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This week on the Hobbit Movie Board Radagast – Aiwendil proposed a different approach to the fall of the Necromancer, asking “wouldn’t a battle of wills between the White Council and the Necromancer be better than an all out magical showdown?”  What do you think? Could this work cinematically for you or are you looking forward to seeing some wizardly/elven butt-kicking?

Meanwhile in the Reading Room, Curious wants to know “Why are there no females in The Hobbit?” Do you think Tolkien was influenced by his experiences in WWI or was it more due to his target audience, his young sons?

After learning how to change his cars brakes from watching some instruction videos on YouTube, SirDennisC wants to know “What’s the (insert superlative term) thing you learned from the interwebs?

We’ll share more topics next week and hope you can join in on the conversation!  Don’t forget, TheOneRing.net’s message boards have over 7,800 registered Tolkien fans, just like yourself.  Let your voice be heard!