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Postby big zorb » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:53 am

sobriety is boring as shit but also very good and reading rocks

do you guys wanna do a read through of the hobbit i know that it is simple and plotting a month for it is dumb but we could split it into fourths and do one bit a week and it would be a cool distraction for me
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Postby Ted Pikul » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:19 am

I've never read the hobbit but I'm really into fantasy these days, so I'd be down
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Postby alaska » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:51 am

yeah lol i'm probably down
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Postby virile » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:10 am

i prefer the novelization of the hobbit movies if you do not mind
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Postby big zorb » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:33 am

virile wrote:i prefer the novelization of the hobbit movies if you do not mind


let's read the screenplays
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Postby virile » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:35 am

let us read the screenplays
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Postby neely o'hara » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:40 am

great way to get psyched for Fox Searchlight's TOLKIEN starring Nicholas Hoult (2019)!
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Postby Althea » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:59 pm

Hell yeah
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Postby joe » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:16 pm

sure
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Postby hoopdog » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:30 pm

I have an old copy I think and I've never read it. I'd be down
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Postby inmate » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:33 pm

maybe
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Postby dvr » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:06 pm

yes (i'd rather read the 3 LOTR cause the hobbit is the only tolkien i've already read)
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Postby big zorb » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:36 pm

we can do lotr if people would rather!
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Postby alaska » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:54 pm

honestly i would vote for lotr

i read a bunch of it really young but like. too young to actually understand it
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Postby big zorb » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:21 pm

happy to do lotr! i love it. folks, tell us your preferences and we'll get things ironed out

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Postby tgk » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:24 pm

i just read this to my kid a few months ago so i'll stick in the thread.
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Postby RIXX » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:38 pm

i'm down for lotr

in celebration of that, a picture of my brothers and I in 2002 as frodo, legolas, and a ringwraith. my mom made all the costumes.

i was the ringwraith, i dunno why though, so stupid, most people just thought i was a demon or something

my brother roger's legolas was the best lol. he's still sorta embarrassed by these pictures

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Postby Sobieski » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:38 pm

might be down

I actually think the hobbit is a lot better written than lotr
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Postby Sobieski » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:40 pm

the philological background is really interesting too, like all these revived bits of anglo-saxon literature
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Postby Sobieski » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:41 pm

also that frodo is cracking me up
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Postby tgk » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:42 pm

those costumes are fucking excellent, that wringwraith is especially sick. my kid was gandalf this past halloween

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Postby Cronos » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:39 am

Sobieski wrote:might be down

I actually think the hobbit is a lot better written than lotr


Lord of the Rings is so heavy and epic and takes itself more seriously.
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Postby joe » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:00 am

been much longer since i've read lotr so i'd prefer that. also hobbit can be read in a day or two which makes it harder to do a staggered read of
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