It’s like…Sauron ran a Palantir botnet…

@hummingrain IIRC the palantir weren’t intrinsically evil either, it was just that Sauron was on the network and was really good at manipulating people by figuring out how to exploit their psychology.

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@hummingrain It’s like…Sauron ran a Palantir botnet that spewed out propaganda to convince Saruman and Denethor that his victory was absolutely certain, and Saruman decided to join the winning team while Denethor lost all hope.

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@Jo Oh, geez, I remember writing a “How the Hobbit will/won’t be like the SW …

@Jo Oh, geez, I remember writing a “How the Hobbit will/won’t be like the SW prequels” post ages ago.

It turned out a lot more like the SW prequels than I’d hoped.

But then I’m the weirdo who still thinks the prequels just needed better direction and someone who could tell Lucas to drop or rethink some of the ideas that just didn’t work.

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I found this old post I wrote on how Marvel or DC would have milked Lord of the Rings…

I found this old post I wrote on how Marvel or DC would have milked Lord of the Rings as an “event” comic book, with tie-ins, spin-offs, and character spotlights…

…and realized it’s not that far off from what the Hobbit movies actually *did*.

What If…Lord of the Rings had been an “Event” Comic?

#comics #LOTR #LordOfTheRings #books #fantasy

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