peregrin pippin took

  • Aragorn: I never understood why people cared so much about their dumb hobbits until I got dumb hobbits myself. I've only had Frodo and Sam for a day and a half, but if anything happened to them, I would kill everyone in this room and then myself.
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Ladies and gentlemen, some of the 100000 reasons why I will love the Lord of the Rings movies and the cast till the end of times.

Ok but Pippin was a child. 

 The book says that Pippin is the only one of the four hobbits who hasn’t “come of age.” He was a young and immature teenager-in-Hobbit-years who (in the beginning of the story) thought and acted like a young and immature teenager. 

They didn’t have time for this in the films, but book-Elrond initially refused to let Pippin join the Fellowship. He was like “these Hobbits are fine, but I draw the line at this one. He’s too young.” 

Why does he let him join? Because Elrond thought that if Pippin had understood his decision, he would have joined anyway. If Pippin were mature enough to know what he was doing, he would’ve made the same choice. But he wasn’t. 

So it kinda bothers me when other members of the fellowship mock Pippin for being a fool? (side eyes Gandalf). Of course he’s a fool– he wasn’t mature enough for this journey and you all knew it.

All the hobbits went through hell, but Pippin wasn’t even an adult when he was thrown into war and death and survivor’s guilt and blaming himself for Boromir’s death and all that other insane trauma….

friendly reminder that peregrin took and meriadoc brandybuck did not simply stumble on frodo baggins and his quest by accident,   but instead they watched carefully and planned along with samwise gamgee to accompany their friend,   knowing the danger but not fully understanding it.   friendly reminder that non of them had before left the shire,   or gone further than the old woods near the edge of buckland.   friendly reminder that hobbits were not a people to travel,   not great warriors,   not truly concerned with the world outside their door.   friendly reminder that none of them were forced to go —- though gandalf did leave sam with no other choice really —-  and they did it anyway.

friendly mother fucking reminder that peregrin took had not yet come of age and was essentially the social standing of a young teenager in hobbit culture,   and he followed his friend. friendly fucking reminder that he was not the fool he is seen to be in the movies,   but a caring friend who did not truly understand what was happening when he made mistakes.   friendly reminder that he saw the madness of KINGS,  watched friends destroyed,   and came back and was an amazing leader of his people.   friendly reminder that peregrin took has the best character arc in that fucking book.

LOTR Characters as stuff I've heard at my school
  • Aragorn: WHo the fUCK says tennis rackets can't be used for sword fighting
  • Saruman: I say "Get out of my way" all the time it's my favourite thing to say
  • Galadriel: Do I want to graduate, or do I want to leave this school as a fucking legend?
  • Elrond: *cups hands around face* I WANT TO KILL MYSELF BUT NO ONE HERE IS WORTH DYING FOR
  • Pippin: I don't have a clue what is going on here but I'm gonna roll with it.
  • Frodo: *visibly sobbing* please, please, I just want this to end, I just want to graduate, please, get me out, all of you suck,
  • Eowyn: I'm sorry teacher, I wasn't staring into space, I was just rethinking my life choices
  • Legolas: *slams body into locker* *hyperventilating* hELP ME I THINK I'M GAY