The Various Works of J.R.R. Tolkien

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An animated Hobbit? I didn't know that existed! Yeah, I guess it would be kind of long...
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It does, it's how my parents introduced me to Tolkien's work as a child.
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Then you were immediately repelled because that thing is pretty damn awful?
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I'm getting mixed feelings about this now. Part of me feels that I have to see this, but part of me feels that it will make me like the Hobbit less if it is as horrible as you make it sound... Hm, should I go search for it?
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I honestly haven't seen it since 7th grade, making it like 8 years ago or something. I just remember it wasn't that good. It isn't the worst thing ever. I exaggerate sometimes.
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Frostbite wrote:Then you were immediately repelled because that thing is pretty damn awful?
Surprisingly not, I wound up watching the movies and am reading the Hobbit now then I'll read Fellowship of the Ring
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I got my dad into Harry Potter as a kid and ended up reading The Hobbit because he was all like "Yes honey, those are very nice stories, and I like them too, but this is how it STARTED!" and I loved it. It was another couple years before I was able to get through the Lord Of The Rings volumes, but it's an incredible story. I think a lot of the reason people have such a hard time with Tolkien is that when he writes the histories of Arda (including here the end of the third age) he writes about the places the characters went and the things they accomplished more then who they were and how they felt, which is hard to absorb when most stories are so character driven. Basically, what I'm saying is that so many people have a hard time getting into it because they're experiencing the story from the point of view of someone who cares more about the fate of the world then the misery of any one character, which is hard to swllow in this egocentric* age.


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MolochTheMemeEater wrote:I got my dad into Harry Potter as a kid
YOU HAVE A TIME MACHINE!?!?!?!?!

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Lethal Interjection wrote:
MolochTheMemeEater wrote:I got my dad into Harry Potter as a kid
YOU HAVE A TIME MACHINE!?!?!?!?!
Yes, because he obviously meant that he went back in time with his Harry Potter books and gave them to his dad when his dad was a kid. Or maybe his dad still was a kid when Moloch was born, then Moloch started reading at a very early age and introduced his dad to the books then (when his dad was still very young, in his teens or something). There are so many possibilities for interpretation here!
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Lehooooo0000oooooo0000000ooooo0000oooo0000oooo00o wrote: Yes, because he obviously meant that he went back in time with his Harry Potter books and gave them to his dad when his dad was a kid. Or maybe his dad still was a kid when Moloch was born, then Moloch started reading at a very early age and introduced his dad to the books then (when his dad was still very young, in his teens or something). There are so many possibilities for interpretation here!







































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**her

Seriously guys, this happens too often for a forum that we've already discovered is almost a tacofest*.

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Well yes, for the internet that pretty much is a tacofest.
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There are just too many tacos here... Wait, what?

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That makes me think... would hermaphrodites be sausage tacos?
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I think that when a lot of hermaphrodites are together there is rarely time for discussions of semantics*.


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