Tweets for 2012-05-31

  • Up until the entrance of Grendel, Beowulf (2007) seems now a separated at birth foreshadow of Sims Medieval … #
  • But, as much as the rest might not hold up, Crispin Glover's Grendel is still quite wonderfully evocative and sympathetic #
  • Hearing Crispin Glover's Grendel cry to his m?ðor, I wonder if anyone's done a paper trying to establish a mother-Mordor link in Tolkien … #
  • Oh, I realize Mordor means "Dark Land" in Sindarin and the root of Mother goes back through at least PIE, but my mind went there anyway #
  • On the other hand, here's an amusing thread about Tolkien that includes a Freudian interpretation of Shire-Mordor #
  • If the * is used to indicate speculative roots (as in PIE) in comparative linguistics, is there an equivalent marker for ConLangs? #
  • The 20 extra minutes of the Amadeus director's cut sure makes Salieri a lot less sympathetic; but, wow, that movie & music still so amazing #