Frodo: I can’t do this, Sam.

Sam: I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.

Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?

Sam: That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.

I call this done, for the moment. With all the Bambi/Hobbit-jokes that is going on here with Thranduil and Legolas, I NEEDED to do something based on one of the posters from Bambi 2;


Pretty pleased with it. Got couple of suggestions when I asked around what I could do with the background. But for now, I keep it this way until I change my mind xD

(For my Ghost-followers. There will be comics. Lots of them. And soon. STAY TUNED.)

Photoshop CS6

Legolas, Thranduil©JRR Tolkien
Art©Michelle “FlameCurry” Rudolfsson -15

crabackles asked:

Tell me EVERYTHING you love about LotR!

Lord of the rings, besides Harry Potter, was one the very first epic tales to ever whisk me away to a place that was simply better then reality. And I don’t mean to say real life or reality is horrible… it’s just nice to have an escape. 

Lord of the rings introduced me to my home, middle earth. And the Shire’s imagery was fresh and relaxing and the inhabitants were at peace and I found myself falling in love with them. 

Wizards, Hobbits, Dragons, Elfs, Orcs… They are the very creatures and characters that have surrounded my entire life… and to have them lead me through the hero’s journey and through the forests and through the mountains… I couldn’t help but feel changed as a person. 

I’ve read the books, the poems, the lores, and I’ve studied all the characters down to their very cores, and I still cannot describe the feeling each storyline provokes. Through greed, murder, friendship, and love; I know what Samwise meant about the darkness only being brief. I know what it means to make a mistake. I know the embodiment of adventure. 

When I think of Lord of the rings, I dream of hot tea boiling on a low-set stove within a familiar, warm kitchen. I see the vast, green range of the Shire and a hobbit reading literature beneath a tree. I hear the soundtrack or think of Tolkien’s words (his world he created) and I think of rivers and Ringwriaths drowning, women sneaking into battle… Loyal friends sacrificing themselves. Fear and horrid images, masking itself with an eye that can only see through evil unto a land that seeks freedom. 

I love this story because of the feeling it gives me. What the characters have taught me. I love it because it’s one of the great stories, the one that really matters, full of darkness… I love it because not all who wander are lost. And it’s a dangerous business going out your door… but the story that lies outside it will sweep you off to greatness.  


On a blank leaf I scrawled: ‘In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit.’ I did not and do not know why. I did nothing about it for a long time, and for some years I got no further than the production of Thror’s map. But it became The Hobbit in the early 1930s..

-J.R.R. Tolkien in a letter to W.H. Auden, 1955.

let’s remember what started all the names, the places, the mountains and rivers, the poems, the movie trilogies, all the fanfictions, drawings, and paintings.. a sentence. written casually on a blank paper.
I’m so glad he wrote the thing ~