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Do you think we'll ever get good LOTR games again? Most of the games barely scratch the surface of the world and there's plenty in there to make games out of that don't step on the toes of the actual events of LOTR itself (like Shadow of Mordor did).
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>>315330732
I want another BFME game.
Also liked the movie adapted games on the PS2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iqf7vkgskck
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silmarillion game
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>>315334097
I don't think that's possible, at least not as a whole narrative
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>>315334097
Never because Tolkien Estate holds rights to everything that isn't Hobbit and LotR. And Tolkien Estate (namely Tolkien's son) treats his father's work like Holy Bible and won't let anyone rape it. Based on how awful the movies and Shadow of Hurrdurr are, I'm glad he's like this.
Too bad that once he dies his retarded children will sell everything in a jiffy because they said they never read most of the books and loved the Warner Jews movies.
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>>315330732
>like Shadow of Mordor did
By completely raping the tiny bit of Silmarilion content it had access too solely because of throwaway mentions in LotR appendices.
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>>315334686
>LOTR films
>Awful
You should go
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Any time someone tries to do something original in Tolkien's universe it is ALWAYS shit. Always.
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>>315334686
Christopher Tolkien is 93 years old
I'm curious to know how his successor feels about it
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>>315335487
They're good movies on their own but they rape the source material just as much as Hobbit does.
You were just too young at the time to care so you're more lenient towards them than to Hobbit but both are literally the exact same in terms of writing and lore rape. Hobbit just has more CGI.
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>>315335158
>Sauron is defeated in five hits decades before LOTR by a literally who
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>>315334686
I think it's more of a slap to Tolkien's legacy to leave his work to collect dust over allowing people to expand upon it. Describing any deviation as a rape of the source material is childish, it always has been.
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>>315335698
Who gives a shit you fucking nerds
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>>315334686
legally, it isn't possible, even adding in the extra bits of lore in SoM was skirting the line a bit, bastardized as it was even

>>315334462
as a whole narrative from the perspective of a single character it wouldn't be possible, especially as any character that did anything of note during the book died before the end. Maybe it could be done similar to the movie adaptation games for RotK and TTT, where you can have individual missions that give you a choice of a few characters to play as, or maybe even as an RTS, which would probably have a ton of different factions to play as from mission to mission as well

>>315335698
personally I think the Hobbit was a little bit harder on the lore rape than LotR was, but in general you're right, though LotR are really good movies regardless where the Hobbit was shit as both movies and adaptations.
>somebody thought it was a good idea to interpret Sauron as a literal flaming eyeball
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>>315335672
Well, any time someone other than Christopher Tolkien tries to do something original in Tolkien's universe it is ALWAYS shit. Always.
Fixed it for you.
Without Chris we'd never have History of Middle Earth, Silmarilion, Unfinished Tales or Children of Hurin.
Sure he didn't do anything in Unfinished Tales other than publish it, but History of Middle Earth and Silmarilion were written by both his father and himself, since he had to fill in all the unfinished blanks left by JRR. And Children of Hurin was entirely his OC as far as I know.

>>315335842
Yeah anon, I too want a book sequel to Lord of the Rings - The Multicultural Age of Gay King of Gondor, now available exclusively on Amazon Kindle.
Why don't we write Atlas Shrugged sequel too called Atlas Didn't Shrug After All or write a new version of Count of Monte Christo called The Transsexual Baron of Monte Casino: The Truth Behind Monte Christo


ALSO THANKS HIROJEWKI FOR FUCKING UP SHITCHAN SERVERS AND NOT LETTING ME POST YOU FUCKING GOOK FAGGOT
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>>315335680
he disowned his own son for enjoying the movies
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>>315335698
>>315335487
Two Towers is one of the most boring fucking movies in existence.
>muh helms deep battle
Might aswell just skip to it and get it over with.
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>Tolkien never finished his Arthurian poem
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>>315336416
They reconciled recently and he's back on the testament as inheritor of the wealth.

>>315336237
Replying late to you but the fucking servers keep shitting on me.
Legally it's actually fully possible as long as they stick to material present in the appendices or 100% OC.
Basically, what Warner Jews can do right now:
Use material from the Hobbit
Use material from the appendices in Hobbit
Use material from LotR
Use material from appendices in LotR (AND ONLY THE STUFF THAT'S IN APPENDICES, not the "full" versions of them that the appendices reference)
Make OC as long as it's 100% OC

As for game, Silmarilion is so rich in content you could make 3 different BFME games out of that thing alone and still have material for 3 hack and slash games with multiple characters and STILL not adapt it in full.

And finally regarding the movies, I'd say arguably the first Hobbit film is still good outside of literal stone giants, parts of the Goblin Town and Azog's presence.
The second an third are just pure garbage, the second takes the take as the worst though. The third one actually is alright if you just want CGI battles mayhem.

>somebody thought it was a good idea to interpret Sauron as a literal flaming eyeball

Did you know they originally planned to go back on this and have Sauron fight Aragorn 1 vs 1 at the Black Gate? They were going to explain the eye as a spell cast by Sauron, an extension of his will but not literally himself.
Sauron was also supposed to try and trick Aragorn by appearing as Annatar before they'd begin fighting.
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>>315337331
The thing is there Jackson pulled himself back and realized how bad an idea that is and that the triumph of LOTR shouldn't come down to fighting the final boss. In the Hobert movies he just went full autist video game because he didn't give a shit anymore.
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>>315336372
You sound like a purist faggot senpai
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>>315337495
Problem is that Annatar's dialogue was reused for the Mouth of Sauron with minor changes and Aragorn still fights Sauron, it's just that they (poorly) overlayed a CGI troll on top of him in post production to remove Sauron from the scene.
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>>315330732

>You will never play a game where you're a loyal Noldor warrior who marches with Feanor to avenge your king and reclaim the Silmarils from Morgoth.
>Never kill sea elves to claim their boats.
>Never wreck Morgoth's army in the sneak attack only for Feanor to die.
>Never spend 400 years guarding the borders to Morgoth's stronghold while your other fellow elves judge you as a piece of shit for believing in Feanor.
>Your face when ultimately everything was pointless because nobody except the Valar could have ever beaten Morgoth.

It's better this way I think, no video game could ever capture all the feels within the Silmarillion.
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Why not play MUME? It makes Dark Souls look piss easy.
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>>315337331
I suppose using the appendices would give enough information to be able to make a game or two out of, though I haven't gone through them in awhile since I usually just go for the Silmarillion itself instead

I agree with your opinions on the Hobbit films, though I'd argue that the third movie is worse than the second, honestly I think it fails even as a cheap CGI action movie and that bayformers gets the job done better if that's all you want.

>Did you know they originally planned to go back on this and have Sauron fight Aragorn 1 vs 1 at the Black Gate?
I did, here's the video for anyone who wants to watch it, notice how, as >>315337685 points out, Jackson just CGI'ed a troll over him when the decision to cut the fight was made, I believe it was Orlando Bloom's idea to move the lens flare from Sauron himself up to the eye in the release version.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MvcaQg_auk

>>315337863
>you will never get to play as Turin and get dicked by life
Turin lived a hard life
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>>315337989
>A bastardized ascii dorf fort clone with linear maps and awful netcode
>good
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>>315338187

He dicked his sister, that's a plus
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>>315338187

Atleast Turin will get a chance to kill Morgoth in the end of the world, according to Tolkien's writings anyway. Feanor literally has to suck up to the Valar and give his Silmarils over.

FEANOR WAS RIGHT.
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>>315338187
God i would have loved to see that 1v1 fight in an alternative cut
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>>315337863

>Wanting to play with the elven niggers
>Not wanting to play with the superior Sindar
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>>315337989
You mean that old MUD? I played that.
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>>315338236
>dorf fort
>2006
>mume
>1992

okay buddy
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>>315338539
Ancient Noldor were the coolest motherfuckers in the story, and they weren't Mary Sues like their Third Age incarnations.
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>>315330732
too cishet and white
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>>315338539

>Wanting to be an elf who never saw the trees of Valinor.
>So grateful for the Noldor to show up and wreck shit that you don't intervene in any of the battles and just shit talk the hard choices they had to make.
>Eventually get blown out by some dwarfs because your king fucked up and got greedy, his angel wife just skips town after and Doriath goes down without a fight.

I'll give you credit, atleast the Sindar aren't as bad as the Moriquendi.
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>>315338694

And they did everything wrong, the only good Noldor was Fingolfin
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>>315338187
>I agree with your opinions on the Hobbit films, though I'd argue that the third movie is worse than the second, honestly I think it fails even as a cheap CGI action movie and that bayformers gets the job done better if that's all you want.
But the second movie is entirely trash from the point of spiders appearing. It doesn't even have redeemable action scenes. The entirety of lore is filled with rape in that movie. The third one is a lot less offensive in that regard.
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>>315339030

>Jackson decides to make Beorn edgy and 2cool4you and skips out on Gandalf's hilarious slow introduction of all the dwarves as Beorn gets more exasperated.

The movie was trash from the first 10 minutes.
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>>315330732
There were good LOTR games?

I mean, actual good LOTR games other than BFME2? News to me.
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>>315339112

I'm still mad about Fili and Kili's death, they died like little bitches, they were supposed to die defending his uncle's body
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>>315339112
That really is the least offensive part of the movie and forgiveable enough if you consider how bad the next ones are.
>Spiders only being understandable when wearing the ring
>Tombs of the Nazgul
>

>>315339257
Fun fact, BFME2 and Rise of the Witch King were almost entirely made out of appendices and OC.
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>>315330732
Lord of the rings online is still around. It's a wow clone, but a comfy wow clone that takes some liberties with the lore
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>>315339491
What the fuck my post got cut off somehow.
I listed these as most offensive:

>Spiders only being understandable when wearing the ring
>Tombs of the Nazgul
>Legolas and Tauriel
>Thranduil literally using magic
>Barrel scene
>Morgul shaft
>Entirety of Dul Guldur bullshit combined with Sauron and Gandalf 1 vs 1 (1 vs 2 if you count Extended edition where Thrain appears and dies like a bitch)
>Thorin leaving dwarves behind
>Niggers and Gooks in Lake Town
>Master and Not-Grima
>Dildo Faggins taking off the ring while talking with Smaug because he sees a vision of Sauron
>The entire last 20 minutes of the movie with melted gold plot to kill Smaug during the chase scene

I'm sorry but compared to this making Beorn edgier is very fucking tame.
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>>315340067

Well obviously all of that had me raging too, anon. My point was that it was shit from the very beginning and basically showed that the heart/soul of the story was gone from the film. The Hobbit movies couldn't be further than what they were originally. Bilbo is a side character in HIS story, and it's obvious from the very start.
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>>315340256
Dildo was definitely the main character in the first movie though, that's why I said it's serviceable. It's really a decent movie with some lore rape but overall nothing more grievous than elves at Hornburg. The overuse of CGI and bloom are my biggest problems with the first movie.
Second is just irredeemable trash with virtually nothing good about it except maybe the conversation with Smaug which is ruined too by taking the ring off and making Smaug himself into a wyvern.
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>>315339006
What about based Finrod?
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>>315339006
>implying anyone was doing all that great against Morgoth
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>>315340067
>Spiders only being understandable when wearing the ring
>Tombs of the Nazgul
>Spiders only being understandable when wearing the ring
>Tombs of the Nazgul

These were all cool. I just hated that they kept name dropping Sauron. He should have just stayed the Necromancer, and only then hinted after he beats Gandalf that he is someone more powerful than a human magician.
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>>315340627
Wyvern's are still dragons you idiot.
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>>315340876
Ungoliant.
She literally made Morgoth her bitch and made him scream for help so fucking hard the entire Balrog army came to save him.

>>315340990
I love this meme.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyvern
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>>315340990
The point is not that wyverns are or aren't dragons.
The point is that Smaug had 4 appendices, tail and 2 wings in the book. Tolkien even drew him for fucks sake.
Also when most people think dragon, they think the 4 legged beast with wings, not 2 legged reptile with wingarms.
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>>315341128
>>315340990
Tolkien on dragons:
"A serpent creature, but with four legs and claws; his neck varied in length but had a hideous head with long jaws and teeth or snake tongue. He was usually heavily armoured especially on his head and back and flanks. Nonetheless he was pretty bendable (up and down or sideways), could even tie himself in knots on occasion, and had a long powerful tail. . . . Some had wings - the legendary kind of wings that go together with front legs (instead of being front legs gone queer). ... A respectable dragon should be 20 ft or more."

>front legs gone queer
Wyverns BTFO
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>>315340067
I agree that all of that was bullshit and as far as lore rape is concerned the second movie is far guiltier than the third, I just think the third film is worse as a movie, I didn't find the action to be entertaining at all, the movie basically went nowhere for a solid hour, the visuals were hot garbage, the writing was atrocious, the lore rape, while not as extreme in the second movie, was still present, so on so forth. If you really want to cringe, here's a clip form the extended edition which is coming out soon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZiht4YISzw

>>315340691
Finrod is cool, Turgon isn't really that bad either, he just didn't really do anything
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>>315341479
The EE already came out October 20th digitally actually.
And I've seen it last week.
Thorin and his nephews funeral and extended Hobbiton scene make up for the chariot scene.
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If you people think Niggers in Hobbit are bad you haven't seen shit.
Finnish government made a movie about Mannerheim, national hero who saved the country from Soviets, out of tax money.
The movie is set in Kenyan desert, with Mannerheim played by a Nigger and it's a love story.
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>>315341649
>Thorin and his nephews funeral and extended Hobbiton scene make up for the chariot scene.
well that's good to know at least, I haven't actually seen any of the hobbit extended editions, I've been putting them off until all of them were out so that I'd first watch them when I do the inevitable 6 film marathon and then probably never watch them again. I guess I'll have to do that soon then, at least I'll have LotR to look forward to while going through it
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>>315342556
If I may suggest something for LotR, watch Kerr's fanedits.
While still not 100% accurate to the books, it's a much better experience that's way closer to them.
And besides, it will count as something new for you.

I'm talking about these in case you can't find it yourself:
http://www.fanedit.org/ifdb/component/content/article/80-fanedit-listings/fanmix/111-lord-of-the-rings-the-book-i-the-return-of-the-shadow
http://www.fanedit.org/ifdb/component/content/article/80-fanedit-listings/fanmix/112-lord-of-the-rings-the-book-ii-the-ring-goes-south
http://www.fanedit.org/ifdb/component/content/article/80-fanedit-listings/fanmix/124-lord-of-the-rings-the-book-iii-the-treason-of-isengard
http://www.fanedit.org/ifdb/component/content/article/80-fanedit-listings/fanmix/125-lord-of-the-rings-the-book-iv-the-journey-of-the-ringbearers
http://www.fanedit.org/ifdb/component/content/article/80-fanedit-listings/fanmix/144-lord-of-the-rings-the-book-v-the-war-of-the-ring
http://www.fanedit.org/ifdb/component/content/article/80-fanedit-listings/fanmix/145-lord-of-the-rings-the-book-vi-the-end-of-the-third-age

You can find the download links here:
http://fanedit.info/?page_id=9
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>>315342923
seems interesting, thanks for the links, I'll have to check those out sometime when I have the time
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>>315344075
Watch them instead of LotR EE's after watching Hobbit EE's.
It will help take out the bad taste left by Hobbit out of your mouth.
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I feel like any game set in the silmarillion would have trouble conveying enough backstory for it to be interesting to people that haven't read the book.
It would be really cool to play some of the scenarios but I doubt it's ever going to happen.
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There's quite a lot of good, self-contained stuff in the appendices that would work as a game, like the war of Dwarves and Goblins or even post-LOTR stuff like Aragorn fighting the Haradrim.
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>>315344602
I think the silmarillion is better as a Fantasia-style production
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>>315338187
Turins life would be a pretty good story for vidya. It might even work for a movie.
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>>315344878
That's actually a nice idea.
A narrator would allow for a lot of easy exposition without breaking immersion completely.
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>>315345603
>>315344878
Silmarillion is the one thing that would benefit the most from a multi-movie franchise.
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>Story has two villains
>One named Sauron
>The other named Sauronman

What the fuck was Tolkien smoking?
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>>315345736
It's actually Sauronman of the Gay Parade
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>>315337331
The stone giants part was pretty good. I recently reread the book and surprisingly that part was in there. I didn't expect it to be.
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>>315345938
It wasn't in the book. Learn to read. In the book it's just an avalanche, there's no "GIANTS!!!! STORM... GIANTS!!!!!!!!!!!" line in the book. Just "It's a thunderbattle" which refers to the thunderstorm they're in the middle of while also being in the middle of an avalanche on a mountain slope.
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>>315345727
provided it doesn't get butchered like the hobbit movies at least

>>315345603
>glaurung
>winged
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>>315345727
I agree that several movies would be best suited to telling the story but it increases the chance of repeating the hobbit disaster. Also some of the stories are to short to be separate movies but also contain a distinct ending.

>>315346245
Yes, disregard that picture it's quite shit.
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>>315346245
I'm merely saying that it would actually benefit from being a "one book adapted into multi-movie franchise".
Hobbit simply doesn't work by stretching it into 3 movies.
Even making it 2 movies long is a stretch, let alone 3.
But Silmarilion is that rare case of being massively content packed book which makes it perfect for multi movies.
And Jackson has massive hardon for elves and is very biased towards them so I guess he'd feel like in heaven if he got to make a new 6 movie franchise adaptation of Silmarilion.
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>>315346195
The giants were literal though. Tolkien even wanted to include one in LOTR.
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>>315346742
Bait, it was supposed to be an allegory for the two mountains raining down rocks due to thunder.
I bet the next thing you'll say is that Eye of Sauron was also in the books in the literal sense.
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Why is there so much art of Eowyn and the witch king
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>>315347068
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>>315347068
L-Lewd
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>>315347197
They're called shieldmaidens after all.
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>>315336707
I never heard about this. I thought he specifically disliked the Arthurian stuff?
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>>315346524
I suppose your right in that sense, it does loan itself to a multi film adaptation far more than a lot of other books, the hobbit especially

>>315347068
because its a kickass scene in both the book and the movie, so it's inspired a lot of art, some lewder than others apparently

>"Begone, foul dwimmerlaik, lord of carrion! Leave the dead in peace!"
>A cold voice answered: ‘Come not between the Nazgûl and his prey! Or he will not slay thee in thy turn. He will bear thee away to the houses of lamentation, beyond all darkness, where thy flesh shall be devoured, and thy shriveled mind be left naked to the Lidless Eye.”
>A sword rang as it was drawn. “Do what you will; but I will hinder it, if I may.”
>“Hinder me? Thou fool. No living man may hinder me!”
>Then Merry heard of all sounds in that hour the strangest. It seemed that Dernhelm laughed, and the clear voice was like the ring of steel.
“But no living man am I! You look upon a woman. Éowyn I am, Éomund’s daughter. You stand between me and my lord and kin. Begone, if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him.
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>>315347852
Really wish Frazetta had drawn more LOTR but I guess the tits and ass weren't consistent enough throughout the whole story
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Superior Hobbit movie coming through!

Down down to goblin town motherfuckers
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>>315347852
That's a nice Eowyn
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>>315348198
Rankin Bass Hobbit to Jackson LotR really is better transition.
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>>315348153
He DID do more dude.
This dwarves look like shit but his Gandalf is baller as fuck
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>look up if Eowyn's actress made any porn sessions for magazines or lewd scenes or anything like that
>made a full naked lewd scene for some movie
>ITS A SEX SCENE WITH A NIGGER
Never has my boner been deflated so fast.
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>>315348334
Hands down best Gollum design
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>>315348624
Which movie?
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>>315348324
have another one

>>315348543
damn, that Gandalf is pretty baller

>>315348624
>all those aerosmith music videos with 17yo Liv Tyler
thats pretty low of steven tyler to show off his daughter like that, but I accept it
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>>315339257

I liked war in the north. Played similarly to the great hack n slash movie games, but three, people, online multiplayer, and changing clothing/weapons
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>mfw LotR has better CGI than Hobbit in many places
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>>315349006
Contribution appreciated but I already have that one
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>>315348915
"Kin"
There's also full body booty shot in Nostradamus.
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>>315347824
>pig orcs
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It's funny how only art from before (I assume) the movies depict the witch king as transparent.
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>>315349101
I fucking loved War of the Ring.
That game was basically Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance 5 anyway, same developer and engine.
You've got Dark Alliance 1 and 2, then Champion of Norrath which is basically Dark Alliance 3, Champions Return to Arms which is essentially Dark Alliance 4 and then War in the North which makes a 5.
War in the North is also the best of them all and even explains the age old "Why didn't they just use eagles?" question.
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WITCH KING WHERE YO FACE NIGGA
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>>315349478
He's transparent in the movies too though, all Nazgul are.
It's just that we see a "head" because they gave them hoods and WK also got a crown helmet.
Personally my favourite design though is the one from Rise of the Witch King.
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>>315349478
yeah, a lot of the art from after the jackson movies seems to be inspired by the films, even where it's inaccurate
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>>315349873
that was a hard fucking game
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>>315349873
>>315349906
Straight up forgot that he was still transparent since the helmet covers everything.
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>>315350390
Even in Hobbit he's still transparent, just not fully.
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>>315350516
Haven't actually seen the last two hobbit movies.
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>>315350631
i am actually really jelous
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>>315350874

Anyone have the Bane edit?
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>>315335698
>they rape the source material just as much as Hobbit does.
haha what the fuck have you not seen the hobbit? or even read lord of the rings?
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>>315350631
you aren't missing much

>>315350874
>tfw this picture is perfect in every way except for Fingolfin being blonde when he shouldn't be
I used to have this pic as my fucking desktop background until some anon pointed that out to me and its triggered my autism ever since
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>>315351073
You absolute shit. I really liked that picture.
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>>315351026
He's kinda correct though. Jackson deviated from the book in lotr too, it just turned out to be a good movie.
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>>315351250
goddamnit now I feel bad, have another pic as consolation, specifically my other desktop background, not like I haven't posted an image with every post anyway
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>>315351613
Nice, I have trouble finding nice artwork of valinor. It's usually done in some simplistic style or just plain bad.
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>>315351613
>>315351890
I guess I should post the best picture of valinor I've got.
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LOL
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>>315351890
I don't have much artwork of Valinor, but I'm pretty satisfied with most of what I have

>>315352137
its a nice image, but that's not actually Valinor, Illuin was located in the north of Middle Earth IIRC
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>>315352362
cute
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>>315347693
He was writing an epic poem called The Death of Arthur. Had he finished it most likely it would've been the best version of the story. His son actually said it's the biggest loss out of all his unfinished stuff.
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>>315352520
> C'mon Ungoliant, its my turn already..
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>>315352679
>mfw I have that image saved as "Melkor and Ungoliant try gardening.jpg"
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>>315352405
That's what I get for not checking the name when some anon dumps.
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Not too well versed in lotr lore, but is Ungoliant the strongest being in its universe? If she's stronger than Melkor I assume she's stronger than Ancalagon the Black. But surely she's not stronger than Eru?
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>>315351073
>>315351250
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>>315353064
meh, we all make mistakes
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>>315353251
REMOVE AQUABAB
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>every artist ever draws Morgoth like a twenty feet tall thundercock9000 Dark Souls boss
>he was actually stooped and withered from being evil just like Sheev

When will artists get a clue?
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What is it about Tolkien's work that has inspired so many other artists to illustrate the stories he wrote. Considering the fact that he has included an entire creation myth featuring a god like being, angels, demons, and the birth of mankind, his work could be taken as a bible of sorts. Future generations may even mistake it as such.
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>>315353445
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>>315337331
>Did you know they originally planned to go back on this and have Sauron fight Aragorn 1 vs 1 at the Black Gate?

They cgi'd the troll over Sauron actually. That entire fight at the end was originally filmed with Sauron.
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>>315353195
Ungo was driven away by Morgoth and his Balrog's, while Eru could bitchslap them all if he desired.
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>>315353549
Are you retarded? Can you not read? That's exactly what I said.
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>>315353465
You're confusing Morgoth with post-defeat Sauron.
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>>315353465
He managed to slap Fingolfin real good so can't have been too withered.

>>315353224
You're a saviour
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>>315351521
the hobbit was a shitty novel anyway. Tolkien only hit the mark with lotr
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>>315353771
No I'm not Family. Children of Hurin described him as stooped and withered up and speaking in a small sniveling voice when he traps Hurin on the chair.
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>>315353926
Hobbit was a fucking book for children, an extremely successful one at that.

>>315354004
>Children of Hurin
>JRR Canon
Haven't actually read it, but...
Morgoth is clearly described as towering, black armor clad son of a bitch in Silmarilion.
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>>315353649
you didnt say anything about directly slapping the troll on top of sauron. no need to be hostile about it dumbass.
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On the subject of tolkien, which is your favourite song?

Pic related is mine.
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>>315354214
You really need to learn to read you fucking inbred piece of shit that can't even use grammar and capitalization properly.

>>315337685
>it's just that they (poorly) overlayed a CGI troll on top of him in post production to remove Sauron from the scene.
>it's just that they (poorly) overlayed a CGI troll on top of him in post production to remove Sauron from the scene.
>it's just that they (poorly) overlayed a CGI troll on top of him in post production to remove Sauron from the scene.
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>>315354207
the more he used his powers apparently the more it fucked him up physically

>As he spent his might and poured out his power into the very fabric of matter, as well as into all his creations, he grew more stooped and less majestic, and his hands were burned black from the touch of the Silmarils. His eyes shone with a daunting light.
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>>315354376
Hello Reddit!
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>>315354484
The point is that he wore an armor almost 24/7 so you never see his "corrupted" form anyway.
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>>315337331
No, I can'r stand the battles in the third hobbit movie.
It was very well described and then they get everything wrong.
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>>315354590
>OH SHIT HE PROVED ME WRONG
>QUICK, BETTER PULL OUT THE REDDIT AD HOMINEM CARD
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LOTRO is still a pretty solid game to play if you want to explore middle earth.

The mmo features don't really compete anymore (lack of challenging group content is the first that comes to mind), but no other Lord of the Rings game compares in terms of atmosphere and world visuals.

I don't really play it as an mmo, but I go back every few months and always enjoy myself.
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>>315354816
Not even me Kekold

However your mannerisms smack of Reddit

Remove yourself at once from the premises
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>>315341393
>A serpent creature
>still looks like a generic fantasy dragon in the movies
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>>315354886
I really liked it but the implementation of premium content that turbine did was horrible.
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>>315354845
there are better versions of hat scene that have been drawn

>>315354702
THE FATE OF US ALL
LIES DEEP IN THE DARK

I just listened to that album an hour or so ago actually, this thread inspired me to throw it on
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>>315355118
>tfw you forget to post an image
almost feels like a wasted post
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>>315354929
And now the "IT WASN'T ME I SWEAR" damage control card.
Pic related, it's you.
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>>315354376
jesus man no need to get so mad. sorry I didnt read the 2nd post you made when I was still scrolling through the thread for the first time.

i agree with the other guy, you should go back to reddit
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>>315355238
Getting desperate now senpai(ily)
Admit you're outnumbered and should return to whatever 'literature' subreddit you engage in good discourse on back in the depths of Reddit.

Also, >>315354816 did not have proper punctuation.
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>>315354886
My main problem with it is how it's littered with microtransactions and how the art style is waaaaaaaaaaaay too generic medieval with a dose of fantasy.
It doesn't come close to either Tolkien's drawing, the official artworks by other artists or even Hackson's designs from the movies.
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>>315347047
>>315346195
"When he [Bilbo] peeped out in the lightning-flashes, he saw that across the valley the stone-giants were out, and were hurling rocks at one another for a game, and catching them, and tossing them down into the darkness where they smashed among the trees far below, or splinter into little bits with a bang....They could hear the giants guffawing and shouting all over the mountainsides." ~ The Hobbit Chapter IV Over Hill and Under Hill, pages 65-66. Idk what edition it is but it's old as fuck, maybe 1973. Publisher is Ballantine Books. Whether it's an allegory for the storm or not Tolkien wrote stone giants in there. Maybe not the Rock 'Em Sock 'Em shit Jackson had, but still present.
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Game of Thrones is better.
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>>315355069
>>315355382
Yeah the f2p system is incredibly antiquated now. If a dev tried to make people pay micro transactions to unlock certain zones they would be crucified these days.
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>>315355408
My problem with the stone giants was the fact that they were the size of a small mountain.
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>>315355801
>comfy late night european thread

I'm the OP, Eurokek. Last I checked I live in the US of A.
Sorry I can't say the same for you. Maybe if you saved all that vitriol for the hordes of sandpeople you're allowing to ravage your lands, much like the orcs for Middle-Earth, you'd get more done.
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>>315355824
Well when we have Ungoliath and Ancalagon the Black I don't think disproportional sizes are out of the question.
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>>315355801
I'm not either of those two but
I'm actually Canadian
I just want all of you guys to shut the fuck up right now, the last 20 posts or so of this thread have turned into an absolute shitshow
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>>315354886
I miss prime LOTRO so much. I believe if it had a bit more fluid combat, it would have been second only to WoW in terms of player base. Although, I think the slower, less flashy style was more suited to the Tolkien universe.

Exploring that world was an experience and the community was beyond awesome. Shame about the f2p.
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>>315355801
You didn't capitalize Reddit nor European you fucking inbred malnourished Euroshit.
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Holy fucking shit this thread went downhill fast. I hate this place.
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>>315356052
True, but I've always felt that the monstrous creatures from the first age were like myth. So having something as huge and strong in the third age doesn't quite mesh well for me.
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>>315355382
wut. did you only level a character to 10 in bree or something? There are a ton of great looking areas that aren't 'generic medieval' at all.
ered luin
the shire
trollshaws
rivendell
angmar
forochel
the fucking mines of moria
lothlorien
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>>315341479
>that video

Not only was that completely fucking retarded, was anyone else a little off-put by the weirdly light-hearted tone amidst ripping limbs off of goblins and a fucking sextuple troll decapitation?
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Can any of you lotro anons tell me if this map is from some collectors edition.
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>>315356656
Unless it's a huge major battle when a good character is gonna get wrecked, even the LOTR combat scenes were fairly casual in their portrayal of orc deaths. The most prominent I can think of is Pippen and Merry chucking rocks from Treebeard at Isenguard.
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It's getting late in europe, hope someone liked the pictures.
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But Shadow of Mordor completely raped the lore what the fuck are you smoking
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>>315356656
>was anyone else a little off-put by the weirdly light-hearted tone amidst ripping limbs off of goblins and a fucking sextuple troll decapitation?
that's one of the larger problems with the trilogy as a whole I think, the Hobbit was a pretty lighthearted children's book, but the films try to force them to feel more serious, like LotR was, and it just comes out forced and awkward, like the movie doesn't know what it's trying to do. That scene in particular is the logical extreme of that idea, with more blood and gore in a single scene then there really should have been in the whole movie, just casually shrugged off like its all fun and games in the middle of what's supposed to be a serious battle.

>>315357309
I appreciate them anon, there were a lot of pictures you posted that I didn't have saved until now, hopefully you got something out of mine as well.
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>>315357615
>the movie doesn't know what it's trying to do
Its trying to appeal to everybody. It doesnt want to be too kiddy, or too adult, so it just alternates which is retarded. It'd have some redeeming qualities if it wasnt for that. Its just proof that all you need to make a movie is money, not talent or artistic integrity.
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Is Ea a cyclical event? Does the world eventually end, and Eru gathers the Ainur together to sing music once more over and over? It's a theory I've always liked even though there's no real evidence for it. I also like to think that some of the crazy ancient, sometimes dark, purely inexplicable shit are "leftovers' from a previous cycle.

Specifically, I think this is a good way to explain Ungoliant and good old Tom Bomb-a-dillo.
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>>315356784
>90s RPG final dungeon
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>>315358326
At the very start of the Ainulindale, it says that at first there was only Eru, and from him came the Ainur as the offspring of his thought, so unless that specified the start of the cycle, then it can't be cyclic, as it specifies that there was nothing before the Arda we all know and love. There are a multitude of interpretations regarding the fate of Ea and how it pertains to the fate of men, and how that might tie into the second Music of the Ainur. Of course, at its core, Ea was merely an exercise to show Melkor the consequences of his actions to begin with. I think there could definitely be a second phase of existence, though whether Dagor Dagorath is canon is disputed, but personally I don't think its cyclic, but if it is then this is definitely the start of the cycle.

>>315357909
>Its trying to appeal to everybody
and in doing so appeals to nobody
>all you need to make a movie is money, not talent or artistic integrity
amen to that
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>>315349465
I think those are Wheel of time Trollocs.
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>>315354207
The Silmarilion also says Frodo throws the ring into the fire so we can see just how accurate it is.
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>People actually shitting on the movies in this thread.

This is why we can't have nice things. You faggots deserved that Hobbit shit.
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>>315354607
>>315354484
didn't he end up stooped over because the crown inlaid with the silmarils felt impossibly heavy to him, and was constantly dragging his head to the floor during the period where he wore it?
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>>315334686
>hating the LOTR movies
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>>315336465
The ents are comfy anon.
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>>315330732

BFME 1, 2
Return of the king
War in the north
fellowship of the ring
Shadow of mordor
all are good famm
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