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Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-09-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 642
Posted By Morthoron
I am withdrawing myself from the conversation,...

I am withdrawing myself from the conversation, whichever topic that may be; you, however, can continue with your Maeglinomaniacal Maeglinophilia.

To paraphrase a certain Hobbit regarding the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-08-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 642
Posted By Morthoron
Look, I realize you're probably the sort who...

Look, I realize you're probably the sort who become pen pals with convicted murderers because "they're so misunderstood", but you're now basically calling Tuor and the survivors of Gondolin liars to...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-08-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 642
Posted By Morthoron
Sorry, you don't get to choose the topic when...

Sorry, you don't get to choose the topic when you've already opened Pandora's box, if I may mix mythological metaphors. This is just such a case, when you make a comment like:



As Galadriel...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-07-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 642
Posted By Morthoron
Yes, one was a tragic hero swept up in a Doom...

Yes, one was a tragic hero swept up in a Doom that encompassed his whole family, the other was a coward, stalker and a weak-willed turncoat.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-22-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By Morthoron
"They swore an oath which none shall break, and...

"They swore an oath which none shall break, and none should take, by the name even of Ilúvatar, calling the Everlasting Dark upon them if they kept it not... ...vowing to pursue with vengeance and...
Forum: The Movies 05-12-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,088
Posted By Morthoron
I don't know if any of you were watching Game of...

I don't know if any of you were watching Game of Thrones, and I won't issue any spoilers, but...episode 5...wow. Ummm...that was...completely unnecessary.

And that should be a cautionary tale for...
Forum: The Books 05-04-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By Morthoron
Although not spot on to motifs employed in...

Although not spot on to motifs employed in folklore where mortal men marry netherworldly maidens (selkies and mermaids, for instance, who escape marriage after retrieving their skins), in many cases...
Forum: The Books 05-04-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By Morthoron
He wears a Lords of Andúnië football jersey on...

He wears a Lords of Andúnië football jersey on the weekends, and has the Númenórean banner on his front porch for Elendil Day.
Forum: The Movies 04-21-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,099
Posted By Morthoron
I have heard, and perhaps someone can correct me...

I have heard, and perhaps someone can correct me on this, that the film minimizes or virtually negates Tolkien's Catholicism as an important factor in his upbringing and with the spiritual nature in...
Forum: The Books 04-21-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By Morthoron
Why would the Mouth of Sauron be referred to as a...

Why would the Mouth of Sauron be referred to as a Black Númenórean when that line could not feasibly still be in existence? One would think Tolkien would not allow an evil race defeated nearly two...
Forum: The Movies 04-10-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,088
Posted By Morthoron
In addition, in your previous life you had to...

In addition, in your previous life you had to have pushed a Balrog off the side of a mountain. It's in the legal code.
Forum: The Books 04-07-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 857
Posted By Morthoron
Good catch, WCH. I had not considered that. Or as...

Good catch, WCH. I had not considered that. Or as you inferred, I did not take it in the context that Elrond could have intended.

That whole Maglor adopting Elrond and Elros sequence is relatively...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 03-30-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By Morthoron
I am certain that with a few off-color posts, we...

I am certain that with a few off-color posts, we can create our own discord here.
Forum: The Movies 03-03-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,465
Posted By Morthoron
Bah-dump-tisch! How about a Broadway musical...

Bah-dump-tisch!

How about a Broadway musical revue about Treebeard in his wayward youth, featuring the songs of Fats Waller?

They could call it...Ent Misbehavin'.
Forum: The Books 03-01-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By Morthoron
Cirion's decision was realpolitik. He granted...

Cirion's decision was realpolitik. He granted Calenardhon to Eorl because he could not hold it. Better to gain fealty from an ally than have the land overrun by Easterlings. Cirion's decision proved...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 02-26-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3,766
Views: 315,382
Posted By Morthoron
Thanks, Gal and Inzil. And Happy Birthday...

Thanks, Gal and Inzil.

And Happy Birthday to my February predecessors, Lommy, Ang, Formy and Kath.
Forum: The Books 02-15-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 54,066
Posted By Morthoron
Teleporno...perhaps the most unfortunate name in...

Teleporno...perhaps the most unfortunate name in the whole of Tolkien's canon.
Forum: The Books 01-28-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,085
Posted By Morthoron
It is a matter of semantics. Valar and Maiar are...

It is a matter of semantics. Valar and Maiar are of the same order; however, the Valar are specifically listed and there are 14 (with perhaps a 15th if one counts Melkor), whereas the Maiar are...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-24-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 39,737
Posted By Morthoron
CHEEKY ANSWERS 1. "Then who would you take...

CHEEKY ANSWERS

1. "Then who would you take up with? A fat innkeeper who only remembers his own name because people shout it at him all day?" - Strider.
2. "And after all, sir, you did ought to...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-23-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 39,737
Posted By Morthoron
CHEEKY ANSWERS 1. "Then who would you take...

CHEEKY ANSWERS

1. "Then who would you take up with? A fat innkeeper who only remembers his own name because people shout it at him all day?" - Strider.
2. "And after all, sir, you did ought to...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-22-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 39,737
Posted By Morthoron
CHEEKY ANSWERS 1. "Then who would you take...

CHEEKY ANSWERS

1. "Then who would you take up with? A fat innkeeper who only remembers his own name because people shout it at him all day?" - Strider.
2. "And after all, sir, you did ought to...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-21-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 39,737
Posted By Morthoron
CHEEKY ANSWERS 1. "Then who would you take...

CHEEKY ANSWERS

1. "Then who would you take up with? A fat innkeeper who only remembers his own name because people shout it at him all day?" - Strider.
2. "And after all, sir, you did ought to...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-17-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 39,737
Posted By Morthoron
EXCLAMATIONS (please give the utterer and the...

EXCLAMATIONS (please give the utterer and the context, if you can).

1. Lawks! (Merry, Crickhollow).
2. Garn! (A mild expletive preferred in ruffian and orkish circles).
3. Blast! (Uttered by...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-16-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 39,737
Posted By Morthoron
EXCLAMATIONS (please give the utterer and the...

EXCLAMATIONS (please give the utterer and the context, if you can).

1. Lawks! (Merry, Crickhollow).
2. Garn! (A mild expletive preferred in ruffian and orkish circles).
3. Blast! (Uttered by...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-15-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 39,737
Posted By Morthoron
EXCLAMATIONS (please give the utterer and the...

EXCLAMATIONS (please give the utterer and the context, if you can).

1. LAWKS! (Merry, Crickhollow).
2. GARN! (a mild expletive preferred in ruffian and orkish circles).
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