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Forum: The Books 11-23-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Mithadan
Huinesoron, certainly the Athrabeth introduces a...

Huinesoron, certainly the Athrabeth introduces a new idea in the mythos; that Men were, in their original nature, possibly "undying" like Elves but were rendered mortal as a result of some event in...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 11-19-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,119
Posted By Mithadan
I forgot to mention the werewolf games! Of...

I forgot to mention the werewolf games! Of course, this is because I never participated in one. As I said, my history of this site is subjective. I also did not mention The New Silmarillion forum and...
Forum: The Books 11-18-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By Mithadan
Orcs and Elves (and Men and Animals)

The origins of Orcs has been debated here before. Whether your view is that Orcs were created whole cloth by Morgoth, were corrupted Elves, corrupted Men or perhaps animals bred into their Orcish...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 11-18-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,119
Posted By Mithadan
History of the Barrow-Downs - Part III

Again, this "history" is entirely subjective. The word "I" appears all too often. I encourage others to tell their own stories.

Before I delve into the post-movies period, Id like to add a few...
Forum: The Books 11-09-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,634
Posted By Mithadan
While it is possible that Galadriel may have...

While it is possible that Galadriel may have "offered" Frodo the Ring (which would have made his offer to yield it to her even more striking as a reaction), my guess, and it is nothing more than...
Forum: The Books 11-07-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,634
Posted By Mithadan
A late add to this thread. Was Frodo tempted with...

A late add to this thread. Was Frodo tempted with anything? And if so, with what?

I have a theory, but would like to see what others think.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 11-07-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,731
Posted By Mithadan
Boromir's post just jogged a rather old memory....

Boromir's post just jogged a rather old memory. And, to an extent, this is relevant to the subject of this thread.

The first time that I read The Hobbit, I recall being struck by a single...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 10-12-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,119
Posted By Mithadan
Consider me corrected... and edited the post,

Consider me corrected... and edited the post,
Forum: The Books 09-22-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,415
Posted By Mithadan
To what extent was JRRT's use of generations in...

To what extent was JRRT's use of generations in his timeline not linked to "tradition" or mortality but rather a device to assist in calculation of population, to which he clearly assigned a great...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-21-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,119
Posted By Mithadan
The History of the Barrow-Downs, Part 2 - The Movie Years

And then the first movie came out…

Throughout 2001, the administrators were expecting an uptick in both membership and the number of posts when Fellowship of the Ring came out. We had worked to...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-19-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,119
Posted By Mithadan
Hello Mr. Underhill, it's been a while. In fact,...

Hello Mr. Underhill, it's been a while. In fact, I think it has been years since two administrators posted within days of each other, let alone in the same sub-forum!



You may be correct here....
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-13-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4,183
Views: 582,594
Posted By Mithadan
Seconded!

Seconded!
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-09-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,119
Posted By Mithadan
When do I get my royalties?

When do I get my royalties?
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-07-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,119
Posted By Mithadan
"Fun?" Define, "fun." Of course, you were not an...

"Fun?" Define, "fun." Of course, you were not an administrator during that period.

FYI, for those interested, I plan to follow up on my History post with at least one more.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-07-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,119
Posted By Mithadan
The History of the Barrow-Downs - The Early Years, 1999-2001

As I said above, the history of this site is subjective; varying based upon point of view. To place my point of view into context, I am one of the few-remaining active administrators of these boards....
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-07-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,119
Posted By Mithadan
I have frequently posted on the history of the...

I have frequently posted on the history of the Barrow-Downs. The trick will be finding those posts. I will see what I can do or re-write it. I will note that the history of this site is necessarily...
Forum: The Books 09-04-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,415
Posted By Mithadan
I would generally not advocate considering a wiki...

I would generally not advocate considering a wiki to be "trustworthy." I was merely observing a fact; that on the internet generally, and in many "sources" in particular, the lines between original...
Forum: The Books 09-03-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,415
Posted By Mithadan
If there is not some negative connotation to "not...

If there is not some negative connotation to "not canon," (triple negative, woo hoo!) then we are about to enter the Twilight Zone. The LoTR and Hobbit movies did enough violence to the Tolkien...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 08-28-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4,183
Views: 582,594
Posted By Mithadan
Happy Birthday Keeper of Dol Guldur!

Happy Birthday Keeper of Dol Guldur!
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 08-21-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4,183
Views: 582,594
Posted By Mithadan
Happy Birthday Mhoram!

Happy Birthday Mhoram!
Forum: The Books 08-17-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,634
Posted By Mithadan
An interesting aspect of some of the answers...

An interesting aspect of some of the answers above is the apparent assumption that members of the Fellowship were offered the Ring as the means toward achieving their desires. I do not believe this...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-08-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,731
Posted By Mithadan
I understand both sides in this discussion. As I...

I understand both sides in this discussion. As I discussed in the Pre-1977 thread (and elsewhere), I first began reading The Hobbit and LoTR around 1971. By the time I started the Silmarillion, I had...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-24-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 27,148
Posted By Mithadan
I have already posted to say how I was first...

I have already posted to say how I was first introduced to Tolkien. And perhaps this should be a new thread, but I am curious.

For those of you who were first introduced to Tolkien via the movies,...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-05-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4,183
Views: 582,594
Posted By Mithadan
Wow, three years since The Phantom last appeared....

Wow, three years since The Phantom last appeared. Happy Birthday.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-02-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 96,955
Posted By Mithadan
Wow! This is a pleasant surprise. The Fourth of...

Wow! This is a pleasant surprise. The Fourth of July weekend is not a great time to look for login help, and I am not savvy enough to assist myself, but we have asked for assistance.

Good to hear...
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