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Forum: Middle-earth Mirth Today, 04:24 PM
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Posted By Huinesoron
Thanks! I went through three or four versions of...

Thanks! I went through three or four versions of that line until I was happy. The good part is, if you prefer 'Quendi' to 'Elves', you just have to remove 'naught' to make it fit. :)

(It was...
Forum: The Books Today, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 205
Posted By Huinesoron
I can make arbitrarily many predictions,...

I can make arbitrarily many predictions, especially if I'm allowed to be wrong. :)



Oh, I wasn't accusing you of lying! I think I skimmed over the actual question in my post, which was: how do...
Forum: The Movies Today, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 106
Posted By Huinesoron
Someone said "if", and my ears pricked up... :) ...

Someone said "if", and my ears pricked up... :)

The premise is that Eomer is banished from Rohan, and doesn't run into Aragorn et al on his way out. Perhaps Boromir tripped and fell off the Bridge...
Forum: Quiz Room Today, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9,924
Views: 428,097
Posted By Huinesoron
I think I managed to briefly forget the...

I think I managed to briefly forget the definition of 'simile'. INK?

... VERSIFICATIONS for the password?

hS
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth Today, 07:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,907
Posted By Huinesoron
Right, that makes sense... but is very difficult...

Right, that makes sense... but is very difficult to make fit. ^_^ I've tweaked it a little to get rid of the gloom and make a tighter match with the line above:

Only one road runs ever straight...
Forum: Quiz Room Today, 03:59 AM
Replies: 9,924
Views: 428,097
Posted By Huinesoron
The password is clearly M'ARSENIC CATIONS,...

The password is clearly M'ARSENIC CATIONS, because all these songs make you think of your background manufacturing arsenites and arsenates. :D

hS
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth Today, 02:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,907
Posted By Huinesoron
Okay! I think, somehow, this thing is actually...

Okay! I think, somehow, this thing is actually done.

The Ballad of Finrod to Amarie

In the hour when slumber calls
And the cloak of Night dulls the air
I don’t see these stone-carven walls...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth Today, 02:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,907
Posted By Huinesoron
I couldn't think of a reasonable way to say...

I couldn't think of a reasonable way to say 'distance' ('miles' is the only real option that doesn't sound forced in English), so I substituted Time.

Anyway, turned out I was being a bit dense: by...
Forum: Quiz Room Today, 01:54 AM
Replies: 9,924
Views: 428,097
Posted By Huinesoron
Is #5 a Mewlips reference? The poem actually...

Is #5 a Mewlips reference? The poem actually features "dark and wet" in its second line. The obvious answer would be MARSH (of Tode), but I see the Mewlips don't actually live there; they live...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth Yesterday, 03:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,907
Posted By Huinesoron
That Yes... my read is that Amarie said No to...

That Yes... my read is that Amarie said No to going into exile, after Finrod had already said Yes to it. If it's not that, it could be a reference to an earlier "Yes, I will marry you"? That would...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth Yesterday, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,907
Posted By Huinesoron
Yeah, it's really not easy. I've hacked together...

Yeah, it's really not easy. I've hacked together the next verse, but have had to take a few more liberties with the source.

(I've also revised a couple of lines in verse 1)

In the hour when...
Forum: The Books Yesterday, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 205
Posted By Huinesoron
There is an interesting problem with this which...

There is an interesting problem with this which I'd like to know if you can address. It is as follows: by making long enough lists, you can eventually split any arbitrary pair to the two sides.
...
Forum: Quiz Room Yesterday, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9,924
Views: 428,097
Posted By Huinesoron
Ooh! #4 is SLOE, right? As in slow = leisurely,...

Ooh! #4 is SLOE, right? As in slow = leisurely, and sloe gin. It's in "Upon the Hearth the Fire is Red", which probably has an actual name.

hS
Forum: The Barrow-Downs Yesterday, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3,941
Views: 424,039
Posted By Huinesoron
Happy birthday, O Barrow-Wight! hS

Happy birthday, O Barrow-Wight!

hS
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth Yesterday, 06:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,907
Posted By Huinesoron
I noticed this after posting! They have a whole...

I noticed this after posting! They have a whole song by Daeron, which makes the whole Love Polygon even more complicated.



Definitely a subtitle issue then. :)



I think I'd just lost...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth Yesterday, 02:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,907
Posted By Huinesoron
I've now watched Version 1, and added my...

I've now watched Version 1, and added my commentary to the end of my notes doc...
Forum: Quiz Room 07-03-2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 9,924
Views: 428,097
Posted By Huinesoron
#13: Do I remember the phrase "Night of Naught"?...

#13: Do I remember the phrase "Night of Naught"? I think it fits the clue (head-rhyme, para-rhyme, both nasals, 'nocturnal' & 'nihilistic'), and it certainly sounds poetic.

hS
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-02-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 3,941
Views: 424,039
Posted By Huinesoron
A happy birthday to Saphy, the only Downer I've...

A happy birthday to Saphy, the only Downer I've ever met. :)

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 06-29-2020, 03:46 AM
Replies: 9,924
Views: 428,097
Posted By Huinesoron
#12: Oh Gandalf. I feel that if he knew Mr....

#12: Oh Gandalf. I feel that if he knew Mr. Baggins had written him exclaiming "Great Elephants!" into the Red Book he'd have quite a bit to say to him.

Anyway: OLIPHAUNT?

hS
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 06-26-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,907
Posted By Huinesoron
I have finally gotten round to watching one of...

I have finally gotten round to watching one of the Finrod Operas. Specifically I picked Version 2 for the sake of the subtitles, and jotted down my thoughts as I watched.

I did... quite a lot of...
Forum: Quiz Room 06-25-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9,924
Views: 428,097
Posted By Huinesoron
SIRIONDIL, of the line of Gondor? Meaning...

SIRIONDIL, of the line of Gondor? Meaning "River-friend".

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 06-24-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9,924
Views: 428,097
Posted By Huinesoron
It could be worse. Mayor Gamgee of Michel Delving...

It could be worse. Mayor Gamgee of Michel Delving insisted on referring to him as "King Trotter" for over sixty years.

hS
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 06-24-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 124
Posted By Huinesoron
Oh, no, there's a totally different explanation...

Oh, no, there's a totally different explanation for that: "Orodreth" is a girl's name (Orod-Elleth, 'Mountain-maid'). That's why she plays such a subordinate rule, letting first Finrod, then...
Forum: Quiz Room 06-24-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9,924
Views: 428,097
Posted By Huinesoron
I understand there's a full list in Home XIV: The...

I understand there's a full list in Home XIV: The Weird... no, wait, I mean in the upcoming Nature of Middle-earth (http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?p=727823), yeah, that'll do it.

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 06-24-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9,924
Views: 428,097
Posted By Huinesoron
Is #10 ELESSAR, or "King Greenrock" as he was...

Is #10 ELESSAR, or "King Greenrock" as he was known among the Dunlendings?

hS
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