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Hello, I am the user Tar-Telperien. As my name indicates, I have, on top of an obsession with all aspects of Arda, a special interest in Númenor and its history (Tar-Telperien was the tenth ruler of Númenor, and the second Ruling Queen). I was introduced to Tolkien's world in the fall of 2001, when I read ''The Hobbit''. It took me a couple tries to get through ''The Lord of the Rings''; I had to read ''The Silmarillion'' in between because all the allusions to it in ''The Lord of the Rings'' bothered and confused me. However, I am glad I did, because I prefer the material in ''The Silmarillion'', unfinished and imperfect though it may be, to that of the ''The Lord of the Rings''. I found it far more powerful, beautiful, and sad; and it has an epic feel I love.
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}}I am the user '''Tar-Telperien'''. I grew up in Alaska and now attend university in Canada. I am the youngest of three children and, being the odd one out, I was always somewhat of a loner and geek. Ever since I was young I have had obsessions with many things, such as dinosaurs, airplanes, and just about anything having to do with animals and geology. In addition to these interests, I read many books, both fiction and nonfiction. It was perhaps inevitable, then, that I would become engrossed in [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]'s world at some point, a fascination that has finally led me to this wiki.
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In addition to furthering my interests in [[Arda]], I like listening to electronic music, drawing, surfing the internet, reading, and furthering on my own ideas and stories. Curiously, just before I began reading ''[[The Hobbit]]'' for the first time, I began work on what has become my own constructed world (or rather continent) called Čenzai. I have made several accounts of its peoples and legends, but my work on it has stalled due to my preoccupation with Tolkien's writings. Since I began it some time before I read ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', I have, I believe, managed to keep it from imitating the Professor's work too much.
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== My thoughts on the [[Legendarium]] ==
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I was introduced to Tolkien's world in the fall of 2001, when I read ''The Hobbit''. I then tried to read ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' but it took me multiple attempts to complete it. I had to read ''The Silmarillion'' before I could finish it, because all the allusions to the ancient legends in ''The Lord of the Rings'' confused me. I completed my first reading of ''The Silmarillion'' in the spring of 2002. It was some time before I finally finished ''The Lord of the Rings''; I did not reach the end of its [[The Lord of the Rings Appendices|Appendices]] until the following year. I was then filled with a hunger for all  things [[Middle-earth]]-related, and I read ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'', ''[[The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien]]'', and parts of ''[[The History of Middle-earth]]'' during that summer. I have since bought copies of several of these books and studied them intently, and thus I (perhaps over-pompously) give myself a "lore-3" knowledge and comprehension rating.
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In addition to my studies of the legends, I have also invested a fair amount of time in learning [[Quenya]], and feel I am fairly proficient at it. I have considerably less skill in [[Sindarin]], however.
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I prefer the material in ''The Silmarillion'' as published, and all the works related to it (unfinished and imperfect though they may be), to ''The Lord of the Rings''. I find the old legends far more powerful, beautiful, and sad; and they have an epic feel I love. I thus know considerably more about the characters and events in ''The Silmarillion'' than those in ''The Hobbit''  and ''The Lord of the Rings'', and concentrate on perfecting their articles on this wiki for that reason.
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As my username indicates, I have, on top of an interest in all matters of Arda, a special obsession with the isle of [[Númenor]] and its history ([[Tar-Telperiën]] was the tenth ruler of Númenor, and its second [[Ruling Queen of Númenor|Ruling Queen]]). I find the story of this land deeply moving, even more so than most of the events told in the ''[[Quenta Silmarillion]]'', and I also believe that, of all the tales, its message has the most relevance to the present day (not that I am trying to make the ''[[Akallabêth]]'' an "allegorical" document!).
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=== The pretentious version ===
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I have a great interest in the philosophical, metaphysical, and "theological" issues in Arda. I often try to discern the underlying structures determining the philosophies and actions of the characters, and have made many theories concerning their thoughts and beliefs. I am concerned with the "deep questions" that people in the tales are confronted with, such as: ''What are [[Ilúvatar|Eru]]'s intentions for [[Eä]]? How exactly do the Themes of the [[Music of the Ainur]] apply to history? What does it mean to live in Arda Marred? What does [[Morgoth]] want? What are the ultimate fates of [[Elves]] and [[Men]]? What is the nature of Mankind in Arda? Why was the [[Ban of the Valar]] necessary?'', and so on. I am thus quite intrigued by such documents as the ''[[Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth]]'', which examine many of these types of inquiries. (It is also for this reason that I love the story of Númenor, because in it, we get to see many of these kinds of theoretical insights applied to the everyday lives of the characters.)
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My own interpretations of the tales are somewhat different than those of many others. For example, to a degree I downplay the role played by Christianity in Tolkien's philosophical inspirations, and notice pagan (and even Eastern) ideas more. I also tend to view the themes of many of the stories from an existentialist perspective. I am especially fascinated with the nature of Eru Ilúvatar, the mysterious God of Eä, who seems to me to be quite unique among deity figures from any tradition or genre.
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== My favorite tales and characters ==
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Like any other Tolkien fan, I have a list of the stories and people that I think stand out above all the rest. They are given here.
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=== Tales and legends ===
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* The ''[[Ainulindalë (chapter)|Ainulindalë]]''
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* From the ''Quenta Silmarillion'':
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** "Of the [[Silmarils]] and the Unrest of the [[Noldor]]"
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** "Of the Coming of Men into the [[Beleriand|West]]"
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** "Of [[Beren]] and [[Lúthien]]"
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** "Of the [[Battles of Beleriand|Fifth Battle]]: [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad]]"
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* ''[[The Wanderings of Húrin]]''
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* ''Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth''
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* The ''Akallabêth'', and other stories connected with it:
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** ''[[The Lost Road]]''
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** ''[[The Notion Club Papers]]''
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* ''The Hobbit''
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* From ''The Lord of the Rings'':
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** "[[The Shadow of the Past]]"
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** "[[A Journey in the Dark]]"
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** "[[Farewell to Lórien]]"
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** "[[The Voice of Saruman]]"
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** "[[The Choices of Master Samwise]]"
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** "[[The Pyre of Denethor]]"
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** Most of the material in the Appendices
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* Most of the fragments printed in ''Unfinished Tales''
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=== Characters ===
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* Eru
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* [[Morgoth|Melkor]]
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* [[Finrod]]
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* [[Haleth]]
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* [[Húrin]]
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* [[Lúthien]]
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* [[Sauron]]
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* [[Eärendil]]
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* [[Amandil (Lord of Andúnië)|Amandil]]
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* [[Ar-Pharazôn]]
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* [[Elendil]]
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* [[Gandalf]]
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* [[Denethor]]
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* [[Gollum]]
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* [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam Gamgee]]
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==Tolkien-related work==
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Most of the work I have done as a fan of the Legendarium concerns Númenor, of course. I wish to write essays concerning some of my thoughts on that subject and others... eventually. When I do, they will be posted here.
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My latest interest is making Quenya translations of songs in ''The Lord of the Rings'' and, more ambitiously, of sections of ''The Silmarillion''. One such project, a translation of part of the ''Akallabêth'', can be found [[User:Tar-Telperien/Translations|here]].
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Additionally, I helped [[Helge Fauskanger]] in late 2006 with editing and providing ideas for the as-yet-unpublished third part of his "[http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/num-intro.htm Westernesse]" screenplay ideas. He kindly uploaded a related essay I gave him at that time, which can be read [http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/append.rtf here] after his own article (the "Chronological Issues" one).
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== Contact ==
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If you wish to discuss anything with me, you can contact me on my [[User_talk:Tar-Telperien|talk page]], or you can try to find me at the #TolkienGateway channel on the wiki's IRC network.
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Latest revision as of 17:47, 16 June 2012

Kimono005-2.jpg
Tar-Telperien
Man
Biographical Information
Other namesBrel
BirthSeptember 7th, 1986
DeathForget that. I plan on becoming immortal, thanks
Physical Description
GenderFemale
Height5'6"
Hair colorDark brown
Eye colorDark brown
I am the user Tar-Telperien. I grew up in Alaska and now attend university in Canada. I am the youngest of three children and, being the odd one out, I was always somewhat of a loner and geek. Ever since I was young I have had obsessions with many things, such as dinosaurs, airplanes, and just about anything having to do with animals and geology. In addition to these interests, I read many books, both fiction and nonfiction. It was perhaps inevitable, then, that I would become engrossed in Tolkien's world at some point, a fascination that has finally led me to this wiki.

In addition to furthering my interests in Arda, I like listening to electronic music, drawing, surfing the internet, reading, and furthering on my own ideas and stories. Curiously, just before I began reading The Hobbit for the first time, I began work on what has become my own constructed world (or rather continent) called Čenzai. I have made several accounts of its peoples and legends, but my work on it has stalled due to my preoccupation with Tolkien's writings. Since I began it some time before I read The Silmarillion, I have, I believe, managed to keep it from imitating the Professor's work too much.

Contents

[edit] My thoughts on the Legendarium

I was introduced to Tolkien's world in the fall of 2001, when I read The Hobbit. I then tried to read The Lord of the Rings but it took me multiple attempts to complete it. I had to read The Silmarillion before I could finish it, because all the allusions to the ancient legends in The Lord of the Rings confused me. I completed my first reading of The Silmarillion in the spring of 2002. It was some time before I finally finished The Lord of the Rings; I did not reach the end of its Appendices until the following year. I was then filled with a hunger for all things Middle-earth-related, and I read Unfinished Tales, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, and parts of The History of Middle-earth during that summer. I have since bought copies of several of these books and studied them intently, and thus I (perhaps over-pompously) give myself a "lore-3" knowledge and comprehension rating.

In addition to my studies of the legends, I have also invested a fair amount of time in learning Quenya, and feel I am fairly proficient at it. I have considerably less skill in Sindarin, however.

[edit] The basic version

Information
Man This user supports Men over any other race.
lore-3 This user has an advanced understanding of J.R.R. Tolkien's works.
Numenor map.jpg This user supports Númenor.
DD-N This user believes the Dagor Dagorath is NOT canonical.


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I prefer the material in The Silmarillion as published, and all the works related to it (unfinished and imperfect though they may be), to The Lord of the Rings. I find the old legends far more powerful, beautiful, and sad; and they have an epic feel I love. I thus know considerably more about the characters and events in The Silmarillion than those in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and concentrate on perfecting their articles on this wiki for that reason.

As my username indicates, I have, on top of an interest in all matters of Arda, a special obsession with the isle of Númenor and its history (Tar-Telperiën was the tenth ruler of Númenor, and its second Ruling Queen). I find the story of this land deeply moving, even more so than most of the events told in the Quenta Silmarillion, and I also believe that, of all the tales, its message has the most relevance to the present day (not that I am trying to make the Akallabêth an "allegorical" document!).

[edit] The pretentious version

I have a great interest in the philosophical, metaphysical, and "theological" issues in Arda. I often try to discern the underlying structures determining the philosophies and actions of the characters, and have made many theories concerning their thoughts and beliefs. I am concerned with the "deep questions" that people in the tales are confronted with, such as: What are Eru's intentions for ? How exactly do the Themes of the Music of the Ainur apply to history? What does it mean to live in Arda Marred? What does Morgoth want? What are the ultimate fates of Elves and Men? What is the nature of Mankind in Arda? Why was the Ban of the Valar necessary?, and so on. I am thus quite intrigued by such documents as the Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth, which examine many of these types of inquiries. (It is also for this reason that I love the story of Númenor, because in it, we get to see many of these kinds of theoretical insights applied to the everyday lives of the characters.)

My own interpretations of the tales are somewhat different than those of many others. For example, to a degree I downplay the role played by Christianity in Tolkien's philosophical inspirations, and notice pagan (and even Eastern) ideas more. I also tend to view the themes of many of the stories from an existentialist perspective. I am especially fascinated with the nature of Eru Ilúvatar, the mysterious God of Eä, who seems to me to be quite unique among deity figures from any tradition or genre.

[edit] My favorite tales and characters

Like any other Tolkien fan, I have a list of the stories and people that I think stand out above all the rest. They are given here.

[edit] Tales and legends

[edit] Characters

[edit] Tolkien-related work

Most of the work I have done as a fan of the Legendarium concerns Númenor, of course. I wish to write essays concerning some of my thoughts on that subject and others... eventually. When I do, they will be posted here.

My latest interest is making Quenya translations of songs in The Lord of the Rings and, more ambitiously, of sections of The Silmarillion. One such project, a translation of part of the Akallabêth, can be found here.

Additionally, I helped Helge Fauskanger in late 2006 with editing and providing ideas for the as-yet-unpublished third part of his "Westernesse" screenplay ideas. He kindly uploaded a related essay I gave him at that time, which can be read here after his own article (the "Chronological Issues" one).

[edit] Contact

If you wish to discuss anything with me, you can contact me on my talk page, or you can try to find me at the #TolkienGateway channel on the wiki's IRC network.