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Forum: The Movies 06-18-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,969
Posted By Formendacil
Pipe Nah, the real twist will come (at the end of...

Nah, the real twist will come (at the end of season three or four) when Aragorn is killed and Evilagorn takes his place as part of some long con to infiltrate Lórien--but it turns out that Arwen is...
Forum: The Books 04-11-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By Formendacil
Pipe Ever since we got wind of Beren and Lúthien, I...

Ever since we got wind of Beren and Lúthien, I wanted this, just to round out the set of the three great tales, but I didn't think it would actually happen, since the vibe from Beren and Lúthien...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 04-10-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 176,491
Posted By Formendacil
Yup--I know it is a heavy burden, but I can still...

Yup--I know it is a heavy burden, but I can still participate.
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 03-11-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 176,491
Posted By Formendacil
Sting You have my crayons!

You have my crayons!
Forum: The Books 01-02-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,294
Posted By Formendacil
My gut instinct is to say that while it might be...

My gut instinct is to say that while it might be the case that Glaurung could, that doesn't mean that dragons in general could. My instinct is to look to Smaug for an idea of what a "generic" dragon...
Forum: The Books 01-01-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,294
Posted By Formendacil
Pipe I am going to disagree with the letter of Master...

I am going to disagree with the letter of Master Kuruharan's reply--but perhaps in doing so, I shall be agreeing with him in spirit.

I'll start by acknowledging that there's a wide range amongst...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 02-12-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3,632
Views: 262,352
Posted By Formendacil
1420! Thank you, Galadriel55 and Inziladun--it's always...

Thank you, Galadriel55 and Inziladun--it's always gratifying to come back to this thread at this time of year and see birthday greetings. I should really learn to give them out as faithfully.
Forum: The Movies 12-26-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,666
Posted By Formendacil
I have heard the usage "interquel" before--at...

I have heard the usage "interquel" before--at least for "during an installation of a series." It would seem to apply here.
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 11-25-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14,158
Views: 770,510
Posted By Formendacil
Even as small as Hobbits are, it was a truly...

Even as small as Hobbits are, it was a truly jumbo shrimp Pippin had found.
Forum: The Books 11-16-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,241
Posted By Formendacil
Aragorn *did* say that Bilbo's work on First Age...

Aragorn *did* say that Bilbo's work on First Age topics was cheeky. ;)
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 11-11-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,900
Posted By Formendacil
Sting Remembrance Day

We have threads to celebrate Tolkien's Birthday (http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?t=13491) and Tolkien's Deathday (http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?t=13491), and we have...
Forum: The Books 10-20-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,781
Posted By Formendacil
Tolkien I too am expecting this to look a lot like The...

I too am expecting this to look a lot like The Children of Húrin--and as far as that expectation goes, I'm actually rather looking forward to it. Not that it would actually provide us with any new...
Forum: The Books 10-18-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,881
Posted By Formendacil
Pipe Excellent revivification! There's a...

Excellent revivification!

There's a temptation, I think, to distinguish between the greater evil servants--the Maiarin servants: balrogs and dragons--and the lesser: orks and trolls, on the basis...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 09-27-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,700
Posted By Formendacil
Boots Maybe, but as I read your post, I was given to...

Maybe, but as I read your post, I was given to suspect a different answer:



It seems most likely to me that Merry would have left the key with Fatty--not least if it was either a.) one of only...
Forum: The Books 07-21-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,062
Posted By Formendacil
Actually... I think the latest round of wearied...

Actually... I think the latest round of wearied explanations on the part of Marhwini has me finally comprehending what he is about... sort of. You're attempting to build a model of Middle-earth, down...
Forum: The Books 07-20-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,062
Posted By Formendacil
Sting Another Take on the Problems of a Unified Theory

Marhwini, I think there are couple things about your pursuit of a Unified Theory that are ruffling our collective feathers, and it seems to me worth it to pursue them:

1. Tolkien's work is art....
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-13-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,136
Posted By Formendacil
Sting Alas for poor Elu Ancalime, but the Downers were...

Alas for poor Elu Ancalime, but the Downers were apparently not all that divided on the subject of Gil-galad, Last High King of the Noldor...

While I hope any readers brought to this thread via my...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-12-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,445
Posted By Formendacil
Silmaril My personal response to this (very old) thread...

My personal response to this (very old) thread would be in a similar vein to something I have written (http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?p=704572#post704572) recently elsewhere...
Forum: The Books 07-10-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,633
Posted By Formendacil
Pipe It's a silly topic, no doubt, but it's got me...

It's a silly topic, no doubt, but it's got me wondering... if it was by the hands of the small that the world was to be saved from Sauron and the One Ring, why stop at Hobbits? There are humbler...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-05-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,703
Posted By Formendacil
Silmaril Having a day off post-Mooting has given me a deep...

Having a day off post-Mooting has given me a deep dive into the Archives for interesting material, which is now coupled with a wake from my normal Huorn state into posting.

Rereading this thread,...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-04-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 151,924
Posted By Formendacil
Silmaril Independence Moot 2016

Independence Moot, if I may call it that, is actually still ongoing, but the Formendacil and Nienna portion has run its course, and I will get my thoughts out now, while they are still fresh, even as...
Forum: The Books 05-22-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,453
Posted By Formendacil
As far as Idril and Gondolin goes, it is possible...

As far as Idril and Gondolin goes, it is possible that Idril could have been Turgon's heir to the throne of Gondolin yet not a potential Heir of Finwë as High King--after all, Gondolin was a new...
Forum: The Books 03-13-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,565
Posted By Formendacil
It's a bit of a flippant response, but I can...

It's a bit of a flippant response, but I can argue from the Legendarium that Imrahil was the last generation this Elven blood was apparent to Elven eyes (the issue of mortality or lack thereof is...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 02-11-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3,632
Views: 262,352
Posted By Formendacil
Thumbs up Thank you kindly, gentlemen! It has been a...

Thank you kindly, gentlemen!

It has been a very long and not altogether pleasant day, but it cheers it a bit at the end to be remembered.
Forum: The Books 02-03-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,722
Posted By Formendacil
Narya Some Points

Fact: Sauron gave seven Rings of Power to Dwarf-kings.

Fact: There were seven ancestral houses of Dwarves.

Only Speculation: The seven "Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone" who received the...
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