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Middle-earth Conspiracy Theories

Darkstone
Immortal


Feb 12, 7:51pm

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What is the *real* reason Tolkien invented his own languages?

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I met a Balrog on the stair.
He had some wings that weren't there.
They weren't there again today.
I wish he would just fly away.





Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Feb 12, 7:55pm

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So he could teach it to his friends and pass secret notes in class. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

"I may be on the side of the angels, but do not think for one second that I am one of them." - Sherlock


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Feb 12, 7:56pm

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To have an excuse for mis-reading Edith's grocery list.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 



CuriousG
Half-elven


Feb 12, 8:25pm

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He was 99% insane, but talking to oneself in a unknown language makes you sound like a physicist, so it was good cover.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


hanne
Lorien

Feb 12, 8:30pm

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Compliance with the 1917 Gnomish Statue of Secrecy / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Feb 12, 10:55pm

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Edith got so angry when he swore in English when bumping his head // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Happiness: money matters, but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important and so are friends, while envy is toxic -- and so is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude. - The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner as summarized by Lily Fairbairn. And a bit of the Hobbit reading thrown in never hurts. - NottaSackville


Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Feb 13, 4:17am

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Umm, he did not invent any of those languages, actually. [In reply to] Can't Post

It was S. Morgenstern.


CuriousG
Half-elven


Feb 13, 5:59am

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What do you mean, “languages”? I have a Babelfish in my ear, and everything he wrote looks like English.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 13, 11:53am

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To give David Salo something to do // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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Meneldor
Valinor


Feb 13, 3:17pm

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Inconceivable!!! [In reply to] Can't Post


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They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters, these see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep. -Psalm 107


NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

Feb 13, 7:48pm

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You can only say dwimmerlaik and dotard so many times before you're aching for something new // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Happiness: money matters, but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important and so are friends, while envy is toxic -- and so is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude. - The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner as summarized by Lily Fairbairn. And a bit of the Hobbit reading thrown in never hurts. - NottaSackville


L. Ron Halfelven
Grey Havens


Feb 14, 4:40pm

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Wanted to pass off his annoying doodling during faculty meetings as note-taking./ [In reply to] Can't Post

 

And Rose drew him in, and set him on the harpsichord bench, and put little Wilhelm Friedemann upon his lap.

He began composing a fugue. 'Well, I'm Bach,' he said.


Bracegirdle
Valinor


Feb 15, 5:06pm

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The forward looking professor knew what joy future generations would have carping at one another as to why he invented his own languages. / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

‘. . . the rule of no realm is mine . . .
But all worthy things that are in peril . . . those are my care.
For I also am a steward. Did you not know?'

Gandalf to Denethor



 
 

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