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Forum: The Movies Yesterday, 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 Yesterday, 02:15 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 66,698
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
Replies: 14
Views: 638
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: 780
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: 247
Views: 69,116
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
Replies: 42
Views: 2,006
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
Replies: 247
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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
Views: 2,006
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
Replies: 68
Views: 3,452
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: 780
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: 780
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: 780
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: 247
Views: 69,116
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: 780
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: 780
But the Nazgűl necessarily didn't, exactly. Maybe...

But the Nazgűl 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
Replies: 28
Views: 780
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: 68
Views: 3,452
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: 68
Views: 3,452
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...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 05-20-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,452
Tolkien Bileam's "Grey Mare" Donkey & King David of Little Kingdom?

Alright, allow me to add a short excursion about one thing that somewhat emerged on its own as I was reading: Biblical parallels.

It started when I noted the character of the grey mare being the...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-20-2021, 02:59 AM
Replies: 4,100
Views: 524,052
Sting Thirded happy birthday to Bęthberry, and happy...

Thirded happy birthday to Bęthberry, and happy birthday also to Squatter!
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 05-20-2021, 02:58 AM
Replies: 5,199
Views: 525,750
Of course. *starts assembling gallows* ...

Of course. *starts assembling gallows*

Anyways, perhaps we could then aim for sometime after that? The second week of June I have a several-day-long holiday that I do not wish to spend playing...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 05-20-2021, 02:51 AM
Replies: 684
Views: 11,449
I see this was never answered! (Even though I...

I see this was never answered! (Even though I think we hinted at it in several times.) It was the product of a debate of looking for a Gifted by elimination method - nobody left any Seer hints...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 05-20-2021, 02:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,452
Whoa, and here I have been waiting for a signal...

Whoa, and here I have been waiting for a signal that we are moving to a next part of the story... I have paused at the second encounter with the dragon and waited, assuming we were still waiting for...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 05-18-2021, 03:16 AM
Replies: 5,199
Views: 525,750
I would too happily participate in a game. A DL...

I would too happily participate in a game. A DL an hour earlier (or later, to completely avoid the tiniest chance of being around and thus solidifying that I won't be around on DL at all) would be an...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 05-06-2021, 03:59 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,452
1420! ...and then the Dragon came

I have always thought that the Mock Dragon's Tail sounded like something I'd like to try. The real one, not so much.


Yes! And I can't help but again noticing a million similarities with...
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