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Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-31-2020, 06:56 AM
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Posted By mindil
Mindil is a she. And she is a professional...

Mindil is a she.

And she is a professional editor in RL, among other hats.

I tend to get responses to my posts on a varieties of forums, not just LotR, and I assume it's from years of practice....
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-30-2020, 03:22 PM
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Posted By mindil
I was totally replying to you. We were discussing...

I was totally replying to you. We were discussing the likelihood of Nellas being attracted to Turin. You said yes and gave a reason. I wrote why I thought that excerpt meant something else.

We all...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-30-2020, 11:04 AM
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Posted By mindil
Considering that elves don't play around, and...

Considering that elves don't play around, and they think highly of "personal relations," it's no surprise that JRRT said they tried to marry young. Elladan's and Elrohir's multi-millennial bachelor...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-30-2020, 10:48 AM
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Posted By mindil
I'm sorry. I'm sure I saw many threads that had...

I'm sorry. I'm sure I saw many threads that had lots of side topics. But I'm really aiming for your topic - unless by "obsessed" you meant "have a crush on." The character I've given the most thought...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-29-2020, 03:54 PM
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Posted By mindil
If we're back to speculating about the Queen of...

If we're back to speculating about the Queen of Mirkwood, what's the vote on her being higher status to Thranduil vs lower?

All Tolkien's known couples have the wife upstatus whenever possible...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-27-2020, 02:56 PM
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Posted By mindil
I wish there was more about the whole elven...

I wish there was more about the whole elven community of Lune. We know they exist, but zero else. We have a glimpse of all the other elven communities, but nothing about this one.
Forum: The Books 08-27-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By mindil
This is the classic "If my grandmother had wheels...

This is the classic "If my grandmother had wheels she'd be a trolleycar" kind of argument.

Or rather, it's a set of equations with too many unknowns.

How many dragons equal one balrog? How many...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-27-2020, 03:15 AM
Replies: 54
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Posted By mindil
Thanks for saving me a re-read. (I'm reviewing...

Thanks for saving me a re-read. (I'm reviewing other things toward a better treatment of Reality Theory.)

So Legolas was originally a junior undersecretary at best, a low-status runner at worst....
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-26-2020, 03:14 PM
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Posted By mindil
I forgot that piece of authorial chronology. So...

I forgot that piece of authorial chronology.
So Legolas as written wasn't a prince at all. And JRRT didn't retcon any royalty into his behavior.
Was he originally from Mirkwood?
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-25-2020, 02:41 PM
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Posted By mindil
I wasn't thinking Lorien should treat Legolas as...

I wasn't thinking Lorien should treat Legolas as equal to Celeborn. But still, visiting royalty should get some fancy attention, and he gets none. Aragorn gets more respect from the Lord and Lady...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-24-2020, 03:06 PM
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Posted By mindil
It implies she cared for him, not that she was...

It implies she cared for him, not that she was attracted.

It is classic that former nannies attend their charges' weddings and college graduations, and give them big, nostalgic hugs. Much...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-24-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,753
Posted By mindil
She was changing Turin's diapers. Alright, not...

She was changing Turin's diapers. Alright, not quite. But how could she be attracted after bringing him up?
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-24-2020, 08:07 AM
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Posted By mindil
Also, who was Nellas's big brother?

Also, who was Nellas's big brother?
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-24-2020, 08:07 AM
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Posted By mindil
I'm fine with Nellas, especially if she's a...

I'm fine with Nellas, especially if she's a Nandor.

If not, if his parentage is pure Sindar, how does it fit the puzzle I thought of - why Legolas is not treated as royalty in Lorien, and why he...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-23-2020, 08:50 AM
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Posted By mindil
Now that I think of it, the Lorien elves didn't...

Now that I think of it, the Lorien elves didn't treat Legolas like royalty at all. Just like any common elf.

That could well point to an Avari mother.

Any thoughts?
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-23-2020, 07:34 AM
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Posted By mindil
The behavior of the Mirkwood elves in the Hobbit...

The behavior of the Mirkwood elves in the Hobbit has a flavor of Tokien's style of male-companionship, more than his notions of female propriety. We don't see Thranduil himself carousing, but he...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-23-2020, 03:15 AM
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Views: 3,753
Posted By mindil
Legolas's mother. I want to convince the world...

Legolas's mother. I want to convince the world that she was alive, intelligent, loving and involved in Mirkwood politics straight through to the end of the War of the Ring.

Hopeless. I wrote one...
Forum: The Books 08-23-2020, 02:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,724
Posted By mindil
That (plummeting) may be a vote in favor of...

That (plummeting) may be a vote in favor of wings. Things whose airborne-ness depends on wings (birds, planes) will plummet when those wings are compromised. Things that can fly or hover without...
Forum: The Books 08-20-2020, 02:06 AM
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Views: 3,724
Posted By mindil
Sorry, I disagree. He said outright that he was...

Sorry, I disagree. He said outright that he was hobbit, just bigger. Hobbit feet can't get plantar warts.
Forum: The Books 08-19-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,724
Posted By mindil
No, Palantir is an acronym with vowels added for...

No, Palantir is an acronym with vowels added for readability.
P.L.N.T.R. stands for Philologist, Lexicographer, Numerologist, Tolkien Reuel.

The message is that Tolkien himself was a Palantir -...
Forum: The Books 08-19-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By mindil
I never made a list - this was an idea that...

I never made a list - this was an idea that evolved as I was reading HoME and HotH. "Reality theory" seemed clear-cut before I ever read Lost Road or Notion Club Papers. In fact, it was fascinating...
Forum: The Books 08-18-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By mindil
By the way, this is NOT a discussion of canon! ...

By the way, this is NOT a discussion of canon!

Whatever JRRT invented is just as much canon as what he experienced. I'm just curious to know what parts of canon he experienced or learned directly,...
Forum: The Books 08-18-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By mindil
Following this line of thinking leads to all...

Following this line of thinking leads to all sorts of interesting things. But I think I've posted enough for starters.

If any of you are interested, I've got another page of speculation to share...
Forum: The Books 08-18-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By mindil
Second, the telepathic reception of Elvish,...

Second, the telepathic reception of Elvish, Westron and the rest can explain everything about JRRTís endless tinkering with the languages and the names. He had an intense, but totally elusive sense...
Forum: The Books 08-18-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By mindil
But Iíll make a start. For starters, the Notion...

But Iíll make a start. For starters, the Notion Club Papers provide an illuminating window into the limitations and possibilities of these direct experiences. Ramer, Tolkienís alter-ego, explains...
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