The Catastrophe Theory

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floyd_n_milan
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The Catastrophe Theory

Post#1 » Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:35 pm

Hey, has anybody heard about the Catastrophe theory? Well, if you've seen the recent movie Butterfly Effect, then I'll tell you this is exactly what it means.

There are many situations where we make choises. Now, according to the Catastrophe Theory, because of these choises the future events change. Its is said that such innumerable parallel worlds exist when some choises are made or some things happen that could have been otherwise, make a big difference to the history. You're in one of these worlds right now, because you've made some choises this way and not that!!!

Anyways, how about applying this theory to the events in LOTR??? I bet it'll get pretty interesting.

What we can do, is pick an event in the book, which could have been ended differently or a choise which could have been otherwise. Damn, you know what, we can even write our own version of the events in LOTR from this!!!! Umm, that was a little too much, but who knows, it is possible.;)

So, what do you people think???

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Vee
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Post#2 » Thu Sep 09, 2004 1:53 am

From TTT - Riders of Rohan...

With astonishing speed and skill they checked their steeds, wheeled, and came charging round. Soon the three companions found themselves in a ring of horsemen moving in a running circle, up the hill-slope behind them and down, round and round them, and drawing ever inwards. Aragorn stood silent, and the other two sat without moving, wondering what way things would turn.



So.... what if Eomer had asked questions later rather than sooner?

"Hmmmm orc friends, perhaps? A strange sword this one carried. And is this an elf? Since when were elves orc friends? Oh dear, I think we may have made a mistake. Ah well, keep quiet and no one will notice.... Burn the bodies, lads!"

So, no Aragorn, no Gimli and no Legolass...... that would change things at Rohan, Helms Deep and the Pelennor fields. Arwen would go with her father to The Undying Lands......



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Amarië
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Post#3 » Thu Sep 09, 2004 2:25 am

What if Smeagol hadn't killed Deagol, but let him keep the ring he found?
Or even better: If the two gave the ring to grandma or head of the family or whatever she was, instead of keeping it themselves?
"Don't complain under the stars
about the lack of bright spots in you life."
Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian writer

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Vee
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Post#4 » Thu Sep 09, 2004 2:39 am

Then instead of a Dark Lord we would have a Dark Queen who would make us milk and cookies and then torture us with knitted jumpers for Christmas....

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floyd_n_milan
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Post#5 » Thu Sep 09, 2004 3:22 am

Say, how about we pick such things up one by one and try to build up on it? Let's see where it might lead to! Let's stretch our imagination a bit, eh?

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Amarië
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Post#6 » Thu Sep 09, 2004 3:43 am

:superscared: Oh no!! Not knitted jumpers!!
And when the nazgul follows the trial of jumpers knitted with the power of the Ring, she'll make them wear itchy socks and make them go to bed early.
"Don't complain under the stars

about the lack of bright spots in you life."

Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian writer

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Post#7 » Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:53 am

Just to add a bit more spice...
What would have happened if Sauron and Saruman had shown a bit more common sense and attacked Helm's Deep and Minas Tirith at the same time? Which one could have been saved???

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floyd_n_milan
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Post#8 » Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:55 am

Another thing,

If Gandalf was to discover that Bilbo's ring was the One Ring in the Hobbit itself. What would he have done? Could it have been destroyed before Sauron fled back to Mordor???

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floyd_n_milan
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Post#9 » Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:57 am

Saruman would have been pretty mad if that had happened!!! lol

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Post#10 » Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:36 am

Then instead of a Dark Lord we would have a Dark Queen who would make us milk and cookies and then torture us with knitted jumpers for Christmas....


*Lass giggles* Very good, V !

Hey, floyd_n_milan... Huge welcome to PT! :)

Excellent first (?) thread, btw. Very good thought, indeed! I'm sure this will draw a lot of attention & probably be another good 'Roleplay' type thread!

Seeya around :)

Lass x

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