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Forum: Quiz Room 09-13-2018, 08:32 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
... is that from the Rankin-Bass RotK soundtrack?...

... is that from the Rankin-Bass RotK soundtrack?

I would say 'that must be' etc, but given the existence of the legendary Ballad of Bilbo Baggins, it's never a sure thing.

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 09-12-2018, 06:20 AM
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Views: 190,748
Posted By Huinesoron
Is the A-clue AMON SUL? I think it anagrams right...

Is the A-clue AMON SUL? I think it anagrams right from 'no a slum'.

That R clue is still tripping me up. 'Dement' is such a clear key word, but the only thing it's flagging up is from Harry...
Forum: Quiz Room 09-12-2018, 02:16 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
Aha! A guess at 'Harthad' for the ending turns up...

Aha! A guess at 'Harthad' for the ending turns up BRONWE ATHAN HARTHAD, "Endurance Beyond Hope", a name given to Frodo by Gandalf. Bronwe is a variant of 'Bronwen', ie Voronwe ('Steadfast').

Where...
Forum: Quiz Room 09-10-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 4,194
Views: 190,748
Posted By Huinesoron
Is #14 Tom Bombadil's poems, them? :D ......

Is #14 Tom Bombadil's poems, them? :D

... ah, and #5 is the WATCHER IN THE WATER, addicted to M(ordor)TV.

The theme almost seems to be 'obstacles faced by Frodo', except in that case 'Aragorn's...
Forum: Quiz Room 09-06-2018, 07:26 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
Aha! AMON AMARTH is AM [morning] + marathon...

Aha! AMON AMARTH is AM [morning] + marathon scrambled ['around'].

And I'm going to put in a guess of HORROR OF SHELOB for #12.

... are 8 and 9 THIRST and HUNGER, respectively? They kind of...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-06-2018, 04:59 AM
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Views: 59
Posted By Huinesoron
... so it's going to be the fall of Arnor, right?...

... so it's going to be the fall of Arnor, right? That's already made its way into computer games (Battle for Middle-earth II: Rise of the Witch-king was all about it), so we know the rights are out...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 09-03-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Huinesoron
I'm pretty sure Turin is the greatest accidental...

I'm pretty sure Turin is the greatest accidental cobbler of the Age. He's so sure he knows the best way to catch the wolves, that the rest of the village goes along with him...

Also, Thingol is...
Forum: Quiz Room 09-03-2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 4,194
Views: 190,748
Posted By Huinesoron
It looks like 'A-Z' is actually a brand name,...

It looks like 'A-Z' is actually a brand name, though it's such a simple idea that I'm sure someone overseas has thought of it too.

Which makes #11 NAZGUL, and a very cheeky clue. ^_~

For #13, I...
Forum: Quiz Room 08-28-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4,194
Views: 190,748
Posted By Huinesoron
I feel like #13 could be something around...

I feel like #13 could be something around Orodruin, with the 'marathon... up here... the final one' referencing Sam's repeated references to it as 'the last gasp'.

But... I can find 'run'...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 08-26-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,073
Posted By Huinesoron
I concur that the Durin's Bane passage gives no...

I concur that the Durin's Bane passage gives no indication that the Balrog always has wings, but I stand by my interpretation tgat when the Shadow that makes up its substance takes the form of wings,...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 08-24-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,073
Posted By Huinesoron
But that just means you're arguing about what the...

But that just means you're arguing about what the definition of 'wings' is. My argument - and you're absolutely right that I agree that Durin's Bane doesn't appear to have physical wings - is that if...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 08-24-2018, 02:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,073
Posted By Huinesoron
The Balrog of LotR is, as described by Aragorn,...

The Balrog of LotR is, as described by Aragorn, 'both a shadow and a flame'. It's actually interesting to reflect on the difference between this and the Fall of Gondolin version, which is very...
Forum: The Books 08-23-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,468
Posted By Huinesoron
AbeBooks reports a copy for a mere $75...

AbeBooks reports a copy for a mere $75 (https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=verlyn%20flieger&tn=tolkiens%20legendarium%20essays%20history%20middle-earth&cm_sp=mbc-_-ats-_-all) (60 on...
Forum: Quiz Room 08-22-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4,194
Views: 190,748
Posted By Huinesoron
Oh, where did Aragorn sing his excerpt from the...

Oh, where did Aragorn sing his excerpt from the Lay of Leithian?

[Checks]

Is #17 either WEATHERTOP or AMON SUL?

(I love the fact that Aragorn's dialogue here goes 'no, we shouldn't talk...
Forum: Quiz Room 08-22-2018, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4,194
Views: 190,748
Posted By Huinesoron
Based on the equine hybrid, is #6 EMYN MUIL? ...

Based on the equine hybrid, is #6 EMYN MUIL?

(Pretty sure that leads to a rugby player named Lemon; eh, I've heard weirder things.)

hS
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-21-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4,090
Views: 348,049
Posted By Huinesoron
Welcome, Merrymatt; I think you're the first...

Welcome, Merrymatt; I think you're the first actual new person to post on this thread since me, so doubly welcome! :)

hS
Forum: Game Playing Forum 08-21-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By Huinesoron
I'm not much of a one for RPing, mostly because...

I'm not much of a one for RPing, mostly because I'm very bad at staying focussed. But I thought I'd at least consider contributing. :) (Also, hi! Welcome to the Downs.)

I gather that Barrowdowns...
Forum: The Books 08-21-2018, 04:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By Huinesoron
This actually makes a lot of sense, because...

This actually makes a lot of sense, because Bilbo, much like Tolkien, was a poet. They both resort to poetry at the drop of a hat, so if you gave Bilbo a choice between translating the Quenta...
Forum: Quiz Room 08-21-2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 4,194
Views: 190,748
Posted By Huinesoron
Is #3 HAIL? It is cold, though I'm not sure I'd...

Is #3 HAIL? It is cold, though I'm not sure I'd call hailing someone a particularly soft call.

hS
Forum: The Books 08-20-2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By Huinesoron
This is - and I'm going to shock you here - a...

This is - and I'm going to shock you here - a very good examination of Tolkien's early life in the specific context of post-Shakespeare plays. If the question 'where and why could Tolkien have...
Forum: The Books 08-17-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By Huinesoron
Separate enough to warrant a separate post......

Separate enough to warrant a separate post... I've just run across this infographic (https://www.deviantart.com/airyyn/art/The-Silmarillion-467125374) by Airyyn on deviantArt, which lays out exactly...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 08-17-2018, 02:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Huinesoron
House Finw Plays Werewolf

(Around the time of the Dagor Aglareb, in Barad Eithel, Minas Tirith, Vinyamar, Himring, and sundry other locations across the North.)

(Spinning out of the Password game thread, and inspired by...
Forum: Quiz Room 08-17-2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 4,194
Views: 190,748
Posted By Huinesoron
... House Finwe Plays Werewolf was something I...

... House Finwe Plays Werewolf was something I didn't know I needed.


Celegorm and Curufin are always accused of collusion - except when they actually are wolves together.
Orodreth is infamous...
Forum: Quiz Room 08-16-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4,194
Views: 190,748
Posted By Huinesoron
1. FAROTH - You might spy them from far off, but...

1. FAROTH - You might spy them from far off, but the hunters would see you first.
2. ERED WETHRIN - "He's red with wine," they slurred of Fingolfin before his death.
3. LADROS - Boys with German...
Forum: The Books 08-16-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By Huinesoron
I assume when she discovered the Athrabeth...

I assume when she discovered the Athrabeth includes Tolkien's actual insertion of a Biblical person into Middle-earth, she threw up her hands and went home. ;)

hS

EDIT: I've not read Arda...
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