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Forum: The Barrow-Downs Yesterday, 02:28 AM
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And a very happy birthday to Miggy!

And a very happy birthday to Miggy!
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter Yesterday, 02:26 AM
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Generally agreed that it sounds like one of the...

Generally agreed that it sounds like one of the generic speculations that sometimes come up, along the lines of "it has four legs, therefore it has to be a dog". However I must say that there is one...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-22-2021, 12:20 PM
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Thank you for your kind wishes! I feel privileged...

Thank you for your kind wishes! I feel privileged that I may consider myself to be a friend with such wonderful 'Downers.
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-19-2021, 03:57 AM
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Palantir-Green The Baggins of Wootton Major

This development does not surprise me at the least. Also, I have not read that much of MacDonald, but even with that the Smith was one of the first associations I had when I stumbled upon his...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 06-30-2021, 03:46 AM
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1420! A very happy one to Pitch indeed! May your beard...

A very happy one to Pitch indeed! May your beard grow ever longer... or perhaps not necessarily... but you get the sentiment. :)
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 06-22-2021, 02:07 AM
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To be honest, I think he was doing really well....

To be honest, I think he was doing really well. Especially the ploughing part. A natural talent.


I actually didn't remember that, but good point! It is either my subconscious remembering it...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 06-22-2021, 01:51 AM
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I've been reading about your experiences for a...

I've been reading about your experiences for a while, Hui, and found them very entertaining. Now I tried the game for myself, and I can see where the appeal comes from. It's like old-fashioned Diablo...
Forum: The Movies 06-16-2021, 02:31 AM
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My first thought upon learning about this was...

My first thought upon learning about this was that they might do a lot of very "overepic" and, yes, sadly violence-centered shots (what Inzil said about punching Freca to death).

Anything is of...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 06-16-2021, 02:15 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 68,421
Shield Time to resurrect this thread once again! I...

Time to resurrect this thread once again!

I had a dream about the upcoming War of the Rohirrim film (http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?t=19523). It was aired on TV and myself, Lommy, and...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 06-10-2021, 03:48 AM
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White Tree I first read it a long time ago before I had any...

I first read it a long time ago before I had any inkling (heh, heh, pun not intended, but...) about Tolkien's own religious affiliation, but I remember thinking 'hm, this sounds like an obvious...
Forum: The Books 05-31-2021, 03:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,618
Ring WHY THANK YOU!!! But now, this makes perfect...

WHY THANK YOU!!!

But now, this makes perfect sense! This only supports my theory that it is about Dol Guldur!

What we have here, in that case, is parallelism on two subsequent lines:

From...
Forum: The Movies 05-30-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 248
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I agree with what you said in general but... in...

I agree with what you said in general but... in this particular case, this specific thing you named isn't probably going to be a problem. Because exactly, if this is going to be taking place...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-30-2021, 10:17 AM
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So hey, I was actually essentially correct with...

So hey, I was actually essentially correct with the assumption that somebody might have made something like that in the 80s...
Forum: The Movies 05-28-2021, 10:44 AM
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Just the same thing that PJ did, as far as I am...

Just the same thing that PJ did, as far as I am concerned - or that the makers of all these LotR video games are doing, for that matter.

But, at the same time, I assume that an average,...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-28-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 42
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When I hear "mane", the first thing I think about...

When I hear "mane", the first thing I think about is a lion.

Which makes me wonder... I would not be susprised if someone somewhere (like in the 80s) depicted the Balrog as a manticore! (Ahem,...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 05-28-2021, 08:21 AM
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Good point! And it also never struck me as...

Good point!

And it also never struck me as in any way remarkable on its own, but once I started thinking about it, if you just look at it quantitatively, the attention paid to ponies is...
Forum: The Books 05-28-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,618
Well, but if the dragon lair, hidden door and...

Well, but if the dragon lair, hidden door and presumably Mirkwood are meant to be a part of the same journey, then actually it makes MORE sense to assume the hidden door refers to Dol Guldur, as the...
Forum: The Books 05-28-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,618
I actually always read this as two separate...

I actually always read this as two separate pieces of information: through Dragon-lair (he was at least around) and then some other, completely unrelated hidden door, which, since it was mentioned...
Forum: The Books 05-27-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,618
Now THAT is one catch for the topic! Even though...

Now THAT is one catch for the topic! Even though the whole episode before it is rather a case of the characters NOT paying attention: Bombadil explicitly told them to avoid the standing stones, and,...
Forum: The Movies 05-27-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 72,659
My question is, how can anyone expect Tolkien...

My question is, how can anyone expect Tolkien from anything besides the books themselves? Okay, perhaps I am being hypocritical here - I myself find Tolkien in some paintings (but one could argue...
Forum: The Books 05-27-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,618
I think we got a bit sidetracked; if I am not...

I think we got a bit sidetracked; if I am not mistaken, this whole debate about Gollum came up only because he came up as proof of Hobbit-toughness. And that came up only as a side-remark about...
Forum: The Books 05-26-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,618
But the Nazgūl necessarily didn't, exactly. Maybe...

But the Nazgūl necessarily didn't, exactly. Maybe Sauron indeed didn't hand out the memo.

Anyway, as it is explained in, I believe, The Treason of Isengard, or maybe even in the Unfinished Tales,...
Forum: The Books 05-26-2021, 02:50 AM
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Views: 1,618
Sting I don't know why Aragorn would be sarcastic at...

I don't know why Aragorn would be sarcastic at that point, at least that is what never occurred to me. As Hui quoted, he says "More deadly to him was the name of Elbereth." That does not sound to me...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 05-25-2021, 03:25 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,616
Ring Yes, the toy dog is a known one, but I was...

Yes, the toy dog is a known one, but I was exactly wondering about a live one: given how very specific Tolkien's dogs' behaviour is, and how Roverandom and Garm have very similar mannerisms (nearly...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 05-24-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,616
To Say Nothing Of The Baggage Pony

Nice catch. I similarly wanted to point out that there is something weird about Tolkien and baggage ponies etc. In The Hobbit, you have the famous thing with first the Goblins stealing and eating the...
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