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Spiders in Mirkwood.
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Jan 25 2013, 3:38am

Post #1 of 30 (1313 views)
Spiders in Mirkwood. Can't Post

Deserve a " thread" of their own?
We know PJ
hates spiders.. so why & how
can he really creep Us out?

with the whole.. idea
of many Sizes of spiders quiety?
Stocking our Company
With (creepy.. David Cronenberg)
music from Howard Shore
Like.."The Fly" To produce
the most amazing. .horrific scene?"

Sure... SHELOB..
was more or less?

... but, her babies?


Tol Eressea

Jan 25 2013, 4:57am

Post #2 of 30 (648 views)
sssssspidersssssssssssssss [In reply to] Can't Post

Sadly, my favorite superhero is ...


My cousin is....

a PhD bearing entomologist.

I rescue spiders from the sink, the tub, my kayak, and shriek at folks who try to stomp them.

They eat bugs, they are my friends.

Spawn of Shelob... well... now.... that might be different. Though I'd find a giant shopping mall a lot scarier...

Go outside and play...


Jan 25 2013, 7:25am

Post #3 of 30 (617 views)
Spiders [In reply to] Can't Post

I think the Mirkwood spiders won't be as scary as Shelob (and hopefully not as big -- probably the same size as the ones seen trying to get into Radagast's house). It's the sheer multitude of them that is going to make them scary.

In the book Bilbo keeps chopping and chopping and there are more and more spiders coming. Might be a pretty gross scene to watch actually... Tongue

Tol Eressea

Jan 25 2013, 7:35am

Post #4 of 30 (597 views)
bleargh [In reply to] Can't Post

...maybe the sword should have been named ... Cuisinart...

Go outside and play...


Jan 25 2013, 8:13am

Post #5 of 30 (582 views)
I do wonder [In reply to] Can't Post

Most of the film, even places that are dark, are well lit for screen viewing purposes. Now this means Mirkwood just has to be a bit dimmer since there's no torches like Goblin Town.

The spiders' lair could be really dim and spooky with all the webs.

I wonder if there will be 'other victims' hanging up like in Shelob's Lair.


Jan 25 2013, 9:10am

Post #6 of 30 (581 views)
I'd like the film to have no spiders at all.... [In reply to] Can't Post

...so's I could watch it with my eyes open.

I know - no chance at all! Wink


Jan 25 2013, 10:01am

Post #7 of 30 (556 views)
already been done ;) [In reply to] Can't Post

i wonder where jk rowlng got all her ideas from eh.....

if bilbo wore glasses this could be the hobbit!


"You Tolkien to me?!" - Hobbit de Niro


Jan 25 2013, 12:03pm

Post #8 of 30 (511 views)
Aside from her?... can we get back on topic? [In reply to] Can't Post

A 3D cinema device
... that could be beyond belief?

Hundreds of different sized spiders
dropping down from above...or from the audience?
on Thin Sticky threads
with Howard's creepiest.. music scaring.. The pantaloonies
off.. each dwarf?

Especially us
... in the audience.




Jan 25 2013, 12:24pm

Post #9 of 30 (492 views)
3d cinema device? [In reply to] Can't Post

i was just pointing out a similar mirkwood spider type scene in another big fantasy film!

thats very on topic!!

a 3d cinema device isnt!

"You Tolkien to me?!" - Hobbit de Niro


Jan 25 2013, 12:34pm

Post #10 of 30 (493 views)
Sorry JF [In reply to] Can't Post

Bomby never has seen anything
And refuses to see anything

JKR..(Ripofff)..Has done.

Rowling in Gold?.. Pure case of Dragon sickness.


Jan 25 2013, 12:36pm

Post #11 of 30 (500 views)
. [In reply to] Can't Post

why do you speak in first person?

"You Tolkien to me?!" - Hobbit de Niro


Jan 25 2013, 4:01pm

Post #12 of 30 (437 views)
JF...the answer is... [In reply to] Can't Post

When TB&G (TommyTunefull & your GalPal Goldberry)
discovered theOneRing.net
Together we posted.
...in Tandem

now that she has Passed-Into-The-West...
There's only bomby

She was something you missed this lifetime..
Yet?.. she is waiting over the Sea
and Dancing with Luthien
forever more.

She is often seen
sitting at the knee...of our Professor
as he reads Aloud.. to all Of
his Immortal Elves.

Bomby will save a Warm Seat
for each of you..


Jan 25 2013, 6:14pm

Post #13 of 30 (400 views)
I'm really hoping [In reply to] Can't Post

that PJ follows a bit closely to the book for the Mirkwood Spiders, being "quick" and varied, and lets Bilbo handle them and not the dwarves. This is a pivotal growing period for Bilbo where he really starts to take charge of the entire group. Hopefully Thorin doesn't take away some of that from Bilbo on the screen.

Bilbo, Bilbo! Bilbo Baggins,
He's only three feet tall.
Bilbo, Bilbo! Bilbo Baggins,
The bravest little hobbit of them all.

-Leonard Nimoy

The Prancing Pony

Jan 25 2013, 6:19pm

Post #14 of 30 (397 views)
ugh [In reply to] Can't Post

Ah, I know what you mean. There will be far too many legs for my taste.
Why is it always spiders? Why can't they be captured by gigantic mice?

I wonder if I will ever be able to watch that scene with my eyes open.
They will probably make use of the 3D here and let them come from above *shudder*.

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."

Registered User

Jan 25 2013, 6:31pm

Post #15 of 30 (398 views)
spiders [In reply to] Can't Post

Are the spiders from the Radagast scene in the movie the same as the spiders from Mirkwood?

(This post was edited by Ataahua on Jan 25 2013, 7:59pm)


Jan 25 2013, 6:47pm

Post #16 of 30 (391 views)
I'm smiling just thinking of the gigantic mice.... [In reply to] Can't Post

I could watch them!

Aragalen the Green

Jan 25 2013, 7:07pm

Post #17 of 30 (396 views)
I suspect so, [In reply to] Can't Post

at least probably very similar, as Radagast's home (and Dol Guldur) are also located in Mirkwood, farther south than where the Company will travel.

There it is: dwarves are not heroes, but calculating folk with a great idea of the value of money; some are tricky and treacherous and pretty bad lots; some are not, but are decent enough people like Thorin and Company, if you don't expect too much.


Jan 25 2013, 7:34pm

Post #18 of 30 (369 views)
Giant Mice? [In reply to] Can't Post

Yes, dormouse might like that, but they'd have to be giant rats to be creepy. :)

The Prancing Pony

Jan 25 2013, 8:11pm

Post #19 of 30 (365 views)
Creepy rats [In reply to] Can't Post

Giant mice, rats or squirrels, I don't care, as long as they have no more than four legs.
But then again, since Bilbo has to chop off their limb it is probably better that I do not sympathise too much with them. And anyway, Sting, the mice killer would sound rather strange.

*Sigh*, spiders it is then Unsure.

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."


Jan 25 2013, 9:09pm

Post #20 of 30 (351 views)
Don't forget pursuing orcs [In reply to] Can't Post

Or he might throw in some of these, just to annoy us.

Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens

Jan 25 2013, 10:51pm

Post #21 of 30 (349 views)
Urgh... [In reply to] Can't Post

REALLY not looking forward to that bit. At home, I treat ordinary-size spiders with respect, if not with liking; I don't kill them, I evict them, having no wish to share my living space with them. It's not their fault they end up in the bath, or wherever. (I should add, if they were venomous it'd be a different tale!) But nasssty great huge ones? Do not like them one little bit, even if they are just CGI. Will keep half an eye open to appreciate Bilbo's heroics, but it'll be a struggle!

Forum Admin / Moderator

Jan 26 2013, 1:42am

Post #22 of 30 (333 views)
*spits tea on screen* [In reply to] Can't Post

BWAHAHA! "I shall give you a name - and I shall call you: Cuisinart!"

Nothing like doing a little "modernizing"...Laugh


"I desired dragons with a profound desire"


Jan 26 2013, 3:30am

Post #23 of 30 (321 views)
Bomby izz getting Gross here...Prepare your EYES? [In reply to] Can't Post

 stingers stinging our dwarves
Weta / PJ / 3D closeUps?

... Close ups of their underBellies
Attacking each of our dwarves
in a
.. different way?

Dori gets Stung in the Face?
Bombur gets iT..in the Ass?
Bifur in the Stomach..
Gloin on his Arm?
Balin the Back?

Then the really creepy
winding their bodies up &
hauling them into the trees?

Bom. .

Ziggy Stardust

Jan 26 2013, 3:39am

Post #24 of 30 (309 views)
For me [In reply to] Can't Post

he won't have to do anything special. I'm freaked out by spiders! I turn into a wuss when I see one!
But I turn into a monster if I see one on my piano, like that one time. No spiders touch my piano. Mad

Tol Eressea

Jan 26 2013, 3:42am

Post #25 of 30 (298 views)
Ziggy Stardust...even if they're from Mars? ;-) // [In reply to] Can't Post


A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.


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