a book of dwarves


Gandalf sat at the head of the party with the thirteen dwarves all round: and Bilbo sat on a stool at the fireside, nibbling at a biscuit (his appetite was quite taken away), and trying to look as if this was all perfectly ordinary and not in the least an adventure. The dwarves ate and ate, and talked and talked, and time got on.

“Now she was being denounced in cellars and dwarf bars across the city as the first dwarf in Ankh-Morpork to wear a skirt.”

Cheery Littlebottom Aesthetic

“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory….

…If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?….

If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then…

..it’s our plain duty to escape…

And to take as many people with us as we can!”  

―    J.R.R. Tolkien

Cats Day 12

Summary: You and your son, Frerin II, accidentally turn Thorin, Kili, Fili, Dwalin, Balin and Gandalf into cats and this is the result (Spin off of The Elf and The Dwarf)

Chapter Summary
: Bilbo introduces you to a dam and brings home cat toys.

Master List - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5 - Part 6 - Part 7 - Part 8 - Part 9 - Part 10 - Part 11 - Part 13

A/n: I needed a little pick me up after watching BOTFA all the way through so here it is! Once again: REQUESTS are OPEN; I will not be completing any of them until all requests are in!

You sneeze, pulling the blanket tighter around you.

Ever since you chose the mortal life, everyday after the first snowfall, you became sick. This year was the exact same. Thorin always told you to stop going outside during the first snowfall, but you would not deny your child his happiness.

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Have you ever noticed how the LOTR/Hobbit films kinda “swapped” the way the dwarves are portrayed in the books?

Book The Hobbit: Dwarves are just comic relief characters
Film The Hobbit: Dwarves are (mostly) “serious” characters whose culture/history is complex

Book LOTR: Gimli is a “serious” character whose culture/history is complex
Film LOTR: Gimli is (mostly) a comic relief character

CS ff: “Play the Game”

Summary: Storybrooke starts up a soccer club. Emma enjoys watching.

Rating: E #sorrynotsorry

A/N: I have just been looking for an excuse to write some post-darkness defeated PWP. These two deserve some peace, some quiet, and some quality banging. And I guess that means all of you deserve it, too. Set in the mythical future times when there is peace in Storybrooke. With thanks to @captainstudmuffin​ for encouraging this and giving it a quick read before I posted.

There’s no one more excited about a game that doesn’t use hands as much as Captain Hook, that much is easy for Emma to discern as she sits on the rickety bleachers outside the Storybrooke High School fields. She doesn’t remember who proposed the idea of a soccer club, although they’ve adopted the English term of ‘football’ as if it makes a huge difference in small-town America.

What she does know is that Killian is having the time of his life, running the field like he’s been doing it his whole life, like he didn’t spend centuries as a pirate sailing the seas. He’s just as at home in cleats on the field as he is in leather on his ship.

She only has a vague understanding of the rules; they’re all bits and pieces she’s picked up since they’ve started playing. A life on the move and on the run doesn’t afford much knowledge on organized sports, but here she is, looking up terminology on her phone as David and Killian run agility drills on the field.

For sure, her husband looks good in nylon shorts, in cleats and shin guards, in the t-shirt he uses for practices. He looks even better when they’ve been running those drills too long and he tosses his hair out of his eyes with an easy swing of his head. He catches her eye on the sidelines, biting his lip as she clearly looks him over head to toe.

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The Aim of Elves

Overall Summary: You disobey Thranduil’s orders and decide to help the dwarves which has a better outcome than you expected.

Chapter Summary: You and little Dis have a discussion about courting and you visit the ailing Lucille

A/n: A very short chapter but a chapter nonetheless 

Previous Chapter: Chapter 3

Next Chapter: Chapter 5

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I just started reading The Hobbit again. So it was about time for some Thorin fanart. :)

This one is - obviously - based on the book not on the movies. Even though, despite all the niggling about him, I liked Richard Armitage in the role. And I think he had some amazing and intense scenes in the films.

Anyways - Dwarves! <3

List of Norse Dwarves - The Dwarves in Norse Mythology

NOTE: There are various theories about the origins of the names of some of the less known dwarves of the Norse Mythology. Some names on this list may belong to the dwarf referred to or may be just another name for another dwarf.

Due to the many Dwarves in Norse Mythology, this list may not be complete!
Some of the less known Dwarves have only a few references to their names and not much is known about them.

I hope you can find this list to be helpful in some way!

A Dwarf (Old Norse: dvergr) is a certain kind of invisible, small and misshapen creature made from the maggots in the dead body of the giant Ymir. The dwarves are pitch-black in appearance and live under the ground in Nidavellir, one of the Nine Worlds held within the branches of the world-tree Yggdrasil. Nidavellir is the home of the Dwarves, a place which was probably thought of as a labyrinthine complex of mines and forges.
The dwarves are most often noted for being extremely skilled smiths and craftsmen. They love treasures and all the metals. They’re also extremely knowledgeable, wise, and magically powerful.
When a dwarf is exposed to the rays of Sunlight, he turns into stone.

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You know what? Everyone in the company thought Ori was just a smol child, too young to join the journey and too naive to be a real warrior, and probably (at the beginning) they wouldn’t have been wrong. What Ori was not, and many believed so, was a coward. Ori is brave, ambitious and deeply admires the ancient stories of the dwarves’ fathers. He grew up reading history books, scribbling small illustration at the corner of each page. The entirety of Ered Luin’s Library is probably covered in his doodles. It’s no surprise he also started to being fond of tattoos when he was just a teen. He started with his ankle and in less than two years he had covered his entire leg. He thought his brothers would have been mad at him but, for once, he found them to agree that he had a great talent and he really should have mastered that art. And so it was that in the following seven years Ori had covered almost his entire body with ancient runes and sacred icons of dwarf warriors, and he’s not going to stop.

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stealthpoptarts  asked:

My brother is telling me I can't have dwarves in my book breed large dogs (similar to breeds like the Tibetan Mastiff or Irish Wolfhound) to ride into battle because it's "scientifically inaccurate." He says that it wouldn't work because animals big enough and aggressive enough for that can't be domesticated for breeding. They can only be tamed. Does this mean I should come up with something else? Or could I get away with it if I was consistent with it? And aware of why it wouldn't work irl?

That doesn’t sound real. 

I mean, there is a distinct difference between taming and domestication, but just because something isn’t domesticated doesn’t mean it can’t learn different behaviors from its wild counterparts. In fact, that’s exactly what tamed house cats do (house cats are not domesticated). Even horses, though domesticated, have not been so genetically altered that they could not, given the right circumstances, survive in the wild. (Here are some more answers to the question of the difference between the two.)

Also, it’s your story and your world. Perhaps you use canine-like creatures without explicitly making them dogs and then you can do whatever the hell you want because it’s a species you created. 

You could breed anything you wanted, you might just have to exert a stricter level of control over their day-to-day lives to prevent unwanted mating and uncouth behaviors. 

Bottom line: it’s fiction. If you keep your depiction of this species’ tameness or domestication informed, then you’ll be fine. 

Happy building!


Originally posted by duirins

Master Lists: Drabbles/Imagines, and Completed Series

You were sitting in the library with Lindir. Your father had given both of you a day off to relax and you spent it together, reading books on dwarvish customs. Dwarves were very interesting to you and you wished to meet them one day.

“Courting beads seem interesting,” Lindir says, stopping at a page.

“Braids are very important to the race of dwarves, apparently. To elves however, it is just used to keep our hairs tied back,” you say, laughing.

He smiles back at you.

“Come Lady y/n, we must make our way back to the dining area. You know how your father is on punctuality,” he says, standing.

You stand as well and take his offered arm. You both make your way to the dining area, but pause at a balcony over looking a courtyard.

Your father is there talking to Elrohir and Elladan. Either scolding them or actually talking to them, you do not know, but you can hazard a guess and say it is the latter given the fact that he does not seemed too displeased.

You jump as a chicken comes flying into view and straight to your father. He panics, swinging his arm wildly and his face is priceless. He lets out an undignified yelp and tumbles to the ground, hair askew.

You let out a snort that turns into a full blown laugh as Lindir lets out a rather high pitched giggle. That causes your brothers to start laughing too and when they part you can see that the hen has made herself at home on your fathers belly and you continue laughing as her chicks follow her lead and makes theirselves at home on your fathers chest.

Rivendell Elves in the Hobbit movies: graceful, stuffy and not up for any kind of fun, are visibly annoyed at dwarves even breathing and really just want them gone

Rivendell Elves in the Hobbit book: sing a silly song to annoy the dwarves first thing, think their beards are weird, tell Thorin not to water his because it’s too long already and tell Bilbo he’s too fat and shouldn’t eat all the cakes, still let the dwarves stay in Imladris for two weeks with absolutely no ill will between them

Me @ Jackson:

Originally posted by thatshortfunnygirl