October 04, 2005

More Tolkien Geekery

Gary is now up to FOTR, Book 2, Chapter 3 - A Journey In The Dark.

One of the fun things about this chapter is that Gandalf suffers from an apparent nic-fit, taking off both Pippin's and Boromir's heads when they foolishly bother him as he is trying to figure out how to unlock the doors of Moria. Later, after he again flails Pippin over the latter's dropping of the stone into the well in the Mines, he suddenly realizes what ails him and proceeds to light up. Interesting that one of the Maiar apparently is susceptable to tobacco addiction.

Posted by Robert at October 4, 2005 01:01 PM | TrackBack

I know I've been a little slack the last few days. I'm still recovering from all the mental cruelty inflicted upon me by the Vermont hippies!

Posted by: Gary at October 4, 2005 01:33 PM

Pipe-weed is tobacco?

Posted by: The Colossus at October 4, 2005 02:54 PM

Indeed. I think the Numenorean word for it was something like nicotina.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at October 4, 2005 03:09 PM