For the masses, the kind that like the books and movies but haven’t gotten into the lore, the elf orcgenesis is much more fun than the “evil can’t beget” stuff that puts them together with trolls and dragons, even if it may fit better with Tolkein’s latter philosophy. I love that you’re doing The Lord of the Rings explanations! So basically for shits and giggles and to confuse people. I don’t get the joke. I’d love to get a tattoo of Gandalf’s rune she drew!
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One downside is that the individual book titles are Banewreaker and Godslayerwhich are titles I might come up with if I was trying to parody overwrought fantasy novel titles. Hello Ungoliant and Tom. Such allegory is entirely foreign to my thought.
Log thhe or sign up in seconds. I expected a more comprehensive movie, perhaps including the elf master Mikhael and his two guardians, Keavin and Jayke.
I wonder if Grey’s read Anathem. Anyone who’s seen the films would or listened to parody songs. Come on man, admit it. I just think — particularly when the author has gone out of their way to mention that they don’t like this kind of thing — we need to be careful about stating or even implying that it may have been a deliberate, conscious, choice.
I’m really happy Loord is beginning to expand into other cool things to talk about, don’t get me wrong, I like alternate election systems and the idiosyncrasies of national borders as much as the next guy, but to see him break out a bit and talk about books in his format of presentation never occurred to me, so this is a present surprise.
Trolls, spiders, Tom Bombadil, werewolves, nameless things, Beorn’s people, Not that big of a difference, it just feels exclusive. It certainly is possible that he wrote the Battle of the Five Armies with WWI in mind, and that his aversion to allegory came along later, from the sources I’ve found, there’s nothing that dings denies this.
I might be wrong I haven’t googled it or anything. We have two different pairs of names for them, and in various loord we’re told that they were instrumental in the War of the Ring, that they were killed, that they lost track of the mission and founded cults, and that they caved to Sauron and were actively helping his war effort.
Knut put a lot of great details geey the pictures. I’m gery sure the green is for his vlogs and the white is for the regular “Grey Explains” videos, the yellow might just be different nature of this video. But now I’m yearning for lprd. That’s the moment lol. It feels so anti-progress. Have a second breakfast. I have about o to go in Return of the King. It really is an excellent series.
I know you make good videos when I watched the whole thing twice despite not ever having seen or read the movies or books. Am I missing something? Nobody knows, but Tolkien wrote poetry about him for his kids and the put him in the Fellowship before he realized how much darker than the Hobbit it would turn out to be.
It’s actually a Treebeard quote intended as an insult, but I always thought it was a great description. Three years “Check youtube”. The fun part about the “Middle Earth Org Chart” as you brilliantly described I’m going use this term from now on is how utterly irrelevant and insufficient it becomes once you start to pay more than a moment’s attention to the source material.
The Lord of the Rings Mythology Explained : CGPGrey
I know there are many things in the video hinting at additional videos on the same topic but still, I hope there’ll be more than one more video on this topic: I guess this video makes that assumption canon. But I think most people would already recognise the name Morgoth, so leaving it out seemed a bit odd, to me. He no longer cares for growing things. Something about him feels Blue-ish. Grey, I am calling you out. They’re worth taking a close look at.
I do think you could have have at least mentioned the more alien creatures like Ungoliant and Tom Bombadil in a footnote though.