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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2017 4:23 p.m. PST

It seems like Bender Rodriguez on Futurama had the answer all along!

https://m.imgur.com/NvOJRC4

Dan

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2017 5:47 p.m. PST

Well, that explains a lot

Sir Able Brush Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2017 6:13 p.m. PST

Ah – that also explains the English Midlands

USAFpilot Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2017 6:20 p.m. PST

Somethings should remain a mystery.

David Johansen01 Oct 2017 8:37 p.m. PST

I'm pretty sure they're the descendants of the Entwives. I ought to write the essay with citations sometime. Gandalf claims to know more about hobbits and their origins than they do. Tolkien describes them as being able to be tough as tree roots at times. He also describes the hair on their toes as like small roots. Treebeard mistakes Merry and Pippin for Entlings when he first hears them. And not only do ent draughts not kill them they grow. Let me repeat that. Treebeard feeds them fertilizer and they GROW. He describes an entwife as having rosy cheeks which is a common description of hobbits as well. But let's look at it thematically. Middle Earth is all about the fading and passing of the fantastic into the mundane.

David Johansen01 Oct 2017 8:41 p.m. PST

Oops, missed one, Gollum lived and found the ring very near where the Entwives were last seen.

Zephyr101 Oct 2017 8:57 p.m. PST

"Where Do Hobbits REALLY Come From?"

"Well son, when a mommy and a daddy Hobbit get together, they often get drunk, and…"

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2017 6:26 a.m. PST

So, might Dutch Elm Disease be an STD propagated by loose hobbits?

Stepman302 Oct 2017 6:40 a.m. PST

Hobbit Holes…

Personal logo Sir Walter Rlyeh Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2017 7:10 a.m. PST

I always thought they were shaved Ewoks.

Legion 402 Oct 2017 8:17 a.m. PST

I thought they came from Hollywood ? wink

The Angry Piper Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2017 9:47 a.m. PST

Stepman3: I see what you did there.

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP02 Oct 2017 3:52 p.m. PST

A vivid imagination.

Marc at work06 Oct 2017 6:11 a.m. PST

A desire to have the "powerless" represented in fiction to save the world from the ego and drama of the powerful.

Or is that just me reading too much into it?

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 12:13 p.m. PST

Nope:

"The road must be trod,but it will be very hard. And neither strength nor wisdom will carry us far upon it. This quest may be attempted by the weak with as much hope as the strong. Yet such is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere".

"This is the hour of the Shire-folk,when they arise from their quiet fields to shake the towers and counsels of the Great. Who of all the Wise could have forseen it? Or, if they are wise, how should they expect to know it, until the hour has struck?"

So Elrond.

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