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favourite gimli & legolas moments - [6/?]

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It is sad that we should meet only thus at the ending. For the world is changing: I feel it in the water, I feel it in the earth, and I smell it in the air. I do not think we shall meet again.
- Treebeard, in The Return Of The King, book VI, chapter VI.
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The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.

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Your quest stands upon the edge of a knife. Stray but a little and it will fail, to the ruin of all. Yet hope remains while all the Company is true.

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loriendesse:

middle-earth meme: [3/6 elves] Arwen Undomiel

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awesomearchives:

New Tolkien recording to be remastered and released.

Accounts of the event have been cobbled together over the years but, sadly, nobody bothered to transcribe exactly what Tolkien said. Christopher Tolkien must have had some of his father’s notes for his speech, because a brief passage from Tolkien’s Hobbit Dinner oration appears in Humphrey Carpenter’s biography, albeit in a slightly different form. Thankfully we now know that someone had made a complete recording of the event. This reel-to-reel tape was discovered in 1993 by a Dutchman named René van Rossenberg, a Tolkien expert who owns a shop in the Netherlands devoted to all things Middle-earth (TolkienShop.com). Why didn’t van Rossenberg show it to anybody until now?

"Like Smaug I am guarding my treasure, hissing at any collector who comes near," he recently stated in response to my email query. Fortunately, a Middle-earth maven named Jay Johnstone, one of the founders of the fantasy/sci-fi site Legendarium.me, sleuthed that van Rossenberg had the recording in his possession, and persuaded him to open his dragon hoard. "I am looking forward to sharing with all Tolkien aficionados the great joy I felt when I first played the tape and heard Tolkien give his great speech," added van Rossenberg.

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When King Elessar gave up his life Legolas followed at last the desire of his heart and sailed over Sea. We have heard that Legolas took Gimli Glóin’s son because of their great friendship, greater than any that has been between Elf and Dwarf. If this is true, then it is strange indeed: that a Dwarf should be willing to leave Middl-earth for any love, or that the Eldar should receive him, or that the Lords of the West [the Valar] should permit it. But it is said that Gimli went also out of desire to see again the beauty of Galadriel; and it may be that she, being mighty among the Eldar, obtained this grace for him.
- Appendix A ‘One of the last notes in the Red Book’, The Return of the King
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"I am Aragorn son of Arathorn, and am called Elessar, the Elfstone, Dúnadain, the heir of Isildur Elendil’s son of Gondor. Here is the sword that was broken and is forged again! Will you aid me or thwart me? Choose swiftly!

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Happy 92nd Birthday to Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee; May 27, 1922.

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"Nine companions. So be it. You shall be the Fellowship of the Ring."

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sofieosterberg:

FINALLY GODDAMN DONE with the Merry portrait. But it turned out pretty decent for a first try. Now I should do the other hobbits.

Originally posted on April 21st, 2013.

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lotr meme three races [2/3] - Elves