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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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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.
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#192 to #143 - galgawine [OP]
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Nothing really, its like how nothing existed before the Big Bang or before God created the world if you're religious like Tolkien was
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#67 - turboderp
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This is mostly the only dontent I tumb up.. I love reading these!
#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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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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*Maiar. Or of you meant Ainur, that´s Valar and Maiar.
#123 to #90 - happygoeslucky
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and also another spider? shelobbs mother i think?
#126 to #123 - ljxjlos
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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they are great, yeah i agree, even the fell beasts look better
#169 to #166 - ljxjlos
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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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scarier*
#124 to #47 - happygoeslucky
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thankyou
#55 to #27 - creepingquincy
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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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thankyou
#9 - maid
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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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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 ONLINE
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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 ONLINE
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I could go on but I digress...
#282 - anon
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just sayin... Galadriels Ring is Water, not air....
#226 - xxitzchubbsxx
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(07/09/2013) [-]
why do these have to end
#262 to #226 - GeneralLeeInsane
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Because there aren't enough pixels to fit all this information into one post.
#224 - popkornking
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(07/09/2013) [-]
These make me want to reread the LotR, as well as all of Tolkein's work on Middle Earth. Another fun fact, four songs by Led Zepplin: The Battle of Evermore, Ramble On, Misty Mountain Hop and Bron-Y-Aur Stomp are inspired and even allude to LotR.
#214 - anon
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Your facts are awesome, I really love reading theese. And for the next post, could you maybe do something on Sauron? Or perhaps the dwarves?
#175 - cribtramninethousa
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As i recall Souron was created by Morgoth wasn't he?
#180 to #175 - slandersalamander
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No.
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#137 - anon
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Saruman also served Aulë.
Should have seen that **** he got up to coming.
#130 - anon
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Just posting here cause i can: Gandalf was the strongest out of the five Istari (wizards) and the wisest. But he was also humble, and Galadriel and Elrond knew of his power but everyone else believed that Saruman was the strongest of the 5 wizards due to his power of speech and the metal work he could do.

TLR Gandalf is a bad ass ************
#111 - studbeefpile
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Tell us about 'obbitses!
#95 - sirethelion
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keep 'em rolling!
#71 - ninjamyles **User deleted account**
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well im of to watch the movies again, i shall see you tomorrow funnymen
#68 - anon
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(07/09/2013) [-]
There's some ******** there, specially on the Gandalf in the bridge part.
#58 - freddyhollensen
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I want more about dwarfs.
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#10 - shiningfinger
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Great work as always