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    Tolkien's Poetry and Music

    It occurred to me that Tolkien's Song of Earendil seems like it could fit well with the tune of I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General from Pirates of Penzance. Clearly, the movies should have been made by Gilbert and Sullivan, rather than by Peter Jackson.
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    Moria Observation

    I know this is a couple years down the road from where the course is currently, but I'm rereading the book and noticed something rather interesting about the Moria chapters. Has anyone else noticed that Gandalf trying to read the burned, stained Book of Mazarbul is very similar to Christopher...
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    Collapsing Barrows

    I've been thinking a bit about the collapse of the barrow after Tom's arrival. It was mentioned that normal barrows (such as, say, those in which Rohan's kings were buried) would not likely be as spacious and labyrinthine as those in LotRO. Could it be, however, that the wight's power has made...
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    Errantry Anew - Casual

    I came up with this during one of the History of Middle Earth classes. I'd like to hear if anyone has any feedback on what can be improved, either in the poem itself or just generally in future attempts. Errantry Anew There was a merry Professor A possessor of Tolkien lore Who dreamt of...
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    The Ringwraith's Song

    When we heard the wraiths in the Shire, it was pointed out that they're actually singing! I believe I've managed to translate their baleful words, which run thus in the common tongue: To the Shire to find a Baggins! Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la! He will fear us worse than dragons...
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    LotR TV Series

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/arts/television/lord-of-the-rings-series-amazon.html Anyone heard any more about this? I'm cautiously hopeful about it, but we'll have to wait to see how it turns out, I guess. Sorry if this is in the wrong place. I wasn't sure what sub-forum would be best...
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