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I Didn’t ask for Any of This pt. 2 - John Murphy

Request: Murphy imagine with prompt 77  “I’m really drunk, please help me”

Request: Murphy imagine with prompt 72 “I think I’m in love”

Request: part 2 of ‘I didn’t ask for any of this’

Warnings: swearing

A/N: okay so Part two of this has been requested since I posted part one and I just saw the other requests and thought “you know I could totally make this work” so yeah i added these all together i hope it works

PART ONE

(Murphy’s pov) Knowing I needed to get these stupid traps done, I waited until after I was done to fabricate a plan to confess my feelings to y/n. That was undoubtedly the second biggest mistake I’ve ever made. By the time I was done, it was well after the camp’s downtime had began, and everyone had already gathered to socialize around the fire. My eyes scan the crowd of fraternizing delinquents, looking for only face I’ve ever seeked attention from. I frown as I see her sitting in a circle with several of the nobodies from class. My eyes watch her as she gloriously tilts her head back in laughter, her gorgeous y/h/c hair swaying slightly from the sudden movement. However I’m not the only one to notice the grace in this, all of the boys surrounding her seem to being admiring the view too. Suddenly she’s sticking out her bottom lip, pouting I assume, as she tugs on the wrist of a boy, Evan I think. She tugs and tugs until he cracks a smirk and the two of them stand up from their places in the group.

I cringe as I think of her soft hands gently resting on the wrist of another guy. ‘I know that feeling,’ the voice inside my head reminds me, sending me into an even deeper state of torture. ‘That feeling is warm and heavenly and possibly the best feeling in the whole world.’ I grit my teeth as I watch him cave in, just as I would’ve, and gives in to her plea’s to dance. A smile forms on his lips as she lets her hands slowly and gracefully make their way above her head, one of them running through her hair as she sways and twirls around. His hands make their way around her waist as he slowly closes the distance between them. Right then and there I would’ve sold my sold my soul to the devil to be him, just for a minute. His lips graze her ear, probably whispering how beautiful she is, as the two of them dance in bliss. Suddenly I can’t breathe, my breath catches in my throat and I can’t bare to watch anymore. I turn away from them, my eyes scanning for the only thing that will guarantee me peace of mind, alcohol.

I make my way over to the table that occupies the moonshine Monty made, downing a glass without hesitation. Then another and another and another. Two quickly becomes six and soon i’ve lost count, and I know I’m getting close to breaking my personal record because now I’m starting to feel good. My vision becomes blurry and I can feel myself teetering around, my lack of balance increasing as alcohol floods through my veins. The voice that continuously reminded me of my failures has disappeared now, and all I’m left with now is silence, which I soon find is even worse. The silence is so deafening and utterly horrible that I squeeze my eyes shut, willing myself to either bring the voice back or fall asleep, whichever comes first. Somewhere in the process I toppled to the ground, so now I’m laying here, head in my hands muttering and pleading for some type of relief. A crowd has gathered around me. Some of them laugh at me, others wondering if they should get Bellamy, assuming he would take care of me.

At first I come to a conclusion that that’s what’s happened, someone went and retrieved Bellamy. I feel two steady hands attempting to pull me back to my feet and I immediately attempt to brush them off.

“Get the hell off me,” I growl warning him to back off, and suddenly my rescuer is kneeling down in front of me, and it’s not Bellamy. It’s y/n. My eyes soften as I take in the sight in front of me; her lips tugging into a half-ass smile as she orders someone to go and fetch me some water. Her hand is cupping my face as her thumb softly dances across my cheek.

“Jesus Murphy, you haven’t had this much to drink in a month, what the hell happened?” Her angelic voice soothed me as she fed me sips of water.

“I’m really drunk, please help me y/n.” Was all I could muster. She giggles at me, swooping down and wrapping my arm around her neck. She stands up, pulling my body up with her own.

“You good?” She asks. I nod at her and she helps me to my tent, sitting me down on the bed and removing my jacket and shoes before laying me down. I smile as I watch her move around my tent, knowing where everything goes due to the fact she’s taken care of me more nights than not.

“I don’t like him,” I mumble, unable to restrain my drunken thoughts anymore. She turns around and gives me a questioning look, unsure of what I mean. “Evan,” I jog her memory. Her lips form an ‘O’ as she comes and sits on my bed, resting her hand on my side.

“And why not?” Her voice holds a certain playfulness that makes me smile.

“Because I think I’m in love,” I sass back, “with you,” I add, letting myself be serious for a second. I expected her to laugh, to roll her eyes and leave. To go tell the rest of the camp how pathetic I am for even thinking I have a chance. But she doesn’t she stay where she is, her face even lightening up at my confession.

“I don’t like him either,” she admits, lying down next to me, scooching back so I can wrap my arms around her waist. “At least not like that.”

My heart skips a beat and I smile like an idiot. “If not him, then who?” She is silent for a while before answering.

“Isn’t it obvious, you of course.” At first I think this is all a dream and that I’m gonna wake up any second. But then she rolls over and places a sweet kiss on my lips, assuring me that this is real.

“We’ll talk about this in the morning, you need to rest.” I nod and snuggle into her.

I smile and allow myself to be consumed in the feeling of love. Although I broke the one promise I made myself, she is the best reason to break it. And as I lay here, with the girl I love wrapped in my arms, finally mine, I change my mind. Maybe not all love is toxic. Maybe some love is worth all of the highs and lows; and even if I’m not sure about anything else on this god forsaken planet, I am positive that mine is.

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Big-atures: Rivendell

“One of the wonderful treats that came as a by-product to the building of Rivendell was that - while we were building it - Alan Lee was so… attached to this miniature that he’d come down regularly and work on it - with us.” - Richard Taylor

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Ra Vincent (Set Decorator): 

“In the early days we had conversations about the nature of Thranduil’s staff. At the time it was less a staff and more of a king’s sceptre. We thought the end probably unscrewed and that he’d kept his absinthe in there!

Richard Taylor (Weta Workshop Design and Special Effects Supervisor):

“Weta Workshop designer Daniel Falconer’s design offered a clinical killing tool for the king of the Woodland Realm to wield in battle, but it also presented the most significant challenge to our sword-makers of any of the thousands of blades we have made over the years.

Alex Falkner (Weta Workshop Props Model Making Supervisor):

"I think it has been said that Thranduil’s sword was the single most expensive weapon we made for the films. The hero version was milled from a single piece of spring steel. Lighter aluminum versions were also milled. They were the most beautiful things, being all one piece, very elegant and dangerous looking in the right hands, like Lee Pace’s. He looked amazing carrying that sword and was a heck of a nice guy to work with.

Lee Pace:

“I love my sword. I don’t want to brag, but I think I have the coolest sword in the movie and that’s high praise because there are quite a few very famous swords in this story.

Bob Buck (Costume Designer):

“The inspiration for the costume Thranduil wore in the An Unexpected Journey prologue came from Philippa Boyen’s words ‘starlight, moonlight’.

Ann Maskrey (Costume Designer):

“We had talked extensively about the presence of the character of Thranduil and what Lee hoped to convey when he first meets the Dwarves. I remembered a portrait of the French King Louis XIV in which he was imposingly draped in ermine. I wanted to recreate that same level of opulence, volume and command for Thranduil so we used a huge drape of mottled printed linen lined with a shot metallic lurex which Lee practiced moving with to great effect.”

Lee Pace:

“Thranduil is so concerned with wealth and wanting to show his majesty, impressing upon his trespassing guests how important he is, that the long golden robe that he wears in the throne-room scene makes great sense.”

Dallas Poll (Costume Jeweller):

“Thranduil had lots of interesting stones in his jewellery. We used everything from agate to onyx, and lots of amethyst, introducing some purple to his palette.”

Emma Harre (Key Stand-by Wardrobe):

“Thranduil, for example, had a sword that, on screen, seemed to just hang there perfectly on his costume in that magical Elvish way without dragging it awkwardly. In fact it was a vest worn under his costume that was holding it and distributing the weight in the most comfortable way for him to wear.

Ann Maskrey:

“Lee Pace has a great way of moving and cuts a great figure. Sometimes with good physique can come overworked necks or sloping shoulders as a result of all that working out, but Lee has a strong figure with defined shoulders that hold the shape of all his coats and a long neck. We accentuated his neck with a high open collar.”

 

Next pages: Lake-town Citizen Costumes, Bard’s Costume, Bard’s Weapons

Collective tag link: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Cloaks and Daggers 

1600px versions: Dropbox repository (updated as I post more pages, might take a few days for new pages to show) 

Notes: These photo excerpts are meant to be used by fans as references for the creation of The Hobbit fanwork (cosplay, art, fiction, nonfiction, etc.) Feel free to repost, use, and edit any of these photographs as you wish. Credit back to me is unnecessary. 

If you found these useful, please consider reading through this post by Obscura and making a donation. 

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Ann Maskrey (Costume Designer): 

“The workroom crew pulled off a titanic effort and made a huge volume of clothes for this section of the movie. The majority of the costumes were made as separates with a number of different coat, shirt, trouser, skirt and blouse styles, all referenced from far-flung places such as Tibet, Burma, Russia, Lapland, North Africa, Greenland and many more.

Paula Collier (Textile Artist & Dyer):

“While we used some patterns in Lake-town, it was nowhere near as much as we employed in Dale, where their inclusion helped to suggest a time of plenty and festivities. In Lake-town times were harder, so there was less embellishment. Where Dale’s extras had some Mongolian influence creeping in, Lake-town’s palette was possibly more Japanese peasant-inspired dark blues, blacks and greys.

Ann Maskrey:

“Bard wore a costume befitting the cold climes of Lake-town. He’s a practical, strong, unpretentious character and his costume had to reflect these qualities.

Luke Evans:

“Fortunately for me, because I’m an actor who loves to have some involvement in that, Peter, Fran and Philippa were very inclusive. The costume and hair are the final touches to a character that the actor, director and writers have crafted together so it’s a lovely thing to be invited to be part of that process and not just turn up at the studios and be told, ‘This is what you’re wearing, deal with it’.

[…] There was this leather coat that, the second I saw it, knew was the coat. Before even putting it on, it looked like something Bard had stitched together himself from skins–something practical, wearable, that was warm, that could breathe, that he could do everything he needed to do in any season of the year in Lake-town. I remember trying it on and saying, 'This is the one’.

Daniel Reeve (Graphic Artist):

“We needed a chart for Thorin and the Company to consult in Bard’s home, which would show them that Durin’s day was almost upon them and that they needed to get to the Mountain right away. With the importance of fishing to Lake-town, the year was set out according to the phases of the moon. The year starts with the winter solstice–Yule–and spirals inwards, with each season being marked by different colours, and with appropriate gaps inserted at regular intervals in order to keep the calendar on track with the cycles of the moon.”

Alex Falkner (Weta Workshop Props Model Making Supervisor):

“The lovely thing about [Bard’s bow] was that it was completely functional, and at 2.2 metres tall is one of the biggest bows we have produced. It could shoot arrows a huge distance.”

Richard Taylor (Weta Workshop Design and Special Effects Supervisor):

“Our team was quick to find a design that appealed to Peter and, drawing on Mongol influences, supplemented the tall bow with a quiver and arrows that had a slightly Eastern character.”

Alex Falkner:

“I originally prototyped the arrowhead of what became the Black Arrow of Girion at around ten centimetres or between three and four inches in length. It went in front of Peter and the note came back, 'Nope, this arrow is for shooting at Dragons. It needs to be 400% bigger!’ At that point it went from being an arrow to a harpoon.

 

Next pages: Bain’s Costume, Sigrid’s Costume, Tilda’s Costume

Collective tag link: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Cloaks and Daggers 

1600px versions: Dropbox repository (updated as I post more pages, might take a few days for new pages to show) 

Notes: These photo excerpts are meant to be used by fans as references for the creation of The Hobbit fanwork (cosplay, art, fiction, nonfiction, etc.) Feel free to repost, use, and edit any of these photographs as you wish. Credit back to me is unnecessary. 

If you found these useful, please consider reading through this post by Obscura and making a donation. 

This wonderful book can be purchased at the following links: via RichardArmitageNet Charity Referral with Amazon [US | UK | DE] | via WETA.

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Richard Taylor (Weta Workshop Design and Special Effects Supervisor): 

“Elrond once again drew forth his sword, seen previously in The Lord of the Rings in his hands and also his daughter Arwen’s.

Tim Abbot (Saddle Maker):

“I might finish something and think it looked nice, only for someone to come along and bash it on the concrete or beat it with chains to give it that worn and lived-in look that they were after.

Nick Weir (Prop Master):

"We imagined that the Dwarves had acquired and modified saddlery gear from other races who might be more associated with horses, like Gondor or Rohan. They had added their own fittings and buckles to suit their unique needs, which included enclosed stirrups. Giving them pugs was a nice point of difference from the other races we’ve seen riding horses in the movies and it just looked Dwarven somehow–solid and practical.

 

Next pages: Rivendell Elf Costumes, Rivendell Costume Jewellery, Galadriel’s Costumes

Collective tag link: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Cloaks and Daggers 

1600px versions: Dropbox repository (updated as I post more pages, might take a few days for new pages to show) 

Notes: These photo excerpts are meant to be used by fans as references for the creation of The Hobbit fanwork (cosplay, art, fiction, nonfiction, etc.) Feel free to repost, use, and edit any of these photographs as you wish. Credit back to me is unnecessary. 

If you found these useful, please consider reading through this post by Obscura and making a donation. 

This wonderful book can be purchased at the following links: via RichardArmitageNet Charity Referral with Amazon [US | UK | DE] | via WETA.

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