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>Tolkien discussion on /tg/
>suddenly someone starts talking about Shadow of Mordor

will you just fucking stop it already

your shitty game is a greater offense to Tolkien's legendarium than the live-action Hobbit films so keep it to yourselves
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>>277262306
Tolkien a shit, anyway.
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>>277262306
The general consensus is that the game sucked shit.
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>>277262409
then why's it selling so well on Steam
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>>277262306
is that supposed to be Smaug?
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>>277263267
No its the bad guy from the children of Hurin
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>>277263267
Glaurung, the first of the fire-drakes.

One of the bigger plot holes in Tolkien's universe.
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>>277263087
same reason transformers and adam sandler movies are also selling well
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>>277263267
It's Glaurung. Like the filename says.

Glaurung the Golden was the first dragon.
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>>277263528
>Tolkein
>plot holes
Good one

Seriously, there is an answer to every "plot hole" some pimply smartass can conjour up in the Tolkein universe

>INB4 EAGLES
Countered so many times
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>>277263528
>One of the bigger plot holes in Tolkien's universe.

uh, how
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>>277263640
poor dorfs, they are always getting their shit pushed in
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>>277263740
The Dorfs really showed what hardasses they were during that battle though. They alone were able to withstand Glaurung's assault. Their Elven allies couldn't take the heat, literally.
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>>277263705
why didnt Fodor just drive an eagle to Mrodo and drops the rings into the lava??!?
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>>277263572
Jews....
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>>277263705
>Seriously, there is an answer to every "plot hole" some pimply smartass can conjour up in the Tolkein universe
Tolkien explicitly stated that Melkor couldn't create, and that creation was reserved to Iluvatar, who was basically GOD. Yet at the same time, shit like Ungoliant exist in multitude, and were around before and beyond the works of Iluvatar.

So yeah, since he couldn't give the notion of will and sentience to beasts, and since he couldn't create it, Glaurung would've either had to have been a canon breach or one of the primordial incarnations of chaos that exist beyond Iluvatar.
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>>277263978
Or the elves are full of it and Iluvatar ain't such hot shit.
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>>277263905

>fodor
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>>277264192
>not knowing le epic memes
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>>277263978
Tolkien's legendarium was a work in progress.

Originally the Orcs were animated by Morgoth out of bits of muck and filth. Then Tolkien changed his mind.

He never got around to tweaking the origin of trolls and dragons before he died but there are a variety of theories which would fit.

So Glaurung is not a plothole, obviously.
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because somebody has to
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>>277264301
>Originally the Orcs were animated by Morgoth out of bits of muck and filth.
Das dumb, tho.
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>>277264301
Oh, and by the way, Tolkien intended for his legendarium to be a work in progress. He wanted his myths to change the way real world mythology did. So he incorporated the rewrites themselves into the fabric of his story telling.

Tolkien didn't write he stories he, he "translated" them. And the bit about Orcs being made of mud or the first account of Bilbo's encounter with Gollum were based on earlier, less accurate translations.

Pretty much nothing Tolkien wrote is supposed to be strictly canonical. He even wrote that the Silmarillion had been twisted by Elven biases and whatnot.
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>>277264301
>>277262306
seeing these two makes me bummed that the peter jackson movies will forever be the "canon" (or at least the most prominent) style for the lotr universe, as much as i do like the lotr movies.

the hobbit trilogy was some of the worst cinema i've seen in a long time though
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>>277264503
>TFW no qt3.14 uruk waifu to bring ruination to the world with
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>>277263978
Ungoliant wasn't made by Melkor, first of all. The two main theories are she was a part of the world present at its inception that the Valar had no part in shaping, like Tom Bombadil was. The second is that she was something from whatever there was before Iluvatar made the world. Either way addresses your problem.

The point of Melkor being unable to create wasn't a literal thing, the point was that he only knew how to corrupt existing ideas, never thinking of something new to add to the world. He just distorted what was already there. Orcs are his perversions of elves, trolls of ents, balrogs of Maia, etc. Though the specifics are unsaid it can be inferred that wyrms are a similar corruption.
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>>277264885
Tolkien actually made over twenty languages, fifteen of which are Elven.

He also made nine writing scripts besides.
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>>277264912
>Ungoliant wasn't made by Melkor, first of all.
Never meant to claim that. Sorry if what I typed suggested that.
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>>277264885
>>277265003
>Want to create universe down to the finest detail
>Would probably be disregarded and just be a huge sign of autism
Having dreams is suffering.
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>>277262306
>pretending you speak for /tg/

You only go to the isocubes if you survive, creep.
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>>277264912
>The two main theories are she was a part of the world present at its inception that the Valar had no part in shaping, like Tom Bombadil was.

You mean created as a direct result of the music?

That would make them creations of the Valar though. Ungoliant certainly being the product of Melkor's discord.

Otherwise yeah she was like the biblical Leviathan like you said.

>trolls of ents, balrogs of Maia, etc.

Trolls were made in "mockery" of the Ents and Balrogs are Maiar.
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>>277263726
Not that guy but I would wager it on the fact that Dragons have no clear origin. You would think that Melkor would have created them, but Tolkien specifically said that Melkor is incapable of creating things, only modifying/destroying them.
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>>277265219
anyone on /tg/ with any interest in SoM does not fucking belong on /tg/

they're the ones who need to be shipped off to the isocubes and you know it
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>>277265219
Ah good, another judge. Let's send this creep outta here.
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>>277265337
I thought he could make things but couldn't give them free will, as that was only something the secret fire could do.

but I only skimmed that part
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>>277265337
>but Tolkien specifically said that Melkor is incapable of creating things

Melkor can create, he just can't create beings with their own souls. None of the gods can, only God.
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>>277264912
Ungoliant is Tolkien doing Lovecraftian better than Lovecraft.
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>>277265189
Maybe if you weren't such an autist you wouldn't care about what other people thought.
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>>277265504
>dwarves
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>>277265387
>having fun in a way I don't like is wrong and should be punished
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>>277265634
The dwarves were approved by Illuvatar, though. He was the one that gave them souls.
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>Iluvatar feels no need to stop Ungoliant from eating the trees or any of the other horrendously fucked up shit from happening
>Brings Gandalf back from the dead and directly fucks with Morgoth and Sauron's plans despite promising to stay out of shit.
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>>277265634
No souls. Only oblivion after death.
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>>277265690
But they can never go to the shining shores.
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>>277265465
Tolkien compared the "secret fire" or the "flame imperishable" to the Christian doctrine of the Holy Spirit in one of his letters.

It's sort of a divine lifeforce which creates and sustains creatures with their own being, their own essences and immortal souls. Eru alone posses that power. The Ainur created the whole universe at Eru's command but not even the Valar could make sapient lifeforms.
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>>277265465
>>277265504
That's correct, sorry I poorly wrote that part as that's what I meant to get across.
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>>277265634
I forget that part but I think dwarves were "approved" and given free will by the creation god or something?

I'm sure it's all very well explained and not confusing
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>>277265545

Nah, Ungoliant is too... comprehensible
The Dark Things beneath Moria work better because there's not a word of explanation about what they are and there's some beauty to the idea of there being parts of the world that are so deep they reach beyond the bones of creation and every single part of the world you see or know of, from the very beginning, exists completely ignorant of the fact that they rest upon the back of an untold number of crawling nameless powers in the deep
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>>277262306
I loved Shadow of Mordor and the LotR books as well. Call the cops fucking manchildren, I don't give a fuck.
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>>277265757
Illuvatar didn't do that.
Okay, he totally fucked with them, but he didn't bring Gandalf back from the dead.
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>>277265634
The Dwarves were just golems until Eru gave them souls.
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Mordor is actually a decent game (combat needs to be more difficult) but the LOTR setting was completely tacked on (besides the orcs).
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>>277265859
It's okay to be stupid. So long as you know it
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>>277265794
see, this shit is what i'm talking about.
This Smaug looks cool as fuck but now every time I google Smaug it's going to be pages and pages of that fucking ugly CGI dragon from the movies.

I suppose I may be just salty because I had a badass Hobbit picture book as a kid, and those illustrations were gorgeous
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>>277265990
It's not ok to be dead inside and be incapable of enjoying things.
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>>277265941
They explicitly cowered in the presence of Eru, when Eru busted into Aule's workshop to confront him about what he was doing.
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>>277265757
The Valar resurrected Gandalf. He was their herald, and the only one who did the job he was sent for.

Apart from reshaping the world (and sinking Numenor and Beleriand in the process" Eru never really did anything, ever.
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>>277262306
>tfw can't live in fantasy settings.
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>>277266074
I love and enjoy Tolkien more than you will ever know and I suffer on his behalf to see his legacy laid so low.
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>>277264885
What was compared to Tolkien's work here anyways? I need to know if this rage was truly justified.
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>>277266215
Are you Tolkien or something? Stop being mad about other people enjoying what you don't like, faggot.
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>>277266113
>Eru never really did anything, ever.
>tfw being god is probably similar to having a dream with only fleeting moments of lucidity and control, where there is a constant battle between beauty and dread
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>>277266293
Some dumb shit from The Legend of korra
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>>277266072

I like the Rankin and Bass interpretation of Smaug because it somehow looks threatening as all hell

And what annoys me about the Smaug from the Hobbit movies is that his face just looks wrong somehow.

Also the fact that he's not covered in gold
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>>277266215
Clip related must've hurt like a motherfucker, then.
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>>277266098
That was after he gave them souls, and they cowered in fear because Aule was about to destroy them.

Eru chastised Aule for trying to make his own life, remember, but then he decided "oh why the hell not" so he gave the Dwarven forefathers souls, which is how they showed fear when Aule was ready to destroy them.
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>>277266215
>implying his work is laid low because someone made a game with 'middle earth' on it
Christ, you're a wilting violet.
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>create angels with the power and desire to create and specifically forbid them from doing the latter
>surprised when one of them goes all "I WISH I WAS NEVER BORN" and fucks off into edgeland, then comes back in a few years and tries to blast brokencyde over your dadrock
iluvatar in a nutshell
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>>277266337
Ok, then yeah it was justified.
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>>277263705
The Hobbit:
>Innocent magic ring with no ill portent
Lord of the Rings:
>Suddenly an evil magic ring of satan, cue christian fan-fiction and plagarism of mainstream myth
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>>277265337

FAENOR DID NOTHING WRONG

VALAR A SHIT
TELERI A SHIT
MORGOTH A DOUBLE SHIT

FAENOR BEST ELF
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Only good LOTR game coming through
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>>277266368
He gave them souls THEN was about to destroy them?

Eru's a grim motherfucker. Makes them capable of feeling fear before he he sets to deleting them.
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>>277262306
no one cares lord of the rings is for fucking faggots
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>>277266346
Am I supposed to assume that Sauron just isn't going to notice that this half-ringwraith edgelord is using his forge?

And how is he going to forge a ring? Is Celebrimbor the friendly ghost going to do it? Because he fucking can't, he's a ghost and is totally incorporeal.

How long is he going to spend on this ring, also? It took Celebrimbor 90 years to create the Elven rings.
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ITT: Nerds.
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>>277266501
The tie in movie games for two towers and ROTK were good though.
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>>277266579
>Am I supposed to assume that Sauron just isn't going to notice that this half-ringwraith edgelord is using his forge?
Based on the golden glow of his eyes, it's Sauron's plan. The game establishes that as Sauron's thing.
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>>277266391
Not saying it wasn't. But it is hilarious.

>>277266461
He did everything wrong.

Fingolfin best elf. Prove me wrong.
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>>277266414
uhh p. sure sauron is explicitly mentioned in the hobbit, in the movies he's just called "the necromancer"
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>>277266505
Yeah he was kind of fucking with Aule the whole time. He wouldn't let Aule think that what he had done was okay until he was fully repentant and ready to destroy his greatest work.
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>>277266679
Fuck, wrong image.
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>>277266346
>that sword clipping it's way into the sheath
it hurts
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Who created the Hobbits?
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>>277266667
>friend gave me my first portable (gameboy sp) when he got his ds
>game me some shitty games for it, including LotR The Third Age
>mediocre turnbased combat with fabricated scenes that tie into the plot
>way, waaaay better than I've ever expected from a tie-in game
>watching tTT a month ago
>recognize scenes in it from when I played them in The Third Age
>it wasn't inventing scenes, they actually existed in the movie
Weirdest fucking feeling ever.
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>>277262306

Is it ever explained how Morgoth created Glaurung? Because that picture makes me think the story behind it is just fascinating, like him grabbing chunks of dead meat, molding and folding it together around some poor crazy tortured chump in the form of a dragon then infusing life into it
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>>277266414
Are you retarded?
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>>277266748
sounds like biblical yahweh
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>>277266745
Nah Sauron is referred to as "The Necromancer" in the book too. He's only mentioned once or twice offhand though.

>>277266414
>plagiarism

Tolkien never plagiarized anything. And Christian fan-fiction? Please. Eru is never mentioned once in the entire book, and neither is religion in any context whatsoever.
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>>277266842
God.
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>>277266932
the fellowship of the ring is when they realize that the necromancer is sauron, but they moved that scene to the hobbit movies

which makes no sense because Gandalf, Saruman, Galadriel and even Elrond see Sauron clear as day in a flaming eye surrounded by the nine long before the events of lotr
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>>277266932
>Tolkien never plagiarized anything. And Christian fan-fiction? Please. Eru is never mentioned once in the entire book, and neither is religion in any context whatsoever.

Exactly. Just because a work has Christian themes does not mean it 'plagiarized' Christian canon. More than that, disregarding your personal feelings on religion, the Bible has one of if not the most influential literary work in the entire Western canon. It makes sense then that works would borrow themes and such from it.
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>>277266716

Fingolfin is cool and everything but the best he could do was hamstring Morgoth.

Faenor
>Creates the Silmarils, jewels of such power they make the Rings of Power look like the fucking cheesy plastic jewelry they are
>Gets so fucking mad that he calls the god of evil a mean name and it fucking sticks for the rest of eternity
>Gets so fucking mad that he invents weapons
>Gets so fucking mad that he commits genocide on his own race because they think that maybe he should calm down a bit
>Goes to unexplored places in the world to hunt down that faggot Morgoth
>Destroys entire armies of Balrogs along the way
>Is so fucking mad that he self immolates

Faenor is the coolest fucker Eru ever whistled about.
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>>277267558
>the best he could do was hamstring Morgoth.
>the best he could do was hamstring Morgoth, mightiest archangel of Eru
>the best he could do was injure a literal ASPECT OF GOD in such a way that it would never recover
>seven separate times

Feanor ruined everything, his older brother hand to try and follow him and see if he could clean up after Feanor's messes.
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>>277262306
It's not even canon. And combines both the books and movies.
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>>277267823
Also he was beaten the fuck down by SATAN three times, getting up to fight again each time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aB6CPyO0Ww
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>>277267823

Faenor could beat Fingolfin in an armwrestle.
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>>277267823
>>277267558

Okay, I know nothing about Tolkien but how do mortal beings become that powerful? This guy is an Elf, right?
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>>277268068
And especially at a "How much can I ruin" contest.
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>>277267830
>It's not even canon

Of fucking course not you moron. Tolkien's dead, it can't be canon.

>And combines both the books and movies.

Uh, no you blithering retard, it's just a shitty fanfiction which totally disregards the established lore in every way it can because, like you, the devs know jack shit about anything Tolkien ever actually wrote.

Stupid cunt.
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>>277268068
>Faenor the bitch dies to Gothmog
>Fingolfin fucking crippled Morgoth for eternity

sure okay bud
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>>277268083
Hotblooded fightan' spirit.

Honestly?
>elves are immortal; only die in combat (or suicide)
So he's spent twenty thousand years being a badass and learning not to die.
>basked in the light of the Trees
So he's fucking supercharged
>elf
So he's better than you at absolutely everything.

At a guess.
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>>277268083
It's not so much how powerful Fingolfin was but how weak Morgoth was by that point, after having spent so much of his energies corrupting the whole cosmos.

Although even then it took an exceptionally powerful warrior to injure him. Which Fingolfin was.
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>>277268083
Fingolfin was basically one of the best elves, is the reason why. He waged a siege against and contained Morgoth for 400 years.
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>>277268083

The thing is not how they were so powerful then, but why they became so weak now. The entire point of Tolkien's writings seems to be that the world is in a constant state of degeneration where the great powers of today are merely shades of the great powers of yesterday. Sauron is nothing compared to Morgoth, the same as Mordor is nothing compared to Angband, and Angband is nothing compared to Utumno. The elves fit into the same pattern
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>A human goes to visit an Elven king
>The king is "out for a walk"
>It takes hundreds of years for the king to come back from "walking around."

Tolkien made the various races really fucking good.
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>>277268083

>Elves
>Mortal

All the strongest elves are basically gods, and infact in several instances actually do things better than the gods. For instance, the Silmarils were made by Faenor best elf in existence and when Aulë, the god of fucking smithing sees them he goes all like, 'What the fuck is this magic bullshit Faenor. How did you pull shit shit?'
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Elves Master Race

Live longer, fight better, smarter, stronger, better smithing

Damn Elves just shit on other races
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>>277268462
The Dwarves are better at smelting and making ringmail than Elves.

And the Numenorians had all of the Elves' best qualities and none of their lethargy.

Ar-pharazon's golden armada would have fucked over the gods themselves if God hadn't personally stepped in to stop it.
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yo this is a pretty cool thread going on here

so can some one explain to me how orc are made?

like i understand they corrupt elves to make orcs but like there are so many fucking orcs like a sea of orcs how do you corrupt THAT many elves
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>>277268748
>Everything in this post is wrong
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>>277268879

Not every single orc was once an elf, Morgoth just captured a handful of elves at the beginning of the world, corrupted them into orcs, and left them to breed like rabbits. Orcs nowdays are apparently like any other race as far as reproduction goes
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>>277268879
Orcs are a species
Elves were corrupted into orcs
>elves are graceful and quick, orcs are brutal and strong
>elves are intelligent and beautiful, orcs are thick and ugly
>elves are long-lived and breed slowly, orcs are short-lived and breed quickly
Once you corrupt a breeding population no more corruption is necessary.
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>>277268879
The Orcs were created before the sun and moon were. They existed prior to the first age. When something's been around that long they've had plenty of time to multiply. Because unlike their Elven counterparts Orcs don't shy away from reproduction, apparently.
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>>277268315

Adding onto this Smaug is fucking nothing compared to Ancalagon.
Shelob is nothing compared to Ungoliant.

Shit in the First Age was just better.
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>>277268320
Maybe I should read more of his stuff. I only ever read The Hobbit.
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>>277269160
It explicitly say in the Silmarillion that, although Elves are generally the best at everything, Dwarves were good enough at smithing that they surpassed Elves in smelting and making ringmail. That's straight from the book.

And Tolkien also said that the golden armada would have wrought ruin in Valinor. I'm taking it straight from the source here.
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>>277262306
>/v/ is one person
>he is also /tg/
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>>277269259
>orcs are short-lived and breed quickly

I remember reading that, based on Shagrat and Gorebag's conversion, it's implied that Orcs actually have long lives. Because they were talking about some battle which took place a long fucking time before the war of the ring as though they remembered it, or something like that.
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>>277269436
>It explicitly say in the Silmarillion that, although Elves are generally the best at everything, Dwarves were good enough at smithing that they surpassed Elves in smelting and making ringmail. That's straight from the book.
Feanor was the best crafter to ever exist in Arda. Full stop.

Numenoreans were alright, but they certainly had some of the elves lethargy. Less though.

And I'm sure bringing ruin to Valinor was their intent. They would have done it. I don't think it was Eru's intervention though; that was all the Valar.
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>>277268879
It's not specified. Tolkien fucking love make up cool stuff but he never really detail them.
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>>277269651
>Feanor was the best crafter to ever exist in Arda. Full stop.

Well of course I was excluding Feanor. Even the god of artisans wasn't as good as crafting as Feanor was. My meaning was more general.

>I don't think it was Eru's intervention though; that was all the Valar.

No, the Valar begged Eru to do something and he did.
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>>277269869
First part, sure.

Second part, I'll need a sauce. That doesn't sound right.
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>there will never be a long series based on the first age

Fucking Tolkien who let him die
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>>277269651
The Valar dropped their lordship over the land when Ar-Pharazon invaded, so Eru fucked them up.
>>277269869
And Celebrimbor crafted the rings of power as well. Celebrimbor also happened to be Feanor's grandson, I guess it runs in the family
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>>277269997
I SAID I was sorry! I was busy, didn't change his water for ONE DAY...
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>>277269942
I'm too lazy to dig around for my copy of the Silmarillion right now but I'll bet you money that it says Manwe begged for Eru's intercession or something along those lines.

Remember, Arda was rounded into a sphere. The world was originally flat but Eru made it round and set Valinor completely apart so that anybody couldn't just get there by traveling west. The gods didn't have the power to do that.
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>>277266882
>The Third Age on GBA

nigga what?
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>>277270218
I got you covered

>Then Manwe upon the mountain called upon Iluvatar, and for that time the Valar laid down their government of Arda. But Iluvatar showed forth his power, and he changed the fashion of the world; and a great chasm opened in the sea between Numenor and the Deathless Lands, and the cataracts wents up to heaven, and the world was shaken. And all the fleets of the Numenoreans were drawn down into the abyss, and they were drowned and swallowed up for ever. But Ar-Pharazon the king and the mortal warriors that had set foot upon the land of Aman were buried under falling hills: there it is said that they lie imprisoned in the Caves of the Forgotten, until the Last Battle and the Day of Doom.
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>>277270581
Got it right here. Lord of the Rings [beneath it:] The Third Age
Little half-size GBA cartridge.
EA games logo, Nintendo logo, little nintendo seal of approval on the other side of the label
Nintendo logo in the plastic on the back

Is there some way I can be more clear?
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>>277270814
well thanks mister
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>>277269305
Pretty much.

Ancalagon was a hard motherfucker. The 1st dragon horde was like a storm of fire and death.

They were powerful enough to drive the armies of the gods to the edge of the ocean before Earendil fucked up Ancalagon the black with nothing but a spaceship, a Silmaril, and a sword.l

I listen to this while reading the chapter about the War of Wrath.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNQvLECht08
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>>277270814
>>277270218
Daaaayum. I was wrong, you were right, etc.

I'd still like a sauce on Tolkein's declaration that they would have fucked Valar shit up, but it's hard to argue with the first part anymore.
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>>277270814
Wait so there are dudes living underground until what I'm guessing is the end days?
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Féanor, what a great character.


>After Morgoth to the ends of the Earth! War he shall have and hatred undying. But when we have conquered and have regained the Silmarils, then we and we alone shall be lords of the unsullied Light, and masters of the bliss and beauty of Arda. No other race shall oust us!”
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>We will never play as Turin the edgelord
>We will never get to kill niggas in fits of anger
>We will never fuck and impregnate our own qt 3.14 little sister
>We will never use the talking black sword that only says edgy shit and thirsts for murder
>We will never kill the father of dragons
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>>277271110

>dies to a balrog

Pleb elf
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>>277271085
Something has crept, or has been driven out of dark waters under the mountains. There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.

Far, far below the deepest delving of the Dwarves, the world is gnawed by nameless things. Even Sauron knows them not. They are older than he. Now I have walked there, but I will bring no report to darken the light of day.

-Gandalf the Grey
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>>277270998
>I'd still like a sauce on Tolkein's declaration that they would have fucked Valar shit up

well that's somewhat speculative but he did say Ar-pharazon would have "wrought ruin," or something, somewhere
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>>277265545
In some versions of the story, Earendil finds and kills Ungoliant
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>>277269351
That specific thing about the elf-king out on a walk is from the Silmarillion, and that's just fucking hard to read.
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>>277271321

>gandalf keeping lore from us

What the fuck man
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>>277262306
>greater offense to Tolkien's legendarium than the live-action Hobbit films
Whoa, whoa. I hate the game as much as you do but let's not be so fucking hasty, here.
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>>277271646
Gandalf was a dick
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>>277270998
Personally I don't think Ar-Pharazon stood a chance, as strong as the Numenorean fleets were, they couldn't take on all of the Valar, Maiar, and huge armies of elves all at once, especially considering that elves go to the Halls of Mandos IN VALINOR when they die, so if they really wanted to the elves could just keep coming back for more over and over again. As for the whole Ar-Pharazon bringing ruin or whatever, regardless of the outcome, a war of that size would have fucked the place up. The whole of Beleriand sunk after the War of Wrath, this might be a similar level of destruction.

>>277271205
Turin had a hard life.

>>277271085
Yup, all the Numenoreans led by their king onto the Undying Lands got punished for it by being stuck in caves under a ton of rubble until the unmaking of the world. He also changed the world from a flat disk into a sphere, with Valinor being on a separate plane, and sunk their homeland Numenor entirely, so that they can't try that shit again.
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I just wish I could find a girl who loves tolkien and is a christian and a virgin, I mean you'd think it would be easy but it's bloody impossible,
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>>277271776
>especially considering that elves go to the Halls of Mandos IN VALINOR when they die
Spirits. Not bodies.
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>>277271834
Daughters!
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>>277271692

Like he couldn't even monologue it to himself, god damn piece of shit
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>>277271834
Fucking. D I S G U S T I N G
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>>277271879
Do they not get their bodies back after chilling in there for awhile? I think they can also reincarnate on Middle Earth if they choose to, though most don't. Glorfindel did though.
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>Dragon bigger than mountains
>a spider that can eat mountains
>edgy Elf blacksmith that's somehow better than gods
>Le Turin
>amies of balrogs losing to a few skilled elves

Thank God Silmarillion will forever remain a draft, since it wasn't finished before Tolkien's death. This would turn the beautiful Lord of the Rings canon, which is much deeper than this childish cosmogony, into a Dungeons & Dragons edgy storybook.
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>>277272171
>Do they not get their bodies back after chilling in there for awhile?

Only after Dagor Dagoroth. Then everyone who died is reembodied.

>>277272171
>I think they can also reincarnate on Middle Earth

Possibly. But only if the Valar let them, which would only be in a handful of situations. And possibly that can't happen at all. Tolkien never actually said that LotR Glorfindel was Silmarillion Glorfindel.

Anyway the Halls of Mandos is basically like limbo for Elves. They can't move through and past the halls like mortals. Elves can't have real afterlives because they're supposed to be a permanent part of the world.

That's why Elves dying is such serious business. Because they basically face nothingness until the second music. If they all could reincarnate so simply the death of an Elf wouldn't nearly be so tragic.
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Comfiest
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>>277272193
>amies of balrogs losing to a few skilled elves

That bits outdated, just like the stuff about Orcs being made of mud.

Tolkien rewrote the Balrogs numbers down and their powerlevels up, so that only the most powerful of Elven warriors could fight a Balrog, and victory always came at the cost of their own lives.
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Man i love Tolkein threads on /v/

Thoughts on War in the North?


I had fun with that. Mostly cause Belaram and that part where you totally suck up to that one dragon
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>>277271998
There are some things better left unkown anon...
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>>277272380
Well, I don't have any counterarguments on hand, so it looks you got me there then.

>>277272545
Balrogs are Maiar now
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>>277272380
Only after Dagor Dagoroth. Then everyone who died is reembodied.

Wrong. Elves almost always choose to come back, except for some like Feanor's mom.

And Tolkien scrapped Dagor Dorath for being a rip off of Ragnarok and conflicting with established canon anyway.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Lg2AAXaWCU

Feanor couldn't have done any less.
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NOT CANNON
NOT CANNON
not cannon
not cannon
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>>277272826
>plate armor in Middle-Earth

grr
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What the fuck is up with the Nydus Worms in Five Armies?
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>>277262306
if thats the design of characters in the original then thanks god for the new hobbit films

ayyy lmao let me have claws that stab my own tail and make it hard as fuck to walk so fucking stupid
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>>277272781
>Wrong. Elves almost always choose to come back, except for some like Feanor's mom.

Where the hell are you getting this information?

And really, if I was wrong, then why would it ever be a big deal for Elves to die?

>And Tolkien scrapped Dagor Dorath for being a rip off of Ragnarok and conflicting with established canon anyway.

Uh, no. And even if he did scrap it, how would it conflict with the rest of the lore, exactly?
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>>277272874
Yes, it definitely is not a projectile weapon that utilizes gunpowder.
Springs and magnets master race, chemical propellant a shit
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>>277272287
Ted is fucking good.
Fuck yeah, Ted Nasmith!
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>>277264906
That's a man, baby!
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>Imagining a Metal Gear Solid-like story taking place inside Lord of the Rings

Then Jackson changed the Rangers into Elves.
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>>277272950
>HME vol. 10, The later Quenta Silmarillion: Laws and Customs among the Eldar

The Elves see themselves as two different parts: the Fëa (spirit) and the Hröa (body). The two parts are not bound to each other, but without the Hröa, the Fëa is powerless, and with no spirit, the body is dead and will soon dissolve. {1}

The life-span of the Elves is by nature the same as that of the world (although they are often called immortal, which is a totally different thing). But the Elves call earth "Arda Sahta", the Marred World. Within its borders, nothing can be uninfluenced by Melkor, and Elves and Men, who are made of Arda's matter, are all likely to suffer in some way. {2}

Thus the elvish Fëa tend to "consume" the Hröa, until all that is left of it is a vague shape and it is indeed indestructable. Also, the Elves may die of grief or wounds (but not by disease) and then the Fëa will leave the Hröa.

Then the "houseless" Fëa will be summoned to the Halls of Mandos, and it may go there of free will. Most Fëar do this, but those who has been influenced by Melkor and are corrupt often dread the punishment they will receive in Mandos and stay in Middle-earth, trying to take over some other Hröa that already contains a Fëa.

Those who follow the summons may, if they wish, be reincarnated in a new-born body, identical to the previous (or returned to their earlier body, if it is still intact; this is seldom the case). The others stay in Mandos until the end of the world, or may go and live in Valinor. For the Elves are bound to the world, and can't leave it. In this their fate differs from that of Men.

All Fëar, whatever way they choose, must wait in Mandos for a time; how long depends on the invidual. If the Fëa has done evil in its previous life it must often wait longer until allowed to return to life. Sometimes it has to stay for good. Fëanor was for instance never allowed to leave Mandos. {3}
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>>277262306

>"your shitty game is a greater offense to Tolkien's legendarium than the live-action Hobbit films so keep it to yourselves"

Did you bring the book into the cinema and read every fucking sentence in sync with the film to see how "faithful" it is? I prefer the additions over the vanilla story so far (except that barrel scene) and am not upset about how expanded it is. You can throw "hurr durr petar jerksun iz dew becauze moar films=$$$!!!" all you like at my comment, but the trilogy was to be set on the same league as Lord of The Rings.
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>>277273801
And the latest version of the Valenquenta says none of Mandos' dooms had declared whether the Marring of Arda would ever be repaired.

TL;DR

You're a faggot
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>>277264885
>implying LOTR isn't just backstory for his Elvish languages
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>>277273459
I really liked that he did a version of Melkor that isn't just a giant covered head to toe in armor.
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>>277271671
He said hobbit, not LOTR.

Hobbit films were garbage
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>>277273914
Nice strawman
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>>277272932
I dunno, but I dig it.
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>>277262306
books are for fags
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>>277274695

>"You can't like what I hate!"
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>>277262409

Bollocks is it
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>>277274779
>I didn't like it because it wasn't faithful to the adaptation
Thats the strawman you mongoloid
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If Tolkien would fight Lovecraft, would he win?
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>>277275085
Was Lovecraft in World War I? Tolkien was.
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>>277262306

Only if you take MTG threads back with you, you fucking faggot.
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>>277275145
Lovecraft was beta NEET with mental health issues as i can remember
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>>277275085
Tolkien was legitimately in a war.

A trained soldier.
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>>277275085
>Lovecraft
>Beta neet with mental issues and known virgin

>Tolkien
>Alpha as fuck soldier and catholic
>QT waifu who loved him since they were teenagers
>Bros with C.S. Lewis
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>>277265853
Thanks for pointing these out. It's fucking so cool.
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>>277262306
ok this shit you guys are talking about is really interesting, all i know about the universe is from LOTR and The Hobbit, where do go to learn all this stuff, is it all in the Silmarillion?
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>>277276462
Yes
If only it wasn't such a chore to read
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>>277271321
Something gibbous has crept, or has been driven out of dark waters under the gibbous mountains. There are older and fouler things than gibbous Orcs in the deep places of the world.

Far, far below the deepest gibbous delving of the Dwarves, the world is gnawed by nameless gibbous things. Even Sauron knows them not. They are older and more gibbous than he. Now I have walked there, but I will bring no report to darken the light of day.

Now I hear a gibbous knock on the door, there is little time left to.....

-H.P. Lovecraft
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>>277276462
Yeah, pretty much all of it is in the Silmarillion, be warned though; it doesn't read like a novel, more like the Bible, and can be kind of hard to get through sometimes. If you want to learn more about the lore and backstory though, its great.
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>>277276462
The Silmarillion is literally a history book.
It's as fun to read as an actual history book.
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>>277276462
Appendices in The return of the King and Silmarillion are good start. Then there are Unfinished tales and some other posthumos works.
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>>277264404
Has to what?

Celebrate the first truly modern dark fantasy hero?

Respect the attempt to portray the duality and dichotomy of the Shaman archetype?
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>>277275806
C S Lewis the kiddie fondled for Christ.
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>>277264767
So he pulled a "I was merely pretending to be retarded" and people loved that? I guess Tolkien fans are the real retards then.
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>>277264885
>the guy is a pro linguist
>the guy is a pro writer

Pick only one, because being a linguist doesn't mean you can write interesting stuff corrrectly.
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>>277264813
>the hobbit trilogy was some of the worst cinema i've seen in a long time though

and why is that exactly?
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Everytime I read Tolkiens literary works I get nostalgia flashbacks to vanilla wow when I played as Dwarves. Good times.
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>>277266346

This might be more /tv/ related, but there's something about The Tower that irks me.

>Called the Tower because he's a big guy
>wears a weird mask

Is he the LOTR version of Bane?
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>>277277435

That mask disturbs the shit out of me. Same with the Mouth of Sauron and the way he looked.
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Fuck Tolkien, let's talk about something a little more interesting.
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>>277274653
why?
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>>277277876
lion made fantasy world, the end

ok back to Tolkien
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>>277267823
>>277267558
This is what really bothers me. The whole Tolkien stuff is mostly Elf wankery.

Oh, we have the mightiest beings beside god himself, who by their singing created the world itself. But here comes the elves and they create more powerful trinkets and beat the gods in hand-to-hand combat.

They really should be rulers of the whole world, but for some reason the age of Man dawns and they fuck off.
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>>277277876
>See this coming out live action
>Loved my VHS cartoon version
>I guess, why not
>HOLY FUCK THIS IS METAL AS FUCK

3rd one was meh tho
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>>277277876
'Ere, kitty kitty kitty.
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>>277277953

Overuse of CGI, generally weaker plots, fucking too much with the source material etc.

The biggest problem is that The Hobbit never should've been a trilogy, but just one movie.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wAH0SEtgdI

rip
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>>277277435
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>>277278029
Maybe men will do the same shit
Or actually won't since we live in like what, the 7th or 8th Age already?

Silmarils was loaded with Elf bias
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>>277278061

Post the Hothead too
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>>277262306
Too bad Tolkien can't write for shit and his world feels hollow.

The books would be two thirds the length they are if Tolkein left the world to the imagination of the reader instead of describing every fucking thing they come across.

Another problem the world really suffers from is that without conflict with an evil force, it just feels so empty. It felt like everyone and everything lived to conflict the evil and without them they don't really have a purpose for being.
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>>277278054
the cgi is purly opinion based

how were the plots weaker

"adding" to the source material based on Tolkien's notes

and i understand that point, maybe even 2 but 3 was to much
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REMINDER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AV9W2ZdmjU
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>>277278227
explain the Shire then.
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>>277278234

>the cgi is purly opinion based

Someone post the golden statue melting. And someone post Legolas jumping from a collapsing bridge.

That's absolute shit.
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>>277278054

I disagree. You'd never fit in all of the Hobbit in a single movie. Beorn, Barrel-Riders, Battle of Five Armies and all the shit in between? You'd have to half the number of dwarves just to fit it into 3 hours.

2 shorter films, on the other hand, would've done The Hobbit justice.
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>>277265770

Gimli did.
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Shadow of Mordor is fucking disgusting, but it has NOTHING on the atrociousness of The Hobbit films. You're a fucking moron.
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>>277263572

>sandler movies

They've not done well for years, man.

Besides, the writing aside, Shadow ain't awful.
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>>277278320
While I do know exactly where the Hobbit movies strayed from canon and have my own grievances with them, I don't want to get involved on yet another Hobbit internet fight. But simply because you asked for it, here.
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>>277278320
thats not what your point was though, you said

>Overuse of CGI

this is not the same as 2 scenes with bad cgi
which the rest of the film had good cgi
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>>277278234
Not him, but the romance between Elf Girl and Kili is the most bland, cliche shit ever, as is the girl's character. It's both an example of adding shit that shouldn't be added and poor writing.
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>>277278280
>Is interesting when Saruman is leading a pack of armed lads to fuck the place up
>Becomes so boring that Frodo packs up and leaves

It was interesting at the start of the books because it felt like a sanctuary from all the evil shit that was happening, but by the end it just felt like a boring farming community.
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>>277278507
>Shadow ain't awful.

>>277278259
>>277278259
>>277278259
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>>277278524
> that webm
what the fuck
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>>277262306

/tg/ a shit.
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>>277278524
now yeah its rather cheesy, but what was "bad" about it? it fit rather well with Legolas's "style" to him
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>>277278524

So this is what faggots are pissed about and not all the other stupid shit?

How is that any different from walking without weight, something what elves, like Legolas, did in the books?
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>>277278554
but it was a rather minor thing that shouldnt take away from the whole trilogy, and it led now were

(i do agree i wasnt needed for the film, im just stating you shouldnt let a minor thing that lasted probably around 15 mins tops out of a 2 in a half - 3 hour movie ruin it)
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>>277278259
>Okay, today I'm going to play Heroes Of Might And Magic: Dark Messiah.
>A lot of people say this is a good game, but we'll see.
>Oh, here's an orc.
>Left click, left click, left click. Oh and I kick him off a cliff. This combat is so deep.
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>>277278054
>Overuse of CGI
This so much.

CGI isn't advanced enough to be used everywhere.
In the LOTR movies CGI was only used when it was absolutely necessary, in the Hobbit even the main antagonist is CGI.
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>>277278463
Lore/story wise Mordor is far worse

Part 3 of the Hobbit films is literally a lore-rape film but the story is at least somewhat structured in that lore-rape. Mordor's literally just another generic video game story/series of events
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>>277278796
But you also have to use the movement keys to go in for strikes, and simply doing light attacks will get you killed because the orc won't be stunned by your hits. And you also have to aim your attacks and your kick has to be in the direction of the cliff.
He is being a bit unfair but you can't apply his criticism to every game.
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>>277278856
how is it lore-rape?
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>>277278796
If you can destroy the most difficult area of a game by mashing your chin against a keyboard then no, it's not a good game.
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>>277278234
The main issue with the Hobbit trilogy is that it just isn't that interesting. I watched both at the cinema with friends and neither time did they really stick with me.

I just left the cinema, thought "Oh, that was a thing that was a few hours long," then carried on with my day.

The pacing feels really bad in them too. I guess it's because they're trying to spread the actual plot of the Hobbit very thinly across three films. The added material just feels like it's there to make the films longer.

Another issue is that the films make the Hobbit way too dark IMO. When reading the book, I always imagined the adventure to be like some kind of heartfelt children's animation from the 1970's, but instead it's a series of big dumb action sequences split up by ominous things happening elsewhere.
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>>277278752

It's not that he shouldn't be able to do it, it's that the CGI looks horrendous
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>>277279063

>CGI looks horrendous

Oh, well that's true. The trilogy looks like shit with all the CGI.
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>>277278796
>false equivalence
He turned his monitor off and killed everybody by mashing a single button.
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Tolkien is shit, stop treating it as some kind of sacrosanct thing

The Hobbit movies and that shitty overshilled game are more than worthy of being associated with Tolkien
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>>277279030
the hobbit was a kids story yeah, but there was definitely a dark feel to it

the whole business with the trolls, the goblins, Gollum, Merkwood and the Spiders, Smaug, and the final battle with 3 of the main characters dying
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>>277279030
This.
The whole thing is really dramatic and kind of dark and serious. Of course, the book had serious things, but it was still overall a children's book, and relatively light. Jackson tries to achieve that by making it super serious all the time, then inserting a random acrobatics sequence in the middle of a heated and violent battle. I never knew when to take it seriously and when to laugh.
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where did you guys get all this info from

is it really in all the books he wrote about middle earth?
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>>277279297
>Tolkien is shit

oh fuck off
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>>277278945
cuz he didn't like it
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>>277279403
>All that awkward slapstick kid comedy in between serious shit going on

How much cocaine was he snorting?
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>>277279516
It's Shakespearean, you know. Having tragedy and comedy, etc. etc.
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>>277279556
Shakespeare a shit
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WHERE THERE'S A WHIP
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>>277262306
the hobbit is far worse than shadow of mordor
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>>277279436

Everyone just makes up shit and claims that was what Tolkien told.
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>>277279486
The books feel antiquated. It's a fun universe to think about but slogging through the books is tiring.
>fortnight
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>>277279403
>then inserting a random acrobatics sequence in the middle of a heated and violent battle.


im guessing this is pointed at the riding the barrels scene where the fat dwarf takes out a shit ton of orcs just be rolling around?
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>>277278856
Nah. No one takes Shadow of Mordor seriously, it's literally a nonsensical fanfic, down to being completely impossible in any way.

The Hobbit is taken seriously, and is a disgusting, boring, drawn out mess that rubs shit all over the book and the lore it steals from.
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>>277279690

>guys.. GUYS! i cant read and reading is boring
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>>277278796
>>Left click, left click, left click. Oh and I kick him off a cliff. This combat is so deep.

What a great hyperbole, you really proved how terrible and mindless Dark Messiah's combat is

Why do people honestly try to defend Shadows of Shit?
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>>277279757
It's a good thing I didn't say that or you might had a point.
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Who cares? Lore Tolkien shit is awful and childish.
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>>277278259
>Gamespot's Game Of The Year 2014
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>>277279809
It's more Middle-Earth and It's fun, take the stick out of your ass, faggot.
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>>277279702
I guess, but I was thinking of the scene where Bard, in the middle of a desperate battle where innocent civilians are being mercilessly slaughtered by orcs, jumps on a cart and bounces over his kids to stab a monster in the chest.
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>>277279945
Are you a casual?
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>>277271205
Honestly one of my favourite books. I've read it several times now and still enjoy it.
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>>277277287

why can't he be both? it's not hard to be good at more than one thing, anon.
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>>277279829
>slogging through the books is tiring

if reading The Hobbit is tiring, then you cant read, or reading is boring to you
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>>277279945
It's boring as fuck. You're literally going LOL IZ SHNY SHINY SO GUD
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>>277278259
A dear friend of mine who I love very much says this is his goty

I have no idea how after watching that
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>>277279906

I don't blame them for that, 2014 was a fucking shit year.
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>>277279974
No, I'm just not a queefbag.
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>>277279971
how the fuck is that suppose to be lighthearted and childish in a serious situation?

his kids were about to be killed by a troll and running wouldnt get him there in time
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>>277278259

Are there any companies that make videogames for blind people?
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Who even cares about LotR, honestly. Dark Souls lore is a million times more interesting than Tolkien shit.
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>>277280012
>binary worldview
The story is enjoyable. The prose is tiring. Eat shit.
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>>277280241
2/10 made me reply
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>>277280241
>1/10

Compare anything from Darkshit to the Silmarillion
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>>277280241
I feel like I've seen this somewhere before.
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>>277280241
what dark souls lore
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>>277280357
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>>277280241
this is actually true though. i'd much rather read a book surrounding the dark souls universe as opposed to tolkien fodder
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>>277280426
10/10, saved.
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>battle scene in Lord of the Rings
>oh wow I sure hope the forces of good pull of some crazy stuff to beat the evil army and save the world!

>battle scene in The Hobbit
>oh gee I sure am excited to see which of these armies... gets all the gold? they shouldn't even fight, they should be friends. I hope they stop fighting soon.
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>>277280552
I don't care what anyone says. The charge of the rohirrim in rotk always makes my dick hard
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>>277280426
i dun getit
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>>277280552
>>oh gee I sure am excited to see which of these armies... gets all the gold? they shouldn't even fight, they should be friends. I hope they stop fighting soon.

thats how it is in the books, Thorin is a dick
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>>277279556
It's like poetry, they rhyme.
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>>277280718

Yes, but that battle doesn't last for a fucking third of the book.
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>>277280678
Do you really want me to break it down for you?
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>>277280426
lol shit what is this from again? i know ive seen it before
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For people wondering why the elves cared so much for the silmarils, a bunch of jewels, it's because they contained the life of the Two Trees themselves. Basically, this Light supercharged the elves, making them extremely strong, fast, made them think clearer and better, and gave them truly super human endurance. Without this Light the elves would, will and have faded. The only way to could truly live independent of the Valar in Middle Earth is if they had the silmarils to supercharge them, but they lost them and so were slowly but surely fading.
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>>277280762
Wait, I get it know.
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>>277280759
who gives a shit if it does. tolkien writes shlock shit so it deserves shlock movies, stop complaining.
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Ay somebody answer me this. What are the relative power levels of the humanoid races in these stories? Like without taking into account advantages like smithing, etc. Just their physical strength compared to each other.
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>>277280980
Average
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>>277280552
Yeah, because it's not like the forces of good get assraped in every first age battle.
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>>277280762
I'm a different guy, but is it really true, or is it a shop? I mean how retarded you need to be to get such a constellation from just 2 stars. Even more retarded would've been to think that darkshit has deeper lore than LoTR
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>>277280801
That's not true at all. Fëanor wanted them back because they were his greatest creation and convinced his sons to join him in an oath to get them back.
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>sauron beats them fair and square
>undead army asspull gets him rekt

Shit/10 story.
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>>277281015
So every race has the same physical strength. Thanks.
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>>277280776
>>277281062
It's from South Park
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>>277281062
The picture isn't meant to be taken literally, dumb fuck.
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>>277280801
No. The Silmarils were valuable for their beauty, uniqueness, and the potential to restore the trees.

A bunch of dwarves kicked Thingol's ass wielding a Silmaril. And Carcharoth ripped off Beren's hand and swallowed one.

The elves were ALWAYS supposed to go west.
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>>277281051
Second age had some shit. Thanks to Sauron's deception Numenor sank.
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>>277281062
You are close to the cusp of getting the joke but you're not quite there yet friendo.
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>>277280980
About even.

But Dwarves are resistant to fire and are very durable.

And the elves are on average taller, faster, and stronger than humans.

There's exceptions like Turin, though.
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>>277281083
Yeah. BECAUSE they held the light of the Trees. That which invigorated them to be so much stronger than everything else. This is what makes them the greatest of Feanor's works.
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>>277280980
i would say

Elves and Men are equal in strength, but Elves have better endurance and reflexes

Dwarves are probably stronger than both elves and men, but not by a whole lot, but def have lesser reflexes than many other races

Hobbits arethe weakest, but are cunning


but im not a lore nerd, so i could be wrong
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>>277281089
That was only the movie.

In the books the ghosts don't even fight but just terrorize the Corsair pirates. This lets Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli rally the navy and armies of Gondor.

The Swan Knights ASSRAPE the orcs and evil men after this. Styling on everyone.
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>>277281062
You see it's a joke about lighting.
The picture is from South Park where there used to be a constellation but because of light pollution only two stars can be seen and it's only a shadow of what it was in the past.
The connection to Dark Souls comes from the crippling of the lighting engine to fit consoles meaning that like the kids, the players of Dark Souls can never see the thing in it's true glory.
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>>277281334
there is a deleted scene where Aragorn and the undead army do scare the pirates away and then take the ships
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Why do Tolkien fans have 0 sense of imagination? The most boring people on the planet.
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>>277281370
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>>277281370
What the fuck did you just smoked
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>>277281370
or the 2 stars represent the 2 conflicts in the crusades
Christianity and Islam
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>>277281435
>I can't argue against the story so I'll insult the fans
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>>277281242
It didn't really supercharge them though. There's a shit load that never left middle earth and thus never saw the light of the trees but were no less than the ones that did.
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>>277281518
The story is completely irrelevant to what I was saying. The fans are insufferable.
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>>277281585
Carry on then
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Where did dragons come from /v/
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I liked the gameplay of SoM
I don't know why it had to be a LotR game, it would have been just fine if they just made their own names for things.

The branding system was super fun to mess with, nothing better than seeing a general walk into a base like a smug asshole and seeing his bodyguards rip his dick off while you don't even have to lift a finger
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>>277281679
Skyrim, duh
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>>277281435
Tolkien fans are spoiled, because we have most of our lore written clearly for us, it's a real treat you know.
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>>277281561
The Silmarillion literally say the elves who went to Valinor were stronger and taller and wiser because they had seen and lived in the presence of the two trees.
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Are there any other good fantasy games out there that aren't really dated? I love that shit. Aside from Dark Messiah, Dark Souls, Shadows of Mordor, Dragon's Dogma and The Witcher, what would you recommend?

I should mention I'm not really a fan of TES.
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>>277281885
Nuh uh
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>>277281742
I liked that it was LotR, honestly. I like spending time in Middle-Earth.
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Hobbit literally did nothing wrong to the lore. It didn't follow the story, but lore is intact.
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>>277281991
At least put some effort into your baits.
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>>277281913
Seems that you like third person action games, which excludes you from a lot of classics friend.
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>>277281991
I want some of your dank ass weed.
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>>277282156
>>277282178

Name one thing that ruined the lore.
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>>277262306
I don't think anybody here even likes Shadow or Mordor /tg/fag.
>>277263087
The same reason CoD sells well.
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>>277282171
I mean it's not the only type I enjoy but for fantasy it does give it a greater sense of adventure. I am aware of things like Divinity: Original Sin and I was pretty big into Diablo 2 when that was popular.
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>>277282237
Every single part after death of Smaug.
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>>277282237
tauriel
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>>277282390

How did it ruin the lore? Did it show dwarfs and elfs +shooting kamehame ha? Eru Iluvatar snoring coke? How did it ruin LORE?
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>>277280980
Elves are better at everything than you will ever be. They're better at fighting. Better at basketweaving. Better at fucking. Better at fucking up. They do nothing by halves.

Men are men. They can be kinda cool too. Usually, if they hang around elves a lot or are even partially elf, they're more awesome.

Dwarves are dwarves. They're real good at what they do. Sometimes they dig too deep.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C2TN_frqvQ

muh silmarils
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>>277282464

Men from Numenor are at least equal to elfs.
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>>277282453
Nah, I won't bother with your bait.
At this point why won't we have Balrogs fighting for Gondor? I mean it doesn't ruin lore at all, it just doesn't "follow the story".
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>>277278259
He's right but the combat was more about about the spectacle than the difficulty. It's easy as fuck but It looks pretty good. Same deal with Arkham games and everyone loves those.
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>>277282538

That would ruin the lore because Balrog would never work for Gondor. You lost and you have no arguments, don't just believe everything anons spew.

>How did it ruin the lore
>I don't know you baiting me!!!!!! kmeh
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>>277282237
The Earth-Eaters or whatever the fuck those worms were called.
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>>277282646

And it affects the lore and makes the story unrealistic how? You don't think such a being could exist in LOTR world?
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>>277282707
I guess it wouldn't ruin the lore but it creates a lot of questions as to why these are never used in the following years.
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>>277282538
>Nah, I won't bother with your bait.

beta avoiding the question because he cant answer it
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>>277282846

To me it's like purple lightsaber. If it isn't something unrealistic or over the top it's good. People cried a lot for something like that back then. And purple lightsabers are cool.
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>>277282860
Nah I'm not autistic enough to keep answering.
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>>277278259
The only way to make this game somewhat challenging is to disable button prompts, not investing in any stat upgrades and not getting any of the last combat/wraith upgrades

And even then it gets pretty stale
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>>277262306
What did you expect? there are two kinds of posters on /tg/ today: the /v/ 16 years old scummers that behave like little kids, and the obnoxious know-it-all that can't type a post with less than 100 characters, and yet manage to say nothing or things completely unrelated to what you said.
its shit. it can sound strange, but your biggest chance of having a meaningful discussion about anything are here on /v/
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>>277282646
they were Were-Worms

they are a mysterious creature in Tolkien's lore

they didnt make an appearance in the book, but Bilbo does mention them back in the beginning of the book

"Tell me what you want done, and I will try it, if I have to walk from here to the East of East and fight the wild Were-worms in the Last Desert."
― Bilbo Baggins, from The Hobbit, "An Unexpected Party"
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>tfw I liked the hobbit and lotr movies
>tfw liked the books too

Read the silmarrilion, lotr and the hobbit a few times, what are some other good books by tolkien
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>>277282952
nah you just cant
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Which versions of The Silmarillion, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings should I purchase?
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>>277282531
And Elros was half elven himself, he chose to be a man but that only relates to his mortality, and while he lived for 500 years it was only because Eru thought he deserved it despite doing absolutely nothing except sitting around on an island for 441 of them. At least Elrond accomplished some stuff in his 6500 years on Middle Earth. The point is that Elros was only as badass as he was because he's half elven, which is why how badass men in Gondor are is directly proportional to how closely related they are to him. Aragorn is a direct descendent. Most others aren't. Aragorn was also raised by elves, making him even more badass.

>>277282643
Okay heres a fun one. Azog. The mere fact that he's alive is strictly against established canon. Azog was canonically killed at the Battle of Azanulbizar, which took place 142 years before the Hobbit. Bolg is fine, he was there. Azog is not.

>>277283124
Children of Hurin. If you've read the Silmarillion you already know what happens, its the tale of Turin, but expanded to a full book.
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>>277283067

That could be just hobbit folklore though
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>>277282924
>Adding new bullshit that contradicts the source material is the same as a nigga with a grape saber in an original work
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>>277283258

How does anything in Hobbit 3 contradicts source material? Are you implying elfs neevr fought wars? Or dwarves? That galadriel isn't powerful as fuck. Go on.
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>>277283124
Children of Hurin
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>>277269195

That means...
orc waifus?
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>>277283216
but regardless if its just "hobbit folklore" they are a thing that was created by Tolkien, so how would they be lore breaking if they came from the creator of the lore
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My waifu enjoying a light snack.
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>>277283191
>>277283338

Alright, thanks, any others? What are unfinished tales like? I love me some Tolkien
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>>277266338

> doge dragon face
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>>277283404
Ungoliant Kawaii
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I wish there was a video game where we could partake in a battle like Helm's Deep. And not in some dumb QTE cinematic, actually playing as a character.
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>>277282582
In bam ham city you can't cancel your attacks by using counter I believe, and there is no way around the armored or armed dudes with just the basic attacks. Don't know about origins.
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>>277283404
Why is she always naked. what a slut
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>>277283556
Try lotr conquest, silly but fun
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>>277283556

Is there a game other than Mount & Blade that has fun sieging of castles?
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>>277283457
I haven't actually read unfinished tales, but the History of Middle Earth is pretty good. Its 12 volumes, and not the easiest to find, but its some good shit, and each volume is a few hundred pages, so itll keep you busy for awhile.

>>277283404
>>277283513
Ungoliant did nothing wrong, Morgoth promised her a snack, he tricked her, and then broke his deal with her and took her shiny stones away.
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>Fall asleep after spending another night doing nothing
>'Sleep' for 3 hours
>Wake up
>lotr thread still here

Aww yiss
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The Maiar were sent solely to fuck up Sauron, right?
So why did God make them able to be corrupted like Saruman was?
And why did Gandalf take ages to recognize the Ring if countering Sauron was his entire reason for being in Middle-Earth?
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Who gives a fuck?

Tolkien has always been a shit tier writer.
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>>277283338
Or just listen to Christopher Lee read it.

http://youtu.be/zRWgqLkrjdk
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>>277283704

ThanksI can torrent if I can't find it anyway
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Is there anything that can kill Ungoliant in the Tolkienverse?
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>>277283826
Sauron is also a maia. Wizards were sent to help men fight against darkness in general.
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>>277272287

so comfy it hurts that I will never live there
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>>277283826
>So why did God make them able to be corrupted like Saruman was?

Everyone and everything can be corrupted, you can't make anyone uncorruptable, otherwise Morgoth would never happen etc. And their job isn't solely to defend against Sauron, but to give advice to people etc.
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Am I the only one who started with the movies ?
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>>277283945
>you can't make anyone uncorruptable
But what if you're literally God though?
>otherwise Morgoth would never happen
Good point, why did Morgoth happen?
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>>277283915
You could've had the Middle-Earth experience if you've lived in Europe a couple hundred years ago.

Give or take a few shallow differences.
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>>277262306
Game was quite enjoyable
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>>277284003
Morgoth was envious of Illuvatars power.
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>>277283901
The Balrogs were pretty effective. Her greatest power was her webs of darkness but their fire weapons cut right them them.
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>>277283901
Ungoliant.
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>>277284003
>But what if you're literally God though?

Well, Eru got seriously pissed off when he found out Dwarfs were created, think he could also get corrupted but he is too wise. Tom Bombadil is another strange one.
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>>277283915

Learn lucid dreaming, you can live there with a qt elf wife when you git gud
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>>277284009
>you will never behead orc scum

;_;
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>>277283901

Ancalganon the black
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>>277283826
>God
Heresy, his name is Eru llúvatar
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>>277283915
Well look on the bright side you'll never get fucked as hard as the people that lived in Beleriand.
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>>277284093
>>277284061
I guess if you try to copy Christianity's mythology, you inevitably end up having to suffer Theodicy
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>all this awesome discussion of Tolkien lore
You would never get this on /lit/
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>>277284397
The only thing you get on /lit/ is self victimizing religious discussions as every denomination tries to make itself sound the most hard done by.

That and the obligatory "who can have the most obscure tastes"
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>>277284397

Boards are usually better when they are off topic, less elitism, people just want to talk about things they like
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>>277284397
they have some threads like this on /tg/ apparently, if OP tells the truth at least, and /tv/ has them as well, usually at night though, less shitposting that way.
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>>277284061
If God was so wise and perfect, how did he create something that turned out so flawed?
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>>277283962
I started with the movies too. ROTK made me cry like a little bitch so I decided to read the books. I honestly wasn't blown away by the LOTR books the first time I read them, but I'd probably love to go back to them now that I know the lore. I binged on the first/second age shit this year and I love it.
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>>277284549
see
>>277284249
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodicy
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>>277284549

Nobody said he was perfect.
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Should I read the Silmarillion first? Because that seems silly
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>>277284653
Then why call him an omnipotent God?
Fuck, I just realized I was actually arguing against legitimate religion, not just Tolkien Fantasy.
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>>277284536
Those poor ships.
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>>277284723
Same difference.
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>>277284684
The Silmarrillion is the beginning of everything but it's a pretty hard read. If you read a lot I guess you could start there, but if not try The Hobbit.
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>>277284723
Tolkien specifically made all the religious shit like Christianity so people would shut up about it being pagan wank material
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>>277284684
no. read the hobbit first. if that bothers you because its a kid's book, then read lotr first.
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>>277284568

I was I thought the books were amazing, especially the first time I read the hobbit , glad the movies came out might never have found this series otherwise

>>277284684

I didn't doesn't make a big difference honestly
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>>277284827
>>277284797
I watched the LotR movies and read the Hobbit about 15 years ago
I guess I should reread it, considering I didn't remember anything besides Gollum's riddle game and the petrified Trolls
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>>277284723

Omnipotent doesn't mean perfect.

>>277284684
No, it's too cimplicated.
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>>277284734
>a few ships burning is literally the worst thing that has ever happened in Valinor
Why the fuck would elves leave a paradise to go to an orc infested place like Middle-Earth?
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>>277284771
Heh.

>>277284809
Really? Interesting. All the Elvish stuff felt outwardly Pagan I guess. Kind of like the butthurt that happened in the last Narnia book.

Some kid who'd never been to Narnia and never met Aslan was allowed into his Heaven because he was a great guy who did some seriously good stuff. And yet everyone got assravaged because he "didn't believe in Aslan enough"
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>>277284898
>Omnipotent doesn't mean perfect.
then why doesnt he just make himself perfect
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>>277262306
Just started playing Shadow of Mordor like three days ago.

I'm gonna be sure to bring it up in every /tg/ LotR thread I see from now on.

Just for you.
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>>277284898
Omnipotent means infallible though so if Mortgoth became evil that means God wanted him to
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>>277284986

So it's your fault if your child isn't perfect. If your child kills omeone should you also go to jail?
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>>277284971
You know at some point it stops being the Socratic method and it starts being the Stupid method nigga please think
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>>277283826
>Saruman
>Corrupted
>Not true neutral
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>>277284604
If you need to conjure up so much mental gymnastics to try and justify something, wouldn't you stop and think for a second that maybe, just maybe, its fucking stupid?

I am already prepared for the tumblr memes from triggered individuals.
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>>277284971
>Questioning the reason of an omnipotent entity
God works in mysterious ways!
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>>277285071
I'm not omnipotent
And I didn't literally create my child as-is, nature did most of the growing
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>>277284971

How do you know he isn't? You think you are smarter than someone that created whole world? Why don't you make better one then?
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>>277284925
>muh Silmarils
Also Morgoth tricked them and made them think that the Valar were keeping them there for some nefarious purpose
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>>277284925
Well there was that and the kinslaying. Plus they were eager to form their own kingdoms and do their own shit. Feanor had help foster the lies of Morgoth and sown a bit of distrust between the Noldor and the Valar.
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>>277285071
Sticking your dick in a vagina and filling it with your seed is different to an Omnipotent Cosmic entity with absolute knowledge of everything creating something.
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>>277285130
>Why don't you make better one then?
Okay be back in a few hours.
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Does the Silmarillion really describe all that shit I always read on the wiki? Doesn't it have like 400 pages?
How does that work?
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>When Gandalf died in the fight with the Balrog in The Fellowship of the Ring, it was beyond the power of the Valar to resurrect him; Ilúvatar himself intervened to send Gandalf back.

>In a letter written by Tolkien, he stated that Eru again intervened, this time in the Third Age, causing Gollum to trip and fall into the fires of Mount Doom while still holding the One Ring, thus destroying it.

Why didn't He just think Melkor/The Ring/Sauron out of existence?
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>>277285130
>Why don't you make better one then?
how do you know i didnt?
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>>277285394
Are you retarded?
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>>277285394
It reads a lot like a text book. It doesn't really go into huge detail.
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>>277285440
I don't think so but I don't see how all that mythology fits in 400 pages
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>>277285414

He cant
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>>277278259
feels like this is very simmilar to the Arkham games combat gameplay, but in Arkham they put enemies that you have to counter differently or use a gadget first or disarm them

so, like Arkham styled combat in the beginning of the (Arkham) game
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>>277285414
You're forgetting that Eru is supposed to be like the Christian God in that he has s plan for everyone and everything.
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>>277285518
Why, I thought he was All Powerful.
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>>277285414
Why didn't god just fly the Israelites out of Egypt.
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>>277285619
He is. That guy's an idiot.
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why didn't ganondalf just kill smeegle and yolo throw the ring into the volcano?
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>>277285569
>y-yeah having Gandalf die and then resurrecting him was totally my plan guys
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>THE MOVIES ARE BAD!!!
>AM I COOL YET???
>STOP TALKING ABOUT THE SHITTY GAME!!! IT DOES NOT EXIST!!!!
Fuck off, retard.
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>>277285676
>yolo
I laughed
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>>277285702
Do you forget the part where Gandalf the White is more powerful than Gandalf the Grey? Check mate.
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>>277285637
Moses a shit
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>Op Post is /tg/ complaining about Shadow of Mordor entering their discussion about Tolkien
>Thread sways from talking about Shadow of Mordor to talking about Tolkien
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>>277285619

Where is the source that he is?

Also I don't think mere humans could understand the plans of a god
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>>277285702
Ilúvatar's plan is like a Rube Goldberg machine where a part here or there gets a bit stuck and needs a nudge.
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>>277264301
>it's not a plothole because he may have had plans to retcon it before he died
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>>277285637
Why do Europeans worship foreign Jewish stories
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>>277285831
http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/Eru
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>>277285794
/v/ is shit with discussing games but great at discussing everything else.
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>>277263572
>"my taste is better than the normies!"
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>>277286052

I mean like an actual tolkien quote, not some wiki
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>>277286194
>someone actually trying to defend Transformers

I never thought I'd see the day
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>>277286330
4chan has become counter counter coulture.

These days its hip to be a american christian who goes to see transformers and go to mcdonalds.
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I'm not even talking about the gameplay, but good lord, there is hundreds of amazing places in Middle-Earth and they do a single boring as fuck place? Good lord, those Lord of the Ring games for PS2 were god tier near this(to be true, The Return of the King was amazing for co-op).
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>>277286549
I want to explore Beleriand.
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>>277283067

"Were-worms were most likely imaginary or mythical creatures told of in the stories of hobbits. The were-worms were supposedly terrible monsters that made their home in the Last Desert very far east of the Shire. For a hobbit to declare himself prepared to fight were-worms was a sort of proverbial way of saying that he was ready to do anything"
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>>277272448
Annúminas is the best region
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>>277278796
still more fun than this >>277278259
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>>277286549
>and they do a single boring as fuck place
that's true to the spirit of Tolkien though
>everything bad that ever happened was started by Sauron or Morgoth in Mordor
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>>277285414
ahahhaUAHJsHSJAKC

Did he stick his fucking leg out like an asshole?
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>>277285414
>The Fellowship went through a extremely tough, harrowing journey
>Eru comes in at the last second and steals all the glory by doing something so halfassed like tripping Gollum
What a fucker.
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how did putting some of his power into a ring make sauron way more powerful?
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>>277287838
It didn't. He also put almost all of his power into it.
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>>277287838
plot
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