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Eye Fell Tower

A site for Sauron's Eye(s) ...
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"Fell": From Middle English fellen, from Old English fellan, fiellan ‎(“to cause to fall, strike down, fell, cut down, throw down, defeat, destroy, kill, tumble, cause to stumble”), from Proto-Germanic *fallijaną ‎(“to fell, to cause to fall”), causative of Proto-Germanic *fallaną ‎(“to fall”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)pōl- ‎(“to fall”). Cognate with Dutch vellen ‎(“to fell, cut down”), German fällen ‎(“to fell”), Norwegian felle ‎(“to fell”).

Usually meaning "of a strong and cruel nature; eagre and unsparing; grim; fierce; ruthless; savage. " as in "one fell swoop‎".

The idea is therefore to construct a huge searchlight designed to look like the Eye of Sauron atop the Dark Tower of Barad-Dur, as depicted in the Return of the King. It would use massed low-power laser diodes to generate a glaring red beam that would sweep to the horizon. And it would be assembled on top of a huge latticed metal tower in the centre of paris.

It would be activated by a phone line connected to an old-fashioned answering machine, set to turn it on with just One Ring.

8th of 7, May 27 2016


       Don't we have a puns:deserving-of-retribution, category ?
FlyingToaster, May 27 2016

       // Don't we have a puns:deserving-of-retribution, category ? //   

       You're just jealous, aren't you ? Go on, admit it....
8th of 7, May 27 2016

       Arguably, it should be in Toronto, home of the rather tall "Seein' Tower".
FlyingToaster, May 29 2016

       Perhaps the supports that flank the eye could be made to look like flasks of saurian brandy.
whatrock, May 29 2016

       [8th], you do realize that the Lord of the Rings series was not a documentary?
MaxwellBuchanan, May 29 2016

       "A foul-smelling blasted wasteland of dirt and stinking ash, inhabited by feral hordes of savage, hideous deformed goblins." ... the 13th Arrondisement of paris is even called "Gobelins" .... proof positive.
8th of 7, May 29 2016

theircompetitor, May 29 2016

       // Precious //   

       Pr. "Precioussss"
8th of 7, May 29 2016

       You've bad hobbits [8th]. What Hive sawr' in this awful tower?
LimpNotes, May 29 2016

       Tolkein about it will only encourage him.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 29 2016

       Unless you can Orc-estrate a better form of Ent-ertainment, please keep your ideas to your Elf.
8th of 7, May 29 2016

       Pah. You said that just for the hake of it.   

       Hang on.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 29 2016


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