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Forum: The Books 10-15-2014, 06:15 PM
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Posted By Troelsfo
First of all, thank you to Bęthberry for alerting...

First of all, thank you to Bęthberry for alerting me to this interesting thread!

There are two issues in this thread that I should like to react to and reflect upon.

First, as to the...
Forum: The Books 05-13-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,222
Posted By Troelsfo
You're right, the statement is not there...

You're right, the statement is not there expressly. I suppose it doesn't rule it out explicitly, but I would say that it does rule it out implicitly.

Christopher Tolkien writes and notes in...
Forum: The Books 05-11-2013, 03:12 AM
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Posted By Troelsfo
Since the book is not supposed to be out until...

Since the book is not supposed to be out until the 23rd, I guess you've been lucky to come across a book shop that has put it out by mistake — lucky you! :)

I've had mine on pre-order for quite a...
Forum: The Books 05-09-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By Troelsfo
Thank you, Galin (Hello!). One thing that I...

Thank you, Galin (Hello!). One thing that I omitted in the earlier account is the influence of the McDonaldesque goblins of The Hobbit — when he began The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien would at some...
Forum: The Books 05-09-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 37
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Posted By Troelsfo
The problem is that even that is not quite that...

The problem is that even that is not quite that simple, as shown in the ‘Myths Transformed’ section of Morgoth's Ring. Of course, if all you wish is to maintain your own view, then by all means, but...
Forum: The Books 05-08-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By Troelsfo
If you read the first five volumes of The History...

If you read the first five volumes of The History of Middle-earth, you will soon see that this is not really debatable: this is clearly Tolkien's intention. You have him use phrases stating that...
Forum: The Books 05-08-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By Troelsfo
Letter no. 144 is dated 25 April 1954 to Naomi...

Letter no. 144 is dated 25 April 1954 to Naomi Mitchison. It is thus later than the transition that occurred while Tolkien was writing The Lord of the Rings. I'd have to go back and check the four...
Forum: The Books 05-08-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 37
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Posted By Troelsfo
Oh yes, it is quite clear in the prose writings...

Oh yes, it is quite clear in the prose writings on the mythology from The Book of Lost Tales until some during the writing of The Lord of the Rings that Melko > Morgoth creates the race of Orcs.
...
Forum: The Books 05-07-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 37
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Posted By Troelsfo
I have more or less given up on the Orcs :) ...

I have more or less given up on the Orcs :)

The whole question of what the Orcs were, how they came to be etc. is so wrought with problems and huge inconsistencies that attempting to make sense of...
Forum: The Books 05-07-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Troelsfo
I would add that also the written words have...

I would add that also the written words have power in Middle-earth.

This is, I think, particularly relevant with respect to physical items. Some kind of markings seems to have been a part of many...
Forum: The Books 12-29-2010, 07:01 AM
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Views: 7,553
Posted By Troelsfo
Pipe Trotter in Moria

Aragorn's reference to having visited Moria earlier is one of the remnants of the story of Trotter — the Hobbit ranger (and at some point Bilbo himself) that Tolkien originally intended the Hobbits...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-31-2009, 04:44 AM
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Posted By Troelsfo
Ten years of frequent answers

The Tolkien usenet newsgroups, alt.fan.tolkien (news:alt.fan.tolkien) and rec.arts.books.tolkien (news:rec.arts.books.tolkien), would like to invite you to the celebrations of the tenth anniversary...
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