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    Thread: What fantasy books or science fiction book do you want to see on film?
Post: RE: What fantasy books or science fiction book do ...

On the contrary, both Disney and the producers of Camelot both noted in the credits that their works were based on T.H. White's novel(s). Disney actually purchased the film rights to White's story in ...
Morthoron Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 11 1,768 December 26th, 2020, 09:36 PM
    Thread: What is considered a religion sect or cult?
Post: RE: What is considered a religion sect or cult?

A religion is a successful cult that has proselytized enough followers to wield significant power in a given society. For instance, Christianity is a good example of a Judean cult that eventually gain...
Morthoron Mythology and Folklore 4 1,125 December 26th, 2020, 08:28 PM
    Thread: What fantasy books or science fiction book do you want to see on film?
Post: RE: What fantasy books or science fiction book do ...

A proper adaptation of T.H. White's Once and Future King, and neither the horrid Disneyfication of the animated Sword in the Stone, nor the maudlin Broadway version Camelot. Such a splendid fantasy bu...
Morthoron Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors 11 1,768 December 26th, 2020, 08:13 PM
    Thread: Is Boromir the New Ron
Post: Is Boromir the New Ron

The Harry Potter series is not my cup of tea, but perhaps if I was much younger (ummm...much, much younger squared) they would be. It is a generational thing I suppose. However, I must laud the books ...
Morthoron J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 9 2,330 July 25th, 2007, 10:25 AM
    Thread: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Post: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Certainly a case of 'biting the hand that feeds you'. As an 'at-will' employee (which I am sure he is in Tennessee), his employer doesn't really have to explain why he was fired if they don't want to,...
Morthoron Super Hero Movies 14 1,857 June 23rd, 2007, 07:43 PM
    Thread: Hobbit Vocabulary
Post: Hobbit Vocabulary

My favorite word from the Hobbit is 'confusticate' -- a Latinate term meaning perhaps 'to confound or confuse' (the Latin root might be interpreted as 'to beat with a cudgel', so when Bilbo uses it re...
Morthoron J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 6 1,442 June 14th, 2007, 10:34 PM
    Thread: Bumper Stickers in Aman
Post: Bumper Stickers in Aman

"Drive an Earth-Friendly Car: Say NO to Smaug!"
Morthoron J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 11 1,492 June 10th, 2007, 09:07 PM
    Thread: T-Shirts seen in Valinor
Post: T-Shirts seen in Valinor

Here is a T-shirt designed for the Lord of the Rings Online Gathering II (I came up with the concept of a concert T-shirt and the concert venues): http://www.zazzle.com/product/235671154508965322 ...
Morthoron J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 23 2,460 June 10th, 2007, 01:35 AM
    Thread: Tales of a Dark Continent
Post: Tales of a Dark Continent

Author's note: I have decided to offer up three chapters of the tale, rather than the usual five, as the story is rather lengthy; and so, for readability's sake, I will deliver a second three-chapter ...
Morthoron Fan Fiction and Poems 4 2,896 May 24th, 2007, 04:46 PM
    Thread: Muppet LOTR
Post: Muppet LOTR

Well, I suppose you could have Mr. Snuffleupagus as a Mumakil. Kermit as Aragorn and Ms. Piggy as Arwen?
Morthoron J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 38 4,473 May 17th, 2007, 02:32 AM
    Thread: Tales of a Dark Continent
Post: Tales of a Dark Continent

Morthoron Fan Fiction and Poems 4 2,896 May 16th, 2007, 12:11 AM
    Thread: 2 new Star Wars movies
Post: 2 new Star Wars movies

'BLOCKBUSTER director George Lucas has slammed the record-breaking Spider-Man 3 as a "silly" movie with no storyline.' Much can be said for Lucas's last three Star Wars releases, except in place of ...
Morthoron Star Wars 5 1,088 May 11th, 2007, 09:05 AM
    Thread: The now High King of Noldor
Post: The now High King of Noldor

Michael Wrote:Franks = French ("Francia" became "France") And it's not like everything transformed in one day, either. I was aware of that. But the Capetian dynasty, as begun by Hugh Capet, are consi...
Morthoron J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 54 4,672 May 11th, 2007, 12:10 AM
    Thread: What's the difference?
Post: What's the difference?

Alvin Eriol Wrote:But, I can relate, somewhat. After all, I believed thru childhood that "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" began as a movie, and Disney gave us most of the Grimm and Andersen fairy tales as...
Morthoron J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 16 1,705 May 10th, 2007, 12:56 PM
    Thread: Tales of a Dark Continent
Post: Tales of a Dark Continent

Morthoron Fan Fiction and Poems 4 2,896 May 9th, 2007, 09:51 PM
    Thread: the Noble Savage
Post: the Noble Savage

Coconut Ent Wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbarian#R...barbarians How much does Ghan-buri-Ghan embody the Romantic idea of the "Noble Savage"? I don't believe the 'noble savage' concept appli...
Morthoron J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 70 7,820 May 5th, 2007, 07:20 PM
    Thread: Book Suggestion...
Post: Book Suggestion...

Michael Wrote:Well, he certainly had a flare for the melodramatic. Yes he did, and he was much different in tone and philosophy than Chaucer and Boccaccio, his nearest contemporaries.
Morthoron History 6 1,598 May 5th, 2007, 01:08 AM
    Thread: The now High King of Noldor
Post: The now High King of Noldor

Morthoron J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 54 4,672 May 4th, 2007, 11:53 PM
    Thread: Tales of a Dark Continent
Post: Tales of a Dark Continent

Tales of a Dark Continent (Part II) by Morthoron CHAPTER VI: A Strange Meeting with the Dark Elves With care not to disturb the lolling guard at the entrance to the slave pen, I torturously inc...
Morthoron Fan Fiction and Poems 4 2,896 May 3rd, 2007, 10:17 PM
    Thread: Book Suggestion...
Post: Book Suggestion...

Michael Wrote:I'm sure the translation I read had a lot to do with the effect, but Froissart's prose made the whole culture come to life for me. The people seem very much like people today. It is int...
Morthoron History 6 1,598 May 2nd, 2007, 01:49 AM
    Thread: The now High King of Noldor
Post: The now High King of Noldor

Michael Wrote:Very much smoother, as it preserves a traditional order of primogeniture. Making Gil-galad into Fingon's son (something JRRT never really intended) just makes no sense at all. That woul...
Morthoron J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 54 4,672 May 2nd, 2007, 01:32 AM
    Thread: Book Suggestion...
Post: Book Suggestion...

Michael Wrote:I've read Froissart and thoroughly enjoyed the book. I know he is not taken entirely seriously by historians but his descriptions of places and events are very entertaining. Froissart, ...
Morthoron History 6 1,598 May 1st, 2007, 10:06 PM
    Thread: The now High King of Noldor
Post: The now High King of Noldor

Michael Wrote:Actually, Gil-galad being the son of Fingon makes no sense at all, since it completely disrupts the flow of the High Kingship. And going from Turgon to Orodreth somehow is smoother? ...
Morthoron J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 54 4,672 May 1st, 2007, 09:39 AM
    Thread: Too Arthurian?
Post: Too Arthurian?

Michael Wrote:Examples of bad dogma that have permeated Tolkien fandom for years:The Rohirrim were based on the Anglo-Saxons Balrogs don't have wings (or, their "wings" are physical) The Lord of the...
Morthoron J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 21 2,331 May 1st, 2007, 12:49 AM
    Thread: Tales of a Dark Continent
Post: Tales of a Dark Continent

Tales of a Dark Continent (Part I) by Morthoron (AKA G.J. Mussio) Greetings! Here is a novella based on 4th Age Middle-earth (primarily in the lands east of Rhun), approximately 300 years after th...
Morthoron Fan Fiction and Poems 4 2,896 April 30th, 2007, 02:00 AM
    Thread: Book Suggestion...
Post: Book Suggestion...

Having minored in Medieval History (which was about as useless as my English Major, but still relevant, it seems, for posting on forums), I'd like to offer for your perusal my favorite book on the Mid...
Morthoron History 6 1,598 April 29th, 2007, 10:57 PM
    Thread: The now High King of Noldor
Post: The now High King of Noldor

Mordomin Wrote:Well, in the first place, an "aegis" is a Greek symbol, not appropriate for Tolkien mythology. I do not understand what it is you are trying to communicate with the misuse of my quotes...
Morthoron J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 54 4,672 April 29th, 2007, 12:37 PM
    Thread: The now High King of Noldor
Post: The now High King of Noldor

Michael Wrote:Upon Finrod's death Orodreth became King of Nargothrond. In the post-Silmarillion canon Gil-galad is Orodreth's son and he succeed's Turgon as High King of the Noldor-in-exile. In the Se...
Morthoron J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 54 4,672 April 29th, 2007, 01:18 AM
    Thread: Are Bratz Dolls Too Sexy?
Post: Are Bratz Dolls Too Sexy?

I don't allow my six year-old to play with them, but then I read books like 'Charlottes Web', 'The Hobbit' and 'Alice in Wonderland' with her as well.... so, obviously we are a deviant family.
Morthoron General Discussions 7 947 April 28th, 2007, 07:22 AM
    Thread: The Children of Hurin
Post: The Children of Hurin

jmelsna Wrote:Wicked spoof by John Crace in The Guardian: << "Forsooth," he swore. "Henceforth shall I remain a derivative Wagnerian hero and wander mindlessly through the realms of Middle-Ear...
Morthoron J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth 38 3,220 April 27th, 2007, 12:10 AM