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The Complete Travels of Bilbo Baggins | Tolkien Explained

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  • Bilbo Baggins is Middle-earth's most adventurous hobbit. Today, we cover his complete life of travels, from his early efforts to see elves and dwarves, to his famous Quest of Erebor, to his return to Dale and Rivendell later in life.
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  • Nerd of the Rings
    Nerd of the Rings  2 years ago +97

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    • ViSHaL
      ViSHaL 2 years ago +6

      Good luck nerdy

    • Jason Richards
      Jason Richards 2 years ago +5

      Can’t wait to see that Fingolfin video!

    • Paul O'Connor
      Paul O'Connor 2 years ago +2

      Dude i love your videos. Your commentary and visuals are always spot on. Nicely done and keep up the good work. 👏

    • Max Zomick
      Max Zomick 2 years ago +1

      I prefer merry and pipen cause they smoke a LOT of weed lol

    • Gianluca Braghini
      Gianluca Braghini 2 years ago

      That's awesome! I loved hearing him on The Friendship Onion, I'm sure it'll be another amazing video on the channel!

  • Andrey Kuzmin
    Andrey Kuzmin 2 years ago +906

    I can't imagine how Bilbo was able to travel so extensively, while dragging his mithril-plated balls around.

  • Edd Grrr
    Edd Grrr 2 years ago +506

    The Hobbit that Burgled his way into our hearts and took it as his 1/14 share.

  • Burnedbread
    Burnedbread 2 years ago +647

    Bilbo isn't the oldest hobbit, though he is at the time he sails to the Havens. There was one hobbit who had the Ring much longer, proceeded to live centuries, and his name was Smeagol. Well, he was a Stoor hobbit, but a hobbit nonetheless.

    • Nerd of the Rings
      Nerd of the Rings  2 years ago +275

      Great point! Many don't realize that Smeagol was in fact a hobbit and not just "hobbit-like". I suppose we should amend our phrasing to say Bilbo was the oldest in the history of the Shire.

    • Burnedbread
      Burnedbread 2 years ago +60

      @Nerd of the Rings to be fair, by that time there were no Stoors left, they would be *somewhat* like Neanderthals to late-3rd age Shire Hobbits

    • Blue Bowser
      Blue Bowser 2 years ago +27

      Many of the less knowledgeable fans often forget the pitiful creature Golem was once a hobbit. It's easy for them to mistake him for a Goblin, but that is simply not the case.

    • Istari
      Istari 2 years ago +40

      @Nerd of the Rings Playing devil's advocate one could argue that at some point Gollum was no longer really a hobbit; the ring had changed him into something else.

  • Nick Gonzo
    Nick Gonzo 2 years ago +142

    The way you tell their histories and explain Middle Earth really does justice to Tolkien's writing. I believe he would be proud of you work if he ever was to see it, sir.

  • Brady Weed
    Brady Weed 2 years ago +24

    Gandalf must have been worrying about who to bring on as the burglar and thought, “what about that young Baggins fellow?” and went all the way to Bag-End only to find out he isn’t there and is waiting for the Elves and then thought, “Oh, he’s PERFECT.”

  • no one
    no one 2 years ago +125

    My favourite hobbit. I find him incredibly inspiring. As someone else had commented, Hobbits can move mountains, but they move hearts more.
    Thank you, Nerd of the Rings!

  • Kea Vassallo
    Kea Vassallo Year ago +27

    Bilbo has been in my heart since my dad showed me the old 70s cartoon hobbit movie when I was 6 or 7, inspiring me to read the book in 3rd grade. I still remember being indignant that the cartoon had left out Beorn after I read the book!
    Bilbo may have been a bit unhobbitlike but he certainly had courage and heart and we love him so much for it.

    • John Dziak
      John Dziak 11 months ago

      I loved the cartoon too when I saw it about that age! I still love the music and the style of the art.

  • Mr C
    Mr C Year ago +17

    I think that Gandalf chose Bilbo for the mission of burgler due to his heritage on his mother's side of the family. (The rather flambouyant Balladonna Took) He saw the hidden potential of the little Hobbit that led to him saying later on during the mission: 'there's more to you than meets the eye.'

  • AngryPotato
    AngryPotato 2 years ago +34

    I greatly appreciate that you seek, use and reference all these drawings and paintings! Especially in a video like this one, which could be easily populated by Peter Jackson's movie stills and related art. It's very inspiring to look at all these artists' imagination of Middle-earth!
    Another great video :)

  • Marcin_R
    Marcin_R 10 months ago +6

    I am curious, did Tolkien ever mention what Bilbo's family actually did in the shire? It's said that they were respectable and in the adaptations it's portrayed as Bilbo being wealthy, even before the gold he brought from Erebor.

  • Paulafan5
    Paulafan5 2 years ago +29

    Ian Holm and Martin Freeman were both great as Bilbo. Bilbo saying goodbye to Thorin was really heartbreaking. If only the Hobbit films were 2 films instead of 3 films. I really liked most of the Hobbit films; it's just that the Hobbit is a smaller story than LOTR and couldn't support 3 full films.

    • Totally Nuts
      Totally Nuts Year ago +1

      minor mention that the Hobbit films weren't 3 films of 2 hour lengths each, but rather 3 films of nearly 3 hours each (both theatrical and extended, give or take some 20 minutes). Compare that to a fan edit like the Maple Films one which tells the whole story in 4 hours. To say that they've stretched the book thin, like butter over too much bread, is an understatement

  • McDaddyDab
    McDaddyDab 2 years ago +38

    I know it may seem like an odd question, but I've always wondered what could have happened had Beorn been given The Ring for safekeeping? Maybe around the time Bilbo and Thorin's company were at his house Bilbo tells Gandalf about The Ring he found and Gollum. Gandalf may very well ask Beorn to keep it for the time being just until they know what ring it is? Beorn was known as an exceptionally powerful being and lived an isolated lifestyle with seemingly very little in terms of desire, I wonder if The Ring would even be able to tempt him? How much stronger would he become and could he begin to skin change into stronger creatures? Just an odd thought

    • NicoBlac
      NicoBlac Year ago +8

      Beorn would’ve been a horrible keeper of the ring. He wasn’t an exceptionally powerful in the sense of other exceptionally powerful beings of Middle-Earth, he could shape shift and was physically strong that’s about it.
      His people were almost all wiped out by Orcs, he himself was enslaved by Orcs. A truly strong Orc party with high numbers could’ve taken him out if they ever tried especially if the ring was on line.

    • K4inan
      K4inan Year ago +2

      @NicoBlac I mean Tulkas wrestled Morgoth and imprisoned him... don't underestimate physical strength :D

  • Fluffy Cloud
    Fluffy Cloud 2 years ago +3

    Bilbo is such an endearing character and I think Ian Holm did a brilliant job portraying him. Rest in peace Sir Ian Holm.

  • Expred
    Expred Year ago +7

    I watch your videos almost daily and get excited whenever there's a new one. I love the way you explain things clearly, wonderful artwork in the background, clear indications of the timeline, etc... The list goes on. Being an avid fan of Middle Earth lore, I can't get enough of all these videos. Thank you for taking the time to make these videos, you truly bring happiness to me and definitely countless other LOTR/Hobbit/Silmarillion fans too. Keep doing what you do. Blessings from Finland!

  • Lizzie S
    Lizzie S 2 years ago +25

    Love seeing a video about Bilbo! He's probably my favorite hobbit. While we're on the topic of this story, I'd love to see a video on the Arkenstone and other jewels and objects precious to the dwarves. The Arkenstone is definitely one of my favorite Middle Earth items.

    • Nerd of the Rings
      Nerd of the Rings  2 years ago +9

      Great topic suggestion! The Arkenstone is a mysterious object for sure! I always loved the theory that it was actually a silmaril. Unfortunately, Tolkien debunked that one...I still like it though. haha.

    • Lizzie S
      Lizzie S 2 years ago +4

      @Nerd of the Rings I've heard that one too! Certainly a fun theory, even with Tolkien saying it isn't so.

    • Enerdhil
      Enerdhil 2 years ago +2

      @Nerd of the Rings
      Which Silmaril? Earendil has one. Maglor threw his into the Sea. Maedhros cast himself into a fiery pit. This last one seems to be the only possibility for that theory. Yet Beleriand sank below the ocean. So, did that Silmaril worm its way to the depths of Erebor in order to be discovered by Thrain I's miners? I would love to hear someone explain that.

    • John Marshall
      John Marshall 5 months ago

      @Lizzie S One can be a purist, and stay true to every thought and feeling of Tolkien, as best as we can decipher them, especially in an academic environment, or we can add a little of our own imagination to the mix. Such as believing that pipe weed was actually something like cannabis, as Peter Jackson portrayed it, or to stay with Tolkien's clear statement that its a type of tobacco.
      So the Arkenstone is a Silmaril, or pipe weed is cannabis?? Could work for some. This is fantasy, after all.

    LIGHT 2 years ago +15

    Beautiful, just beautiful, the reading, explanation, animation, BEAUTIFUL! I love these videos! Thank you for putting so much time into them!

  • Myriad Media Musings
    Myriad Media Musings 6 months ago +2

    The brave little hobbit that we all, even Leonard Nimoy, admire.

  • Valentin Kambushev
    Valentin Kambushev 2 years ago +209

    Bilbo's adventure introduced me to the Middle Earth, that's why he is my favorite hobbit, followed by Sam.

    • Nerd of the Rings
      Nerd of the Rings  2 years ago +18

      Great choices for favorite hobbits!

    • Ernesto Carloz
      Ernesto Carloz 2 years ago +15

      Frodo: Am I a joke to you?

    • Cinderedits #13yearsof1D
      Cinderedits #13yearsof1D 2 years ago +10

      I didn’t understand the hobbit the first time I watched it, so Sam ended up being the hobbit who pulled me into middle earth being the first of the four to be on screen. That said Pippin is still my favorite

    • ellaave
      ellaave 2 years ago +5

      Really? Its funny how everyone has different taste and point of view..my favourite hobbits are Frodo and Pippin.

    • Dylan Aarts
      Dylan Aarts 2 years ago +8

      For me Sam is the biggest inspiration in LOTR.

  • Corristo89
    Corristo89 2 years ago +4

    I think in the movie Bilbo, when he and Frodo met in Rivendell, says that he planned to go back to the Lonely Mountain, see Laketown and visit Mirkwood again, but couldn't due to age. The movie also makes it look like he arrived maybe a week before Frodo. Not terrible changes that negatively affect the plot, but the movie easily glances over the fact that many years pass between Bilbo leaving and Frodo setting out on his journey, making it look like a few days or weeks at best.

  • Jordan Elza
    Jordan Elza 11 months ago +1

    Well done. I love this video. Bilbo had arguably the best story for a Hobbit. Although he didn’t do it himself, Bilbo played a part in Middle Earth finally being rid of Sauron. If Bilbo never found the One Ring, his adventure with the dwarves would’ve failed miserably and most likely killed him. Also, if Bilbo never found the Ring, the entire fate of Middle Earth would’ve been quite dark.

  • Thee Mary Dee
    Thee Mary Dee Year ago +1

    I love this channel. I recently came across the LOTR audiobook with most of the cast and original music from the movies. I enjoyed all 36 hours !!
    This was such a treat to hear the poetry and songs, I have to admit I had been skipping over the last few years.
    I am thankful I found your channel. I watched your interview with John Reese-Davies. I loved watching your and his enthusiasm for all things Tolkien.

  • Robert Pettigrew
    Robert Pettigrew 2 years ago +29

    Must admit I always thought the wood elves are a bit cheeky asking for treasure after capturing the Dwarves and with a questionable claim. Now the Laketowners deserves recompense and would be good business for the Dwarves, along with the return of Dale.

  • j.c man
    j.c man Year ago +5

    Watched the LOTR movies many years ago and then recently just finished reading The Hobbit: or There and back again. I have gained so much respect for Bilbo and the book has made me a fan of Tolkien's writing.

  • Woodworking Photo
    Woodworking Photo 2 years ago +14

    Bilbo is one of the greatest fictional characters ever created. He is our gateway into Middle Earth.

    • Father Lucid
      Father Lucid 2 years ago +2

      I liked Bilbo more than Frodo even

    • Woodworking Photo
      Woodworking Photo 2 years ago +1

      @Father Lucid completely agree. Frodo was burdened by to ring too much

  • ellaave
    ellaave 2 years ago +14

    Very good video and descrptions..art work and music brilliant..good to understand Bilbo a little more hes kind of like a lucky Hobbit..Frodo not so much ..a shame that there where no more Baggins heirs after he and Frodo left for the gray heavens.

  • Ken Kuhns
    Ken Kuhns 2 years ago +3

    Love it! How about a video on the origins and in-depth look into the orcs themselves? And any famous (infamous) orcs throughout history?

  • Droman Kass
    Droman Kass Year ago +3

    Very good video. I was always curious about exactly what adventures Bilbo had on the way home between leaving the elf king in Mirkwood and reaching Beorn's home. He journeys along the north edge of Mirkwood, by the Grey Mountains. In The Hobbit it says 'Bilbo travels in the company of the wizard and Beorn, and although most of the goblins had been killed in the battle of the five armies, the lands were still very wild in those days, and he had many adventures on his journey. But with Gandalf and Beorn with him, he was never in serious danger'.
    An interesting sentence. And that is all it tells of his travels, but it hints that Bilbo's trek around north Mirkwood was not quite as peaceful as a stroll across the Shire, and seems to imply that together with Beorn and Gandalf, the three of them had an interesting journey, with eventful things happening . . .
    Northern Bandit Chief: 'Right lads, we all set for the ambush?'
    Bandit: 'Are they many of them chief?'
    Northern Bandit Chief: 'Don't worry yourself, there's only three of them. One looks like a child, one's some sort of woodcutter, a stupid country bumkin by the looks of him, and the other is an old man who needs a walking stick. No trouble at all. We outnumber them two to one. They come along the path, we jump out and rob them. Should be over in moments!'

  • Filipp
    Filipp 2 years ago +10

    Just bought an 8 set of the books. Already had 2 of the LOTR books then found the hobbit and the last LOTR book at a thrift store and bought them, then the 8 books came in. Started reading the Hobbit yesterday, and already I know it is going to be a great book, and I love the way it starts off in a lighthearted way. I'm creating a spiritual successor of sorts to Tolkien's books, yin and yang, light and dark, summer and winter, adventure-romance and horror-tragedy. It doesn't use the fantasy elements of elves and orcs and dragons most fantasy books use. I've been wanting to create epic fantasies since i was a young hobbit, and 10 years later the skeleton of the world and many muscles have been formed. Tolkien will be my textbook of what a good fantasy epic should be. One will be called Sable, 1st book, and the other will be called Noble.

  • Alex Shadowfax
    Alex Shadowfax 2 years ago +123

    Isnt funny that we all love hobbits, lots of people say we'd love to live in the shire, and lots of people's favorite hobbit is Bilbo, because he's adventurous! so we love him for NOT acting like a hobbit? He does the very thing a hobbit shouldn't do lol have a great day everyone

    • KillerTacos
      KillerTacos 2 years ago +6

      Hahaha so true! Frodo definitely picked up after him, eh?

    • WaxMan
      WaxMan 2 years ago +21

      I think we like Bilbo because he has that nak for adventure as many of us do and yet he acts upon these thoughts. He has this personality trait whle also being grounded by the customs of Hobbits. A bridge, if you will, between the rest of the world and the Shire

    • minas tirith
      minas tirith 2 years ago +5

      @KillerTacos but did Frodo have a choice? after all he was left with a ring and not by his own will

    • Amaryllis Putri K.
      Amaryllis Putri K. 2 years ago +1

      @minas tirith true true

    • Sean Dobbins
      Sean Dobbins 2 years ago +8

      People love hobbits for their simple, jolly, and indulgent nature; they're a symbol of contentedness in a simpler time and place. People love Bilbo for his adventurous nature and the courage to forsake social image and tradition to live his own way. One can love both for different reasons, but love them all the same.

  • GamplayProductions
    GamplayProductions 2 years ago +10

    What has Nerd of the Rings got in its pocketses? All of Bilbo's travels!
    Great video! As always it was a pleasure to watch!

  • Sean Miller
    Sean Miller Year ago +3

    For what's pretty much the grandfather of modern fantasy and has impacted fiction to such a diagree only Star Wars could really match it, Tolken made a really interesting decision to not have the main hero be the heroic knight that slays dragons, but a small hobbit that gets out of most problems with his mind and honestly isn't much of a fighter.

  • Filippo Lombardini
    Filippo Lombardini Year ago +7

    Since when I watched the hobbit movies with my dad the first time now years ago, I’m in love with Bilbo and his tales more than any other character of the middle earth, I’ve since been fond of Tolkien’s universe and currently I’m reading the Silmarillion and I plan of reading all of the hobbit and lord of the rings!

  • B anus
    B anus 2 years ago +1

    The balance between likes and dislikes tells all about the quality of your video's! Great job keep it up mate:)

  • lord voldemort
    lord voldemort 2 years ago

    dude i just want to say thank you for the work you do. These videos have opened my eyes to how incredible and deep this series actually is

  • Cinderedits #13yearsof1D
    Cinderedits #13yearsof1D 2 years ago +17

    I completely forgot you were posting today until I got the notification! Bilbo Baggins is an amazing hobbit to cover, now we just need videos for Frodo and Sam. :) LOTR and the fandom is so amazing

    • Valentin Kambushev
      Valentin Kambushev 2 years ago +1

      Agree. This is probably one of the most untoxic fandoms (at least I haven't run into a toxic fan ).

    • Cinderedits #13yearsof1D
      Cinderedits #13yearsof1D 2 years ago +1

      @Valentin Kambushev I’ve seen a few but they are very few and far between

  • Ken Kuhns
    Ken Kuhns 2 years ago +3

    Also, can you explain by both Deagol and Sméagol were so instantly consumed by the ring the power upon its finding? And yet why other hobbits had much more resistance to its evil by comparison?

    • Steve Smith
      Steve Smith 2 years ago +2

      there isn't really any canon explanation for that. Hobbits, like people, range in personality. Just like how there are humans who could resist the pull of the ring, there are other humans who instantly fell to it's power
      Deagol and Smeagol must have been week minded hobbits with more greed in their hearts than Bilbo/Frodo/Sam
      I don't think there is anything inherent about Hobbits that make them resistant to the ring biology wise, it's culture wise
      Hobbits don't dream big. Their desires for the most part can be summed up with a nice hobbit hole, food/drink/smoking, music, farming, and maybe a wife/husband.
      Not exactly the makings of someone who desires power.

  • franl155
    franl155 2 years ago

    Thank you for this. Been far too long since I last read The Hobbit, and LotR is long overdue for a re-read. This ties things up nicely, thank you so much.

  • Erik Bender
    Erik Bender 2 years ago +3

    This is the third time watching this video. Most excellent. Hope you do the life and travels of Frodo Baggins, and Samwise Gamgee. The movies never say what happens to Sam after Frodo sails for the undying lands. I believe that would be two excellent videos.

  • Jefferson State of mind
    Jefferson State of mind 2 years ago +5

    Great work your videos are awesome! Look forward to a new one every week.

  • Joseph Alan Meador
    Joseph Alan Meador 2 years ago +4

    Thanks for another amazing video, hobbit-lore of the finest quality!

  • Nerd of the Rings
    Nerd of the Rings  2 years ago +118

    Which of the hobbits is your favorite? Personally, I'm partial to Bilbo. I just love how adventurous he is!

  • Ivano B
    Ivano B 2 years ago +2

    I love your videos!
    Thanks for explaining everything in great detail!

  • Estorath
    Estorath Year ago +2

    Bilbo is my favourite.
    I remembe in GR.9 being forced to read The Hobbit for English class. Best book I've read. Can't wait too read it again!

  • George Allen
    George Allen Month ago +1

    I don't think Balin would have told Gandalf about his plans to return to Moira, as Gandalf would have told him that the ring of Thror was not there, so Gimli should have known that it's recovery was not a goal of the adventure

  • jonh stonk
    jonh stonk 2 years ago +8

    i love bilbos story its just so good

  • Levi6859
    Levi6859 Year ago +3

    I love these videos, they always make me want to go back and watch the movies.

  • ITacHiUcHiha
    ITacHiUcHiha 2 years ago +2

    Video Idea: Theory about what would have happened if Merry and Pippin never where in the Fellowship of the Ring.
    I've been reading the book and only now come to realize their big impact.
    From Pippin awakening the Balrog and thus Gandalf dying, to them getting captured and only through that get the Ents assistance, to Pippin using the Palantir and setting things in motion and more more and more
    would love to hear your theory

  • Matthew Pearce
    Matthew Pearce 2 years ago +23

    Am I the only one who always gets a lump in their throat whenever the grey havens and sailing west is mentioned 🥺...

  • corvid
    corvid 2 years ago +1

    oooh i am so excited for this video! i absolutely love this series, I can watch them over and over, especially while falling asleep. this is a great addition. thanks for all the great content

  • KirthRoth
    KirthRoth 2 years ago +1

    Love the artwork and the travels thank you so much for sharing!!

  • Mr Joe
    Mr Joe 2 years ago +6

    Great video! I love your content. I would love to see one about Merry and Pippin

    • Nerd of the Rings
      Nerd of the Rings  2 years ago +1

      Already got you covered! clip-share.net/video/Ke_2mfL3Hf0/video.html

    • Mr Joe
      Mr Joe 2 years ago

      @Nerd of the Rings oh thanks! I don't know how I didn't spot that one

  • RC 591
    RC 591 2 years ago +6

    That art of the elves and the halls of their keep is beautiful. Wish we had something to compare it to in our world.

    • Balin Winterfell
      Balin Winterfell 2 years ago +1

      Maybe we do, Renaissance art, Byzantine , Medieval, Romanesque art and architecture. 🧝‍♂️

    • johns hogskins
      johns hogskins Year ago

      Wait.... someone in are reality created that art... so wtf are talking about?

  • James White
    James White 2 years ago +1

    All of them are amazing! I’m partial to Sam though. His heart, his love of his friends and outright devotion and strength is simply amazing.

  • Carson Combs
    Carson Combs 2 years ago +1

    I love these so much. Great work and thank you for the content!

  • Félix A.G
    Félix A.G 2 years ago +81

    Bilbo starts his adventures at the age of 44, well, there's still time for me.
    Thanks for the great video!

    • TheSorrel
      TheSorrel 2 years ago +5

      Should I tell you that hobbits live roughly twice as long as normal humans?

    • Mokarokas -
      Mokarokas - 2 years ago +10

      @TheSorrel - Untrue, if 111 is extraordinarily old for a hobbit and 131 is the record. Hell, some humans have come close to that.

    • White People
      White People Year ago +3

      @TheSorrel they apparently age slower, albeit only slightly, which makes it incredibly annoying to gouge. Like... a Hobbit reaches adulthood at age 30, or something? So that's an equivalent of someone in their late teens, I assume? Pippin was 29 in Lotr. So a 44-y-o Hobbit must be like... a 30-y-old?

    • Jena Cide
      Jena Cide Year ago +1

      @White People I'm not immature I just age like a hobbit!

    • Pán prstenů-scény v prodloužené verzi
      Pán prstenů-scény v prodloužené verzi Year ago

      @White People An adult hobbit is considered at 33 years old 😇

  • ThomTom
    ThomTom 4 months ago +1

    I wish we had a book of other journeys he had

  • Abhijit Pawar
    Abhijit Pawar 2 years ago +4

    Here is an interesting what if video: what if Gandalf found out earlier, during the quest for Erebor, that Bilbo had the One Ring?

    • Valentin Kambushev
      Valentin Kambushev 2 years ago

      Probably would have happened sometime similar to HISHE Hobbit : Unexpected journey.

  • Ephraim Sension
    Ephraim Sension 2 years ago +4

    A great in depth look at Bilbo Baggins.

  • Mr Marvellous Mark
    Mr Marvellous Mark 2 years ago +5

    Finally a video on this character with which the Lord of The Rings fantasy world kicked off and that is why is probably the most famous and iconic character of the Tolkien universe! Wonderful video melon ! Kepp it up!

  • Joshua B
    Joshua B Year ago +1

    Question, what do you use as images for characters and races for the map section? I find them very beautiful

  • OP Player
    OP Player 2 years ago +3

    Hey ! Amazing videos but me and my other friends would really like a video of the travels of frodo because we want to know his past , his future and also a lot of people are confused about certain moments in his legendary journey to Mordor to destroy the one ring , so I think the frodo video would really help others ☺️✌️

  • Matthew Morrison
    Matthew Morrison Year ago +4

    I really love the movies. Months ago I started reading the all and one book anthology. I have the one avaliable at Barnes and Noble thats a soft back grey suede. Its on my readers bucket list.
    I wanted to find a final fantasy book novel series based on the franchise, but its only available in Japan in Japanese language.

  • Влад Сивожелезов

    Sweet! :) Just finished re-reading 'The Hobbit' yesterday in preparation for LOTR. Caught myself thinking when Bilbo was traveling back with Gandalf and Beorn: "Damn, gotta find out if NotR did complete travels of him"))

  • kevin moore
    kevin moore 2 years ago +2

    It really worth mentioning that during Bilbo's and Gandalf return to Rivendale, that Bilbo over hears the discussion about the white council driving the Necromancer from his hiding place. It was a small mention but very important in the scheme of things.

  • Mohamed Azm
    Mohamed Azm Year ago

    I really looking forward to know who else knew that gollum knows that bilbo had the ring .. and led to the enemy capturing gollum and torturing him to tell that bilbo had the ring

  • JP Fria
    JP Fria Month ago

    I got to thinking: If Gandalf thought he was too busy to attend Bilbo's 111th birthday, he wouldn't have been able to persuade the hobbit to leave the ring behind. Bilbo wouldn't have reached Rivendell and instead disappear; and he would descend into madness, not unlike Gollum.

  • andres ponte
    andres ponte 2 years ago +4

    What if Bilbo would've shown the ring to the whole company?

  • Jeb Payne
    Jeb Payne 2 years ago +11

    Bilbo is an OG, best hobbit there is

  • Lucas Michaud
    Lucas Michaud 2 years ago +1

    Hey Nerdy! How can Bilbo live out the rest of his mortal days in peace out west if he is in the undying land ? Can he still die there ?

  • Damian7
    Damian7 2 years ago +1

    I have one question unrelated to the video
    Will Feanor ever be re-embodied or does he have to wait for dagor dagorath or will he not be re-embodied at all?

  • SiDD
    SiDD 2 years ago +6

    This is fast becoming one of my most favourite youtube channels!

    • Nerd of the Rings
      Nerd of the Rings  2 years ago +1

      Thanks so much! Loved reading this this morning!

    • SiDD
      SiDD 2 years ago +1

      @Nerd of the Rings please keep up the good work! You make some of the best LOTR content on Clip-Share !

  • Luca Leone
    Luca Leone Year ago

    These kinds of stories always make me wanna play a LOTR DnD like game. Just some kind of adventure set it Middle Earth

  • Lucindy Powell
    Lucindy Powell Year ago

    I’m so happy to have found this channel! ❤

  • Darthbaldmouse
    Darthbaldmouse 2 years ago

    Wonderful video, nice to listen to and thank you for the content.

  • Scott Williams
    Scott Williams 2 years ago

    Really enjoyed this video, well done!

  • Michael
    Michael 2 years ago +3

    Thank you for all your hard work, I have a question. Would you ever consider doing videos on the lesser known places of middle earth, for example Harad or Umbar?
    Again thank you for all the hard work, hope you're having a good weekend :)

    • Nerd of the Rings
      Nerd of the Rings  2 years ago +3

      Definitely! They’re both on my rather long to-do list. 😁

  • Jamie Gregg
    Jamie Gregg 2 years ago +2

    awesome vid Matt enjoyed it could you please do one for either Balin or Gimli

    • Wendong Qin
      Wendong Qin Year ago

      There's one for Gimli clip-share.net/video/qNQg49ZML6o/video.html
      but i'm not sure about Balin.

  • Iain son of John
    Iain son of John 2 years ago

    That just blew me away, I think I'll go for an adventure 😊🧝‍♂️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

  • The colourless soldier

    This is the one of the best storys Tolkien made in MY! opinion my opinion only

  • Phoenix Milburn
    Phoenix Milburn Year ago

    I don't get why Bilbo didn't stay in Erebor for a while and go back and forth up until he adopted Frodo and even then Frodo should have gone to Erebor and Dale as well it would have been awesome as a short story

  • Elfie From Angel City

    You were off on one date. He was in Laketown on Sept 22 as he mentioned in his birthday speech in Lord of the Rings. You also didn't mention the auction of his belongings upon his return to the shire after returning from his adventure to the lonely mountain.

  • Shehan Senanayaka
    Shehan Senanayaka Month ago

    We always appreciate your hard work and dedication towards these videos. Love from Sri Lankan fan of you from Sri Lanka 🇱🇰🤝🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿.

  • ToxicWill789
    ToxicWill789 Year ago

    I find it funny and I’m assuming it was planned like this but that the creatures considered the most insignificant in middle earth end up playing a huge role in saving it

  • Big_Kahuna0_0
    Big_Kahuna0_0 11 months ago

    Even with dragon sickness Thorin gave the Mithril shirt to Bilbo
    Something that is worth all of The Shire and everything in it

  • LMHOrigin
    LMHOrigin Year ago

    I want to know did Bilbo get anything of the treasure in Erebor as his share in the written deal after helping them get it back from Smaug apart from the golden cup

  • Not Cats
    Not Cats Year ago

    I think one thing the movie's did right is include him a bit more but more in terms of the importance of the plot but of the plot but I know it's supposed to fit more towards the small guy going on a big adventure even though hes not much of a help in a fight

  • Juanfri Lira
    Juanfri Lira 2 years ago

    @nerdoftherings, Me and a couple of friends have had a few arguments about Frodos travels. Could you possibly do frodo next? explain all of frodo in a tolkien explained?

  • Vãłiñõr シ
    Vãłiñõr シ 2 years ago +6

    Nice video bro !!!
    Also In the future could u do a video on the great eagles please ?

  • Close to the Edge
    Close to the Edge 2 years ago +2

    Thank you so much for your work.

  • Matt Deakin
    Matt Deakin 2 years ago

    Your videos are wonderful. Thank you.

  • Sini Koncar
    Sini Koncar 2 years ago +1

    Very nice video. Thank you! As I understand it, if one is invited by the Valar to live in the Undying Lands, one becomes immortal. Accordingly, Bilbo and Frodo will be spared the last journey as long as Middle Earth exists. I never heard of Bilbo dying in Aman.

    • Nerd of the Rings
      Nerd of the Rings  2 years ago

      On the contrary, mortals remain mortal, so they would still die. Gimli, Frodo, and Sam would die in Valinor as well.

    • Sini Koncar
      Sini Koncar 2 years ago

      ​@Nerd of the Rings Not in my book. The three houses of the Edain were blessed with three times longer life as a gift from the Valar, but they were not allowed to enter Aman because they are mortal. Only immortals are allowed to do this - hence The Undying Lands. So it is only logical that Bilbo and the rest of the rascals are still up to this day.

    • Nerd of the Rings
      Nerd of the Rings  2 years ago +4

      @Sini Koncar Here's the words of Tolkien himself from letter #325. I should've looked this up earlier to clarify, but just got to my computer...
      "As for Frodo or other mortals, they could only dwell in Aman for a limited time - whether brief or long. The Valar had neither the power nor the right to confer "immortality" upon them. Their sojorn was a "purgatory", but one of peace and healing and they would eventually pass away (die at their own desire and of free will) to destinations of which the Elves knew nothing."

    • Jane Dunsworth
      Jane Dunsworth 2 years ago

      @Nerd of the Rings because death was the "Gift of Men," given by Eru, and the Valar had no power to revoke that.

  • Michael.Bombadil
    Michael.Bombadil 2 years ago +1

    Nice work, as usual.

  • RF JC
    RF JC Year ago

    Isn't Bilbo the one that distracts the trolls to argue amongst themselves? Eventually Gandalf came in ushering the sun-rise. I thought this was his first proof that he could help "the company."

  • Tales of the Eldar
    Tales of the Eldar 2 years ago +18

    video suggestions:
    -What if Thorin had met Gollum, and took the one Ring? -
    -A ranking of all the Battles of Arda
    -Top 5 worst Middle-earth characters

    • Jana Lybarger
      Jana Lybarger 2 years ago +1

      @G M You can blame the bureaucrats at New Line for that. Wasn't Jackson's idea by a long shot.
      That said, I still didn't have a problem with her. Why? Because an escapist doesn't sweat the small stuff and channels their energy in pure enjoyment of a movie for what it is.

    • Brady Weed
      Brady Weed 2 years ago

      @Jana Lybarger hard agree

  • 60644Joe
    60644Joe Year ago

    Do they really find the hidden door only one day (6:45) after arriving at the Lonely Mountain? I was always under the impression that they search for "days and days" without success?

  • Glorfindel
    Glorfindel 2 years ago +2

    Another great video in the channel of the Nerd of the Rings

  • Odd-ysseus Does Stuff
    Odd-ysseus Does Stuff 2 years ago +13

    “There’s mud on the carpet! Th-they’ve pillaged the pantry- I don’t know what they’ve done to the bathroom, all I know they’d destroy the plumbing… I don’t understand what’re they doing in my house!” Bilbo’s Baggins side
    “I think I’m ready for another adventure.” Bilbo’s Took side
    That’s one great character advancement right there!

  • Jason Bourne
    Jason Bourne 2 years ago +25

    Bilbo: Receives an Elven dagger.
    Me: More like a letter opener, really..

    • YoshiJB94
      YoshiJB94 5 months ago +1

      You mean a spider opener.