LotR Facts Part 2. Here's part 2 mah all about the hobbits, please be gentle... Here's a link to Part 1 if you haven't seen it: /funny_pictures/4669343/Lord+of+ lord of the ring facts hobbits


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#29 - kingmadness (07/07/2013) [-]
Am I the only one who care about the lack of Gimli exposition?

#110 to #29 - anon (07/07/2013) [-]
Gimli and legolas went on adventures for themselves, in the mirkwood area. Tolkien didn`t explicitly say where they ended up.
User avatar #30 to #29 - lithiam ONLINE (07/07/2013) [-]
gimli with the help of legolas who stayed behind after the otehr elves left and a small army actually went back to moria and got rid of the goblins in there if i remember right then made minus tirith a new gate made with mithreal then in the end he and legolas also went to the undieing lands
#31 to #30 - kingmadness (07/07/2013) [-]
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#2 - herpsog (07/06/2013) [-]
Thinking of Merry and Pippin dead just makes me feel so much...
Thinking of Merry and Pippin dead just makes me feel so much...
User avatar #67 to #2 - teseus (07/07/2013) [-]
Frodo and Sam also died eventually. Just because they sailed to the Undying Lands doesn't mean they escaped The Fate of Men, which is death. Nobody in Arda's history managed to escape their race's "curse" except for Beren and Luthien who were given another life together. They most likely just got some more time.
#106 to #2 - beddeb (07/07/2013) [-]
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User avatar #6 to #2 - bothemastaofall (07/06/2013) [-]
But that's like, the best way to die ever
User avatar #56 to #2 - finni (07/07/2013) [-]
Chewbacca dies too...
User avatar #9 to #2 - hotschurl (07/07/2013) [-]
They died peacefully after a full life, spending their last years with one of their best friends who is also one the most powerful and wealthy individuals in the(ir) world. I can hardly imagine a better way to pass away, I'm happy for them.
User avatar #3 - leglesslegolegolas (07/06/2013) [-]
It's also possible that Frodo and Sam didn't die, since one needs to be immortal to gain entry to the Undying Lands, hence the name. They could've been made immortal.
User avatar #4 to #3 - galgawine [OP](07/06/2013) [-]
The Undying Lands are called that because that's where elves and Gods live, not because it grants immortality. It's funny that you say this actually because when Sauron was captured by the Numenoreans, he told them the same thing, that being in the Undying Lands gives you immortality (this is a lie). The Numenoreans then tried to invade to seize everlasting life and were all promptly destroyed by the Gods for their arrogance.
#12 to #4 - kingnicholas ONLINE (07/07/2013) [-]
Just want to make the point that the valar are closer to angels then Gods. Illuvatar is the only real God
User avatar #20 to #12 - mintea (07/07/2013) [-]
The **** is all this? I don't remember seeing this in the films. Is this stuff in the books and just not in the films, or did I just forget? (I have them, but am yet to read them.)
#23 to #20 - zaphodcoolfrood (07/07/2013) [-]
All of the back story and god stuff is in the Silmarillion.
User avatar #38 to #23 - mintea (07/07/2013) [-]
Ah, okay. Might read that if I enjoy lotr enough.
User avatar #57 to #38 - hudis (07/07/2013) [-]
Honestly, I'm personally a much bigger fan of the Silmarillion and the Children of Húrin than the LotR books. They're both very different stories from what the Fellowship is all about, and are also much darker and more serious. And they're about elves and their great wars on evil. So that's great.
#39 to #38 - jakatackka (07/07/2013) [-]
It is not an easy read, and only serious LotR fans should even attempt it. If you do, though, it's a fantastic read, covering a huge amount of lore from before the events of the more well-known books. It also helps explain the significance of some of the characters, like Elrond and Gandalf.
User avatar #40 to #39 - mintea (07/07/2013) [-]
Well I read the Hobbit, and didn't like it, but I won't judge due to it being a children's book.
Started Fellowship and not liking it so far, but I'll keep reading to see how it goes.
#41 to #40 - jakatackka (07/07/2013) [-]
Keep reading Fellowship of the Ring - it takes a while to pick up. If you finish it and don't like it, then to be honest I wouldn't continue the series, since all three books are equally good (or equally uninteresting, in your case). I definitely wouldn't recommend The Silmarillion if you didn't like The Hobbit, although if you do get into the series, The Children of Hurin is good.
User avatar #44 to #41 - mintea (07/07/2013) [-]
Children of Hurin? Huh. Never even heard of that. I'll get onto all this after I finish the latest asoif
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User avatar #8 to #4 - ljxjlos (07/07/2013) [-]
I actually think I´ve read a letter by tolkien where he actually stated that Sam, Frodo, Bilbo and Gimli (who later-on also arrived at the undying Lands, in a boat from the grey havens (the last one that ever set of to Valinor, I think, not sure, tho) might have lived on. Not for all eternity, but at least for longer as they would have lived in middleearth, due to the "healthy atmosphere" (sorry, I don´t know a better word right now) there...Not sure, tho, I´d have to look it up, but most of my books aren´t with me right now...

And even if they died, I like to believe that all the heroes of the ring-war will be resecurrected in the Dagor Dagorath
#65 to #4 - anon (07/07/2013) [-]
But the Gods can grant immortality and probably did in the case of Sam and Frodo for being their bitches for so many years
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User avatar #123 to #4 - permass (07/07/2013) [-]
It's called Valinor because the Valar live there, and its called the undying lands because Yavannas (a valar) power is flowing through all of Valinors plant life
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#92 to #4 - trollolololgabe (07/07/2013) [-]
questions to a person who obviously knows their **** ;
why does Frodo leave?
Doesn't wearing one of those crystals that the elves wear give you immortality?
I had no idea there were gods in that universe. What are they like. Do they ever go to middle earth and change things?
Why doesn't technology in that universe change at all from the time of the first war with Sauron to the time of Frodo? Isn't it a 2,000 year span where they are stuck in the medieval era?
User avatar #116 to #92 - permass (07/07/2013) [-]
on Frodo leaving: being a ring-bearer is not just keeping the ring in a chain around your neck, it eats away at your soul until nothing is left and you turn into a ring-wraith. Frodo isn´t as ****** as Sméagol(Gollum) but he still wore the ring for quite awhile(he "owned" it for around 20 years) and that took away his love for his own life. During the period from Sarumans death till he leaves middle-earth, he continually became more and more distant from the people around him, even Sam, to a point where he realized that whatever life he was hoping for, when he set out from The Shire, would never happen. so him leaving isn't as much of a sad thing, as you might think, Valinor (the undying lands) holds for the ring-bearers a hope and a chance to put the ring-war behind them. i think ill stop now even if there's still things to be said
User avatar #143 to #116 - trollolololgabe (07/10/2013) [-]
continue plz
#37 - welodog (07/07/2013) [-]
I love those two little " ******** " ! They remind me of Fred and George,but that's probably because she sorta based them of Merry and Pip.
#25 - anon (07/07/2013) [-]
Ha, I completly skipped a line on the text about Sam's kids, had to re-read it twice because I read, "he had 11 more kids with her
and frodo.
#84 - garymuthafuknoak (07/07/2013) [-]
It hurts to imagine them dying...
It hurts to imagine them dying...
#90 - mcswoof (07/07/2013) [-]
>These two ********
#49 - ultimoz (07/07/2013) [-]
Gimli and Legolas built a boat and sailed to the undying lands when Aragorn died. These two are totally gay.
#91 to #49 - anon (07/07/2013) [-]
If I recall correctly didn't Gimli build a new dwarven Kingdom in the mountains behind Helms deep? I think Legolas helped... not sure mind you, should probably look it up.
#78 to #49 - senseofpurpose (07/07/2013) [-]
Imagine Gimli pounding Legolas' ass and he is like "5, 6, 7, 8" and then legolas rotates and is like "251, 252, 253" then gimli looks at the camera and is like "Im getting too tired of this elvenboi's ******** "
User avatar #80 to #78 - ultimoz (07/07/2013) [-]
I don't really want to imagine that.
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#21 - potatophucker (07/07/2013) [-]
I think we all know what happened between Frodo and Sam
I think we all know what happened between Frodo and Sam
#98 - superhoney (07/07/2013) [-]
I sometimes wonder, if the Undying lands actually exist in the LOTR world. Like, what if it doesn't, and elves have just been sailing down a river until they all fly down a waterfall and die, and no body knows about it because their are no survivors, and nobody wants to question the existence of the undying lands. So generation after generation of elves just plummet to their watery death because everyone assumes they're going to the "Undying Land". Just a thought. Elves fw they see waterfall.
I sometimes wonder, if the Undying lands actually exist in the LOTR world. Like, what if it doesn't, and elves have just been sailing down a river until they all fly down a waterfall and die, and no body knows about it because their are no survivors, and nobody wants to question the existence of the undying lands. So generation after generation of elves just plummet to their watery death because everyone assumes they're going to the "Undying Land". Just a thought. Elves fw they see waterfall.
User avatar #107 to #98 - Crusader (07/07/2013) [-]
The illusion of a paradise is more comforting than the knowledge of it's non-existence.
Hence why so many people believe in Heaven.
#113 to #98 - ninn (07/07/2013) [-]
Elves have been there, Galadriel for example. They saw the light of the Two Trees and how they were destroyed ... there was a lot of stuff going on there in the first age. Also the Valar, kind of divine spirits, live there.
User avatar #115 to #113 - ninn (07/07/2013) [-]
you should go and read the silmarillion there's so much more than lotr ...
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#35 - Silverboss (07/07/2013) [-]
is it me, or does merry look a lot like david tennant with very long hair in that last picture?
User avatar #48 to #35 - woodywoodlinson (07/07/2013) [-]
I see it
#54 to #35 - awec (07/07/2013) [-]
That's Pippin. And it's probably the expression, but I see it too.
#89 - mattdoggy (07/07/2013) [-]
Good work OP   
keep it up
Good work OP
keep it up
User avatar #64 - anotherhaloguy ONLINE (07/07/2013) [-]
I actually got sad with the bit about Merry and Pippin dying...... I love them two
#45 - ninn (07/07/2013) [-]
My nerd senses are tingling ...
Rath dinen tanslated is like "the silent street". I think i know more Sindarin than French ... if I had the time, I'd really like to refresh all this stuff.
All I can still do is writing in Tengwar, but I guess it's still not flawless.
Pic related, how I wish my calligraphy looked like.
User avatar #69 to #45 - ljxjlos (07/07/2013) [-]
I wish I could learn the runes/languages, sadly enough I´m a complete loss what languages other than english and german are concerned...

To outweight that, my common knowledge about Tolkiens Universe is way higher then it should be.
User avatar #72 to #69 - ninn (07/07/2013) [-]
the problem is that the runes are made for writing elvish, so that writing german or english is kinda tricky. but it's not too difficult to learn.
deutsches tolkien-fan highfive übrigens!
User avatar #88 to #72 - ljxjlos (07/07/2013) [-]
Oh, noch so einer

Jap. Naja, mal schauen, vielleicht nach der Uni mal
User avatar #7 - ljxjlos (07/07/2013) [-]
I hated the fact that The cleansing of the Shire (and Tom Bombadil) where missing in the movies. Those were two of my favorite chapters from the book. I really hoped they´d show these chapters in the extended version but yet again, I was dissapointed.

And I´m afraid I can´ hope for a "The Children of Hurín"-Movie.
#36 to #7 - welodog (07/07/2013) [-]
My gawd I wish there'd be a Children of Hurin movie made. Its just a small wincest,nothing that we can't handle lol,but it'll be a while before anyone gets around to it. The Hobbit still has to be finished first!
User avatar #47 to #36 - ljxjlos (07/07/2013) [-]
Yeh, it´s my favorite, even amongst Tolkiens Books, but it won´t happen. To heavy stuff, to long, to controversial:/
User avatar #10 to #7 - azraelthemage (07/07/2013) [-]
*Scouring of the Shire.
They probably left Tom Bombadil out because of his lack of relevance to the overall plot. Nothing really major happens during his chapters. Plus, they had enough material to cover as is.

I've yet to read Children of Hurin. Is it any good?
User avatar #46 to #10 - ljxjlos (07/07/2013) [-]
Ah, okay, sorry, I´ve only read them in english some years ago, since them always in german, I thought cleansing would be okay.
Yeah, I understand why it was left out, but that doesn´t change the fact that it dissapointed me.

The Children of Hurín is the best amongst Tolkiens Books, IMO the best book ever. You should definitely read it.
User avatar #13 to #10 - austinboyer (07/07/2013) [-]
1. Tom is actually super relevant. If you can't see how from the trilogy of books themselves, then read the other tales of Middle-Earth, of which there are one Hell of a lot more by Tolkien and his son, Christopher.
2. Children of Hurin is absolutely amazing. I'd claim it's better than LOTR.(not in the way it's told or the scope, as it is much shorter, but rather as a story. plain and simple.)
User avatar #14 to #13 - azraelthemage (07/07/2013) [-]
I'm referring to LotR exclusively. Other Tolkiens works, yes, but he seemed irrelevant in the war of the Ring. Then again, I haven't read my copy of unfinished tales yet, so I don't know.

How so? I don't expect some grand scale of an adventure. Does it focus more on the characters? LotR was more about the world of Middle-Earth and what was happening rather than it's characters.
User avatar #16 to #14 - austinboyer (07/07/2013) [-]
~ I 'm going to agree to disagree with your opinion that Tom isn't relevant to the war and also your opinion that LOTR is more about the war than the characters(although, I understand that to make it heavily "historical" was Tolkien's intent, and I also fully see how you could reach that conclusion[basically, it factually is more about the war than the characters, but I hold that the characters make the story{even more basically, you're right to the real world, and I'm right only to me}]) .
I digress.
~If you enjoyed the fact that the main story was less character-centric, then you won't enjoy this story as much as I did. It still holds to Tolkien's style of of presenting the story as a relevant history, as well as his typical Christian-mixed-with-Norse themes, but it is done considerably less so. What I mean by saying it's better is that it feels like much less of a chore reading it, as it reads more like a fictional story than a history textbook. I value this story-telling trait.
Essentially, which one you feel is better will rely on you valuing one trait (the traits being: 1. Being treated as though it's a History of a fictional land, and 2. Being just a story) over the other.
I sincerely hope you don't find my analysis too long-winded. Tolkien is an important subject to me, and he is my 2nd favorite author.
User avatar #15 to #14 - galgawine [OP](07/07/2013) [-]
Children of Hurin is a tragedy, to compare it to something modern, its like Game of Thrones in the way that a lot of bad things happen. It's pretty brutal with peoples lives and it really makes you feel for the characters, in a sad way. I did not feel anything so sad when I read Lord of the Rings, except maybe when Boromir died, LotR was more about happiness and friendship.
User avatar #17 to #15 - austinboyer (07/07/2013) [-]
Also what the man I'm replying to said. It has more emotion to it as well, contributing to It's value as a story.
User avatar #50 to #7 - ultimoz (07/07/2013) [-]
I ******* hated Tom Bombadil
User avatar #59 to #50 - foelkera ONLINE (07/07/2013) [-]
You just shut your goddamn bitch mouth, then. You ain't got **** on Tom ************* Bombadil.
User avatar #61 to #59 - ultimoz (07/07/2013) [-]
He was cool and all and a pimp with a sexy ass elven wife, but I didn't like the constant ******* singing.
User avatar #62 to #61 - foelkera ONLINE (07/07/2013) [-]
Bitch, you don't complain about Tom Bombadil singing. That singing is what keeps everything around him alive - the trees might see someone coming towards them and think, "Hey, let's put that guy on our list of **** to **** up today." Ten they hear singing, and they stand the **** still and let him pass. Even the goddamn trees know not to cross Tom Bombadil if they value their lives.
User avatar #63 to #62 - ultimoz (07/07/2013) [-]
Maybe I should read that part again, i probably skipped half the book purely from songs..
#100 - wired (07/07/2013) [-]
Still a fan of legolas
Still a fan of legolas
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#74 - ninn (07/07/2013) [-]
that puts me in the mood for this little gem of an album. absolutely recommended - Blind Guardian : Nightfall in Middle-Earth
User avatar #77 to #74 - senseofpurpose (07/07/2013) [-]
Theater of Pain is keeping me busy right now, nightfall will come next
User avatar #75 to #74 - sonda **User deleted account** (07/07/2013) [-]
Honestly one of my favourite albums of all time.

******* Mirror Mirror, man.
User avatar #129 - areo0420 (07/07/2013) [-]
It's called the land of the undying because that's where the "gods" live, and the gods don't die. also, some elves live there... forget what they're called.

Bilbo, Frodo, and Sam would have died of old age there. but don't worry. they would have had long lives in a paradise few can imagine and seen things few mortal eyes had seen to that point.
#97 - thefasrdog (07/07/2013) [-]
Charlie Merry and Pippin are my favorite LOTR characters.
Charlie Merry and Pippin are my favorite LOTR characters.
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