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Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-30-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,945
Posted By Mister Underhill
White-Hand Well, Bb, I know you on FB, but I'm happy to see...

Well, Bb, I know you on FB, but I'm happy to see you here on these mist-shrouded Downs and offer you a second holiday greetings anyway. I've been feeling nostalgic about the BD and toured through...
Forum: The Books 02-19-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,181
Posted By Mister Underhill
Yes, I'd agree that clearly in the event the...

Yes, I'd agree that clearly in the event the justification for sending Frodo to the Fire was that it was the only way to truly solve the problem of the Ring, and therefore it was the only path worth...
Forum: The Books 02-19-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,181
Posted By Mister Underhill
Actually, if Denethor had made the connection...

Actually, if Denethor had made the connection between "Isildur's Bane" and "Sauron's Ring", as Inzila and Faramir surmise upthread, it would go a long way to explaining why he'd allow Boromir to take...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 07-15-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,688
Posted By Mister Underhill
Pluto surface feature named 'Balrog'

It's clear where the New Horizons mission scientists come down on the Balrog wing question -- those things stretch from Ala to Vucub Camé. :)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJ7Wy-BUwAAYf6l.jpg:large
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-01-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,915
Posted By Mister Underhill
Perhaps "re-animated"? A worthy cause. ...

Perhaps "re-animated"?

A worthy cause. There are many treeish members that I wish I could wake up -- starting with myself!
Forum: The Movies 06-06-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,415
Posted By Mister Underhill
Personally I have tried to embrace this era of...

Personally I have tried to embrace this era of cinematic super-people (arguably P.J.'s adaptations, especially his elvish shenanigans, are influenced by them), but mostly they leave me cold. I...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-02-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,869
Posted By Mister Underhill
What he said!

What he said!
Forum: The Books 11-02-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,308
Posted By Mister Underhill
I have always been a no-spoilers kinda guy, but I...

I have always been a no-spoilers kinda guy, but I must say over the years I've seen the commonly understood definition of a spoiler creep to almost absurd lengths. The color of the new Batman...
Forum: The Books 11-01-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,308
Posted By Mister Underhill
Interesting thread! So I have this theory...

Interesting thread!

So I have this theory that names and words in fiction -- especially fantasy and sci-fi -- are far more important to the overall effect of the fiction than is generally...
Forum: The Movies 10-10-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 27,897
Posted By Mister Underhill
Only in the name of profit! You can't argue the...

Only in the name of profit! You can't argue the mass appeal of Dwarf-tossing. Also belching.

*belches*
Forum: The Movies 10-10-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 27,897
Posted By Mister Underhill
Optimism! ;) Faces fell, forlorn Words...

Optimism! ;)

Faces fell, forlorn
Words of doom, green and eerie
Y'all should google cats

*pops a few tabs of Pez of Westernesse*

*tosses a dwarf*
Forum: The Movies 10-09-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 27,897
Posted By Mister Underhill
My usual reaction to this question used to be,...

My usual reaction to this question used to be, "Damage the book? How could it? It's right there on my shelf, same as it ever was."

I think that mindset comes from the pre-internet days. As a...
Forum: The Movies 10-03-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 27,897
Posted By Mister Underhill
Here's a thought -- which would do more damage to...

Here's a thought -- which would do more damage to the book, a bad adaptation, or a spectacularly good adaptation? Bad film adaptations typically fade and are quickly forgotten, while the classic...
Forum: The Movies 08-01-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 33,483
Posted By Mister Underhill
1420! Well I've been putting it off, but seeing the...

Well I've been putting it off, but seeing the discussion here I finally watched it.

...

...


I guess I must be some kind of optimist at heart. When the Hobbit movies finally moved out of...
Forum: The Movies 06-05-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,440
Posted By Mister Underhill
Wait, what? Fourteen years? Lord. Anyway,...

Wait, what? Fourteen years? Lord.

Anyway, to the extent that the original trilogy did work, I thought Viggo was a significant part of it. He got a lot of critiques about how his physicality --...
Forum: The Movies 04-29-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 33,483
Posted By Mister Underhill
Eh, the Hobbit movies have made plenty of dough. ...

Eh, the Hobbit movies have made plenty of dough. LotR was like a tsunami of money (considering the lower budgets back then and adjusting for inflation). The Hobbit is perhaps merely a heavy...
Forum: The Movies 04-26-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,523
Posted By Mister Underhill
Let's not get carried away.

Let's not get carried away.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-10-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,718
Posted By Mister Underhill
Congratulations, Hookbill!

Congratulations, Hookbill!
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 01-28-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 3,516
Views: 233,434
Posted By Mister Underhill
Hey, thanks you guys! I'm quite tree-ish these...

Hey, thanks you guys! I'm quite tree-ish these days, but I do still haunt these Downs. A birthday greeting is always welcome.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-26-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 19,106
Posted By Mister Underhill
Just chiming in again to say that the admins are...

Just chiming in again to say that the admins are aware that there's an issue. I think some exxxtra code got inserted into a vBulletin script somewhere that's occasionally redirecting people. Thanks...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-21-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 19,106
Posted By Mister Underhill
Thanks for the info, guys. I agree with Legate...

Thanks for the info, guys. I agree with Legate that whatever's going on seems to be happening on our side. The Barrow-wight is the Master of the Server, so he'll have to be summoned/roused before...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-20-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 19,106
Posted By Mister Underhill
Shield Blimey! I haven't experienced this...

Blimey!

I haven't experienced this particular peculiarity. Continue to post as much detailed information as possible if there are more occurrences. What links were you clicking when you were...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-10-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,217
Posted By Mister Underhill
The Eye Interesting question. Do you mean are they...

Interesting question. Do you mean are they legal? Or is it a more metaphysical type of approval that you seek? My guess is that since it seems they did something similar last year, it must be...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-10-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,217
Posted By Mister Underhill
Tolkien Hobbit Merch

Here's a nice gift for the Tolkien-lover on your holiday list:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/f039/

P.S., I prefer unlined. ;)
Forum: The Movies 09-13-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 39,042
Posted By Mister Underhill
Well, what a hobbit-ish host you are, Bb, sitting...

Well, what a hobbit-ish host you are, Bb, sitting through the film even though you were "bewildered and bewuthered"!

Only the Extended Edition will do;
And when the film's over we're not done! ...
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