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Salathielly Report | 03/01/2015 9:57 pm
Someone got me the books when I was in early elementary school, but it took me a couple of years to get around to reading them because I didn't think they looked interesting. And they turned out to be among my favorite books. xD

That's the impression I get as well, but...I always hoped it wasn't true. *shudder*

Congrats! That sounds like quite a feat! biggrin
Salathielly Report | 03/01/2015 9:39 pm
What? The horror! They're a lot of fun. xD Just...zany and wacky but enjoyable.

Ugh, I know. Sometimes it's almost worse when the author doesn't spell out exactly what happened then when they do. >.>;;
Salathielly Report | 02/28/2015 7:36 pm
There need to be more of those everywhere! Lol, there's a reason my favorite character in kids books growing up was Pippi Longstocking. I suppose that's taking "strong" female characters literally, but. xD

Very true...but if I recall, he's really the only one ever mentioned trying to heal something like that. It must have been hard to let his wife go, knowing that he wouldn't see her again for ages.
Salathielly Report | 02/27/2015 7:38 pm
I guess I do kind of like the message that you don't have to be "hard" to be a good warrior, but at the same time, given that she was the ONLY female warrior we really got to see...

And even then, I'm not sure they would have known what to do with him. Maybe Elrond, since he's supposed to have mad healing skills.
Salathielly Report | 02/26/2015 7:18 pm
Yeah, I see what you mean. I think they tried to add different scenes to give her character more depth/motivation, but I'm not sure it always came across in the right way. I still love the scene where she and Merry kill the lord of the Nazgul, though!

That's almost certain. Too bad there were no therapists. That would have made for a very different sort of story...
Salathielly Report | 02/26/2015 6:57 pm
While Tolkien didn't put a ton of females into his works, I actually really like the ones who get mentioned. Eowyn is one of my favorite characters, hands down. And Galadriel is probably the most badass being on Middle Earth at the time of LotR. She just does most of the awesome offscreen where the books are concerned.

Smeagol always seemed to give off creepy vibes, even before the ring. He was cute with Deagol, though...until he killed him. sad
Salathielly Report | 02/26/2015 6:48 pm
She does a great job, and I like that they made her badass. And I can see from a marketing standpoint why they wanted to throw in the romance. Just not my favorite change. xD;;

Lol, same could be said for just about any literary relationship ever. xD Someone somewhere has shipped it.
Salathielly Report | 02/26/2015 6:34 pm
Lol, exactly. I think I would have liked her better if she hadn't have been a love interest, but...

That's the thing about the written word - it's highly open to interpretation. Just look at all of the various theories about Holmes and Watson. xD I think a lot of the time churches are more social networks than anything.
Salathielly Report | 02/26/2015 5:30 pm
I wish he would have written one of the characters as female (and confirmed it), but that wasn't done both when he was writing and in the mythological style he was writing in. I bet if someone were writing it today there'd be a token female dwarf at the least.

Well, obviously, if I'm right, everyone else must be wrong. emotion_facepalm Even though there are more similarities than differences in world religions, we'd rather focus on the details that segregate us than the ones that tie most moral/religious systems together.
Salathielly Report | 02/25/2015 11:30 pm
And man, were those beards/hairdos elaborate. xD Some serious art right there. And imagine having to clean them after they had any eating/drinking scene...

Maybe it was used academically and is just now getting around to being used elsewhere? I'm not really sure. I just know I was confused when reading something until I looked up the term. And yes, those sort of topics...can be scary. It's really easy to offend people because religion tends to be a very entrenched belief. Even pointing out that the three major monotheistic faiths all stem from the same roots (and it can be argued that in a manner of speaking they all worship the same God) tends to incite flame wars, so...


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