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Middle-earth Madness is back!

entmaiden
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Mar 19, 8:01pm

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Middle-earth Madness is back! Can't Post

I don't think the message on the Home Page got linked to the Message Boards, but here it is.

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2018/03/19/104729-middle-earth-march-madness-2018-is-here/

March 19, 2018 at 8:00 am by greendragon -




Welcome all, to the annual showdown in the realms of Eriador and beyond! Yes, it’s that time of year when hobbit must fight wizard, dwarf must battle elf, and man must face … erm … well, maybe himself.
Because this year we’ve thrown something new into the mix for March Madness. We thought it would be interesting to see if Sherlock could outwit the most cunning of dragons; or if Rudy has more heart than Samwise. What would fastidious Oscar Wilde make of the slovenly Master of Lake-town? Can Dwalin out-wrestle Dougal Mackenzie?
That’s right – our brackets contain actors in both their Tolkien roles, and a role they play in another film or TV show. So Luke Evans appears both as Bard and Gaston; and Billy Boyd is there both as Pippin and Barret Bonden (from ‘Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World’). This means that some battles will be between two characters from Middle-earth, some between two ‘outside’ characters, and some will be a mix; and yes, actors could find themselves facing an alter ego.
Are we crazy? Is there absolutely no way that the ape Caesar would stand a chance against Gollum? Is Magneto clearly no match for Gandalf? That’s for YOU to decide! Voting starts today – and the madness will run until April 5th. Here is the schedule for rounds:
  • Round 1 – March 19th – March 22nd 10:00pm ET
  • Round 2 – March 23rd – March 25th 10:00pm ET
  • Round 3 – March 26th – March 28th 10:00pm ET
  • Round 4 – March 31st 10:00pm ET
  • Final Four – April 1 – April 3rd 10:00pm ET
  • The Final – April 4 – April 5th 10:00pm ET


The brackets are divided as follows:
  • Division I – The Lord of the Rings Fellowship, and counterpart roles
  • Division II – The Lord of the Rings outside the Fellowship, and counterpart roles
  • Division III – The Hobbit Company (wizards, dwarves, and hobbit), and counterpart roles
  • Division IV – The Hobbit Lake-town and villains, and counterpart roles


Voting is simple – just click on your choice in each dual, below. You can only vote once – but feel free to share, and rally people to your cause! Speculate on the message boards, and head on over to Facebook to take part in some ‘exit polls’, and see who is predicted to win.
It’s all in fun – how you choose your choice of winners is entirely up to you. But if you’re keen to see someone in particular go all the way to final victory, start campaigning now!
Let the games begin!
Voting in Round 1 will remain open until March 22nd at 10pm ET. At that point, we’ll calculate the winners and post the next round on March 23rd. Follow after the break for a complete bracket image, and to vote on all of our Round 1 match-ups!


This year's match-ups are different, be sure to vote! The links for voting are on the home page.


Wilros
The Shire


Mar 19, 8:07pm

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Some difficult 1st round matchups [In reply to] Can't Post

In the first round to already have to choose between Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and Bilbo (Martin Freeman) , or Saruman(Christopher Lee) and Thorin (Richard Armitage) is gut-wrenching!


Ataahua
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Mar 19, 8:43pm

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I like the new approach. [In reply to] Can't Post

The results should be interesting!

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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Hamfast Gamgee
Grey Havens

Mar 21, 10:09pm

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You could have Karl Urban 3 times [In reply to] Can't Post

Wasn't he Judge Dread as well?


Ataahua
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Mar 21, 10:24pm

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Judge Dredd v Sauron. [In reply to] Can't Post

I'd watch that.

Actually, Judge Dredd v Pippin would be pretty entertaining too...
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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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Dunadan of North Arnor
The Shire

Mar 22, 10:57am

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4x, as Thor’s Skurge the Executioner [In reply to] Can't Post

In fact, since McKellan’s Magneto, Blanchett’s Hela, and Pace’s Ronan are winning so handily, this maybe should’ve went full-on with a Marvel sub-contest and included Cumberbatch’s Dr.Strange, Weaving’s Red Skull, Serkis’ Klaw, Lily’s Wasp, Urban’s Skurge, and Freeman’s Ross.


Dunadan of North Arnor
The Shire

Mar 27, 7:35am

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Fixed! [In reply to] Can't Post

Ha, the only way Karl Urban/Eomer’s ‘unreal’ McCoy, of an unsuccessful addition to an existing franchise of several years ago, beats Cate Blanchett/Galadriel’s original incarnation of Hela in the recent release of Thor:Ragnarok, part of an unbelievably successful franchise, is if mods are punching enough buttons to ensure it.

Coincidentally Ian McKellen’s Magneto gets beat, it seems, by Martin Freeman’s incarnation of Dr. Watson by one vote.

Okay, I know, I watched the movie Quiz Show, and we should all just smile and be entertained. But my heart goes out to any boys and girls voting here that think their votes actually matter when the results are blatantly fixed.

Go Ronan the Accuser, grab the Infinity Gauntlet and take us to the promised land... maybe some here even know who you are... maybe not...

Heart Wink


(This post was edited by Dunadan of North Arnor on Mar 27, 7:36am)


Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Mar 27, 9:55am

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Am I missing the joke? [In reply to] Can't Post


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mods are punching enough buttons to ensure it.


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the results are blatantly fixed.


I do so hope you meant this as a good-humoured dig at how people at TORN might vote contrary to your own expectations. In that case, I can deal with it and laugh with you - and I voted for Bones and Dr. Watson.

If not, I don't know what forums you're used to, but the mods here are in a different league, evidently. You are certainly entitled to disagree with the results of the poll, but to seriously insinuate poll fixing would show a woeful lack of familiarity with how this place is run.


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