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Forum: Novices and Newcomers Today, 11:57 AM
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Posted By Inziladun
Welcome back! I remember seeing you here and...

Welcome back! I remember seeing you here and there, but that was during my own 'sabbatical'; I didn't really get back to regular visiting until 2008.



It amazes me also. When I look back on...
Forum: The Books 10-17-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 74
Posted By Inziladun
The latter. Quantity often beats quality,...

The latter. Quantity often beats quality, exampled by Isildur's war-hardened party being overcome by a superior force of inferior fighters.
Forum: The Books 10-14-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By Inziladun
Since Arnor was at the peak of its power in the...

Since Arnor was at the peak of its power in the Second Age, I doubt any such small realm such as Angmar could have stood much chance.

The number of troops required by Sauron to have been sent...
Forum: The Books 10-09-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By Inziladun
I can relate most to Bilbo. I am a...

I can relate most to Bilbo.

I am a non-confrontational "don't bother me, and I won't bother you" type. I like routines and deplore things that interfere with them. Very boring, in other words. ;)...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-30-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,019
Posted By Inziladun
Admirers of Saruman have crafted their own...

Admirers of Saruman have crafted their own Palantíri (https://www.chron.com/business/article/Silicon-Valley-surveillance-company-Palantir-to-15607050.php), it seems.

I recall the Unfinished Tales...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-23-2020, 05:11 AM
Replies: 3,979
Views: 448,592
Posted By Inziladun
Happy Birthday to Thenamir!

Happy Birthday to Thenamir!
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-16-2020, 04:40 AM
Replies: 3,979
Views: 448,592
Posted By Inziladun
Happy Birthday Nilp!

Happy Birthday Nilp!
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-12-2020, 04:38 AM
Replies: 3,979
Views: 448,592
Posted By Inziladun
Happy Birthday to Legolas, and the ages-gone red.

Happy Birthday to Legolas, and the ages-gone red.
Forum: The Movies 09-11-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 47,950
Posted By Inziladun
My understanding is that they can do pretty much...

My understanding is that they can do pretty much anything that doesn't contradict the established canon. There's quite a bit of leeway there for GoT envy to play.
Forum: The Movies 09-10-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 47,950
Posted By Inziladun
Or the plan to invent an evil Elf queen and call...

Or the plan to invent an evil Elf queen and call her the Mother of Balrogs? ;)
Forum: The Books 09-03-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,658
Posted By Inziladun
That's true, in that I also had long assumed that...

That's true, in that I also had long assumed that the Black Riders had broken into the hobbit bedroom themselves. I remember in the Bakshi cartoon I saw when very young that that was indeed the...
Forum: The Movies 09-03-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By Inziladun
The Second Age setting preludes Gandalf...

The Second Age setting preludes Gandalf uncloaking, but all bets are off otherwise..;)
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-30-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,701
Posted By Inziladun
I don't have a "dog in the fight", but you can't...

I don't have a "dog in the fight", but you can't expect a response to everything you post.

I couldn't say how many times over the years I've commented on something and no one seemed to have...
Forum: The Books 08-30-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By Inziladun
First, the Meneltarma remaining above water after...

First, the Meneltarma remaining above water after the Downfall was only a belief among the Dúnedain, never proven.

Second, the peak itself was described as being very steep. The apex was only...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-27-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,701
Posted By Inziladun
I agree. The statement in LOTR Appendix A that it...

I agree. The statement in LOTR Appendix A that it was "Elvish country, green and quiet, where no Men went" has always been tantalizing.
Forum: The Books 08-27-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By Inziladun
According to the Akallabêth, when Sauron saw...

According to the Akallabêth, when Sauron saw Ar-Pharazôn's army, he immediately concluded he had no chance of militarily defeating him. It was only then that Sauron conceived the plot to use his...
Forum: The Books 08-27-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By Inziladun
Aside from the addition that getting all the...

Aside from the addition that getting all the dragons, giant spiders, and the Balrog to play ball was clearly not an option (else why hadn't Sauron done it?), I agree.

It'a safe bet that all Orcs...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 08-22-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3,979
Views: 448,592
Posted By Inziladun
Happy Birthday Morsul!

Happy Birthday Morsul!
Forum: The Books 08-20-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,547
Posted By Inziladun
There are also the seven Lords and seven Queens...

There are also the seven Lords and seven Queens of the Valar.

I am by no means on the level of many of the learnéd on this forum, but the use of seven I've thought a reference to the Biblical...
Forum: The Books 08-19-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,547
Posted By Inziladun
Clearly J.R.R.T was his time's Nostradamus....

Clearly J.R.R.T was his time's Nostradamus. Perhaps he really had a Palantír. :eek:
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 08-18-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3,979
Views: 448,592
Posted By Inziladun
Seconded Happy Birthday to Rune!

Seconded Happy Birthday to Rune!
Forum: The Movies 08-11-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By Inziladun
Sure. It was quite spectacular in the book, with...

Sure. It was quite spectacular in the book, with Legolas the only Elf present.
Forum: The Books 08-10-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,547
Posted By Inziladun
That's the crux of the matter. It's all...

That's the crux of the matter.

It's all well and good (for some, anyway) to parse the works of a deceased author in search of hidden signs and secret meanings.
With the lack of any evidence...
Forum: The Movies 08-09-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By Inziladun
Man, that stings! Can I start a thread on who...

Man, that stings! Can I start a thread on who LOTR's Jar Jar is? :D
Forum: The Books 07-26-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By Inziladun
The "timelessness" of Lorien and Rivendell was...

The "timelessness" of Lorien and Rivendell was attained largely by the use of the two rings of the Three used by their Elvish guardians. Eregion had no such powers at work.

The Shire had a wholly...
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