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Forum: Novices and Newcomers 03-20-2019, 04:16 AM
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Posted By Eldy
I'll be visiting the exhibition in New York in a...

I'll be visiting the exhibition in New York in a couple weeks, before it moves on to Paris later this year. I'd lost track of things when tickets for the special events went on sale, so I didn't get...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 03-20-2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Eldy
Thanks again to B-W and staff for getting this...

Thanks again to B-W and staff for getting this sorted out!
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 03-14-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Eldy
I did that at the beginning of last week, but I...

I did that at the beginning of last week, but I wasn't sure who the next person I should ask was, so I figured making a thread was the next best option.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 03-12-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Eldy
Possibility of username change

I hope this is an alright place to ask, but I wanted to see if it might be possible for my username to be changed to Eldy. I joined the Barrow-Downs with the same name I used to use on every Tolkien...
Forum: The Books 04-13-2018, 03:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,136
Posted By Eldy
If Durin's Bane was under Sauron's control in the...

If Durin's Bane was under Sauron's control in the Second Age, then I'd think that Sauron would have ordered it to do something other than hibernate for 5000 years. In all seriousness, even if you...
Forum: The Books 04-07-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,656
Posted By Eldy
Thanks obloquy! I can't say I've ever seen that...

Thanks obloquy! I can't say I've ever seen that thread before (I was eight years old in November 2002) but you wrote a very interesting OP there!
Forum: The Books 03-27-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,656
Posted By Eldy
I have a similar take on Bombadil, though I don't...

I have a similar take on Bombadil, though I don't think he's necessarily a Maia. That's certainly one possibility: the Valaquenta is explicit that there were Maiar in Middle-earth, and implies that...
Forum: The Books 03-27-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,584
Posted By Eldy
Yes, in that I don't think there's any particular...

Yes, in that I don't think there's any particular connection between the two, but no in that I think the reason they are similar is because that's how "magic" often works in Arda. As you point out,...
Forum: The Books 03-18-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,431
Posted By Eldy
I think Huinesoron raises a good point. Tolkien's...

I think Huinesoron raises a good point. Tolkien's attempts to make "The Silmarillion" more consistent with LOTR and more plausible in certain ways certainly did not mean removing all of the...
Forum: The Books 03-16-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,431
Posted By Eldy
The Silmarillion wasn't finished in the early...

The Silmarillion wasn't finished in the early 1950s, despite Tolkien's attempts to find a publisher interested in. It wasn't finished at the time of his death either, of course, but in the...
Forum: The Books 03-16-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,431
Posted By Eldy
On a similar note, Charles Noad put together an...

On a similar note, Charles Noad put together an outline of what The Silmarillion might have looked like had Tolkien finished it in his later life. He explained his reasoning in detail in his essay...
Forum: The Books 03-15-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,431
Posted By Eldy
While I wouldn't advise anyone to accept...

While I wouldn't advise anyone to accept everything I say without question, I appreciate your vote of confidence and especially your kind words about my essays; thank you. :)

The 1977 Silmarillion...
Forum: The Books 03-15-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,431
Posted By Eldy
Thanks Galin! I saw my Ancalagon essay quoted in...

Thanks Galin! I saw my Ancalagon essay quoted in the OP so I couldn't resist taking a look through the rest of the thread.

(Not John Garth's essay, the other one, obviously. :p)
Forum: The Movies 03-14-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,751
Posted By Eldy
The New Shadow is intriguing as a fragment but I...

The New Shadow is intriguing as a fragment but I don't really want to see someone who is not Tolkien try to extend it; at least not as a licensed adaptation that a lot of people would interpret it as...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 03-14-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4,090
Views: 391,515
Posted By Eldy
I registered here a long time ago when I was...

I registered here a long time ago when I was still relatively new to online Tolkien fandom and while I never became active I have lurked intermittently over the years. I recognize more than a few of...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 03-14-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 78,441
Posted By Eldy
"Son of the star-land" in Sindarin. It was the...

"Son of the star-land" in Sindarin. It was the name of a role-playing character I briefly played on the LOTR Plaza many years ago. I remember the RPing with some embarrassment but the name stuck,...
Forum: The Books 03-14-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,431
Posted By Eldy
You're probably thinking of the footnotes to the...

You're probably thinking of the footnotes to the first section of the Annals of Aman in which Christopher comments (note 4): "AV 2 had here (V.110) 'these are the Vanimor, the Beautiful', changed in...
Forum: The Books 03-14-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,431
Posted By Eldy
The idea of Maiar did not yet exist at the time...

The idea of Maiar did not yet exist at the time Tolkien wrote the encounter between Gandalf and Durin's Bane. The main text of LOTR was finished by 1949 (and the Moria material was first written much...
Forum: The Movies 04-23-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,968
Posted By Eldy
It's been made clear repeatedly that MGM's...

It's been made clear repeatedly that MGM's financial situation is holding up The Hobbit. Since they hold half the rights they're pretty much necessary for financing, but with them three billion...
Forum: The Books 04-03-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,894
Posted By Eldy
Fair enough; perhaps I was drawing too fine of a...

Fair enough; perhaps I was drawing too fine of a distinction there. I'd point out though that in the case of Melkor (at least, as it is told in Myths Transformed, though the canon status of those...
Forum: The Books 04-02-2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,894
Posted By Eldy
I agree that it has a lot to do with Sauron's...

I agree that it has a lot to do with Sauron's nature as a Maia. However, while he does not die in the normal sense, he is permanently disembodied, which is much like what happens to Elves and Men...
Forum: The Movies 04-02-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,968
Posted By Eldy
Interestingly, McKellen's site...

Interestingly, McKellen's site (http://www.mckellen.com/cinema/index1.htm) was recently changed to say that there is not yet a filming date. I assume that someone told him not to get ahead of things.
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