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Forum: The Books 01-09-2021, 12:29 PM
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It also makes it apparent that Napoleon was a...

It also makes it apparent that Napoleon was a Black Numenorean from Umbar, which explains a lot.
Forum: The Books 01-08-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
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Although it's not something the Church says much...

Although it's not something the Church says much about these days, it would have been known to any medievalist, and especially to a Middle English scholar like Tolkien since it features prominently...
Forum: The Books 01-07-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
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Well, Tolkien defined the boundaries between four...

Well, Tolkien defined the boundaries between four Ages as the end of the physical presence of Satan, and the two reigns of a fallen angel. Surely the entry of Eru into Ea would be at least as...
Forum: The Movies 01-03-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 60,532
If this series ever gets to the last days of...

If this series ever gets to the last days of Númenor and the end of the Second Age, it certainly won't be in Season 1, which is what they're filming now.
Forum: The Movies 01-02-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 60,532
rotflmao!

rotflmao!
Forum: The Movies 01-01-2021, 12:27 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 60,532
No money in it.

No money in it.
Forum: The Movies 12-31-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 60,532
This is looking worse and worse and worse. Now...

This is looking worse and worse and worse. Now we hear of JJ Abrams' (indirect) involvement, doubtless advising the completely inexperienced showrunners...

And then there's the casting call for...
Forum: The Books 12-30-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,694
From the publisher's blurb: And a statement...

From the publisher's blurb:

And a statement by Carl H:


Note: The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor was frequently referenced by CT in HME; title notwithstanding, it's less about the...
Forum: The Books 12-29-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,694
This is all new material, not a repackaging. As...

This is all new material, not a repackaging. As CT said when HME XII came out, "The well is not quite dry. But I have gone on for long enough."
Forum: The Books 12-25-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,399
Well, yes-but... Aragorn doesn't actually...

Well, yes-but...

Aragorn doesn't actually engage in much "generalship," beyond ordering Angbor to march north to MT, and in his establishing the defensive formation before the Morannon. He is far...
Forum: The Books 12-25-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 449
Merry Rivendell Departure!

And a happy 2 Yule!

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Remarkably, the Company’s setting out on our Christmas Day was indeed originally a mere matter of arithmetical convenience. In early work,...
Forum: The Books 12-10-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
I find the Tolkien Society's rather ostentatious...

I find the Tolkien Society's rather ostentatious non-endorsement, and some of its language, rather shall we say ironic given its both-feet plunge into the (misnamed) "Ring of Silvianus"-Lydney Park...
Forum: The Books 12-10-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Can't have any of that icky religion stuff in...

Can't have any of that icky religion stuff in connection with Tolkien, you know.
Forum: The Books 12-03-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,399
Since the Corsair fleet supposedly numbered fifty...

Since the Corsair fleet supposedly numbered fifty "great ships" and scores of lesser ones, and since Aragorn packed them full (remember, the forces he sent marching north on foot were just the ones...
Forum: The Books 11-28-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,762
This was so; in unpublished writing Tolkien said...

This was so; in unpublished writing Tolkien said that Ugluk was captain of Saruman's scouts and you get the impression that his company were sort of Isengard's Force Recon. Grishnakh had a similar...
Forum: The Books 11-28-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,762
That would apply in "garrison" and peacetime...

That would apply in "garrison" and peacetime operations, perhaps even on the march. But the 'cohesion" BD is talking about is how a unit, or individual orc, responds to the shock of battle- the...
Forum: The Books 11-20-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,762
But in that case you don't send your exploitation...

But in that case you don't send your exploitation reserve to the end of the logistical tether; you keep them near a supply base. It would make perfect sense for the W-K to keep his battle-reserve at...
Forum: The Books 11-20-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,762
In Deveraux's defense, it must be said that he is...

In Deveraux's defense, it must be said that he is explicitly criticizing the movies, with sidebars about the book (and how much more plausible Tolkien's version was).
Forum: The Books 11-17-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,145
The Lost Tales era really envisioned an "end...

The Lost Tales era really envisioned an "end time" which had already occurred, and Aelwine/Eriol was to have witnessed it.
Forum: The Movies 11-16-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,837
Oh my gosh: this cut is SO MUCH better! The...

Oh my gosh: this cut is SO MUCH better! The focus is on Bilbo and on the quest, it has drive and continuity, most of the bloat and tedium is gone, along with much of the silliness (although I wish...
Forum: The Books 11-13-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,762
Truth in television: Tolkien, as a communications...

Truth in television: Tolkien, as a communications officer in combat, knew very well about the 'fog of war' and the fact that participants don't know anything about what's going on beyond what they...
Forum: The Books 11-12-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,489
There really are only two "editions:" the...

There really are only two "editions:" the original, and more recent printings with a much better index. The actual letters are the same.

Although a new, expanded edition was proposed, including...
Forum: The Books 11-12-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,489
That opens a whole 'nuther can o' worms, because...

That opens a whole 'nuther can o' worms, because while the One Ruled the Nine, the Nine were by this time in Sauron's personal possession, and so he had direct and primary control over the wills of...
Forum: The Books 11-10-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,762
More from Devereaux- this time analyzing...

More from Devereaux- this time analyzing (scathingly) the movies' Helm's Deep campaign and battle (short version- if movie-Theoden had "fought many wars," he sure didn't learn a single thing from any...
Forum: The Books 11-10-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Tolkien didn't hate the Arthurian matter; he...

Tolkien didn't hate the Arthurian matter; he regarded it as unsuitable as a "mythology for England" because it a) isn't English (in fact the English are the bad guys) and 2) explicitly involves...
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