Tbh, I’m still not over the whole ‘Go North’ thing in BoFA. I keep looking at my poster map of Middle-earth and I just scratch my head and go ‘Thranduil, wtf?!’ What were you trying to accomplish here other than sending Legolas to his death? Why were you-? I don’t…
‘Go South, Legolas, to Rohan and Gondor’
‘Go West, Legolas, to Rivendell, the Shire, and the places the Dunedain frequent.’
‘Go North, Legolas, to death and dragon fire.’
‘Go East, Legolas, to the unknown.’
You literally had two options, out of four, that would send him to some relative safety. And you chose one of the two CERTAIN DEATH options? What is wrong with you?
Were the writers just looking at the map upside down or what? How did this even fucking happen?
Does no one in Middle-earth know how to tell direction?! Thorin couldn’t even find his way to Bilbo’s fucking house, when Gandalf put a mark on it, and Bag End isn’t exactly easy to overlook, if you know what I mean. Frodo didn’t bother looking at any maps while he was in Rivendell waiting until they could begin their journey, and had to ask Gandalf which way Mordor was before they even made it out of the valley. Thranduil’s sending Legolas off to his death when he’s really trying to do the opposite. And Sam and Frodo spent a while going around in circles.
These fucking guys. I can’t!