It hasn’t escaped my attention that for the past couple of days it’s been RIP notices all the way down. Man. News of Ian Holm’s death came today. It was only a couple of weeks since he popped up on the Lord of the Rings zoom reunion. RIP, Ian.
the lord of the rings
This happened yesterday! Well worth watching it if you love those movies, like I do. Almost all the cast showed up, plus some special guests.
yidanyuan:yidanyuan: What news from the West, oh wandering wind do you… — For Gondor!
What news from the West, oh wandering wind
do you bring to me tonight
Have you seen Boromir the Tall
by moon or by starlight
Oh this is BEAUTIFUL
20 Years Ago Today, the LOTR Internet Trailer was Released and the World was Never the Same Again — J.R.R. Tolkien Books and Movies | TheOneRing.net™ | The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion
It is hard to believe that 20 years ago today, we got our first collective tease at what would become the greatest film trilogy of all time. (Yea…I said it.) Way back on March 31st, 2000 – New Line sent out an update for those folks subscribed to their newsletter…footage was going to be released…20 Years Ago Today, the LOTR Internet Trailer was Released and the World was Never the Same Again — J.R.R. Tolkien Books and Movies | TheOneRing.net™ | The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion
God…twenty years ago. I feel so old. But look at what the Internet was like back then!
Today is Tolkien Reading Day, and also the day (Middle Earth-wise) that the One Ring was destroyed. I’ve seen people sharing Tolkien quotes today so here, have one of my favourites. Obviously it’s pretty damn applicable these days.
FRODO: I wish the Ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.
GANDALF: So do all who live to see such times… but that is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you.
So the question of time again: how long can a kingdom remain a kingdom if it is king-less? A long time.
Decades, centuries. Boundaries and demarcations of ownership may ebb and flow with the natural tides of victory and defeat, interest and disinterest, growth and regression, but the unified body of Kingdom remains.
Boromir one time said, So long as everyone agrees that it ought to. He had been fifteen and was promptly rebuked by Mithrandir.
And Mithrandir was right, the idea of a future hope keeps Gondor trudging onward in a bizarre fusion of movement and stasis. There is no time for this.
Boromir has met the heir of Isildur. What a thing. Marvels upon marvels. He wishes to vomit into a finely sculpted bush. He puts this down to the food not agreeing with him.
His father never spoke of the heirs of Isildur because there was no reason to speak of the heirs of Isildur. If they remained, they were no more and no less than the rest of us who are descended from the Dunedain therefore why should we give special credence to them? Special licence to those who shy away from duty and hide in the north.
This heir of Isildur, whom the Elves and Mithrandir put special import upon, has a sword. It is broken. It is to be reforged before they set out. Boromir doesn’t say, I have more swords broken in the line of duty than fingers on a hand.
What is a sword?
Faramir would put meaning to it but Boromir can’t haul himself over that ledge just yet. He thinks, Oh yes, fine, the man has a sword and the man is tall with a commanding air, when he decides to put one. I know men like him. Indeed, I can be such a man when I want to. But I don’t go around dredging up the past so sand roils in surf making everything unclear.thiswaycomessomethingwicked: So the question of time again: how long can a kingdom remain a kingdom… — gondor will see it done
Man I love it when I come across little fics like this.
silhouette-cosplay: “Do not scorn pity that is the gift of a gentle heart, Eowyn! But I do not offer you my pity. For you are a lady high and valiant and have yourself won renown that shall not be forgotten; and you are a lady beautiful, I deem, beyond even the words of the Elven-tongue…silhouette-cosplay: “Do not scorn pity that is the gift of a… — gondor will see it done
Oh wow, these costumes are spot-on (and utterly gorgeous.)
Finally ! This is my version of the fellowship of the ring ( and Arwen :B ), I’ve tried to not be influenced by the movie but as per the Tolkien’s story. Hope you like it :Dophelie-letanneur:Finally ! This is my version of the fellowship… — The Heroines of Middle-Earth
This is great and I love it.
A very happy day to Amy&Rory, Quinn&Gary, Enjolras&Grantaire, Peter&Harry, Bubblegum&Marceline, Star-Lord&Gamora, Gail&Erica, Faramir&Eowyn, Finn&Poe, and Disneyverse Esmeralda&Phoebus.
Most of whom never celebrated or had any concept of a Valentine’s Day.
liridi: It was Boromir, my brother, dead. I knew his gear, his sword, his beloved face.liridi:It was Boromir, my brother, dead. I knew his gear, his… — gondor will see it done
This is GORGEOUS (and sad)