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Forum: The Movies 06-17-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,010
Posted By Morthoron
How about Aragorn's younger, and decidedly not as...

How about Aragorn's younger, and decidedly not as smart, missing brother Bewilderon? Lost in the woods as a youth (because he's unable to get his ranger badge as an Elf Scout), he gets raised by an...
Forum: The Books 06-17-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By Morthoron
I would definitely agree Middle-earth suffers...

I would definitely agree Middle-earth suffers from entropy, a decline from the grand to the mundane. I would disagree that Sauron got more powerful. Actually, his only true power was the domination...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 06-07-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 249
Posted By Morthoron
Dude, lose the dogma. I said no such thing about...

Dude, lose the dogma. I said no such thing about being against creation, other than not believing it personally. I merely pointed out your artificial constraints on what Tolkien was writing limits...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 06-07-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 249
Posted By Morthoron
Might I suggest you keep your debates to strictly...

Might I suggest you keep your debates to strictly Tolkien and not to the larger evolution v. creationism quagmire? I am sure flat-earthers and people who rule their lives by the zodiac all believe...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 06-06-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 249
Posted By Morthoron
As an atheist, I would caution a 1+1=2 view of...

As an atheist, I would caution a 1+1=2 view of Tolkien's creation equaling the biblical or Christian concept of the Beginning. Unlike the Christian allegorist and apologist C.S. Lewis, whose literary...
Forum: The Books 05-22-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,635
Posted By Morthoron
Ironic. You come here ONLY to disembogue Priya'a...

Ironic. You come here ONLY to disembogue Priya'a prattle and then defend each post like they're Gospel -- as if all other explanations for your ipecacic epistolaries are exclusionary. As if....you,...
Forum: The Movies 05-05-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Morthoron
"Sindarin, mother-f*****, can you speak...

"Sindarin, mother-f*****, can you speak it?"
Forum: The Movies 05-05-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Morthoron
From Bizarre to the Ridiculous...

And...in the most surreal news of the day, Harvey Weinstein, one-time CEO of Miramax Films (before getting outed as a serial rapist), threatened to replace Peter Jackson as director of Lord of the...
Forum: The Books 04-29-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By Morthoron
The army of green Scrubbing Bubbles(TM) was...

The army of green Scrubbing Bubbles(TM) was loaded with Perchloroethylene, Triclosan, Quarternary Ammonium Compounds, 2-Butoxyethanol, Ammonia, Sodium Hydroxide and Chlorine.

The green Scrubbing...
Forum: The Movies 04-28-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,991
Posted By Morthoron
The "fey" nature of the Silvan Elves in TH...

The "fey" nature of the Silvan Elves in TH certainly reflects the folklore of the British Isles (particularly Gaelic Ireland, Wales and Scotland), where unwanted visitors stumble upon a glimpse of...
Forum: The Books 04-23-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,635
Posted By Morthoron
This is not a yes or no question, and it never...

This is not a yes or no question, and it never was. The analogy/allegory you and your cipher Seth wish to force on the situation does not apply to the story at all. The story line does not in any...
Forum: The Books 04-11-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By Morthoron
I am guessing the 300+ pages will be filled in...

I am guessing the 300+ pages will be filled in appendices, footnotes and postscripts, as C. Tolkien has a penchant for addenda.
Forum: The Books 04-11-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By Morthoron
[/quote] I don't see C. Tolkien venturing...

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I don't see C. Tolkien venturing down the publishing path again; in fact, I am surprised he managed to eke this one out at his august age.

As far as the publisher's blurb, perhaps in...
Forum: The Books 04-10-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By Morthoron
"The Fall of Gondolin" Due Out August 30th, 2018

Here are the particulars from the Tolkien Society:

https://www.tolkiensociety.org/2018/04/the-fall-of-gondolin-to-be-published/

It will be interesting to see how much of this will be just...
Forum: The Books 03-18-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,168
Posted By Morthoron
No thank you. I think I've made all the points...

No thank you. I think I've made all the points necessary, and this conversation is getting no where. So rather than continue a circular debate without a logical outcome, I'll just stop here. We are...
Forum: The Books 03-18-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,168
Posted By Morthoron
Breeding a better orc may be a technological...

Breeding a better orc may be a technological advance, but it does not indicate strength. Consider that Smaug ruined Erebor and Dale by himself, but he was the last of his kind; yet in the 1st Age...
Forum: The Books 03-18-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,635
Posted By Morthoron
Oh look! It's Balfrog the Fallacy Farmer come to...

Oh look! It's Balfrog the Fallacy Farmer come to spread more manure from the Supriya Seth, LLC (Limited Literary Currency) pile of ponderous allegorical offal and digital dung.

I still can't...
Forum: The Books 03-15-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,168
Posted By Morthoron
That is not a counter-argument. Saruman did not...

That is not a counter-argument. Saruman did not create the Uruk-hai, he merely borrowed the recipe from Sauron who actually first bred the race earlier in the 3rd Age. But Saruman and Sauron...
Forum: The Books 03-11-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,168
Posted By Morthoron
I think you're quite off the mark there. I don't...

I think you're quite off the mark there. I don't for once think that Tolkien meant the slow, inexorable fall from grace from the 1st to 2nd to 3rd Age to be hyperbolic in the least. There are any...
Forum: The Books 03-11-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,168
Posted By Morthoron
Biblical precedents, certainly; however, Tolkien...

Biblical precedents, certainly; however, Tolkien drew just as heavily, if not more, on the Greek pantheon and mythos in The Silmarillion. Really, every mythology, whether it be Hebraic, Greek or...
Forum: The Books 02-25-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,635
Posted By Morthoron
Lard is also a cure for butter burs. Very...

Lard is also a cure for butter burs. Very nettlesome.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 02-25-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3,612
Views: 258,730
Posted By Morthoron
Thank you, much appreciated!

Thank you, much appreciated!
Forum: The Books 02-17-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,635
Posted By Morthoron
Unfortunately, you are utterly incapable of...

Unfortunately, you are utterly incapable of seeing the asininity, which makes this all the more hilariously ironic!



Your mathematics is as flawed as Seth's theory. How does one make four...
Forum: The Books 01-29-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,635
Posted By Morthoron
Exodus 21:32 If the ox gores a slave, male or...

Exodus 21:32 If the ox gores a slave, male or female, its owner will pay the price -- thirty shekels -- to their master, and the ox will be stoned.

the pony Bill was a slave, wretched and...
Forum: The Books 01-21-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By Morthoron
I had always assumed that Of the Rings of Power...

I had always assumed that Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age was an essay compiled by Christopher Tolkien and Guy Gavriel Kay, a distillation of JRRT's work beyond the bounds of The Silmarillion...
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