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    "Bilbo’s heart thumped every time one of them...

    "Bilbo’s heart thumped every time one of them bumped into another, or grunted or whispered in the dark. “Drat this dwarvish racket!” he said to himself."

    The Hobbit: Barrels out of Bond.

    Seems...
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    I love the irony in that sentence, so Moria is...

    I love the irony in that sentence, so Moria is finally as it appears in the books, dark, desolate, bereft of all life, except evil creatures. All they need do now is remove the quest hubs and the...
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    I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down...

    I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

    Winston Churchill
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    There was the faction system to deal with as...

    There was the faction system to deal with as well. I remember there were a couple of corrupt guards in one on the Karana zones, they actually helped some brigands kill me one time, so every time I...
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    It's amazing how the written word can stir such...

    It's amazing how the written word can stir such emotions in us when the writer is as skilled as Professor Tolkien :)
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    Just a bit of light bum-fluff, like a teenager...

    Just a bit of light bum-fluff, like a teenager trying to grow a beard, that would be ok.

    As long as it's reserved for Hobbits of Stoor origin, then I see no problem from a lore perspective.
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    It is only necessary to copy the .dat files from...

    It is only necessary to copy the .dat files from the main (.../Turbine/The Lord of the Rings Online) directory, as well as the entire contents of .../Turbine/The Lord of the Rings...
  8. Not taking anything away from the late, great...

    Not taking anything away from the late, great Christopher Lee, but in my opinion Hugo Weaving does the best rendition of that poem.
  9. Haha, you are a classic Nymph, no doubt about it...

    Haha, you are a classic Nymph, no doubt about it :)
  10. "They are in voice and appearance, and in garb if...

    "They are in voice and appearance, and in garb if they must go on a journey, so like to the dwarf-men that the eyes and ears of other peoples cannot tell them apart." J. R. R. Tolkien.


    There ya...
  11. Sorry if you feel that I'm mostly zeroing in on...

    Sorry if you feel that I'm mostly zeroing in on fairly specific areas of your argument, rather than what you might consider to be the big picture, but that's not coincidental. The whole point of my...
  12. It's pretty easy to miss your point, because it's...

    It's pretty easy to miss your point, because it's a moving target, it keeps shifting around as people keep poking holes in your arguments. You keep quoting Tolkien's famous words about the nature of...
  13. You see, this is exactly why your idea has...

    You see, this is exactly why your idea has received such a cold reception. The whole applicability versus allegory issue had to do with people making straight one to one comparisons between Tolkien's...
  14. Now that is funny :)

    Now that is funny :)
  15. It's completely intellectually dishonest...

    It's completely intellectually dishonest statements like this that have people opposing your idea, not their over-sensitivity or pickiness, as you put it.

    You have been completely dishonest from...
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    I know there is (or was) a Filipino kin here who...

    I know there is (or was) a Filipino kin here who used to advertise occasionally for new members. I can't recall the name and am not sure whether they're still active though. Perhaps you might find...
  17. Private Henry Tandey, one of Britain's most...

    Private Henry Tandey, one of Britain's most decorated World Way One soldiers, was alleged to have had Hitler in his sights, but seeing he was wounded and unarmed, Tandey lowered his rifle and waved...
  18. There are many such "what if" scenarios of...

    There are many such "what if" scenarios of course. Just imagine, for instance, if the British soldier who is said to have had an injured and unarmed Adolf Hitler in his sights in World War One had...
  19. Correct you are :) I've read "Tolkien and the...

    Correct you are :)

    I've read "Tolkien and the Great War" as well as "J. R. R. Tolkien: a Biography" by Humphrey Capenter, and was relying on my memory of those books when I replied to Yawumpus....
  20. Tolkien suffered from trench fever (a...

    Tolkien suffered from trench fever (a debilitating disease carried by lice, which were rife in the trenches of the Somme), and was sent home to recover. It was C. S. Lewis who was hit by friendly...
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    Try typing something funny next time then :)

    Try typing something funny next time then :)
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    If you're going to #### all over the lore, best...

    If you're going to #### all over the lore, best you try to understand what you're crapping on first.

    The One Ring spent almost two and a half millennium submerged in the Anduin, so even if you...
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    That settles it in my opinion. We have our man :)

    That settles it in my opinion. We have our man :)
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    One thing to bear in mind is that the title of...

    One thing to bear in mind is that the title of the thread is, "Who would have played Bombadil?" [emphasis mine]

    When filming of the Fellowship of the Ring begun back in 1999 Blessed would have...
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    I sincerely hope you weren't including me in that...

    I sincerely hope you weren't including me in that statement. While I share your disappointment with a couple of the earlier posters who were clearly showing annoyance that their time-zones were, (in...
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