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Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 06-26-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,385
Posted By Bęthberry
Posting to see if I have the same problem as A...

Posting to see if I have the same problem as A Little Green, who is having difficulty posting here although she can sign in. (ie, not playing--off soon on holiday).
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-31-2016, 11:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,812
Posted By Bęthberry
1420! Happy Hogmanay, Downers! At least that to me...

Happy Hogmanay, Downers!

At least that to me sounds a bit more Middle-earthish. Plus those Scots I'm sure could have kept up with the hobbits's taste for brew.:D
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-27-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,812
Posted By Bęthberry
Boots Thank you, Morth. For the greetings and the...

Thank you, Morth. For the greetings and the laugh. :D
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-25-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,812
Posted By Bęthberry
Middle-earth Feasting Greetings

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." J.R.R.Tolkien


To my Downer friends who aren't on Facebook, I hope you are enjoying a merrier...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-06-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,091
Posted By Bęthberry
Leaf Six years late to the debate, but I have just...

Six years late to the debate, but I have just discovered this little gem of a note from Christopher Tolkien in "The Istari", Unfinished Tales.



CT continues to suggest that Saruman's great...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-06-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3,501
Views: 230,915
Posted By Bęthberry
1420! It takes a very long time to become young. Picasso

Happy birthday Gal55. Double moot this holiday season! :D
Forum: The Books 11-29-2016, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,675
Posted By Bęthberry
And is "A Fountain of Mirth" a part of the...

And is "A Fountain of Mirth" a part of the dissertation? I quite liked that.

And of course congratulations on a job very well done. :)
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 11-29-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,122
Posted By Bęthberry
Thumbs up Ah ha! And when I asked on FB you coyly refused...

Ah ha! And when I asked on FB you coyly refused to answer. But I have drawn you out here. :D
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 11-29-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,122
Posted By Bęthberry
Boots Laughter in Middle-Earth: Humour in and around the Works of JRR Tolkien

This is the title of a new book from Walking Tree Publishers, co-edited by nonother than yours truly, which Downers might enjoy reading. It has some funny bits of its own, but largely consists of...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 10-14-2016, 06:30 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 18,773
Posted By Bęthberry
Downers on Facebook contacted the Barrow Wight...

Downers on Facebook contacted the Barrow Wight about the problem and Mithadan was able to find out how to correct the domain issue, which the BW promptly did.

Voila, the Downs is back in town. Is...
Forum: The Books 06-05-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,220
Posted By Bęthberry
Inzil, I've been off coffee for something like...

Inzil, I've been off coffee for something like eight years so I don't have your excuse. ;)

The original Bond books are an interesting suggestion. They, like conspiracy and detective fiction, play...
Forum: The Books 06-05-2016, 04:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,220
Posted By Bęthberry
Pipe Authorial Control and World Building

This thread's title comes from a blog by Dr. Dimitra Fimi, a well-regarded scholar of Tolkien and fantasy. Her thoughts in the blog struck me as interesting for our discussions here, where we often...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-31-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3,501
Views: 230,915
Posted By Bęthberry
Now, if we are talking Middle-earth before the...

Now, if we are talking Middle-earth before the seas were bent, I don't think I could say, happy 'nother year around the sun, Esty, because there wouldn't be an 'around'.

So I'll just say I hope...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-31-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,634
Posted By Bęthberry
Another four day Oxonmoot. Good job. No, alas,...

Another four day Oxonmoot. Good job. No, alas, not this year.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-22-2016, 04:13 AM
Replies: 3,501
Views: 230,915
Posted By Bęthberry
Thank you for the birthday greetings, Inzil, Gal,...

Thank you for the birthday greetings, Inzil, Gal, and Morth. It is always good to finish successfully another trip around the sun without having to go anywhere. :)

If I tried counting backwards,...
Forum: The Books 02-01-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,091
Posted By Bęthberry
Belegorn, I asked that this thread not be used...

Belegorn, I asked that this thread not be used for political comments, which are contrary to the rules of this barrow, but for discussion of how Tolkien is appropriated in popular culture, and...
Forum: The Books 01-31-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,091
Posted By Bęthberry
Pipe Using Tolkien to Score Some Points

Now, I am being mindful of the rules. I respect the "no politics here" part of our Barrow culture and I"m not trying to set up a discussion about the alleged author of this article.

So, I'm not...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 01-21-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3,501
Views: 230,915
Posted By Bęthberry
1420! Hi here, HI. I hope the birthday...

Hi here, HI.

I hope the birthday celebrations have been splendid and you can now look forward to the countdown to the big one in two years.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 01-20-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,276
Posted By Bęthberry
I think we should build some of these in Iceland,...

I think we should build some of these in Iceland, and hold them as a time share. Imagine a Barrow Downs moot in Iceland!

yes, there is a Tolkien connection. ;)
Forum: The Movies 01-18-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,872
Posted By Bęthberry
Oh, all right, I will chime in about Lilly. ...

Oh, all right, I will chime in about Lilly. Faramir's telling arguments about her quotes are too much to ignore.

"Feminism" did not start in the 1970's, Ms Lilly, so Tolkien just might have heard...
Forum: The Movies 01-17-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,872
Posted By Bęthberry
Since I haven't seen the movie or her character,...

Since I haven't seen the movie or her character, I really have no grounds to join the discussion. But a romance is a trite, tripe, stereotype. She's nothing like the valkyries, is she?

I'm not...
Forum: The Books 01-13-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,479
Posted By Bęthberry
Boots He is

Alas, Faramir, I am not allowed yet to give you more rep for this, but this is wonderful. Thanks for posting it. :D
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 01-10-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3,501
Views: 230,915
Posted By Bęthberry
I've been sitting here scratching my head trying...

I've been sitting here scratching my head trying to remember the pseudonym "Palandir Queen", if she was a long time member or a new one.

Then of course I realised that Pitch was wishing Guineviere...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-06-2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,386
Posted By Bęthberry
I've never really got into the spoilers thing--I...

I've never really got into the spoilers thing--I find it difficult to appreciate how it affects some people. This perhaps is because, as a student of early literature, I was accustomed to reading...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 01-03-2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,619
Posted By Bęthberry
Tolkien On mathom day

To the Professor!

(And because of the requisite time of the toast, I could raise but a glass of goodly dihydrogen monoxide.)

And as for my quote, well, 'tis a newish one. Let's see if any can...
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