This occurred to me and I feel it’s worth posting since I’ve never seen any talk on this?
The One Ring doesn’t make you invisible.
Why would it? Seriously, what purpose on Eru’s green earth does that serve? Sauron forging his ring of power in the heart of a volcano, thinking to himself, ah yes, invisibility would be a good trick to build into this thing! No. Cause you know what? Sauron’s ring does not make him invisible. And he certainly did not intend for anyone else to ever have it. So what’s it really doing?
Two words: Dimensional shift.
I believe that when mortals put on the ring, they experience a dimensional shift in which they are pulled (stretched, transported) into a higher dimension, the plane on which the true spirit forms of the Ainur (and wraiths) exist. This would effectively render them invisible to those on lower dimensions, but the wearer would be able to view them with altered enhanced perception. Such as the effects we witness as described by those who have worn the ring. Especially well portrayed in the films is the ability to see the souls of others, particularly the ringwraiths (the battle on Weathertop is a good example, as well as even in Battle of the Five Armies when Bilbo is in Dale), black and white shadowy souls clear as day but invisible to the naked eye, as they exist on a different dimensional plane. It’s quite possible to me that the
ëalar of the Ainur are in a higher dimension than that of mortal
fëar, but that’s beside the point. They’re at least a couple dimensions removed from our reality, and thus invisible until one puts on the ring.
Now, why would the ring have this power? I think, if I recall correctly, that Tolkien at one point did state that it was not intentional, that it was a byproduct of its making. Again, it does not turn Sauron invisible - it wouldn’t, he already exists on that plane. Mortals are bound to their bodies and so would not be able to perceive that higher dimension, but Ainur are not. I think most plausibly, this effect exists because Sauron infused a piece of his own soul into the one ring. The consequences of this are not well understood (it’s not like it’s a common practice) and we know in other ways, it is so strong in its desire to hearken back to its master, it can even influence the wills - a product of the souls - of those around it. I would not be surprised in the slightest if having a piece of Ainur
in an all-powerful object would result in the ability to bend reality to attempt to match the wearer to the properties of the owner. It would bring the wearer closer to Sauron, and allow him to perceive them, thus furthering its purpose to return to the whole from which it is a part.
Just a theory, obviously, but I find it odd that I’ve never seen anyone question the rather absurd notion of ‘magic evil ring makes you invisible!’ Tolkien set up so many intriguing questions, concepts, and possibilities with underlying scientific principles - or at least, consistent rules - that I am sure this fits into his framework.
What's your idea of a proposal between Mordecai and Rigby? 😍
I can see Mordecai being the one proposing to Rigby because that dorky raccoon would be too much of a nervous baby to do something this serious uvu
In my version I see them having a casual day, playing video games, watch TV and suddenly Mordecai interupts Rigby and asks him to bring him something from their room and as he returns back with the thing, Mordecai shuts off the light. Rigby is confused as hell and tries to find the light switch. As he turns it on. there’s Mordecai waiting for him, kneeling down to him with a tiny brown and blue box. He proposes to him. Rigby thinks it’s a prank at first but that thought disappears when he sees the real looking ring. First he freaks out and doesn’t know what to say, he stutters but Mordecai calms him down. Rigby looks down nervously and nods, bawling his eyes out. Mordecai gives out a pure smile and puts the ring on Rigby. He picks him up and hugs him softly saying “…I love you, dude”
Not so much B&B shippers: why they never kiss, there's no chemistry between them anymore. Real B&B shippers: *faints because saw a quick shot of their wedding ring because it brings us so much memories*
You brought up wedding rings…at the end of last episode I was crying about Max and B&B’s hug but also I was like OH LOOK AT BOOTH’S SHINY WEDDING RING. IT LOOKS SO GOOD AS HE RESTS HIS HAND ON BRENNAN’S BACK. Lmao.
I need a Westallen AU where there living in the bronx in the 70s and Barry, a hard ass detective, looking to stop a crime ring covering as a disco place and he teams up with Iris, a rookie cop who knows the area pretty well and can help barry blend in. And they end up falling in love and busting bad guys all at the same time. That’d be so amazing!
*Telepathy by Christina Aguilera plays in the background whilst Barry and Iris dance the night away*
One time in primary school my mom accidentally put a bottle of cream in my lunchbox instead of a bottle of yoghurt bc the packaging and colour scheme was similar and she was in a rush and anyways some dude realized it before I did and he was like LOOK AT THIS WEIRDO DRINKING CREAM and I’m like NO ITS YOGHURT and he’s like the bottle SAYS CREAM so I open the bottle, doing my best to conceal the noise of the little plastic ring separating from the lid, then look him dead in the eye and chugged the 180ml bottle of cream in one go. And then I was like, no, it’s homemade yoghurt that my mom put into a used bottle, binch. Then I threw the bottle into the recycling bin so he couldn’t check and went to hurl in the bathroom.
Which should give u an idea of the lengths I’d go to to avoid even the faintest twinge of embarrassment.
Do you know of any ways to order an ace ring from amazon through my parents without coming out to them? I really want a ring, but i don't have any things to tell them about why I want that ring. Sorry if this is super confusing
Well an ace ring is just a black ring worn on your middle finger, so you can get one without telling your parents specifically what it means! Just find a black ring you like, and just tell you parents that you thought it looked nice :)
That’s the best part of an ace ring- no one knows what it means except for other aces!