User talk:Éowyn

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Latest comment: 7 April by Éowyn in topic Source in The Screwtape Letters


Hello. I noticed you attempted to merge a couple of articles. Please be careful when merging, because merging is not just deleting the content of the short article and replacing it with redirect, but checking its content and migrating anything essential to the main article, thus merging the two entities. While deleting the content of Oakenshield, you also deleted the information about the Inspiration for the name. Luckily I noticed it, and I merged this interesting trivia to the main Thorin article. Please be careful and keep it up. Sage (talk) 17:20, 7 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for catching and fixing that! I'll be more careful with merging in the future. Aragorn II (talk) 17:25, 7 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Forbiden Pool page

I noticed in the recent changes list that you created a new Forbidden Pool page and that there are no references for the content on that page. References are the cornerstone of any high quality edit on Tolkien Gateway and are probably one of the reasons why Tolkien Gateway received an award from the Tolkien Society for its content. Please have a look at the Help:References page and add references with page numbers where applicable that support the content that you added. References should be included at the same time as conent is added or changed. --Akhôrahil (talk) 15:24, 12 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi! Should be fixed now Aragorn II (talk) 01:52, 13 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi! Welcome to the wiki. Please check the changes I made in the page. We use templates for references and dates. Categories are imperative. Please, do not upload images with random file names, keep the style of other files like File:The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers - Boromir in Osgiliath.png. If you are interesed on expanding the matter of the PJ films, you could consider writing the scenes' articles rather than making the Portrayal sections too long. LorenzoCB (talk) 18:21, 19 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi! Thanks for fixing that! I'll stick to smaller edits while I get the hang of this Aragorn II (talk) 21:14, 19 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Army of the West page

You seem to have forgotten to include page numbers for the 50th anniversary edition of LotR for some of your references. You added a named reference without page numbers and reused that reference. Currently one reference to the chapter The Last Debate and several named reference to the chapter The Black Gate Opens do not have any page numbers. Maybe you will have to use multiple references for the chapter The Black Gate Opens if the events to which you refer to in the references occur on different ranges of pages. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or if you need any help. --Akhôrahil (talk) 15:05, 24 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Treebeard page

I reverted your edit, which deleted the disambiguation notice with the link to the chapter with the title Treebeard. The link to the page about the chapter with the title Treebeard is necessary, because if someone enters Treebeard in the search field they are automatically sent to the page about the Ent called Treebeard, but they may have wanted to search for the page about the chapter called Treebeard. I suggest to propose deletions on the discussion/talk page of a page rather than deleting things immediately unless it concerns clear mistakes. --Akhôrahil (talk) 15:15, 24 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi. That is absolutely my bad. Not sure what happened there but I believe my intent was to change that link to Treebeard (disambiguation) instead of directly to the chapter page but ended up just deleting the other one. Would it be okay if I made that change or would it be better if I just had it link directly to the chapter? Thanks for pointing out the mistakes I make, I'm still learning :) Aragorn II (talk) 17:40, 24 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Good catch! I agree, Template:Disambig-more for Treebeard makes more sense. It's an orphaned page (no current links to it) so that helps fix that problem as well. Feel free to make the change. You're doing great, thank you! Hyarion (talk) 18:35, 24 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ents page

You seem to have included references for some names in the infobox which already have references in the other names section of the Ents page. Although it is not included in the Tolkien Gateway Manual of Style and on the Help References page, it seems to be the standard practice not to include references for information in the infobox of a page if the same information is also in another section of the same page and is already supported by references in this other section of the same page. --Akhôrahil (talk) 15:33, 22 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the heads up. I removed all the excess references except to the ents not otherwise mentioned in that page, hope that's fine. Éowyn (talk) 16:06, 22 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Luck page

It would seem that the quote you added to the page may be a bit long compared to the rest of the article, particularly considering that the second and third sentences are only indirectly related to the topic of the page. Not sure how to go about trimming this one down though.  Hands of a healer  talk  contributions  edits  Hands of a healer (talk) 19:12, 22 February 2024 (UTC) Reply[reply]

I didn't add the quote. My edit was just to add it to Category:Concepts but I do agree the quote isn't great (along with the rest of the article which is a flaming hot mess) Éowyn (talk) 20:35, 22 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Huh! My bad, somehow I must have messed up selections in "compare versions".  Hands of a healer  talk  contributions  edits 21:02, 22 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Before noticing that you claimed the "Racism" article I did some edits about antisemitism. Please have in mind. Sage (talk) 09:15, 27 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

All good, thanks for the help :) Éowyn (talk) 15:13, 27 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
And allillanchu! Sorry for the OT. Are you really trying to learn Quechua? I have tried in the past, and it is a happy surprise to meet someone else at last. How can we talk about this?? (where do you study, how, if you are also looking for someone to practice etc) Sage (talk) 16:28, 27 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Allianmi! My grandmother spoke Quechua but I live in the United States midwest so I'm relying entirely on whatever I can find on the internet. I probably made it harder on myself by choosing to learn Huallaga Quechua (my family's from there) rather than a more spoken and researched dialect but oh well. I've never met anyone else trying to learn it. Out of curiosity, what inspired you to learn Quechua? Éowyn (talk) 03:20, 28 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It is its association with the Incas, and how it sounds that attracted me. For that reason I would like to be able to learn Nahuatl, Mayan (haven't decided the dialect yet) etc. Other than that, I have no cultural connections or anyone to speak with. You see, after trying to learn Quenya and Sindarin, having a personal interest in a rare but real language is a bit less crazy. Since this is a public space, if you'd prefer we can exchange some contact information and continue there, and perhaps exchange resources. Sage (talk) 16:41, 28 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
As I am a teenager I don't feel entirely comfortable with sharing contact information online but if you do ever have any questions feel free to use my talk page.
I've always been most interested in the grammatical side of languages so I decided to first study the basics of Quechua grammar before focusing too much of vocab and for that I've found A Grammar of Huallaga (Huanuco) Quechua by David Weber to be super helpful. I wish I could be more helpful but I haven't had too much success with finding resources, especially in English. What a cool coincidence finding someone else interested in both Tolkien and Quechua :) Éowyn (talk) 20:30, 29 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Gwaihir page

I noticed that you removed the sources and cleanup tags from the Gwaihir page and added a reference when I looked at the recent changes to Tolkien Gateway pages. It would have been better if you had checked if all statements were supported by references and if the sources actually support those statements before removing the sources and cleanup tags. I checked the sources and made corrections and added references. Shorter pages about side characters, such as Gwaihir are well suited for newer editors to check and correct the entire page. I think you missed an opportunity here. This page demonstrated the need that editors still need to compare the content with the sources to check if there are any errors or missing references. I hope that I did not miss anything. Both the entry for Gwaihir on and the entry for Gwaihir on the Thain's Book were great starting points and it is always valuable to check the information in The Lord of the Rings A Reader's Guide. You could have a go and check the Landroval and Thorondor pages. --Akhôrahil (talk) 11:48, 20 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Source in The Screwtape Letters

Hi, I tried to reply to your post on The Screwtape Letters' talkpage but it wouldnt let me for some reason, so I'm posting my reply here.

I found a spanish translation and the quotes seem to match. Here's a translation of both quoted paragraphs done by me (both from chapter 8):

Tolkien didn't like those books at all and he believed, probably with justification, that Lewis hadn't taken enough time to reach a clear comprehension of his own religious position, that he had rushed to print his thoughts without letting them mature first.

Lewis dedicated The Screwtape Letters to Tolkien, and on the copy he gifted to him he wrote: "As symbolic payment of a great debt.". But ironically the book's story did not interest Tolkien in the least; it seemed to him old-fashioned and too hastily composed. However, the true reason for his rejection was more personal. In many ways, Tolkien was almost a catholic fundamentalist, he believed in the existence of Satan and demons, and considered it misbegotten to shed light on such serious matters.

(I made a point of not checking the english quote to translate without confirmation bias but looking at it now I realise that the last sentence was mistranslated by the spanish translator of the book lol) MallornTea (talk) 19:44, 4 April 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Amazing, thank you so much :) ~ Éowyn talk ~ 16:37, 7 April 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]