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Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 07-13-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,136
Posted By Aiwendil
CE-EX-28b: Perhaps "superficial" was the wrong...

CE-EX-28b: Perhaps "superficial" was the wrong word, but my point (which I think we agree on) is that while the story in LT resembles the MT story in some ways, it also differs from it in important...
Forum: The Movies 07-10-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By Aiwendil
To be clear, I don't have a problem with people...

To be clear, I don't have a problem with people imagining a hypothetical adaptation in which they would change a lot fo things from the books. I wouldn't necessarily be interested in watching such...
Forum: The Books 07-10-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By Aiwendil
It certainly does, and I fundamentally agree with...

It certainly does, and I fundamentally agree with you. Indeed, I think the gist of this thread is everyone vehemently agreeing that Tolkien was not a postmodernist. But let me just quibble and...
Forum: The Movies 07-09-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By Aiwendil
Well, I've listened to the first few episodes and...

Well, I've listened to the first few episodes and I have to say, I'm not particularly impressed. They have this whole elaborate idea about having multiple frame narratives with their own story arcs,...
Forum: The Books 07-08-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By Aiwendil
Interesting! I'll have to try to get my hands on...

Interesting! I'll have to try to get my hands on Tolkien's Modern Middle Ages.



I certainly agree with the first part of this, and as Zigur points out, postmodern techniques have been around a...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-08-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 87,293
Posted By Aiwendil
Young whippersnapper.

Young whippersnapper.
Forum: The Books 07-07-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By Aiwendil
Tolkien the Postmodernist

All right, I admit that the title was clickbait, and I do not actually think Tolkien was a postmodernist in any sense.

But I was re-reading the Notion Club Papers recently, and I was struck this...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-05-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4,134
Views: 534,420
Posted By Aiwendil
Happy birthday to The Barrow-wight himself!

Happy birthday to The Barrow-wight himself!
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-05-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By Aiwendil
Is any of it planned to be online this year, the...

Is any of it planned to be online this year, the way conferences in other fields have been?
Forum: The Movies 07-05-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By Aiwendil
SilmFilm Podcast

Has anyone listened to the SilmFilm podcast by Corey Olsen et al.? It's a project where they imagine a hypothetical adaptation of the Silmarillion as a prestige TV series, just for the fun of...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-02-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 87,293
Posted By Aiwendil
Good to see everybody who's still around here. ...

Good to see everybody who's still around here. I've been largely absent for a while, but recently I (finally) succeeded in convincing a friend to read LotR and The Silmarillion, and it's put me in...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 07-02-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,136
Posted By Aiwendil
All right, here are my comments on the latest...

All right, here are my comments on the latest proposal.

CE-SL-11.5b: I gather that the point of this is to remove mention of "taking up again the mastery of Arda" to bring this in line with MT VI,...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 06-29-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By Aiwendil
I realize this is from a few months ago, but...

I realize this is from a few months ago, but Bethberry (or anyone else who's in contact with her), if you could pass along my condolences to Lush, I'd appreciate it. And let her know that I always...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 06-29-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,136
Posted By Aiwendil
It's a well-worn refrain by this point, but once...

It's a well-worn refrain by this point, but once again, I'm sorry I haven't been around in a while.

If Findegil or anyone else is still around, I'm going to make an effort to get back to work on...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 11-05-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,136
Posted By Aiwendil
My objection comes down to my view that MT VI...

My objection comes down to my view that MT VI text is not a narrative; it's an outline for a new narrative that Tolkien never wrote. For me, this is a clear case for principle 2b, "proposed changes...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 10-19-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,136
Posted By Aiwendil
We'll have to come back to the big unresolved...

We'll have to come back to the big unresolved issues regarding Myths Transformed, but for now here are some more comments up to CE-EX-52.

CE-EX-44: Typo "brook" for "broke":


Also, there's a...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 10-19-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 111,625
Posted By Aiwendil
Lindil! Great to see you, and congratulations. ...

Lindil! Great to see you, and congratulations. Yes, the project continues to creep along - Findegil really deserves the credit for that, as he's always ready to pick it up again whenever I manage...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 10-15-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 111,625
Posted By Aiwendil
Just wanted to say that I'm still here and I'm in...

Just wanted to say that I'm still here and I'm in the process of reading through and commenting on "Of the Coming of the Elves". Apologies for being so slow.
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 09-23-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 111,625
Posted By Aiwendil
Very glad to see you're still around! Again, I'm...

Very glad to see you're still around! Again, I'm sorry that I haven't found the time to revive this for a while.

I think when I was last here we were discussing "Of the Coming of the Elves", so...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 09-19-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 111,625
Posted By Aiwendil
Once again, I've got to apologize for neglecting...

Once again, I've got to apologize for neglecting this project. I do hope I can find some time soon to take it up again.
Forum: The Books 01-23-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,651
Posted By Aiwendil
Christopher Tolkien's death has hit me harder...

Christopher Tolkien's death has hit me harder than a celebrity death has for a long time. If I could have chosen any celebrity to meet, it likely would have been him.

Everyone here knows how...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 06-07-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,136
Posted By Aiwendil
I've been trying to find a chunk of time to...

I've been trying to find a chunk of time to continue reviewing this chapter. I'll really make an effort to do so in the next two or three days.
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 04-06-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,136
Posted By Aiwendil
Continuing to work through this slowly, as we now...

Continuing to work through this slowly, as we now come to what I think may be the most difficult (or at least most contentious) bit.



I’m unsure about “Falman” and “Vailimo”. I see that...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 03-23-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,136
Posted By Aiwendil
I continue to make my way through this slowly. ...

I continue to make my way through this slowly. Some more comments for now:

CE-EX-25: I suppose LQ does add some details here that may be worth including, but I think that since we have included...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 03-20-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,136
Posted By Aiwendil
Agreed. You have a good point here,...

Agreed.



You have a good point here, and it's probably worth some heavier editing to keep that thread. However, in your first draft I find a redundancy between LQ and AAm, as we twice tell...
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