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Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 01-07-2016, 01:40 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 23,758
Posted By Elemmakil
I read through this thread and found it very...

I read through this thread and found it very interesting. I thought I would contribute a few random thoughts:

1. I note in passing that there are, per the late margin note, "3 or 7" balrogs, and...
Forum: The Movies 01-06-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,304
Posted By Elemmakil
Yeah, reminds me of Tom Maringer's Shire Post...

Yeah, reminds me of Tom Maringer's Shire Post Coins, that were rather brutally shut down. Ironically, had Tom never tried to do the right thing and secure a license to produce (which had for whatever...
Forum: The Books 10-27-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 20,904
Posted By Elemmakil
Good point, though it is often PJ's thoughtless...

Good point, though it is often PJ's thoughtless additions that create the bulk of the problems. I have oft times felt that if I could simply take PJs movies, edit out the bad additions (which, I...
Forum: The Books 10-27-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,116
Posted By Elemmakil
The primary books you want are: "Pictures by...

The primary books you want are:
"Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien" (OOP, I believe, but still findable)

"J.R.R. Tolkien - Artist & Illustrator" (Should be in print; lot of neat stuff. Covers more than...
Forum: The Movies 05-17-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,489
Posted By Elemmakil
Quite an understatement. On Zaentz's Wiki page,...

Quite an understatement. On Zaentz's Wiki page, mention is made of him taking legal action against businesses in the UK that use the name "Hobbit" in any fashion. This is similar to the action taken...
Forum: The Books 05-08-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 36,297
Posted By Elemmakil
This is mostly true but I would disagree about...

This is mostly true but I would disagree about the implication that Tolkien's characters were strictly good or evil. Smeagol/Gollum is one obvious exception, as is the fact that even the "good" Frodo...
Forum: The Books 05-01-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 36,297
Posted By Elemmakil
While I enjoy the whole GoT series, violent soft...

While I enjoy the whole GoT series, violent soft porn that it is, I consider it inferior to LoTR, and am somewhat dismayed by folks who consider GRRM to be "The American Tolkien" as such a comparison...
Forum: The Books 04-06-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,674
Posted By Elemmakil
A possible origin for hobbit holes and the One Ring?

This is a fascinating article - I had no idea that Tolkien had collaborated with the famous archaeologist Sir Mortimer Wheeler. I have two of the latter's books (London and the Vikings and London and...
Forum: The Books 01-14-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,389
Posted By Elemmakil
Well reasoned, but I still disagree. It goes too...

Well reasoned, but I still disagree. It goes too far to say he had no stake - if that were so I doubt he would have bothered to venture from the depths of Moria to observe the outcome. I think he...
Forum: The Books 01-13-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,389
Posted By Elemmakil
One point I've not seen raised in this thread is...

One point I've not seen raised in this thread is this: If balrogs were indeed capable of wiping out whole dwarven armies single handedly, why then did the balrog of Moria not intervene and hand an...
Forum: The Books 12-12-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,368
Posted By Elemmakil
Categorically untrue. Plain or wrought iron is...

Categorically untrue. Plain or wrought iron is actually softer than a good 90/10 tin bronze. Iron came into ascendence because it is much more available and thus cheaper than bronze, which requires...
Forum: The Books 12-15-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,265
Posted By Elemmakil
A good reason. And not just dragons - I suspect...

A good reason. And not just dragons - I suspect in the aftermath of the breaking of Angband many of the survivors of Morgoth's legions took refuge up there in the far north, making Gundabad an...
Forum: The Books 04-30-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,900
Posted By Elemmakil
Pity someone didn't bring this up whilst the good...

Pity someone didn't bring this up whilst the good Professor was still alive - knowing him, he would have come up with details on ALL the pieces!
Forum: The Books 01-11-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,938
Posted By Elemmakil
Sting Another thing I should like to have seen more of...

Another thing I should like to have seen more of is the rewrite of Hobbit c. 1960 that was intended to bring it more in line with the published LoTR. As I recall (too lazy to get up and go to the...
Forum: The Books 01-11-2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,938
Posted By Elemmakil
Ditto. At least for Khuzdul. Though appararently...

Ditto. At least for Khuzdul. Though appararently there are some notes that may, someday, if one possesses Elven (or at least Dunedain) longevity, get published in Vinyar Tengwar...
Forum: The Books 01-06-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,204
Posted By Elemmakil
White-Hand WoT... ugh...

At the insistence of a friend, I gave WoT a try. I really did. I read the first five books but finally gave up. While the basic plot was fine, the writing was utterly tedious.

Some folks (my...
Forum: The Books 04-13-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,583
Posted By Elemmakil
My suspicion is that the description Tolkien...

My suspicion is that the description Tolkien wrote in UT was probably influenced by this real life Anglo Saxon/Swedish helm from the early 7th century:
...
Forum: The Movies 04-11-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 31,101
Posted By Elemmakil
Actually, I've given thought to something like...

Actually, I've given thought to something like this. Setting aside issues of copyright, etc., I wonder how hard it would be using modern computers and editing software to do what SteamChip suggests?...
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