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Old 07-31-2002, 12:01 PM   #1
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If hobbits lived today, what do you think they would be like? Where would they live in the country/world? What would be their fave modern convenience? What would be their fave convenience food (restaraunt, frozen dinner, Hamburger Helper)?
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Old 07-31-2002, 05:02 PM   #2
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What do you mean, if?? I'm a hobbit, and I live in 21st century California, thank you very much! [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
Hm...let's see....
*I can see myself barbequeing a lot..(as it's closest to camp cooking, which is my specialty). [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img] As for convenience food...um...fast-food salads (there are such things...imagine that...) heavy on the cabbage. Oh, yeah--and french fries. They are, after all, "taters!"
*Modern conveniences....um....well, I don't think I'd like the fact that ponies aren't generally used on the street, but maybe one of those little motorized scooters would suit me fine....
*I might live in a house (some hobbits did), but it would be out in the country somewhere...close to the hills, and with lots of land for gardening.... [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 07-31-2002, 05:10 PM   #3
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I guess the hobbits would live somewhere far from the city, and they would eat, well, anything they got their hands on.
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Old 07-31-2002, 07:13 PM   #4
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Hobbits would live in New Zealand and their fave convenience would be coffee! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

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Old 07-31-2002, 08:20 PM   #5
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Samwise -- Thanks for the kudos. Actually, I don't think hobbits would eat too much fast food. They love food so much they would want the real homemade stuff, but not too fancy.

I see lots of afternoon teas with crumpets and scones. (Such things still exist in Great Britain.) I also see large number of friends invited over for dinner.

For the tweener, a small, motorized scooter sounds good plus a cottage in the country. For the Frodo Baggins type, maybe a house on beachfront property. Oh, yes, families with lots of kids, too! Those hobbits might even need a small van to transport all those children.

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Old 07-31-2002, 08:39 PM   #6
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I think they would live somewhere like Scotland or somewhere rural and live in a little cottage. For the food i would think homemade. I think they would like the scooters or bikes, i have a hard time seeing them driving a car or something like that.
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Old 07-31-2002, 08:44 PM   #7
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hobbits in our time? danny devito...
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Old 07-31-2002, 09:21 PM   #8
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Yeah, they'd definetly live in Scotland!! England too. And Wee Man from Jackass would be a hobbit too. He's so cool!
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Old 07-31-2002, 09:41 PM   #9
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I don't think hobbits would like fast food either. They'd probably think it horrible, unnatural stuff. I wonder if they'd have to ride tricycles around? I can't see any driving cars, especially considering they wouldn't be able to reach the pedal. Probably most would live out in the country instead of the city, and I don't blame them! I think I'd move out there too! Then they'd have to get some sort of contracts in order to dig smials, and most likely some politician would say they'd be a safety hazard and ban them, along with pipeweed and dwarven fireworks. In short, I don't think hobbits would be too happy here [img]smilies/frown.gif[/img]
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Old 08-01-2002, 02:03 PM   #10
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Hmmm... Hobbits in our time? I guess they would be freaked out by this technologized world (Internet, TV... etc.). They probably live somewhere in New Zeeland, in England, in Scotland and maybe in my pitoresque country, Romania... Even though you never know if Count Dracula wouldn't scare them and convince them to leave... [img]smilies/frown.gif[/img] Food...? Simple food, like hobbits like. Maybe, I don't know... I guess they would prefer the traditional food of Romania. It fits them so well...
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Old 09-27-2002, 03:47 PM   #11
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Hobbits would probly be a little taller to blendin better(still strangly short though)*this might be deu to a gene passed down by pip and Merry* LOVE food as usulal and the same large harry feet
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Old 09-28-2002, 04:05 PM   #12
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Yeah, hobbits would probably be a bit taller today. They'd most likely live out in rural areas. Like the midwest US, New Zealand, England, Scotland... *imagines a hobbit in a kilt* Now there's an eye opener and no mistake!
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Old 10-01-2002, 06:37 PM   #13
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Even though I've said this before (sort of), I still say my choir teacher's a modern-day hobbit!
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Old 10-13-2002, 03:45 PM   #14
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Modern Day Hobbits humm? Well I had this thought the other day and I was going to start a similar thread but it seems it has already been done [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

What I had to ask was:

For an elf or hobbit to exist in modern times, do they have to look like an Elf or Hobbit? Do they have to like what we assume they'd like or live how they did in the books? Could someone call themselves an Elf or a Hobbit because they felt like one inside?
Because I do as I expect many others do and I'm sure there are few people who could prove that we're not. After all, can you define something without proof or dismiss it because it is nothing more than a "feeling"?
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Old 10-13-2002, 09:05 PM   #15
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*clears throat*
-live in the woods
-eat mushrooms and bacon
-mushrooms and ham
-cabbage and roots
-tea, etc
-two breakfasts is good
-go for walks at night when there are few spectators
-travel as necessary, but sure miss those ponies
-keep a sharp eye out for elves in the woods
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