All the realms of the Elves in the third age are guarded Realms, in the sense that they are protected. But the Woodland Realm is a little different than the other Elven realms in that the guarding is obvious: it’s a closed city, definitely more fortified.The idea that emerged was that it would be like being in a forest except you’re underground. A sort of underground palace that would somehow feel Elven.


"To his defence, Tolkien was writing in 1937. The world is a different place today. I kept repeatedly telling people that in this day and age, to put nine hours of cinema entertainment in theatres for young girls to go and watch, and not have one female character - it’s subliminally telling them that ‘You don’t matter, you’re not important and you’re not pivotal to the story’. I think that they were very brave and very right in saying ‘We won’t do that to the young female audience that will come and watch our films’. And even for women my own age, I think it’s time that we stop making stories that are only about men."

Evangeline Lilly


Richard Armitage being the sweetest human being on Weibo. ;)

- Richard Armitage Weibo watch, updated 29.01.15

P/S: His names in Mandarin includes:

- ‘理查德.阿米蒂奇' (pronounced as 'Li Cha De . Ah Mi Di Qi') is a direct translation from his name, Richard Armitage, based on the pronounciation.


- ‘李建军' (pronounced as 'Li Jian Jun'): The first word '李' is a shortened form of his name 'Richard'. As for '建军', it's somewhat a literal translation of his last name 'Armitage'. So, '李建军' literally translates into 'Lee Army Builder'.

- ‘大舅' (pronounced as 'Da Jiu'): It actually means into 'uncle', coming from Thorin, who is, well, uncle to Fili and Kili.


Let me uncover the silver in your dark hair
The weight of your bones
I want to witness the beauty of your repair
The shape you’ve grown
So if you’re out there in the cold
If you’re a stranger to your soul
I’ll bring you to your birthright
 - Vienna Teng “Never Look Away”