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Forum: The Books 03-10-2011, 03:53 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 23,676
Posted By Dakęsîntrah
Galadriel55, I am sorry if I have confused...

Galadriel55,

I am sorry if I have confused you about putting Curufinwë in the parentheses. Spirit of Fire is a titular name; I was applying this metaphorically to Turin's personality.
...
Forum: The Books 03-08-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 23,676
Posted By Dakęsîntrah
Bethberry, it's quite simply really. When...

Bethberry, it's quite simply really. When religion is separated from myth, as it has been done by the Church over the centuries, it becomes propaganda; that which is pervaded by dogma. Dogma divides...
Forum: The Books 03-07-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 23,676
Posted By Dakęsîntrah
Nerwen, I concur. I certainly could have...

Nerwen,

I concur. I certainly could have said this in fewer words. But unfortunately, many other people require more evidence. I am quite happy to expound upon long lines of text. ;)

Meteorites...
Forum: The Books 03-07-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 23,676
Posted By Dakęsîntrah
Nerwen, I understand completely tumhalad's...

Nerwen,

I understand completely tumhalad's interpretation regarding a seemingly contradictory moral universe in COH in comparison to other Tolkien works. And in that, I am disagreeing with him,...
Forum: The Books 03-07-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 23,676
Posted By Dakęsîntrah
My apologies, Mnemosyne, for disregarding your...

My apologies, Mnemosyne, for disregarding your name. I think I had a moment of "fast" typing, wherein I glossed over the specific "who-said-what."

Now, the example of Job: I am simply stating...
Forum: The Books 03-07-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 23,676
Posted By Dakęsîntrah
Now, to continue with the topic at hand: Tumhalad...

Now, to continue with the topic at hand: Tumhalad contends that "God" (Eru, Tolkien's world) is an inconsistent god as he does not exercise clear omnipotent sovereignty in the Children of Hurin...
Forum: The Books 03-07-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 23,676
Posted By Dakęsîntrah
Narya Excellent topic, Tumhalad! I am a person who...

Excellent topic, Tumhalad!

I am a person who is profoundly interested in world mythology and comparative religion; I also happen to love Tolkien's Midgard - which, in my view is yet another myth...
Forum: The Movies 08-07-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 171,941
Posted By Dakęsîntrah
Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh on the...

Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh on the Witch-king's reaction to Gandalf in the Extended Edition audio commentary:

Boyens: ["In the book it works on a different level...]

Walsh: ["There's...
Forum: The Movies 07-07-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 171,941
Posted By Dakęsîntrah
Let me add that I will give credit to Peter in at...

Let me add that I will give credit to Peter in at least trying to avoid the cliché depiction of the all mighty good guy wizard who fears nothing!

I mean, c'mon, since Tolkien's day, this has been...
Forum: The Books 06-28-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,628
Posted By Dakęsîntrah
The wisdom of the will if far superior to skill...

The wisdom of the will if far superior to skill in arms.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-15-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 965
Posted By Dakęsîntrah
What do you think of...

Playing other non-Tolkienesque medieval fantasy online computer games?

I have had my fair share of experience over the last few years, but as I have become older, a lot of that interest has faded....
Forum: The Books 06-12-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,407
Posted By Dakęsîntrah
Gandalf at Zirak-zigil

This has probably been touched on before, but I'll throw it out anyway, as I have been rereading through this part and have been contemplating the exact nature of Gandalf's 're-embodiment.'

I know...
Forum: The Books 05-08-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,637
Posted By Dakęsîntrah
Wow. I absolutely love that illustration you...

Wow. I absolutely love that illustration you posted, Andsigil!
Forum: The Books 04-01-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,360
Posted By Dakęsîntrah
That Sauron and other spirits cannot die is a...

That Sauron and other spirits cannot die is a problem Tolkien fails to deal with, either because he doesn't realize it, or he can't work it into his history, to meet with fair consistency.

Here...
Forum: The Books 01-31-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,514
Posted By Dakęsîntrah
Names of Sauron: ~ Annatar (Quenya "Lord of...

Names of Sauron:

~ Annatar (Quenya "Lord of Gifts" -Sil, -UT) Name given to himself Second Age

~ Artano ("High Smith" -UT) Name given to himself Second Age -UT

~ Aulendil ("Servant of Aule"...
Forum: The Books 01-22-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,199
Posted By Dakęsîntrah
[There is some archaeological evidence of a...

[There is some archaeological evidence of a 'horse tribe' in England long before the Norman conquest]

I had always envisioned the Rohirrim as likened unto the Sarmatian horse people. The...
Forum: The Movies 01-10-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,986
Posted By Dakęsîntrah
Hey, thanks for the replies. Apologies,...

Hey, thanks for the replies.

Apologies, Andsigil, for somewhat changing the topic, but I thought it might be an appropriate time to squeeze in the music aspect of it. :D

And yes, davem, I...
Forum: The Movies 01-10-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,986
Posted By Dakęsîntrah
White Tree I would have liked to see more of Gil'galad, too....

I would have liked to see more of Gil'galad, too.

But I'm not sure if we're ever going to see more than what we've seen in the EE Fellowship Prologue.

You get to have a bit more of Gil in terms...
Forum: The Books 01-03-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,298
Posted By Dakęsîntrah
Sting Thanks for the response! I think you're...

Thanks for the response!

I think you're quite right, I will then have to adjust my perception of Ungoliant when I go to read the Silmarillion for the 20th time ;)

Good point about Morgoth. It...
Forum: The Movies 01-02-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 21,292
Posted By Dakęsîntrah
Christopher would still like to do something for...

Christopher would still like to do something for Tolkien before he passes. Perhaps voice the dragon Smaug?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qGFbBNnodw
Forum: The Books 01-01-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,298
Posted By Dakęsîntrah
Silmaril Ungoliant

I prefer her earlier name of Múru - "Primeval Night" (The Lost Road) over her other names of Gwerlum, Wiriómë or Ungweliantë.

Her terrifying aspect ranks near the top of Middle Earth terrors in...
Forum: The Movies 01-01-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 21,292
Posted By Dakęsîntrah
Narya Galadriel in "The Hobbit?"

Apparently Cate Blanchett is already set to reprise her role as Galadriel, albeit she will make her appearance in "The Hobbit."

It's been awhile since I've read the Hobbit, and I don't remember...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-01-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4,083
Views: 336,037
Posted By Dakęsîntrah
It's just a random name I pulled out of the...

It's just a random name I pulled out of the Barrow Downs Name Generator.

Supposedly it is Adűnaic.
Forum: The Movies 01-01-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,598
Posted By Dakęsîntrah
Shield I really enjoyed this one, much more than "The...

I really enjoyed this one, much more than "The Hunt for Gollum." Much better done in terms of acting, plot (still rather weak), and dialogue.

One thing that I felt a bit unsure about was the...
Forum: The Movies 12-31-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 171,941
Posted By Dakęsîntrah
Silmaril I concede that is the case from the text now....

I concede that is the case from the text now. However, the physical *form of Man was not altered dramatically. Of course he was light "as a feather," and of course against his new and divinely...
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