Dragons of Middle-earth

Discussion in 'Other Related Topics' started by Hiidenpata, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. Hiidenpata

    Hiidenpata New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2018
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Finland
    I really want to see a movie that tells about dragons like Glaurung.
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2018
  2. Squint-eyed Southerner

    Squint-eyed Southerner Skulking near Archet

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2018
    Messages:
    679
    Likes Received:
    665
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Virginia, USA
    Welcome to the forum!

    A film of Turin's life, including dragon-slaying, would be epic, indeed, but I wonder if it wouldn't be too grim to succeed with most audiences?

    Unless they tacked on a happy ending -- like Demi Moore's Scarlet Letter! :mad:

    ..If I may ask, did you read Tolkien in English or Finnish? Or both? One reason I ask members from non-English-speaking nations about this is I'm always interested in their take on translations into their native tongue.

    In this case, I'm also curious about your mention of "Noldor" -- was this a Finnish translation of a dragon's name? It would be an odd choice, if so, as the Noldor were one of the important tribes of Elves.
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2018

  3. Hiidenpata

    Hiidenpata New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2018
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Finland
    No it wasn't, i just messed up..
     
  4. Miguel

    Miguel Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2018
    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    71
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    San Diego
    Hey!
    I heard someone reading a section of the Simarillion in Finnish on youtube a few years ago and i was blown away by how it sounded. I want to see a movie about Scatha.

    Off T- I saw extreme filth a while ago on the PP's. What the heck was that? xD
     
    Hiidenpata likes this.

  5. Squint-eyed Southerner

    Squint-eyed Southerner Skulking near Archet

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2018
    Messages:
    679
    Likes Received:
    665
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Virginia, USA
    A double welcome, then, Petteri, I mean Hiidenpata (!)-- to the forum, and to the Club of Messers Up! :)

    Edit: That was reported and deleted, Miguel. If you see something "iffy" you can message Erestor Arcamen, our hard-working Mod.
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2018
    Hiidenpata likes this.
  6. Hiidenpata

    Hiidenpata New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2018
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Finland
    What is PP's? xD
     
  7. Miguel

    Miguel Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2018
    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    71
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    San Diego
    lol Profile Posts
     
  8. Squint-eyed Southerner

    Squint-eyed Southerner Skulking near Archet

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2018
    Messages:
    679
    Likes Received:
    665
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Virginia, USA
    Right -- nothing to do with you, PK!

    Troll was trying to avoid the "Report" button that appears at the bottom of each post.
     
  9. BountyHunter

    BountyHunter Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2018
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Kenora, Ontario, Canada
    I don't think it would be too grim. Game of Thrones has way darker stuff in it, and look how much ppl love that.
     
  10. Squint-eyed Southerner

    Squint-eyed Southerner Skulking near Archet

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2018
    Messages:
    679
    Likes Received:
    665
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Virginia, USA
    You may be right, there. Plenty of grim in the Silmarillion!

    Also murders and betrayals enough for GoT fans. There's even a naked Nienor.

    But I'm not interested in a naked Idril. Much less a naked Galadriel.
     
    CirdanLinweilin and BountyHunter like this.
  11. CirdanLinweilin

    CirdanLinweilin The Wandering Wastrel

    Joined:
    May 13, 2016
    Messages:
    595
    Likes Received:
    240
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Writer
    Location:
    Mission Viejo, California
    I would bare naked Nienor only if we barely see anything.

    She may be a Tolkien character, but this *is* Tolkien.


    I wouldn't watch it if everything is to bare, I am not sorry to say.

    But that's me.

    CL
     
  12. Valandil

    Valandil High King at Annuminas

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2004
    Messages:
    443
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Architect
    Location:
    Casper, WY
    Might be best for a separate thread, but has anybody noticed? All known dragon-slayers were Men. That is, if we count Earnedil as a Man. Besides him were; Turin, Fram and Bard.

    To the best of our knowledge, no Elf - no full-Elf - ever slew a dragon.
     
    CirdanLinweilin likes this.
  13. Miguel

    Miguel Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2018
    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    71
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    San Diego
    Their bellies are too sexy. However, among the dragons that survived the fall of Thangorodrim, some fled to the land of the sun, where their spirits were pacified, thus they became good. It is the counsel of Eru in my heart :D

    [​IMG]

    Both Fingon and Azaghâl made Glaurung run away tho, Azaghâl almost killed him.
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2018
  14. Starbrow

    Starbrow Tolkien Fan

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2003
    Messages:
    1,277
    Likes Received:
    94
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    teacher
    Location:
    Wootton Major
    Home Page:
    I always assumed that at least one dwarf has killed a dragon, but I don't know if I could find anything in the texts to back that up. Do you know of any?
     
  15. Miguel

    Miguel Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2018
    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    71
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    San Diego
    I don't think any did, though i'm pretty sure they're capable of it. Dwarfs of Belegost resisted the most against Glaurung and the other dragons in the Nirnaeth, while all the other forces were forced to retreat, one reason being completely covered in armor, face included.


    They also seemed to be devised from the get go to be particularly resistant to Morgoth's evils, but of course not immune.
     
  16. Azrubêl

    Azrubêl Drúadan

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2017
    Messages:
    210
    Likes Received:
    85
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Andrew
    Location:
    The Undying Lands
    I'm pretty sure there are descriptions of dragons, along with balrogs, included in the battles fought by the elves during the War of Wrath, maybe just not "on screen" as killed?
     
  17. Miguel

    Miguel Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2018
    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    71
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    San Diego
    Gostir "Dread glance" from 'The lost road and other writings. It's unknown if winged or not, fire or cold.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    Just for kicks :)
     
    CirdanLinweilin likes this.