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You Shall Not Pass

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Something tells me that this isn’t Alex’s first time referencing “Lord of the Rings”.

IMDB User Sets The Record Straight “Lord Of The Rings” Totally Ripped Off “Harry Potter”

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You can’t make this stuff up. Well you could, but that would make you very sad indeed, almost as sad as IMDB user brian_007.

Two days ago Brian, the James Bond wannabe, wrote a rather long post on the IMDB boards (post has since been deleted) for Peter Jackson’s upcoming prequel The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey explaining why he thinks J.R.R. Tolkien TOTALLY ripped off J.K. Rowling.

What a dirty, rotten, plagiarizing git J.R.R. Tolkien was, right folks? Oh, how I weep for the future of humanity.

In case you can’t read the text on the image below, here’s the full text for to make your brain pick an ear to exit via…

Overall, I like Lord of the Rings. However, I do feel that Tolkien kind of rips off Harry Potter in many ways. There are several parallels, such as elves, dwarfs, wizards, goblins, trolls, magic (especially invisibility), etc. Sauron is referred to as “Dark Lord” just like Voldemort is. There is also the elder white-haired bearded wizard who serves as a mentor, Gandalf, who is reminiscent of Dumbledore. Some of the character names are similar, such as Wormtongue as opposed to Wormtail, too. There is even a gigantic spider (Shelob) at the end of “The Two Towers” that reminds one of Aragog from Chamber of Secrets. I even noticed that the plots of both series begin with the protagonists’ birthday. Now I see that Tolkien, this unoriginal bastard, is coming out with The Hobbit in December. This would be fine, but why didn’t he just write this book first to begin with? I still like Lord of the Rings, though–don’t get me wrong–but I wonder if Tolkien has ever said in interviews whether he borrowed elements from Harry Potter. I’ll be watching the extended DVDs later this week and I think he’s featured on the commentary track, so I look forward to that.

Mordor Recruitment Video

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Sauron needs you! In all wars both sides always believe they are righteous and both sides need to put out their propaganda to recruit their troops. This is how the Dark Lord’s PR team recruits for Mordor.

Lord Of The Rings: One Facebook Thread To Rule Them All

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I wonder what Tolkien’s masterpiece would have turned out like if Facebook had existed in his day?4

Leonard Nimoy - The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins

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We’ve seen Leonard Nimoy (Star Treks’ Mr. Spock) in music videos before but who knew that he could sing like this, and about Hobbits?

The colour portion of the video is from “Funk Me Up Scotty,” a 1996 documentary from BBC2 about the musical carees of the cast of the original Star Trek. The show cut the last verse and an instrumental/dance interlude, which I’ve restored using black & white footage from I know not where.


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