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    Thread: The Hobbit movie reboot
Post: RE: The Hobbit movie reboot

That's all fine and well.  But I really wish that Ralph Bakshi would hurry up and finish his version of "The Lord of the Rings". The Rankin & Bass ending never satisfied me.
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 6 154 January 25th, 2023, 11:07 PM
    Thread: Santa versus Sauron, text version
Post: RE: Santa versus Sauron, text version

(January 5th, 2023, 12:48 PM)Alvin Eriol Wrote: Of course, I pointed out a parallel or connection 3 yrs ago, and touted the additional observation that holly became associated with this manufacture ...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 7 185 January 14th, 2023, 05:41 AM
    Thread: Linguistic questions.
Post: RE: Linguistic questions.

(January 2nd, 2023, 02:27 AM)Michael Wrote: According to The Silmarillion, they began communicating with the Sindar as soon as they met any. I always inferred that to mean the Noldor did most of the...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 14 407 January 14th, 2023, 05:25 AM
    Thread: A Ring's Ransom (version two)
Post: RE: A Ring's Ransom (version two)

I ret-conned Mordomin's dwarven sword, Ascatondo, into this story.  I don't know why, when I was imagining that, through his friendship with the Dwarves of Moria, they would forge for him not one, but...
Mordomin Fan Fiction and Poems 4 2,058 January 10th, 2023, 03:30 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...

(January 4th, 2023, 01:11 AM)Michael Wrote: I think it would be fine if everyone knew who Annatar was. People have enjoyed Shakespeare's plays for hundreds of years. Not many surprises there. Same w...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 11 528 January 10th, 2023, 04:28 AM
    Thread: Santa versus Sauron, text version
Post: RE: Santa versus Sauron, text version

(January 4th, 2023, 01:12 AM)Michael Wrote: I don't get the "cute", "evil", "baby girl", "slay" thing but whatever.The very idea that Santa and Sauron have anything in common had me rolling on the f...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 7 185 January 4th, 2023, 02:14 AM
    Thread: Santa versus Sauron, text version
Post: RE: Santa versus Sauron, text version

(January 2nd, 2023, 02:31 AM)Michael Wrote: Let's see if I can embed it. I shouldn't hotlink, but I think Facebook can handle the bandwidth. [Image: https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t...e=63B...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 7 185 January 3rd, 2023, 09:15 AM
    Thread: "The Rings of Power": Is Warrior-Galadriel destined to be the new XenArwen?
Post: RE: "The Rings of Power": Is Warrior-Galadriel de...

(January 2nd, 2023, 02:34 AM)Michael Wrote: Many people seem to agree with you. Of course they do!  I am Cute and Loveable, in addition to being a Master Enchanter.  LOL!Quote: I suppose the basic p...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 11 528 January 3rd, 2023, 09:05 AM
    Thread: "The Rings of Power": Is Warrior-Galadriel destined to be the new XenArwen?
Post: RE: "The Rings of Power": Is Warrior-Galadriel de...

As much as I've disliked parts of "The Rings of Power", the revelation of Sauron was nothing short of brilliant. It has me re-thinking every scene in which he appeared. Galadriel, who is built up as ...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 11 528 December 27th, 2022, 12:57 PM
    Thread: Santa versus Sauron, text version
Post: RE: Santa versus Sauron, text version

Come to think of it...eight tiny reindeer plus Rudolph equals nine flying servants for each!
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 7 185 December 27th, 2022, 08:59 AM
    Thread: Linguistic questions.
Post: RE: Linguistic questions.

I would quibble that Mordomin didn't have his own dialect, but rather that he was named by speakers of Sindarin who did. I think that is what you meant. In any case, I was sparked by this discussion...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 14 407 December 27th, 2022, 02:50 AM
    Thread: Santa versus Sauron, text version
Post: Santa versus Sauron, text version

There was a public Facebook post by The One Ring (aka TOR.net) which I have been trying to share.  I've been having trouble linking the post or the image, so here is the text version, intended only fo...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 7 185 December 27th, 2022, 02:27 AM
    Thread: Linguistic questions.
Post: RE: Linguistic questions.

(November 9th, 2022, 04:08 PM)Alvin Eriol Wrote: It would be even more understandable if Men such as the Bëoreans, who had adopted Sindarin, had named him. Men being Men, one would expect more rapid...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 14 407 December 15th, 2022, 09:27 AM
    Thread: Linguistic questions.
Post: RE: Linguistic questions.

Exactly right, Michael! After being released from the dungeons of Tol-en-Gaurhoth by Luthien and Beren, the character who would become "Mordomin" wandered for a time and was no doubt sheltered/harbor...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 14 407 November 9th, 2022, 03:02 AM
    Thread: The Mordomin Gateway
Post: RE: The Mordomin Gateway

Yes! Thank you for the effort that you spent to find it! I eventually found it, too. I hope to make it worth your while. I can only plead that I forgot the title because, when I wrote it, it was s...
Mordomin Fan Fiction and Poems 25 9,004 November 9th, 2022, 01:59 AM
    Thread: Linguistic questions.
Post: RE: Linguistic questions.

Let me begin my contribution by falling upon my sword, metaphorically, and then circling back to another sword for hopefully a more useful observation. First of all "Mordomin" is not properly a Sinda...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 14 407 October 25th, 2022, 03:25 AM
    Thread: Rings of Power
Post: RE: Rings of Power

I realize that we're talking about much deeper issues about Tolkien and Middle-earth and 'brands'. But I'm very confused about why, despite all the racial diversity among them, the Harfoots all have ...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 22 969 October 8th, 2022, 05:30 PM
    Thread: The Mordomin Gateway
Post: RE: The Mordomin Gateway

Has anyone, perhaps after reading the "Valley of Sorrows" stories, tried to find the story called "The Wayhouse" that is listed in the Mordomin Gateway? I did, and I did not find it, LOL! Just as we...
Mordomin Fan Fiction and Poems 25 9,004 October 8th, 2022, 05:07 AM
    Thread: The Last Homely House
Post: The Last Homely House

Which version/vision of Rivendell did Tolkien have?  The one seen in "The Hobbit", or the refuge/stronghold that is depicted in "The Silmarillion" and seems to be ret-conned into "The Lord of the Ring...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 4 323 October 7th, 2022, 06:18 PM
    Thread: Rings of Power
Post: RE: Rings of Power

(October 3rd, 2022, 07:35 AM)Bacchus Wrote: Mordy, while you’re absolutely correct that the Stranger being either Gandalf or Sauron is wildly anachronistic, the show runners have already made an abs...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 22 969 October 6th, 2022, 07:52 AM
    Thread: Why did Elendil live so long?
Post: RE: Why did Elendil live so long?

Are we perhaps talking about different Elendils? The one that I remember died in battle with Sauron before the Barad-dur.
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 8 553 October 2nd, 2022, 01:18 AM
    Thread: Rings of Power
Post: RE: Rings of Power

(September 29th, 2022, 09:19 PM)ZehnWaters Wrote: I'm thinking Sauron is Galadriel's human friend.  Which kinda means she's the one who drives him back to being evil.I disagree.  I think that, with ...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 22 969 October 1st, 2022, 02:16 AM
    Thread: Rings of Power
Post: RE: Rings of Power

After I adjusted my thinking from a hardline "that's not the Tolkien I know" to a more accepting "let them tell their story and see if I like it", I am enjoying "The Rings of Power". The randomizing ...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 22 969 September 29th, 2022, 04:51 PM
    Thread: Embracer Group acquires film rights to The Lord of the Rings
Post: RE: Embracer Group acquires film rights to The Lor...

Well, maybe now my Mordomin fan-fiction stories will get the movie treatment that they so richly deserve. ROFL!
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 12 464 September 2nd, 2022, 11:01 PM
    Thread: Was Celebrimbor Dispossessed?
Post: RE: Was Celebrimbor Dispossessed?

I would say that Celebrimbor was Dispossessed thrice. First when his grandfather was deprived of the Silmarils, secondly when Maedhros gave the Kingship of the Noldor to Fingolfin and his House, and ...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 40 1,203 August 25th, 2022, 01:18 AM
    Thread: Valley of Sorrow, now in two parts!
Post: RE: Valley of Sorrow, now in two parts!

(August 24th, 2022, 04:06 PM)ZehnWaters Wrote: (August 20th, 2022, 11:49 PM)Mordomin Wrote: Now all that I have to do is quietly 'retcon' "The Wayhouse" and the "Nemesis" trilogy to comport with t...
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 3 283 August 24th, 2022, 09:13 PM
    Thread: Favorite songs from the LOTR series
Post: RE: Favorite songs from the LOTR series

"The Road Goes Ever On". An invitation to adventure, and a cautionary tale all in one.
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 5 317 August 22nd, 2022, 02:27 PM
    Thread: Valley of Sorrow, now in two parts!
Post: RE: Valley of Sorrow, now in two parts!

Now all that I have to do is quietly 'retcon' "The Wayhouse" and the "Nemesis" trilogy to comport with this story, and I'm all set! LOL!
Mordomin J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 3 283 August 20th, 2022, 11:49 PM
    Thread: Valley of Sorrow (Part One)
Post: RE: Valley of Sorrow (Part One)

Thank you! You are very kind.
Mordomin Fan Fiction and Poems 2 263 August 20th, 2022, 09:17 PM
    Thread: Valley of Sorrow (Part Two)
Post: Valley of Sorrow (Part Two)

When Mordomin had gone, Elrond fell back into the brooding that had begun the day that Celebrían departed the Valley.  The arrogance of Mordomin had only served to enflame the anger and the sorrow tha...
Mordomin Fan Fiction and Poems 0 204 August 20th, 2022, 03:45 PM