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Forum: The Books Today, 04:54 PM
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Well, the Rings certainly were "instruments of...

Well, the Rings certainly were "instruments of power," and arguably were "symbols of power" as well depending on whether Celebrimbor originally intended them to be wielded openly. He would in effect...
Forum: The Books Today, 01:40 PM
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Oh, yes, the asterisks. Tolkien mostly used them...

Oh, yes, the asterisks. Tolkien mostly used them to denote important dates: Frodo's wounding at Weathertop, the Council of Elrond, the Breaking of the Fellowship, Helm's Deep, the fall of Sauron...
Forum: The Books Today, 01:24 PM
Replies: 38
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p. 138: It's 11.20, almost definitely. It's...

p. 138: It's 11.20, almost definitely. It's possible to read the digit as a 3, but I'm pretty sure it's a 2.

68 vs 69 miles: Again, 9 is possible but I'm pretty sure it's an 8. The "69" may be a...
Forum: The Books Today, 08:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,304
p. 36 Glorfindel Oct 9/10. I am pretty sure I...

p. 36 Glorfindel Oct 9/10. I am pretty sure I have it correct here, although it is easy to see how H&S could have interpreted the manuscript as associating the Glorfindel line with the 9th.

p.46...
Forum: The Books Today, 08:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,304
Zionius, thank you for such a detailed reading!...

Zionius, thank you for such a detailed reading! It's very nice to know people are paying attention.

I'll try to address your points in order

1) the "quotation marks" on p. 76 are ditto marks;...
Forum: The Books 08-08-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 704
Yes, I think that is correct on all fronts. ...

Yes, I think that is correct on all fronts. Certainly I have run into some JRRT notes written out of his head, which differ wildly from everything else he wrote on the same topic!

CT was indeed...
Forum: The Movies 07-31-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,627
Forced "diversity" of melanin levels is just part...

Forced "diversity" of melanin levels is just part of the faddish silliness of the age, and gets a lot of people very exercised about trivialities. I am more concerned about the writing- and what I...
Forum: The Books 07-31-2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,304
Well, ladies and gentlemen, it's just about officially here

On the Project Muse website, where you can pre-order the e-version (available in ca. 2 weeks), and read brief excerpts:

https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/48264

Hard copies from Duke University...
Forum: The Movies 07-24-2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,627
Do you really think this show is going t deal in...

Do you really think this show is going t deal in complex metaphysics and sophisticated cosmology?

These are people who still think bearded Dwarf women were a Peter Jackson joke (as stated just...
Forum: The Movies 07-14-2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 117,277
Dear god, that breastplate! Have the costume...

Dear god, that breastplate! Have the costume designers never seen so much as a picture of real armor?
Forum: The Movies 07-11-2022, 05:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,627
Explain to me again what Miriel is doing alive at...

Explain to me again what Miriel is doing alive at the same time as Celebrimbor?
Forum: The Books 07-11-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,280
So was "John"

So was "John"
Forum: The Books 06-24-2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
This is nothing more than a repackaging of...

This is nothing more than a repackaging of previously-published material. It appears to be a HarperCollins initiative, and no unpublished manuscripts are involved.
I also expect that "Lives of the...
Forum: The Books 06-20-2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,729
Sort of a necrobump, but- I'm not sure...

Sort of a necrobump, but-



I'm not sure I read it that way. It seems that there is a difference between invisibility- an automatic function of the Ring when donned by a Man (or Hobbit) - and...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 06-19-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,940
Up until quite recently, the Sixties (and among...

Up until quite recently, the Sixties (and among traditionalists the Eighties), no Englishmen who considered himself or aspired to be a gentleman would be without his handkerchief. This was separate...
Forum: The Movies 06-17-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 117,277
I stand corrected. Still, there is no Appendices...

I stand corrected. Still, there is no Appendices warrant for brothers, plural.
Forum: The Books 06-17-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
What Hu said. Also, when Tolkien wrote The...

What Hu said.

Also, when Tolkien wrote The Hobbit it was just a magic invisibility ring with no connection to the unnamed Necromancer at all.
Forum: The Books 06-17-2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
That I think is the key. If the owner of a...

That I think is the key. If the owner of a trademark, in particular, and to a rather lesser degree a copyright, can be shown in court not to have enforced it, to have let infringements slide in the...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 06-17-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 28,914
I do think that that is a wonderful passage, both...

I do think that that is a wonderful passage, both for Tolkien's language, almost poetic, and that, especially for a new reader, one is along with Frodo for the first time given the feel of the...
Forum: The Movies 06-17-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 117,277
Brothers? That's odd- because no matter which...

Brothers? That's odd- because no matter which version of the Finarfinian genealogy you care to use, not one of them is mentioned in the Appendices, supposedly Amazon's only permitted source.
Forum: The Movies 06-12-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 117,277
On nomenclature: This is an area which I thinks...

On nomenclature:
This is an area which I thinks provides substantial evidence that this show is not "in good hands" at all, notwithstanding the comments of assorted podcasters whom Amazon lavishly...
Forum: The Movies 06-12-2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 117,277
Yes; I think strict quotas would produce better...

Yes; I think strict quotas would produce better television.
Forum: The Movies 06-10-2022, 10:45 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 117,277
Some context, from Amazon Studios' 'Inclusion...

Some context, from Amazon Studios' 'Inclusion Policy':
Forum: The Movies 06-10-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 117,277
Morfydd Clark (Galadriel): "Rings of Power is...

Morfydd Clark (Galadriel):
"Rings of Power is more of a message to the patriarchy, and the old cultural guard. A message that says we are no longer going to play fiddle to a white man's vision. This...
Forum: The Movies 06-07-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
In this connection, it's worth reading Verlyn...

In this connection, it's worth reading Verlyn Flieger's paper where she speculates that the Notion Club Papers may have been another idea for a frame-story to replace Aelfwine, but one which remained...
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