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There and Back Again

To define the world of The Hobbit is, of course, impossible, because it is new. - C.S. Lewis reviews The Hobbit. Why Smaug Sill Matters. Tolkien, Alignment, Non-Violence, and Why Hobbits are Required for Middle-earth to Survive. "‘Smaug’ is about almost absolutely nothing". Scientist maps climate of Lord of the Rings.
posted by Artw on Dec 8, 2013 - 157 comments

 

The dwarves of Auschwitz

The story of a family of dwarves snatched from the gas chamber by Josef Mengele himself sounded incredible. But how to verify the testimony of Holocaust survivors? And should you even try?
posted by Stewriffic on Mar 23, 2013 - 10 comments

Referred to hereinafter as 'Burglar'

A lawyer provides a detailed analysis of the contract between Bilbo Baggins and the dwarves in The Hobbit. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Jan 18, 2013 - 46 comments

Is the beard gray? Does he have a donut-shaped beard extremity? Does he look goofy?

How to identify each Hobbit dwarf by their epic beards
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey on Dec 14, 2012 - 142 comments

Behind-the-scenes of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit."

THE HOBBIT Production Video Blog
posted by crunchland on Jun 7, 2012 - 42 comments

Dwarf Fortress 2012!

Dwarf Fortress 2012 has been released! After DF2010 [mefi], Toady One had planned to keep up a regular schedule of smaller releases. But while adding 300+ animals from a fundraising drive, the feature set spiralled beyond expectation. [more inside]
posted by free hugs on Feb 14, 2012 - 66 comments

Beats and Pieces, Collected in Loving Memory of 900 Bats

Back on August 15, 2010, Aesop Rock kicked off a sprawling collaboration effort, with input by 28 artists, with an eclectic collection of videos spanning from music videos to odd clips and a Kimya Dawson recording studio dance party, works by photographer Chrissy Piper, and lots of music, from unreleased tracks, remixes, and mixtapes. There's even a post about being manhandled by a nude model, written by the Dwarvs front-man Blag Dahlia. Going back to the beginning of the site, the second post was a collection of facts about bats, and the only obvious connection back to the tragic impetus for the title of this ongoing collaboration (900 bats) -- over 900 bats were torched to prevent disruption of work on the ongoing renovations of the historic Bala Quila (also spelled Bala Qila) fort in Alwar, Rajasthan, in north-eastern India. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 16, 2010 - 4 comments

April Ascii Fun

Dwarf Fortress was recently updated. You probably tried to get addicted, but couldn't figure out what was going on. Me too. Here's an illustrated summary of the kind of things we're missing out on. Previously
posted by mccarty.tim on Apr 23, 2010 - 76 comments

Lilliputia Redux

In Kunming, southern China, a community of dwarves has set up its own village to escape discrimination from normal sized people. "As small people we are used to being pushed around and exploited by big people. But here there aren't any big people and everything we do is for us," said spokesman Fu Tien. [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt on Oct 1, 2009 - 31 comments

Slaves to Armok: God Of Blood, Chapter 2.0

Dwarf Fortress
Version 0.27.169.32a, released October 29, 2007 A.D.
You are now free to waste the remainder your life.(prev)
posted by BlackLeotardFront on Oct 29, 2007 - 43 comments

Dwarf Star Trek Pest Control

All the ads for Hulett Environmental Services have three things in common: bizarre themes, comically low production values, and an all-dwarf cast. For 17 years, diminutive brothers Greg & John Rice have written, produced & starred in a number of insane spots for their pest control company. My personal favorite is this Star Trek themed one, but really they're all pretty awesome.
posted by jonson on May 16, 2007 - 15 comments

Popularized by Kid Rock and the WWF

Rent-a-Midget. "Think about the best party you've ever been to, wouldn't it have been better if there was a midget there? Another boring day at the office, why not have one of our little people go down and bring some life in there!"
posted by cedar on Jan 14, 2005 - 16 comments

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