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by idoron
Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Sci-fi naughty euphemisms
Replies: 18
Views: 13172

My vote for best non-curse SciFi word:

Grok

from Stranger in a Strange Land
by idoron
Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:42 pm
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Sci-fi naughty euphemisms
Replies: 18
Views: 13172

Zark vs. Goram

I had to vote for Zark.

Goram isn't a great curse word, but Firefly probably is the best SciFi on the list. Firefly does have LOTS of great cursing though.

You zarking frood.
by idoron
Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:53 pm
Forum: The movies
Topic: The Moment You Hated The Most...
Replies: 22
Views: 31498

And also appears that he was forced to 'escape'. Steve Remember also, that he was "Gandalf the Grey" during that time. I dare say that if they would have tried to attack or besiege Gandalf the White, the Nine would have met with a foe that they would have regreted engaging... Remember that Gandalf'...
by idoron
Sun Mar 13, 2005 6:48 pm
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: New Ep. 3 trailer
Replies: 12
Views: 6994

I am trying not to get my hopes up, but I am looking forward to the showdown between Anakin and Obi-Wan ala "You were the chosen one!" from the trailer. EPI and EPII were very broad, which required the characters' relationships and development to be fairly light. Based on EPII, you would think that ...
by idoron
Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Glass Hammer on iTunes
Replies: 47
Views: 24562

Also, all of my ripped stuff was in WMA format so I wasn't about to go through the whole process again for Apple's AIFF(?) format. Eww! WMA? the iTMS (music store) sells m4a files encoded with Apple's AAC compression. Which is better quality than MP3. iTunes can also encode in a variety of other fo...
by idoron
Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:49 pm
Forum: The books
Topic: Currently reading...
Replies: 304
Views: 223766

lol... weird book, but somewhat funny. the movie looks like it'll be taking some liberties... purists need not apply. DON'T PANIC The script was co-written by Douglas Adams, so I think that the liberties are allowed. Also, the book took liberties with the Radio Play. The legacy of HHGTTG is revisio...
by idoron
Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:31 pm
Forum: Take a seat near the hearth
Topic: Flo Paris
Replies: 5
Views: 5129

Yes, i did it. It is going to get some heavy revision and refinement over the next few weeks, but the foundation is there.

I'm not nuts about the design as it is - want to add a lot more embelishments.
by idoron
Wed Feb 09, 2005 12:33 am
Forum: The books
Topic: Sam Sails to the West....
Replies: 29
Views: 36631

Well, obviously I would debate with Sam regarding when and where JRRT departs from traditional Christian theology, but I think it is incredibly interesting that he does portray death as a gift, rather than a punishment. Really, it is more inline with Christianity than it would appear on the surface....
by idoron
Sat Jan 29, 2005 12:34 pm
Forum: The books
Topic: C.S. Lewis
Replies: 9
Views: 15782

Perelandra should be considered Lewis' Opus.

It is easily he best work - fiction or non-fiction. Insightful, startling, amazingly poingnant and observant.

Out of the Silent Planet is also very very good.
by idoron
Sat Jan 29, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: The books
Topic: Sam Sails to the West....
Replies: 29
Views: 36631

Tolkien said he "thought" the healing of Frodo, and the rest of the mortal races in the Undying Lands was "temporary."

So no.
by idoron
Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: The movies
Topic: The Moment You Hated The Most...
Replies: 22
Views: 31498

I agree the the WK and gandalf is a low moment.

I enjoyed Theoden's pep talk, but I am not sure which of his battle cries I like more:

Now for Wrath, for ruin and a red dawn

or

Ride to ruin and the world's ending

Both are pretty good.
by idoron
Mon Jan 17, 2005 11:45 pm
Forum: The books
Topic: If The WitchKing had....
Replies: 23
Views: 31131

More about Tom and Goldy: As I think about it, in the various writings outside of LOTR (Sil., HOME, etc), Tolkien explains (or speculates) about the origins of just about everything natural and preternatural in ME, including all the good and evil races, the Eagles, Balrogs, Ents, etc. The fact that ...
by idoron
Mon Jan 17, 2005 11:37 pm
Forum: The books
Topic: If The WitchKing had....
Replies: 23
Views: 31131

They'll never find the Entwives, who are probably near the Shire, and they'll die or sleep until they become as good as ordinary trees. Treebeard talks about Ents becoming more like trees, and becoming fewer. Clearly, the Ents are a passing race. Does idoron know? But yes, neither of them are morta...
by idoron
Sat Jan 15, 2005 10:31 pm
Forum: The books
Topic: Witch-King of Angmar?
Replies: 10
Views: 15350

Belithraldor wrote:I was thinking that maybe Christopher Tolkein named the rest of the nine.....
No, they come from the Middle Earth role playing series.
by idoron
Sat Jan 15, 2005 10:29 pm
Forum: The books
Topic: If The WitchKing had....
Replies: 23
Views: 31131

Let's go by the actual book Ug. Definitely. Why in the world does PJ have the Witch King break Galdalf's staff? THe only answers that I can come up with make NO sense. It also draws an erroneous parallel between Saruman, whose staff was broken when he was defeated and Galdalf whose staff is broken ...