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The Hobbit 2: Electric Boogaloo

10.15.08 | Kunochan | Permalink | 1 Comment

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.

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BBC re-releases LOTR audio play

10.07.08 | Kunochan | Permalink | Speak, friend & comment!

TheOneRing.net has posted a review of the BBC’s 1981 radio dramatization of The Lord of the Rings, starring Ian Holm as Frodo.

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OMG real elf ears — ouch!

10.03.08 | Kunochan | Permalink | Speak, friend & comment!

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.

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More fun from the Kunochan archives

10.03.08 | Kunochan | Permalink | Speak, friend & comment!

I have a couple of old LOTR-related stories on my other blog.
LOTRO Announces One Million Open Beta Accounts: A Play In One Act By Kunochan
“Lord of the Rings Online” — Kuno’s First Impressions

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Coincidence? Lich King versus Witch King

10.03.08 | Kunochan | Permalink | Speak, friend & comment!

On www.kunochan.com: I may be a Blizzard fanboy, but I also love Battle for Middle Earth II. So the first thing I thought at the Wrath of the Lich King announcement was, WTF?

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Where there’s a whip, there’s a way

10.02.08 | Kunochan | Permalink | Speak, friend & comment!

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….

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Sauron’s Blog #40: What the heck was that noise?

10.02.08 | Kunochan | Permalink | Speak, friend & comment!

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!

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The final word on balrog “wings”

10.01.08 | Kunochan | Permalink | 19 Comments

…Likewise, we know for a fact that Tolkien’s balrogs did not have wings, for the same reason we know ents did not have wings – because Tolkien never said that they did. Let me repeat that – TOLKIEN NEVER SAID BALROGS HAD WINGS….

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Children of Húrin Paperback Release Party

09.30.08 | Kunochan | Permalink | 1 Comment

…The Children of Húrin Paperback Release Party is an online event to celebrate the publication of The Children of Húrin Paperback Edition by Houghton Mifflin, the new book by J.R.R. Tolkien, first released on Tuesday 17th April 2007 in hardback edition….

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Catching up with Tolkien News

09.29.08 | Kunochan | Permalink | Speak, friend & comment!

…Despite threats from the Tolkien Trust, New Line officially announced The Hobbit for a tenative 2010 completion date. Guillermo del Toro will direct, which means Gandalf will have eyes on his hands….

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