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boneycircus:


(via theheirsofdurin)

okay

i will return to gondor, says boromir, and aragorn is silent (but watches him closely and thinks of their ancestors — his and boromir’s, and what they would say of this tangle of inheritance) 

i will reclaim the mountain, says thorin, and balin is silent (but watches thorin as thorin leads, and balin a step behind; and he thinks of the line of durin and the ancestors who cannot say anything of this fool-driven quest, for they perished all of their own foolishnesses) 

boromir reaches for the ring and it leads him to his death; thorin reaches for the mountain, for the gold, for the arkenstone, and he brings his heirs into death with him 

boromir reaches for honor and wealth; thorin reaches for inheritance and power; both are lured by the means, the gold that blinds to all green and growing things

boromir whispers my king, i would have followed you to victory, and lies on a forest floor far from home; thorin whispers o hobbit, i would have seen your peace, and lies on a rocky battlefield outside the mouth of his mountain; both never to see their homelands again, though neither belong truly to those places 

you are not yourself, hears boromir, and thinks who am i then, if not myself, king of stewards, favored son, who has been given the burden of hope by his father? who am i to ignore my duty in favor of halflings? 

you are not yourself, hears thorin, and thinks who am i then, if not king of the mountain, heir of durin, favored by prophecy, who have come this far and endured so much? who am i to cease fighting here, at the doorstep of my fate? 

it is only in the last breath before the final blow, before the first arrow, that they realize: they are protectors of family and comrades; they are servants of their peoples; they are led astray by pride; they are gold-blind, power-hungry; they are fools. they are not kings. 

i am no thief, says boromir, for denethor taught him well that any tool may be of use in keeping their line on the throne, and what is a hobbit to claim ownership of such a thing? a kind soul, surely, but not mankind who understands better the weight of gold: weight that barely keeps denethor on his throne and boromir in his status

i am not my grandfather, says thorin, for his grandfather is dead of pride and rage; but thorin has spent too long planning vengeance to be full of nothing but rage and pride. too long leading his people, providing for family, remembering the dead. 

no, this is not who they are.

boneycircus:

liminal-zone:

agentcartertv:

James D’Arcy cast in Agent Carter as Jarvis
James D’Arcy (“Broadchurch,” “Let’s Be Cops”) will play Edwin Jarvis, Howard Stark’s butler and an unexpected ally to Peggy Carter, joining the previously announced Chad Michael Murray as SSR Agent Jack Thompson and Enver Gjokaj as Agent Daniel Sousa as… … Read More

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boneycircus:

liminal-zone:

agentcartertv:

James D’Arcy cast in Agent Carter as Jarvis

James D’Arcy (“Broadchurch,” “Let’s Be Cops”) will play Edwin Jarvis, Howard Stark’s butler and an unexpected ally to Peggy Carter, joining the previously announced Chad Michael Murray as SSR Agent Jack Thompson and Enver Gjokaj as Agent Daniel Sousa as… … Read More

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  • The entire plot of Lord of the Rings: "Put that thing back where it came from or so help me."

Hector

theredpillarbox:

Hector loved Andromache
But in the end he let her face slide from his mind
He came back to her sightless
Strengthless expressionless
Asking only to be washed and burned
And his bones wrapped in soft cloths
And returned to the ground.

Alice Oswald, Memorial

O Boromir! From the high walls westward I looked afar,
But you come not from the empty lands where no men are.

LOTR + costume details

One for the Brain Trust

Okay, so after many very, very complimentary reviews and notes of praise and persistence for A Rose Among the Briars (which has basically been on hiatus for the past year and a half) I’m trying to jumpstart the story again and get back into the groove of writing again…

aaaand I’m running into a problem with Arwen.

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“My crown is in my heart, not on my head; not decked with diamonds and Indian stones, nor to be seen: my crown is called content, a crown it is that seldom kings enjoy.” - William Shakespeare

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Downton Abbey’s Lady Mary, aka Michelle Dockery, has revealed she was like an excited child when the cast of the drama got the chance to film the Christmas scenes at Alnwick Castle, which previously acted as Hogwarts Castle of Witchcraft and Wizardry in some of the Harry Potter movies.

The massive Harry Potter fan was revealing some teasers for the festive special during a press day for the return of the fifth series, when she admitted her cool persona as Lady Mary well and truly went out the window when she entered the castle grounds, where ‘broomstick lessons’ are offered to visitors.

The castle acted as the spot where Harry and his friend Ron Weasley first learned to fly for Quidditch practice in the hit movies.

“I’ve seen and read them all,” Michelle added, talking about the Harry Potter books and films.

“As soon as I got there I ran onto the Quidditch pitch, and I was like, ‘Where are they?!’”

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