The Fellowship watching Eurovision:
(because it’s Eurovision week and as a European I am morally obligated to write this)
he thinks it’s all a bunch of nonsense but still watches it every year without fail
accurately predicts the winner each year after first rehearsals, even if it’s not his favourite song
he knows the words to every single song somehow, even the ones in languages that he doesn’t speak
always roots for the countries that rarely qualify for the final
legitimately has never watched Eurovision before
only knows the Eurovision songs that Sam has sang near him or the ones he’s heard on the radio
complains about how Eurovision has become extremely politicised which goes completely against the reason it was founded
knows obscure statistics about how well different countries have performed at Eurovision
may secretly be part of one of the Scandinavian metal bands that seem to always qualify
rants about Australia being allowed to compete but he ends up supporting them anyway
pretends he doesn’t know what Eurovision is when anyone asks him (even if he’s listening to his Eurovision playlist)
watches it each year with Aragorn and Gimli, and is the biggest Eurovision fan out of the three of them
only watches the final (because the qualifying rounds have all the bad songs in)
has somehow managed to turn the section where the points are awarded into a drinking game
only knows the Eurovision songs that are popular on social media
he still votes each year, without listening to any of the songs - he just picks the song with the best title
critiques the singers’ outfits and staging constantly
loves the piano ballads (even though they all sound similar) and has a playlist dedicated solely to those ballads
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Ok seriously ship lotr/ got and the hobbit 👀👀 pls
Let’s do it!
Oh, the Ice King. You two would definitely clash at first, but those sparks would warm his heart. He would admire your independence even if it clashes with his orders at times. Thranduil would be devoted to you and threaten anyone who would dare treat you as anything less than his equal. Your relationship will never be dull.
C’mon, you knew I would match you with the feral ranger. He sees you as a challenge and he loves it. He’s lived with Elves all his life and it’s refreshing being around someone who isn’t so reserved with their emotions. But like Thranduil, you two will clash. He’s a protective baby and only wants the best for you, so he may have a hard time letting you run into what he thinks are dangerous scenarios.
Maybe this will surprise you, maybe not. But I full-heartedly believe you and Sandor would be a good match! He’s definitely protective, but if he feels you can fight, he won’t stop you from doing anything. He’ll just be alongside you in the fight. He’s a nomad and would relish in showing Westeros to you, though he would disguise it as places to take you 😏
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Near Misses (LoTR story, ch 5 posted, 5-15-21)
Everyone who knew them thought Eomer and Lothiriel would be a good marital match, but fate seemed determined that they not meet. Sometimes fate needs a helping hand. [9 chapters total]
(begins early June, 3020 III)
As it turned out, fate was again playing Eomer and Lothiriel false. Lothiriel, after the second discouraging outing with those seeking to woo her, was growing weary of the game, and looked to return home. She had been at Minas Tirith for more than a fortnight already, done the shopping she wanted to do and obtained the fabric for Alcathir, and enjoyed the company of her father and brother. Now it was time to go home. Alcathir was always happy to have her assistance in running the household while she cared for two young children, and Aunt Ivriniel preferred Lothiriel's companionship to anyone else.
She suffered a tearful farewell with her family, promising to return in a few months if they did not join her in the south. Her boat was two days out of port from the Harlond when Eomer and his party rode into the City.
Aragorn was surprised, though certainly not displeased, to see his friend once more, and readily welcomed him. In her ever efficient way, Arwen managed to organize a small supper party of family and friends for that very evening. But when Imrahil entered with Amrothos, he cast a regretful smile at the young king. As they embraced, he chuckled, saying, "It would seem that once again you are thwarted, Eomer!"
Drawing back to look quizzically at the Prince, Eomer questioned, "What do you mean?"
"Lothiriel departed two days ago to return home," Imrahil replied, causing Eomer to shake his head.
"It is worse than you think, my friend – I just came from Dol Amroth! We rode over the Dimholt and I visited with Elphir for nearly two weeks. He lent us a guide to continue on!" Eomer explained ruefully.
"Now I am a little worried," Aragorn interjected, coming to join them and having overheard the conversation.
"Why so?" Imrahil asked, accepting a glass of wine from a servant.
"The difficulty we have had trying to introduce your daughter to Eomer – is it a good or bad omen, I wonder, that our efforts continually fail?" he responded, causing the others to laugh and he readily joined in.
"I cannot say which it is," Eomer confessed, "but certainly so far as being a possible bride is concerned, I remain unattached, so we need not worry in that regard."
"Unless the lady has accepted someone," Aragorn argued, but Imrahil shook his head.
"No, Lothiriel is not spoken for as yet. None of those who have approached her have appealed to her, I fear."
"They have done more than not appeal to her," Amrothos added, from his father's side, "they have virtually put her off the whole idea of matrimony. With choices such as those, she likely would prefer spinsterhood and the company of her family."
While all laughed at this assessment, Eomer shrugged. "Well, in that, the lady and I are of like mind. The search for a bride has been daunting, though in my case I must persevere. The Mark depends on me providing an heir, so I cannot walk away from the hunt."
"Then," Imrahil chuckled, "I suppose we are back to hoping you will meet my daughter and the two of you will find each other agreeable!"
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