Okay, so this isn’t new to 90% of the Tolkien fan community. But if there is some n00b out there, a young person who just discovered Tolkien, who hasn’t seen this — well, then I want to be the one to introduce it. Won’t somebody think of the children?
Tolkien Enterprises, the folks who own the worldwide exclusive film, stage and merchandising rights to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, which The Professor sold off in 1968 for the bargain bin price of £10,000, are cracking down on cybersquatters holding onto domain names featurng the word “hobbit.”
Bilbo is a good-hearted man, and the honesty of Bilbo is in direct contrast to the greed of Smaug, which looms large in the entire narrative, but also in the newly acquired greed and pride of Thorin, who becomes intoxicated with power and gold.
Sauron, driven from Mirkwood, escapes to Mordor. Gollum leaves the mountains to search for his Precious. Barad-dûr is rebuilt. Aragorn meets Arwen. Balin goes to Moria. Saruman tries the palantir, and goes bad. Some people are born, some die. That’s it. Not much of a story.
That said, I’m a proponent of pointy elf ears. But performing surgery on your own ears to make them pointy? I read alot of cyberpunk literature back in the day, which featured alot of extreme body mods that seemed pretty cool. But in the real world, that kind of thing makes me pretty queasy.
I dragged my father to see the execrable Ralph Bakshi version of The Lord of the Rings when I was 12 years old. It was the greatest disappointment I had experienced in my young life. Despite this, I feel compelled to share this video….
Sauron’s Blog has been updated. Read the new post, or start from the beginning. Don’t believe that book of Elvish lies. Discover the truth about Sauron Gorthaur, Lord of the Earth, straight from the Lord of Barad-dûr himself!