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Forum: The Movies 11-25-2022, 11:32 AM
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Posted By Galin
Tolkien illustrated both Beleg and Gwindor, and...

Tolkien illustrated both Beleg and Gwindor, and thus we can see the long hair.

Okay, it's an early-ish painting, but still. Although I'm guessing, in any case, that some will say these characters...
Forum: The Books 11-09-2022, 01:20 PM
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Posted By Galin
Hmm. I found components to WCH's statement above:...

Hmm. I found components to WCH's statement above: for example (stated by Manwe) in the conclusion to Quenta Silmarillion [HME 5]: "Now all those who have the blood of Mortal Men, in whatever part,...
Forum: The Movies 11-02-2022, 09:43 AM
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Posted By Galin
That's how I read this passage: we have the comb...

That's how I read this passage: we have the comb plus "untended as a thicket of brambles."

A thicket of brambles gives me an image of a wild, matted thickness that's difficult to pass through --...
Forum: The Books 09-27-2022, 01:47 PM
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Posted By Galin
Actually, now that I think more about it . . . ...

Actually, now that I think more about it . . .

. . . I suppose I could look at the Problem of ROS text as starting off external, but once Tolkien goes into solution mode, we are in in-story...
Forum: The Books 09-27-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,696
Posted By Galin
But this, in my opinion, rests on the matter...

But this, in my opinion, rests on the matter being a historical certainty, so to speak. But what if Andreth's prophecy is uttered, and the truth of the words are never confirmed by internal...
Forum: The Books 09-26-2022, 10:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,101
Posted By Galin
Oh. I wasn't prepared for a follow up question :D

Oh. I wasn't prepared for a follow up question :D
Forum: The Books 09-26-2022, 05:26 PM
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Views: 1,101
Posted By Galin
In The Problem of ROS itself, the speech of the...

In The Problem of ROS itself, the speech of the Hadorians is said to be related to the tongue of Beor's folk: "(probably about as nearly as Noldorin Quenya to Telerin of Valinor): communication...
Forum: The Books 09-26-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,564
Posted By Galin
For me, Tolkien-published* text is canon. ...

For me, Tolkien-published* text is canon.

And as the posthumously published stuff seems to raise the very question, again for me, that seems an easy division. Were we ever supposed to see any of...
Forum: The Books 09-26-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,696
Posted By Galin
But do we have to assume that part of her...

But do we have to assume that part of her prophecy is false?



I'm not sure I understand what it is you find problematic here. Does this connect with issue 1? Sorry If I'm being dim here.


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Forum: The Books 08-14-2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,030
Posted By Galin
I note that you write "seems" to date from the...

I note that you write "seems" to date from the 1950s, and I've no problem with that. I'm just wondering if these notes could be later, perhaps even very much later . . . so, anything preventing this?...
Forum: The Movies 07-25-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,352
Posted By Galin
Well, for my part, I'm mostly commenting on the...

Well, for my part, I'm mostly commenting on the Tolkienian stuff . . . aside from what is realistic or not with respect to a show (any show). I mean I'm not unaware of the context of the thread, but...
Forum: The Movies 07-23-2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,352
Posted By Galin
I argue that Tolkien eventually realized that...

I argue that Tolkien eventually realized that they didn't have to be, although interestingly, if I recall correctly, he did add a reference to the Dome of Varda to LQ2 -- but again, there's no...
Forum: The Movies 07-23-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,352
Posted By Galin
I think Tolkien's recharacterization of The...

I think Tolkien's recharacterization of The Silmarillion as a mostly Mannish work solved his problem.

The revision to The Hobbit was, in my opinion, done in order to take out an explicit mention...
Forum: The Books 10-12-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,201
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."
...
Forum: The Books 10-09-2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,201
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
Replies: 34
Views: 11,201
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
Replies: 34
Views: 11,201
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
Replies: 34
Views: 11,201
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
Replies: 34
Views: 11,201
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...
Forum: The Books 09-17-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,240
Posted By Galin
The Nandor dilemma as I see it, with respect to...

The Nandor dilemma as I see it, with respect to them being Eldar or not.

According to Appendix F, most of the Elves of Lorien and Mirkwood were East-elves, whose languages were not-Eldarin. And we...
Forum: The Books 09-12-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,240
Posted By Galin
In their Reader's Companion to The Lord of the...

In their Reader's Companion to The Lord of the Rings, Hammond and Scull noted:



There seems to be two definitions of High Elf: one (and the one seemingly more frequently employed by Tolkien)...
Forum: The Books 09-12-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,240
Posted By Galin
Perhaps Tolkien had recently read Appendix F...

Perhaps Tolkien had recently read Appendix F concerning what Eldar meant :p

Even Christopher Tolkien seems to have been paying Appendix F its due when compiling his "List Of Names In The Tale Of...
Forum: The Books 09-11-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,590
Posted By Galin
By the way WCH, just to note it, I edited in a...

By the way WCH, just to note it, I edited in a response to another part of your post above, just in case you want to respond to something I said there.

I'm not sure you'll want to, and in any...
Forum: The Books 09-08-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,590
Posted By Galin
Is there anything in (G)NOME where Tolkien...

Is there anything in (G)NOME where Tolkien considers the matter of Earendil problematic? I'm just asking,
I've only read a few sections of the book so far.


Anyway, I'd say publish the...
Forum: The Books 09-07-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,590
Posted By Galin
My opinion here is that MT-ideas were not...

My opinion here is that MT-ideas were not ultimately intended for the fiction of Quenta Silmarillion, but for works like the Awakening of the Quendi (pre-existing Sun) and The Drowning of Anadune...
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