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Forum: The Books 02-12-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Morthoron
I don't believe Tolkien ever drew a "Huron", but...

I don't believe Tolkien ever drew a "Huron", but he did enjoy stories about "red Indians" immensely as a boy.
Forum: The Books 02-04-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By Morthoron
Unreliable. It would grow dimmer the further one...

Unreliable. It would grow dimmer the further one moves away from Orcs. Besides, they had a more reliable light source, Gandalf's staff:
Forum: The Books 02-01-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By Morthoron
Actually, no. Westron is more of a lingua Franca,...

Actually, no. Westron is more of a lingua Franca, a bridge language used in commerce, or as Galadriel55 inferred, the modern use of English as a second language that is pervasive in many areas of the...
Forum: The Books 01-26-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By Morthoron
The Rings of Power, themselves, could be...

The Rings of Power, themselves, could be considered relics; in fact the Dwarven Rings were handed down through many generations. One could say the same for the Silmarils.

Every sword with a name...
Forum: The Movies 01-16-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,431
Posted By Morthoron
I have foreseen abominations a'plenty coming...

I have foreseen abominations a'plenty coming since C. Tolkien relinquished his executorship. Now his sad passing really bodes ill for J.R.R. Tolkien's literary corpus.
Forum: The Books 01-16-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Morthoron
I would say that no single executor of a literary...

I would say that no single executor of a literary estate/archive has been as faithful and as zealous in protecting an author's work as Christopher Tolkien. What he has accomplished in over 40 years...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 01-15-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By Morthoron
With my son and daughter (the son is 7 years...

With my son and daughter (the son is 7 years older), I started with The Hobbit at about age 5, and then the Lord of the Rings at about 7-8. I never even considered reading The Silmarillion to them,...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-24-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3,869
Views: 388,170
Posted By Morthoron
Happy belated to Agan and Inzil, and a Merry...

Happy belated to Agan and Inzil, and a Merry Yuletide to all and sundry.
Forum: The Movies 10-22-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,431
Posted By Morthoron
Actually, it is not "Beldor", it is unfortunately...

Actually, it is not "Beldor", it is unfortunately worse -- it is "Beldar". This, to me, only cause guffaws of derision, because Beldar was a Conehead as played by Dan Ackroyd in Saturday Night Live....
Forum: The Books 10-20-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,700
Posted By Morthoron
Well, if they made a film out of the analysis, I...

Well, if they made a film out of the analysis, I suppose it would be termed a "black comedy".
Forum: The Books 10-19-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,700
Posted By Morthoron
Hmmm...and given the lack of discussion, it would...

Hmmm...and given the lack of discussion, it would seem my theory that Tolkien's work on 14th century Middle-English text -- save for Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo -- is not a...
Forum: The Books 10-11-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,700
Posted By Morthoron
The Clerk’s Forgotten Tale: Tolkien’s Lost Chaucer

I don't believe this particular tome has been discussed previously, but I am genuinely intrigued to read noted Medievalist John M. Bowers' latest effort Tolkien’s Lost Chaucer, in which Dr. Bowers...
Forum: The Books 10-11-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By Morthoron
I see my name mentioned several times, surrounded...

I see my name mentioned several times, surrounded by great heaping mounds of verbiage that have little correlation to anything that makes any sense. And so, in the spirit of spirited replies to a...
Forum: The Movies 09-19-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,431
Posted By Morthoron
And that's why well-to-do Numenoreans visited Dr....

And that's why well-to-do Numenoreans visited Dr. Henfanwa for a LASIK procedure at the Armenelos Eye Institute.
Forum: The Books 08-08-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,643
Posted By Morthoron
Lobelia and the Sackville-Baggins clan are...

Lobelia and the Sackville-Baggins clan are Tolkien's snide commentary on British social climbers. Even the hyphenated name Sackville-Baggins indicates "putting on airs". Tolkien himself notes the...
Forum: The Books 07-25-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,317
Posted By Morthoron
Yes. The thought of it just kills me.

Yes. The thought of it just kills me.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-17-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,196
Posted By Morthoron
I imagine he wasn't the life of the party.

I imagine he wasn't the life of the party.
Forum: The Books 07-01-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,889
Posted By Morthoron
The original Minas Tirith, built by Finrod in the...

The original Minas Tirith, built by Finrod in the 1st Age, was located on the isle of Tol Sirion to keep watch upon Morgoth on the northern plain of Ard-galen. The watch faced northward, but perhaps...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-27-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,633
Posted By Morthoron
It would be quite some biological trick to jump...

It would be quite some biological trick to jump from the heights of a chasm, drown in the roiling rapids, and then birth a baby post-mortem -- which survives as an infant. Saved by otters and raised...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-26-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,633
Posted By Morthoron
There is no "unknown variable". Nienor committed...

There is no "unknown variable". Nienor committed suicide, and with her an unborn child. Tolkien never haunts a place unless a tragic death has occurred on the spot:



If Tolkien tells you a...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-09-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,688
Posted By Morthoron
I am withdrawing myself from the conversation,...

I am withdrawing myself from the conversation, whichever topic that may be; you, however, can continue with your Maeglinomaniacal Maeglinophilia.

To paraphrase a certain Hobbit regarding the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-08-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,688
Posted By Morthoron
Look, I realize you're probably the sort who...

Look, I realize you're probably the sort who become pen pals with convicted murderers because "they're so misunderstood", but you're now basically calling Tuor and the survivors of Gondolin liars to...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-08-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,688
Posted By Morthoron
Sorry, you don't get to choose the topic when...

Sorry, you don't get to choose the topic when you've already opened Pandora's box, if I may mix mythological metaphors. This is just such a case, when you make a comment like:



As Galadriel...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-07-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,688
Posted By Morthoron
Yes, one was a tragic hero swept up in a Doom...

Yes, one was a tragic hero swept up in a Doom that encompassed his whole family, the other was a coward, stalker and a weak-willed turncoat.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-22-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,357
Posted By Morthoron
"They swore an oath which none shall break, and...

"They swore an oath which none shall break, and none should take, by the name even of Ilúvatar, calling the Everlasting Dark upon them if they kept it not... ...vowing to pursue with vengeance and...
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