this probably isn't funny, but one time in spanish class, we had to make a powerpoint about a spanish speaking country and this one kid was showing the class his powerpoint, specifically on the slide with celebrities. he pronounced the name "penelope" as "penel-opay" aND I ALWAYS LAUGH AT TH IS
aldkjfs maybe he’d just never heard it out loud before?? but omg
NO SERIOUSLY I HAVE SUCH A FIERCE FUCKING LOVE FOR THORIN BC SO MANY PEOPLE DON’T LIKE HIM BECAUSE OKAY YEAH HE CAN BE A STUBBORN ASSHOLE BUT AT HIS CORE HE CARES ABOUT HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND WAS 100% READY TO DIE (AND DID) TO TAKE BACK HIS PEOPLE’S HOMELAND IT MAKES ME SO ANGRY THAT PEOPLE JUST TOSS HIM TO THE SIDE LIKE NONE OF THAT MATTERED
I THINK PEOPLE FORGET THAT IT WAS 160 YEARS BEFORE THE QUEST TOOK PLACE. 160 YEARS OF SMAUG LIVING IN THE MOUNTAIN. NEARLY TWO CENTURIES OF NO ONE IN MIDDLE EARTH LIFTING A FINGER TO HELP THE DWARVES TO EITHER GET THEIR HOME BACK OR HELP THEM BUILD A NEW LIFE. NO THEY DID ALL OF THAT SHIT THEMSELVES AND HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS OF THEM DIED. NEARLY TWO CENTURIES THORIN HAD TO WATCH HIS PEOPLE SUFFER AND DIE IN POVERTY AND BE TREATED LIKE BEGGARS JUST FOR BEING DWARVES.
IF YOU THINK REALLY THINK THORIN DOESN’T HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE A LITTLE BIT OF A DICK THEN YOU’RE JUST BEING INCREDIBLY UNREALISTIC. AND IF YOU CAN’T SEE PAST THAT SMALL PART OF HIM, THEN DON’T EVEN READ THE BOOK OR WATCH THE MOVIES BC YOU’RE MISSING THE WHOLE FUCKING POINT GOODBYE.