How To Solve Problems, If You Are Gandalf

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Flowcharts sure can be helpful. They allow us to break down life's challenges in a logical way. They can help us decide what to eat, or whether or not to ask our friends to give us a loan. And, if we're a wizard in Middle Earth, they can help decide whether to call in the eagles, resurrect, or phone a hobbit.

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This flowchart from LOTRProject offers a helpful guide for Gandalf problem-solving.


Illustration for article titled How To Solve Problems, If You Are Gandalf
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It's goofy, sure, but it also points to how Gandalf's methods for getting out of scrapes have become somewhat clichéd, which is something I didn't like about The Hobbit.

If you were Gandalf, would you solve problems this way? Would you abuse your Eagle-summoning powers to make trips to the corner store? I probably would.

Feel free to talk Gandalf, problems, or whatever else, here or over in the Talk Amongst Yourselves forum. Have good chatting.

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GetThisOffKotaku
GetThisOffKotaku

"They have become cliched"?

You are aware that LOTR and The Hobbit *made* those cliches, right? That's like saying "I didn't like the Matrix, because after the Matrix, the Matrix's technopunk future was so cliche'd".