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Forum: Discussion 08-06-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,666
Posted By Mithadan
I have posted two new resurrected stories. ...

I have posted two new resurrected stories.

In some ways, they are thematically similar.

Recollections of a Dunedain Ranger by Snowdog is an account by a Ranger awaiting, with hope and...
Forum: The Red Book 08-06-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 77
Posted By Mithadan
Orophin dreams of the Waters of Awakening by Davem

Orophin dreams of the Waters of Awakening
By Davem

- Part One -

"Orophin has now gone back to our dwellings to warn our people. None of the Orcs will ever return out of Lorien. And there...
Forum: The Books 08-05-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 243
Posted By Mithadan
Boldog, as a name at least, appears early on as a...

Boldog, as a name at least, appears early on as a great captain of the Orcs, if I recall. I just finished both Beren and Luthien and The Fall of Gondolin and I took note of a mention that Boldog was...
Forum: The Red Book 08-04-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 29
Posted By Mithadan
Recollections of a Dúnedain Ranger by Snowdog

Year 121 of the Fourth Age of Middle Earth

"I am Gilrénna, daughter if Halcwyn, daughter of Halasían and sister of Hanasían. I have now in my keeping much of the writings of Hanasían, and some of...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-29-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,411
Posted By Mithadan
True. Middle-Earth would be a boring place...

True. Middle-Earth would be a boring place without villains.

Welcome to the Downs aircon!
Forum: The Books 07-28-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 519
Posted By Mithadan
It is possible that Tolkien viewed the Mithrellas...

It is possible that Tolkien viewed the Mithrellas tale as "legendary" though perhaps likely. Or this question may turn on Tolkien's intent when he used the word "union." The three "unions" appear to...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-22-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,513
Posted By Mithadan
The Eye Based upon the screennames of some of our new...

Based upon the screennames of some of our new "members," this may be a bit of a challenge...
Forum: The Books 07-21-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By Mithadan
Utumno held out for so long because it was...

Utumno held out for so long because it was vigorously defended, likely both physically and preternaturally though we have little detail, and was designed to be defended. As to whether it was the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-06-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 186,855
Posted By Mithadan
Just finished a reread of that book. Highly...

Just finished a reread of that book. Highly recommended. Has anyone seen the mini-series?
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 06-28-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,472
Posted By Mithadan
As the assembled crowd grew silent and lost in...

As the assembled crowd grew silent and lost in their own thoughts, typically a foreshadowing of a mass exodus from the party to take place shortly, Mithadan smiled. It had been a long time since he...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 06-20-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 430,786
Posted By Mithadan
Happy Birthday Saucepan Man!!!

Happy Birthday Saucepan Man!!!
Forum: Discussion 06-06-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,666
Posted By Mithadan
First, I apologize for getting mired in the COVID...

First, I apologize for getting mired in the COVID mud (no, I have not caught it) and falling behind on this project. I will get moving on it shortly. One of the issues is that the works need to be...
Forum: The Books 05-13-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,600
Posted By Mithadan
Interesting. On the large map linked by...

Interesting. On the large map linked by Huinesoron on October 1, 2019, there is a fairly clear label north of Rivendell that seems to read "Entish Lands."
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-05-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,472
Posted By Mithadan
Mithadan chatted with Lindo, musing upon their...

Mithadan chatted with Lindo, musing upon their old journeys and the friends that they had known but had gone by the wayside as time passed. He smiled. "Those were good times," he thought. "Maybe...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-01-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,472
Posted By Mithadan
Mithadan and his companions applauded. "Lovely...

Mithadan and his companions applauded. "Lovely tunes!" he said with enthusiasm. "Beautiful! What did you think?" He turned to a dubious looking creature, seated to his left.

"Not bad," answer...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-25-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3,954
Views: 430,786
Posted By Mithadan
Have a great day, Boro!

Have a great day, Boro!
Forum: The Books 04-04-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,058
Posted By Mithadan
Interesting question. It is certainly a fitting...

Interesting question. It is certainly a fitting statement by Galadriel to Sam, and by extension by Tolkien to the readers of his subcreation. But is he making this statement in a broad sense; magic...
Forum: The Books 04-03-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,058
Posted By Mithadan
"Magic," to the Elves was not something...

"Magic," to the Elves was not something exceptional. Rather, it was something inherent in their nature; the way they manifest their power and skills. While not clear, it seems that Elven "magic" was...
Forum: The Books 04-03-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,058
Posted By Mithadan
Thumbs up Very impressive. Add some footnotes to sources...

Very impressive. Add some footnotes to sources and you can submit it for publication.
Forum: The Books 03-29-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mithadan
Thank you. The last thing I need is another...

Thank you.

The last thing I need is another edition that I will be tempted to display on a shelf.

I have opted for a (hopefully) lightly handled early 1970s Ballantine paperback edition. I will...
Forum: The Books 03-28-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mithadan
I have amused myself, considering the amount of...

I have amused myself, considering the amount of relatively free time that I have on my hands right now, by browsing eBay for an appropriate reading copy. This is the first time in roughly 15 years...
Forum: The Books 03-26-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mithadan
Recommendations for a reading copy?

I have discussed elsewhere on these boards my history of acquiring Tolkien's writings. Today, I picked up my "reading copy" of LoTR (single volume, hardcover, circa 2004 - not the Big Red One) to...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 03-26-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,472
Posted By Mithadan
“Losssst! Lossst! Lossst we are and we shall...

“Losssst! Lossst! Lossst we are and we shall never find it. My preciousssss!”

Mithadan glared at the tiny dragon hovering over his shoulder. “Enough!” he cried. “We are not lost.”

“You could...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 03-24-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,472
Posted By Mithadan
*knock, knock. Mithadan groaned and rubbed...

*knock, knock.

Mithadan groaned and rubbed the sleep from his eyes. What was that sound? The sun was barely up, and he had not even had any coffee. Heed no nightly noises, he thought, and rolled...
Forum: The Books 03-21-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,498
Posted By Mithadan
The characterization that the plague was carried...

The characterization that the plague was carried "on the wind" is a typical archaic reference. The recognition of means of transmission is a modern discovery. I have seen the Spanish Flu from 1918...
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