Ah. . . Fear the power of this fully operational website.
Also, just thinking about LOTR. Although I really enjoyed the film, I felt a bit unfulfilled. I guess that’s what I get from watching the first part of a trilogy. From the movie, I have concluded one thing: Legolas is a complete and utter badass. When you think Legolas, think badass. That’s the elven archer for you.
Also, thinking about how all stories grow from one another.
Episode IV: The Fellowship of the Ring
ELROND: Mordor is heavily guarded and houses armies far numerous than our own. It’s defenses are designed around a direct large-scale assault. A small group composed of one dwarf, a ranger, an elven archer, a wizard, one expendable human, and about four hobbits should be able to penetrate the outer defense
GIMLI: Pardon me for asking, sir, but what good is a fellowship of nine fighters going to be against that?
ELROND: Well, Mordor doesn’t consider a small party of fighters to be any threat, or they’d have a tighter defense. An analysis of the ring provided by Gandalf the Gray has demonstrated a weakness in the Dark Lord Sauron.
SAMWISE stands next to another hobbit, makes beeping sounds, and turns his head from right to left.
ELROND: The approach will not be easy. You are required to maneuver straight down this trench and skim the surface to this point. The target area is only two meters wide. It’s a small volcanic shaft, right below the peak of Mount Doom. The shaft leads directly to the reactor system. A precise hit will start a chain reaction which should destroy the ring, and Sauron.
A murmur of disbelief runs through the room.
ELROND: Only a precise hit will set up a chain reaction. The shaft is ray-shielded, so you’ll have to use proton torpedoes.
Of course, I could just be smoking crack. You tell me.