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The history of Middle-Earth (chibi version): Part 79: Old unfamiliar places

7th November 2013 (14:06)

Clearly, today's joke was an obvious one. Some of you may share Ingwë's exasperation.  :)

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Part 79: Old unfamiliar places



Next time: Part 80: Let's split up

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!

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Posted by: creepinjeeper (creepinjeeper)
Posted at: 7th November 2013 14:15 (UTC)

I find myself always looking forward to the next one.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 7th November 2013 17:00 (UTC)

I'd better hurry up and draw it then. :)
Thanks!

Posted by: creepinjeeper (creepinjeeper)
Posted at: 7th November 2013 17:33 (UTC)

No rush, there is a lot left to cover.

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 7th November 2013 14:47 (UTC)

Who needs Oromë? They can see the ocean from where they're standing!

Imagine their confusion if they could read.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 7th November 2013 17:02 (UTC)

Even if they actually were the proportional height shown in that cartoon, I think the ocean would be out of sight. Remember, in the First Age there was Beleriand where the Sea was by the time of LotR.

But yes, all the Third Age references on the map would be confusing. :)

Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 7th November 2013 15:33 (UTC)

"Maybe we can hop the misty mountains?"
"Shut up, Lëdzeppëlin."

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 7th November 2013 17:17 (UTC)

I keep having to look up all these references on account of your musical taste being different to mine... :) (Stairway to Heaven being the only song of theirs I'm even remotely familiar with.)

From what I can work out, the Quenya for Led Zeppelin is Tulyana Vilmacirya. :)

(That's 'led' in the sense of 'guided along'. 'Lead' in the sense of 'made of soft, heavy metal' would be 'canuva'.)

Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 7th November 2013 18:43 (UTC)

Hey, I'm just impressed there's a Quenya word for "Zeppelin"... o_O

Posted by: (bumbleball)
Posted at: 7th November 2013 19:29 (UTC)

It's just "airship" literally translated into Quenya. (At least he didn't call it a balloon. Monty Python fans can tell you why that's a bad idea!)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 7th November 2013 23:32 (UTC)

Well, 'airship' itself is just 'Luftschiff' literally translated into English, so there's precedent. :)

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: 8th November 2013 18:08 (UTC)
Tindómë

You realise that I am now desperately trying to work out how I could possibly include this in The Returnverse...

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 8th November 2013 21:46 (UTC)

I think Led Zeppelin is more the sort of music Spike would mock, rather than enjoy; but he'd certainly be familiar with their work.

Or maybe some of Aulë's apprentices could make an actual zeppelin made of lead - for some obscure plot-related reason - to rescue Tindome? :)

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