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Forum: The Books Yesterday, 09:49 AM
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Posted By Morthoron
Yes, I've been pondering the adjective angle too,...

Yes, I've been pondering the adjective angle too, since Squatter so rudely made me come out of my quarantine-induced coma and actually start thinking rather than looking at cute puppy memes on...
Forum: The Books 04-03-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 48
Posted By Morthoron
This would not concern mortals, as there is no...

This would not concern mortals, as there is no evidence they are re-embodied at all; in fact, they are set apart in Mandos and none know their fate. As for Elves, there is no evidence whatsoever that...
Forum: The Books 04-03-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 124
Posted By Morthoron
Evidently the Rohirrim are a superstitious lot,...

Evidently the Rohirrim are a superstitious lot, and anything beyond their ken would be looked at suspiciously as "sorcery" (whether good, bad or indifferent), hence dwimmerlaik (dweomerlayk) as a...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 03-31-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 778
Posted By Morthoron
All this time it had become quite plain to the...

All this time it had become quite plain to the Dark Elf that these were some rather queer folk assembled herein. Not that there was anything wrong with queer folk, of course, particularly not if one...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 03-23-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 778
Posted By Morthoron
The Dark Elf Morthoron, having grown restless and...

The Dark Elf Morthoron, having grown restless and irritable during an extended period of in-home quarantine, decided to forego all conventions of social distancing (a hallmark of Dark Elf...
Forum: The Books 03-21-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,179
Posted By Morthoron
I would suggest plague is both a physical and...

I would suggest plague is both a physical and spiritual malady. Here is a description by Giovanni Boccaccio, who lived through and wrote about the Black Death of 1348:



Such an insidious and...
Forum: The Books 03-20-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,179
Posted By Morthoron
I'm here 'til Tuesday; try the veal! :D

I'm here 'til Tuesday; try the veal! :D
Forum: The Books 03-20-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,179
Posted By Morthoron
Orcs ate pangolins, thus creating the...

Orcs ate pangolins, thus creating the Orcoronavirus.
Forum: The Books 03-14-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 19,075
Posted By Morthoron
There are a certain percentage of folks who just...

There are a certain percentage of folks who just can't take things in context with the era in which a work is written and the background of the writer of that given era. This past generation seems to...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 02-25-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3,888
Views: 400,883
Posted By Morthoron
Hey, thank you both kindly! It seems I am getting...

Hey, thank you both kindly! It seems I am getting quite progressive in my old age. Why, just today I progressed directly from the couch to the computer.
Forum: The Books 02-12-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By Morthoron
I don't believe Tolkien ever drew a "Huron", but...

I don't believe Tolkien ever drew a "Huron", but he did enjoy stories about "red Indians" immensely as a boy.
Forum: The Books 02-04-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By Morthoron
Unreliable. It would grow dimmer the further one...

Unreliable. It would grow dimmer the further one moves away from Orcs. Besides, they had a more reliable light source, Gandalf's staff:
Forum: The Books 02-01-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By Morthoron
Actually, no. Westron is more of a lingua Franca,...

Actually, no. Westron is more of a lingua Franca, a bridge language used in commerce, or as Galadriel55 inferred, the modern use of English as a second language that is pervasive in many areas of the...
Forum: The Books 01-26-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Morthoron
The Rings of Power, themselves, could be...

The Rings of Power, themselves, could be considered relics; in fact the Dwarven Rings were handed down through many generations. One could say the same for the Silmarils.

Every sword with a name...
Forum: The Movies 01-16-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,995
Posted By Morthoron
I have foreseen abominations a'plenty coming...

I have foreseen abominations a'plenty coming since C. Tolkien relinquished his executorship. Now his sad passing really bodes ill for J.R.R. Tolkien's literary corpus.
Forum: The Books 01-16-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,193
Posted By Morthoron
I would say that no single executor of a literary...

I would say that no single executor of a literary estate/archive has been as faithful and as zealous in protecting an author's work as Christopher Tolkien. What he has accomplished in over 40 years...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-15-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,518
Posted By Morthoron
With my son and daughter (the son is 7 years...

With my son and daughter (the son is 7 years older), I started with The Hobbit at about age 5, and then the Lord of the Rings at about 7-8. I never even considered reading The Silmarillion to them,...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-24-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3,888
Views: 400,883
Posted By Morthoron
Happy belated to Agan and Inzil, and a Merry...

Happy belated to Agan and Inzil, and a Merry Yuletide to all and sundry.
Forum: The Movies 10-22-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,995
Posted By Morthoron
Actually, it is not "Beldor", it is unfortunately...

Actually, it is not "Beldor", it is unfortunately worse -- it is "Beldar". This, to me, only cause guffaws of derision, because Beldar was a Conehead as played by Dan Ackroyd in Saturday Night Live....
Forum: The Books 10-20-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,605
Posted By Morthoron
Well, if they made a film out of the analysis, I...

Well, if they made a film out of the analysis, I suppose it would be termed a "black comedy".
Forum: The Books 10-19-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,605
Posted By Morthoron
Hmmm...and given the lack of discussion, it would...

Hmmm...and given the lack of discussion, it would seem my theory that Tolkien's work on 14th century Middle-English text -- save for Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo -- is not a...
Forum: The Books 10-11-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,605
Posted By Morthoron
The Clerk’s Forgotten Tale: Tolkien’s Lost Chaucer

I don't believe this particular tome has been discussed previously, but I am genuinely intrigued to read noted Medievalist John M. Bowers' latest effort Tolkien’s Lost Chaucer, in which Dr. Bowers...
Forum: The Books 10-11-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By Morthoron
I see my name mentioned several times, surrounded...

I see my name mentioned several times, surrounded by great heaping mounds of verbiage that have little correlation to anything that makes any sense. And so, in the spirit of spirited replies to a...
Forum: The Movies 09-19-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,995
Posted By Morthoron
And that's why well-to-do Numenoreans visited Dr....

And that's why well-to-do Numenoreans visited Dr. Henfanwa for a LASIK procedure at the Armenelos Eye Institute.
Forum: The Books 08-08-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,240
Posted By Morthoron
Lobelia and the Sackville-Baggins clan are...

Lobelia and the Sackville-Baggins clan are Tolkien's snide commentary on British social climbers. Even the hyphenated name Sackville-Baggins indicates "putting on airs". Tolkien himself notes the...
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