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Forum: The Books Yesterday, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 102
Posted By Morthoron
Starbucks. They met at a Starbucks. I'm sure...

Starbucks. They met at a Starbucks. I'm sure there was one in Rhosgobel and another by Carrock. And another in Laketown. The only one that closed was in the Withered Heath. The franchise just...
Forum: The Books 01-16-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By Morthoron
Tolkien was fairly Victorian in worldview. The...

Tolkien was fairly Victorian in worldview. The old forms were his comfort zone. He rarely went to see films, didn't drive a car, and was a devout Pre-Vatican II Catholic.

Thus "touching your cap"...
Forum: The Books 12-10-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By Morthoron
*Sighs in exasperation* Alas, even the most...

*Sighs in exasperation*

Alas, even the most noble of causes must suffer the slings and arrows of religious misfortune....


...
Forum: The Books 12-02-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By Morthoron
Project Northmoor

For those who may find this of interest....

Project Northmoor is a charity devised to purchase J.R.R. Tolkien's home in Oxford at 20 Northmoor Road, where Tolkien lived with his family from 1930...
Forum: The Books 10-31-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By Morthoron
It's about as made up as Aragorn falling off a...

It's about as made up as Aragorn falling off a cliff and frenching his horse.
Forum: The Movies 10-29-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,902
Posted By Morthoron
Samwise asked Gandalf if orc-chicks were hot, ...

Samwise asked Gandalf if orc-chicks were hot,
The wizard raised an eyebrow and replied, "I think not."
Forum: The Books 10-09-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,494
Posted By Morthoron
Fredegar "Fatty" Bolger. The first celebrity to...

Fredegar "Fatty" Bolger. The first celebrity to release a bestselling health book, "The Lockholes Diet".
Forum: The Movies 09-11-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 55,438
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: 1,419
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: 222
Views: 55,438
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: 4,615
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: 908
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: 4,615
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: 1,169
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: 4,615
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: 18
Views: 3,033
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: 1,599
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: 222
Views: 55,438
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: 44
Views: 4,622
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: 44
Views: 4,622
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: 1,314
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: 10
Views: 1,808
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: 222
Views: 55,438
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: 222
Views: 55,438
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: 1,502
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.
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