Social media isn’t just about entertaining people and making money for content creators, they can sometimes have better intentions, like donating the proceeds of a broadcast to charity, and according to Dexerto, that’s what he did. the streamer OrcRun recently, after a 10 km marathon. The particularity of this streamer is that he runs dressed as a uruk-hai, the beefy upgraded orcs featured in the trilogy of The Lord of the rings.
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OrcRun streamed through Twitch as he ran 10km in the armor, and while his fans were having fun, they donated money that would later be given to a charitable cause. The broadcast took place on September 19 and, according to Esporters, the event is a marathon called Calgary, where more than 4,200 runners participated.
After almost 54 minutes, OrcRun completed the 10 km of the marathon and surpassed the goal that he had set for the collection, although he said that from kilometer 3 he felt that his arm could no longer resist. In the end, he thanked the CAD $ 1500 he received, which would be donated to The Alex, an organization that provides health care to the poorest people.
Had OrcRun finished ground after 10 km, it would hardly have served as one of Isengard’s uruk-hais, as they ran a much greater distance when they traveled to attack the heroes in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – 91%, and when they were going back to Isengard in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – 96%. Not to mention the 10,000 uruk-hais who marched, carrying spears, swords, siege ladders, and bombs, to lay siege to Helm’s Deep in Rohan.
Twitch streamer @orcrun runs 10k race for charity in full set of Lord of the Rings armo pic.twitter.com/wxgA0fU0ZC
– Dexerto (@Dexerto) September 20, 2021
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On his Twitch channel we can see the streamer running on the road, on paths in the forest, and always wearing his Uruk-hai armor. He is a person who enjoys a healthy life and exercise, but is also a die-hard fan of The Lord of the rings. However, he is by no means the craziest of fans; Not long ago we shared the news of Fernando Franco de Oliveira, a Brazilian who had a tattoo on his face and has undergone operations to look like an orc. In most cases, fans want to imitate elves or hobbits, but there are a few exceptions who prefer to align with the forces of Mordor.
The Lord of the Rings, since its publication in 1954, has inspired people in various ways, it is said that in the 1960s, with the rise of social movements, JRR Tolkien’s book became a symbol of protest due to its anti-war plot, its environmentalism and its critical stance towards industrial society, themes that resonated with hippies and young people who were looking for profound changes in the system.
With the advent of the Peter Jackson films, The Lord of the Rings and Tolkien’s other literary works they attracted the attention of a new generation, and although they do not feature fandoms as massive as Star wars or Harry Potter, the trilogy of The Lord of the rings is recognized as one of the best film sagas of all time, with which perhaps only rivals The Godfather.
After the trilogy, Jackson returned to direct a new trilogy, The Hobbit, but it was not very well received by critics and fans of The Lord of the rings. Currently Amazon Studios is working on a series inspired by the remote past of Middle Earth, and although it has not been given an official title, they refer to this production as The Lord of the Rings. On the other hand, New Line Cinema is developing an animated feature film entitled The War of the Rohirrim.
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