lotr parallels

anonymous asked:

Hello, Tink! I heard rumours that it claimed that on Mark's instagram he said that Misha was going to play a character called, "The Wanderer". I don't have an Instagram so I can't check, but I was wondering if this was true? It probably wasn't, but just in case...

Dude, yeah, ok, I have feelings about this.

It’s just an IMDB credit, which anyone can do, so it is no way official. However, it fits completely with our theories about AU Cas and how it would be another addition to the millions of expositions of Destiel and also Cas’s humanity arc.

Of COURSE Cas would be called “The Wanderer” in that AU. Just because Sam and Dean aren’t born doesn’t mean he isn’t still a rebel, still the Angel with a chink in his chassis, never quite right, always having to be reprogrammed…

So yeah “The Wanderer” is exactly what I would expect to see in this world where he would have given up on the Angels, rebelled and be wandering the world trying to help where he can but also living in disillusionment…

And what a parallel with another extremely famous wanderer …

Originally posted by just-lotr

Strider/Wanderer… this is immediately what sprung to my mind. Not just the name, but the concept, the character, the behaviour, the life story and the love story. 

We already had a very clear link to the Aragorn/Arwen story with the mixtape, the “it’s a gift, you keep those” and of course many of us have always paralleled their story with Dean and Cas, given the whole immortal / mortal love story and many of their characteristics.

I’m going to bastardise some of the wonderful @margarittet‘s post here for reference:

Arwen:

source: @mulpix 

Cas giving up his life to end it with Dean:

Originally posted by flydestiel

Originally posted by randomfandomstuff

And now Dean giving a meaningful, romantic gift to Cas and choosing not to take it back:

Originally posted by aborddelimpala

“ … you keep those”

Generally, due to the immortal/mortal parallel Dean is Aragorn and Arwen is Cas, but here obviously the link is reversed for narrative purposes, but the link is still nonetheless there.

So yeah, the wanderer, another link to this story, which in itself is a standard romantic trope too, the immortal who falls in love with a mortal and chooses to live a mortal life with them, while the mortal begs them not to do it just for them because they don’t deserve it, but the immortal not only loves the human, but humanity too, so it fits their story in more than just the love aspect…

*Tink looks directly into the camera*

Oh, also, “strider” is a Led Zeppelin song

“Well, if the sun shines so bright… Ah can your love be so strong, when so many loves go wrong, will our love go on and on and on and on and on and on… Ain’t no companion like a blue eyed merle… So, of one thing I am sure, it’s a friendship so pure, Angels singing all around my door so fine.”

I’m FINE.

The Wolf Bit and Banners: Parallels between Jon/Aragorn and Sansa/Arwen

“I like the wolf bit” is probably one of my favorite moments of the show. It came in episode 5 of season 6 which gave us ‘Hold the Door’.  It is the episode in which Bran becomes the three-eyed raven and Jon becomes a Stark, beginning to define their roles for the war to come.

Maybe because of the moment’s simplicity. Sansa’s proud of what she made and nervous because she wants Jon to like it. Jon is in full 'I can’t talk to girls’ awkward form. The language is simple, 'like my new dress and I made you something to match’. The meaning is deep. She is giving him the sigil of House Stark, something he never believed he was entitled too. She is telling he is a Stark. It’s a point she will continue to hammer home to everyone, to herself, to him.

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Sam: Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the Sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.

Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?

Sam: That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.

I guess Isayama likes Lord of The Rings too, huh?

I know Eren is not a Sam at all and they are very, very different characters but I couldn’t unsee the parallels.

If you want to have the Feelz™ like me, here is the full speech.

anonymous asked:

Octavia is a badass and all but that scene was 100% copied from lord of the rings down to the way she sat on the horse. Pretty lame coming from a show we all love!

My dude my guy my buddy my pal.

My lovely my honey my bunny rabbit my doll.

Baby child. 

It’s called an ALLUSION. It’s an HOMAGE. This show has been doing it since the pilot where they crossed Battlestar Galactica with Lord of the Flies.

It’s awesome and FUN to see them taking old science fiction and fantasy and mythology and religion and classic literature and fairytales and sliding those stories into this one. 

It’s not a BAD thing to bring classic or cult stories into the new story. Its the way they do it that is interesting. So the grounders are all getting fantasy story comparisons, and the sky people get science fiction comparisons, Clarke and Bellamy get mythology and classic hero comparisons, the delinquents get adventure comparisons. Bellarke get romance and fairy tale comparisons.  Lxa got shakespeare comparisons. The apocalypse gets biblical comparisons. Did you somehow avoid that shot by shot comparison of Bellamy and Clarke in 3.02 to Tangled?

Lighten up, my little potato dumpling. What you are calling out as a criticism is actually an awesome thing. Have some fun.

SO I have just finished ACOWAR and this is what I have concluded..

(chronologically from my notes)

-Feyre is so badass at being undercover

-long distance relationship feels

-Ianthe is a piece of SHIT

-Dagden and Brannagh are like Desda and Eska from Legend of Korra

-Some similarities between Tamlin/the wall/Hybern early in the book are looking reeeeeeal relevant to some certain *ahem* political things going on in the USA rn

-mASKS

-Eris makes me suspicious considering he is literally named after the goddess of Discord who famously sowed the seeds of the Trojan War

-more invisible hands!?!? *wink wink* hey Manorian i c u

-Feysand being the ultimate relationship in YA/New Adult lit to look up to because C H O I C E  and  E Q U A L I T Y dammit!

-NESSIAN

-Amren Nesta friendship

-omg could you imagine them and Manon all hanging out.holy mother

-Rhys’s self sacrificing tendencies hurt my heart

-i want to see stuff from Rhys’ perspective while Feyre was undercover

-The library reminds me of the Guggenheim museum and if you disagree you’re wrong

-Rhys is the Mom Friend™

-in ACOMAF i thought the bone carver was just baby Rhys but OMG its their future kid. holy shit

-When it was mentioned that a Fae warrior’s blood ran into a human line.. HMM who could that possibly mean??

-Seraphim interesting interesting

-Elain is PSYCHIC 

-Feyre falls face first into mud when she falls asleep sitting up. DEAD

-”You are selfless, and brave and kind.” p 376 OH INTERESTING RHYSAND ARE YOU DIVERGENT

- “…wear that crown to bed. only the crown.” p. 402

- “You bow to no one” p 402- this made me think of LOTR but alsoooooo of a certain someone who is heir of ash and fire and will bow to no one….

-Helion makes me think of Apollo

-Helion’s thighs

-feminism for all the wives/mates to become HIGH LADIES fuck yeah

- “50 years of Gossip”

-When Tamlin rolls into the meeting

- “The sun was shining when I left you”

-Amren being attached to the blood ruby 

-Amren and Varian

-AMREN AND VARIAN

-Azriel attacking Eris

- more with the GENDER EQUALITY PLS (Viviane, yas girl)

- “I shall Consider” remember in EoS…. Remember???

- Helion’s bisexuality

-Helion is LUCIEN’s baby daddy

-Helion’s thighs

-Elazriel !!!

-Bryaxis is bae

-Nesta the witch

-the focus on how being narrow minded is bad!!!! very relevant

-Cassian reminded me of Achilles during the first battle scene

-when nesta detects Cassian’s injuries: Maaaaaaaaates

-YAAAAS SURI

-a few pages later:

-NOOO SURI

-”I need to-to die for it to be stopped?” 529. NO SARAH NOT AGAIN PLEASE

-crying because the suriel died

-p 552-3, the cauldron looking back at them reminded me a lot of the Palantir and of the Eye of Sauron. loved the LOTR parallels whether or not they were intentional.

-again VARIAN AND AMREN

-when Elain got kidnapped by the Cauldron i just pictured it skirting up to their camp and her getting in and it driving away like nyooom nyoom

-it was late at night dont judge my sleep deprived brain

-aw Tamlin did something right for once

-POLAR BEARS AND REINDEER

-MOR LIKES GIRLS!!!

-i didnt seee that coming but omg it makes so much sense

-Andromache, again a reference to the Iliad (Andromache was the wife of Hector)

-p 600- when they are gonna have the big battle while the Made ones nullify the king’s power over the cauldron- LOTR parallel to when the Rohan and Gondor forces draw out the orcs and the Eye while frodo and sam Do the Thing™

-in short… Feyre is Frodo

-the SPEECH

-YAY monsters

-When Spring and Autumn show up!!! love that trope

-oh shit more Hybern… theyre all fucked…

-AcCePt!!! Seraphim and MR ARCHERON

-and VASSA

-sidebar, Vassa being the firebird is an interesting parallel to Russian folklore and history. not to mention the Weaver reminds me of Baba Yaga a little bit but ANYWAYS

-AMREN WHAT ARE YOU DOING

-EXCUSE ME

-Enchanted Cauldron Journeys™ 2.0

-The entire scene between Nesta Cassian and Mr. Hybern King

-Elain STABBING. HYBERN. IN. THE NECK.

-ugh yes.

-punt that bitches head like a deflated football!!!!!!

-yeah i said it.

-Amren is….. Satan?

-That was the Lucifer story, right? Are we all in agreement there??

-The cauldron is a big ol womb

-Mother+Cauldron=life, gift of life

-its the universe

-Rhys dying literally ruined my life

-even tho i knew it was gonna happen ( i saw a spoiler by accident)

- “Be happy, Feyre” Tamlin redemption arc?

-Rhys’s first words when he is Rhysurrected™

-Oops dont overcook Amren!!

-Nesta spat on Hybern’s corpse

- “We’re opening the fancy bottles”

-THE LINGERIE

-one more time for good measure:

Helion’s thighs

ugh. This book i swear to god

AND THEN THERES GONNA BE MORE?!?!?!??!?!?!

what are you doing to me sarah!??!!??

LotR Jon x Sansa stuff

(or anything vaguely related)

For @nabilawrites… I started this post on my tablet a couple of days ago but the browser crashed and I lost it so I waited until I could use my computer. This is by no means a perfect list but it is what I had tagged on my blog so if anyone has something to add, please do.

Fics:

Bind Yourself to Me by @myriddin with gif set by @goodqueenalys

Jon & Sansa as Hobbits by @maybetwice

ASoIaF/LotR mental fanfic summary by me (it’s not a fic but it’s there and jonsa was eventually supposed to happen… it happened in my mind.)

(Not jonsa but Ned X Cat) Ned/Cat reincarnation au by @alienor-woods

Gif sets/Graphics:

Ethereal Elf Queen and Brooding Dwarf King manip by @occupyvenus

Jonsa LotR AU manip by @sardoniyx

Aragorn + Jon Snow Parallels gif set by @kitsn0w

GoT + LotR quotemix gif set by @lyannas-loves

the crownless again shall be king gif set by @kitsn0w

put aside the ranger gif set by @kitsn0w

ASoIaF + LotR quoteswap gif set by @valiantnedspreciouslittlegirl (not jonsa specific)

ASoIaF + LotR quoteswap gif set by @lordsttark (not jonsa specific)

Meta:

Parallels between Jon and Aragorn by @jr-marauder

The Wolf Bit and Banners - Parallels between Jon/Aragorn and Sansa/Arwen by @castaliareed

Battle of the Bastards and Helms Deep or How Sansa and a Wizard Saved the Day by @castaliareed

I’ve been thinking about ASoIaF-LotR parallels lately by @jen-snow

(Not Jon x Sansa but Arya x Gendry) a cross-series parallel (Arya/Gendry and Beren/Luthien) by @gendrie

jaquelineburkhart  asked:

And to add the the bittersweet/compared to LOTR ending - there's a difference between bittersweet endings and tragic endings. We can have a bittersweet ending even if our heroes survive - what they had to do, the fact that magic is truly leaving the world, the giants, children, etc. are really gone. And that kind of bittersweet parallels LOTRs a lot more than "It's bittersweet b/c they win, but all ur faves die."

EXACTLY! Frodo lived. Sam lived. Aragorn lived and was with Arwen. If that’s any indication I don’t think we should all be PLANNING on Jon and Dany dying.

Be prepared of course, guys. But don’t be so defeatist. Our faves are badasses. They have a shot :)

anonymous asked:

speaking of lotr parallels were you okay with gendry just sending a raven or do you think his marathon cried out for more of a The-Beacons-Are-Lit moment

JON SNOW CALLS FOR AID

(AND DAENERYS TARGARYEN WILL ANSWER)