no offense but why ship pricingham when you can ship arnaba??? the best and most pure ship to ever enter our lives. stop,, forcing every character with a slight friendship to be gay. i’m not saying this bc i’m mcpriceley trash, i’d be just as happy if you said “i don’t ship mcpriceley but i do ship arnaba.” like, just stop kicking nabalungi out of the equation it’s really exhausting and irritating. thnks.
I was extremely lucky to get some gorgeous fanart for one of my fics (The Way He Looks) and @thecheesecracker was kind enough to send me the physical copies! I can’t even begin to explain how holding my writing in art form in my hands made me feel, but it was a pretty wonderful feeling. I truly cannot thank you enough!! <3 (check out their art, it’s amazing)
I DONT KNOW HOW TO GAIN MY REPUTATION BACK ON HERE i just used to have talked to everyone i was following but its not like that anymore. i wish i could like befriend everyone bcos i love everyone but i didnt even talk to you !! why do i love u right thats just creepy 2 some people !!! i’m afraid i come off as overfriendly n too hotblooded .. i’m so sorry if i’m annoying i jus have a lot of love in my heart as many corny posts on this site says , but i mean it !
So, this be my character Oddball. And he’s sort of on object head character (I know that’s kinda obvious but I’m sorry I’m half asleep and it’s almost 2am help-) I’m kidding… It seriously is almost 2 am though.
That aside ask this nerd questions, that or if you have any funny suggestions or anything for me to draw with him I’ll do that *shrugs*.
So I was watching Lord of the Rings lately and I couldn’t help but think about how much the relationship between Aragorn x Arwen and between Dean x Castiel is alike.
I mean, let me start with the similarities between Arwen and Cas first. Hell just look at their eye color.
Anyways, that’s not the point, let’s get started:
Both, Cas and Arwen, are immortal. Castiel is an angel of the Lord, his father high above, almost like a king for some people. Then there is Arwen. An Elf, an actual princess, the daughter of the Lord of Rivendell, eminent just like Cas.
Both have been quite alone in their long past and both never happen to experience love until they met their ones. (Unecsessarly to say that I am talking about Aragorn and Dean here.)
However, then there is the fact that both happen to be human at some point. Arwen decided to choose humanity to be together with Aragorn. Arwen: “I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.”
It was a hard desicion for her to make, but she chose Aragorn over a fulfilled and immortal life, even if that would mean her death. Arwen: “This was my choice, Ada, whether by your will or not, there is no ship now that can bear me hence.”
So you see, to her it’s more important to be with Argorn than anything else. Of course at the beginning she was quite unsure about what to do. She didn’t know rather Aragorn is going to live and going to become the king of Gondor or not. But important is that she never lost hope. Elrond: “He [Aragorn] is not coming back. Why do you linger here when there is no hope? Arwen: “There is still hope.”
Until she saw her future, their future. Together.
Now you would argue with the fact that Castiel didn’t choose to be human and a mortal life and that is true, BUT remember why he became human! Why the angels were falling! I mean of course it was Metatrons work but think further back. Also don’t forget that Cas would choose Dean over and over again. “You have to choose, Castiel. Us. Or them.” And he chose Dean. “You gave us order, Castiel, and we gave you our trust. Don’t lose it over one man.” and Cas’ answer was: “No. I can’t.”
Who knows what would have happend if he didn’t choose Dean. Maybe everything would have been better for him, we don’t know, but he didn’t care about that at all, because all he cares about is Dean and that’s the same with Arwen and Aragorn. Just think about it! If Castiel would have to choose between an immortal life and being together with Dean for the rest of his life, wouldn’t he choose Dean and with that mortality as well? Yes! I mean, come on, it’s quite obvious.
So infact both Arwen and Castiel would sacrifice everything, just to be with the ones they love and care about the most. Both of them would do everything to make sure they will be fine. Like for example with appearing in their dreams. Aragorn: “I am asleep. This is a dream.” Arwen: “Then it is a good dream.”
Dean: “I’m dreaming, aren’t I?”
or just by their presence and comforting words.
Now to my last point. Lets be honest both are hella sassy. Castiel:“You should show me some respect. I dragged you out of hell, I can throw you back in.”
Arwen:“What’s that? A Ranger caught off his guard?”
Like I said: Think about it, it’s quite obvious.
So now let me start with the similarities between Dean and Aragorn.
First of all is to say that both of their parents died “quite early”. Of course Dean was around 27, when his father died to safe him, but he was only four years old when he saw his mother burning on the ceiling. After that Dean started following his fathers orders, continued the family business, took and still takes care of his little brother.
“’Cause you’re following Dad’s orders like a good little solider? Because you always do what he says without question? Are you that desperate for his approval?!”
He grew up very fast, too fast actually.
We don’t know much about Aragorns parents, just that his father served as Chieftain of the Dúnedain and that Aragorn was two years old, when his father got shot between his eyes, while he was hunting orcs and that his mother died when he was 74 years old.
However Aragorn didn’t see his mother often, after he left Imladris with the age of twenty, to fulfill his mothers wishes to become a Ranger and to wander in the wild. So we can see both did what their mother (in Aragorns case) or father (in Deans case) wanted them to do. Following their orders and wishes.
But still we know that Aragorn had a better relationship to his mother than Dean had to his father, though. Also Aragorn kind of grew up very fast and learned how to survive alone in the wild.
Next point is their past. Both Dean and Aragorn are quite afraid of their past or rather are having a kind of dark past.
Well, for Dean at least it is hard enough remembering what happened to his mother and thinking back to all these years of hunting with his father and brother to find the thing which killed Mary and which also destroyed his childhood.
Also looking at new seasons of Supernatural he is afraid of what he became. I mean like he was in hell, got the Mark of Cain then the Demon accident. Of course it’s not his fault but still all these things are hunting him.
He is ashamed of what he became and about letting that happen and as we know Dean he gives himself the fault for everything bad that happened.
Aragorn, in that case, is more ashamed about his relatives/ancestors, because they were seeking for power over whole middle earth and all that just beacuse of this one ring. “The Ring passed to Isildur, who had this one chance to destroy evil forever. But the hearts of Men are easily corrupted. And the Ring of Power has a will of its own. It betrayed Isildur to his death.”
He is afraid of becoming just like them. Arwen: “Why do you fear the past? You are Isildur’s heir, not Isildur himself. You are not bound to his fate.
Aragorn: “The same blood flows in my veins. The same weakness.
Aslo Dean is kind of scared about becoming something he don’t want to be. Both are trying to hide the pain inside of them. Both are kind of broken, but still want to seem strong from outside. They love and care about everyone around them more than they love and care about themselves. Aragorn:"I give hope to men and keep non for myself.”
Dean:“ I know how you look into the mirrow and hate what you see!”
But despite that fact they keep on fighting for what’s right, because that’s what they are good at. “I can see inside you, Dean! I can see how broken you are, how defeated; you can’t win and you know it, but you just keep fighting, just keep going through the motions. (…)”
If not saving themselves from their past or from their future, then at least saving as many people as they possibly can and that for the greater good.
But for exactly that, Dean as well as Aragorn, have got the ones they love the most by their sides. Cas loves Dean with all his flaws, no matter how broken Dean is inside, no matter what happend to him, even when he turned dark, Cas was there, always came when he called, always did everything Dean asked for.
He is showing Dean how wonderful he is, that he is loved and that he is a beautiful person inside and out and Dean appreciates that more than even Castiel can imagine.
That’s the same with Aragorn and Arwen. Arwen stands by his side, always, she is showing him how important he is to her and knowing that he will not make the same mistake his ancestors did years ago, that he can be what he was meant to be and not be afraid of it. She gives him hope and strength. Arwen: “Your time will come. You will face the same evil, and you will defeat it.”
And not to forget both are hella badass.
Castiel and Arwen are the best that could ever happen to Dean and Aragorn and they both are showing them that there is nothing to be afraid of as long as they have someone by their side, who loves them for exactly what they are and that is important. That is what they need in life. No matter how dark eveything can get, together they can defeat it.
A tragic love story between an immortal and a mortal. That’s what I signed up for!
The King in Farmer Giles of Ham is so obviously actual escaped Middle-earth royalty that it is killing me that all of Tolkien wasn’t written by Susanna Clarke instead and that there are not therefore ten short stories out there about Maedhros getting apocryphally fucked over by a charcoal burner