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User avatar #46 - Dennislb (03/26/2013) [-]
I have seen the LOTR so many times and I never saw the trolls...
#61 to #46 - anon (03/26/2013) [-]
That's because the trolls were in the extended edition.
User avatar #43 - darman ONLINE (03/26/2013) [-]
Kind of upset me how much in the movie wasn't in the book. I think they were all smart additions for the cinematic feature but I still have reservations.
#58 to #43 - lackofcareingerer ONLINE (03/26/2013) [-]
i personally think that the hobbit movie was awful, it ruined the simplicity of the hobbit. In the book the main quest is "kill the dragon, take back the kingdom." instead the movie made it about ******* Orcs with on hand chasing the dwarfs threw made up terrain that doesn't exist in middle earth where they were traveling. And dont even get me started on that ******* acid head they tried to pull of as Ragister the Brown. (i know i spelled it wrong)

but i find the hobbit to be one of my favorite books even though it is for children, so that may be why i was upset
User avatar #66 to #58 - tigersstripes (03/26/2013) [-]
Radigast the Brown. and through is the word, not threw
#67 to #66 - lackofcareingerer ONLINE (03/26/2013) [-]
accutly, the BIRD!!!! is the word
User avatar #74 to #67 - tigersstripes (03/26/2013) [-]
damnit i have walked into that joke more obviously only once in my life.
#68 to #67 - lackofcareingerer ONLINE (03/26/2013) [-]
ac·tu·al·ly, fml
#93 to #43 - anon (03/26/2013) [-]
don't be such a faggot
User avatar #94 to #93 - darman ONLINE (03/26/2013) [-]
Not really sure how I was perpetrating a cigarette or a gay man with my comment. I do however wish to inform you that anonymous insults are about as insulting as a light rain. I may not enjoy it, but it doesn't really make my life harder. Please go troll elsewhere.
User avatar #38 - pvtgoblin (03/26/2013) [-]
That 'Ori again' kind of bugs me, I don't know. It's like an announcer in a kids show going: "Haha, look kids, there's Ori dead, rotting corpse again, you can even still see the pain in his face, isn't that silly!"
User avatar #30 - sinkoran (03/26/2013) [-]
never noticed the trolls after frod got stabbed
#85 - whyunofeellucky (03/26/2013) [-]
Most of them are common knowledge to a Middle earth fan.
Though it did give me feels knowing that they made Balin so likable so we can all feel even more sad for Gimli when his cousin dies.
#84 - anon (03/26/2013) [-]
so legolas is a prince?
User avatar #79 - danniegurl (03/26/2013) [-]
You'd think The Hobbit came before The Lord of the Rings or something...
User avatar #73 - Ankou (03/26/2013) [-]
That's not an elk, the antlers are all wrong
#69 - anon (03/26/2013) [-]
I'd tell you to make one involving the Silmarillion, but that would take a thousand years because **** THERE ARE TOO MANY CHARACTERS IN THAT ******* BOOK! (Though it's still good.)
User avatar #64 - tigersstripes (03/26/2013) [-]
holly ******* **** i never even noticed that. wtf i read both if these twice and own all the movies and never even realized this! OMGWTF i don't even know. neyahhhh *sarcasm sarcasm sarcasm*
#60 - anon (03/26/2013) [-]
If you look really closely at the beginning of The Hobbit you'll find out that Bag End ,Bilbo's home, is actually the same place that Frodo is staying at the beginning of Lord of the Rings! You can tell because the fireplace is a natural woodburning one, as opposed to the much more popular gas fireplaces that most hobbits have.
#51 - anon (03/26/2013) [-]
This just in... The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are related.
User avatar #50 - lorkhan (03/26/2013) [-]
I knew of the trolls, but I did not know that they could be seen in the LOTR.
User avatar #31 - auraguardian (03/26/2013) [-]
fun fact, Eleronds parents are cousins.
User avatar #21 - dragonforcegirl (03/26/2013) [-]
so...Balin was in fact Gloin's nephew?
Gimli says Balin is his cousin and he's Gloin's son, so.
User avatar #20 - mrtwilightsparkle (03/26/2013) [-]
Not to be rude, but anyone who read/saw LOTR and the Hobbit already knew all this **** .
User avatar #22 to #20 - shrinkzz (03/26/2013) [-]
Some you can only know from reading.
The Book by Ori, for example.
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#9 - anon (03/26/2013) [-]
also at the party in LOTR 1 when he is talking about the trolls trying to eat them those are the trolls
User avatar #44 - teseus (03/26/2013) [-]
First thing, this is a repost since I can remember raging about the the obviousness (I have no idea if this is really a word or not) of the exact same facts a few weeks ago (still, I give you credit from changing the background color from gray to brown).

Tolkien wrote The Hobbit which began as a bedtime story for his children. During that time he was also working on Silmarillion, but after the publishing of The Hobbit (and it's success) publishers demanded "more stories with brave hobbits". That's how LoTR came into existence as a sequel to The Hobbit. Obviously, there would be elements that would tie the two novels (and fun fact: The Ring in The Hobbit is the exact same ring as The one in LoTR).

It's a shame really that LoTR and The Hobbit are the best known books written by Tolkien when you can truly appreciate his full value only while reading The Silmarillion. The amount of detail, the vast number of characters, the style that book is written, everything makes it outstanding. I find it comprehensive enough to call it a mythology of it's own. Can you imagine? World mythologies were made by countless people during hundreds of years and even more while this guy's world had the same complexity and he written all of that **** during his lifetime. That man is a legend.
#49 to #44 - anon (03/26/2013) [-]
The Silmarillion was Tolkien creating a world for his made up languages to exist in. He was trying to build an entire world with a believable history and it reads exactly like that - a history book.

It's incredibly detailed but oh my God does it get dull often. Give me LoTR instead any day.
User avatar #62 to #49 - teseus (03/26/2013) [-]
Tolkien also composed music, he painted pretty good and I just happen to love historical texts. That man is my idol. For me Silmarillion was the best fantasy book I've ever read. Obviously, not everybody has the same tastes. The fact that amazes me the most is that he declared in a letter to a publisher that SIlmarillion's purpose was to create a special and unique mythology for the english/brittish (I don't remember exactly which one) islands. He used the local folklore and some legends and he gave them a very good shape in that book.

Maybe it gets dull for you, but I had way more fun reading it than anything else he ever written. But that's my opinion.

Also, I found the facts about the time The Hobbit, LoTR and Silmarillion were written in the beginning of Unfinished Tales. Christopher Tolkien talked a bit about that and I don't really think that Arda was made just to incorporate those languages. I am going to brush up my knowledge a little bit tho so I can be sure.
User avatar #65 to #44 - tigersstripes (03/26/2013) [-]
He wrote other things too, i want to find 'The Adventures of Tom Bombadil', just to name one. Its sad no one knows about all of his other works
User avatar #95 to #65 - teseus (03/27/2013) [-]
I know about that, but unfortunately I couldn't find it anywhere in my country nor have I found a place to buy it online. I know his work goes beyond the world of Arda. I was actually interested in some of his children's books (The Father Christmas Letters being the one I want to read the most) but I can't find anything in the bookstores. The only way to buy it is from amazon, but I don't have enough money at the moment to pay a shipping fee that's more than twice the price of the books I want.
User avatar #97 to #95 - tigersstripes (03/27/2013) [-]
yeah, the shipping is ridiculous, a lot may be out of print, Leaf by ****** and On Fairy-Stories. so many books so little time
#24 - shrinkzz (03/26/2013) [-]
MFW Comments
#59 to #24 - lackofcareingerer ONLINE (03/26/2013) [-]
well, ya
User avatar #96 to #59 - shrinkzz (03/27/2013) [-]
well, ya.

What does "well, ya" mean?
#98 to #96 - lackofcareingerer ONLINE (03/28/2013) [-]
it means i do not have very high vocabulary skills
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