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Forum: The Books 05-08-2022, 08:42 PM
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Posted By Mithadan
The only reason that I might have any shot at...

The only reason that I might have any shot at answering this is because I just finished reading Letters recently and the question rings a bell (and I got lucky using that book's rather deficient...
Forum: The Books 05-07-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,746
Posted By Mithadan
Yes, a very good point Galadriel55. The bad luck...

Yes, a very good point Galadriel55. The bad luck that seemed to stalk Turin and his family does seem to affect those around them. The examples you offer, Beleg, Hunthor, Mim and especially Gwindor,...
Forum: The Books 05-07-2022, 01:06 PM
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Posted By Mithadan
In light of the recent discussion in the Tragic...

In light of the recent discussion in the Tragic Flaw of the Hurin Family thread, I am bumping this to the top as it discusses similar or parallel issues regarding the nature of Morgoth's curse. In...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 05-01-2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By Mithadan
Happy Birthday to the forums!

Happy Birthday to the forums!
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-09-2022, 07:31 AM
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Posted By Mithadan
Happy Birthday McCaber.

Happy Birthday McCaber.
Forum: The Books 04-08-2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,746
Posted By Mithadan
What happened to Denethor mirrored what happened...

What happened to Denethor mirrored what happened to Hurin in a small way. Denethor was a small piece of Sauron's game. He saw what Sauron showed him and was deceived. But it appears that the...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-02-2022, 09:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,532
Posted By Mithadan
OK, true to form, I was exploring old threads,...

OK, true to form, I was exploring old threads, this time in the Newcomers forum. Keep in mind my post above from November 18, 2021 where I state as follows:



So, in 2001, 20 years earlier, I...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-02-2022, 07:51 AM
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Views: 645,188
Posted By Mithadan
Happy Birthday Piosenniel!

Happy Birthday Piosenniel!
Forum: The Books 03-31-2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,746
Posted By Mithadan
All true. My post was in response to William's in...

All true. My post was in response to William's in which he states "Morgoth really, totally won." My response is simply, "of course he won." In a sense, this relates to my post above regarding...
Forum: The Books 03-31-2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,746
Posted By Mithadan
Regarding Hurin and his family, Morgoth "won" in...

Regarding Hurin and his family, Morgoth "won" in that he wreaked havoc, punished and abused the entire family, destroyed Nargothrond (likely on his hit list anyway) and, importantly, gained some...
Forum: The Books 03-26-2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,746
Posted By Mithadan
I enjoy wandering through old threads. I tend to...

I enjoy wandering through old threads. I tend to reread threads that I posted on, but this means that I am overlooking threads that I did not participate in. Because I have been absent for periods of...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 03-14-2022, 08:10 AM
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Posted By Mithadan
Burrahobbit! Happy Birthday!

Burrahobbit! Happy Birthday!
Forum: The Books 02-25-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,795
Posted By Mithadan
Another point is that while Bilbo and Sam...

Another point is that while Bilbo and Sam "possessed" the Ring, neither "claimed" it, at least while having knowledge of what it was. Sam "borrowed" it but resisted the temptation to claim it. Bilbo...
Forum: The Books 02-18-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,795
Posted By Mithadan
Note that while only Bilbo and Sam voluntarily...

Note that while only Bilbo and Sam voluntarily relinquished the Ring, neither was attempting to actually destroy it. This is an important distinction when evaluating Isildur and Frodo's inability to...
Forum: The Books 01-30-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,795
Posted By Mithadan
Isildur exemplifies a recurring theme in...

Isildur exemplifies a recurring theme in Tolkien's mythos. He is a hero that fails the last test. Other examples are Frodo himself, Boromir, Denethor (whose entire line's sole duty was to preserve...
Forum: Discussion 01-23-2022, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,235
Posted By Mithadan
Tales from Tol Eressëa: Conversations in Avallónë - Part 1

It has now been nearly two years since I posted the first resurrected fan fiction in this forum. I hoped to re-post stories from our old fan fiction forums with greater frequency. I thought that...
Forum: The Red Book 01-23-2022, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,104
Posted By Mithadan
Tales From Tol Eressëa: Conversations in...

Tales From Tol Eressëa:
Conversations in Avallónë – Part I
by Mithadan

Ælfwine had tarried in the house of Elrond but a fortnight when the wind turned and blew from the East, bringing with it a...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 01-21-2022, 05:12 PM
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Views: 645,188
Posted By Mithadan
Hi, HI...

Hi, HI...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 01-16-2022, 07:58 AM
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Views: 645,188
Posted By Mithadan
Happy Birthday, Huinesoron!

Happy Birthday, Huinesoron!
Forum: The Books 01-08-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,282
Posted By Mithadan
LMP, interesting. I have not looked at the letter...

LMP, interesting. I have not looked at the letter or his draft response so I will give an off the cuff response.

One can create rational explanations for such apparent inconsistencies but they...
Forum: The Books 01-02-2022, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,004
Posted By Mithadan
Moving this to a more appropriate forum....

Moving this to a more appropriate forum. Congratulations!
Forum: The Books 11-23-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,909
Posted By Mithadan
Huinesoron, certainly the Athrabeth introduces a...

Huinesoron, certainly the Athrabeth introduces a new idea in the mythos; that Men were, in their original nature, possibly "undying" like Elves but were rendered mortal as a result of some event in...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 11-19-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,532
Posted By Mithadan
I forgot to mention the werewolf games! Of...

I forgot to mention the werewolf games! Of course, this is because I never participated in one. As I said, my history of this site is subjective. I also did not mention The New Silmarillion forum and...
Forum: The Books 11-18-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,909
Posted By Mithadan
Orcs and Elves (and Men and Animals)

The origins of Orcs has been debated here before. Whether your view is that Orcs were created whole cloth by Morgoth, were corrupted Elves, corrupted Men or perhaps animals bred into their Orcish...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 11-18-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,532
Posted By Mithadan
History of the Barrow-Downs - Part III

Again, this "history" is entirely subjective. The word "I" appears all too often. I encourage others to tell their own stories.

Before I delve into the post-movies period, I’d like to add a few...
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