*feels*

I read geeky-jez theories about the alleged betrayal of Fen'harel. The thought that things could really have gone that way is tearing my soul apart.

Fen'Harel decides to erect the Veil and imprisons the gods to free the people from slavery, risking everything in the hope of a better future. The power needed to accomplish such a feat is immense and, to compensate, Fen'Harel falls into a slumber that will last centuries. But time does not matter: the life of elves is still eternal and Fen'Harel is certain that he will find them all again at his awakening, in a better world, free from slavery and from the yoke of the gods. His sacrifice will not be vain.

Imagine Fen'Harel waking up only to discover that everything he loved is destroyed. He scarified himself for the people and now all those people are dead. And it is all his fault. By creating the Veil he has weakened the bond of the elves with the Fade. He made them mortal. He wanted to save them, but he sentenced them all to death. Fen'Harel wakes up and he is completely alone. He tries to approach some dalish clans, only to find out that he is now widely regarded as a traitor. The Dread Wolf, Lord of Trickster.

In the light of this scenario, his biggest fear becomes even more significant: dying alone.

This is terrible and beautiful. I don’t know why I’m writing this, I just wanted to share this thought.

(sorry for the grammar, english is not my native language!)

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TH/LOTR: Legolas' change in nature/character development

There has been a lot of confusion over why Legolas’ character appears different in The Hobbit than it does in The Lord of The Rings. So I thought I’d share some of my thoughts on the subject to help people understand why he undergoes this change. In TH he is full of sorrow, and appears to be still grieving for the death of his mother. His behaviour is constantly being observed by his father and kin, for this reason he cannot show weakness. This includes showing compassion towards ‘lesser’ beings. 

His change in nature seen in LOTR is partly due to him being away from Thranduil, Tauriel, and the elves of the Woodland realm. Mirkwood is a solemn place, and it’s understandable how the environment could have an affect on his personality. Just being around his father everyday would have had a huge influence on him, what with his selfishness and inconsiderate nature. However when Legolas parts with his father Thranduil finally tells him that his mother ‘loved him’, and I believe that hearing this helped Legolas recover from his grief. 

In LOTR I have noticed that Legolas is less immature, he is not as stubborn and selfish as he once was, he is more compassionate and much wiser, and yet he is joyful. He actually smiles.

I believe that this is due to his time spent with Strider. Aragorn is a much kinder and gentler spirit than those of Legolas’ woodland kin, but growing up with the elves, he still understands their ways. It’s not hard to believe that Legolas is fascinated by Aragorn; a mortal man with the nature of an elf; a ranger who is in fact the heir to the throne of Gondor. It is apparent that during their time spent together Legolas learns a lot from him. 

Both of them had lost their mothers, this being something they could both relate to. But where there was sorrow there was also happiness. Whilst in his company, Legolas was finally able to appreciate life and see the joys within it. Something that his father prevented him from doing. 

And then there’s Gimli coming into his life-  

which pretty much speaks for itself.

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Can we take a second to acknowledge that Lord Elrond and King Thranduil, two of the greatest warriors of Middle Earth, adorn and arm them selves with the finest crafts in their armories. While Lady Galadriel strolls in, looking like she’s dressed for a wedding and not only “smacks” an orc into oblivion but faces down the current Lord of darkness…. Conclusion: Don’t pissoff a woman!