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The Hobbit

There And Back Again

Richard Armitage Talks Final Desolation Filming, New Line Registers Terrible Alternate Hobbit Title

Thorin Oakenshield: stout of heart, bushy of beard, and utterly majestic in flight. There… there is one I could call king.


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Bilbo’s Shire Gel

Well, Tolkien did like to spend a lot of his thinking time in the bath… (Nerd Approved)


Aren't You A Little Short For A Stormtrooper?

This Is What Happens When You Give Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, & Sean Astin Lightsabers

Thank you, Sean Astin, for sharing this with the world. I believe we are better for it.

(via Nerd Approved)

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Get In Loser We're Going Shopping

Embrace Your Inner Jaeger Pilot, Time Lord, Wizard, Etc. With These Nerdy Shirts

Etsy seller TheInklingsReserve has a nice collection of women’s style tees inspired by Doctor Who, comics, Pacific Rim, and more which caught our eye on a recent search. They also do kids shirts, hoodies, scarves, and bags! Take a look at a small sampling…


And Now For Something Completely Different

The “Misty Mountains Cold” Video To End All “Misty Mountains Cold” Videos

I’m not going to spoil it for you. Just trust me. And maybe refrain from drinking anything.


There And Back Again

The Hobbit‘s Philippa Boyens Explains Cliffhangers and Dwarven Character Development

Philippa Boyens, co-writer on all of The Lord of the Rings Movies shares some details on the cliffhanger at the end of The Desolation of Smaug, and on why she and co-writers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh decided to break the cardinal rules of adventuring and split the party.


i'll just leave this here

Geek Lip Balm for Half a Dozen Fandoms Probably Smells Great

According to Geek Fire Labs, Loki smells of peaches and honey, Katniss of cinnamon and french vanilla, Marceline of strawberries, and your patronus of white chocolate, vanilla, and mint. I don’t have problems with any of these, and if you feel the same way, you can buy their charmingly decorated lip balms on Etsy, alone, in a batch, or as a gift set with cute buttons.

Previously in Etsy


There And Back Again

Official Lego The Hobbit Trailer Apes Classic Heist Movies, Is Awesome

I mean, by definition, everything is awesome, but this trailer particularly so. I imagine the actors behind all the dwarves in The Hobbit will also be pleased by this, considering that they made many jokes and even a fake trailer about Thorin’s Dirty Baker’s Dozen.

Previously in The Hobbit



The Hobbit’s Evangeline Lilly Is Being Courted For A Lead Role In Marvel’s Ant-Man

Well, good morning to you too, Marvel!


There And Back Again

This Genderswap Cosplay Of The Hobbit Cast Is Hair And Back Again

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen some genderswapped Hobbit cosplay, and while these ladies are certainly beardless, we have to admit they did it with style and class. Check out their efforts photographed by Alexander Turchanin.