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Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-26-2018, 11:33 AM
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Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Birthday Wishes

I drift back to the Downs today for the first time in a few months and notice that today is Lush's birthday.

A long departed but still missed member here, I hope she is doing well wherever she is.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-26-2018, 11:30 AM
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Views: 109,605
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots A tradition in need of further, further, further reviving...

Life changes have, alas, not permitted me to be too active on the Downs recently...or indeed this year when I look at my posting history. :o

However, today in my internet rummagings I came across...
Forum: The Books 05-19-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,468
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Siding with the Melkorian forces to any extent...

Siding with the Melkorian forces to any extent from a moral standpoint is "evil" by definition in Middle-earth. It is heavily implied that dwarves did serve the Melkorian side in some cases.


...
Forum: The Movies 03-30-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,568
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots But will it be anything remotely recognizable as...

But will it be anything remotely recognizable as Tolkien's elves?
Forum: The Movies 03-21-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,568
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots It has to be great! It is the most expensive!

For some reason I am not feeling reassured by any of this (https://www.marketwatch.com/story/amazons-lord-of-the-rings-series-reportedly-will-cost-500-million-2018-03-20).

I can't figure out why...
Forum: The Movies 03-21-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,115
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots To contemporary audiences that seems like a...

To contemporary audiences that seems like a positive trait.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 03-01-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3,652
Views: 271,186
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Happy Birthday Captain of Despair!

Happy Birthday Captain of Despair!
Forum: The Books 03-01-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,924
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots That is an interesting idea. However, Thrain...

That is an interesting idea.

However, Thrain was King of Durin's Folk. It seems oddly specific that he could only give permission to access Gundabad if he was ruling from a specific place.
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 01-23-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 68,319
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots From the desk of the Lord High Scorekeeper

So on review I noticed that not only was I missing 78 I was also missing 72. These have now been corrected and (I think) categorized correctly.


Predators - 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 18,...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 01-05-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 68,319
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Apparently game 102 started and then didn't get...

Apparently game 102 started and then didn't get off the ground.

I wasn't around for that one, I just heard that from others and couldn't really figure out what happened from the thread that was...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 01-05-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 68,319
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots From the desk of the Lord High Scorekeeper

Predators - 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 18, 21, 27, 28, 30, 33, 34, 36, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 48, 49, 50, 52, 53, 55, 56, 59, 61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 67, 69 (split with Lovers), 70, 71, 73, 74,...
Forum: The Books 01-01-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,536
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I would say absolutely without a shadow of a...

I would say absolutely without a shadow of a doubt.
Forum: The Movies 12-25-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,568
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I'm pretty sure it is a foregone conclusion that...

I'm pretty sure it is a foregone conclusion that they are going to do that anyway.
Forum: The Books 12-22-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,699
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I don't think Eregion ever had much in the way of...

I don't think Eregion ever had much in the way of population, so I don't think it would be too hard for Sauron to militarily overwhelm it.



Had there been enough time for the Ringwraiths to...
Forum: The Books 12-22-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,699
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I would think so. True, but in general...

I would think so.



True, but in general I think we can assume that the peoples of the East and South lined up with Sauron.

In some respects we never knew much about the peoples of the East...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-22-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3,652
Views: 271,186
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Happy Birthday Agan.

Happy Birthday Agan.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-21-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3,652
Views: 271,186
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Happy Birthday Oddwen!!!!!!

Happy Birthday Oddwen!!!!!!
Forum: The Books 12-12-2017, 04:23 PM
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Views: 962
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots The only use of mercenaries in the classically...

The only use of mercenaries in the classically understood sense by that name that I can recall is in The Nauglafring when the dwarves hire orcs to help them.

That is an early version of the...
Forum: The Books 12-11-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,304
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Maybe he wasn't sure what Sauron putting on the...

Maybe he wasn't sure what Sauron putting on the Ring would feel like. This could be explained that unlike Celebrimbor Gandalf was never in any doubt about Sauron's intentions. Part of what was so...
Forum: The Books 12-07-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,304
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots There is a flaw with this, however, in that...

There is a flaw with this, however, in that Shagrat actually fought Sam (however briefly) so he knew and could have potentially reported that there was more than one enemy in Cirith Ungol. He might...
Forum: The Books 12-05-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,304
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Would it have been possible for Shagrat to have...

Would it have been possible for Shagrat to have kept anything back from Sauron at that juncture?
Forum: The Books 12-04-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,304
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I don't know that is entirely the case. ...

I don't know that is entirely the case.

Shagrat did provide some evidence of Frodo's and Sam's presence. Just in a very garbled state and paired with a grade A military debacle.
Forum: The Books 12-04-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,184
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Orcs are quite reminiscent of members of a...

Orcs are quite reminiscent of members of a criminal gang or demoralized soldiers of a badly run military in their mannerisms and attitudes.

"Of course," you would say because that is exactly what...
Forum: The Books 12-04-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,304
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots That is a good point and points up a flaw in my...

That is a good point and points up a flaw in my original thinking. I overlooked Frodo's belief that the orcs had taken the Ring, which would mean that he would no longer have had a mission to try to...
Forum: The Books 12-03-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,304
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Would individuals like Shagrat and Gorbag have...

Would individuals like Shagrat and Gorbag have even been aware of the Ring?



That is true. He may have been told stories about lovely Lugburz and what to expect...at least they said that is...
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