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Forum: The Movies 06-02-2020, 11:10 AM
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Posted By Morthoron
Tricksy Jacksonses. We hates it forever!

Tricksy Jacksonses. We hates it forever!
Forum: The Books 05-31-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,163
Posted By Morthoron
I'm sorry, but can you please elaborate? To whom...

I'm sorry, but can you please elaborate? To whom in this thread are you referencing regarding "rank dishonesty", "elaborate false narratives", and "evasions of obvious fact." I ask because you made...
Forum: The Books 05-24-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,163
Posted By Morthoron
Did anyone notice the editor's emendation at the...

Did anyone notice the editor's emendation at the end of the article:



This quite literally shows the author did not do her research and based her diatribe on a false presentiment of Tolkien's...
Forum: The Books 05-24-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,163
Posted By Morthoron
Historical negationism. I find the whole...

Historical negationism. I find the whole decades-long rush to revisionism a distasteful aspect of academia. One should discount anyone imparting a modern worldview on people(s) in the past, even in a...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-16-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By Morthoron
You don't need to. For general info, look at the...

You don't need to. For general info, look at the WIKI site under "Disruptive use" and "Controversial content". I am sure the Barrow Wight is uninterested in garnering that sort of attention:
...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-11-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,091
Posted By Morthoron
I agree. I would volunteer; unfortunately, that...

I agree. I would volunteer; unfortunately, that would truly be the case of the cure being worse than the disease. :D
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-06-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,940
Posted By Morthoron
Estelyn gave Morthoron a subtle wink, for she...

Estelyn gave Morthoron a subtle wink, for she well knew that parody and satire were hallmarks of Moriquendi culture (hence, "Dark" Elves). Morth took the cue and ran with it.

"Minor characters,"...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-01-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,940
Posted By Morthoron
After yet another toast, the Dark Elf was feeling...

After yet another toast, the Dark Elf was feeling rather amused, or bemused as the case may be, for the Old Winyards was surprisingly potent, even for one of the Moriquendi. Elves do not get...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-23-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 724
Posted By Morthoron
Eärendil did not claim high-Kingship for much the...

Eärendil did not claim high-Kingship for much the same reason Elrond remained "Master" of the Last Homely House. They are Peredhil and it seems fairly obvious from Tolkien's frame of mind that the...
Forum: The Books 04-05-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By Morthoron
I had mentioned I would get back to this. And so...

I had mentioned I would get back to this. And so I have.





Taken in context with Eomer's earlier inference: ‘Then there is a Lady in the Golden Wood, as old tales tell!’ he said. ‘Few escape...
Forum: The Books 04-04-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By Morthoron
Yes, I've been pondering the adjective angle too,...

Yes, I've been pondering the adjective angle too, since Squatter so rudely made me come out of my quarantine-induced coma and actually start thinking rather than looking at cute puppy memes on...
Forum: The Books 04-03-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By Morthoron
This would not concern mortals, as there is no...

This would not concern mortals, as there is no evidence they are re-embodied at all; in fact, they are set apart in Mandos and none know their fate. As for Elves, there is no evidence whatsoever that...
Forum: The Books 04-03-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 686
Posted By Morthoron
Evidently the Rohirrim are a superstitious lot,...

Evidently the Rohirrim are a superstitious lot, and anything beyond their ken would be looked at suspiciously as "sorcery" (whether good, bad or indifferent), hence dwimmerlaik (dweomerlayk) as a...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 03-31-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,940
Posted By Morthoron
All this time it had become quite plain to the...

All this time it had become quite plain to the Dark Elf that these were some rather queer folk assembled herein. Not that there was anything wrong with queer folk, of course, particularly not if one...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 03-23-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,940
Posted By Morthoron
The Dark Elf Morthoron, having grown restless and...

The Dark Elf Morthoron, having grown restless and irritable during an extended period of in-home quarantine, decided to forego all conventions of social distancing (a hallmark of Dark Elf...
Forum: The Books 03-21-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,400
Posted By Morthoron
I would suggest plague is both a physical and...

I would suggest plague is both a physical and spiritual malady. Here is a description by Giovanni Boccaccio, who lived through and wrote about the Black Death of 1348:



Such an insidious and...
Forum: The Books 03-20-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,400
Posted By Morthoron
I'm here 'til Tuesday; try the veal! :D

I'm here 'til Tuesday; try the veal! :D
Forum: The Books 03-20-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,400
Posted By Morthoron
Orcs ate pangolins, thus creating the...

Orcs ate pangolins, thus creating the Orcoronavirus.
Forum: The Books 03-14-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 20,741
Posted By Morthoron
There are a certain percentage of folks who just...

There are a certain percentage of folks who just can't take things in context with the era in which a work is written and the background of the writer of that given era. This past generation seems to...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 02-25-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3,917
Views: 417,226
Posted By Morthoron
Hey, thank you both kindly! It seems I am getting...

Hey, thank you both kindly! It seems I am getting quite progressive in my old age. Why, just today I progressed directly from the couch to the computer.
Forum: The Books 02-12-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,286
Posted By Morthoron
I don't believe Tolkien ever drew a "Huron", but...

I don't believe Tolkien ever drew a "Huron", but he did enjoy stories about "red Indians" immensely as a boy.
Forum: The Books 02-04-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 981
Posted By Morthoron
Unreliable. It would grow dimmer the further one...

Unreliable. It would grow dimmer the further one moves away from Orcs. Besides, they had a more reliable light source, Gandalf's staff:
Forum: The Books 02-01-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,173
Posted By Morthoron
Actually, no. Westron is more of a lingua Franca,...

Actually, no. Westron is more of a lingua Franca, a bridge language used in commerce, or as Galadriel55 inferred, the modern use of English as a second language that is pervasive in many areas of the...
Forum: The Books 01-26-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By Morthoron
The Rings of Power, themselves, could be...

The Rings of Power, themselves, could be considered relics; in fact the Dwarven Rings were handed down through many generations. One could say the same for the Silmarils.

Every sword with a name...
Forum: The Movies 01-16-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,668
Posted By Morthoron
I have foreseen abominations a'plenty coming...

I have foreseen abominations a'plenty coming since C. Tolkien relinquished his executorship. Now his sad passing really bodes ill for J.R.R. Tolkien's literary corpus.
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