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Forum: The Books Yesterday, 04:14 PM
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Posted By Inziladun
Assuming you mean the Second Age conquest of...

Assuming you mean the Second Age conquest of Eriador, I would say numbers alone tilted things Sauron's way. His being in personal command would have driven his forces to a hatred for their foes and a...
Forum: The Books 07-08-2020, 04:20 PM
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Posted By Inziladun
I would say yes, to a point. Being the most...

I would say yes, to a point.

Being the most westerly of mortal lands, in fact being in sight of Eressëa, had to have had some effect.

Elvish visitors noted that, in its bliss, Númenor in...
Forum: The Books 07-07-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 263
Posted By Inziladun
Pipe Threads of this ilk are to me another reminder...

Threads of this ilk are to me another reminder (if any was required) of the wisdom of Gandalf:
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-06-2020, 06:43 AM
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Posted By Inziladun
1420! A Very Happy Birthday indeed to The Chief Wight!

A Very Happy Birthday indeed to The Chief Wight!
Forum: The Books 07-05-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 263
Posted By Inziladun
I have to say that monks's Priya Seth...

I have to say that monks's Priya Seth (http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?t=19272) connection doesn't overly impress me.

I have found that she makes inferences that, while possible, are...
Forum: The Books 07-05-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 263
Posted By Inziladun
You predicted that before Tolkien wrote the...

You predicted that before Tolkien wrote the books? Well done! I have to wonder, though, how old you are.... ;)



I haven't read LOTR in a shamefully long time, but I don't recall ever keying in...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-05-2020, 05:37 AM
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Posted By Inziladun
Seconded Happy Birthday to tp!

Seconded Happy Birthday to tp!
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 06-29-2020, 04:33 AM
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Views: 424,404
Posted By Inziladun
Seconded Happy Birthday to Pitch!

Seconded Happy Birthday to Pitch!
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 06-28-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3,941
Views: 424,404
Posted By Inziladun
Happy Birthday to Brinn!

Happy Birthday to Brinn!
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 06-23-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3,941
Views: 424,404
Posted By Inziladun
Happy Birthday Mith!

Happy Birthday Mith!
Forum: The Books 06-22-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By Inziladun
Outstanding! Long time to wait though....

Outstanding! Long time to wait though....
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 06-21-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3,941
Views: 424,404
Posted By Inziladun
Happy Birthday Lottie!

Happy Birthday Lottie!
Forum: The Movies 06-19-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 225
Posted By Inziladun
I do need to do that. I've known of the BBC...

I do need to do that. I've known of the BBC adaptation a long time, but somehow never got around to listening.
Forum: The Movies 06-19-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 225
Posted By Inziladun
I haven't been as appreciative as Sir Ian...

I haven't been as appreciative as Sir Ian deserved for his work in the live action Tolkien treatments, due to my general disdain for them, but he was a tremendously talented actor.
"Ash" in Alien,...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-15-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Inziladun
I quite like The Shadow of the Past. ...

I quite like The Shadow of the Past.

Gandalf's dark exposition to Frodo at Bag End, the most peaceful, pleasant locale for it, makes his words that much more jarring. It's like sudden thunderheads...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 06-15-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 5,167
Views: 449,198
Posted By Inziladun
RL is not WW-friendly for me just now, but at any...

RL is not WW-friendly for me just now, but at any rate I don't think I'd be on for a game with strict posting restrictions.

One of the fun aspects of the game for me is the way everyone's free to...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 06-07-2020, 06:57 PM
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Views: 132,993
Posted By Inziladun
Seconded!

Seconded!
Forum: The Movies 06-02-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By Inziladun
Jackson the Thief?

Sorry, couldn't resist. :D

I don't know if this has ever been discussed with PJ, but his LOTR films (the first two, anyway) seem to have borrowed quite a bit from Ralph Bakshi's 1978 movie...
Forum: The Books 06-01-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,274
Posted By Inziladun
There are also certainly instances where the...

There are also certainly instances where the gold-heads don't behave very nobly.

Hador showed a remarkable lack of wisdom when, upon being released by Morgoth, he went to the area of Gondolin...
Forum: The Books 06-01-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,274
Posted By Inziladun
Glad I'm not the only one trying to figure that...

Glad I'm not the only one trying to figure that out.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-31-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3,941
Views: 424,404
Posted By Inziladun
Happy Birthday indeed to Esty!

Happy Birthday indeed to Esty!
Forum: The Books 05-24-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,274
Posted By Inziladun
Sadly, it's a popular pursuit these days. The...

Sadly, it's a popular pursuit these days. The Holier Than Thou-Moral High Ground approach seems to me just a means for some in Academia to flaunt their "progressive" credentials.
It's doubly...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-23-2020, 04:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,701
Posted By Inziladun
I have to say I'm unfamiliar with it.

I have to say I'm unfamiliar with it.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-22-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,701
Posted By Inziladun
Ah, but I love the way The Silmarillion reads!...

Ah, but I love the way The Silmarillion reads! Old-fashioned language has always been an interest of mine (probably explains too why my Bible is the KJV).
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 05-21-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 250,727
Posted By Inziladun
It really would!

It really would!
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