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Forum: The Movies 05-01-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 42
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Pipe I think people often forget that, although he...

I think people often forget that, although he wasn't the first or only fantasy author of the early twentieth century, it was Tolkien who launched the genre into the stratosphere. He's so pervasive...
Forum: The Books 05-01-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 61,795
Pipe I think it's probably more complicated than that....

I think it's probably more complicated than that. Whatever associations somebody might make, that was the proper form according to the phonological rules JRRT had laid down. To change it to something...
Forum: The Books 04-30-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 61,795
Pipe If he didn't, he showed a surprising ignorance of...

If he didn't, he showed a surprising ignorance of Greek for a Classical exhibitionist. Teleporno is the Greek prefix Tele (roughly 'remote', 'at a distance' cf Television) and porno, from pron...
Forum: Quiz Room 10-02-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8,413
Views: 330,777
Pipe 9 is more likely to be Old Forest, although I'm...

9 is more likely to be Old Forest, although I'm not convinced that 'fo' can be 'four'.
Forum: Quiz Room 09-29-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8,413
Views: 330,777
Pipe Or just Dwarves. 13 after the unexpected party,...

Or just Dwarves. 13 after the unexpected party, then three leaving with Bilbo sixty years later.

I think that 12 is Fatty (Bolger and Lumpkin)
Forum: The Books 09-28-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,226
Well, it may not be a coincidence that Tad-dail...

Well, it may not be a coincidence that Tad-dail is so similar to Tarka Dal. Best be careful what you eat at a Noldorin barbeque.

Although it's not expressly denied in any text, this idea of the...
Forum: The Books 08-20-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,382
Pipe I should, perhaps, clarify that there's a fair...

I should, perhaps, clarify that there's a fair amount of evidence for what JRRT intended the Silmarillion to look like, but too many people are willing to make sweeping claims for a 'true' version...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 08-19-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,098
Pipe I'm signed up, and will be there from the...

I'm signed up, and will be there from the beginning this time. I didn't manage to get a room in the college, but fortunately St Hugh's has some.
Forum: The Books 08-16-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,382
Pipe It looks like it could be a good reference guide...

It looks like it could be a good reference guide to CRT's methodology, but I doubt it will suggest a 'true' or definitive Silmarillion. The only such thing in my view would have been a complete...
Forum: Quiz Room 08-16-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8,413
Views: 330,777
Pipe Is 2 Eithel Sirion?

Is 2 Eithel Sirion?
Forum: The Books 08-12-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,111
It seems to me that in temperament, Tolkien was...

It seems to me that in temperament, Tolkien was analytical. He spent much of his life in the search for meaning in human affairs, which meant that he was particularly good at pattern recognition and...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-10-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8,413
Views: 330,777
Pipe Well, the theme is Middle-earth couples:...

Well, the theme is Middle-earth couples: Finduilas of Dol Amroth and Denethor II, Faramir Took and Goldilocks Gamgee, Elanor Gamgee and Fastred of Greenholm. That leaves Arwen and Thorongil (Toil,...
Forum: Quiz Room 12-10-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8,413
Views: 330,777
Pipe Might as well clear this one up

I think these are probably the remaining answers.

1. Finduilas: Find, u, anagram of sail
4. Turgon: T[rade] U[nion], and anagram of Gron[d]
7. Denethor: Den, E, thor

Welcome to the Downs,...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-30-2017, 05:54 AM
Replies: 8,413
Views: 330,777
Pipe I don't know how I missed this. That is the right...

I don't know how I missed this. That is the right answer. Sorry about the mix up: I've been particularly tired lately. Now that you've mentioned it, all I'm thinking is: Dunhere ye cannae get guid...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-28-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8,413
Views: 330,777
Pipe It's not Hma, but you'll get there if you follow...

It's not Hma, but you'll get there if you follow various ideas you've put forward already.
Forum: Quiz Room 11-28-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8,413
Views: 330,777
Pipe Neither of those, I'm afraid. Try more wordplay...

Neither of those, I'm afraid. Try more wordplay and less allusion.
Forum: Quiz Room 11-28-2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8,413
Views: 330,777
Pipe That fits the clue nicely, but it's not the...

That fits the clue nicely, but it's not the answer I had in mind. I was being a bit less metaphorical about the stairs.
Forum: Quiz Room 11-25-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8,413
Views: 330,777
Pipe None of those are the right answer, but Mithalwen...

None of those are the right answer, but Mithalwen is headed in the right direction.
Forum: Quiz Room 11-23-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8,413
Views: 330,777
Pipe It is Halifirien. Setter (I) doubly and En,...

It is Halifirien. Setter (I) doubly and En, around fir, after Lah backwards. The definition is rubbish, though, as nobody ever hid anything there. I must have confused it with Dunharrow.

1. CIRION...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-23-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8,413
Views: 330,777
Pipe Quite so Both reasonable. It's probably...

Quite so


Both reasonable. It's probably worth seeing where they go.
There are more options that you're not considering, but that's also a good direction to try.

Not to me. I like the...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-23-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8,413
Views: 330,777
Pipe Huan isn't a setter. Tolkien seems to imply that...

Huan isn't a setter. Tolkien seems to imply that he's some special breed native to Valinor. Also the answer isn't Hornburg, which is too close to Aglarond to make for a good password. As for doubly...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-23-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8,413
Views: 330,777
Pipe Not a trap, although I may claim later that it...

Not a trap, although I may claim later that it was a cunning double bluff. In any case, that's the right answer.

1. CIRION - Just over a century before rise of moody cinema, this character was...
Forum: Quiz Room 11-23-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8,413
Views: 330,777
Pipe At the Council of Elrond Orald is an...

At the Council of Elrond



Orald is an Old English word, so should represent Rohirric. It's likely that it survives from a now extinct language spoken by the ancestors of the Rohirrim before...
Forum: Quotable Quotes 11-21-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16,247
Views: 664,073
Pipe f?

f?
Forum: Quiz Room 11-21-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8,413
Views: 330,777
Pipe While the primary meaning is intended to recall...

While the primary meaning is intended to recall genius loci and therefore Tom, the alternative meaning is an intentional misdirection.
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