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The Lord of the Rings

  1. “I am No Man” Doesn’t Cut It: The Story of Eowyn

    And when you're done reading this, go Google Haleth, daughter of Haldad.

    There are many things I love about the Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings film adaptations. The attention to detail, the shout outs to uber nerds with Silmarillion refs, the way Legolas jumps up on that horse in The Two Towers.

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  2. Real-Life Legolas Debunks Hollywood Techniques With Historically Accurate Master Archery

    Your elf eyes won't see his arrow coming.

    I call him a real-life Legolas, but as the "fastest archer alive," Lars Andersen is reportedly capabale of firing three arrows in 0.6 second—which makes him faster than Legolas. In this video, he puts those hard-earned skills (which he polished while LARPing, of course) to use recreating the techniques he picked up from old manuscripts, while in the process debunking some of the classic Hollywood myths about archery.

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  3. Things We Saw Today: Vintage Sigourney Weaver Testing Her Alien Flamethrower

    Come on, cat. Let's f*** shit up.

    LIFE GOALS.

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  4. The Silmarillion Recaps: Of Jerk Elves and Really Shiny Jewels

    Part 1

    I’m going to admit it up front: I love J.R.R. Tolkien’s work. I’m particularly fond of Middle Earth but my favorite book is not The Lord of The Rings. It’s The Silmarillion. I know, I know, that dry historical tome that reads like a bible? YES. That one. I love it. It is epic and dark and lyrical and poetic. It’s also kind of banana pants.

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  5. Smart Ring Relays Phone Notifications, Absolutely Does Not Rule Them All

    Keep it secret, keep it safe.

    Smart watches seem kinda dumb to me (though less dumb than Google Glass on the scale of things). But smart rings? I'm... actually kind of into it. I don't even wear rings. But hey, maybe I don't want to have my phone out and visible to know if that email came in or that celebrity retweeted me or if my friend is ever going to text me that address.

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  6. What’s More Impressive, Gingerbread Iron Throne or Gingerbread Barad-dûr?

    Would eat both obviously but have to go with Barad-dûr on this one.

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  7. We Heartily Approve of This Little Girl’s List of Kick-Ass Fictional Ladies

    I am no man!

    Fantasy and young adult literature can get a bad rap sometimes, but Mia's list of some of her favorite heroines is a perfect breakdown of why strong female characters like Katniss or Divergent's Tris are so important. Reminder: you don't need to be in the target demographic to benefit from reading these character's stories, either. The qualities they embody are always relevant, whether you're a young adult or just a plain old grownup.

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  8. Rewatch The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in Honest Trailer Form Before Battle of the Five Armies

    Mostly just the desolation of audiences.

    Strange how easy it is to get all the important points of the movie in under 3 minutes. It's almost like it was needlessly stretched out.

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  9. The Mary Sue Exclusive: “Let It Go” Lord of the Rings Parody and Interview With The Hillywood Show

    Stay tuned for their next video, "Do you want to build an Uruk-Hai?"

    Since The Hillywood Show first hit Youtube with its premiere episode in 2006, it's become a meticulously detailed fandom parody powerhouse that even recently caught the eye of Nerdist Industries. Today we've got their latest video to share, as well as an interview with creators Hilly and Hannah Hindi about their creative process and their immense love for Lord of the Rings.

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  10. Prepare Yourself For Final The Hobbit Release Today By Watching All 212,470 Deaths In Lord Of The Rings

    There! I'm numb to emotional pain now!

    Total humblebrag, but I saw Battle of the Five Armies at the Toronto premiere and Peter Jackson sat directly behind me because he had never seen it in IMAX before. I have never been so conscious of how I react while watching a film. Also, Lee Pace looks glorious in a plaid suit. That is all.

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