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Forum: The Books 11-22-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By Mithadan
This question, Tolkien's suggestions in his...

This question, Tolkien's suggestions in his letters to Unwin and Waldman that the Silmarillion and LoTR would be of roughly equal length has been nagging at me. I suppose that the succinct question...
Forum: The Books 11-21-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,717
Posted By Mithadan
Huinesoron, in response to your question above...

Huinesoron, in response to your question above "are they worth it?" This depends upon your preference. VT focuses upon Tolkien's languages primarily, and only incidentally includes lore or...
Forum: The Books 11-20-2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,717
Posted By Mithadan
Vinyar Tengwar is now available on Amazon (at...

Vinyar Tengwar is now available on Amazon (at least in the US) in packs (I believe "bound" in some way, though they are short pamphlets) of 5 issues, FYI. I have several that I've acquired over the...
Forum: The Movies 11-20-2022, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By Mithadan
I'll begin: I want to see better pace and clearer...

I'll begin: I want to see better pace and clearer direction.
Forum: The Movies 11-19-2022, 10:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,107
Posted By Mithadan
Beware the lee shore, indeed. It seems...

Beware the lee shore, indeed.

It seems likely that there is no conclusive answer to be found here.

While CSN sang "almost cut my hair, happened just the other day..." I do not feel that is...
Forum: The Movies 11-19-2022, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By Mithadan
Rings of Power - Season 2

What do you want to see and what do you expect to see in Season 2?
Forum: The Movies 11-19-2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,107
Posted By Mithadan
Bêthberry, Someone I was with was just singing...

Bêthberry, Someone I was with was just singing that song a few days ago.

Returning to the topic at hand, and, perhaps a bit more serious than my last post, some pertinent information from Vinyar...
Forum: The Books 11-17-2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,717
Posted By Mithadan
Rune, "sar·casm (sär′kăz′əm) n. 1. A cutting,...

Rune, "sar·casm (sär′kăz′əm) n. 1. A cutting, often ironic remark intended to express contempt or ridicule."
Forum: The Movies 11-16-2022, 09:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,107
Posted By Mithadan
Well thought out, Tar Elenion. But interpretation...

Well thought out, Tar Elenion. But interpretation of JRRT's writing is necessarily in the "eye" of the reader (am I mixing... something?). Years ago, I visualized Elves as wearing Prince...
Forum: The Books 11-16-2022, 09:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,717
Posted By Mithadan
During my sophomore year in high school (I was 15...

During my sophomore year in high school (I was 15 or 16) I wrote a paper on Tolkien's "sources." While I relied, in part, upon several then popular analyses, I also did some independent research,...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 11-10-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 495
Views: 98,370
Posted By Mithadan
Congratulations to Huinesoron on his personal...

Congratulations to Huinesoron on his personal title: Overshadowed Eagle!
Forum: Discussion 11-10-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By Mithadan
The Oath of Baldor by Lady Aerin, First posted December 8, 2004

It seems that the Rohirrim were a popular subject of stories posted by our members. This tale expands upon a few brief references found in LoTR and tells the story of the final days of Baldor, who...
Forum: The Red Book 11-10-2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 262
Posted By Mithadan
The Oath of Baldor by Lady Aerin, First posted December 8, 2004

The Oath of Baldor
by Lady Aerin
First posted December 8, 2004

“But how shall a man discover whether that time be come or no,
save by daring the door?”
-Éomer book V, chapter III

It...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 11-08-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 495
Views: 98,370
Posted By Mithadan
Congratulations to ArcusCalion on his new...

Congratulations to ArcusCalion on his new personal title: Quentingolmo.
Forum: The Movies 11-03-2022, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By Mithadan
As Victariongreyjoy notes, RoP necessarily had to...

As Victariongreyjoy notes, RoP necessarily had to compress the timeline in order to present a story that was crisp and easier to follow for the average viewer. Let's define "average viewer" as...
Forum: The Books 11-01-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By Mithadan
I agree with Galadriel55 regarding Dior, though...

I agree with Galadriel55 regarding Dior, though this is only an opinion. I do not recall anything written specifically regarding whether Dior would be considered an Elf, a Man, or Half-Elven. In...
Forum: The Books 10-31-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By Mithadan
The Unions of Elves and Men

Tolkien's writings make clear why unions between Men and Elves are rare. Gilraen tells Aragorn simply that "it is not fit that mortal should wed with the Elf-kin." But this is not a matter only of...
Forum: The Movies 10-27-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Mithadan
Since Victariongreyjoy has said that the intent...

Since Victariongreyjoy has said that the intent was to open this thread in the Movies forum, I have moved the thread back and apologize for any confusion.

Whether in RoP or in JRRT's books, a...
Forum: The Movies 10-27-2022, 05:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,107
Posted By Mithadan
Regarding the short hair of the Eldar portrayed...

Regarding the short hair of the Eldar portrayed in RoP, I was reading the expanded version of the tale of Turin's stay in Doriath and note Saeros' comments when Turin returned from the north marches....
Forum: The Movies 10-26-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By Mithadan
C or C+. I expected deviations from "canon."...

C or C+. I expected deviations from "canon." However, there were too many unnecessary deviations from canon. The tree that forecasts the fate of the Elves and mithril as the "savior" of the Elves....
Forum: Discussion 10-20-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Posted By Mithadan
Glorfindel in Imladris by Lothithil

This is a fine tale, focusing upon Glorfindel and expanding upon the relatively little that was said of him in LoTR. The author, Lothiriel, is not listed as a member on these forums, but many who...
Forum: The Red Book 10-20-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 346
Posted By Mithadan
Glorfindel in Imladris by Lothithil

Glorfindel in Imladris
by Lothithil
first posted February 22, 2004

Chapter 1: Salute the Sun

If you rise before the Sun, and climb to the top of the tower in Elrond’s Observatory you will...
Forum: The Movies 10-18-2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,049
Posted By Mithadan
I am surprised that this has not gotten more...

I am surprised that this has not gotten more responses.

My initial reaction is what Bethberry does not want; there's plenty of good stuff in the appendices to base a story upon without taking a...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 10-15-2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4,346
Views: 702,479
Posted By Mithadan
Happy Birthday Mattius!

Happy Birthday Mattius!
Forum: The Books 10-15-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By Mithadan
Tolkien's correspondence with Unwin and Waldman...

Tolkien's correspondence with Unwin and Waldman was in early 1950. Deducting the roughly 10 years during which he wrote LoTR and worked little, if at all, on The Silmarillion, by the time these...
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