Category: botfa

Legolas

I really genuinely love how in the Hobbit the filmmakers decided “you know what?? Young adults really love Legolas. So let’s give Legolas a larger role and give him a backstory/change his personality in a way that will make him appeal young adults”

And then they proceeded to use literally every typical YA trope on him

  • Brooding bad boy love interest 
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • Snarky sense of humor
  • The Tragic Past™
  • Dead Parent
  • Rebelling against his father
  • Angst ANGST
  • “I love her but my father forbids it”
  • The Love Triangle (crown jewel of YA fiction)

but even with all that, their target YA audience mostly just fell for Thranduil instead

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mishacolins: I know that dwarves can be obsti…

mishacolins:

I know that dwarves can be obstinate and pigheaded and difficult. And suspicious and secretive, with the worst manners you can possibly imagine. But they are also brave and kind, and loyal to a fault. I’ve grown very fond of them, and I would save them if I can.

ameliawilliams:

ameliawilliams:

Come with me. I know how I feel. I’m not afraid. You make me feel alive.

ameliawilliams:

ameliawilliams:

I’ll go. Don’t be ridiculous, you’ll never make it. Why not? Because they will see you coming, and kill you.

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mishacolins:I know that dwarves can be obstinate and pigheaded…

mishacolins:

I know that dwarves can be obstinate and pigheaded and difficult. And suspicious and secretive, with the worst manners you can possibly imagine. But they are also brave and kind, and loyal to a fault. I’ve grown very fond of them, and I would save them if I can.

philukas: One day it’ll grow. And every time I look at it, I’ll…

philukas:

One day it’ll grow. And every time I look at it, I’ll remember. Remember everything that happened: the good, the bad… and how lucky I am that I made it home.

elizabeths-banks: middle-earth meme: five deaths (4/5) ➝ fíli,…

elizabeths-banks:

middle-earth meme: five deaths (4/5) ➝ fíli, killed by azog the defiler

“This one dies first. Then the brother. Then you, Oakenshield. You will die last. Here ends your filthy bloodline!”

aredhels: middle-earth meme: eight characters (2/8) —…

aredhels:

middle-earth meme: eight characters (2/8) — thranduil

But there was in Thranduil’s heart a still deeper shadow. He had seen the horror of Mordor
and could not forget it. If ever he looked south its memory dimmed the
light of the Sun, and though he knew that it was now broken and deserted
and under the vigilance of the Kings of Men, fear spoke in his heart
that it was not conquered for ever; it would arise again.