This is what happens when you listen to the soundtrack of httyd (esp “for the dancing and the dreaming”) with @determamfidds amazing ‘light on the horizon’ thrown in for good measure and are in the mood to draw some bagginshield happiness :D

It’s also the long overdue continuation of this.

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I don’t want to be in a battle, but waiting on the edge of one I can’t escape is even worse! Is there any hope, Gandalf? For Frodo and Sam?”

There never was much hope. Just a fool’s hope.”

  • dwalin: THIS IS NO COMMON CRIMINAL. THIS IS THORIN, SON OF THRÁIN, SON OF THRÓR
  • thorin: dwalin no don’t
  • dwalin: SON OF DÁIN I
  • dwalin: SON OF NÁIN II
  • dwalin: SON OF ÓIN
  • thorin: dwalin it’s fine
  • dwalin: SON OF GLÓIN
  • dwalin: SON OF THORIN I
  • dwalin: SON OF THRÁIN I
  • dwalin: SON OF NÁIN I
  • balin: *falls asleep*
  • dwalin: SON OF DURIN VI
  • dwalin: DESCENDANT OF DURIN V
  • dwalin: DESCENDANT OF DURIN IV
  • bilbo: are you done yet
  • dwalin: DESCENDANT OF DURIN III
  • dwalin: DESCENDANT OF DURIN II
  • dwalin: DESCENDANT OF DURIN I
  • thorin: finally
  • dwalin: OAKENSHIELD, KING UNDER THE MOUNTAIN
  • dwalin: YOU OWE HIM YOUR ALLEGIANCE
  • master of laketown: anything to make you shut up
When Tolkien wrote The Hobbit
  • Tolkien: What? You want a bed time story?
  • Tolkien: Oh boy...
  • Tolkien:
  • Tolkien: Okay, I've got it, it's the story of a Hobbit, a wizard and thirteen dwarves, Thorin, Balin, Dwalin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori, Ori, Fili, Kili, Oin, Gloin
  • Tolkien: You better keep up and remember all the names
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“I think Richard Armitage, especially, as an actor, has an extraordinary trajectory. And what’s great about it is, you care about him. He has this grandeur and stature as a character, but then he disintegrates before your eyes - and it’s heart breaking. Then you become invested in him coming back. He’s got to be the Thorin we know and care about. But that’s the thing: does he?”

Philippa Boyens