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TheOneRing.net Exclusive: Behold! Thorin Oakenshield and Orcrist!
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mulubinba
Rivendell

Jul 18 2011, 9:17am

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Runes and Ring [In reply to] Can't Post

I've just been checking this out too Smile Angerthas Daeron was used for inscriptions and carvings. I found it hard to find a match for "R" so thanks for clearing that up.

While I am still in geek mode, did you notice Thorin has the dwarven rune (or is it dwarf rune?) for "T" on the ring of his right hand? I haven't been able to make out the other symbols on the ring though.


(This post was edited by mulubinba on Jul 18 2011, 9:17am)


stormcrow20
Gondor


Jul 18 2011, 9:37am

Post #227 of 401 (5821 views)
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Hail Thorin, King Under the Mountain! [In reply to] Can't Post

Or is that a wild man of Dunland? Tongue

I'm not thrilled with his appearance...but I'm not exactly disappointed, either. Regardless, I am confident in Richard's performance, and I can't wait to see him in action!

For some reason, I want to see his hair pulled back.

I love the costume and the armor. I really like the rings, but I wonder if people will think they are of the Seven.

Orcrist! Biter at last! I love it. It's beautiful. And it looks great in the hands of a dwarf!

Oh, how I wish Toy Biz were still around. Each of these photos has left me yearning for a nice set of action figures. I really, desperately hope another company will step up and give us Hobbit figures of matching quality!



A greenlight from the shadows shall spring!


Patty
Immortal


Jul 18 2011, 9:47am

Post #228 of 401 (5779 views)
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I can't imagine that some business won't step in... [In reply to] Can't Post

too much money to be made here. Who knows, maybe there will be some more Burger King toys?Laugh

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Pipe Dream
Gondor


Jul 18 2011, 10:02am

Post #229 of 401 (5669 views)
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Do you mean the hilt? [In reply to] Can't Post


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It looks like the pommel is only half a curve...

I did notice that what little pommel area is shown is rather blade like.



It may just be the pommel or an artifact, but I wonder if they are trying to pull a Darth Maul on us with a another blade?

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


Delrond
Rohan


Jul 18 2011, 10:05am

Post #230 of 401 (5735 views)
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Gray [In reply to] Can't Post

To me, the portrayal of Thorin in action will determine his believability. He's not book Thorin, and if I passed him on the street or was charged with picking him out of a line-up, I'd fail to recognize him on both counts. Balin is distinctly gray and I would have been more troubled had he not been. Smile

Things are now in motion that cannot be undone.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 18 2011, 10:14am

Post #231 of 401 (5666 views)
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Heh! [In reply to] Can't Post

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Well, this thread has gotten so long, it's a wonder you could find this, I was almost going to link to it for you! Laugh


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915




edinlin
Registered User

Jul 18 2011, 10:15am

Post #232 of 401 (5726 views)
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Thorin action figure [In reply to] Can't Post

I want a Thorin action figure. He can have battles with my Guy of Gisborne action figureCool

Thorin looks fantastic.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 18 2011, 10:22am

Post #233 of 401 (5698 views)
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What is curious about THAT rune... [In reply to] Can't Post

is that it is "R" in Angerthas Moria (LotR Appendices), but if you use the runes found on Thror's Map, it is a "T".

Tolkien drew that Map before he'd settled on the runes used in LotR.

I think the other sides of that ring are only designs.


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915




dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 18 2011, 10:24am

Post #234 of 401 (5692 views)
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Bwhahaha! Gramma, that pic is perfect! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915




willowing
Lorien

Jul 18 2011, 10:28am

Post #235 of 401 (5808 views)
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Thorin or Richard(in disguise)... [In reply to] Can't Post

could pass as the twin brother for Nicholas Cage.Cool Would be nice to see their stunt doubles.Smile


Maiarmike
Grey Havens


Jul 18 2011, 10:36am

Post #236 of 401 (5727 views)
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Actually, you know who he kind of reminds me of? [In reply to] Can't Post

Rocker/director Rob Zombie, heh. Cool

"I warn you, if you bore me, I shall take my revenge"
--J.R.R. Tolkien

"Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules."
--Walter Sobchak

(This post was edited by Maiarmike on Jul 18 2011, 10:38am)


mulubinba
Rivendell

Jul 18 2011, 10:45am

Post #237 of 401 (5693 views)
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Ring rune [In reply to] Can't Post

I didn't realise there was Angerthas Erebor as well until I explored this further.

I think it is appropriate that they used the runic alphabet from Thror's map though.

Fantastic details on this costume. Smile


Kyriel
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 18 2011, 11:11am

Post #238 of 401 (5648 views)
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*Very* nice! [In reply to] Can't Post

I like the way you've brightened the Dwarves' coloring, and putting Thorin above them instead of in the middle of them works wonderfully.


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Kyriel
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 18 2011, 11:16am

Post #239 of 401 (5667 views)
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Gah, I wish you hadn't said that! [In reply to] Can't Post

Now I'll never be able to take movie-Thorin seriously again! CrazyWink


Those left standing will make millions writing books on the way it should have been. --Incubus


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 18 2011, 11:32am

Post #240 of 401 (5609 views)
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Of "T" and "TH"... [In reply to] Can't Post

It just occurred to me: Why was the rune for "T" used, and not the rune for "TH"? On the Map, Tolkien used the Old English thorn for "TH".

Thorin, Thrain, Thror..."TH" all.

Unless it is, that the designs on the sides of the ring are "stylized" thorns. That is quite possible, it looks like two "TH"s back-to-back, much like the back-to-back "R"s in the JRRT logo.

So that may be it: "T" on top, but a double "TH" on each side. I wonder who designed that ring?


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915




mulubinba
Rivendell

Jul 18 2011, 11:46am

Post #241 of 401 (5576 views)
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Off to .. [In reply to] Can't Post

....check my dwarf runes. You're right! i'd forgotten about the TH being one rune. I like the idea of the side symbols being stylized thorns.


Flagg
Tol Eressea


Jul 18 2011, 11:58am

Post #242 of 401 (5720 views)
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Ian McShane as Thorin Oakenshield (photoshop) [In reply to] Can't Post



I'm a bit rubbish at image editing, and I couldn't even bring myself to confront the task of whitening his hair, but this is essentially how I'm going to imagine Thorin from now on.


Flagg
Tol Eressea


Jul 18 2011, 12:00pm

Post #243 of 401 (5627 views)
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Just a touch of hyperbole [In reply to] Can't Post

Most dragons in western popular culture resemble big muscular dinosaurs with wings attached to their backs, as opposed to the more elegant wyrms who inhabit Tolkien's world.


Flagg
Tol Eressea


Jul 18 2011, 12:02pm

Post #244 of 401 (5540 views)
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reags
Rivendell


Jul 18 2011, 12:03pm

Post #245 of 401 (5557 views)
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Hey that's a pretty decent Photo-chop job! [In reply to] Can't Post

I actually like the look of yours - the saggy eyes and cheek bones showing the age while the eyes look like it has a thousand tales to share.

The current Thorin is alright I guess since I wasn't sure how to picture him, but the more I look at him, the more he looks like a descendant of Cpt. Jack Sparrow.

Arrrr shivers me timbers!

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Maiarmike
Grey Havens


Jul 18 2011, 12:06pm

Post #246 of 401 (5613 views)
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Woah! [In reply to] Can't Post

That scares me a bit! Shocked

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--J.R.R. Tolkien

"Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules."
--Walter Sobchak


Flagg
Tol Eressea


Jul 18 2011, 12:11pm

Post #247 of 401 (5582 views)
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Well, it should [In reply to] Can't Post

Thorin can be a pretty scary fellow perhaps most memorably so when he attempts to kill the treacherous Bilbo towards the end of the book.


chrismortega
Bree


Jul 18 2011, 12:13pm

Post #248 of 401 (5701 views)
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My updated photoshop of all dwarves plus bilbo and gandalf [In reply to] Can't Post

...and through the magic of digital editing, Thorin has been reunited with the top of his head!

http://i.imgur.com/kyppa.jpg

"It was deliberate, it was deliberate..."


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Jul 18 2011, 12:49pm

Post #249 of 401 (5576 views)
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Fantastic! [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks again to you, and everyone, who takes the time to do these. They really help put everything in context. Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



TORn Calendar


Vellamo
Rivendell


Jul 18 2011, 12:57pm

Post #250 of 401 (5530 views)
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A perfect compromise [In reply to] Can't Post

Yup, slightly younger than the book suggests but fortunately older than many have dreaded Weta will portray him. I'm quite happy with this!

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