frodo-sam:

I hear it’s going to be a party of special magnificence.

But it was not so. Sauron was indeed caught in the wreck of Númenor, so that the bodily form in which he long had walked perished; but he fled back to Middle-earth, a spirit of hatred borne upon the dark wind. He was unable ever again to assume a form that seemed fair to men, but became black and hideous, and his power thereafter was through terror alone. He re-entered Mordor, and hid there for a time in silence. But his anger was great when he learned that Elendil whom be most hated, had escaped him, and was now ordering a realm upon his borders.
Therefore, after a time he made war upon the Exiles, before they should take root. Orodruin burst once more into flame, and was named anew in Gondor, Amon Amarth, Mount Doom. But Sauron struck too soon, before his own power was rebuilt, whereas the power of Gil-galad had increased in his absence; and in the Last Alliance that was made against him Sauron was overthrown and the One Ring

l-o-t-r:

“Your friends are with you, Aragorn.”

Of Treebeard and Entwives

We all know about the mystery of Fangorn, the guardians of the forest, and the ultimate destruction of Isengard. But a major part of the Ents’ stories in Lord of the Rings are the Entwives. Where did they go and what became of them? The Ents were created in response to the creation and expansion of the dwarves. The Valar Yavanna wished to protect her forests from the dwarves’ axes and constructions, so Eru created the Shepherds of the Trees – Ents. In the First Age the Middle-Earth was mostly forest, Elrond explains “Time was when a squirrel could go from tree to tree from what is now the Shire to Dunland wast of Isengard.” (LOTR, FOTR, Council of Elrond). However with the colonization of the Númenóreans, rise of Orcs, spread of the Edain, and the Dwarven kingdoms, the large forest began to shrink. Initially Entwives and Ents were together, but they grew apart, “the Ents loved the great trees; and the wild woods, and the slopes of the high hills; and they drank of the mountain-streams, and ate only such fruit as the trees let fall in their path; and they learned of the Elves and spoke with the Trees. But the Entwives gave their minds to the lesser trees, and to the meads in the sunshine beyond the feet of the forests; and they saw the sloe in the thicket, and the wild apple and the cherry blossoming in spring, and the green herbs in the waterlands in summer, and the seeding grasses in the autumn fields. They did not desire to speak with these things; but they wished them to hear and obey what was said to them.” (LOTR, TT, Treebeard). With the destruction of the forests and the growing powers of Men and Orc, the Ents and Entwives became more separated. By the time of the Second Age the Entwives had moved to a region on the Anduin called the Brown Lands. However, when Treebeard attempted to visit to see them (Notably Fimbrethil, his love), they were gone and the land was barren, which it remained well into the Third Age. “They had come to the Brown Lands that lay, vast and desolate, between Southern Mirkwood and the hills of the Emyn Muil. What pestilence or war or evil deed of the Enemy had so blasted all that region even Aragorn could not tell.” (LOTR, FOTR, The Great River). Whether they were destroyed in Sauron’s war on Men or left for another land is unknown. Theories include them being alive in the Old Forest, them finding a way to the West, or unfortunately destroyed in the War of the Last Alliance. Better ask Bombadil.

“’Maybe I shall,’ said Treebeard. ‘But I shall miss them. We have become friends in so short a while that I think I must be getting hasty – growing backwards towards youth, perhaps. But there, they are the first new thing under Sun or Moon that I have seen for many a long, long day. I shall not forget them. I have put their names into the Long List. Ents will remember it.

Ents the earthborn, old as mountains,

the wide-walkers, water drinking;

and hungry as hunters, the Hobbit children,

the laughing-folk, the little people,

they shall remain friends as long as leaves are renewed. Fare you well! But if you hear news up in your pleasant land, in the Shire, send me word! You know what I mean: word or sight of the Entwives. Come yourselves if you can!’”

-Treebeard on Hobbits, Two Towers, The Voice of Saruman

robin-buckleys:

endless gifs of frodo baggins ~  13/∞

l-o-t-r:

“It has to be Eowyn and Miranda Otto’s commitment to her. When I saw that they were paying attention to her warrior side in the third movie I was really pleased. Because the people of Rohan have had to count on women to defend their country for a long time, and I thought it was important to see that. And Miranda has done a great job. She’s been amazing, and I think people will be impressed by that.”

Viggo Mortensen on the most pleasant surprise in RotK

l-o-t-r:

“It has to be Eowyn and Miranda Otto’s commitment to her. When I saw that they were paying attention to her warrior side in the third movie I was really pleased. Because the people of Rohan have had to count on women to defend their country for a long time, and I thought it was important to see that. And Miranda has done a great job. She’s been amazing, and I think people will be impressed by that.”

Viggo Mortensen on the most pleasant surprise in RotK

artbylitzy:

painfulprincess:

I like big boys

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itty bitty boys

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mississippi boys

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inner city boys

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i like the pretty boys with the bow tie

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get your nails did, let it blow dry

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i like a big beard

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i like a clean face 

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i dont discriminate, come and get a taste

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from the playboys 

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to the gay boys

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go and slay boys, you my fave boys

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l-o-t-r:

Sam: “Captain Faramir, you have shown your quality, sir – the very highest.”
Faramir: “The Shire must truly be a great realm, Master Gamgee, where gardeners are held in high honor.”