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Elf of Beleriand - Rank 2
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Date: Jan 3, 2012
Greetings, fellow Tolkien fanatics!

Hello everyone. I'm new to the place.

To keep things short...

I am a 17 year old boy from Norway, and I've been a Tolkien fan for about two years now. Sadly, I discovered how fantastic Tolkien's world is _after_ watching the Lord of the Rings movies... I have read the LoTR 4 times since then, however...

But anyway, I've read The Silmarillion three times, the Unfinished Tales once, and The Hobbit countless times, and I'm hoping to get my hands on The History of Middle Earth volumes. I may not be as "experienced" with Tolkien's world as many other people here, but that's about to change!



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Lord Elrond of Rivendell - Rank 9
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Felagund,
Welcome and well met.
From what you have written you will be a most welcome member to Tolkien Forums.
You will find folks who have read more here and yet find some who have read the same as you or less.
All are welcome here.
We find that no matter what level of experience,we each learn and enjoy sharing our love of Tolkien, and we make a point of encouraging each other.
I am Bear an Elf-Friend and just a member on the Forums.  But if I can be of any help as you explore this site please feel free to post, or send a private message, or send through our chat box, and I will respond as quick as I can.

 

I enjoy reading Tolkien many times also. Over and over again I find new and interesting things every time I read his works.
My favorite work is Lord of The Rings and my favorite character is Fingolfin.

What are your favorites?

Again ~ Welcome!
Bear an Elf~Friend



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Elf of Beleriand - Rank 2
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Bear wrote:

Felagund,
Welcome and well met.
From what you have written you will be a most welcome member to Tolkien Forums.
You will find folks who have read more here and yet find some who have read the same as you or less.
All are welcome here.
We find that no matter what level of experience,we each learn and enjoy sharing our love of Tolkien, and we make a point of encouraging each other.
I am Bear an Elf-Friend and just a member on the Forums.  But if I can be of any help as you explore this site please feel free to post, or send a private message, or send through our chat box, and I will respond as quick as I can.

 

I enjoy reading Tolkien many times also. Over and over again I find new and interesting things every time I read his works.
My favorite work is Lord of The Rings and my favorite character is Fingolfin.

What are your favorites?

Again ~ Welcome!
Bear an Elf~Friend


 Thank you for your warm welcome!

Fingolfin is a very interesting character in The Silmarillion. I just read Chapter 9 and 10 in The Silmarillion for the fifth time; always as interesting as the last time, and even more so!

My favorite work of Tolkien and my favorite character is a very difficult question for me to answer. It's all so fantastic. But I'd have to go with The Lord of The Rings as well. As for character, Maedhros and Fingolfin have a special place in my heart. Can't decide which one!

PS: Sorry if my English is bad at times... my native language is not English.



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Lord Elrond of Rivendell - Rank 9
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Felagund,

I found your English not bad at all. And I think you will be surprized at how many folks here have English as a second language. (Arwen and Grey Wolf for example) The person who has posted most on this site is the Might ... his native tongue is German. So you are in good company.

I am an American and sometimes those who speak English leave me scratching my head at what they mean.

 

I know what you mean about Fingolfin. I love his battle with Morgoth. And his support of Feanor always has me looking deep for the reasons he would lead his people across the great ice.

 

The Silmarillion is such a complicated book. And the way Eru created the world through music has always been a favorite.

 

Looking forward to your posts,

Bear



-- Edited by Bear on Wednesday 4th of January 2012 01:24:16 AM

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Elf of Beleriand - Rank 2
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Bear wrote:

Felagund,

I found your English not bad at all. And I think you will be surprized at how many folks here have English as a second language. (Arwen and Grey Wolf for example) The person who has posted most on this site is the Might ... his native tongue is German. So you are in good company.

I am an American and sometimes those who speak English leave me scratching my head at what the mean.

 

I know what you mean about Fingolfin. I love his battle with Morgoth. And his support of Feanor always has me looking deep for the reasons he would lead his people across the great ice.

 

The Silmarillion is such a complicated book. And the way Eru created the world through music has always been a favorite.

 

Looking forward to your posts,

Bear


 Thank you. I look forward to discussing with people here!

The battle between Morgoth and Fingolfin has always been an inspiration to me. Fingolfin decided to encounter Morgoth for the last time, most likely knowing that he will probably not come out of it. He embraced his fate, took a chance, as we all have to do in life.

And yes, I have always wondered why he crossed the great ice as well. I have always assumed it was because he felt he could not turn back in shame, due to the Kinslaying. Plus, it seems to be that a great number of his people really wanted to cross over, of different reasons. Some still loved Fëanor, perhaps even Fingolfin did deep down. Galadriel, if I recall correctly, was one of Fingolfin's followers, and she yearned for a place of her own to rule. I guess they had crossed over the point of no return.



-- Edited by Felagund on Thursday 5th of January 2012 03:19:09 PM

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Thorin Oakenshield - Rank 6
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Well met Felagund!

I agree Fingolfin may not have wished to return to Valinor after the Kinslaying. Also his sons were urging him on.

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Welcome and Well met Felagund!

You have a fine grasp on the English, if I may say. As you navigate your way around the forums your going to find that the members here are very knowledgeable and helpful. I have been learning plenty from them myself and always look forward to a new perspective to freshen up the ongoing topics here. So jump in and have a good time.

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Fundin, Lord of Moria - Rank 5
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Welcome Felagund!

 

As for Fingolfin and the Ice, I would add his little... let's say reaction to the burning at Losgar: 'Then Fingolfin seeing that Feanor had left him to perish in Araman or return in shame to Valinor was filled with bitterness; but he desired now as never before to come by some way to Middle-earth, and meet Feanor again.'

 

And not that anyone said otherwise, but in my opinion Galadriel also ultimately became one of the leaders at some point, thus her special ban after Morgoth fell.

 

 



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Rohan Peasant - Rank 2
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Hi there people. I just joined up. I used to be on another Tolkien forum but they kicked me off. Glad to be here!



-- Edited by Bard the Bowman on Thursday 8th of March 2012 11:49:22 PM

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Lord Elrond of Rivendell - Rank 9
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Bard,

Welcome to the Tolkien Forums.

I'm only a member but if you need help with anything please don't hesitate to ask.

 

You will find folks from all over the world here and many different view points ... all are welcome.

We benefit from our numerous past postings and the evolution of many threads.

Again,
Welcome.

Bear an Elf-Friend



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Samwise Gamgee - rank 9
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I second that. You've already dived into the topics so all that remains to be said is: keep it up!

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Elves of the Third Age - Rank 1
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Wow! Don't call yourself an unexperienced tolkien fan. I am a new tolkien fan too, but I have only read the LOTR one and a half times, the hobbit (which is my fav) four times, and the Silmarillion once. I am trying to find more tolkien books, but haven't heard of any suggestions. Do you have any?



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Being lies with Eru - Rank 1
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Umm.. why is the book called The Silmarillion?
From what I have read from your post it was the battle of War of Wrath where Sauron was second-in-command of the first Dark Lord, Morgoth and then in the end he was sucked into the void and someone's prediction was that he will return at the battle of Dagor Dagorath.

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Anarion, Son of Elendil - rank 8
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Because it is based around the Silmarils.

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Thanks Glorfindel1235. You're a friend I can count on!

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