Violinist Jason Yang, who’s Skyrim video we posted about before, has done it again. This time it’s a medley of music from Game of Thrones, The Hobbit and The Dark Knight.
Check it out after the break.
This is a must-have chart for all die-hard Tolkien fans. Designed by chemical engineering student Emil Johannson, it’s done in the style of the periodic table of elements but with all the characters from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. It breaks the characters down by race and even lists the birth and death dates.
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The Springs Fire is wreaking some serious havoc in southern California right now. It’s nice to know that, even though it’s not a laughing matter, that NBC in L.A. knows that we all need to remember to smile and that real people are affected by this.
— Sean Browning (@ShootSeanNBCLA) May 2, 2013
I just heard there’s another fire out there. I may need to batten down the hatches and start gathering my collectibles myself!
Willie Nelson’s ringing in his 80th birthday and what better way to do it than to audition for the role of Gandalf. Obviously. He wants to get the role for the second installment of The Hobbit trilogy, and he tries his hardest to appeal to Peter Jackson. If you would have told my 16-year-old, country music loving self that Willie Nelson would one day sing about Orcs and talk about how Balrogs are buttholes, I would have called you crazy. Little did I know that one day, magical stuff like this would just happen on the internet.
Check out the video after the break.
Have some wall space? Hang up poster art that features entire books on a single page! British company Spineless Classics takes all sorts of titles and transforms the words into giant pieces of art. The negative space represents something important from the story. I’m surprised they get away with some of the designs because the material isn’t exactly public domain, but I can’t deny it’s an awesome idea.
Check out Harry Potter and Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies posters after the break.
No movie is perfect, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is not an exception. Upon recently re-watching it for the first time since theaters, I noticed some of the missteps and that the film felt really long. Also, it’s the best ever tourism advertisement for New Zealand. The Cinema Sins team found several more issues (45 of them to be exact), and they break them down over four minutes. Some of it’s just poking fun, some of it’s legit.
Check out the video after the break.
It’s Fraggle Middle Earth!
Thorin posing with Red Fraggle made my day. We get this adorable image because Deviant Art user euclase thought it would be fun if the dwarves found Fraggles instead of a dragon in their mountain. Just think of the songs they would write and sing.
See another pairing after the break.
Bag End tends to be charming regardless of the setting, but this bonsai tree-scape pushes the delightful meter beyond measure. It’s cute and perfect, and I’d like to shrink myself and move in right now please.
Chris Guise shaped the tree and then constructed the familiar Hobbit hole. The bricks on the front were cut from roofing tile, and he carefully fashioned the brass doorknob on a metalworking lathe. Like a boss. He added paint and finishing touches like moss between the bricks, and voila – Bag End. He spent over 80 hours on the project, and I think every minute was worth it.
Check out more pics after the break, including a winterized version of the tree.
Having a comfortable place to hang your hat and kick off your shoes is of the utmost importance. I know, a roof over your head is better than none at all but daydreaming about places I want to live one day doesn’t mean I’m ungrateful for what I have now. A few places in fiction are near to my heart and when I read about them or see them on screen, I can’t help but fantasize about calling them home.
Bag End as seen in The Hobbit (pictured above) is at the top of my list. It’s cozy and even though its full of knickknacks and mementos, it speaks of a simpler life.
See four more places I’d move into tomorrow if I could after the break.
Weta has released yet another beautiful collectible from The Hobbit that will empty your bank account but make you otherwise very happy. This time it’s a replica of Orcrist, the sword wielded by Thorin Oakenshield. This is the fifth sword in Weta’s Master Swordsmith’s Collection and it’s the first with a single edged blade. It’s made of tempered spring steel with a dragon’s tooth grip cast from CC60 urethane that was then painted and resin-sealed.
The runes on the cross say “Orcrist” with additional Elven runes that spell out “The Serpent’s Tooth.” There are also four cubic zirconia gemstones set into the pommel. It comes with a white oak and steel scabbard that connects to an embossed leather belt via straps and buckles. It’s designed to be worn over the shoulder and is sure to be the envy of, well, everyone.
See more pictures after the break…