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#1
How is there not a thread for this already???
I did searchbar it.

So this here thread is for discussing what is arguable the greatest series of general media (books and films) of all time.

And also The Hobbit and The Silmarillion.

Personally I have always been of the opinion that Gondor is a better place than Rohan.
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#2
One does not simply start LOTR threads!
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They're favorite books of all time!!!
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So this here thread is for discussing what is arguable the greatest series of general media (books and films) of all time.
While Tolkien's work is quite an epic, I find the Wheel of Time series to be more of an epic. WoT is not only longer but also covers the conflicts in the series in a grander way. Tolkien always had this way of switching between characters too often, imho.


And note that I'm actually the word "epic" correctly. Just saying.
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One does not simply start LOTR threads!



One does not simply reject the idea of starting another LOTR thread if there is no thread in place.


The movies were fantastic but I am finding it hard to get through the books. I started with the Two Towers and cannot get past the part with the ents without getting bored.
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LOTR is three movies about walking. Hell even the trees walked in those movies.

there's only one return, and it's of the Jedi, not the king.
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#10
I really like when Dumbledore was like "You shall not pass" to that fire guy. That was pretty cool
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I really like when Dumbledore was like "You shall not pass" to that fire guy. That was pretty cool

Yea, but I'm sure Dumbledore was all like "Not pass, you shall."
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Yea, but I'm sure Dumbledore was all like "Not pass, you shall."


The best was when Dumbledore came back as the pope and suddenly the trolls started trying to fight Aero Bar and his army but Dumbledore and his trees said NO WAY.
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I like the part where Daenerys Targaryen returns to reclaim her rightful throne.
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doing a lotr marathon tomorrow with my buddies, watching all three extended editions.
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Reading two towers atm for the second time
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#17
LOTR is awesome. I've read the books a ludicrous number of times. I actually prefer Tolkien's writing style in The Hobbit to LOTR, but it doesn't hold a candle to LOTR in terms of overall effectiveness.
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LOTR is three movies about walking. Hell even the trees walked in those movies.

there's only one return, and it's of the Jedi, not the king.

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LOTR is awesome. I've read the books a ludicrous number of times. I actually prefer Tolkien's writing style in The Hobbit to LOTR, but it doesn't hold a candle to LOTR in terms of overall effectiveness.


What specifically do you like about the hobbit's writing style?
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How many of you are vegan?
Hopefully none

Does anyone know any fun recipes?
Yeah a big juicy flank steak

What can be done with tofu?
Nothing it taste like crap

Is there such thing as vegan meat? Vegan sausages ect
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doing a lotr marathon tomorrow with my buddies, watching all three extended editions.

Recently did that with my brothers. The movies are so long, but soooo good.
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I'm about 35 pages into The FellowShip of The Ring. Just after Bilbo leaves. There better not be any spoilers in this thread.

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What specifically do you like about the hobbit's writing style?

There's something a bit more direct about it, rather than in LOTR where he seams to meander constantly around what he's trying to say in a way that works for the story being told but isn't my favorite to read. That said, I wouldn't like LOTR to be the same way.
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I'm about 35 pages into The FellowShip of The Ring. Just after Bilbo leaves. There better not be any spoilers in this thread.


Spoiler: They do simply just walk into Mordor.


Oh and Snape kills Dumbledore.
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I'm about 35 pages into The FellowShip of The Ring. Just after Bilbo leaves. There better not be any spoilers in this thread.


Wait. When Bilbo leaves? So was this before or after Samwise gets an enema?
#24
The only book I actually enjoyed reading was The Hobbit.

Love all three of the movies, though. I'll get around to watching the extended additions one of these days.
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There's something a bit more direct about it, rather than in LOTR where he seams to meander constantly around what he's trying to say in a way that works for the story being told but isn't my favorite to read. That said, I wouldn't like LOTR to be the same way.


Yeah, I also enjoy the Hobbit writing style, but as you said, I like that it was different in LOTR, to me it would just seem .....weird... if it was written in that style. But all that being said, I enjoy lotr much more than the Hobbit, with content being taken into account.
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How many of you are vegan?
Hopefully none

Does anyone know any fun recipes?
Yeah a big juicy flank steak

What can be done with tofu?
Nothing it taste like crap

Is there such thing as vegan meat? Vegan sausages ect
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LOTR is three movies about walking. Hell even the trees walked in those movies.

there's only one return, and it's of the Jedi, not the king.

The fact that nobody else picked up on this makes me sad.

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The fact that nobody else picked up on this makes me sad.

"Say what you will about Jesus, but leave the Rings alone."


I got the reference. Just think it's the worst joke in the entire movie. The walking part, anyways.
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I got the reference. Just think it's the worst joke in the entire movie. The walking part, anyways.


Is it because you're taking offense as a LOTR fanboy?
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#30
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LOTR is three movies about walking. Hell even the trees walked in those movies.

there's only one return, and it's of the Jedi, not the king.

QFT.

I read Fellowship and watched the movies for school. Probably won't ever watch them again unless there is alcohol/weed involved.

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I got the reference. Just think it's the worst joke in the entire movie. The walking part, anyways.
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#32
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#33
I read one time that Tolkien was actually a full time linguist, that he only wrote LOTR as a vehicle for his made-up languages, and that literary critics were unimpressed when the books came out. I think the whole thing is kind of overrated, but I loved The Hobbit.

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I read one time that Tolkien was actually a full time linguist, that he only wrote LOTR as a vehicle for his made-up languages, and that literary critics were unimpressed when the books came out. I think the whole thing is kind of overrated, but I loved The Hobbit.

His publishers actually wanted a sequel to The Hobbit, so he started writing The Lord of the Rings after The Hobbit's success. He actually continued writing it as a story for his son while he was away serving in the RAF during World War 2.
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His publishers actually wanted a sequel to The Hobbit, so he started writing The Lord of the Rings after The Hobbit's success. He actually continued writing it as a story for his son while he was away serving in the RAF during World War 2.

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Not sarcastically or anything. I just didn't know, and now I do.

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#36
Although a small(ish) part of the series, Christopher Lee was my favorite.
#37
You know what'd have made the movies better? Some Max von Sydow. I love that guy.
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#38
Finishing the Silmarillion, but I would also like to point out that there are other books relating to Middle Earth; like the fantastic book Children of Hurin
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^Tom Bombadil disagrees
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There's something a bit more direct about it, rather than in LOTR where he seams to meander constantly around what he's trying to say in a way that works for the story being told but isn't my favorite to read. That said, I wouldn't like LOTR to be the same way.

LOTR does have a lot of clutter in the way it's written, but I think that holds some of its charm. It certainly isn't dry, just gets hard to read some time. You need to have a really good attention span and you need to have absolutely no outside distractions when reading. The Hobbit is far more direct, and certainly the most well written out of any of his books.

The rest are good, too, but the Silmarillion can be quite dry. Children of Hurin is fantastically dark, though.
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