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[Make me choose]
ohmelkor asked: Tauriel or Arwen?

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dear friends, here is a brief psa 

kittydesade:

westerosbaptistchurch:

things that do not make you a man:

  • genital configuration

things that do make you a man:

  • inability to slay the witch-king of angmar

Almost snorted milk out of my nose.

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moulinmiserables:

My face when someone mentions Lord of the Rings.

moulinmiserables:

My face when someone mentions Lord of the Rings.

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"Fíli! Kíli!"

— Bilbo Baggins, scolding Merry and Pippin at some point. (via daniskatra)
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aforce71:

I think the images of Estel~Thorongil 

aforce71:

I think the images of Estel~Thorongil 

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finhabastos:

Original fanart by ~Omarito on Deviantart.

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"

Bilbo was very rich and very peculiar, and had been the wonder of the Shire for sixty years, ever since his remarkable disappearance and unwanted return. The riches he had brought back from his travels had now become a local legend, and it was popularly believed, whatever the old folk might say, that the Hill at Bag End was full of tunnels stuffed with treasure. And if that was not enough for fame, there was also his prolonged vigour to marvel at. Time wore on, but it seemed to have little effect on Mr. Baggins. At ninety, he was much the same at fifty. At ninety-nine they began to call him well-preserved, but unchanged would have been nearer the mark. There were some that shook their heads and thought this was too much of a good thing; it seemed unfair that anyone should possess (apparently) perpetual youth as well as (reputedly) inexhaustible wealth.

"It will have to be paid for," they said. "It isn’t natural and trouble will come of it!"

"

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien

So here’s the Blanket Fort Tolkien Canon Fact Check of the Day:

Did you guys know that we were never meant to see an old Ian Holm Bilbo during the Baggins’ birthday party of the FOTR movie?

That’s a direct quote from the LOTR books.  The moment Bilbo became the Ring-bearer, he was apparently frozen in time as well. 

At ninety, he was much the same at fifty.   At ninety-nine they began to call him well-preserved, but unchanged would have been nearer the mark.” 

So Gandalf, upon coming to Bag End, would have seen this Hobbit:

image

This is why Gandalf’s surprised:  "You haven’t aged a day" makes so much sense in context and rouses his suspicions.  What sort of “magic ring” can prevent a Hobbit from aging?  And while it clearly has its benefits, Gandalf can tell that it’s not good for the old Hobbit.  Bilbo himself confirms that he’s begun to feel “stretched, like butter spread over too much bread.” 

And as for Frodo?  Frodo received the Ring at the age of thirty-three and this is what the book says:

"As time went on, people began to notice that Frodo also showed signs of good ‘preservation’:  outwardly he retained the appearance of a robust and energetic hobbit just out of his tweens. 

'Some people have all the luck,' they said; but it was not until Frodo approached the usually more sober age of fifty that they began to think it queer.' “

So Frodo would have looked even younger, looking essentially like a 33 year old Hobbit as a fifty year old.  

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The first time we would have seen a visibly aged Bilbo would be at Rivendell, where his correct age would have finally caught up with him.  From all appearances, Bilbo clearly thought he would have been able to make it past the Misty Mountains and perhaps go back to Erebor again to visit with the remaining members of the Company, because he still looked and felt like the fifty year old Hobbit he actually wasn’t anymore. 

It’s a little heartbreaking to consider that Bilbo may have felt the first signs of his true age on the journey, which was why he stayed at Rivendell ever after.  While he probably didn’t suddenly get white hair and age spots overnight - a fact that would have alarmed Elrond and Gandalf - we know that there was a considerable period of two decades before Frodo set out on his journey (at least, that was how it happened in the books.  Frodo was fifty years old, just like Bilbo, when he went on his Quest).  So Bilbo had all that time to look more like the elderly Hobbit we would be expecting at that advanced age. 

"I want to see mountains again, Gandalf.  Mountains!" - Bilbo Baggins

(I’m going to try and not to think of any Bagginshield implications in that statement because that’s just going to break my heart even more, that perhaps Bilbo wanted to pay his respects to the lost King Under the Mountain and his beloved sister-sons, for one last time….)

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thecutestscribeoferebor:

littlestsecret:

After Legolas and Gimli boss off to Valinor together, Galadriel goes with him to the Halls of Mandos to try and make a deal, and ends up deciding she wants to kidnap a little mini golden friend instead.
Kili does not approve.
"Please Mandos, may I take this one? He is tiny and golden, and pleases me so~! ♥" “Unhand me, elf witch!” “GIMME BACK MY BROTHER!!”

#hobbit #hobbit art #sort of #galadriel #fili #kili #omg galadriel collecting dwarves like Gandalf collects hobbits #I immediately love this #'Galadriel no we cannot take anymore dwarves.' #'But husband #I swear to walk him and feed him and clean up after him!’ #'….Fine but he is your responsibility.' (via f-ili)

thecutestscribeoferebor:

littlestsecret:

After Legolas and Gimli boss off to Valinor together, Galadriel goes with him to the Halls of Mandos to try and make a deal, and ends up deciding she wants to kidnap a little mini golden friend instead.

Kili does not approve.

"Please Mandos, may I take this one? He is tiny and golden, and pleases me so~! ♥"
“Unhand me, elf witch!”
“GIMME BACK MY BROTHER!!”

#hobbit #hobbit art #sort of #galadriel #fili #kili #omg galadriel collecting dwarves like Gandalf collects hobbits #I immediately love this #'Galadriel no we cannot take anymore dwarves.' #'But husband #I swear to walk him and feed him and clean up after him!’ #'….Fine but he is your responsibility.' (via f-ili)

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