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Beard theory

Na Vedui
Rohan

Mar 28 2013, 3:01am


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This theory is absolutely *not* canon but it solved the Kili (and Ori and Fili) beard issue for meWink:

How about a moult? Some bird species moult before the breeding season into a brighter more attractive plumage, and it seems that the moult is driven by hormones. So...Baby dwarves start off with some fluffy or wispy facial hair - which they keep through childhood. Then during their teenage years (in Dwarf terms, that is), hormones rage, the old fluff goes and the adult beard gradually comes in. Fili is well on the way, with a fine moustache and a respectable small beard; Kili's lost his baby-beard and is getting bristly with his new one (oh hurry up, beard, says Kili); Ori still has his wispy childhood chin-beard but if Nori's hairiness is anything to go by, he will probably have a fine thick adult beard when it comes.

Howzat!

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female dwarves trqn13 Send a private message to trqn13 Mar 22 2013, 5:33pm
    I thought they did it in good taste, Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Mar 22 2013, 5:44pm
    I liked the Dwarf women Angharad73 Send a private message to Angharad73 Mar 22 2013, 5:51pm
    I think the dwarves in general looked too comical QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Mar 22 2013, 5:55pm
        Gimli Salmacis81 Send a private message to Salmacis81 Mar 22 2013, 7:19pm
            indeed! swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Mar 22 2013, 7:43pm
                Don't Use Crazy Glue IdrilofGondolin Send a private message to IdrilofGondolin Mar 22 2013, 7:57pm
        Eight theatre viewings with NO laughter for this scene.// Kirly Send a private message to Kirly Mar 23 2013, 5:50pm
        I've never heard a giggle there Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Mar 23 2013, 9:09pm
    The Hobbit Chronicles IdrilofGondolin Send a private message to IdrilofGondolin Mar 22 2013, 7:10pm
        Agreed ByThorinsBeard Send a private message to ByThorinsBeard Mar 23 2013, 3:37pm
            Hoping for more in EE Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Mar 23 2013, 3:49pm
                Yes, more of Erebor in the EE please... ByThorinsBeard Send a private message to ByThorinsBeard Mar 23 2013, 3:59pm
    Aragorn's comment to Eowyn Salmacis81 Send a private message to Salmacis81 Mar 22 2013, 7:26pm
    They look fantastic. Olessan Send a private message to Olessan Mar 22 2013, 7:33pm
        Even the dwarf women sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Mar 22 2013, 8:39pm
            Kili kilimanjaro Kilimilivanilli... swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Mar 23 2013, 5:01am
                Oh yeah marillaraina Send a private message to marillaraina Mar 23 2013, 6:02am
                    Beard theory Na Vedui Send a private message to Na Vedui Mar 28 2013, 3:01am
    I would've given them even bigger beards! / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Mar 22 2013, 8:57pm
        Agreed ryouko Send a private message to ryouko Mar 22 2013, 9:42pm
            I would love to have seen more dwarf children! Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Mar 22 2013, 10:30pm
                Agreed! // ryouko Send a private message to ryouko Mar 24 2013, 7:56pm
    i actually don't see a cannonical reason that female dwarves should have beards Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 22 2013, 10:28pm
        There's also ... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Mar 22 2013, 10:36pm
        I'm not sure how else you are supposed to read it. Macfeast Send a private message to Macfeast Mar 22 2013, 10:50pm
            i disagree that the hobbit quote Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Mar 22 2013, 11:19pm
                The letter (well, book) referred to... Macfeast Send a private message to Macfeast Mar 22 2013, 11:41pm
                Beards Salmacis81 Send a private message to Salmacis81 Mar 23 2013, 1:29am
                    Beards... arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Mar 23 2013, 1:05pm
                All valid points ... but ... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Mar 23 2013, 9:10am
                    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Mar 23 2013, 5:13pm
                        Tolkien never said? :P imin Send a private message to imin Mar 23 2013, 5:20pm
                            aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhh swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Mar 23 2013, 5:23pm
                                Well to be fair imin Send a private message to imin Mar 23 2013, 5:27pm
        Appearance includes the face and facial hair. Kirly Send a private message to Kirly Mar 23 2013, 5:59pm
    Dwarf women have better beards than Kili Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska Mar 23 2013, 1:06am

 
 
 

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