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Sunday, October 28, 2012

A Hobbit's Tale

A Hobbit's Tale

When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton....
The party was a success, after which Bilbo left in a hurry to travel to Rivendell, the home of the elves. 
His nephew, Frodo was entrusted with the One Ring that the family kept carefully hidden in their Lord of the Rings Risk game. However, it was time to finally destroy the One Ring, which was the cause of a lot of troubles. 

Frodo volunteered to take the One Ring past Sauron's Eye that was always watching to gain the Ring back. Of course, Frodo needed traveling clothes first. His faithful tailor quickly whipped up a vest made out of the finest corduroy and simply cut off the collar of white shirt that fit Frodo well. But the trousers gave the tailor a huge headache. She measured and measured and started drafting the pattern for the travel trousers....but no matter how long she stared at the drawings, she could not bring herself to finish the pattern. In her plight, the tailor turned to Oliver & S and bought the Sailboat Pants pattern. After that it only took a couple of hours to make Mr. Frodo's trousers. Mr. Frodo himself picked out the shiny gold buttons, even though his tailor tried to convince him that traveling with such fancy things might not be the most... authentic.  
Obviously the tailor lost that argument. 

Next, Mr. Frodo commissioned the tailor to make a cloak with an elven pin. The crafty tailor used Sculpey clay to fashion the leaf shaped brooch out of, baked it, then painted it silver.  

Now, the only thing left was to make a sword. But not just any old wooden sword hastily grabbed from the playroom would do. It had to glow in the dark. The tailor's husband researched it extensively and it was decided that simple blue paint mixed with glow in the dark paint would do the trick. It worked flawlessly. 

Finally Frodo was ready to set out to destroy the One Ring. 

Shortly after he started his journey, the evil eye of Sauron 

which was manned (and made) by none other than Frodo's eldest brother, who was a giant, caught sight of Frodo. 
In his desperation, Frodo tried to hide from  Sauron's gaze. 

 It didn't work. The tailor used simple felt instead of elvish fabric for the cloak. 
Frodo did not have a choice. He had to face Sauron. 

He fought bravely and tirelessly. 

When all seemed hopeless, Captain America decided to join the fight!

The two heroes quickly overcame the evil Sauron,  who turned out to be quite happy to be released from his  burden. 

The End

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