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Forum: The Barrow-Downs Today, 06:28 AM
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Posted By Andsigil
Inzil, Galadriel, thank you. It's a half-century...

Inzil, Galadriel, thank you. It's a half-century for me.
Forum: Quiz Room Yesterday, 04:15 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 31,527
Posted By Andsigil
EXCLAMATIONS (please give the utterer and the...

EXCLAMATIONS (please give the utterer and the context, if you can).

1. Lawks! (Merry, Crickhollow).
2. Garn! (A mild expletive preferred in ruffian and orkish circles).
3. Blast! (Uttered by...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-11-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 31,527
Posted By Andsigil
1. Ninnyhammer 2. Descendant of rats 3....

1. Ninnyhammer
2. Descendant of rats
3. Láthspell
4. Dotard
5. Booby (said William to Tom)
6. Stinker (Sam of Gollum)
7. Stormcrow
Forum: Quiz Room 12-06-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 31,527
Posted By Andsigil
1. Piddles in the Dark - When you are in danger...

1. Piddles in the Dark - When you are in danger of being eaten underground but really need the toilet OR Be careful where you tread in Gollum's cave.
2. Of the Coming of Men into the Nest - Beowulf...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-03-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 31,527
Posted By Andsigil
1. 'A beryl, an elf stone' - found by Strider, on...

1. 'A beryl, an elf stone' - found by Strider, on a bridge, I think?
2. Elessar - the "elfstone" that gives Aragorn his name.
3. The white gem that Arwen gives to Frodo.
4. The Arkenstone.
5. The...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-03-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 31,527
Posted By Andsigil
1. 'A beryl, an elf stone' - found by Strider, on...

1. 'A beryl, an elf stone' - found by Strider, on a bridge, I think?
2. Elessar - the "elfstone" that gives Aragorn his name.
3. The white gem that Arwen gives to Frodo.
4. The Arkenstone.
5. The...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-02-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 31,527
Posted By Andsigil
1. 'A beryl, an elf stone' - found by Strider, on...

1. 'A beryl, an elf stone' - found by Strider, on a bridge, I think?
2. Elessar - the "elfstone" that gives Aragorn his name.
3. The white gem that Arwen gives to Frodo.
4. The Arkenstone
Forum: Quiz Room 12-02-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 31,527
Posted By Andsigil
People falling over, being knocked out or...

People falling over, being knocked out or fainting:

1. Boromir - trips on a tree-root and falls sprawling on his face.
2. Bombur - falling in the river.
3. Frodo - from the Morgul-knife on...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-30-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 31,527
Posted By Andsigil
People falling over, being knocked out or...

People falling over, being knocked out or fainting:

1. Boromir - trips on a tree-root and falls sprawling on his face.
2. Bombur - falling in the river.
3. Frodo - from the Morgul-knife on...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-29-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 31,527
Posted By Andsigil
Confirmed Ringbearers, broadly defined. 1....

Confirmed Ringbearers, broadly defined.

1. Durin III (Dwarven ring)
2. Cirdan (Narya)
3. Tom Bombadil (The One Ring)
4. Khamul the Easterling (One of the Nine)
5. Thror (Dwarven Ring)
6....
Forum: Quiz Room 11-26-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 31,527
Posted By Andsigil
1. Meriadoc the Magnificent 2. Hurin the Tall ...

1. Meriadoc the Magnificent
2. Hurin the Tall
3. Hurin the Steadfast
4. Sauron the Great
5. Elanor the Fair
6. Fingon the Valiant
7. Forlong the Fat
8. Gorthaur the Cruel
Forum: The Books 11-14-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 444
Posted By Andsigil
Arguably, mankind and Middle Earth were in more...

Arguably, mankind and Middle Earth were in more danger in the Second Age (from themselves and Sauron) than the Third, and it took Ar-Pharazon attempting an amphibious assault of Valinor for them to...
Forum: The Books 10-11-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,176
Posted By Andsigil
I thought Cirdan had a beard (?). Though it was...

I thought Cirdan had a beard (?). Though it was probably less glorious and manly than mine. One would have to go to Erebor or the Iron Hills to find one to match.
Forum: The Books 09-27-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,176
Posted By Andsigil
Yes, weren't we discussing here, in the past......

Yes, weren't we discussing here, in the past... perhaps several times... the common ancestry between elves and orcs?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6PkDHuaXi8
...
Forum: The Books 09-27-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,176
Posted By Andsigil
That depends on the tribe of elves. The Noldor...

That depends on the tribe of elves. The Noldor were known for slaughtering even their own kind when it suited their objectives.



I would go even further than saying there isn't proof, and...
Forum: The Books 08-16-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By Andsigil
I looked at a summary of the book on one of the...

I looked at a summary of the book on one of the retail sites, and it said:



What? No Priya Seth?
Forum: The Books 08-13-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By Andsigil
There's no record of his fate. Same for the Blue...

There's no record of his fate. Same for the Blue Two.
Forum: The Books 08-12-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By Andsigil
And by the end of the Third Age, that number was...

And by the end of the Third Age, that number was down to four, yes? Saruman. Sauron, and the Balrog all put to bed with the shovel; Gandalf left a few years into the Fourth Age.
Forum: The Movies 06-17-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,631
Posted By Andsigil
I was thinking about this thread the other day....

I was thinking about this thread the other day. Assuming that this series doesn't become a cesspool of intersectional politics, I'd genuinely like to see all original characters and storylines, with...
Forum: The Books 03-11-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,257
Posted By Andsigil
I meant that they were more powerful because, in...

I meant that they were more powerful because, in the First Age, for example, everything was simply more powerful, bigger, and more connected to the Valar. This applies to other races, too. Among the...
Forum: The Books 03-11-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,257
Posted By Andsigil
RRJ, I touched on this subject before in...

RRJ,

I touched on this subject before in another thread. Have a look here:
http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?p=704210#post704210
Forum: The Movies 03-05-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,892
Posted By Andsigil
What was "The Hobbit"'s ROI?

What was "The Hobbit"'s ROI?
Forum: The Books 01-10-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,067
Posted By Andsigil
I would argue that Melian had more. But,...

I would argue that Melian had more.

But, you're correct in that his was vast. That is a double-edged sword, however, because the act of building up his worldly power diminished his inner power...
Forum: The Movies 12-27-2017, 04:33 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,631
Posted By Andsigil
And filled to the brim with PC tropes to the...

And filled to the brim with PC tropes to the point that it's hardly recognizable as a Tolkien work.
Forum: The Books 12-21-2017, 04:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,408
Posted By Andsigil
Yes, the vastness of your deductive reasoning. ...

Yes, the vastness of your deductive reasoning. :rolleyes:
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