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Forum: The Books 06-24-2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
This is nothing more than a repackaging of...

This is nothing more than a repackaging of previously-published material. It appears to be a HarperCollins initiative, and no unpublished manuscripts are involved.
I also expect that "Lives of the...
Forum: The Books 06-20-2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,035
Sort of a necrobump, but- I'm not sure...

Sort of a necrobump, but-



I'm not sure I read it that way. It seems that there is a difference between invisibility- an automatic function of the Ring when donned by a Man (or Hobbit) - and...
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 06-19-2022, 12:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,303
Up until quite recently, the Sixties (and among...

Up until quite recently, the Sixties (and among traditionalists the Eighties), no Englishmen who considered himself or aspired to be a gentleman would be without his handkerchief. This was separate...
Forum: The Movies 06-17-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 112,884
I stand corrected. Still, there is no Appendices...

I stand corrected. Still, there is no Appendices warrant for brothers, plural.
Forum: The Books 06-17-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
What Hu said. Also, when Tolkien wrote The...

What Hu said.

Also, when Tolkien wrote The Hobbit it was just a magic invisibility ring with no connection to the unnamed Necromancer at all.
Forum: The Books 06-17-2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
That I think is the key. If the owner of a...

That I think is the key. If the owner of a trademark, in particular, and to a rather lesser degree a copyright, can be shown in court not to have enforced it, to have let infringements slide in the...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 06-17-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 28,336
I do think that that is a wonderful passage, both...

I do think that that is a wonderful passage, both for Tolkien's language, almost poetic, and that, especially for a new reader, one is along with Frodo for the first time given the feel of the...
Forum: The Movies 06-17-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 112,884
Brothers? That's odd- because no matter which...

Brothers? That's odd- because no matter which version of the Finarfinian genealogy you care to use, not one of them is mentioned in the Appendices, supposedly Amazon's only permitted source.
Forum: The Movies 06-12-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 112,884
On nomenclature: This is an area which I thinks...

On nomenclature:
This is an area which I thinks provides substantial evidence that this show is not "in good hands" at all, notwithstanding the comments of assorted podcasters whom Amazon lavishly...
Forum: The Movies 06-12-2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 112,884
Yes; I think strict quotas would produce better...

Yes; I think strict quotas would produce better television.
Forum: The Movies 06-10-2022, 10:45 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 112,884
Some context, from Amazon Studios' 'Inclusion...

Some context, from Amazon Studios' 'Inclusion Policy':
Forum: The Movies 06-10-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 112,884
Morfydd Clark (Galadriel): "Rings of Power is...

Morfydd Clark (Galadriel):
"Rings of Power is more of a message to the patriarchy, and the old cultural guard. A message that says we are no longer going to play fiddle to a white man's vision. This...
Forum: The Movies 06-07-2022, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
In this connection, it's worth reading Verlyn...

In this connection, it's worth reading Verlyn Flieger's paper where she speculates that the Notion Club Papers may have been another idea for a frame-story to replace Aelfwine, but one which remained...
Forum: The Movies 06-07-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
That's rather a broad brush, don't you think? It...

That's rather a broad brush, don't you think? It is part and parcel of Amazon's contempt for Tolkien's creation, the "lore," that they run roughshod over everything including his admittedly Euro-...
Forum: The Movies 05-24-2022, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,035
And they say 'slippery slope' arguments are...

And they say 'slippery slope' arguments are invalid.....
Forum: The Movies 05-22-2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 112,884
Turning off comments is always a pregnant...

Turning off comments is always a pregnant indication.
Forum: The Movies 05-21-2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 112,884
Errrrr- Smeagol was a Stoor.

Errrrr- Smeagol was a Stoor.
Forum: Middle-earth Mirth 05-18-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,887
Which would still be better than what Amazon is...

Which would still be better than what Amazon is making.
Forum: The Movies 05-18-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 112,884
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Forum: The Movies 05-18-2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 112,884
Back in the Jackson-movie years, I thought it...

Back in the Jackson-movie years, I thought it gave too much of the game away that TORN's onsite paid ads were almost all from WETA Workshop and other PJ/New Line-connected enterprises.

But now the...
Forum: The Movies 05-17-2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 112,884
It strikes me that Amazon's marketing department...

It strikes me that Amazon's marketing department (and its paid shills like theonering.net) have adopted a very interesting strategy: insult the fanbase and call them names. Innovative, certainly.
Forum: The Books 05-11-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Note though the apparent goof on Tolkien's part:...

Note though the apparent goof on Tolkien's part: as you point out, Eradan and Herion were born when there was still a King, and the Stewards were still using Quenya names. I suppose, if one had to...
Forum: The Movies 04-16-2022, 12:40 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 112,884
Oh, horrors!

Worser and worser


Amazon’s Rings of Power Script & Audition Videos - See What They’re Doing to Tolkien!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlHYvpL4KwY
Forum: The Books 04-11-2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,957
I think what I had most of all in mind was The...

I think what I had most of all in mind was The Wanderings of Hurin (HME XI), where the bitter old man manipulates the folk of Haleth into destroying themselves, in revenge for the deaths of his...
Forum: The Books 04-05-2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,957
What I was saying, though, was not simply that...

What I was saying, though, was not simply that Morgoth won in a battlefield sense, but that he succeeded in perverting one of the greatest of Men: ruining Hurin, turning him into an agent of evil,...
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