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The history of Middle-Earth (chibi version): Part 73: Homeward bound

15th October 2013 (16:30)

Apologies for not posting yesterday; I don't currently have any extra of these saved up 'in the bank' as it were, so I'm having to do them one by one.

Ingwë's incongruous little speech is, as far as I know, the only recorded words he speaks in the whole of Tolkien's work, so I had to put it in. :)

It's also canon that Yavanna invented lembas. :)


Part 73: Homeward bound



Next time: Part 74: Dissension

Chibis by tektek.org
Original story by and copyright to J R R Tolkien, ed. C Tolkien: Primarily based on the Silmarillion, but incorporating ideas from the 12-volume History of Middle Earth series.
Questions and comments welcome!

Comments

Posted by: (bumbleball)
Posted at: 16th October 2013 08:49 (UTC)

I'm not sure what's supposed to be happening to Ingwë near the top right. It looks like someone's beaming him up to the Enterprise. (Now there would be a plot twist!)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 16th October 2013 10:21 (UTC)

He's staring in rapt amazement at the Two Trees. That's where the white light is coming from; and he's shown three times to show that he's oblivious to his surroundings until Finwë nudges him. On film, you'd show it by holding the camera on him unmoving for a long beat, or perhaps return to him several times to show he hasn't moved or changed expression from one beat to the next. In cartoons, I tried to represent that idea by repeating his picture multiple times.

Posted by: (bumbleball)
Posted at: 16th October 2013 16:21 (UTC)

OK, thanks for that explanation. (I'm more used to overlapping images representing rapid movement/change rather than standing still!)

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 16th October 2013 14:11 (UTC)

Yavanna invented lembas, Ulmo invented libertarianism, and Ingwë invented Elizabethan English!

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 16th October 2013 14:18 (UTC)

I don't think Ulmo has a philosophical objection to monarchy as such. He's happy for Manwë to rule the other Valar. He's more the crazy hermit type who holes up on his (underwater) farm with a shotgun and tells visitors to "get off my land sea".

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