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by Snowdog
Sat Sep 24, 2022 4:33 am
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: Rings of Power Reviews
Replies: 60
Views: 1705

Re: Rings of Power Reviews

I'd like to try a small survey - why do you read reviews? Do you rely on reviews to decide whether to watch the show? Once you start watching, do you continue reading reviews? I don't so much 'read' reviews as 'glance' at them. I can usually tell within the first paragraph were it is going and if I...
by Snowdog
Sat Sep 10, 2022 4:04 am
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: Episode 3 (Spoilers)
Replies: 79
Views: 2012

Re: Episode 3 (Spoilers)

Eldy, I couldn't agree more about the Harfoots. Snowdog, thanks for your thoughts. To you catch the little bit at the end where Míriel is talking to her father? They are setting up a different dynamic between Míriel and Pharazon then what Tolkien wrote. I've only watched it once so far. Usually do ...
by Snowdog
Sat Sep 10, 2022 2:18 am
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: Episode 3 (Spoilers)
Replies: 79
Views: 2012

Re: Episode 3 (Spoilers)

The episode was quite enjoyable... especially the Númenórean parts. We have 'Queen-regent' Míriel and 'Chancellor' Pharazôn, so they are bumping Tar palantír's reign and only calling Míriel 'regent'. I'm trying to visualize how Pharazôn 'forces' marriage on Míriel here because as portrayed, it look...
by Snowdog
Sat Sep 10, 2022 1:54 am
Forum: Welcome to Our Messageboard! COME HERE FIRST
Topic: GREETINGS to our Newest Members!
Replies: 2782
Views: 843348

Re: GREETINGS to our Newest Members!

RoseMorninStar wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 6:32 pm Did Heliona post? I don't see anything.
Her name is the 'newest member' at the bottom of the forum. :)
by Snowdog
Fri Sep 09, 2022 7:36 am
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: The state of TORC
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: The state of TORC

People were being mods for free and people would still do so again. I think Helen (Heliona on TORC) was one of the last active mods on the old board and she was a bit pissed at Jon for just shutting things on the old board down without a word to them and starting the new (shortlived) messageboard i...
by Snowdog
Wed Aug 31, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: Discussion about the Discussion about RoP
Replies: 74
Views: 2446

Re: Discussion about the Discussion about RoP

I read this article today and thought it summed up the whole 'discussion about the discussion about Rings of Power' quite well.
by Snowdog
Fri Aug 26, 2022 10:04 am
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: Spoilerish reviews of Episodes 1 and 2
Replies: 28
Views: 817

Re: Spoilerish reviews of Episodes 1 and 2

I have to say that my expectations of something decent has come a long way since 2017. I'm looking forward to watching this! Don't have any spoliers to add, but will post a tweet from Neil Gaiman (who has bene labeled a 'paid amazon schill' along with anyone else who said something remotely positive...
by Snowdog
Tue Aug 23, 2022 8:29 am
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: More Tolkien Movies coming?
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: More Tolkien Movies coming?

One of the most-exciting aspects of this announcement for Tolkien fans is Embracer’s suggestion that it will explore “additional movies based on iconic characters such as Gandalf, Aragorn, Gollum, Galadriel, Éowyn and other characters from Tolkien’s literary works.” At this point, I'm all for it. W...
by Snowdog
Mon Aug 08, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: TV obsessions—come on, admit it!
Replies: 964
Views: 364687

Re: TV obsessions—come on, admit it!

Alatar wrote: Sun Aug 07, 2022 10:22 pm Well Sandman is amazing. Drop everything and go watch it.
My wife Kaz (Elora) made sure we were watching it. Finished the series today. Excellent TV!
by Snowdog
Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:30 am
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: Lord of the Rings series!?
Replies: 817
Views: 292694

Re: Lord of the Rings series!?

Some, but I suspect that many will be locked into their views long before the show is released. There is a segment of self-appointed "true Tolkien Fans" gatekeeper that have made their minds up and will not change. They hate it, period. The only thing to be determined is their level of ha...
by Snowdog
Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: Discussion about the Discussion about RoP
Replies: 74
Views: 2446

Re: Discussion about the Discussion about RoP

Having been absent from Tolkien messageboards for ten years, but having been a member of TORC since the late 90s(?)), I was saddened to see that TORC seems to have become…an orc pit, for lack of a better term. And I don’t think Tolkien would have been pleased with that discourse - especially that o...
by Snowdog
Thu Aug 04, 2022 11:00 pm
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: Lord of the Rings series!?
Replies: 817
Views: 292694

Re: Lord of the Rings series!?

The more I think about it, the more I realize that the whole "Galadriel goes to Númenor and founds a fellowship" is the biggest change from the lore that we have seen, and potentially the most disconcerting, much as I am liking Morfydd Clark in the role. I am really having a heard time se...
by Snowdog
Thu Aug 04, 2022 1:37 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2022 U.S. Congressional (and Other) Elections
Replies: 475
Views: 43649

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

I get the best U.S. election coverage right here on House of Fire! As a U.S. Citizen I still vote in my home state elections even though I haven't been residing there in some time. Fortunately, Washington State is pretty good at assuring a citizen's right to vote, and has a pretty solid electrol in...
by Snowdog
Sun Jul 31, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: TV obsessions—come on, admit it!
Replies: 964
Views: 364687

Re: TV obsessions—come on, admit it!

Being a bit of a streaming slut, I have bee really enjoying the Disney show 'The Old Man' starring Jeff Bridges and John Lithgow. Jeff plays an aged ex CIA agent who went off-grid in Afghanistan when the Soviets were occupying the country. John Lithgow was his handler when he went rogue, and in 202...
by Snowdog
Sun Jul 31, 2022 1:02 pm
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: Discussion about the Discussion about RoP
Replies: 74
Views: 2446

Re: Discussion about the Discussion about RoP

I've never had an account on The Tolkien Forums, but it's one of many sites where I've intermittently lurked over the years, and it's been depressing even from a distance seeing the state of recent discourse there. I applaud your tenacity in actually engaging with them! :P I registered on Tolkien F...
by Snowdog
Sun Jul 31, 2022 6:20 am
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: Discussion about the Discussion about RoP
Replies: 74
Views: 2446

Re: Discussion about the Discussion about RoP

I can believe there are people who object to the casting of actors of color strictly on Lore fidelity grounds—though I don't agree with them that Lore fidelity should be solely determinative of casting decisions—but in my experience reading and participating in ROP discussions since 2017, both on T...
by Snowdog
Thu Jul 28, 2022 6:33 am
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: Fan Fiction
Replies: 5
Views: 4705

Re: Fan Fiction

I see that Many Paths To Tread is offline. Sad.
by Snowdog
Tue Jul 26, 2022 12:09 pm
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: ROP SDCC trailer
Replies: 24
Views: 1288

Re: ROP SDCC trailer

I have watched this a few times now, and I have to say I'm more optimistic about this series than I was in February, and then I got more optimistic that I was a year or two ago. The trailer clearly says that it is "based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien" which is quite true. It has the appr...
by Snowdog
Sat Jul 16, 2022 2:11 pm
Forum: The Rings of Power
Topic: New Full Trailer
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: New Full Trailer

Wow! One can actually talk about it here without being mobbed by the 'woke BS' crowd! I was just on Tolkien Forums and they are still carrying on about black actors and 'woke' Amazon sux and stuff. I quite enjoyed this trailer, and am confident enough that the show will be entertaining. Is there thi...
by Snowdog
Fri May 06, 2022 8:10 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Roe v Wade has been overturned. How do you feel about that?
Replies: 1148
Views: 313877

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

I believe Alito is the majority vote needed to overturn Roe v Wade. I believe it will happen, sooner rather than later. I have mixed feelings about this. I love children, and would rejoice in a world where every child was wanted and welcomed. But... I also know that young women (and men) make mista...