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by LostBoy
Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:15 am
Forum: Visual Arts
Topic: Images from Valinor
Replies: 30
Views: 18022

Re: Images from Valinor

Luthien - I had your latest picture on my screen when my roommate came in. It takes up pretty much the entire screen so there's NO context as to what it is, and besides, he's never read Tolkien and only saw one of the movies. He just stopped and looked at it and the first thing out of his mouth was,...
by LostBoy
Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: Aulë's Forge
Topic: Blind Guardian
Replies: 4
Views: 3215

Blind Guardian

Anyone here a heavy metal fan? For a long time, Blind Guardian was my favorite band - largely because they put out a Silmarillion concept album. Yep, you read that right. You can find the whole album here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMcBOvOuhoY" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; If y...
by LostBoy
Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Visual Arts
Topic: Images from Valinor
Replies: 30
Views: 18022

Re: Images from Valinor

Wow very nice Luthien! :) I especially like the one of Gondolin. By any chance, is the picture of the lake of Lórien's garden, with a silver pagoda nearby? That's where I landed when I got sucked in via the moon one time, but I hadn't talked about it here. Also - who is Merithiel, if you don't mind ...
by LostBoy
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Aulë's Forge
Topic: Art that reminds you
Replies: 8
Views: 4198

Re: Art that reminds you

Daaaaaaaaaamn.

So, he was at least somewhat aware of what was going on. It's surprising to find out that apparently people were making pictures like this before his writings, too - I really wish he indicated what the pictures were! Then we could look them up and see this art ourselves.
by LostBoy
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Aulë's Forge
Topic: Tikal- The Mystic Metal Of Aule
Replies: 17
Views: 10974

Re: Tikal- The Mystic Metal Of Aule

On the chemistry thing - the posters in the thread pointed out that the evaporated mercury would kill you, too. That was rather the whole point and why no one attempted it. So, I'm still pretty dumbstruck that even though Tolkien was unlikely to know about/write in the boiling point of mercury eithe...
by LostBoy
Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Aulë's Forge
Topic: Art that reminds you
Replies: 8
Views: 4198

Art that reminds you

Somebody in another thread mentioned Josephine Wall and that reminded me of a picture I used to have as a poster on my wall. I'm going to present it without commentary first. http://www.josephinewall.co.uk/surreal/winged_vision.jpg Most obviously, the scene inside the bird is like she deliberately d...
by LostBoy
Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Aulë's Forge
Topic: Tikal- The Mystic Metal Of Aule
Replies: 17
Views: 10974

Re: Tikal- The Mystic Metal Of Aule

Bumping this old topic because it's relevant - Within the occult, an alloy of all 7 planetary metals is referred to as "electrum magicum" and has a variety of magical uses. When I was reading the Lost Tales, I totally noticed the similarity between electrum magicum and tilkal. It left some questions...