Although our original plan was to have a mid-winter christmas get-together like last year, life seems to have gotten in the way, and we can't commit time. We do have a doozy of a topic for everyone though!
The discussion will be a light breezy one - nothing less than the nature of life
(and death) in Middle-earth. The elves are immortal, while men are not.
How does that all work? And if you thought the elves had it good, the
Maiar and the Valar are even more immortal, if there is such a thing. Or
are they? Melkor/Morgoth gets kicked out of the Valar - does he die? Is
that even a meaningful question? And what of Saruman?
Now, I'm counting on people to do a little bit of homework on this one -
check your Silmarillions and your Unfinished Tales once more. If you
don't have access to those, then the Encyclopedia of Arda is a great place to start looking instead (http://www.glyphweb.com/arda/).
Of course, if this is all just too heavy for you, feel free to bring your own topics!
New members are welcome as usual, and membership is free, and for life.
Bring money for coffee and cake at the Embassy cafe, though.
See you in a few weeks!