Friday, 10 December 2010

"Price check on Lembas Bread, aisle 3 please"

At the supermarket yesterday, the bearded fellow with furrowed brow at the checkout next to mine turned out to be none other than Elrond Half-Elven - son of Eärendil & Elwing and Lord of Rivendell. At over 6,000 years old, the one-time herald of Gil-galad is a legendary veteran of the War of the Ring, having done battle with the foul hordes of Morgoth's Servant at both the Fall of Eregion and the Siege of Barad-dûr. At Barad-dûr he fought bravely beside Elendil and Gil-galad, even as both were felled by the Dark Lord's hand. I assume he was at Woolworths to stock up on lembas, miruvor and maybe a case of Ent-draught.

I politely asked him if he'd be returning to Middle-Earth for
The Hobbit. With a twinkle in his eye, he smiled and said yes...


  1. Nice one Aylmer.

    The press over here have had a field day when Mikael Persbrant, most known for playing loudmouthed cops in shitty cop movies, was rumoured to have been cast in The Hobbit... Although they couldn't figure out what part he would have and all speculated on what dwarf he'd be... anyone who knows the source book, knows that he only ever could play Beorn. Which was confirmed a day or two ago... One stopps being surprised by lack of knowledge when newspapers ramble on without knowing what the fuck they are on about.´



  2. Yeah I just read about that guy today!

  3. Damn ringers! With your you shall not pass, and your one ring to rule them all and in the darkness bind them.