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Forum: The Books Yesterday, 06:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,701
Posted By Formendacil
Dark-Eye Dredging up a VERY old (but timeless) thread to...

Dredging up a VERY old (but timeless) thread to note how 100% spot on alatar's assessment of Peter Jackson's adaptation methods were: he just didn't know it would be The Hobbit!

Since I'm here,...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter Yesterday, 01:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,351
Posted By Formendacil
Sting Rereading this old thread, not because I have...

Rereading this old thread, not because I have anything that cropped up on my reread to say, though that is why I read it, but because I have something to say one the very old topic of Sam and Pippin...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter Yesterday, 12:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,888
Posted By Formendacil
Question At the end of "Three is Company," Frodo is...

At the end of "Three is Company," Frodo is pressed by Gildor to take companions with him; at the start of this chapter, we discover the Elves were also pressuring Sam to do the same.

What about...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-20-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,237
Posted By Formendacil
Pipe I had nothing to say for "A Long-Awaited Party,"...

I had nothing to say for "A Long-Awaited Party," and then somehow a whole grocery list of thoughts occurred for "The Shadow of the Past." Skim-reading through the thread (and getting side-tracked...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-20-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 19,486
Posted By Formendacil
Tolkien Alas! I have been tripped up. I think your second...

Alas! I have been tripped up. I think your second quote, from "Aldarion and Erendis" is probably at the heart of some of my foiled hunch.

Your speculation, Huinesoron is rather fascinating: the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-19-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 52
Posted By Formendacil
Pipe Mind is like a Lumber-room

Posting this in Novices & Newcomers because it deals more with the reader's experience of the text than with the text itself, but if the mods deem it misplaced, please move it elsewhere.

Over in...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-19-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 19,486
Posted By Formendacil
Pipe After far too long (a couple years, I think), I'm...

After far too long (a couple years, I think), I'm rereading The Lord of the Rings (though, of course, having read it so much in my formative years, it's not as if I've forgotten it!) and having both...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-17-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 3,221
Views: 253,685
Posted By Formendacil
Dark-Eye Miserable! We had the power go out yesterday...

Miserable! We had the power go out yesterday afternoon (in 95°F with humidity outside and a 10-day infant inside). Mercifully, it came back in what was probably only ten second or so, but... man,...
Forum: The Movies 06-18-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,205
Posted By Formendacil
Pipe Nah, the real twist will come (at the end of...

Nah, the real twist will come (at the end of season three or four) when Aragorn is killed and Evilagorn takes his place as part of some long con to infiltrate Lórien--but it turns out that Arwen is...
Forum: The Books 04-11-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By Formendacil
Pipe Ever since we got wind of Beren and Lúthien, I...

Ever since we got wind of Beren and Lúthien, I wanted this, just to round out the set of the three great tales, but I didn't think it would actually happen, since the vibe from Beren and Lúthien...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 04-10-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 177,435
Posted By Formendacil
Yup--I know it is a heavy burden, but I can still...

Yup--I know it is a heavy burden, but I can still participate.
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 03-11-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 177,435
Posted By Formendacil
Sting You have my crayons!

You have my crayons!
Forum: The Books 01-02-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,348
Posted By Formendacil
My gut instinct is to say that while it might be...

My gut instinct is to say that while it might be the case that Glaurung could, that doesn't mean that dragons in general could. My instinct is to look to Smaug for an idea of what a "generic" dragon...
Forum: The Books 01-01-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,348
Posted By Formendacil
Pipe I am going to disagree with the letter of Master...

I am going to disagree with the letter of Master Kuruharan's reply--but perhaps in doing so, I shall be agreeing with him in spirit.

I'll start by acknowledging that there's a wide range amongst...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 02-12-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3,637
Views: 263,628
Posted By Formendacil
1420! Thank you, Galadriel55 and Inziladun--it's always...

Thank you, Galadriel55 and Inziladun--it's always gratifying to come back to this thread at this time of year and see birthday greetings. I should really learn to give them out as faithfully.
Forum: The Movies 12-26-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,771
Posted By Formendacil
I have heard the usage "interquel" before--at...

I have heard the usage "interquel" before--at least for "during an installation of a series." It would seem to apply here.
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 11-25-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14,158
Views: 772,883
Posted By Formendacil
Even as small as Hobbits are, it was a truly...

Even as small as Hobbits are, it was a truly jumbo shrimp Pippin had found.
Forum: The Books 11-16-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,277
Posted By Formendacil
Aragorn *did* say that Bilbo's work on First Age...

Aragorn *did* say that Bilbo's work on First Age topics was cheeky. ;)
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 11-11-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,947
Posted By Formendacil
Sting Remembrance Day

We have threads to celebrate Tolkien's Birthday (http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?t=13491) and Tolkien's Deathday (http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?t=13491), and we have...
Forum: The Books 10-20-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,826
Posted By Formendacil
Tolkien I too am expecting this to look a lot like The...

I too am expecting this to look a lot like The Children of Húrin--and as far as that expectation goes, I'm actually rather looking forward to it. Not that it would actually provide us with any new...
Forum: The Books 10-18-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,905
Posted By Formendacil
Pipe Excellent revivification! There's a...

Excellent revivification!

There's a temptation, I think, to distinguish between the greater evil servants--the Maiarin servants: balrogs and dragons--and the lesser: orks and trolls, on the basis...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 09-27-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,744
Posted By Formendacil
Boots Maybe, but as I read your post, I was given to...

Maybe, but as I read your post, I was given to suspect a different answer:



It seems most likely to me that Merry would have left the key with Fatty--not least if it was either a.) one of only...
Forum: The Books 07-21-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,112
Posted By Formendacil
Actually... I think the latest round of wearied...

Actually... I think the latest round of wearied explanations on the part of Marhwini has me finally comprehending what he is about... sort of. You're attempting to build a model of Middle-earth, down...
Forum: The Books 07-20-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,112
Posted By Formendacil
Sting Another Take on the Problems of a Unified Theory

Marhwini, I think there are couple things about your pursuit of a Unified Theory that are ruffling our collective feathers, and it seems to me worth it to pursue them:

1. Tolkien's work is art....
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-13-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,182
Posted By Formendacil
Sting Alas for poor Elu Ancalime, but the Downers were...

Alas for poor Elu Ancalime, but the Downers were apparently not all that divided on the subject of Gil-galad, Last High King of the Noldor...

While I hope any readers brought to this thread via my...
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