Well stepping away from our usual content. Actor Nelsan Ellis has passed away from heart failure at the tender age of 39. Known for his portrayal of Lafayette Reynolds on HBO series “True Blood”. Other roles Ellis has been known for was on the t.v. show Elementary and films The Butler, Get On Up, The Stanford Prison Experiment, Secretariat, The Help, Little Boxes
and The Soloist.
Octavia Spencer posted the heartbreaking news via Instagram early this morning.
CAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT HOW POWERFUL THE ENDING WAS TO THIS AMAZING SHORT FILM !!??!
it is literally just about two hearts coming together, regardless of gender, ethnicity, and other insignificant things, because that’s what love is!
love is love.
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….