Peter Jackson successfully achieved a revolution with the trilogy started by The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – 91%, based on the work of JRR Tolkien. Where many others had failed, this director, best known for his gore and B series proposals, found the right way to present a very complete franchise that changed the film world forever. The trilogy quickly became a success in every way, from the reunion with the author to the imitations in the cinema that never reached it. The myth was fixed and while the prequels opened by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – 64% weren’t that successful, they definitely didn’t taint or discredit the first installments.
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As with Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope – 93% or Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – 80%, fanaticism and marketing were perfectly allied to keep the memory of LOTR. The most common is everything that surrounds the communities of followers, those who like to appear at events such as the Comic-con. Thousands of people dressed up then (and still do) as the main characters; imitating the voices of the actors, memorizing the lines of the novels, etc. Another example is the sets they used to film the scenes in the Shire, located in New Zealand, which became popular worldwide and even inspired people to use their own resources to build Hobbiton-style houses.
But as is always the case with bigotry, some just can’t help but take it too far. Some years ago, the followers went so far as to proclaim that the saga contained all the elements necessary to found a genuine religion. There are also those who have altered their physique to look like one of the characters. The most common, thanks to the aesthetics of the ribbons, is to seek to obtain ears like those of elves, which in this universe are the most beautiful creatures that can exist.
But what happens when you don’t want to be an elf but rather one of the fearsome villains? Are there really people who want to look like Orcs? Interestingly, the books hint that Orcs could be the result of torturing elves for years, so perhaps longing to be an Orc isn’t that far removed from the obvious beauty of those other fantastic creatures.
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Daily Mail released the story of Fernando Franco de Oliveira, who has his own tattoo studio in Brazil, and who decided to take a curious step as a fan of LOTR and needles. The artist mutilated his ears and nose to look like an orc, this was added to other operations that give him traits of other fantasy beings:
I have a forked tongue, Orc ears, vampire teeth, and horn implants on my head. The last [operación] What I did to look totally scary was on my nose. I mutilated it to look like a skull.
Despite how her nose turned out, Oliveira She claims that she has no trouble breathing and that she thoroughly enjoys having surgery this way, while planning exactly how she wants to look to the world.
The tattoo artist also explained that he has an addiction to needles, to the extent that sometimes he will only touch up one of his tattoos to satisfy that need and that is that he no longer has space to put on new ones, being only his palms and soles of the feet the free spaces that remain. In the same way, he assured that it is still not considered a finished work, because he wants to mutilate his ears a little more to perfect the image of Orco. While many will definitely consider this a heinous attack on the body, the truth is that Oliveira He is always looking for professionals to do the job and in the process he does not harm others, no matter how disgusting, strange or scary his body may seem to us.
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