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#55 - lackofcareingerer
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(03/26/2013) [-]
this guy probably studied the movies for months to realize all this, when he could have understood it all by simply reading threw the hobbit and lord of the rings once... BTW in the movies they make all this obvious, for example, when frodo passes out and wakes up from being stabbed (the first time he was stabbed) sam says "look mr. frodo, its bilbo's trolls!!!" now im not very good at reading between the lines... but i think he is saying those are bilbos trolls...
#47 - chasis
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(03/26/2013) [-]
I knew all of those...
#46 - Dennislb
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(03/26/2013) [-]
I have seen the LOTR so many times and I never saw the trolls...
#61 to #46 - anon
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(03/26/2013) [-]
That's because the trolls were in the extended edition.
#8 - anon
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(03/26/2013) [-]
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand nerd fest begins.

who ******* cares about these **** movies? It's all about a bunch of hobbits who walk, and walk and walk. And teh next movie? MORE ******* WALKING!
#13 to #8 - douthit
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(03/26/2013) [-]
"Speed" is nothing but driving, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" is nothing but digging, and "Star Wars" is nothing buy flying in space.
#32 to #13 - Crusader
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(03/26/2013) [-]
Hunger Games is nothing but camping
Zombieland is just a road trip
Batman is just a stalker
#89 - whyunofeellucky
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(03/26/2013) [-]
Also, unless Balin and Gimli were related by Gimli's mom, would Gloin be older then Balin?
#85 - whyunofeellucky
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(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
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(03/26/2013) [-]
so legolas is a prince?
#79 - danniegurl
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(03/26/2013) [-]
You'd think The Hobbit came before The Lord of the Rings or something...
#73 - Ankou
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(03/26/2013) [-]
That's not an elk, the antlers are all wrong
#69 - anon
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(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.)
#64 - tigersstripes
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(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
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(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.
#44 - teseus
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(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
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(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.
#62 to #49 - teseus
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(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.
#65 to #44 - tigersstripes
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(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
#95 to #65 - teseus
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(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.
#97 to #95 - tigersstripes
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(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
#39 - mortolife
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(03/26/2013) [-]
But...but my name is Ori...
#35 - wazzinatter
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(03/26/2013) [-]
Wait how are they the same trolls? Didn't Gandalf kill them in the Hobbit?
#36 to #35 - souljatoy
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(03/26/2013) [-]
No he turned them to stone when he exposed them to daylight. They were never really dead.
#37 to #35 - nshx
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(03/26/2013) [-]
In the Fellowship, you can see the troll's statue after Frodo's been stabbed by the Morgul's blade. I think Samwise actually commented on it. Oh, it wasn't Gandalf who killed those trolls, it was Bilbo Baggins, tricking them into staying until dawn (trolls are kinda allergic to sunlight)
#45 to #37 - anon
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(03/26/2013) [-]
Actually it was Galdalf who tricked the trolls into wasting their time until the morning, I actually just read that part this morning, I'm re-reading the book before I see the movie :) Bilbo just stayed hidden while Galdalf tricked the trolls into arguing about different ways to cook the dwarves
#31 - auraguardian
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(03/26/2013) [-]
fun fact, Eleronds parents are cousins.
#24 - shrinkzz
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(03/26/2013) [-]
MFW Comments
#59 to #24 - lackofcareingerer
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(03/26/2013) [-]
well, ya
#96 to #59 - shrinkzz
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(03/27/2013) [-]
well, ya.

What does "well, ya" mean?
#98 to #96 - lackofcareingerer
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(03/28/2013) [-]
it means i do not have very high vocabulary skills
#21 - dragonforcegirl
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(03/26/2013) [-]
so...Balin was in fact Gloin's nephew?
Gimli says Balin is his cousin and he's Gloin's son, so.
#20 - mrtwilightsparkle
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(03/26/2013) [-]
Not to be rude, but anyone who read/saw LOTR and the Hobbit already knew all this ****.
#22 to #20 - shrinkzz
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(03/26/2013) [-]
Some you can only know from reading.
The Book by Ori, for example.
#9 - anon
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(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