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Forum: The Movies 10-23-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,001
Posted By Thinlómien
Thumbs up I think this thread would be the right place to...

I think this thread would be the right place to point out that while some of the actors on the show failed to convince me, after seeing the whole season 1 I can genuinely applaud others. I was...
Forum: The Movies 10-22-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,865
Posted By Thinlómien
Well... that was some finale. I had been spoiled...

Well... that was some finale. I had been spoiled about the Halbrand plot twist and I wonder at what point would I have seen it coming. Before I got spoiled (after seeing episode 4) I still thought...
Forum: The Movies 10-22-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,067
Posted By Thinlómien
..or haven't watched the PJ movies... so probably...

..or haven't watched the PJ movies... so probably about 0% of their audience.

Which, to be honest, is again one of the more interesting things set up by the shows. Since the Gondorians were (more...
Forum: The Movies 10-22-2022, 04:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By Thinlómien
Certainly better than episode 5, but still not...

Certainly better than episode 5, but still not the greatest... the logistics and logics were rather confusing (why was it day where the Númeoreans were charging and night inside the tavern??), and I...
Forum: The Movies 10-22-2022, 03:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,189
Posted By Thinlómien
We only watched this yesterday and boy... what a...

We only watched this yesterday and boy... what a mess. Clearly the weakest episode of the series so far (maybe along with the premiere). None of the plot - old or new - made any sense, nor did the...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 10-22-2022, 03:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By Thinlómien
It already has - for instance I just started...

It already has - for instance I just started listening to The Silmarillion as an audiobook so she has been exposed to the Ainulindalë. (And unfortunately she might have heard some sounds of The Rings...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 10-14-2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 803
Posted By Thinlómien
Silmaril Finally here! Apart from the werechick keeping me...

Finally here! Apart from the werechick keeping me busy, our new internet provider seems to block the 'Down by default :eek: I had to install a free vpn just to get here...

Thank you all so much...
Forum: The Movies 09-19-2022, 04:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,436
Posted By Thinlómien
1420! Twenty years? That makes me feel old. Then again,...

Twenty years? That makes me feel old. Then again, it does feel like it was an aeon ago.

I remember very well being 11 and coming out of the cinema after seeing FOTR for the first time and feeling...
Forum: The Movies 09-19-2022, 03:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By Thinlómien
Boots Costumes, sets and other visuals of TROP

Something most fans seem to agree on is that the visuals of The Rings of Power are impressive, even if our opinions on the rest of the show varies. TROP boasts some unprecedented CGI on the small...
Forum: The Movies 09-19-2022, 03:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,971
Posted By Thinlómien
Really? Well, a shame. That sounds like another...

Really? Well, a shame. That sounds like another example of the show's bad pacing. Doesn't sound like he's going to have much of an arc in season 1 then, and rather like he's just gonna be there....
Forum: The Movies 09-18-2022, 04:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,971
Posted By Thinlómien
We just watched this yesterday alongside episode...

We just watched this yesterday alongside episode 3, and I'm again having trouble separating what was in which episode and wish to discuss the overall development, so you can take this as a...
Forum: The Movies 09-09-2022, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,271
Posted By Thinlómien
I remember being irked by both these two things....

I remember being irked by both these two things. They just smell of sloppy writing. Is it just me, or does it seem like that these days (and to be fair, maybe earlier too) the Achilles' heel of many...
Forum: The Movies 09-08-2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,626
Posted By Thinlómien
I think you're onto something there. My general...

I think you're onto something there. My general attitude towards life, to be fair, seems to be that being too pedantic about anything just makes things less enjoyable. If you stop having so specific...
Forum: The Movies 09-05-2022, 04:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,859
Posted By Thinlómien
warning: EPISODE 2 SPOILERS INCLUDED

This sequence was visually gorgeous but as you aptly describe, very silly. I'm still confused whether Galadriel intended to swim all the way back to Middle-Earth (and how long did she actually swim...
Forum: The Movies 09-05-2022, 03:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,859
Posted By Thinlómien
The Eye Warning: EPISODE 2 SPOILERS

(because I don't remember what exactly was in each episode and it's hard to separate my thoughts about episode 1 of those from episode 2... which was considerably better, by the way)

So, our...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 06-27-2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 24,508
Posted By Thinlómien
White-Hand My lone reread continues

Good observation. I also paid attention how Tolkien very deliberatedly constructed the scene so that Frodo gets his moment of lone heroism before Tom Bombadil intervenes (by Frodo's request). I quite...
Forum: The Books 06-14-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By Thinlómien
Very much agreeing with all of you. It is very...

Very much agreeing with all of you. It is very ironic they're taking such a strict stand while letting Amazon run rampant with their rather liberal interpretation (to put it nicely) with the Estate's...
Forum: The Books 06-13-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By Thinlómien
Tolkien The New(ish) Tolkien Estate Copyright FAQ

I'm someone who hardly keeps up with news about the Tolkien Estate, but I couldn't avoid an uproar on social media a couple of months ago that was caused by the new FAQ of the Estate. I didn't see...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 06-13-2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 30,338
Posted By Thinlómien
White-Hand Project resumes

So, Legate and I wanted to do a reread and cbc commentary... back in 2016. I managed to do six chapters. Today, almost six years later, I decided to resume the project. :D So bear with me as I...
Forum: The Movies 02-13-2022, 04:14 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,569
Posted By Thinlómien
Upon reading all your comments and reflecting on...

Upon reading all your comments and reflecting on previous fandom experiences, I really think we should take the article - and all other written sources about the show at this point - with a pinch of...
Forum: The Movies 02-10-2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,569
Posted By Thinlómien
Which incidentally looks like this...

Which incidentally looks like this (https://media.vanityfair.com/photos/62019b3b41f168f94e9f9d8a/master/w_1600,c_limit/lord-of-the-rings-009.jpg). Which makes me wonder about the protrayal of their...
Forum: The Movies 02-10-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,569
Posted By Thinlómien
Thumbs up Thanks for the thread, Huine!

I started writing a commentary on the article on the other thread, but I'll post my scrambled rant here instead:

It probably shouldn't have started with this particularly brainrot inducing...
Forum: The Movies 02-10-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 133,019
Posted By Thinlómien
Ring I'm not a purist, but...

Has anyone else seen in the new Vanity Fair article with lots of pictures and details about the main characters and storylines?...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-28-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,824
Posted By Thinlómien
I hadn't read The Smith in ages, perhaps never...

I hadn't read The Smith in ages, perhaps never (it was read aloud to me as a child) and I had really no idea what I was getting into. All in all, I quite enjoyed it. Unlike Legate, I wasn't disturbed...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 05-20-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,494
Posted By Thinlómien
Well, interesting that Esty should ask about...

Well, interesting that Esty should ask about parallels and Legate about the grey mare - because I was just thinking of the scene with the grey mare being the only one who did not flee from the dragon...
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