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How would you like to travel across Middle-earth?
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Poll: How would you like to travel across Middle-earth?
Horse or pony. - "Give him a pony." 52 / 37%
Bunny sled. - "THESE are Rhosgobel rabbits!" 8 / 6%
Warg. - "Send out your warg-riders!" 4 / 3%
Great eagle. - "The eagles! The eagles are coming!" 28 / 20%
Fell beast. - "Wraiths! Wraiths on wings!" 4 / 3%
Irish Elk. 'Nuff said. 7 / 5%
In a wagon or cart, thank you very much. 10 / 7%
I'll just steal a ship from the corsairs of Umbar... 3 / 2%
On foot. - "No, that won't be necessary. I'm sure I can keep up." 18 / 13%
Oliphaunts. - "No one would believe us." 7 / 5%
141 total votes


Sep 14 2013, 1:22am

Post #51 of 73 (420 views)
it just occurred to me [In reply to] Can't Post

I should have gone with the option: ride a pony *with* Thorin. Especially since I don't really know how to ride, and would need lots of training. That's the option for me! Laugh


Sep 14 2013, 1:27am

Post #52 of 73 (403 views)
Go ahead. They've got horses in New Zealand! / [In reply to] Can't Post


Bellawen Bolger of Bree
The Shire

Sep 14 2013, 1:31am

Post #53 of 73 (431 views)
By TARDIS! [In reply to] Can't Post

Joking aside, I would love to hike all over Middle Earth. I often read The Hobbit in summer, and would get to the Fellowship of the Ring just as the weather was getting cooler and it was September and Frodo was taking hikes around the country to get fit for travel. I would long to be travelling alongside him! And as I drove to work, and the fog from the river settled in on the hills and around my car, I would picture Fog on the Barrow downs, and smile.
But I love the horses of middle earth too, and wouldn't mind a ride on Brego or Shadowfax, if he would allow me to ride on him that is!

Werde Spinner

Sep 14 2013, 5:55pm

Post #54 of 73 (400 views)
I knew this was coming... [In reply to] Can't Post

Still hilarious! Laugh Laugh

Werde Spinner

Sep 14 2013, 5:57pm

Post #55 of 73 (401 views)
I think this is the point where [In reply to] Can't Post

I announce that I officially love this thread and everyone participating in it. I'm dying of laughter over here. Laugh Laugh

That being said, I would *totally* risk a ride in that van, dog and all. Eomer's driving, what can I say... Tongue

Werde Spinner

Sep 14 2013, 6:01pm

Post #56 of 73 (429 views)
Ooh, that's another option. [In reply to] Can't Post

There's so many other good ways of traveling through Middle-earth that I never thought of!

(1) TARDIS (2) Mathom Machine (3) dragon

...what else? I'll never make up my mind with all these options. I'll be going on the adventure of a lifetime!!! Cool


Sep 14 2013, 7:40pm

Post #57 of 73 (402 views)
Aww, you didn't have an option that said "other mode of transport" [In reply to] Can't Post

I would have voted Dragon.
I mean, come on! Dragons are so cool - for those who have seen Eragorn and How To Train Your Dragon will know what I mean - they can do all kinds of tricks, diving from cliff tops and tight manoeuvres through trees and buildings... *sighs*
That would be much cooler than flying on an Eagle! What power!
"Thank you for flying Dragon Air! Please come again soon."

How about river transport? There's thousands of rivers there!
Barrel riding! Now there's an idea...
Actually, I'd probably not stand being in a barrel to travel around Middle-Earth.
A boat from Lady Galadriel through the Argonath and yonder would do nicely...

"MorningStar, go back to your Old Toby - you're getting too carried away now!"
"Was that pun intended, precious?" Tongue


Sep 14 2013, 11:27pm

Post #58 of 73 (425 views)
Great poll W-S! [In reply to] Can't Post

Eomer is driving but we'll have to sit in the back...

Shotgun has officially been called.


Sep 16 2013, 2:41am

Post #59 of 73 (386 views)
Just now read your post... [In reply to] Can't Post

And I almost dropped my laptop from laughing! ShockedLaugh Cool

It was quite the transition from hysterics to near...let's just say stress. Wink I'll still take the laugh any day.

Werde Spinner

Sep 16 2013, 2:10pm

Post #60 of 73 (378 views)
Aw, well. [In reply to] Can't Post

I won't argue with the Dwarf who carries a full set of axes. Although, to tell the truth, it seems strangely appropriate... years ago, me and my siblings wondered what would have happened if Gimli had driven a tank to the Pelennor Fields. Merry and Pippin were given the task of operating the gun and lobbing grenades at enemies. We even drew little cartoons of it. Shocked WinkTongue

My, how things go in spirals. Laugh


Sep 16 2013, 7:44pm

Post #61 of 73 (377 views)
Gimli as a Hobbitgruppenführer? [In reply to] Can't Post



Sep 17 2013, 5:01am

Post #62 of 73 (363 views)
Four years ago [In reply to] Can't Post

The long-absent fairelvenlady used this joke as her footer.


Sep 17 2013, 6:49pm

Post #63 of 73 (556 views)
I might like a ride on a Dragon too. [In reply to] Can't Post

You really are getting carried away with yourself here. Wink

Other than a dragon a ride on the eagles would be nice or on foot or a ride on Shadowfax.


Sep 18 2013, 10:12am

Post #64 of 73 (325 views)
No option for flying carpet? / [In reply to] Can't Post


Werde Spinner

Sep 18 2013, 3:31pm

Post #65 of 73 (318 views)
Oh, and here's another one! [In reply to] Can't Post

I should have really sat down and thought of *all* the possible ways one can travel and applied them to Middle-earth. Silly me, I was only thinking of Middle-earth ways to travel that most people would attempt... I'd be too afraid of being eaten or burned to a crisp to ride Smaug, so I didn't add 'dragon' to the list. But if we could find a tame one, I'm sure we could organize rides, charge admittance... get a nice little tourism industry going in Middle-earth... Wink

Okay, flying carpet. Should I add broomsticks (as in Harry Potter) to the list? Any other suggestions? Laugh Everyone else is so much more clever than me at coming up with these things.


Sep 18 2013, 3:45pm

Post #66 of 73 (305 views)
I'm just teasing, it's the van for me! [In reply to] Can't Post

As I say, I like my creature comforts.Wink. I'd get too cold flying over the mountains on a flying carpet. And I may want to be on the iPad and there's no Wi-Fi on the flying carpet.


Sep 18 2013, 11:24pm

Post #67 of 73 (292 views)
I [In reply to] Can't Post

think I would like to travel by horse. Although I don't have much experience riding a horse, maybe I could get a ride with Legolas in the van. Wink Or I could get help from some trusty ramgers. Smile


Sep 19 2013, 3:58pm

Post #68 of 73 (283 views)
"Commandeer" Eärendil's ship.... [In reply to] Can't Post

...pick up a crew in Umbar, and then raid, pillage, and pilfer my weasely black guts out!!


Now when first Vingilot was set to sail in the seas of heaven, it rose unlooked for, glittering and bright; and the people of Middle-earth beheld it from afar and wondered, and they took it for a sign, and called it Gil-Estel, the Star of High Hope.

Arrrr! I be renaming her Mor-Estel!!

(This post was edited by CaptainMorgan on Sep 19 2013, 4:04pm)

Tol Eressea

Sep 19 2013, 4:01pm

Post #69 of 73 (281 views)
Yo ho yo ho [In reply to] Can't Post

An elven life fer me

Na Vedui

Sep 21 2013, 1:07am

Post #70 of 73 (261 views)
How about by Ent?// [In reply to] Can't Post


Sep 21 2013, 6:51am

Post #71 of 73 (269 views)
Yes! [In reply to] Can't Post

Great idea there.


Oct 1 2013, 3:04pm

Post #72 of 73 (246 views)
Now I've got "Magical Mystery Bus" playing in my head [In reply to] Can't Post

Aragorn & Gandalf introduce Eomer to pipeweed . . .

These staves he spoke, and yet he laughed as he said them. For once more lust of battle was on him; and he was still unscathed, and he was young, and he was king: the lord of a fell people. And he was also high as a kite.

Na Vedui

Oct 1 2013, 4:02pm

Post #73 of 73 (259 views)
Well, according to Wikipedia [In reply to] Can't Post

... it has actually been suggested that the Norse berserkers did get high (on those red spotty Fly Agaric mushrooms) before going into battle! However it did also say that there was no concrete evidence to back up the theory.

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