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Forum: Novices and Newcomers Today, 06:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 767
Posted By Pitchwife
You know, I think this is an important...

You know, I think this is an important distinction between two approaches to literature I've encountered in my studies back at the university: one that starts with a theory, or a predetermined mode...
Forum: The Movies Today, 06:04 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 63,987
Posted By Pitchwife
Speaking as someone who watched all of GoT, most...

Speaking as someone who watched all of GoT, most of it sympathetically, and was very much disappointed by the ending, nudity had nothing to do with said disappointment.

We all come into the world...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth Today, 05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 181
Posted By Pitchwife
Danger, Will Robinson! Nomen est omen... We had...

Danger, Will Robinson! Nomen est omen... We had an Alduin in our very first litter, guess what, he Ate the World and grew way too big for the standard; then last year's K litter, I named a bitch...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers Today, 05:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 767
Posted By Pitchwife
And out of Erebus many souls arose of the deceased Dead

Welcome to the Downs, Soriman! You've already proven yourself a mighty conjurer to have raised so many undead spirits from their graves (with a little help from Formendacil on Facebook).


Are you...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth Today, 04:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 181
Posted By Pitchwife
Sounds good to me. Btw if I happen to be...

Sounds good to me.


Btw if I happen to be MIA or less active than usual on D1 it's because one of our RL bitches is about to have RL pups any day now. If all goes according to schedule the little...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 04-15-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 181
Posted By Pitchwife
No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn... er, Night

Count me in!



My first gut reaction is against this, simply because there's nothing more frustrating for wolves than to actually sniff out and kill the Seer only for the mod*dess to pull a...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 10-23-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,432
Posted By Pitchwife
Short answer: The Prof didn't say, so we don't...

Short answer: The Prof didn't say, so we don't know.

Long answer:
We have examples, and from the First Age too, of Edain besting Elves in physical combat (Túor/Maeglin, Túrin/Saeros), so I'd say...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 10-21-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4,075
Views: 505,081
Posted By Pitchwife
Seconded! May you be merry and healthy and your...

Seconded! May you be merry and healthy and your tables be laden with taters, mushroom and beer (or whatever you prefer).
Forum: The Books 10-21-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,344
Posted By Pitchwife
Good point about Merry. I guess you could say he...

Good point about Merry. I guess you could say he was Bilbo's and Frodo's spiritual successor in his love for lore and letters (but unlike the Bagginses more a worldbuilder than a storyteller;)).
Forum: The Books 10-09-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,344
Posted By Pitchwife
I'm going to cheat and name Peregrin Boffin, aka...

I'm going to cheat and name Peregrin Boffin, aka Trotter - Bilbo's cousin who ran away to join the Rangers, survived more than one close encounter with the Nazgûl (even if he had to wear wooden shoes...
Forum: The Movies 08-31-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 63,987
Posted By Pitchwife
They got Tom Shippey working on this? There's...

They got Tom Shippey working on this? There's still hope...
Forum: The Red Book 08-26-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,671
Posted By Pitchwife
What I love about this, especially the first...

What I love about this, especially the first part, is how Oropher is involved in a deadly battle which demands his full concentration at any moment but at the same time detached and lost in thought,...
Forum: The Books 08-07-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,941
Posted By Pitchwife
Actually Tolkien himself could be remarkably...

Actually Tolkien himself could be remarkably uninspired in his naming of minor characters - cf. Gamling and Ioreth, whose names literally mean Old Guy and Old Woman in Norse and Sindarin,...
Forum: The Books 08-07-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,014
Posted By Pitchwife
Was there a single character in the book whom...

Was there a single character in the book whom Jackson et. al. didn't distort and diminish? Maybe Bill the Pony, I dunno.

IMO JK Rowlings Dementors came closer to the essence of the Ringwraiths...
Forum: The Books 08-07-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,941
Posted By Pitchwife
Yeah sorry, I'd overlooked your 'tongue in cheek'...

Yeah sorry, I'd overlooked your 'tongue in cheek' comment to Hui above. But I still think Findaráto as a Mother-name for Arafinwë is untenable. On the other hand I could imagine Eärwen calling her...
Forum: The Books 08-06-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,941
Posted By Pitchwife
I don't think so. According to the Shibboleth, it...

I don't think so. According to the Shibboleth, it was Finrod's and Angrod's mother, Eärwen of Alqualonde, Finarfin's wife, who named them [I]Findaráto, Angaráto in her native tongue (vs Quenya...
Forum: The Books 08-05-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,941
Posted By Pitchwife
We're talking about the work of John Ronald...

We're talking about the work of John Ronald Reuel, son of Arthur Reuel, brother of Hilary Arthur Reuel, father of John Francis Reuel, Michael Hilary Reuel and Christopher John Reuel - and, for crying...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 08-05-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,215
Posted By Pitchwife
I'd very much like to see your ideas in action,...

I'd very much like to see your ideas in action, and I'm in no particular hurry about it. I'll probably be largely away from my computer in the second half of September (planning to take our mobile...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 07-29-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,507
Posted By Pitchwife
Because thou shalt not mix thy Greek and Latin...

Because thou shalt not mix thy Greek and Latin roots. I take it you mean autophilia or ipsamory.;)


I've heard of Morleg, and even his stillborn twin brother Lessleg, but who's Alvar?
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 07-28-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,507
Posted By Pitchwife
This is how the story goes in the first draft,...

This is how the story goes in the first draft, which (as usual) underwent several revisions and transformations. According to Tolkien's latest notes

Ossë, both a homophobe and a genocide - seems...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 07-27-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,507
Posted By Pitchwife
We knew all along that Middle-earth had walking...

We knew all along that Middle-earth had walking trees, but barking trees? :eek:That's quite a revelation!

EDIT: Actually, this is a thing, as per a footnote in HoME XIII. When Isengard was...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 07-24-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 311,468
Posted By Pitchwife
*is dumbstruck with awe*

*is dumbstruck with awe*
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 07-20-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,215
Posted By Pitchwife
*pledges soul & fealty to the Lidless Eye*

*pledges soul & fealty to the Lidless Eye*
Forum: The Books 07-19-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,617
Posted By Pitchwife
Zil, you're underestimating the gratification...

Zil, you're underestimating the gratification inherent in believing oneself to be in possession of a hidden truth which the unwashed masses are ignorant of. Who cares for the story (except us...
Forum: The Books 07-06-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,282
Posted By Pitchwife
Pipe The day destroys the night, Night divides the day

I wouldn't be so categoric about that. It's true that the Red Book refers to Gimli with male pronouns throughout, but we know that Dwarven genders can be difficult to tell apart, what with bearded...
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