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24th Apr '18 8:32:12 AM Universalist
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19th Apr '18 6:36:34 AM SorPepita
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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: HeroicFantasy-style adventures, epic tales of the struggle between the Free Peoples and the forces of Morgoth and Sauron, histories of the ancient land of Westernesse, explanations of how palantir worked and who the Druedain were...and in the midst of it all, an incredibly mundane tale of [[BoyMeetsGirl how a man and woman fell in love]], got married, [[AwfulWeddedLife came to blows]], and split up.

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: HeroicFantasy-style adventures, epic tales of the struggle between the Free Peoples and the forces of Morgoth and Sauron, histories of the ancient land of Westernesse, explanations of how palantir worked and who the Druedain were... and in the midst of it all, an incredibly mundane tale of [[BoyMeetsGirl how a man and woman fell in love]], got married, [[AwfulWeddedLife came to blows]], and split up.
19th Apr '18 6:36:20 AM SorPepita
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* LastStand : "Disaster of the Gladden Fields".

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* LastStand : LastStand: "Disaster of the Gladden Fields".
19th Apr '18 6:35:59 AM SorPepita
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* TheChessmaster : In "The Quest of Erebor" (a "special feature" of ''Literature/TheHobbit'') when Gandalf and the dwarves [[YouAllMeetInAnInn met at Bree]] before visiting Thorin accuses Gandalf of having more in his mind than Thorin's troubles. Gandalf replies that of course he did - He was a [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]] and that was why his advice was so good.

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* TheChessmaster : TheChessmaster: In "The Quest of Erebor" (a "special feature" of ''Literature/TheHobbit'') when Gandalf and the dwarves [[YouAllMeetInAnInn met at Bree]] before visiting Thorin accuses Gandalf of having more in his mind than Thorin's troubles. Gandalf replies that of course he did - He was a [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]] and that was why his advice was so good.
10th May '17 9:14:46 AM TempestKnight
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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: HeroicFantasy-style adventures, epic tales of the struggle between the Free Peoples and the forces of Morgoth and Sauron, histories of the ancient land of Westernesse, explanations of how palantir worked and who the Druedain were...and in the midst of it all, an incredibly mundane tale of [[BoyMeetsGirl how a man and woman fell in love]], got married, [[AwfulWeddedLife came to blows]], and split up.
18th Nov '16 12:49:07 AM drac0blade
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* WorthyOpponent: In "Cirion and Eorl" an ancient campaign between Gondor and its allies against the [[TheHorde Wainriders]] is opened by Gondorian agents enginnering a slave revolt in the Wainriders' country while the men were away at war. The Wainrider [[ActionGirl women]] defend their homes against the rebels and are praised for their valor. Interestingly this is one of the few times Tolkien uses this trope in detail, although it is implied elsewhere that Easterlings and Haradrim have {{Worthy Opponent}}s among them.

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* WorthyOpponent: In "Cirion and Eorl" an ancient campaign between Gondor and its allies against the [[TheHorde Wainriders]] is opened by Gondorian agents enginnering engineering a slave revolt in the Wainriders' country while the men were away at war. The Wainrider [[ActionGirl women]] defend their homes against the rebels and are praised for their valor. Interestingly this is one of the few times Tolkien uses this trope in detail, although it is implied elsewhere that Easterlings and Haradrim have {{Worthy Opponent}}s among them.
4th Nov '15 1:25:21 PM HighCrate
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* PermaShave: Elves look almost identical to white humans, aside from brighter eyes and an inability to grow facial hair. Yet when Tuor comes to Gondolin, they recognize he's mortal ''only'' by his eyes. When, during his harrowing journey across Beleriand on foot during the harshest winter in centuries, did he find the time or desire to shave his face perfectly smooth?
** Well he was about to enter the last great Noldor kingdom in Beleriand as the messanger of Ulmo. [[WildMassGuessing Surely he'd want to clean himself up beforehand?]]
** Not all men get beards. Maybe the beardless Numenoreans reflect this, rather than elven ancestory.
2nd Nov '15 7:09:31 AM FF32
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** There's an {{Unfortunate Implication}} that the existing small population doesn't matter. The survivors (who aren't killed, enslaved or assimilated) are the ancestors of the Dunlendings, and the two peoples are still doing nasty things to each other five hundred years later, but no-one ever seems to join the dots between this and Cirion's mismanagement.

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** There's an {{Unfortunate Implication}} the UnfortunateImplications that the existing small population doesn't don't matter. The survivors (who aren't killed, enslaved or assimilated) are the ancestors of the Dunlendings, and the two peoples are still doing nasty things to each other five hundred years later, but no-one ever seems to join the dots between this and Cirion's mismanagement.
13th Aug '15 12:20:55 PM stripey_cat
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** There's an {{Unfortunate Implication}} that the existing small population doesn't matter. The survivors (who aren't killed, enslaved or assimilated) are the ancestors of the Dunlendings, and the two peoples are still doing nasty things to each other five hundred years later, but no-one ever seems to join the dots between this and Cirion's mismanagement.


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** Not all men get beards. Maybe the beardless Numenoreans reflect this, rather than elven ancestory.
31st Dec '14 12:42:06 AM fusilcontrafusil
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''Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth'', or ''Unfinished Tales'' for short, was the first publication of unfinished and fragmentary material by Creator/JRRTolkien that forms part of the {{backstory}} of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' and Middle-earth. The stories take various formats: Some are pseudo-history written in a scholarly manner while others are actual narratives. They can be entertaining in their own right and give interesting details like the political organization of Gondor and Rohan, details about the ancient realm of Númenor, and a rough draft of ''Literature/TheChildrenOfHurin'', among other things. A gift for any true Tolkien-geek. Much more material of the same type would later be collected and published, more systematically, in ''Literature/TheHistoryOfMiddleEarth''.

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''Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth'', Middle-earth'' by Creator/JRRTolkien, or ''Unfinished Tales'' for short, was the first posthumous publication of unfinished and fragmentary material by Creator/JRRTolkien that forms part of the {{backstory}} of ''Literature/TheHobbit'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' and Middle-earth. [[TheVerse Middle-earth]]. It was compiled and edited by the author's son Christopher Tolkien, who had also assembled ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' from such material (with the help of Creator/GuyGavrielKay). It was first published in 1980.

The stories take various formats: Some are pseudo-history written in a scholarly manner while others are actual narratives. They can be entertaining in their own right and give interesting details like the political organization of Gondor and Rohan, details about the ancient realm of Númenor, and a rough draft of ''Literature/TheChildrenOfHurin'', among other things. A gift for any true Tolkien-geek. Much more material of the same type would later be collected and published, more systematically, in ''Literature/TheHistoryOfMiddleEarth''.
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