noldor are the best dor

SEVEN YEARS, 1.1k, maeglin in between for not-tumblr-user-@dumbledorably

“It’s said it takes seven years
to grow completely new skin cells.
To think, this year I will grow
into a body you never will  
have touched.”

-Brett Elizabeth Jenkins

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the silmarillion + wolf pupy tweets
  • Eru: regardless of how anyone feels about it, things continue to happen
  • Morgoth: place your most powerful gems, jewels, and amulets into a box, you should sense strong energy emanating from within, then send the box to me
  • Manwë: just because i caused the problems doesnt mean i have the solutions to them
  • Míriel: i have to lay low for a while, by that i mean lay on the ground and not move
  • Fëanor: learning from mistakes is for people who recognise that they make mistakes. i dont give a shit
  • Fingolfin: it happens to the best of us, the best of us such as me, out of both of us im the best one, probably too great to give you usable advice
  • Finarfin: the "drama" fiasco is over, we learned nothing from it and nothing changed but we can safely say it is over for sure i hear that
  • Maedhros: its time to forget the mistakes of the past and start making the mistakes of the future
  • Celegorm: survival tip: you can sleep in an unattended birds nest for free
  • Caranthir: have to stop saying "how am i going to kill my way out of this one" everytime there is trouble going on, or at least not out loud
  • Curufin: instead of saying what you are all thinking i say what everyone would be thinking if they were as cerebrally intelligent as me
  • Finrod: you have to be cruel to be kind, no wait the other thing, you have to do nice things. phew, could have caused a lot of problems
  • Galadriel: some say killing people is the answer to the problems, me personally i think killing people is bad to do because im not a horrible monster
  • Fingon: tired of people always telling me go to hospital and that i've lost a lot of blood, its my severe head injury not yours stay out of it
  • Turgon: hey kids, i know youre struggling right now but im here to tell you, everything gets worse forever
  • Aredhel: dont speak i know just what youre saying, something about how beautiful and strong i am probably
  • Eöl: if someone betrays me i will turn on them with revenge in a second, sometimes even before that, its just the way it goes in this drama life
  • Maeglin: maybe i am the one to blame, on the other hand maybe every one else is the ones to blame
  • Luthien: looks like things are always happening once again
  • Turin: where people like you see a problem i see opportunity to create worse problems
  • Nienor: i am going to lay completely still on the forest floor until either things start going my way or i disintegrate into nothing
  • Elwing: "i'll take this to my grave" - me, holding a bunch of jewels, gems and amulets
  • Sauron: there are few things in life that can't be achieved with occult dark magic
  • Erendis: if you want something done you have to just forget about it and move on with your life, theres no point in expecting anything from anyone
  • Mîm: sometimes the only real friend you have is your countless enemies
  • The Silmarillion, as a whole: its all fun and games until its not that anymore

As much as I love a Celebrimbor who is kind and determinedly trying to make up for his family’s mistakes, who has a little fewer sharp edges than, say, his father-

I also love a slightly darker Celebrimbor, who has to bite his tongue until it bleeds when people say something about those Kinslayers, who has a rage burning under his skin that is often barely under control, who beats metal in a forge so he doesn’t hit something more fragile. Celebrimbor who has all of his father’s (and his grandfather’s) pride, but even more to prove, and all of their temper but less room to exercise it. Who oscillates between wishing that people would forget where he comes from and wanting them to remember.

Celebrimbor who has to fight every day against the anger that could rule him if he let it, and sometimes wishes he could just give in.

sometimes I think about Celebrimbor hearing about the Second Kinslaying and that Celegorm and Curufin are dead. and there’s this stab of loss because it’s his father and favorite uncle, and even though he knew it was coming that’s different from knowing that someone is really gone. and guilt, because he wasn’t there. two things that were drilled into him almost since birth is loyalty and the importance of family, and he sacrificed both of those. and it feels like…there was always some childish part of him that wanted, somehow, a reconciliation. knowing it was impossible, that he couldn’t forgive - and still wanting it.

and another part of him is angry, because how could they, how could they keep following this path that was leading them to ruin, how could they attack other Elves, again, how could they get themselves killed.

but at the same time, I wonder how many eyes on him were looking, waiting for his reaction, scrutinizing his every expression and word for a sign of what he was thinking, how he was going to react to the atrocity of the Kinslaying but also the deaths of his kin. and there’s no right reaction for him to have. too much grief and they’ll say he forgets the victims. no grief at all and they will call him heartless. once a Feanorian, always a Feanorian.

Celebrimbor’s answer is to retreat into silence and work, hammering out mingled grief and anger into metal.

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tyelko: s-so ireth can you take it off m-

ireth: Tyelko LOOK! its got a horn!!! and i think its got claws too!!! cool!!

This is ten percent luck, twenty percent skill
Fifteen percent concentrated power of will
Five percent pleasure, fifty percent pain
And a hundred percent reason to remember the name

Thus spoke Maedhros and Maglor and Celegorm, Curufin and Caranthir, Amrod and Amras, princes of the Noldor, and many quailed to hear the dread words. -The Flight of the Noldor, The Silmarillion

we’re coming for blood || a fanmix for the seven daughters of fëanor

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bad girls // m.i.a. || glory and gore // lorde || a different beat // little mix || gods & monsters // lana del rey || untouchable // sky ferreira || seven nation army // melanie martinez || black sheep // gin wigmore || something new // girls aloud || blood on my hands // danielle parente || come alive (the war of the roses) // janelle monae || meddle // little boots || help i’m alive // metric || problem // natalia kills || bottom of the river // delta rae || bad reputation // joan jett

“The Silmarils had passed away, and all one it may seem whether Fëanor had said yea or nay to Yavanna; yet had he said yea at the first, before the tidings came from Formenos, it may be that his after deeds would have been other than they were.”

“This thing I will not do of free will.” -Feanor, “Of the Flight of the Noldor”

“But I do not choose now to do what I came to do. I will not do this deed.” -Frodo, “Mount Doom”

I’ve been reading a lot of articles lately about Tolkien, and a lot of articles about Tolkien, fate, and free will. The common conception about Tolkien and fate is usually that the Elves are governed by fate while Men are free. I, however, found Flieger’s discussion of the first quote in Splintered Light particularly interesting, because it emphasizes that Tolkien leaves room for choice even within the framework of a world that has been sung, at least in some versions, from beginning to end. As Flieger puts it, “Fëanor’s decision in itself, irrespective of his power to make it good, has a profound effect on him” (Splintered Light, 103). In including the possibility that Fëanor could make his later deeds “other than they were” it opens the possibility that while external events might not have changed, internal motivation and feeling could have. While Fëanor may not have been able to change his ultimate doom, the possibility is held out, for a moment, that choosing otherwise might still have made a difference. 

The comparison of the latter two quotes I think highlights another thing about Tolkien’s universe, which is the role of choice and possessiveness/covetousness. The cardinal sin of the Noldor is not (at least at first) their rebellion against the Valar, but a fall into possessiveness (Letters, 148). The Elves chose to follow into Aman and are free to choose to leave, but Fëanor’s unwillingness to give up the Silmarils - the containers of the Light that belongs rightly to all - is, in Tolkien’s view, his sin. Creation and craftsmanship is admirable, but holding on too tightly to the works of one’s hands is the fault in the Noldor. Frodo, similarly, refuses to give up the Ring, which even more obviously than the Silmarils is an object that is not his to claim. Both Fëanor and Frodo emphasize their will in their decision, but neither of them is truly free to make the choice they claim. Frodo’s will is thwarted by Gollum’s inadvertent act of heroism, and Fëanor’s will by the fact that the Silmarils are already stolen and his father dead. 

The idea is not that creation is bad or that creators have no right to lay claim to their work - it is that creators must be willing to let go of what they have made (or carried). Fëanor’s sin is not refusing the will of the Valar, per se, but refusing to give up the Light that is not rightfully his (“he seldom remembered now that the light within them was not his own”) and holding on too tightly. 

crocordile replied to your post#the trip to nargothrond deserves a whole comedy…

omfg lise actually… oh my god afsgdhhd how WOULD THIS EVEN….. does mablung go too because he seems to be wherever the royal family of dortiah and unwise life choices are involved

oh my god though yes mablung should totally come and that would probably…not really help that much like this is just going to be awkward regardless and curufin is icily polite to everyone but like…just barely and finrod is trying to keep everything from blowing up and mablung is like “why am I here. oh right because the doriath royal family is here. who let daeron come”

crocordile replied to your post:#the trip to nargothrond deserves a whole comedy…

imagine thingol getting jittery after being absent from melian’s presence for too long too lmao, in a modern AU he would be constantly texting and calling her for no purpose

awwww this is so cute I’m screaming though!! and he keeps half being like “we’re going to turn around we’re going to go back” but this is very important and probably melian had to spent a few months talking thingol into it being fine and she’d be right here and he’d be back before he knew it

i’m picturing in the modern au thingol calling melian trying to pretend he forgot something or is checking on some detail and melian just sighing and being like “honey, if you want to we can just talk for a while, you don’t have to make up a reason”

We also are daughters of the great, and we have wills and courage of our own. Therefore do not bend, Ancalimë. Once bend a little, and they will bend you further until you are bowed down. Sink your roots into the rock, and face the wind, though it blow away all your leaves.

“Aldarion and Erendis”, Unfinished Tales

s c r e a m i n g about this why had I not read this story before omg

Tolkien has called the story of Beren and Luthien “the Lay of Leithian,” Release from Bondage, and the key to his meaning is in the last word. Release from bondage to the circles of the world comes with death, not with so-called immortality. Through death, men can let go; in their deathlessness, elves cannot. The half-elven can also be released from bondage, freed from the earth, if they wish. …The deathless elves are, in Tolkien’s world, exemplars of wrongful bondage to life undying. Not unlike Swift’s Struldbrugs, they are a more attractive but no less powerful lesson in the folly of not letting go.

Verlyn Flieger, Splintered Light: Logos and Language in Tolkien’s World

This book is blowing my mind and also making me really emotional. Especially this whole concept. I want to write fanfiction about this now because I have a lot of feelings about Elves in the First Age and their feelings about humans and death and I don’t think they’re going to fit in my thesis. 

now I’m thinking about the barista au though and just imagine celegorm bringing huan into maedhros’s coffee shop and maedhros’s manager is like NO DOGS ALLOWED and celegorm’s like BUT HE’S A SPECIAL DOG and huan’s like “I’m gonna go wait outside" 

imagine caranthir going and ordering ridiculously complicated drinks while maedhros is on duty just to fuck with him and then tipping like five hundred dollars which is his entire allowance for the month so he can’t buy food for the next three weeks

imagine the feanorian house watching any disney movie and getting super emotional about it especially celegorm who sits on the floor and cries for like a half an hour after bambi’s mom dies and curufin is like "tyelko…you killed bambi’s mom” and celegorm is like “I WOULD NEVER YOU DIRTY BASTARD”

maglor is like “why did I ever come home”

old fanmix amnesty days: thorn; a maeglin fanmix

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ONE. teenagers {MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE} | TWO. cream and bastards rise {HARVEY DANGER} | THREE. the outsider {MARINA & THE DIAMONDS} | FOURlet me be your armor {ASSEMBLAGE 23} | FIVE. mordred’s lullaby {HEATHER DALE} | SIX. hurricane drunk {FLORENCE+THE MACHINE} | SEVEN. hill {HUNGRY LUCY} | EIGHT. monster {MEG & DIA} | NINE. falling inside the black {SKILLET} | TEN. westfall {OKKERVIL RIVER} | ELEVEN. nothing once again {ILLSCARLET} | TWELVE. i am the weapon {DAVID USHER}

party like it’s the first age (and everyone you love is dead): the sequel fanmix to noldor best dor, the very serious fanmix I made and posted some time ago.

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I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor {general}

Did you think I’d lay down and die?
Oh no not I
I will survive

Party Like a Rockstar - Shop Boyz {general}

I’m on a money making mission
But I party like a rockstar
Flyin’ down 20 lookin’ good in my hot car

Hung Up - Madonna {fingon/maedhros}

Time goes by so slowly
Time goes by so slowly
Time goes by so slowly

Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen {beren/luthien}

Your stare was holdin’,
Ripped jeans, skin was showin’
Hot night, wind was blowin’
Where do you think you’re going, baby?

Telephone (feat. Beyonce) - Lady Gaga {aredhel}

I don’t wanna think anymore
I left my head and my heart on the dancefloor

We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift {the doom of mandos}

We are never ever ever getting back together,
You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me
But we are never ever ever ever getting back together

Take a Hint - Victorious {maeglin/idril}

Why am I always hit on by the boys I never like
I can always see ‘em coming, from the left or from the right
I don’t want to be a priss, I’m just try'na be polite

This Is Why I’m Hot - Mims {feanor}

I’m hot cause I’m fly (fly)
You ain’t cause you’re not (not)

Breaking Free - High School Musical {the noldor}

We’re soarin’
There’s not a star in heaven that we can’t reach

Survivor - Destiny’s Child {turin turambar}

I’m a survivor (What?)
I’m not gon give up (What?)
I’m not gon stop (What?)

This Is Our Night - Sakis Rouvas {the noldor}

This is our night, fly to the top baby
Yes we can do it, just wait and see
This is our night, time for a change baby
Get rid of the old, take a hold, and be free

Can’t Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton) - Macklemore {numenor}

Can we go back, this is the moment
Tonight is the night, we’ll fight 'til it’s over
So we put our hands up like the ceiling can’t hold us

I’ll Be There For You - The Rembrandts {feanorians}

So no one told you life was gonna be this way
Your job’s a joke, you’re broke, your love life’s D.O.A.
It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear
When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year

I Knew You Were Trouble Taylor Swift {finrod/curufin}

I knew you were trouble when you walked in
So shame on me now
Flew me to places I’d never been
Now I’m lying on the cold hard ground

Sexy and I Know It - lmfao {celegorm}

When I walk in the spot (yeah), this is what I see (ok)
Everybody stops and they staring at me
I got passion in my pants and I ain’t afraid to show it, show it, show it, show it

Maneater - Nelly Furtado {ungoliant}

She’s a Maneater, make you work hard
Make you spend hard
Make you want all, of her love

Lucky - Britney Spears {nienna}

She’s so lucky, she’s a star
But she cry, cry, cries in her lonely heart, thinking
If there’s nothing missing in my life
Then why do these tears come at night

Reach - S Club 7 {eärendil}

Reach for the stars
And when that rainbow’s shining over you
That’s when your dreams will all come true

a fanmix for maeglin, requested by croclock


i. iron / woodkid || ii. welcome to the slaughterhouse / lily holbrook || iii. rev 22:20 / puscifer || iv. wolf song / patrick wolf || v. split me wide open [moon version] / the bravery || vi. haunted / poe || vii. whisper / evanescence || viii. black river killer / blitzen trapper || ix. safe in the dark / ludo

anonymous asked:

What is you saddest silmarillion headcanon? And your happiest?

saddest Silmarillion headcanon, anon? saddest? do you want me to talk about how Celegorm and Aredhel missed each other in Himlad by about a day and Celegorm never saw her again and Aredhel went to get trapped in Nan Elmoth? or about how Maeglin spent seven years gradually going insane because he believed no one would care if he told them what had happened? or about the first time Celegorm tries to reach out to a dog after Huan leaves (and it takes him a while because for a long time it hurts too much) and it pulls back growling or just won’t respond to him at all? or about how Curufin believes his life is utterly subordinate to Feanor’s in every way? or how Turgon believes he drove Aredhel away by being too overbearing after Elenwe died? or how he dies not knowing if his daughter, his only remaining family, is alive? or how Galadriel knew her brothers would die but never got to say goodbye to any of them? or all the ruined, broken, friendships? or how about let’s talk about how Maeglin is terrified of turning into his father only to end up gradually following in his footsteps, and he realizes this as he’s falling off the cliffs and can’t do anything but laugh in the second before he dies? or how about how Elrond sometimes wonders if there’s something wrong with him because everyone always winds up leaving him? or how about how Maglor and Daeron are the only fragments left of Beleriand and both of them refuse to admit any emotional connection and just go on being lonely side by side? or Maeglin clutching the flower crown Aredhel gave him in Nan Elmoth alone in his room and thinking about how ashamed she would be? or Nerdanel waiting for any word of her second son, anything at all, just to know if he’s alive or dead


what is happiness, anon, I have forgotten. :|