllllllllllllmmm!
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      2. Marielle
        Marielle
        I'm listening, but keep getting called away (stupid job). Going to have to watch again tonight on Twitch
        Jan 26, 2018
    11. Marielle
      Marielle
      Going back and re-listening to Return of the Shadow classes. Corey originally talked about how Exploring LotR could take "two years". LOL!
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      2. Marielle
        Marielle
        Not even! We’re almost done with chapter 8.
        Jan 21, 2018
      3. amysrevenge
        amysrevenge
        Tom just name-dropped Barliman this week.
        Jan 21, 2018
      4. JJ48
        JJ48
        We MIGHT be to Bree by Mythmoot.
        Jan 23, 2018
    12. Marielle
      Marielle
      Holidays and AHA is over... Time to catch up on SilmFilm!
    13. Marielle
      Marielle
      I hope everyone had fun and safe holidays!
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    14. Marielle
      Marielle
      Marielle gave into morbid curiosity and looked up Shelob in the Shadows of Mordor Wiki. Don't be like Marielle.
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      3. Marielle
        Marielle
        Forget making Corey play the game: that entry alone would be enough to make his head explode.
        Dec 18, 2017
      4. JJ48
        JJ48
        rofl

        That article reads like a very, very bad fanfiction, and confirms my decision not to play those games.

        Because, you know, when you try to think of a vile, bloated, gluttonous spawn of Ungoliant, the first image that springs to mind is CLEARLY Morticia Addams. <eyeroll>
        Dec 18, 2017
      5. Marielle
        Marielle
        I think it's the Frodo thing that made me sprain my eyeballs rolling them, but... just everything. So bad.
        Dec 19, 2017
    15. Marielle
      Marielle
      Will not be in attendance at session tomorrow. Have a good and productive time!
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    16. Marielle
      Marielle
      Over/under: we're through the Council of Elrond by the 2nd anniversary of Exploring The Lord of the Rings?
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    17. Marielle
      Marielle
      You know, other than the lack of references to throwing wine at each other, the elves of the Silmarillion are basically soap characters?
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      3. Marielle
        Marielle
        Which is true? That there's a difference, or that they're essentially soaps?
        Dec 6, 2017
      4. Jim Deutch
        Jim Deutch
        'that's more "throwing a heavy object that happens to hold wine" than "ruining your expensive but totally trashy dress with Merlot."' Well, it's Turin, after all. He never does anything without doing it way over the top.
        Dec 7, 2017
      5. JJ48
        JJ48
        Now, now. We don't KNOW that Saeros' dress was trashy.
        Dec 7, 2017
    18. Marielle
      Marielle
      Glad it's Friday... particularly glad it's SilmFilm Friday!
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      2. Richol Richards
        Richol Richards
        Welp. I missed the entire thing. Did anyone take notes? What were the main points?
        Dec 2, 2017
      3. MithLuin
        MithLuin
        I only caught the last 20 minutes, so I'm no help this week, I'm afraid. But it was for a very good reason - no electronic devices permitted in the courtroom!
        Dec 2, 2017
      4. Richol Richards
        Richol Richards
        Haha, I'd say that's a pretty good reason. I can't wait to settle down and catch up on everything. The past couple of weeks - for all their busyness- have been quite rewarding, but I do feel the lack of silmfilm keenly.
        Dec 2, 2017
    19. Marielle
      Marielle
      Just realized: Galadriel's probably in Doriath during the whole Beren/Luthien thing. Wow. Wonder how we're going to end up playing that!
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      2. MithLuin
        MithLuin
        We will have to decide when to send her and Celeborn over the mountains east, but I think it would be neat if we could have her there for that, considering what role she plays in the Aragorn/Arwen romance.
        Dec 1, 2017
      3. Marielle
        Marielle
        I think I'd like to keep them there... despite holding the published LotR as the canon for Galadriel, it seems a shame to give up on so much potential character moments/interactions/tensions for both of them as the later Doriath stories offer.
        Dec 1, 2017
    20. Marielle
      Marielle
      managed to break both my phone and my tablet this month. Just waiting for my laptop to spontaneously fling itself out a window.
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