Der Poopflinger: I like lord of the rings as much as the next guy but c'mon at some point you gotta say "look dude, it's time to get a life and move out from your parents basement"
wildcardjack: yet lacking details on important things that should be skills that can be glossed over.
Sybarite: The great Balrog wing debate. /bleu cheese dressing, obviously
poisonedpawn78: Sybarite: The great Balrog wing debate. /bleu cheese dressing, obviouslyThe book specifically references the balrogs wings. There is no debate. only an argument between people who can read and people who have no memory.
Night Night Cream Puff: poisonedpawn78: Sybarite: The great Balrog wing debate. /bleu cheese dressing, obviouslyThe book specifically references the balrogs wings. There is no debate. only an argument between people who can read and people who have no memory.You may want to go back and re-read the entire passage then.The book first says 'His enemy halted again, facing him, and the shadow about it reached out like two vast wings.' Metaphors, how do they work? Seriously though, read the link. It has nice "summing up" sections of both arguments. I'll save you the trouble if you really care though, the argument for wings is much weaker than the argument against wings.
Hoboclown: I had no idea that Balrog wings was a thing people even argued about until the last LOTR thread. Well done stirring that up again, trollmitter.
Pentaxian: There's an official one for "A Song of Ice and Fire". It looks pretty good and has generally positive reviews on Amazon. A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook
Nurglitch: I believe that this is actually a case of simile, rather than of metaphor. Metaphor would be saying: "His enemy halted again, facing him, and the shadow about it reached out its vast wings." In this case the shadow is like the wings, rather than have a property of wing-ness. In either case those, the Valaraukar would have no wings, and like so much that goes over the head of the literal generation, the text would be using a figure of speech.In conclusion, Wittgenstein needs a cock-punch.
phyrkrakr: Sybarite:poisonedpawn78:Night Night Cream Puff:Nurglitch:[i.qkme.me image 625x268] /give it a break, already
Zavulon: Hoboclown: I had no idea that Balrog wings was a thing people even argued about until the last LOTR thread. Well done stirring that up again, trollmitter.We had this war back on rec.books.tolkien, too. It never goes away. Balrog wings are the Middle-east of Tolkien studies.
Parthenogenetic: Counter-argument to the Balrog wing deniers:In the Silmarillion, Morgoth and Ungoliant fled from Valinor with the Silmarils. Ungoliant demanded that Morgoth hand them over, so she could devour them. He refused, and she attacked him.Morgoth summoned the Balrogs from Angband."Deep in forgotten places that cry was heard. Far beneath the ruined halls of Angband, in vaults to which the Valar in the haste of their assault had not descended, Balrogs lurked still, awaiting ever the return of their Lord; and now swiftly they arose, and passing over Hithlum they came to Lammoth as a tempest of fire. With their whips of flame they smote asunder the webs of Ungoliant, and she quailed, and turned to flight..."Here is a map of northern Beleriand:[images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x535]From Angband to Lammoth is a distance of 300-450 miles, which the Balrogs presumably traversed very rapidly. They probably could not have done that by running. The words "arose" and "over" also imply flight.Now perhaps they flew without wings, like Superman, Red Tornado, or Samurai (the Super Friends Affirmative Action Asian guy). But come on...Also:[i.imgur.com image 211x186]
kronicfeld: Pentaxian: There's an official one for "A Song of Ice and Fire". It looks pretty good and has generally positive reviews on Amazon. A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion CookbookI have it. I've made 4-5 recipes out of it and they were all pretty good. Some of them require some fairly exotic ingredients (e.g., rattlesnake), but most are fairly doable.
Hoboclown: Does it include a recipe for Wyman Manderly's meat pies?
Samwise Gamgee: This has nothing to do with LOTR, but because I have a LOTR themed username I'm going to use that as an excuse to post it anyway. Not ten minutes ago, I just finished this delicious plate of filet mignon and rock shrimp. The filet was lightly seasoned with rock salt and black pepper and the rock shrimp was tossed in a man with clarified butter and sauteed garlic. It was the tastiest thing I've eaten in months.[i.imgur.com image 527x405]I ate it off a paper plate because I am classy. as. fark. To be more on-topic, why does one need a kickstarter to write a cookbook? Don't you just, ya know, write it? Or is the money for self-publishing?
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