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    Thread: RIP Ray Bradbury
Post: RIP Ray Bradbury

Alas another great gone on. FAHRENHEIT 451 haunts me to this day. RIP.
inked Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 6 906 June 6th, 2012, 10:55 PM
    Thread: The love-life of the Druedain
Post: The love-life of the Druedain

A Wose is a Wose is a Wose. A Wose by any other name would smell the same, if not as sweet. The Peyton Place tell-tale of this reality is Woses: Propagation.
inked J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 20 2,175 April 17th, 2012, 10:33 AM
    Thread: Animal Symbolism books
Post: Animal Symbolism books

Great link, Michael! Thanks. A most recent publication along this line which employs -if not explains- these concepts: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM by JK Rowling in the Harry Potter book...
inked Mythology and Folklore 9 3,121 April 17th, 2012, 10:29 AM
    Thread: Animal Symbolism books
Post: Animal Symbolism books

The Bestiary of Christ is a condensation of the much longer original work in French. The variations in symbolism occur cross-culturally and across time spans, so you should be careful in understandin...
inked Mythology and Folklore 9 3,121 April 13th, 2012, 10:59 PM
    Thread: The love-life of the Druedain
Post: The love-life of the Druedain

Thorny old Druedain! Probably more like the Roar of the Woses.
inked J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 20 2,175 April 13th, 2012, 10:45 PM
    Thread: Two truly amazing videos - very uplifting
Post: Two truly amazing videos - very uplifting

Here's a really cool science video that I just discovered: A Visualization from Conception to Birth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKyljukBE70 This seemed the right place to put the link.
inked General Discussions 5 1,412 April 13th, 2012, 10:42 PM
    Thread: Is John Carter destined to flop?
Post: Is John Carter destined to flop?

That means it is a "guy film", huh. Hey, they make commercials about that and Pepsi 10 or some such stuff.
inked Edgar Rice Burroughs and John Carter 19 3,271 February 18th, 2012, 08:08 PM
    Thread: Reserachers tie elephant die-outs to human evolution
Post: Reserachers tie elephant die-outs to human evoluti...

Fascinating! Truth is stranger than fiction at times.
inked Archeology and Prehistory 3 953 December 26th, 2011, 07:06 PM
    Thread: Shouldn't the Harry Horcrux have died in "Chamber of Secrets"?
Post: Shouldn't the Harry Horcrux have died in "Chamber ...

At that point neither Harry nor Voldemort nor Dumbledore had any suspicion that horcruxes were involved. Voldemort did not know that the horcruxes were destroyed (a point the movie glibly ignores in ...
inked Harry Potter 5 1,113 October 4th, 2011, 05:43 AM
    Thread: My thoughts on "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2"
Post: My thoughts on "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallo...

inked Harry Potter 8 1,646 July 17th, 2011, 04:19 AM
    Thread: The inevitable silliness of comparing J.K. Rowling to J.R.R. Tolkien
Post: The inevitable silliness of comparing J.K. Rowling...

These are "journalists" trying to sell their yellow rags on the street in paper or in the aether via electrons. Rupert Murdoch is not an exception, merely the illustration in bold type. The irony of...
inked J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 3 801 July 17th, 2011, 04:15 AM
    Thread: Is USA Today missing the mark with its Harry Potter analysis?
Post: Is USA Today missing the mark with its Harry Potte...

inked Harry Potter 11 1,391 July 17th, 2011, 04:12 AM
    Thread: Morgan Freeman talks with Huffington Post about the Universe
Post: Morgan Freeman talks with Huffington Post about th...

I have enjoyed the series. One must give it its materialistic assumptions, however. It is a series purporting to explain things on the basis of empirical science. I have not noted it lapsing over i...
inked General Discussions 1 452 June 25th, 2011, 10:25 PM
    Thread: Sciene fiction and fantasy racist
Post: Sciene fiction and fantasy racist

To those determined to label everything "racist" nothing is invincible to attack; surprisingly, not even feminism and egalitarianism. One really may have no substantial ground other than quicksand fo...
inked Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 6 655 June 25th, 2011, 10:19 PM
    Thread: Pottermore Website is broken?
Post: Pottermore Website is broken?

I was able to register for an email reminder on 31 July. Perhaps the site was overwhelmed when you tried?
inked Harry Potter 3 1,098 June 25th, 2011, 10:14 PM
    Thread: J.K. Rowling launches new Harry Potter Website
Post: J.K. Rowling launches new Harry Potter Website

Clearly it is a commercial venture in which JKR gets authorial control over the ebooks and related materials. The future release of backstory/background/what-I-was-thinking is sure to ignite the deba...
inked Harry Potter 5 600 June 25th, 2011, 10:12 PM
    Thread: Did Patrick Stewart ever have hair?
Post: Did Patrick Stewart ever have hair?

Make it so Does not make hair grow! Alas.
inked General Movies 9 24,274 June 22nd, 2011, 09:55 PM
    Thread: J.K. Rowling launches new Harry Potter Website
Post: J.K. Rowling launches new Harry Potter Website

C-O-M-M-E-R-C-I-A-L-I-T-Y! The problem with ebook formatting is that it is destined to be transient. So, buy the system for each format and maintain it so you'll be able to read it. Anyone else her...
inked Harry Potter 5 600 June 22nd, 2011, 09:52 PM
    Thread: into the wormhole?
Post: into the wormhole?

Wednesday evenings ~9 PM.
inked Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 2 615 June 7th, 2011, 06:12 PM
    Thread: New costume for "Wonder Woman"?
Post: New costume for "Wonder Woman"?

Saw it. ugly. The original much better.
inked Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows 2 596 March 29th, 2011, 09:27 PM
    Thread: New CS LEWIS work to be available
Post: New CS LEWIS work to be available

And news on the Narnia movies! The Magician's Nephew is to be the next to be made........... http://www.fandango.com/movieblog/scoop-...60806.html (Presented with the disclaimer that I have refused...
inked J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 3 1,005 March 25th, 2011, 09:09 AM
    Thread: New CS LEWIS work to be available
Post: New CS LEWIS work to be available

inked J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 3 1,005 March 14th, 2011, 08:52 PM
    Thread: William Shatner's wake-up call to the Discovery crew
Post: William Shatner's wake-up call to the Discovery cr...

Cool! or should that be Kool! ?
inked Star Trek 2 929 March 9th, 2011, 11:27 PM
    Thread: NASA Scientist Claims to Have Found Fossil Evidence of Non-Terrestial Life
Post: NASA Scientist Claims to Have Found Fossil Evidenc...

There seems to have been a serious attempt to get commentary and make sure the article met some standards. We'll have to see what the responses are.
inked General Discussions 4 870 March 7th, 2011, 10:33 PM
    Thread: Researchers discover giant crayfish species right under their noses
Post: Researchers discover giant crayfish species right ...

JUMBOlaya! Bigtime!
inked Archeology and Prehistory 2 605 January 22nd, 2011, 08:10 AM
    Thread: Palaeontolgy
Post: Palaeontolgy

Well, now I can sleep at night. This business about not being able to sex pterydactyls has been keeping me up late at night. Second thing, it is good to see someone averring the importance of gender...
inked Archeology and Prehistory 42 6,912 January 22nd, 2011, 08:04 AM
    Thread: The dark lord was seduce by an elf maid
Post: The dark lord was seduce by an elf maid

You know, The Soddit had an elfmaid seduc-ing Bingo for the Ring, IIRC. http://www.amazon.com/Soddit-Lets-Cash-A...207&sr=8-1
inked J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 10 1,855 January 15th, 2011, 01:58 PM
    Thread: Harry Potter Taught Religion at Yale
Post: Harry Potter Taught Religion at Yale

Ja! For a prolonged consideration of that in an articulate manner, see hogwartsprofessor.com. Also a similar course has been taught in any reputable university that acknowledges the Christian tradi...
inked Harry Potter 1 446 December 21st, 2010, 09:31 PM
    Thread: From Harry Potter to Narnia: the pressure on film franchises to perform
Post: From Harry Potter to Narnia: the pressure on film ...

Well, lovely! They sound just like August! It only looks successful. But the bit about costs to supply a despot ........ they're called directors, unless addressed directly as Le Majeste, right?
inked Harry Potter 1 421 December 11th, 2010, 07:09 PM
    Thread: Astronomy
Post: Astronomy

Coming soon to skies near you! A rare treat this solstice-time! That'd be December 21/22 for the astronomy non-buffs! "The oddest celestial event? This year there's an easy winner. It's the millenni...
inked General Discussions 0 493 December 11th, 2010, 07:04 PM