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Forum: The Movies 07-13-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 46,400
Posted By The Sixth Wizard
Tolkien says that the dwarves didn't even...

Tolkien says that the dwarves didn't even inscribe their true names on their tombs. It's at the end of section 1 in Appendix F of LOTR.

Interesting map, by the way. I didn't realise that Numenor...
Forum: The Movies 07-13-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,379
Posted By The Sixth Wizard
For the record, Peter Jackson says that Weinstein...

For the record, Peter Jackson says that Weinstein "blacklisted" two actresses whom he claimed were hard to work with. These actresses later accused him of sexual impropriety. So the film trilogy is...
Forum: The Movies 05-30-2018, 01:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,820
Posted By The Sixth Wizard
I actually thought that was a fairly good...

I actually thought that was a fairly good addition. Tolkien's characterisation of Thranduil in The Hobbit was a bit light (although it didn't matter, as he was a bit part character in a light...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-20-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3,229
Views: 373,785
Posted By The Sixth Wizard
Definitely those "fresh food and recipes to your...

Definitely those "fresh food and recipes to your door" delivery companies like HelloFresh (I think they have different ones in Europe and the USA). Anything that creates two kilos of cardboard and...
Forum: The Movies 06-19-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 25,368
Posted By The Sixth Wizard
In response to the above about LOTR, I'd say that...

In response to the above about LOTR, I'd say that to me at least, certain narrative changes which fall flat are inevitable in an adaptation of a massive piece of written work. The immensity of the...
Forum: The Movies 06-15-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 25,368
Posted By The Sixth Wizard
Yes, I agree with that strongly as well. That's...

Yes, I agree with that strongly as well. That's why I fear for George RR Martin's tale. Almost nobody will have experienced the ending in its unadulterated form once it is finished. People had forty...
Forum: The Movies 06-15-2017, 03:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 25,368
Posted By The Sixth Wizard
1420! Long post, procrastinating, apologies

I found this interesting article which suggests that JRRT would support Jackson's adaptation had he been alive to see it. At least, he would have been less hostile towards the trilogy than...
Forum: The Movies 06-14-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 25,368
Posted By The Sixth Wizard
1420! I was going to post that video as I just came...

I was going to post that video as I just came across it on Youtube. It's definitely sad what became of the Hobbit as a film.

Honestly, I think the idea that the original LOTR movies need to be...
Forum: The Books 09-04-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,623
Posted By The Sixth Wizard
I read an interesting essay recently which partly...

I read an interesting essay recently which partly concerned Glorfindel and the trouble Tolkien had with reconciling that character in its Third Age and First Age iterations. Rather than rename the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 03-03-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,543
Posted By The Sixth Wizard
Minas Ithil was taken by the Nazgul very soon...

Minas Ithil was taken by the Nazgul very soon after the Witch-King's utter defeat in Arnor by a Gondorian expeditionary force. That's right, a fraction of Gondor's forces can annihilate a great evil...
Forum: The Books 03-03-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,355
Posted By The Sixth Wizard
Of course we'd love to have a full account of...

Of course we'd love to have a full account of Feanor's life, the grand events of the first battles of the Elves and Morgoth, and more about the crossing of the ice and the Kinslaying. Not to mention...
Forum: The Books 03-03-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,826
Posted By The Sixth Wizard
On Samwise

In terms of the story, you'd have to say that Sam and Frodo represent two different aspects of the "good" world which they fight to protect.

Sam is exemplary of the innocence, innate courage and...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-01-2009, 03:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,420
Posted By The Sixth Wizard
Parsley.

Parsley.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-09-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 16,264
Posted By The Sixth Wizard
Yes.

YES.

Oh wait, not on the 'Downs. No.
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 09-09-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 37,475
Posted By The Sixth Wizard
... lots of sand ...

... lots of sand ...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 09-09-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,415
Posted By The Sixth Wizard
In the darkest depths of Morder, I met a girl so...

In the darkest depths of Morder, I met a girl so fair ... but Gollum, and the Evil One, crept up and ran away with herrrr ... herrr ... her, yeah. :smokin:

Or do I digress?
Forum: The Books 09-09-2009, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,454
Posted By The Sixth Wizard
Eragon as a Sociopath

Hi everyone, how's it going? :)

I found this (http://www.oak-tree.us/blog/index.php/2009/01/21/brisingr-sociopath)article just now. Not only did it satisfy me by really demolishing Christopher...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 03-04-2009, 07:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 45,580
Posted By The Sixth Wizard
Yeah, Sauron got beaten with the Ring. ......

Yeah, Sauron got beaten with the Ring.

... by NUMENOREANS.

So Sauron had some magic metal, so what? That match up is like Super Saiyan 3 Goku versus some guy with boxing gloves.

(link)...
Forum: The Books 03-02-2009, 11:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,323
Posted By The Sixth Wizard
The thirteen Dwarves who cut through to Bolg's...

The thirteen Dwarves who cut through to Bolg's guard were the Thorin's company.



Taken from Wikipedia, as I don't have the book on hand. But I suppose it is accurate.
Forum: The Books 03-02-2009, 01:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 15,323
Posted By The Sixth Wizard
Who cares what Dwarves used, they were such tanks...

Who cares what Dwarves used, they were such tanks it didn't MATTER! :D I mean am I the only person who thinks the 500 dwarves armed to the teeth with the finest weapons available in the world would...
Forum: The Movies 02-28-2009, 10:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,548
Posted By The Sixth Wizard
I do miss the landscapes and that feeling of...

I do miss the landscapes and that feeling of being part of another world, which was Middle-Earth. I find myself reinstalling the Hobbit video game and other Lord of the Rings games just to play the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 02-28-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,927
Posted By The Sixth Wizard
Aragorn in the books is actually very close to...

Aragorn in the books is actually very close to the Aragorn I saw in the movies. Any time Sam acts heroic instead of just stubborn or anger-driven is also similar to my Sam. And the Gimli in the films...
Forum: The Books 07-28-2008, 02:31 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 51,601
Posted By The Sixth Wizard
One wonders what drove respectable elf women to...

One wonders what drove respectable elf women to discard their perfect immortality for the possibility of a hundred years with Men like Turin or Beren.

Guess they just had really long fingers...
Forum: The Books 07-28-2008, 02:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 19,360
Posted By The Sixth Wizard
Just because it interests nobody but me...

I always pictured Nurn like the swamps in Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. I'll try to find a screenshot.

http://i.pbase.com/u48/morsla/upload/30801739.Morrowindswamp.jpg

Nurn would be sort of...
Forum: The Books 07-13-2008, 08:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,559
Posted By The Sixth Wizard
All Sauron wanted with the Numenoreans was for...

All Sauron wanted with the Numenoreans was for the Valar to destroy them. If he truly wanted to free Morgoth, wouldn't he bide his time, corrupting more and more men until he believed he had the...
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