This is the tapestry Bard used to check back on Thorin’s name and family in DOS. As you can see, Frerin’s listed there, so he exists/existed in movie verse.
In fact, he can be see in AUJ before Smaug’s attack.
It’s a little difficult to see, but if you zoom in close enough, you can see that the guy in the front, with brown hair, actually has the same braids Thorin and Fili have - prince braids.
This is the battle of Azanulbizar. We see Thror fighting back to back with another dwarf - most likely a rather young one, because his hair’s not white yet (as it is even with Balin at that time) and he’s a tad slimmer than the average dwarf, like Kili is. He’s got messy dark-brownish hair, and his clothes are that of a ranger, with a good deal less armor than Thorin wore, so it’s not him. It’s also not Thrain, cuz Thrain’s got grey/whiteish hair at that time already, and he’s a little further away - fighting back to back with Thorin. They’re at the rock where Azog chops Thror’s head off.
This is Thorin’s expression as he does not only see his grandfather get beheaded, but also his baby brother getting chopped to pieces by orc blades.
It’s also the moment after which he immediately goes berzerk to go after Azog, and almost gets killed if it hadn’t been for that oakenbranch.
Remember Thorin chasing after Kili immediately because Kili is just so much like both of his uncles? (◡‿◡✿)
That is why parents scream No at the sight of their child’s body; it is because Death needs to be told he made a mistake, it is because Fate needs to be begged for a second chance, for an exchange, for mercy.
ships: gimli/legolas, aragorn/arwen, faramir/eowyn, bilbo/thorin, ace!fili/kili/tauriel and maybe some bard/thranduil and dwalin/ori ???
what they are all doing generally speaking:
Thorin - CEO of Erebor Industries (what does it do? idk?), Dis - Corporate Lawyer, Bilbo - English Prof, Elrond - History Prof, Gandalf - Language Prof, Dwalin/ Thranduil/ Bard - idk adults i havent actually come up with jobs for them or any of the rest of the company apart from the obvious things
Ori - grad student studying film making/screen-writing (if im gonna do dwalin/ori he cant be too young ja feel?), Fili - senior in college, Kili/Tauriel/Bolg - juniors in college, Arwen/Legolas - sophomores in college, Gimli/Aragorn/Boromir/Eomer - freshman in college, Faramir/Eowyn - seniors in highschool, Sam/Merry/Pippin/Frodo (yes they will be in this au) - elementary school (like 1st or 2nd grade)
Their uni is in rivendell. This au exists in Middle-Earth its just /modern/ and everyone is kinda human sized (although I am trying to keep some of the height differences?? just usually people are sititng or something so you cant even really tell. but leggles is deffo taller than gimli okay cool bye.) So all the places are from Middle-Earth. They dont like go to New York one weekend or something.
apparently tv shows and movies do exist and everyone is obsessed with criminal minds cause lbr criminal minds
Fili, Kili, and Gimli live in a house a block off campus they call House Durin cause they are dumb (gimli got out of living in the dorms cause hes living with “family” way to go cheatin the system babe)
Legolas and Tauriel live in an apartment together they call Greenwood Loft
Boromir and Aragorn are roomies in the dorms and constantly talk about how much they miss Gondor. Faramir (and Eowyn) come visit a lot.
Fee&Kee got internet famous from some really ridiculous Vines they made. And then they branched out to youtube and insta
tbh instagram is just the easiest format to tell a story with so thats why i use it the most
thorin met bilbo at a coffee shop and had no idea he was fee&kee’s english professor. bilbo corrected his grammar. thorin fell in love.
eowyn totally had a crush on aragorn cause he was the hot stud at the rohan highschool (he was only there a year cause he kept transferring and moving everywhere) but then he went to college
she met faramir while visiting her brother at rivendell uni where faramir was visiting his brother. what a coincidence…aragorn may have set it up idkidk aNYWAYs instant love. gr8. its a long distance relationship cause they go to highschool in their respected cities but they are both planning on going to rivendell uni next year
aragorn took a year off to go live in the woods before college and he likes to spend most of his weekends camping
gimli and legolas once went on a camping trip with aragorn cause they thought it was gonna be fun and relaxing. it wasnt.
eomer is punk and wants to be in a biker gang
boromir is great and wonderful and perfect. the end.
nO ONE DIES.
((and tbh i think thats all i really have for this au. again if you want to write fics or something go for it. or if you just want to take it in a different direction thats totally fine too. I would love to see any and all versions ^^ please send me a link if yall do write something cause I would love to read it!!! also if you just want to send me headcanons you have about it thats awesome too!! i have a modern lotr tag for headcanons on this blog btw))
-Thorin comes from the ancient and honorable house of Durin, with the same history of greatness and madness. Their main redeeming point these days is they were against Voldemort. But they were a family known for creating ridiculously powerful magic-laden gems and spell gems.
Fee&Kee AU: Legolas and Tauriel stock up on Nerf archery supplies to keep their loft free of spiders. They used to let House Durin help out, but when the boys started swinging around foam swords and axes, too many household appliances were broken in the crossfire. Now only Aragorn is ever let into the house around Spider season, and sometimes he gets WAY too into it...
so, i’m rereading bilbo’s 111th birthday party and
1) HIS FUCKING SPEECH.
It is also, if I may be allowed to refer to ancient history, the anniversary of my arrival by barrel at Esgaroth on the Long Lake; though the fact that it was my birthday slipped my memory on that occasion. I was only fifty-one then, and birthdays did not seem so important. The banquet was very splendid, however, though I had a bad cold at the time, I remember, and could only say ‘thag you very buch’. I now repeat it more correctly: Thank you very much for coming to my little party. Does this dorknugget refer to his arrival at Lake Town every birthday, I wonder? Is it because he and Thorin did the do at Lake Town after the banquet and he just likes to keep the memory alive?
2) Hobbits like things short and obvious and love making a great deal of noises and shouting during speeches (and Bilbo’s birthday-speeches seem to be a thing that only he really does?). Compare and contrast to Dwarves throwing shit during mealtimes and performances.
3) there were three Dwarves who accompanied Bilbo to Rivendell:
They went out into the hall. Bilbo chose his favourite stick from the stand; then he whistled. Three dwarves came out of different rooms where they had been busy.
‘Is everything ready?’ asked Bilbo. ‘Everything packed and labelled?’
‘Everything,’ they answered.
‘Well, let’s start then!’ He stepped out of the front-door.
It was a fine night, and the black sky was dotted with stars. He looked up, sniffing the air. ‘What fun! What fun to be off again, off on the Road with dwarves! This is what I have really been longing for, for years! Good-bye! ‘ he said, looking at his old home and bowing to the door. ‘Good-bye, Gandalf!’
‘Good-bye, for the present, Bilbo. Take care of yourself! You are old enough, and perhaps wise enough.’
‘Take care! I don’t care. Don’t you worry about me! I am as happy now as I have ever been, and that is saying a great deal. But the time has come. I am being swept off my feet at last,’ he added, and then in a low voice, as if to himself, he sang softly in the dark:
The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with eager feet, Until it joins some larger way Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say.
The dwarves of the House of Durin totally fall over themselves to escort Bilbo out of the Shire I betcha
4) speaking of which, Bag End was pretty much a B&B for dwarves if you’d believe the gossip at Hobbiton:
‘Ah, but he has likely enough been adding to what he brought at first,’ argued the miller, voicing common opinion. ‘He’s often away from home. And look at the outlandish folk that visit him: dwarves coming at night, and that old wandering conjuror, Gandalf, and all. You can say what you like, Gaffer, but Bag End’s a queer place, and its folk are queerer.’ dwarves coming at night. heh. i know a dwarf who’d come at night. heh. hehe. hehehehe.
in conclusion i want to believe thorin faked his death and reappeared at bag end sometime between the hobbit and lotr, and he pops in and out of bag end for a while until finally just spiriting bilbo off on his 111th birthday
So it will be written as it was, for it cannot be avoided now. The Dwarves shall return once more. I will not say when or any more of it for a time. But our story has not ended. There is far more of it to be told.