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Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-26-2019, 03:05 PM
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Posted By Galadriel55
And isn't it great? Some of these characters did...

And isn't it great? Some of these characters did terrible things, and yet we still love them and don't want them to die! Doesn't that speak to the depth of these characters and the quality of the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-26-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 85,328
Posted By Galadriel55
Yeah, that's exactly my point (and I like tragic...

Yeah, that's exactly my point (and I like tragic characters too, you're not the only one :)). The beauty of tragic heroes and anti-heroes is the tragedy. You want it to not happen that way, but you...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-26-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 85,328
Posted By Galadriel55
That's like being pro-gravity and not wanting...

That's like being pro-gravity and not wanting things to fall. If you like the character the way he was written, why would you want to change the way he was written?

Also, spoiler, but he still...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-26-2019, 11:41 AM
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Views: 85,328
Posted By Galadriel55
But why do you think it's impossible to be...

But why do you think it's impossible to be pro-Maeglin without rewriting his story all the time? You keep trying to change his story to make excuses for him. Well, he did bad things, and it was his...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-13-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 85,328
Posted By Galadriel55
People don't usually end threads by asking for...

People don't usually end threads by asking for thoughts, but you read what you want to read.

What do you want, Urwen? You're upset when people don't post for a while, you're upset when people...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-12-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 85,328
Posted By Galadriel55
I think it depends on what story of how the story...

I think it depends on what story of how the story got to us you are following.

If you go by the "Tolkien translated the Red Book" hypothesis, then yes, history is written by the winners (or...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-08-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 85,328
Posted By Galadriel55
I don't think Nienor would want to be saved, and...

I don't think Nienor would want to be saved, and as such I don't think she was. Tar-Miriel however... :D *puts on fanfic glasses*
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-05-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 85,328
Posted By Galadriel55
Why wouldn't they? Except for whatever...

Why wouldn't they? Except for whatever metaphysical limitations may occur, I don't think Turin would stand alone.

As for the limitations, I'm really not sure how and in what form Turin will return...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-05-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 85,328
Posted By Galadriel55
Fans - well, it's hard not to love a tragic hero....

Fans - well, it's hard not to love a tragic hero. We are fascinated by them.

COH characters - Turin isn't just rude and impatient. He is also honourable, passionate, fair, strong, dependable. He...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-27-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 85,328
Posted By Galadriel55
Lots of names were recycled by Numenorian Men,...

Lots of names were recycled by Numenorian Men, which used to belong to Men and Elves alike (as Nerwen's recent riddle proved). Do Elves recycle their names though? I'm interested to see if there's an...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-26-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 85,328
Posted By Galadriel55
Ah. I was thinking it's within the legendarium....

Ah. I was thinking it's within the legendarium. Thanks for clarifying!
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-26-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 85,328
Posted By Galadriel55
Which other 20 year old are you referring to?

Which other 20 year old are you referring to?
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-26-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 85,328
Posted By Galadriel55
Breaking news: a 20 year old sprays his local...

Breaking news: a 20 year old sprays his local school with gasoline and sets it on fire. Following that fact he attempts to murder a 6-year-old and rape one of the teachers that he had a crush on...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-25-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 85,328
Posted By Galadriel55
Yeah, this one gets it - except for the part that...

Yeah, this one gets it - except for the part that even weird teenagers aren't justified in committing felony.

I heard a parent say about their autistic child that the illness might be an...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-25-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 85,328
Posted By Galadriel55
Does the quote not seem to you like the reason...

Does the quote not seem to you like the reason Nellas was spared the Curse was only because Turin left her, did not associate with her any longer?



I thought Morgoth claimed his domain to be...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-25-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 85,328
Posted By Galadriel55
The reason I ruled out a lot of places is 1) has...

The reason I ruled out a lot of places is 1) has to be where Morgoth's spies wouldn't see him - what keeps them from checking out all the other random lumps of rock? Nothing much, really; and 2)...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-25-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 85,328
Posted By Galadriel55
I read a synopsis, I am somewhat familiar with...

I read a synopsis, I am somewhat familiar with it. I would indeed like the story - just maybe not in that format.


Going back to the discussion of Turin and the Curse and the what-ifs, I came...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-25-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 85,328
Posted By Galadriel55
I think Beleg would have gone with Turin all the...

I think Beleg would have gone with Turin all the way, to make sure Turin lived and that he stayed of the right moral path. But if Turin would stubbornly and irreversibly insist on following some...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-25-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 85,328
Posted By Galadriel55
Urwen, we read the responses from oldest to...

Urwen, we read the responses from oldest to newest. It really doesn't matter who posted first. You don't have to have the last post on the thread to be seen.

I agree with you that he required help...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-25-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 85,328
Posted By Galadriel55
Question for everyone: how on earth did Morgoth...

Question for everyone: how on earth did Morgoth not realize that Gondolin must be in the one patch of land he can't get to?

We're told that before the Bragollach and Nirnaeth his spies couldn't...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-24-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 85,328
Posted By Galadriel55
That's exactly what I meant. Tuor didn't save...

That's exactly what I meant. Tuor didn't save Maeglin from Maeglin, he didn't save his soul or his fea. He mighr have saved the hroa from having to do all the things the fea planned, but the fea was...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-23-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 85,328
Posted By Galadriel55
Are you referring to him marrying Idril or...

Are you referring to him marrying Idril or killing Maeglin? Or something else?

To be honest, I don't think Tuor saved Maeglin. Yes, things might have happened differently if he didn't do this or...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-23-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 85,328
Posted By Galadriel55
Well, I posed the question to the public in...

Well, I posed the question to the public in general, and I'm happy to hear all the "what if" spin-offs.



If Macbeth can be considered a tragic hero, Maeglin probably can.

The way the story...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-23-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 85,328
Posted By Galadriel55
A What If tangent: what if it did happen? Could...

A What If tangent: what if it did happen? Could it ever have happened?

Idril wasn't willing to marry Maeglin, so even if Turgon gave the ok and even pressured Idril to accept her cousin, she may...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-23-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 85,328
Posted By Galadriel55
The evil nephew marrying too close a relative and...

The evil nephew marrying too close a relative and betraying the rightful king? ;)
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