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hugrakkur · 7 hours ago
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denethor sucks & put a geas on his eldest son & boromir deserves better , the meta
hOGh so boromir does have problems with his father , & a lot because denethor is the worst lmao , while only about 10% of boromir’s list of problems (in his mind) with his father are related to things that have happened to him (the other 90% being denethor’s hORRIBLE TREATMENT OF FARAMIR) , the things that denethor did are like . so MUCH . it’s so MUCH to unpack . 
boromir knows that so much of his mentality is because of his father pushing him , & his father wanted him to be a certain way & surpRISE!!! psychology works in a way that rewarded behaviors will be repeated it’s called classical conditioning , but it doesn’t mean that boromir doesn’t realize that being the way he is & acting the way he does has also denied him a lot of other life experiences , 
i’d like to point out that boromir’s 41 years of life were basically uh . well , what he did was saving people & being a hero , but in many ways , he wasn’t living . he wasn’t doing things for himself , he was doing them for others — out of a deep love for others , but also out of a deep fear of what would happen if he DIDN’T do those things . boromir had built his entire self concept around his successes . & yes , unfortunately people do have the mentality when looking at someone who does seem so talented & arguably so perfect & think that person can never fail unless it’s for the lols . 
what i’m getting at here is denethor ii is the main perpetuator of EVERYONE FAILING TO PERCEIVE BOROMIR AS JUST A HUMAN BEING . denethor calls boromir the one who will never fail him . boromir doesn’t want to disappoint his father , but that went very quickly from “i want my dad to be proud of me” to “this behavior is second nature but i fear the isolation of falling to my own humanity & must now avoid situations in which that could cause me to fail , because the respect & love of others that i have garnered is conditional on my continued lack of failures” — which is absolutely why he says no at first to going to the council of elrond . 
boromir isn’t stupid . he knows himself more than anyone else , because no one takes the time to know him . because his father essentially said that he would never fail & now people believe that & what’s worse is . ok , denethor also has the ability to read the thoughts of others , he ALSO had a palantir & sauron couldn’t take control of him like he did to saruman , denethor just got really bitter & aged quickly . denethor has a massive aptitude for magic with that logic , & an incredibly strong willpower . those two things combined are a dangerous combination especially considering how magic works in tolkein’s world . 
denethor , with his massive magical aptitude , says that boromir is “the one who will not fail me” . while maybe he didn’t see it , he geased his own son . & when boromir does fail , when he falls to the temptation of the one ring , guESS WHAT !!! HE DIES !!! HE’S KILLED !!! guess what happens when you break a geas ??? YOU DIE . now , denethor didn’t specify a type of death ( & boromir isn’t the only character who can be said to have been geased in tolkien’s legendarium , there’s a brilliant post about how frodo gaesed gollum & that’s why gollum dies in the method he does ) , but to break a geas is to die .  
in conclusion , because denethor couldn’t see boromir as anything but this unfailing , everlasting pillar of strength , boromir ended up dead & people couldn’t see him as what he was , a strong human , but also only human , until it was too late thanks for coming to my tedtalk
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magnoliasporthorses · 9 hours ago
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Denethor (Donarweiss/Furst Romancier/Karon) 2021 Westfalen NA colt.  Three high quality gaits, very friendly personality.  Regular skilled handling from day one.  This colt should be taller than his full sister- he is significantly larger than she was at this age.  
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magnoliasporthorses · 11 hours ago
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Denethor (Donarweiss/Furst Romancier/Karon) 2021 Westfalen NA colt.  Three high quality gaits, very friendly personality.  Regular skilled handling from day one.  This colt should be taller than his full sister- he is significantly larger than she was at this age.  
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magnoliasporthorses · 13 hours ago
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Denethor (Donarweiss/Furst Romancier/Karon) 2021 Westfalen NA colt.  Three high quality gaits, very friendly personality.  Regular skilled handling from day one.  This colt should be taller than his full sister- he is significantly larger than she was at this age.  
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hallothere · 14 hours ago
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RE: all of those painful and shocking npc deaths (and spoilers for vol 4)
i think The Darkest Hour changed the game. for me, after that it still hurt but we watched GANDALF and all the lords of Gondor buy the farm. Imrahil, who narrates a number of things and I had become just a little protective of, got served to us room temperature by Gothmog---
nobody was safe. everyone was on the table. after that, everything was sad but nothing was a surprise
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magnoliasporthorses · a day ago
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Denethor (Donarweiss/Furst Romancier/Karon) 2021 Westfalen NA colt.  Three high quality gaits, very friendly personality.  Regular skilled handling from day one.  This colt should be taller than his full sister- he is significantly larger than she was at this age.  
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magnoliasporthorses · a day ago
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Denethor (Donarweiss/Furst Romancier/Karon) 2021 Westfalen NA colt.  Three high quality gaits, very friendly personality.  Regular skilled handling from day one.  This colt should be taller than his full sister- he is significantly larger than she was at this age.  
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tehri · 3 days ago
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Okay, in the spirit of me watching something that reminded me.
That one scene in the movie-version of Return of the King, where Gandalf whacks Denethor with his staff after Denethor has shouted for the soldiers to abandon their posts.
The guards in the background.
Like can you imagine how shocked they must be? For one, just having realised that Faramir is out of the game, and seeing their steward essentially suffer a fucking breakdown
And then Mithrandir marching right up to said steward and just KNOCKING HIM UNCONSCIOUS?
Those poor Men are just too fucking shocked too react
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Honestly someone should have loaded flaming Denethor in tho a catapult and used him as ammo that way he could have at least done one useful thing in his life (besides create his sons)
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Gandalf: *pimp slaps the hell out of Denethor with his staff*
Me: Thank you for your public service Gandalf
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Pippin singing while Faramir rides to his almost death is giving me chills
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Ugh Denethor Dicklord has shown up
Tho I do have to say I love his aesthetic and by that I mean black and fur. I’m a simple goth
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estelofthedunedain · 3 days ago
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you ever just think of how Aragorn and Denethor are the same age
and Théoden is a few decades younger than them two
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rptv-tolkien · 3 days ago
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Denethor meeting hafling
by Douglas Beekman, 1981
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darkiecat · 4 days ago
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Just thinking: Boromir was actually a great guy. I think I remember the books describing him better in this aspect than the movies but it shows up there too. He really was a kind and caring guy but became corrupted by the ring. Had it not been for the ring, he would have been one of the most supporting ones of the fellowship.
He trains the hobbits to fight, tends to take the back when the group travels, and genuinely wishes his people to be free from the evil- and this is all with the ring in the picture.
Too bad Denethor was also a douche; really compounds the thing. ¬.¬
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vriskazone · 4 days ago
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maybe it’s denethor who wiped out tomato town........
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claraofthepen · 4 days ago
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Denethor: You're a disgrace!
Faramir: Disgrace? Disgrace?! That's a bit harsh. Personally, I prefer terms like renegade, recreant. Even flip-flopper is more linguistically creative than disgrace
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