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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

FotR screencaps: Leaving the Shire, and, "Get off the Road"....

Posted on 2005.12.17 at 23:57

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taerie
taerie at 2005-12-18 21:08 (UTC) (Link)

the reason for this was that when Tolkien wrote The Hobbit he hadn't yet envisioned what the Ring would become in LotR.

That's probably why I felt so blindsided. I remember arguing with my then-boyfriend about it. "WHAT? No way is that ring evil" I got the same feeling after seeing the first Star Wars and then much later seeing the movies that came after. "Huh? but..?" It was pretty evident that much of what came after in Star Wars was added on cause a big story had to be told.
It kind of is good in a way. If the author knows it is coming then sometimes he inadvertently gives it away.. or at least gets you suspicious. This way you are as surprised as the hobbits are.. AND the author!

It is also funny when you are reading The Hobbit how often you get annoyed with Gandalf. (Where the HECK is the stupid WIZARD?? What could be so bloody important that he keeps disappearing like that?) Then after reading the rest of the books.. (Why did he BOTHER screwing around with the Dwarves when he was busy doing so many more important things?) Well, at least I did. :-)
I imagined that how they meant for all that sudden ring effect to be taken was that it didn't go 'click-sprong!' and wake up all of a sudden but by whatever awareness it possessed being sort of intermittently powerful.. slowly consuming the wearer and insinuating itself in it's mind but awakening with a vengeance when it senses danger or a move it can make. With The Nazgul being a trigger for that. The experience of having the ring on was probably supposed to be different for Bilbo.. (Obviously from his behaviour.) but it would have changed drastically if he had kept it and put it on when the Black Riders showed up. At least, that is what I thought was the rationale for how it was in the movie. I have been known to be not only wrong but totally missing the boat. LOL! (Just as long as I make the boat sailing for Bag End West.)

Of course, the book situation was quite different and made much better sense really.. but such is the nature of books and movies.

I always thought it was really unfair that Bilbo used up all the Baggins luck at getting away relatively unscathed and Frodo gets caught holding the bag. (Bilbo would agree.. and Frodo probably wouldn't.. bless his sweet little loving heart.)

Hey! Dancing Frodos??? Where? Where? *Looks around like Pippin getting hit by apples from the sky.*




Mechtild
mechtild at 2005-12-18 21:45 (UTC) (Link)
Your argument sounds really solid. You are right: had Bilbo kept the Ring and been the one who went on the Quest instead of Frodo, he would have felt the power of the Ring in a way he never had before, whether increasing in power almost imperceptibly the way it does in the book, or, "Wham, Bam, Thank you, Ma'am," like in the films.

Yes, Gandalf did do a lot of disadvantageous disappearing in The Hobbit. I had forgotten.

Hey! Dancing Frodos??? Where? Where? *Looks around like Pippin getting hit by apples from the sky.*

I guess I was thinking of the NC-17 PWP, "Pole-Dancing Frodo" (or whatever it was called *cackles libidinously*) That was one of the more pornish fics I've ever had occasion to read. It did make me laugh at us swooners, though, too. It had its own brand of wit along with the soft-core.

We really are a sorry lot, drooling over our Main Hobbit and his extreme charms. But I love it.
taerie
taerie at 2005-12-18 22:18 (UTC) (Link)
I once was at a Chippendale's men appearance at a shopping mall in San Diego. I keep thinking of that image when I go onto The Harem. It cracks me up because I keep seeing Frodo strutting about with the little Chippendale's collar on in front of a lot of really libidinous and enthusiastic non-hobbit females. eeee! (Actually, they would have to push him out.. and that's funny too.)
Mechtild
mechtild at 2005-12-19 07:25 (UTC) (Link)
It cracks me up because I keep seeing Frodo strutting about with the little Chippendale's collar on in front of a lot of really libidinous and enthusiastic non-hobbit females. eeee! (Actually, they would have to push him out..

Yes, Taerie, they would have to push the actual Frodo out. I should say right away that the Frodo portrayed in Pole-Dancing Frodo was not remotely like Frodo, book or film, though he looked just like film Frodo. The story was hot enough, but it was a more a teasing look at our own salivating fantasies than about any sort of Frodo Baggins. It was a story written for fun.

Chippendales guys appeared at your city's shopping mall???? I find that quite eye-opening. I can't picture them doing a stint at the shopping mall in Duluth!
diem_kieu94
diem_kieu94 at 2012-11-20 04:17 (UTC) (Link)

*Ahem...*

Metchild... When you refer to the story about the pole-dancing Frodo, are you referring to Josan's "Pole story"? I just read it and I must admit that it left me squealing! Just curious...
Mechtild
mechtild at 2012-11-20 16:31 (UTC) (Link)

Re: *Ahem...*

Yes, that was the story I was referring to. (Or I think it is; it's been years and years since I read it. Frodo is a male stripper doing a pole dance before an audience of squealing fans.)

Edited at 2012-11-20 04:32 pm (UTC)
diem_kieu94
diem_kieu94 at 2012-11-22 16:40 (UTC) (Link)

Re: *Ahem...*

Yep! Sounds like we're on the same page (or... Errr.... Stage?)!

Happy Thanksgiving by the way! :)
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