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Forum: The Movies 09-11-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 46,604
Posted By Morthoron
The headline should read: Shippey Skips The...

The headline should read: Shippey Skips The Sinking Ship
Forum: The Books 09-07-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By Morthoron
Exactly. The humorous thing about Bombadil is...

Exactly. The humorous thing about Bombadil is that Tolkien mentioned exactly what Bombadil was: "just an invention", "not an important person – to the narrative", even if "he represents something...
Forum: The Movies 09-01-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 46,604
Posted By Morthoron
Excellent news about Shippey. I wonder if they...

Excellent news about Shippey. I wonder if they are going to bring in Frank Herbert's son when they once again import sandworms from Arrakis into Middle-earth.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 09-01-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,150
Posted By Morthoron
The irony here is that you spent several posts...

The irony here is that you spent several posts complaining that people weren't posting on-topic, and now you've added an entire non-topic soap opera on top of that. Hilarious.
Forum: The Books 08-30-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Morthoron
But...but...but...the Eagles could fly them on...

But...but...but...the Eagles could fly them on and off. At least until the invention of the helicopter.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-30-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,150
Posted By Morthoron
Discussions on the forum have for years been...

Discussions on the forum have for years been organic and free-flowing. Within specific threads there is an ebb and flow, and there are relatively few that stay rigidly on-topic without side...
Forum: The Books 08-29-2020, 02:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By Morthoron
Because they would not be effective against...

Because they would not be effective against armies of Elves and Dúnedain freshly arrived from Númenór. The chief weapons of the Nazgul were fear and intimidation. Look at it this way, if Gil-Galad...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-28-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,150
Posted By Morthoron
Perhaps everyone was apprehensive to go near...

Perhaps everyone was apprehensive to go near there. After all, the folks in Lune were known as Lunatics.
Forum: The Books 08-07-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By Morthoron
Yes, not at all satisfied with the many...

Yes, not at all satisfied with the many Jacksonian stumbles and fumbles throughout the movies.

Actually, more egregious in the novel compared to the films, was Frodo, alone and wounded astride...
Forum: The Books 08-05-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By Morthoron
As with all things Tolkien, he is variable and...

As with all things Tolkien, he is variable and obscurant (and probably by design).



This statement by Tolkien aligns with the other matter Huinesoron quoted:
Forum: The Movies 08-04-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 46,604
Posted By Morthoron
It will be interesting to see how far afield they...

It will be interesting to see how far afield they go with the story lines. Literally, far afield.
Forum: The Books 08-02-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,039
Posted By Morthoron
Sorry, uninterested in nonsensical conjecture...

Sorry, uninterested in nonsensical conjecture about coincidences that do not at all apply to the motifs clearly established, and which Tolkien would plainly understand.

I will not be replying...
Forum: The Books 08-02-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,039
Posted By Morthoron
I am uninterested in clickbait. I will just say...

I am uninterested in clickbait. I will just say that it is evident you have never actually researched the "loathly lady" folklore motif.

The Irish kingship tales of Níall Nóigíallach and Lugaid...
Forum: The Movies 07-26-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By Morthoron
They recorded the song and dance routine, but it...

They recorded the song and dance routine, but it didn't even make the extended versions...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI0x0KYChq4
Forum: The Books 07-19-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By Morthoron
“He that breaks a thing to find out what it is...

“He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.”
Forum: The Movies 07-16-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 46,604
Posted By Morthoron
Hence, Bashful, Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy,...

Hence, Bashful, Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Sneezy and Dopey.
Forum: The Movies 07-15-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 46,604
Posted By Morthoron
At the present rate, the characters will all be...

At the present rate, the characters will all be interacting remotely via Zoom.
Forum: The Movies 06-19-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By Morthoron
Lord of the Rings, Alien, The Madness of King...

Lord of the Rings, Alien, The Madness of King George III, Time Bandits, The Fifth Element, Chariots of Fire, Brazil....such a wide range of roles for a splendid actor.
Forum: The Movies 06-02-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,015
Posted By Morthoron
Tricksy Jacksonses. We hates it forever!

Tricksy Jacksonses. We hates it forever!
Forum: The Books 05-31-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,719
Posted By Morthoron
I'm sorry, but can you please elaborate? To whom...

I'm sorry, but can you please elaborate? To whom in this thread are you referencing regarding "rank dishonesty", "elaborate false narratives", and "evasions of obvious fact." I ask because you made...
Forum: The Books 05-24-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,719
Posted By Morthoron
Did anyone notice the editor's emendation at the...

Did anyone notice the editor's emendation at the end of the article:



This quite literally shows the author did not do her research and based her diatribe on a false presentiment of Tolkien's...
Forum: The Books 05-24-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,719
Posted By Morthoron
Historical negationism. I find the whole...

Historical negationism. I find the whole decades-long rush to revisionism a distasteful aspect of academia. One should discount anyone imparting a modern worldview on people(s) in the past, even in a...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-16-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By Morthoron
You don't need to. For general info, look at the...

You don't need to. For general info, look at the WIKI site under "Disruptive use" and "Controversial content". I am sure the Barrow Wight is uninterested in garnering that sort of attention:
...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-11-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,983
Posted By Morthoron
I agree. I would volunteer; unfortunately, that...

I agree. I would volunteer; unfortunately, that would truly be the case of the cure being worse than the disease. :D
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-06-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,321
Posted By Morthoron
Estelyn gave Morthoron a subtle wink, for she...

Estelyn gave Morthoron a subtle wink, for she well knew that parody and satire were hallmarks of Moriquendi culture (hence, "Dark" Elves). Morth took the cue and ran with it.

"Minor characters,"...
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