Madeline and Bilbo strike me as similar creatures in a way. They both have incredible spunk, are victorious in adventures, act out of courage, and are incredibly short. Here’s a more complete mapping of their similarities and Continue reading
It’s a tough call.
On the one hand, Gandalf has magic. On the other hand, Sherlock Holmes is a mastermind who understands situations and people better than anyone else. He might be able to outsmart Gandalf.
On yet another hand, Gandalf was able to see the big picture and notice the threat Saruman posed as well as Bilbo Baggins’s potential in the dwarves’ party, so perhaps he is Sherlock’s equal or better.
What do you think? Vote and share!
Hungarian Rock by György Ligeti
Imagine if Bilbo and the dwarves were robots.
Off they go on their adventure! As robots they can’t feel the hardships of inclement weather or food shortages, so they’re basically happy and oblivious for the entire length of their journey.
(3:01) Suddenly, they find Smaug and things grind to a screeching halt…the dwarves now mourn the deaths of Thorin, Fili and Kili.
Despite their overwhelming loss, the music ends on a somewhat happy note. After all, the hobbit and dwarves did fulfill their quest…albeit at a steep cost.
1) Being able to hire a hero (J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit)
2) Perpetual tea time (Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland)
3) Amateur sleuths choosing you as their companion (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes)
4) Mysterious strangers who have only one name (Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights) Continue reading