jrr-tolkien

so you know the lines from Bilbo’s traveling song: 

Eyes that fire and sword have seen/And horror in the halls of stone/Look at last on meadows green/And trees and hills they long have known.

and now I’m thinking about Tolkien and World War I and coming home from it where almost all his friends died and now I’m emotional

so much of Tolkien’s ethos of war is this and the idea that he simply “glorifies war” is so frustrating to me because it’s like…no, where Tolkien’s heart is isn’t in the battles, it’s in the coming home, trees and hills they long have known.

wow suddenly I’m super emotional about this whoops

“Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in 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.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

the silmarillion + wolf pupy tweets
  • Eru:regardless of how anyone feels about it, things continue to happen
  • Morgoth:place your most powerful gems, jewels, and amulets into a box, you should sense strong energy emanating from within, then send the box to me
  • Manwë:just because i caused the problems doesnt mean i have the solutions to them
  • Míriel:i have to lay low for a while, by that i mean lay on the ground and not move
  • Fëanor:learning from mistakes is for people who recognise that they make mistakes. i dont give a shit
  • Fingolfin:it happens to the best of us, the best of us such as me, out of both of us im the best one, probably too great to give you usable advice
  • Finarfin:the "drama" fiasco is over, we learned nothing from it and nothing changed but we can safely say it is over for sure i hear that
  • Maedhros:its time to forget the mistakes of the past and start making the mistakes of the future
  • Celegorm:survival tip: you can sleep in an unattended birds nest for free
  • Caranthir:have to stop saying "how am i going to kill my way out of this one" everytime there is trouble going on, or at least not out loud
  • Curufin:instead of saying what you are all thinking i say what everyone would be thinking if they were as cerebrally intelligent as me
  • Finrod:you have to be cruel to be kind, no wait the other thing, you have to do nice things. phew, could have caused a lot of problems
  • Galadriel:some say killing people is the answer to the problems, me personally i think killing people is bad to do because im not a horrible monster
  • Fingon:tired of people always telling me go to hospital and that i've lost a lot of blood, its my severe head injury not yours stay out of it
  • Turgon:hey kids, i know youre struggling right now but im here to tell you, everything gets worse forever
  • Aredhel:dont speak i know just what youre saying, something about how beautiful and strong i am probably
  • Eöl:if someone betrays me i will turn on them with revenge in a second, sometimes even before that, its just the way it goes in this drama life
  • Maeglin:maybe i am the one to blame, on the other hand maybe every one else is the ones to blame
  • Luthien:looks like things are always happening once again
  • Turin:where people like you see a problem i see opportunity to create worse problems
  • Nienor:i am going to lay completely still on the forest floor until either things start going my way or i disintegrate into nothing
  • Elwing:"i'll take this to my grave" - me, holding a bunch of jewels, gems and amulets
  • Sauron:there are few things in life that can't be achieved with occult dark magic
  • Erendis:if you want something done you have to just forget about it and move on with your life, theres no point in expecting anything from anyone
  • Mîm:sometimes the only real friend you have is your countless enemies
  • The Silmarillion, as a whole:its all fun and games until its not that anymore
No. Do you want to know how done I am right now? Because I’ll tell you. I have walked all over this Mahaldamned earth, I nearly froze to death, on more than one occasion I almost got eaten, Durin’s Fucking Bane almost set me on fucking fire, I got to go on the world’s worst cross country marathon, human politics nearly got me locked up, I just had the worst night ever, AND NOW THERE ARE FUCKING EYES IN THE FUCKING TREES, LEGOLAS, DO YOU KNOW HOW EXCITED I WOULD BE TO NEVER THINK OF THAT AGAIN?

- Gimli, to Legolas, book III of The Lord of the Rings, chapter VIII

RAVENCLAW: “What more do you want to know?” “The names of all the stars, and of all living things, and the whole history of Middle-earth and Over-heaven and of the Sundering Seas,” laughed Pippin. “Of course! What less? But I am not in a hurry tonight.” –J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers) (tag Gandalf and Peregrin Took)