Aragorn fighting with Ringwraiths at Amon Sûl
“You fool. No man can kill me.”
How many times am I allowed to reblog this before it gets weird?
Fun facts: Tolkien constructed this scene because he came out of Macbeth thinking that Shakespeare had missed a golden opportunity with the ”Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth” prophecy
Being letdown by Macbeth is apparently a significant factor in Tolkien’s writing because the Ent/Huorn attack on Isengard was the result of his disappointment that the whole “til Birnam Wood come to Dunsinane” thing was just some dudes holding sticks and not actual ambulatory trees.
so he basically took his favorite shakespeare headcanons and put them into his AU fic
This revelation just knocked me over.
screencap meme: lotr + the spaceasked by anon
Isn’t it amazing how nobody ever listens to Elrond
This raises so many questions about the state and advancement of neurology as a science in Middle-Earth.
Although, to be fair, if anyone was going to discover the nervous system in Middle Earth, it would be dwarves fucking around with axes they’ve embedded in their enemy’s skulls.
Hear then all my guests, fair folk of many realms, such as have never before been gathered in this hall! Faramir, Steward of Gondor, and Prince of Ithilien, asks that Éowyn Lady of Rohan should be his wife, and she grants it full willing. Therefore they shall be trothplighted before you all.
what if pippin and merry met fili and kili
might as well just stop the mission quest thing right there
~I wanna be where the eagles are~
~I wanna see~
~wanna see them flying~
the return of the king + éomer
"Now is the hour! Riders of Rohan! Oaths you have taken, now fulfill them all, to lord and land!"