Category: the hobbit

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I know Gandalf wanted Smaug to be killed to he couldn’t align with Sauron, but seriously Smaug is the laziest dragon ever. How was Sauron supposed to use him for evil when all he wants to do is sleep on a pile of gold?

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Balin: The hills are alive with the sound of music!

Bilbo: What?

Goblins: Clap! Snap! the black crack!
Grip, grab! Pinch, nab! 
And down down to Goblin-town
You go, my lad!

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Witch King: 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. 

Eowyn: What…what do you mean? What do you do to people there?

Witch King: We make them watch the extended editions, every day. 

Eowyn: Extended editions of what?

Wotch King: The Hobbit Trilogy! Muahahahaha. 

Eowyn: Noooooooo

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I’m really glad that Tolkien decided at the last minute to scrap having Bilbo and the dwarves create a giant papier-mâché female dragon, complete with lipstick and long eyelashes, to lure Smaug out of the mountain so they could steal the gold while Smaug tried to woo it. It was a weird idea and I can’t believe how close that came to being in the final version.

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If Harry Potter takes place in the 90′s, in England, why have none of the kids read the Hobbit? None of the 1st years mention that Dumbledore reminds them of Gandalf? Not even the ones from muggle families? Just seems a little unrealistic. 

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Smaug: I kill where I wish and none dare resist. I laid low the warriors of old and their like is not in the world today. Then I was but young and tender. Now I am old and strong, strong strong.

Bilbo: So let me get this right. You’ve been sitting in this mountain for the past 150 years, basically just sleeping. 

Smaug: Yeah. 

Bilbo: And you literally just said you were old. 

Smaug: Yeah. 

Bilbo: And we’re supposed to believe that you’re at the height of your power now?

Drawbacks to me as a teacher

Now for this equation, you need to multiply the number outside of the parentheses on everything inside of them – just like orcs were multiplying in the mountains at the start of the Lord of the Rings. Tolkien tells us that to paint a different atmosphere from the more leisurely and light tone in the Hobbit, where Bilbo’s journey was more self-contained and 

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“It simply isn’t an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.”

J.R.R. Tolkien

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The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales, both by J.R.R. Tolkien. These are the Harper Collins hardback editions, featuring some of Tolkien’s original artwork on the covers.