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Forum: The Books 10-12-2021, 02:57 PM
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Posted By Galin
On this point, GA simply notes: "Thereafter...

On this point, GA simply notes: "Thereafter Maedros wielded his sword with his left hand." while QS note that he: "lived to wield his sword with left hand more deadly than his right had been."
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Forum: The Books 10-09-2021, 11:21 PM
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Posted By Galin
Well, that's what I get for skipping around!...

Well, that's what I get for skipping around! Hadn't read XIX yet (still haven't read XX) even though I've jumped to much later sections of the book. As I say, I'd been aware of the nette remark since...
Forum: The Books 10-08-2021, 12:40 PM
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Posted By Galin
Admittedly, I'm making a broader statement here...

Admittedly, I'm making a broader statement here about Tolkien's possible mindset in the later phases of his writing. We can't know, but what I'm suggesting is that by the time this idea (Feanor...
Forum: The Books 10-07-2021, 03:10 PM
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Posted By Galin
I think the idea that Feanor asked Galadriel for...

I think the idea that Feanor asked Galadriel for her hair only shows up in The Shibboleth of Feanor however, which is later than any 1959 text (in GNOME), or even Elvish Ages and Numenorean, dated to...
Forum: The Books 09-25-2021, 11:20 AM
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Posted By Galin
My answer is: in the Two Trees they have the...

My answer is: in the Two Trees they have the golden (sun) and silver (moon) lights, and still wanted stars.

With respect to domes, plural, I wonder if this is not a slip -- but if so, admittedly...
Forum: The Books 09-24-2021, 04:55 PM
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Posted By Galin
I dunno, for myself, I find the Dome of Varda...

I dunno, for myself, I find the Dome of Varda quite magical with its Star-imagines. I wonder how it would have been received if it had been presented to readers first, or in a published tale without...
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