I swear to god, The Lord of the Rings feels like home anytime I see gif sets, fanart, quotes, behind the scenes clips, old promo images, reunion shows, anything.
It's like this sense of being welcomed home after a long journey.
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And they said no more; and it seemed to them as they stood upon the wall that the wind died, and the light failed, and the Sun was bleared, and all sounds in the City or in the lands about were hushed: neither wind, nor voice, nor bird-call, nor rustle of leaf, nor their own breath could be heard; the very beating of their hearts was stilled.
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King
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In Western Lands/Sam’s Song in the Tower (Quenya Translation)
Numenoresse nu Anar
Almai cë maiortar
Aiwer valini cë lindar
A Menel alahalda cë
Ar fernë cë rína
Senda cássë taina.
Nyénuvan nier oirë ar:
Na han ambor thangarëar,
Ar han umbar aica,
Mordorto eleni mara
Estelye oia vë.
Vá quetuvanye aurena
Tyë polla equë elenna
(I may have cheated a line. Donald Swann’s composition repeats the last couplet: I took that as an opportunity to spread it over two lines. These lines fit the song, so you can sing it if you want.)
On today's episode of I Make Random Lists...
Things in The Return of the King that make me bawl like a baby:
Frodo ditching Sam because of Gollum's manipulation
Theoden's death (GOD, THIS ONE 😭)
Sam grieving over Frodo when he thinks he's dead
"End? No the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path."
Eomer screaming in agony over finding an unconscious and badly wounded Eowyn
The elephants/oliphants/whatever being killed (I know they're on the bad side, but they're just innocent animals!)
Pippin finding Merry and saying he's going to look after him
"But it is not this day! This day, we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you STAND, MEN OF THE WEST!!!"
Sam carrying Frodo without hesitation, even though he's been figuratively carrying him all through the trilogy
"...For Frodo." AND THEN THEY KICK ASS!!
"Don't you let go!!"
Sam remembering Rosie Cotton dancing
The reunion of the Fellowship
"My friends... you bow to no one."
Every damn second of the Grey Havens
I LOVE THIS MOVIE ALRIGHT ❤😭
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