History YMMV / TheLordOfTheRings

9th Aug '17 1:41:07 PM Josef5678
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* {{Narm}}: Some lines in the book come off as rather narmy, like "praise them with great praise" and "their joy was like swords".

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Some lines in the book come off as rather narmy, like "praise them with great praise" and "their joy was like swords".
8th Aug '17 9:01:55 AM LordOfTheSword
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** The fact that Sauron specifically stole the ''black-haired horses of Rohan''. Come on Sauron, [[DarkIsEvil are you trying]] [[CardCarryingVillain to be stereotypical]]?
3rd Aug '17 10:55:49 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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** When a depressing melody played after Gandalf's "death" fighting Balrog, the song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFSC4pgN3Mw The Bridge of Khazad-dum]]" is used by Youtubers when parodying horrific flashbacks.
28th Jul '17 6:26:32 AM Josef5678
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* AccidentalAesop: Tolkien's anti-war message conflicts rather badly to modern readers with Eowyn's position as an amazingly progressive ActionGirl for the time, giving the impression that her ending up happily hanging up her sword is saying that women should StayInTheKitchen. It does not help that she is the only one to explicitly do so.

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* AccidentalAesop: Tolkien's anti-war message conflicts rather badly to modern readers with Eowyn's Éowyn's position as an amazingly progressive ActionGirl for the time, giving the impression that her ending up happily hanging up her sword is saying that women should StayInTheKitchen. It does not help that she is the only one to explicitly do so.



** Similarly, the BlackSpeech gets this, [[EvilIsCool because people thought it sounded cool]].
*** [[WordOfGod Tolkein]] emphatically disagreed with this, hating the Black Speech so much that he deliberately used as little as possible (most notably in the inscription on the Ring itself and then in a few snippets of dialogue)

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** Similarly, the BlackSpeech gets this, [[EvilIsCool because people thought it sounded cool]].
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cool]]. [[WordOfGod Tolkein]] Tolkien]] emphatically disagreed with this, hating the Black Speech so much that he deliberately used as little as possible (most notably in the inscription on the Ring itself and then in a few snippets of dialogue)
27th Jul '17 12:48:49 PM PatPayne
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*** [[WordOfGod Tolkein]] emphatically disagreed with this, hating the Black Speech so much that he deliberately used as little as possible (most notably in the inscription on the Ring itself and then in a few snippets of dialogue)
26th Jul '17 3:05:58 PM DoctorDetective
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* AccidentalAesop: Tolkien's anti-war message conflicts rather badly to modern readers with %Eacute;owyn's position as an amazingly progressive ActionGirl for the time, giving the impression that her ending up happily hanging up her sword is saying that women should StayInTheKitchen. It does not help that she is the only one to explicitly do so.

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* AccidentalAesop: Tolkien's anti-war message conflicts rather badly to modern readers with %Eacute;owyn's Eowyn's position as an amazingly progressive ActionGirl for the time, giving the impression that her ending up happily hanging up her sword is saying that women should StayInTheKitchen. It does not help that she is the only one to explicitly do so.
11th Jul '17 12:49:20 AM TimeLordVictorious
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** "And so it begins."
9th Jul '17 10:31:13 PM Lightning4119
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* CrazyAwesome: Viggo Mortensen. During the filming of Helm's Deep, he caught a sword in the face, and broke a tooth. He wanted to Superglue the tooth back and keep filming, but Peter Jackson brought him to his dentist to fix it instead. All of the other actors were afraid he was going to end up killing himself before they finished filming, due to his insistence on performing lots of extremely dangerous stunts himself. Even the stuntmen were impressed by his dedication, and ability to ignore pain and injuries while filming.

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* CrazyAwesome: Viggo Mortensen. When Lurtz throws Aragorn's dagger back at him during their duel in ''Fellowship''? An actual and very sharp knife actually (and accidentally) thrown at his face, actually blocked by Mortensen, ''not actually scripted''. Sean Bean would climb in costume to shooting sites rather than take a helicopter due to a fear of flying. Mortensen did it because he wanted to be authentically travel-worn. When Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli find the pyre where Merry and Pippin ostensibly died, Aragorn kicks a helmet and bellows in despair, which was actually Mortensen ''breaking two of his toes'' kicking the helmet and finishing the take before calling for a medic. During the filming of Helm's Deep, he caught a sword in the face, and broke a tooth. He wanted to Superglue the tooth back and keep filming, but Peter Jackson brought him to his dentist to fix it instead. All of the other actors were afraid he was going to end up killing himself before they finished filming, due to his insistence on performing lots of extremely dangerous stunts himself. Even the stuntmen were impressed by his dedication, and ability to ignore pain and injuries while filming.
9th Jul '17 3:26:00 PM nombretomado
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** [[FanNickname Figwit]], an unnamed elf played by [[FlightOfTheConchords Bret McKenzie]], is probably the epitome of this trope. One scene, no lines, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Figwit and an entire Wiki article]]''. He returned in specially reshot scenes for the third movie [[AscendedMeme precisely because]] of the fandom around him, and he gets a few lines.

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** [[FanNickname Figwit]], an unnamed elf played by [[FlightOfTheConchords [[Music/FlightOfTheConchords Bret McKenzie]], is probably the epitome of this trope. One scene, no lines, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Figwit and an entire Wiki article]]''. He returned in specially reshot scenes for the third movie [[AscendedMeme precisely because]] of the fandom around him, and he gets a few lines.
28th Jun '17 7:11:45 PM Josef5678
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* EvenBetterSequel: ''Literature/TheHobbit'' is to this day considered a good fantasy story for younger audiences. ''The Lord of the Rings'', partially thanks to it's more mature tone and epic scope, is regarded as superior in every way, with far more dynamic and interesting characters and huge emotional stakes involved, in addition to its farther reaching lore and WorldBuilding.

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* EvenBetterSequel: ''Literature/TheHobbit'' is to this day considered a good fantasy story for younger audiences. ''The Lord of the Rings'', partially thanks to it's its more mature tone and epic scope, is regarded as superior in every way, with far more dynamic and interesting characters and huge emotional stakes involved, in addition to its farther reaching lore and WorldBuilding.
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