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Maciliel
Tol Eressea


Jun 9 2014, 2:53am

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leaves by niggles // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


aka. fili orc-enshield
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the scene, as i understand it, is exceptionally well-written. fili (in sort of a callback to the scene with the eagles), calls out "thorRIIIIIIN!!!" just as he sees the pale orc veer in for the kill. he picks up the severed arm of an orc which is lying on the ground, swings it up in desperation, effectively blocking the pale orc's blow. and thus, forever after, fili is known as "fili orc-enshield."

this earns him deep respect from his hard-to-please uncle. as well as a hug. kili wipes his boots on the pale orc's glory box. -- maciliel telpemairo


CuriousG
Valinor


Jun 9 2014, 9:04am

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Oh, that's the problem [In reply to] Can't Post

Could be Eats, ponies, and leaves. Sheer semantic anarchy reigns without proper pronunciation. Sticklers of the world, unite! (Where's Lynne Truss when we need her?)

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