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Edgar Allen Ho
Apr 3, 2017


Quoth James Cameron,

"Nevermore"



Yeah, I just finished rereading Fellowship (while in fugue state from the rona vaccine, they were not kidding about the arm soreness I feel like I got thrown down the stairs) and I was paging back to the maps all the time. Even though I've pretty well memorized Middle-earth by now. Even before they leave the Shire there's tons of travelogue that is greatly improved by having a map of the Shire to look at.

e: new page have a cool fan Shire map

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Barudak
May 7, 2007



I know its an entirely weird me problem thing but I like not having to worry about concrete locations and distances and mountain ranges and what not because it makes my brain transition from "this is a kickass mythic story" to "the foliage described in this region are nonsense based on the geography presented and further more"

Barudak fucked around with this message at 16:14 on Apr 11, 2021

SlothfulCobra
Mar 27, 2011

STOP BEING EVIL.


I think I misinterpreted the map the first time I read Lord of the Rings, and so every time I see the map later it's like it's rotated wrong and nothing makes sense.

Pennywise the Frown
May 10, 2010



Upset Trowel

Cease to Hope
Dec 12, 2011
the forum where people post about insurance in case they have to kill someone is mad at this guy again lol

Barudak posted:

I know its an entirely weird me problem thing but I like not having to worry about concrete locations and distances and mountain ranges and what not because it makes my brain transition from "this is a kickass mythic story" to "the foliage described in this region are nonsense based on the geography presented and further more"

Tolkien is the ur foliage nerd though, both literally and figuratively. He's patient zero for the comic book guy brain disease (and the fact that I'm calling it that means I'm a terminal case too lol)

u brexit ukip it
Oct 30, 2004


Exciting Lemon

Also the world was literally created and shaped by gods, if they want a specific kind of tree somewhere they can drat well have it. Blame Yavanna

Barudak
May 7, 2007



No no, Im not mad at Eru Iluvatar. Now if you could just let me and my large spider friend into the Ormal and Illuin National Park that would be great

GORDON
Jan 1, 2006

This avatar was paid for by the Silent Majority.

Tulip posted:

the Blind Guardian album about the Silmarillion.

That's where I discovered Prog.

indigi
Jul 20, 2004

picture me workin McDonald's!
I'd rather pull a mac on you
sorry Ms. Jackson, but I'm packin


Pillbug

I mean if a shield can stop a massive vehicle moving at c then why couldn’t it stop the Death Star laser

like shields couldn’t even stop the Millennium Falcon from landing on Starkiller base in TFA idk how it would stop a determined ramming

skasion
Feb 13, 2012

Why don't you perform zazen, facing a wall?


indigi posted:

I mean if a shield can stop a massive vehicle moving at c then why couldn’t it stop the Death Star laser

like shields couldn’t even stop the Millennium Falcon from landing on Starkiller base in TFA idk how it would stop a determined ramming

This is actually why they couldnt just fly the eagles to Mordor. energy shields

Barudak
May 7, 2007



Been re-reading the hobbit and for an immortal demi-god Gandalf is a real sassy pants

Cease to Hope
Dec 12, 2011
the forum where people post about insurance in case they have to kill someone is mad at this guy again lol

Barudak posted:

Been re-reading the hobbit and for an immortal demi-god Gandalf is a real sassy pants

as far as i can tell all of the maiar are just huge dickholes

adhuin
Sep 15, 2008

Take over the World!



GORDON posted:

That's where I discovered Prog.

Is Power Metal, though?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVg8eP7KPNQ

Ghost Leviathan
Mar 2, 2017

Exploration is ill-advised




I'm suddenly reminded of a TV movie of Gulliver's Travels I saw years ago where the ending of the Lilliput part has Gulliver return to the beach where he washed up and met a couple of tramps, and he gives them one of his coins (a fortune to them), but one of them is more excited to finally find the partner to the boot he found washed up on the beach along with Gulliver. Something of a theme that the Lilliputians are prone to being small-minded and petty compared to humans, but that also makes them both more attentive to detail and able to appreciate the little things in life.

Barudak
May 7, 2007



Cease to Hope posted:

as far as i can tell all of the maiar are just huge dickholes

The song of creation is just an endless diss track and the Ungoliant got roasted

GORDON
Jan 1, 2006

This avatar was paid for by the Silent Majority.


I've heard it called both.

Songs about elves and dwarves and hobbits and bards. That smells strongly of prog. And renfairs.

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Fantastic Foreskin
Jan 6, 2013

A golden helix streaked skyward from the Helvault. A thunderous explosion shattered the silver monolith and Avacyn emerged, free from her prison at last.



GORDON posted:

I've heard it called both.

Songs about elves and dwarves and hobbits and bards. That smells strongly of prog. And renfairs.

Its a trick question, both are hopelessly lame, even for the sci-fi forum on the SomethingAwful forums. I think the headbanging disqualifies it from being prog though.

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