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Forum: Middle-earth Mirth Today, 03:55 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 1,757
Posted By Formendacil
++ Nilpaurion Felagund It was that, a...

++ Nilpaurion Felagund


It was that, a self-vote, or a No Vote. I think Huin is being slightly railroaded, having been a loud voice today and while that doens't mean he's not a wolf, it doesn't...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth Today, 03:49 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 1,757
Posted By Formendacil
So... I know I'm Innocent. I think Nilp a hair...

So... I know I'm Innocent. I think Nilp a hair more likely to be Innocent than not. I actually think Huin's mid-post flop on me feels more Innocent than Wolf, since I've reasoned my way to different...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth Today, 03:28 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 1,757
Posted By Formendacil
Well, for what it's worth, Nog's argument...

Well, for what it's worth, Nog's argument actually rings true to me... because I'm am ordo and I did have to reread the rules immediately pregame.

Obviously, it would be boring if EVERY game had a...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth Today, 03:05 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 1,757
Posted By Formendacil
I sense a moderatorly objection to the entire...

I sense a moderatorly objection to the entire village choosing to not vote, but not an actual statement that such a tactic would be forbidden.

I will, of course, follow to rules, but if not...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth Today, 02:45 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 1,757
Posted By Formendacil
Back from work, but on my phone and...

Back from work, but on my phone and toddler-adjacent, so I might not (probably won't) be fine-tooth combing the more recent posts.

It's good to see Shasta appear: he had what seemed like a...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth Today, 09:23 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 1,757
Posted By Formendacil
Not just initially! This the rare Day where...

Not just initially!

This the rare Day where I'm at work (so no toddler), but nothing's going on at work, so I have time (and I'm arguably bored).

I agree with everything I've said so far, even...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth Today, 06:44 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 1,757
Posted By Formendacil
In the spirit of later Days... could be a...

In the spirit of later Days... could be a non-wolf getting confused by the bit in the rules saying that all dead wolves can communicate OR a Wolf laying down some hopeful misdirection. On the basis...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth Today, 06:41 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 1,757
Posted By Formendacil
Add in some curmudgeonly grumbling about having...

Add in some curmudgeonly grumbling about having tonsuffer through it, and you've basically got my Day 1 feelings.

Re: Nilp's NW analysis, I think that overall, the stronger option, as he lays it...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth Today, 06:20 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 1,757
Posted By Formendacil
Unlike the Wolves, we don't get to talk amongst...

Unlike the Wolves, we don't get to talk amongst ourselves when they're not listening! And someone is going to die toDay (and toNight).

What's the point of having thoughts about lupine behaviour...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth Today, 06:16 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 1,757
Posted By Formendacil
Well, it's certainly not a binary choice in...

Well, it's certainly not a binary choice in actual fact: but as two ends of a continuum, things lean on Day 1 far more to the the good as nothing end.

That's not saying no one should post or...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth Today, 05:48 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 1,757
Posted By Formendacil
There will be a Medium if the two dead...

There will be a Medium if the two dead people--toDay's lynch and toNight's kill--agree. If they disagree, no Medium. If the Ranger saves the would-be kill, then a virtually guaranteed Medium (easy to...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth Today, 05:41 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 1,757
Posted By Formendacil
I offer a completely nonbinding and nonmonetary...

I offer a completely nonbinding and nonmonetary apology for my past transgressions, Nilp, and submit that it is past the Statute of Limitations to secure any recompense from me.
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth Today, 05:38 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 1,757
Posted By Formendacil
In general terms, I don't disagree, but in more...

In general terms, I don't disagree, but in more specific terms? Well, I do disagree...

Analyzing behaviour implies to me that you're analyzing someone's behaviour against a baseline of some sort....
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth Today, 04:32 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 1,757
Posted By Formendacil
That is... fewer posts than I was expecting to...

That is... fewer posts than I was expecting to come back and find. (Wilwa's cats expect regular feeding, you know.

Once upon a time, in some of my past lives, I have been known to rant about the...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth Yesterday, 05:17 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 1,757
Posted By Formendacil
Well, violence is never the answer! And turning...

Well, violence is never the answer! And turning to it before we've even attempted diplomacy is morally repugnant. Why is it that the very first thing a village would think about is killing? I mean,...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth Yesterday, 04:09 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 1,757
Posted By Formendacil
I'm not even supposed to be here! I was just...

I'm not even supposed to be here! I was just asked to house-sit while Wilwa is away, and, well, you know the economy--you don't turn down freeish room and mostly free board just because it's a tiny...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-11-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,103
Posted By Formendacil
I assume that promoting new admins wouldn't help...

I assume that promoting new admins wouldn't help with this specific issue? Not that a site this sleepy *needs* more admins, but if it's a manpower issue, perhaps it's time for the first new "Steward...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-22-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By Formendacil
Question As you note, though, Eärendil never rules as...

As you note, though, Eärendil never rules as King, and I would argue that he doesn't even rule the remnant of the Noldor--he rules the remnant of Gondolin. Thus, he's Turgon's next heir but not...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-21-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By Formendacil
Pipe The Lalwen addition is a nice touch--but say not...

The Lalwen addition is a nice touch--but say not "Fingolfin's sister," say rather, "Finwë's daughter." And in an inheritance standoff between Finwë's eldest (living, anyway) granddaughter and eldest...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-20-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By Formendacil
Tolkien It's not crazy exactly, nor a theory, per se, but...

It's not crazy exactly, nor a theory, per se, but as someone raised on the published Silmarillion, where Gil-galad is a Fingolfinian, I've always been somewhat dismayed that Tolkien's final thought...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-20-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,979
Posted By Formendacil
"Hrrrm hoom..." Deep in his dusty home in...

"Hrrrm hoom..."

Deep in his dusty home in New Luthany, Formendacil stirred. Who was to say what he was now, who had once been a cantankerous Númenórean of Arnor, but Barrow-downers are not obliged...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 02-12-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3,917
Views: 417,484
Posted By Formendacil
My hearty thanks for being thrice-remembered...

My hearty thanks for being thrice-remembered here! Once was the time I would never have missed a day (let alone a birthday!) visiting the Downs, but I have grown treeish and yesterday slipped by.
Forum: The Books 02-01-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,093
Posted By Formendacil
Pipe This is soooooo not my project, and yet I found...

This is soooooo not my project, and yet I found myself pondering it on the train last night.

I think all we need to posit is that Tolkien wasn't quite as honest as we give him credit for. What if...
Forum: The Books 01-17-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,710
Posted By Formendacil
Tolkien I've spent since last night trying to find words...

I've spent since last night trying to find words for this... the best I have come up with is something I wrote to a friend on Facebook last night:

"I have... a lot of thoughts about his passing....
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-03-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 19,484
Posted By Formendacil
I am surprised to discover I never replied to...

I am surprised to discover I never replied to this thread (that surely means I replied to some similar once)--but, a decade or more on, it's certainly not too late.

I came to Tolkien by way of...
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