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  1. Ancalagon

    Movies of misery

    Having just watched the LoTRs movies again, it strikes me just how wonderful the elements of Tolkien’s actual story are so well represented. Yet, everything that was created for the movies that digress from Tolkien’s actual works are genuinely dreadful! There is no doubt in my mind that there is...
  2. Ancalagon


    Unsure if this is the correct forum in which to announce my return, but there you go, Ive posted so someone will remove it:) Anyway, I'm back from a substantial hiatus from TTF and come back with a renewed sense of vigor having re-read The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales recently and busting...
  3. Ancalagon

    The Heirlooms of Númenor

    'Many treasures and great heirlooms of virtue and wonder the Exiles had brought from Númenor; and of these the most renowned were the Seven Stones and the White Tree. ' The Silmarillion. Which of these heirlooms that survived the destruction of Númenor would you consider the greater; The...
  4. Ancalagon

    Hobbit Lore - Mewlips

    Where do you think these evil spirits originated from in Hobbit-Lore? Could they have been derived from knowledge of Barrow-Wights, or other spirits from Angband or the foul places of Melkor and Sauron? How could they have been cannibalistic in spirit form, surely this would be a misnomer if...
  5. Ancalagon

    S is for Sauron!

    The Two Towers Why does Sauron not permit his name to be spelt or spoken considering he had already declared himself? The Council of Elrond - The Fellowship of the Ring
  6. Ancalagon

    The Right to the Kingdom?

    Do you beleive that King Elessar had the absolute right to lay claim to the realm of Arnor after so many years? Following the destruction of the ring, the King was crowned and automatically reigned over the old boundaries of Gondors glorious past; yet, should such a deminished kingdom have been...
  7. Ancalagon

    Not at all Entish behavior!

    I was deliberating on trying to put an age on Treebeard recently, because that's what I do! I considered all my options and have come to the sole conclusion that the only way to tell is to counts the rings. Of course this would mean tracking him down and sawing him in half; but at least we...