Kíli can’t tell elf genders apart, he just finds everyone really pretty.
(I headcanon that dwarves express their gender with braids, as it’s simple but effective and can be changed as the individual sees fit. As elves don’t have a similar system, younger Dwarves find it difficult to address elves with proper pronouns, because “what do you mean we have to guess based on their features? Assume based on stereotypical traits, how impolite!”)
short trans boys get upset about their height but like yo, the dwarves in the lord of the rings are 4'6" at average and they’re fucking amazing. you try fighting orcs n shit at that height. You’re good bro.
ah, frodo, erebor! built deep within the mountain itself, the beauty of this fortress city was legend. its wealth lay in the earth, in precious gems hewn from rock and in great seams of gold running like rivers through stone. the skill of the dwarves was unequaled, fashioning objects of great beauty out of diamond, emerald, ruby, and sapphire.
↳ “ Dwarves were a race in Middle-earth also known as the Khazad, the Naugrim (meaning ‘Stunted People’), and Gonnhirrim (meaning 'Masters of Stone’). The Dwarves were made by Aulë, whom they themselves call Mahal, meaning “maker.” Aulë was unwilling to wait for the coming of the Children of Ilúvatar, for he was impatient and desired to have someone to teach his lore and crafts. Therefore, he made the first Seven Fathers of the Dwarves in secret in a hall under the mountains of Middle-earth.”
Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.