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Wash Post: Tolkien fans re-enact 'The Hobbit' in the woods of the Czech Republic

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Jun 2 2011, 7:40am

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Wash Post: Tolkien fans re-enact 'The Hobbit' in the woods of the Czech Republic Can't Post

The Washington Post has posted a series of photos from the Tolkien reenactment that takes place every spring in Doksy, Czech Republic. There are some amazing costumes and battles showcased, but we do have to point out one small detail. We don't think the warrior with the bikini briefs was a core character in Tolkien's Middle-earth. Probably a rogue, yet eccentric, Orc. :P [Gallery]


B.R.n
The Shire

Jun 2 2011, 2:50pm

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ignorant westerner [In reply to] Can't Post

The "what" republic?! >:)


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Jun 2 2011, 11:20pm

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Remember Czechoslovakia? [In reply to] Can't Post

In 1993, it split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Czech Republic is the part that used to be known as Bohemia. It borders Germany, Poland, and Austria.

Silverlode

"Of all faces those of our familiares are the ones both most difficult to play fantastic tricks with, and most difficult really to see with fresh attention. They have become like the things which once attracted us by their glitter, or their colour, or their shape, and we laid hands on them, and then locked them in our hoard, acquired them, and acquiring ceased to look at them.
Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else [make something new], may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds. The gems all turn into flowers or flames, and you will be warned that all you had (or knew) was dangerous and potent, not really effectively chained, free and wild; no more yours than they were you."
-On Fairy Stories


Silverlode
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Jun 2 2011, 11:21pm

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Wow, some of those costumes and makeup are really impressive! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Silverlode

"Of all faces those of our familiares are the ones both most difficult to play fantastic tricks with, and most difficult really to see with fresh attention. They have become like the things which once attracted us by their glitter, or their colour, or their shape, and we laid hands on them, and then locked them in our hoard, acquired them, and acquiring ceased to look at them.
Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else [make something new], may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds. The gems all turn into flowers or flames, and you will be warned that all you had (or knew) was dangerous and potent, not really effectively chained, free and wild; no more yours than they were you."
-On Fairy Stories


pandoraziki
Rivendell

Jun 3 2011, 2:09am

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As I am Czech [In reply to] Can't Post

I feel slightly offended by your question and all I can really say is: "Google"


squire
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Jun 4 2011, 4:35am

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Bohemia AND Moravia [In reply to] Can't Post

I know a married couple from the former Czechoslovakia. He was Czech, she was Slovak. They joke that they're still married, but the country they were born in got a divorce.

I knew the tiniest bit of the history of their country when I first met them, and they were so impressed. Most American high school history courses skip the tangled history of Central Europe. The Czechs and Slovaks are the original "people of whom we know nothing", in the infamous words of Neville Chamberlain, confessing an ignorance that led to world war.



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Jun 4 2011, 7:18pm

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Yes, thanks for the correction. [In reply to] Can't Post

Some of my ancestors in the German line were originally from Bohemia, and I did a school report on Czechoslovakia in grade school, so I learned some about the country then and I've always been interested, but I certainly don't qualify as well-informed on the subject.

Geography and the history of other nations is a bit of a blank in most history courses, so (like so many other things) it is left to one to self-educate if one has the interest. Fortunately, I like learning new things. Smile

Silverlode

"Of all faces those of our familiares are the ones both most difficult to play fantastic tricks with, and most difficult really to see with fresh attention. They have become like the things which once attracted us by their glitter, or their colour, or their shape, and we laid hands on them, and then locked them in our hoard, acquired them, and acquiring ceased to look at them.
Creative fantasy, because it is mainly trying to do something else [make something new], may open your hoard and let all the locked things fly away like cage-birds. The gems all turn into flowers or flames, and you will be warned that all you had (or knew) was dangerous and potent, not really effectively chained, free and wild; no more yours than they were you."
-On Fairy Stories

 
 

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