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Middle-earth Conspiracy Theories

Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


May 24 2014, 9:32pm

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What was the real reason that Gandalf wanted Bilbo to be part of Thorin's company?

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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BlackFox
Half-elven


May 24 2014, 9:36pm

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To boost the dwarves' egos by having someone *even* shorter in the company. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


May 24 2014, 9:56pm

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Bilbo's been the waiter, burglar, lookout, and savior. Someone in the group had to work ;) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Arandiel
Grey Havens

May 25 2014, 12:19am

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So... the dwarves needed a mom along?// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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Arandiel
Grey Havens

May 25 2014, 12:20am

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It ws that or watch Bilbo start wearing bermuda shorts with black socks - something had to change!// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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Kim
Valinor


May 25 2014, 12:22am

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Bombur wanted to learn how to cook second breakfast from an expert // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



"Jagatud rõõm on topelt rõõm - a shared joy is a double joy". ~Estonian saying


“As such, you will address His Majesty as His Majesty, the Lord of Silver Fountains, the King of Carven Stone, the King Beneath the Mountain, the Lion of Erebor, the High King of the Dwarves, the True Treasure of Erebor, the Face that Launched 10,000 Sighs, or Thorin the Majestic..."


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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


May 25 2014, 1:50am

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Exactly! LOL! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


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Otaku-sempai
Immortal


May 25 2014, 1:47pm

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Gandalf lost a bet. [In reply to] Can't Post

RADDY: Okay, if you lose, you have to send one of your Halflings on the next adventure that you get mixed up with!

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring

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phij2
Rivendell


May 25 2014, 2:57pm

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they needed someone sensible... [In reply to] Can't Post

for when Gandalf was off fighting really evil stuff, and while the dwarves were doing stupid stuff CrazySmile


SirDennisC
Half-elven


May 25 2014, 4:27pm

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He felt they needed a person of intelligence on that sort of mission... Quest... Thing! / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


sador
Half-elven


May 25 2014, 7:53pm

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He was concerned he might get married. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


DanielLB
Immortal


May 25 2014, 8:12pm

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He needed a best-selling book that would earn more money than The Bible. / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Ruxendil_Thoorg
Tol Eressea


May 25 2014, 10:01pm

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Knowing he'd be busy off and on with X-Men, he figured John Thorton would need John Watson for their upcoming confrontation with Khan. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Things overheard during games of chess in Middle-earth:

Galadriel (any and every time she advances her pawn to the last row): "In its place you would have a QUEEN!!!!" (thunder booms)

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Bladerunner
Gondor


May 25 2014, 11:29pm

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Instead of "Ocean's Thirteen" he planned "Olorin's Fourteen" for the heist of the Arkenstone from Mr. Smaug's Grand Erebor Hotel & Casino. // [In reply to] Can't Post



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sador
Half-elven


May 26 2014, 2:43am

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Galion got drunk again. [In reply to] Can't Post

He had to do with what he had.


sador
Half-elven


May 26 2014, 2:48am

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Gandalf had a special eye for talent [In reply to] Can't Post

He recognized in Bilbo someone who with the right coaching would grow into another Sir Ian.


SirDennisC
Half-elven


May 26 2014, 3:49am

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Trying to divide anything by 13 is a recipe for madness. / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Bladerunner
Gondor


May 26 2014, 1:03pm

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A minor misunderstanding.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Thorin told Bifur that he wanted his cousin Gofur who was "never around";
Bifur told Radagast that Thorin told him that he wanted a gopher "from a hole in the ground";
Radagast told Gandalf that Thorin told Bifur that he wanted a "gofer" from a hole in the ground.

So naturally Gandalf found Bilbo and it all worked out in the end....


grammaboodawg
Immortal


May 26 2014, 2:34pm

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What better counterbalance for Dwarf-mood/talk than hobbity simplicity/outlook. It's a matter of sanity vs cram ;) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



6th draft of TH:AUJ Geeky Observation List - November 28, 2013
4th draft of TH:DOS Geeky Observation List - May 15, 2014



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"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."

I'm SO HAPPY these new films take me back to that magical world!!



TIME Google Calendar
TORn's Geeky Observations Lists for LotR and The Hobbit


CuriousG
Half-elven


May 26 2014, 9:22pm

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He thought Bilbo would be a good boyfriend for Tauriel. [In reply to] Can't Post

The best laid plans of mice and wizards...


NottaSackville
Tol Eressea

May 27 2014, 12:23pm

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He had a deal with Lobelia for a cut of the silverware pawn sales // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Happiness: money matters, but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important and so are friends, while envy is toxic -- and so is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude. - The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner as summarized by Lily Fairbairn. And a bit of the Hobbit reading thrown in never hurts. - NottaSackville


swordwhale
Tol Eressea


May 31 2014, 2:33am

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too bad about.... [In reply to] Can't Post

those two pesky Hydra agents............

(Captain America, Elrond and Armitage)

"Judge me by my size, would you?" Max the Hobbit Husky.




 
 

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