Our Sponsor Sideshow Collectibles Send us News
Lord of the Rings Tolkien
Search Tolkien
Lord of The RingsTheOneRing.net - Forged By And For Fans Of JRR Tolkien
Lord of The Rings Serving Middle-Earth Since The First Age

Lord of the Rings Movie News - J.R.R. Tolkien
Do you enjoy the 100% volunteer, not for profit services of TheOneRing.net?
Consider a donation!

  Main Index   Search Posts   Who's Online   Log in
The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Reading Room:
Fear and Loathing in the Shire

Elwen
Lorien


Oct 2 2013, 6:47pm


Views: 415
Shortcut
Fear and Loathing in the Shire Can't Post

I used to be an every year LOTR reader, but when I realized it had become had become more tradition than treat, I stopped for a few years. Now Iíve picked it up again and Iím loving how fresh and new everything seems again. This will probably be the first of several posts as I stumble across things I hadnít noticed, or had forgotten about, so bear with me.
The thing that has struck me in a way that is sharper than it ever has before was just how frightening the pursuit by the Nazgul through the Shire really is. I've always found the raid on Crickhollow "scary" and maybe it was just the breezy autumn darkness as I was reading on my back porch, but I never noticed just how strong the suspense is there, and that's not the only moment.
The incredibly close call as Frodo is leaving Bag End, the encounter on the road, the image of the Rider on the top of the dell the hobbits just left, the soft but shuddering blow on the door of the Crickhollow house; these are creepy on first read, but when you fully understand what it is that is pursuing the hobbits, itís downright terrifying.

Which brings me to my question. Aragorn says of the Nazgul: ďThey will come on you in the wild, in some dark place where there is no help. Do you wish them to find you? They are terrible!Ē The hobbits looked at him, and saw with surprise that his face was drawn as if with pain, and his hands clenched the arms of his chair.Ē Is he remembering some past encounter? Or is it just that he knows what they are?

 photo Desolation-of-Smaug2_zpsc1584ee1.jpg
Tauriel: So let me get this straight sir, this Elwen girl is back on something called TORn, and rather than just tell her to stop stalking you, you'd like me to show up in a movie I have no business being in as a ploy to distract her, and nevermind the wrath of countless Tolkien fans who will be calling for my destruction?

Legolas: That about sums it up. Besides, some people might like you. Oh, and to be on the safe side, can we pretend to be a couple too?

Subject User Time
Fear and Loathing in the Shire Elwen Send a private message to Elwen Oct 2 2013, 6:47pm
    We, the reader don't know Hamfast Gamgee Send a private message to Hamfast Gamgee Oct 2 2013, 9:32pm
        Agreed on Crickhollow... Elwen Send a private message to Elwen Oct 3 2013, 8:19pm
    Yes, those early scenes are creepy Na Vedui Send a private message to Na Vedui Oct 2 2013, 10:04pm
        Is it horribly ignorant of me... Elwen Send a private message to Elwen Oct 3 2013, 8:33pm
            Shiver my timbers, shiver my soul - yo ho heave ho Meneldor Send a private message to Meneldor Oct 3 2013, 8:48pm
                It's a classic// noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Oct 3 2013, 9:27pm
                Thanks for the earworm. I'll be singing that all day. Elwen Send a private message to Elwen Oct 4 2013, 3:27pm
                    Shiver my timbers, shiver my sails Meneldor Send a private message to Meneldor Oct 4 2013, 3:31pm
    What is Aragorn thinking? noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Oct 3 2013, 3:41pm
        It's hard to say for sure if Aragorn has met the Black Riders before Bree squire Send a private message to squire Oct 3 2013, 5:59pm
            Same here. Elwen Send a private message to Elwen Oct 3 2013, 8:31pm
                Even so, it kinda works noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Oct 4 2013, 3:10pm
    Trotter Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Oct 3 2013, 3:55pm
        O, that sucks noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Oct 3 2013, 9:26pm
            If ever there was good publishing advice for a writer CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Oct 4 2013, 12:26pm
                Once upon a time, I thought the sporadic allusions to Trotter were some "in joke" that I just wasn't in on.// Elwen Send a private message to Elwen Oct 4 2013, 3:33pm
    I would assume he hadn't had a past experience with them, RosieBaggins Send a private message to RosieBaggins Oct 4 2013, 1:42pm
        Good point. Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Oct 4 2013, 5:49pm
            Sarn Ford Na Vedui Send a private message to Na Vedui Oct 4 2013, 7:17pm

 
 
 

Search for (options) Powered by Gossamer Forum v.1.2.3

home | advertising | contact us | back to top | search news | join list | Content Rating

This site is maintained and updated by fans of The Lord of the Rings, and is in no way affiliated with Tolkien Enterprises or the Tolkien Estate. We in no way claim the artwork displayed to be our own. Copyrights and trademarks for the books, films, articles, and other promotional materials are held by their respective owners and their use is allowed under the fair use clause of the Copyright Law. Design and original photography however are copyright © 1999-2012 TheOneRing.net. Binary hosting provided by Nexcess.net

Do not follow this link, or your host will be blocked from this site. This is a spider trap.