I’m writing this on borrowed internet in my new apartment…so let’s hope this goes through tonight!
Anyway, Gandalf continues the story of what he learned from his interrogation of Gollum. Gollum hated Bilbo, and continually cursed his name, but Gandalf was able to glean some facts. He was ready to get revenge, and had built up the courage after a year or so to leave his cave under the mountains. With the ring no longer eating at his mind, he grew stronger, but still slunk around at night in fear of the sun.
Bilbo had told Gollum his name, and once Gollum was out, he went in search of news about him. He traveled through Mirkwood following Bilbo’s trail, where Gandalf first saw him, and found his way to Esgaroth and Dale. He learned of the reclamation of the Lonely Mountain, and Bilbo’s fame.
Today’s Gollum Meter: 38 – “So. Angry. You just got out of being controlled by an evil ring, yet all you can do is be angry. Come on, man.”
We see here how Gollum is revived once the ring is gone. At least there’s some silver lining to having it taken from you, I guess. Even though Gollum is blinded by his lust for revenge on Bilbo, at least he was able to regain some of himself when he had some time away from the ring. I mean, we don’t really know, but Gollum could have had the ring for hundreds of years. The weight lifted from his shoulders must have been enormous. Much more so than when Bilbo gave it up.
Also, Gandalf quotes Gollum: “What had it got in its pocketses?” I love it, “pocketses”. Classic Gollum.
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Yay pocketses! Really, I do love pocketses. Even if Gollum is mostly the worst.
I feel like I should be wrapping this up, seeing as I’m worried my internet is going to cut out. I think I’ve said just about all I wanted to say anyway.
You’d be distracted anyway if you saw the view of Chicago I’m looking at. There should be a picture of that someday.
“‘…and many had heard Bilbo’s name and knew where he came from. We…'”