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Postby tifosi77 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:08 pm

Ring nerds, unite!

Thread for dedicated discussion of all things related to the magical world created by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, including but not limited to books, movies, and TV shows. And, of course, maps.

Bonus points for #content that's presented in a Tolkien language.

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Postby Jim » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:12 pm

Did you see that there is a Tolkien bio-pic coming out? Nicholas Hoult as Tolkien.

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Postby tifosi77 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:18 pm

I did. The initial teaser didn't really do anything for me, but the full trailer that was just released this week gave me goose bumps.

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Postby eddysnake » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:20 pm

after going down a hole yesterday, I came to this story and it's terrific. I know everyone isn't sold on Chris finishing up his old mans work, but I thoroughly enjoyed Children of Hurin and there was a lot of crossover here. Geez, this could be it's own show or movie

http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Morwen

How is there so much story out there?

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:24 pm

I heard that the new Amazon series will be set in the second age

Cliff notes version of key events during that time?

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Postby tifosi77 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:27 pm

:fist:

So we'll most likely get a physical Sauron in this?
Well, it was his corruption that lead to the assault on Valinor. So I would have to think so.

What I do not remember, and I am loath to look it up, is whether or not during his captivity by the Númenóreans if he had taken the form of Annatar, or if that was just when he deceived the Noldor Elves into making the Rings of Power. Like, did they know he was Sauron all along.

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Postby eddysnake » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:31 pm

The Three Rings of the Elves were forged by Celebrimbor alone, and were never touched by Sauron. They were made last, however, and their forging involved some of the arts taught by "Annatar"

http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Rings_of_Power

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Postby tifosi77 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:33 pm

I heard that the new Amazon series will be set in the second age

Cliff notes version of key events during that time?
Most significant was the war the Númenóreans waged on the Valar, which lead to the changing of Arda from a disk to a round planet, and the establishment of Gondor and Arnor in Middle-earth; the forging of the Rings of Power and the One Ring; and then it was the Last Alliance of Elves and Men, which is depicted in the prologue of the FOTR movie. (If I'm not mistaken, it was this and the attendant loss of the Ring of Power that closed out the Second Age.)

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Postby tifosi77 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:34 pm

This thread is already way nerdier than I would've imagined in my wildest dreams. :lol:

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Postby eddysnake » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:40 pm

I started talking about Morwen to the family yesterday and just got blank stares and said nevermind, I'll talk to tifosi.

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:43 pm

**** nerds

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Postby eddysnake » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:47 pm

My favorite story is after we introduced the kids to the lotr movies, we bought them a ring replica on a chain and made them recite the great rings verse before they were allowed to play. The next day all 3 we're beating the hell out of each other trying to be the one who holds it. Wife and I looked at each other and said it's real

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Postby tifosi77 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:49 pm

Did you... you made them recite it in Black Speech, didn't you.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:03 pm

Up until now, the only books I had ever read were the Trilogy. I am about halfway through The Hobbit now and loving it.

Thinking about re-reading the original trilogy. It's been a loooong time since I read them.

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Postby tifosi77 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:16 pm

If you've already read them, I strongly recommend the audio books read by Rob Inglis.

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Postby the wicked child » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:50 pm

**** Phillipa Boyens. That is all.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:44 am

If you've already read them, I strongly recommend the audio books read by Rob Inglis.
:thumb:

Thanks for the req. I've also been thinking about rereading the books. Good to hear they picked a noteworthy reader for the stories. It makes a huge difference.

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Postby redwill » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:52 am

If you've already read them, I strongly recommend the audio books read by Rob Inglis.
I would also recommend The Silmarillion as read by Martin Shaw. I have it on CDs (!) and have listened to it perhaps a dozen times on road trips over the years.

One of the things that gets me about Tolkien and a lot of fantasy is that the civilizations don't really advance technologically. I mean the Númenóreans were the smartest, most advance civilization of Men in the world for nearly 3500 years, yet they never developed gunpowder? Or steam engines? Or the internal combustion engine? Or flight? Or computers? Other fantasy authors go the same route (probably because of Tolkien's influence) and it bugs me.

Elves were of course around for much longer, but they deliberately eschewed technology, preferring to live in accord with nature, so I'll give them a pass. But Men?

I presume it's because Tolkien himself hated modern technology, having seen firsthand the dark, satanic mills of industrialization and the horrors of the (inevitable) First World War.

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Postby eddysnake » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:57 am

I've never done the audio book route. I've thought about it many times at work, but feel like I need to focus for something like Tolkien audio?

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Postby Lemon Berry Lobster » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:05 am

**** nerds

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Postby LeopardLetang » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:11 am

Why isn't this called "JRR Tolkien's One Thread To Rule Them All"

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Postby Lemon Berry Lobster » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:13 am

Why isn't this called "JRR Tolkien's One Thread To Rule Them All"
POTY

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Postby redwill » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:16 am

I've never done the audio book route. I've thought about it many times at work, but feel like I need to focus for something like Tolkien audio?
I only listen to them on long road trips. Focus-friendly.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:33 am

I've tried listening to audio books at work. Unless your job involves listening to audio books or driving cars, it's near impossible to pay attention to the book and whatever work you are doing.

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