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It's interesting to note, Tin, that many upper and middle class men in T's day spoke to each other (at least in writing) in what might be thought a slightly gay way nowadays. "My Dearest John," etc. Friendships could be close, I cite Sam and Frodo as an example, very intimate, but in no ways homosexual. I don't know that we'd have to be all that precious about Beren and Finrod's friendship. Finrod and Barahir's was close, and then Beren and Finrod's after that. It is platonic love. (And I do apologize for being so giggly about it earlier! I couldn't resist! :oops: )

As an aside, I find it amazing how often many "rednecks"and "sport jocks", who supposedly despise gay folk, love to go to fancy dress parties as women!!! And how many get all affectionate and teary when drunk - you should see the antics of some of my really butch mates! Phew! :shock: Life is truly an education!

Anyway :idea: hopefully we've got it all sorted now and get on with our movie planning?!

Odo
That reminds me of a scene in one of Kevin Smith's Jay and Silent Bob movies where a LotR fan character angrily says "They aren't gay, they're Hobbits" :lol: .

I'm sorry, I've been a bit too busy to contribute more to these threads. Hopefully I'll have a bit more time this weekend.

GB
Yes, you have left me to carry the main 'waffle' load! Mind you - I think I'm the better 'waffler' (meaning no disrespect to you), so you left the site in good hands!


Funny line you quoted but I don't know the movie (movies?) you refer to. I hope they weren't referring to Sam and Frodo, or Merry and Pippin? I'm almost certain they weren't gay.

Hey! I stumbled on some pretty saucy fan fiction once. But I quickly closed my eyes and logged out before any serious damage could be done to my temporal lobe - nor have my sweet innocence stolen!

Odo
This part of the conversation reminds me of a juvenile but HILARIOUS remix of the Houses of Healing scene on youtube. Probably not suitable for prepubescents, but there's nothing at all pornographic in it. It just emphasizes the suggestiveness of the scene :lol: . It's fine for teens and above (indeed juvenile delinquents are more likely to be amused than "adults" <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> ).

[url:1chtdaq3]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ataRoBcULg&feature=related[/url:1chtdaq3]
My sound's not working for some reason, GB, but as a silent movie it is pretty dubious. I see what you mean. Mr McKellen is gay, isn't he? And his Gandalf looks pretty gay too - with happiness, I presume!

Anyway, if you want to discuss this kind of stuff, you must go to the THE GAY SHIRE thread which I created for discussions like this...

This, I remind you, is the "Beren and Luthien (The Movie)" thread...

Odo
You had me going for a second Odo :lol: . I just went looking for the new thread so I could move these posts there :roll: :lol: . Did you check your volume control/mute "button"? Or the one on the youtube video? The sound effects are priceless :mrgreen: .

Okay, that's enough digressing for now. Hmmm! Maybe I should start a Tolkien Parody thread and move a few of these posts there.

[b:1nza81hx]GB[/b:1nza81hx]
GOTCHA!!!!

I'm having so much fun with this, I fear I've lost interest in this thread! Just gagging!

A PARODY THREAD 'would' be fun. Are you allowed to do it?

Odo

NB Must get back to those actors!
Alrighty Then!!! It's come to my attention that this new thread is past due <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> . Largely because of one of The Hobbit Forum's infamous Digressions (in no small part of my own :roll: ).

In any case, above are a few posts originating on "The Beren and Luthien (the movie): directors and actors" thread. Please feel free to continue the conversation.

Post your fave youtube humourous Tolkien links, Jokes, Satires etc. here. Just remember to give us due warning of content, and try to keep it at least PG or R rated, no XXX :P . Oh, and please don't put any "language" in your actual post, just warn us if it's in your link so people can choose whether to view it or not.

[b:1ct6cnm3]GB[/b:1ct6cnm3]

EDIT: Okay, I'm still getting the hang of some of the moderator functions :oops: . This should have been the first post :roll: . Maybe Beren will know how to fix it when he pops back in after his exams :ugeek: . But I think you get the idea. Have at it :mrgreen: .
Great thread idea. <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> And GB, that video is [b:suuh55vs]hilarious[/b:suuh55vs]! :lol: Here are a few I've found in my time. I've rated them as I think the should be.

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yqVD0swvWU:suuh55vs]How Lord of the Rings Should Have Ended[/url:suuh55vs] (PG)

There are more but I like these. :lol:

Well I just remembered the one link rule after finding a whole bunch. Spamming time I guess to show all of them.
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOrRWw07F7k:vv9z4l02]MTV Council of Elrond parody[/url:vv9z4l02] starring Jack Black (PG-13 ... maybe R)
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj411At8VRI:1mn3ezit]Gollum gets an MTV award[/url:1mn3ezit] (PG-13) and a personal favorite :mrgreen:
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2hwV0ZEz7c:13fmiam5]TBS: Frodo & Sam: Secret Lovers[/url:13fmiam5] (PG)
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CymzT0Xwko&feature=related:1tm7l46o]TBS: Gollum has Issues[/url:1tm7l46o] (PG)
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_pjyY4s9S0&feature=related:3jw4uj51]TBS: Studs of Middle-earth[/url:3jw4uj51]
haha! those were great Eldorion! Here r some south park ones... R ish... for bad language...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3WiDyFL0GM
And this and the ones like them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9nsK1Vd ... re=related
:lol:
My God, someone tell Oliver Stone...it was Legolas on the Grassy Knoll :shock: :lol: .

I love Gollum's acceptance speech :lol: .

By the way Eldorion, I was going to post How LotR Should Have Ended :P . Great stuff guys (and gals :mrgreen: ) .

[b:3bwti2zi]GB[/b:3bwti2zi]
I love you first one Tinuviel, I can stop laughing. :lol:

I agree GB, this is awesome. Thanks for starting this thread!
Agreed! this is great! i love watching parodies!
I'ts not a movie clip...buti still it is funny...at least on Croatian :mrgreen:

How do you call an elf without legs?

Legoless

:roll:
:lol: Good One Silver Dragon.

[b:bk46t7ft]GB[/b:bk46t7ft]
I like it. :lol:
In repsonse to what [i:384pjcya]Odo Banks[/i:384pjcya] said at the start of this thread, I agree that Frodo and Sam's relationship would be considered slightly gay had it been published in 2009 as apposed to the 1940s/1950s. I also think that in a book written today a character like Frodo's or any of the Hobbits would have been encouraged to be a bit manlier (I suppose [b:384pjcya]man[/b:384pjcya]lier says it all really but anyway), because he is always getting carried and lifted around as if he were a child, he also does very little for him self on the quest, he gets help from the fellowship and Sam because he's a Ringbearer but I think today it would be considered going a bit beyond that.

I suppose, in conclusion, that times change, and considering Tolkien wasn't gay we can only guess the books were meant to be orientated towards a hetrosexual point of view.

Regards

Mr. Bandobras Took


P.S. Have you seen the Jack Black spoof, its quite funny <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />
Haha, I just found this one parody... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frQ3LvbQ0AE

....And there's plenty more where that came from!

In the cases of Frodo's and Sam's relationship, though, I wouldn't say they were gay. Would Sam have married Rosie Cotten if they were really gay? No, I don't think so....
[quote="Bullroarer":wtnkghl1]I agree that Frodo and Sam's relationship would be considered slightly gay had it been published in 2009 as apposed to the 1940s/1950s.[/quote:wtnkghl1]

Well it [i:wtnkghl1]is[/i:wtnkghl1] considered gay by a lot of people in the current decade, though I agree that it wasn't what Tolkien intended. I think part of the issue is that the master/servant relationship of the Victorian period and the officer/batman relationship of WWI are both long gone by now so the cultural context of audiences is changing. For people with little familiarity of Tolkien's background and context, I think it is understandable why some might jump to the conclusion that they're gay.

[quote:wtnkghl1]he [Frodo] is always getting carried and lifted around as if he were a child, he also does very little for him self on the quest, he gets help from the fellowship and Sam because he's a Ringbearer but I think today it would be considered going a bit beyond that.[/quote:wtnkghl1]

...not really. Frodo does a good deal on his own, though of course he has help. He makes the decision to leave the Fellowship on his own and doesn't ask Sam to come with him. He's able to assert himself over Gollum an make progress towards 'taming' him into Smeagol, but does not make the mistake of [i:wtnkghl1]trusting[/i:wtnkghl1] Gollum or alienating Sam (unlike the movies). He's able to keep on top of things quite well until they get into Mordor itself when the Ring finally causes him to start despairing. Then, Sam steps in.

[quote:wtnkghl1]P.S. Have you seen the Jack Black spoof, its quite funny <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />[/quote:wtnkghl1]

Yup, I linked to it in an earlier post. I quite like it. :mrgreen:
Demonslyr,

I loved that youtube thingee you put on. Very clever. Very funny. I must work my way through this thread if that's indicative of what folk have posted here!

As to all the 'gay' chat on this thread - it occurs to me that perhaps Sam and Frodo were gay, but because of the times they lived in, they could not fulfill their love (at least no publicly). Perhaps that's why Frodo went to Valinor in the end - to seek relief from his unrequited love. Also, did you notice Rosie Cotton never talks. Is this because in the (secret) gay hobbit world, women can't say anything of value so must remain silent, and yet they still exist physically, having some use as cattle (chattels?) for breeding purposes - you know, for the breeding of more gay children. This is another of Sam's sacrifices, you see, that we did not know about. Sam has chosen to be bi-sexual so the gay line will never die out? If I'm right about this, Tolkien's work is even deeper than I thought. Wow!

Odo
Good One Odo. You might have something there <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> .

[b:d13mth9k]GB[/b:d13mth9k] :P
Very Funny Odo'! I think you might have a point there Eldorian, maybe I'm not as familiar with the text as had thought before, I need to get my facts straight on Frodo :oops: , I sort of meant to say the sacrefice and challenges he faces are psycological ones as oposed to physical ones. I suppose I also [i:2iyv8k3m]meant[/i:2iyv8k3m] to say that Sam and Frodo [b:2iyv8k3m]appear[/b:2iyv8k3m] gay when reading the text in today's world, I was never suggesting they were actually homosexual <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />, I'm not suggesting Sam was [i:2iyv8k3m]that[/i:2iyv8k3m] fond of master :lol: .

Regards

Bandobras
It seems I was all off in this thread. I bow to Odo's superior perception! :P

[quote="Bullroarer":3q97e02w]I sort of meant to say the sacrefice and challenges he faces are psycological ones as oposed to physical ones.[/quote:3q97e02w]

While I definitely don't want to downplay the psychological challenges Frodo went through, he did sustain physical wounds twice (from the Witch-king on Weathertop and from Shelob). Admittedly though, these were intimately tied to the psychological troubles. I think the physical trek to Mount Doom, especially once in Mordor proper, took its toll as well, but again, this was exacerbated by the psychological effects of the Ring.

[quote:3q97e02w]I suppose I also [i:3q97e02w]meant[/i:3q97e02w] to say that Sam and Frodo [b:3q97e02w]appear[/b:3q97e02w] gay when reading the text in today's world, I was never suggesting they were actually homosexual <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />, I'm not suggesting Sam was [i:3q97e02w]that[/i:3q97e02w] fond of master :lol: .[/quote:3q97e02w]

I agree with you on that, I was trying to say the same thing about people reading the text that way in a modern context.
[quote="Eldorion":vbsd8pau]While I definitely don't want to downplay the psychological challenges Frodo went through, he did sustain physical wounds twice (from the Witch-king on Weathertop and from Shelob).[/quote:vbsd8pau]

He did sustain the physical injury on weathertop, but had it been a normal blade, i.e. not one from mordor (is it called a morgal blade, i can't remember) he would have recovered much quicker and the effects would have almost completely worn off eventually, the stab he obtains from the blade unfortunately causes other physiological problems as you pointed out. Thinking about it now maybe Frodo does get knocked about a bit but not as severely as the others had i.e. Boromir dies. Frodo also gets stabbed by an Orc chief in Moria but thanks to his Mithril coat he's okey dokey, whereas Sam sustains a flesh wound.

[b:vbsd8pau]Bandobras[/b:vbsd8pau]
My goodness, how these threads go off on tangents! I get puffed just going from thread to thread, as I don't want to miss anything. The trouble is, you never know if you'll find an interesting chat on Tom Bombadil on the Eragon thread. Or discover an interesting dissertation on cyber-dynamics on the Hobbit Songs thread! (I'm not saying you will either - that's why all this jumping and darting is so addictive - you just don't know what you might find! I'm going to check out the Smaug thread - in case there's something about American Politics on it....)

Odo

NB At no stage do I think of homosexuality when I read the Lord of the Rings. I guess I grew up in a time when there was no such thing as a homosexual. Gay people were just happy people when I was young. Times have changed, haven't they! :oops:
Indeed they have Odo :lol: . Nowadays, everything old seems "gay" to some. Wealthy men used wear frills and powdered wigs, or long robes (dresses) etc. In England today Judges still do. Men used to kiss each other (no tongue though :P ), and weep more readily, both in joy and sorrow.

And gradually the very meaning of the word gay has changed, I suppose because "gay" men were the only ones to continue openly indulging in Frivolity. Locker room antics by Jocks and so-called "manly" men sometimes seem just as "gay" to me, but Jocks will deny it with their fists :roll: , which they would often use against Tolkien aficionados :ugeek: in High School while castigating THEM as "gay".

[b:12drvlts]GB[/b:12drvlts]
I thought those ladies way back when with their frills and wig-like hair looked a little masculine! Now I'm wiser! As to jocks, GB, I wonder... um... this is a little delicate... but I feel I need to ask...

If you're a jock, and you get drunk, and you have a bit of hanky panky with another jock - well, does this make you 'gay' or is it only the alcohol that's 'gay'?

Odo
Hmmm! I don't think I can answer that without devolving into crudity. I think it depends on "positioning" according to "Manly" Prisoners :roll: .

[b:1g404h39]GB[/b:1g404h39]
Has this something to do with whether one is being the boy or being the girl? Or: "I'm not gay but once I made love to a gay!" (Censored Version). The "Manly" Prisoners bit loses me completely (though it does manage to sound saucy somehow).

Odo
Hast hit the nail on the Head Odo. You have to see American Prison Movies or TV Shows to get the other reference.

[b:3vzt7bvi]GB[/b:3vzt7bvi]
Ooooh I see now.....

Odo
This totally belongs on this thread :mrgreen: :



70ís Brian Eno (Musician And Producer) Totally Looks Like Elrond From The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy



[img:3d83je86]http://totallylookslike.wordpress.com/files/2009/11/70s-brian-eno-totally-looks-like-elrond.jpg[/img:3d83je86]
Mean but Funny :lol: :


[img:23s8kebc]http://totallylookslike.wordpress.com/files/2009/04/lindsay-lohan-totally-looks-like-gollum.jpg[/img:23s8kebc]
Apparently Gandalf came back to Middle Earth for a spell 8-) .


[img:2fs6kwmz]http://totallylookslike.wordpress.com/files/2009/02/walt-whitman-totally-looks-like-gandalf.jpg[/img:2fs6kwmz]
Theoden Rocks Out???? Who knew :o ?

[img:djz5hcfs]http://totallylookslike.wordpress.com/files/2008/08/robert-plant.jpg[/img:djz5hcfs]
Here's a couple for Eldorion <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> :


[img:18gvqsr9]http://totallylookslike.wordpress.com/files/2008/07/galadriel.jpg[/img:18gvqsr9]

[img:18gvqsr9]http://totallylookslike.wordpress.com/files/2009/01/door-cats-tll-lotr-river-guardians.jpg[/img:18gvqsr9]
:lol: Very Funny! I have come across this website before aswell, although I hadn't seen the Robert Plant one, hehe maybe the peoples of Rohan were bigger fans of rock than Tolkien wants us to believe!

[b:xtptccqu][u:xtptccqu]Joseph Dwarf[/u:xtptccqu][/b:xtptccqu] as was [b:xtptccqu][u:xtptccqu]B'arelyn Dwarf[/u:xtptccqu][/b:xtptccqu]
I love all the TotallyLooksLike ones, especially the kitty ones! :lol: :lol:
Yeah, I posted those especially for you Eldo :mrgreen: . There are more, but I'll wait a bit before posting more of them.

Hey, has anyone come across any obvious fan-fic parodies, or LotR comic strips, Nerd Stand Up Comics who do Tolkien routines? Post 'em if you find 'em <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> .

[b:3fz1sunj]GB[/b:3fz1sunj]
Lolz I just found this image whilst searching Harry Potter into Google, I laughed the most after noticing Samwise modelling Hermione's hair! :lol:

[img:3741va1j]http://www.anime.net/~laine/Parody/Lotr/potter.jpg[/img:3741va1j]

<img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> [color=#FF0000:3741va1j][b:3741va1j]Merry Christmas All[/b:3741va1j][/color:3741va1j] <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' />

[b:3741va1j][u:3741va1j]Jospeh Dwarf[/u:3741va1j][/b:3741va1j] as was [u:3741va1j][b:3741va1j]B'arelyn Dwarf[/b:3741va1j][/u:3741va1j]
Hilarious :lol: . Thanks [b:21cckzjr]J Dwarf[/b:21cckzjr].

[b:21cckzjr]GB[/b:21cckzjr]
http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos ... 00-405.jpg

THis one is a personal favorite of mine!
Now THAT'S Heavy Metal :mrgreen: !!!

[b:16cbanwt][color=#008000:16cbanwt]Santa's[/color:16cbanwt] [color=#FF0000:16cbanwt]Beard[/color:16cbanwt][/b:16cbanwt]
gollum doing Barry White

http://community.thehobbitsite.com/Vide ... 1700B558EC
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