will a day ever come where i don’t end up crying and emotional about bilbo baggins
i’m gonna sleep on “ghivashels” because UGH that is so darn tempting
/NOOOOOOOOOOOO THIS URL IS SO GOLD HOW WOULD I RECOGNIZE YOU I’D LOSE YOU FOREVER
THAT’S THE THING I’M SOOOOO ESTABLISHED AS MY URL
some kind deity is smiling down on me because “ghivashels” wasn’t taken by anybody
oh man i want to switch so bad
i have this weird desire to change my url………….but it’s been 4 years and i’m so fucking attached
it would have to be something phenomenal
i’m thinking something in elvish or khuzdul but i’m so uncertain
age???? of???? ULTRON SNEAK PEAK NEXT WEEK?????
I am done speaking with squirrels - Vine by JEROME JARRE
THE WAY HE SAYS SQUIRREL I CAN’T
WHERE DO I EVEN START
WHERE DO YOU WANT ME TO START
WHAT HEADCANONS DO U WANT
inconsistent grammar and capitalization ahead i’m srry
let’s start at the beginning i suppose
in a land far to the east, over ranges and rivers, beyond woodlands and wastelandsin an au where everyone lives
(ok like 85% of this comes from a fixit au i’ve been writing for at least a year now for my own enjoyment and is about 100k words long at this point cries so this is what you’re getting yourself into….forewarning there)
While my first instinct is to laugh at this message, all the same maybe someone might get some new perspective out of my reply so I’ll answer. First of all, I think it’s genuinely hilarious that people accuse Tauriel of being “good at everything” in a world where some of the most famous figures are insanely talented at everything. Quite frankly, I think it’s sexist that people are so willing to dismiss Tauriel for being a skilled warrior and accomplished healer when you have characters like Aragorn, Elrond and Glorfindel that no one seems to bat an eye at. (I utterly, wholly detest people talking about ‘Mary-Sues’ but if there was a male equivalent following that logic, lord almighty it would be Aragorn).
Additionally, I think saying Tauriel “betraying” Thranduil is absolutely ridiculous (and for the record, we don’t know that she’ll ‘get away’ with it) and by the same logic, then Legolas also betrayed his father and king by willingly going with her. Did Tauriel disobey? Absolutely, but by no means does that constitute an accusation of betrayal. While I understand Thranduil’s desire to isolate his kingdom, I think Tauriel’s desire to leave the only home she’s ever known to protect a world she knows nothing of is a profoundly selfless, courageous act. Are we really criticizing Tauriel for wanting to save a life and battle what evil she thinks threatens the Free Peoples?? Should we not admire Tauriel for seeing beyond the prejudices of her own kin and lord to want to cast her lot with a world she has never known, but feels she is called to protect and preserve?
(Also, in the films Faramir blatantly disobeys Denethor by allowing Frodo and Sam to pass through Ithilien with the Ring and I’ve never heard anyone accuse him of betraying his father? And, in the books Beregond directly disobeys Denethor to help save Faramir and is pardoned/rewarded by Aragorn if you want a canonical example)
Finally, while her healing skills may not be common within lore & canon, I hate to spoil things for you but half of the Hobbit films thus far haven’t been canonical. I find it strange that I don’t see posts ranting about the expanded roles of Radagast and Azog, as well as the inclusion of the Nazgul who have apparently been broken free of tombs shattering the fundamental history of the latter Third Age.
While her healing may (I’d argue not really) break canon, I’m totally fine with it. Why? Because I think breaking canon is worth it to show young girls that a nuanced female character can exist within the story of The Hobbit.Tauriel is a warrior, yes, and she can kill, but she can also heal and care and love. She acts with her own agency and wants desperately to protect a world she has never known and folk she has been taught all her life to despite and distrust.
In short, my reply to you can be summarized as followed:
LotR Alphabet - K for King
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
my school got on jimmy kimmel because these kids made a video of teachers reading students tweets about them watch this god bless