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Re: Elves

Post by Mrs Figg on Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:08 pm

I have never met a perky archivist Dave, and I have been in a lot of archives, they all smell of book mould and have worn down stumps of fingers where they have endlessly flicked through card indexes. Shocked
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Post by David H on Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:15 pm

{{....I confess that I find the smell of moldy books rather arousing...... Embarassed}}
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Post by Mrs Figg on Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:19 pm

first thing I do with a new book is dive in nose first and have a good sniff, I love the smell of books, thats why I dislike Kindle, its just not sensual enough. No
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Post by Elthir on Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:07 pm

By the way Petty, here's a little example of me turning the table on myself (from another forum) with respect to 'leaving out' as revision (and the custom of the Chosen-name)...

Elthir once thought it reasonable to utter: '... but in The Shibboleth of Feanor Christopher Tolkien notes that the concept of the Chosen-name might have been abandoned in any case, given that it seems absent from a later account on naming customs.'

'I would agree that it seems possible that the Chosen-name was abandoned, but I think it's also possible (and maybe Christopher Tolkien might agree too) that the later account is merely briefer and means to speak more to the Eldar as a whole, perhaps not delving into Noldorin-specific custom here.'

So same basic issue, but here is where the pesky details or subjective opinions come in, as in this case The Shibboleth of Feanor's note on naming is notably shorter than the essay on naming in Laws And Customs Among the Eldar, and I think it's not unreasonable that a specfically Noldorin custom might have dropped out in the later essay due to simple brevity. Then again maybe it did drop out because Tolkien abandoned it, as CJRT considers, since it could have been referred to briefly for example...


... but anyway I thought I might acknowledge me arguing with me. Sometimes it's fun to do Wink

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Post by David H on Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:27 am

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And I'm thinking of taking up the care and raising of grey snow-horses, for example, to possibly add to my list of things to do.

Good plan! Just be warned that grey snow-horses all have pointy ears! Pokey Tongue


[seriously though, your theory looks internally consistent and fairly persuasive. The only problem is that there isn't enough evidence to rule out several other good theories, which really isn't a problem for a loremaster since it provides job security. If the job was easy, anybody could do it! Nod ]

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Post by Elthir on Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:26 am

Good plan! Just be warned that grey snow-horses all have pointy ears! Pokey Tongue

Ah yes, good point! They look a bit like certain kinds of leaves too... Shirly the Elves would have noticed.

Although I imagined a snow-horse to be more shaggy coated. Are you sure this isn't a grey sand-horse? Well, I'll take your word for it, and Sharrasi is on vacation at the moment (lodging includes breakfast in a mahogany room with musty books).

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Re: Elves

Post by David H on Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:44 pm

More shaggy? Were you thinking of one of these, perhaps? It gets away from the pointy ear problem.


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Re: Elves

Post by David H on Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:53 pm




Pointy ears again, though....
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Post by Elthir on Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:18 pm

More like the latest photo I guess (but maybe shaggier)... and I will be caring for grey versions so I can find them more easily in the snow compared to white.
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Post by David H on Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:27 pm

The horse on the right is a grey. If I wanted to find one in the snow, I'd hunt for the bay on the left. The grey is better for finding in the dark. (A wise horseman has one of each to cover all occasions. Cool )
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Re: Elves

Post by Elthir on Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:26 pm

David H wrote:The horse on the right is a grey.

Oh I know it is a grey, but it's not grey (or doesn't look grey enough to me [in this picture] to be 'Sharrasin grey' anyway).

But we've been through this elsewhere, if I recall correctly Very Happy
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:50 pm

There are 2 horses in that pic? Shocked I thought there was just one and a pile of snow.

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Re: Elves

Post by chris63 on Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:33 am

New Elvish Locations Added

http://elvenesse.net/blog/?p=2195
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Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:40 pm

this looks like the best Tolkien LOTR medieval festival I have ever seen, I really really really want to go.


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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:03 pm

Perfect place to hit on elven chick methinks. Nod

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Re: Elves

Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:03 pm

:facepalm:
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Post by leelee on Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:18 pm

David H wrote:{{....I confess that I find the smell of moldy books rather arousing...... Embarassed}}

David, are you getting enough pure air ? confused
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Post by Orwell on Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:39 am

Pettytyrant101 wrote:Perfect place to hit on elven chick methinks. Nod

Same thought occurred to me, Petty. Shocked

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Post by Elthir on Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:49 pm

Mrs Figg wrote:this looks like the best Tolkien LOTR medieval festival I have ever seen, I really really really want to go.

Well the score in the trailer might give it an extra air of wonderfulness, or 'wunderbarness' for those who don't speak German... but it does look very nice, I must admit.

And the Ents here look better than Jackson's Ents in my opinion, given the assumed relative budgets anyway Wink

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:21 pm

The slyness of your crabbitness is to be greatly applauded Elthir. Nod

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Post by Mrs Figg on Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:36 pm

yes the Ents are excellent Razz I love the way everyone takes dressing up seriously.



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Post by Elthir on Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:00 pm

I have to add, now that I can see them better (thanks to Mrs Figg) that I do not, however, imagine Ent-noses as that which is left of a sawed off branch... although perhaps I am interpreting something wrongly with respect to one of the photos.

I do imagine Ents more like, but not exactly like, Ted Nasmith's version (at least one of his renditions if I recall correctly), although with more variety however (again than the image that comes to mind anyway).
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Post by Mrs Figg on Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:17 pm

looking at them closer though, I must say they look more like tree trolls or totem poles, they seem to have lots of faces, but maybe Ents are tree trolls? scratch
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Post by Elthir on Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:18 pm

Hmm... maybe it wasn't Nasmith afterall. I'm not finding the picture I remember (on the web anyway), although I am finding a number of Ent paintings by Nasmith.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:03 am

was it any of these ones?



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