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google middle earth

because I would enjoy that on my new tablet
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I'd like to "walk" around in middle earth as I do on google earth. If the basic concept is made all the fans would painstakingly fill in the details.
zeno, Jun 14 2014

got this app yet? https://play.google...=com.kabam.fortress
[xandram, Jun 16 2014]



       We want to do Isengard. Pity the poor sod who arives late and has to do Tom Bombadil ... (What WAS J.R.R. thinking ? It just doesn't fit into the story at all).
8th of 7, Jun 14 2014

       //What WAS J.R.R. thinking ?// This is a gentleman who wrote about stories talking trees, elfs and magic rings.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 14 2014

       Yes, but those things are WKTE ...
8th of 7, Jun 14 2014

       made a better fit than Asimov's Robots prequelling their way into Foundation.
FlyingToaster, Jun 14 2014

       I think I lost faith in the Lord of the Rings series when they introduced Jar Jar Binks.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 14 2014

       The google fantasy world is nice but opening it up to fans makes this a fine idea. Could it be done wikipedia style? I worry people would come to (virtual) blows over minute but passionately felt details.
bungston, Jun 14 2014

       For enthusiasts, it could become very absorbing, indeed it could be said to be hobbit-forming …
8th of 7, Jun 15 2014

       Avoiding all the possibilities of this being a WBNI idea, I like the visual I get when contemplating the idea. So a +, but just by a squidgie.
blissmiss, Jun 15 2014

       Can we pair this up with GPS and see where we are on it? Maybe also put certain landmarks into the real world too.. ha?
xkuntay, Jun 15 2014

       shades of the Ender's Game VR world.   

       ... category ?
FlyingToaster, Jun 15 2014

       As long as a secret door gets you to "Leaf by Niggle". Be a Conductor on the Train. Sigh
popbottle, Jun 15 2014

       I like it + [bungston] is right about fans arguing over minute details, though.
xandram, Jun 16 2014

       No pun intended but midden earth, getting those quite right might be a challenge....does an elf poop in the woods?
not_morrison_rm, Jun 16 2014

       //What WAS J.R.R. thinking ?// It makes a little more sense after the Simarillion, but only because that made so little sense that you can let Tom Bombadill slide.
MisterQED, Jun 17 2014

       Tom Bombadil is indeed a great link with the mythology.   

       WIBNI? (eddy izzard voice on) I think not! (eddy izzard voice off)   

       WIBNIIW-Virtual-R perhaps   

       Didn't think about fighting fans.
zeno, Jun 18 2014

       I have the app now, will try it tonight
zeno, Jun 18 2014

       //Chronicles of Thomas Covenant... //   

       That figures, we've always visualised you as a sort of Lord Foul, but without the redeeming qualities...
8th of 7, Jun 18 2014

       //Tom Bombadil ... (What WAS J.R.R. thinking ? It just doesn't fit into the story at all)//   

       I believe (if memory serves) that Tom Bombadil preceded both the hobbit & the lord of the rings. He was a character he made up telling his children bed time stories when they were little (I think he may have been based around an already named stuffed toy / doll they had). So he was (I think) created first in independent stories for toddlers, then the hobbit was written for slightly older readers (again his children, only later published). Once he was in the hobbit he was in middle earth so T. (I guess) just popped him in the history / Silmarilian.   

       Why was he added to the hobbit?.. well I can see it being to amuse / at the request of his children ('daddy, what about Tom, isn't he in this story too').   

       Which is probably why he doesn't appear to fit to you [8th].   

       I think he works in the hobbit (as a stand alone without the lord of the rings) but he always seems a bit strange in middle earth to me too.   

       In some ways it's a bit like a guest appearance by the wizard of Oz in Neverland (accept that wouldn't seem strange at all, if you'd previously read neither).
Skewed, Jun 27 2014

       My money's still on Midden Earth
not_morrison_rm, Jun 27 2014


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