Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship

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by Denster » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:44 pm

If you're saying that LOTR is poorly written and that you prefer Harry Potter - you clearly are deficient.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Preezy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:45 pm

In this week's episode, Gundil the Hunter wakes up from his coma - will he tell Julia that he kissed Bognark at the summer festival? Elsewhere, another traveller arrives at the gates of Rhondilflog with dangerous (and sexy) consequences!

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by OrangeRakoon » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:46 pm

Karl wrote:
OrangeRakoon wrote:It's like reading an encyclopedia from beginning to end, but without learning anything because it's all made up.

It's called 'worldbuilding', mate. It's what makes the book interesting.


I'm glad you used the word book and not novel because plot is severely lacking

If I wrote a book about the adventures of a glacier it would still move at a quicker pace than the fellowship of the ring.

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by Moggy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:50 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:
Karl wrote:
OrangeRakoon wrote:It's like reading an encyclopedia from beginning to end, but without learning anything because it's all made up.

It's called 'worldbuilding', mate. It's what makes the book interesting.


I'm glad you used the word book and not novel because plot is severely lacking

If I wrote a book about the adventures of a glacier it would still move at a quicker pace than the fellowship of the ring.


Trololololol.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Frank » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:51 pm

Moggy wrote:I don’t like reading Shakespeare, but I wouldn’t be daft enough to claim it is gooseberry fool, boring or poorly written. It’s just not for me.


Shakespeare's stuff was meant to be performed, though, so you could say it's boring to read :shifty:

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by Karl » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:53 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:
Karl wrote:
OrangeRakoon wrote:It's like reading an encyclopedia from beginning to end, but without learning anything because it's all made up.

It's called 'worldbuilding', mate. It's what makes the book interesting.

I'm glad you used the word book and not novel because plot is severely lacking

If I wrote a book about the adventures of a glacier it would still move at a quicker pace than the fellowship of the ring.

Why didn't they just ride the eagles to Mordor???????

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by OrangeRakoon » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:54 pm

Karl wrote:Why didn't they just ride the eagles to Mordor???????


Yeah but Gandalf said "FLY you fools" it was actually his plan all along!

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Zartan » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:55 pm

I welcome a new fantasy TV series, though my preference would be for a properly done Wheel of Time, (I think Sony now have the rights for that or something) than what ever is left over from the Tolkien stable.

One thing that would concern me is with how GoT has taken a noticeable drop in quality once they passed the GRRM prepared work.

Oh on the subject of the LOTR books and films, I thought the LOTR trilogy on paper got better with each book, but on film, it got worse with each film. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Denster » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:56 pm

I think i'm going to have to stay out of this thread.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Moggy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:57 pm

Denster wrote:I think i'm going to have to stay out of this thread.


I am just imagining the steam coming out of your ears at the moment. :lol:

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Preezy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:57 pm

In this week's season finale, the battle for Cyromark reaches a thrilling conclusion, and Mary Grotface finally chooses who to marry, with devastating (and sexy) consequences!


I'll stop now.

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by Karl » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:57 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:
Karl wrote:Why didn't they just ride the eagles to Mordor???????

Yeah but Gandalf said "FLY you fools" it was actually his plan all along!

Of course, who'd want to read a book about people walking???? That would be so boring!!!!

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by Denster » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:58 pm

Moggy wrote:
Denster wrote:I think i'm going to have to stay out of this thread.


I am just imagining the steam coming out of your ears at the moment. :lol:


:x

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by Moggy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:58 pm

Zartan wrote:I welcome a new fantasy TV series, though my preference would be for a properly done Wheel of Time, (I think Sony now have the rights for that or something)


If it was done properly, that could be utterly incredible.

They would strawberry float it up so badly though. :lol:

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Karl » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:58 pm

The eagles are sapient, they would have been corrupted and taken the ring for themselves you total strawberry floating idiot. I hate you.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Moggy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:00 pm

Karl wrote:
OrangeRakoon wrote:
Karl wrote:Why didn't they just ride the eagles to Mordor???????

Yeah but Gandalf said "FLY you fools" it was actually his plan all along!

Of course, who'd want to read a book about people walking???? That would be so boring!!!!


Why didn’t they just use broomsticks and cast spells at the bad guy?

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Denster » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:03 pm

Karl wrote:The eagles are sapient, they would have been corrupted and taken the ring for themselves you total strawberry floating idiot. I hate you.


:lol:

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by <]:^D » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:31 pm

Jenuall wrote:
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<]:^D wrote:i think people who dont like the books are just slow readers and a bit thick tbh


They are basically children who ought to stick to Harry Potter.


I like to think I'm pretty well read - I've read all sorts from more "high brow" works like Milan Kundera and Salman Rushdie, through Ian Mcewan and David Mitchell to more "popular" stuff like Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. To me the LOTR trilogy are just not good books.

And actually, as it has been mentioned, I have read the Harry Potter books and would say I derived more enjoyment from them than I did Lord of The Rings. I'm not saying that they are more worthy, or a greater form of literature, but if I were forced to read a Harry Potter book or a LOTR book I would choose Potter every time.

If people love Tolkein then that's great - I would never deny someone's pleasure in reading something they love, just don't try and make out that anyone who doesn't like it is deficient in some way! ;)


all that reading (obviously too slow) and you didnt see the winky face :roll: :fp:

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by Jenuall » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:04 pm

Denster wrote:If you're saying that LOTR is poorly written and that you prefer Harry Potter - you clearly are deficient.


My post was pretty clear that I wasn't suggesting HP was "better" literature that LOTR - just that I personally enjoyed reading it more.

There is plenty of documented literary criticism of LOTR since its original publication - the fact that some people believe it to be not the greatest example of writing shouldn't come as too much of a shock, nor should it diminish your own enjoyment or appreciation of it.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by OrangeRakoon » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:08 pm

But why pick one when you could have both?

On topic comment so I don't get banned: I wonder what kind of art direction they'll go with this. I don't really want them to try and emulate the gritty film style, but I'd prefer that to the Hobbit's trying-to-be-more-fantastical-but-still-enough-like-the-main-trilogy


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