Legolas and Gimli depart by TurnerMohan
"We have heard tell that Legolas took Gimli Glóin’s son with him because of their great friendship, greater than any that has been between Elf and Dwarf. If this is true, then it is strange indeed: that a Dwarf should be willing to leave Middle-earth for any love, or that the Eldar should receive him, or that the Lords of the West should permit it. But it is said that Gimli went also out of desire to see again the beauty of Galadriel; and it may be that she, being mighty among the Eldar, obtained this grace for him. More cannot be said of this matter."
—The Return of the King, Appendix A
[apparently Gimli was the equivalent of 14 during The Hobbit timeline
Don’t mess with Gimli
They picked the right guy to play a Dwarf
okay so my dad finally found his copy of the two towers and oh mY GOD IT LOOKS LIKE A ROMANCE NOVEL I CAN’T STOP LAUGHINFG WHENEVER I SEE IT
LOO K AT LEGOLAS’ MULLET CZKLANXNKSKAHX AND GIMLI’S JUST STARIUNG INTO THE DISTANCE
ok sorry im reblogging this again because i am honestly in disbelief about this
hot enemy soldiers
#lord of the rings#okay but MIDDLE EARTH MUGHAL EMPIRE Y/Y????#if Aragorn gets to be King Arthur then let’s give Harad an Akbar—a near-divine figure behind whom all those diverse tribes unite#all that centralized government and administrative strength to Gondor’s medieval fiefdom thing#and a class of nobility decidedly subordinate to the king—none of this dol amroth nonsense#I can’t decide if Umbar is the capitol and it’s just Gondor (stupid empire-building Gondor) that refuses to acknowledge it#(they totally outclass Gondor in poetry btw like let’s be real)#(rumi runs circles around beowulf)#(…their music is probably better too they have courtier-musician-philosophers who practice something like musiq-i-asil)#(and then there’s Gondor like—”so have you heard the one bout the cat and the fiddle?”)#I wonder if Harad was prosperous and powerful until Sauron started blocking trade routes#bleeding them dry until they had no choice but to turn to him#I wonder if Gondor embargo’ed them#I wonder how many tag novels I have to write before someone goes ahead and writes this for me
accidentally found this little fluffy sketch in one of my folders x)
And that’s the story of how my dad had to give a heartfelt apology to a hysterical seven year old for ruining the plot of LOTR.
fUN FACT my dad did this too
because I had the flu when I read Fellowship and was absolutely hysterical when Gandalf died to the point I could hardly breathe and went outside in my itty bitty bathrobe to cry on the front lawn, and my mom called my dad at work (some kind of Nerd Help System) and he was like, “Sweetie, go look at the cover of Book 2 and tell me who’s on it.”