Swedish Viking Reenactment: Vendelrus
Vilhelm’s gallery is amazing! The historical clothing looks like photos from the past and it makes me want to cry, that’s how awesome I think it is Q_Q
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In Ralph Bakshi’s 1978 animated Lord of the Rings, Glorfindel’s role and lines are given to Legolas.
In Peter Jackson’s live-action The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), Glorfindel’s role is given to Arwen.
In the musical stage adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, the character of “Glorfindel” is female.
The fanfilm Storm Over Gondolin which would have had Glorfindel in it was shot down by the Tolkien estate.
what the fuck?
They simply cannot find an actor glorious enough to play him.
I’m trying to prove a point to a douche in my class who thinks girls are lying about enjoying marvel.
Tell that douche he’s DEAD wrong!!!!!
I’M SORRY I COULDN’T RESIST!!!!!!
- Okay, but seriously, Glorfindel is the best elf ever. He was an elflord in Gondolin who escaped during its fall to Morgoth. During the retreat, the fleeing elves were ambushed and one of the enemies was a Balrog, like the one that Gandalf fought in Moria.
- Glorfindel dueled the Balrog, killing it and clearing the path so that the rest of the elves could escape. However, he was killed in the process and, like all elves who die, his spirit went to the Halls of Mandos where it rested and was cleansed and where he was eventually reembodied (which happens with elves). However, unlike other elves, Glorfindel was sent back across the sea during the Second Age where he continued to kick ass and take names.
- Notable among these being the time he totally faced down the Witch-King of Angmar who fucked right off and ran away. Incidentally, the future king of Gondor was there for that and totally wanted to chase down the Witch-King and Glorfindel was like “Do not pursue him! He will not return to these lands. Far off yet is his doom, and not by the hand of man will he fall.”
OH SNAP I BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW IT WAS GLORFINDEL THAT SAID THAT SHIT, THAT’S BECAUSE HE GOT SHAFTED IN THE MOVIES
In fact, contrary to what the movies would have you believe, it was Glorfindel, not Arwen, who scoops up Frodo and outruns the Nazgul to get him safely to Rivendell.
So as you can see, he is basically the best elf ever in the entire world and absolutely deserving of the Regina George treatment.
(The above nonsense was written by me and arted by my wonderful wife, flatbear)
THAT IS SO COOL I want to hear more about that sometime! Does it distract you often?
Hmm I have synesthesia which means I can describe things by shapes and colors only if I tried to explain it to anyone they’d think I was insane.
worldflower said:I HAVE STORIES IN MY HEAD TOO BUT I CAN’T SEEM TO SIT DOWN AND WRITE THEM. and yeah this has been going on forever
The stories in my head are generally ones I never write down, too. Usually because they’re too weird. Oh, I’ve only ever heard about synesthesia before - it sounds fascinating, although I can imagine how it could be difficult to explain.
And it can get pretty distracting - I zone out if I’m deep into one, and if it’s exciting I can’t keep from pacing, clapping my hands, or sometimes breathing sharply or blowing out air really fast, which tend to freak people out.
Plus they’re nigh-impossible to explain, because how most of them work is: I take a not-very-fleshed-out character from something, usually a horror film for some reason, and they stick around in my head and play some part in every story I come up with. Since every story is weird and influenced by anything I encounter, the person usually builds up a personality and backstory, often a couple versions of them, that are radically different from their original characters. (In the old days I think it was Harry Potter characters, then X-men… I can’t remember when it switched almost exclusively to horror films).
Sometimes I can focus the stories around more fleshed-out characters and get inspired for fic by running scenarios in my head, but I have to concentrate quite a bit. Mostly it’s the weirdest shit ever.
That’s like me too. Sometimes I’m just spacy because of it, and I miss things people say. And for some reason I can’t go to sleep without thinking of my stories. Some of them are fanfiction, some of them are original stories, some are decent, some are terribly over powered people (sometimes myself) that will never see the light of day. I’ve caught myself sometimes expressing my reactions to them, and sometimes responding to conversations either me or characters are having with each other. I’m never really bored because of them.
"I wanted to show that men and women can be friends without having a relationship,” says del Toro of the relationship between the two main characters Mako (played by Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi) and Raleigh (“Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam). “Theirs is a story about partnership, equality and a strong bond between partners. It’s important for little girls to know not every story has to be a love story and for boys to know that soldiers aren’t the only ones to triumph in war."
I think I might I’ve read all Pacific Rim related post on internet and this quote give me so many feels. Guillermo del Toro is such a great guy. I should start to work on real life, but Pacific Rim is way much better.
I feel like we need a lot more of this in media. Because it’s true, that’s why.
You are not an elephant. You are my sister and I am not an elephant. You are actually a hobbit. My word is final.
Why is it only people I talk to on a regular basis responded to that post?
Okay, guys. Remember that time when Galadriel’s brother Finrod dueled Sauron to the death in song??
Seriously, read The Silmarillion:
"He chanted a song of wizardry,
Of piercing, opening, of treachery,
Revealing, uncovering, betraying.
Then sudden Felagund there swaying
sang in answer a song of staying,
Resisting, battling against power,
Of secrets kept, strength like a tower,
And trust unbroken, freedom, escape;
Of changing and of shifting shape,
Of snares eluded, broken traps,
The prison opening, the chain that snaps,
Backwards and forwards swayed their song.
Reeling and foundering, as ever more strong
The chanting swelled, Felagund fought,
And all the magic and might he brought,
Of Elvenesse into his words.
Softly in the gloom they heard the birds
Singing afar in Nargothrond,
The sighing of the sea beyond,
Beyond the western world, on sand,
On sand of pearls in Elvenland.
Then the gloom gathered; darkness growing
In Valinor, the red blood flowing
Beside the sea, where the Noldor slew
The Foamriders, and stealing drew
Their white ships with their white sails
From lamplit havens. The wind wails,
The wolf howls. The ravens flee.
The ice mutters in the mouths of the sea.
The captives sad in Angband mourn,
Thunder rumbles, the fires burn-
And Finrod fell before the throne.”
That shit HAPPENED, y’all. And my brain naturally interpreted this as…A ROCK-OFF.
*sings softly to herself*
The Maiar rules prevent Sauron / From declining a rock-off challenge…