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(Mirror.co.uk)   Guess who just got their geek card after Martin Freeman came out and said that s/he was a huge fan of the Hobbit and knew facts about Middle Earth: a) Paris Hilton b) Tom Cruise, or c) Prince William   (mirror.co.uk ) divider line
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2014-04-20 11:45:47 PM  
Ooo, ooo, is it Paris Hilton?
 
2014-04-20 11:57:40 PM  
Really? An English prince enjoys stories about wizards fighting dragons? Gee.
 
2014-04-21 12:18:52 AM  
Martin Freeman came out? That'll be a shock to Amanda Abbington, I'm sure.
 
2014-04-21 12:28:47 AM  
Paris Hilton is the only one of those that would have surprised me.
 
2014-04-21 12:36:29 AM  
I was kind of hoping it was Paris Hilton, actually.
 
2014-04-21 12:40:54 AM  

propasaurus: Martin Freeman came out? That'll be a shock to Amanda Abbington, I'm sure.


Also, it may be a bit disconcerting to some that Prince William only became a fan after Martin Freeman came out. Are we in for another round of royal "who's the father"?
 
2014-04-21 02:21:51 AM  
See, Prince Henry would have just cut Sauron's balls off and fed it to him.
 
2014-04-21 02:58:31 AM  
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At least Paris hung out with actual Hobbits.
 
2014-04-21 04:03:41 AM  
As the Lord of the Rings promotes the idea of "born rulers", this should be no surprise...

And the Hobbit films are crap.
 
Skr
2014-04-21 04:28:42 AM  
Figured the Middle Earth would be quite familiar to the royal family. Wasn't it roughly based off of Europe?
 
2014-04-21 06:56:27 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: See, Prince Henry would have just cut Sauron's balls off and fed it to him.


Wot?
 
2014-04-21 07:12:20 AM  

Skr: Figured the Middle Earth would be quite familiar to the royal family. Wasn't it roughly based off of Europe?



No Catchy Nickname: As the Lord of the Rings promotes the idea of "born rulers", this should be no surprise...

And the Hobbit films are crap.


The history of the British monarchy makes the whole Gondor business look absurdly straightforward, though.

/maybe Aragorn died a couple of years ago in Australia
 
2014-04-21 08:34:10 AM  
D) Who gives a shiate?
 
2014-04-21 08:54:32 AM  

Skr: Figured the Middle Earth would be quite familiar to the royal family. Wasn't it roughly based off of Europe?


Nah, that's more Game of Thrones, which borrows heavily from The War of the Roses.
 
2014-04-21 09:39:24 AM  
Makes sense: his grandparents appear to be Hobbits:

bridalguide.com

Notice that the Queen never wears open-toed shoes, and that Prince Philip is fond of "second breakfast".
 
2014-04-21 10:23:50 AM  
Saying you are a fan of the Hobbit films is not really a good thing. I have watched the two and I don't find them that bad, but I was really wishing they would have toned down the childish stuff. I guess they really didn't have have much choice since the Hobbit was wrote for a child.
 
2014-04-21 12:26:46 PM  

Skr: Figured the Middle Earth would be quite familiar to the royal family. Wasn't it roughly based off of Europe?


It's much more closely based on Beowulf and the Kalevala (which could probably be described as the Finnish Beowulf).  It does treat the battle between good and evil in a more modern way that was almost certainly influenced by the two World Wars, but J.R.R. Tolkein was not a fan of allegory, so he wouldn't have deliberately introduced parallels to real-world societies.
 
2014-04-21 01:36:34 PM  
He doesn't get a Geek card unless he read the books first. Liking those crappy movies just makes you a couch potato.If he reads The Silmarillion, he gets a small gold star on his card, two if he can also write in Tengwar.
/Joined Mythopeoic Society as a teenager, wrote class notes in Elvish. Has Mithril Geek card.
 
2014-04-21 01:37:40 PM  
Urk--that's Mythopoeic Society. Sorry, haven't had coffee yet.
 
2014-04-21 01:54:31 PM  

farkingismybusiness: [cdn.ebaumsworld.com image 831x620]
At least Paris hung out with actual Hobbits.


I have the weirdest... something right now.
 
2014-04-21 05:38:25 PM  

Profedius: Saying you are a fan of the Hobbit films is not really a good thing. I have watched the two and I don't find them that bad, but I was really wishing they would have toned down the childish stuff. I guess they really didn't have have much choice since the Hobbit was wrote for a child.


The problem is more the wild inconsistency in tone, which in turn is largely the result of the garbage they added to stretch the story beyond its breaking point.

/also the inexplicably shiatty execution compared to LOTR, of course
 
2014-04-21 06:13:40 PM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Profedius: Saying you are a fan of the Hobbit films is not really a good thing. I have watched the two and I don't find them that bad, but I was really wishing they would have toned down the childish stuff. I guess they really didn't have have much choice since the Hobbit was wrote for a child.

The problem is more the wild inconsistency in tone, which in turn is largely the result of the garbage they added to stretch the story beyond its breaking point.

/also the inexplicably shiatty execution compared to LOTR, of course


 My biggest beef is the inexplicable love triangle between Legolas, Evangeline Lilly elf, and way too hot for a dwarf Kili. That whole added storyline just ruins the pacing and makes no sense.

Besides, Legolas and Gimli, OTP 4 lyfe, biatches.
 
2014-04-21 06:35:20 PM  

rynthetyn: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Profedius: Saying you are a fan of the Hobbit films is not really a good thing. I have watched the two and I don't find them that bad, but I was really wishing they would have toned down the childish stuff. I guess they really didn't have have much choice since the Hobbit was wrote for a child.

The problem is more the wild inconsistency in tone, which in turn is largely the result of the garbage they added to stretch the story beyond its breaking point.

/also the inexplicably shiatty execution compared to LOTR, of course

 My biggest beef is the inexplicable love triangle between Legolas, Evangeline Lilly elf, and way too hot for a dwarf Kili. That whole added storyline just ruins the pacing and makes no sense.

Besides, Legolas and Gimli, OTP 4 lyfe, biatches.


The love triangle, Boss Orc, Looney Radagast Toons, LOTR tie-ins, there's so much that needs pruning. But the infuriating thing is that the pacing is INTENTIONALLY ruined just to pad it out to nine hours or whateverthefark. If someday there is a sensible four-hour edit of this trilogy with competent effects, it should be fantastic. Whether it is more OR less child-friendly.
 
2014-04-22 04:17:13 AM  
Fascinating. Please, continue.
 
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