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Forum: The Books 10-12-2021, 02:57 PM
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Posted By Galin
On this point, GA simply notes: "Thereafter...

On this point, GA simply notes: "Thereafter Maedros wielded his sword with his left hand." while QS note that he: "lived to wield his sword with left hand more deadly than his right had been."
...
Forum: The Books 10-09-2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By Galin
Well, that's what I get for skipping around!...

Well, that's what I get for skipping around! Hadn't read XIX yet (still haven't read XX) even though I've jumped to much later sections of the book. As I say, I'd been aware of the nette remark since...
Forum: The Books 10-08-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By Galin
Admittedly, I'm making a broader statement here...

Admittedly, I'm making a broader statement here about Tolkien's possible mindset in the later phases of his writing. We can't know, but what I'm suggesting is that by the time this idea (Feanor...
Forum: The Books 10-07-2021, 03:10 PM
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Posted By Galin
I think the idea that Feanor asked Galadriel for...

I think the idea that Feanor asked Galadriel for her hair only shows up in The Shibboleth of Feanor however, which is later than any 1959 text (in GNOME), or even Elvish Ages and Numenorean, dated to...
Forum: The Books 09-25-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,152
Posted By Galin
My answer is: in the Two Trees they have the...

My answer is: in the Two Trees they have the golden (sun) and silver (moon) lights, and still wanted stars.

With respect to domes, plural, I wonder if this is not a slip -- but if so, admittedly...
Forum: The Books 09-24-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,152
Posted By Galin
I dunno, for myself, I find the Dome of Varda...

I dunno, for myself, I find the Dome of Varda quite magical with its Star-imagines. I wonder how it would have been received if it had been presented to readers first, or in a published tale without...
Forum: The Books 09-17-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 61
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Posted By Galin
The Nandor dilemma as I see it, with respect to...

The Nandor dilemma as I see it, with respect to them being Eldar or not.

According to Appendix F, most of the Elves of Lorien and Mirkwood were East-elves, whose languages were not-Eldarin. And we...
Forum: The Books 09-12-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 61
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Posted By Galin
In their Reader's Companion to The Lord of the...

In their Reader's Companion to The Lord of the Rings, Hammond and Scull noted:



There seems to be two definitions of High Elf: one (and the one seemingly more frequently employed by Tolkien)...
Forum: The Books 09-12-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 61
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Posted By Galin
Perhaps Tolkien had recently read Appendix F...

Perhaps Tolkien had recently read Appendix F concerning what Eldar meant :p

Even Christopher Tolkien seems to have been paying Appendix F its due when compiling his "List Of Names In The Tale Of...
Forum: The Books 09-11-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,464
Posted By Galin
By the way WCH, just to note it, I edited in a...

By the way WCH, just to note it, I edited in a response to another part of your post above, just in case you want to respond to something I said there.

I'm not sure you'll want to, and in any...
Forum: The Books 09-08-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,464
Posted By Galin
Is there anything in (G)NOME where Tolkien...

Is there anything in (G)NOME where Tolkien considers the matter of Earendil problematic? I'm just asking,
I've only read a few sections of the book so far.


Anyway, I'd say publish the...
Forum: The Books 09-07-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,464
Posted By Galin
My opinion here is that MT-ideas were not...

My opinion here is that MT-ideas were not ultimately intended for the fiction of Quenta Silmarillion, but for works like the Awakening of the Quendi (pre-existing Sun) and The Drowning of Anadune...
Forum: The Books 09-04-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 18,531
Posted By Galin
Just read the brief The Founding of Nargothrond! ...

Just read the brief The Founding of Nargothrond!

Loved it!
Forum: The Books 09-03-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,464
Posted By Galin
Fair enough. Emphasis on "negative"...

Fair enough. Emphasis on "negative" characterization that I don't intend, I guess. And granted, that's hard or even impossible to know (unless I explain what I intend, and explain it well enough),...
Forum: The Books 09-03-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,464
Posted By Galin
Why not canon with respect to fiction? As in...

Why not canon with respect to fiction? As in "material considered to be part of a fictional universe" (American Heritage Dictionary)



Agreed here. And I feel as if -- whether or not it's true...
Forum: The Books 08-06-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 18,531
Posted By Galin
My guess here is that it's JRRT's reaction to the...

My guess here is that it's JRRT's reaction to the characters from this map. We've had some bits already, but again,
just a guess of course.




Yikes. In my excitement I didn't notice it was...
Forum: The Books 08-05-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 18,531
Posted By Galin
Contents: ...

Contents:

https://books.google.fr/books?id=MDQKEAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=fr&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

Galadriel and Celeborn!
Forum: The Books 08-05-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 18,531
Posted By Galin
Hmm. I didn't really take the time to notice....

Hmm. I didn't really take the time to notice. Someone posted it elsewhere and I posted it here.

I hope it's legal. I too was a bit surprised at the number of pages.
Forum: The Books 08-04-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 18,531
Posted By Galin
A preview if the link works. ...

A preview if the link works.


https://preview.aer.io/The_Nature_of_Middleearth-NDAxNzU2?social=1&retail=1&emailcap=0

:)
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 08-02-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 161,537
Posted By Galin
I think you meant Narbeards there ;) ...

I think you meant Narbeards there ;)




Thanks for asking. Just to add, for myself, I'm never sure if I'm going to post anywhere about anything ever again . . . even moments after I post...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-30-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 161,537
Posted By Galin
In part I'm pouring my unpaid research into the...

In part I'm pouring my unpaid research into the web to see if it induces sleep!

Another example nobody prepared for:

It's interesting to me that a certain legend once included Morgoth knowing...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-28-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 161,537
Posted By Galin
I'm a bit late to this particular party but in my...

I'm a bit late to this particular party but in my opinion, and generally speaking, Elves repeated names. Tolkien's late comment about the name Glorfindel has already been raised, but to repeat it...
Forum: The Books 06-18-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,750
Posted By Galin
I pre-ordered my Silmarillion and ate it up when...

I pre-ordered my Silmarillion and ate it up when it came out.

I also own the (to me) very interesting A Guide To Middle Earth by Robert Foster -- first printing 1974, cover art Tim Kirk (Galadriel...
Forum: The Books 06-03-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,225
Posted By Galin
Congrats WCH! I hear it puts an end to the...

Congrats WCH!

I hear it puts an end to the Balrog controversy.

January 25: Gandalf notes that the Balrog doesn't have wings, and casts it down. Gandalf's notebook lies on the peak.

Or...
Forum: The Books 05-05-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,464
Posted By Galin
I think he's saying that as well -- after the...

I think he's saying that as well -- after the first sentence about consistency with already published works :)

Which brings up another issue: if Tolkien simply forgets something already in print...
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