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Forum: The Books 09-09-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 990
Posted By Morthoron
First of all, I was joking; second, sadly, it...

First of all, I was joking; second, sadly, it seems you are in earnest regarding an hypothesis by your Sethian alter-ego that resorts to possibility puddle-jumping and an otherwise pretzel-logic...
Forum: The Books 08-20-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,971
Posted By Morthoron
I expect it's rather like a fundamentalist's...

I expect it's rather like a fundamentalist's adamant word-for-word view of the bible as opposed to a more liberal Christian's understanding of biblical events through the lens of modern, accepted...
Forum: The Books 08-14-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,741
Posted By Morthoron
You are entirely right. I conflated the...

You are entirely right. I conflated the "Easterlings with axes" with the men of Khand. My point was, though, there was no mention of Variags being horsemen either. Having axes on horses was merely...
Forum: The Books 08-13-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,741
Posted By Morthoron
I am unaware of any documentation saying they...

I am unaware of any documentation saying they were "a horse people". The Wainriders, of course, had an affinity to horses, but the same isn't mentioned of the Variags that I can recall. All we really...
Forum: The Books 08-13-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,741
Posted By Morthoron
Not Magyars. Here is a nice bit of research here:...

Not Magyars. Here is a nice bit of research here:

http://blog.tolkien-studies.com/2010/10/08/who-were-the-variags-of-khand/

It contains both conjecture on the word "Variag" as well as "Khand"....
Forum: The Books 08-09-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 990
Posted By Morthoron
Perhaps if you knew history rather than...

Perhaps if you knew history rather than regurgitating someone else's work, you would know that of the three scholastic philosophers, Thomas Aquinas and Albertus Magnus did indeed know each other and...
Forum: The Books 07-26-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 990
Posted By Morthoron
Actually, the trolls, profound thinkers that they...

Actually, the trolls, profound thinkers that they were, were named after the great scholastic philosophers Thomas Aquinas, Albertus Magnus and William of Ockham. Legend has it that there was a 4th...
Forum: The Books 07-08-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By Morthoron
Saying my "last post was not particularly well...

Saying my "last post was not particularly well thought out and lacks balance" is as laughable as the premise you started with. Because I am not required to do public relations work for a...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-01-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 819
Views: 81,115
Posted By Morthoron
Ten years here. How appropriate they refer...

Ten years here.

How appropriate they refer to it as a "death day", because obviously I don't have a life. :D

And it's true my death day was actually 6-4-17, but it has been said by many that I...
Forum: The Movies 06-21-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,108
Posted By Morthoron
Oh my, so many of the actors were often in great...

Oh my, so many of the actors were often in great movies (or at least memorable enough that I knew them when they appeared on screen) prior to the LotR trilogy. My personal favorites:

Christopher...
Forum: The Movies 06-20-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,108
Posted By Morthoron
I thought Elrond was at any minute preparing to...

I thought Elrond was at any minute preparing to don a pair of Ray-Bans and call Frodo "Neo."
Forum: The Movies 06-16-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,108
Posted By Morthoron
The argument regarding the trans-mutational...

The argument regarding the trans-mutational necessity of fundamental change when crossing mediums falls fairly flat when people almost universally praise the immortal lines drawn directly from the...
Forum: The Movies 06-15-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,108
Posted By Morthoron
Perhaps I am being picky, but as someone who has...

Perhaps I am being picky, but as someone who has ridden a fair number of horses over the years, it seems that the lumpy New Zealand terrain they chose to represent Rohan would be the last place in...
Forum: The Movies 06-14-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,108
Posted By Morthoron
I don't want sh*t all over my cake, thank you.

I don't want sh*t all over my cake, thank you.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-10-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Morthoron
My gift would be a clay pipe with a crack in the...

My gift would be a clay pipe with a crack in the bowl. And on the tag tied with a string to the pipe stem would be the words:

"For Morthoron, who insists that he really should quit smoking, yet...
Forum: The Books 06-10-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By Morthoron
Rather than pull stray words out of a hat and put...

Rather than pull stray words out of a hat and put context where there is none, Tolkien the scholar would know the significance of Gawaine's green girdle is not its invincibility, but is rather...
Forum: The Books 06-05-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,139
Posted By Morthoron
Good question. It has been noted that the...

Good question. It has been noted that the appetizers known as "finger food" originated in the Shire.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-31-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By Morthoron
A nicely rendered review for the ultimate romance...

A nicely rendered review for the ultimate romance in "The Silmarillion". Sad to think this will be the final J.R.R. Tolkien book edited by his son Christopher, who at 93 will no longer mete out...
Forum: The Books 05-31-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,332
Posted By Morthoron
It is not hard to believe that some form of legal...

It is not hard to believe that some form of legal or banking firms were started in the Shire. After all the auctioneer/law firm of Messrs. Grubb, Grubb and Burrowes indicates a partnership, the...
Forum: The Books 05-31-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,006
Posted By Morthoron
Goblins could fit into human society, all it...

Goblins could fit into human society, all it would take is a bit of well-timed orcestration.

In The Hobbit (the "Over Hill and Under Hill" chapter), Tolkien writes of Orcs:



The emphasis...
Forum: The Books 05-28-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,820
Posted By Morthoron
Ummm....because Dwarf ninjas would look kinda...

Ummm....because Dwarf ninjas would look kinda funny doing back-flips with Katanas. :D
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-24-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
Posted By Morthoron
It was weird to see this John Hurt thread pop up...

It was weird to see this John Hurt thread pop up this morning. I though he had died again.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-21-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3,501
Views: 230,950
Posted By Morthoron
Happy birthday to both Bêth and Squatter. May is...

Happy birthday to both Bêth and Squatter. May is a very august month for birthdays, obviously.
Forum: The Books 05-19-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,741
Posted By Morthoron
I guess we should be just happy that Jackson...

I guess we should be just happy that Jackson didn't import a Fastitocalon to come out of the lake and be ridden triumphantly into battle by Bard and all the rest of the Laketowners.
Forum: The Movies 05-12-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By Morthoron
"Mopey Dick" :D

"Mopey Dick" :D
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