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Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-01-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By Morthoron
Twenty-two years? I don't feel tardy, but I guess...

Twenty-two years? I don't feel tardy, but I guess I am. :D
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-10-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,279
Posted By Morthoron
While it may be quicker, it is not a measure of...

While it may be quicker, it is not a measure of true Tolkien geekdom. I should have it translated into Sindarin and carved onto a stone lintel. ;)
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-09-2022, 08:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,279
Posted By Morthoron
I wouldn't call it "geekiness". Say rather "an...

I wouldn't call it "geekiness". Say rather "an anomalous predilection for arcane literary pursuits requiring a high level of acuity, a disregard for normative conventions and a berserker's zeal."
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-03-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,279
Posted By Morthoron
I don't even know what he's referencing, but if...

I don't even know what he's referencing, but if you're vouching for whatever he said, I trust your judgement, Inzil. :D
Forum: The Movies 02-28-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 107,675
Posted By Morthoron
Chain mail is the only thing Tolkien ever...

Chain mail is the only thing Tolkien ever mentioned directly. No plate ever. Never. The Dwarves were still manufacturing chain well into the 3rd Age (their specialty, such as Frodo's mithril...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 02-25-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 641,885
Posted By Morthoron
Thank you, G55!

Thank you, G55!
Forum: The Movies 02-22-2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 107,675
Posted By Morthoron
It is Tolkien's mythology for England. The heroes...

It is Tolkien's mythology for England. The heroes as well as the most malevolent characters are white. The area of Northwestern Europe wherein lies much of the plot has white ethnic groups. Only when...
Forum: The Movies 02-22-2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,952
Posted By Morthoron
I am reminded of a quote by the composer Rossini...

I am reminded of a quote by the composer Rossini regarding Richard Wagner, which for me would also be apt for Peter Jackson. To paraphrase:

"He has lovely moments but awful quarters of an hour."
Forum: The Movies 02-21-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,952
Posted By Morthoron
See WCH's most recent post. When I referred...

See WCH's most recent post.

When I referred to hunting, I was referring to balrogs and orcs (not a traditional bow hunt for four-hooved mammals). When I referred to commanding armies, I was not...
Forum: The Movies 02-21-2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,952
Posted By Morthoron
Unless you're a shill for a corporate...

Unless you're a shill for a corporate mega-conglomerate, calling out nonsense is completely acceptable as far as I'm concerned. And there is a lot of nonsense in just a brief trailer.

Just a...
Forum: The Movies 02-21-2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,952
Posted By Morthoron
Congratulations on your newest venture into...

Congratulations on your newest venture into fan-fiction -- let us know when you've posted it. Galadriel didn't don armor and go hunting or command armies in the 1st Age, and she didn't don armor and...
Forum: The Movies 02-20-2022, 09:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,952
Posted By Morthoron
I would suggest prominently displaying a Hobbit...

I would suggest prominently displaying a Hobbit in the trailer, as well as the actress playing the Hobbit doing the voiceover for said trailer, you are going to be dismayed. An Easter egg does not...
Forum: The Movies 02-19-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,952
Posted By Morthoron
My comments regarding Hobbits were only part of...

My comments regarding Hobbits were only part of my disdain for the whole. Taken in total, and based on a trailer and an article, it seems every superfluously silly storyline and fan-fictional foible...
Forum: The Movies 02-14-2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,952
Posted By Morthoron
I believe the Second Age Hobbit Episode will be...

I believe the Second Age Hobbit Episode will be called:

"Stretching the Bounds of Credulity -- Or, How the Half-assed Halfling Hath Happened Here"
Forum: The Movies 02-14-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,952
Posted By Morthoron
When you "Sigh" as if I didn't have a valid point...

When you "Sigh" as if I didn't have a valid point or I'm clueless, courtesy goes out the window. The point of throwing in Hobbits where they don't belong is another bit of fan-fiction nonsense being...
Forum: The Movies 02-13-2022, 11:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,952
Posted By Morthoron
There were no Hobbit ancestors on the west side...

There were no Hobbit ancestors on the west side of the Misty Mountains during the 2nd Age. Did they exist? Certainly. But far east of anything that occurs in the Second Age in The Silmarillion.
...
Forum: The Movies 02-13-2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,952
Posted By Morthoron
A return of Princess Xenarwen, with Galadriel...

A return of Princess Xenarwen, with Galadriel wearing armor. Hobbits where none should be. Politically correct racial casting (Dark Elves, LOL!). Beardless dwarf-women.

The only thing that is true...
Forum: The Books 01-02-2022, 12:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,536
Posted By Morthoron
Oui. The Orcs liked to grill them till toasty...

Oui. The Orcs liked to grill them till toasty brown. Hence, French fries.
Forum: The Books 12-30-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,536
Posted By Morthoron
Well, it is a French word. And orcs by nature...

Well, it is a French word. And orcs by nature were Francophiles. :D
Forum: The Books 12-26-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,536
Posted By Morthoron
Everyone knows that the preferred Orkish hors...

Everyone knows that the preferred Orkish hors d'oeuvre is... finger food.
Forum: The Books 11-27-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,311
Posted By Morthoron
The only ban the Numenoreans faced was sailing...

The only ban the Numenoreans faced was sailing West to Aman, and the westward ban itself was the germinal factor leading to their eventual downfall -- long before the Cult of Morgoth accelerated the...
Forum: The Books 11-20-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,311
Posted By Morthoron
Considering nearly every effort at isolationism...

Considering nearly every effort at isolationism in the books ended in disaster, or came to a terrible end: The Girdle of Melian, Nargothrond, Gondolin, and even the Shire with the takeover by Sharkey...
Forum: The Books 11-16-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,307
Posted By Morthoron
The "drowning" that would have occurred is...

The "drowning" that would have occurred is perhaps at Kr Ys. This occurs in the Breton legend of Ys, the drowned city of the King Gradlon now off the current coast of the Bay of Douarnenez, first...
Forum: The Movies 09-14-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,063
Posted By Morthoron
One of the great movie gag lines is from Master...

One of the great movie gag lines is from Master and Commander....

"The lesser of two weevils. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAwIN8J3RAE)"
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 09-08-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,279
Posted By Morthoron
Well, we did invent the Internet. So there's that.

Well, we did invent the Internet. So there's that.
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