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The history of Middle-Earth (chibi version): Part 21: They're alive!

8th April 2013 (09:54)

The life of a mad scientist never runs smoothly...






Part 21: They're alive!



Next time: Part 22: A jealous God

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: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 8th April 2013 13:17 (UTC)

Eh, God's probably just afraid he's going to wake up with those things all over his lawn.

...Which, since he's God and the entire world's his lawn, is pretty much what's going to happen, of course.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 8th April 2013 18:56 (UTC)

God and Buffy have something else in common! :)

Posted by: brutti_ma_buoni (brutti_ma_buoni)
Posted at: 8th April 2013 17:40 (UTC)

Zombie!dwarfs made me laugh. A lot. And I don't do the Silmarillion et al so had been skipping these posts. This was just irresistible.

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: 8th April 2013 18:45 (UTC)
Galadriel

Oh - you should go back and read them - they are the Silmarillion made understandable!

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 8th April 2013 18:56 (UTC)

:)

They're not just zombie dwarves: they're soulless zombie dwarves! Or is that redundant?

Posted by: brutti_ma_buoni (brutti_ma_buoni)
Posted at: 8th April 2013 19:16 (UTC)

Ooh. *ponders*

I think, on balance, that I don't believe zombies usually do have souls. But I'm not too sure of the literature on the subject. Hmm.

Also, one of them appears to be channelling Spike (Bloody hell!).

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 8th April 2013 19:33 (UTC)

Well spotted. :)

(Well, who's the most famous example of a soulless person you can name? Other than Angelus and Margaret Thatcher).

Posted by: brutti_ma_buoni (brutti_ma_buoni)
Posted at: 8th April 2013 20:05 (UTC)

and one of the shortest too

This makes me very happy.

Posted by: mikeda (mikeda)
Posted at: 8th April 2013 23:13 (UTC)

don't believe zombies usually do have souls

So THAT'S why they have such an appetite for brains...

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 9th April 2013 07:33 (UTC)

A free soul with coupons from ten brains!

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 9th April 2013 07:37 (UTC)

Actually, considering the matter further:

The original Haitian-type voudou zombies do have souls, because they're living people enslaved by a spell to obey the sorcerer's every command.

Classic Hollywood-style rotting corpse zombies have no souls; they're just bodies animated by magic.

'Zombies' who are actually victims of a strange disease may or may not have souls depending on the mechanics of how the disease is supposed to work.

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 8th April 2013 18:37 (UTC)

God: "And did you make any girl dwarves?"

Aulë: "Girl dwarves? No. Why?"

God: "See, this is why we leave things like this to the professionals."

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 8th April 2013 18:57 (UTC)

Sshh! You're giving away the plot for a future episode! :)

Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 8th April 2013 19:15 (UTC)

The one where God creates Snow White? :-)

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