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14 minutes ago, zerostao said:

Ring finger seems too obvious,, but as good a guess as any.

 

 

I'm guessing forefinger but I don't actually know.

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The book says it was the right 3rd finger which probably means ring finger. For some reason they changed it to the left index finger in the film.

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3 minutes ago, steve said:

The book says it was the right 3rd finger which probably means ring finger. For some reason they changed it to the left index finger in the film.

 

 

I respect a person who checks the source text :)

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1 minute ago, Apech said:

Who guarded the pass of Cirith Ungol?

 

Shelob!

 

How old was Bilbo when Frodo left on his quest?

 

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1 minute ago, steve said:

 

Shelob!

 

How old was Bilbo when Frodo left on his quest?

 

 

 

It was his birthday ... was it 111 or something like that?

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34 minutes ago, Apech said:

 

 

It was his birthday ... was it 111 or something like that?

Eleventy one.

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1 hour ago, steve said:

 

Shelob!

 

How old was Bilbo when Frodo left on his quest?

 

Bilbo left the Shire after the party celebrating when he turned 111.  Frodo turned 33 on that same day which was a reason to make the party even greater since Frodo besides becoming an adult, also became Bilbo's official heir as he entered adulthood (33 is the end of the 'tweens phase' of hobbit life and is the official age of adulthood in Hobbiton).

 

In the book, 17 years passed after the grand party, before Gandalf returned to the Shire to tell Frodo that The Nine began hunting toward the Shire, after questioning Gollum and finding out the name of Baggins.

 

So when Frodo left to start his quest, he was 50 and Bilbo would have been 128, resting, eating and writing his tales in Rivendell.

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36 minutes ago, Apech said:

Where are the Ent-wives?

Not sure that was ever answered, even in The Silmarillion.

 

edit to add:  felt compelled to dig a bit, to see if my memory is fading... seems he never settled on an answer.

 

He mentions Ent Wives in two separate letters written to Naomi, 18 years apart.  In the first, written in 1954 he states...

 

"I think that in fact the Entwives had disappeared for good, being destroyed with their gardens in the War of the Last Alliance (Second Age 3429-3441) when Sauron pursued a scorched earth policy and burned their land against the advance of the Allies down the Anduin..."

 

Ent wives tendered deep affinity for the smaller plants of life, shrubs, vegetables, herbs n bushes, etc and tended their own vast Gardens separate from the boy Ent's forests.  They'd headed East of Fangorn (in the Second Age) to tend new gardens there (in the Brown Lands), and that was probably where they perished (perhaps captured) in the scorched earth campaign of Sauron during the previous Alliance War.

 

In the second letter, written just a year before his death... he admitted he had not answered this, even in his own mind.

 

" As for the Entwives: I do not know. I have written nothing beyond the first few years of the Fourth Age."

 

 

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4 minutes ago, silent thunder said:

Who were the Five Wizards of Middle Earth?

 

 

Saruman the White

Gandalf the Grey (Mithrandir)

Radhaghast the Brown

... and the other two :)

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9 minutes ago, Apech said:

 

Saruman the White

Gandalf the Grey (Mithrandir)

Radhaghast the Brown

... and the other two :)

2 mysterious Blue wizards who went east and founded esoteric cults

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5 minutes ago, Apech said:

Who did Samwise Gamgee marry?

Rosie

Q. How old was the old took?

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5 minutes ago, Apech said:

 

Rosie who?

Is this another knock knock joke? :D

Ah I cant remember her maiden name.but rosie gamgee she came to be!

I have a couple Qs in the bank, feel free to answer one or both

Since last names matter

Q what is legolas last name?

 

Second question

Q how many meals do hobbits eat each day?

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2 minutes ago, zerostao said:

Is this another knock knock joke? :D

Ah I cant remember her maiden name.but rosie gamgee she came to be!

I have a couple Qs in the bank, feel free to answer one or both

Since last names matter

Q what is legolas last name?

 

Second question

Q how many meals do hobbits eat each day?

 

Rosie Cotton

 

If I drink a bottle of wine I get leg-o-less.

 

I didn't know he had a last name though.

 

7?

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41 minutes ago, zerostao said:

Q what did Gandalf smoke in his pipe?

 

Longbottom Leaf or something like that.

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7 hours ago, Apech said:

 

An interesting study and speculation of JRR's possible reasons for not pursuing the furtherance of the story, into and through the Age of Man. 

 

Thanks for sharing this gem Apech, I'll undoubtedly check out more of this guy's channel, when I've settled in my chair with a pipe of Old Toby ready for lighting and a pint of the Old Gaffer's Homebrew...

 

*wanders off singing... Old Tom Bomadil, he's a merry fellow!

Bright blue his jacket is, and his boots are yellow...

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On 7/30/2020 at 4:21 PM, zerostao said:

Q what did Gandalf smoke in his pipe?

 

On 7/30/2020 at 5:04 PM, Apech said:

 

Longbottom Leaf or something like that.

 

On 7/30/2020 at 6:49 PM, silent thunder said:

Old Toby!  The finest weed in the South Farthing...

 

Southern Star is the third strain along with Longbottom and Old Toby that was grown in the South Farthing.

I'm rereading the book, this popped up in the prologue of my edition.

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