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New update at the LOTR Project

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Oct 7 2012, 6:00pm

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New update at the LOTR Project Can't Post

Emil Johansson is the brains behind LOTR Project. His site, you may recall, brought us the Middle-earth family tree.

Now he's unveiled an extension to the project that collates population statistics from extant Middle-earth resources, and explores various age and life-expectancy trends. Johansson describes it as an exploration of the world of Tolkien through numbers.

Johansson told TheOneRing.net that the most time-consuming part was entering the information on 923 different characters into the database -- their age at death, gender, and race.

"The most interesting thing is perhaps the graph of the decline of the longevity of Men," he said.

"There is a clear pattern. What surprised me the most was how long Aragorn lived compared to many of his ancestors. After reading up on Aragorn's death I learned he was the first Numenorean in a long time who was given the grace to go at his own will."

He said that he has plans for a collaborative project where people can interact freely with a Middle-Earth map much like Google maps.

"Further integration of a map feature will allow me to tie each character to one or more locations," he said.

"Much of the beauty of this project is I do not know what I will do next. Things just happen."

Link: LOTR Project statistics

(This post was edited by entmaiden on Oct 9 2012, 2:16am)


Oct 8 2012, 7:03am

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What a great addition. -- Contains Hobbit film spoilers [In reply to] Can't Post

It really is a great site. I'm always checking my family trees on this website, especially when I don't have a book handy.

To me, this is one of the most interesting outputs. I think this is a great justification as to why AUJ should end in Mirkwood.

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Oct 9 2012, 2:24am

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wow, this almost makes me like math! [In reply to] Can't Post

and that's saying a lot!Smile

Interesting to see everything all graphed out like that...very cool!



Oct 9 2012, 4:35pm

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*eyes green with envy* This is wonderful! [In reply to] Can't Post

Massive Kudos! A genuine work of passion, love and devotion. WELL DONE!


I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.

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