So, the One Ring was destroyed, and Saruman’s army disbanded. But what happened to the thousands of Orcs and Uruk-hai that found themselves on the losing side?
Fear not, dear readers, for they moved on. Some ended up in New York, where they picked up new skills, such as apiculture.
One intrepid New Yorker, Harry Aspinwall, has made it his business to track down this Mordor diaspora, and put a face to them. He even set up a Facebook page to help raise awareness of these poor creatures’ plight: enter Orcs of New York, whence these lovely profiles.
To support these poor creatures, just visit (or even follow) Orcs of New York on Facebook.
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Ha ha brilliant that made me laugh.
Proof you can find anything on the Internet :Ddd
These poor creatures! Who knew! I’m sure they will soon have a supportive following, especially with their side talents. Personally, I’ve been looking for Ents to hook up with.
Lol – Ents of New York? I’ll follow!
Those New Yorkers, they’re a bit crazy…
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J. R. R. Tolkien told us a lot about what happened after the War of the Ring, but have you ever wondered just what happened to the orcs?
This is hysterical. I have two friends you are always sharing the “Humans of New York” posts in FB. I sent them a link to this post. They’re going to fall over.
Heh heh, Electra’s a big HoNY fan. She loved this 😀
I love that all the orcs are carrying jagged, lethal weapons in these pictures. Clearly they live somewhere where that’s perfectly acceptable behavior.
Ha ha, yes, I think it’s a must in NY. Although that’s probably cause I’ve never been there 😀
Well, next time I go to NYC, I’ll bring my battle axe. I can probably get that past airport security no problem, right? 😀
I’m sure that won’t be a problem. Be sure to have a good lawyer’s number on you, just in case.
Poor creatures! They look so lost, out of this world, like walking dead! 🙂 Yes… they are walking dead. Nobody sees them. Orces are walking dead. 🙂
Wow… Mind… blown…
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Wonderful Orcses on Facebook!
But where have the ogres and goblins gone?
I sense a new FB group forming.
Goblins of Los Angeles? Ogres of Montana? Wargs of Seattle? Giant Spiders . . . Well, we already know they’re in Australia.
Think Windemere here.
Eh, I already have goblins, ogres, and various giant spider species. I’ll just detour them to Westeros. Nobody will ever notice the increase in death count there. 😛
Yes, it’s been a bit of a bloodbath over there lately…
I think they call it Thursday.
That looks like a lot of fun, and the LOTR films have a huge following. On a purely personal level, I don’t really get them (or the books, after The Hobbit) and feel that they are for children, something you grow out of!
(Hides from the flying missiles…)
Best wishes, Pete.
Oh how delightful! I love everything about the world of LOTR. Thank you for sharing 🙂
Same here 😀
I’m sure my daughter’s PE instructor is an Orc, but I don’t like to pry. Maybe I’ll be a bit more subtle and ask if she has relative in NYC.
Ha ha – that would explain a lot! 😀
How did I stumble upon this WHILE WATCHING THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES?!?! Seriously Thorin just denied giving Laketown aid like two seconds ago. How is this happening!?! Also I can’t believe I never knew about this facebook group before- thank you for enlightening me!!! No more cute cat videos for me, it’s New York Orc time!!
Blogs are getting scary. Yesterday, Lucy (aka Blondewriter) was writing a short story where the heroine’s iron breaks down. As I was reading it, *puff*! Lights out, and the missus walks in to inform me our iron had just died on us.
So the shift in reality is real… let the adventure begin!!
Oh, the fun to be had!
The Singularity is upon us!
It was inevitable 😀
Lol – I don’t know about orcs in New York, but I know some of them are still working as soldiers in the New Zealand Army. A lot of the orc extras in the LOTR movies were soldiers in the NZ Army (that’s what happens when you have a population under 5 million – you use who ever you can get!!!) 😀
That’s a great piece of trivia 😀
In addition to that piece of trivia – my sister in law played a hobbit and my niece was one of the hobbit children chasing after Gandalf and Frodo who were on their way to Bag End prior to Bilbo’s birthday celebrations in the first LOTR movie. 😀
Excellent claims to fame 😀
Priceles!!!! LOL! 🙂
I’m glad to see the plight of these poor creatures have amused you >:(
Yeah, okay, who am I kidding? It’s hilarious 😀