Posts tagged the hobbit
Posts tagged the hobbit
Battle of Five Armies
3/13, would not recommend
Having rewatched the first half of the Hobbit, I think the thing that is confusing me the most is not only that I always imagined Lindir to be blond but also that he looks exactly like I always imagined Erestor looking.
The part of me that is still 14 and reading Imladris fic is all mixed up.
#AND THEN THERE’S THE BOOK OF MAZARBUL
Interesting aside: the Bodleian recently ran an exhibition called “Magical Books”, which included a copy of a couple of pages of the Book of Mazarbul as written by the Prof himself. Not only is the scrawl of elf-letters in the movie accurate to the one drawn by Tolkien, but if you actually read the letters, the damn thing’s in English, just written in Tengwar. I see what you did thar.
Hugo Weaving being Hugo Weaving.
New fabulous Thranduil still (x)
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Dwarven Design Appreciation Posts | 1 of 5: Patterns
My first reaction was - Oooh, pretty!
Then - so much geometric design @_@
Which lead to the thought of - wait, wouldn’t the dwarves be huge geometry geeks? They are engineers at heart, and that’s reflected in their art style. I kinda want to see a fic now where Bilbo is sort of rolling his eyes at the rough-and-tumble dwarves only to have them blow his mind with advanced mathematics that he can’t begin to follow. Like, someone like Dwalin or Bofur is a total math wiz, even amongst dwarves, and he’s maybe trying to work out how the whole pine-tree-over-the-cliff thing must have worked and Thorin kinda sidles up to add his two cents but is trying not to show how excited he is to be doing calculations again instead of stabbing things, and before you know it the entire company is geeking out over equations and Bilbo realizes that poor liberal arts/geography student that he is he has NO IDEA WHAT THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT.
OH MY GOD AVELERA PLEASE WRITE THIS it’s such a good idea! Why did no one think of this before? Maybe it’s an attractive trait for the dwarves, like, apart from fighting and forging, being a maths genius makes all the dwarf girls/boys swoon? Instead of whispering sweet nothing’s into your beloved’s ear it’s like talk long division to me, baby
Reason #265 I might be a dwarf:
I have the heart of an artist and the mind of an engineer. (in art school my nickname was MIT, hehe)
#look at their art though #LOOK AT THEIR ART #and dwarves and math #and dwarves and engineering #I want to know more about dwarf-doors #not just the magic that renders them invisible when closed #(though please tell me more about that yes ugh) #but the way they lock #in ways far more complicated than a simple bolt #the way some of those residences seemed to hang from the ceiling of the cavern #I want to see dwarves getting excited over scale models and prototypes and drafting paper #and the hydraulics or whatever it is that powers those fuckoff huge pendulum-hammers #dwarves dwarves dwarves dwarves dwarves #and their art though #!!!!!!! #my first love
YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST
math!dwarves and ereborean engineering and dwarven science art and durin!tech and just…
omg this fandom = the best fandom /joyful sobbing/
these headcanons are giving me so much life right now
because seriously have you looked at the ereborean throne room and all those semi floating walkways they have? (though I don’t really get how there aren’t a hundred deaths a season due to people falling off, but then again they might just have magnetic boots heh) if anything that is some expert understanding of statics at least
Lets not forget Physics!Bofur using a wee sausage to DISMANTLE AGE OLD ELF FURNITURE. Off to draw magnetic boots and water clocks for these furry little nerds. Who wants to bet they have some form of hydroelectricity too?
Bofur’s a toymaker though, imagine the kind of toys he could make!
I was going to reblog this just for the pattern reference, but DANG, YOU GUYS, THAT’S A LOT OF ADDED VALUE IN THE COMMENTARY.
Good god, LOTR fandom, this is everything I have ever wanted in a post.
September 22: Happy Birthday, Bilbo Baggins!This hobbit was a very well-to-do hobbit, and his name was Baggins. The Bagginses had lived in the neighbourhood of The Hill for time out of mind, and people considered them very respectable, not only because most of them were rich, but also because they never had any adventures or did anything unexpected: you could tell what a Baggins would say on any question without the bother of asking him. This is a story of how a Baggins had an adventure, and found himself doing and saying things altogether unexpected. He may have lost the neighbours’ respect, but he gained — well, you will see whether he gained anything in the end.