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Post by bilbobaggins Thu Mar 03, 2022 8:16 pm

I have two chapter titles for my upcoming book that leave a very sour taste in my mouth. I would like to change them but I need the help of all the worthy folk on this forum who have nothing better to do. I hope that applies to at least a few. So the first chapter title that needs help is this

Attitudes Toward the Environment—the Free Peoples and the Shadow

The chapter is on the differences in how those under the shadow treat and view nature compared to the free peoples.

The next title that needs help is really an assortment of unrelated topics to the rest of the book but ones I wanted to include. Subjects such as Tolkien's view on allegory, his views on tradition, similarities that trees have to Tolkien's ents, and thoughts on escapism and fantasy in general. I was thinking of connecting the chapter title to the title of the book The Road Goes Ever on and on, But it does not have to be. I have some ideas below but the final does not need to resemble below at all.


An Assortment of Thoughts Further up the Road
Thinking Further Up the Road
Musings on the Road
More Thoughts on the Road

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Post by halfwise Thu Mar 03, 2022 11:06 pm

For the second one, how about Flotsam and Jetsam?

The first one will need some rumination. I would say "There goes an Orc!" but your readers may not be familiar with the interview in which Tolkien exposulated about a passing motorcyclist.

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Post by bilbobaggins Thu Mar 03, 2022 11:09 pm

halfwise wrote:For the second one, how about Flotsam and Jetsam?

The first one will need some rumination.  I would say "There goes an Orc!" but your readers may not be familiar with the interview in which Tolkien exposulated about a passing motorcyclist.

Thanks for the suggestions. My first thought was Flotsam and Jetsam but I was discouraged by loving family members.

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Post by halfwise Thu Mar 03, 2022 11:19 pm

Well that's two of us...I would over-rule your loving family.

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Post by bilbobaggins Fri Mar 04, 2022 1:50 am

halfwise wrote:Well that's two of us...I would over-rule your loving family.

lol. I should not take their opinions too seriously, I know some of their relatives, crazy as# people if you ask me.

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Post by Mrs Figg Fri Mar 04, 2022 1:35 pm

What about something like,

Musings from the Ent moot

On Trees and Other Worlds
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Post by bilbobaggins Fri Mar 04, 2022 1:39 pm

Mrs Figg wrote:What about something like,

Musings from the Ent moot

On Trees and Other Worlds

I love the first, mustings from the ent moot. I am going to think on it for awhile.

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Post by Mrs Figg Tue Mar 15, 2022 8:39 pm

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Post by halfwise Tue Mar 15, 2022 8:49 pm

scattered leaves from the entmoot

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Post by halfwise Tue Mar 15, 2022 9:05 pm

Going back to my "There goes an orc!" suggestion, if your readers are not familiar with the incident, it would be an excellent time to introduce it. I find it quite charming.

but now I'm searching for it and I can't find it. I think it's in a book that didn't survive my bedbug war.

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Post by halfwise Tue Mar 15, 2022 9:09 pm

Laughing While trying to find my reference, I came across somebody else's title: "Mordor he Wrote". Already taken, unfortunately.

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Post by bilbobaggins Sun Apr 03, 2022 5:37 pm

halfwise wrote:scattered leaves from the entmoot

I love it.

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