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by Voronwë the Faithful
Mon May 17, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: The Tolkien Translation Game!
Replies: 5286
Views: 970622

Re: The Tolkien Translation Game!

No, LOTR.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Mon May 17, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: The Tolkien Translation Game!
Replies: 5286
Views: 970622

Re: The Tolkien Translation Game!

Reasonably close.

Frodo was not present.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Mon May 17, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: The Tolkien Translation Game!
Replies: 5286
Views: 970622

Re: The Tolkien Translation Game!

I posted then deleted and I thought reposted, but it doesn't appear to be there, so here it is.

The new quote is:

So who is the witch, if not you?
by Voronwë the Faithful
Mon May 17, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: The Tolkien Translation Game!
Replies: 5286
Views: 970622

Re: The Tolkien Translation Game!

Um, that is correct, is it not?
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sun May 16, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: Fan Edits Discussion - Beorhtnoths Unexpected Party Edit
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Re: Fan Edits Discussion - Beorhtnoths Unexpected Party Edit

There are a very few examples where I might disagree with that (though honestly none are popping into my tired mind right now), but generally speaking I agree. Where Jackson adhered to the spirit of Tolkien's work (and as much as possible the letter as well) he could border on genius. When he tried ...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sun May 16, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Israel and Gaza
Replies: 122
Views: 33645

Re: Israel and Gaza

I moved the posts about the removed post to the thread in Henneth Annûn so that the discussion here is not interrupted.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sun May 16, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: The Tolkien Translation Game!
Replies: 5286
Views: 970622

Re: The Tolkien Translation Game!

It's kinda funny that "Nay!" became "Disagreeable!" and nothing else changed.

Legolas to Gimli (and Aragorn).
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sat May 15, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Israel and Gaza
Replies: 122
Views: 33645

Re: Israel and Gaza

N.E. Brigand wrote: Sat May 15, 2021 7:27 pmBut there's no good outcome for Israel that doesn't end in a two-state solution, no matter how many times people claim that outcome is impossible.
Both those who think the only state should be Israel, and those who think the only state should not be Israel.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sat May 15, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Israel and Gaza
Replies: 122
Views: 33645

Re: Israel and Gaza

While my perspective about this issue is quite different than yours in some ways, unfortunately I agree with you about that.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri May 14, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Israel and Gaza
Replies: 122
Views: 33645

Re: Israel and Gaza

Over and over and over again. Both sides have very legitimate concerns. Both sides take actions that are completely not commensurate with those concerns. Israel far more than the Palestinians. As a Jew, and a family member of Holocaust victims and survivors, and as a human being, it hurts my heart.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri May 14, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 582
Views: 42285

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

It might be worth having a separate thread related to voting rights and voter suppression, but I'll put this here at least for now. Joe Manchin (of all people) has adopted my suggestion (not that he got it from me) of restoring the Voting Rights Act preclearance provisions but applying them to all 5...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu May 13, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2022 U.S. Congressional Elections
Replies: 73
Views: 5359

Re: 2022 U.S. Congressional Elections

Meanwhile, more bad news for Matt Gaetz.

Gaetz ally plans to plead guilty and cooperate with prosecutors

Of course, it is possible that Greenburg's plea deal and cooperation won't lead to charges against Gaetz, but I would not bet on that (if I were a bettin' man, which I ain't).
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu May 13, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 582
Views: 42285

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

Caught red-handed. And it won't make a fuckin' bit of difference.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed May 12, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2216
Views: 107012

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

Exactly. Even the few Trump opponents currently in office like Cheney are not willing to get on that train, and likely never will be.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sun May 09, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: UK Local Elections May 2021
Replies: 31
Views: 680

Re: UK Local Elections May 2021

Apparently there has also been talk of an independence referendum for Wales. Anyone know anything about that?
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sat May 08, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Black Lives Don't Matter... As Black Lives?
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Black Lives Don't Matter... As Black Lives?

The very idea of "race" was developed to maintain the idea of white supremacy. Among the progenitors of the idea was Thomas Jefferson (who despite righting the words "all men are created equal" owned hundreds of enslaved people) as Robin DiAnglelo notes: Jefferson suggested that ...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sat May 08, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Black Lives Don't Matter... As Black Lives?
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Black Lives Don't Matter... As Black Lives?

"All lives matter" as a statement is absolutely true. As a budding Buddhist, it is a core portion of the philosophy that I try to live my life by, with "all lives" meaning much more than just human lives; it also includes animal, plant, and mineral lives. However, saying "Al...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sat May 08, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: UK Local Elections May 2021
Replies: 31
Views: 680

Re: UK Local Elections May 2021

I understand this is a parochial topic ... It's no more parochial than the proliferation of threads about U.S. politics; it's just that there are more of us. ;) I'm always happy to see posts about things that are going on elsewhere, but I rarely comment much because I usually don't feel qualified t...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri May 07, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Murder of George Floyd and the Response To It
Replies: 348
Views: 50955

Re: The Murder of George Floyd and the Response To It

It should be noted that Chauvin was also indicted by the federal grand jury for a separate 2017 incident for willfully depriving a Minneapolis resident who was 14 at the time of the "constitutional right to be free from the use of unreasonable force by a police officer." https://www.cnn.co...