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 Post subject: Get your Tolkien Nerd on
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:18 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Get your Tolkien Nerd on
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:45 am 
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That is really neat. Part of the reason I never made it through The Silmarillion was because I couldn't keep all the names and relationships straight.

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BluePlasticStraw wrote:
That is really neat. Part of the reason I never made it through The Silmarillion was because I couldn't keep all the names and relationships straight.


I read this in sixth grade and, honest to Eru, I kept track of them via a family tree I created in my notebook.
I got in trouble with my teacher for keeping my notebook out and writing during reading time.

When I showed her what it was and explained how it related to the book, I'm amazed she kept a straight face.

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 Post subject: Re: Get your Tolkien Nerd on
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:24 am 
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missdelaney wrote:
BluePlasticStraw wrote:
That is really neat. Part of the reason I never made it through The Silmarillion was because I couldn't keep all the names and relationships straight.


I read this in sixth grade and, honest to Eru, I kept track of them via a family tree I created in my notebook.
I got in trouble with my teacher for keeping my notebook out and writing during reading time.

When I showed her what it was and explained how it related to the book, I'm amazed she kept a straight face.


You read the Silmarillion when you were in sixth grade??? Jesus, you must be a genius or something. I gave up on it when I was like 20 or so.


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 Post subject: Re: Get your Tolkien Nerd on
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I did a similar census with Lincoln, and came to the conclusion that 2% of Americans in 1865 were Abraham Lincoln.

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 Post subject: Re: Get your Tolkien Nerd on
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:56 am 
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JonnyWoop wrote:
missdelaney wrote:
BluePlasticStraw wrote:
That is really neat. Part of the reason I never made it through The Silmarillion was because I couldn't keep all the names and relationships straight.


I read this in sixth grade and, honest to Eru, I kept track of them via a family tree I created in my notebook.
I got in trouble with my teacher for keeping my notebook out and writing during reading time.

When I showed her what it was and explained how it related to the book, I'm amazed she kept a straight face.


You read the Silmarillion when you were in sixth grade??? Jesus, you must be a genius or something. I gave up on it when I was like 20 or so.


Yeah, my brother did this too. I could NOT handle it, and I was 2 years older! But he was also the "obsessively focused" type of kid, and I was (and still am) a bit more scattered about my interests. I swear him and his friend were even learning the languages.

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 Post subject: Re: Get your Tolkien Nerd on
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I snatched The Two Towers from my parents' bookshelf when I was 10. And have been hooked ever since ... :)

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That was a great link! :)

I was SO proud of myself in my early teens when I managed to fit in all elves and men into one family tree - before I read the Silmarillion! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Get your Tolkien Nerd on
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well that's fantastic! I read some Tolkien when before I was a teenager (The Hobbit, the first LOTR book), but didn't really sink my teeth into the Trilogy or the Silmarillion until my early twenties. I periodically pick up both the read again. There's so much there, it's like a fresh read every time.

Amazing family tree there...great work.


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