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19 Responses to Links Between The Hobbit And LOTR [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of Gottamgear
    Gottamgear Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2013 at 4:52 pm
    Link: Links Between The Hobbit And LOTR - That you may not have noticed.... or maybe you are a huge geek that knew this already.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    November 7, 2013 at 5:10 pm
    Interesting! I`m sure Stephen Colbert knew all these already, lol.
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    WhoSaidWhat Male 30-39
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    November 7, 2013 at 6:56 pm
    Does it make me a geek that I already knew all of this? Of course, there`s also the fact that I`ve been reading Tolkien`s books since I was a kid, and know the back-story to lots of things that are only mentioned in passing in the movies.
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    artmunki Male 30-39
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    November 7, 2013 at 7:17 pm
    What, having read four of the most popular and widely-read books ever written makes you a huge geek now? I give up!
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    abby0315 Female 30-39
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    November 7, 2013 at 9:32 pm
    Well, I found it interesting in that I haven`t had the chance to watch "The Hobbit" yet. When I do though, I will of try to spot these if I can.
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    November 8, 2013 at 2:03 am
    When I was at college there was a really cute girl who was into Tolkien, so to try and get into her knickers I read LoTR so she`d see me reading it and we`d have a chat.

    That part worked...she chatted to me about it and asked me which bits/characters etc. that I liked best..and to be honest, I didn`t understand an awful lot of it and made myself look a complete tool when trying to talk to her about it.

    A year or so later I was packing some stuff up and came across a copy of The Hobbit I`d got as a kid that came free with the ZX spectrum adventure game of the same name. Reading that I was hooked, and found reading and understanding LoTR a lot easier after that. I still couldn`t tell you half of what was in it though, I just enjoyed it at the time and then forgot a lot of the relationships of characters and finer plot details.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    November 8, 2013 at 3:26 am
    Fascinating!
    I wonder if Tolkien knew all this stuff when he wrote the books.
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    YugureKage Female 18-29
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    November 8, 2013 at 3:26 am
    reading the books would tell you about Gloin and Thranduil. Thranduil was my favorite, and I loved Legolas in the books, but not so much the movie. In the movie they took away so many of his awesome and witty lines. Legolas seemed bland to me, mostly because Orlando Bloom seemed bland to me and I had the suspicion that they took out Legolas` lines because Bloom couldn`t act haha
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    YugureKage Female 18-29
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    November 8, 2013 at 3:28 am
    reading the books in general would tell you this, but I remember the Gloin and Thranduil part the most.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    November 8, 2013 at 6:28 am
    Very cool!
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2013 at 7:44 am
    artmunki: What, only four? Filthy casual. ;)
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    November 8, 2013 at 7:50 am
    @Nickel2: I`m certain of it! :-) He and his writer-friends thought having such continuity was a cool idea.

    There`s a lot more than the "4 Books" and all of them contain even more of this sort of thing. A little "too much" some times.
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    pazerlenis Male 40-49
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    November 8, 2013 at 9:21 am
    @5cats, "There`s a lot more than the `4 Books` and all of them contain even more of this sort of thing. A little `too much` some times."

    I loved reading about half of the Silmarillion. Long-winded descriptions of the scenery took up the other half of that book.
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2013 at 9:42 am
    artmunki: Oh he did, he wrote a near-complete history of the entire world from its creation and on, with peoples, migrations, wars, peaces, lineages, rivalries, languages (including language drift, something no other constructed language has), everything. Some people builds model planes for a hobby, he designed a world.
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    Zghost Male 13-17
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    November 8, 2013 at 11:27 am
    EVERYTHING THEY DO IN THESE MOVIES IS SUPER SUPER DEEP. Like how they have OVER 5,000 individual pieces of armor, each unique, each containing characteristics from the families they`re from. The little tricks they do to show the illusion of the Hobbits, the perfect details they do in the White City, and the Tower where the Nazgul reside, all the lore that intertwines everything, Like every Eliphaunt or whatever having their own unique battle scars and equipment, as well as all of the mercenaries being unique. All stuff we don`t see, and yet it`s all there.There`s something crazy about the ghosts too.
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    Zghost Male 13-17
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    November 8, 2013 at 11:30 am
    yeah, add on to my last comment, the Great Hall where the Steward of Gondor festers, the windows are all made with a unique story and picture of the history, in mosaic. Had to make each one specifically. And yet how many of them do we actually see? or pay attention to?
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    artmunki Male 30-39
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    November 8, 2013 at 1:58 pm
    Tiredofnicks - yeah I did try reading The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales after reading LotR as a kid (and The Hobbit before that, of course), but Silmarillion was just *far* too dense for my preteen mind, and Unfinished Tales just didn`t make sense, period. I recently read LotR again, with every intention of following up immediately after with the other books, but by the time I started RotK I knew there was no way I`d be able to force myself to keep trudging through even more of these personality-free characters and endlessly tedious and pointless pseudo-historical sycophancy. I have nothing but respect for Tolkien`s work and the extent of his creative efforts, but unfortunately that doesn`t make me enjoy his actual writing to any greater degree.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    November 9, 2013 at 1:34 pm
    I said this in another post but I met a New Zealander woman who still lived there when they filmed LOTR and was among the citizens employed by them. She said a bunch of them would spend hours cutting pvc tubing into rings that would be painted silver and made into chain mail for the extras in the battle scenes. They would drink beer and cut away, all day long.

    I watched the Hobbit 3D again last night and noticed all these things. Looking forward to the next installment when they fight Smaug!
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    November 10, 2013 at 6:04 am
    artmunki: I`m right there with you, the Silmarillion reads like a history treatise, incredibly dull and long-winded, and in my recent re-read of the LotR I had to take breaks, the pacing in them are getting rather dated compared to modern fantasy.

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