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Forum: The Books 08-16-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By Andsigil
I looked at a summary of the book on one of the...

I looked at a summary of the book on one of the retail sites, and it said:



What? No Priya Seth?
Forum: The Books 08-13-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By Andsigil
There's no record of his fate. Same for the Blue...

There's no record of his fate. Same for the Blue Two.
Forum: The Books 08-12-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By Andsigil
And by the end of the Third Age, that number was...

And by the end of the Third Age, that number was down to four, yes? Saruman. Sauron, and the Balrog all put to bed with the shovel; Gandalf left a few years into the Fourth Age.
Forum: The Movies 06-17-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,543
Posted By Andsigil
I was thinking about this thread the other day....

I was thinking about this thread the other day. Assuming that this series doesn't become a cesspool of intersectional politics, I'd genuinely like to see all original characters and storylines, with...
Forum: The Books 03-11-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,466
Posted By Andsigil
I meant that they were more powerful because, in...

I meant that they were more powerful because, in the First Age, for example, everything was simply more powerful, bigger, and more connected to the Valar. This applies to other races, too. Among the...
Forum: The Books 03-11-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,466
Posted By Andsigil
RRJ, I touched on this subject before in...

RRJ,

I touched on this subject before in another thread. Have a look here:
http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?p=704210#post704210
Forum: The Movies 03-05-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,104
Posted By Andsigil
What was "The Hobbit"'s ROI?

What was "The Hobbit"'s ROI?
Forum: The Books 01-10-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,103
Posted By Andsigil
I would argue that Melian had more. But,...

I would argue that Melian had more.

But, you're correct in that his was vast. That is a double-edged sword, however, because the act of building up his worldly power diminished his inner power...
Forum: The Movies 12-27-2017, 04:33 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,543
Posted By Andsigil
And filled to the brim with PC tropes to the...

And filled to the brim with PC tropes to the point that it's hardly recognizable as a Tolkien work.
Forum: The Books 12-21-2017, 04:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,970
Posted By Andsigil
Yes, the vastness of your deductive reasoning. ...

Yes, the vastness of your deductive reasoning. :rolleyes:
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-18-2017, 04:46 AM
Replies: 3,652
Views: 271,071
Posted By Andsigil
Thank you, Galadriel. (I'm now just shy of...

Thank you, Galadriel.

(I'm now just shy of the half-century mark) :eek:
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-17-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3,652
Views: 271,071
Posted By Andsigil
Than-you, Inzil. :)

Than-you, Inzil. :)
Forum: The Movies 12-04-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,543
Posted By Andsigil
I'm deathly afraid that this Amazon series will...

I'm deathly afraid that this Amazon series will contain every banal, contrived, idiotic trope of political correctness that anyone in Hollywood can think of, and that it will dash my hopes for this...
Forum: The Books 11-10-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,970
Posted By Andsigil
This ley-line connection theory by Seth is...

This ley-line connection theory by Seth is nothing but coincidence-driven conjecture. One might as well make an association between the "St. Michael ley line", Lugh, and anyone driving the M3-A303...
Forum: The Movies 10-15-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,104
Posted By Andsigil
David Lynch did "Dune" back in 1984. It's taken...

David Lynch did "Dune" back in 1984. It's taken 33 years for another shot at it in cinema, this time with Denis Villeneuve ("Sicario", "Blade Runner 2049", "The Arrival") as the director, and it's ...
Forum: The Books 05-30-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,931
Posted By Andsigil
Have you seen the film, "Bone Tomahawk"? Picture...

Have you seen the film, "Bone Tomahawk"? Picture that.
Forum: The Books 05-30-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,931
Posted By Andsigil
We're talking about two main branches of orcs,...

We're talking about two main branches of orcs, right- those of the Misty Mountains-Gundabad, and those of Mordor?

As far as Mordor orcs, I doubt any of them stayed close enough to Rohan or Gondor...
Forum: The Books 04-24-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,451
Posted By Andsigil
Saruman's pits were the worst, and the stains on...

Saruman's pits were the worst, and the stains on both his white and many-colored robes went down to the bottom of his ribcage. Definitely a severe case of bromhidrosis.

He should have bathed in...
Forum: The Books 03-13-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,431
Posted By Andsigil
I'm not content with it. I've reached my...

I'm not content with it.

I've reached my saturation point with the kind of mutated Puritanism that saturates Seth's article. I've heard too much of it over the years: "Tolkien is sexist", "Tolkien...
Forum: The Books 03-12-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,431
Posted By Andsigil
I disagree. It's nothing but yet another essayist...

I disagree. It's nothing but yet another essayist attempting to foist 21st century mores on ancient times so that, lo and behold, we find something to be problematic.

And, thus, Ms. Seth achieves...
Forum: The Books 03-06-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,681
Posted By Andsigil
I noticed in the Hobbit film that the men of Dale...

I noticed in the Hobbit film that the men of Dale had a slavic look to their armor, with spiked helmets, just before Smaug came and roasted everyone.
Forum: The Movies 02-12-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,584
Posted By Andsigil
That was odd. I always thought elves were immune...

That was odd. I always thought elves were immune to scarring.
Forum: The Books 02-11-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,431
Posted By Andsigil
"Worrisome servility." Heavens, no! Good...

"Worrisome servility." Heavens, no!

Good Lord... I'm surprised Seth didn't start calling things "problematic" and complaining that there wasn't enough "engagement" or "outreach" done by Tom, or...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 02-02-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,047
Posted By Andsigil
My favorites were his roles as the Marquess of...

My favorites were his roles as the Marquess of Montrose in "Rob Roy" and as Winston Smith in "1984".
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-17-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3,652
Views: 271,071
Posted By Andsigil
Thank-you, Morth and Galadriel. It's been a good...

Thank-you, Morth and Galadriel. It's been a good one.
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