🔥 | Latest

silmarillion: missmysticalmess: silmarillion-terv: Quarantine 2020 Days are short and long at the same time now
silmarillion: missmysticalmess:

silmarillion-terv:
Quarantine 2020


Days are short and long at the same time now

missmysticalmess: silmarillion-terv: Quarantine 2020 Days are short and long at the same time now

silmarillion: missmysticalmess: silmarillion-terv: Quarantine 2020 Days are short and long at the same time now
silmarillion: missmysticalmess:

silmarillion-terv:
Quarantine 2020


Days are short and long at the same time now

missmysticalmess: silmarillion-terv: Quarantine 2020 Days are short and long at the same time now

silmarillion: missmysticalmess: silmarillion-terv: Quarantine 2020 Days are short and long at the same time now
silmarillion: missmysticalmess:
silmarillion-terv:
Quarantine 2020


Days are short and long at the same time now

missmysticalmess: silmarillion-terv: Quarantine 2020 Days are short and long at the same time now

silmarillion: missmysticalmess: silmarillion-terv: Quarantine 2020 Days are short and long at the same time now
silmarillion: missmysticalmess:

silmarillion-terv:
Quarantine 2020


Days are short and long at the same time now

missmysticalmess: silmarillion-terv: Quarantine 2020 Days are short and long at the same time now

silmarillion: missmysticalmess: silmarillion-terv: Quarantine 2020 Days are short and long at the same time now
silmarillion: missmysticalmess:

silmarillion-terv:
Quarantine 2020


Days are short and long at the same time now

missmysticalmess: silmarillion-terv: Quarantine 2020 Days are short and long at the same time now

silmarillion: missmysticalmess: silmarillion-terv: Quarantine 2020 Days are short and long at the same time now
silmarillion: missmysticalmess:
silmarillion-terv:
Quarantine 2020


Days are short and long at the same time now

missmysticalmess: silmarillion-terv: Quarantine 2020 Days are short and long at the same time now

silmarillion: missmysticalmess: silmarillion-terv: Quarantine 2020 Days are short and long at the same time now
silmarillion: missmysticalmess:

silmarillion-terv:
Quarantine 2020


Days are short and long at the same time now

missmysticalmess: silmarillion-terv: Quarantine 2020 Days are short and long at the same time now

silmarillion: ohthatdude: silmarillion-terv: Quarantine 2020 I felt this
silmarillion: ohthatdude:
silmarillion-terv:
Quarantine 2020


I felt this

ohthatdude: silmarillion-terv: Quarantine 2020 I felt this

silmarillion: silmarillion-terv:Quarantine 2020
silmarillion: silmarillion-terv:Quarantine 2020

silmarillion-terv:Quarantine 2020

silmarillion: silmarillion-terv:Quarantine 2020
silmarillion: silmarillion-terv:Quarantine 2020

silmarillion-terv:Quarantine 2020

silmarillion: silmarillion-terv: Quarantine 2020
silmarillion: silmarillion-terv:
Quarantine 2020

silmarillion-terv: Quarantine 2020

silmarillion: tumblr Year in Review Books 2019 2019 fandom: 2019’s Top Books Wizards. Demigods. Warring cat tribes. Fairies. Assassins. Fairy assassins. This list has ‘em all.  The Harry Potter seriesby J.K. Rowling The Warriors series +1by Erin Hunter Percy Jackson & the Olympians −1by Rick Riordan A Song of Ice and Fireby George R. R. Martin Carry On +7by Rainbow Rowell The All for the Game series +3by Nora Sakavic The Six of Crows Duology −3by Leigh Bardugo Pride and Prejudice −1by Jane Austen The Raven Cycle series −4by Maggie Stiefvater The Captive Prince Trilogyby C. S. Pacat The Wicked King, Book 2 of The Folk of the Air Trilogyby Holly Black A Court of Thorns and Roses series −6by Sarah J. Maas The Cruel Prince, Book 1 of The Folk of the Air Trilogy +4by Holly Black The Silmarillion +5by J. R. R. Tolkien The Throne of Glass series −7by Sarah J. Maas Discworldby Terry Pratchett The Secret Historyby Donna Tartt The Mortal Instruments seriesby Cassandra Clare The Outsiders −6by S. E. Hinton The Twilight Sagaby Stephanie Meyer The Dark Artifices Trilogy −1by Cassandra Clare Red, White & Royal Blueby Casey McQuiston The Great Gatsby −2by F. Scott Fitzgerald The Trials of Apollo series −2by Rick Riordan The Wings of Fire series −2by Tui T. Sutherland Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series −11by Rick Riordan Romeo and Julietby William Shakespeare The Song of Achillesby Madeline Miller Milk and Honey −15by Rupi Kaur Good Omens −19by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett The number in italics indicates how many spots a title moved up or down from the previous year. Bolded titles weren’t on the list last year.
silmarillion: tumblr Year in Review
 Books
 2019
 2019
fandom:

2019’s Top Books

Wizards. Demigods. Warring cat tribes. Fairies. Assassins. Fairy assassins. This list has ‘em all. 

The Harry Potter seriesby J.K. Rowling 
The Warriors series +1by Erin Hunter 
Percy Jackson & the Olympians −1by Rick Riordan 
A Song of Ice and Fireby George R. R. Martin 
Carry On +7by Rainbow Rowell 
The All for the Game series +3by Nora Sakavic 
The Six of Crows Duology −3by Leigh Bardugo 
Pride and Prejudice −1by Jane Austen 
The Raven Cycle series −4by Maggie Stiefvater 
The Captive Prince Trilogyby C. S. Pacat 
The Wicked King, Book 2 of The Folk of the Air Trilogyby Holly Black 
A Court of Thorns and Roses series −6by Sarah J. Maas 
The Cruel Prince, Book 1 of The Folk of the Air Trilogy +4by Holly Black 
The Silmarillion +5by J. R. R. Tolkien 
The Throne of Glass series −7by Sarah J. Maas 
Discworldby Terry Pratchett 
The Secret Historyby Donna Tartt 
The Mortal Instruments seriesby Cassandra Clare 
The Outsiders −6by S. E. Hinton 
The Twilight Sagaby Stephanie Meyer 
The Dark Artifices Trilogy −1by Cassandra Clare 
Red, White & Royal Blueby Casey McQuiston 
The Great Gatsby −2by F. Scott Fitzgerald 
The Trials of Apollo series −2by Rick Riordan 
The Wings of Fire series −2by Tui T. Sutherland 
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series −11by Rick Riordan 
Romeo and Julietby William Shakespeare 
The Song of Achillesby Madeline Miller 
Milk and Honey −15by Rupi Kaur 
Good Omens −19by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett The number in italics indicates how many spots a title moved up or down from the previous year. Bolded titles weren’t on the list last year.

fandom: 2019’s Top Books Wizards. Demigods. Warring cat tribes. Fairies. Assassins. Fairy assassins. This list has ‘em all.  The Harry...

silmarillion: Theory: Nobody who writes a physics textbook gives any fucks 3 Legolas the Eit claims to beable to accuratel count boeemen and discen thelir hair oolor tyel w) 5 leagues away on a bright, suny day Make pprepriahe estetes and anque that Legilas must have vesy strange looking cyes, have some means of onvisal pendeption oe have made a lucky Update: Legolas pupils are about 3.5 cm wide each. Now drawing kawail Legolas on physics And they told you science was no fun. IR I'm going to do it. I'm going to hand it in Legolas's pupil size isn't the problem here, though $leagues is 17,262 miles. The curvature of the Earth means that for a person of average height, the visual horizon is less than three miles away Even if your vision is telescopic and the atmosphere is perfectly clear, you can't see around the planet. If they were standing on a hill, it would have to be at LEAST 19B feet above sea level in order to see the horizon at 17.2 miles away, with nothing tall in between. Which knowing Rohan, isnt impossible But consider Elven satellite eyeballs you mean like @sidereanuncia it's back the post that I can only imagine haunts your nightmares I shall never fiand peace Also, for what it's worth, there's absolutely no reason to believe that the curvature of Midde Earth is the same as that of Earth There's no evidence that Middle Earth curves. Yeah there is. The Silmarillion states that the world was curved after the fall of Numenor (I believe preventing access to Valinor. But Elves (among others) can travel the straight path across it So middle earth is round, but not for Elves because magic So wait, the reason he can see that far is because Elves just have the ability to ignore the curve of the earth? That's awesome. It also means that no matter how good your optics got, you would always want olf oyes manning the spyglass because they can see arbitranily far while everybody else is limited by this horizon bullshit Oh thank God, my poor elf prince has seen to0 much in this post Elves are flat-earthers This post went from amusing to horrifying, to be brought back down to amusing sprinkled in with some cannon explanation, and then you leave me here in fucking outrage Source siderearuncia What do your elf eyes see?
silmarillion: Theory: Nobody who
 writes a physics textbook
 gives any fucks
 3 Legolas the Eit claims to beable to accuratel
 count boeemen and discen thelir hair oolor tyel
 w) 5 leagues away on a bright, suny day Make
 pprepriahe estetes and anque that Legilas must
 have vesy strange looking cyes, have some means
 of onvisal pendeption oe have made a lucky
 Update: Legolas pupils are about 3.5 cm wide
 each. Now drawing kawail Legolas on physics
 And they told you science was no fun.
 IR
 I'm going to do it. I'm going to hand it in
 Legolas's pupil size isn't the problem here,
 though $leagues is 17,262 miles. The
 curvature of the Earth means that for a
 person of average height, the visual horizon
 is less than three miles away Even if your
 vision is telescopic and the atmosphere
 is perfectly clear, you can't see around the
 planet. If they were standing on a hill, it would
 have to be at LEAST 19B feet above sea level
 in order to see the horizon at 17.2 miles away,
 with nothing tall in between. Which knowing
 Rohan, isnt impossible
 But consider Elven satellite eyeballs
 you mean like
 @sidereanuncia it's back the post that I can
 only imagine haunts your nightmares
 I shall never fiand peace
 Also, for what it's worth, there's absolutely no
 reason to believe that the curvature of Midde
 Earth is the same as that of Earth
 There's no evidence that Middle Earth curves.
 Yeah there is. The Silmarillion states that the
 world was curved after the fall of Numenor
 (I believe preventing access to Valinor. But
 Elves (among others) can travel the straight
 path across it
 So middle earth is round, but not for Elves
 because magic
 So wait, the reason he can see that far is
 because Elves just have the ability to ignore
 the curve of the earth? That's awesome. It
 also means that no matter how good your
 optics got, you would always want olf oyes
 manning the spyglass because they can see
 arbitranily far while everybody else is limited
 by this horizon bullshit
 Oh thank God, my poor elf prince has seen to0
 much in this post
 Elves are flat-earthers
 This post went from amusing to horrifying, to
 be brought back down to amusing sprinkled
 in with some cannon explanation, and then
 you leave me here in fucking outrage
 Source siderearuncia
What do your elf eyes see?

What do your elf eyes see?

silmarillion: Theory: Nobody who writes a physics textbook gives any fucks Evidence Q2S.12 In J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (volume 2, p. 32), Legolas the Elf claims to be able to accurately count horsemen and discern their hair color (vel- low) 5 leagues away on a bright, sunny day. Make appropriate estimates and argue that Legolas must have very strange-looking eyes, have some means of nonvisual perception, or have made a lucky guess. (1 league3.0 mi.) Update: Legolas pupils are about 3.5 cm wide each. Now drawing kawaii Legolas on physics assignment And they told you science was no fun THEY Sciencel I'm going to do it. I'm going to hand it in Legolas's pupl size isn't the problem here, though. 5 leagues is 17.262 miles The curvature of the Earth means that for a person of average height, the visual horizon is less than three miles away. Even if your vision is telescopic and the atmosphere is peifectly clear, you can't see around the planet. If they were standing on a hill, it would have to be at LEAST 198 feet above sea level In order to see the horizon at 17.2 miles away, with nothing tall in between. Which knowing Rohan, isn t impossible But consider. Elven satellite eyeballs. you mean lke @sidereanuncia it's back, the post that I can only imagine haunts your I shall never find peace Also, for what it's worth, there's absolutely no reason to believe that the curvature of Middle Earth is the same as that of Earh sindri42 There's no evidence that Middle Earth curves Yeah there is. The Silmarillion states that the world was curved aner the fail of Numenor believe), preventing access to Valinor. But Elves (among others) can travel the straight path across it So middle earth is round, but not for Eves because magic sindri42 So wait, the reason he can see that far is because Elves just have the ability to ignore the curve of the earth? That's awesome. It also means that no matter how good your optics got, you would always want er eyes manning the spyglass because they can see arbitrarly far while everybody else is limited by this horizon' bulshit Oh thank God, my poor ef prince has seen too much in this post Elves are fnat-earthers textbook tolkien
silmarillion: Theory: Nobody who writes a
 physics textbook gives any fucks
 Evidence
 Q2S.12
 In J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (volume 2,
 p. 32), Legolas the Elf claims to be able to accurately
 count horsemen and discern their hair color (vel-
 low) 5 leagues away on a bright, sunny day. Make
 appropriate estimates and argue that Legolas must
 have very strange-looking eyes, have some means
 of nonvisual perception, or have made a lucky
 guess. (1 league3.0 mi.)
 Update: Legolas pupils are about 3.5 cm wide each. Now drawing kawaii
 Legolas on physics assignment
 And they told you science was no fun
 THEY
 Sciencel
 I'm going to do it. I'm going to hand it in
 Legolas's pupl size isn't the problem here, though. 5 leagues is 17.262 miles
 The curvature of the Earth means that for a person of average height, the visual
 horizon is less than three miles away. Even if your vision is telescopic and the
 atmosphere is peifectly clear, you can't see around the planet. If they were
 standing on a hill, it would have to be at LEAST 198 feet above sea level In
 order to see the horizon at 17.2 miles away, with nothing tall in between. Which
 knowing Rohan, isn t impossible
 But consider. Elven satellite eyeballs.
 you mean lke
 @sidereanuncia it's back, the post that I can only imagine haunts your
 I shall never find peace
 Also, for what it's worth, there's absolutely no reason to believe that the
 curvature of Middle Earth is the same as that of Earh
 sindri42
 There's no evidence that Middle Earth curves
 Yeah there is. The Silmarillion states that the world was curved aner the fail of
 Numenor believe), preventing access to Valinor. But Elves (among others)
 can travel the straight path across it
 So middle earth is round, but not for Eves because magic
 sindri42
 So wait, the reason he can see that far is because Elves just have the ability to
 ignore the curve of the earth? That's awesome. It also means that no matter how
 good your optics got, you would always want er eyes manning the spyglass
 because they can see arbitrarly far while everybody else is limited by
 this horizon' bulshit
 Oh thank God, my poor ef prince has seen too much in this post
 Elves are fnat-earthers
textbook tolkien

textbook tolkien

silmarillion: Theory: Nobody who writes a physics textbook gives any fucks Evidence Q2S.12 In J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (volume 2, p. 32), Legolas the Elf claims to be able to accurately count horsemen and discern their hair color (vel- low) 5 leagues away on a bright, sunny day. Make appropriate estimates and argue that Legolas must have very strange-looking eyes, have some means of nonvisual perception, or have made a lucky guess. (1 league3.0 mi.) Update: Legolas pupils are about 3.5 cm wide each. Now drawing kawaii Legolas on physics assignment And they told you science was no fun THEY Sciencel I'm going to do it. I'm going to hand it in Legolas's pupl size isn't the problem here, though. 5 leagues is 17.262 miles The curvature of the Earth means that for a person of average height, the visual horizon is less than three miles away. Even if your vision is telescopic and the atmosphere is peifectly clear, you can't see around the planet. If they were standing on a hill, it would have to be at LEAST 198 feet above sea level In order to see the horizon at 17.2 miles away, with nothing tall in between. Which knowing Rohan, isn t impossible But consider. Elven satellite eyeballs. you mean lke @sidereanuncia it's back, the post that I can only imagine haunts your I shall never find peace Also, for what it's worth, there's absolutely no reason to believe that the curvature of Middle Earth is the same as that of Earh sindri42 There's no evidence that Middle Earth curves Yeah there is. The Silmarillion states that the world was curved aner the fail of Numenor believe), preventing access to Valinor. But Elves (among others) can travel the straight path across it So middle earth is round, but not for Eves because magic sindri42 So wait, the reason he can see that far is because Elves just have the ability to ignore the curve of the earth? That's awesome. It also means that no matter how good your optics got, you would always want er eyes manning the spyglass because they can see arbitrarly far while everybody else is limited by this horizon' bulshit Oh thank God, my poor ef prince has seen too much in this post Elves are fnat-earthers textbook tolkien
silmarillion: Theory: Nobody who writes a
 physics textbook gives any fucks
 Evidence
 Q2S.12
 In J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (volume 2,
 p. 32), Legolas the Elf claims to be able to accurately
 count horsemen and discern their hair color (vel-
 low) 5 leagues away on a bright, sunny day. Make
 appropriate estimates and argue that Legolas must
 have very strange-looking eyes, have some means
 of nonvisual perception, or have made a lucky
 guess. (1 league3.0 mi.)
 Update: Legolas pupils are about 3.5 cm wide each. Now drawing kawaii
 Legolas on physics assignment
 And they told you science was no fun
 THEY
 Sciencel
 I'm going to do it. I'm going to hand it in
 Legolas's pupl size isn't the problem here, though. 5 leagues is 17.262 miles
 The curvature of the Earth means that for a person of average height, the visual
 horizon is less than three miles away. Even if your vision is telescopic and the
 atmosphere is peifectly clear, you can't see around the planet. If they were
 standing on a hill, it would have to be at LEAST 198 feet above sea level In
 order to see the horizon at 17.2 miles away, with nothing tall in between. Which
 knowing Rohan, isn t impossible
 But consider. Elven satellite eyeballs.
 you mean lke
 @sidereanuncia it's back, the post that I can only imagine haunts your
 I shall never find peace
 Also, for what it's worth, there's absolutely no reason to believe that the
 curvature of Middle Earth is the same as that of Earh
 sindri42
 There's no evidence that Middle Earth curves
 Yeah there is. The Silmarillion states that the world was curved aner the fail of
 Numenor believe), preventing access to Valinor. But Elves (among others)
 can travel the straight path across it
 So middle earth is round, but not for Eves because magic
 sindri42
 So wait, the reason he can see that far is because Elves just have the ability to
 ignore the curve of the earth? That's awesome. It also means that no matter how
 good your optics got, you would always want er eyes manning the spyglass
 because they can see arbitrarly far while everybody else is limited by
 this horizon' bulshit
 Oh thank God, my poor ef prince has seen too much in this post
 Elves are fnat-earthers
textbook tolkien

textbook tolkien

silmarillion: l havo taken myworst wound at this parong, having looked my last upon that which is fairest. Haughthenceforth I will call nothing fai ünless it be her gift to me l'asked her for one hair from er golden head What was it? he gave me three This is my favorite fucking scene If you've read the Silmarillion, you know who Feanor was. If you don't, Feanor was the dickhead who created the Silmarils: three indescribably beautiful and magical jewels that contained the light and essence of the world before it became flawed. They were the catalyst for basically every important thing that happened in the First Age of Middle Earth. It is thought that the inspiation for the Silmarils came to Feanor from the sight of Galadriel's shining. silver-gold hair He begged her three times for single strand of her beautiful hair. And every time, Galadriel refused him. Even when she was young. Galadriel's ability to see into other's hearts was very strong. and she knew that Feanor was filled with nothing but fire and greed Fast forward to the end of the Third Age. Gimli, visiting Lorien, is also struck by Galadriel's beauty. During the scene where she's passing out her parting gifts to the Fellowship, Galadriel stops empty-handed in front of Gimli, because she doesn't know what to offer a Dwarf. Gimli tells her no gold, no treasure... just a single strand of hair to remember her beauty by She gives him three. Three. And this is why Gimli gets to be an Elf Friend, people. Because Galadriel looks at him and thinks he deserves what she refused the greatest Elf who ever lived and then twice that. And because he has no idea of the significance of what she's just given him, but he's going to treasure it the rest of his life anyway. Just look at that smile on Legolas's face in the last panel. He gets it. He knows the backstory. And I'm pretty sure this is the moment he reconsiders whether Elves and Dwarves can't be friends after all Everyone look at this great fucking post more awesome pictures at THEMETAPICTURE.COM <p>This scene from Lord of The Rings via /r/wholesomememes <a href="http://ift.tt/2uWVuty">http://ift.tt/2uWVuty</a></p>
silmarillion: l havo taken myworst wound at this
 parong, having looked my last upon that
 which is fairest.
 Haughthenceforth I will call nothing fai
 ünless it be her gift to me
 l'asked her for one hair from
 er golden head
 What was it?
 he gave me three
 This is my favorite fucking scene
 If you've read the Silmarillion, you know who Feanor was. If you don't, Feanor was the dickhead who
 created the Silmarils: three indescribably beautiful and magical jewels that contained the light and
 essence of the world before it became flawed. They were the catalyst for basically every important
 thing that happened in the First Age of Middle Earth.
 It is thought that the inspiation for the Silmarils came to Feanor from the sight of Galadriel's shining.
 silver-gold hair
 He begged her three times for single strand of her beautiful hair. And every time, Galadriel refused
 him. Even when she was young. Galadriel's ability to see into other's hearts was very strong. and she
 knew that Feanor was filled with nothing but fire and greed
 Fast forward to the end of the Third Age.
 Gimli, visiting Lorien, is also struck by Galadriel's beauty. During the scene where she's passing out
 her parting gifts to the Fellowship, Galadriel stops empty-handed in front of Gimli, because she
 doesn't know what to offer a Dwarf. Gimli tells her no gold, no treasure... just a single strand of hair
 to remember her beauty by
 She gives him three. Three.
 And this is why Gimli gets to be an Elf Friend, people. Because Galadriel looks at him and thinks he
 deserves what she refused the greatest Elf who ever lived and then twice that. And because he
 has no idea of the significance of what she's just given him, but he's going to treasure it the rest of
 his life anyway.
 Just look at that smile on Legolas's face in the last panel. He gets it. He knows the backstory. And
 I'm pretty sure this is the moment he reconsiders whether Elves and Dwarves can't be friends after
 all
 Everyone look at this great fucking post
 more awesome pictures at THEMETAPICTURE.COM
<p>This scene from Lord of The Rings via /r/wholesomememes <a href="http://ift.tt/2uWVuty">http://ift.tt/2uWVuty</a></p>

<p>This scene from Lord of The Rings via /r/wholesomememes <a href="http://ift.tt/2uWVuty">http://ift.tt/2uWVuty</a></p>

silmarillion: gaaladrieel: th3-gr3y-hav3ns: I’d like to bring a bit of attention to Gimli’s last shot (see: Figure 1) in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). It’s lovely, it’s joyous, it’s brief, but it’s also terribly clever.  “Why” you’re probably wondering, “is a shot of Gimli in awe of falling petals… clever?”  It seems strange, I know, but with the help of The Silmarillion (1977), and a bit of patience for long text posts, all will become clear!  To those who have not read The Silmarillion, which is entirely understandable because of it’s admittedly Biblical writing style and swift pace, I’m going to provide a summary of relevant points. You can read the bolded lettering and understand the basics of what I’m conveying, but try to read the unbolded bits as well if only to further your understanding.   Eru Ilúvatar (God) is the all-powerful being who creates Eä, or existence. This means that he is the only one who can create other beings without answering to a higher power because he is the highest power.  He creates: the Ainur, the Maiar, Elves, and Men, respective to time of creation and power.  The Valar, the fourteen Ainur who shape Eru’s Eä into Arda, the world of which Middle-earth is only a continent (see: Figure 2), can create other beings only with Eru’s consent.  Eru keeps secret from the Ainur and Maiar the dates he has set for Elves and Men to “wake”, or come to be, in Arda.  Note: Eru doesn’t create the Dwarves. “Then who does?” you’re likely wondering.  Aulë - the Valar known as the Smith for his dominion over the “substances of which Arda [i]s composed” as well as his ability to forge those substances - is intrinsically creative. This is an excellent trait for making the Two Lamps or Melkor’s Chain, Angainor. However, Aulë grows impatient of waiting for the awakening of Elves and Men because he simply wants “learners to whom he [can] teach his lore and his crafts” (Tolkien 49).  Thus, Aulë is driven to create dwarves, an unauthorized creation of sentient beings, upsetting Ilúvatar.  In order to appease Ilúvatar, Aulë nearly destroys his beloved creations via hammer-blow. (see: Figure 3 below) Luckily, Ilúvatar has mercy on both the Dwarves and Aulë. Seeing that the Dwarves are independent of Aulë because they cower in fear of destruction via hammer-blow, Ilúvatar deems their destruction unethical. Of course, everyone is not so forgiving.  “[F]earing that the other Valar might blame his work”, Aulë makes the Seven Fathers of the Dwarves “in secret” (Tolkien 49).  Secrecy - which indicates a lack of trust - is how he upsets his wife Yavanna Kementári, who holds dominion over all living things, including all flora and fauna. The latter of which involves trees. Let’s play: “How mad is she?”!  Yavanna is not as mad as she could be, but upset enough to inform Aulë that “because [he] hid[] this thought from [her] until its achievement, [his] children [the Dwarves] will have little love for the things of [her] love” (Tolkien 51).  She also says, “[Let] thy children beware! For there shall walk a power in the forests [Ents and the trees they protect] whose wrath [the Dwarves] will arouse at their peril” (Tolkien 53).  Let’s play: “What could be the worst possible response?”! What Aulë says, of course:  “Nonetheless they [the Dwarves] will have need of wood” (Tolkien 53).This powerful familial and marital conflict is why Dwarves and organic beings - such as trees and Ents - are not fond of one another in any way.  Trees do not appreciate being felled by Dwarvish axes.  Consequently, Dwarves do not appreciate being physically destroyed by the same timber they need to fuel their forges.  Recall: the very pillars of Moria are hewn into the shapes of trees because Dwarves, unlike Elves and Men, cannot walk through a forest safely. Therefore, imitation is the closest Aulë’s folk will come to experiencing a walk through the woods.  Indeed, we can use Gimli himself as an example of the result of this hatred, for in The Two Towers (1954), he claims that it is madness which drives Merry and Pippin beneath the boughs of Fangorn Forest, home to - you guessed it - trees and Ents! He has been taught by Gloin that one must be psychologically disturbed if they desire to willingly interact with trees outside of exploitation.  This is a hatred deeper even than that which divides Elves and Dwarves because it is caused by mutual fear.   Now. Hopefully, I haven’t lost you, because we’re returning to the original point I was attempting to enforce: the above shot of Gimli the Dwarf (see: Figure 1) is terribly clever.  If you are a fan of Tolkien’s works - as I suspect you are if you have reached this line of my incredibly lengthy text post - you are aware that Gimli undergoes a plethora of character development.  The distrustful, bigoted, and materialistic Dwarf we first encounter… …becomes the Dwarf who would willingly die fighting beside an Elf in battle.  Indeed, Legolas of the Woodland Realm becomes Gimli’s dearest friend. The two explore one another’s worlds after the War of the Ring concludes.  Legolas visits the Glittering Caves at Helm’s Deep at Gimli’s request, and Gimli visits Fangorn Forest at Legolas’s request.  Even more so, when Legolas sets sail for Aman, Gimli is permitted to come with him.  This is possibly the largest light-hearted middle-finger that has ever been given to Aulë, Yavanna, or any of the Valar. Permission for any race besides Elves to visit Valinor has never been granted before to a Dwarf.  “But Leah…when do we really start to see this change?” Evidence of this change is conveyed in The Return of the King via Gimli’s last shot, or Figure 1.  Peter Jackson may have cut out the scenes showing Legolas and Gimli defying social norms by experiencing one another’s worlds, but he implied that it happened in a single shot:  Gimli son of Gloin, a Dwarf, is shown appreciating the petals falling from a tree. And just like that, it is implied that an Ages-old conflict between Dwarves and the natural world…may be coming to a close.  Thank you for such a brilliant and lovely post  ❤
silmarillion: gaaladrieel:

th3-gr3y-hav3ns:

I’d like to bring a bit of attention to Gimli’s last shot (see: Figure 1) in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). It’s lovely, it’s joyous, it’s brief, but it’s also terribly clever. 
“Why” you’re probably wondering, “is a shot of Gimli in awe of falling petals… clever?” 
It seems strange, I know, but with the help of The Silmarillion (1977), and a bit of patience for long text posts, all will become clear! 
To those who have not read The Silmarillion, which is entirely understandable because of it’s admittedly Biblical writing style and swift pace, I’m going to provide a summary of relevant points. You can read the bolded lettering and understand the basics of what I’m conveying, but try to read the unbolded bits as well if only to further your understanding.  

Eru Ilúvatar (God) is the all-powerful being who creates Eä, or existence. This means that he is the only one who can create other beings without answering to a higher power because he is the highest power. 

He creates: the Ainur, the Maiar, Elves, and Men, respective to time of creation and power. 

The Valar, the fourteen Ainur who shape Eru’s Eä into Arda, the world of which Middle-earth is only a continent (see: Figure 2), can create other beings only with Eru’s consent. 

Eru keeps secret from the Ainur and Maiar the dates he has set for Elves and Men to “wake”, or come to be, in Arda. 

Note: Eru doesn’t create the Dwarves.
“Then who does?” you’re likely wondering. 

Aulë - the Valar known as the Smith for his dominion over the “substances of which Arda [i]s composed” as well as his ability to forge those substances - is intrinsically creative. This is an excellent trait for making the Two Lamps or Melkor’s Chain, Angainor. However, Aulë grows impatient of waiting for the awakening of Elves and Men because he simply wants “learners to whom he [can] teach his lore and his crafts” (Tolkien 49). 
Thus, Aulë is driven to create dwarves, an unauthorized creation of sentient beings, upsetting Ilúvatar.


 In order to appease Ilúvatar, Aulë nearly destroys his beloved creations via hammer-blow. (see: Figure 3 below)
Luckily, Ilúvatar has mercy on both the Dwarves and Aulë. Seeing that the Dwarves are independent of Aulë because they cower in fear of destruction via hammer-blow, Ilúvatar deems their destruction unethical.
Of course, everyone is not so forgiving. 
“[F]earing that the other Valar might blame his work”, Aulë makes the Seven Fathers of the Dwarves “in secret” (Tolkien 49).  Secrecy - which indicates a lack of trust - is how he upsets his wife Yavanna Kementári, who holds dominion over all living things, including all flora and fauna. The latter of which involves trees. Let’s play: “How mad is she?”! 
Yavanna is not as mad as she could be, but upset enough to inform Aulë that “because [he] hid[] this thought from [her] until its achievement, [his] children [the Dwarves] will have little love for the things of [her] love” (Tolkien 51). 
She also says, “[Let] thy children beware! For there shall walk a power in the forests [Ents and the trees they protect] whose wrath [the Dwarves] will arouse at their peril” (Tolkien 53). 
Let’s play: “What could be the worst possible response?”! What Aulë says, of course: 

“Nonetheless they [the Dwarves] will have need of wood” (Tolkien 53).This powerful familial and marital conflict is why Dwarves and organic beings - such as trees and Ents - are not fond of one another in any way. 
Trees do not appreciate being felled by Dwarvish axes. 
Consequently, Dwarves do not appreciate being physically destroyed by the same timber they need to fuel their forges. 
Recall: the very pillars of Moria are hewn into the shapes of trees because Dwarves, unlike Elves and Men, cannot walk through a forest safely. Therefore, imitation is the closest Aulë’s folk will come to experiencing a walk through the woods. 
Indeed, we can use Gimli himself as an example of the result of this hatred, for in The Two Towers (1954), he claims that it is madness which drives Merry and Pippin beneath the boughs of Fangorn Forest, home to - you guessed it - trees and Ents! He has been taught by Gloin that one must be psychologically disturbed if they desire to willingly interact with trees outside of exploitation. 
This is a hatred deeper even than that which divides Elves and Dwarves because it is caused by mutual fear.  

Now. Hopefully, I haven’t lost you, because we’re returning to the original point I was attempting to enforce: the above shot of Gimli the Dwarf (see: Figure 1) is terribly clever. 
If you are a fan of Tolkien’s works - as I suspect you are if you have reached this line of my incredibly lengthy text post - you are aware that Gimli undergoes a plethora of character development. 
The distrustful, bigoted, and materialistic Dwarf we first encounter…
…becomes the Dwarf who would willingly die fighting beside an Elf in battle. 
Indeed, Legolas of the Woodland Realm becomes Gimli’s dearest friend. The two explore one another’s worlds after the War of the Ring concludes. 

Legolas visits the Glittering Caves at Helm’s Deep at Gimli’s request, and Gimli visits Fangorn Forest at Legolas’s request. 

Even more so, when Legolas sets sail for Aman, Gimli is permitted to come with him. 
This is possibly the largest light-hearted middle-finger that has ever been given to Aulë, Yavanna, or any of the Valar. Permission for any race besides Elves to visit Valinor has never been granted before to a Dwarf. 
“But Leah…when do we really start to see this change?”
Evidence of this change is conveyed in The Return of the King via Gimli’s last shot, or Figure 1. 
Peter Jackson may have cut out the scenes showing Legolas and Gimli defying social norms by experiencing one another’s worlds, but he implied that it happened in a single shot: 
Gimli son of Gloin, a Dwarf, is shown appreciating the petals falling from a tree. And just like that, it is implied that an Ages-old conflict between Dwarves and the natural world…may be coming to a close. 

Thank you for such a brilliant and lovely post 

❤

gaaladrieel: th3-gr3y-hav3ns: I’d like to bring a bit of attention to Gimli’s last shot (see: Figure 1) in The Lord of the Rings: The R...

silmarillion: MOST REBLOG GE D BOOKS ON TUMBL 2015 <h2>Most Reblogged Books</h2><p>So many, so little time.</p><ol><li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/harry%20potter"><b>The Harry Potter series</b></a> by J.K. Rowling</li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/percy%20jackson"><b>Percy Jackson &amp; the Olympians</b></a> by <a href="http://rrriordan.tumblr.com/">Rick Riordian</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/a%20song%20of%20ice%20and%20fire"><b>A Song of Ice and Fire series</b></a> by George R. R. Martin</li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/the%20raven%20cycle"><b>The Raven Cycle</b></a> by <a href="http://maggie-stiefvater.tumblr.com/">Maggie Stiefvater</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/divergent"><b>The Divergent series</b></a> by <a href="http://theartofnotwriting.tumblr.com/">Veronica Roth</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/tabinof"><b>The Amazing Book is Not On Fire</b></a> by <a href="http://danisnotonfire.tumblr.com/">Dan Howell</a> and <a href="http://amazingphil.tumblr.com/">Phil Lester</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/a%20series%20of%20unfortunate%20events"><b>A Series of Unfortunate Events</b></a> by <a href="http://lemonysnicketlibrary.tumblr.com/">Lemony Snicket</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/the%20infernal%20devices"><b>The Infernal Devices series</b></a> by <a href="http://cassandraclare.tumblr.com/">Cassandra Clare</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/pride%20and%20prejudice"><b>Pride and Prejudice</b></a> by Jane Austen</li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/throne%20of%20glass"><b>Throne of Glass series</b></a> by <a href="http://sjmaas.tumblr.com/">Sarah J. Maas</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/life%20and%20death"><b>Twilight: Life and Death</b></a> by Stephenie Meyer</li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/looking%20for%20alaska"><b>Looking for Alaska</b></a> by <a href="http://fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com/">John Green</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/discworld"><b>The Discworld series</b></a> by Terry Pratchett</li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/the%20great%20gatsby"><b>The Great Gatsby</b></a> by F. Scott Fitzgerald</li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/silmarillion"><b>The Silmarillion</b></a> by J. R. R. Tolkien</li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/warrior%20cats"><b>The Warriors series</b></a> by Erin Hunter</li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/if%20i%20stay"><b>If I Stay</b></a> by <a href="http://gayleforman.tumblr.com/">Gayle Forman</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/the%20song%20of%20achilles"><b>The Song of Achilles</b></a> by Madeline Miller</li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/the%20chronicles%20of%20narnia"><b>The Chronicles of Narnia</b></a> by C. S. Lewis</li> <li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/the%20selection"><b>The Selection series</b></a> by <a href="http://partylikeawordstar.tumblr.com/">Kiera Cass</a></li></ol>
silmarillion: MOST REBLOG GE D
 BOOKS
 ON TUMBL
 2015
<h2>Most Reblogged Books</h2><p>So many, so little time.</p><ol><li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/harry%20potter"><b>The Harry Potter series</b></a> by J.K. Rowling</li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/percy%20jackson"><b>Percy Jackson &amp; the Olympians</b></a> by <a href="http://rrriordan.tumblr.com/">Rick Riordian</a></li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/a%20song%20of%20ice%20and%20fire"><b>A Song of Ice and Fire series</b></a> by George R. R. Martin</li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/the%20raven%20cycle"><b>The Raven Cycle</b></a> by <a href="http://maggie-stiefvater.tumblr.com/">Maggie Stiefvater</a></li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/divergent"><b>The Divergent series</b></a> by <a href="http://theartofnotwriting.tumblr.com/">Veronica Roth</a></li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/tabinof"><b>The Amazing Book is Not On Fire</b></a> by <a href="http://danisnotonfire.tumblr.com/">Dan Howell</a> and <a href="http://amazingphil.tumblr.com/">Phil Lester</a></li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/a%20series%20of%20unfortunate%20events"><b>A Series of Unfortunate Events</b></a> by <a href="http://lemonysnicketlibrary.tumblr.com/">Lemony Snicket</a></li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/the%20infernal%20devices"><b>The Infernal Devices series</b></a> by <a href="http://cassandraclare.tumblr.com/">Cassandra Clare</a></li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/pride%20and%20prejudice"><b>Pride and Prejudice</b></a> by Jane Austen</li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/throne%20of%20glass"><b>Throne of Glass series</b></a> by <a href="http://sjmaas.tumblr.com/">Sarah J. Maas</a></li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/life%20and%20death"><b>Twilight: Life and Death</b></a> by Stephenie Meyer</li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/looking%20for%20alaska"><b>Looking for Alaska</b></a> by <a href="http://fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com/">John Green</a></li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/discworld"><b>The Discworld series</b></a> by Terry Pratchett</li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/the%20great%20gatsby"><b>The Great Gatsby</b></a> by F. Scott Fitzgerald</li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/silmarillion"><b>The Silmarillion</b></a> by J. R. R. Tolkien</li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/warrior%20cats"><b>The Warriors series</b></a> by Erin Hunter</li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/if%20i%20stay"><b>If I Stay</b></a> by <a href="http://gayleforman.tumblr.com/">Gayle Forman</a></li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/the%20song%20of%20achilles"><b>The Song of Achilles</b></a> by Madeline Miller</li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/the%20chronicles%20of%20narnia"><b>The Chronicles of Narnia</b></a> by C. S. Lewis</li> 
<li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/the%20selection"><b>The Selection series</b></a> by <a href="http://partylikeawordstar.tumblr.com/">Kiera Cass</a></li></ol>

<h2>Most Reblogged Books</h2><p>So many, so little time.</p><ol><li><a href="http://www.tumblr.com/search/harry%20potter"><b>The Harry Po...

silmarillion: <h1>DEP</h1> <h2>Descanse en Piezas :D</h2> <p>Extra: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXxU01IgoxU">El Silmarillion en 3 minutos</a></p>
silmarillion: <h1>DEP</h1>
<h2>Descanse en Piezas :D</h2>
<p>Extra: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXxU01IgoxU">El Silmarillion en 3 minutos</a></p>

<h1>DEP</h1> <h2>Descanse en Piezas :D</h2> <p>Extra: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXxU01IgoxU">El Silmarillion en 3 minutos<...