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Forum: The Books 09-12-2021, 09:50 PM
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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: 58
Views: 7,704
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: 28
Views: 2,611
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: 28
Views: 2,611
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: 28
Views: 2,611
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: 58
Views: 7,704
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: 28
Views: 2,611
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: 28
Views: 2,611
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: 58
Views: 7,704
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: 58
Views: 7,704
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: 58
Views: 7,704
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: 58
Views: 7,704
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: 312
Views: 130,921
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: 312
Views: 130,921
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: 312
Views: 130,921
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: 10
Views: 1,230
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: 13
Views: 1,700
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: 28
Views: 2,611
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...
Forum: The Books 04-30-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,611
Posted By Galin
Yes but William, what about the art of...

Yes but William, what about the art of subcreation? Something has to be the story, and even Tolkien bowed to that.

And if JRRT wants to niggle away for years, no problem, but he's still working...
Forum: The Books 04-21-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,611
Posted By Galin
For me, canon equals author-published material. ...

For me, canon equals author-published material.

With respect to "in story" texts: the rest is JRRT in the process of making more canon :p

With respect to the revised foreword to The Lord of the...
Forum: The Books 04-04-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,584
Posted By Galin
I wonder if anyone has taken an "in-depth" look...

I wonder if anyone has taken an "in-depth" look at this matter. In my opinion, "very late Tolkien" accepts/includes the OFW* idea and the Tree-origins of the Sun and Moon, as long as they are...
Forum: The Books 10-30-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,851
Posted By Galin
Numenor plus Glorfindel, as the latter was...

Numenor plus Glorfindel, as the latter was "(though not yet said) pre-eminent in the war in Eriador."

:D
Forum: The Books 09-03-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,815
Posted By Galin
I've proposed a theory that Tolkien never saw or...

I've proposed a theory that Tolkien never saw or commented on ;)

Meaning this is wholly my idea, but why not have "many" Balrogs exist before the fall of Utumno, leaving seven, these seven to...
Forum: The Books 09-03-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,815
Posted By Galin
The note reads 3 or at most 7 Balrogs ever...

The note reads 3 or at most 7 Balrogs ever existed, and accompanies a revision to the description concerning Utumno actually (Annals of Aman):


"It came to pass that at last the gates of Utumno...
Forum: The Books 08-23-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,330
Posted By Galin
Going by BOLT one could say Ecthelion's Balrog...

Going by BOLT one could say Ecthelion's Balrog plummeted into the fountain with a helmet spike in his rogly body

. . . but in a late text Tolkien wrote that the duel with Glorfindel and "the...
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