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Forum: The Movies 11-16-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 740
Posted By Zigūr
That explains a lot indeed. I think the 2012...

That explains a lot indeed. I think the 2012 interview (mentioned in the article) suggests an attitude of resignation to the exploitation of his father's work, which seems fitting.

And, of course,...
Forum: The Movies 11-14-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 740
Posted By Zigūr
I can't substantiate this, but I feel like I...

I can't substantiate this, but I feel like I remember there being some kind of grey area due to the substantial overlap between The Silmarillion and the Appendices.

I think I've mentioned before...
Forum: The Movies 11-13-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 740
Posted By Zigūr
So, after all, it is just a "glorified fan...

So, after all, it is just a "glorified fan fiction" show, expanding little bits and pieces of narrative, not really an adaptation?

That destroys what little interest I had. All this will serve to...
Forum: The Books 11-12-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By Zigūr
The more I think about it, the more I question my...

The more I think about it, the more I question my own connection (Manwė, Tulkas, Ėonwė). I was thinking of this in comparison to Michael casting out Lucifer, but nothing quite like that happens in...
Forum: The Books 11-12-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By Zigūr
It seems to me that Manwė, Tulkas and Ėonwė all...

It seems to me that Manwė, Tulkas and Ėonwė all possess a degree of comparability with the archangel Michael, or at least fulfil comparable roles at certain times.
Forum: The Movies 11-07-2017, 03:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 183
Posted By Zigūr
I considered this as well, but "Tolkien...

I considered this as well, but "Tolkien Enterprises" has been called "Middle-earth Enterprises" since 2010. Personally I feel like this makes a misattribution somewhat less likely, but I agree that...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 11-03-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,059
Posted By Zigūr
This is arguably similar to the bodies of Balrogs...

This is arguably similar to the bodies of Balrogs with their flaming hair, and thus something of a recurring demonic trait. Perhaps Śmaiar manifested approximations of human bodies piloted by their...
Forum: The Movies 10-29-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 334
Posted By Zigūr
If they were to make some kind of fan fiction...

If they were to make some kind of fan fiction spinoff, it'd have to be called The Lord of the Rings: <SUBTITLE> or similar; otherwise I suspect very few people would see it. The "brand recognition"...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 10-26-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,059
Posted By Zigūr
I agree. I wish I could find that quote about the...

I agree. I wish I could find that quote about the difference between Valar marriages and those of the Eruhķni, but maybe I just imagined it...
Forum: The Books 10-18-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By Zigūr
Is there any evidence that they weren't? By...

Is there any evidence that they weren't? By somebody, if not the Dśnedain? I don't think the text says anything either way, unless I'm forgetting something.

If Arda is Earth, then presumably they...
Forum: The Movies 10-15-2017, 05:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 334
Posted By Zigūr
I think this is likely as well. The Hobbit and...

I think this is likely as well. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings were already famous texts before the films. Putting aside the fact that they would have to almost completely invent the plot from...
Forum: The Movies 10-13-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By Zigūr
Surely it would have made more sense to have not...

Surely it would have made more sense to have not included the Dead at all, and simply to have had Aragorn arrive with boatloads of reinforcements. Not as much of a spectacle, but it wouldn't induce a...
Forum: The Books 10-11-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 368
Posted By Zigūr
It might also be worth pointing out that it's...

It might also be worth pointing out that it's unclear which "Void" Morgoth was cast into at the end of the First Age.

Professor Tolkien doesn't actually resolve this dichotomy within the text.
...
Forum: The Books 10-06-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 368
Posted By Zigūr
As usual, we can find interesting information, if...

As usual, we can find interesting information, if not answers, in "Myths Transformed". In part (iii) of 'Notes on motives in the Silmarillion', Professor Tolkien defines the Void as "a conception of...
Forum: The Books 10-02-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By Zigūr
I think something like the second scenario seems...

I think something like the second scenario seems fitting. While I imagine Sauron would not have even admitted the existence of the Valar to his minions unless he had to, I can see him constantly...
Forum: The Books 10-02-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By Zigūr
This topic was discussed here: ...

This topic was discussed here:
http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?t=18770
My opinion is that Sauron's realm would have eventually torn itself apart through internal strife and civil war. A...
Forum: The Books 09-27-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By Zigūr
Yes, and this is consistent with the rest of...

Yes, and this is consistent with the rest of Butterbur's quote:
"the Rangers have all gone away, folk tell me. I don't think we've rightly understood till now what they did for us. For there's been...
Forum: The Books 09-27-2017, 01:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By Zigūr
Dunland, it would seem. Butterbur observes that...

Dunland, it would seem. Butterbur observes that "newcomers and gangrels [...] began coming up the Greenway last year". However, those among them who were "bad men, full o' thievery and mischief" were...
Forum: The Books 09-22-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Zigūr
I could be wrong, but I don't think there's...

I could be wrong, but I don't think there's anything about judgement in the Halls of Mandos. In any event, I don't think it was the role of the Valar to judge them.

It's worth remembering that...
Forum: The Books 09-22-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By Zigūr
It doesn't really answer the question, but the...

It doesn't really answer the question, but the essay 'Aman', published in Morgoth's Ring, discusses the idea that, because of the different way time is perceived in the Blessed Realm, a Man's entire...
Forum: The Books 09-13-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By Zigūr
The implication I take from this is that the...

The implication I take from this is that the spiritual or moral side of the kingship would wither away, and that perhaps even Eldarion may have been more an administrator than anything.

I don't...
Forum: The Books 08-15-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,148
Posted By Zigūr
I have something in the spirit of recent thread...

I have something in the spirit of recent thread revivals. In the thread Sauron's Great Miscalculation (http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?t=19065) there was some discussion of Sauron's Orc...
Forum: The Books 08-14-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,928
Posted By Zigūr
Yep. I think virtually everything we know about...

Yep. I think virtually everything we know about the Variags is:
1. They lived in Khand.
2. They were Men.
3. They were allies of the Wainriders, and that's assuming the "Men of Khand" of the...
Forum: The Books 08-14-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,928
Posted By Zigūr
That's a good find. I suppose that adds more fuel...

That's a good find. I suppose that adds more fuel to the fire about what implications, if any, the choice of the word "Variag" has.

Nonetheless it doesn't explain the recurring linking of the...
Forum: The Books 08-14-2017, 02:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,928
Posted By Zigūr
If you'll permit me to raise a point here...

If you'll permit me to raise a point here Morthoron, there's no evidence I can see that the Variags of Khand fought with axes. Of the scant times they or their land is mentioned, axes are never...
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