Aug 21 2012, 8:24pm
. . . as the other was technically about the posting of all of the pictures, and this one is specifically about Radigast . . . Raddy deserves his own thread!
No, this thread is a good idea . . .
I love Raddy!
However . . . . . . . . .
I'm not loving what I'm seeing. (OW . . . stop yelling at me!)
1) in the picture, Radigast is a little undefined. It hard to clearnly see too much . . .
2) why do he and Bofur have the same style of hat?
3) The look of the staff doesn't surprise me . . . a John Howe drawing from a while back shows the 5 Istari, and Gandalf and Radigast had similar-looking staves.
4) All in all, he has a bit of a mouse like-appearance.
Part of this is probably due to my vision of Radigast, which has always been a bit . . . druid-like (or, druish)(that was for you, Mel!).
I have a friend who has a plethera of animals . . . cats, snakes, birds, ferrets, etc.. He's an old hippie . . . big beard, relatively unkempt hair, big belly. Put him in robes and he would be a neo-druid. For some reason, when I think of Raddy, I think of my friend Kent.
Honestly, to me, Radigast looks like he just crawled out of a cardboard box to go dig thru dumpsters.
OK . . . I'm done . . . proceed to pull out large sticks with which to beat me with.
The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
"Thorin sat up with a start. 'Something is not right,' he muttered to himself as he stood up and
looked towards the mirror . . . . . . . . . 'Durin's bones', he gasped, 'what's happened to my beard?'"