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Thranduil Appreciation Thread Part XXIV
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Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Nov 13 2014, 12:28pm

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     Thranduil Appreciation Thread Part XXIV  

Double the dozen, double the AppreciationAngelic The TV spots are churning, and we're getting new GORGEOUSNESS!Heart
(Spoiler avoidance alert: There be spoilers since TAXVII due to the DOS EE, and BotFA media releases. Viewing in threaded mode is a better way to go about it if you're keen to avoid them, as you can check the sub-thread titles before you see anything you might regret... though what's to regret when it comes to Thranduil Pretty!, eh?)

Any and all appreciation of HeartThranduil and everything related to him happens here.
All HeartThranduil Thralls, and appreciating non-Thralls are welcome.Smile
So feel free to jump in at any time!

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The Thranduil Appreciation thread count:
I | II (Originating threads by Rowan Greene) | III | IV | V | VI (Threads by Lurker in the Mirk)
VII (Thread by Eruvandi) | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII | XIII | XIV (Threads by Lurker in the Mirk)
XV (Thread by Eruvandi) | XVI (Thread by Lurker in the Mirk) | XVII (Thread by VValar) | XVIII
XIX | XX | XXI | XXII | XXIII (Threads by Lurker in the Mirk)

NOTE: Please read the "IMPORTANT README for TA posters: Information on posting, and adding images" and the little PSA from the mods.



Thranduil Appreciation Lexicon aka the little TAspeak garden Tongue
  • BTS Easter Egg Find (aka BEEF): Those moments in the BTS when Thranduil/LP flashes by (see Unexpected Flash of Elf) on screen or some information is found. See also "Ninja-Hugger"
  • Bubba: Nickname of Thranduil's beloved War-Elk. See also "Maximum Fabulosity Exposure"
  • Equal Opportunistic Thrall: One who thralls whom her/his infidelity fancies. Shamelessly multi-allegiance by nature. See also "Thranduil Thralls"
  • Elvenking, The: That's right, that's how it's supposed to be written
  • Facemelt: That thing Thranduil does in T&T
  • Fanart: Popular post subject/title. Beacon for Thralls, as sure as moths dive into flames. See also "Pretty!"
    (Helpful reference for the threadlard inspired: See the "IMAGES" section of "The TA (very) Quickie Help/TIPS for adding IMAGES and POSTING" sections in this README FOR ALL TA Posters)
  • FEAST: Shorthand for Flustered Elrond AND Sassy Thranduil. In honour of Thranduil sass/badassery resulting in Elrond raising his eyebrows disapprovingly. May involve dramatic Elrond temple-rubbing. Elrond's fluster can be induced remotely or by proxy and does not require Elrond to be present when Thranduil does his thang. See also "FLAST", "FEASTING"
  • FEASTING: Shorthand for Flustered Elrond AND Sassy Thranduil Including Not-impressed Galadriel. Extension of FEAST, which includes Galadriel, also in disapproval mode, i.e. Elrond's fluster conditions in FEAST apply here for both Elrond and Galadriel
  • FLAST: Shorthand for Flustered Leggy AND Sassy Thranduil. In honour of the worship for badass (maybe a smidgeon of oblivious in there somewhere) Thranduil and his actions/non-actions resulting in Legolas getting into a flap. Requires Legolas to be present when Thranduil does his thang. See also "FEAST"
  • GotG: Guardians of the Galaxy. That movie in August 2014 with LP in it
  • HCF: Halt and Catch Fire. LP's 2014 TV series.
  • Hair of Thranduil (aka HoT) Appreciation. Appreciation for Thranduil's gloriously silken beautiful platinum blond locks.
  • High Thud Risk (aka HTR): Alert for Pretty! hoarding thralls, invoked when 'EI' ain't cutting it. See also "Pretty!"
  • LA/LAEM: The Last Alliance of Elves and Men, not the city in the States
  • Lee Pace: Thranduil
  • Leggy: affectionate diminutive of Legolas
  • Legolas: Son of Thranduil, aka surfer Elf of LotR
  • LP: Lee Pace
  • Maximum Fabulosity Exposure (aka MFE): Thranduil's complete magnificence doing anything. Inspired by his awesome cool when riding Bubba the War-Elk. See also "Bubba"
  • Ninja-Hugger: Specifically LP dispensing hugs. Not that he hugs ninjas, but because he's sneaky like a ninja when he hugs people in the TH Vlogs and appendices and it takes everyone forever to realize it was even him, usually because he's back to camera when he bounces into frame. Will the sneaky hugging never end? We hope not! See also "BTS Easter Egg Find", "Unexpected Flash of Elf"
  • Oropher: Father of Thranduil
  • Orry/Oro: affectionate diminutive of Oropher
  • PD: Pushing Daisies. LP's 2007/2008 TV series
  • Pretty!: Surely self-explanatory? See also "Woodland Weekend", "High Thud Risk"
  • Silent Thread Visitor (aka STV): Self-explanatory, also known as Silent Thread Reader. STVs, Thranduil has a question for you. What say you? Smile
  • T&T: The Thranduil and Thorin confrontation scene in DOS. Generally ranked top favourite of Thranduil Thralls
  • TA: Thranduil Appreciation. All-round Heart for the Elvenking and his onscreen avatar (and by extension teh actor. See also LP). Shockingly, there are TA posts with that literary bent associated with thinking individuals frequenting such an exemplary forum as TORn. Some even hint at functional brain-matter in the poster.
  • That disagreeable (among other things) Dwarf: See "T&T"
  • Theory of Bling: Overarching term for theories and speculation on the backstories of Thranduil's rings. Popular discussion circa TAIII/TAIV, but still pops up occasionally.
  • Thranddy: affectionateHeart diminutive of the Elvenking's name (if you don't know who is the Elvenking, google is your mellon)
  • Thrandfully: The right manner on how to express your thankfulness to all Thranduil-related and non-related subjects
  • Thranduil Thralls: The afflicted. Fangirls, and boys, whose allegiance are pledged to the Elvenking. Also known as the hopelessly enthralled to his ELVEN MAGNIFICENCE. Perturbing to some, Thralldom may not be exclusive. Credit goes to Eowyn of Penns Woods for the "official" Thranduil Thrall moniker. See also "Equal Opportunistic Thrall"
  • Threadlock: The inevitable fate of all TA threads exceeding 200 replies, aka mundane Chore of Mod. See also "Thread tipping"
  • Thread tipping: Post(s) that sends the current TA thread over the 200 replies threshold See also "Threadlock".
    (See the "AVOIDING GENERIC POST-DEATH" and "AVOIDING POST- DEATH FROM THREADLOCK" sections in this README FOR ALL TA Posters).
  • Unexpected Flash of Elf (aka UFE): Those moments in the TH BTS, Vlogs when Thranduil/LP flashes by. See also "BTS Easter Egg Find", "Ninja-Hugger"
  • Woodland Weekend (aka WW): Occasional mega URL laden post for Pretty! of Thranduil, and LP. May also include goodness for Legolas, *cough*That disagreeable (among other things) Dwarf*cough* and some others. Selective indiscrimination is key. See also "Pretty!", "High Thud Risk"

  • [Click here for the general TORnspeak lexicon]


    Keeping track of the appreciation
    Caught off-guard at how much you've missed? 1 simple click will ensure you won't miss another update again. Put this thread on watch! Locate the "Watch thread" button to the top and right of this post (button 3 of the 5 threads buttons you see) and click it.

    Also, if you click on the "creation" bit in the "Age" column (last one) when you view a forum, it changes to "activity", and you get a list of threads which has been recently posted to, instead of when they were started. It's a much easier way to find the current TA thread since someone will probably post in it, and it usually appears on page 1 of the activity view. Certainly beats going back through the board to look for it.


    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 13 2014, 12:34pm

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         Fan edits: BotFA TV Spots [In reply to]  

    Referring to this post and this one in the previous thread.


    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
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    stn5
    The Shire

    Nov 13 2014, 12:37pm

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         TV spot : Thorin vs Thranduil [In reply to]  

      
    Looking in the clip from TV spot it look like Thorin want to shot Thranduil. if this true, it mirror the Stag scene in EE...

    Also, Thranduil have an interesting expression...look like resignation, acception & sincere ; no more cold calculating mask...






    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 13 2014, 12:41pm

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         What do you think about... [In reply to]  

    A movie about Thranduil raising Legolas and them going on adventures together?Heart


    Because

    Quote

    ... a full on Thrandy movie might actually prove fatal since a tiny little glimpse like this has pretty much blown at least two of my heart valves. (source)


    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 13 2014, 12:44pm

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         Could be. [In reply to]  


    In Reply To
    Also, Thranduil have an interesting expression...look like resignation, acception & sincere ; no more cold calculating mask...

    I rather suspect it might be part II of his offer of help in the throne-room? Thranduil seemed to be think it was an equitable offer there. Perhaps he felt he had offered another good-deal here.



    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
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    "BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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    mariel
    Lorien

    Nov 13 2014, 4:23pm

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         24 already. That was quick! [In reply to]  







    All clicky

    [for some reason unable to resize this one]

    https://33.media.tumblr.com/...uw1sajkj4o1_1280.jpg


    VValar
    Gondor


    Nov 13 2014, 10:53pm

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         Woah I've missed so much in one day [In reply to]  

    I haven't been around for one day and look at all the things I missed. All the new Pretty! that's being shared, the wonderful interview in the last TA, the cool new TV spots (although I have to admit I don't like all of them equally). And this wonderful OP for our 24th TA thread (so glad you remembered to use this beautiful image of Thranduil for this thread Heart)

    To celebrate our new thread two piccies (not new but I like the edits). Clicky for bigger Smile

    *He looks soooo pretty in it, don't you think? Normally it's the girls who are pretty and the guys who are handsome/hot/sexy etc. But Thranduil is just all of those*


    *Oh yeah that look, intense. Those eyes *THUD*


    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.

    (This post was edited by VValar on Nov 13 2014, 10:56pm)


    VValar
    Gondor


    Nov 13 2014, 10:59pm

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         I was planning on going to bed right now [In reply to]  

    But I just couldn't resist to reply a little more to all the Pretty! that's in here.

    Wow, just wow at those images/edits. *Saves them* HeartHeart

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    VValar
    Gondor


    Nov 13 2014, 11:06pm

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         Thranduil and arrows [In reply to]  


    In Reply To
    Looking in the clip from TV spot it look like Thorin want to shot Thranduil. if this true, it mirror the Stag scene in EE...


    If you're right and Thorin is aiming for Thranduil that would make Thranduil the biggest arrow-magnet in the history of cinematic Middle-Earth. Except for Boromir that is Evil Both Thorin and Tauriel taking an aim at our wonderful King.


    In Reply To
    Also, Thranduil have an interesting expression...look like resignation, acception & sincere ; no more cold calculating mask...


    You're right, he does appear to be softer in that shot.

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    VValar
    Gondor


    Nov 13 2014, 11:16pm

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         A bit of Thrandy and Legolas feels [In reply to]  

    Anyone know if this is true? Anyone?



    In Reply To
    [Legolas] totally respects his father, who is everything to him.
    Peter Jackson, The Battle of the Five Armies Official Movie Guide


    *Awwwwwwww Leggy loving his daddy* *gets all warm and fuzzy inside* HeartHeart

    But:

    In Reply To

    And it is sad that in his obsession over the necklace, Thranduil should have forgotten a more tangible legacy of the love he and his wife shared, in the flesh-and-blood form of his son, Legolas. from The Battle of the Five Armies Visual Companion


    *Oh? Thranduil doesn't appreciate his Leggy dear? Now that is strange, another plot twist made up by PJ and his crew. It certainly explains why there is no warm father-son dynamic in DOS*

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 14 2014, 3:20am

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         I'd just like to draw attention to [In reply to]  

    the fact that the Elvenking needs no guylinerHeartLaugh


    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 14 2014, 3:26am

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         RL is pesky isn't it? [In reply to]  

    You certainly chose a great day to be away Tongue



    In Reply To
    And this wonderful OP for our 24th TA thread (so glad you remembered to use this beautiful image of Thranduil for this thread Heart)

    Happy to oblige. Though, honestly, I am just starting to feel we might not get this line in the movie... it's been a crazy time of revelations after allUnsure



    In Reply To
    *He looks soooo pretty in it, don't you think? Normally it's the girls who are pretty and the guys who are handsome/hot/sexy etc. But Thranduil is just all of those*

    I cannot disagree with this at allAngelic



    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
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    "BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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    Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk




    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 14 2014, 3:27am

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         Have lovely dreams! and you'll wake to more Pretty! for sure [In reply to]  

    Smile

    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
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    "BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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    Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk




    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 14 2014, 3:32am

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         That second bit: What!?!! [In reply to]  


    In Reply To
    In Reply To
    [Legolas] totally respects his father, who is everything to him.
    Peter Jackson, The Battle of the Five Armies Official Movie Guide

    *Awwwwwwww Leggy loving his daddy* *gets all warm and fuzzy inside* HeartHeart

    Well, this is all well and good, and don't get me wrong, this is as it should be imo, but will it be in the movie? I'm not liking having to fall back on books to know how it's supposed to be in the movieFrown



    In Reply To
    In Reply To

    And it is sad that in his obsession over the necklace, Thranduil should have forgotten a more tangible legacy of the love he and his wife shared, in the flesh-and-blood form of his son, Legolas. from The Battle of the Five Armies Visual Companion

    *Oh? Thranduil doesn't appreciate his Leggy dear? Now that is strange, another plot twist made up by PJ and his crew. It certainly explains why there is no warm father-son dynamic in DOS*

    Crazy I... I just... so now Thranduil's a love-lorn sentimental, and nevermind his long rule and wisdom that precludes him risking the lives of his people for a petty cause? Because, in the grand scheme of things, marching your army out to get a trinklet, where he has demonstrated he does not easily risk Elf blood, is petty.Mad I am seeing myelf fall to the nope, no "long-will-I-tarry" sentiment in the movie.Unsure



    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
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    "BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 14 2014, 3:33am

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         Thranduil will be safe [In reply to]  


    In Reply To
    If you're right and Thorin is aiming for Thranduil that would make Thranduil the biggest arrow-magnet in the history of cinematic Middle-Earth. Except for Boromir that is Evil Both Thorin and Tauriel taking an aim at our wonderful King.

    Sure there's mithril under that sexy uniform. Though no arrow's gonna even get close. Thranduil's lightning quickdraw will slice any projectile from that Disagreeable Dwarf.


    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 14 2014, 3:35am

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         Fan edits [In reply to]  

    HR from maivolchica


    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
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    Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk




    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 14 2014, 3:41am

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         DoS EE BTS - Thranduil sassing PJ GIF set [In reply to]  



    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 14 2014, 3:46am

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         Stats of the TV spots: Some geeking... and whingey Thrall feels [In reply to]  

    So there are 6 spots: "Battle Begins", "Choose", "Fight", "Follow", "King", "Shadow", "Defiance". They've been packaged into a consolidated vid for your viewing pleasure here.

    Now the stats... oh the stats. I thought it seemed oddly Thranduil-rare so I decided to do a count of how many times the Elves appeared on-screen. Added Bubba for relevanceAngelic As you can see, I don't know what to feel now - seems like Thranduil isn't getting the Elven focus. I really am intrigued that we're shown Thranduil when Legolas's line got to the word "wealth".

    But well, you add Bard's appearances and lines, there's only message, aside from scruffy disagreeability: it's the world of Men, baby Frown


    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
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    (This post was edited by Lurker in the Mirk on Nov 14 2014, 3:47am)


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 14 2014, 3:54am

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         Possible scene? [In reply to]  



    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

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    Adanel
    The Shire

    Nov 14 2014, 4:12am

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    If this is true I think something is going to happen to Legolas.how can Thranduil learn to appreciate him unless he is put at risk in some way?

    I think Bolg gets the better of him.


    mariel
    Lorien

    Nov 14 2014, 8:53am

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         Thorin/Thranduil from RA article in the BotFA Official Movie Guide - poss spoilerish [In reply to]  

    I received my copy of the BotFA Official Movie Guide yesterday, which I have only skimmed through so far, but I have read the article by Richard Armitage on playing Thorin. In it he describes amongst other things his relatonship with Thranduil.


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    The fact that when Smaug attacked the Lonely Mountain the Elves refused to come to the aid of the Dwarves is a significant event in the history of both races and the two characters. “That one event,” says Richard, “created irreconcilable friction between Thorin and Thranduil. So, when Thorin and the Dwarves are captured and incarcerated in the Wood Elves' kingdom that is a really difficult situation for Thorin to find himself in, because he believes that the Elves refusal to help when Erebor fell was because it was in their interest that the Dwarven kingdom was weakened. That is uppermost in Thorin's mind when he and Thranduil come face to face and whilst his tactic is to lock down and say nothing, the seeds of hatred are sown that will yield a devastating harvest in the third film”


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    What are we to make of that last comment? Is he implying the Elves and Dwarves engage in battle before the orcs arrive, or that he attacks Thranduil (thinking of that shot of him with his bow and arrow with the shot of Thranduil immediately after in one of the TV slots? Surely it can't be that he kills Thranduil. That wouldn't make sense as it would mean Leggy would become king, which he wasn't later in LotR (unless Leggy suddenly acquires an older brother/sister). Or am I reading too much into it?


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 14 2014, 9:34am

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         Sometimes I wonder if PJ and crew are trying to fashion The Hobbit as The Silmarillion light [spoiler] [In reply to]  

    It just feels like they're trying overly hard to reference the Silm without actually bringing it in with all this Elves-vs-Dwarves. I can understand wanting to beef up the plot, since the TH is really a light read, but why aren't they looking more to reverse engineering from LotR? This looking to the Silm, especially when it's out of reach (not to mention complex), seems counter-productive and certainly counter-intuitive. They've certainly managed to over-complicate things, imo.

    Sorry, mariel, just got to get that off. But ok, specific to your postEvil:

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    What are we to make of that last comment? Is he implying the Elves and Dwarves engage in battle before the orcs arrive, or that he attacks Thranduil (thinking of that shot of him with his bow and arrow with the shot of Thranduil immediately after in one of the TV slots? Surely it can't be that he kills Thranduil. That wouldn't make sense as it would mean Leggy would become king, which he wasn't later in LotR (unless Leggy suddenly acquires an older brother/sister). Or am I reading too much into it?

    I think you're on to something here. The sequence of events aren't clear, but I can see Balin's "This is a war we can't win" fitting somewhere before Bilbo goes off with the Arkenstone. Of course Kili's spiel about not standing while others fight his battles prolly fit in where the orcs appear. I think if Thorin does make a hostile gesture at Thranduil, it would be either during negotiations or it's the first volley in the Elves-vs-Dwarves set-to, which then segue into the Kili spiel. But no, his absolute disagreeableness won't get to kill Thranduil. That would be carrying the Silm-fixation too far, and that would break the LotR/TH continuum they've been at such pains to remind the world.


    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

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    mariel
    Lorien

    Nov 14 2014, 11:32am

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    Another by one of our favourite artists




    mariel
    Lorien

    Nov 14 2014, 11:40am

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    clicky


    mariel
    Lorien

    Nov 14 2014, 11:42am

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    I think they've overdone it a bit in this one Laugh

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