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Forum: The Books 07-31-2011, 12:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,329
Posted By Archaic Elf
I would just say that Turin and Tuor are social...

I would just say that Turin and Tuor are social experiments. Take two people that would be similar in most regards and see what happens when you insert poison into one and not the other. One goes...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-31-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,622
Posted By Archaic Elf
Eye of Sauron

What significance was there in having Sauron represented as a disembodied eye living on the top of the tower of Barad-Dur? Why that shape and not just a shadow of a man or something else? Did Tolkien...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 07-30-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 24,701
Posted By Archaic Elf
Sorry for reviving, but this thread is hilarious....

Sorry for reviving, but this thread is hilarious. Found it while searching for something completely unrelated.



How can this be??? Has your opinion changed on Beren and Luthien?



Thingol:...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-24-2011, 12:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,552
Posted By Archaic Elf
Some dwarves pawned off the Arkenstone and the...

Some dwarves pawned off the Arkenstone and the Nauglamír there a week before Mr. Underhill came to town. They traded it all for 15 silver coins a a few copper plates.

Needless to say, you can't...
Forum: The Books 07-23-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,279
Posted By Archaic Elf
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*Disclaimer: Don't consume energy drinks. Drink something healthy instead. Water.
**All apologies to John Howe.



I think we have a...
Forum: The Movies 07-20-2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,533
Posted By Archaic Elf
That's hilarious. If Smaug is going to be...

That's hilarious.

If Smaug is going to be like Tom Bombadill, then maybe Bilbo will accidentally kill Goldberry, and that's what causes Smaug to snap and attack those murderous Lake Men of...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-19-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,546
Posted By Archaic Elf
You can admire the way something looks without...

You can admire the way something looks without falling in love with it. You can see a sunset and think it looks amazing and wish you could capture the color of the sky in a painting and gaze at it...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-19-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,162
Posted By Archaic Elf
Well I am an Archaic Elf so I guess I would have...

Well I am an Archaic Elf so I guess I would have been a Vanyar or Teleri that crossed over to Valinor and was around to see the light of the Two Trees. I'm not really one for building things like the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 10-12-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 36,283
Posted By Archaic Elf
Naming one character is very difficult. ...

Naming one character is very difficult.

Feanor: His arrogance, ambition, and self-importance are unrivaled by any one else outside of Sauron and Morgoth. His body was burned to ash when he died...
Forum: The Movies 10-12-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,639
Posted By Archaic Elf
I still haven't seen Peter Jacksons' LOTR films,...

I still haven't seen Peter Jacksons' LOTR films, so it's not particularly interesting to me. Besides, we still have the old Rankin Bass Hobbit film, which I do like. That movie will be better than...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-20-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,983
Posted By Archaic Elf
How did Lorne (Angel) get such a high spot in the...

How did Lorne (Angel) get such a high spot in the "Favourite Monsters, Supernatural Beings & Fantasy Creatures" poll? Gollum is a much better character; he played a pivotal role in getting two main...
Forum: The Books 08-09-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,226
Posted By Archaic Elf
Well, dragon's fire can destroy the ring, so...

Well, dragon's fire can destroy the ring, so maybe it's a question of temperature...unless dragon's fire is to be considered magical. Maybe Gandalf could have tried to find out if there were any...
Forum: The Books 08-09-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,226
Posted By Archaic Elf
If we could have one thing, a full novel of Tuor...

If we could have one thing, a full novel of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin would be the way to go. I haven't read "The Children of Hurin" yet, but I would trade that for a full account of the fall of...
Forum: The Movies 07-23-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,139
Posted By Archaic Elf
LOL. I'm not into western films, so John Wayne...

LOL. I'm not into western films, so John Wayne just came to mind. No, I'm not a fan of his. After consulting the IMBD website, Gary Cooper would fit the part. All of your suggestions are good, but...
Forum: The Movies 07-21-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,139
Posted By Archaic Elf
I posted earlier that Pernell Roberts could be...

I posted earlier that Pernell Roberts could be Aragorn, but now I wonder what a western style version of LOTR would look like.

Aragron - Pernell Roberts (Adam Cartwright, Bonanza)
Legolas- Clint...
Forum: The Books 07-13-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,682
Posted By Archaic Elf
There is some great information posted in this...

There is some great information posted in this thread. I always just thought that Hurin may have inadvertently tipped Morgoth off to the location of Gondolin, but Morgoth would not have been able to...
Forum: The Movies 07-13-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,139
Posted By Archaic Elf
Pernell Roberts, who played Adam Cartwright on...

Pernell Roberts, who played Adam Cartwright on the TV series Bonanza, would be a good choice for Aragorn. He has a strong enough voice and comes across as dark yet heroic on the show. I'm not sure if...
Forum: The Movies 07-05-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,139
Posted By Archaic Elf
Clint Eastwood as Aragorn? Hmm. I think he would...

Clint Eastwood as Aragorn? Hmm. I think he would be a cool Strider, but once he declares himself to be Aragorn son of Arathron, it would be kind of weird. Eastwood is so gritty, I couldn't see him as...
Forum: The Movies 07-04-2010, 11:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,139
Posted By Archaic Elf
You're right, Dwight Fry would be a great...

You're right, Dwight Fry would be a great Wormtongue. Fry is excellent at behaving rather bold and being full of himself when he is dealing with the orderlies and security guard, but he turns sedate...
Forum: The Movies 07-04-2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,536
Posted By Archaic Elf
Like Alatar said, every few decades, a classic...

Like Alatar said, every few decades, a classic film is remade. They just remade the Karate Kid for some reason. They'll probably want to remake the Rocky movies in thirty years with a younger actor...
Forum: The Movies 07-04-2010, 01:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,139
Posted By Archaic Elf
Klaus Kinski as Gollum would be the icing on the...

Klaus Kinski as Gollum would be the icing on the cake. That would be amazing to see. I was a huge fan of Nosferatu ('79), a visual masterpiece. The soundtrack for that film gets stuck in your head...
Forum: The Books 07-04-2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 55,302
Posted By Archaic Elf
Sweet! Very nice indeed. Thinking of the Songs...

Sweet! Very nice indeed.
Thinking of the Songs of Experience, there would be so many subtly dark undertones to even the most innocent and harmless features of the story, never mind seeing Mordor! I...
Forum: The Movies 07-03-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,139
Posted By Archaic Elf
A Classic Era LOTR Movie

I was starting to read the thread about the probability of a LOTR remake happening in the future (I would say that it will more than likely happen be it twenty or thirty years from now...they remake...
Forum: The Movies 07-03-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 48,726
Posted By Archaic Elf
I guess I wouldn't mind seeing The Silmarillion...

I guess I wouldn't mind seeing The Silmarillion as a very long miniseries, be it live action or animated (I haven't seen "Rome," but I guess that's the course to take). Any film on the Silmarillion...
Forum: The Books 07-03-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 55,302
Posted By Archaic Elf
The versions by James Joyce and PG Wodehouse are...

The versions by James Joyce and PG Wodehouse are the best in the original post. I would probably read one or the other if there were legitimate parodies. I've never read Wodehouse, but that just...
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