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Forum: The Books 10-14-2021, 10:07 PM
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Posted By Aiwendil
'Time and Ageing' Sequence of Composition

I don't know that I'm the first to do this, but I spent a considerable portion of last night working through the texts given in part 1 of The Nature of Middle-earth and trying to work out the order...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 10-12-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,302
Posted By Aiwendil
Aw, for a minute there I thought I was still in...

Aw, for a minute there I thought I was still in my mid-twenties.
Forum: The Books 10-12-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,646
Posted By Aiwendil
A while back, I put together an incomplete...

A while back, I put together an incomplete document summarizing the dates of all the HoMe texts, and I've started to add the NoMe texts to it as well. If I finish, I'll let you know.
Forum: The Books 10-12-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,646
Posted By Aiwendil
An easy mistake to make! Though Hostetter did a...

An easy mistake to make! Though Hostetter did a fine job for the most part in putting this book together, I do miss Christopher Tolkien's way of very clearly laying out the relations of the texts,...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 10-11-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By Aiwendil
Well, I did anticipate that my opinion would be...

Well, I did anticipate that my opinion would be controversial! I'll just try to answer your points and, I hope, clarify my views, and then leave this until Findegil, Gondowe, and anyone else have...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 10-10-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,302
Posted By Aiwendil
That was quite enjoyable to read.

That was quite enjoyable to read.
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 10-10-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By Aiwendil
Considerations from The Nature of Middle-earth

I thought I'd make a thread dedicated to discussion of The Nature of Middle-earth and its implications for this project. I think the chief thing that will need discussion is the material in part 1,...
Forum: The Books 10-09-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,646
Posted By Aiwendil
In fact, we know that by about the time of the...

In fact, we know that by about the time of the writing of "The Shibboleth of Feanor", Tolkien had either rejected or forgotten* much of what he had developed over the course of the many "Time and...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 10-09-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 26,279
Posted By Aiwendil
Yeah, I expect we're going to have some...

Yeah, I expect we're going to have some interesting discussions about a lot of the new material, and I don't see much point in holding those back. (As a matter of fact, reading and thinking about...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 09-24-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 26,279
Posted By Aiwendil
Just wanted to pop in and say I'm reading through...

Just wanted to pop in and say I'm reading through the latest discussion and writing some comments. Sorry, once again, for my tardiness. I hope to be able to get on with this next week.
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 08-21-2021, 01:32 PM
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Views: 26,279
Posted By Aiwendil
I haven't had time to review the latest posts in...

I haven't had time to review the latest posts in detail (and will have to wait until probably next Saturday to do so) but I wanted to pop in to comment on one thing.

Findegil wrote:


I think...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 08-20-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 26,279
Posted By Aiwendil
Great to see you, ArcusCalion! I had done...

Great to see you, ArcusCalion!

I had done some work on a new version along the lines of my proposal, but unfortunately a number of other things have conspired to keep me very busy. This will...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 07-25-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 26,279
Posted By Aiwendil
Thank you for explaining your reasoning. I...

Thank you for explaining your reasoning. I certainly agree that, if possible, it would be nice to include as much of this elaboration of the characters of Manwe and Melkor as possible. I'm just not...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 07-13-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 26,279
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: 841
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: 11
Views: 1,334
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: 841
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: 11
Views: 1,334
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: 488
Views: 93,663
Posted By Aiwendil
Young whippersnapper.

Young whippersnapper.
Forum: The Books 07-07-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,334
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: 4,172
Views: 567,630
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: 651
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: 841
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: 488
Views: 93,663
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: 87
Views: 26,279
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,...
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