Ladies and gentlemen, some of the 100000 reasons why I will love the Lord of the Rings movies and the cast till the end of times.


Dear Mr. Gamgee, it was very kind of you to write. You can imagine my astonishment when I saw your signature! I can only say, for your comfort, I hope, that the ‘Sam Gamgee’ of my story is a most heroic character, now widely beloved by many readers, even though his origins are rustic. So that perhaps you will not be displeased at the coincidence of the name of this imaginary character of supposedly many centuries ago being the same as yours. —The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien.

For @daenerysn, Happy Birthday! I love you ♡

retro-geek  asked:

I really don't get why people insist on applying modern morality/standards to historical fiction. Yes they're racist, yes they're sexist, that's what people were like back then. Historical fiction cannot be a bastion of modern values.

Because even in a movie with hobbits, dwarves, dragons, elves and a giant fiery eye. The idea of a brown hobbit doesn’t seem credible to a director. Because in a world with dragons, magic trees, faceless assassin, treeppl, an omniscient boy, iceppl, zombies and a fireproof child bride. Somehow black and brown ppl seem rarer than magic.
The world of fantasy has been claimed by white-people and you better believe that they are hoarding it. The elves of Tolkien have to be white because they are the fairest, wisest and most beautiful of races. Those pointy eared fucks can’t even tan. The dwarves and hobbits have to be white because of reasons.

Even in a series that takes it’s inspiration for Targaryens from Egyptian culture doesn’t see fit to make the family look the part.

I love fantasy. But I hated that as a child I’d watch lord of the rings and see that the only time I saw skin even remotely my shade was on urukhai. I could never be a happy hobbit, a hard working dwarf, a beautiful elf or even a brave lady of Rohan. I didn’t belong in that world. We don’t belong in that world.
The closest thing to me in asoiaf is the Naathi, Dothraki, Dornish and children of the forest. The first men should have been described as indigenous so at least we had some social commentary on displaced natives in America. But that role was relegated to the children of the forest who might not even be human, and have been driven to extinction. The Naathi are viewed as perfect slave stock, an observation Columbus made of our people when he “found” the new world. And the Dornish were so poorly written in the show that they were killed off an ignored.
Even when we get to participate in the slightest with high fantasy, we become that which we are in this world. Slaves, savages, foreign. While white people can escape into the world of high fantasy, people of color are forced into the same tropes. Fantasy is an escape for them. They can see themselves in the characters they revere. We don’t get that. We have to blind ourselves to this, push it in the back of our minds so we can enjoy the show or book.
Then people ask what’s the big deal. The big deal is that in a world of magic and wonder, it’s impossible for a person of color to be the hero.

#why i love science fiction

Little things that make me happy: I was watching the cast commentary of Fellowship of the Ring and in the scene where Frodo wakes up in Rivendell and Sam runs in and grabs his hand, Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf) explains that originally they didn’t have them doing that but Ian talked to Sean Astin (Sam) and said “look it’s in the book” to convince him to do it and Ian specifically says in his commentary “for a gay person like myself” to see something like that in the movie would give that relationship between Sam and Frodo something more and I just. I’m so happy Ian McKellen saw that opportunity to not just include that bit from the book but to chip away at that ‘guys don’t touch each other’ hypermasculine idea and give Frodo and Sam’s friendship a more heartfelt and emotional connection

  • Blanche: So... What do you feel like doing?
  • Spark: How about a movie? I rented Funny Girl and All About Eve!
  • Blanche: Those sound kind of...
  • Blanche: Gay.
  • Spark: Yeah, they do, don't they..?
  • Blanche: I like Lord of the Rings.
  • Spark: I love Lord of the Rings!
  • Blanche: They have the best battle sequences ever filmed.
  • Spark: Oh, my God. That's exactly what Candela says.
  • Blanche: I think Viggo Mortensen was born to play the role of Aragorn.
  • Spark: Candela says that, too!
  • Blanche: Oh, Yeah?
  • Blanche: Well, does Candela say that you have the most soulful eyes she's ever seen?
  • Spark: ...
  • Spark: [giggles]
Sword Play - Lord of the Rings

Hey! I love your blog, I was wondering if you could please write an imagine about the reader being eowyn’s hand maid and a sparring partner (sword fight I mean), and she catches eomer’s eye?

AN: Since the Anon specified pronouns I wrote this as female reader

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BTS reaction

Fandom: bts/bangtan boys

Pairing: you and your bias

Request: Can you do a BTS reaction to you (their S/O) being kinda nerdy? Nerdy as in comic books, videogames, lord of the rings, star wars, that sort of thing. Thanks ❤❤

Warnings: none

Authors note: my ask box is open for bts text messages and reactions requests :) imagines will follow soon xx (ps. if you wanna contribute your gifs to these works send me a message ! )

Seokjin / Jin

‘‘Can we stay in tonight and continue playing The Last of Us?’‘, you asked trying your best to make your facial expression look like a puppy’s. But with Jin being super into video games himself, you didn’t need a lot of convincing. ‘‘Sure but wouldn’t it be better to play something with multiplayer?’‘. You violently shook your head, dying to keep on playing your favourite game. So, therefore, you suggested to take turns and even though Jin rolled his eyes at you and sighed, he happily collected tons of food to snack on, silently thanking the universe for you to be so adorable nerdy. 

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anonymous asked:

what was that one movie that each character watched over and over again as a child to the point that it drove their family crazy and why did they love it sooo much.

Thanks God for cute asks. I might forget a lot of movies but:

Dallas: Lord of the Rings (you all seen dis coming I bet.) He just really likes the speeches and stuff. He has good memories of watching it with his dad.. Watching it as a teenager with Malek is…. a whole different experience. He also really liked Casper the friendly ghost. The Iron Giant. Dumbo

Malek: I just think it overglorifies war yknow?
Poppy: Malek.. shut yr sjw ass up for two seconds.. did you even see the movie
Malek: I love Lord of the rings. So much.
Dallas: *looks into the camera like he’s in the office*

Poppy: Coming to America. It’s her dad’s favorite movie and it was her Bisexual Awakening when Dev wouldn’t shut up about how hot Lisa is. Also she likes the soundtrack it’s neat. She also liked ghostbusters and the last unicorn

Malek: Matilda. I don’t even know how to elaborate on this one. His mom really loved the movie so by extension, Malek loves it.
He also really likes Madeline and the breakfast club. Donnie Darko but he’s not sure what the movie plot means. I don’t think anyone knows. He cried a lot at A.I. but he was only 12 and his parents just di ed so.. nightmare before Christmas is a good movie. He remembers watching it while his dad went. I ate all your Halloween. Malek. Malek. Did you hear what I said. Malek why are you crying. Maybe he’d like what’s eating Gilbert Grape too

Phoebus: Star Wars and Hachi. He could remember watching Star Wars cuddled up to his grandpa on his hospital bed. It was a rainy day.

Ari: A.I. honestly the entire reason I even wrote about Ari in the first place. Just tears. Tears and a lot of phone calls to his mom in the Philippines. Tears while clinging onto Phoebus. They had to watch a Goofy Movie after that to get Ari to stop crying. Also they really like Labyrinth.

Sara: any information revealed about Sara is spoiler-y but I suppose it’s safe to say she loved a little mermaid. The Addams Family too.

Parker: Jurassic Park. You all saw this coming. If Parker had one good memory of his parents, it’s his dad making him sugar toast while he watched Jurassic Park, cuddled up to his mom as a kid.

Tyler: Land before time. Leave the boy alone he loves dinosaurs and he can remember his grandmomma singing if we hold on together in in the kitchen, baking mango and peach pie. Charlie and the Chocolate factory, too.

Blake: a weeb. He likes Spirited Away. He really enjoyed Juno as well. Watched it on his first date with Malek.

A few words about Aidan Gillen

Since I already have a withdrawal after the last episode of a certain show which name i prefer not to mention, I decided to write my impression over one of its brightest stars - Mr. Aidan Gillen.

When that certain show started, I knew nothing about most of the cast. They were pretty much new faces, maybe except Sean Bean who I knew and loved from Lord of the Rings and many other projects. Later I saw some familiar faces in the supporting roles. But this one certain face, I knew I will never forget, since the first episode I saw him in. And that was Ep3S01. Or maybe no, wait. Not the face. But his voice. The way he spoke. His accent. His mischivious smirk. I could tell from the moment I saw him that this person is trouble. Hiding something. Then I read the books and everything clicked to its place. Master of Coin aka Petyr Baelish aka Littlefinger aka The Most Dangerous Man in Westeros. I observed him through the years fascinated, enchanted by the man that portrayed him. So different from the wooden performance of oh-so-favourited Kit Harrington and a few others. Don’t get me wrong, I love Kit and others of course but not like I love Aidan. His portrayal of LF was clever, with a deep understanding of the character, it is clear that AG did very thorough research to be able to play him well and remain true to the character. And for that he deserves all the awards there are. For the effort, for amazing talent that he brought to the show and for how charismatic he is. I am over 30, I really have seen a lot but I have never seen anyone who could present such chemistry with just being on the TV screen. And I don’t mean his appearance (which btw is VERY FINE, oh yes), but his emotional intelligence and being wise in picking his roles. Now that he is gone from the show, I watch some of his other work. He is amazing in his scenes in the irish film ‘Calvary’. His very powerful performance in ‘Still’ is something I cannot forget and I know it will stay with me for long. Just as all of his work, his interviews, TV shows he was in, and all his future projects. We were truly blessed to have such a personality to play such a complex and amazing character. Too bad the producers decided to eliminate him, this is a huge loss for the show. But for what it’s worth, I hope that sooner or later someone will finally give Aidan Gillen all the attention he deserves, and he deserves all the awards and attention there is. 

I am a huge fan of his work and it will not stop with the death of my favourite character that he had a privilage to portrait. 

Once again, thank you Aidan. 

Akaashi: I like Lord of the Rings.
Bokuto: I LOVE Lord of the Rings!
Akaashi: They have the the best battle sequences ever filmed.
Bokuto: Oh my God that’s exactly what Kuroo says!
Akaashi: And Viggo Mortesen was born to play the part of Aragorn!
Bokuto: Kuroo says that too!
Akaashi: Oh yeah? Well does he also say that you have the most soulful eyes he has ever seen?
Bokuto: [Blinks] [Giggles]