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Forum: The Books 10-06-2018, 06:36 PM
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Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I guess I should clarify that I meant that it...

I guess I should clarify that I meant that it seemed un-Tolkien to me that Turgon could have defeated Morgoth by force of arms.

Although, I had forgotten about the references to the possibility of...
Forum: The Books 10-03-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,363
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots That bit struck me as being decidedly unlike...

That bit struck me as being decidedly unlike Tolkien.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-30-2018, 08:38 AM
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Views: 186,159
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Touché.

Touché.
Forum: The Books 09-29-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,363
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Just some thoughts

1) I would like to express my gratitude that Tolkien abandoned the term "Gnomes" for the Noldor. I realize this is a post facto preference because if he hadn't I would have never know, but every...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-29-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 186,159
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Hooray! Sadly, we seem to have become a bit...

Hooray!

Sadly, we seem to have become a bit more Entish around here.

Or maybe it is just me.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-25-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 186,159
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Holy cow! Agan is back! :D

Holy cow! Agan is back! :D
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-26-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3,664
Views: 275,657
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Birthday Wishes

I drift back to the Downs today for the first time in a few months and notice that today is Lush's birthday.

A long departed but still missed member here, I hope she is doing well wherever she is.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-26-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 110,973
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots A tradition in need of further, further, further reviving...

Life changes have, alas, not permitted me to be too active on the Downs recently...or indeed this year when I look at my posting history. :o

However, today in my internet rummagings I came across...
Forum: The Books 05-19-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,814
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Siding with the Melkorian forces to any extent...

Siding with the Melkorian forces to any extent from a moral standpoint is "evil" by definition in Middle-earth. It is heavily implied that dwarves did serve the Melkorian side in some cases.


...
Forum: The Movies 03-30-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,384
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots But will it be anything remotely recognizable as...

But will it be anything remotely recognizable as Tolkien's elves?
Forum: The Movies 03-21-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,384
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots It has to be great! It is the most expensive!

For some reason I am not feeling reassured by any of this (https://www.marketwatch.com/story/amazons-lord-of-the-rings-series-reportedly-will-cost-500-million-2018-03-20).

I can't figure out why...
Forum: The Movies 03-21-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,315
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots To contemporary audiences that seems like a...

To contemporary audiences that seems like a positive trait.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 03-01-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3,664
Views: 275,657
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Happy Birthday Captain of Despair!

Happy Birthday Captain of Despair!
Forum: The Books 03-01-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,161
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots That is an interesting idea. However, Thrain...

That is an interesting idea.

However, Thrain was King of Durin's Folk. It seems oddly specific that he could only give permission to access Gundabad if he was ruling from a specific place.
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 01-23-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 69,448
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots From the desk of the Lord High Scorekeeper

So on review I noticed that not only was I missing 78 I was also missing 72. These have now been corrected and (I think) categorized correctly.


Predators - 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 18,...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 01-05-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 69,448
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Apparently game 102 started and then didn't get...

Apparently game 102 started and then didn't get off the ground.

I wasn't around for that one, I just heard that from others and couldn't really figure out what happened from the thread that was...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 01-05-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 69,448
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots From the desk of the Lord High Scorekeeper

Predators - 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 18, 21, 27, 28, 30, 33, 34, 36, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 48, 49, 50, 52, 53, 55, 56, 59, 61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 67, 69 (split with Lovers), 70, 71, 73, 74,...
Forum: The Books 01-01-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,647
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I would say absolutely without a shadow of a...

I would say absolutely without a shadow of a doubt.
Forum: The Movies 12-25-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,384
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I'm pretty sure it is a foregone conclusion that...

I'm pretty sure it is a foregone conclusion that they are going to do that anyway.
Forum: The Books 12-22-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,818
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I don't think Eregion ever had much in the way of...

I don't think Eregion ever had much in the way of population, so I don't think it would be too hard for Sauron to militarily overwhelm it.



Had there been enough time for the Ringwraiths to...
Forum: The Books 12-22-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,818
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I would think so. True, but in general...

I would think so.



True, but in general I think we can assume that the peoples of the East and South lined up with Sauron.

In some respects we never knew much about the peoples of the East...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-22-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3,664
Views: 275,657
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Happy Birthday Agan.

Happy Birthday Agan.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-21-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3,664
Views: 275,657
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Happy Birthday Oddwen!!!!!!

Happy Birthday Oddwen!!!!!!
Forum: The Books 12-12-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,018
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots The only use of mercenaries in the classically...

The only use of mercenaries in the classically understood sense by that name that I can recall is in The Nauglafring when the dwarves hire orcs to help them.

That is an early version of the...
Forum: The Books 12-11-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,522
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Maybe he wasn't sure what Sauron putting on the...

Maybe he wasn't sure what Sauron putting on the Ring would feel like. This could be explained that unlike Celebrimbor Gandalf was never in any doubt about Sauron's intentions. Part of what was so...
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