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Forum: Novices and Newcomers Yesterday, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4,147
Views: 638,323
Posted By Inziladun
Hm. I guess the Internet really doesn't forget!...

Hm. I guess the Internet really doesn't forget! :eek:

I thought my pic was there at one time, but I could be mistaken. It's here on the forum anyway.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers Yesterday, 04:17 AM
Replies: 4,147
Views: 638,323
Posted By Inziladun
It's been down for quite a long time. Since it...

It's been down for quite a long time. Since it was hosted from a different domain, I'm doubtful it's recoverable.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-04-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4,147
Views: 638,323
Posted By Inziladun
Welcome, Nikolasha! I also credit my father...

Welcome, Nikolasha!
I also credit my father with introducing me to Tolkien, though with me, it was The Hobbit and LOTR that I read first, with the others coming much later.

This is hands down...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-02-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4,085
Views: 511,775
Posted By Inziladun
Happy Birthday Tuor in/of Gondolin!

Happy Birthday Tuor in/of Gondolin!
Forum: The Books 05-02-2021, 04:04 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 111,352
Posted By Inziladun
First off, welcome to the Downs! This...

First off, welcome to the Downs!

This question is, of course, open-ended, like the Balrog "wings" discussion, and the nature of Tom Bombadil.
In this thread many years ago, I conceded that it...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-01-2021, 05:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 180
Posted By Inziladun
Inziladun, as was his wont, wandered into the...

Inziladun, as was his wont, wandered into the Downs first thing in the morning. He feared no Great Plague, as he walked under the virtue of Moderna.

Lurking about in the corners and sipping the...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-28-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By Inziladun
Mine as well.

Mine as well.
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 04-25-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 893
Posted By Inziladun
It doesn't say specifically in my Smith/Giles...

It doesn't say specifically in my Smith/Giles paperback, but I also have the 1966 Tolkien Reader with PB illustrations, and they are indeed the same.
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 04-25-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 893
Posted By Inziladun
I like the way Tolkien seemingly reinforces a...

I like the way Tolkien seemingly reinforces a theme from The Hobbit (taking place in a world with "less noise and more green") with this:



Then we have Giles described as being mostly...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-25-2021, 03:17 AM
Replies: 4,085
Views: 511,775
Posted By Inziladun
Happy Birthday indeed to Boro!

Happy Birthday indeed to Boro!
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 04-21-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 893
Posted By Inziladun
Well! I have to confess it was only around five...

Well! I have to confess it was only around five years ago that I read this story for the first time. I got it with a paperback also containing Smith of Wooten Major.

I like immediately the tone...
Forum: The Books 04-20-2021, 04:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By Inziladun
In the past few years, I've developed much...

In the past few years, I've developed much appreciation for this story, so I'm very much looking forward to this. :)
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-19-2021, 03:54 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 83,066
Posted By Inziladun
I've wondered about that also. It would seem...

I've wondered about that also. It would seem pretty easy for the Downers connected to others via social media platforms to stay informed on one another's welfare.
With those (like me) who aren't...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-17-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,440
Posted By Inziladun
This hits at the heart of what I've been feeling...

This hits at the heart of what I've been feeling as well the past few years.

As I get older, I find myself treasuring Tolkien's works all the more, and becoming rather protective.
I am fearful...
Forum: The Books 04-17-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By Inziladun
The Unfinished Tales section The Quest of Erebor...

The Unfinished Tales section The Quest of Erebor addresses this question.

The scene is that of Gandalf telling Frodo, Merry, Pippin, and Gimli in Minas Tirith about the events leading to The...
Forum: The Movies 04-17-2021, 05:24 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 65,916
Posted By Inziladun
Lommy! Mae govannen! :) I really don't have...

Lommy! Mae govannen! :)

I really don't have much interest in the show, myself. I have serious doubts that watching it would do anything to enrich my appreciation of the books, and to me, that's...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-16-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,440
Posted By Inziladun
I'm thinking there might be a post count/length...

I'm thinking there might be a post count/length of membership standard, but I'm not sure.
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 04-16-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1,605
Views: 236,350
Posted By Inziladun
Welcome back!!

Welcome back!!
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-15-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4,085
Views: 511,775
Posted By Inziladun
No, but you do get a friendly Happy Birthday...

No, but you do get a friendly Happy Birthday message from the forum itself, provided that you've entered a valid DOB.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-12-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By Inziladun
Aragorn also had a kinship, very far removed,...

Aragorn also had a kinship, very far removed, with the Master Healer himself, Elrond. I'm sure that was quite a bit of help.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-12-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,440
Posted By Inziladun
Who are you calling ancient?! ;) I know a...

Who are you calling ancient?! ;)

I know a lot of the peripheral applications on the actual Downs site are obsolete. My guess would be that it's due to the fact that only the forum section is...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-12-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By Inziladun
Somewhere in the books, there's a reference to...

Somewhere in the books, there's a reference to Mordor originally being merely Sauron's westernmost stronghold, outside his original realms "in the East".
If that's the case, he would have returned...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 04-11-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14,182
Views: 1,285,757
Posted By Inziladun
"Heavens Frodo, that is a nasty...

"Heavens Frodo, that is a nasty hangnail!"
Forum: The Books 04-11-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Inziladun
It's really the first I've heard of this. ...

It's really the first I've heard of this.

Being an old school reader of actual books, as opposed to e-readers, I'll try to find it in the local library.

As an aside, it's good to see you, Bb!
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-10-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By Inziladun
This really is a great topic, and something I've...

This really is a great topic, and something I've considered before (http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthread.php?t=15632).

If I recall correctly, the plague came "out of the East", so I think the...
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