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Happy Hobbit Live Chat

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We are making an effort to host live video chats more frequently, especially leading up to the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies! Please feel free to join us and bring your questions and insanity! ;)

Posted in Events, Fans, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Announcements, Tolkien, Uncategorized

Happy Hobbit: Chicks (Easter Special) – Episode 39

When Kili is excluded from Fili’s Easter party, she visits a friend to pick up a little revenge… in the form of a chick! Join the mischief and learn the basics of how to care for baby chickens.


Also, while it took us a while… we finally got our Blu-ray copy of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug! And no, we didn’t get it from Dodo Brushwater’s black market ;)

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Posted in Fans, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Tolkien, Uncategorized

Happy Hobbit: Mathom Keeper – Episode 38

Happy Hobbit has reached the milestone of over 5k YouTube subscribers and nearly one million total video views. To celebrate, we’re going to…. clean?!

Hopefully not, but if you need some direction in your spring cleaning, then perhaps you need to build a mathom keeper!

Are you getting tired of your mathoms being all a clutter? Do you need some inspiration for this year’s spring cleaning? Then join Kili and learn how to make a “mathom keeper” for all of your nick-knacks!

Remember to send in photos of your mathom keepers on our Facebook page here!

Now to head off and really celebrate by getting our Blu-ray copy of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, out today!

Posted in Creations, Fans, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, The Hobbit, Tolkien

Tolkien’s Beowulf translation to be published in May

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“Ac se wonna hrefin | But the black raven
fus ofer fægum | eager over the doomed
fela reordian, | speaking many things
earne secgan | telling the eagle
hu him æt æte speow, | how he is succeeding in eating,
þenden he wið wulf | when he with the wolf
wæl reafode.” | despoiled the slain.
Thus reads a section of the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf, or at least, thus reads my translation of the section from my university studies. The epic is written in Old English, or Anglo-Saxon, the language of the invaders of Britain. Modern English (and German) is a direct descendant of this language because a people speak the language of their conquerors.
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Posted in Christopher Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien, Languages, The Hobbit, Tolkien, Uncategorized

Happy Hobbit: Festive Hair (St. Patrick’s Day Special)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Happy Hobbit!

Join Kili, Fili and a special guest to learn how to do your hair for any festivity, including St. Patrick’s day!

Posted in Fans, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, The Hobbit, Tolkien

Happy Hobbit: Dwarventines – Episode 36

dwarf valentine runes HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

Need a little dwarvish influence in your Valentine’s Day? Then join Fili and Kili to learn how to make your own Dwarventines! (more…)

Posted in Fans, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Tolkien, Uncategorized

Happy Hobbit: Cheddar Broccoli Soup – Episode 35

happy hobbit ep 35 A new Happy Hobbit episode!

When Fili learns that a special guest is coming for dinner, and Kili is away in Mirkwood, she has to prepare a meal that is not only quick but delicious as well! (See below the video for the full recipe.) (more…)

Posted in Fans, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Tolkien, Uncategorized

Happy Hobbit: Christmas Special – Episode 33

happy hobbit xmas special Wintertide and Durin’s Day are upon us so join Fili and Kili to learn how to incorporate some dwarvish customs into your winter holidays, from crafts and cookies to carols! Wishing you all enough warmth and cheer to glow in your heart all through the coming New Year! Recipe below. (more…)

Posted in Creations, Fans, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, The Hobbit, Tolkien

TheOneRing.net at the Unveiling of Air New Zealand’s Smaug Plane

As part of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’s premiere festivities, Air New Zealand graciously invited TheOneRing.net to the red carpet reveal of their new Smaug plane! Fili of Happy Hobbit was in attendance and thank goodness she was, for two certain dwarf brother recognized her on sight! Another surprise was the appearance of Peter Jackson, so join the director himself, Aidan Turner, Dean O’Gorman, and TORn staffers Quickbeam, Sarumann, and Fili and her mother Dis for a fun time and some interviews with the cast! [Air New Zealand]

Below are some images Fili caught of the event.

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Posted in Aidan Turner, Dean O'Gorman, Events, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Are we Watching Bilbo’s Memories?

WARNING: Spoilers for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit book.

Bilbo-writing

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has drawn a lot of heat (see what I did there?) for deviating from the book. As stated in my review of the film, A Feast of Starlight, I have no problem with the new material and in fact, have enjoyed the depth and emotion the changes have brought to the story. However, the changes, and several fans’ resistance to them, have made me look at the story from an alternate view.

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Posted in Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, LotR Movies, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Tolkien

Happy Hobbit at the DOS World Premiere

Join Happy Hobbit’s Fili and Kili as TheOneRing.net’s official representatives on the black carpet of the Word Premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, held on December 2, 2013 in Hollywood. You’ll also get a glimpse of Air New Zealand’s new Smaug plane, find out what goes on behind the scenes as press, and of course, hear a little about TORn’s latest moot (or gathering, for those who don’t speak Entish!).

Below are some of the highlights from the night and weekend of festivities. For more pictures and lots of fun, follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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Fili, Dis, Thorin, and Kili. Durin family photo! At the moot.

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The “other” Fili and Kili are Happy Hobbits!

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Smaug and Bilbo before the infamous incident.

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On the black carpet!

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Kili and Fili and Kili and Fili!

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This Kili and Fili love Azog!

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Evie gives some Happy Hobbit love.

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Dean recognizes Fili, making her a very happy hobbit!

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Bofur (Justin): the unsung hero! Thank you so much for all of your hard work!

Posted in Aidan Turner, Dean O'Gorman, Evangeline Lilly, Events, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Lord of the Rings, Luke Evans, Manu Bennett, Martin Freeman, Premieres, Ryan Gage, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Tolkien, Uncategorized, William Kircher

Hot Property! Smaug’s Lair For Sale!

Erebor for SaleTolkien fans come from all walks of life and most of us can’t resist sharing our passion for Middle-earth. Amid the excitement of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug‘s release, the creative Natalie Grigson at the real estate blog Movoto has come up with something charming. Looks like Erebor wasn’t all Thorin hoped it would be and he’s selling it to unsuspecting buyers… or could it be that this is all a ploy to have a stranger test the dragon for him?! [See the Listing]

 

 

Posted in Creations, Fans, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Tolkien