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"I'm a good carry bum!" and other Random Ro Thoughts

Roheryn
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May 17 2013, 11:36am


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Hobbits smell of cozy fires, hay fields, and baking; Dwarves just smell…well, hairy and unwashed; Elves of course smell of strawberry bubble bath. But what does a wizard smell like?

Isn’t the “two-fingered salute” (index and middle fingers in a “V”) a rude gesture in some places? I seem to remember that one getting us into trouble on a bus in Edinburgh once…Bilbo does that gesture to Gandalf under pretence of tapping his pipe, after Gandalf’s line “And where else should I be?”

Old Bilbo tells Frodo he came home with only one chest of treasure – “and it still smells of troll.” So he doesn’t end up with any Dwarven treasure at all when he departs for home after the Bo5A? Interesting. Why not?

Thorin’s got his hand on the hilt of Orcrist when he enters Bag End. Just in case he finds foes not friends on the other side of the door? A good warrior is always prepared.

Who else thinks Thorin had been repeatedly ringing the doorbell while “Blunt the Knives” was going on, and was so teed off that no one had heard him that he resorted to that thundering knock?

Bifur’s line in Bag End has always sounded to me like “I’m a -- good carry bum!”

Smoke and sparks up the chimney trailing into a night sky: full of mystery and potential adventures. Smoke from a candle by morning light: the sparks have fizzled, the flame is out. The potential is extinguished.

What do Dwarves normally blow their noses on?

Giant Eagles have a wing-span of something like 30 feet. Eagles normally capture and eat prey that’s fairly large relative to their body size. So what in Middle-earth do Giant Eagles eat? Historically, I mean. Before the introduction of domestic livestock. They must have co-evolved with some giant prey.

The quickest way to kill a spider (short of squashing it, of course) is to get it wet. Couldn’t Radagast just dump a bucket of water on them? And, since the Wicked Witch of the West similarly melted when water was dumped on her, she must be part spider. Just a thought.

After the Company slides down the rock into the cave, escaping the orcs and wargs, who else wants to hear Thorin sneer at Gandalf: “What a wonderful smell you’ve discovered!”? Or maybe that’s a better line for the troll cave.

Balin must send letters in GIANT envelopes. The-sword-not-yet-named-Sting is a bit overkill as a letter opener for a normal-sized letter.


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"I'm a good carry bum!" and other Random Ro Thoughts Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn May 17 2013, 11:36am
    Random replies Riven Delve Send a private message to Riven Delve May 17 2013, 12:24pm
        Random reply replies Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn May 17 2013, 9:36pm
            Random reply reply reply Riven Delve Send a private message to Riven Delve May 18 2013, 11:35am
    Why did the "V" sign get a mention? ShireHorse Send a private message to ShireHorse May 17 2013, 4:47pm
        The bow stuff ... that's a complete myth DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB May 17 2013, 5:08pm
            I had no idea that the offensive V sign Starling Send a private message to Starling May 17 2013, 9:25pm
                As far as I know, Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn May 17 2013, 11:37pm
                    I make an effort to use it regularly, Starling Send a private message to Starling May 17 2013, 11:49pm
                        Yeah, just what I need... Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn May 17 2013, 11:57pm
                            That's what you get Starling Send a private message to Starling May 18 2013, 12:00am
                    The only reason I know it... RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass May 18 2013, 12:06am
    Speaking of random.... Elwen Send a private message to Elwen May 17 2013, 5:26pm
    Thoughts back, with my daily dose of inappropriateness. Brethil Send a private message to Brethil May 17 2013, 6:43pm
        Oh, good! Riven Delve Send a private message to Riven Delve May 18 2013, 11:30am
            RD, thanks for my first big laugh of the day. High 5! // The Grey Elf Send a private message to The Grey Elf May 18 2013, 12:10pm
                *high-five* ;) // Riven Delve Send a private message to Riven Delve May 18 2013, 12:23pm
            Hahahaaa! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil May 18 2013, 1:30pm
                I know... Riven Delve Send a private message to Riven Delve May 18 2013, 5:55pm
                    Rain on the Parade IdrilofGondolin Send a private message to IdrilofGondolin May 18 2013, 9:10pm
            ROFL! Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn May 18 2013, 8:29pm
                I guess Gloin and Bombur, because they have wives ;) painjoiker Send a private message to painjoiker May 19 2013, 2:16am
        One lady's inappropriateness Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn May 18 2013, 10:05pm
            That tall, dark, and handsome exterminator Brethil Send a private message to Brethil May 18 2013, 10:43pm
                I misread this twice! elaen32 Send a private message to elaen32 May 18 2013, 10:59pm
                    Ha! I should have reread it at least once!!!!! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil May 19 2013, 12:18am
                    Half Dwarf/Half Hobbit Lio Send a private message to Lio May 19 2013, 10:27pm
                Fun at the market! Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn May 19 2013, 12:04am
                    **(helpless laughter)** Brethil Send a private message to Brethil May 19 2013, 12:22am
    Nope, nope, nope. Eowyn of Penns Woods Send a private message to Eowyn of Penns Woods May 17 2013, 7:19pm
    Hmmm. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth May 17 2013, 7:22pm
        I knew it! RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass May 17 2013, 9:50pm
    Thorin Barrow-Wight Send a private message to Barrow-Wight May 17 2013, 11:09pm
    haha! I love the random thoughts Nira Send a private message to Nira May 17 2013, 11:54pm
    Thorin and Orcrist DeadRabbits Send a private message to DeadRabbits May 18 2013, 12:52am
        Yes, yes, that's why these are Ro-thoughts. Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn May 18 2013, 2:28am
    Sooooo in the context of the scene, "I'm a good carry bum" is The Grey Elf Send a private message to The Grey Elf May 20 2013, 12:10pm
    what a wonderful smell you've discovered.... swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale May 21 2013, 3:53am

 
 
 

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