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    Thread: Size of Hobbit characters
Post: RE: Size of Hobbit characters

(June 26th, 2022, 11:35 PM)Michael Wrote: So far as I know, in modern architecture doors are narrower than their corridors because the frames are made of wood and inserted into the walls.  At what p...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 15 1,182 Yesterday, 01:45 AM
    Thread: Hobbit Anarchy
Post: RE: Hobbit Anarchy

(June 24th, 2022, 06:03 PM)Alvin Eriol Wrote: I pointed out on the 6th that JRRT showed in the Prologue and Letter # 214 that families usually handled most of their own affairs internally, even some...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 11 163 June 25th, 2022, 01:14 PM
    Thread: Hobbit Anarchy
Post: RE: Hobbit Anarchy

This a fascinating discussion, and I don't disagree with anything said thus far.  But I notice, what is to me, a glaring omission:  families.  In my opinion, the single strongest governing unit in the...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 11 163 June 24th, 2022, 02:39 AM
    Thread: The witch king after the defeat at Pelennor
Post: RE: The witch king after the defeat at Pelennor

Why would they be destroyed, rather than simply beginning to age again, as Bilbo did?
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 8 198 June 18th, 2022, 03:53 PM
    Thread: Why did the three strands of Galadriel given to Gimli mean ?
Post: RE: Why did the three strands of Galadriel given t...

(May 10th, 2022, 09:23 PM)Michael Wrote: There are some eastern and northern European myths about hair being replaced by gold. The story of Loki stealing Sif's hair is the most famous version of tha...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 3 151 June 11th, 2022, 02:36 AM
    Thread: Why Gandalf silenced the hobbits in front of the voice of Sauron?
Post: RE: Why Gandalf silenced the hobbits in front of t...

While I don't disagree with anything that Alvin Eriol or Michael have said, I personally think that Gandalf 'stage-managed' the conversation with the Mouth of Sauron brilliantly.  After Pippin's outbu...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 6 166 May 21st, 2022, 05:52 AM
    Thread: What’s on the menu? Uruk hai know about menus?
Post: RE: What’s on the menu? Uruk hai know about menus?

Sauron: I'll have the Hobbit tartar, with a side order of Elven rings. Uruk-waiter: Elven rings are off, as you've consumed all of them. Sauron: Ah! My bad. Haha! Get it? 'My bad'? No? Well, s...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 2 68 May 7th, 2022, 11:30 PM
    Thread: Reformation of the orcs
Post: RE: Reformation of the orcs

While I agree about the Diet of Worms, I am not willing to condemn 'Lootharists' as descendants of Uruks.
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 5 218 May 7th, 2022, 11:25 PM
    Thread: Entwives were corrupted and turned into trolls?
Post: RE: Entwives were corrupted and turned into trolls...

I agree. Although, there is the statement that some of every People marched on the side of the Dark Lord in the War of the Last Alliance (save only the Elves). Isn't it possible that the Ent-Wives c...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 4 253 May 7th, 2022, 11:19 PM
    Thread: "The Rings of Power": Is Warrior-Galadriel destined to be the new XenArwen?
Post: RE: "The Rings of Power": Is Warrior-Galadriel de...

Apparently, the new controversy is about black-skinned Elves and Dwarves. I am open to this being explained 'in universe', or even to just ignoring it and accepting the actors in the roles that they ...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 3 133 May 7th, 2022, 11:13 PM
    Thread: Why did Elrond throw Isildur into Mount Doom when he had a chance
Post: RE: Why did Elrond throw Isildur into Mount Doom w...

(April 17th, 2022, 11:58 AM)Michael Wrote: Tossing Isildur into the fire would have been as evil an act as creating the Ring itself. Neither Frodo nor Sam threw Gollum into the fire. He fell on his...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 4 210 April 21st, 2022, 02:02 AM
    Thread: Why did Elrond throw Isildur into Mount Doom when he had a chance
Post: RE: Why did Elrond throw Isildur into Mount Doom w...

(April 14th, 2022, 03:10 PM)badlands Wrote: Even though it would not have been nice, or honorable, and not cowardly, it would have saved countless of lives.Elrond had no right to insist that Isildur...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 4 210 April 15th, 2022, 11:05 PM
    Thread: Is Legolas the greatest elf archer?
Post: RE: Is Legolas the greatest elf archer?

(April 13th, 2022, 06:14 PM)badlands Wrote: He claimed he shot down an Ringwraith.I think that the greatest Elven Archer is Beleg Cu-thalion.
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 2 111 April 13th, 2022, 07:51 PM
    Thread: "The Rings of Power": Is Warrior-Galadriel destined to be the new XenArwen?
Post: "The Rings of Power": Is Warrior-Galadriel destin...

(Note: this is only based on trailers and stills distributed by the studio and/or Amazon) IF the new Amazon series depicts 'young Galadriel' as a Warrior, as it seems it intends to, will it annoy Tol...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 3 133 April 13th, 2022, 07:48 PM
    Thread: The greatest elf king
Post: RE: The greatest elf king

(April 10th, 2022, 12:23 PM)Alvin Eriol Wrote: One could also IMO make a case for Thingol. Rather than go in the relative safety of Aman, he protected and led the Elves who had chosen to remain in B...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 9 409 April 13th, 2022, 07:14 PM
    Thread: The greatest elf king
Post: RE: The greatest elf king

(April 9th, 2022, 05:22 PM)Alvin Eriol Wrote: Of course, Ingwë wasn't in Middle-Earth very long after the Great Journey ended! Which only further goes to prove his 'greatness' - at least, according ...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 9 409 April 9th, 2022, 06:21 PM
    Thread: The greatest elf king
Post: RE: The greatest elf king

The greatest Elf-king in Middle-earth was Ingwë, the most high lord of all the Elvish race. Tolkien, J.R.R.. The Silmarillion (p. 50). HMH Books. Kindle Edition.
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 9 409 April 9th, 2022, 02:18 AM
    Thread: Where are the other Balrogs?
Post: RE: Where are the other Balrogs?

(March 29th, 2022, 04:39 PM)Alvin Eriol Wrote: Glorfindel took one down (and died himself in the process) in the mountains surrounding Gondolin.'E got better!
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 3 173 March 29th, 2022, 06:38 PM
    Thread: Insults in Middle earth
Post: RE: Insults in Middle earth

I think that Bilbo's bequests, following his disappearance in "A Long-expected Party" are some of the best insults in the book.
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 2 163 March 20th, 2022, 02:27 PM
    Thread: Priscilla Tolkien has sailed away to the undying lands.
Post: RE: Priscilla Tolkien has sailed away to the undyi...

(March 8th, 2022, 08:00 PM)Michael Wrote: A generation has passed, and with her went the last living memory of her father telling stories to his children.And yet, anyone who has read "The Hobbit" or...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 3 215 March 11th, 2022, 09:09 PM
    Thread: Moria, the Black Pit
Post: Moria, the Black Pit

I have often in the past complained about the inscription above the doors of the West Gate of Moria, namely, that no self-respecting Dwarven King would let someone label his mighty, vast, and beautifu...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 1 145 March 2nd, 2022, 12:13 AM
    Thread: Why did a lot of elves leave Middle Earth at the end ?
Post: RE: Why did a lot of elves leave Middle Earth at t...

(January 28th, 2022, 01:26 PM)Michael Wrote: Well, Tolkien hints that many of them left Middle-earth because they knew a war was coming. So they were basiclally refugees fleeing the storm, as happen...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 3 229 January 28th, 2022, 09:27 PM
    Thread: Whose axe did Gimli get after he broke his on the ring?
Post: RE: Whose axe did Gimli get after he broke his on ...

(January 28th, 2022, 01:25 PM)Michael Wrote: A long time ago, someone posted to the Internet a series of screen captures that showed Gimli grabbed the axe from the dwarf sitting next to him. So I gu...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 5 413 January 28th, 2022, 09:10 PM
    Thread: What would happened if a group of evil men/ orcs captured/found trespassing Riverdell
Post: RE: What would happened if a group of evil men/ or...

(January 28th, 2022, 01:23 PM)Michael Wrote: ::: snip::: In the Third Age, I suspect Elrond's folk would have warned any interlopers during most times of peace, unless they were Orcs. By the Third ...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 3 246 January 28th, 2022, 09:06 PM
    Thread: Whose axe did Gimli get after he broke his on the ring?
Post: RE: Whose axe did Gimli get after he broke his on ...

(January 26th, 2022, 11:15 AM)Alvin Eriol Wrote: Eugene's? I imagine all the possibilities you listed are valid.Careful with that Axe, Eugene!  Could not his father, Gloin, have lent Gimli his axe?...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 5 413 January 26th, 2022, 09:42 PM
    Thread: What happened to She lob after Sam stabbed her?
Post: RE: What happened to She lob after Sam stabbed her...

Mordomin slew Shelob, shortly after Sam had wounded her.  He exited the Battle of the Pelennor even as it rose to its peak, compelled by the sword Erufel which he bore.  Arriving with Aragorn's force ...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 3 255 January 25th, 2022, 09:48 PM
    Thread: The Fall of Beleriand
Post: RE: The Fall of Beleriand

(November 24th, 2021, 04:57 PM)Michael Wrote: The whole "cast into the Void" thing was a holdover from the earlier versions of the mythology. It was - by the time J.R.R. Tolkien had returned to the ...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 16 1,582 November 29th, 2021, 02:37 AM
    Thread: Mithril in the 4th age
Post: RE: Mithril in the 4th age

(November 21st, 2021, 04:55 PM)Alvin Eriol Wrote: Aside from "sentimental" reasons, i.e. Dwarrowdelf's central importance to the Longbeards nation of Durin, and its prestige in Dwarfdom generally, I...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 7 607 November 23rd, 2021, 11:52 PM
    Thread: The Fall of Beleriand
Post: RE: The Fall of Beleriand

(November 22nd, 2021, 01:58 PM)Michael Wrote: Morgoth was captured and, according to one of Tolkien's private essays, taken back to Valinor where he was executed by Manwe and Mandos. Of course, part...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 16 1,582 November 23rd, 2021, 10:18 PM
    Thread: The Taking of Celebrían
Post: RE: The Taking of Celebrían

(June 21st, 2020, 10:48 AM)Michael Wrote: Shouldn't Celebrian's identity be well-known to elvenkind? Rácinamir might have been from the farthest east realm, but Elrond was a descendant of Elwe, who ...
Mordomin Fan Fiction and Poems 2 734 November 2nd, 2021, 01:49 PM