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Forum: The Books Yesterday, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 45
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: 11
Views: 164
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: 198
Views: 43,747
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: 22
Views: 437
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: 22
Views: 437
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: 249
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: 404
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: 198
Views: 43,747
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: 198
Views: 43,747
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: 431
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: 734
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: 4,850
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: 4,850
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: 4,850
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: 379
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: 2,512
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: 5,464
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,"...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-01-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,464
Posted By Morthoron
After yet another toast, the Dark Elf was feeling...

After yet another toast, the Dark Elf was feeling rather amused, or bemused as the case may be, for the Old Winyards was surprisingly potent, even for one of the Moriquendi. Elves do not get...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-23-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,084
Posted By Morthoron
Eärendil did not claim high-Kingship for much the...

Eärendil did not claim high-Kingship for much the same reason Elrond remained "Master" of the Last Homely House. They are Peredhil and it seems fairly obvious from Tolkien's frame of mind that the...
Forum: The Books 04-05-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By Morthoron
I had mentioned I would get back to this. And so...

I had mentioned I would get back to this. And so I have.





Taken in context with Eomer's earlier inference: ‘Then there is a Lady in the Golden Wood, as old tales tell!’ he said. ‘Few escape...
Forum: The Books 04-04-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By Morthoron
Yes, I've been pondering the adjective angle too,...

Yes, I've been pondering the adjective angle too, since Squatter so rudely made me come out of my quarantine-induced coma and actually start thinking rather than looking at cute puppy memes on...
Forum: The Books 04-03-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 899
Posted By Morthoron
This would not concern mortals, as there is no...

This would not concern mortals, as there is no evidence they are re-embodied at all; in fact, they are set apart in Mandos and none know their fate. As for Elves, there is no evidence whatsoever that...
Forum: The Books 04-03-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By Morthoron
Evidently the Rohirrim are a superstitious lot,...

Evidently the Rohirrim are a superstitious lot, and anything beyond their ken would be looked at suspiciously as "sorcery" (whether good, bad or indifferent), hence dwimmerlaik (dweomerlayk) as a...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 03-31-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,464
Posted By Morthoron
All this time it had become quite plain to the...

All this time it had become quite plain to the Dark Elf that these were some rather queer folk assembled herein. Not that there was anything wrong with queer folk, of course, particularly not if one...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 03-23-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,464
Posted By Morthoron
The Dark Elf Morthoron, having grown restless and...

The Dark Elf Morthoron, having grown restless and irritable during an extended period of in-home quarantine, decided to forego all conventions of social distancing (a hallmark of Dark Elf...
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