*tauriel

People: “Tauriel crying over Kili’s body showed her as a weak character.”

ahem.

THEODEN CRIED OVER THEODRED.

FRODO, SAM, MERRY, AND PIPPIN CRIED OVER GANDALF.

BILBO CRIED OVER THORIN.

GIMLI CRIED OVER BALIN.

SAM CRIED OVER FRODO.

EOMER CRIED OVER EOWYN.

LITERALLY EVERYONE CRIES.

FUCK THE IDEA THAT WOMEN WHO SHOW EMOTION ARE WEAK.

4

“We also are daughters of the great, and we have wills and courage of our own. Therefore do not bend, Ancalime. Once bend a little and they will bend you further until you are bowed down. Sink your roots into the rock, and face the wind, though it blow away all your leaves.” [for ceren]