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Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-01-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Morthoron
The Dark Elf, in a fey mood as ever, shuddered as...

The Dark Elf, in a fey mood as ever, shuddered as he entered and beheld the garish throng; but he shook off the grim foreboding of having to lounge with the overly cheery Hobbits for yet another...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 04-30-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 893
Posted By Morthoron
I mentioned this in my very first post in this...

I mentioned this in my very first post in this thread. The "Little Kingdom" Tolkien refers to is believed to be a real place: Frithwuld's Surrey, a 7th century sub-kingdom of Mercia.



Well,...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 04-28-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 893
Posted By Morthoron
The original meaning of "dux" was military leader...

The original meaning of "dux" was military leader (before it became attached to the aristocracy (duke in English, duc in French). So, King Arthur is referred to in some early texts as dux bellorum...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 04-25-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 893
Posted By Morthoron
I have a hard cover copy of the U.S. Nelson...

I have a hard cover copy of the U.S. Nelson Doubleday, Inc. edition (1976), and the color frontispiece and end covers by Baynes are excellent. The Baynes illustrations (both color and black and...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 04-22-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 893
Posted By Morthoron
I do love that Giles' dog is named Garm after the...

I do love that Giles' dog is named Garm after the fierce and bloody guardian of Hel's Gate in Norse myth, who was loosed during Ragnarök and battled to the death with Tyr. In Tolkien's tale, Garm is...
Forum: The Books 04-15-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By Morthoron
Yes, the Beckett reference was pretty funny. As...

Yes, the Beckett reference was pretty funny. As far as Tolkien and Eärendil, once again we can bemoan the professor's scattershot approach to writing and look wistfully to what might have been -- or...
Forum: The Books 04-11-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By Morthoron
Professor Verlyn Flieger presents "Waiting for Earendel" for The Tolkien Society

If you have an hour or so, this is a recent presentation by Dr. Flieger. As always, very interesting and worthwhile....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=131d2hdD-7s
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-11-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,917
Posted By Morthoron
I would suggest a poster who has been on this...

I would suggest a poster who has been on this forum less than a month referring to people as "ignorant" several times over the course of a thread proves my point about someone like yourself coming...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-11-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,917
Posted By Morthoron
That's all you should have said in the first...

That's all you should have said in the first place. I am uninterested in the rest of your argument. Have a nice day.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-11-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,917
Posted By Morthoron
I recommend you watch what you say regarding...

I recommend you watch what you say regarding referring to other posters as ignorant. The Wikipedia post was a quick reference just to point out issues that I am sure the majority of the long-time...
Forum: The Books 03-31-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,500
Posted By Morthoron
Hello Boro: I think the issue with the Dead...

Hello Boro:

I think the issue with the Dead Marshes is that it's not merely the land retaining remnants and vague recollections of previous inhabitants, like Hollin, for instance.

Frodo was...
Forum: The Books 03-29-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,500
Posted By Morthoron
In regards to the Dead Marshes, of course Tolkien...

In regards to the Dead Marshes, of course Tolkien was referring to his horrid experience in WWI seeing dead bloated soldiers staring lifelessly as they bobbed up from the murky water at the bottom of...
Forum: The Books 03-17-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By Morthoron
Perhaps you should read the bible a bit more. The...

Perhaps you should read the bible a bit more. The lessons one usually derives from the book haven't seemed to hit home as of yet.
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 02-25-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4,085
Views: 511,775
Posted By Morthoron
Thanks, Gal and Inzil. Sixty-one years old...

Thanks, Gal and Inzil.

Sixty-one years old today. I can now officially....

1) Yell at kids for stepping on my lawn.
2) Start every conversation with a comment on the weather.
3) Walk into a...
Forum: The Books 01-20-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By Morthoron
Starbucks. They met at a Starbucks. I'm sure...

Starbucks. They met at a Starbucks. I'm sure there was one in Rhosgobel and another by Carrock. And another in Laketown. The only one that closed was in the Withered Heath. The franchise just...
Forum: The Books 01-16-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,312
Posted By Morthoron
Tolkien was fairly Victorian in worldview. The...

Tolkien was fairly Victorian in worldview. The old forms were his comfort zone. He rarely went to see films, didn't drive a car, and was a devout Pre-Vatican II Catholic.

Thus "touching your cap"...
Forum: The Books 12-10-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,205
Posted By Morthoron
*Sighs in exasperation* Alas, even the most...

*Sighs in exasperation*

Alas, even the most noble of causes must suffer the slings and arrows of religious misfortune....


...
Forum: The Books 12-02-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,205
Posted By Morthoron
Project Northmoor

For those who may find this of interest....

Project Northmoor is a charity devised to purchase J.R.R. Tolkien's home in Oxford at 20 Northmoor Road, where Tolkien lived with his family from 1930...
Forum: The Books 10-31-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,457
Posted By Morthoron
It's about as made up as Aragorn falling off a...

It's about as made up as Aragorn falling off a cliff and frenching his horse.
Forum: The Movies 10-29-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,946
Posted By Morthoron
Samwise asked Gandalf if orc-chicks were hot, ...

Samwise asked Gandalf if orc-chicks were hot,
The wizard raised an eyebrow and replied, "I think not."
Forum: The Books 10-09-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,522
Posted By Morthoron
Fredegar "Fatty" Bolger. The first celebrity to...

Fredegar "Fatty" Bolger. The first celebrity to release a bestselling health book, "The Lockholes Diet".
Forum: The Movies 09-11-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 65,916
Posted By Morthoron
The headline should read: Shippey Skips The...

The headline should read: Shippey Skips The Sinking Ship
Forum: The Books 09-07-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,282
Posted By Morthoron
Exactly. The humorous thing about Bombadil is...

Exactly. The humorous thing about Bombadil is that Tolkien mentioned exactly what Bombadil was: "just an invention", "not an important person – to the narrative", even if "he represents something...
Forum: The Movies 09-01-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 65,916
Posted By Morthoron
Excellent news about Shippey. I wonder if they...

Excellent news about Shippey. I wonder if they are going to bring in Frank Herbert's son when they once again import sandworms from Arrakis into Middle-earth.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 09-01-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,865
Posted By Morthoron
The irony here is that you spent several posts...

The irony here is that you spent several posts complaining that people weren't posting on-topic, and now you've added an entire non-topic soap opera on top of that. Hilarious.
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