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Forum: The Barrow-Downs 08-10-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By The Might
Tolkien Oxonmoot

If anyone needs further reasons to come to Oxonmoot, I'll be giving a talk on "Advanced Materials in the Legendarium".
Hope to see many of you there! :D
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-11-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,761
Posted By The Might
Tolkien I will most likely be there on the Friday of...

I will most likely be there on the Friday of Oxonmoot. Not 100% sure yet because on the 10th I have to leave to a conference, and I still might have work to do...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-20-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,306
Posted By The Might
Tolkien It was a great time at Oxonmoot and I hope more...

It was a great time at Oxonmoot and I hope more Downers will come next year! :D
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 08-17-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,306
Posted By The Might
I will be in Oxford during Oxonmoot as I will...

I will be in Oxford during Oxonmoot as I will start a DPhil in Materials Science there next month. I can't say for sure if I will be able to attend, but I'm thinking of getting a day ticket for...
Forum: Quiz Room 06-08-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1,905
Views: 136,548
Posted By The Might
Pipe Anyone up for a new riddle? Legate perhaps?

Anyone up for a new riddle? Legate perhaps?
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 06-08-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,241
Posted By The Might
I have missed you all.

I have missed you all.
Forum: Quiz Room 12-28-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1,905
Views: 136,548
Posted By The Might
I have returned! And I have a strong hunch the...

I have returned!
And I have a strong hunch the answer is Túrin.
Here's my thoughts, mostly based on the first four lines.

To first of you, I'm just a tale, - No idea who the first person is...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-28-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 22,232
Posted By The Might
4 AM here and I just had the sudden thought "I...

4 AM here and I just had the sudden thought "I should get back on the Downs".
Seems like I'm practicing for New Year's Eve.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-28-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 58,893
Posted By The Might
Pipe Well, it was obvious that a certain recent film...

Well, it was obvious that a certain recent film release would bring me back among the dead. It's been a while, but it feels good to be back. :)
Forum: Quiz Room 05-27-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 25,084
Posted By The Might
1. Hobbiton 2. Bywater 3. Standelf 4....

1. Hobbiton
2. Bywater
3. Standelf
4. Frogmorton
5. Three-Farthing Stone
6. Brockenborings
7. Michel Delving
8. Stock
9. Scary :eek:
Forum: The Books 05-27-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,344
Posted By The Might
Pipe Tolkien answers this in letter #153: I...

Tolkien answers this in letter #153:



I don't see Tuor as a coward for rejecting Death, I think he rather chose to stay with Idril. But as stated in another letter, it may not have the best...
Forum: The Books 05-27-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,836
Posted By The Might
Ring Hi Glorthelion, the problem ist that a...

Hi Glorthelion,

the problem ist that a direct attack on Barad-dur and on Sauron, no matter who lead it would probably be destined to fail.
Tolkien explores this question in letter #246:



...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 02-25-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,789
Posted By The Might
Finally the proof: Bombadil and Goldberry are Neo...

Finally the proof: Bombadil and Goldberry are Neo and Trinity.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 01-08-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 22,232
Posted By The Might
I have shamefully neglected this great thread for...

I have shamefully neglected this great thread for some time now, so I had to post today in honour of my late nighter tradition after the winter holidays.
It is pretty difficult to switch back to the...
Forum: The Movies 01-06-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,642
Posted By The Might
The Eye http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/1...

http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/199/693/disgusted-mother-of-god.png
Actors who have not read the book should be:
1) not allowed to play in the movie
2) beaten with a bat for such...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 01-05-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,088
Posted By The Might
Seriously - what is this "wurst" thing? I'm...

Seriously - what is this "wurst" thing?

I'm German and still don't understand what is so fascinating about it :D
Forum: The Books 01-04-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,673
Posted By The Might
Nenuphars seem to be a strange latinized form, in...

Nenuphars seem to be a strange latinized form, in Romanian we call these flowers nenuferi or simpler nuferi.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 01-02-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 27,800
Posted By The Might
As I see I am listed as Facebook-member without a...

As I see I am listed as Facebook-member without a preference I unfortunately have to say that I cannot attend any of the '12 moots. Due to my final thesis and an internship afterwards I'll be...
Forum: The Books 01-01-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,382
Posted By The Might
It does appear that hobbits were around until...

It does appear that hobbits were around until about 12000 years ago - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homo_floresiensis ;)

But all in all everything "magical" would slowly fade and disappear during...
Forum: The Books 12-30-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,262
Posted By The Might
Interesting thread! I have taken the liberty to...

Interesting thread! I have taken the liberty to copy/paste part of a nice study on the origins and the history of the Ents posted by Andreas Moehn here http://lalaith.vpsurf.de/Tolkien/Fr_ents.html...
Forum: The Movies 12-30-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,162
Posted By The Might
Thumbs up Attempting to change the subject from sexual...

Attempting to change the subject from sexual confusion between Elves and Maiar - thank you, davem, for posting the fan trailer, in my opinion it's much better than the original.
Especially Gandalf's...
Forum: The Movies 12-21-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,162
Posted By The Might
Celeborn has been working so much lately and I...

Celeborn has been working so much lately and I feel so alone up in my flet...:Merisu:

Definitely strange and perhaps unnecessary, then again we just saw it out of context, perhaps in the movie it...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 11-16-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 81,813
Posted By The Might
Thumbs up Happy Deathday, Lindorilian! It's always nice...

Happy Deathday, Lindorilian!
It's always nice to see "old-timers" find their way back to the Downs! :)
Forum: The Books 11-16-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,476
Posted By The Might
As always, I find posting the discussed paragraph...

As always, I find posting the discussed paragraph is useful:



At first I thought that there might be some future references, but now I have to agree with Legate, there are no clear examples....
Forum: The Books 11-15-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,084
Posted By The Might
Pipe Great topic, I can't believed I missed this one...

Great topic, I can't believed I missed this one so far!

Some useful quotations, first Sam using the Ring on the outskirts of Mordor:



and then Frodo using it on Amon Hen:
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