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Storywise, it may matter.


Jan 5 2013, 12:16am

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Storywise, it may matter. [In reply to] Can't Post

200 years means a few generations for mankind, making the destruction a thing of the relative past. 60 years on the other hand means some men who still live might have been there, like Bard's father (or maybe even Bard himself), making it all the more personal for Bard (this is what I suspect is a big part of the reasoning behind it). In such a case, the difference between 200 and 60 isn't just a number, but something that may suggest what kind of story they're telling.

Less relevant perhaps (in that it doesn't directly impact the story), it also means possibly changing the age of some of the dwarves. The claim that Fíli and Kíli haven't seen Erebor, for example, makes little sense if it was lost 60 years ago yet they are in their late 70:ies (Kíli) and early 80:ies (Fíli).

(This post was edited by Macfeast on Jan 5 2013, 12:22am)

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The time between the fall of Erebor and The Unexpected Party easterlingchief1 Send a private message to easterlingchief1 Jan 4 2013, 7:05pm
    And what happened 400 years ago, anyway? N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jan 4 2013, 7:18pm
        I think the "watchful peace" was after the Angmar battle, painjoiker Send a private message to painjoiker Jan 4 2013, 7:27pm
        The general notion is AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jan 4 2013, 7:52pm
            Myths vary depending on the telling percy Send a private message to percy Jan 4 2013, 8:12pm
                The Retelling of Myths: Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska Jan 4 2013, 10:32pm
    Does it really matter? gar-mogoth Send a private message to gar-mogoth Jan 4 2013, 7:27pm
        Not really. easterlingchief1 Send a private message to easterlingchief1 Jan 4 2013, 8:54pm
        Storywise, it may matter. Macfeast Send a private message to Macfeast Jan 5 2013, 12:16am
    Vagueness Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 4 2013, 7:48pm
    Shouldn't Thorin appear older/greyer then? Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Jan 4 2013, 9:09pm
    Book vs. film Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jan 5 2013, 6:48pm


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