Post by Michael O'Brien on Feb 25, 2019 14:49:18 GMT
This is the final round for February. Due to the short month we have extended the vote until next Monday (4th of March) so that everyone has time to take part. This is an open vote so you will always see the current status of the poll before you cast your vote. Don't forget you can comment on your views on the finalists too.
The fact that it's already clear Strider stands little chance of winning has persuaded me to shift my vote to the Far Harad camel and driver, since non-canonical female Silvan Elf trackers don't feature in the great man's books anywhere — it's an ongoing issue I have with many Fellowship suggestions, as a lot of you will know by now!
With apologies to shireprincess, JRRT mentioning Silvan Elves tracking Gollum doesn't confirm the existence of either female Elf trackers nor even Elven Rangers — which is admittedly a shame, but regular participants of these votes will know my (infamously dogmatic or at the very least biased) views when it comes to the validity of canon/versus non-canon suggestions for Fellowship figure suggestionss that warrant our support. Sorry, guys!
PS: Anyone unsure if camels were ever alluded to in JRRT's legendarium need only take a look at Pauline Baynes' famous LOTR map and the TolkienGateway page at tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Camels. Besides, who wouldn't like to see Master Holger in the guise of a desert nomad (or potentially a camel - no Master Michael, I'm only joshing...).
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