middle-line

anonymous asked:

My friend copied and pasted the plue fic and sent it to me over text, I didn't know what it even was and I just skipped to the middle, read one line, and screamed. I've never deleted a text so fast. I've only read one line and it has scarred me for life (´・_・`)

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middle earth meme: [1/7] quotes

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world Frodo, besides the will of evil. Bilbo was meant to find the Ring. In which case, you were also meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought.

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I DROPPED MY MONSTER CONDOM FOR MY MAGNUM DONG

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middle-earth meme: {1/4} dwarves

Bofur
'I wish you all the luck in the world. I really do.'

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The Line of Durin, including those Dwarves of Erebor, as listed in Appendix A of The Lord of the Rings: Of Durin’s Folk.


Just thought I’d share this and a little bit of trivia for fellow Dwarf-fans (especially the fanfic writers) interested in the relationships between the various Dwarves.

* Fili and Kili - So even though in the Hobbit itself it was mentioned that Fili was the younger, this Tree clearly indicates Fili as five years older than Kili. (given that this was published years after the first edition of the Hobbit, we can assume this to be the final say on the matter.)

* Dis - Was only 10 years old when Smaug attacked Erebor (2770), and only 39 when the Battle of Azanulbizar (the battle outside the East Gate of Moria) happened 2790-2799.

(makes you wonder where the Erebor exiles lived in the 20 years between losing Erebor and Thror going to Moria).

* Fili was born 60 years after the Battle of Azanulbizar, so technically there was no way Fili’s father could have died at Moria. Dis was 99 years old when she had Fili, 104 when she had Kili. She would have been 181 years old (if she still lived then) when the three died at Erebor.

* Thorin and Frerin - Were born five years apart. Just like Fili and Kili. Frerin was 48 when he died.

* Dain - Was Thorin’s second cousin. Thorin’s grandfather Thror was older brother to Dain’s grandfather Gror. Thror and Farin were cousins. Farin is grandfather to Balin, Dwalin, Oin and Gloin, making these latter four first cousins.

It also makes them third cousins to Thorin and Dis, as well as Dain.

* Balin - Would have inherited the throne of Erebor had Dain died childless, as he was fourth in line to the throne after Fili, Kili and Dain.

However, Dain’s son, Thorin III, was born two years after Kili.

* Gimli - is  15 years younger than Kili, 20 years younger than Fili.

* Thorin - settled in the Southern half of the Ered Luin (the Blue Mountains) in 2802… 2842 is the date given in the “Peoples of Middle Earth” book where the settlement is officially established once more of Durin’s Folk - mainly the exiles - come to live there.

The mines are poor and their chief yield is iron.

* Bilbo - born 2890.

2911 - The Fell Winter when the White Wolves invaded Eriador from the North (including the Shire) when the rivers froze. Given the proximity to the Shire, this might have affected the Dwarves of the Blue Mountains as well, including Thorin’s people seeing as how they lived in the southern end (ironically near the Grey Havens, possibly in the area south of the Grey Havens).

Bilbo was 21 at the time. Fili, Kili and Gimli being 52, 47 and 32 respectively.

The following year - 2912 - possibly from the thawing of all the rivers that had frozen during the Fell Winter, there was great flooding in the lands just south of the Shire and the Blue Mountains: Minhiriath and Enedwaith.

* Dwalin - was one of the longest lived Dwarves in history. He was 340 years old when he died in the Fourth Age. Typical Dwarven lifespans were about 250-300 years old.

Sadly, it’s never been stated how Dori, Nori and Ori were connected to the Line of Durin, however distantly, though possibly it might have been by marriage. Even less is said of Bifur, Bofur and Bombur, only that they were not of Durin’s line though they still claimed descent from the Dwarves of Moria.

If anyone would like more information not stated here, drop a note in my Ask and I’ll see if the books have anything to say :)

Information gathered from: The Lord of the Rings Appendices, Unfinished Tales, and The Peoples of Middle Earth.