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#239 - Bad Man ONLINE
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(07/09/2013) [-]
I ******* love these facts. If you ever run out, would you consider doing Star Wars?
#207 - realvegzillar
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Oh God...Gandalf is a Christian talking point about The Problem With Evil. Damn it Tolkein.
#267 to #207 - awakendhybrid
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(07/09/2013) [-]
A lot of fantasy, lore and mythology follow this line of thought and its roots are older than Christianity.
Though Tolkein probably WAS doing what you said anyway.
#147 - itisogre
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Do Sauron and Morgoth because they're baddass.
#195 to #147 - galgawine [OP]
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#144 - timerce
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(07/09/2013) [-]
i gotta say op before you made these i never knew any of this **** existed. ive only read the hobbit and 3 lotr books. now i gotta go hunt down the rest.
#150 to #144 - gladiuss
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(07/09/2013) [-]
The SIlmarillion my friend. Almost ALL of the origins are in there. It takes place in the lands WEST of The Shire. Lands that all lie broken, beneath the waves. But you won't find the origins of Tom Bombadil anywhere but in Tolkein's Lost Tales, published by his son.
#76 - alucord
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(07/09/2013) [-]
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#65 - scorcho
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(07/09/2013) [-]
something about the easterlings or the haradrim would be nice.
#85 to #65 - ljxjlos
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(07/09/2013) [-]
There isn´t that much info, but one thing that might interest you, is that the army that attacked Minas Tirith is only part of the whole eastern armies. There were two more Wizards/Istari besides Radagast, Gandalf and Saruman who fought in the eastern regions of Middleearth. Tolkien said their main-work in the ring-wars was to plot against the formation of the eastern armies. They were sucessfull, there might have been 5, or even 10 times as much Haradrim to attack Minas Tirith if it wasn´t for them.
#206 - aproudpatriot
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(07/09/2013) [-]
To the person making these
#205 - topperharly
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#153 - ilolyoucry
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Okay...   
I know nothing of the deep backstory for the Lord of the Rings.   
I hear all these different names of what the characters are.   
I didn't know the names of the other two Wizards, the Blues as they are referred to by Gandalf in 'the Hobbit'.   
I think it is time for me to get into this stuff. Can anyone more knowledgeable about this stuff give me a good place to start at? I may be out of school, but I am gonna learn! '   
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Okay...
I know nothing of the deep backstory for the Lord of the Rings.
I hear all these different names of what the characters are.
I didn't know the names of the other two Wizards, the Blues as they are referred to by Gandalf in 'the Hobbit'.
I think it is time for me to get into this stuff. Can anyone more knowledgeable about this stuff give me a good place to start at? I may be out of school, but I am gonna learn! '
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#187 to #153 - atomicoption
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(07/09/2013) [-]
lotrproject.com/ yeah, just read up on that stuffs.
#188 to #153 - iloveburzum
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Search all the books by tolkien, read them all.
#189 to #153 - galgawine [OP]
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Read in this order I would say: The Hobbit, LotR, Silmarillion, Children of Hurin and then just explore
#247 to #189 - ilolyoucry
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Okay, I have read the Hobbit.
I will read the other LotR books plus Children of Hurin.
How much time do you think will be invested in this?
I do read A LOT, so I usually can go through books somewhat fast.
#100 - vanoreo
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Tom Bombadil Tom Bombadil Tom Bombadil Tom Bombadil Tom Bombadil Tom Bombadil Tom Bombadil Tom Bombadil Tom Bombadil Tom Bombadil Tom Bombadil
#98 - sjakk
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(07/09/2013) [-]
you would know all this **** if you actually have read the book, but no way in hell u are remebering that for all eternity so its a nice reminder cus silmarillion is hard as dicks to read
#99 to #98 - sjakk
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(07/09/2013) [-]
book(s)
#86 - toensix ONLINE
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Wait I thought that Morgoth had only two fortresses: Utumno and Angband. Where was Udun?
#131 to #94 - toensix ONLINE
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(07/09/2013) [-]
thanks I should have thought of checking the wiki myself.
#82 - ljxjlos
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Actually, Gandalf, as Olorin served IN Lorien, but spent most his time in the houses of Nienna, where he learned compassion and patience.
He also is known to be the wisest of all the maiar, (directly stated by Tolkien), wiser than even Melian, Ilmare, Osse or even Eonwe, whos know for fighting and finally killing Morgoth side to side with Tulkas and Turín Turambar in the Dagor Dagorath (Final Battle in Tolkiens Universe, could maybe compared to the Ragnarok of the norse myths)
#161 to #82 - anon
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(07/09/2013) [-]
He was a disciple of Manwe as well. You know, the king of the Valar
#163 to #161 - ljxjlos
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(07/09/2013) [-]
I know, ****, completely forgot:/ thanks for helping out, anon
#67 - turboderp
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(07/09/2013) [-]
This is mostly the only dontent I tumb up.. I love reading these!
#63 - chubbies
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Tom Bombadil?
#42 - omnipotentsoap
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(07/09/2013) [-]
MFW Ive never seen LotR
MFW Ive never seen LotR
#59 to #42 - herebemonstars
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(07/09/2013) [-]
It Is Definitely a Great thing to watch, Time consuming But It is Worth every second
Start with this One
vodly.to/watch-353-The-Lord-of-the-Rings-The-Fellowship-of-the-Ring which Is the first Movie Of the trilogy
vodly.to/watch-358-The-Lord-of-the-Rings-The-Two-Towers This is the second of the three
vodly.to/watch-359-The-Lord-of-the-Rings-The-Return-of-the-King And this is the last Of them But the best in my opinion
#280 to #59 - omnipotentsoap
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(07/13/2013) [-]
thank you the first one was great going to work on the second asap
thank you the first one was great going to work on the second asap
#34 - soggywallet
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(07/09/2013) [-]
You should post one about the war between Morgoth/Melkor and the Valar.
#27 - happygoeslucky
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(07/09/2013) [-]
i am interested in hearing about the balrogs, i heard there was an army of sorts?
#47 to #27 - privateno
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(07/09/2013) [-]
The balrogs were originally valars, but they were corrupted by Morgoth, the real badass evil (Sauron was just his second in comand)
#90 to #47 - ljxjlos
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(07/09/2013) [-]
*Maiar. Or of you meant Ainur, that´s Valar and Maiar.
#123 to #90 - happygoeslucky
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(07/09/2013) [-]
and also another spider? shelobbs mother i think?
#126 to #123 - ljxjlos
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Yeh, Ungoliath, but she wasn´t of the Ainur. She´s stated not to have been created by the Ainur and Illuvatar in the Ainulidale, she´s kinda like a lovecraftian horror, she did exist outside the cluster. And she isn´t Shelbobs mother, but her ancestor.
#132 to #126 - happygoeslucky
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(07/09/2013) [-]
i recall her name mentioned by radagast in the film the hobbit, if i heard correctly
#136 to #132 - ljxjlos
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(07/09/2013) [-]
I can´t remember the scene you´re refering to, but the spiders in the Hobbit are allso descendants of Ungoliath, so it might be. I should rewatch the movie, but the more I watch it, the more I want part 2.
#138 to #136 - happygoeslucky
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(07/09/2013) [-]
it is where he meets gandalf, part two looks good
#145 to #138 - ljxjlos
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Jup. Only Smaug looks a but to cute for my tastes. I want him to be portrayed like the beast he is. Well, I still hope that what we saw of him is only how Bilbo, engulfed in dragonmagic saw him.
#149 to #145 - happygoeslucky
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(07/09/2013) [-]
i thought he didn't look very good, he can appear differently?
#152 to #149 - ljxjlos
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Have you read the book?

Well, either way, Dragons are magical creatures and Dragon-Magic is one of Illusions. In the Book, Smaug tries to catch Bilbo by luring him in, calmy talking to him to make sure he doesn´t fell, while he tries to find him (he doesn´t know Bilbo is invisible at this point of time. IMO, Peter Jackson would do good, to bring this scene on screen by giving Bilbo a wrong, tamer image of the Dragon. And then, suddenly, when Bilbo finally notices, what the dragons trying to do, the tame, cute picture of smaug shatters (the one we see in the trailer) and a giant Beast, feracious and bloodthirsty, evil and clever, the Smaug like he really is, horned and clad in diamonds and gold stands in front of him, a picture of smaug that we don´t get to see in any trailers. I´d love if it happened like this, this would be PERFECT.
#154 to #152 - happygoeslucky
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(07/09/2013) [-]
i have read the hobbit yeah, but i just thought he was just convincing, i didnt know it could change his physical appearance too
#155 to #154 - ljxjlos
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(07/09/2013) [-]
No, he can´t. But he might be able to make others see him different, if he concentrates on them. Not sure, tho if it was possible, but it would be a nice twist in the movie.
#158 to #155 - happygoeslucky
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(07/09/2013) [-]
that would be good yes, the smaug shown in the trailer looked a little..well stupid. to me at least
#160 to #158 - ljxjlos
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Yep, I had the same problem.
#164 to #160 - happygoeslucky
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(07/09/2013) [-]
maybe if his head wasn't as long and his mouth changed shape a little.

and i just saw that its you who makes those leviathan comps, i love those things
#165 to #164 - ljxjlos
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Thanks, I just did 4 of them, tho, most are from another user, I just used some pictures that hadn´t been used up to now

He just looks a bit to fairy-tale like to me. I see that the Hobbit-movies are more fairytale-like then the LotR, but I´d still prefer at least the main antagonist to be a bit, well...scarier
#166 to #165 - happygoeslucky
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(07/09/2013) [-]
they are great, yeah i agree, even the fell beasts look better
#169 to #166 - ljxjlos
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(07/09/2013) [-]
The Fell beasts were geniously designed, IMO, I loved how they looked in the movies, even better than how I imagined them from reading.
#170 to #169 - happygoeslucky
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(07/09/2013) [-]
their armour also looked really good on them
#167 to #166 - happygoeslucky
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(07/09/2013) [-]
scarier*
#124 to #47 - happygoeslucky
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(07/09/2013) [-]
thankyou
#55 to #27 - creepingquincy
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(07/09/2013) [-]
the balrogs are corrupted maia, much like sauron except sauron was quite a powerful maia and lieutenant to Melkor
#125 to #55 - happygoeslucky
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(07/09/2013) [-]
thankyou
#13 - eating
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(07/09/2013) [-]
tnx. i really enjoy these
tnx. i really enjoy these
#9 - maid
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Two questions:
#1. Who got the ring after Gandalf sailed away? Aragon, Legolas, Gimli?
#2. Sauron was tought by Aule as you say, but when was he allied with Morgoth? Sometime in Eä?
(And one more, what was before the first age? They speak of "Creating the world in the will of Eru" and stuff like that. But if they helped "creating" the world" they all must have been some kind of demi-God made out of the real Gods themself)
#14 to #9 - galgawine [OP]
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(07/09/2013) [-]
I believe Gandalf just kept his ring, as well as Elrond and Galadriel because after the One Ring was destroyed they lost their power or were just not needed anymore.

Sauron was corrupted by Morgoth either during the first age or sometime before yeah
#15 to #9 - Awesomenessniss
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(07/09/2013) [-]
1. He kept it, pretty sure.
2. Sauron was a lieutenant to Morgoth in Middle Earth
3. In the words of the Ainulindale. In the beginning of all things Eru Illuvatar began to weave the music of the Ainur. The Ainur were the holy ones and lived with him in harmony and played their melody unopposed until Melkor/Morgoth began to weave his own music.
#16 to #15 - Awesomenessniss
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(07/09/2013) [-]
I could go on but I digress...