There’s been some outcry among hardcore fans that the Peter Jackson-created character, Tauriel (played by Evangeline Lilly), is an ill-intentioned plea to woo the romance crowd. We’ve been fans of the move at HobbitFandom.net, and so is TheMarySue.com:
There are some folks out there incensed that Peter Jackson has added a character to The Hobbit, a sentiment I almost entirely lack sympathy for. In another case, I might understand, but unlike The Lord of the Rings, with its four women (three of whom appear in one scene each), The Hobbit has exactly zero named female characters. Jackson’s inclusion of material from the LotR appendixes have already brought Galadriel into a story in which she otherwise does not appear, and that’s about as far as he’s likely to get with canonical characters, since Liv Tyler hasn’t been hired on. So those of you who, like me, welcome the addition of Evangeline Lilly’s Tauriel, kickass commander of Mirkwood military forices, will be interested to see what her character looks like, as revealed by some action figures.
They also have shots of the new Tauriel action figures:
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to REALLY live like a hobbit, smoking your morning pipe and trekking the breathtaking trails of the Shire? As www.simondale.net shows, that dream has been realized!
I’ve always loved fairytale cottages ever since I was old enough to read fairytales, so when I read about this “hobbit home” a while back, I meant to reblog it, but completely forgot about it.
They designed and built it themselves, for only £3000, and it’s completely sustainable and eco-friendly. If only all modern houses could be made like this!
So now I can look at it every day on my dashboard and use it as inspiration when I (try) to build my own hobbit house. Who needs a mansion, eh?