“Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.“
The Lord of the Rings
There is one scenario I always thought about regarding the Nazgul from The Lord of the Rings. When the Rings of Power were forged, there were a total of twenty rings made. Three were given to the Elves, seven to the Dwarves, nine to Men, and one to the Dark Lord Sauron himself. The purpose of the Rings of Power was to allow Sauron to exert his will to dominate all life on all races in Middle-Earth. He succeeded in exerting his will upon the nine rings that were given to Men, which resulted in the creation of the nine Nazgul. However, the other ten rings failed to effect the Elves and Dwarves the way Sauron wanted. On the other hand, I can’t help but wonder what would have happened if the rest of the Rings of Power effected the Elves and Dwarves. My guess would be that the other ten rings may have turned their wearers into Nazgul just like the nine rings to Men. We all know what kind of damage nine Nazgul could cause. Can you imagine how much more damage nineteen Nazgul would cause? That is a terrifying thought to consider.
I recently discovered something amazing and unexpected. It turns out that Amazon will be creating a new television series that will be based on The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. It will not be three separate films like the Peter Jackson trilogy. Instead, it will be an ever expanding series with a currently unknown number of seasons. I don’t know how they can top the Peter Jackson trilogy because it set the bar so high. On the other hand, Tolkein’s original work included many beautiful things that were not in the films. Hopefully, we will see more of those beautiful things in this new series. I have my fingers and toes crossed as I await the first trailer.
To celebrate the completion of my sign language class and to jump start my creative juices for my writing, I will binge watch the extended edition of both The Hobbit Trilogy and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The reason for this is because whenever I write, I would do so while watching one of these films. I do this because the fantasy elements, music, battle scenes, and camaraderie among the characters helps me concentrate while writing. I have not written anything in months so if this does not resuscitate my imagination then nothing will. It always pleases me and my pit bulls whenever we visit Middle-Earth even if my pit bulls bark whenever they see either orcs or Nazgul.