+ Harry Potter, Sherlock, Doctor Who
+ books, art, etc.
queue running 24/7 & I'm usually online from 9pm to about 12 am cest.
tracking the tag #missingtheshire + network tags
it’s raining so much again if i get stuck at work bc the street is flooded for the second time this month i s2g you won’t want to meet me after i get out
11/100 movies: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Also I’m sorry to any of my followers that aren’t in the Tolkien fandom right now.
If anything you should consider yourself lucky. We’re all drowning in our tears over here.
Feel free to reply with things you think should be on the list.
Kili’s face at “We will have war”
“The palette and tone of Bilbo’s costume was already in place when I arrived, so I wasn’t about to come in and insist he be in Levis, but I had the opportunity to have input on colour and fabrics. Costume is something I’m always involved in as much as I can be, but the Trinity, particularly Fran and Phil, were heavily involved. I had many fittings to go over options for waistcoats, scarves and buttons.
Buttons! You’ve never seen so many beautiful, bespoke buttons in your life! But, as they say, God is in the details.”
Emma Harre (Key Stand-by Wardrobe):
"During the scene in the Trollshaw Forest when he got sneezed on and then ended up running around fighting [the troll snot] had to remain wet looking. By the end of each day it was truly disgusting as the peat moss and other debris from the set all stuck to it. Poor Martin! We were shooting that scene for a long time, and then he had soot from burning trees to look forward to, and a dunk in the river. Both he and his jackets went through a lot."
Ann Maskrey (Costume Designer):
"The actor playing Young Bilbo was called Oscar and during his fitting he suddenly rushed at me and gave me a big hug, much to the surprise of his Mum. It happened at a particularly stressful time for me, as I was very worried about my own mother back in the UK. It was such a spontaneous, joyful action that I found myself a little moist in the eye. I don’t have a gold statuette (yet) but I like to think I received my own special Oscar in New Zealand.”
Next pages: Cartography & Calligraphy
Collective tag link: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Cloaks and Daggers
1600px versions: Dropbox repository (updated as I post more pages)
Notes: These photo excerpts are meant to be used by fans as references for the creation of The Hobbit fanwork (cosplay, art, fiction, nonfiction, etc.) Feel free to repost, use, and edit any of these photographs as you wish. Credit back to me is unnecessary.
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Hey I feel like this needs to be said- although I adore Bilbo Baggins and want him to be safe and happy, the reason I love him so much is because of how he faces the shit he runs into over the course of his journey. Yeah, he totally digs chilling out with his books and pipe weed and being comfortable. But he doesn’t back out when shit needs to get done.
When Thorin gets fucked up by Azog and is about to get his head cut off, he leaps right in there and defends his ass. When the dwarves get captured by spiders in Mirkwood he draws them away (while singing lmao I wish that had been in the movie so much) and fucks up a bunch of them in the process and rescues the dwarves. Then when the dwarves get accosted by the elves, Bilbo spends days (weeks?? I don’t remember tbh I haven’t read that part in a while) roaming around trying to find a way to get them out, which was a shitty situation for everyone involved, and then rescues all thirteen of those dweebs.
Then this little dude goes in and infiltrates a dragon’s hoard. Tbh if I had been in his situation I probably would’ve nope’d the hell out after the spiders. But not Bilbo- not only did he sign a contract, the dwarves are his friends, and he’s gonna help them get their home back, damn it. Like!! Holy shit that’s a dragon I cannot give him enough kudos for doing that.
Thennn the whole arkenstone debacle god damn. Bilbo wants to avoid a war so much. He just wants everything to end up okay, and for his friends to be safe. He can tell Thorin and the others aren’t thinking clearly. So he does something that takes a whole lot of courage, and goes behind their backs and gives away the arkenstone to try and ensure their safety.
But then everything goes to shit and a battle happens anyway. True, he wasn’t conscious for a large part of it, but lbr being a part of that even for a small amount of time would be terrifying. And on top of that, three of his friends die. Yeah, he and Thorin make amends at the end but that doesn’t make it any less awful.
And after all of that, I don’t blame him for wanting to go home. I would too. He’s grieving, and I honestly don’t think he ever got over the Durins dying. But he goes on with his life- true he’s less social, and a very different hobbit than the one who ran out his door on an adventure. That’s not a bad thing, though. Yeah, he witnessed greed and death and destruction. But he also discovered his own bravery, and learned to embrace the less conventional side of his personality. And throughout it all, he still remained kind, and even took in Frodo later in life. True his reasons may not have been completely unselfish, but after the life he’d had, I think a little selfishness is well deserved.
summary: bilbo baggins is the bravest little hobbit of them all and I am very emotional about it
THAT THEY’RE NOT TRYING
BECAUSE HOW THE FUCK WOULD YOU KNOW IF THEY’RE TRYING OR NOT
JUST BECAUSE IT DOESN’T LIVE UP TO YOUR STANDARDS DOESN’T MEAN THEY’RE NOT TRYING
do you remember the first time you were called annoying?
how your breath stopped short in your chest
the way the light drained from your eyes, though you knew your cheeks were ablaze
the way your throat tightened as you tried to form an argument that got lost on your tongue.
your eyes never left the floor that day.
you were 13.
you’re 20 now, and i still see the light fade from your eyes when you talk about your interests for “too long,”
apologies littering every other sentence,
words trailing off a cliff you haven’t jumped from in 7 years.
i could listen to you forever, though i know speaking for more than 3 uninterrupted minutes makes you anxious.
all i want you to know is that you deserve to be heard
for 3 minutes
for 10 minutes
for 2 hours
there will be people who cannot handle your grace, your beauty, your wisdom, your heart;
mostly because they can’t handle their own.
but you will never be
and have never been