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Forum: Novices and Newcomers 02-19-2013, 10:27 PM
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Posted By burrahobbit
We've got one solid example of an Ainu...

We've got one solid example of an Ainu reproducing with an incarnate being, which shows us that yes, the Ainur do have sex. As my esteemed colleague obloquy has previously pointed out, engaging in...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 02-19-2013, 07:02 PM
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Posted By burrahobbit
This....

This. (http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?t=5879)

Besides that, I think it is important to point out that you failed to mention Luthien.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 10-24-2011, 12:11 AM
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Posted By burrahobbit
I would like to reiterate that mine is best. In...

I would like to reiterate that mine is best. In case you forgot.
Forum: The Books 09-18-2008, 05:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,233
Posted By burrahobbit
Those are much better comparisons. Places and...

Those are much better comparisons. Places and people etc. started out much more "based on" things in Tolkien's earlier drafts/works, and I think you have at least a lot of that pretty spot on, so far...
Forum: The Books 08-23-2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,233
Posted By burrahobbit
It isn't that Mordor was "not necessarily"...

It isn't that Mordor was "not necessarily" inspired by Germany, it's that it was "necessarily not" inspired by it. Explicitly, empiracally so.
Forum: The Books 08-13-2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,233
Posted By burrahobbit
Good luck, buddy. Anyway. I don't...

Good luck, buddy.

Anyway.

I don't think you can say any of the events in the Lord of the Rings, or indeed any of Tolkien's work, is directly based on any events in the real world. Except...
Forum: The Books 11-18-2005, 03:09 AM
Replies: 262
Poll: Is Eru God?
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Posted By burrahobbit
I voted yes for reasons that I feel are very...

I voted yes for reasons that I feel are very obvious and that have already been brought up. However, I will add that I disagree with the following:



Middle-Earth is a pre-Christian world. Like...
Forum: The Books 08-09-2005, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,509
Posted By burrahobbit
Oh you cad. You don't give it to somebody that is...

Oh you cad. You don't give it to somebody that is so naughty that they have refused every opportunity to repent their sinning ways.
Forum: The Books 08-09-2005, 11:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,509
Posted By burrahobbit
What I mean is you don't give grace to naughty...

What I mean is you don't give grace to naughty people.
Forum: The Books 08-09-2005, 11:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,509
Posted By burrahobbit
Morsul: sort of but I don't think you're on...

Morsul: sort of but I don't think you're on exactly the right track. They were sort of analogous to Hell, with demons and such, but you didn't go there for being naughty, and they were destroyed a...
Forum: The Books 08-09-2005, 04:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,509
Posted By burrahobbit
Respectfully disagree. Where does it say that?

Respectfully disagree. Where does it say that?
Forum: The Books 08-09-2005, 12:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,509
Posted By burrahobbit
Melkor gets his head cut off. You only get grace...

Melkor gets his head cut off. You only get grace if you deserve it.
Forum: The Books 07-18-2005, 12:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,125
Posted By burrahobbit
Heren-Istarion wins. Discussion is over.

Heren-Istarion wins. Discussion is over.
Forum: The Books 07-17-2005, 10:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,125
Posted By burrahobbit
Possibly. I doubt it gets into specifics though,...

Possibly. I doubt it gets into specifics though, as that would go counter to the whole freedom thing that Tolkien talked about. It might be "Men will be important for this andthis reason" but it is...
Forum: The Books 07-17-2005, 07:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,125
Posted By burrahobbit
My point has been missed again. You can add to...

My point has been missed again. You can add to and change the performance if you are actually present at it, but let's keep in mind here that this isn't just The Music, and it isn't The Music of Men...
Forum: The Books 07-17-2005, 12:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,125
Posted By burrahobbit
I don't know, why? I get to ask a question...

I don't know, why?

I get to ask a question again too. How exactly does a person change the performance of a song if he wasn't in the room with the other people playing? How can I change what an...
Forum: The Books 07-16-2005, 12:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,125
Posted By burrahobbit
I'm pretty sure he didn't actually ever do that. ...

I'm pretty sure he didn't actually ever do that.



Because they don't have anything to do with that? There is some amount of difference between living beyond somthing and changing it to suit...
Forum: The Books 07-16-2005, 12:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,125
Posted By burrahobbit
So, bearing those quotes in mind, where did you...

So, bearing those quotes in mind, where did you get the idea that Men alter the Music? And what exactly does that have to do with Saruman?
Forum: The Books 07-16-2005, 11:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,125
Posted By burrahobbit
Where did you get the idea that Men alter the...

Where did you get the idea that Men alter the Music?
Forum: The Books 07-16-2005, 01:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,125
Posted By burrahobbit
[quuote]As an Elf/Valar/Maiar you have moral...

[quuote]As an Elf/Valar/Maiar you have moral freedom to the extent that you may not be able to choose what you do but you can choose how you do it.[/quote]

That doesn't make any kind of sense....
Forum: The Books 07-15-2005, 12:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,125
Posted By burrahobbit
Of course not. Feanor would never choose...

Of course not. Feanor would never choose pacifism, but that isn't the point. What I am trying to say is that a person can not possibly be free to make moral decisions in a deterministic universe. The...
Forum: The Books 07-15-2005, 11:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,125
Posted By burrahobbit
Etc. But I am clearly not a horse. ...

Etc.



But I am clearly not a horse.



No, I would end up in the Atlantic Ocean, several thousand miles away from California.
Forum: The Books 07-15-2005, 04:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,125
Posted By burrahobbit
Congratulations, Mansun, you figured it out. You...

Congratulations, Mansun, you figured it out. You win a cookie. Re: the second half, you gotta break a few eggs to make an omlette.
Forum: The Books 07-15-2005, 04:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,125
Posted By burrahobbit
More words means you are more wrong. does...

More words means you are more wrong.

does not equal

If I take the road that heads east from here I will not end up in California, unless I turn onto the westward road. Similarly, if Feanor...
Forum: The Books 07-14-2005, 01:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,125
Posted By burrahobbit
Yes we do: immediately when he entered The World....

Yes we do: immediately when he entered The World.



Because that's what Gandalf Sang about.



If a fellow can freely make moral decisions, can he not make the decision not to point swords...
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