kibbi:

Gimli’s Tomb by *Kibbitzer
Immortality is a bad thing :c
(Gimli died at the age of 242)

This is a lovely image…but I’d like to point out that his age reference is when he sailed to Valinor…not when he died.
Sailing West is by no means an indication of death. Valinor is the homeland of the First Born. And a place where chosen mortals can go for peace. It’s more of a paradise retirement community than anything else. Yes the gods and goddesses live there, but they are tangible beings…sometimes…and the Hidden Isle is a tangible place for those granted the route to it.
Did he eventually die? Yes. Same with Bilbo, Frodo and Sam. Their lives might have been slightly extended (aside from being Ring bearers)…Tolkien only ever elaborated, slightly in his letters:
‘Alas! there are some wounds that cannot be wholly cured’, said Gandalf — not in Middle-earth. Frodo was sent or allowed to pass over Sea to heal him — if that could be done, before he died. He would have eventually to ‘pass away’: no mortal could, or can, abide for ever on earth, or within Time. So he went both to a purgatory and to a reward, for a while: a period of reflection and peace and a gaining of a truer understanding of his position in littleness and in greatness, spent still in Time amid the natural beauty of ‘Arda Unmarred’, the Earth unspoiled by evil.
As for Frodo or other mortals, they could only dwell in Aman for a limited time — whether brief or long. The Valar had neither the power nor the right to confer ‘immortality’ upon them. Their sojourn was a ‘purgatory’, but one of peace and healing and they would eventually pass away (die at their own desire and of free will) to destinations of which the Elves knew nothing.
So it’s more than likely that Frodo lived out the rest of his life there. And Bilbo, Sam and Gimli spent their final days there. The boat ride was not their death passage -_-. That would be in the Halls of Mandos. Where mortals have separate passages from elves, when they’ve died. Elves wait in the Halls until the end of time. Mortals are taken to different places, unseen to the elves. Dwarves are ruled by Aule, and are said to be gathered by him to wait for the end and the rebuilding the world.

kibbi:

Gimli’s Tomb by *Kibbitzer

Immortality is a bad thing :c

(Gimli died at the age of 242)

This is a lovely image…but I’d like to point out that his age reference is when he sailed to Valinor…not when he died.

Sailing West is by no means an indication of death. Valinor is the homeland of the First Born. And a place where chosen mortals can go for peace. It’s more of a paradise retirement community than anything else. Yes the gods and goddesses live there, but they are tangible beings…sometimes…and the Hidden Isle is a tangible place for those granted the route to it.

Did he eventually die? Yes. Same with Bilbo, Frodo and Sam. Their lives might have been slightly extended (aside from being Ring bearers)…Tolkien only ever elaborated, slightly in his letters:

‘Alas! there are some wounds that cannot be wholly cured’, said Gandalf — not in Middle-earth. Frodo was sent or allowed to pass over Sea to heal him — if that could be done, before he died. He would have eventually to ‘pass away’: no mortal could, or can, abide for ever on earth, or within Time. So he went both to a purgatory and to a reward, for a while: a period of reflection and peace and a gaining of a truer understanding of his position in littleness and in greatness, spent still in Time amid the natural beauty of ‘Arda Unmarred’, the Earth unspoiled by evil.

As for Frodo or other mortals, they could only dwell in Aman for a limited time — whether brief or long. The Valar had neither the power nor the right to confer ‘immortality’ upon them. Their sojourn was a ‘purgatory’, but one of peace and healing and they would eventually pass away (die at their own desire and of free will) to destinations of which the Elves knew nothing.

So it’s more than likely that Frodo lived out the rest of his life there. And Bilbo, Sam and Gimli spent their final days there. The boat ride was not their death passage -_-. That would be in the Halls of Mandos. Where mortals have separate passages from elves, when they’ve died. Elves wait in the Halls until the end of time. Mortals are taken to different places, unseen to the elves. Dwarves are ruled by Aule, and are said to be gathered by him to wait for the end and the rebuilding the world.

arineat:

dragonlordoferebor:

elvenkingthrandy:

thecumbercookieaboveallothers:

mindtriggers:

THIS WILL BE SUCH A LONG MARATHON AND I AM SO READY

That’s prob about 12 hours

extended lotr alone is 11 hours and 22 minutes.

to watch the extended versions of both the hobbit and lord of the rings it would take roughly 20 hours i can’t wait 

I know at least two people who’ll undoubtedly try to marathon the extended editions of these films.

Yes and their names are Berg and Nadine.
WHO WANTS TO PARTY?!

arineat:

dragonlordoferebor:

elvenkingthrandy:

thecumbercookieaboveallothers:

mindtriggers:

THIS WILL BE SUCH A LONG MARATHON AND I AM SO READY

That’s prob about 12 hours

extended lotr alone is 11 hours and 22 minutes.

to watch the extended versions of both the hobbit and lord of the rings it would take roughly 20 hours i can’t wait 

I know at least two people who’ll undoubtedly try to marathon the extended editions of these films.

Yes and their names are Berg and Nadine.

WHO WANTS TO PARTY?!

spockisinthetardis:

nostopdasgay:

ryannxp:

markerdemon:

skinny-depression:

fucking powerful. and unfortunately true

Tall people are assholes.

Tall people are assholes.


'heard you were talkin shit

jesus fucking christ

spockisinthetardis:

nostopdasgay:

ryannxp:

markerdemon:

skinny-depression:

fucking powerful. and unfortunately true

Tall people are assholes.

Tall people are assholes.

'heard you were talkin shit

jesus fucking christ

suricattus:

sherlockspeare:

(X)

Never, ever enough love for this.  She looked like a grown-ass woman trying to get her interior thoughts together before an interview.  Because she was not flinging herself into Charming Monkey behavior for your pleasure yet, you think she looks “worn out?”

"Fuck you" is really the ONLY possible response to that.

I hate when people point stupid shit out like that. People with diarrhea of the mouth.

This ALWAYS happens at Dragoncon. Like…guys, STFU. No one wants to hear your opinion about how someone looks. If you think someone looks worn out, the last thing they want you telling them is that they look like it. How about trying to brighten up their spirits a little?

Same goes with how their costume looks…

/end rant

Cheers to both of these people for handling this in the appropriate way. Especially Benedict for being a gentleman.

huffingtonpost:

It was a moment Anthony Carbajal will never forget: standing on the stage of one of TV’s most popular talk shows, fighting for a cause that touches him and his family profoundly. All while his mom looked proudly on.

Watch Anthony and Ellen do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and see the full interview here.

atarinke:

Pictures of elven realms I made some time ago as part of the design for our elven team at fandom challenge.

fashionsfromhistory:

Dress

c.1887

United States

MET

rivendork:

if any of u guys ever think movie Legolas is way too powerful and over dramatic

i remind you there was a scene in book 1 where he fired an arrow at a warg, it went through a fire, and hit the warg while still burning

"Long will I tarry, ere I begin this war for gold."
megumibish:

celticruinsdesigns:

Got my uber long wefts from Arda Wigs in…gonna bite the bullet and make a new Tauriel wig from scratch. Because I make good life decisions  No but it’s what I wanted to do originally. And I’m excited to go deeper into wig making! Plus it’ll be nice to have a wig made for my head!

How many packs did you get?  I’ve been wanting to make a wig from scratch but haven’t bit the bullet yet.

I’m starting with one…which is a fair amount. But I’m only starting with one because I have half a pack of wefts in the same color I bought from another site, to ventilate  my first Tauriel wig with. I’m also going to be taking some of the old wefts out of my previous wig to use for a slight color difference. 
For a wig this long and full, I’d say 2-3 packs would be fine.

megumibish:

celticruinsdesigns:

Got my uber long wefts from Arda Wigs in…gonna bite the bullet and make a new Tauriel wig from scratch. Because I make good life decisions

No but it’s what I wanted to do originally. And I’m excited to go deeper into wig making! Plus it’ll be nice to have a wig made for my head!

How many packs did you get?  I’ve been wanting to make a wig from scratch but haven’t bit the bullet yet.

I’m starting with one…which is a fair amount. But I’m only starting with one because I have half a pack of wefts in the same color I bought from another site, to ventilate  my first Tauriel wig with. I’m also going to be taking some of the old wefts out of my previous wig to use for a slight color difference.

For a wig this long and full, I’d say 2-3 packs would be fine.