Post by Michael O'Brien on Apr 12, 2013 11:17:52 GMT
"I have omitted the Balrog suggestions as its too big for inclusion in this month's choices." ~ Chris Tubb.
Chris has submitted the list today for this month's Fellowship voting rounds. You get one vote and can NOT retract it after submission this time. This round is blind so you will not see the current status of the vote until after submitting your vote. At that stage you can see how the vote is progressing.
Er. sorry, I just became aware of that last suggestion in the list, reading "Milo Borrows". That is very strange to me. I just checked the suggestion-thread for this month again and couldn't find any entry that referred to a "Milo Borrows" - whatever he or she is. Maybe someone around here could enlighten me a bit about this very strange matter.
I would bet that this is a bit of humor on Chris' part. He is very subtle some times, and can be quite funny. The last post on this months suggestion thread was by "Milo," who said he wouldn't make a suggestion as he liked many of the ones made by others.
This could be a good explanation, Tom. Just remember that among the old Mithril Christmas figures there were Patrick Sarsfield and King Arthur. Both were not very much canonical according to MrTolkien's books and essays. - So why not have a "Milo" among the MS-releases. I wouldn't mind at all.
Post by Michael O'Brien on Apr 16, 2013 12:55:55 GMT
The answer to the mystery is quite simple. Chris read the signature of Milo's post as a suggestion, but was confused as Milo Baggins does not exist, so he looked it up and found a hobbit called Milo Burrows, who received a golden writing set from Bilbo on his birthday (to annoy Milo as Milo hated writing letters). So that is the explanation. Its a valid character, even if unintended by Milo originally.
Michael O'Brien, webmaster, Mithril Miniatures, www.mithril.ie
So I think,as I said before, our dear Tom guessed it right.. - All this reveils such a lot about Mr Tubb's humour and his passion for designing surprises that go along with his very most interest in sculpting and designing figures which are not related to fighting poses or warriors. So, to me, "a Milo Burrows" is not only a canonical, or valid character, as I might dare to imagine Mr Tubb's kind of humour ... huoommm ... and that's what I like most ... I remember well, that once he sculpted a "3rd" table for me, additionally to the MX-Up. I was surprised that he designed that table so well, just fitting to me. One book open, another book closed, an ink-pot and and an old squill. - Though those were not golden at all. I have to stop ... I'm just smiling and enjoying ...
With this, I would like to ask to take back my poor suggestion of Berúthiel's husband as I do not want to compete with Milo Burrows, which I by now favour most. I'm sure you will understand.