"The Dwarves delved too greedily and too deep..."

Posted by September Blue Thursday, 24 January 2008

Flames, originally uploaded by victorianitas.

I think there's a Balrog in this picture, standing just to the right of that big lump of coal.

Laz can't see it. (And Laz thinks, I fear, that I am going mad.)

So I throw this one open to the floor. Can anyone else see the Balrog? Dark chest and head, bright legs, appears to be on fire somewhere around the knees on both of them, wing-like flame behind it that may or may not be wings? And, on an unrelated yet intriguing note, why have I only just noticed that Tolkien's hatred of industrialisation comes through in the Mines of Moria as well, when that's the chapter I used to read over and over and over again to scare myself stupid at a young and tender age? If everyone else already noticed it and this is going to be like the time I noticed the word 'Beat' in 'Beatles' and pointed it out to people as if it was news to them, nobody tell me, because we don't want to relive all those conversations, and anyway, enough about me, back to the Balrog. It's there! It is! Isn't it?

(Laz and I are agreed, though, on the existence of Blaxploitation Banana in the lower left corner there.)

1 Responses to "The Dwarves delved too greedily and too deep..."

  1. Laz Says:
  2. No Balrog, but afro dude is definitely there with his trés cool shades on.