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Forum: The Books 07-28-2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,485
Posted By Marwhini
I also got the impression from this that Sauron...

I also got the impression from this that Sauron was the "Enforcer" and "Major Domo" of Morgoth.

Morgoth was sort of the Chairman of the Board, while Sauron was the CEO and COO; the guy who...
Forum: The Books 07-28-2016, 05:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,485
Posted By Marwhini
I thought that Sauron contrived the Black Speech...

I thought that Sauron contrived the Black Speech during the First Age (The First Age was what I thought was referred to as the "Dark Years").

I know that many of the Middle-earth Wikias refer to...
Forum: The Books 07-25-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,570
Posted By Marwhini
Just as a point of technicality. The USA has...

Just as a point of technicality.

The USA has two Parties for the same reasons that gravity exists.

And I am not talking about the mass of the Earth.

I am talking about because of the...
Forum: The Books 07-24-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,369
Posted By Marwhini
The Worlds of Miyazaki Hayao and JRR Tolkien

How many people are aware of Miyazaki Hayao*?

He makes movies (anime) of Fantasy worlds, usually dealing with Post-Apocalyptic Worlds, or of the Spirit World intruding upon our world.

In his...
Forum: The Books 07-23-2016, 02:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,210
Posted By Marwhini
That was my guess as well. That even if the...

That was my guess as well.

That even if the Balrog didn't sunder it up to Sauron, he'd just sulk down in Moria, eating Orcs forever (or at least until Sauron came and said "Hey! Gimme my damned...
Forum: The Movies 07-23-2016, 01:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,397
Posted By Marwhini
It isn't just a case of "landing." The...

It isn't just a case of "landing."

The Sammath Naur is INSIDE Orodruin.

They have to land, and then squeeze into a hole where they would have to then drop the ring into the lava at the bottom...
Forum: The Movies 07-22-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,118
Posted By Marwhini
And let me hand it to the people who made the...

And let me hand it to the people who made the criticism of Jackson for their portrayal of Denethor (and his death), not to mention Gil-Gilad.

That run that Denethor made while on Fire really had...
Forum: The Movies 07-22-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,118
Posted By Marwhini
I had little idea that there were others who...

I had little idea that there were others who shared almost the same level of disdain for PJ's movies pretending to be the work of Tolkien as I have of them.

I often use the metaphor of a Catholic...
Forum: The Books 07-22-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,364
Posted By Marwhini
It is both "on Paper" AND with a Computer. ...

It is both "on Paper" AND with a Computer.

Do you not know what a Turning Machine is (The Earliest Conception by Turing)?

A strip of paper, with encoded rules that describe various operations?...
Forum: The Books 07-22-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,364
Posted By Marwhini
This remains a central problem we have...

This remains a central problem we have encountered (what is "True" regarding the various things that have changed).

Many of the things can be altered with a simple variable swap (T/F), each of...
Forum: The Books 07-21-2016, 03:35 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,364
Posted By Marwhini
Addendum: Although that isn't to say that I...

Addendum:

Although that isn't to say that I can't populate the earlier models with Graphics. It is just that between the time we get the Math working, the graphics technology is likely to have...
Forum: The Books 07-21-2016, 02:43 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,364
Posted By Marwhini
As for what we intend to do with it. I think...

As for what we intend to do with it.

I think I have mentioned that only a couple of dozen times.

But so that it isn't lost:

We are working on building an Operating Virtual World of...
Forum: The Books 07-21-2016, 02:20 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,364
Posted By Marwhini
OK.... If you think this "idea" so insane.... ...

OK.... If you think this "idea" so insane....

In one sentence describe to me what the idea is.

I can.


Or, if you cannot do it in one sentence.... How about just ANY description of what I...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 07-20-2016, 10:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,432
Posted By Marwhini
There is probably more than a little to this. ...

There is probably more than a little to this.

The Orcs aren't exactly "Primitive" in terms of their technology, though. Just not very creative. Tolkien describes their tools as: Well-made, but...
Forum: The Books 07-20-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,364
Posted By Marwhini
That would be an exact example of what I am...

That would be an exact example of what I am talking about being "Not even Wrong."

It would be one thing if you could communicate a correct description of what I have been attempting to resolve...
Forum: The Books 07-20-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,152
Posted By Marwhini
The intersection of the Ring/King-Stories is pure...

The intersection of the Ring/King-Stories is pure Mythological Archetypal Narrative, as well.

We see similar features in Myths ranging from the Cradle of Civilization, all the way to Native...
Forum: The Books 07-20-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,152
Posted By Marwhini
I think You'll find that I do not admit the...

I think You'll find that I do not admit the movies exist.

I hate, loath, and detest the movies.

I am sorry that I have left you with the impression that I was referencing the movies, as I did...
Forum: The Books 07-20-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,364
Posted By Marwhini
Also... SCIENCE DOES NOT 'PROVE' THINGS! ...

Also...

SCIENCE DOES NOT 'PROVE' THINGS!

There is no 'Proving' in the Sciences.

Proof is for Mathematics and Formal Logic.

Not that this makes any difference.
Forum: The Books 07-20-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,364
Posted By Marwhini
While Tolkien's work might be "Art" it does not...

While Tolkien's work might be "Art" it does not dismiss the statements made by Tolkien himself (see where I have quoted them above in the thread more times than I can now count) that there are...
Forum: The Movies 07-20-2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,397
Posted By Marwhini
Eagles don't fly long distances by flapping their...

Eagles don't fly long distances by flapping their wings. They actually can't fly long distances by flapping their wings.

To fly any distance, a Raptor of any kind needs to gain a pretty great...
Forum: The Books 07-20-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,387
Posted By Marwhini
That tends to be the impression I had as well. ...

That tends to be the impression I had as well.

But a Feudal structure is not incompatible with a Centrally ruled Tyranny.

It would just mean that all power was concentrated into the hands of a...
Forum: The Books 07-20-2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,387
Posted By Marwhini
I can see that. We know that Elves and...

I can see that.

We know that Elves and Humans are basically the same species, but that something exists that makes Elves qualitatively different from Humans in more respects than just the...
Forum: The Movies 07-20-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,397
Posted By Marwhini
The Lord of the Rings: Book 6; Chapter 4: The...

The Lord of the Rings: Book 6; Chapter 4: The Field of Cormallen (I do not have a page number, because it is a Kindle Edition from which I am getting the reference)

" Then Gandlaf, leaving all...
Forum: The Books 07-20-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,387
Posted By Marwhini
I got that (see the latter part of that post). ...

I got that (see the latter part of that post).

But if Smoking produced an aid to thinking, then it should produce an aid to people who can already think clearly as well, too, would it not?

Sort...
Forum: The Books 07-20-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,387
Posted By Marwhini
Exactly so (National Socialism/Fascism and...

Exactly so (National Socialism/Fascism and Stalinist-Leninist Communism).

Hannah Arendt, Winston Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower, Joseph Campbell, David ben Gurion, and many others, Academics and...
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