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Total Film: James McAvoy says he wants to play Gandalf in The Silmarillion - In the latest edition of Total Film Magazine, James McAvoy reveals he would like to play a younger Gandalf if a prequel was ever made. (Before getting too excited – or not – Christopher Tolkien is pretty adamant he would never sell the film rights to the Silmarillion.) From TotalFilm.com: “I’d like to play Gandalf,”…
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-- The Axe of his Fathers: Or, One Good Turn (Legolas, Gloin, Rating: PG) and Far Brighter Than Gems Without Measure (Bard the Bowman, Thranduil, Legolas, Rating: G) by azalaisdep
-- The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (Faramir, Boromir, Rating: G) by wormwood_7
-- The Jealous Queen (Thorin/Bilbo, Thorin/Bazani(one-sided), Fili/Kili, Rating: PG-13, Mpreg, violence, swearing, Thorin and Bilbo fell in love during the journey to Erebor. Once Thorin becomes King Under the Lonely Mountain however, he need a Queen, a dwarf Queen. Enter Bazani Ironquarry, from the Blue Mountains, he fell in love with Thorin when he recuperated there after Smaug's attack. And she is not fond of Thorin's little hobbit mistress taking his attention away from his queen. Bilbo Baggins had to go) by bowsie22
Character20in20:Aragorn by lancelotfan
OEAM Archive Updates for the Week of January 4: OEAM News
• From AO3 - Archive of Our Own: The Hobbit fandom (From Jan. 5 to Jan. 7)
-- If I Have Given Offense (Kíli/Thorin Oakenshield, Rating: Explicit, Kili commits a grave transgression, and by the ancient laws of the Dwarves he must be punished. Durincest, dubcon, bondage, humiliation, public sex.) by pherede
-- Sleeping Giants (Fili & Kili & Thorin Oakenshield, Rating: G, Thorin's exhausted, but the storm won't let him sleep) by Phiso
-- Recovery, Redemption and Romance (Bilbo Baggins/Thorin Oakenshield, Rating: Teen And Up Audiences, When Thorin is injured in the Battle of the Five Armies, Bilbo surprises everyone with his healing abilities) by Moonbeam (luvsbitca)
-- Illustration of The Tale of Frodo (Bilbo Baggins/Thorin Oakenshield, Rating: Teen And Up Audiences, Illustration of chapter one of my story) by yaoiandcoffeeaddict
-- An Unexpected Addition (Bilbo Baggins/Thorin Oakenshield, Rating: Teen And Up Audiences, All of the dwarves survive the Battle of the Five Armies, but Bilbo must return to the Shire to sort out his old life and make way for a new one in Erebor. Over one year later, Bilbo comes back to the Lonely Mountain with a recently orphaned Frodo. King Thorin isn't quite sure what to make of this new, tiny addition to his Company) by karategal
-- Misunderstandings (Bilbo Baggins/Bofur, Rating: G, After the Battle of the Five Armies & everything is done & dusted, Bilbo leaves as quickly as he can because he feels that Bofur is too good for him. Forty-seven years later, none other than Bofur himself shows up at Bilbo's doorstep) by BofurAndHisHat
-- The Secret (Bofur/Dwalin, no rating, Bofur found out Dwalin’s secret quite by accident, the second (or was it the third?) time Dwalin saved his life) by Glorfindel (Zana)
-- Home With the Fairies (Gandalf, Elrond, Barliman Butterbur, Bilbo Baggins, Rating: Teen And Up Audiences, We've all seen the horribly butchered and cliché girl-falls-into-Middle-Earth stories. So is it possible to make a realistic one? Well, that's exactly what I'm trying to do) by I_Mushi
-- Mithril (Bilbo Baggins/Thorin Oakenshield, Fili & Kili, Rating: G, Fili and Kili poke their noses around when they find out that Thorin gave Bilbo mithril chain mail) by professor03
-- Obligations of The King (Fíli/Kíli, Fíli/Other, Dwalin, Balin, No Rating, He breathes in the stench of gold and silver, of mold and spilt blood, of rotting walls and age-old sorrow) by Elaine_Penny
-- The Toymaker and the Widow (Bofur, Bilbo, Bifur, Bombur, Thorin, Fíli, Kíli, Ori, Gandalf, Rating: Teen And Up Audiences, "He whittles for the widow and her child; his sweet, sad widow," said Bombur smugly. "How is she his widow if he's still alive?" Bilbo wondered. "Because she's not my widow," Bofur cut in. "She's a widow. I have no claim to her, or anyone.") by cellotlix
-- The Pilgrimage (Balin, Dwalin, Thráin, No rating, A hundred years before Bilbo's unexpected party, Balin and Dwalin joined another expedition to the Lonely Mountain) by Salsify_LotR
-- Not the Arkenstone (Thorin Oakenshield/Thranduil, Rating: Mature, Long before that whole business with the dragon, Thranduil had heard whispers of praise about Thror's grandson. He arrives at Erebor mainly to pay homage to Thror and the Arkenstone, but becomes very taken with Thorin after meeting him. Soon after, he openly plies the young dwarf with gifts. If sexytimes happen, I would really like it if Thorin bottoms, but I leave that up to Anon) by apfelgranate
-- Dwarves of a Feather (Bofur/Nori, Rating: G, While Thorin's Company rests at Beorn's home, Bofur makes some very unexpected friends. And then after a mishap, he finds love with a very unexpected dwarf) by verily
-- A small speck of dust that is able to yell (Bilbo, Ratin: G, As a rule, Hobbits barely clear three inches in height, and while they say your great-grand-uncle pushed four and a half, you are no exception) by orange_yarn
-- Crimson and Clover (Bilbo Baggins/Thorin Oakenshield, rating: Mature, Bilbo Baggins is a retired trauma doctor living in the major mountain city of Erebor. One day he gets a call from Gandalf Greyhame, his old friend who runs the city's mental institution, asking for his help with a patient. Bilbo doesn't know what to expect, but the dwarf with stormy grey-blue eyes definitely isn't it) by ZuviosGemini
-- Worth Proving (Fili & Kili & Thorin Oakenshield, Rating: G, In the aftermath of Thorin's reprimand about orcs, Kili just wants to prove to his uncle that he belongs with the Company. Fili just wants him to stop trying so hard. Then there was the matter of the rain and frightened ponies... and Thorin being a mother hen) by purajobot935
-- Hitched my apple wagon to your star (Fíli/Kíli, Rating: Teen And Up Audiences, Fili and Kili have their first adventure in the world of Men) by meretricula
-- Knapped Flint (Kili/Other, Rating: Teen And Up Audiences,They've escaped Thranduil's dungeons, but all is not yet well in the House of Durin) by inkling
-- Boon Companions (Bilbo Baggins/Bofur, Bilbo Baggins/Thorin Oakenshield, Bilbo Baggins/Ori, Bilbo Baggins/Fíli/Kíli, Rating: Explicit, There were parts of his journey that Bilbo never included in the book he shared with Frodo, but they included some of his favourite bits of the grand adventure) by Quasar
-- Uncle (Thorin Oakenshield, Kíli, Fíli, Rating: G, Thorin never wanted to be a father) by ROSSELLA1
-- Recovery, Redemption and Romance (Bilbo Baggins/Thorin Oakenshield, Rating: G, When Thorin is injured in the Battle of the Five Armies, Bilbo surprises everyone with his healing abilities) by Moonbeam (luvsbitca)
-- From the ashes (Thorin Oakenshield/Thranduil, Rating: Teen And Up Audiences, A companion piece to 'the heart is bold that looks on gold'. Told from Thranduil's perspective) by Liu
-- The Sons of Durin (Bilbo Baggins/Thorin Oakenshield, Rating: Teen And Up Audiences, Bilbo Baggins is a humble grocer, living a simple, quiet life. He likes his solitude and his predictable routine. The police say the Sons of Durin are a crime family. The government has labeled them a group of environmental terrorists. Thorin Oakenshield will tell you that they are simply desperate for a home. But when Bilbo is dragged into the midst of the group as their unwilling burglar, his life will take a turn for the terrifying, and everything he has taken for granted will be torn asunder) by KivrinEngle
-- Operation Lonely Mountain (Bilbo Baggins/Thorin Oakenshield, Rating: Teen And Up Audiences, 'Thorin and co. along with Bilbo and Gandalf as spies! Perhaps Bilbo is a retired secret service agent and Gandalf is his former handler? Or maybe Bilbo is a hacket? Thorin as an exiled prince of some country, trying to retake it? The ring as nuclear codes?) by Flapdragon
-- Life Goes On (Kíli/Legolas other, Rating: Teen And Up Audiences, Sequel to Escape Plans and Beginnings. Gimli and Legolas arrive in the Undying Lands. Series of interconnected one-shots (if that makes sense).) by ROSSELLA1
-- House of Took (Bilbo Baggins, Thorin's Companions, Gandalf, Rating: G, Bilbo may say he’s a Baggins, but he is also a Took, and Tooks are very…eccentric.) by yaoigirl22
-- Thought My Teeth Would Break The Mountain Down (Fili & Kili & Thorin Oakenshield, No Rating, "I worry," Thorin had muttered. "I worry I won't always be there to save you.") by littleblackghost
-- How to Handle Your Warg - A Handbook by Bilbo Baggins (Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield, Thorin's Companions, Gandalf, Rating: G, 'Bilbo gets a warg please be realistic, kinda) by Flapdragon
-- Icebound (Fili & Kili, rating: Mature, "With the blankets pulled up over their heads to muffle the howl of snow, they breathe each other's breath until Fili trusts his voice enough to speak.") by pherede
-- Dust of Diamonds in His Hair (Thorin Oakenshield/Thranduil, Legolas, Rating: Explicit, The sole son of the Elvenking has gone missing, and in all of Thranduil's desperation, he finds himself naked and crawling on hands and knees before Thorin's feet. Be warned, for I have no shame in all of which is lewd. Some lore) by Angelas
-- For All the Moons and Stars (Thorin/Kili, Fíli, Ori, Rtaing: G, Thorin is the universe, and Kili is the moon. Thorin isn't sure when exactly they became a part of the galaxy, but the dwarves that watch them are silent stars to an ocean of colours) by KeenaCab
-- Seen And Not Touched ( Bilbo Baggins/Thorin Oakenshield, Thorin's Companions, Rating: Explicit, Thorin takes Bilbo as his consort, and per the traditions of the dwarves, he shows off his new lover to his companions. Voyeurism/exhibitionism) by pherede
-- Good Boy (Fíli/Kíli/Thorin Oakenshield, Rating: Explicit, Written for the prompt: Kili has been acting badly and Thorin must punish him some way?) by twodwarves_oneeagle
-- Dwobbits or Quarterlings? (Bilbo Baggins/Bofur, Thorin's Companions, Rating: G, While Thorin's Company rests at Rivendell, Fili and Kili discover that Bofur and Bombur are hiding a very big secret) by verily
-- Having A Cuddle (Fíli/Ori, Rating: G, Fili and Ori have a tramp through the woods surrounding Rivendell, and go on a terrible, perilous journey! ...which leads to cuddle) by bofursboffing (agggron)
-- Silver Tongue (Fíli/Kíli/Thorin Oakenshield, Rating: Explicit, After Thorin accidentally walks in on Fili and Kili together, it leaves some interesting prospectives in its wake) by twodwarves_oneeagle
-- All's Well (that Ends Well) (Thorin Oakenshield, Fíli, Kíli, Rating: G, In which Fíli plays Lassie, Thorin is a great uncle, and the trouble-twins learn to listen a little) by bookstorequee
-- A Stretch of Silence (Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Thorin's Companions, Rating: Teen And Up Audiences, What if Bilbo had been born mute?) by Moon_Rose (Moonrose91)
-- Through Fire and Flame (Fíli/Kíli, Rating: Teen And Up Audiences, Various requests from my roleplay partners; drabbles, one-shots et) by fili
-- It's Just A Dream (Bilbo Baggins/Thorin Oakenshield, Rating: G, Thorin dreams...or does he?) by VictorianGothic
-- Under Lock and Key (Thranduil, Thorin Oakenshield, Rating: G, Thranduil plans to keep Thorin imprisoned) by ROSSELLA1
- • shire_icontest: Challenge Ten: Elves
Challenge Ten: Elves - Deadline: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 11pm [Pacific]. Challenge Info & Images are here.
- • ink_gypsy Moments In Time (Sean/Elijah, Rating: PG, Sean doesn't need photographs to remember the special moments in his life)
• periantari ’The Hobbit’ Plot bunny (How all dwarves came about deciding on going on this Quest of Erebor...)
• mews1945 Decision (Sean/Elijah, Rating: PG, The Christmas holiday brings an unexpected decision for Sean and Elijah)
• alexcat It Will Have to Be (Gildor/Maglor, Rating: PG, Gildor meets someone completely unexpected) and Mother of the Year (Erestor and Glorfindel, Rating: R, Someone becomes a mommy... err daddy...hmmm mommy)
• elderberrywine The Gentlehobbit from Little Delving, Part 1 of 3 (Rating: PG13, Gamgee returns home to Bag End to find Baggins gone. Seemingly he's taken up a life of crime, and thus Gamgee is recruited as well)
- • Via TORn Forums: Movie Discussion - The Hobbit
The fellowship vs the company - Who would win in a fight? Both have Gandalf the Grey, so we can discount him. The company obviously have the numerical advantage, but the fellowship have Aragorn and Legolas, both of whom are pretty kick-ass!
Differences between book and film - After seeing the film in the theater and getting hold of a decent DVD Screener I have made a list of differences between the book and the film …
- • From Rotten Tomatoes :
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) – Critic reviews Tomatometers: 65%! Peter Jackson's return to Middle-earth is an earnest, visually resplendent trip, but the film's deliberate pace robs the material of some of its majesty. …
• From lotrips_finders:
jadid_cairo - Valinor Aragorn already there - I read a fic a while ago and for the life of me I cannot remember the title or author of the story. all I remember was that Legolas was broken hearted after losing Aragorn, and when he gets to valinor, Aragorn is already there. it's suppose to be gen ...
• From shirebound:
New plotbunnies for "The Hobbit" film are being saved at the "Shirebunnies" permanent archive. I'm putting in the hutch my own plotbunnies as well as any that are donated. Community:http://shirebunnies.dreamwidth.org/.
- Video: JRR Tolkien on Film
- Today's BOOK question contributed by elanorgardner: In what state were Bill Ferny's windows when the Travellers returned to Bree?
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