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by Voronwë the Faithful
Sun Aug 07, 2022 2:36 pm
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: Lord of the Rings series!?
Replies: 630
Views: 279593

Re: Lord of the Rings series!?

This is what Legolas Lateef has to say about that!
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sun Aug 07, 2022 4:17 am
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: Lord of the Rings series!?
Replies: 630
Views: 279593

Re: Lord of the Rings series!?

I pretend that jealous Legolas is not there.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sun Aug 07, 2022 1:38 am
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: Lord of the Rings series!?
Replies: 630
Views: 279593

Re: Lord of the Rings series!?

by Voronwë the Faithful
Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:58 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 1167
Views: 127537

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

I'm 'watching' the vote on CSPAN to open debate on the bill. It is currently 48 yes and 46 no. Not sure who hasn't voted yet, or why it takes so freaking long.

ETA: Feinstein was 49. Don't know who the last holdout is, though I certainly have a guess.

ETAA: Now it says 50. I guess I missed it.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:42 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 1167
Views: 127537

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

Good news! Of course, there is still a question as to whether the Senate parliamentarian, Elizabeth MacDonough, will approve the bill for budget reconciliation. She is requiring removal of one key provision that imposes penalties on drugmakers for boosting prices beyond inflation, but otherwise has...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: Lord of the Rings series!?
Replies: 630
Views: 279593

Re: Lord of the Rings series!?

I agree, of course. But it is out-balanced by so many clunkers, not just of invented scenes but of classic scenes ruined by the watered down dialogue. The Feast of Starlight scene is definitely a template that I would love to see the RoP showrunners follow. And while the early returns are positive, ...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: Lord of the Rings series!?
Replies: 630
Views: 279593

Re: Lord of the Rings series!?

Some aspects of the scripts are very good, but mostly when they followed the book closely, and a few outliers like the lovely Feast of Starlight scene in the Desolation of Smaug.

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by Voronwë the Faithful
Sat Aug 06, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 3093
Views: 274855

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

Judge in Alex Jones trial won't prevent Sandy Hook lawyers from handing Jones' text messages to the Jan. 6 panel

Of course, we don't know if he really did have any relevant texts, but I certainly wouldn't be surprised if he did.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sat Aug 06, 2022 5:26 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot
Replies: 1189
Views: 301347

Re: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot

Here is the Texas law capping the amount of exemplary damages (which is another term for punitive damages: Sec. 41.008. LIMITATION ON AMOUNT OF RECOVERY. (a) In an action in which a claimant seeks recovery of damages, the trier of fact shall determine the amount of economic damages separately from t...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sat Aug 06, 2022 5:30 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot
Replies: 1189
Views: 301347

Re: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot

If my understanding of Texas law is correct, she probably does not have discretion not to.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:31 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot
Replies: 1189
Views: 301347

Re: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot

Maybe the two holdouts actually wanted to hold him liable for more: A jury finds Infowars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones should pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a Sandy Hook shooting victim I expect that the judge will reduce the award, but that certainly sends quite the messa...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:27 am
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: Lord of the Rings series!?
Replies: 630
Views: 279593

Re: Lord of the Rings series!?

I mostly agree with you, though I'm too attached to what Tolkien wrote to not be disturbed by things that directly contradict what he wrote (as opposed to filling in the spaces that he left). I'm also puzzled by some of their naming decisions, particularly using the name Elanor, since of all the hob...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: Rings of Power Character and Cast Guide
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Rings of Power Character and Cast Guide

The clearly authentic Tolkien characters are: Galadriel Gil-galad Isildur Elendil Celebrimbor The ones that are somewhat ambiguous are; Míriel (since she was never called "Queen Regent" so far as I can call) Pharazon (to the extent that they don't call him Ar-Pharazôn, though I think that ...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:35 pm
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: Rings of Power Character and Cast Guide
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Rings of Power Character and Cast Guide

Here is the list of the main known characters and the actors playing them. Any additions or corrections, post below and I'll update the list. The only actor that I included without a character is Joseph Mawle since he is reputed to play a main bad guy, but no other information has been provided. Mor...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: Lord of the Rings series!?
Replies: 630
Views: 279593

Re: Lord of the Rings series!?

True enough, though of course there are different communities. There is the general public. There is the critical response. There is the general Tolkien fan community. And then there is the community of Tolkien scholarship. Among that community, the voice of the few individuals who praised the films...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Arda Unmarred
Topic: Nature Pics
Replies: 3392
Views: 955721

Re: Nature Pics

It's a black squirrel-cat

Actually it is a very dark squirrel, perhaps escaped from Mirkwood, masquerading as a cat in a tree.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: Arda Unmarred
Topic: Nature Pics
Replies: 3392
Views: 955721

Re: Nature Pics

The very rare black squirrel-cat!
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 1167
Views: 127537

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

Meanwhile, the "terrible" economy added an absurd 528,000 jobs in July. Massive jobs surprise: US economy added 528,000 jobs in July The US economy added 528,000 jobs in July, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, far surpassing economists' expectations. The ...