decided to start watching lotr again today bc i wanted to Feel an Emotion and i guess it was a good call cause damn if the first three fkn notes of concerning hobbits didn’t immediately turn on the waterworks
Tolkien wrote LOTR in the 30s and 40s when women had no rights. He wrote Eowyn as this badass who laughed in the face of death and stood up to the sexism of men.
In the movies that were made in the late 90s and early 2000s, they decided her feminist scenes from the book weren't worth keeping and all we got was "I am no man".
Tolkien knew the importance of women, not just being a part of the narrative, but leading it, and, as much as I love the movies, Peter Jackson didn't. This will always be something that pisses me off. There are SO many men and they cut the scenes of the one woman who stood up to them.
Women in fantasy deserve more. Women in film deserve more. Women deserve more. Period.
To all the little girls watching LOTR: I hope you read the books as soon as you can. There's more for you. You can be the hero just as much as Aragorn, Frodo, Sam, Theoden, Legolas, Gimli, Gandalf, etc. But don't just stop there. You don't need anyone to tell you what you're able to do, especially a man. Be your own Tolkien. Write your own story. Make your own movie. Do what you want because you can.
I don't know if it's courageous or stupid of me that while reading Lord of the Rings, I had suddenly been assailed with an intense desire to write my own novel thingy with a world building and all. Must be stupid bravery.
I’ve been heavy down the Gigolas rabbit hole and thunk up this head canon that Galadriel is the one who helped Legolas sneak Gimli into the Undying Lands. What with her giving Gimli her hair and my obsession with scary-powerful-immortals shipping random couples my otps. But.....
According to the fandom wiki, I might have been closer to canon than I originally thought skdjskjdskhdn. Like Galadriel really be out here adoring this dwarf so much she’s willing to get him a one way ticket into immortality with his boyfriend--excuse me, husband.
Just two blonde bitches, overly fond of a hairy dwarf, sneaking him into the elf vip lounge. i wanna write this as a fic even more now, but oh lord of the rings am i intimidated. excuse the hyperfixation and dont mind me rereading all three freaking books to write some slash fic with Facts and Evidence
I have this image of Sam/Frodo fic where Sam is ready to protect Frodo from anyone (really anyone), thinks he is beautiful, muses to himself that he loves him while watching Frodo sleeps but is totally oblivious when Frodo tries to flirt back or something. He will be like Master is so nice, kind and beautiful, love him but let's check on that rabbit stew I'm cooking for him.
Before reading Lord of the Rings, I often asked myself why people liked it so much. Just in curiosity, mind you, nothing mean about it. Now that I am at Pg 660- with people fighting while shouting "Gondor!" as a battle cry- I think I know why.
'Now lord,' said Gandalf, 'Look upon your land! Breathe the free air again!' [...]
'It is not so dark here,' said Théoden.
'No,' said Gandalf. 'Nor does age lie so heavily on your shoulders as some would have you think. Cast aside your prop!'
From the king's hand the black staff fell clattering on the stones. He drew himself up, slowly, as a man that is stiff from long bending over sone dull toil. Now tall and straight he stood, and his eyes were blue as he looked into the opening sky.
'Dark have been my dreams of late,' he said, 'but I feel as one new-awakened. I would now that you had come before, Gandalf. For I fear that already you have come too late, only to see the last days of my house. Not long now shall stand the high hall which Brego son of Eorl built. Fire shall devour the high seat. What is to be done?'
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Chapter VI: The King of the Golden Hall