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Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-27-2021, 03:15 PM
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Posted By Huinesoron
So, wait, you're trying to argue that my proof...

So, wait, you're trying to argue that my proof that the Silmarils aren't jewels is... somehow... WRONG? :eek: I think I shall faint.

Tell you what might be fun, and entirely on-topic for this...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-27-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,476
Posted By Huinesoron
Exactly! So "the War of >>>the Jewels<<<", or "It...

Exactly! So "the War of >>>the Jewels<<<", or "It came then into Beren's mind that he would go beyond his vow, and bear out of Angband all three of >>>the Jewels<<< of FŽanor" - exactly the same...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-27-2021, 01:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,476
Posted By Huinesoron
Ah, well as it happens I can prove once and for...

Ah, well as it happens I can prove once and for all that the Arkenstone isn't a Silmaril - because the Silmarils weren't jewels.



Yes, just like balrog shadows, the Silmarils had the appearance...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-26-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,476
Posted By Huinesoron
"(We should ignore Tolkien's claim in Letter 144...

"(We should ignore Tolkien's claim in Letter 144 that "Beorn is dead"; death of the author, etc.)" -- Huinesoron, post #25. :D

Yeah, so I saw that after I'd written most of the post and decided...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-26-2021, 05:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,476
Posted By Huinesoron
Glancing through the "It is said"s of the...

Glancing through the "It is said"s of the Appendices, there's a lot to work with. So we can firmly argue that:

- Elrond never fought Angmar. His/Rivendell's involvement carries not one but two 'it...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-18-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,476
Posted By Huinesoron
In The Hobbit, Gandalf says of Beorn: ...

In The Hobbit, Gandalf says of Beorn:



Gandalf's preferred theory is that Beorn's people have been living in the Vale of Anduin since before the Fall of Thangorodrim - so pretty much since Men...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-17-2021, 01:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,476
Posted By Huinesoron
"No, he's Amras today." The version of this...

"No, he's Amras today."

The version of this I'm thinking of is even more extreme: it holds that after Amras was burned with the ships, his spirit possessed his brother on a sort of time-share...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-06-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,476
Posted By Huinesoron
This must be true, because how else would Smaug...

This must be true, because how else would Smaug know about the barrels? They came down-river all tied together in rafts, so would only be discernable as barrels from close up. Are we to imagine Smaug...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-16-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,476
Posted By Huinesoron
^_^ Of all my daft ideas, this and "Celeg Aithorn...

^_^ Of all my daft ideas, this and "Celeg Aithorn is the sword of Manwe" are the ones I like the most.



I did sketch out an all-woman Fellowship...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-15-2021, 03:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,476
Posted By Huinesoron
Is this where I get to push Tar-TelperiŽn...

Is this where I get to push Tar-TelperiŽn (http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showpost.php?p=709939&postcount=65) as a candidate again? :D:D:D

The counter argument to 'men' is that Tolkien wrote "Three...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-15-2021, 02:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,476
Posted By Huinesoron
Why thank you! I was born for this. ...

Why thank you!



I was born for this.

~

The one that instantly springs to mind is "for elves, sex = marriage". Tolkien clearly believed it, but what he actually says is that:
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