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Middle-earth Conspiracy Theories


Nov 15 2017, 7:15pm

Post #1 of 17 (3844 views)
Middle-earth Conspiracy Theories Can't Post

Putting aside "Art or Cash", what is the *real* reason the Tolkien Estate is agreeing to a Middle-earth television series?

The audacious proposal stirred his heart. And the stirring became a song, and it mingled with the songs of Gil-galad and Celebrian, and with those of Feanor and Fingon. The song-weaving created a larger song, and then another, until suddenly it was as if a long forgotten memory woke and for one breathtaking moment the Music of the Ainur revealed itself in all glory. He opened his lips to sing and share this song. Then he realized that the others would not understand. Not even Mithrandir given his current state of mind. So he smiled and simply said "A diversion.”


Nov 15 2017, 7:18pm

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Will get Royd out of their hair for the better part of the next decade.// [In reply to] Can't Post


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Nov 15 2017, 8:49pm

Post #3 of 17 (3765 views)
Cash [In reply to] Can't Post

To make up for backlash from the hobbit film and to protect their reputation?

Not sure of this is the right way to do that though. likely money though , they could be looking to do something with it.


Nov 15 2017, 8:58pm

Post #4 of 17 (3757 views)
If you can't beat them, join them// [In reply to] Can't Post


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Nov 15 2017, 9:15pm

Post #5 of 17 (3755 views)
They miss-heard [In reply to] Can't Post

and thought it was a Middle-earth Eurovision Series where contestants would sing the songs of Elves, Men and Tom Bombadil.

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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(This post was edited by Ataahua on Nov 15 2017, 10:28pm)


Nov 15 2017, 10:33pm

Post #6 of 17 (3738 views)
Cameos for All! [In reply to] Can't Post

They're ready for their close-ups.

"I may be on the side of the angels, but do not think for one second that I am one of them." - Sherlock


Nov 15 2017, 11:02pm

Post #7 of 17 (3736 views)
WHAT! There's gonna be a Middle EARTH television series? [In reply to] Can't Post

That's ok, as long as there's no Men, Hobbits, Elves, Talking Trees, Dwarves, Orcs, Trolls, Wizards, etc. to muck-up the beauteous landscape. Wink

Serial-ly, it's ALWAYS "Follow the Money!!" Shocked
That's just a "Cash" aside. Crazy

p.s. Welcome to "Main" - The "Moved" and "Locked" forum. (Just funnin') Angelic

‘. . . the rule of no realm is mine . . .
But all worthy things that are in peril . . . those are my care.
For I also am a steward. Did you not know?'

Gandalf to Denethor

(This post was edited by Bracegirdle on Nov 15 2017, 11:07pm)


Nov 15 2017, 11:09pm

Post #8 of 17 (3723 views)
They wanted to raise money to research and manufacture a line of fashionable taking purses// [In reply to] Can't Post


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Grey Havens

Nov 16 2017, 3:10am

Post #9 of 17 (3695 views)
The 'Gamgee Ninja Cookware' infomercials were getting too few sales and too much law-enforcement attention./ [In reply to] Can't Post


And Rose drew him in, and set him on the harpsichord bench, and put little Wilhelm Friedemann upon his lap.

He began composing a fugue. 'Well, I'm Bach,' he said.

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Nov 16 2017, 3:16am

Post #10 of 17 (3701 views)
They did it for me [In reply to] Can't Post

To give a whole new crop of books to catalog and collect


Nov 16 2017, 3:18am

Post #11 of 17 (3702 views)
It is an altruistic effort [In reply to] Can't Post

to help the United Kingdom ameliorate their predicted isolation due to their recent political upheaval. Just look what Peter Jackson's films have done for New Zealand! Travel to these two islands at the far reaches of the Southern Hemisphere has boomed since his Middle-earth venture, and a visit here is now on nearly everyone's bucket list, is it not? New Zealand is Middle-earth. Or....?

There is an undisclosed agreement (I herewith bring it to your attention) between the Estate, the British government and Amazon for filming to be limited to the British Isles in the hope of doing the same for the UK. Location scouting has already been completed, and land is being set aside for holiday parks near each one. They will be designed as replicas of the Amazon series sets, completely true to the various cultures written of in Professor Tolkien's books, naturally. It will be a complete Middle-earth experience. Like royal progresses of old, fans from every continent will move from one location to another throughout the length and breadth of the country, staying for one or two days of selfies and authentic dining experiences and then moving on to the next location. Everything is to be built of permanent materials and will last for centuries.

They are bringing it all back home.


Nov 16 2017, 3:51am

Post #12 of 17 (3682 views)
Royd finally got through to them :) // [In reply to] Can't Post



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Nov 16 2017, 12:42pm

Post #13 of 17 (3657 views)
Brexit [In reply to] Can't Post

Elrond adds Gondor, Rohan, Shire and Galadriel to the group.

Elrond: So, let's solve Middle-earth's problems.
Gondor: Yes, please. Calling for aid!
Rohan: #PrayforGondor
Elrond: Maybe some more?
Shire: We have changed our profile pictures on social media.
Gondor: Dudes...
Elrond: Anyone?
Galadriel: Sorry, gotta protect my borders.
Elrond: But...
Galadriel: #Loxit

Galadriel left the group.
Sauron joins the group.

Gondor: Guys, there is a huge cloud over our capital...
Sauron: A hoax invented by the Elves.
Gondor: Um...

Sauron has deleted Gondor off the group.

Rohan: We should really sanction that Orc draught...
Sauron: LOL

Sauron has deleted Rohan off the group.

Sauron: #MMGA

Elrond leaves the group.

Shire: Guys?


"I am afraid it is only too likely to be true what you say about the critics and the public. I am dreading the publication for it will be impossible not to mind what is said. I have exposed my heart to be shot at." J.R.R. Tolkien

We all have our hearts and minds one way or another invested in these books and movies. So we all mind and should show the necessary respect.

(This post was edited by Arannir on Nov 16 2017, 12:48pm)


Nov 16 2017, 8:47pm

Post #14 of 17 (3608 views)
The market price for legitimately appropriated cultures went through the roof. // [In reply to] Can't Post


Ethel Duath

Nov 16 2017, 10:20pm

Post #15 of 17 (3588 views)
Smaug's daughter "Ozonée" demanded reparations for publishing video [In reply to] Can't Post

of her father's death without the express permission of the estate.


Nov 16 2017, 10:33pm

Post #16 of 17 (3578 views)
Plastics. // [In reply to] Can't Post


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Nov 18 2017, 2:51am

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*heh // [In reply to] Can't Post



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