Lynn Fredricks
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What special powers did the Dwarf rings give their users?
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I think its important to note that the rings were not Dwarf rings, any more than the nine were Human rings - all of these were forged by elves but touched in some part by Sauron. They could have all ...

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Why are reactions to Old Ones and other horrors so different in Lovecraft's works?
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Why do different characters react differently when seeing the same monster? In this, you suggest your own answer. Psychological trauma is a result of the individual who perceives the phenomenon, and ...

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Why aren't there any sieges in Lord of The Rings?
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Several points that I conjecture here regarding this, but I believe it all comes down to both being maniacal tyrants who despite having enslaved some smart people do not acknowledge any wisdom beyond ...

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Why were the Elvish Rings of Power not made by Sauron?
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Sauron as others have said, had nothing to do in the actual forging of the three rings, but their power and capabilities are intertwined with the one ring. The elves took off their rings while Sauron ...

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When was Kenobi planning on training Luke to "save the universe?"
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I'll preface my answer only by looking at Star Wars / A New Hope. Clearly, Ben knew there would be a time when Luke could reach a potential for training, since he remained in proximity to Luke. Ben ...

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What gave Isildur the power to successfully curse the Men of Dunharrow?
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It is important to understand how important oaths and curses are within the context of Old English / Old Norse cultural traditions and JRRT incorporated that into his works. user8719 mentions the ...

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Which HP Lovecraft story features a private detective?
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Thomas Malone is the police detective from The Horror at Red Hook. and there is a retired police detective John R. Legrasse in The Call of Cthulhu in section II, "The Tale of Inspector Legrasse". ...

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Why does the Ring have such an obsessive possessive effect?
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I believe it comes down to the desire of power and control beyond established and ordained limits, and the loss of identity and inability to see into the hearts of others if you succumb to that desire....

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Why did Vader ask about Padmé?
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Vader had the fight of his life, lost limbs and caught on fire. Most of his actions which contributed to his going dark side are the result of high tension and anger (with a few exceptions like ...

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Why do the Rohirrim apparently find the H-word offensive?
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The Rohirrim are a warrior society that make use of horses, and horses are clearly a major part of their (to them at least) ancient heritage and economy. I believe there is even mention of Theoden ...

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What's the best order to read HP Lovecraft's novels?
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My recommendation is that you read his original works first, then the revisions, then finally any of the other members of his circle(s). The reason to do this is to understand how others extended or ...

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What "defenses" is Tolkien talking about?
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All opposing forces seem to be both West & North of Mordor, beyond the Anduin. All of "The Three" were west and/or north. Galadriel in Lorien, Elrond in Rivendell, and until Gandalf came along, ...

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What punishment would Anakin have faced if the Jedi Council had found out he slaughtered the village of Sand People?
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Given how the Jedi philosophy is all about peace and harmony, I think there is only one penalty for grievous crimes - being kicked out. My impression as well is that there are no real 'federal' laws ...

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Why does Leia's accent change during A New Hope?
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I seem to recall reading (a few years after NW was released) that Lucas wanted her to affect a British accent, but it was so terrible he told her to stop.

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