Category: the hobbit

It’s 200 years after the destruction of the ring. Visitors can now do a guided tour of the Misty Mountains down to Gollum’s cave. There’s a gift shop at the bottom. They sell stuffed Gollum plushies for $35.

lay Fingolfin; and Morgoth set his left foot upon his neck,
and the weight of it was like a fallen hill. Yet with his last and desperate stroke Fingolfin hewed the foot with Ringil,
and the blood gashed forth black and smoking and filled the pits of Grond.
Thus died Fingolfin,

Are the Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien considered canon? What about letters that people wrote to him? What about a letter I just wrote to him last week? Trying to find out how hard it would be for Lollo, my Hobbit OC, to star in a series of Lord of the Rings spinoff books that I can claim are official. 

I love the whole “such is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere” quote, but at the end of the Hobbit, Gandalf tells to Bilbo that his luck and adventure was simply part of some even larger story. So small hands do the work because the eyes of the great are elsewhere, except the eyes of the even greater are watching to make sure a Hobbit finds the one ring so it can be destroyed. 

Well, in Dale they say – that Beorn grew three sizes that day. And then – the true meaning of the Battle of Five Armies came through, and Beorn found the strength of ten bears, plus two.

Why was Bilbo’s ring the bridge between the Hobbit and LotR when it so obviously should have been the cup that Bilbo steals. The sequel could have been the Lord of the Cups. Put the cup in the fire and an inscription reveals that it’s Sauron’s personal goblet. If you drink out of it you become immortal. Everyone is afraid of the Cupwraiths. 

The Middle-Earth aesthetics | Thranduil, The King of Fall



Another day of me standing in front of the annual Tolkien Society Conference entrence holding a sign reading “man + dwarf = hobbit.” None of the scholars will make eye contact with me but I know I’m right.

Bilbo “corrupted” the next generation hobbits, but like, to what extent? Merry and Pippin wanted to go on an adventure, but no one did until Frodo. Was the next generation just weird? Constantly stealing cups? Reciting random bits of poetry?