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Forum: The Books 06-06-2017, 03:34 PM
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Posted By skip spence
The emphasis above is mine. Interesting Tolkien...

The emphasis above is mine. Interesting Tolkien sees them as advancing technologically, which would indicate a period far beyond the War of the Rings it seems to me, particularly with Tolkien...
Forum: The Books 05-31-2017, 03:51 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By skip spence
I'd say that Orcs would have been somewhat...

I'd say that Orcs would have been somewhat integrated into human societies already by the Third Age and earlier. After all, some of the Southerners in Bree were described as half-Orcs I recall, so...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 09-27-2016, 01:19 AM
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Posted By skip spence
I agree. They are mocking him, in a humorous way...

I agree. They are mocking him, in a humorous way sure, but knowing he'll never dare to return the favour makes the laughter stick in my throat. In contrast Frodo never makes fun of Sam in a demeaning...
Forum: The Books 07-19-2016, 03:36 PM
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Posted By skip spence
Haha lovely stuff Morth! :D I have missed this...

Haha lovely stuff Morth! :D I have missed this place.

As for Marwhini, just do what you wanna do I guess. *shrugs*
Forum: The Books 07-18-2016, 05:29 AM
Replies: 93
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Posted By skip spence
Not sure why I bother but here we go

Marwhini,

While I remain sympathetic of your quest for a unified theory to explain Arda and Middle Earth I hope you realize that the result can only be another work of fiction, unlike say the...
Forum: The Books 07-13-2016, 05:47 PM
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Posted By skip spence
Come on man, you are much too serious, I'm sure...

Come on man, you are much too serious, I'm sure Tolkien would tell you the same.

I guess the problem is you are too sure of yourself.

I mean... We all know that Tolkien was a tinkerer, he was...
Forum: The Books 07-12-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 93
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Posted By skip spence
Haha you are quite right of course. Haven't read...

Haha you are quite right of course. Haven't read The Hobbit in ages.

Having read the Lord Of The Rings within memory's grasp I can't help but wonder into what parts Bill, Bert and Tom strayed...
Forum: The Books 07-12-2016, 05:22 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,377
Posted By skip spence
Although I agree with you overarching point this...

Although I agree with you overarching point this example is very odd. The predator-prey relationship between Men/Hobbit etc and Orcs is not explicitly laid out that's true but most probably because...
Forum: The Books 07-06-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By skip spence
Long time no see

I have the notion that a Balrog would be something like a dark and twisted version of Gandalf. Gandalf is surely a fiery spirit in origin, in possession of the Ring of Fire; and the fire of Gandalf...
Forum: The Books 03-21-2016, 02:45 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,377
Posted By skip spence
No worries mate i dont feel in any way offended...

No worries mate i dont feel in any way offended nor attacked. Im mostly talking out of my arse anyway. I do think that the Elves generally give off this "holier than thou" impression even though they...
Forum: The Books 03-10-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 93
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Posted By skip spence
Squeamish, no. Vain and snobbish, yeah. ...

Squeamish, no. Vain and snobbish, yeah.

Think this is partly because pretty much all the Elves we meet are high ranking nobles and also, more significantly, because the Prof wanted to give the...
Forum: The Books 03-10-2016, 02:31 AM
Replies: 93
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Posted By skip spence
Yes I'm not suggesting they never would. The case...

Yes I'm not suggesting they never would. The case of isolated Gondolin is clear proof of that. Even in The Undying Lands there must've been Elvish mines - no Dwarves over there but the Firstborn...
Forum: The Books 03-09-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 93
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Posted By skip spence
Wasn't it also implied or stated that Maeglin's...

Wasn't it also implied or stated that Maeglin's and his father Eöl's keen interest in mining and smithcraft was rather looked down on by the other nobles? That it was below their station to go under...
Forum: The Books 11-25-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 55
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Posted By skip spence
I just reread this chapter and I perceive Tom...

I just reread this chapter and I perceive Tom like a formidable rural Irishman. Very self-assured but he doesn't take much too seriously. If there were pubs around I'd suspect he'd be there quite a...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 08-19-2015, 07:13 AM
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Views: 235,587
Posted By skip spence
Thanks Gal and Pitch! Spent my birthday...

Thanks Gal and Pitch!

Spent my birthday celebrating Rune's birthday which wasn't actually his birthday.
Forum: The Books 09-16-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,520
Posted By skip spence
Yep that's what I meant. Mind you, I'm going by...

Yep that's what I meant. Mind you, I'm going by memory here but that seems about right to me.
Forum: The Books 09-15-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,520
Posted By skip spence
Firstly, good to see you posting and not lurking,...

Firstly, good to see you posting and not lurking, welcome!

Secondly, while I agree that it seems strange not to have a road between Hobbiton and Tuckbourough I do think that your first explanation...
Forum: The Movies 08-26-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 18,433
Posted By skip spence
Browsed FotR the other week and some of the major...

Browsed FotR the other week and some of the major differences between Book-Frodo (BF) and Movie-Frodo (MF) I noticed were:

Age-difference: It's obvious that MF is much younger than BF and not only...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 08-17-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3,529
Views: 235,587
Posted By skip spence
Tack för gratulationerna, det glädjer en gammal...

Tack för gratulationerna, det glädjer en gammal man! Och ja, det var en mycket bra dag. :)

Thanks, Gal and Inzil!
Forum: The Books 08-14-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,168
Posted By skip spence
Hey there! Well, you don't really rescue a rabbit...

Hey there! Well, you don't really rescue a rabbit only to kill it for food moments later, do you? But how about this: Frodo and Sam finds a rabbit entangled in some thorns or string, Sam says...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 07-04-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 22,940
Posted By skip spence
Wohoo, well played, village! Haven't been able to...

Wohoo, well played, village! Haven't been able to follow the game since day 3 but when I saw Mac go down on day 2 and was told about the other roles I had a feeling Greenie would eat a lion of two...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 06-25-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 22,940
Posted By skip spence
Haha I think that was me! :D As I remember,...

Haha I think that was me! :D

As I remember, I was on the verge of being lynched near dead-line, and the Village was losing handsomely, so I hoped that that fake reveal would save me (it did) and...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 06-25-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 22,940
Posted By skip spence
The Eye I don't see why anyone would fake-reveal as the...

I don't see why anyone would fake-reveal as the Targaryan if not for some desperate self-preservation need. The risk would out-weigh the gain since the real Targaryan would start to wonder.

Well,...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 06-25-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 22,940
Posted By skip spence
Hm, why crazy? That scenario sounds pretty good...

Hm, why crazy? That scenario sounds pretty good to me. The real Targaryan reveals. Can't see any reason why anyone would counter-reveal. Now we know (s)he is an ordo which is good. If the wolves...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 06-25-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 22,940
Posted By skip spence
Right. But shouldn't the hunter do so then, right...

Right. But shouldn't the hunter do so then, right now? Isn't a known innocent much more useful to the village than an unknown hunter who may take anyone with him?
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