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by Alatar
Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:54 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections
Replies: 317
Views: 31150

Re: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections

Is Cerin going to be expected top provide citations for everything she says? I don't see any other posters here being held to that standard, and I know I haven't been. If we want to hear opinions other than our own, shouting "prove it!" every time someone says something you disagree with i...
by Alatar
Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:40 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 1115
Views: 120162

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

No it wasn't. It's genuinely refreshing to hear the other perspective without hyperbole.
by Alatar
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:18 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: The Tolkien Translation Game!
Replies: 6746
Views: 1266417

Re: The Tolkien Translation Game!

I need to grab my books but is it something like "Perhaps it sits and chats with us a bitsy? Does it like riddles?"
by Alatar
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:17 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 1115
Views: 120162

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

I have to say Cerin, its great to hear someone sensibly and clearly arguing the republican stance here.
by Alatar
Tue Jun 28, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: The Tolkien Translation Game!
Replies: 6746
Views: 1266417

Re: The Tolkien Translation Game!

Gollum to Bilbo?
by Alatar
Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Roe v Wade has been overturned. How do you feel about that?
Replies: 1040
Views: 301011

Re: Will Roe v Wade be overturned? How do you feel about that?

From my NYT Summary email this morning Good morning. After abortion, how is the Supreme Court likely to change American society next? The impatient, ambitious five Protesting for abortion rights in Brooklyn last month.Gabriela Bhaskar/The New York Times My colleague Adam Liptak, who covers the Supre...
by Alatar
Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: Another "new" Tolkien book
Replies: 23
Views: 480

Re: Another "new" Tolkien book

https://www.tolkiensociety.org/2022/06/new-tolkien-book-the-fall-of-numenor-to-be-published/ Speaking to The Tolkien Society exclusively, Brian Sibley said: As my many friends in the Tolkien Society will understand, it has been a great honour to have been entrusted with the task of bringing together...
by Alatar
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:49 am
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: The Tolkien Translation Game!
Replies: 6746
Views: 1266417

Re: The Tolkien Translation Game!

I've only read UT twice or three times, and the last was over 20 years ago. Not gonna be much help here.
by Alatar
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:35 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Gun Control Debate
Replies: 910
Views: 279399

Re: Gun Control Debate

I hope this doesn't turn into a witch hunt to blame first responders instead of looking at the actual causes... oh who am I kidding...
by Alatar
Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: Another "new" Tolkien book
Replies: 23
Views: 480

Re: Another "new" Tolkien book

Sibley was also responsible for the best Tolkien adaptation of all time (IMHO), the BBC Radio Play of "Lord of the Rings". Also, I would argue that the more recent books would have been more accessible, and more enjoyable to the majority of the public, if they had been edited by someone le...
by Alatar
Mon Jun 20, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: The Tolkien Translation Game!
Replies: 6746
Views: 1266417

Re: The Tolkien Translation Game!

PM Sent Inanna.
by Alatar
Thu Jun 16, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: Media previews
Replies: 82
Views: 3406

Re: Media previews

I agree with Voronwë...
by Alatar
Mon Jun 13, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: TV obsessions—come on, admit it!
Replies: 948
Views: 354715

Re: TV obsessions—come on, admit it!

Julian Fellowes insists almost all of the storylines (including the dead lover in Ep 1) are based on actual historical cases. Granted, they didn't all happen in the same house, but they did happen.
by Alatar
Fri Jun 10, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2926
Views: 260908

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

Its depressing to see it all laid out in black and white and know it will be ignored.
by Alatar
Thu Jun 09, 2022 9:34 am
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: Media previews
Replies: 82
Views: 3406

Re: Media previews

Or, based on the internet, anyone! :)
by Alatar
Wed Jun 08, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: The Tolkien Translation Game!
Replies: 6746
Views: 1266417

Re: The Tolkien Translation Game!

Théoden?
by Alatar
Wed Jun 08, 2022 9:55 am
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: Media previews
Replies: 82
Views: 3406

Re: Media previews

Just a brief reminder that the only reason we have LotR as all is because the publishers were unwilling to follow up The Hobbit with a book that didn't contain Hobbits. ;) And it is safe to say that to 99% of moviegoers*, Hobbits are the differentiating factor between Tolkien and other fantasy. *63....
by Alatar
Tue Jun 07, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: Media previews
Replies: 82
Views: 3406

Re: Media previews

Well that's not something we can decide till we see it. I know. Crazy talk. :)