Reason Why I Love Sherlock / Tolkien Fandom #111 (Or Eleventy-One)
1. We know that Smaug is the Bad Guy (or at least one of them) in The Hobbit.
2. We know Smaug is NOT Nice and will not have tea with the Hobbit and definitely will not go home with him to the Shire and live happily ever after.
3. We know that Smaug will be brought down by one of The Hobbit’s brave hero figures (SPOILER:
Bard the Bowman, if I remember right).
But you know what? It’s fun to imagine things turning out otherwise. I enjoy the notion of renaming Bag End to 221 Bag End, Baker Street, Hobbiton, The Shire.
I love the idea of a Dragon swanning about Middle Earth trying to solve Middle Earth mysteries, wearing a ridiculous blue scarf.
I love the idea of a certain perpetually exasperated adventure-loving Hobbit being taken along for the ride and trying to rein him in.
Don’t mind me - I’ll just sit here and write more Smauglock and Johnbo Baggins fics and cackle gleefully while I’m doing it.
Picture Source: WetaNZ.com
(Good lord, I’m no artist - that’s a John Howe picture that I made a lolcats-style poster on! Heh.)