Yet another work I made during Fandom Battle on diary.ru for the JRRT All Inclusive team.
It’s called “In place of an Acorn”.
This is my sentimental interpretation of the whole movieverse opposition between Arkenstone and an acorn from Beorn’s garden.
Arkenstone from the movie is not only the heart of Erebor but symbolic heart of Thorin as well (that’s one of the reasons he was buried with it). The acorn is a corresponding allegory of Bilbo’s heart. The whole scene where Bilbo showed Thorin his personal acorn when we expected to see the stone signifies the equality of both objects: Bilbo had stolen Thorin’s heart, but proposed his own “acorn” one in return.
In this AU Thorin survived BotFA and decided to return the stone back to the person who had claimed it. It is a literal reversal of the “acorn” scene: here Thorin holds the stoneheart in his hands for Bilbo to take the same way Bilbo had held the seed for Thorin.
On this day, Wednesday, 26 April 2941 T.
A., Bag-end was invaded by thirteen Dwarves and one Istar who requested
Mr. Bilbo Baggins, Esq., to apply for a vacant position as
master-thief. (An Unexpected Party. Illustration by Horus Engels, Wolfsburg (Germany), 1957)
🌷"She was (and knew she was) my Lúthien", Tolkien wrote after his wife Edith’s death. ❤️✨One of the greates lovestories of all times, the story of Beren and Lúthien, was inspired by young Ronald and Edith Tolkien.
🌟 The statues of the Argonath never seize to amaze, neither in the book nor in the movie. 📽✨ Did you know that the statues show Isildur and his brother Anárion in the book, whereas in the movie they are shown as Isildur and his father Elendil?
🌳 Gondor has no king – Gondor needs no king! Do you agree? It is indeed a difficult question, but in hindsight, Aragorn was a better king than Denethor a steward. 🍅🎶 At least we got a beautiful song in the movies!
Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends _ lotr books design
Finally started working on my Grimoire! I decided to use this notebook, it’s new but supposed to look like a old French school book. I’m trying not to worry about it being perfect, but I am trying to make at least the first couple of pages look good. I’ll list what each thing is top to bottom of page.
“Not all who wander are lost” - JRRT. Written in cursive. And as I’m making this post I realized I wrote down “JKR” instead of “JRRT”. *facepalms* I’ll edit that later.
My real name written in Tengwar (can you tell I like LOTR? lol)
A sigil meaning “sigils within this book/grimoire do not activate without intent or permission”. Sigil made by @ritual-and-chaos
The Alchemy symbol for copper (I actually had a copper colored pen, which made me happy).
I plan to add a bit more, but I’m calling it a day now. Also I added a bookmark, which it’s a piece of ribbon trim (I was given sample pieces from my job that just closed, they are Scandinavian ribbon trim that we use to sell).
📚 “He drew a deep breath. ‘Well, I’m back,’ he said.” This is the End of “The Lord of the Rings” and it still makes us sad and happy at the same time. 🌳📕 Such a long journey we shared with all these characters, grew so fond of them.
I saw you say you liked JRRT's paintings, and I would like to know: do you have any favorites, and tell me a little about why you like them so much, if you would like to? Thank you!
Aaaahhhhh I don’t think I have the brainpower rn to really explain exactly why I like them so much, except that I love everything about their coloring and their sense of atmosphere and place, their general vibe, how they give off a simultaneous air of being very artistically modern art in the true conceptual sense and of being very old and strewn with minor cues that ping as vaguely ancient. I love Tolkien’s sense of space and the feeling that he knew EXACTLY what he was looking at inside his head and believed in its existence and knew what it was supposed to feel like. Some faves: