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Forum: The Books 09-26-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 249
Posted By Morthoron
Like everyone else. He used a web-based language...

Like everyone else. He used a web-based language learning software. Duh.
Forum: The Books 09-19-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By Morthoron
18th, 19th and 20th century anachronisms are rife...

18th, 19th and 20th century anachronisms are rife in the Shire. I'm not sure how anyone can consider the Hobbits "medieval," save perhaps for their weaponry. I am far too lazy currently to research,...
Forum: The Movies 09-09-2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By Morthoron
ped∑ant∑ry /ˈped(ə)ntrē/ noun excessive...

ped∑ant∑ry
/ˈped(ə)ntrē/
noun
excessive concern with minor details and rules.


I recall seeing Disney's The Sword in the Stone when I was a child. I enjoyed it at 5 years old. It was...
Forum: The Movies 09-06-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,300
Posted By Morthoron
There is a third alternative I abide by. By this...

There is a third alternative I abide by. By this time in the 2nd Age, Galadriel didn't need a sword to be utterly dangerous. She was born in Valinor, daughter of the Noldo (and eventual king) Prince...
Forum: The Movies 09-04-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 126,713
Posted By Morthoron
So, based on his sparse resume', as a teenager he...

So, based on his sparse resume', as a teenager he may have read The Lord of the Rings once after seeing the movies. In paperback, of course. Brilliant.
Forum: The Movies 09-01-2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Morthoron
Op-Ed from Michael C. Drout: Please Donít Make a Tolkien Cinematic Universe

NY Times Op-Ed from the pen of Michael C. Drout, professor of English at Wheaton College in Massachusetts and co-editor of the journal Tolkien Studies.
...
Forum: The Movies 08-28-2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 126,713
Posted By Morthoron
Because, as is usually the case, a preference for...

Because, as is usually the case, a preference for an astigmatism or nearsightedness would most always trump glaucoma.
Forum: The Movies 07-27-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,458
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: 40
Views: 3,458
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: 5,818
Posted By Morthoron
The Tolkiens Reuel!

The Tolkiens Reuel!
Forum: The Movies 06-05-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,057
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: 4,327
Views: 686,022
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: 781
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: 7,644
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: 7,644
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: 7,644
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: 412
Views: 126,713
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: 4,327
Views: 686,022
Posted By Morthoron
Thank you, G55!

Thank you, G55!
Forum: The Movies 02-22-2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 126,713
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: 7,170
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: 7,170
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: 7,170
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: 7,170
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: 7,170
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: 7,170
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...
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