the hobbit the battle of the five armies stills

The first image gives me hope that we’ll see Bilbo giving the Arkenstone to Thranduil and Bard in this movie. That would be lovely.

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This episode seems like it was made for gifs. And people who fear wall art. Bravo, Doctor Who!

This episode seems like it was made for gifs. And people who fear wall art. Bravo, Doctor Who!

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A Boon (Or: Voronwe Worries for No Reason)

For Gondolin’s week, a fanfiction in which Voronwe and Tuor arrive in Gondolin and Tuor is offered a reward for his efforts. Mostly meant as fluff, and slightly AU. Also, I don’t believe Tuor had a triton in Tolkien’s work, but in this story he receives (among other things) a triton because tritons are awesome.

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"Receive now, Lord, the necklace of the Dwarves, as a gift from one who has nothing, and as a memorial of Húrin of Dor-lómin. For now my fate is fulfilled, and the purpose of Morgoth achieved; but I am his thrall no longer"

The parting of Thingol and Húrin is one of the most bittersweet moments in this book. For while Húrin came to Menegroth in hatred and with scorn on his mind, Melian, ever wiser and more patient than Men or Elves, told him the truth, and he believed her.

And in the end what was meant as scorn Húrin offered again as an honest gift. And that is nice.

Too bad about those dwarves though :/

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hobbitingaround:

In hindsight, letting me into Team Doriath was probably a bad idea.

On the contrary!

hobbitingaround:

In hindsight, letting me into Team Doriath was probably a bad idea.

On the contrary!

beguilingblackness:

Today on Tolkien Torments, I would like to take a moment to point out how this line more or less encompasses Túrin’s entire life.

It is spoken to him by Gwindor after Túrin comes to him in anger for having had his true name revealed. Because Túrin believed that hiding his true name would keep him…

A good character study of Turin.

Silmarillion Fanfic: Followers

featherloom:

Several months ago, I began a fanfic based on the tale of Tuor and the fall of Gondolin. The bits of the story that reached publication are in The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales, both edited by J.R.R. Tolkien’s son Christopher.  Tuor’s story has always been a favorite of mine, and Voronwe is one of my favorite elves in Tolkien’s universe. I would go on about why, but I hope my fangirling is explained well enough in the fic. Here it is, part the first. Voronwe, a shipwrecked elf, meets someone unusual on the shores of Middle-Earth.

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I wrote a story about Voronwe (which, in a Tolkien-like manner, I did not finish), and I’m reblogging it now for the Gondolin portion of the Tolkien Read-Along. It may be revised now that I’ve also read the Book of Lost Tales. 

This may be the first time in OUAT history that I have really, truly liked Henry.

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colchrishadfield:

These 16-yr-old Irish girls won the google Science Fair. Worth reading what they did.
http://inhabitat.com/16-year-old-irish-girls-win-google-science-fair-2014-with-world-changing-crop-yield-breakthrough/

Amazing.

colchrishadfield:

These 16-yr-old Irish girls won the google Science Fair. Worth reading what they did.

http://inhabitat.com/16-year-old-irish-girls-win-google-science-fair-2014-with-world-changing-crop-yield-breakthrough/

Amazing.

asylum-art:

Street Art byDavid Zinn

How cute! Right out of a storybook.

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Fanfic: The Wolves of Doriath

Mablung and Beleg present themselves to Fingon to fight in the Nirnaeth Arnoediad. Things get awkward.

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

They have a lot of ground to cover in this movie. Still, awesome!!!

But, no Hobbiton auction at the end? ;)

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Release from Bondage: Escape in “Of Beren and Luthien”

So, this is a week late, but I thought I would post it anyway. Since the alternate title for “Of Beren and Luthien” is “Release from Bondage,” I decided to enumerate all the incidences I remember in the story of characters escaping (death, imprisonment, the circles of the world, etc.) and do a teensy analysis on each one, because I am a dorky English major and librarian and thus like making lists like these.   

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askmiddlearth:

Racism and Middle Earth: Part 4/6: Of Dwarves and Antisemitism

Okay, this is part of an ongoing series, and also a draft (the final, complete version will be offered as a downloadable pdf.) As such there are a couple un-attached pages that you will probably want to know about:

I mentioned this before, but antisemitism isn’t a topic I have a lot of experience with (due to the extremely low Jewish population in all the areas I’ve lived in, it wasn’t a subject that came up much in my own experiences, or something that my professors really focused on.) So if you notice anything that you think I missed or got wrong, please let me know so I can correct it for the final version. Also, many of the major concepts in this section came from "Dwarves are not heroes" by Rebecca Brackmann.

ALSO, good news! I’ve actually already written the rest of this series (just a short section on Tolkien’s personal writings, and an even shorter conclusion), so you should see that posted in just a couple days!

Thanks for this great resource! Great work as always!

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