The Lord of the Rings Journey Animated
If The Lord of the Rings novel could be summed up in three words, they would be this: “Onward they traveled.”
As you hopefully know, the novel is the most epic adventure ever written (my description).
As I’ve re-read the novel this time around (I’m currently over halfway through The Two Towers), I’ve really grown to appreciate the immensity of the distances these characters travel. I’ve also grown more respect for Tolkien’s writing skill, as he goes way beyond simply saying “they traveled from The Shire to Mt. Doom.”
The novel has an amazing amount of detail, and it’s easy to get lost in some of that detail. So when it comes to the traveling itself, this GIF created by “SiliconeSoldier” and showcased on Reddit is incredible in illustrating just how long their fictional journey took them.
This GIF shows the entire pacing of the novel with one frame per day represented.
You’ve got to love The Lord of the Rings fans. What kind of subculture of fans would ever take the time to do this?