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Firelions: Lions of fire or just lava via creative writing?
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Firelions: Lions of fire or just lava via creative writing?
Literally massive lion-like creatures of raging molten fire
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Plain lava. The Lords were just being poetic.
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Something else. I need to explain it though.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, guys, haven't read LOTR books in over 30 years, so only remember the movie. It was all Arwen in the movie, reciting the spell at the edge of the river to protect her and Frodo, causing the river to rush downstream in the form of horses. I don't know squat about the books any more. Sounds like I need to go out and buy them so I can refresh. I have the dialogue of all three movies memorized word for word, I have watched them so many times. I'm obsessed, so I can only imagine Peter Jackson's obsession. I think the Fire Lions are similar. Made of lava, shaped like lions.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rocksister wrote:
I have the dialogue of all three movies memorized word for word


That's interesting. I remeber when the LOTR movies were first being made, the comic strip Fox Trot had a couple of characters who purportedly were "briefly" cast as Frodo and Sam.

One strip, the director chastized them for "That dialog isn't in the script". The kids respond "I know. It's in the book. We have them memorized".
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For what it's worth, I always thought it was just descriptive lava myself...maybe coupled to the earthpower, since they/it answered Berek's call. It was only in a discussion here, lo these many threads ago, that I first heard the possibility that they were more animal-like than just lava.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best part of SRD's answer, of course, is that he says it could be a RAFO...

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see the firelions as something between independent living things and just lava. I see them as some sort of spirits of the lava that have the power to direct their constituent material to some degree, so that they can take lion-like shapes and erupt when they will to any direction they wish, but they aren't good at changing directions or traveling uphill, especially after they have started to cool. They also cannot get far from home because their form will solidify into rigid stone, forcing their spirits to relocate to more liquid environs.

But I have a feeling we'll see for ourselves...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How I see them.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kevin164, I would love to see that in color.... any plans of that nature?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just gonna say, I thought they would be more orangey ... Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cameraman Jenn wrote:
Kevin164, I would love to see that in color.... any plans of that nature?


Yes, actually you will see this one colored. I am currently working on a Saltheart Foamfollower drawing, but I might scrap it and start over. Before I do I will tackle the Firelion drawing for KW.

I just realized that for me the Firelions were like the invisible creature that attacks the crew in the classic 50's Forbidden Planet movie. Funny how images ingrain themselves.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I KNOW they look like this....


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Firekittehs sez can we hav som cheezburger? Plz!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colored.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Colored.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Little Mud People are next.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kevin164 wrote:
Little Mud People are next.

Jheherrin ... Awesome! I love those sad little folks (and the sur-jheherrin, too, of course. Big Grin )
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found this:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweeeeet.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rigel wrote:
The best part of SRD's answer, of course, is that he says it could be a RAFO...

Yippee Smile


I realize this is an older thread but what does "RAFO" stand for??

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

littledaniele wrote:
Rigel wrote:
The best part of SRD's answer, of course, is that he says it could be a RAFO...

Yippee Smile


I realize this is an older thread but what does "RAFO" stand for??

thanks much!!


Laughing I asked the same thing.

read and find out
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you for such a quick response on that! lol Big Grin
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