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Forum: The Books 08-08-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,749
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: 11,319
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: 1,803
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: 711
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: 1,177
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: 1,177
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: 38
Views: 1,857
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: 38
Views: 1,857
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: 38
Views: 1,857
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: 38
Views: 1,857
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: 943
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...
Forum: The Movies 05-12-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,691
Posted By Morthoron
I don't know if any of you were watching Game of...

I don't know if any of you were watching Game of Thrones, and I won't issue any spoilers, but...episode 5...wow. Ummm...that was...completely unnecessary.

And that should be a cautionary tale for...
Forum: The Books 05-04-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,924
Posted By Morthoron
Although not spot on to motifs employed in...

Although not spot on to motifs employed in folklore where mortal men marry netherworldly maidens (selkies and mermaids, for instance, who escape marriage after retrieving their skins), in many cases...
Forum: The Books 05-04-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,924
Posted By Morthoron
He wears a Lords of Andúnië football jersey on...

He wears a Lords of Andúnië football jersey on the weekends, and has the Númenórean banner on his front porch for Elendil Day.
Forum: The Movies 04-21-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,135
Posted By Morthoron
I have heard, and perhaps someone can correct me...

I have heard, and perhaps someone can correct me on this, that the film minimizes or virtually negates Tolkien's Catholicism as an important factor in his upbringing and with the spiritual nature in...
Forum: The Books 04-21-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,924
Posted By Morthoron
Why would the Mouth of Sauron be referred to as a...

Why would the Mouth of Sauron be referred to as a Black Númenórean when that line could not feasibly still be in existence? One would think Tolkien would not allow an evil race defeated nearly two...
Forum: The Movies 04-10-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,691
Posted By Morthoron
In addition, in your previous life you had to...

In addition, in your previous life you had to have pushed a Balrog off the side of a mountain. It's in the legal code.
Forum: The Books 04-07-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,679
Posted By Morthoron
Good catch, WCH. I had not considered that. Or as...

Good catch, WCH. I had not considered that. Or as you inferred, I did not take it in the context that Elrond could have intended.

That whole Maglor adopting Elrond and Elros sequence is relatively...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 03-30-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By Morthoron
I am certain that with a few off-color posts, we...

I am certain that with a few off-color posts, we can create our own discord here.
Forum: The Movies 03-03-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,101
Posted By Morthoron
Bah-dump-tisch! How about a Broadway musical...

Bah-dump-tisch!

How about a Broadway musical revue about Treebeard in his wayward youth, featuring the songs of Fats Waller?

They could call it...Ent Misbehavin'.
Forum: The Books 03-01-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,862
Posted By Morthoron
Cirion's decision was realpolitik. He granted...

Cirion's decision was realpolitik. He granted Calenardhon to Eorl because he could not hold it. Better to gain fealty from an ally than have the land overrun by Easterlings. Cirion's decision proved...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 02-26-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 341,830
Posted By Morthoron
Thanks, Gal and Inzil. And Happy Birthday...

Thanks, Gal and Inzil.

And Happy Birthday to my February predecessors, Lommy, Ang, Formy and Kath.
Forum: The Books 02-15-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 58,483
Posted By Morthoron
Teleporno...perhaps the most unfortunate name in...

Teleporno...perhaps the most unfortunate name in the whole of Tolkien's canon.
Forum: The Books 01-28-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,752
Posted By Morthoron
It is a matter of semantics. Valar and Maiar are...

It is a matter of semantics. Valar and Maiar are of the same order; however, the Valar are specifically listed and there are 14 (with perhaps a 15th if one counts Melkor), whereas the Maiar are...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-24-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 44,378
Posted By Morthoron
CHEEKY ANSWERS 1. "Then who would you take...

CHEEKY ANSWERS

1. "Then who would you take up with? A fat innkeeper who only remembers his own name because people shout it at him all day?" - Strider.
2. "And after all, sir, you did ought to...
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