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Jan 30 2013, 11:28pm

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The One Ring [In reply to] Can't Post

A few years ago I wrote an essay called "The Myth of the One Ring's Power" in which I detail some of the Ring's limitations as far as controlling people. I do not believe I dealt with the idea of "shrink" or "grow", but I would think those physical limitations would not be the same as its psychological powers.

It clearly shrank to fit Isildur instead of Sauron, and it shrank again to fit Gollum. Bilbo, Gollum, Frodo and Sam, who were the only ones to wear it after Sauron and Isildur were all hobbits with similar sized fingers. It would only need to get just a little bit larger to slip off a finger. And such is even possible with an ordinary ring, as I have discovered my own wedding ring will sometimes just slide right off, and I assure you it is not a Ring of Power.

I just love thinking about stuff like this. Smile

Subject User Time
The One Ring...only slightly evil? stoutfiles Send a private message to stoutfiles Jan 25 2013, 9:05pm
    It was a rush job Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 25 2013, 9:11pm
    Sauron designed it that way because Nira Send a private message to Nira Jan 26 2013, 1:30am
        LOL :D // zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Jan 26 2013, 2:20am
    Interesting question zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Jan 26 2013, 2:19am
    This is an incredibly entertaining post. :)// Milknut Send a private message to Milknut Jan 27 2013, 3:14am
    I think the idea that he might ever lose the ring never occured to Sauron. // NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Jan 29 2013, 4:30pm
        He did consider it according to Tolkien stoutfiles Send a private message to stoutfiles Jan 29 2013, 5:43pm
    The One Ring dreamflower Send a private message to dreamflower Jan 30 2013, 11:28pm


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