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Posted: Jan 27th 2009 4:18PM Jesspiper said

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Great article. My personal belief is the account in the Silmarillion of Orcs having their origins as tortured and corrpupted/mutated Elves, courtesy of Melkor/Morgoth. It makes the most sense in my opinion. I like Tolkien's orcs because they are (in their current state) 100% unquestioningly evil. Unlike the shades of grey found in the Warcrafts "klingon" version of orcs or Warhammer's unpredictable "soccer hooligans", Tolkien's Orcs are evil, evil, evil.

Some suggestions for articles:

1. Magic (always a controversial topic in Middle-earth!)

2. The Valar (especially Melkor/Morgoth)

3. Aragorn

Posted: Jan 27th 2009 5:00PM Mr Angry said

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These articles are some of the best bits on this site, really enjoy reading these.

Posted: Feb 3rd 2009 11:34PM (Unverified) said

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I love these posts and look forward to them every week. I haven't had a chance to dive into LOTRO yet due to time constraints but I have my copy sitting on the shelf when I'm ready. As a Tolkien fan, though, I really appreciate the amount of research you put into these synopses. Although I've read almost all of Tolkien's work at one time or another, I still learn something new in every post. Keep them coming!

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