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 Post subject: Re: Catholic novels for bedtime Lenten reading
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Did you see your typo?


Nope. :oops: That was no doubt autocorrect. :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: Catholic novels for bedtime Lenten reading
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I'm betting you got the idea that the sword Merry carried was a gift of Galadriel, from the movie. Much as I liked the films, they are not, of course, canonical.

I think in the movies the hobbits get their swords from Aragorn, who has a supply of them. Why he's carrying around a bunch of swords fit for hobbits is never answered. Been a while since I've seen it though.

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 Post subject: Re: Catholic novels for bedtime Lenten reading
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I'm betting you got the idea that the sword Merry carried was a gift of Galadriel, from the movie. Much as I liked the films, they are not, of course, canonical.

I think in the movies the hobbits get their swords from Aragorn, who has a supply of them. Why he's carrying around a bunch of swords fit for hobbits is never answered. Been a while since I've seen it though.



That is so. Since the Bombadil/Barrow bit was not in the movie, they had to get arms from somewhere.

I forget a lot of the movie. I bet you wish you could.

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 Post subject: Re: Catholic novels for bedtime Lenten reading
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I think in the movies the hobbits get their swords from Aragorn, who has a supply of them. Why he's carrying around a bunch of swords fit for hobbits is never answered.

:scratch: What? Like, you don't carry a bunch of hobbit-sized swords around? :scratch:

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 Post subject: Re: Catholic novels for bedtime Lenten reading
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I think in the movies the hobbits get their swords from Aragorn, who has a supply of them. Why he's carrying around a bunch of swords fit for hobbits is never answered.

:scratch: What? Like, you don't carry a bunch of hobbit-sized swords around? :scratch:

They're handy when you need to slice cucumbers and stuff. :fyi:

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 Post subject: Re: Catholic novels for bedtime Lenten reading
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gherkin wrote:
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I think in the movies the hobbits get their swords from Aragorn, who has a supply of them. Why he's carrying around a bunch of swords fit for hobbits is never answered.

:scratch: What? Like, you don't carry a bunch of hobbit-sized swords around? :scratch:

They're handy when you need to slice cucumbers and stuff. :fyi:

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 Post subject: Re: Catholic novels for bedtime Lenten reading
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That is so. Since the Bombadil/Barrow bit was not in the movie, they had to get arms from somewhere.

Agreed! Yet somehow I think there was probably a better way of doing this. Say, getting armed at Rivendell or something like that. I know PJ is capable of this -- the business with the moth at Orthanc was masterful.

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 Post subject: Re: Catholic novels for bedtime Lenten reading
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But they needed weapons to face the Nazgûl at Weathertop.

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 Post subject: Re: Catholic novels for bedtime Lenten reading
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But they needed weapons to face the Nazgûl at Weathertop.



This.

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 Post subject: Re: Catholic novels for bedtime Lenten reading
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But they needed weapons to face the Nazgûl at Weathertop.

Did they? Fire was far more effective. In fact Aragorn notes in the book that had Frodo's Barrow-blade actually hit its mark, it would have been destroyed ("all blades perish that pierce that dreadful king ... more deadly to him was the name of Elbereth").

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 Post subject: Re: Catholic novels for bedtime Lenten reading
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Merry's Barrow-blade worked.

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 Post subject: Re: Catholic novels for bedtime Lenten reading
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Merry's Barrow-blade worked.


Perished, as noted above, but did the job.

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 Post subject: Re: Catholic novels for bedtime Lenten reading
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Merry's Barrow-blade worked.

Eventually - but not then and there. And in the battle at the Ford of Bruinen only Frodo drew his sword - which the Witch-king was able to break from afar. Merry was able to creep up behind the Witch-king and stab him only because the latter paid him no mind.

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Peregrinator wrote:
I think in the movies the hobbits get their swords from Aragorn, who has a supply of them. Why he's carrying around a bunch of swords fit for hobbits is never answered.

:scratch: What? Like, you don't carry a bunch of hobbit-sized swords around? :scratch:


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