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Forum: The Barrow-Downs 02-12-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3,529
Views: 235,492
Posted By Formendacil
1420! Thank you, Galadriel55 and Inziladun--it's always...

Thank you, Galadriel55 and Inziladun--it's always gratifying to come back to this thread at this time of year and see birthday greetings. I should really learn to give them out as faithfully.
Forum: The Movies 12-26-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,499
Posted By Formendacil
I have heard the usage "interquel" before--at...

I have heard the usage "interquel" before--at least for "during an installation of a series." It would seem to apply here.
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 11-25-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14,158
Views: 673,300
Posted By Formendacil
Even as small as Hobbits are, it was a truly...

Even as small as Hobbits are, it was a truly jumbo shrimp Pippin had found.
Forum: The Books 11-16-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,236
Posted By Formendacil
Aragorn *did* say that Bilbo's work on First Age...

Aragorn *did* say that Bilbo's work on First Age topics was cheeky. ;)
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 11-11-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,202
Posted By Formendacil
Sting Remembrance Day

We have threads to celebrate Tolkien's Birthday (http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?t=13491) and Tolkien's Deathday (http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?t=13491), and we have...
Forum: The Books 10-20-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,648
Posted By Formendacil
Tolkien I too am expecting this to look a lot like The...

I too am expecting this to look a lot like The Children of Hrin--and as far as that expectation goes, I'm actually rather looking forward to it. Not that it would actually provide us with any new...
Forum: The Books 10-18-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,929
Posted By Formendacil
Pipe Excellent revivification! There's a...

Excellent revivification!

There's a temptation, I think, to distinguish between the greater evil servants--the Maiarin servants: balrogs and dragons--and the lesser: orks and trolls, on the basis...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 09-27-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,681
Posted By Formendacil
Boots Maybe, but as I read your post, I was given to...

Maybe, but as I read your post, I was given to suspect a different answer:



It seems most likely to me that Merry would have left the key with Fatty--not least if it was either a.) one of only...
Forum: The Books 07-21-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,370
Posted By Formendacil
Actually... I think the latest round of wearied...

Actually... I think the latest round of wearied explanations on the part of Marhwini has me finally comprehending what he is about... sort of. You're attempting to build a model of Middle-earth, down...
Forum: The Books 07-20-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,370
Posted By Formendacil
Sting Another Take on the Problems of a Unified Theory

Marhwini, I think there are couple things about your pursuit of a Unified Theory that are ruffling our collective feathers, and it seems to me worth it to pursue them:

1. Tolkien's work is art....
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-13-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,061
Posted By Formendacil
Sting Alas for poor Elu Ancalime, but the Downers were...

Alas for poor Elu Ancalime, but the Downers were apparently not all that divided on the subject of Gil-galad, Last High King of the Noldor...

While I hope any readers brought to this thread via my...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-12-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,752
Posted By Formendacil
Silmaril My personal response to this (very old) thread...

My personal response to this (very old) thread would be in a similar vein to something I have written (http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?p=704572#post704572) recently elsewhere...
Forum: The Books 07-10-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,081
Posted By Formendacil
Pipe It's a silly topic, no doubt, but it's got me...

It's a silly topic, no doubt, but it's got me wondering... if it was by the hands of the small that the world was to be saved from Sauron and the One Ring, why stop at Hobbits? There are humbler...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-05-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,314
Posted By Formendacil
Silmaril Having a day off post-Mooting has given me a deep...

Having a day off post-Mooting has given me a deep dive into the Archives for interesting material, which is now coupled with a wake from my normal Huorn state into posting.

Rereading this thread,...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-04-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 138,995
Posted By Formendacil
Silmaril Independence Moot 2016

Independence Moot, if I may call it that, is actually still ongoing, but the Formendacil and Nienna portion has run its course, and I will get my thoughts out now, while they are still fresh, even as...
Forum: The Books 05-22-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,800
Posted By Formendacil
As far as Idril and Gondolin goes, it is possible...

As far as Idril and Gondolin goes, it is possible that Idril could have been Turgon's heir to the throne of Gondolin yet not a potential Heir of Finw as High King--after all, Gondolin was a new...
Forum: The Books 03-13-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,817
Posted By Formendacil
It's a bit of a flippant response, but I can...

It's a bit of a flippant response, but I can argue from the Legendarium that Imrahil was the last generation this Elven blood was apparent to Elven eyes (the issue of mortality or lack thereof is...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 02-11-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3,529
Views: 235,492
Posted By Formendacil
Thumbs up Thank you kindly, gentlemen! It has been a...

Thank you kindly, gentlemen!

It has been a very long and not altogether pleasant day, but it cheers it a bit at the end to be remembered.
Forum: The Books 02-03-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,963
Posted By Formendacil
Narya Some Points

Fact: Sauron gave seven Rings of Power to Dwarf-kings.

Fact: There were seven ancestral houses of Dwarves.

Only Speculation: The seven "Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone" who received the...
Forum: The Books 01-23-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,236
Posted By Formendacil
The difference in the treatment of "home" is an...

The difference in the treatment of "home" is an interesting point of comparison for the two tales. Certainly, the hero in each tale returns home a different person, but the effects upon home itself...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 01-07-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,441
Posted By Formendacil
Pipe As to the Elves, what of a Nomenclature of Elves?...

As to the Elves, what of a Nomenclature of Elves? A Dialect of Elves?

Or, if that's too on-the-nose, how about Dwarves? A quarry of Dwarves?
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 01-06-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 82,276
Posted By Formendacil
Silmaril A year ago today, the Barrow-downs had been down...

A year ago today, the Barrow-downs had been down for about two days--I know that because it was the very beginning of what would be a four-to-five month hiatus for the site, a hiatus that would leave...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 01-06-2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,441
Posted By Formendacil
A dinner of Hobbits? A dessert of Hobbit-lads and...

A dinner of Hobbits? A dessert of Hobbit-lads and -lasses?
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 01-03-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,878
Posted By Formendacil
1420! There are two pre-eminent feasts in the...

There are two pre-eminent feasts in the Barrow-downer year: Bilbo & Frodo's Birthday and Tolkien's birthday, and the latter of these is upon us. Break out the toasting glasses and something nice to...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 12-19-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,555
Posted By Formendacil
Thumbs up Spoiler Alert!

With the new Star Wars movie coming out, spoilers and attempts to avoid them are flying furiously across the face of the Internet and perhaps because Star Wars is one of those franchises I am most...
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