Miss(ed) Manners

January 12, 2007

What I Did Over Christmas Vacation

Filed under: Random — missedmanners @ 5:44 pm

No manners berating today, folks.

No me saying, “Do this, not that,” or “Don’t stick that there, stick it here,” etc.

Nope.

I just wanted to share with you guys what I did over Christmas vacation. That’s it.

I get a real swelling of pride whenever I show anyone these pictures. It’s a warm fuzzy feeling, mixed with a little bit of dorky shame.

This past Christmas Vacation my brothers, sister, myself and my girlfriend built a scale replica of the battle of Helms Deep, from the second book of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Two Towers penned by the late, great, J.R.R. Tolkien. Here are some pictures:

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This is the zoomed out view. The whole thing was constructed out of cardboard, glue, icing and… well, candy. It clocked in at about 7 feet long by 3 feet deep by 2 feet tall. We used over 500 Gummy Bears as orcs and Uruk-Hai. The Elves, Dwarves and Men were represented by sour patch kids. Most of these were of course corpses.

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This is the reverse view. As you can see, my mom has a bitching rug. Also you can see that by this point the evil army of Saruman’s creation has broken through the wall and is streaming in for the sweet sweet sugary kill.

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We made some siege machinery as well. The Catapults were Tootsie pops. Leaning against the Jolly Rancher wall is a siege tower made of other tootsie type stuff. There are some red licorice ropes as, well… rope.

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Here you can see how skilled we are at cardboard mountain creation. Seeing this again almost makes me aroused at my own awesomeness. Notice the brutal carnage happening on the walls as the men and orcs battle.

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Alas! The evil host is through the walls! And up the carefully crafted stairs of Starburst candies. Is there no end to their cruelty? The answer is most definitely NO, as you can see from the piles of dead men and elves. They are covered in the sweetest candy blood we could find (red Nerds and more licorice rope).

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One last charge for glory. Theoden and Aragorn charge forth from the castle atop mighty steeds (gummy Target dogs), with mighty spears (toothpicks, not actually candy), into the teeming multitude of evil. I’m pretty sure they’re doing it for wrath and ruin, or something.

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This is the hold. My girlfriend, Eileen, did most of this and you can tell because it’s super bad ass. Notice the Nerd graveled path and the brickwork. This shot is dramatic in that last scene from Saving Private Ryan everyone is getting shot and dying sort of way. You’re terrified, but you feel for the characters, even though they are only sugar.

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And finally, just like he said he would, Gandalf comes to the rescue. If you look closely you can see him with a wizard’s staff just wrecking shit in the middle of orcs who are getting fucking pwnt. Pwnt is Ent-speak for owned.

So there you have it. Next year we’re building Minas Tirith, all seven rings.

What did you do over the break?

Haha, I really don’t care because there is NO way it was even close to as cool as this.

594 Comments »

  1. That’s awesome.

    Comment by Cyclometh — January 12, 2007 @ 8:24 pm | Reply

  2. That is completely amazing. The tootsie-pop catapults are particularly inspired. I’m glad you took the close-up photos, which bring us directly into the pent-up emotions of the chaotic moment. You are, of course, going to send these to Peter Jackson (and Kevin Smith), right? Your entire creative team will probably get cameos as Bagginses in “The Hobbit.”

    Comment by tiffanytaylor — January 13, 2007 @ 12:31 am | Reply

  3. This…. this is awesome. Wow, this is made of win and gold. Major kudos to you and your small team (and your girlfriend, we need more chicks like that :D )

    Comment by David — January 13, 2007 @ 3:21 am | Reply

  4. i like the catapult best. this is a colorful presentation the LOTR. nice.

    Comment by bingskee — January 13, 2007 @ 3:28 am | Reply

  5. *of the LOTR, i mean..

    Comment by bingskee — January 13, 2007 @ 3:29 am | Reply

  6. That is incredibly frickin’ cool. I’m sending the link to TORn. This is SO their kind of thing.

    Comment by raincoaster — January 13, 2007 @ 3:59 am | Reply

  7. LOL! Somehow I ended up on this blog. I’m inspired. If life is filled with people who make LOTR battles out of candy and who write like you, it’s a fun one for sure! :)

    Comment by Alora — January 13, 2007 @ 4:04 am | Reply

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  9. awesome! I’m in sugar schlock just from looking.

    Comment by micey — January 13, 2007 @ 4:34 am | Reply

  10. This is the #1 post on WordPress right now. Congratulations!

    Comment by raincoaster — January 13, 2007 @ 4:44 am | Reply

  11. even though this was only accurate to the movies and not the true, written versions (there were NO elven armies at the battle of helm’s deep, only men, gimli, legolas, and gandalf and the ents at the end), i gotta admit it’s still pretty pimp. next time, just use icing and then you can eat the entire thing when you’re done!!!! the sugar rush can help you build more stuff!

    Comment by phoenix — January 13, 2007 @ 4:54 am | Reply

  12. omg, very creative and fun to build. hats off to you, dude!

    Comment by zchizzerz — January 13, 2007 @ 4:59 am | Reply

  13. Great work. I’m sure you enjoyed yourself lots and lots.

    Comment by obliterated — January 13, 2007 @ 5:00 am | Reply

  14. and people make fun of me cause i make chainmaille…..granted it’s not edible, but after a week, neither was this.

    i honestly don’t know what to say. it’s quite the accomplishment to be sure, but…why? at least when i make something, it’s got some functional use, or artistic merit (read monetary value). what inspires someone to make something of this scale? isn’t a gingerbread house enough? our gingerbread house (which there are no photos of, thanks alot kodak) featured a tank busting through the front door and swat members storming the house from every angle.
    you ever see an icing ‘flashbang’ grenade? i have

    Comment by Kent — January 13, 2007 @ 5:06 am | Reply

  15. um….. i put patch panels in a trunk of a chevelle. your a loser. just responding to your question as to what i did over break.

    Comment by tod — January 13, 2007 @ 5:25 am | Reply

  16. I feel warm and happy knowing that there are people daft enough to spend days doing something as wondrously pointless as this.

    Just looking at that much sugar makes me feel slightly queasy.

    It’s awsome. I’m impressed.

    Aphra

    Comment by Aphra Behn — January 13, 2007 @ 5:46 am | Reply

  17. This makes me ridiculously hungry. I would love to put genocide of some sort onto those poor dead gummies.

    Comment by Mike — January 13, 2007 @ 6:14 am | Reply

  18. You daft nerd… Get a real life and a real (read: hot) girlfriend – not a fat ugly one wearing braces and glasses

    Comment by Mr. Cool — January 13, 2007 @ 6:16 am | Reply

  19. This is seriously cool. I mean, really. Forget lego!

    Comment by allergi — January 13, 2007 @ 6:22 am | Reply

  20. Awesome & great fun

    As the Uruk Hai are massing just across our Frontiers on this side of the Pond, the word goes out :

    .. Helm’s Deep never fell to an Enemy, while there were Men (& Eagles) determined to defend it …

    GE

    Comment by G Eagle Esq — January 13, 2007 @ 6:36 am | Reply

  21. This is pretty much a miracle.

    Don’t let the detractors say you’re lame. You are a credit to the true wonder of human endeavour.

    If the war mongers were only as creative as you at least we’d have sweeter wars.

    You are possibly my new god (but then…I didn’t have much faith in the old one…so that’s not the biggest compliment in the world).

    But seriously…I is in the awes of yous

    Comment by Alabaster Crippens — January 13, 2007 @ 7:16 am | Reply

  22. Incredible art !

    Comment by krossfire — January 13, 2007 @ 7:21 am | Reply

  23. wow! awesome:) it made me a lil hungry lol :D

    Comment by aeren — January 13, 2007 @ 8:20 am | Reply

  24. I am bemused, nevertheless I acknowledge the skill and innocent-fun attitude of the endeavour and the humour of the post. I look forward to the time when (1) nobody eats candy and dentists are far less busy and (2) when Western Capitalism & Democracy prevails so that, consequently, nobody is hungry and everyone can waste food and not feel guilty. Or was the glue edible too? And is this a tradition that involves rushing the whole lot down to the poor quarter for the ragged urchins to eat and ruin their previously healthy teeth? Or am I a nasty killjoy? Cy Quick at mydigest.wordpress.com

    Comment by mydigest — January 13, 2007 @ 8:24 am | Reply

  25. Congrats on being the Blog of the Minute at wordpress.com and on being one of Today’s Hot Blogs! When you’re hosting the Oscars and on the cover of Vanity Fair, I’ll be able to reminisce to my children that yes, I read him back before the fame, the glory, the Helm’s Deep model…

    Comment by tiffanytaylor — January 13, 2007 @ 9:05 am | Reply

  26. Wow!

    Comment by AnhBin — January 13, 2007 @ 9:51 am | Reply

  27. thats wicked

    my question is how long did it take to eat it

    Comment by cuzoogle — January 13, 2007 @ 9:55 am | Reply

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  29. art is not about purpose, it’s about ART. This definitely qualifies. It shows imagination, skill, and versatility- the qualities that make an artist great. So while there will always be those of limited imagination who “don’t get it,” i think you reached your real audience. This is a staggering act of creativity, and i’m grateful that you chose to share it with the world. Yes, it’s silly. Yes, it’s not a thing you can use to fix a car. But that’s the beauty of it: It IS silly, and joyful, and fun. This looks like it was glorious fun to do. (By the way, try red koolaid powder for blood.)

    Thank you for sharing it, and please share pictures of your future projects- maybe even make a video. I promise you that there will always be those who understand what makes it joyful. And we will be grateful that you chose to share.

    Comment by sol — January 13, 2007 @ 10:39 am | Reply

  30. Sorry dude, your recreation is great but I don’t think there were catapults at the Battle of Helm’s Deep. You’re confusing this with the Battle of the Pellenor Fields. Just sayin’.

    Comment by Michael K. — January 13, 2007 @ 10:49 am | Reply

  31. Are you going to eat that?

    Comment by Jack Ruttan — January 13, 2007 @ 10:59 am | Reply

  32. That is SO cool! You guys have incredible imagination.

    I can hardly wait to send the link to my own brother and get his reaction.

    Congratulations on getting a Fark mention, too.

    Comment by Ranger Bob — January 13, 2007 @ 11:03 am | Reply

  33. I’ve got to show my wife this. She’ll freak.

    Comment by Mitch McDad — January 13, 2007 @ 11:07 am | Reply

  34. Heheheh.

    Hay Guise!

    Farked huh?

    This is faaaaantastic! My stats page looks like I’ve only had this blog for one day, lol.

    Thanks for all the overwhelmingly nice and funny comments and kudos and nerd-props. Though I’m telling my girlfriend that people assume she’s fat and has braces, she may take umbrage at that. Hehe.

    Also, yeh, I know, its not the most accurate description, but we were working from our slightly drunk and very faded memories of the movies and books. Special note: Vodka and candy only works for like two minutes before it becomes fucking disgusting.

    So again thanks, and like I said, we’re already planning next year’s model, so I’ll be geeking out all year.

    Comment by missedmanners — January 13, 2007 @ 11:09 am | Reply

  35. Where is the gore? I want to see gummy bears with their heads chopped off, axes in their heads, limbs severed, and gashes oozing frosting. Get to work damn it! BTW, if your older than 12 you are never going to get laid.

    Comment by GummyTear — January 13, 2007 @ 11:11 am | Reply

  36. Absolutely amazing. Congrats on the accomplishment.

    Vacation is made for stuff like this.

    Comment by The Mike — January 13, 2007 @ 11:20 am | Reply

  37. Well, this made my day… coming from someone who can totally see herself doing something just as absurdly awesome. ;-)

    Comment by tarlia — January 13, 2007 @ 11:24 am | Reply

  38. Loved it! I particularly like the use of chocolate in this project! Koodos!! Loved it and I don’t even follow a lot of Lord of the Rings stuff!

    Comment by Melanie — January 13, 2007 @ 11:24 am | Reply

  39. Good god! I got a cavity just looking at this thing! This is absolutely fantastic and I can’t wait to see your next endeavor with candy.

    BTW, you made boing boing.

    Comment by Nate — January 13, 2007 @ 11:26 am | Reply

  40. I think the only way you could make this any cooler would be to move all the soldiers a little bit, and make a sop-motion rendition of the entire battle :)

    Comment by Angel — January 13, 2007 @ 11:28 am | Reply

  41. I made a little gingerbread house with my mother. It collapsed.

    Comment by Kara — January 13, 2007 @ 11:35 am | Reply

  42. Angel.

    That is fucking GENIUS.

    Comment by missedmanners — January 13, 2007 @ 11:41 am | Reply

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  44. That’s the coolest thing I’ve seen all week. Thanks for the nice pics & even better captions.

    Comment by Helatious — January 13, 2007 @ 11:56 am | Reply

  45. Oh, man – Saruman has a sweet tooth, huh? From now on, whenever I hear the Sugar Hill Gang, I’m going to picture them as Orcs.

    Very, very cool, and something that tells me I have more kindred spirits out there than I thought.

    And, yes, Angel’s idea is hands-down brilliant – 8 mm anyone?

    Comment by recruiter — January 13, 2007 @ 12:01 pm | Reply

  46. There was a character in LOTR named after you. I believe he was called Dorkus The Pink.

    Lame.

    Comment by bmc — January 13, 2007 @ 12:12 pm | Reply

  47. There were totally catapults at the Battle of Helm’s Deep! Also trebuchets!

    And stop motion would be great.

    Comment by raincoaster — January 13, 2007 @ 12:15 pm | Reply

  48. now that is really cool…and all along i thought mine was the best christmas vacation…i really need to eat, i mean see this…

    the next question is, what did you do to your work of art after christmas?you can’t stuck it up inside your ref. =) just a thought…

    Comment by denciojuan — January 13, 2007 @ 12:22 pm | Reply

  49. Hey bmc :p You guys are swinging by tonight right?

    Comment by missedmanners — January 13, 2007 @ 12:29 pm | Reply

  50. I hope you don’t mind if I suppliment my ‘jely chair’ art (for A-level portfolio) with these pictures, under ‘inspirations’? Concider yourself an art historical.

    Comment by Laura — January 13, 2007 @ 12:40 pm | Reply

  51. You did say “my girlfriend”? Are sure she is not just in your head?

    Comment by Hmm — January 13, 2007 @ 12:48 pm | Reply

  52. OMG. This is awesome!

    I thought your faded memory was still great; almost as exact as a candy replica can get.

    I’m definitely looking forward to minas tirith!

    Comment by April — January 13, 2007 @ 12:49 pm | Reply

  53. 1) How many pounds did you gain making this?

    2) How hard was the crash, after the sugar high wore off?

    Comment by Art — January 13, 2007 @ 12:50 pm | Reply

  54. This reminds me of those cake and pastry challenges on the Food Network! Somehow I don’t think it could have been completed by 2 people in their 6 or 7 hour time limit, or carried from its construction table to a display table ;-), but comparing it to the creations of professionals is an indication of how impressive and creative an accomplishment this is. Good job!

    Comment by DrJudy — January 13, 2007 @ 12:51 pm | Reply

  55. Bravo! A wonderful combination of my 2 favourite things. You have inspired me to create something similiar using fish heads from the processing factory I work at. I’ll let you know how I get on once I figure out how to manage the awful smell.

    Comment by Albert — January 13, 2007 @ 12:57 pm | Reply

  56. You’ve been noted on boingboing.net and rightly so. Great work!

    Comment by Rea — January 13, 2007 @ 1:11 pm | Reply

  57. Pure Genius.

    Comment by Mo — January 13, 2007 @ 1:23 pm | Reply

  58. Tonight? Totally. Someone needs to heckle you as you hold court to the admirers of your dorkitude.

    I also want to hang out with your fat ugly braces-wearing girlfriend (and by that I mean smokin’ hot) and ask how you duped her into this.

    Comment by bmc — January 13, 2007 @ 1:26 pm | Reply

  59. But seriously…

    On the Barney Stinson scale of Awesomeness… this rates at “Legendary”

    yessir.

    Comment by bmc — January 13, 2007 @ 1:33 pm | Reply

  60. hehehe

    I woke her up and was like, “hey baby, people don’t think you exist, or you’re fat and have braces.”

    She was all, “That’s nice baby.” *Snore*

    I duped her into doing this the same way I duped her into going out with me: Booze.

    Comment by missedmanners — January 13, 2007 @ 1:37 pm | Reply

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  62. Utterly Kewl, Inspired!!!!!

    Comment by Tempus Fugit — January 13, 2007 @ 1:40 pm | Reply

  63. OMFG, you should hook up with the good people over at the Fellowship of the Peep website from a few years ago and stage pitched battles of disgusting sugary treats.

    P.S. Im in ur Deep, eatin ur elvz!

    Comment by ginny — January 13, 2007 @ 1:48 pm | Reply

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  65. this.is.AWESOME. XD

    you [all] totally win. now you’ve gotten me psyched up for next year’s. *o*

    Comment by kiradyn_rhiode — January 13, 2007 @ 2:09 pm | Reply

  66. well this totally beats my gingerbread house. sigh.

    how inspiring though! thanks! maybe next year I’ll try a gingerbread mansion! :D

    Comment by shinyobjectsandbumblebees — January 13, 2007 @ 2:23 pm | Reply

  67. You have a lot of time on your hands!

    Share more of your stuff!

    Thanks

    Comment by femalebug — January 13, 2007 @ 2:29 pm | Reply

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  70. incredible , is very beatiful ,i like it

    Comment by chil — January 13, 2007 @ 3:16 pm | Reply

  71. I want to eat some hobbit.

    Comment by Graham English — January 13, 2007 @ 3:24 pm | Reply

  72. yeah, no catapults at the battle of helms deep. Big ladders tho

    Comment by Niki — January 13, 2007 @ 4:00 pm | Reply

  73. Completely and utterly pwnsome. YOU ROCK.

    Comment by Meg — January 13, 2007 @ 4:01 pm | Reply

  74. You’ve been farked, dude. :D The storm approacheth.

    Comment by wxgeek — January 13, 2007 @ 4:01 pm | Reply

  75. if you want to make the walls look brown, like a castle, crush graham crackers and sift them over the frosting. /winks

    oh… and for the record, i am a huge super nerd…. but i’m also a bellydancer. Cool doesn’t equal pretty, and nerd doesn’t equal ugly. (also notice how the haters are all men? perhaps this guy caught on to the real secret of women… spend time with girlfreind. be interesting.)

    Comment by shadowraine — January 13, 2007 @ 4:06 pm | Reply

  76. Makes me feel like my gingerbread making was a poor and feeble attempt to the vast wonder of what you made. Awesome work. :)

    Comment by thebutton — January 13, 2007 @ 4:15 pm | Reply

  77. Pretty sweet. When I was a kid I used to do the same with legos… Good old memories

    Comment by Ignat Drozdov — January 13, 2007 @ 4:24 pm | Reply

  78. frickin AWESOME. when are you doing the execution scene from Apocalypto?

    http://mammals.wordpress.com

    Comment by Zack Gonzales — January 13, 2007 @ 4:37 pm | Reply

  79. Very elaborate. And very ornate. Can you eat it?

    More Fire!
    http://www.morefire.wordpress.com

    Comment by storbakken — January 13, 2007 @ 4:38 pm | Reply

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  81. this was amazing. too bad some folks feel the need to tear something down so they feel better about themselves. makes you think about who -really- has too much time on their hands.

    anyway, good job.

    Comment by a passer by — January 13, 2007 @ 4:52 pm | Reply

  82. Dude – that’s freaking AWESOME. I am so grabbing my hubby and having him help me with something like this next Winter…perhaps a replica of the Firefly crew v. the Reavers?…I’ll have to get some strange telekinetic gummi bear for River though.

    Comment by Narelie — January 13, 2007 @ 5:00 pm | Reply

  83. That’s a great piece of art you made there. Great job!

    Comment by truckerswife — January 13, 2007 @ 5:02 pm | Reply

  84. Hehe. Thanks passer by. Negative comments are no big deal whatsoever, you should’ve heard the negative comments we were making about ourselves while we were constructing it.

    I think we’re operating at like a 90% positive comment rate which in Interweb terms is epic. I mean, it’s candy, how can you not like candy?

    Though somewhere someone did tell me I should have sent this to the Sudan as a giant fuck you from the decadent West, which I thought was nice and original *sigh*.

    I made another post with some more details, though for those unable to find it amongst the tunnels, most of the candy was eaten by children on New Year’s day, and then the structure burned, burned to the sweetest crisp you’ve ever dreamed of.

    Comment by missedmanners — January 13, 2007 @ 5:07 pm | Reply

  85. I had to laugh. Cool! Ignore the nay-sayers. Theyre probably sorry they didn’t think of it.

    Comment by Mrs. Garside — January 13, 2007 @ 5:16 pm | Reply

  86. Perfect!!!!!

    I don’t speak english!!

    Muito legal!!!
    Gostei muito!!!

    Congratulations!!!

    Comment by Fabrício — January 13, 2007 @ 5:18 pm | Reply

  87. Wow! That must have been a blast building that together with friends and family. Very creative.
    Happy New Year.

    Comment by journeytomom — January 13, 2007 @ 5:22 pm | Reply

  88. Looks like one friggin’ epic buffet line….

    Comment by kameleonviper — January 13, 2007 @ 5:24 pm | Reply

  89. This is absolutely unbelievably awesome! I am especially impressed with the tootsie-pop catapults, but that detail work is sweet, too.

    +6!

    Comment by Beckyzoole — January 13, 2007 @ 5:48 pm | Reply

  90. Amazing work!!

    I want to eat it!

    Comment by chickpea — January 13, 2007 @ 5:57 pm | Reply

  91. Ack.

    You know what I realized? I forgot to credit a few extra people. My little brother’s friend, Brian, made the catapults and constructed the rohirrim. He also made a siege tower out of some airheads, but they wilted like flowers with cavities.

    My grandmother and father helped take the jolly ranchers and starbursts out of their packaging, oh and they separated the nerds (ha, nerds) into separate colors.

    My parents cats also walked on some parts of it, which was kind of gross, but the cat prints in the icing were pretty hilarious.

    Comment by missedmanners — January 13, 2007 @ 6:06 pm | Reply

  92. Now I really want candy. Especially gummie bears and smarties. Nice work, I love seeing a plan come together.

    Comment by Bret! — January 13, 2007 @ 6:08 pm | Reply

  93. It’s quite nice, but the trebuchets are pointed the wrong way.

    Comment by AnotherBrian — January 13, 2007 @ 6:40 pm | Reply

  94. … amazing.

    Comment by Kestrel — January 13, 2007 @ 7:11 pm | Reply

  95. For my own nerd cred, I feel obliged to point out that, in the book, there was only one elf and one dwarf at Helm’s Deep, and neither of them died.

    Just a nitpick. But thank you for the inspiring sight, anyway.

    Comment by Mike — January 13, 2007 @ 7:15 pm | Reply

  96. What are those round things under all of that.. are those the weird dough things covered in frosting that taste kinda like round frosted pecan sandies? They are making me hungry. Thank you so much for doing this.. I just love hard work for the sake of smiling about something that if it really occurred would be sad but since it didn’t we can have a laugh about it..

    Comment by cmerry — January 13, 2007 @ 7:29 pm | Reply

  97. You are my idol. Seriously. That is the most amazing candy construction EVER.

    Comment by Louis — January 13, 2007 @ 7:46 pm | Reply

  98. Seems they are often used for mountain building.. :)

    Comment by cmerry — January 13, 2007 @ 7:52 pm | Reply

  99. OOps sorry link didn;t post ! LOL

    Comment by cmerry — January 13, 2007 @ 7:52 pm | Reply

  100. Oh, my word! This wins many, many geek foodie points!

    Comment by Steven — January 13, 2007 @ 7:56 pm | Reply

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  102. That is amazing. It is completely awesome.
    You should like… make a video out of it. That would be pretty sweet… ( It’d take FOREVER, but it would be cool..)

    Comment by Bella ZING! — January 13, 2007 @ 9:05 pm | Reply

  103. You’ve done a great job, but I’m hungry and the fridge is empty : (

    Tootsie

    Comment by misslionheart — January 13, 2007 @ 9:05 pm | Reply

  104. I’m going into diabetic shock just from looking at this! I feel dizzy. Great work. Very…creative. I…I…(thump)….

    Comment by groovydave — January 13, 2007 @ 9:09 pm | Reply

  105. Inspiring! And no baking, even! I’m going to do something like this for next Christmas. Thanks for the idea!!

    Comment by Elizabeth — January 13, 2007 @ 9:56 pm | Reply

  106. That is inspired! Go you!
    P.S. My five year old son just asked me to print out the pictures for him. Well, it is his two favorite things!

    Comment by Passerby#2 — January 13, 2007 @ 10:00 pm | Reply

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  108. ROFL — You had WAY too much time on your hands.

    So.. ummm…When are you doing the battle at Minas Tirith??
    ;)

    Comment by Lawdy — January 13, 2007 @ 10:07 pm | Reply

  109. Wow, that’s amazingly cool. Does your dentist know about this?

    Comment by swapper — January 13, 2007 @ 10:22 pm | Reply

  110. This made my day. You rock.

    Don’t listen to the hating minority. They’re just jealous they didn’t do it first. As a non-fat and non-braces wearing female I have to admit I’m now inspired to replicate the USS Enterprise out of pancakes. =)

    Comment by Some Farker Chick — January 13, 2007 @ 10:26 pm | Reply

  111. Can i buy it from you? I’d like to eat it.

    Comment by Justin — January 13, 2007 @ 10:26 pm | Reply

  112. [...] Otto, we get What I Did Over Christmas Vacation. With gummi bears and tootsie pop rolls. « Oh, those wacky Fundies [...]

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  113. Okay that’s it. I’m making Barad-dur.
    … well I’d like to, anyway.

    Comment by Inoculated Mind — January 13, 2007 @ 11:09 pm | Reply

  114. That is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen!

    Comment by Ebenstone — January 13, 2007 @ 11:22 pm | Reply

  115. nice man
    but seriusly u have no life

    fagot

    Comment by andy — January 13, 2007 @ 11:26 pm | Reply

  116. i just came to make fun of u some more

    douschbag

    Comment by andy — January 13, 2007 @ 11:27 pm | Reply

  117. lol i just cant stop laughing at you
    bceause u have absolutely no life and at ur complete fagotness

    Comment by andy — January 13, 2007 @ 11:27 pm | Reply

  118. Nerds can get girlfriends, too. There is hope for all of us.

    Everyone now, all together:

    Awwwwwwww.

    Comment by clvrmnky — January 13, 2007 @ 11:40 pm | Reply

  119. “Douschbag” eh? He must be German. Apparently, they have punctuation rationing there, judging by the comments he left.

    I’m still killing myself over the early comment that said, “this was only accurate to the movies and not the true, written versions.” It reminds me of my D&D playing days, when the remark, “Those orcs aren’t realistic!” made perfect sense.

    Comment by raincoaster — January 13, 2007 @ 11:53 pm | Reply

  120. [...] (I imagine he threw that nugget in there just to show he has one) spent their Christmas break reconstructing the Helm’s Deep battle in a way only a diabetic could love. They used Gummy Bears for the bad guys and Sour Patch Kids for [...]

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  121. AWESOME!!!!! Narelie…you are a fucking genious!!! I would pay you 10$ by the minute to do something as kickass as that!!! But this…jesus. So awesome and cool. Can’t wait for the next thing :D

    Comment by Dorian Gray — January 14, 2007 @ 12:01 am | Reply

  122. Wow… You win upwards of eight Internets for that amazing piece of artwork.

    Comment by Bryan — January 14, 2007 @ 12:05 am | Reply

  123. This is wonderful!
    I’m really looking forward to seeing your new project for next Chirstmas.
    Thank you for shering this.

    Comment by athelas — January 14, 2007 @ 12:13 am | Reply

  124. Damn that’s a lot of candy, but its a shame it was a shame that it didn’t actualy look like what it’s supposed to be. Nice work..that’s totally insane, but you’ve inspired me to build the tower of sauron out of floppy disks!

    Comment by YOuch — January 14, 2007 @ 12:24 am | Reply

  125. [...] Battle of Helms Deep, Made Entirely of Candy [...]

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  126. F-ing SWEET!!! and not just the sugar kind either. Totally brilant!

    Comment by karen — January 14, 2007 @ 12:45 am | Reply

  127. [...] I feel bad that I didn’t manage to accomplish any projects like this candy model of the Battle of Helm’s Deep from The Two [...]

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  128. That is amazing. If you want another Lord of the Rings reference check out Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness. I am positive that Peter Jackson stole the cinematography for the battle of Helms Deep from that movie. … maybe its just me.

    Comment by Amilie — January 14, 2007 @ 1:18 am | Reply

  129. [...] What a great combination – LOTR (Lord of the Rings – for those of you that don’t know and love hobbits and CANDY!!) This blogger and friends spent the winter break constucting the Battle of Helms Deep with Candy!! I woulda made it even larger – why not – and when it reached its expiration date, there would be plenty to go around unless you shellac that bad boy. Made of icing, gummy bears, tootsie rolls, etc…the tootsie pop catapults in this candy construction job put gingerbread houses to shame! [...]

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  130. Well, technically you are recreating the movie version. The book version lacked elves at Helms deep. And some of the action was different. And any fool that charged as Gandalf did would be dead. Charging horses vs pikes means dead horses, that is what pikes are for. But you are not at fault for the movies flaws. But please read the book some time.
    Good beautiful work.
    Sean

    Comment by Sean Cleary — January 14, 2007 @ 1:25 am | Reply

  131. [...] What I Did Over Christmas Vacation « Miss(ed) Manners dear. lord. (tags: gummis weird lotr via:Chris) [...]

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  132. dude, you are totally my hero. That’s rad.

    Comment by Isilinde — January 14, 2007 @ 1:31 am | Reply

  133. I can’t decide whether this is cool, or just freakish.

    Comment by Markk — January 14, 2007 @ 1:35 am | Reply

  134. [...] Towers, where Men defend the bastion of Helm’s Deep from horde after horde of invading Orcs. Missed Manners (with the help of a bunch of family and friends) recreated the whole battle in candy. I [...]

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  135. Awsome!!!!

    U have an amazing ability with candy type art :-) . Yes this would only be toped by a stop motion scene…. Maybe your next project perhaps?

    Looking forward to seeing more of your great work man, keep up the geekness all the power to you.

    Comment by SkinnyWhiteBoy — January 14, 2007 @ 1:50 am | Reply

  136. [...] was reading Digg and came across this Scale Model of Helm’s Deep Made Out of Candy (Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers). That’s a lot of gummy bears! It looks like it took quite [...]

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  137. Absolutely brilliant. Let’s hope you have lots of time during February vacation and create more LotR scenes.

    Comment by GondorMom — January 14, 2007 @ 2:24 am | Reply

  138. http://WWW.ALLHOOKUP.COM

    GET LAID!

    Comment by NICE! — January 14, 2007 @ 2:29 am | Reply

  139. something is not quite right here

    Comment by pigletmc — January 14, 2007 @ 2:46 am | Reply

  140. But how did it taste???

    Comment by Courtney — January 14, 2007 @ 3:13 am | Reply

  141. this sucks. I was really disappointed. life. you need a life. but i gotta give you effort for trying.

    Comment by jake — January 14, 2007 @ 3:46 am | Reply

  142. That is absolutely made of AWESOME! If you look closely at the second photo, I’m sure you’ve even added a sour-patch Haldir of Lorien lying pwned on the wall! This should SO be a contender for the Turner Prize! :D

    In other news, I can feel myself getting hyperglycemia just from looking at these photos! :D

    Comment by Captain Lucy — January 14, 2007 @ 3:50 am | Reply

  143. this is madness, MADNESS!

    I love it.

    Comment by Kristin — January 14, 2007 @ 3:59 am | Reply

  144. Amazing.
    Simply amazing…

    Comment by p — January 14, 2007 @ 4:16 am | Reply

  145. [...] Candy Helm’s Deep « Miss(ed) Manners We used over 500 Gummy Bears as orcs and Uruk-Hai. The Elves, Dwarves and Men were represented by sour patch kids. (tags: art culture books wishlist) Evangelize:These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. [...]

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  146. Great job!

    Linked here from MajorGeeks.com

    Guess you qualify!

    Comment by DremondRade — January 14, 2007 @ 4:54 am | Reply

  147. That’s just strange. Strange is a good thing.

    Comment by iheartblackeyes — January 14, 2007 @ 5:11 am | Reply

  148. Dude…You guys rock the freaking casbah!

    Coolest thing evar!

    Comment by Zoey — January 14, 2007 @ 6:07 am | Reply

  149. fuck you and your candy

    Comment by hank — January 14, 2007 @ 6:44 am | Reply

  150. WOW, just simply amazing!

    Comment by Simon — January 14, 2007 @ 6:56 am | Reply

  151. [...] users these past couple of days, I’ve stumbled on Miss(ed) Manners’ delightful “What I Did Over Christmas Vacation“.   It is impossible to look at it without a great big goofy grin breaking out all over [...]

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  152. What is with all the bashing? There’s nothing wrong with having some silly fun once in a while, at any age. Lighten up a little, people. Sheesh.

    That being said…

    This is awesome!!
    XD Seriously, talk about taking the gingerbread house to the next level. This must have taken ages, but I’m willing to bet it was a blast to make. (the alcohol probably didn’t hurt either, ;D)

    Now I’m inspired, too. Hmm… Maybe next Christmas I’ll attempt the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle’s sewer lair. XD

    Comment by HamatoKameko — January 14, 2007 @ 7:35 am | Reply

  153. Oh, this is delicious. I’m telling my readers about it. Hello from Ireland! I’m sure this is travelling all around the world. As for the sad people who say “get a life”? I say back to them, “Get a sense of wonder! And a sense of humour while you are at it!”

    Comment by OR Melling — January 14, 2007 @ 8:51 am | Reply

  154. [...] icing.  Pictures of the model, which measures 7′x3′x2′, can be seen at his blog, Miss(ed) Manners.  They used over 500 Gummy Bears as orcs and Uruk-Hai. The Elves, Dwarves and Men were represented [...]

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  155. Oh my goodness,

    This must be the most brilliant candy display I’ve ever seen. I always thought my Grandmother’s ginger bread house was awesome, but she has nothing on you! Yes, my Grandmother has been dissed at the sake of your brilliance.

    Thank goodness you had help unwrapping the candies and in general. To build such a beautiful massacre of candies! Kudos honey!

    Don’t eat the candies!

    Adrienne

    Comment by adkeiths — January 14, 2007 @ 9:38 am | Reply

  156. What an imagination! Good details! I like it!

    Did you eat it yet?

    Comment by Scott — January 14, 2007 @ 9:55 am | Reply

  157. Awesome!

    Comment by Baby Jebus — January 14, 2007 @ 10:02 am | Reply

  158. [...] What I Did Over Christmas Vacation « Miss(ed) Manners [...]

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  159. [...] I know what you did over Christmas break and wow, you need fewer Gummi bears. [...]

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  160. Don’t mind andy, he obviously has no life, considering the time he took out to find this and to read this.

    Comment by krod — January 14, 2007 @ 10:24 am | Reply

  161. [...] The battle of Helms Deep in CANDY. [...]

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  162. I must say I am truely impressed with what a little bit of ingenuity and a lot of candy can produce.

    I too am inspired and, like others, am looking forward to your next piece of work.

    And yes, to all the “douchebags” who have posted negativly, I leave you but one lingering setiment: I pity you for having lost that which makes life so precious. If something so mundane as a candy sculpture can draw so many people together in community and appreciation then I say the ends truely do reflect the means, and it is you the minority, who should be pitied.

    Comment by Provost — January 14, 2007 @ 11:35 am | Reply

  163. You are a loser and so is everyone who thinks this is cool. What a giant waste of time.

    Comment by zman — January 14, 2007 @ 11:49 am | Reply

  164. provost needs a life….fag

    Comment by zman — January 14, 2007 @ 11:51 am | Reply

  165. :O wow!
    This is amazing, I wanted to build a candy house for Christmas but went out of time. When I saw this my mouth dropped in awe. I love it, it’s great.

    I have to admit, though, that it reminded me of an Axe campaign. Here it is:

    and two TV spots:

    Now, don’t get me wrong. I love what you did. ;)

    Comment by smrtgrl — January 14, 2007 @ 12:04 pm | Reply

  166. I can’t Believe you have a girlfriend

    Comment by Chris — January 14, 2007 @ 12:05 pm | Reply

  167. [...] At first, it just seems like a mass of sugar covered gummy goodness, but the details and narration are pretty cool. [...]

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  168. First, to the creator: this is some seriously awesome shit, dude. I only wish I had that kind of free time over the holidays! Your next project should be to make mashed-potato snowmen in the style of Transmetropolitan (or Calvin & Hobbes, if you want to keep it PG). Also, my apologies in advance for the rant to follow… because if there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s people who judge others before they know the Truth about who they really are. So…

    Second, to all the detractors: Just because all you see on this website is someone with a great imagination and a passion for Lord of the Rings does *not* mean that it’s all he is. If you knew *me,* you’d know that I’ve got several (simultaneous) hot girlfriends, have great sex on a regular basis, work out all the time, and have a ridiculously overactive social life. But I also read philosophy, play drums, do my own home repairs, visit my family on a regular basis, and write short works of fantasy fiction. Don’t judge a person based on a single snapshot of their life – free your mind and try to accept others with kindness before Karma comes up and kicks your ass.

    Comment by Rule.Zer0 — January 14, 2007 @ 1:21 pm | Reply

  169. that catapult is awesome, i hope you didn’t eat it

    Comment by Suzuki — January 14, 2007 @ 1:22 pm | Reply

  170. I am sitting here, mouth open in stunned awe of youd guys. That is fucking amazing.

    Comment by Nire — January 14, 2007 @ 1:30 pm | Reply

  171. HUZZAH! I thank the Goddess that there are still people that are not so caught up in the mundane world that they can still go off on an unexplored tangent and find satisfaction there!
    Moon Dawg

    Comment by Moon)Dawg — January 14, 2007 @ 1:32 pm | Reply

  172. That is truly a sight for sore eyes! Fantastic; I really really liked it! It reminds me of how I used to do something similar with tin soldiers after I first read Tolkien as a child…but I didn’t have the vision that you have:D
    Well done!

    Comment by arablondoner — January 14, 2007 @ 1:43 pm | Reply

  173. One word – SNAP! I am inspired. Hell, I’m hitting the local convenient store right now…

    Comment by telsky — January 14, 2007 @ 1:44 pm | Reply

  174. Muuuy bonito, Gandalf bajando por la montaña es mi favorito : )

    Comment by mercenario — January 14, 2007 @ 1:54 pm | Reply

  175. My boyfriend mercenario and me, already get that we are NERDS too, when we read all hating comments….

    jijijiji

    Comment by fachonistica — January 14, 2007 @ 2:09 pm | Reply

  176. “Watch out, they’ve got a Cave Troll armed with a Pez Dispenser!”

    Comment by planettom — January 14, 2007 @ 2:21 pm | Reply

  177. utterly speachless amazingingly pointless but brilliant
    now this is the sort of thing we should have in a turner prize more fun than a shark in a tank
    genius

    Comment by martin woodhead — January 14, 2007 @ 2:50 pm | Reply

  178. I guess you havn’t got a dog :)

    Seriously, this is as funny as hell, nice work!

    Now, do another at easter, but all made out of chocolate =D

    Comment by Darkfrost — January 14, 2007 @ 3:03 pm | Reply

  179. *gives dignified hat-tip*

    Brilliant

    Comment by fullofpenguins — January 14, 2007 @ 3:08 pm | Reply

  180. This is so much better than gingerbread houses of yore…so fun!

    Comment by christielambert — January 14, 2007 @ 3:09 pm | Reply

  181. I love making art and I just wanted to say this is a great work of art!

    Comment by sandra — January 14, 2007 @ 3:41 pm | Reply

  182. i think your town is very sweet =))

    Comment by bullets — January 14, 2007 @ 4:23 pm | Reply

  183. This is an awesome use of both time and candy. You’ve inspired me to do something equally creative (and useless)! :)

    Comment by Pete — January 14, 2007 @ 4:32 pm | Reply

  184. awesome. awesome. awesome. no elves in the book though, that is a jackson thing.

    Comment by vinayd — January 14, 2007 @ 5:08 pm | Reply

  185. You really need to get a life :-)

    There are far more serious issues to worry about, like the top 10 Underreported Humanitarian Stories of 2006.

    Comment by truly.equal — January 14, 2007 @ 5:17 pm | Reply

  186. [...] This guy is seriously short on responsibilities. Sheesh. [...]

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  187. Idea: A-
    Execution: D
    Aesthetics: D-

    You had a cute idea. Unfortuantely, in all honesty, this thing is hideous–it is like something a ten year old would do as a school project. The icing (if it is even a proper royal) is all over the place and looks like it was slapped on by walrus flipper. The actual structure is haphazard at best. I could look at it and say something nice…some bread & butter compliment as if you were a little kid, but that would not serve the truth. On the bright side, at least by now you have probably learned about what does/does not work before attempting something like this again and at least, if nothing else, you had a little fun. The world needs more of that sort of just-jump-in-and-try kind of person. If you google “gingerbread house” you will come up with a TON of ideas about how to improve your technique. I look forward to seeing more.

    Comment by truthfullyyours — January 14, 2007 @ 6:01 pm | Reply

  188. [...] Diorama of the Battle of Helms Deep in Candy – Orcs are Gummi Bears and everyone else as a Sourpatch Kid [...]

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  189. the comments here are utterly hilarious in how far off the mark they are… “hatters” everywhere! nice job, again… on the candywork and the being picked up all over this series of tubes.

    oh, and analretentivelyyours did a masterful job of not getting it.

    Comment by i_g — January 14, 2007 @ 6:39 pm | Reply

  190. Ahhh I smell “Geek Envy”..ignore the trolls. My thinking is that they were the “trendy boys” in school and thought real life would dump luxury in their laps only to be cruelly reminded how all those hours of creating a cool dude image instead of being themselves didn’t get them very far in the real world.
    So now as they struggle to figure out how to power on their parent’s computers late at night to go in search of the only “hot girl” that will have anything to do with them (aka intraweb porn) they lash out angrily at the geeks, reminded daily that they weren’t brave enough to be geeks because that would mean being true to YOURSELF and not everyone else.

    At least they do get a discount on food at their fast food futures.

    I commend you for your art and your class. Rawk on Geeks!

    Comment by A Hot Girl Who Dates a Geek — January 14, 2007 @ 7:19 pm | Reply

  191. My God, there are more of us…
    My friends engaged in a similar activity over break while I (woefully) was out of the country. I’m not sure if I would have traded Spain for Oregon, but I certainly would have liked to have been there.
    Photo evidence can be found at:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kiwifr00t/sets/72157594472180389/

    note: kiwifr00t is spelled with zeros, not “o”s
    PS the chocolate ganash on Barad Dur was very very tasty.

    Comment by quondamprolix — January 14, 2007 @ 7:25 pm | Reply

  192. [...] Don’t bother checking it out unless you want some pointless fun.  This fellow built a Lord of the Rings battle re-enactment out of candy and photographed it for his blog.  [...]

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  193. wow, i mean wow!

    Comment by stuartdelony — January 14, 2007 @ 8:20 pm | Reply

  194. [...] The Battle of Helm’s Deep – scale model rendered in candy (tags: nerdery candy christmas tolkien hobbits orcs dorks lotr art miniature) [...]

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  195. [...] case you all have not already seen this, it appears as though somebody else on the planet spent their winter break building Lord of the Rings [...]

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  196. [...] Streaming in for the sweet sweet sugary kill January 15, 2007 Posted by Niall in sweets, tolkien. trackback Helm’s Deep as you have never seen it before. [...]

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  197. I gotta ask: how much did you spend on all this? Do you plan on treating the neighbourhood kids when you take it apart? How long did it take you to construct it, and how many people worked on it? This is the best kind of crazy! Really amazing!

    Comment by Sphinx — January 14, 2007 @ 9:16 pm | Reply

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  199. wow is this for real.

    Comment by bonnie — January 14, 2007 @ 9:29 pm | Reply

  200. [...] holiday well spent. is it wasteful? yes. wonderful? [...]

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  201. [...] Auf dem Blog Miss(ed) Manners nachzulesen: Helms Klamm ganz in Süß. [...]

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  202. http://www.tolkiengesellschaft.de/185/helms-klamm-aus-suessigkeiten/

    German Tolkien Society News

    Comment by Marcel Bülles — January 14, 2007 @ 9:45 pm | Reply

  203. Thats quite awesome

    Comment by hurl — January 14, 2007 @ 10:56 pm | Reply

  204. goodness!

    Comment by MJ — January 14, 2007 @ 11:00 pm | Reply

  205. goodness! so many colours!

    Comment by MJ — January 14, 2007 @ 11:00 pm | Reply

  206. YEA for family time, no matter how quirky! I’m sure that you Mom was overjoyed to have a unique window display at Christmastime…gingerbread houses are soooo last century anyway. LOL

    Hint* Easter is on the way. Ready to paint some eggs?

    Comment by galvanized — January 15, 2007 @ 12:26 am | Reply

  207. i’ll never think of the elves and the uruk-hai the same way again, that’s for sure.
    good work.

    Comment by bletebzz — January 15, 2007 @ 12:27 am | Reply

  208. OH yes, someone is always jealous that they didn’t do this first and now they are telling you it’s crap b/c you didn’t do X, Y and Z right and that really pisses me off. This is AMAZING. And your commentary is HILARIOUS!!! The attention to detail is awesome and fact that ya’ll got together and did this is AWESOME. LOVE IT. Can’t wait to see what your next break produces :)

    Comment by ajoyfuldawn — January 15, 2007 @ 1:12 am | Reply

  209. [...] What I Did Over Christmas Vacation, by Miss(ed) Manners. [...]

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  210. Pretty damn awesome!

    Comment by Mxyzptlk — January 15, 2007 @ 1:38 am | Reply

  211. That’s FABULOUS.

    I love it. Can’t wait for Minas Tirith.

    Comment by Miss Knotty — January 15, 2007 @ 2:38 am | Reply

  212. Sweet! That’s pretty amazing. Wanna see what I did over Christmas? http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/45220846/ Our epic LoTR sugar creations should totally get together over coffee.

    Comment by Tegan — January 15, 2007 @ 2:39 am | Reply

  213. [...] Posted by Miss Knotty on January 15th, 2007  http://missedmanners.wordpress.com/2007/01/12/what-i-did-over-christmas-vacation/ [...]

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  214. Now THAT is deliciously dorky. :D

    Comment by kavp — January 15, 2007 @ 3:16 am | Reply

  215. [...] is just too cool — the Battle of Helm’s Deep, recreated in candy, link courtesy of Kris. This Discworld number, discovered by the Mister a few months ago, still [...]

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  216. awesome!!

    Comment by panna81 — January 15, 2007 @ 4:21 am | Reply

  217. That is so awesome, i wish my holidays were that cool!

    Comment by jess — January 15, 2007 @ 7:00 am | Reply

  218. Totally amazing… well done :-)

    Comment by Jo — January 15, 2007 @ 7:56 am | Reply

  219. Stunning piece of work! This kind of thing is perfect for my “best of the web” blog…consider yourself well and truly linked! Congrats to the team.

    Comment by about:blank — January 15, 2007 @ 8:20 am | Reply

  220. This is absolutely brilliant and bizarre — and I have loved to participate! You ROKK!!

    Comment by spacecadette — January 15, 2007 @ 8:37 am | Reply

  221. That is absolutely incredible – I wish my hols had been this productive! Am linking to this all over the place. :D

    Comment by helen — January 15, 2007 @ 8:58 am | Reply

  222. Very nicely done =D
    Loved it, just adorable ^^
    Minas Tirith should be ever best….

    Btw… did you guys eat the whole thing after, or just throw it away?

    =**

    Comment by Mariana — January 15, 2007 @ 9:30 am | Reply

  223. [...] There’s a representation of the Helm’s Deep battle (from Lord of the Rings) made of candy. [...]

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  224. Okay, this is cool except for a few things.Number one, in the scene where Theoden and Aragorn charge into the swarm of Orcs, they everyone has swords, not spears. Number Two, the Keep is brown and grey stone. Number Three, Pwnt is the Dwarven word for owned.

    All in all, what you did was wicked cool, but you’ve got a little to much time on your hands. :)

    Comment by Aragorn is Mine! — January 15, 2007 @ 9:44 am | Reply

  225. [...] 15th, 2007 · No Comments This is one of the top posts on WordPress.com right now – a guy and his kin recreate The Battle of Helm’s Deep, a scene [...]

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  226. Inspired!

    Hope you’ll turn your attention to The Pirates of the Caribbean next ……

    Comment by Sue K. — January 15, 2007 @ 10:04 am | Reply

  227. Man, I’ll never watch that movie (or read that book) in the same light again! By the way, what did you do with the candy after?

    Oh, and nice use of licorice rope.

    Comment by Dawn — January 15, 2007 @ 10:24 am | Reply

  228. Tell me you ate it afterwards, please? You could have been non-canon Nazgul swooping in and eating everything in sight. That would have been hilarious.

    & yes, you totally have to get an address for Peter Jackson and send him the pics. I’m sure he’d appreicate it.

    Comment by Nikki — January 15, 2007 @ 10:32 am | Reply

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  230. This is a real art exhibit. It must have taken a long time to creat it. Awesome!

    Comment by shushuscorner — January 15, 2007 @ 10:58 am | Reply

  231. Brilliant! Wish I’d thought of it!

    Comment by Amy — January 15, 2007 @ 11:12 am | Reply

  232. You’re my Geek of the Moment! I Love You!! >:D

    Comment by aliengrace — January 15, 2007 @ 12:03 pm | Reply

  233. you are a fuckin loser!
    do the world a fvor and killyourself

    Comment by johnmickey — January 15, 2007 @ 12:06 pm | Reply

  234. [...] Alright, actually they’re gummy bears, but they’re playing orcs for this stunning reenactment of the Battle of Helm’s Deep. [...]

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  235. I’ve been suffering through writers block and having been away from my favorite Internet communities was hesitant to jump back into things.

    Your Helms Deep sculpture has inspired me to begin writing again. And, more importantly, to just relax, enjoy the process, and have fun doing it!

    Comment by Lillian — January 15, 2007 @ 12:46 pm | Reply

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  237. That’s amazing…even though I can’t really tell the difference between Sour Patch Kids and Gummi Bears so it’s all one big mash of colorful sugary-ness.

    You should have left the paw prints and said the Ents had already been there.

    Comment by Annie — January 15, 2007 @ 12:59 pm | Reply

  238. One Ring Pop to rule them all…

    That is possibly the best thing I have seen since Richard Dreyfuss hit the mashed potato.

    Hats off you you, Sir, for verily ye rock.

    Comment by Hendo — January 15, 2007 @ 1:09 pm | Reply

  239. How did I spend Xmas break? I patched the rust holes in my Camaro using fruit leather and honey mixed with confectioner’s sugar.

    Comment by J-J — January 15, 2007 @ 1:31 pm | Reply

  240. Did you ate the corpses after the battle was over ?

    Comment by omph — January 15, 2007 @ 1:57 pm | Reply

  241. It’s all been said. This is totally rad.

    Comment by B.Ruhsam — January 15, 2007 @ 1:59 pm | Reply

  242. [...] goes where it is due. Thanks to PZ Meyers for pointing me toward this post at MissedManners with a scale model of the battle of Helm’s Deep in candy (or is this the second battle of Helm’s Deep? Was it called Helm’s Deep immediately [...]

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  243. To “A Hot Girl Who Dates a Geek,” this reminds me of listening to Billy Joel talk about the people who were cool in high school. You see the football stud 10 years later and “he looks like a caved-in ashtray.” When you ask for an explanation, he simply says:

    “Peaked too soon.”

    I think you’re right. The haters peaked too soon. Now their only peak is a peek. :D – Tim

    Comment by Tim — January 15, 2007 @ 2:06 pm | Reply

  244. BTW, regardless of my distaste for LOTR, I have to admire the work and effort. I’ve done similarly silly and pointless things in my time, but most of them were for large corporations, and didn’t turn out as well as your candy art. Great work! – Tim

    Comment by Tim — January 15, 2007 @ 2:08 pm | Reply

  245. Gotta say how much I love this! Totally awesome!

    This and all the other links to LotR edible sculptures are giving me ideas now…

    Comment by Geek Girl — January 15, 2007 @ 2:18 pm | Reply

  246. *Giggle*

    My eleven-year-old brother, after seeing the pictures, says “That is the ‘sweetest’ battle scene ever!” Pun very much intended. XD This is so wicked cool.

    Also, to those people who say geeks can’t get girlfriends, I stick my tongue out at thee. A lot of geeks are hawt. Hawter than people who wear their pants hanging off their rear ends, anyways. ^_~

    Comment by Neko-chan — January 15, 2007 @ 2:40 pm | Reply

  247. That is the coolest thing ever. Are you seriously doing Minas Tirith? Because that is mind-boggling.

    Comment by Robyn — January 15, 2007 @ 3:11 pm | Reply

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  250. Way delicious…It’s been made public….

    http://www.nowpublic.com/node/182171

    Comment by Victoria — January 15, 2007 @ 3:20 pm | Reply

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  254. Greetings from Welsh Wales.

    This is just so coooool!

    Also, s’far as I’m concerned, it is the Geek Haters that need to get a life. Being wonderfully, pointlessly creative and having a laugh with mates is far from a waste of time ;)

    Keep making that sugary mess!!!

    Comment by Dith — January 15, 2007 @ 5:57 pm | Reply

  255. Shit the bed, that’s absoloutely amazing.

    Well done you!

    Comment by Fi — January 15, 2007 @ 6:08 pm | Reply

  256. OMG, I wish I was with you this Christmas, can I join your family? We need to have a contest over next Christmas to see who will make the best scene. Perhaps a very large contest.

    Comment by healthnag — January 15, 2007 @ 6:37 pm | Reply

  257. I wish I had a family — or a boyfriend! — that wanted to do things like this! (So there, all you boring stuffy detractors.)
    Still, I did make a gingerbread TARDIS with a friend.

    Comment by Therru — January 15, 2007 @ 6:49 pm | Reply

  258. This rawks!!!!!!

    Comment by cylithria — January 15, 2007 @ 7:10 pm | Reply

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  260. Man, that is SWEET! You’re such a big fan, must be. And such a hater of sweets : ) I mean, I would it most of it before I complete the scene, I’m afraid : )

    Great Job!

    Comment by Andrew — January 15, 2007 @ 9:20 pm | Reply

  261. This is just awesome… I wish I had a boyfriend (or friends, for that matter) who would be willing to devote time to something like this. Man, we’d have a ball ^_^

    Awesome job!

    Comment by Sav — January 15, 2007 @ 9:22 pm | Reply

  262. Sweet! (forgive the pun ;-) )

    Sugar…. so… much… sugar… *falls into diabetic coma*

    Comment by G.I.L. — January 15, 2007 @ 9:31 pm | Reply

  263. Truly wonderful. I suspect this one will live on the ‘net for a long long time. Longer than the candy lasted, at any rate!

    Comment by rabidsamfan — January 15, 2007 @ 9:58 pm | Reply

  264. To all the critics;

    You have enough spare time that you can waste it sitting around looking looking for stuff on the internet that you can sneer at and then bother to sign up to comment on it? And somehow you’re not losers while everyone else here is!

    Yeah, you keep telling yourself that.

    Comment by slip — January 15, 2007 @ 10:44 pm | Reply

  265. OH. MY. GOSH. That is the most AWESOME thing I’ve ever freaking seen.

    You rock!

    Comment by Tiffany — January 15, 2007 @ 10:50 pm | Reply

  266. FAKE!!!

    Comment by DogInARocket — January 15, 2007 @ 10:51 pm | Reply

  267. That is fantastic! WTG. I will tune in next year for Minas Tirith. ;)

    Comment by Jen Z — January 15, 2007 @ 10:53 pm | Reply

  268. This is amazing–bravo!

    I’m going to link to this…it’s quite well done.

    j

    Comment by jasmine — January 15, 2007 @ 11:50 pm | Reply

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  270. That’s quite impressive, and hilarious. Great job!

    Comment by Kingfox — January 16, 2007 @ 12:59 am | Reply

  271. To Tim who skillfully commented back with a delicious quote from Billy Joel…

    I find the angrier the comments from the trolls are the lower the IQs must be. (The only way to explain the spelling or lack thereof)

    For example my favorite remains the illustrious Tod:

    “um….. i put patch panels in a trunk of a chevelle. your a loser. just responding to your question as to what i did over break.”

    Wow…that just speaks volumes about Tod’s life doesn’t it? Not only was did he have his head up something he actually admitted to having so little of a life that he took the time to attempt an insult instead of being productive!

    Well done Tod! Priorities dude!

    *eyeroll*

    Comment by A Hot Girl Who Dates a Geek — January 16, 2007 @ 1:04 am | Reply

  272. was did?

    ACK! The bad english usage is contagious!

    *running away*

    Comment by A Hot Girl Who Dates a Geek — January 16, 2007 @ 1:06 am | Reply

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  274. OMG! That was hella creative and one of the best things I’ve seen done with candy. There is now way in hell I coulda pulled that off. I can’t even get a gingerbread house done right and I cook! Well, I guess that said it right there…”I COOK!” I don’t bake or get all fancy like that, though I’ve been known to bake a good cake or some cookies here and there. You should send these pic to Kraft and places like that. I think they’d love it.

    Comment by blujewel — January 16, 2007 @ 8:47 am | Reply

  275. Glad you’re going to do Minas Tirith next year – I was hoping you would say that! Can’t wait to see how you do Denethor’s pyre… *EG*

    Comment by Mirabella Bunce — January 16, 2007 @ 9:39 am | Reply

  276. That’s awesome! Excellent work!

    I admit I did squat all over Christmas because I was sick as a dog, but I have in the past done my own LotR sugar-related goodness…

    http://kimberlychapman.com/crafts/cakes/shelob/shelob.html

    Comment by Kimberly Chapman — January 16, 2007 @ 9:54 am | Reply

  277. There are NO elves at the battle of Helm’s Deep.

    Comment by Mabry Slemmons, Tolkien Nerd — January 16, 2007 @ 10:32 am | Reply

  278. Inspired !

    C’est de la folie … but delicious !

    Comment by EVA — January 16, 2007 @ 10:39 am | Reply

  279. YOU DID A GREAT JOB! I LOVED IT. Do you plan on doing more creations? I hope so, because you guys are very creative. Keep up the great work.

    Comment by Marilyn J. Snider — January 16, 2007 @ 11:03 am | Reply

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  284. Wow. Your mom must be very cool to let you do this. I would like to meet her and if she and I hit it off, maybe offer her my special gummy bear.

    To learn more about me, your future new dad, google me! Love, Horseonovich

    Comment by Tom Horseonovich Colligan — January 16, 2007 @ 1:51 pm | Reply

  285. VERY impressive.

    Comment by OhNo — January 16, 2007 @ 2:23 pm | Reply

  286. I love you so much. MARRY ME AND WE SHALL HAVE BABIES THAT MAKE MORE DELICIOUSLY NERDY SCENES AND STUFF.

    Anyways, this is truly awesome – and inspiring! Now I’M going to try some different things… and UBER props to fellow Browncoat Narelie for the Firefly idea. I’m thinkin’ we’ll rise again!

    Comment by Kelsey — January 16, 2007 @ 4:38 pm | Reply

  287. I bow down to your awesomeness.

    Comment by britt — January 16, 2007 @ 4:54 pm | Reply

  288. I’m in awe man…Just in awe.

    Nice work.

    Comment by The Masked Minkus — January 16, 2007 @ 5:40 pm | Reply

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  290. Showed this to a friend, who showed it to a friend of his, and this was the response I got back from my friend.

    “Completely unofficial response from my man at Weta Digital: “Sweeeeet!” He will doubtless forward it to the people who did the models for the films.”

    Comment by Kada — January 16, 2007 @ 9:46 pm | Reply

  291. Hilarious! Nice pics and fun narrative.

    I have to admit that the most surprising thing -to me- is to see some of the negative comments you got: why do ppl bother leaving a nasty/’feh! I could have done better’ commentary if they do not appreciate your post in the spirit of fun it was clearly intended to be taken as? Weird.

    Anyway, this was very cute and it’s nice to see that some people still understand the holiday season as the family get-together it is supposed to be: I hope you and your family do another epic project next year that you will share in your blog. May all of you have a great 2007!

    PS: your girlfriend sounds like a great person, you need to hang on to her…

    Comment by F. Wolf — January 16, 2007 @ 10:35 pm | Reply

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  294. Greetings from Scotland.

    This has made my day. My husband’s RPG friends will die when they see this.

    Fan-f*cking-tastic!

    x

    Comment by puddlejumper — January 17, 2007 @ 4:09 am | Reply

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  296. That’s tidious

    Comment by Pinoy — January 17, 2007 @ 6:53 am | Reply

  297. As to the whole “no elves at helms deep” comment. Neither were there any gummy bears, or dogs or whatever these are, but that doesn’t detract from the total coolness of this orgasmic creation.
    Lore.

    Comment by Lore — January 17, 2007 @ 7:25 am | Reply

  298. Hey, Moria would be cool done out of chocolate.
    Lore.

    Comment by Lore — January 17, 2007 @ 7:36 am | Reply

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  301. OMG YAY! Someone had to do this. I can’t wait to see Minas Tirith. And maybe the elf place, I’m totally blanking on the name.

    >Pwnt is Ent-speak for owned.
    This really did make me COL (Chuckle Out Loud). It was almost a giggle, even, and I don’t giggle for much.

    Comment by Okelle — January 17, 2007 @ 12:11 pm | Reply

  302. Whoa! I love* the lollypop catapults!

    Comment by Steph — January 17, 2007 @ 1:53 pm | Reply

  303. I am diabetic but it would almost be worth the coma to be in the presence of such greatness. You have made my day.

    Comment by HermioneO — January 17, 2007 @ 2:14 pm | Reply

  304. Dude, U Rawk!

    Comment by gidget bananas — January 17, 2007 @ 2:25 pm | Reply

  305. Truly truly awesome. That Jackson dude should bow and grovel before your greatness! Possibly the funniest/coolest thing I’ve seen in my life!

    Comment by Ronzilla — January 17, 2007 @ 3:38 pm | Reply

  306. What the beautiful play of fantasy.

    Your Christmas vacations were right!

    Comment by Rostislav Siryk — January 17, 2007 @ 3:50 pm | Reply

  307. You might possibly be THE single coolest person in the entire universe.

    Bravo.

    Comment by Devster — January 17, 2007 @ 5:00 pm | Reply

  308. Love it. This rocks.

    Comment by cinemagypsy — January 17, 2007 @ 5:49 pm | Reply

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  312. many kudos, both for the concept and the realization. glad there are still people out there who do certifiably silly things just for the joy of it!

    Comment by erikathegreen — January 17, 2007 @ 9:40 pm | Reply

  313. i found that fantastic to see good work really worth looking at thanks for that and that is really cool margaret

    Comment by margaret korner — January 17, 2007 @ 10:01 pm | Reply

  314. LOL, you got ripped on XM Ethel, you douche.

    Comment by Bob — January 17, 2007 @ 10:24 pm | Reply

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  316. That’s brilliant. and pretty funny.

    The tootsie roll pop catapults are the best.
    and I love the steps of starbursts

    Comment by Erynn — January 17, 2007 @ 11:27 pm | Reply

  317. Goofy? Check.
    Silly? Check.
    Fun? Check.
    Pointless? Nope.
    This kind of effort is its own point. Yes, there are tons of Serious Problems in the world, but having something like this to counter balance the depressing day to day grind is wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing the pics!

    Comment by rbiemer — January 17, 2007 @ 11:57 pm | Reply

  318. Well. At least you have something to show for it … an awesome creation AND 321 comments!

    Comment by Pete Aldin — January 18, 2007 @ 2:33 am | Reply

  319. Holy Mother Of God!!! That is UNBELIEVABLE!!!

    If it means anything coming from a random Aussie chick… you are a legend!!

    Merry Christmas!

    Comment by Aussie Rock Chick — January 18, 2007 @ 3:48 am | Reply

  320. And now for playing the battle through by switching on the DVD and eating one of your soldiers each time one dies on the screen. Well that would be fun (at least for the first 5 minutes)

    Comment by The Food — January 18, 2007 @ 5:34 am | Reply

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  322. A friend passed this link on to me and I thought he was joking when he said Helms Deep in candy. Wow he wasn’t wrong…. I’d love to see you try and do a even bigger version and live inside it!!

    Brilliant fun looking at the pictures. So much time on your hands but its good to see you make good use of your hands!

    Keep it up Candyman!

    Comment by Janette From Scotland, Planet Earth — January 18, 2007 @ 6:12 am | Reply

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  324. As a teacher, I can appreciate the effort that goes into something like this! I’ve attempted large-scale projects with 20+ students before so I know what a pain (but great fun) a project like this can be! I give you an A+ for originality and effort. :)

    *must leave now before I pass out from sugar-high*

    Comment by The Holiday Diva — January 18, 2007 @ 3:22 pm | Reply

  325. My teeth hurt just looking at this.
    Awesome, just awesome.

    Comment by lplimac — January 18, 2007 @ 4:34 pm | Reply

  326. Now that’s fandom!!!
    Join us at http://www.americantolkiensociety.org!

    Could we reprint some of your photos in our journal?

    Comment by Amalie — January 18, 2007 @ 4:50 pm | Reply

  327. It amazes me that there are so many people in the world today who are quick to insult people, and don’t even check their own remarks to keep from being labeled the “idiots”, “nerds” and “losers” that they are so quick to mark others as being.

    That aside…
    I’m so glad that I found this link at one of my weekly addictions, http://www.nodwick.com because I now have something new and fun to show my sister, my new husband, my best friends, and the people I D&D with. Seriously, you might be quick to blame it on the alcohol, but don’t be too quick. I find this to be an incredibly fun and cool project, and I applaud you for it. :)

    Comment by PiffanyAvariel — January 18, 2007 @ 6:10 pm | Reply

  328. You are a nerd. And so are your friends. And so are the people who posted that they liked what you did.

    But hey, I found this from a link from a baseball card website. I am a nerd too, just like anyone who got the link from the same place I did.

    We’re all nerds in some way.

    Comment by Wharry — January 18, 2007 @ 6:12 pm | Reply

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  332. People like you are what make life worth living. I’m completely impressed and inspired. Good job!

    Comment by Brahm — January 18, 2007 @ 9:16 pm | Reply

  333. You guys are my HEROES!!! This is completely awesome, and the coolest thing I’ve seen in a long time! Can’t wait to see Minas Tirith!

    Comment by Michele — January 18, 2007 @ 11:25 pm | Reply

  334. that is without a doubt the best thing I’ve ever seen.

    Comment by Sid — January 19, 2007 @ 3:33 am | Reply

  335. Hahaha! This totally made my day! You definitely should get an award for this. Can´t wait to see the Minas Tirith!

    Comment by Adriana — January 19, 2007 @ 7:55 am | Reply

  336. Competitions for this kind of thing should be held annually in your home town sir in your honour. Good work.

    dogfrog.

    Comment by dogfrog — January 19, 2007 @ 11:12 am | Reply

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  338. Gingerbread/candy architecture is traditional at Christmas, of course – and this has to be the coolest version I’ve ever seen! By the way, black licorice would be useful as orc blood – after all, plenty of them died too. And maybe licorice rope as scaling ladders?

    Keep up the great work and do continue to share it with the rest of the world!

    Comment by Estelyn Telcontar — January 19, 2007 @ 12:08 pm | Reply

  339. I want to eat Aragorn.

    Comment by thereweretrees — January 19, 2007 @ 2:00 pm | Reply

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  341. Dudes, this thing is Pimping out

    Comment by Trout Man — January 19, 2007 @ 6:00 pm | Reply

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  343. Love it. I did a baking project. Christmas in Camelot. Had a bundt cake castle, rice crispy base, ice cream cone Christmas trees, and ice cream waffle bowl hovels.

    Comment by Alex — January 19, 2007 @ 9:16 pm | Reply

  344. [...] I wish I could say my Christmas Vacation was as sweet as this. [...]

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  345. Dude, Martha Stewart & that Emeril guy ain’t got nothin’ on you! roxors!

    Comment by Diamante — January 19, 2007 @ 10:44 pm | Reply

  346. Can i send all my grandkids to your house to play?

    Comment by Hiren Tristen — January 19, 2007 @ 10:48 pm | Reply

  347. I couldn’t stop laughing with at the sheer genius of the rendition and creation of this masterpiece. “Next year we’re building Minas Tirith, all seven rings.” What ambition! and we all await the climactic conclusion! Awesome man, Awesome.

    Comment by Zach — January 19, 2007 @ 11:27 pm | Reply

  348. Un-fucking-believable.
    I’m NOT a LotR fan, but I LOVE this!

    Comment by LeAnn — January 20, 2007 @ 12:07 am | Reply

  349. OMG. Did you just get naked and eat the whole thing??

    Comment by ivan — January 20, 2007 @ 12:53 am | Reply

  350. [...] link them anyway” I have not one, but two intensely geeky sweets-related items today.  First up, the battle of Helm’s Deep recreated in gummy form (with icing and a few lollipops).  And if that’s not enough to make you ache in both your teeth [...]

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  351. Well, I can’t usually stomach battle scenes, but this is much more to my taste.
    *groan*

    Comment by Rikae — January 20, 2007 @ 3:07 pm | Reply

  352. This website is really cool.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Gabriel

    Comment by Gabriel — January 20, 2007 @ 9:51 pm | Reply

  353. Holy mackerel! This is absolutely FABULOUS! I linked to you at my own site.

    Completely terrific, and hysterical to boot! Naysayers are just jealous.

    Comment by The Soccer Mom — January 20, 2007 @ 11:06 pm | Reply

  354. OMG you’re all crazy! In a good way, I mean!

    Comment by hedonisticpleasureseeker — January 21, 2007 @ 9:40 am | Reply

  355. Saw this on Annie Mac’s homepage at Radio One, can’t even describe how hilarious/genius this is.
    P.S I can give you the number for a brilliant dentist.

    Comment by Flick — January 21, 2007 @ 6:06 pm | Reply

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  357. Will you have my children?

    Comment by Taylor — January 21, 2007 @ 11:43 pm | Reply

  358. Hey, this is awesome! I read some of the other comments and one asked why? I think I can answer this … it’s to spend some time with the people you love over the holidays. Besides, what else is there to do, watch tv? (no thanks) My family usually plays cards, but one year my cousins and I spent a lot of time building a huge card village.

    Keep up the fun!

    Comment by sbernhard18 — January 22, 2007 @ 12:15 am | Reply

  359. Innovative and creative way to spend those holidays. Great effort put in it. It certainly gives the satisfaction that we miss in our routine life. Great thinking…Will try to follow something similar to go through the vacation.

    Keep it up.

    Comment by funnydude — January 22, 2007 @ 3:33 am | Reply

  360. oh yeah. FUCK YEAH.

    Comment by Lindsay — January 22, 2007 @ 7:09 am | Reply

  361. So, it’s January, it’s cold, it’s wet, it’s dull, the bills are rivalling the Tower of London and then this. I sat in my shop and laughed out loud. I mean, a real belly laugh. Not a pretty sight, but it so made my day! More power to your elbow; the ability to spread laughter, incredulity and disbelief all in one go is amazing. Elen sila lumenn omentielvo, A.

    Comment by Angie — January 22, 2007 @ 11:57 am | Reply

  362. Dude. That is awesome beyond words.

    Comment by Bright Young Thing — January 22, 2007 @ 12:11 pm | Reply

  363. This totally rocks! Bringing a smile to many faces is well worth it, I’d say! And, of course, the joy of spending time with family.

    Sad to see such pathetic haters, very gratifying to see so many more supporters! ;D

    Comment by another hot geek chick — January 22, 2007 @ 1:01 pm | Reply

  364. Ah, how cool. For those who say it’s a waste of time, what purpose does ANY piece of art have? You can’t eat a painting; you can’t wear a sculpture to keep warm (although perhaps you could bash a burglar over the head with one).

    It’s art for art’s sake, and I love it.

    P2

    Comment by Phoenix Psaltery — January 22, 2007 @ 2:37 pm | Reply

  365. Gasp! It looks just like it, I tried to do this once for Harry Potter but halfway through I started eating it (and threw up later).

    Comment by apeva — January 22, 2007 @ 4:56 pm | Reply

  366. COOL, How many calories???

    Comment by Cindy H — January 22, 2007 @ 5:22 pm | Reply

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  368. That is totally awesome! Beats making a gingerbread house! And I’m amused of the concept that I can eat my enemies!

    ^.^

    Comment by Elfie — January 22, 2007 @ 5:56 pm | Reply

  369. [...] Langeweile über Weihnachten gehabt? Warum nicht die Schlacht von Helms Klamm (Herr der Ringe II) mit Süßigkeiten und Zuckerguss nachstellen. [...]

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  370. That totally made my day :)
    Creds to you and your team :D

    Comment by Beast — January 24, 2007 @ 7:09 pm | Reply

  371. Sorry, but everything I see looks like a tootsie roll to me.

    Comment by Me — January 25, 2007 @ 2:40 am | Reply

  372. You are surely going over the world..
    greetings form the netherlands here..

    Okay I could start by getting annoyed by all the pathetic people..
    but Hey.. Andy stating you need a life and then posts another 2 times..
    kind of makes the point for me right there and then! So I won’t waste another key on that lot..

    I Think I hurt my muscles from laughing..
    It is SO briljant.. I am amazed and very much pleased with the fact that people who still know what is important in life..
    Having fun! not caring what other people might think..
    And as for your girlfriend..
    Mind asking her where she found you? I would like to go looking there myself!
    I’ll be thinking about this for the next several months everytime sugar passes my lips!

    Comment by Janneke — January 25, 2007 @ 6:59 am | Reply

  373. Have anyone of you all even seen the movie? It doesn’t look anything like Helms deep, at all! Do it again, do it right!

    Comment by Joakim — January 25, 2007 @ 9:31 am | Reply

  374. mm.. i’m hungry

    Comment by mike — January 25, 2007 @ 3:28 pm | Reply

  375. mmm… now i’m hungry

    Comment by mike — January 25, 2007 @ 3:29 pm | Reply

  376. i thought you were mad at first then sad, but i have to hand it to you tolkienwonka flippin amazing. slan agus beannacht.

    Comment by The Hippy — January 25, 2007 @ 6:29 pm | Reply

  377. makes me want to do the death of denethor …

    Comment by crazy — January 25, 2007 @ 9:38 pm | Reply

  378. Holy crap. This genius…bored genius…but genius all the same.

    Comment by Sariel — January 26, 2007 @ 1:03 am | Reply

  379. You are my hero.

    Comment by Azuaron — January 26, 2007 @ 2:53 pm | Reply

  380. Someone should make one with sugarless items for the diabetics out there. You people just don’t think lol.

    Comment by vkilla — January 26, 2007 @ 6:07 pm | Reply

  381. Very Nice…

    Can we eat the candy?

    DSvT

    Comment by DSvT — January 27, 2007 @ 4:19 am | Reply

  382. ok, that’s amazing!! i’m in love with candies and the lord of the rings so…. can i eat it?? xD

    Comment by eider — January 27, 2007 @ 6:44 am | Reply

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  386. [...] It seems not all of us were as happy to do the human equivalent impression of the bastard offspring of pig and sloth and instead spent their time in a much more useful and creative manner (in my opinion anyway which here is all that counts) , especially Missed Manners who documents his activities here:- What I Did Over Christmas Vacation. [...]

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  387. It looks a little strange, but then, I realize I’ve done something similar, just in a different medium – sandcastles. Just with shells instead of candy, and no people.

    Comment by MithLuin — January 30, 2007 @ 7:18 pm | Reply

  388. Just noticed that my home page needed correcting. Cheers, Dan.

    Comment by Kevin — January 31, 2007 @ 12:29 am | Reply

  389. excellent

    Comment by kyla — January 31, 2007 @ 7:00 am | Reply

  390. Beyond awesome!

    Comment by Harry — February 1, 2007 @ 9:55 pm | Reply

  391. Speechless… aghast… why?

    Comment by Ms C Quisp — February 2, 2007 @ 11:35 pm | Reply

  392. Jeeezzz!!!
    That is actually Amazing!
    1. I wanna eat it
    2. I cant wait for minas tirith
    annnnd
    3. yeah i just wana eat it xD

    Comment by Cassie — February 3, 2007 @ 4:57 pm | Reply

  393. Looks like someone should get out more.

    Comment by Dave — February 3, 2007 @ 5:05 pm | Reply

  394. Why should he get out more? He was spending time with his family, is that so lame in todays society?

    Comment by Baby Jebus — February 5, 2007 @ 1:40 am | Reply

  395. Dude, that is cool. I like it a lot. Don’t know much about LOTR, but the sheer scale of the thing is impressive. I read EVERY SINGLE ONE of the comments above and have this to say: Most posters are normal, ordinary people who are pleasantly surprised and totally impressed by your project; some however, feel the need to detract – why, I ask? Then the answer appears to me – because making negative comments with bad spelling, grammar and punctuation makes them feel better about their tiny, empty little lives.

    Yours

    A Discworld Fan With A Hangover And A Cold… ;o)

    Comment by RandomClicker — February 5, 2007 @ 3:45 am | Reply

  396. …someone after my own heart! what a find :-)

    Comment by R — February 6, 2007 @ 6:46 pm | Reply

  397. This is cool. I just love the art that they put into it. May be we should also try making one. i think it is a fun- filled activity for everybody. especially when you do that with your boyfriends, girlfriends or any loved ones. I think I’m craving for it. Yahoooo….

    Comment by melanie — February 9, 2007 @ 2:15 am | Reply

  398. You. Are. My. Effing. Idol. I am now filled with a strong desire to re-create Moria out of sugary snack foods. Wow. Wow. Wow. Etc.

    Comment by arwen.undomiel — February 10, 2007 @ 11:18 pm | Reply

  399. “Girlfriend”?
    Yeah right! xD

    Comment by Virre — February 11, 2007 @ 2:32 pm | Reply

  400. This is why we send our boys to fight in foreign lands, cos otherwise they waste time at home being creative… lol
    also agree with Virre on the girlfriend front, he probably refers to his right hand when he says girlfriend. It stands to reason that his right hand helped him

    Comment by Jimmy the Gym — February 12, 2007 @ 9:11 am | Reply

  401. Good God. There are millions of people out there who wish they had use of their limbs, you do and THIS is how you choose to use them? Poor cricket old son

    Comment by NickyP — February 12, 2007 @ 11:55 am | Reply

  402. I tried recreating a scene from Ghostbusters 2 once with a girlfriend of mine once, you know the one where they spray ‘happy juice’ all over the statue of liberty. Needless to say she was not so amused, is partially blind and now an Ex.

    Comment by BennyH — February 12, 2007 @ 12:03 pm | Reply

  403. How could you just resist these delicious sweets. That sure was a sweet idea :-) Never seen something that creative before … and whilst this is a manners’ site
    just let me add: Don’t play with your food! :-)
    Take care :-)

    Cavities here I come :-)

    Comment by Lucius — February 15, 2007 @ 5:56 am | Reply

  404. You have way too much time on your hands ;-). Hat’s off (and on the floor) to that astounding bit of work, nice idea :-). Most cool :-)

    Comment by Tom — February 15, 2007 @ 7:08 am | Reply

  405. That is a damn fine effort by yourself and your team! (I know others have said it before, but it well deserves my kudos.) I look forward with great anticipation to Minas Tirith… I would love to see what happened if your team got together with some of my decidedly eccentric friends!
    Again, good work..

    Comment by Tmiller1079 — February 15, 2007 @ 9:13 am | Reply

  406. Your Helm’s Deep is *awesome*. One Christmas I made a 2 foot by 1 foot candy covered gingerbread house for Pokémon but that was nothing compared to this. I bow to your übergeekness.

    Comment by summ3r — February 15, 2007 @ 11:49 am | Reply

  407. Thank you!

    Comment by Jennifer — February 15, 2007 @ 12:03 pm | Reply

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  409. [...] Oh, and if you’ve read this far and don’t really care about Lost that much, you’re probably crazy, but here’s something for you:  A re-enactment of Helm’s Deep in candy!  [...]

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  411. lol

    What is this, round eight of link tossing?

    My candy castle is like the neighborhood slore.

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  413. Wow! got enough time on your hands? This is the dorkiest thing I have ever seen.

    Comment by uradork — February 21, 2007 @ 11:52 am | Reply

  414. This is awesome! Your girlfriend is pretty lucky. How many guys are can mastermind something like this? Shows ingenuity and a sense of humour. Plus! It’s caaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnddddddddyyyyyyyyyy! woot! Big props to you!

    Comment by Clarissa — February 21, 2007 @ 12:14 pm | Reply

  415. Haha. This is wicked. Well done. :)

    Comment by Bea — February 21, 2007 @ 12:17 pm | Reply

  416. [...] What I should have done over XMAS… oh helm’s deep with candy. classic. [...]

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  417. [...] der Tolkien-Trilogie “Herr der Ringe” von Miss(ed) Manners über Weihnachten. In seinem Beitrag gibt es weitere Bilder und Beschreibungen zu dieser ungewöhnlichen [...]

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  418. I do give you “brownie points” for trying something creative and sharing it with everyone but there’s nothing “lord of the rings” about that..

    Comment by aK — February 22, 2007 @ 9:17 pm | Reply

  419. Yes, let’s all make sure to follow some narrowly-defined notion of what is worth doing in life. And yet here we all are looking at it and commenting on it.

    Well done, I say.

    Comment by extrapolater — February 26, 2007 @ 2:32 pm | Reply

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    you have a awsome girlfriend!!!!!!!!!!!

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  424. ahaha thats awsum! yet disturbing.. to spend a whole xmas shooting lord of the rings out of lollies. i do indeed hope that u had fun ripping it down and eating it afterwoods.
    good job!

    Comment by katie — March 2, 2007 @ 7:12 pm | Reply

  425. You know I could make this into an animated movie…

    Comment by Thin Arthur — March 3, 2007 @ 6:28 am | Reply

  426. Please for the love of God- don’t.

    Comment by BennyH — March 5, 2007 @ 9:53 am | Reply

  427. actually please do….

    Comment by BennyH — March 5, 2007 @ 9:55 am | Reply

  428. no, just thought about it again. DON’T.

    Comment by BennyH — March 5, 2007 @ 9:58 am | Reply

  429. This is so cool!! You have a girlfriend? Like a real onen not a cyberspace one?

    Comment by Brook R — March 12, 2007 @ 10:33 am | Reply

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  434. astonishing!

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  435. yummy yummy i love candy yummy yummy in y tummy!!!!!!! wahahahahhhahhahahhaha candy!!!!

    Comment by joe — April 17, 2007 @ 5:48 pm | Reply

  436. [...] tales from the Bible, told with Lego dioramas. Go look for yourself. This is almost as good as Missed Manners effort with the Battle of Helms Deep.   Certainly there is more to [...]

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  438. Wow! What are these made of? How long did it take you to finish everything? Fussy, you….but I salute your patience and endurance.

    By the way, at which time do you like it most? Is it during the day time or at night time? I’ve seen photos of the settings of The Lord of the Rings and have seen that most of them are during night time.

    Comment by oil portrait of wars — May 11, 2007 @ 6:26 am | Reply

  439. [...] person’s Christmas Vacation project: rebuilding Lord of the Rings’ Helm’s Deep entirely out of candy. “We used over 500 Gummy Bears as orcs and Uruk-Hai. The Elves, Dwarves and Men were [...]

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  441. Jeepers. Has everyone gone insane? This is the most inane thing I have ever seen. I can’t wait til some kid in Africa uses the internet for the first time and discovers this is what those more fortunate are up to. Maybe they’ll blog about it…

    Comment by Mikie — May 22, 2007 @ 9:36 am | Reply

  442. G’day,

    Well, if nothing else, making this kept you off the streets and out of trouble. :-)

    Now you need to get a group up and go to Middle-earth[NZ] and check out the locations used in the film.

    I went in 04 and led 3 hobbits there in 06.

    Expensive,but worth every silver penny!

    Elen síla lúmenn’ omentielvo!

    Pippin, the wandering hobbit

    Thain Peregrin Took II
    Great Smials
    Tookborough, The Shire

    Comment by The Wombat — May 31, 2007 @ 10:25 am | Reply

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  453. That looks so cool.
    What…Ahhh..Ahhhhhhhh the gummy bears are coming.Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh………………………………….

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  455. And how much time did it take for you? I mean from the beginning till the end.
    Hope you had a nice holidays.
    I wish my friends were like you. When I tell them my ideas of spending our free time, they usually answer, that I’m a big child.

    Comment by Lord — August 23, 2007 @ 8:17 am | Reply

  456. mate that was funny. as much as we think that you should get out more, that was cool. we were looking for random stuff and, hey, you guys win hands down!

    Comment by alex and stef — August 26, 2007 @ 6:02 pm | Reply

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  458. I bet Tolkien never tasted so good. :)

    Comment by Grape Lane — September 13, 2007 @ 1:33 pm | Reply

  459. Very well done!!!

    How major was the sugar buzz after all this?

    Comment by vthor — October 24, 2007 @ 3:31 pm | Reply

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  464. I bet it was alot of fun putting it together. The use of the gummie bears was very creative! Thanks for the laugh.

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  465. Loooool!

    I wonder how did all that taste!

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  466. Looks good !!!!!

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