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Forum: The Movies 02-27-2022, 04:43 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 117,871
I pretty much concur, except with a small - but I...

I pretty much concur, except with a small - but I believe crucial - adjustment here. Let me (try to) sum up succintly what I believe are the biggest problems in the discussion, especially the one...
Forum: The Books 02-18-2022, 03:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,409
It would make sense if it was a first attempt of...

It would make sense if it was a first attempt of Morgoth to destroy the Atani. Perhaps it seemed to him at that point that destroying them could be the safest course of action if he for example...
Forum: The Movies 02-17-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,783
White Tree That is one of my best qualities. :smokin: ...

That is one of my best qualities. :smokin:


Yes, I did not want to state it so bluntly, but that is exactly what I was thinking.

And you wrote it so beautifully that now I do want to see it....
Forum: The Books 02-17-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,483
Which he, in fact, even does at the moment when...

Which he, in fact, even does at the moment when Sam in Ithilien looks at the dead Haradian and wonders whether he might have been, after all, a normal human being.

See? Woke! Woke! Tolkien was...
Forum: The Books 02-17-2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,409
Whoa, that definitely had to take some work! I...

Whoa, that definitely had to take some work! I like it.

But - and this is just me being bad at deciphering tables, so for clarification - so how would this correspond with first recorded presence...
Forum: The Movies 02-17-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,783
Fair enough. I have to say that here I am a...

Fair enough. I have to say that here I am a prisoner to my own "headcanon" based on my early readings and perception of the world where, as opposed to all other mainstream fantasy, Elves did not have...
Forum: The Movies 02-15-2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,783
Sorry, somehow skipped three quotes...

What if it's a Númenorean-built village, a "colony outpost", i.e. guarding against those barbarians? Think Roman outposts in Britain just after their first landing or whatnot. Bronwyn or whoever...
Forum: The Movies 02-15-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,783
My first thoughts on the trailer were rather...

My first thoughts on the trailer were rather succint (mostly surprised by the closeness of the aesthetic to our late [figuratively] Mr. Jackson - Meeple valley a copypasted Rohan, the Rivendell-like...
Forum: The Movies 02-14-2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,783
Pipe Incidentally, any idea what are they? (I assume...

Incidentally, any idea what are they? (I assume that's the question the creators want the audience to wonder about. If they were random Lossadan - as was my first thought - who are going to host...
Forum: The Movies 02-12-2022, 06:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,783
Leaf This is literally my biggest fear about this....

This is literally my biggest fear about this. Especially if it is done out of spite, "you didn't give us rights to the Silmarillion? Okay! The world was created by Radagast's rabbit hatching an egg,...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 02-11-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 670,483
A very happy birthday, Form! May this haunt...

A very happy birthday, Form! May this haunt remain always a place to return to for you!
Forum: The Movies 02-10-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,783
No, please no, the obvious answer is NO.[/QUOTE] ...

No, please no, the obvious answer is NO.[/QUOTE]


I completely glossed over that particular quote in the article, or took it as another basic cliché exclamation by filmmakers that one cannot take...
Forum: The Movies 02-10-2022, 10:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,783
Palantir-Green When I saw the article (I have not been keeping...

When I saw the article (I have not been keeping tabs on the news at all, but there are people around me who tend to keep up more with the pulse of the time), I knew this might be the time 'Downs...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 08-02-2021, 04:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,540
Rather interesting take. I personally never saw...

Rather interesting take. I personally never saw anything strange to it. Exactly quite the opposite: the son's tongue had been "taken away" by Faery in that particular conversation, he was so...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-28-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,540
Thank you. That is very nicely phrased,...

Thank you.


That is very nicely phrased, and absolutely true. That way, I can absolutely get behind it. My personal disturbance stemmed mostly from the fact that I exactly did not read it as...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-28-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,540
Tolkien Just a side remark about "mere ironmongers": I am...

Just a side remark about "mere ironmongers": I am sure we are all aware that smiths and their craft in other Tolkien's works are the most important craft of all, at least in terms of their impact on...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-25-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,540
Well, I guess you can put it that way, but I do...

Well, I guess you can put it that way, but I do not recall having problems like that with any other Tolkien's stories. That is why it struck me as particularly unusual with the Smith.

I also agree...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-25-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,540
Thank you both, Form and LMP, for your responses...

Thank you both, Form and LMP, for your responses to my queries. (Also for some reason I had been thinking that the Smith was earlier than the 60s, but now that just further makes me think that there...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-23-2021, 02:28 AM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 670,483
And a very happy birthday to Miggy!

And a very happy birthday to Miggy!
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-23-2021, 02:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,540
Generally agreed that it sounds like one of the...

Generally agreed that it sounds like one of the generic speculations that sometimes come up, along the lines of "it has four legs, therefore it has to be a dog". However I must say that there is one...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-22-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 670,483
Thank you for your kind wishes! I feel privileged...

Thank you for your kind wishes! I feel privileged that I may consider myself to be a friend with such wonderful 'Downers.
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-19-2021, 03:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,540
Palantir-Green The Baggins of Wootton Major

This development does not surprise me at the least. Also, I have not read that much of MacDonald, but even with that the Smith was one of the first associations I had when I stumbled upon his...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 06-30-2021, 03:46 AM
Replies: 4,308
Views: 670,483
1420! A very happy one to Pitch indeed! May your beard...

A very happy one to Pitch indeed! May your beard grow ever longer... or perhaps not necessarily... but you get the sentiment. :)
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 06-22-2021, 02:07 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 85,728
To be honest, I think he was doing really well....

To be honest, I think he was doing really well. Especially the ploughing part. A natural talent.


I actually didn't remember that, but good point! It is either my subconscious remembering it...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 06-22-2021, 01:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,088
I've been reading about your experiences for a...

I've been reading about your experiences for a while, Hui, and found them very entertaining. Now I tried the game for myself, and I can see where the appeal comes from. It's like old-fashioned Diablo...
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