"He seemed to have expert knowledge of exactly the sort of noise they make, and so I didn’t push the subject any further…" - Peter Jackson
I reckon the Hobbiton Gazette refers to him as ‘Bilbo Baggins, confirmed bachelor.’
can we just talk about how he was only two years old when his father left and then he was only six his home was attacked by Maedhros and Maglor because his mother had the Silmaril
can we talk about how Elrond’s mother almost died during the battle and jumped off a cliff into the ocean and then she and her husband sailed to Valinor to plead for help and thanks to them the Valar came to Middle-Earth to destroy Morgoth and the Half-Elven got to choose their fate
can we talk about how Maedhros and Maglor felt so bad about what they’d done that they raised Elrond and his brother like their own children but Maedhros ended up killing himself anyway and Maglor left in a great depression and wandered the shores forevermore singing of the lost Silmarilli
can we talk about how Elrond’s father would have rather been mortal but chose immortality for his wife and then Elrond’s brother Elros decided to become mortal and Elrond watched his descendants fall to selfish impulse and weakness and how he watched Isildur fail to destroy evil when he had the chance but he still stayed in Middle Earth to help the people living there
can we talk about how his wife was nearly killed and despite him healing her she leaves him to sail across the Sea and he can’t see her again until he too sails away, and then his daughter tells him she’s going to become mortal for her love, who happens to be a descendant of Isildur and Elros, and Elrond is never going to see her again
can we talk about how Elrond’s father became a freaking star in the night sky
can we talk about the fact that Bilbo had the nerve to write mediocre poetry about all of this and sing it in Elrond’s own house and Elrond apparently just found it kind of amusing
Wait, why DIDN’T the eagles take the ring to Mordor? They could have flown right over Mount Doom and dropped it in!
Wait a second, why didn’t Tom Bombadil take the ring to Mordor? It didn’t have any effect on him! Omg, I can’t believe Tolkien didn’t think of that. Haha, he could have walked right into Mordor and no one would have stopped him, him and Goldberry could have partied on the slopes of Mount Doom. He’s practically an Elder God, for fuck’s sake. He could have done it, Gandalf should have made him!
Wait one more second, because I’m about to blow your mind: Why didn’t Sauron take the ring to Mount Doom?
I know it sounds crazy, but just think: Sauron could totally get the ring there! No one is going to stop him in his own country, right? And if they tried, he’s psychotically powerful and could shoot them down immediately! Problem solved. Gandalf should have gotten Sauron to take the ring to Mordor.
After all, the only thing that’s important is whether they could have gotten to Mount Doom.
A double-bill of Lord of the Rings posts today, this one showing the route of the fellowship from Rivendell to Mordor; one of the most awesome and geekiest posts I’ve ever done.
is this a subway map
the fuck you doing Gandalf?
This is the best thing I’ve ever seen
i made an elrond thing because some people were being stupid and it hurt me a lot
yeah u gon’ learn about this mofo you fools
omg elrond bb
THIS IS MY FAVORITE GIFSET IN THE HISTORY OF EVER
Probably my favourite drawing of Luthien and Beren. By Tuuliky.
Awkward!Boromir’s internal monologue.