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Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-15-2019, 09:32 AM
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...and against her will, as well, so it's rape...

...and against her will, as well, so it's rape piled on top of incest.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-13-2019, 03:51 PM
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Are authors nice to their characters? Nope. ...

Are authors nice to their characters? Nope. Just ask Shakespeare. Or George RR Martin.

In the Silmarillion, damn near everybody dies. Maeglin is one of the few who actually deserves it.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-07-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 38
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One was a noble hero, if horribly unlucky, and...

One was a noble hero, if horribly unlucky, and the other was a traitorous cur?
Forum: The Books 06-07-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Unlike the movie version, the Nazgul weren't...

Unlike the movie version, the Nazgul weren't engaging in wanton murder across the Shire. They were not supposed to draw attention! Their one and only job was to find the Ring, not kill random...
Forum: The Movies 06-04-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,719
I like Colm Meany a lot too (also from the Alan...

I like Colm Meany a lot too (also from the Alan Parker films)- but Fr. Francis wasn't Irish, he was born Welsh and raised in Spain.
Forum: The Movies 05-29-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 42
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Cavalry has remained useful in certain niche...

Cavalry has remained useful in certain niche roles, right down to the war in Afghanistan. Horse was used widely in WWI on the Eastern Front and in Palestine with wide-open spaces to maneuver in. ...
Forum: The Movies 05-28-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 42
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Catholicism was basically omitted entirely. I'm...

Catholicism was basically omitted entirely. I'm not entirely sure if it even pointed out that Fr Francis was RC and not Anglican. As to Tolkien's stance on 'dramatisation' - well, the film ends in...
Forum: The Movies 05-28-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,719
Well, I've seen it. It's a pretty thing, but very...

Well, I've seen it. It's a pretty thing, but very slight. Lovely sets and costumes, competently acted (except by Jacobi, who phoned it in)... but really pretty empty. Most significant, I think, isn't...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-28-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
I'm not sure that Elendil usurped the role- he...

I'm not sure that Elendil usurped the role- he was after all the eldest surviving descendant of Elros. And if that was in the female line, well- that would apply to Tar-Miriel too. (Tolkien played...
Forum: The Books 05-25-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
I wouldn't call that "redemption," that's just a...

I wouldn't call that "redemption," that's just a guarantee against recidivism.

Possibly the only "redemptive deaths" in Tolkien are those of Turin and Boromir. Gollum was acting fully in accord...
Forum: The Books 05-14-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,431
I'm not sure there was one single custom. I...

I'm not sure there was one single custom. I suspect it was different among the Sindar, the Exiled Noldor, in Valinor, and probably very different between the First and Third ages.

I could see the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-14-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 5,160
A miniature version of Morgoth. Not that...

A miniature version of Morgoth.

Not that Feanor became or even aspired to be a world-conquering Dark Lord, but rather that his fall was of the same flavor. Both were the greatest of their kind,...
Forum: Quiz Room 05-14-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7,055
Views: 247,469
Got it! Samwise the Brave, BEAVER + THE -E

Got it! Samwise the Brave, BEAVER + THE -E
Forum: Quiz Room 05-13-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7,055
Views: 247,469
Hmmm- 10 has to contain a T; SAMWISE doesn't, and...

Hmmm- 10 has to contain a T; SAMWISE doesn't, and neither do either of his 'normal' surnames.
Forum: Quiz Room 05-13-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7,055
Views: 247,469
1 is ROSIE (ROSE + I)

1 is ROSIE (ROSE + I)
Forum: Quiz Room 05-13-2019, 03:28 PM
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SHILL + Fe = IRON HILLS 1: WITHERED HEATH...

SHILL + Fe = IRON HILLS


1: WITHERED HEATH
2: IRON HILLS
3: LONELY MOUNTAIN
4: RIVENDELL
5: ESGAROTH
6: RIVER RUNNING
7: ELVENKING'S HALLS
Forum: Quiz Room 05-13-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7,055
Views: 247,469
And FE can mean....?

And FE can mean....?
Forum: Quiz Room 05-13-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7,055
Views: 247,469
Got it! 1: WITHERED HEATH 2 ???I???:...

Got it!


1: WITHERED HEATH
2 ???I???: Here you'll find the bewildered spokesman for the heads of failed enterprises.
3: LONELY MOUNTAIN
4: RIVENDELL
5: ESGAROTH
6: RIVER RUNNING
7:...
Forum: Quiz Room 05-13-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7,055
Views: 247,469
Oh, okay. the theme is actually "names found on...

Oh, okay. the theme is actually "names found on the Wilderland Map from The Hobbit"
Forum: Quiz Room 05-13-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7,055
Views: 247,469
You overlooked one.

You overlooked one.
Forum: Quiz Room 05-13-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7,055
Views: 247,469
Come on, stick with the password. And LENDER...

Come on, stick with the password. And LENDER doesn't give you all the letters, just 6 of them.
Forum: Quiz Room 05-13-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7,055
Views: 247,469
It is, but that doesn't mean the letters A R W E...

It is, but that doesn't mean the letters A R W E N....

Again, if you play with LENDER you'll probably get the answer, and then see how Arwen ties in.
Forum: The Movies 05-13-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
I would have to disagree: Ep 5 redeemed what till...

I would have to disagree: Ep 5 redeemed what till now has been a blah, predictable season. One of the great episodes of the whole series.

However, the GOT style would be COMPLETELY WRONG for...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-13-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 5,160
I've always gone with the head-canon that in the...

I've always gone with the head-canon that in the last days of Arthedain, the library of Fornost or copies thereof were sent to Rivendell for safekeeping. After all, Tolkien in his later period keeps...
Forum: Quiz Room 05-13-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7,055
Views: 247,469
[completely OT: why won't the forum software...

[completely OT: why won't the forum software accept ANY custom avatar I try to upload? Yes, it's well within size limits]
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