The Barrow-Downs Discussion Forum


Visit The *EVEN NEWER* Barrow-Downs Photo Page

Go Back   The Barrow-Downs Discussion Forum > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.05 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Pitchwife
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 10-23-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By Pitchwife
Short answer: The Prof didn't say, so we don't...

Short answer: The Prof didn't say, so we don't know.

Long answer:
We have examples, and from the First Age too, of Edain besting Elves in physical combat (Túor/Maeglin, Túrin/Saeros), so I'd say...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 10-21-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3,998
Views: 460,407
Posted By Pitchwife
Seconded! May you be merry and healthy and your...

Seconded! May you be merry and healthy and your tables be laden with taters, mushroom and beer (or whatever you prefer).
Forum: The Books 10-21-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 908
Posted By Pitchwife
Good point about Merry. I guess you could say he...

Good point about Merry. I guess you could say he was Bilbo's and Frodo's spiritual successor in his love for lore and letters (but unlike the Bagginses more a worldbuilder than a storyteller;)).
Forum: The Books 10-09-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 908
Posted By Pitchwife
I'm going to cheat and name Peregrin Boffin, aka...

I'm going to cheat and name Peregrin Boffin, aka Trotter - Bilbo's cousin who ran away to join the Rangers, survived more than one close encounter with the Nazgûl (even if he had to wear wooden shoes...
Forum: The Movies 08-31-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 50,660
Posted By Pitchwife
They got Tom Shippey working on this? There's...

They got Tom Shippey working on this? There's still hope...
Forum: The Red Book 08-26-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,661
Posted By Pitchwife
What I love about this, especially the first...

What I love about this, especially the first part, is how Oropher is involved in a deadly battle which demands his full concentration at any moment but at the same time detached and lost in thought,...
Forum: The Books 08-07-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,418
Posted By Pitchwife
Actually Tolkien himself could be remarkably...

Actually Tolkien himself could be remarkably uninspired in his naming of minor characters - cf. Gamling and Ioreth, whose names literally mean Old Guy and Old Woman in Norse and Sindarin,...
Forum: The Books 08-07-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,273
Posted By Pitchwife
Was there a single character in the book whom...

Was there a single character in the book whom Jackson et. al. didn't distort and diminish? Maybe Bill the Pony, I dunno.

IMO JK Rowlings Dementors came closer to the essence of the Ringwraiths...
Forum: The Books 08-07-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,418
Posted By Pitchwife
Yeah sorry, I'd overlooked your 'tongue in cheek'...

Yeah sorry, I'd overlooked your 'tongue in cheek' comment to Hui above. But I still think Findaráto as a Mother-name for Arafinwë is untenable. On the other hand I could imagine Eärwen calling her...
Forum: The Books 08-06-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,418
Posted By Pitchwife
I don't think so. According to the Shibboleth, it...

I don't think so. According to the Shibboleth, it was Finrod's and Angrod's mother, Eärwen of Alqualonde, Finarfin's wife, who named them [I]Findaráto, Angaráto in her native tongue (vs Quenya...
Forum: The Books 08-05-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,418
Posted By Pitchwife
We're talking about the work of John Ronald...

We're talking about the work of John Ronald Reuel, son of Arthur Reuel, brother of Hilary Arthur Reuel, father of John Francis Reuel, Michael Hilary Reuel and Christopher John Reuel - and, for crying...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 08-05-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,299
Posted By Pitchwife
I'd very much like to see your ideas in action,...

I'd very much like to see your ideas in action, and I'm in no particular hurry about it. I'll probably be largely away from my computer in the second half of September (planning to take our mobile...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 07-29-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By Pitchwife
Because thou shalt not mix thy Greek and Latin...

Because thou shalt not mix thy Greek and Latin roots. I take it you mean autophilia or ipsamory.;)


I've heard of Morleg, and even his stillborn twin brother Lessleg, but who's Alvar?
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 07-28-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By Pitchwife
This is how the story goes in the first draft,...

This is how the story goes in the first draft, which (as usual) underwent several revisions and transformations. According to Tolkien's latest notes

Ossë, both a homophobe and a genocide - seems...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 07-27-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 949
Posted By Pitchwife
We knew all along that Middle-earth had walking...

We knew all along that Middle-earth had walking trees, but barking trees? :eek:That's quite a revelation!

EDIT: Actually, this is a thing, as per a footnote in HoME XIII. When Isengard was...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 07-24-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 286,023
Posted By Pitchwife
*is dumbstruck with awe*

*is dumbstruck with awe*
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 07-20-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,299
Posted By Pitchwife
*pledges soul & fealty to the Lidless Eye*

*pledges soul & fealty to the Lidless Eye*
Forum: The Books 07-19-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By Pitchwife
Zil, you're underestimating the gratification...

Zil, you're underestimating the gratification inherent in believing oneself to be in possession of a hidden truth which the unwashed masses are ignorant of. Who cares for the story (except us...
Forum: The Books 07-06-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,636
Posted By Pitchwife
Pipe The day destroys the night, Night divides the day

I wouldn't be so categoric about that. It's true that the Red Book refers to Gimli with male pronouns throughout, but we know that Dwarven genders can be difficult to tell apart, what with bearded...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-05-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3,998
Views: 460,407
Posted By Pitchwife
Thirded. A phantastic birthday to the phantom!...

Thirded. A phantastic birthday to the phantom! Beware of birthday cakes baked by Alien!
Forum: The Books 07-05-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,636
Posted By Pitchwife
Question So, the Balrog and Shelob were secretly married...

So, the Balrog and Shelob were secretly married and had children (with wings, horns and eight legs each), but don't tell anybody or the Tolkien Estate will send assassins after you to bury the truth.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-02-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 195,850
Posted By Pitchwife
This ...

This (http://mightygodking.com/2008/10/20/mgk-versus-his-adolescent-reading-habits/)reminded me very much of this thread.


In other news I recently finished M. John Harrison's Viriconium...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 06-30-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3,998
Views: 460,407
Posted By Pitchwife
1420! Thank you friends, and belated best wishes to...

Thank you friends, and belated best wishes to Brinn!
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 06-22-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By Pitchwife
You mean Minbari can be reincarnated as...

You mean Minbari can be reincarnated as Humans?:eek:
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 06-21-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3,998
Views: 460,407
Posted By Pitchwife
1420! Happy birthday Lottie!

Happy birthday Lottie!
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:19 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.