Friday, January 3, 2014

Using "Fus Ro Dah" Against the Uruk-Hai

As is often the case, this napkin request required a bit more research than I would have liked.

The boys wanted to be depicted using a power move from the video game Skyrim on some of the bad guys from The Lord of the Rings universe.  I learned that the Uruk-Hai are a sort of Orc-like military evil creature (but not Orcs exactly) and that saying "Fus Ro Dah" is kind of like a beginner's force push for the "dragon born" within the game...essentially a way to flatten your deserving foes with only your voice....And what 10 or 6 year old boy does not hope to develop such a power?  It was also a bit of an internet meme back in 2011.  (See the link for some slightly funny videos if you missed it then and have nothing better to do now.)

Just for the record, neither child is playing Skyrim...but this does not stop the older one from researching the topic and bringing the younger one up to speed.  Their father and I did subject them to some of "The Return of the King" much against their will during a Lord of the Rings marathon broadcast on TV on New Year's Day.  By the end, they decided the movie wasn't all bad.  I am not sure how Archer came by the knowledge of the Uruk-Hai, but I am pretty sure it had something to do with LEGO sets and not Tolkien or Peter Jackson.

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