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Forum: The Movies 07-27-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,787
Posted By Morthoron
This article is certainly stilted toward a...

This article is certainly stilted toward a certain position; however, beyond the slanted hyperbole, the sobering commentary of the actors themselves should give some pause regarding the blatant...
Forum: The Movies 07-25-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,787
Posted By Morthoron
I was going to say, Shippey leaving (or being...

I was going to say, Shippey leaving (or being fired, depending on whether you believe he kept complaining the show runners were "polluting the lore") is certainly an ominous tell as to the nature of...
Forum: The Books 07-06-2022, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,315
Posted By Morthoron
The Tolkiens Reuel!

The Tolkiens Reuel!
Forum: The Movies 06-05-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By Morthoron
I saw the trailers, and divined enough of the...

I saw the trailers, and divined enough of the fan-fic revisionist nonsense found therein to tell I will despise the Amazon production. I won't be watching. No sense in getting upset about something I...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-18-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4,306
Views: 669,622
Posted By Morthoron
Indeed. Your continued and unflagging duty to...

Indeed. Your continued and unflagging duty to lightening the forum will always be appreciated, Gal. And I'm not sure porn_hub63 would even notice you missed his/her birthday. ;)
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-01-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By Morthoron
Twenty-two years? I don't feel tardy, but I guess...

Twenty-two years? I don't feel tardy, but I guess I am. :D
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-10-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,754
Posted By Morthoron
While it may be quicker, it is not a measure of...

While it may be quicker, it is not a measure of true Tolkien geekdom. I should have it translated into Sindarin and carved onto a stone lintel. ;)
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-09-2022, 08:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,754
Posted By Morthoron
I wouldn't call it "geekiness". Say rather "an...

I wouldn't call it "geekiness". Say rather "an anomalous predilection for arcane literary pursuits requiring a high level of acuity, a disregard for normative conventions and a berserker's zeal."
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-03-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,754
Posted By Morthoron
I don't even know what he's referencing, but if...

I don't even know what he's referencing, but if you're vouching for whatever he said, I trust your judgement, Inzil. :D
Forum: The Movies 02-28-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 117,684
Posted By Morthoron
Chain mail is the only thing Tolkien ever...

Chain mail is the only thing Tolkien ever mentioned directly. No plate ever. Never. The Dwarves were still manufacturing chain well into the 3rd Age (their specialty, such as Frodo's mithril...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 02-25-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4,306
Views: 669,622
Posted By Morthoron
Thank you, G55!

Thank you, G55!
Forum: The Movies 02-22-2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 117,684
Posted By Morthoron
It is Tolkien's mythology for England. The heroes...

It is Tolkien's mythology for England. The heroes as well as the most malevolent characters are white. The area of Northwestern Europe wherein lies much of the plot has white ethnic groups. Only when...
Forum: The Movies 02-22-2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,773
Posted By Morthoron
I am reminded of a quote by the composer Rossini...

I am reminded of a quote by the composer Rossini regarding Richard Wagner, which for me would also be apt for Peter Jackson. To paraphrase:

"He has lovely moments but awful quarters of an hour."
Forum: The Movies 02-21-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,773
Posted By Morthoron
See WCH's most recent post. When I referred...

See WCH's most recent post.

When I referred to hunting, I was referring to balrogs and orcs (not a traditional bow hunt for four-hooved mammals). When I referred to commanding armies, I was not...
Forum: The Movies 02-21-2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,773
Posted By Morthoron
Unless you're a shill for a corporate...

Unless you're a shill for a corporate mega-conglomerate, calling out nonsense is completely acceptable as far as I'm concerned. And there is a lot of nonsense in just a brief trailer.

Just a...
Forum: The Movies 02-21-2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,773
Posted By Morthoron
Congratulations on your newest venture into...

Congratulations on your newest venture into fan-fiction -- let us know when you've posted it. Galadriel didn't don armor and go hunting or command armies in the 1st Age, and she didn't don armor and...
Forum: The Movies 02-20-2022, 09:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,773
Posted By Morthoron
I would suggest prominently displaying a Hobbit...

I would suggest prominently displaying a Hobbit in the trailer, as well as the actress playing the Hobbit doing the voiceover for said trailer, you are going to be dismayed. An Easter egg does not...
Forum: The Movies 02-19-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,773
Posted By Morthoron
My comments regarding Hobbits were only part of...

My comments regarding Hobbits were only part of my disdain for the whole. Taken in total, and based on a trailer and an article, it seems every superfluously silly storyline and fan-fictional foible...
Forum: The Movies 02-14-2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,773
Posted By Morthoron
I believe the Second Age Hobbit Episode will be...

I believe the Second Age Hobbit Episode will be called:

"Stretching the Bounds of Credulity -- Or, How the Half-assed Halfling Hath Happened Here"
Forum: The Movies 02-14-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,773
Posted By Morthoron
When you "Sigh" as if I didn't have a valid point...

When you "Sigh" as if I didn't have a valid point or I'm clueless, courtesy goes out the window. The point of throwing in Hobbits where they don't belong is another bit of fan-fiction nonsense being...
Forum: The Movies 02-13-2022, 11:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,773
Posted By Morthoron
There were no Hobbit ancestors on the west side...

There were no Hobbit ancestors on the west side of the Misty Mountains during the 2nd Age. Did they exist? Certainly. But far east of anything that occurs in the Second Age in The Silmarillion.
...
Forum: The Movies 02-13-2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,773
Posted By Morthoron
A return of Princess Xenarwen, with Galadriel...

A return of Princess Xenarwen, with Galadriel wearing armor. Hobbits where none should be. Politically correct racial casting (Dark Elves, LOL!). Beardless dwarf-women.

The only thing that is true...
Forum: The Books 01-02-2022, 12:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,362
Posted By Morthoron
Oui. The Orcs liked to grill them till toasty...

Oui. The Orcs liked to grill them till toasty brown. Hence, French fries.
Forum: The Books 12-30-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,362
Posted By Morthoron
Well, it is a French word. And orcs by nature...

Well, it is a French word. And orcs by nature were Francophiles. :D
Forum: The Books 12-26-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,362
Posted By Morthoron
Everyone knows that the preferred Orkish hors...

Everyone knows that the preferred Orkish hors d'oeuvre is... finger food.
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