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Forum: The Books 12-12-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots The only use of mercenaries in the classically...

The only use of mercenaries in the classically understood sense by that name that I can recall is in The Nauglafring when the dwarves hire orcs to help them.

That is an early version of the...
Forum: The Books 12-11-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 335
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Maybe he wasn't sure what Sauron putting on the...

Maybe he wasn't sure what Sauron putting on the Ring would feel like. This could be explained that unlike Celebrimbor Gandalf was never in any doubt about Sauron's intentions. Part of what was so...
Forum: The Books 12-07-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 335
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots There is a flaw with this, however, in that...

There is a flaw with this, however, in that Shagrat actually fought Sam (however briefly) so he knew and could have potentially reported that there was more than one enemy in Cirith Ungol. He might...
Forum: The Books 12-05-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 335
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Would it have been possible for Shagrat to have...

Would it have been possible for Shagrat to have kept anything back from Sauron at that juncture?
Forum: The Books 12-04-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 335
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I don't know that is entirely the case. ...

I don't know that is entirely the case.

Shagrat did provide some evidence of Frodo's and Sam's presence. Just in a very garbled state and paired with a grade A military debacle.
Forum: The Books 12-04-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,979
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Orcs are quite reminiscent of members of a...

Orcs are quite reminiscent of members of a criminal gang or demoralized soldiers of a badly run military in their mannerisms and attitudes.

"Of course," you would say because that is exactly what...
Forum: The Books 12-04-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 335
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots That is a good point and points up a flaw in my...

That is a good point and points up a flaw in my original thinking. I overlooked Frodo's belief that the orcs had taken the Ring, which would mean that he would no longer have had a mission to try to...
Forum: The Books 12-03-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 335
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Would individuals like Shagrat and Gorbag have...

Would individuals like Shagrat and Gorbag have even been aware of the Ring?



That is true. He may have been told stories about lovely Lugburz and what to expect...at least they said that is...
Forum: The Books 12-03-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 335
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Frodo in the Tower of Cirith Ungol

I was recently rereading The Return of the King and came to the part of the Tower of Cirith Ungol where it reads:



This passage gave me pause for the first time. What would Frodo have told...
Forum: The Books 12-03-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,979
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots This might be reaching...

Maybe a little context will go a long way.

Perhaps "kindness to enemies" was the fault.
Forum: The Books 12-03-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,409
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I had not wanted to answer this as I don't...

I had not wanted to answer this as I don't possess the expertise to answer the question with a sufficient degree of reliability. However, since everyone else seems gripped with the same uncertainty,...
Forum: The Movies 11-24-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,887
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots It will be good if these things don't happen. ...

It will be good if these things don't happen.

I agree that it is unlikely to happen, and indeed I expect much worse out of this than those listed failings, but at least we can define success for...
Forum: The Movies 11-24-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,887
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I have a more nuanced approach. If a miracle...

I have a more nuanced approach.

If a miracle happens and it is good I hope it succeeds.

If, as is most likely, it is a porn fest or otherwise terrible, I hope it fails so hard as to eliminate...
Forum: The Movies 11-22-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,887
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I'm not sure that the powers that be at Amazon...

I'm not sure that the powers that be at Amazon are attuned enough to the two franchises to realize the differences.

Maybe they were bamboozled by everyone saying that Martin is the American...
Forum: The Movies 11-19-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,887
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Interesting article

I had not consulted any other sites to gauge reaction to the news, so this information both intrigues and pleases me.



That comment irritated me.

It is not that the events between The Hobbit...
Forum: The Movies 11-17-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,887
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I wonder how much of the “financial success” of...

I wonder how much of the “financial success” of The Hobbit is attributable to inflation of ticket prices...
Forum: The Movies 11-17-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,887
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I know. :( Sort of against my will, I want...

I know. :(

Sort of against my will, I want to see this TV series be well done...not that I expect anything of the sort. Just setting myself up for the inevitable disappointment. :rolleyes:

I...
Forum: The Movies 11-16-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,887
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots That logic would definitively nix The Children of...

That logic would definitively nix The Children of Hurin.

Young Aragorn looks ever more likely.
Forum: The Movies 11-16-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,887
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I will admit to being curious if the production...

I will admit to being curious if the production team for the TV show will take the design aesthetic in a direction away from the designs laid out by Jackson and Co.

For example, being a dwarf, it...
Forum: The Movies 11-16-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,887
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Except you should have said "in a quarter or two"...

Except you should have said "in a quarter or two" instead of a "year or two."
Forum: The Movies 11-15-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,887
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Well...that's depressing...and the reaction of...

Well...that's depressing...and the reaction of the corporate predators is hateful.
Forum: The Movies 11-14-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,887
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I've revised my original opinion (see above), but...

I've revised my original opinion (see above), but this does pose an interesting question of where the line is regarding what is considered included within a particular work.

The most generous...
Forum: The Movies 11-14-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,887
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots My bet is on a young Aragorn, although some kind...

My bet is on a young Aragorn, although some kind of adaptation of the Sil might be possible.

I guess if they really want to go full on Game of Thrones they could do the Kin-strife.

EDIT: I...
Forum: The Movies 11-13-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,887
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots That's far from true in all corners of the...

That's far from true in all corners of the fandom. There are places where there is frenzied rending of garments and gnashing of teeth at the changes...aggravated by the fact that the show is now at...
Forum: The Movies 11-13-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,887
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Ugh

It is a fearsome struggle to constrain myself to socially acceptable vocabulary to describe my reaction to this news.

There is no reason for somebody who respects Tolkien's work to be optimistic...
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