032 I kill where I wish and none dare resist

November 14th, 2016, 1:27 am

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My armor is like tenfold shields, my teeth are swords, my claws spears, the shock of my tail a thunderbolt, my wings a hurricane, and my breath death!

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Reply NtKGar, November 11th, 2016, 6:13 pm

My Dad read The Hobbit to me when I was little and it made an impression. I was looking for a gallery of Tolkien illustrations and couldn't find a better one than a Google image search for Tolkien Illustrations revealed.

JRR Tolkien doesn't get enough credit as an illustrator. Everyone remembers him as a writer, but he had this whole world in his head and it came out in more than just words. Imagine the studio that did Song of the Sea made an animated Hobbit movie based on those illustrations. How incredible would that be? Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy was fine, but Tolkien's own illustrations have a really wonderful style that Cartoon Saloon could really make dance.

Also Gollum should be welsh because Dad read him with a welsh accent and it really worked.

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Reply Takai, November 14th, 2016, 6:06 am

Imagine how much it sucked to see Smaug in the hobbit movies when one has devoured the book and his art.

Reply NtKGar, November 14th, 2016, 5:40 pm

@Takai: In fairness to Peter Jackson et al, a lot of the backdrops were Tolkien's designs in the style of the movies, the treasure room at Erebor looks great.

I actually quite enjoyed Peter Jackson's Hobbit movies, but they kind of suffer from pleasant-but-unnecessary-sequel. More adventures in middle earth, acting's good, visual design's awesome, but the whole trilogy is basically an expansion pack for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit does deserve better.

I'm trying to make the idea of a Hobbit animation by the Song of the Sea crowd go viral

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