So. I watched AUJ for the first time since I was probably like. 10. I was livereacting w/ @thotinshield but it was too late and people have to sleep so I just took notes as I watched beginning at like. The half of the movie more or less.
You can see the gap of opinions until the hug bc I was extremely invested
Were you a person who had that one post about stuff in LOTR that wasn’t in the movies? I’ve been trying to find it but it’s taking FOREVER
Hello! I do know this post which you speak of, however, I didn’t create it.
I believe it is in dot point format, and lists some great things from the Lord of the Rings books that weren’t in the movies, correct? (ie Gandalf telling a himbo Legolas off, and saying something about him harnessing the sun himself if it’s so easy)
If anyone has the link to this post, please feel free to help me and my pal Annie out here!
I’m idly reading Tolkien’s letters to Milton regarding The Silmarillion, and I’ve just hit his explanation of Mairon…
So, Tolkien basically says that Mairon starts off “fair” with his motives following Melkor’s defeat. Middle-earth has been “neglected” by the gods — left to ruin. Mairon wishes to “reorganise” and “rehabilitate” it.
It’s the Second Age, and Men are now seriously starting to outnumber Elves.
Mairon, as stated by Tolkien, explicitly hates both Elves and the gods, however, nothing is said about him hating us as a race.
Do I need to read further in his letters, or was Mairon totally working towards restoring Middle-earth as a paradise where he oversees humans as the leading race??
Dudes, I think if we turned a cold shoulder to the Elves, we as a race would’ve been flourishing in Middle-earth under Mairon’s no-doubt tyrannical, but favoured rule, as in we’re his favourite race — the golden child he wants to see enjoying the land, against the scapegoated Elves.
Khalibali is a piece of art in the silver screen. It is in the movie padmaavat which is the life story of Chittor Rani padmaavati , maharawal Ratan Singh and the Turkish sultan Alauddin Khilji (who by the way looks a lot like thorin oakenshield ) . This song is sung by shivam pathak . (Padmaavat is my 7th fav movie )
Imagine trying to have “boy talk” with one of your friends about Legolas on the Fellowship journey. You literally wouldn’t be able to. You’d both be watching him pose on a rock from afar, trying to whisper about his legs to each other, but he has the ears of a bat so it’d just end up like this
Man it’s lucky that Aragorn is a genuinely nice guy and I’m not eligible to step foot into a medieval tavern, because if he were in a dark corner staring at me all night I wouldn’t withhold from pulling one of these