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Forum: The Movies 12-22-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Little did we know that, in true Tolkien fashion,...

Little did we know that, in true Tolkien fashion, the high point was at the beginning and everything was all downhill from there.
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 12-19-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14,185
Views: 1,399,500
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Is THIS your ring..?

Is THIS your ring..?
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 10-10-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,066
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Umm... :eek: :p (EDIT: I am nothing if...

Umm... :eek:

:p

(EDIT: I am nothing if not helpful...and also unable to rep most of the people in this thread.)
Forum: The Books 08-22-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,428
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots A fact that has somehow eluded many great minds...

A fact that has somehow eluded many great minds for centuries.
Forum: The Movies 08-22-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 92,246
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Unknown on both, but what the richest man on...

Unknown on both, but what the richest man on earth wants is the series to make him lots of money and that may well happen. Fundamentally, this is just an attempt to make a quick buck off the name...
Forum: The Movies 08-14-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Personally I don't think it has much significance...

Personally I don't think it has much significance for anything at all.
Forum: The Movies 08-13-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 92,246
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I have a bit of a bizarre reaction, but seeing...

I have a bit of a bizarre reaction, but seeing this image actually (and irrationally) makes me angrier about this whole thing than I was before.

I guess I had made peace (sort of) with the...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-07-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 98,953
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots *Checks own join date* I've only been here...

*Checks own join date*

I've only been here nineteen years. That's much better.
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 06-12-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,285
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I've always read that as resignation on Tolkien's...

I've always read that as resignation on Tolkien's part that all systems are each failures in their own way and that anarcho-monarchism was, in his view, the least bad rather than being particularly...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-31-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4,211
Views: 600,925
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Happy Birthday Estelyn.

Happy Birthday Estelyn.
Forum: The Movies 05-31-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 92,246
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots That right there is basically everything that is...

That right there is basically everything that is wrong with contemporary pop culture summed up in a single sentence.
Forum: The Movies 05-28-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 92,246
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots My intense hatred of his...actions (I will not...

My intense hatred of his...actions (I will not dignify them with the word "effort") in this regard are a matter of copious public record...parasites trying to stand on the shoulders of a giant...
Forum: The Movies 05-28-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 92,246
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots But this is being sold as offering something of...

But this is being sold as offering something of the sort. The consumer bases their choices on the statements of the marketing.

What we are pointing out here is that Amazon is engaging in what...
Forum: The Movies 05-26-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 92,246
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I don't know that any information there should...

I don't know that any information there should make us feel any worse about how the series will turn out. I think it just provides more confirmation of what we already knew.

What is dismaying,...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 05-06-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,285
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Tolkien is playing into a common medieval...

Tolkien is playing into a common medieval stereotype against millers. The miller was one of the most prosperous members of the average medieval community. He had a monopoly from the local lord to...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-01-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,871
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots In to the throng walked a well dressed and hooded...

In to the throng walked a well dressed and hooded dwarf. Strangely, or perhaps not, he was followed by a large dragon of ancient and imperial lineage who appeared to be laden down with a large...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 04-30-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,285
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Hear, hear!

Hear, hear!
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 04-30-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,285
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I had never thought about that before. My...

I had never thought about that before.

My guess is that it is an additional personal identifier in case there was another Giles in town.
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 04-29-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,285
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I subscribe to to the school of thought that says...

I subscribe to to the school of thought that says that translating knyaz as "prince" or "grand prince" is a piece of western snobbery which was intended to reduce the social and cultural standing of...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 04-29-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,285
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots There is quite the rabbit hole you can disappear...

There is quite the rabbit hole you can disappear down on this topic...so here I go!

Basileus is not the original Greek word for king. The original word was "Anax," which while losing the status...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 04-28-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,285
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I too had noticed this oddity. In the notes...

I too had noticed this oddity.

In the notes in the 50th Anniversary Edition it says thusly:



I must admit I had never seen basileus as carrying that connotation before that footnote, and I...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-28-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,678
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots My condolences to her and her family.

My condolences to her and her family.
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 04-27-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,285
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Giles doesn't remind me of Bilbo so much as...

Giles doesn't remind me of Bilbo so much as Gaffer Gamgee.

It has been many a long year since I read the book, but it surprised me on this re-read how often I would read a passage and think to...
Forum: The Books 04-21-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,580
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I find the discussion of Tolkien's influence over...

I find the discussion of Tolkien's influence over the development of Dungeons & Dragons to be a very interesting topic.

Although, first, it needs to be said that the various settings that fall...
Forum: The Books 04-18-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,580
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots -and- The word "fan" given the wide...

-and-



The word "fan" given the wide variety of things and contexts that is can be used for to me has a connotation of trivializing my interest in Tolkien (or indeed anything else).

There...
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