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2/20 c35 2GeorgeTobor
Yes, in the 1950s there was more hope and optimism than we have today.

I blame the tobaco companies, ploiticians and lawyers!

The tobaco companies started it, they sold not only an adictive drug but DOUBT.

There is even a book titled THE MERCHANTS OF DOUBT.

There is No Proof tobaco is bad for you they said.

Politicians learned and are now selling FEAR.

Elect me and I'll protect you from: crime, discrimination, disease, whatever is in vouge...

Obama was elected on his Health Care agenda, now we have more govenment and more debt...

The lawyers encourging lawsuits over hot coffee and anything else they think will pay.

Most of any settlement goes to them!

We need a world wide disaster, something to make us start over.
2/20 c34 GeorgeTobor
Tauriel and her dwarf did seem a stretch... ... ... ... ...

Arwen and Aragorn are angst enough.

Though at least one fanfic pairs Arwen and Legolas.
2/20 c21 GeorgeTobor
The elven king and his actions just show "elves are people" subject to flaws and imperfections.

Tauriel, another improvement made by Jackson while standing on Tolkien's shoulders.
2/20 c16 GeorgeTobor
Tolkien was a great writer and a greater scholar but I feel he had no clue about females.

Arwen, Galadiel, Eowyn, there may have been others but they had bit parts at best.

I agree Jackson made an Improvement with Arwen. Your Idea about her accompanying Aragorn on the Paths of the Dead is good but just like Tolkien, Jackson is not quite PERFECT.

I really like Sakura, thanks for writing.
2/19 c5 GeorgeTobor
The Hobbit is Tolkiens attempt at a children's tale.

Thus the names of the Trolls are something children can understand.
12/15/2020 c43 marvinkitfox1
Hmm, i wonder. Does Gandalf know what the Ring is? In the original he only had vague suspicions, even though he was aware it was magical and could cause invisibility. Here, there is actually NO indication that the ring is magical at all, for all they know it's just a ring that Smeagol valued.

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On the topic of rings... I do not recall reading anything about Gandalf retrieving the Ring Narya, after the hid it while being captured. He also suspiciously did not use any Fire powers in the battle, but rather...wind? Is it possible that Gandalf forgot to retrieve Ring?
12/14/2020 c12 marvinkitfox1
Oh, now that was a much more productive meeting with Gollum/Smeagol!

Could one hope, possibly, that it sets the foundation for a future cure for poor Smeagol?
9/8/2020 c11 Difdi
Busted. Sakura should feel bad for th pun.
12/3/2019 c20 2TigerCat
Sakura, don't you know better than to ask that?
12/3/2019 c13 TigerCat
Disputing the Warg feedings on a couple of bases - One being the catch-all of "magic, duh." The other being the treatment of the wargs by orcs. Undoubtedly the wargs were fed enough to bear a rider, but I bet they were kept hungry. Much like fighting dogs, it would make them more eager for the flesh of whatever they hunted. Also, orcs probably figured if you were too slow to avoid the warg, you deserved it. Much like they fed on each other. So Tolkien's numbers were probably exaggerated from 'reasonable' standards, but not quite as badly as they seem. And another point that occurs to me - the wargs probably ate the weaker ones of their kin, eventually leading to the strongest and best able to resist hunger.

Just a point I wanted to make, because I imagine while Tolkien didn't put some of that into words, he may have had the general idea.
12/2/2019 c8 TigerCat
I am amused at Sakura's amusement.
8/20/2018 c7 2Raved Thrad
So far it's been an enjoyable, interesting read, but I feel that I have to point out that the Elves and Dunedain would not be speaking in Quenya, at least not for everyday conversation. While the Elves in Valinor would have kept Quenya as their everyday tongue, it was Sindarin that was spoken in the Ennorath, with Quenya kept more as a lore-tongue, much like Latin is today among English-speakers.
7/17/2018 c43 16Child of Dreams
NO!
Bilbo, don't leave!
7/17/2018 c39 Child of Dreams
(whimpers)
Dori... Nori...
7/17/2018 c15 Child of Dreams
Oh yes, I absolutely adore this Thorin...
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