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Forum: The Movies 10-22-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,193
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: 947
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: 947
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: 947
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: 532
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: 35
Views: 8,193
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: 2,939
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...
Forum: The Books 07-25-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,165
Posted By Morthoron
Yes. The thought of it just kills me.

Yes. The thought of it just kills me.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-17-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,769
Posted By Morthoron
I imagine he wasn't the life of the party.

I imagine he wasn't the life of the party.
Forum: The Books 07-01-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,451
Posted By Morthoron
The original Minas Tirith, built by Finrod in the...

The original Minas Tirith, built by Finrod in the 1st Age, was located on the isle of Tol Sirion to keep watch upon Morgoth on the northern plain of Ard-galen. The watch faced northward, but perhaps...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-27-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,201
Posted By Morthoron
It would be quite some biological trick to jump...

It would be quite some biological trick to jump from the heights of a chasm, drown in the roiling rapids, and then birth a baby post-mortem -- which survives as an infant. Saved by otters and raised...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-26-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,201
Posted By Morthoron
There is no "unknown variable". Nienor committed...

There is no "unknown variable". Nienor committed suicide, and with her an unborn child. Tolkien never haunts a place unless a tragic death has occurred on the spot:



If Tolkien tells you a...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-09-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,835
Posted By Morthoron
I am withdrawing myself from the conversation,...

I am withdrawing myself from the conversation, whichever topic that may be; you, however, can continue with your Maeglinomaniacal Maeglinophilia.

To paraphrase a certain Hobbit regarding the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-08-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,835
Posted By Morthoron
Look, I realize you're probably the sort who...

Look, I realize you're probably the sort who become pen pals with convicted murderers because "they're so misunderstood", but you're now basically calling Tuor and the survivors of Gondolin liars to...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-08-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,835
Posted By Morthoron
Sorry, you don't get to choose the topic when...

Sorry, you don't get to choose the topic when you've already opened Pandora's box, if I may mix mythological metaphors. This is just such a case, when you make a comment like:



As Galadriel...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-07-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,835
Posted By Morthoron
Yes, one was a tragic hero swept up in a Doom...

Yes, one was a tragic hero swept up in a Doom that encompassed his whole family, the other was a coward, stalker and a weak-willed turncoat.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-22-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,945
Posted By Morthoron
"They swore an oath which none shall break, and...

"They swore an oath which none shall break, and none should take, by the name even of Ilúvatar, calling the Everlasting Dark upon them if they kept it not... ...vowing to pursue with vengeance and...
Forum: The Movies 05-12-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,193
Posted By Morthoron
I don't know if any of you were watching Game of...

I don't know if any of you were watching Game of Thrones, and I won't issue any spoilers, but...episode 5...wow. Ummm...that was...completely unnecessary.

And that should be a cautionary tale for...
Forum: The Books 05-04-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,081
Posted By Morthoron
Although not spot on to motifs employed in...

Although not spot on to motifs employed in folklore where mortal men marry netherworldly maidens (selkies and mermaids, for instance, who escape marriage after retrieving their skins), in many cases...
Forum: The Books 05-04-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,081
Posted By Morthoron
He wears a Lords of Andúnië football jersey on...

He wears a Lords of Andúnië football jersey on the weekends, and has the Númenórean banner on his front porch for Elendil Day.
Forum: The Movies 04-21-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,413
Posted By Morthoron
I have heard, and perhaps someone can correct me...

I have heard, and perhaps someone can correct me on this, that the film minimizes or virtually negates Tolkien's Catholicism as an important factor in his upbringing and with the spiritual nature in...
Forum: The Books 04-21-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,081
Posted By Morthoron
Why would the Mouth of Sauron be referred to as a...

Why would the Mouth of Sauron be referred to as a Black Númenórean when that line could not feasibly still be in existence? One would think Tolkien would not allow an evil race defeated nearly two...
Forum: The Movies 04-10-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,193
Posted By Morthoron
In addition, in your previous life you had to...

In addition, in your previous life you had to have pushed a Balrog off the side of a mountain. It's in the legal code.
Forum: The Books 04-07-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,572
Posted By Morthoron
Good catch, WCH. I had not considered that. Or as...

Good catch, WCH. I had not considered that. Or as you inferred, I did not take it in the context that Elrond could have intended.

That whole Maglor adopting Elrond and Elros sequence is relatively...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 03-30-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,201
Posted By Morthoron
I am certain that with a few off-color posts, we...

I am certain that with a few off-color posts, we can create our own discord here.
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