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TheOneRing.net Exclusive: Behold! Thorin Oakenshield and Orcrist!
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Ardamírë
Valinor


Jul 17 2011, 6:34pm

Post #101 of 401 (6542 views)
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Agreed. [In reply to] Can't Post

Cate is breathtaking. And I would add that Liv Tyler possesses the same sort of beauty.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 17 2011, 6:35pm

Post #102 of 401 (6549 views)
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They are Elvish. [In reply to] Can't Post

They are the Angerthas Daeron, developed from the Certhas Daeron; Daeron was the minstrel and chief loremaster of Thingol.

The Dwarves used a variation for their own Angerthas Moria. The big clue in these runes: the one which looks like a "K" was used by the Elves for "R", whereas the Dwarves used it for "J".


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sharpened_graphite
Rivendell

Jul 17 2011, 6:39pm

Post #103 of 401 (6550 views)
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Not quite the way I've imagined Thorin... [In reply to] Can't Post

But I must say that I'm very impressed. The intensity and ferocity of the gaze are striking, and despite the short beard there is still something very much quintessentially dwarvish about him. There's also a sense of haggardness, with the sunken eyes and the bristly moustache that's quite appropriate. I do wish he had a longer beard and more grey in his hair, but all in all consider me sold.

Oh, and Orcrist is very cool.


(This post was edited by sharpened_graphite on Jul 17 2011, 6:42pm)


redgiraffe
Rohan

Jul 17 2011, 6:41pm

Post #104 of 401 (6567 views)
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Anyone notice the scabbard on his back? [In reply to] Can't Post

I was thinking it would be since Orcrist is soooo huge for him. Looks like I was right!

And Armitage looks perfect!

-Sir are you classified as human
-Negative, I am a meat-popsicle


Pipe Dream
Gondor


Jul 17 2011, 6:41pm

Post #105 of 401 (6492 views)
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Sweeeeeet! [In reply to] Can't Post

What happened? I was only gone for a few hours picking blueberries. I like him. Thorin looks pretty cool to me. It's about time for a TORn exclusive!

"There is a long road yet," said Gandalf. "But it is the last road," said Bilbo.

(This post was edited by Pipe Dream on Jul 17 2011, 6:41pm)


Gandalf'sMother
Rohan

Jul 17 2011, 6:44pm

Post #106 of 401 (6595 views)
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Untidy [In reply to] Can't Post

Is an attractive look to many women, I believe. A bit of roughness and untidiness is not always to be frowned upon. Unless, of course, we are catering to the teenaged set...


xy
Rohan

Jul 17 2011, 6:46pm

Post #107 of 401 (6474 views)
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Cool Thorin [In reply to] Can't Post

Looking a bit younger than I imagined but they definitely got the pride & determination look right. The best of the lot, next to Balin and Gloin !

Others are nice, minus the missing beard on one or two Dwarves.

And I predict Kili will be the "Legolas" of LOTR - the heart throb actor.


(This post was edited by xy on Jul 17 2011, 6:50pm)


Snulle
Bree

Jul 17 2011, 6:47pm

Post #108 of 401 (6491 views)
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Nice! [In reply to] Can't Post

I actually thought it was the edge of a shield first but of course it is the scabbard!
Once again Orcrist is one of the finest swords I've ever seen in any movies including the Atlantean sword of Conan which I hold as one of the best sword designs ever made.


Phibbus
Rohan


Jul 17 2011, 6:50pm

Post #109 of 401 (6515 views)
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Beat me to it [In reply to] Can't Post

Hehe... They got the mode right Laugh. I still wonder if the inscription shouldn't be in Tengwar, though, since Tolkien tells us the early Cirth were primarily Sindarin, and that they were adapted for non-Sindarin sounds by the Noldor of Eregion. Seems to me the Tengwar would have been more used by Turgon and the isolationists in Gondolin, even for inscriptions.

Geek button to off, now.

Man is but an ass if he go about to expound this dream.

(This post was edited by Phibbus on Jul 17 2011, 6:51pm)


lindorian
The Shire

Jul 17 2011, 6:51pm

Post #110 of 401 (6460 views)
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Teeth [In reply to] Can't Post

They don't look like his own teeth. So we've got fake nose, forehead, brows, teeth.. The only thing that says Armitage are the piercing eyes.


ByThorinsBeard
Rohan

Jul 17 2011, 6:58pm

Post #111 of 401 (6356 views)
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thank you Altiara [In reply to] Can't Post

I look forward to being here, university and job notwithstanding.

And I look forward to reading so many more of the great posts here. May contribute a few too.

My thanks for the welcome and again, congratulations on THE reveal.

> re: Thorin's teeth > the glint of the Arkenstone perhaps?


Ravenry
The Shire


Jul 17 2011, 7:07pm

Post #112 of 401 (6337 views)
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teeth [In reply to] Can't Post

Suspect they are. he had the whole lot veneered sometime in 2006. Just before he did The Impressionists. before that he had classic grew up in the 1970's British teeth.

Yes I know I'm anal knowing that. Crazy


redgiraffe
Rohan

Jul 17 2011, 7:08pm

Post #113 of 401 (6410 views)
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LOL, [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm pretty sure those are HIS teeth

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Kyriel
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 17 2011, 7:11pm

Post #114 of 401 (6465 views)
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Surely you're not implying that I'm a teenager? ;-P [In reply to] Can't Post

I just like my men...pretty. Wink


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Phibbus
Rohan


Jul 17 2011, 7:11pm

Post #115 of 401 (6370 views)
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Funny [In reply to] Can't Post

So you're telling us he had already saved them the trouble of creating prosthetic teeth. I wonder if this was a pro in favor of his ultimate casting... budget considerations and all that Tongue

Man is but an ass if he go about to expound this dream.


Ermanatar
The Shire


Jul 17 2011, 7:17pm

Post #116 of 401 (6439 views)
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Oops!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

I think I just crapped my pants... This has to be the best representation of a Thorin Oakenshield I have ever seen. GREAT JOB, PETER JACKSON!!!! BRAVO!!! BRAVO!!!

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Rosebud
The Shire

Jul 17 2011, 7:24pm

Post #117 of 401 (6381 views)
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human, all too human... [In reply to] Can't Post

Like Fili and Kili, he looks just like a human in terms of proportions. Would have preferred a stockier build and a proper beard. Also, Thorin is supposed to be 17 years older than Balin, which is hard to believe from these photos.


Marillë by the Sea
Rivendell


Jul 17 2011, 7:29pm

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I don't think it's a goatee [In reply to] Can't Post


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Love the Padawan braid, but I don't care for the goatee. Apparently the nobility doesn't care for beards, young or old… I'd have preferred a full, if short, beard to the goatee, but it looks good on Armitage and is at least consistent for the family group.


If you look closely his beard goes all the way around his jaw. But yes, it is a bit short.


fifa15m
Registered User

Jul 17 2011, 7:30pm

Post #119 of 401 (6544 views)
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Can we discuss the hobbit without these types of comments... [In reply to] Can't Post

thanks


Ruijor
Rohan


Jul 17 2011, 7:31pm

Post #120 of 401 (6399 views)
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I´m quite surprised in a positive way... [In reply to] Can't Post

Althought he looks a little too young and human I no longer see Richard Armitage´s face in there, at least no in this picture. The sword has wonderful design.

Congratulations to TORn for this exclusive!


Faenoriel
Tol Eressea


Jul 17 2011, 7:33pm

Post #121 of 401 (6330 views)
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Yes, I've heard people say she isn't pretty enough [In reply to] Can't Post

As for me, I think Cate is *gorgeous*. She is as beautiful as a human female can be asked to be.

However, she isn't as pretty as Galadriel is in my imagination. No woman is. Because the Eldarin beauty is unreacheable to us.

Just like Lúthien can't be played by any mortal woman. Her overwhelming beauty must forever remain in the realm of our imagination.

Plus, I think we should have buried Tolkien in a larger coffin, he probably cant turn very well in his. -Rossmonster


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Jul 17 2011, 7:35pm

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Haaaaahahahaha! Thanks, perfect! :) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Jul 17 2011, 7:35pm

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Welcome fifa! [In reply to] Can't Post

As long as comments are within the Terms of Service guidelines, anyone's comments are welcome here. I believe the comment was meant as a bit of light humor and wasn't meant to offend. Smile

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Daisy Gold
The Shire

Jul 17 2011, 7:37pm

Post #124 of 401 (6334 views)
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Thorin looks so stunning! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thorin looks amazing. Though he is younger than what I have always thought in my head he has the necessary characteristics. He is fierce, charismatic and kingly. I can’t wait to see him in action.Cool Heart


Spencissimus
Lorien


Jul 17 2011, 7:38pm

Post #125 of 401 (6399 views)
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What's wrong with it? [In reply to] Can't Post

Does discussing the Hobbit mean I have to forgoe a sense of humour? Jeez!

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