It's been almost nine years since my last journey to Middle Earth. Full disclosure: I only went there hoping to catch Arwen on the rebound after Aragorn gave her the old heave ho and all I got to show for it was a broken heart and a case of Elven crabs. But it looks like the winds of fantasy are pushing my ship there once again on December 14th when The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first installment in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy hits theaters.
As I await the onslaught of every annoying comedian I know doing Gollum impressions, I pay tribute to those timid adventurers of lilliputian dimensions, the Hobbits, with a round robin-style showdown where we pit fantasy's most badass dwarfs and midgets against one another to see which creatures are truly strong enough to face off against Bilbo and Co. in the final round.
Today's first round sees a face-off between those scruffy and saccharine slaughters from Munchkinland, the Lollipop Guild, against the holy septemvirate, the miners of might...The Seven Dwarfs. Let's see who will live to survive to next week's fight. Read More »