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Forum: The Movies 11-21-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,029
Posted By Morthoron
Lalaith, I believe ArcusCalion is from that...

Lalaith, I believe ArcusCalion is from that cynical lot who believe every artistic endeavor primarily revolves around the making of money, no matter what altruistic intent mentioned by the artist.
...
Forum: The Movies 11-18-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,029
Posted By Morthoron
Well, white wolves did cross the Brandywine...

Well, white wolves did cross the Brandywine during the Fell Winter. Could zombies be far behind?
Forum: The Movies 11-18-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,029
Posted By Morthoron
I can't say I have much faith in an adaptation,...

I can't say I have much faith in an adaptation, save for that morbid type of interest that makes one slow down on the freeway to view a car crash.

Oh, I'm sure they'll trot out a slew of hired-gun...
Forum: The Movies 11-15-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,029
Posted By Morthoron
Well, this explains a lot. C. Tolkien has...

Well, this explains a lot. C. Tolkien has resigned as Director of the Tolkien Estate...

https://io9.gizmodo.com/j-r-r-tolkiens-son-resigns-as-director-of-tolkien-esta-1820476459

The vultures...
Forum: The Movies 11-14-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,029
Posted By Morthoron
The press release specifically states: ...

The press release specifically states:



The bold sections are my emphasis. It will not be The Silmarillion, because the Tolkien Estate has not made any statement regarding the sale of separate...
Forum: The Books 11-10-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,209
Posted By Morthoron
Who are you then but a cipher, Balfrog? You are...

Who are you then but a cipher, Balfrog? You are either Seth or a Seth sycophant incapable of sentient separation from the mother's mottled teat.

In either case you neither post of your own...
Forum: The Movies 11-08-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By Morthoron
Yes, that is an important passage, Rune. I think...

Yes, that is an important passage, Rune. I think the movies minimized the actual contribution and sacrifices of the Gondorions and their allies/vassals. The poignancy of the loss of such lords as...
Forum: The Movies 11-06-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 197
Posted By Morthoron
Obvious misprint. I guarantee the "Tolkien...

Obvious misprint. I guarantee the "Tolkien Estate" is not shopping the property around, as "Tolkien Enterprises" owns the television/movie rights to LotR. And you'd have to pull the rights from...
Forum: The Movies 11-05-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By Morthoron
You can only have the Barrow Wights attack the...

You can only have the Barrow Wights attack the Pelennor if you then allow Tom Bombadil to suddenly come dancing, prancing and pirouetting down the lane and put the Műmakil to sleep with one of his...
Forum: The Books 10-29-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,209
Posted By Morthoron
Seeing as you evidently sprang fully-formed from...

Seeing as you evidently sprang fully-formed from the head of Priya Seth like Athena from Zeus, I will forgive your lack of common knowledge regarding Tolkien while you sycophantically preen under the...
Forum: The Books 09-09-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,209
Posted By Morthoron
First of all, I was joking; second, sadly, it...

First of all, I was joking; second, sadly, it seems you are in earnest regarding an hypothesis by your Sethian alter-ego that resorts to possibility puddle-jumping and an otherwise pretzel-logic...
Forum: The Books 08-20-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,156
Posted By Morthoron
I expect it's rather like a fundamentalist's...

I expect it's rather like a fundamentalist's adamant word-for-word view of the bible as opposed to a more liberal Christian's understanding of biblical events through the lens of modern, accepted...
Forum: The Books 08-14-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,944
Posted By Morthoron
You are entirely right. I conflated the...

You are entirely right. I conflated the "Easterlings with axes" with the men of Khand. My point was, though, there was no mention of Variags being horsemen either. Having axes on horses was merely...
Forum: The Books 08-13-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,944
Posted By Morthoron
I am unaware of any documentation saying they...

I am unaware of any documentation saying they were "a horse people". The Wainriders, of course, had an affinity to horses, but the same isn't mentioned of the Variags that I can recall. All we really...
Forum: The Books 08-13-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,944
Posted By Morthoron
Not Magyars. Here is a nice bit of research here:...

Not Magyars. Here is a nice bit of research here:

http://blog.tolkien-studies.com/2010/10/08/who-were-the-variags-of-khand/

It contains both conjecture on the word "Variag" as well as "Khand"....
Forum: The Books 08-09-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,209
Posted By Morthoron
Perhaps if you knew history rather than...

Perhaps if you knew history rather than regurgitating someone else's work, you would know that of the three scholastic philosophers, Thomas Aquinas and Albertus Magnus did indeed know each other and...
Forum: The Books 07-26-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,209
Posted By Morthoron
Actually, the trolls, profound thinkers that they...

Actually, the trolls, profound thinkers that they were, were named after the great scholastic philosophers Thomas Aquinas, Albertus Magnus and William of Ockham. Legend has it that there was a 4th...
Forum: The Books 07-08-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,065
Posted By Morthoron
Saying my "last post was not particularly well...

Saying my "last post was not particularly well thought out and lacks balance" is as laughable as the premise you started with. Because I am not required to do public relations work for a...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-01-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 81,873
Posted By Morthoron
Ten years here. How appropriate they refer...

Ten years here.

How appropriate they refer to it as a "death day", because obviously I don't have a life. :D

And it's true my death day was actually 6-4-17, but it has been said by many that I...
Forum: The Movies 06-21-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,452
Posted By Morthoron
Oh my, so many of the actors were often in great...

Oh my, so many of the actors were often in great movies (or at least memorable enough that I knew them when they appeared on screen) prior to the LotR trilogy. My personal favorites:

Christopher...
Forum: The Movies 06-20-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,452
Posted By Morthoron
I thought Elrond was at any minute preparing to...

I thought Elrond was at any minute preparing to don a pair of Ray-Bans and call Frodo "Neo."
Forum: The Movies 06-16-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,452
Posted By Morthoron
The argument regarding the trans-mutational...

The argument regarding the trans-mutational necessity of fundamental change when crossing mediums falls fairly flat when people almost universally praise the immortal lines drawn directly from the...
Forum: The Movies 06-15-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,452
Posted By Morthoron
Perhaps I am being picky, but as someone who has...

Perhaps I am being picky, but as someone who has ridden a fair number of horses over the years, it seems that the lumpy New Zealand terrain they chose to represent Rohan would be the last place in...
Forum: The Movies 06-14-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,452
Posted By Morthoron
I don't want sh*t all over my cake, thank you.

I don't want sh*t all over my cake, thank you.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 06-10-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By Morthoron
My gift would be a clay pipe with a crack in the...

My gift would be a clay pipe with a crack in the bowl. And on the tag tied with a string to the pipe stem would be the words:

"For Morthoron, who insists that he really should quit smoking, yet...
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