a dark soul and his conductor of light
so in LOTR’s appendices it says that legolas eventually builds a boat and takes gimli across the seas and into the west, the gray havens. you know, the place arwen isn’t allowed to go because she’s in love with a human dude bUT LEGOLAS (AKA ‘YOU LITTLE SHIT’) JUST SAYS “FUCK IT” AND SNEAKS GIMLI INTO THE GODDAMN UNDYING LANDS LIKE CONTRABAND TWIZZLERS INTO A MOVIE THEATER
Corporal Killjoy here to nitpick
First of all, the Gray Havens =/= the West. The western departure point for the Elves from Middle Earth, yes, but not their destination. They were sailing out of Middle Earth into Valinor, the realm of the Valar that they left thousands of years ago after the Kinslaying at Alqualondë where until that point they had been forbidden to return.
Second, Arwen was not forbidden from Valinor. Not at all, and saying so actually negates a huge part of her story in a pretty not cool way. She chose not to go to Valinor so that she could stay with Aragorn, giving up her spot on the ship sailing westward to Frodo after Aragorn was crowned king. That is one of the changes I will never forgive the movie for making (along with everything else they did with Arwen) because it removed all of her agency by changing a decision to a punishment. She didn’t “give up” her immortality either, but that’s another rant for another day.
And Legolas didn’t sneak Gimli in. He was allowed, because that’s how fucking powerful and incredible their friendship was. Come on.
Favourite TV couples: Ned and Chuck [ part 1 | part 2 ]
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First piece of a new typography series I’m working on in my spare time~
Blinking light up on the mountain
Am I the current king of England?You do know we don’t have a king…?
He’s the king of crime solving ;)
For the first time ever I quite like how the hair turned out even though it took ages to draw, as did the coat. I really dislike drawing that Belstaff.
The crown is referenced from a few photos of a Hiddleston photoshoot as I wanted a quite simple crown to fit with the mood.
Dedicated to Cumberbum because she’s great!