"They differed from the High Elves of the West, and were more dangerous and less wise.” J.R.R. Tolkien


"They differed from the High Elves of the West, and were more dangerous and less wise.” J.R.R. Tolkien

"Valar? More like Valaren’t worth shit."

anor at some point probably

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Sir Ian had to act to these stands with the actors’ faces pasted on them. It’s hilarious. xD But at the same time, my heart also goes out to Sir Ian.

now this is neat

Now this is a professional.

"In order to shoot the dwarves and a large Gandalf, we couldn’t be in the same set. All I had for company was 13 photographs of the dwarves on top of stands with little lights – whoever’s talking flashes up. Pretending you’re with 13 other people when you’re on your own, it stretches your technical ability to the absolute limits. I cried, actually. I cried. Then I said out loud, ‘This is not why I became an actor’. Unfortunately the microphone was on and the whole studio heard.”

– Sir Ian McKellen (x)

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so the hobbit is really being made into a trilogy of three-hour movies

if it means we get Dol Guldur and a detailed battle of five armies then h*ck yeah because i’m 100% pro any decision that reults in more orc screentime

yeah, i’m pretty down with the additions of the appendices stuff coz after the hobbit there will probably not be any more Middle-Earth based movies so let’s keep it as long as we can

You have nothing to fear. Tell us what you know and I will set you free.
Your world will burn. Our time has come again. My master serves the One. Do you understand now, elfling? Death is upon you. The flames of war are upon you.

i gotta say the orcs look much better in Desolation of Smaug than Unexpected Journey.

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In medieval culture, an event like a royal christening is not a private party; it’s the public social event of the year. To not invite any person of rank to such an event is a deadly insult.

Maleficent is certainly someone you wouldn’t want at a party, but she’s also someone powerful enough that only a fool would ever dare treat her with such blatant disrespect. The only way the King and Queen could possibly have gotten away with not inviting Maleficent was to not invite any of the fairies at all; inviting the other fairies and excluding her is explicitly taking sides in the conflict between the fairy factions.

Which means they made themselves her sworn enemies, and she responded by treating them as such from then on. If you actually get into analyzing the social dynamics of the scene, it’s very clear that Maleficent was willing to show mercy at first by giving the King and Queen a chance to apologize for their disrespect to her. She doesn’t curse Aurora until after she gives them that chance and they throw it back in her face with further disrespect.

And yeah, if the King and Queen had done the properly respectful thing and invited her, Maleficent would have given Aurora a scary awesome present. Moreover so would the other fairies, because at that point both sides would be using it as an opportunity to show off and one-up each other. What they gave her before Maleficent showed up was basically just trivial party favors by fairy standards.

How do you know so much about the social dynamics of medieval fairies


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this is wonderful

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