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Forum: The Books 01-10-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 563
Posted By Andsigil
I would argue that Melian had more. But,...

I would argue that Melian had more.

But, you're correct in that his was vast. That is a double-edged sword, however, because the act of building up his worldly power diminished his inner power...
Forum: The Movies 12-27-2017, 04:33 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,103
Posted By Andsigil
And filled to the brim with PC tropes to the...

And filled to the brim with PC tropes to the point that it's hardly recognizable as a Tolkien work.
Forum: The Books 12-21-2017, 04:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By Andsigil
Yes, the vastness of your deductive reasoning. ...

Yes, the vastness of your deductive reasoning. :rolleyes:
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-18-2017, 04:46 AM
Replies: 3,564
Views: 240,990
Posted By Andsigil
Thank you, Galadriel. (I'm now just shy of...

Thank you, Galadriel.

(I'm now just shy of the half-century mark) :eek:
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-17-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3,564
Views: 240,990
Posted By Andsigil
Than-you, Inzil. :)

Than-you, Inzil. :)
Forum: The Movies 12-04-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,103
Posted By Andsigil
I'm deathly afraid that this Amazon series will...

I'm deathly afraid that this Amazon series will contain every banal, contrived, idiotic trope of political correctness that anyone in Hollywood can think of, and that it will dash my hopes for this...
Forum: The Books 11-10-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By Andsigil
This ley-line connection theory by Seth is...

This ley-line connection theory by Seth is nothing but coincidence-driven conjecture. One might as well make an association between the "St. Michael ley line", Lugh, and anyone driving the M3-A303...
Forum: The Movies 10-15-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By Andsigil
David Lynch did "Dune" back in 1984. It's taken...

David Lynch did "Dune" back in 1984. It's taken 33 years for another shot at it in cinema, this time with Denis Villeneuve ("Sicario", "Blade Runner 2049", "The Arrival") as the director, and it's ...
Forum: The Books 05-30-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,373
Posted By Andsigil
Have you seen the film, "Bone Tomahawk"? Picture...

Have you seen the film, "Bone Tomahawk"? Picture that.
Forum: The Books 05-30-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,373
Posted By Andsigil
We're talking about two main branches of orcs,...

We're talking about two main branches of orcs, right- those of the Misty Mountains-Gundabad, and those of Mordor?

As far as Mordor orcs, I doubt any of them stayed close enough to Rohan or Gondor...
Forum: The Books 04-24-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,793
Posted By Andsigil
Saruman's pits were the worst, and the stains on...

Saruman's pits were the worst, and the stains on both his white and many-colored robes went down to the bottom of his ribcage. Definitely a severe case of bromhidrosis.

He should have bathed in...
Forum: The Books 03-13-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,465
Posted By Andsigil
I'm not content with it. I've reached my...

I'm not content with it.

I've reached my saturation point with the kind of mutated Puritanism that saturates Seth's article. I've heard too much of it over the years: "Tolkien is sexist", "Tolkien...
Forum: The Books 03-12-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,465
Posted By Andsigil
I disagree. It's nothing but yet another essayist...

I disagree. It's nothing but yet another essayist attempting to foist 21st century mores on ancient times so that, lo and behold, we find something to be problematic.

And, thus, Ms. Seth achieves...
Forum: The Books 03-06-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,462
Posted By Andsigil
I noticed in the Hobbit film that the men of Dale...

I noticed in the Hobbit film that the men of Dale had a slavic look to their armor, with spiked helmets, just before Smaug came and roasted everyone.
Forum: The Movies 02-12-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,005
Posted By Andsigil
That was odd. I always thought elves were immune...

That was odd. I always thought elves were immune to scarring.
Forum: The Books 02-11-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,465
Posted By Andsigil
"Worrisome servility." Heavens, no! Good...

"Worrisome servility." Heavens, no!

Good Lord... I'm surprised Seth didn't start calling things "problematic" and complaining that there wasn't enough "engagement" or "outreach" done by Tom, or...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 02-02-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,355
Posted By Andsigil
My favorites were his roles as the Marquess of...

My favorites were his roles as the Marquess of Montrose in "Rob Roy" and as Winston Smith in "1984".
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-17-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3,564
Views: 240,990
Posted By Andsigil
Thank-you, Morth and Galadriel. It's been a good...

Thank-you, Morth and Galadriel. It's been a good one.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 12-17-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3,564
Views: 240,990
Posted By Andsigil
Thank-you, Inzil!

Thank-you, Inzil!
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 11-06-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3,218
Views: 239,436
Posted By Andsigil
Odd, I didn't think it was your rule; I thought...

Odd, I didn't think it was your rule; I thought it was a forum rule that politics weren't to be discussed here. But, hey, if we're allowed to make exceptions, because reasons...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 09-24-2016, 04:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,937
Posted By Andsigil
I guess I'm dead: Although, I'd like...

I guess I'm dead:



Although, I'd like to think I could either prepare against, or find a way out of any ESFP's impulsive, emotionally-driven plans.
Forum: The Books 07-20-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,017
Posted By Andsigil
Why, the good, ole USA, naturally...

Why, the good, ole USA, naturally (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_government_budgets_by_country). :)
Forum: The Books 07-20-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,017
Posted By Andsigil
No, I meant the ostensibly democratic republic in...

No, I meant the ostensibly democratic republic in which I live; it shares the characteristic of being run by a distant, unapproachable cabal of bureaucrats. :-)
Forum: The Books 07-20-2016, 03:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,017
Posted By Andsigil
Well, that certainly sounds familiar, even in...

Well, that certainly sounds familiar, even in (ostensibly) what's supposed to be a democratic republic.
Forum: The Movies 07-20-2016, 03:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,459
Posted By Andsigil
John Boorman, who directed both "Zardoz" and...

John Boorman, who directed both "Zardoz" and "Excalibur" was actually in the planning stage of directing an adaptation of LotR.

Interesting stuff about that on the "Excalibur" IMDB trivia page...
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