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    Why did you use the word "around"? Anyway, if...

    Why did you use the word "around"?

    Anyway, if the topo map of Mordor in RotK can be trusted, it really does look like Barad-dur is built on a spur of the Ered Lithui. There's no interval given,...
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    This thread reminds me of an old joke I thought...

    This thread reminds me of an old joke I thought up about 10 seconds ago:

    < cue undead Rodney Dangerfield >

    Guy walks into a JRR Tolkien lore forum to ask a question about JRR Tolkien's lore. ...
  3. "...and then [Thror] went away with one old...

    "...and then [Thror] went away with one old companion only, called Nar." From Appendix A.iii, italics mine.
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    Oh, that's a sticky, tricky term here. Much as...

    Oh, that's a sticky, tricky term here. Much as in the Irish craic, it's not 100% translatable into real language. So perhaps I can only clearly illustrate much of canon's local flavor by using it...
  5. Originally Ringwraiths were wrung from a runty...

    Originally Ringwraiths were wrung from a runty rabble of Ringwrugwrats.

    (Really best be read with rolling r's and wr's.)
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    Naturally that reminds me of... Stumped at last...

    Naturally that reminds me of...
    Stumped at last for a riddle to ask, he cried out. as his hand fell on his snub-nosed .38, "What have I got in my pocket?" This Gollum failed to answer, and...
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    Of course. And we could talk further about why...

    Of course. And we could talk further about why that's unlikely -and- likely. But if I wasn't clear, I'm looking at the chronology issue in terms of plausabilities as I see them, not certainties. ...
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    This is a famous...okay, let's call it...

    This is a famous...okay, let's call it "famous"...incongruity. In my opinion, the fundamental problem isn't anachronism, as there is at least a little ambiguity about when the name "Moria" came...
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    Not to be droll, but Tolkien is the source of...

    Not to be droll, but Tolkien is the source of much of my favorite Tolkien artwork. For instance,...
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    I'm surprised people are getting such a negative...

    I'm surprised people are getting such a negative impression of Christopher Tolkien from this article, which, though I admire the man immensely, is mostly puffery. Even his comment about "an action...
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    Come on, OBB, you're better than that.

    Come on, OBB, you're better than that.
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    Even accepting the confusion as a given, I don't...

    Even accepting the confusion as a given, I don't know that I've got the brains to "take into account every change Tolkien made to his mythology". But maybe I can risk a couple at a time if I'm really...
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    Although as revealed in The Peoples of...

    Although as revealed in The Peoples of Middle-earth, Tolkien did, much later on his life, begin formulating a scheme wherein the two Blue Wizards did not fail either, but accomplished absolutely...
  14. I'm very fond of "Errantry" and its close cousin,...

    I'm very fond of "Errantry" and its close cousin, the "Earendillinwe", i.e. "Earendil was a mariner...". Of the latter, it's interesting to note that Christopher Tolkien believes the wrong version...
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    It's anecdotal, but I'll mention Legolas'...

    It's anecdotal, but I'll mention Legolas' incredible night-time feat in FotR: taking a Fell Beast out of the sky, with no moonlight to aid his shot.
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    Wow, I had no idea that a small bit of Tolkien...

    Wow, I had no idea that a small bit of Tolkien esoterica about the dreadful oath-breaking Horseworn would win me such a cute little prize. /shakes internetz, producing a sound much like that of a...
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    Don't be absurd. Naturally their oaths were...

    Don't be absurd. Naturally their oaths were sworn to Isildur's horse.
  18. Thread: dark elves

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    Re: dark elves

    As an elucidation, yes. It's safe to assume the recipient of his letter did not, in 1954, have a Silmarillion, a handy chart of Elven divisions, nor an internet to look up the references in.


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  19. Thread: dark elves

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    Re: dark elves

    OTOH, there is this entry in the LOTR index:
    High-elves: see Eldar: Noldor


    Of course, we could instead use Frodo's criterion, which was an Elf's invocation of the name "Elbereth" (Three is...
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    Re: As a Tolkien fan...

    Tolkien Dork gets the point across quite effectively, but Tolkien Nutjob has a certain panache.
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    Re: Are Tolkien's stories morally simplistic?

    Eh, Eddard Stark, Jon Snow, Barristan Selmy, (later) Jaime Lannister, Brienne of Tarth...I could go on. But these are characters who not only are not amoral, but whose morality is highlighted.
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  22. Re: What part sticks out in your mind with LOTR?

    My first thought on encountering this topic was both a counter-question and a peculiar paradox: "What parts -don't- stick out in my mind with LOTR?" :p
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    Re: Your first time?

    I found The Hobbit at the library when I was nine, maybe ten. Other than the certainty I wolfed it down greedily, I can remember nothing very specific about that first experience, other than the...
  24. Re: 1966 Animation of the Hobbit. VERY un-like the book.

    Thanks for sharing this--I'd never seen any of it before. For what it's worth, I enjoyed the whole thing in at least a tongue-in-cheek way, and the artwork I genuinely admire.


    I envy you. :P
  25. Re: O the Loremasters! need help - looking for Rohirric name.

    I've found this very helpful: http://home.comcast.net/~modean52/oeme_dictionaries.htm

    The question would be easier if you gave some hints about sounds, meanings, or names you already like.
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