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Forum: The Barrow-Downs 07-07-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 87,474
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: 4,750
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: 4,136
Views: 535,371
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Happy Birthday Estelyn.

Happy Birthday Estelyn.
Forum: The Movies 05-31-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 73,087
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: 248
Views: 73,087
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: 248
Views: 73,087
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: 248
Views: 73,087
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: 4,750
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: 844
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: 4,750
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots Hear, hear!

Hear, hear!
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 04-30-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,750
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: 4,750
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: 4,750
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: 4,750
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: 691
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: 4,750
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: 1,520
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: 1,520
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...
Forum: The Books 04-18-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,442
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots For me, no, my standard of canon has not really...

For me, no, my standard of canon has not really changed although my opinions about some things within that canon have changed.

For me the biggest change I've had since my early days is an...
Forum: The Movies 04-17-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 73,087
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I think there are two points to be made about...

I think there are two points to be made about this.

The first is that there seems to have been an expectation that, it being HBO, they had to have nudity and casual sex in the show to establish...
Forum: The Movies 04-17-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 73,087
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots That was in the golden days of season one. ...

That was in the golden days of season one.

In my opinion it got substantially worse from there.

Of course, I could be justly accused of not knowing what I'm talking about since I gave up on...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-17-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,942
Posted By Kuruharan
He actually posted as recently as last year. ...

He actually posted as recently as last year.

His activity mostly stopped in late 2009 - early 2010.
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 04-14-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 297,763
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I think today I may have topped my post count for some years...

Fashion can be very important in Italy.
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 04-14-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5,199
Views: 533,675
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I cannot play. I wish I could, but neither my...

I cannot play. I wish I could, but neither my personal nor professional life right now will admit to such a possibility.

But I, as usual, cannot rep Form because I've done it too recently...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-14-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,942
Posted By Kuruharan
Boots I just have to say "Amen to this!" Being without...

I just have to say "Amen to this!" Being without the Downs was a distressing time...even though I don't check in to it nearly as often anymore. It is comforting knowing that it is still there. And...
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