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A bit premature still, methinks...

Roheryn
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Jan 31 2013, 8:21pm


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A bit premature still, methinks... [In reply to] Can't Post

as we had three movies to bond with the Fellowship but only have AUJ so far to get to know the Company. Plus, I'm presuming we've all read both books -- we bring our own familiarity with the characters with us when we watch the movies. Since the members of the Fellowship are much better characterized in book-LOTR than are the Company members in book-The Hobbit, we've already got that in our heads when we start to get to know them on screen.

I'll reserve final judgment til after TABA, but at the moment, I find the Company far more interesting and entertaining, on the whole. Maybe it's because we're still in the "getting to know you" phase (especially since there's so much to get to know, given the lack of characterization in the book), whereas with the Fellowship, we already knew them at the start.

I'd love to go on a journey with the Company. Those dwarves know how to throw an impromptu party; they'd always have your back in a fight; they love to eat, drink, and be merry when they have the chance but switch to badass-warrior-mode the second they need to; they're courageous and brave and understand what it's like to lose everything; they've collectively been through so much -- loss of Erebor and all that that entails, their homelessness and having to support themselves in any way they can, no matter how demeaning, the Battle of Azanulbizar, etc. -- that (as a whole) they have a depth of character lacking in the collective Fellowship; and they're all friends-and-relations, which gives them a camaraderie that's not there in the Fellowship. The Fellowship, on the other hand, never throws impromptu parties; half of them might have your back in a fight but the other half would be as likely to stab you accidentally as save you; most of them haven't been through all that much in their lives and so lack that depth that makes them really interesting; and they're all going on their journey with quite different motivations, and not as a (more or less) cohesive group all focused on the same goal. The camaraderie just isn't there in the same delicious degree as in the Company.

So, in short, I'd love to hang with the Dwarves and get to know them better, maybe even have a few Unexpected Adventures with them. The Fellowship? I wouldn't mind spending some time with a few of them, but I'd rather go adventuring with the dwarves any day.

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The Company and The Fellowship xMb Send a private message to xMb Jan 31 2013, 4:10pm
    Legolas, Gimli and Boromir all get nice character moments at the Council of Elrond sycorax82 Send a private message to sycorax82 Jan 31 2013, 4:53pm
        Party at Bag End joec_34 Send a private message to joec_34 Jan 31 2013, 5:06pm
    Not sure it's a fair comparison... bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Jan 31 2013, 5:18pm
        Right on. hutch Send a private message to hutch Jan 31 2013, 9:12pm
    I had expectations... Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jan 31 2013, 5:21pm
    I don't necessarily agree FrogmortonJustice65 Send a private message to FrogmortonJustice65 Jan 31 2013, 5:31pm
    I actually feel closer to the Company than the Fellowship Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Jan 31 2013, 5:55pm
    I think the focus was placed heavily upon... Owain Send a private message to Owain Jan 31 2013, 7:34pm
    A bit premature still, methinks... Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Jan 31 2013, 8:21pm
        whom to hang with.... Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jan 31 2013, 8:34pm
    Difficult to say... Angharad73 Send a private message to Angharad73 Jan 31 2013, 8:44pm
    It could be simply no more... MasterOrc Send a private message to MasterOrc Jan 31 2013, 8:59pm
    think we have to remember... andwise Send a private message to andwise Jan 31 2013, 9:14pm
    Screen Time Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 31 2013, 11:52pm
    While Legolas is far more enchanting to behold, I found Balin and Bofur to be AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 1 2013, 1:31am
    My feelings Súlimë Send a private message to Súlimë Feb 1 2013, 7:37am
        well put.... andwise Send a private message to andwise Feb 1 2013, 11:43am
    The Fellowship will always resonate more with me jtarkey Send a private message to jtarkey Feb 1 2013, 12:11pm
    There are greater number of character moments imin Send a private message to imin Feb 1 2013, 1:43pm
        The number is indeed huge Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Feb 1 2013, 4:05pm
            Exactly cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Feb 1 2013, 4:25pm
    The Fellowship may be more immediately interesting, but the Company is sure interesting enough elostirion74 Send a private message to elostirion74 Feb 2 2013, 4:50pm
    Good Question. Durin's Folk Send a private message to Durin's Folk Feb 4 2013, 5:22pm

 
 
 

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