Medicus Matt wrote:
Simon Atford wrote:They've probbally got a little cemetary somewhere. Something like a country church yard.
Handed over to the Gamgees for mulching into the allotments I reckon.
Although the 19 that died in the Battle of Bywater were "layed together in a grave on the hill-side, where later a great stone was set up with a garden around it".
Whereas the 70 dead ruffians were tossed into a nearby sand-pit.
And serves 'em right too
Although Tolkien does mention funeral rites he gives no details of the 'religions' of Middle Earth. Something to do with his deeply held Catholic faith and also the reason he talked about "sub-creation" with regards to his wrld. Only God can truly create you see.
Simon Atford wrote:I had to go the cinema twice to see all of it
Because what you saw first time around was good enough for you to want to go back for the rest?
Well I had to see the end didn't I? In my defence I was only 15 and wouldn't start re-enacting for another couple of years.
gregory23b wrote:"After all Westeros doesn't exist andd therefore who knows whar armour they would wear or weapons they would wield. "
That is not the point, if you use use language that we generally agree means a certain thing, then you mislead by accident or intent. A brigandine is a brigandine, as a horse is a horse, we would not debate his meaning of what a horse is would we? Thing is, he evidently does not know what a brig is (by way of example) and thinks that studded leather is somehow useful - fine, but coincidentally so do many people who have 'knowledge' of the middle ages etc.
Sounds like he did alot of his research in old D&D manuals to me
I enjoyed the books immensely, but had to stop gagging at the pseudo medieval stuff as it simply panders to the stereotypical view, all the other mystical stuff and shagging is great stuff, I lapped it up, bring on the dragons and iron throne I say. Maybe it draws too much on the perceived middle ages, rather than going the full hog I guess.
At least he's trying for a medieval or pseudo medieval feel. Too much American fantasy is based on American history and myth except with swords instead six guns. Even Robert E. Howard lost me when he pitted Conan against Injuns disguised as Picts.
Agree about the mystical stuff and shagging
MInd, the above is nothing compared to a book about the Mongols and the potatoes in the stew ----- historic fiction based on real events, wow.
Unforgivable! Who wrote that then?