p: tolkien

iconic parts of lord of the rings that sadly didn’t make it into the films:
  • Frodo and Sam getting into a fight about rope
  • Gandalf and Aragorn tag-team sassing a convalescent Merry about the location of his pack
  • the massive intra-Fellowship fight about how fair or unfair it is for people to be blindfolded
  • “DO AS YOU PLEASE IN YOUR MADNESS! I WISH TO SEE NO EYES!”
  • Legolas coming all the way from Mirkwood to deliver bad news and get bitched at by Glóin
  • Bilbo’s passive-aggressive notes to his annoying relatives
  • Aragorn and Éomer leaning on their swords to take a break and chat in the middle of a fight (twice)
  • Saruman appearing out of nowhere and harassing the Three Hunters like a DND random encounter
  • the disco ball/oil slick/sequin robes
  • basically every time Ioreth or the Master of the Houses of Healing says anything
  • Pippin jumping into his bath and soaking literally everyone
  • Bilbo’s song about Eärendil and Aragorn trying to gently point out that some topics of conversation are Sensitive
  • Frodo deciding that the best way to be inconspicuous is with a loud obnoxious song about when the Moon got drunk

feel free to add your own

It’s so weird to think that there are people who watch Lord of the Rings for the first time????? And don’t know what’s going to happen?????

They don’t know what the Shire is??? They don’t know the Fellowship will break???? They don’t know what Gondor or Rohan is???? They don’t know the basic geography of Middle Earth?? They don’t know who will die??? They don’t know Gandalf will come back???? Or that Frodo will go to the Undying Lands??? They’ve never heard the soundtrack??? They don’t have the dialogue memorized???? 

What on earth is that like??????? 

Hwær cwom mearg? Hwær cwom mago?
Hwær cwom maþþumgyfa?
Hwær cwom symbla gesetu?
Hwær sindon seledreamas?
Eala beorht bune!
Eala byrnwiga!
Eala þeodnes þrym!
Hu seo þrag gewat,
genap under nihthelm,
swa heo no wære.
—  “Where is the horse? Where the rider?
Where the giver of treasure?
Where the seats of the feast?
Where are the joys of the hall?
Alas for the bright cup!
Alas for the heroic warrior!
Alas for the splendor of the king!
How they have passed away,
Dark under night-cover,
As if they never were.”
- The Wanderer, An Anglo-Saxon poem of lamentation, which was the inspiration for Tolkien’s Lament of the Rohirrim.
  • The Hobbit: Adventuresome tale of bravery and friendship; Great deeds ending with peace and domesticity; leaves you with a warm, bittersweet feeling.
  • The Lord of the Rings: Sadness intermingled with joy; dark patches chased away by passages of endless brightness; Leaves you with hope and love in your heart despite fleeting shadows of grief & loss.
  • The Silmarillion: Laughs as it carves your heart out with a blunt knife. Throws your heart onto the floor and stomps on it repeatedly. Spits on your emotions. Who needs feelings anyway