The Fellowship of the Ring - Book I

October 14, 2007 - January 28, 2008

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The Lord of the Rings, Introductory Apparatus

by N. E. Brigand, October 14-21, 2007

Introduction [10/14]

The Cover [10/14]

The Title Page and the Ring Poem [10/15]

The Table of Contents [10/15]

The Notes on the Text [10/17]

The Foreword (2nd Edition) [10/18]

The Forewords (1st Edition, out of print) [10/18]

The Maps [10/21]

Preliminary Paratext: Open Discussion and Summary [10/21]

Tolkien’s plot synopses. [9/2/08]

 

The Lord of the Rings, Prologue

by N. E. Brigand, October 20-21, 2007

Concerning Hobbits [10/20]

Concerning Pipe-weed [10/20]

Of the Ordering of the Shire [10/21]

Of the Finding of the Ring* [10/21]

Note on the Shire Records [10/21]

 

See the 3rd Discussion by ShireRat77, February 2005

 

A Long-Expected Party

by Atahuaa, October 21-26, 2007

Opening words [10/21]

Foreshadowing [10/23]

Worlds colliding [10/24]

The ring's influence [10/25]

The great words of Tolkien [10/26]

Tolkien the comedian [10/26]

Open discussion! [10/26]

 

See the 2nd Discussion by Inferno, September 2002

See the 3rd Discussion by FindingFrodo, February 2005

See the 5th Discussion by Curious, May 2010

 

The Shadow of the Past

by Saelind, October 29-November 4, 2007

Part I [10/29]

Part II [10/29]

Part III [10/30]

Part IV [10/30]

Part V  [11/1]

Part VI [11/1]

Part VII [11/1]

Part VIII  [11/3]

Part IX [11/4]

Open Discussion [11/4]

 

See the 2nd Discussion by Curious, September 2002

See the 3rd Discussion by an seleichan, February 2005

See the 5th Discussion by Curious, May 2010

 

Three Is Company

by humbert, November 5-11, 2007

Part 1 [11/5]

With This Ring…  [11/6]

Sale of the Century [11/7]

The Journey Begins [11/8]

Journeyman Blues [11/8]

Not Another ****** Elf! [11/9]

Building Character [11/10]

Open Discussion [11/11]

 

See the 2nd Discussion by Blue Wizard, September 2002

See the 3rd Discussion by jflower, February-March 2005

See the 5th Discussion by Curious, June 2010

 

A Shortcut to Mushrooms

by Saelind, November 13-18, 2007

Part I [11/13]

Part II [11/13]

Part III [11/14]

Part IV [11/15]

Part V  [11/15]

Part VI [11/17

Part VII [11/18]

Open Discussion [11/18]

 

See the 2nd Discussion by Draupne, September 2002

See the 3rd Discussion by Altaira & squire, March 2005

See the 5th Discussion by Curious, June 2010

 

A Conspiracy Unmasked

by Nerdanel, November 19-25, 2007

Part I [11/19]

Part II [11/20]

Part III  [11/20]

Part IV [11/22]

Part V [11/22]

Part VI [11/22]

Part VII [11/22]

Part VIII  [11/23]

Open Discussion [11/25]

 

See the 2nd Discussion by Curious, Idril Celebrindal, et al., Sept-Oct 2002

See the 3rd Discussion by Ltberr, March 2005

See the 5th Discussion by Curious, June 2010

 

The Old Forest

by dernwyn, November 26-December 1, 2007

Introduction and Wake-Up Call  [11/26]

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehn, goodbye - or, Hedging their bets [11/26]

This is the forest prime-evil  [11/27]

The wind in the Willow [11/27]

Introducing - Tom Bombadil! [11/28]

Bombadil ex machina  [11/29]

We’re off to see the… wizard? [11/30]

Open discussion [12/1]

 

See the 2nd Discussion by Thevina Finduilas, October 2002

See the 3rd Discussion by weaver, March 2005

See the 5th Discussion by Curious, June 2010

 

In the House of Tom Bombadil

by a.s., December 3-9, 2007

The Threshold [12/3]

Goldberry [12/3]

Tom [12/4]

Words, Verse, Song [12/4]

Dreams and Visions  [12/5]

Stories  [12/6]

The Ring  [12/7]

Filling in the corners [12/9]

 

See the 1st Discussion by Aelric, May 2000

See the 2nd Discussion by Lottelita et al., October-November 2002

See The Bombadillion by NZ Strider, October-November 2002

See the 3rd Discussion by Nerdanel_50, March-April 2005

See the 5th Discussion by Curious, July 2010

 

Fog on the Barrow-Downs

by drogo, December 10-15, 2007

Departure into the Fog [12/10]

Lions, Tigers, Wights, Oh My! [12/11]

Barrows and Wights in Art [12/11]

Tom Bombadil Redux [12/12]

Fatty Lumpkin  [12/13]

Conclusion [12/15]

 

See the 1st Discussion by Aradan, May 2000

See the 2nd Discussion by Idril Celebrindal, October-November 2002

See the 3rd Discussion by Entwife Wandlimb, April 2005

See the 5th Discussion by Curious, July 2010

 

At the Sign of the Prancing Pony

by entmaiden, December 17-22, 2007

Part I [12/17]

Part II [12/17]

Part III [12/18]

Part IV [12/18]

Part V [12/18]

Part VI [12/21]

Part VII [12/21]

Open Discussion [12/22]

 

See the 1st Discussion by Kimi, May 2000

See the 2nd Discussion by Ufthak, October-November 2002

See the 3rd Discussion by Elf Princess of Lorien, April 2005

See the 5th Discussion by Curious, July 2010

 

Strider

by Elizabeth, January 6-11, 2008

Introduction: Current events in Bree [1/6]

Getting to know you [1/7]

Getting to know all about you [1/7]

Getting to know (still) more about you [1/7]

Getting to like you [1/8]

Gandalf's Letter [1/9]

Getting to hope you like me [1/10]

Proof [1/10]

Things we're learning [1/11]

Closing thoughts [1/11]

 

See the 2nd Discussion by Tauriel, November 2002

See the 3rd Discussion by Lothirienne, April 2005

See the 5th Discussion by Curious, August 11, 2010

 

A Knife in the Dark

by squire, January 14-20, 2008

The House at Crickhollow stood silent [1/14]

“So ends all hope of starting early, and slipping away quietly” [1/14]

By that time the whole of Bree was buzzing with excitement. [1/14]

“My cuts, short or long, don’t go wrong.”  [1/15]

“It is like lightning that leaps up from the hill-tops" [1/15]

Map Time! [1/16]

“Who was Gil-galad?” [1/16]

Weathertop [1/17]

“The enemy is here!” [1/17]

“Yes, we certainly must decide what to do at once”  [1/18]

“I will tell you the tale of Tinúviel” [1/18]

“One moment stood she, and a spell / His voice laid on her: Beren came, / And doom fell on Tinúviel” [1/18]

They watched his strange eager face, dimly lit in the red glow of the wood-fire [1/18]

He felt a pain like a dart of poisoned ice pierce his left shoulder [1/19]

Like a spring bubbling up from exhausted soil, relief welled in his heart. The chapter had ended. [1/20

 

See the 1st Discussion by Annael, c. May-June 2000

See the 2nd Discussion by Altaira, November 2002

See the 3rd Discussion by Isis, April 2005

See the 5th Discussion by Curious, August 2010

 

Flight to the Ford

by Elentari3018, January 21-28, 2008

“What has happened? Where is the pale king?" Frodo asked wildly. [1/21]

Part 2  [1/21]

“We cannot go any further. I am afraid this has been too much for Frodo. I am dreadfully anxious about him." - Merry[1/22]

“There *are* trolls! Down in a clearing in the woods not far below. We got a sight of them through the tree-trunks. They are very large!" -- Pippin [1/23]

The tracking of our travelers' footsteps and initial information on our mighty Elf-lord, the one and only Glorfindel (or are there two? :)  [1/24]

Nice to meet you Glorfindel! Ai na vedui Dúnadan! Mae Govannen! [1/24]

"By Elbereth and Lúthien the Fair, you shall have neither the Ring nor me!" -- Frodo [1/26]

Picture time! [1/27]

Open Discussion [1/28]

 

See the 1st Discussion by Annael, c. June 2000

See the 2nd Discussion by NZ Strider, November 2002

See the 3rd Discussion by RosieLass, May 2005

See the 5th Discussion by Curious, September 2010

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