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Forum: The Books 04-04-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Mithadan
Interesting question. It is certainly a fitting...

Interesting question. It is certainly a fitting statement by Galadriel to Sam, and by extension by Tolkien to the readers of his subcreation. But is he making this statement in a broad sense; magic...
Forum: The Books 04-03-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 216
Posted By Mithadan
"Magic," to the Elves was not something...

"Magic," to the Elves was not something exceptional. Rather, it was something inherent in their nature; the way they manifest their power and skills. While not clear, it seems that Elven "magic" was...
Forum: The Books 04-03-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 216
Posted By Mithadan
Thumbs up Very impressive. Add some footnotes to sources...

Very impressive. Add some footnotes to sources and you can submit it for publication.
Forum: The Books 03-29-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By Mithadan
Thank you. The last thing I need is another...

Thank you.

The last thing I need is another edition that I will be tempted to display on a shelf.

I have opted for a (hopefully) lightly handled early 1970s Ballantine paperback edition. I will...
Forum: The Books 03-28-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By Mithadan
I have amused myself, considering the amount of...

I have amused myself, considering the amount of relatively free time that I have on my hands right now, by browsing eBay for an appropriate reading copy. This is the first time in roughly 15 years...
Forum: The Books 03-26-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By Mithadan
Recommendations for a reading copy?

I have discussed elsewhere on these boards my history of acquiring Tolkien's writings. Today, I picked up my "reading copy" of LoTR (single volume, hardcover, circa 2004 - not the Big Red One) to...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 03-26-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,091
Posted By Mithadan
“Losssst! Lossst! Lossst we are and we shall...

“Losssst! Lossst! Lossst we are and we shall never find it. My preciousssss!”

Mithadan glared at the tiny dragon hovering over his shoulder. “Enough!” he cried. “We are not lost.”

“You could...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 03-24-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,091
Posted By Mithadan
*knock, knock. Mithadan groaned and rubbed...

*knock, knock.

Mithadan groaned and rubbed the sleep from his eyes. What was that sound? The sun was barely up, and he had not even had any coffee. Heed no nightly noises, he thought, and rolled...
Forum: The Books 03-21-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,304
Posted By Mithadan
The characterization that the plague was carried...

The characterization that the plague was carried "on the wind" is a typical archaic reference. The recognition of means of transmission is a modern discovery. I have seen the Spanish Flu from 1918...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 03-21-2020, 07:23 AM
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Views: 402,477
Posted By Mithadan
Rimbaud!!!!

Rimbaud!!!!
Forum: The Books 03-20-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,304
Posted By Mithadan
Ouch...

Ouch...
Forum: Discussion 03-19-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By Mithadan
I am posting stories first from authors that I...

I am posting stories first from authors that I recognize as members of this forum. Otherwise, they are being posted in no particular order.

If an author objects to their story being posted, let me...
Forum: The Red Book 03-19-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 209
Posted By Mithadan
Recollections of a Dúnedain Ranger By: Snowdog (originally posted February 14, 2005)

Recollections of a Dúnedain Ranger

By: Snowdog (originally posted February 14, 2005)

Year 121 of the Fourth Age of Middle Earth

"I am Gilrénna, daughter if Halcwyn, daughter of Halasían and...
Forum: Discussion 03-17-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By Mithadan
My present goal is to post one "new" story from...

My present goal is to post one "new" story from the old Forum each week. I have a few requests already. Any suggestions or nominations from those who recall the old Forum?"
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 03-17-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By Mithadan
OK, I'll bite. Targlin was an early and rejected...

OK, I'll bite. Targlin was an early and rejected name for Maeglin and an early name for galvorn, the metal that Eol's sword was made from. That's all I can find. Is there another Targlin?

*First...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 03-14-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3,893
Views: 402,477
Posted By Mithadan
Happy Birthday Burrahobbit!!!

Happy Birthday Burrahobbit!!!
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 03-13-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By Mithadan
Thank you for sharing both the pictures as well...

Thank you for sharing both the pictures as well as the narrative.

Tolkien, of course, embarked upon the creation of the early versions of his Legendarium as a mythology for England. While his...
Forum: The Books 03-13-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 19,264
Posted By Mithadan
Hello old friends! I enjoyed the books when...

Hello old friends!

I enjoyed the books when they first came out. They are on my re-read list, along with several thousand pages of other stuff. I too despised the movie, to the point where I have...
Forum: Discussion 03-08-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By Mithadan
I personally have no problem with comments.

I personally have no problem with comments.
Forum: The Red Book 03-03-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 736
Posted By Mithadan
Tales from Tol Eressëa

Tales from Tol Eressëa
by Mithadan
(Originally posted March 2, 2004)

Ælfwine sat beneath a beech tree, resting from his journey. Above him, the leaves of the tree were limned in a golden-green...
Forum: Discussion 03-03-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By Mithadan
It's hard to determine how many stories were...

It's hard to determine how many stories were posted on the old Forum, because later versions of the site were filled with spam. As of August 11, 2011, it appears that there were more than 100 stories...
Forum: Discussion 03-03-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By Mithadan
Thumbs up The Barrow-Downs Fan Fiction Forum

Thank you Barrow-Wight!

A while back (more than 10 years ago) we maintained a separate bulletin board for the posting of Tolkien-related fan fiction. There were a large number of stories posted by...
Forum: The Books 01-20-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,277
Posted By Mithadan
Thumbs up Mindil, a thoughtful first post, very fitting...

Mindil, a thoughtful first post, very fitting within the theme of this thread.

I would doubt that Tolkien was the Aelfwine from Lost Tales or his other writings. But to the extent that Aelfwine...
Forum: The Books 01-17-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,249
Posted By Mithadan
Christopher Tolkien can rest in ease and...

Christopher Tolkien can rest in ease and contentment knowing that he presented to the world his father's lifelong imaginings and work regarding Middle Earth. We owe him a great debt.
Forum: The Books 12-01-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,277
Posted By Mithadan
It is likely that a universe where Planck's...

It is likely that a universe where Planck's Constant is slightly different would be very... uncomfortable for those traversing your hypothetical wormhole.

As an aside, an old friend of mine is...
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