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Forum: The Books 02-04-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,558
Posted By Man-of-the-Wold
Son of Finrod?!

This was rather beside the point when I started this thread eight years ago, about whether Gildor was negligent or prescient in how he helped Frodo, and that his assistance was a great deal more than...
Forum: The Books 12-28-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,955
Posted By Man-of-the-Wold
Narya Number and time

Even as I still contend that Radagast was a loose end, and Saruman took care of loose ends, it should be remembered even as Saruman had become very wicked and corrupted, that was more or less only a...
Forum: The Books 12-22-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,955
Posted By Man-of-the-Wold
Dark-Eye Loose Ends

I've always felt that Saruman would have had him eliminated
Forum: The Books 09-18-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,653
Posted By Man-of-the-Wold
Palantir-Green Births & Deaths

The demographics of Eriador is of endless fascination, and in the earlier half of the Third Age, it probably had a more notable population base than we see in Frodo's time, but even that reflects...
Forum: The Books 08-28-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,834
Posted By Man-of-the-Wold
Leaf Aristocracy

This thread, besides the question of demographics, also gets into the question of elites and aristocracy. Implicitly, Tolkien paints a world with sometimes incredible achievements of civilization by...
Forum: The Books 07-02-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,759
Posted By Man-of-the-Wold
Pipe Idle chatter

It had been (interestingly) part of Gondor rather than Arnor, being not really part of Eriador (in terms of Gil-Galad's greater realm). But even more than the lands of Rohan, Gondor's de facto rule...
Forum: The Books 08-03-2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,455
Posted By Man-of-the-Wold
Eye The Age of Men

An unspoken undercurrent is that Elrond and the other remnants of the Eldar had done their part over the previous thousands of years and had other concerns. They in effect did not live in the...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 07-05-2007, 11:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,154
Posted By Man-of-the-Wold
In response to Findegil, Legolas' Sindarin...

In response to Findegil, Legolas' Sindarin ancestry is "undeniable" and would still be true even his mother were of the Nandor, like presumably Nimrodel.

Nevertheless, until one gets to the...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 07-02-2007, 12:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,154
Posted By Man-of-the-Wold
Eye Aiwendil makes persuasive points. Nevertheless,...

Aiwendil makes persuasive points. Nevertheless, it makes sense to nolderize and modify the earlier personage in order to avoid confusion or debates about reincarnations ala Glorfindel. I think we...
Forum: The Books 01-11-2005, 12:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,593
Posted By Man-of-the-Wold
Ring Formendacil's Analysis

I like it, I think it captures the potential for evil spirits and such. Another source in all this would be the fea of dead elves who refused to go to Mandos and were corrupted and rehoused, which I...
Forum: The Books 12-30-2004, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,564
Posted By Man-of-the-Wold
White-Hand From A_Brandybuck

Oh, I agree that Fonstad is depicting the barbarous fisher-folk, as a I think referenced in Unfinished Tales, but correctly I believe, she shades them as being/speaking Dunlendish. I'm not sure...
Forum: The Books 12-28-2004, 11:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,353
Posted By Man-of-the-Wold
1420! Oh the Ironies

First, I find Gandalf to be a satisfactory bridge between the (revised) Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, along with Gollum, Gloin, Eagles and some other things. Elrond, Bilbo, and above all, the...
Forum: The Books 12-28-2004, 10:06 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,407
Posted By Man-of-the-Wold
Pipe Yes

Some silly statements, but an good thread
Forum: The Books 12-28-2004, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,564
Posted By Man-of-the-Wold
Sting Excellent Question

The reality is that even by the standards of the early middle ages in Europe, Middle-Earth contained next to nobody.

All the Free People combined in the area shown in the LotR map probably...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 12-28-2004, 04:57 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 20,875
Posted By Man-of-the-Wold
Eye Great Work

Well, I'm hardly now more than a pest, and I must commend Findegil's editing. Perhaps, when my children are grown, I can delve into the textual nitty-gritty. Or, perhaps, I should try anyway, but...
Forum: The Books 12-07-2004, 01:30 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 39,213
Posted By Man-of-the-Wold
1420! Just More To It

Lush,

I do appreciate and understand your observations. Tolkien's catholicism may have had a role in shaping his views on sexuality, which either colored or suppressed his characterizations and...
Forum: The Books 09-17-2004, 02:00 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 39,213
Posted By Man-of-the-Wold
Sting Now Settle Down

As much as I [err...] enjoy reading about Lush's allusions and what not, I must take some exception to the points about Catholics. While conservatism and sexual na´vetÚ reign supreme in the...
Forum: The Books 09-17-2004, 12:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,174
Posted By Man-of-the-Wold
Silmaril The Pere­il

In "The Problem of Ros" Dior is quoted as saying that 'I am the first of the Pere­il,' and in "The Shibboleth of FŰanor" we learn, 'Eńrendil was thus the second of the Pereldar (Half-elven), the...
Forum: The Books 09-12-2004, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,174
Posted By Man-of-the-Wold
Tolkien Oh that old Chestnut

The lines at issue are in The Lord of the Rings Appendix A, I(i), which contains some minor technical errors with respect the rulers of N˙menor and so forth, anyway, at least with the first...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 09-12-2004, 12:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 20,875
Posted By Man-of-the-Wold
Eye Further Conclusions

Having begun this thread, I am pleased to have so much to comment on now that I've finally completed the entire HoME. I must say that with the exception of these RoD issues (and the omission of...
Forum: The Books 09-11-2004, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,485
Posted By Man-of-the-Wold
Another Explanation

I've heard of Mewlips as suggesting a type of swamp-orc that would have inhabited the marshes around Mirkwood. It might hark back to primitive Hobbit fears at the time of when darkness and dread...
Forum: The Books 08-29-2004, 10:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,924
Posted By Man-of-the-Wold
White Tree Hum, hm

First, I agree with others there are only six persons who ever really possessed or "bore" the One Ring: Its maker, Sauron; the man to whom it was his bane, Isildur, and four hobbits--Smeagol, Bilbo,...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 03-19-2004, 10:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,067
Posted By Man-of-the-Wold
Go Away for a Few Months!

... and you folks change the look.

Nice work. I like.

Have lots of thoughts on the Film to get off my chest. Glat to be back

A month or so ago, I finished Letters and finally got through...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 12-14-2003, 01:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,388
Posted By Man-of-the-Wold
Pipe Fair enough, good post pandora. I would...

Fair enough, good post pandora.

I would conclude and concur, that it is probably best to assume that Sauron had The Ring as part of his person (so-to-speak) while he was in N˙menor.

(Right arm...
Forum: The Movies 12-14-2003, 12:51 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,955
Posted By Man-of-the-Wold
Ring We (devoted adherents of the philosophy, minutia,...

We (devoted adherents of the philosophy, minutia, etc., as laid down by JRR Tolkien) can understand C Tolkien, in never being satisfied with these films ... or with any films, I'd argue, that could...
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