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Forum: The Movies 08-31-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 46,375
Posted By Pitchwife
They got Tom Shippey working on this? There's...

They got Tom Shippey working on this? There's still hope...
Forum: The Red Book 08-26-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 755
Posted By Pitchwife
What I love about this, especially the first...

What I love about this, especially the first part, is how Oropher is involved in a deadly battle which demands his full concentration at any moment but at the same time detached and lost in thought,...
Forum: The Books 08-07-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By Pitchwife
Actually Tolkien himself could be remarkably...

Actually Tolkien himself could be remarkably uninspired in his naming of minor characters - cf. Gamling and Ioreth, whose names literally mean Old Guy and Old Woman in Norse and Sindarin,...
Forum: The Books 08-07-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By Pitchwife
Was there a single character in the book whom...

Was there a single character in the book whom Jackson et. al. didn't distort and diminish? Maybe Bill the Pony, I dunno.

IMO JK Rowlings Dementors came closer to the essence of the Ringwraiths...
Forum: The Books 08-07-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By Pitchwife
Yeah sorry, I'd overlooked your 'tongue in cheek'...

Yeah sorry, I'd overlooked your 'tongue in cheek' comment to Hui above. But I still think Findaráto as a Mother-name for Arafinwë is untenable. On the other hand I could imagine Eärwen calling her...
Forum: The Books 08-06-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By Pitchwife
I don't think so. According to the Shibboleth, it...

I don't think so. According to the Shibboleth, it was Finrod's and Angrod's mother, Eärwen of Alqualonde, Finarfin's wife, who named them [I]Findaráto, Angaráto in her native tongue (vs Quenya...
Forum: The Books 08-05-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By Pitchwife
We're talking about the work of John Ronald...

We're talking about the work of John Ronald Reuel, son of Arthur Reuel, brother of Hilary Arthur Reuel, father of John Francis Reuel, Michael Hilary Reuel and Christopher John Reuel - and, for crying...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 08-05-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,328
Posted By Pitchwife
I'd very much like to see your ideas in action,...

I'd very much like to see your ideas in action, and I'm in no particular hurry about it. I'll probably be largely away from my computer in the second half of September (planning to take our mobile...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 07-29-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Pitchwife
Because thou shalt not mix thy Greek and Latin...

Because thou shalt not mix thy Greek and Latin roots. I take it you mean autophilia or ipsamory.;)


I've heard of Morleg, and even his stillborn twin brother Lessleg, but who's Alvar?
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 07-28-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Pitchwife
This is how the story goes in the first draft,...

This is how the story goes in the first draft, which (as usual) underwent several revisions and transformations. According to Tolkien's latest notes

Ossë, both a homophobe and a genocide - seems...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 07-27-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Pitchwife
We knew all along that Middle-earth had walking...

We knew all along that Middle-earth had walking trees, but barking trees? :eek:That's quite a revelation!

EDIT: Actually, this is a thing, as per a footnote in HoME XIII. When Isengard was...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 07-24-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 276,214
Posted By Pitchwife
*is dumbstruck with awe*

*is dumbstruck with awe*
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 07-20-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,328
Posted By Pitchwife
*pledges soul & fealty to the Lidless Eye*

*pledges soul & fealty to the Lidless Eye*
Forum: The Books 07-19-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By Pitchwife
Zil, you're underestimating the gratification...

Zil, you're underestimating the gratification inherent in believing oneself to be in possession of a hidden truth which the unwashed masses are ignorant of. Who cares for the story (except us...
Forum: The Books 07-06-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By Pitchwife
Pipe The day destroys the night, Night divides the day

I wouldn't be so categoric about that. It's true that the Red Book refers to Gimli with male pronouns throughout, but we know that Dwarven genders can be difficult to tell apart, what with bearded...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-05-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3,971
Views: 441,607
Posted By Pitchwife
Thirded. A phantastic birthday to the phantom!...

Thirded. A phantastic birthday to the phantom! Beware of birthday cakes baked by Alien!
Forum: The Books 07-05-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By Pitchwife
Question So, the Balrog and Shelob were secretly married...

So, the Balrog and Shelob were secretly married and had children (with wings, horns and eight legs each), but don't tell anybody or the Tolkien Estate will send assassins after you to bury the truth.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-02-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 190,187
Posted By Pitchwife
This ...

This (http://mightygodking.com/2008/10/20/mgk-versus-his-adolescent-reading-habits/)reminded me very much of this thread.


In other news I recently finished M. John Harrison's Viriconium...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 06-30-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3,971
Views: 441,607
Posted By Pitchwife
1420! Thank you friends, and belated best wishes to...

Thank you friends, and belated best wishes to Brinn!
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 06-22-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By Pitchwife
You mean Minbari can be reincarnated as...

You mean Minbari can be reincarnated as Humans?:eek:
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 06-21-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3,971
Views: 441,607
Posted By Pitchwife
1420! Happy birthday Lottie!

Happy birthday Lottie!
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 06-17-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5,168
Views: 462,597
Posted By Pitchwife
And here I was wondering whether the change in...

And here I was wondering whether the change in your posting style was perhaps indicative of a special role. :D


Definitely.


I get your points, and I'd definitely be against double post...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 06-14-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5,168
Views: 462,597
Posted By Pitchwife
Cue 'X voted Y but didn't give a reason!':D ...

Cue 'X voted Y but didn't give a reason!':D



True, but this is not Twitter and nobody can be expected to count the characters on their every post.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-14-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By Pitchwife
A Shadow in the Dark / In the House of the Past / The Knife of Tom Bombadil

Yep. Well put!


I'd say that for FotR as a whole. No coincidence it''s the most worn volume of my old German boxed edition.

As for titles, I think the best have already been named. And rather...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 06-14-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5,168
Views: 462,597
Posted By Pitchwife
Good point about unforeseen events and people...

Good point about unforeseen events and people being unable to react. As for posts per hour, I think enforcing that would be more of a hassle than it's all worth.


Since we're talking, BG, would...
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