Those who Triumphed the War of the Ring
Fantasy equal: Aragorn
The Lord of the Rings is admittedly one of the few story books I have ever read. Personally I prefer the interaction provided by a PC game. The book however did not disappoint and deserves its status of being one of the best story books ever written. J.R.R. Tolkien’s (the author) imagination is far beyond that of most of us and his writing skills are simply superb. It doesn’t take much effort to draw a picture in your mind from his descriptive details. It also helps to have watched The Fellowship of the Ring before you actually start reading the book, which is what I did. Most of the characters were already visually formed in my mind. It was interesting to see how new characters from the subsequent unreleased films were portrayed, by whom and how the costume designers and smiths chose to clothe them.
The Lord of the Rings is a trilogy that is adapted and transformed into three captivating films, directed by the brilliant Peter Jackson. As a whole the huge Lord of the Rings fanbase was satisfied with Peter Jackson, his team and the cast’s work. Much of what was described in the book was changed and omitted in the movies, but you have to take into consideration that a film is different from a book. Changes and omissions were immanent as movies are limited by time and influenced by the needs of various moviegoers and all the elements required making a good film.
The first movie introduces you to the creation and history of the One Ring. The Dark Lord, Sauron, forged several magical rings and gifted one to each of nine human kings, seven Dwarf Lords and three immortal Elves. In secret he forged a ring of his own, one that would rule over all the others. After a great battle, an alliance of men and Elves against the Dark Lord and his orc armies, Sauron was overthrown and the One Ring was lost.
The Fellowship of the Ring tells the story of the rediscovery of the One Ring. It is in the possession of Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit of the Shire. Gandalf, a Grey Wizard and good friend of Bilbo, confronts Bilbo with the discovery that he had found the One Ring and so starts a series of events on what should be done about this great source of evil. It is decided the One Ring must be destroyed, which can only be done at the chasms of
where it was forged. Mount Doom however is situated in the treacherous lands of Mordor. A brotherhood is formed, known as the Fellowship of the Ring, who sets out on the perilous journey to Mordor. Mount Doom
I will not give a description of the subsequent two films, since the story is elaborate and I can go on forever of my liking of the Elven race, the Ents of Fangorn Forest and the Lady Galadriel and her wondrous realm of Lothlorien. I will however stay true to the purpose of this blog and delve into my thoughts about the characters that can be seen in the movies. There are a few who may tickle your fancy.
Say you like them short, a bit chubby with a good appetite, a brush of curly hair on their crowns and feet and a passion for the simple things in life, then the Hobbits Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin are for you. Heck, I’ll give you all four!
Say you like them still short, strong and stocky, rough and tough, bearded and also with the liking of the simpler things in life, then the Dwarf, Gimli is for you!
Say you like them tall, smooth, slender, graceful, refined and pointy-eared, then the sharpshooter, blond Elf, named Legolas is for you!
And say you like them tall, dark, handsome, brave and wearing a stubble, then the likes of Aragorn or maybe Boromir or Eomer are for you! Actually, not Aragorn, he is mine!
Here follows a collection of the men of Lord of the Rings. Viggo Mortensen has made a nude appearance in a feature film and Sean Bean has been caught sky-clad once, unlike the others who are a bit shy still.
I’m also including some spectacular gay themed art based on the Lord of the Rings.
“Aragorn II, also known as Elessar was the 16th Chieftain of the Dúnedain of the North; he was later crowned King Elessar Telcontar (March 1, TA 2931 - FO 120), the 26th King of Arnor, 34th King of Gondor and First High King of the Reunited Kingdom, was the son of Arathorn II (who was the son of Arador of the Dúnadan), and Gilraen. He was a great warrior, and as the heir of Isildur, bore the shards of Narsil, which before the War of the Ring was reforged and renamed Andúril, the Flame of the West.”