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Forum: The Books 01-26-2020, 08:04 PM
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The "Star of the Dunedain" was worn as a badge by...

The "Star of the Dunedain" was worn as a badge by the Dunedain, but it appears to have been a quartermaster-issue item, not an ancient relic. Elessar much later gives one to Sam, so it must have...
Forum: The Books 01-19-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 464
I posted this on another forum, but thought I...

I posted this on another forum, but thought I would share it here. This is what I will remember: his wit, his intellect, and above all his kindness. (As well as extraordinary skill at saying "no"...
Forum: The Movies 01-19-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,562
At this point it's all speculation, since we have...

At this point it's all speculation, since we have no clue what the new legal arrangements or dramatis personae are going to be. Remember, CRT never relinquished the position of literary executor,...
Forum: The Movies 01-18-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,562
Perhaps so, but Baillie and Michael George are...

Perhaps so, but Baillie and Michael George are still on the board, and the impression I get of Adam is that his attitude is rather like his father's.

Simon on the other hand....
Forum: The Movies 01-16-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,562
I'm basically expecting this to be every bit as...

I'm basically expecting this to be every bit as bad as the Hobbit movies, crossed with The Last Jedi and Ishtar.

That leaves room to be pleasantly surprised.
Forum: The Books 01-16-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 464
“Therefore in this world I cannot think of a...

“Therefore in this world I cannot think of a reason
Why my soul does not blacken when I seriously consider
All the warriors, tested at war,
How they suddenly sank to the floor,
The brave kinsmen....
Forum: The Books 12-06-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,046
still doesn't work

Frodo: "If you really care about me, you will keep that dead secret. See? If you don't, if you even breathe a word of what you've heard here, then I hope Gandalf will turn you into a toad and fill...
Forum: The Books 11-20-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,478
It's often forgotten today that Tolkien was...

It's often forgotten today that Tolkien was considered one of his generation's leading Chaucer scholars- not for nothing did Masefield choose him to recite Nun's Priest's and Reeve's* at the 1938 and...
Forum: The Books 11-20-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Well, the collection was certainly made with...

Well, the collection was certainly made with Tolkien's (and EV Gordon's) permission, since they made it! But the printed booklet certainly was done without, a decade after Tolkien left Leeds.
Forum: The Books 10-20-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,478
Well, somebody has "analyzed" his note on...

Well, somebody has "analyzed" his note on sigelhearwan and found it racist.....

:mad:
Forum: The Books 10-11-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
I must inquire, and I believe I speak for all...

I must inquire, and I believe I speak for all here,

What the bloody hell?
Forum: The Books 10-08-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Unless he saw the Noah legend as a worn-down...

Unless he saw the Noah legend as a worn-down memory of the Fall of Numenor. Or perhaps a dim memory of the destruction of Beleriand.
Forum: The Books 10-04-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Lewis had a great term for it: "chronological...

Lewis had a great term for it: "chronological snobbery." And he was referring to that sort of thing when it had some whiff of actual merit, not counterfactual codswallop like this piece.
Forum: The Books 10-04-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
That has got to be one of the stupidest things I...

That has got to be one of the stupidest things I have ever read in print.

(Just for anyone who isn't conversant with one of the fundamental cultural texts of Western civilization, the Book of...
Forum: The Books 10-01-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
You think you've read drivel? You haven't read drivel until you've read this

https://daily.jstor.org/the-question-of-race-in-beowulf/
Forum: The Movies 09-20-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,562
I'm not saying it's aliens, but.... it's...

I'm not saying it's aliens, but....

it's aliens.
Forum: The Movies 09-20-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,562
Aliquoque dormitat bonum Homerus? By...

Aliquoque dormitat bonum Homerus? By interjecting the Meneltarma - and the ship off shore can be interpreted the same way - it almost appears Tolkien was forgetting that the world was flat and...
Forum: The Movies 09-19-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,562
Assuming that Numenoreans have RW human vision or...

Assuming that Numenoreans have RW human vision or close to it (and they seem not to have Elvish eyes, since Aragorn is always using Legolas as his binoculars), then their angular resolution is approx...
Forum: The Movies 09-19-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,562
Keep in mind that the bulk of the ultimate...

Keep in mind that the bulk of the ultimate Numenorean colonies lay off-map in Harad; Umbar and Pelargir were the northernmost. As to why Aldarion originally landed in Lindon- well, besides the fact...
Forum: The Movies 09-18-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,562
FWIW, New Zealand has been confirmed as the...

FWIW, New Zealand has been confirmed as the location for principal filming.

Probably to be expected, given the PJ connection, the availability of WETA, and relatively cheap costs compared to...
Forum: The Books 09-13-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,965
I think that was his intention, but in execution...

I think that was his intention, but in execution it didn't really hold up. The earliest versions of the Annals clearly were aiming for something like the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle;* but by the time he...
Forum: The Books 08-20-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,626
Mountains of Iron?

Mountains of Iron?
Forum: The Books 08-08-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,423
As does the pretentiously Frenchified name...

As does the pretentiously Frenchified name Sackville itself. I would venture that one of Otho's ancestors changed it from Sackton or Sackham (or possibly Sackby, but I don't think they were a...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-29-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 28,634
When written it was Sept 22 Gregorian, just a day...

When written it was Sept 22 Gregorian, just a day off the equinox; the Shire Reckoning was invented after the book was finished.
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-29-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 28,634
It wasn't until rather later in the process that...

It wasn't until rather later in the process that Tolkien started using an almanac (for 1942) to keep things like sunrise/sunset and the lunar phases straight.

Even so, he consciously cheated once:...
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