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Forum: The Movies 11-20-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Formendacil
Setting aside high-level caveats such as "does...

Setting aside high-level caveats such as "does this show need to exist?" and "if it's not canon, don't bother," I think the biggest thing I want to see out of Season 2 is the avoidance of "the...
Forum: The Movies 11-04-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,154
Posted By Formendacil
I'm not quite old enough to say in "my" day--nor...

I'm not quite old enough to say in "my" day--nor am I American--but during my childhood in the 90s, I definitely remember my grandfather having a comb in his pocket at all times. And as someone with...
Forum: The Movies 10-26-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By Formendacil
Spoilers!!

There's a few different ways to do this, so I'm going to start with Boro's proposed categories:

Visuals/Special effects: A- Look, the show IS pretty.
Costumes/Make-up: B- I thought the costumers...
Forum: The Movies 10-19-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,061
Posted By Formendacil
A minor thought, occasioned by this thread...

A minor thought, occasioned by this thread (especially G55), is that Amazon kind of shot itself in the foot for having any FURTHER shows taken out of the Second Age: by condensing everything from the...
Forum: The Movies 10-18-2022, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,061
Posted By Formendacil
Pipe This is a great topic--I don't think the slowness...

This is a great topic--I don't think the slowness of replies is indicative of anything other than that, because this is a HARD topic. It's easy to say "RoP did XX wrong"--and I think we all have some...
Forum: The Movies 10-15-2022, 04:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,735
Posted By Formendacil
Boro brings up an interesting topic: Jackson vs....

Boro brings up an interesting topic: Jackson vs. the Amazon team: who does it better?

Honestly, I think it's not a fair comparison, if you're comparing the LotR movies to RoP--RoP relies so much...
Forum: The Movies 10-14-2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,735
Posted By Formendacil
More sustained thoughts to come later... the...

More sustained thoughts to come later... the TL:DR is that I generally liked things in this episode but generally feel--like last episode--that the pacing is wobbly and there are inexplicable...
Forum: The Books 10-12-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By Formendacil
If you look at the sorts of things Tolkien was...

If you look at the sorts of things Tolkien was producing in the early 1950s renaissance of the Silmarillion (I'm specifically thinking of the Tuor and Túrin texts that went into Unfinished Tales),...
Forum: The Movies 10-09-2022, 05:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,377
Posted By Formendacil
Certainly, I think it will be a test of Bezos...

Certainly, I think it will be a test of Bezos whether RoP gets its full run. There's been plenty of press around how this is a passion project, something he wants to get "right," (I think he's got a...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 10-08-2022, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,065
Posted By Formendacil
After Celebrimbor crafts Three Tanning Beds for...

After Celebrimbor crafts Three Tanning Beds for the Elven-Kings (or you know, whatever he's using the mithril for), Adar will be bathed in its light and cured like the golden leaf he is... and will...
Forum: The Movies 10-07-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 973
Posted By Formendacil
In a way, the whole episode felt kind of like...

In a way, the whole episode felt kind of like their little side-story: just a little bit off-kilter. In some ways, that kind of worked for the episode--half the characters (anyone in Mordor) is...
Forum: The Movies 10-07-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 973
Posted By Formendacil
More than a few parallels between my list of...

More than a few parallels between my list of thoughts and Gil-galad's...

You know, I am not tired of the opening theme, visually or musically.
I also think I'll miss this weekly routine. I'm not...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 10-04-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By Formendacil
From our Downs family to yours: congratulations...

From our Downs family to yours: congratulations Legate and Lommy! Never mind their real name, what username to bequeath them? Thinny of Amon Lanc? Legalomien? The options are endless! :D
Forum: The Movies 10-01-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,908
Posted By Formendacil
A comment on Facebook mixed with my latest...

A comment on Facebook mixed with my latest stream-of-thoughts in the Episode VI thread has made me realise that I think RoP's writers have spent a lot of time absorbing the Tolkienian ideas: I really...
Forum: The Movies 10-01-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,000
Posted By Formendacil
I had time to watch this yesterday... but it...

I had time to watch this yesterday... but it didn't motivate me as much as doing the other things I could do, which continues to suggest this show doesn't super motivate me.

Again, my various...
Forum: The Movies 09-28-2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By Formendacil
You are correct--I think I've muddled my...

You are correct--I think I've muddled my genealogy. The problem, I think, is that "Pharazôn" here feels like more like his father, Gimilkhâd--and that fact that he has a son (wozzizname), who seems a...
Forum: The Books 09-27-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,064
Posted By Formendacil
I love it when my Tolkien instincts are proven...

I love it when my Tolkien instincts are proven right--even if I over-hedged myself by saying "absent any definitive statement they were NOT" (since we have a definitive statement that they were).
...
Forum: The Movies 09-27-2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By Formendacil
Well, I was away for the weekend, enjoying my...

Well, I was away for the weekend, enjoying my other nerdly hobby and it has taken me till now to watch this episode--desperate or urgent and needing to watch it as soon as possible, it was not,...
Forum: The Books 09-26-2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,064
Posted By Formendacil
I think we have to assume the possibility that...

I think we have to assume the possibility that there were Edain at the Havens, absent any definitive statement they were NOT: the Edain were proven allies of the Eldar, people who are in terror of...
Forum: The Books 09-20-2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,290
Posted By Formendacil
I will second the Garth recommendations (with my...

I will second the Garth recommendations (with my own evaluation that Tolkien and the Great War is the masterpiece of the two).

The anachronisms are an interesting case, because they're quite...
Forum: The Movies 09-16-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,915
Posted By Formendacil
Let's say we take that as a given: WHY? From...

Let's say we take that as a given: WHY?

From a Watsonian, in-universe perspective, why would such powerful tools have been given to Silmarien instead of kept with the Crown? Or were they a later...
Forum: The Movies 09-16-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,915
Posted By Formendacil
The Eye **Spoiler Warning** Rings of Power S1E4 - "The Great Wave"

Another week... and am I the first Downer to watch it again? Dear me, how either I or the show have fallen if that's the case.

The stream-of-thought things I noted:

...still sounds like "Adan."...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 09-13-2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,126
Posted By Formendacil
At one point, I had a longer reply in mind, but...

At one point, I had a longer reply in mind, but those half-formed ideas dissipated long before I sat at a computer and now here we are.

I do have one thought, though, that sticks with me:

A...
Forum: The Books 09-13-2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,533
Posted By Formendacil
We would seem to have the same algorithm...

We would seem to have the same algorithm funneling content toward our Facebook feeds...

I'm personally inclined to drop the habit from my view of "what actually happened," and as far as that...
Forum: The Books 09-13-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,533
Posted By Formendacil
At the risk of being a pedant... :p I do...

At the risk of being a pedant... :p

I do sort of want to define what "canon" even means. According to Wiktionary.org (not cited so much because it's authoritative as because it's easy):



I...
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