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Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 05-18-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14,158
Views: 673,284
Posted By Lalwendė
"Sorry, Thorin, I don't care how much you 'rock'....

"Sorry, Thorin, I don't care how much you 'rock'. Your decision to cut off your beard means you aren't suitable for my ZZ Top tribute band."
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-18-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,425
Posted By Lalwendė
Something to think about: Davros. If Gandalf is...

Something to think about: Davros. If Gandalf is analgous with the Doctor, and Saruman with the Master, is Davros more Sauron or Melkor?
Forum: The Movies 05-18-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,632
Posted By Lalwendė
Has the thought occurred to anyone else that...

Has the thought occurred to anyone else that inclusion of the Tauriel/Kili storyline may as much have been influenced by modern fan culture as anything else? It struck me that this was Jackson making...
Forum: The Books 05-08-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 25,618
Posted By Lalwendė
It's got me wondering now if Targaryens are in...

It's got me wondering now if Targaryens are in some way equivalent to Elves. They have peculiar, exotic histories, come from an almost mythic realm (Valyria), seem to have particular power over...
Forum: The Movies 05-08-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,632
Posted By Lalwendė
I'm neither sad nor happy. There are much more...

I'm neither sad nor happy. There are much more important things to get sad about than films. Besides, it's not as though the stories were left unfinished, as happens when a TV series is cancelled...
Forum: The Books 05-05-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,078
Posted By Lalwendė
It probably was of little interest to Tolkien -...

It probably was of little interest to Tolkien - we also don't hear much about infrastructure and economic methods in other realms, though they clearly existed beneath the surface of the story we...
Forum: The Books 05-04-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 25,618
Posted By Lalwendė
If I can get both texts into Word then I will!...

If I can get both texts into Word then I will! Otherwise, it might drive me slowly insane... I wouldn't count dwarves as that might be confusing, given that one has the 'fantasy race' type and the...
Forum: The Books 05-04-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 25,618
Posted By Lalwendė
The two are very different beasts. I don't see...

The two are very different beasts. I don't see any need to hate one because you enjoy the other, though there are many who do, and I've put up a defence for both sides. I could go on for ever about...
Forum: The Books 05-04-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,078
Posted By Lalwendė
1420! We know that the soil from Galadriel's orchard...

We know that the soil from Galadriel's orchard allows vegetation to grow more quickly, and we also know that Elves do cut down trees, as they have wooden boats, so I think clearings with fast growing...
Forum: The Movies 05-03-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 21,313
Posted By Lalwendė
It's fresh in my mind because we watched it again...

It's fresh in my mind because we watched it again about two weeks ago. I had a bad time with this film. I wanted to disengage and just enjoy it like the others, but I couldn't. It's partly my fault...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-03-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,292
Posted By Lalwendė
The boggart had been busy for there was mischief...

The boggart had been busy for there was mischief to be had everywhere these days, and many things to shout about in the night. It had bellowed about wars between men dressed as bats and men in iron...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-03-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,972
Posted By Lalwendė
This, I certainly approve of ;)

This, I certainly approve of ;)
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-03-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,972
Posted By Lalwendė
Those on 'profile' must have been loaded in the...

Those on 'profile' must have been loaded in the tea time down time, as I was on my profile earlier and it still had the old appearance then. So downtimes may be for uploading new features.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-03-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,972
Posted By Lalwendė
He drew a deep breath. "Well, I'm back," he said....

He drew a deep breath. "Well, I'm back," he said. :cool:
Forum: The Movies 12-14-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 38,701
Posted By Lalwendė
They are much more alive as characters than in...

They are much more alive as characters than in the book, with individuality. We see much less of them in this film than in the first, and they are mostly involved in action rather than talking, so it...
Forum: The Movies 12-14-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 38,701
Posted By Lalwendė
Hmmm, you should know how adaptations work. Very...

Hmmm, you should know how adaptations work. Very few are faithful, most are more revisionist than this was. I don't think it's an accident that the film critics have been enjoying this one, the first...
Forum: The Movies 12-14-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,178
Posted By Lalwendė
Fair dos ;) I don't think the films...

Fair dos ;)



I don't think the films will ever eclipse the books, not for one moment. Now I don't mean to offend anyone, but to me they are rather like the Bible, in that they are such...
Forum: The Movies 12-14-2013, 03:54 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 38,701
Posted By Lalwendė
It does help if a reviewer shows he has paid...

It does help if a reviewer shows he has paid attention though ;) That and making the thrust of his argument that Jackson can either be faithful about detail or make use of supplementary material,...
Forum: The Movies 12-13-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 38,701
Posted By Lalwendė
Yes. I can. Because I enjoyed it more than the...

Yes. I can. Because I enjoyed it more than the first Hobbit film (see my note). I have also been enjoying the book for the past 31 years. It's nothing like the book, so you still very much have a...
Forum: The Movies 12-13-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 38,701
Posted By Lalwendė
Pipe Iconoclastic. :eek: That's how it's best...

Iconoclastic. :eek: That's how it's best described in one word. Jackson has taken Tolkien's text and thrown it into the Cracks of Doom and used what was spat back out. This is the one film of all...
Forum: The Movies 12-13-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,178
Posted By Lalwendė
Errrr...nope. I've read the books more times...

Errrr...nope.

I've read the books more times than I've had celery (not more times than I've had hot dinners, that would be silly), and the film is full of spoilers. Why? It is most definitely not...
Forum: The Movies 11-22-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,178
Posted By Lalwendė
Tolkien Tolkien - The Biopic

Well, I think we should start a book right now on who is going to play him:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25049475
Forum: The Books 03-10-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,130
Posted By Lalwendė
Ring Good topic! Firstly, it wasn't my copy of A...

Good topic!

Firstly, it wasn't my copy of A Game of Thrones that got flung at the wall, but my copy of A Storm Of Swords. And there was a lot of swearing. Of that, I will comment no more or I...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 03-10-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14,158
Views: 673,284
Posted By Lalwendė
Legolas vainly hoped that drinking out of a manly...

Legolas vainly hoped that drinking out of a manly pint pot would make him look less girly.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 03-10-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,042
Posted By Lalwendė
How does he keep it from collapsing? I'm...

How does he keep it from collapsing? I'm supposing he has used 'builder's sand' as it has that silvery colour and it's more harsh (hence why it's used with cement to make mortar). Otherwise, I hope...
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