mine: lord of the rings

I wish it need not have happened in my time,’ said Frodo.
‘So do I,’ said Gandalf, 'and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.’
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Shadow of the Past, The Fellowship of the Ring


middle earth aesthetics  mirkwood

there was a greenish light about them, and in places they could see some distance to either side of the path. yet the light only showed them endless lines of straight grey trunks like the pillars of some huge twilight hall. there was a breath of air and a noise of wind, but it had a sad sound. a few leaves came rustling down to remind them that outside autumn was coming on. their feet ruffled among the dead leaves of countless other autumns that had drifted over the banks of the path from the deep red carpets of the forest.

Thank you for all the love on my Dany painting! I love GoT, but Tolkien’s LOTR and Middle-Earth were my first love, especially the elves.

Here’s the lady of light herself. <3

OK I gotta point something really ridiculous out real quick.  So I’m just minding my own business, reading about Merry and Pippin’s first encounter with Treebeard (which is great for a lot of reasons), when suddenly…

WOAH WOAH WOAH HOLD UP.  Treebeard has a bed?? Like a real bed with legs and pillows and stuff?  He’s straight up lounging on that bed like no big deal, hands behind his head, ready for a fun chat with his new buds!  

This raises so many questions.  Who built this bed?  Does Treebeard regularly entertain people at his house that need to sleep in a bed?  Did the person who built the bed also build the table he has?  Do all ents have big ass beds?  We may never know.  However, the greatest mystery is still to come…

TREEBEARD DOESN’T EVEN SLEEP IN THE DAMN BED.  Like holy shit why does he have this bed if he’s not even gonna sleep in it?  It feels like Tolkien is just messing with us at this point and I love it.