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Forum: The Books 11-25-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Zigūr
In my view it is the act of trying to close...

In my view it is the act of trying to close oneself off from the evils of the world and create an inviolate fastness that seems to most consistently lead to disaster in the narratives, especially in...
Forum: The Books 11-18-2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By Zigūr
It seems to me that as time went on he wanted the...

It seems to me that as time went on he wanted the existence of Orcs to be more consistent with his own beliefs and how they were manifested in the spiritual-metaphysical systems of Arda, hence his...
Forum: The Movies 10-27-2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 88,130
Posted By Zigūr
I agree. Life is too short to waste watching...

I agree. Life is too short to waste watching something I already know I won't enjoy.
Forum: The Books 07-07-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,773
Posted By Zigūr
In "A Postmodern Medievalist" in Tolkien's Modern...

In "A Postmodern Medievalist" in Tolkien's Modern Middle Ages Verlyn Flieger makes a similar argument to this, so you're definitely not alone in observing the similarities.

Obviously, as you've...
Forum: The Movies 05-26-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 88,130
Posted By Zigūr
I can't imagine how it will possibly work in an...

I can't imagine how it will possibly work in an artistic sense, admittedly, but I'm sure (as it always does with these things) it will initially be touted as the best thing ever made and then the...
Forum: The Movies 05-26-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 88,130
Posted By Zigūr
If the show does "fail" by some measurable...

If the show does "fail" by some measurable standard, which I actually think it will, it will be because of over-investment, poor marketing, a lack of interest among the viewing public and the...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-13-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,736
Posted By Zigūr
I don't mind discord, but I think it skews...

I don't mind discord, but I think it skews towards a different style of posting and a different kind of user than an old-school forum like the Downs. That being said, I think there might be some...
Forum: The Books 04-11-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,874
Posted By Zigūr
I think this is an important point, and it's one...

I think this is an important point, and it's one of the reasons I choose to focus on the modern influences. There is a lot of scholarship on the medieval influences to the extent that sometimes it...
Forum: The Books 04-11-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,874
Posted By Zigūr
I'm quite interested in it too because my area of...

I'm quite interested in it too because my area of specialisation is to a much greater extent the influence of modern literature on Professor Tolkien (especially William Morris) than the influence of...
Forum: The Books 03-31-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,452
Posted By Zigūr
I'm sadly not familiar with all of the prose...

I'm sadly not familiar with all of the prose romances of Morris; they deserve a topic and then some in themselves. The enormous influence Morris had on Tolkien cannot be understated, and yet is often...
Forum: The Books 03-30-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,452
Posted By Zigūr
I have read (and been published on) both The...

I have read (and been published on) both The House of the Wolfings and The Roots of the Mountains and I'm unsure what Tolkien means, unless his syntax is getting mixed up and he's referring to his...
Forum: The Books 03-27-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,452
Posted By Zigūr
I agree. The Black Nśmenóreans also worshipped...

I agree. The Black Nśmenóreans also worshipped Sauron "being enamoured of evil knowledge", suggesting that he promised them insight into things Men were not meant to wot of. It wouldn't surprise me...
Forum: The Movies 03-18-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,188
Posted By Zigūr
Heh do you though? My attitude is to just watch...

Heh do you though? My attitude is to just watch the original trilogy and stop! And by Original Trilogy I'm talking about fan-produced versions with the Special Edition changes removed; that's my Star...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 03-08-2021, 04:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,813
Posted By Zigūr
Huinseron just beat me to it. Gandalf refused to...

Huinseron just beat me to it. Gandalf refused to lead. I also can't help but feel as if, given his humility, he might have considered such a role improper — rightly or wrongly, the Valar had put...
Forum: The Books 01-08-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,309
Posted By Zigūr
Indeed. I think I took too long editing my...

Indeed. I think I took too long editing my previous comment! (see the end of what I said before as I updated) I definitely think it has some resonance as a significant moment.

This might also tie...
Forum: The Books 01-08-2021, 05:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,309
Posted By Zigūr
Interesting thread as usual Huinesoron ...

Interesting thread as usual Huinesoron


And Professor Tolkien considered the end of the Third Age to be the end of "incarnate evil" (as opposed to the evil that Men do), as WCH has said. Thus it...
Forum: The Movies 01-02-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 88,130
Posted By Zigūr
Maybe it's only going to be used in some way...

Maybe it's only going to be used in some way evocative of the decadence of Nśmenor in the days of its fall? :confused:

No, I guess the producers (perhaps accurately) believe that, these days,...
Forum: The Books 12-10-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,623
Posted By Zigūr
But then the question is: do the organisations...

But then the question is: do the organisations involved intend to reflect his faith, and their influence on his works, in an accurate way?

(I think if you look closely there is not nearly as much...
Forum: The Books 11-14-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,322
Posted By Zigūr
I agree. I think Valinor was beyond the threat of...

I agree. I think Valinor was beyond the threat of military force; the whole continent of Aman was effectively fortified by sea and mountain. It took Morgoth hundreds of years to muster sufficient...
Forum: The Movies 11-04-2020, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,936
Posted By Zigūr
Are they from the extended editions? I think...

Are they from the extended editions? I think there was even more material filmed than made it into the EEs, but I've never watched them so I don't know either way.

(Incidentally, the only other...
Forum: The Movies 10-22-2020, 04:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,786
Posted By Zigūr
Imrahil's presence would also have contradicted...

Imrahil's presence would also have contradicted the film's presentation that the whole of Gondor was one city in the middle of nowhere and a second city in ruins.

Putting Jackson himself aside,...
Forum: The Books 10-15-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,674
Posted By Zigūr
Yes. While referring to Lindon, not Arnor,...

Yes. While referring to Lindon, not Arnor, Appendix A is entirely explicit on this point:

It's emblematic of how doubtful Sauron's means were at the end of the Second Age that his enemies were...
Forum: The Books 08-28-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,070
Posted By Zigūr
I sometimes wonder if the films or other elements...

I sometimes wonder if the films or other elements of popular culture have caused a tendency to somewhat fetishise the forces of evil, i.e. creating a perception that Sauron/Morgoth had these...
Forum: The Books 07-21-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,415
Posted By Zigūr
Melkor had also, seemingly, not previously wasted...

Melkor had also, seemingly, not previously wasted so much of his native potency as he did in the Battle of the Powers; indeed, 'Myths Transformed' suggests that the very act of empowering his...
Forum: The Movies 07-19-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,243
Posted By Zigūr
I suppose it really depends on what dramatic...

I suppose it really depends on what dramatic purpose having Elves at the battles in the South serves from the point of view of the films. We can't assume that any motivation or "historical" fact from...
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