The Barrow-Downs Discussion Forum


Visit The *EVEN NEWER* Barrow-Downs Photo Page

Go Back   The Barrow-Downs Discussion Forum > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.03 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Zigūr
Forum: The Books 08-17-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 115
Posted By Zigūr
I used Arda Reconstructed in my PhD research so...

I used Arda Reconstructed in my PhD research so I've read some of it. It's useful as a reference for distinguishing which bits are genuine J.R.R. Tolkien, which aren't, and where they came from, but...
Forum: The Books 05-11-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,231
Posted By Zigūr
Just a few idle thoughts... In some respects...

Just a few idle thoughts...

In some respects I actually think morally the Dwarves are more like the Elves, or at least the Noldor, than Men. Both Elves and Dwarves were capable of being evil...
Forum: The Books 04-30-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,633
Posted By Zigūr
Yes, I can't help but feel as if the MSMFC is...

Yes, I can't help but feel as if the MSMFC is just a joke.
Forum: The Books 04-29-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By Zigūr
On the point that essay makes about who broke...

On the point that essay makes about who broke Baldor's legs, I must say that I never thought the Dead did it, but rather, as the essay itself considers, individuals from the still-living remnant of...
Forum: The Books 04-25-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,246
Posted By Zigūr
It seems to me that it was in the nature of evil...

It seems to me that it was in the nature of evil beings to lose their power over time, not gain it. The power would have to come from somewhere, as Inzil has pointed out regarding the Ring. "Power",...
Forum: The Books 04-17-2018, 03:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 536
Posted By Zigūr
See what I posted in this thread: ...

See what I posted in this thread:
http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?t=19149
The Dśnedain found the New Lands, but we have no evidence that they colonised them. However, as Arda is Earth,...
Forum: The Books 03-16-2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,545
Posted By Zigūr
Reviving this thread for a specific purpose: ...

Reviving this thread for a specific purpose:

The Silmarillion thread going at the moment had me looking around for quotes about Ar-Pharazōn's invasion of Aman, and I came upon this good quote from...
Forum: The Books 03-16-2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,008
Posted By Zigūr
Yes, I always understood the situation as being...

Yes, I always understood the situation as being that Manwė called upon Eru because it would have been inappropriate for the Valar to have fought the Nśmenóreans, even though they could have...
Forum: The Books 03-14-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,008
Posted By Zigūr
According to The Return of the Shadow, Professor...

According to The Return of the Shadow, Professor Tolkien planned for a Balrog being in Moria around 1940 (after originally planning that it would be a Ringwraith on the bridge instead). When did he...
Forum: The Movies 03-05-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,949
Posted By Zigūr
Wikipedia claims that it made $2.93 billion on a...

Wikipedia claims that it made $2.93 billion on a $745 million budget (Wikipedia itself says a $623 million budget, but every source for that claim says $745 million).

That would suggest a profit...
Forum: The Books 03-02-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,737
Posted By Zigūr
I'd say it's most likely in the utter exhaustion...

I'd say it's most likely in the utter exhaustion after Azanulbizar. The only person who seemed to have any remaining enthusiasm was Thrįin, and Dįin immediately shut him down. The lords of the other...
Forum: The Books 03-01-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,737
Posted By Zigūr
Is it possible that they suspected that, even if...

Is it possible that they suspected that, even if they were to retake Gundabad, the Orcs would simply return in a generation or two (as they did) and seize it from them again? "If this is victory,...
Forum: The Movies 02-28-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By Zigūr
I can't help but feel as if by that point it may...

I can't help but feel as if by that point it may as well be set in a totally new fantasy world of the screenwriter's invention (although of course that won't sell cinema tickets...)
Forum: The Books 02-22-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,900
Posted By Zigūr
That's a good point, although Maedhros and Maglor...

That's a good point, although Maedhros and Maglor were still on the loose, and the Oath was fairly public knowledge — by that point they were perhaps more dangerous than the surviving servants of...
Forum: The Books 02-22-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,900
Posted By Zigūr
I can imagine that Ėonwė might at least have had...

I can imagine that Ėonwė might at least have had a retinue or staff of Maiar with him to assist him in commanding the very large force the Valar sent to Beleriand.

There really isn't a great deal...
Forum: The Books 02-13-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 763
Posted By Zigūr
Gandalf's First Dol Guldur Visit + Sauron in the East

Hello all,

Just a couple of things came into my head tonight about which I haven't found much discussion.

1. When Gandalf first went to Dol Guldur in 2063, Sauron fled to the East, and didn't...
Forum: The Books 01-21-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 940
Posted By Zigūr
This is my feeling as well. If I recall...

This is my feeling as well. If I recall correctly, Kane claimed in Arda Reconstructed that there was an original "Of the Rings of Power" text, but didn't explain its history or how he knew this,...
Forum: The Books 01-21-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 940
Posted By Zigūr
I'd love to know as well. Even Douglas Kane's...

I'd love to know as well. Even Douglas Kane's Arda Reconstructed: The Creation of the Published Silmarillion, which is a pretty thorough account of where Christopher Tolkien sourced his texts, and...
Forum: The Books 12-13-2017, 04:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Posted By Zigūr
Letter 183 also offers this small morsel in...

Letter 183 also offers this small morsel in relation to the moral position of the participants in the War of the Ring:

This seems to imply, however vaguely, that Professor Tolkien considered Orcs...
Forum: The Books 12-07-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,188
Posted By Zigūr
I would imagine that the first message ("prisoner...

I would imagine that the first message ("prisoner captured at Cirith Ungol"), if it existed, was sent the conventional way, on foot. If it was sent on the 13th it might arrive on the 15th, as I...
Forum: The Books 12-07-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,188
Posted By Zigūr
A good post from Huinesoron. Here are a few...

A good post from Huinesoron. Here are a few things I've observed.

I suppose it would depend on whether Shagrat followed Gorbag's advice or ignored it. If he ignored it and sent a preliminary...
Forum: The Books 12-06-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,188
Posted By Zigūr
In this post...

In this post (http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showpost.php?p=703313&postcount=9), WCH pointed out to my gratitude that Sauron appears to have interrogated (and executed) Shagrat in person; Professor...
Forum: The Books 12-04-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 44,599
Posted By Zigūr
To take it further, there is in fact quite hard...

To take it further, there is in fact quite hard evidence of the existence of female Orcs from the pen of Professor Tolkien himself, as seen in the 'Munby Letter', quoted at the Tolkien Gateway here:...
Forum: The Books 12-01-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 44,599
Posted By Zigūr
What about Nurn? It was the largest part of...

What about Nurn? It was the largest part of Mordor, and was completely given over to farming to feed Sauron's armies.
Forum: The Movies 11-28-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,934
Posted By Zigūr
In all seriousness, I daresay it will be called...

In all seriousness, I daresay it will be called "The Lord of the Rings: <Insert Subtitle Here>" to get as many people as possible to watch it.
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:39 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.