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The Fourth The Lord of the Rings Discussion

TheOneRing.net Reading Room

October 2007 - March 2009

 

 

 

 

The First The Lord of the Rings Discussion of March 2000 - July 2001

The Second The Lord of the Rings Discussion of September 2002 - February 2004

The Third The Lord of the Rings Discussion of February 2005 - June 2006, with Footarama, and QUANT!

The Fifth The Lord of the Rings Discussion of May 2010 - December 2011

The Sixth The Lord of the Rings Discussion of December 2014 - January 2017

AND YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO READ: The First Bored of the Rings Discussion!

The Fellowship of the Ring - Book I

This Tale goes ever on and on

Down from Bag End where it began.

Now beyond Bree the Story’s gone

And we must read it, if we can,

Pursuing it to Rivendell

Fleeing Riders on the way.

‘Twas at the Ford that Frodo fell—

What happens next? We cannot say.

 

The Fellowship of the Ring - Book II

All that is said does not matter,

Not all who post here are sane;

We do not reward idle chatter,

The loss is outweighed by the gain.

Soon eager new members shall line up,

And "Intimidate us!" they’ll plead.

For a new Discussion they’ll sign up:

The Room will again start to Read.

         

The Two Towers - Book III

Book 3! Book 3, between Parth Galen and Black Gate!

West race the hunters; Hobbits make their escape

While Rohan wakes to stand against the Cunning Mind.

O green grass! White wizards! O giant folk of arboreal kind!

O Book 3, Book 3! Shall we read of Hobbits’ escape

And racing hunters yet again, or skip to the Black Gate?

 

The Two Towers - Book IV

Trained in the law,

Fluent of maw,

Mind like a trap,

I make the Room clap.

In The Lord of the Rings

Are infinite things

I could write on all day

For years without pay.

My “Thoughts” are gold

Which never grow old.

Each Discussion year

I’ll always be near…

Do you ask me why?

‘Curious’ am I,

Biggest of head,

Wise, old, well read.

If you ever debate me

Do not under-rate me.

When seeking truth,

I’ll want to see proof;

But old Curious am I,

And I’ll never die.

         

The Return of the King - Book V

Over the site there sits a sad shadow

Webward reaching wings of fandom.

The Room reacts; to the realm of readers

Fear approaches. The Fanboys waken

For the moment comes of the Movie mavens;

At the thought of Jackson they thrill together

And hear of The Hobbit films a-hatching.

Who now will read it? Who shall remember

The tale of Bilbo before the blockbuster?

Gaily the gathering grabs for glamour

While weary wanderers wish for the time when

Lord of the Rings was loved for rich reading.

 

The Return of the King - Book VI

This Tale goes ever on and on

Far past Bag End where it began.

To older Ages comes bright dawn,

Let readers start the Sil who can!

Let new Discussions now arise,

But we at last in dimming light

With aching heads and tired eyes

Will bid the Reading Room goodnight.

         

The Appendices