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Forum: Novices and Newcomers 11-30-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4,076
Views: 296,197
Posted By Faramir Jones
Thumbs up Welcome to the Downs!

Welcome to the Downs, Huinesoron! Like you, I lurked around a lot before joining...
Forum: The Movies 11-19-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,899
Posted By Faramir Jones
Question Not optimistic

Thanks for starting this thread, Victariongreyjoy!

With what people have said, and the news of Christopher Tolkien's resignation as Director of the Tolkien Estate, I'm not optimistic about this...
Forum: The Books 11-19-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By Faramir Jones
Boots The trolls

If you want to talk about bandits, the first we see are the trolls in Chapter 2 of The Hobbit, who aren't just prepared to rob and kill people, but to eat them as well... :(
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 11-19-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4,076
Views: 296,197
Posted By Faramir Jones
Thumbs up Welcome back!

Welcome back, al'Thingolfin! :D
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 11-15-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4,076
Views: 296,197
Posted By Faramir Jones
White-Hand Welcome back, Valesse!

Welcome back, Valesse! It'll be good to read your posts again. ;)
Forum: The Movies 10-17-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By Faramir Jones
Thumbs up I agree

You're right, Inziladun. His behaviour doesn't affect my views of the films.

When I read what he was accused of, and checked his connection with the films, I just thought of orc like behaviour by...
Forum: The Books 10-17-2017, 05:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 429
Posted By Faramir Jones
Question Only Eru knows

That was a good question you asked, Rhun charioteer, about whether there are other worlds in Eä. I agree with you, Inziladun, that only Eru would know...
Forum: The Movies 10-17-2017, 05:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By Faramir Jones
Silmaril The recent news about Harvey Weinstein

I'm sure many here have been following the recent news about Harvey Weinstein, and the numerous allegations leveled against him. Some are extremely serious; but even if we set aside allegations of...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 10-17-2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By Faramir Jones
1420! Oxonmoot 2017

I've just put up a thread about Oxonmoot 2017.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 10-17-2017, 05:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 72
Posted By Faramir Jones
1420! Oxonmoot 2017

Some Downers met at Oxonmoot, the Tolkien's Society's annual meeting, in St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, on 21st - 24th September. I've put up this thread for posts and photos.

Among...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 10-17-2017, 04:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By Faramir Jones
Thumbs up I'd love to see you again!

I'd love to see you again in Oxford, Rune! :D
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 10-12-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By Faramir Jones
You're right

You're right about that, Mithalwen. It is something to look forward to.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-30-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By Faramir Jones
White-Hand Thanks for the PM, to which I've replied

Mithalwen, thanks for the PM, to which I've replied, with apologies for the delay. My offer is a serious one: because, as you say, it's 'an interesting topic but potentially a very wide one'. We can...
Forum: The Movies 09-15-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By Faramir Jones
Thumbs up Nice one!

That's a nice one, William!
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-13-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By Faramir Jones
Thumbs up I'll see you there!

I'll see you there, Squatter! Good to read that you'll be coming.

I hope the wedding goes okay, Mithalwen. I was interested to read about 'the Oxonmoot paper I started about a decade ago and...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 08-14-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By Faramir Jones
White-Hand Good to know!

That's good to know, Might! I'll be giving a talk on the Silmarils myself.

Like him, I hope to see many people here at the 'moot!
Forum: The Books 08-02-2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,285
Posted By Faramir Jones
Boots Thick but very dangerous

Balfrog, I agree with you that the scene with the trolls is 'a comic masterpiece'; because Tolkien still made them very dangerous despite them being 'thick'. While their stupidity was obvious, and...
Forum: The Movies 08-02-2017, 05:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,670
Posted By Faramir Jones
Ring In danger of going off topic and Gollum

I think we're in danger of going off topic, in terms of (enjoyably) discussing the previous careers of the actors in the Jackson films...

The Sixth Wizard, I found what you said here interesting:...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 08-02-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 139,086
Posted By Faramir Jones
Thumbs up Thanks for all the news!

Galadriel, a very beleted thank you for the news of your meeting with Pitchwife! I'm glad that he and Mrs. Pitch looked after you so well.

It was also good to read your news, Legate and Pitch, of...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 08-02-2017, 04:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By Faramir Jones
Boots Is anyone else coming?

I'm sad to read you won't be coming, Mithalwen; but I understand that these important family events take priority...

It's good to read that Poison Ivy will be coming, and I look forward to seeing...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-28-2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By Faramir Jones
Tolkien Tolkien Events 2017

A very late thread here; but I think some people would like to post about Tolkien related events this year.

I'll be going to Oxonmoot 2017 in September, having booked my place. Is anyone else...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 06-14-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 139,086
Posted By Faramir Jones
White-Hand Good news

Galadriel, I'm glad to read that you've recently met Rune, and later Agan, Lommy, Legate, Greenie, and Nogrod; and that a good time was had by all. :cool:

Glad to read your confirmation of things...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-06-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4,076
Views: 296,197
Posted By Faramir Jones
Thumbs up Lovely to have you back!

Lovely to have you back, Shire Flower! :)
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-27-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 139,086
Posted By Faramir Jones
Silmaril Thank you!

Thank you for your kind words, Galadriel! :D I'm glad that you enjoyed me showing you around parts of Dublin, which it was a pleasure to do. It was lovely to meet another Downer in the flesh, and to...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 05-16-2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By Faramir Jones
The Eye Perhaps that's all he can do

You may be right; but perhaps that's all Sauron can do, thanks to the destruction of the Ring. He has been reduced to a department store Santa. :D:p
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