I just finished re-reading the Lord of the Rings trilogy for the third or fourth time. I'll probably read it a couple more times before I die, at least one of which I'd like to share with a kid. What I'd like is "trivia" (broadly defined) that makes one think, or enriches one's appreciation of the mythos--from a purely textual perspective. Specific examples inside. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Jan 7, 2014 -
Tolkien elves, I mean... not, like, Keebler elves. Do they, at any point in Tolkien's works, make or eat pie? And if so, what kind
of pie? [more inside]
posted by Nibbly Fang
on Jun 4, 2013 -
So I'm writing a LoTR murder mystery dinner game and I need your help. The murder victim of the night will be Frodo, and I could use ideas for (a) good, juicy reasons why each of my player-characters might want to kill Frodo as well as (b) other fun mini-plots between the other characters. [more inside]
posted by ninotchka
on Nov 2, 2012 -
Is the text of the unpublished epilogue to the Lord of the Rings available online? [more inside]
posted by StephenF
on Sep 24, 2011 -
I want to read all of the Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings books. How do I go about this so I can maximize my experience? [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind
on Jul 21, 2011 -
I'm finding the BBC Radio 1980s dramatization of The Lord of the Rings
to be a very satisfying soundtrack for exercising... but I'm already almost halfway through it... [more inside]
posted by nanojath
on Jun 7, 2011 -
My 11 year old son wants a LOTR themed birthday party. I'm ashamed to admit this, but have never watched all three movies. He's much more knowledgeable about all things LOTR than I.
Help!! We've had a tough year, and I truly want to make this party a blast for him. (One party to rule them all, as he says!) [more inside]
posted by littleflowers
on Feb 6, 2010 -
In Return of the King
, Aragorn says: "I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me." What precisely does he mean by this? My confusion is with the phrase "take the heart of me." Is this a standard idiom?
posted by Busoni
on Jul 15, 2009 -
Dramatically intoned, repeated uses of the phrase Is it safe?
in movies...more inside. [more inside]
posted by cps
on Dec 3, 2006 -
Help me find a well-written article explaining the Anglo-Saxon roots/influences found in The Lord of the Rings. [more inside]
posted by mattbucher
on Nov 16, 2006 -
: I greatly enjoyed reading this edition of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.
Some of the enjoyment was doubtless due to Tolkien's deathless prose, but I was surprised to find myself also enjoying handling, looking at, poring over a really beautifully crafted edition, with careful binding, stuck-together pages, a little built-in bookmark, etc.
Can anyone suggest other books I might like for these same reasons? Genre's not important; I'm a cheerful omnilege.
posted by ikkyu2
on Jan 23, 2005 -
I just came into possession of a first edition Lord of the Rings, I want to sell, and I have no idea what I'm doing. Advice appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Pretty_Generic
on Jan 4, 2005 -
Can anyone explain the issue that Sean Austin was highlighting when LotR won at The Screen Actor's Guild? I only caught the last half hour and missed what Tim Robbins said before.
posted by feelinglistless
on Feb 23, 2004 -
Yes, this is a dumb question, but here goes:
Is there anything I can do to convince my son that the hobbits in LOTR are not gay? (Not meant to slam gay mefites, but I doubt gay hobbits would be true to the books. Besides, he's sure he's right and I like to prove him wrong occasionally.)
posted by konolia
on Dec 29, 2003 -