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Mar 25 2013, 3:45am

Post #26 of 28 (109 views)
We got into it here as well: [In reply to] Can't Post

(Note related links via that thread as well.)

Actually this is timely because it's a great example of how digressions can sometimes lead to fairly interesting discussions.


Mar 25 2013, 4:00am

Post #27 of 28 (133 views)
Have you read The Atlas of Middle Earth? [In reply to] Can't Post

Karen Wynn Fonstad goes some way into explaining the inconsistencies in Tolkien's geography (remember he was a linguist, not a geographer). But even still you can't really explain how you can see a mountain from 250 miles away. I would've preferred it if they had just spotted Mirkwood from a distance and spoken of that as their next destination, thus leading us into film two.

It reminded me of seeing Mordor from Helm's Deep or Osgiliath being such a short ride from Minas Tirith when they're about 10-15 miles apart.

"A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities."

Tol Eressea

Mar 25 2013, 8:35pm

Post #28 of 28 (121 views)
I love The Atlas of Middle-earth... [In reply to] Can't Post

I got my first copy in the late 80s, when i was playing a lot of AD&D. I consult it all the time, but unfortunately it's packed away, or i'd have it out right now.

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