Posts tagged babies
Posts tagged babies
‘…Yet I will wed with the White Lady of Rohan, if it be her will. And if she will, then let us cross the River and in happier days let us dwell in fair Ithilien and there make a garden. All things will grow with joy there, if the White Lady comes.’
‘Then must I leave my own people, man of Gondor?’ she said. ‘And would you have you proud folk say to you: “There goes a lord who tamed a wild shieldmaiden of the North! Was there no woman of the race of Numenor to choose?” ‘
‘I would,’ said Faramir. And he took her in his arms and kissed her under the sunlit sky, and he cared not that they stood high upon the walls in the sight of many. And many indeed saw them and the light that shone about them as they came down from the walls and went hand in hand to the Houses of Healing.
And to the Warden of the Houses Faramir said: ‘Here is the Lady Eowyn of Rohan, and now she is healed.’
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson at the Reichenbach Falls
I JUST WANT TO SQUOOSH THEM!
Robbie Lewis confirmed for perfect
Do you ever just cry because Bunny.
casually reblogging myself because rereading A Gift of the Emperor and oh god Bunny darling
God bless Tolkien.
And let’s not forget the fact that both Legolas and Gimli were not only raised under the ruling cultural doctrine of “dwarves/elves are irredeemable dicks we’re so much better GO TEAM”, they were alive during the events of the Hobbit so it’s not just that their dads hate each other, the resentment was probably pretty close to home for both of them as well. No doubt that Legolas was personally outraged by this scruffy group of dwarves thoughtlessly wreaking havoc in his home and harassing his people’s garden parties, and Gimli despised the elves for being so stiff-necked and prissy and taking his father (and various and sundry other relations) prisoner for no legitimate reason. I mean, this is some real classic blood feud-starting, you-have-dishonored-my-family-therefore-I-will-despise-you-forever stuff we’ve got going on.
The dwarf/elf animosity is fucking personal for these two, well beyond the cultural norm.
And then you have this scene. After all that these two have been through together, after going from Rivendell to Edoras to Minas Tirith to the Black Gate and all those places in between we see all of those childhood lessons, all of that doctrine and built up animosity melt away. We are left with a Dwarf and an Elf with the most reason to despise each other out of any others in Middle Earth, standing shoulder to shoulder at what could possibly be their final battle, calling each other “friend”.
(which is to say nothing of the significance of being called “Elf-Friend” in the first place, but that’s another story entirely)
(and don’t even get me started on Gimli defending Galadriel to Eomer, because that was a fucking gorgeous scene and should have been in the movie because it was perfect)
Fuck’s sake, there is so much that Tolkein is teaching in LOTR, but I think his most important theme, and one that resounds here, is to think for yourself and always question what people tell you, because you never really know the truth (of people, of places, of anything) until you seek it out for yourself.
I CANNOT THIIIIIIIIS ENOUGH.
THE SHIP THAT BUILT A SHIP AND THEN SAILED THAT SHIP
Secret police business undercover cricket meeting in a public restroom photoset.
Tagging this with my Raffles/Bunny ship tag. No regrets.