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Forum: The Books 09-27-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 249
Posted By Mithadan
This thread is a combination of good detective...

This thread is a combination of good detective work and logic coupled with necessary speculation. An alternative to struggling to determine if, how and when Earendil became fluent in Mannish tongues,...
Forum: The Movies 09-23-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 783
Posted By Mithadan
To clarify, I like Morfydd Clark's performance....

To clarify, I like Morfydd Clark's performance. And, in a vacuum, I can enjoy the character she portrays if I ignore the fact that she purports to be Galadriel.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-23-2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4,327
Views: 686,022
Posted By Mithadan
Seconded!

Seconded!
Forum: The Movies 09-23-2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 783
Posted By Mithadan
Gil-Galad, good to see you stop by! I had...

Gil-Galad, good to see you stop by!

I had not thought about it, but I generally tend to agree. I find Galadriel less palatable than, for example the Harfoots. This goes back to someone else's...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-22-2022, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4,327
Views: 686,022
Posted By Mithadan
Happy Birthday, Fordim!

Happy Birthday, Fordim!
Forum: The Movies 09-21-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Mithadan
Major Movie Announcement

Touted as the "inspiration for the Lord of the Rings," a new movie has been announced! Yes, a movie version of the Silm... errr, no.

Actually, a movie version of the Nibelungenlied. Older fans...
Forum: Discussion 09-15-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By Mithadan
Eagle Song by Windfola First Posted February 8, 2004

This is a wonderful tale of the Riddermark that features not only Theoden, but also his father, Thengel, and Thorongil (also known as Aragorn).

While the author is listed as Windfola, I note that...
Forum: The Red Book 09-15-2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 71
Posted By Mithadan
Eagle Song by Windfola First Posted February 8, 2004

Eagle Song by Windfola First Posted February 8, 2004

Night was falling in the Eastemnet. Shadows were stretching broad fingers across the rippling plains. The curlews were calling, their long...
Forum: The Movies 09-13-2022, 07:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 309
Posted By Mithadan
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DO NOT POST LINKS TO PIRATED CONTENT ON THE BARROW-DOWNS

We will delete any links that we find posted on these forums. Also, do not use our private messaging utility to transmit pirated links.
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Forum: The Books 09-12-2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 882
Posted By Mithadan
I would temper Tar Elenion's position a bit. What...

I would temper Tar Elenion's position a bit. What Tolkien published during his lifetime and did not later correct in a subsequent or corrected edition is absolutely "canon." What Tolkien wrote but...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-12-2022, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4,327
Views: 686,022
Posted By Mithadan
Seconded! And it is red, not Red... ;)

Seconded! And it is red, not Red... ;)
Forum: The Books 09-09-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Mithadan
Mhagain, you are correct about my "math,"...

Mhagain, you are correct about my "math," however, 111 years is not long for a Numenorean, perhaps one generation. And much of this time would have been consumed by establishing settlements, growing...
Forum: The Movies 09-08-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By Mithadan
For all too many of us, "steeped in the lore," it...

For all too many of us, "steeped in the lore," it is all too easy (and seductive) to spar with others about the "minutiae" and voice our displeasure at every deviation from "canon" (whatever that...
Forum: The Movies 09-06-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 126,713
Posted By Mithadan
Aren’t we getting more than a bit far afield? Can...

Aren’t we getting more than a bit far afield? Can we please move on?

Thank you.
Forum: The Movies 09-06-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,438
Posted By Mithadan
Alatar, good to see you. The sentiment is...

Alatar, good to see you. The sentiment is appreciated.
Forum: The Movies 09-06-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,438
Posted By Mithadan
Agreed. We have active and enthusiastic members...

Agreed. We have active and enthusiastic members that were first attracted to JRRT by Jackson's movies. Let's allow the same to happen here.
Forum: Discussion 09-02-2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By Mithadan
Withgisl's Tale By Sharkū

Sharkū is one of the original four administrators of the Barrow-Downs. He is responsible for many of the encyclopedia entries linked to our splash page (yes, we have a splash page). Thoughtful,...
Forum: The Red Book 09-02-2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 232
Posted By Mithadan
Withgisl's Tale By Sharkū

Withgisl's Tale
By Sharkū
First posted February 24, 2004

The noise and business on the square had died down along with the light of day. Only scarcely could the neighing of horses, anxious...
Forum: The Books 09-02-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Mithadan
The Last Alliance and its Army

Considering that we will likely be seeing a portrayal of the army of the Last Alliance on Amazon at some point in the future, I began to ponder the (realistic) makeup of this army.

The Last...
Forum: The Books 08-28-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By Mithadan
Boromir's analysis is sound, and reasonable. I...

Boromir's analysis is sound, and reasonable. I would like to add some bricks to the path as well.

Third Age 2460, Sauron returns to Dol Guldor after retreating east in 2063 when Gandalf visits due...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 08-28-2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4,327
Views: 686,022
Posted By Mithadan
Happy Birthday, Keeper!

Happy Birthday, Keeper!
Forum: The Movies 08-26-2022, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 783
Posted By Mithadan
Be logical now. How do you reconcile "a...

Be logical now. How do you reconcile "a multi-faceted anti-oppression narrative" with "spectacularly unrealistic depictions of violence [and] cliched heroes?" This makes no sense.
Forum: The Movies 08-26-2022, 07:11 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 126,713
Posted By Mithadan
Michael, on the other hand, sailors in the...

Michael, on the other hand, sailors in the British navy during the Napoleonic Wars and earlier were proud of their long braided hair regardless of the possibility that their locks might be used...
Forum: The Movies 08-25-2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 126,713
Posted By Mithadan
Based upon what I have seen so far, that may be a...

Based upon what I have seen so far, that may be a prodigious undertaking, but you are welcome to do so.

Please open new threads for your discussions, either by episode or subject.
Forum: The Movies 08-25-2022, 07:14 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 126,713
Posted By Mithadan
As I understand it, and I may be wrong about...

As I understand it, and I may be wrong about this, Amazon acquired the rights to use information in the LoTR appendices only, not anything in the Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales or HoME. I wonder how...
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