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Otaku-sempai
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Oct 21 2018, 2:15pm


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Indeed!

I've always felt that Ms. Fonstad's pick of October 30 for Durin's Day of 2941 was at least a bit hinky. In the Shire Reckoning this doesn't even represent the first day of a week (that would be October 29). The date of October 22 also lines up better with the phases of the Moon. If the moon was new on or just before the end of October then the moon of 1 Lithe (Mid-summer's Eve) would have been nearly at new moon as well--at least according to the moon phase calendars that I've consulted. October 15 seems too close to when the company set out from Lake-town to be viable (plus the moon would have been right around full at mid-year, which does not jibe with Tolkien's text).

"For a brief time I was here; and for a brief time I mattered." - Harlan Ellison

(This post was edited by Otaku-sempai on Oct 21 2018, 2:21pm)


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