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Apr 20, 4:16pm

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I have quibbles.

Oh, I don't mind the overall design, though I was still hoping to see a six-limbed Smaug (four legs plus a pair of wings). The final design worked well visually. I do think that both Smaug and the treasure/treasure chamber were just too big. Our dragon is as much as five times the size he appears to be in the book according to Tolkien's own illustrations. This exaggeration was the reason why an over-sized Black Arrow needed to be introduced along with all the baggage that went with it (the windlance and Bard's improvised ballista).

Smaug's design in the animated Hobbit television movie was deliberately a bit cat-like to reflect his nature (avaricious and evilly playful).

"I may be on the side of the angels, but do not think for one second that I am one of them." - Sherlock

(This post was edited by Otaku-sempai on Apr 20, 4:17pm)

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Post edited by Otaku-sempai (Immortal) on Apr 20, 4:17pm

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