As terrible as losing Fili, Kili, and Thorin will be, at least it isn’t the darkest timeline!
I mean, think about it. What if the Ring was taken by anyone besides Bilbo? Thorin was already dealing with gold sickness and it is likely that the Ring made it worse. What if he took the Ring? From this interview with Richard Armitage.
What if Smaug took it? Not even that would lead to the darkest timeline. Tolkien talked about in Unfinished Tales how the War of the Ring would have been lost immediately if Sauron had Smaug on his side because Smaug could take out Gondor with ease!
But worst of all, what if Bilbo had not found the Ring?
1. Bilbo either would have been killed by Gollum or the goblins. Our dear little Hobbit would not have made it.
2. The Dwarves would have either…
A. Been eaten by the spiders.
B. Left to rot in Thranduil’s dungeons which means…
3. Smaug would have still lived because no one would know about his weak spot (found by Bilbo).
4. Smaug would have been brought over to Sauron’s side.
5. Middle-Earth would not have realized until too late that Sauron was back.
6. Sauron would get the Ring.
So will I be crying in the movie theater?
You bet. But I will do so knowing that Tolkien could have made our lives so much worst.
Just remember to keep your handkerchiefs near…
WHENEVER YOU SEE THIS POST ON YOUR DASH, STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND WRITE ONE SENTENCE FOR YOUR CURRENT PROJECT.
Just one sentence. Stop blogging for one minute and write a single sentence. It could be dialogue, it could be a nice description of scenery, it could be a metaphor, I don’t care. The point is, do it. Then, when you finish, you can get back to blogging.
If this gets viral, you might just have your novel finished by next Tuesday.
The unsung heroes.
Out leaped the King under the Mountain, and his companions followed him. Hood and cloak were gone; they were in shining armour, and red light leaped from their eyes. In the gloom the great dwarf gleamed like gold in a dying fire.
a n d i t ’ s w o r t h f i g h t i n g f o r .
For as long as I can remember, I just wanted to do what was right. I guess I’m not quite sure what that is anymore.