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Forum: Music in Middle-earth 12-05-2016, 06:21 PM
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Posted By Corsair_Caruso
Music AND Middle-earth/Musik UND Mittelerde

There has been a call for papers for another book by the same publisher as "Music in Middle-earth," essentially a continuation of the previous project to be published in 2018 from what I understand....
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 03-23-2016, 01:28 AM
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Posted By Corsair_Caruso
Dissertation writing. I have never read or...

Dissertation writing. I have never read or written so much about Professor Tolkien in my life, and although I still love his writings and his contributions to the world, I would prefer to be done...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 11-08-2015, 07:12 PM
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Posted By Corsair_Caruso
Doing research at the Wade Center!

Hey, everybody! Sorry about my long absence. I wanted to share my recent activities at the Marion E. Wade Center. I'm currently writing my dissertation on Donald Swann's song cycle, The Road Goes...
Forum: The Books 08-01-2015, 11:34 PM
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Posted By Corsair_Caruso
This is absolutely correct. We have a long...

This is absolutely correct. We have a long history of rightful kings in Middle earth eschewing their birthrights when they lack a kingdom to rule. The Chieftains of the Dunedain avoided the title of...
Forum: The Books 07-29-2015, 04:17 PM
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Posted By Corsair_Caruso
Essentially. I just remain unconvinced that the...

Essentially. I just remain unconvinced that the theory you've referenced is an inherently superior interpretation of the extant material. I can't give a reason why it couldn't be true, objectively...
Forum: The Books 07-29-2015, 02:56 PM
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Posted By Corsair_Caruso
Right, and I understand that viewpoint, but we...

Right, and I understand that viewpoint, but we have just as many examples of sons either not living up to, or greatly surpassing, their fathers in Tolkien's works that I don't think we could make...
Forum: The Books 07-29-2015, 02:31 PM
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Posted By Corsair_Caruso
And yet, we don't see the High-Kingship of the...

And yet, we don't see the High-Kingship of the Noldor passing to Ëarendil, but rather to Gil-galad, who, whatever descent you choose to endorse, is a male-line descendant. I don't buy the age...
Forum: The Books 07-29-2015, 01:53 PM
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Posted By Corsair_Caruso
Sons need not take after their fathers, in...

Sons need not take after their fathers, in temperament or accomplishments. And honestly, if Gil-galad were not raised around his father, it would seem all the more likely he would share fewer...
Forum: The Books 07-28-2015, 11:59 PM
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Posted By Corsair_Caruso
I'm happy to show my work once it's done. Right...

I'm happy to show my work once it's done. Right now all my books are packed for a move this week, then I've got my sister's wedding, so it'll be a bit before I can sit down and actually work on this...
Forum: The Books 07-28-2015, 12:30 PM
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Posted By Corsair_Caruso
I've documented my opinion on the parentage of...

I've documented my opinion on the parentage of Gil-galad in an essay I'm writing on Galadriel, in an attempt to come up with a consistent history for her and her family.

Taken from...
Forum: The Books 07-20-2015, 05:12 PM
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Posted By Corsair_Caruso
Haha, Herion kept autocorrecting to Heroin for...

Haha, Herion kept autocorrecting to Heroin for you, it looks like.
Forum: The Books 07-20-2015, 03:00 PM
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Views: 23,666
Posted By Corsair_Caruso
Looking at The Peoples of Middle-earth,...

Looking at The Peoples of Middle-earth, specifically at The House of Dol Amroth, might give us a better idea of the general life expectancy of the nobility of late Gondor...

Galador lived from...
Forum: The Books 07-17-2015, 06:21 AM
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Posted By Corsair_Caruso
That certainly is an interesting point you bring...

That certainly is an interesting point you bring up, and counter to my preconceptions about the two royal lines, though I had never actually taken the time to compare them in this way.



Well,...
Forum: The Books 07-16-2015, 03:49 PM
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Posted By Corsair_Caruso
I had an extensive discussion on another forum...

I had an extensive discussion on another forum concerning how Arvedui might have become King of Gondor; I'll quote myself from that website...
Forum: The Books 07-16-2015, 11:55 AM
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Posted By Corsair_Caruso
I'm firmly of the opinion that this would have...

I'm firmly of the opinion that this would have been a far more effective way to get Arvedui into Gondor. If Fíriel had come herself, acting of her own volition and for her own claim, citing the...
Forum: The Books 07-16-2015, 11:09 AM
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Posted By Corsair_Caruso
I agree with you here, for the most part. Most...

I agree with you here, for the most part. Most alternate timelines, in my experience, require some change in order to occur. Some departure from the original series of events that led to history as...
Forum: The Books 07-16-2015, 10:52 AM
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Posted By Corsair_Caruso
From my point of view, Aranarth didn't even try...

From my point of view, Aranarth didn't even try to claim the Kingship of Arnor, thus he didn't feel able to claim the Kingship of Gondor. His father had been rejected based on the various claims, and...
Forum: The Books 07-15-2015, 06:50 PM
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Posted By Corsair_Caruso
I don't know that I agree with that. We know...

I don't know that I agree with that. We know that Umaiar have been known to suffer multiple slayings of their material form (not really a hröa, per se, since it isn't part of their innate nature as...
Forum: Translations from the Elvish - Public Forum 07-06-2015, 12:00 AM
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Posted By Corsair_Caruso
Hello. I've been a somewhat inconsistent member...

Hello. I've been a somewhat inconsistent member of the forum for a short time, but I would love to be a part of this project. I'll make my way through the threads and put my two cents in if and when...
Forum: Quiz Room 07-05-2015, 10:34 PM
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Views: 38,472
Posted By Corsair_Caruso
I think I'm becoming a regular necromancer for...

I think I'm becoming a regular necromancer for this thread ;)

1. No King of Númenórean descent after the foundation of Arnor and Gondor ever took the name Elendil.

2. The Steward Cirion's son,...
Forum: The Books 07-03-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 45
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Posted By Corsair_Caruso
Obscure Topics of the Legendarium

Tolkien's notes of the personages and history of his Legendarium are far ranging and include countless characters, events, lands, peoples, creatures, cultures, languages, etc... The most developed...
Forum: The Books 07-02-2015, 05:39 PM
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Posted By Corsair_Caruso
Well, hello, everyone! Sorry for my long absence;...

Well, hello, everyone! Sorry for my long absence; doctoral school can be a bit life-consuming. :/

As for the idea of no Ring, I had explored a thought such as this some time ago, in a "What if"...
Forum: Quotable Quotes 08-28-2014, 12:56 PM
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Posted By Corsair_Caruso
U, s'il vous plaît.

U, s'il vous plaît.
Forum: Quiz Room 08-24-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 224
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Posted By Corsair_Caruso
I'll take a crack at your question later today....

I'll take a crack at your question later today. And First Age questions sound great!
Forum: Quotable Quotes 08-24-2014, 08:52 AM
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Posted By Corsair_Caruso
So many words I got, but I just couldn't string...

So many words I got, but I just couldn't string them together. The word "behalf" was giving me fits!
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