i love how the tolkien fandom will never be over aragorn opening doors
I went to the park today
Today in Middle-Earth: A long-expected party! Bilbo’s speech and disappearance (September 22nd, 3001 T.A.)
My dear People, my dear Bagginses and Boffins, and my dear Tooks and Brandybucks, and Grubbs, and Chubbs, and Burrowses, and Hornblowers, and Bolgers, Bracegirdles, Goodbodies, Brockhouses and Proudfoots. Also my good Sackville-Bagginses that I welcome back at last to Bag End. Today is my one hundred and eleventh birthday: I am eleventy-one today! I hope you are all enjoying yourselves as much as I am. I shall not keep you long. I have called you all together for a Purpose. Indeed, for Three Purposes!
First of all, to tell you that I am immensely fond of you all, and that eleventy-one years is too short a time to live among such excellent and admirable hobbits. I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
Secondly, to celebrate my birthday. I should say: OUR birthday. For it is, of course, also the birthday of my heir and nephew, Frodo. He comes of age and into his inheritance today. Together we score one hundred and forty-four. Your numbers were chosen to fit this remarkable total: One Gross, if I may use the expression. It is also, if I may be allowed to refer to ancient history, the anniversary of my arrival by barrel at Esgaroth on the Long Lake; though the fact that it was my birthday slipped my memory on that occasion. I was only fifty-one then, and birthdays did not seem so important. The banquet was very splendid, however, though I had a bad cold at the time, I remember, and could only say ‘thag you very buch’. I now repeat it more correctly: Thank you very much for coming to my little party.
Thirdly and finally, I wish to make an ANNOUNCEMENT. I regret to announce that – though, as I said, eleventy-one years is far too short a time to spend among you – this is the END. I am going. I am leaving NOW. GOOD-BYE!
lotr meme: ten scenes [5/10] → the lighting of the beacons
when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains,
however improbable, must be the truth
History became legend, legend became myth.
A stunning high res photo of Saturn’s Moon Enceladus
when yo eyeliner on point
In his heart, Frodo begins to understand. The quest will claim his life.
the hobbit behind the scenes, Cate Blanchett (Galadriel)
A lot’s happened to all of us in the last 12 years. And you think, "Have I polished these memories? Have I made them more special than they are?" And when you walk on the set, you think, ”No, it actually is special.” It actually is incredibly special.
Bombur was poorly represented in the new poster so I made a couple alterations.