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Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-19-2018, 08:27 AM
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Posted By Inziladun
Seconded Happy Birthday to Bb!

Seconded Happy Birthday to Bb!
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-12-2018, 05:45 AM
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Posted By Inziladun
Seconded Happy Birthday to Sally!

Seconded Happy Birthday to Sally!
Forum: The Books 05-10-2018, 07:25 AM
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Posted By Inziladun
I don't have the books with me, but there was an...

I don't have the books with me, but there was an observation that the Istari, though clothed in physical bodies, did not die because those bodies were "supported by the angelic spirit" of the bodies'...
Forum: The Movies 05-05-2018, 01:23 PM
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Posted By Inziladun
Gandalf played by Samuel L. Jackson could have...

Gandalf played by Samuel L. Jackson could have been awesome. :D
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 05-04-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By Inziladun
You probably have the right of it. I was just...

You probably have the right of it. I was just whistling past the Barrow.

I've no idea how far the licensing rights go past action figures and Pez dispensers. If ME is indeed publicly listed as one...
Forum: The Books 05-04-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By Inziladun
Volume 6 The Return of the Shadow and Vol. 7, The...

Volume 6 The Return of the Shadow and Vol. 7, The Treason of Isengard both have early drafts of the story of LOTR. The style and tone there is very reminiscent of The Hobbit.

If you're interested,...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 05-04-2018, 11:46 AM
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Posted By Inziladun
Does ME still have a high enough profile in the...

Does ME still have a high enough profile in the general public that a theme park would be considered a solid investment?

Yes, a TV series (http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?t=19157) is...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 05-03-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Inziladun
Mr. Agreeable becomes Mr. Migraine? ;)

Mr. Agreeable becomes Mr. Migraine? ;)
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 05-01-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Inziladun
Thanks for the vote (of confidence?). :) It...

Thanks for the vote (of confidence?). :)

It does sound like a lot of fun, but I just don't think I have the time. My current work assignment doesn't allow me to play on the clock like in the old...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 04-30-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Inziladun
Aww. Thanks, friend. :) Ideally, though, our...

Aww. Thanks, friend. :)

Ideally, though, our champ would be somebody who doesn't attract Day One votes the way an all-you-can-eat buffet draws Hobbits. ;)
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 04-30-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Inziladun
I couldn't do this, myself (nor am I by any means...

I couldn't do this, myself (nor am I by any means a WW 'champion' ;)), but do we have any volunteers?
Forum: The Books 04-29-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Inziladun
I only saw the PJ movies once, so my memory of...

I only saw the PJ movies once, so my memory of the scene is (thankfully) hazy.

The book, however, seems to indicate the Dead, like the Nazgūl, relied primarily on the dread that accompanied them...
Forum: The Books 04-29-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,537
Posted By Inziladun
I think the point against that idea is the lack...

I think the point against that idea is the lack of any similar 'apparatus' described in the books. Surely, if such a rig was available, Morgoth (and later, Sauron) would have made some use of it in...
Forum: The Books 04-25-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By Inziladun
I'm far from being a "lore master", but I don't...

I'm far from being a "lore master", but I don't see how the Balrog could have gained power on its on. That additional power must have a source. Now, if it had laid its hands on Sauron's One Ring....
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-25-2018, 06:53 AM
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Views: 255,711
Posted By Inziladun
Happy 30th Birthday to Boro!

Happy 30th Birthday to Boro!
Forum: The Books 04-18-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Inziladun
I know of no mention of Tol Falas in the...

I know of no mention of Tol Falas in the published LOTR.
The HOME volume The Treason of Isengard has an outlined plot potential which states:



Since the Southrons "took" the isle, it must...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-18-2018, 04:50 PM
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Posted By Inziladun
Having an unpleasant task unexpectedly canceled....

Having an unpleasant task unexpectedly canceled. :)
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 04-10-2018, 03:03 PM
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Posted By Inziladun
Interesting. I wish the weeds constantly...

Interesting. I wish the weeds constantly infiltrating my yard would communicate when I mow that they need to stop sprouting there.
Come to think of it, wasn't there a band...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-07-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3,605
Views: 255,711
Posted By Inziladun
Happy Birthday to Nerwen! As well preserved as...

Happy Birthday to Nerwen! As well preserved as ever. ;)
Forum: The Books 04-04-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By Inziladun
Ok, after a little research, I found this from...

Ok, after a little research, I found this from the HOME tome The War of the Ring:



So, 'prehistoric' is naturally a bit ambiguous. But a source I rather respect...
Forum: The Books 03-31-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By Inziladun
To quote a wise old sage, "size matters not". Why...

To quote a wise old sage, "size matters not". Why couldn't a giant beast be tamed as a smaller one: with food?
Forum: The Books 03-30-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By Inziladun
Right. But again, the animal did have the remains...

Right. But again, the animal did have the remains of a 'war-tower' on its back. How high would such a tower have been? depends on its purpose, which I would posit was for observation. So I would...
Forum: The Books 03-30-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By Inziladun
Then again, Sam Gamgee laid eyes personally on...

Then again, Sam Gamgee laid eyes personally on the mumakil:

TTT Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit

So Sam's standard of size comparison is qualified; still, the beast did have an actual tower on its...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 03-27-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3,605
Views: 255,711
Posted By Inziladun
Seconded Happy Birthday lmp!

Seconded Happy Birthday lmp!
Forum: The Books 03-26-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Inziladun
I saw the title, and at first shuddered. ;) ...

I saw the title, and at first shuddered. ;)

I have a similar view on Bombadil and Goldberry.
I see a parallel between them and Ungoliant.



The Silmarillion Of the Darkening of Valinor
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