I have a duty to those who would die for me, who believe I would die for them… regardless of my personal happiness.
Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.
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When Bilbo tells Bofur that Dwarves are used to not belonging anywhere. And Bofur (hurt) agrees…
Fans who haven’t read the Silmarillion don’t really understand the depth of that hurt.
The Dwarves were created behind the back of Eru (Middle Earth’s God analogue.) And were only begrudgingly allowed to exist.
They don’t really belong anywhere on every level you can possibly imagine.
no but what do i do after the hobbit
Thorin + DoS close-ups
Plot twist: At the end of “There And Back Again” we all get sucked into the big screen and live in Erebor for the rest of our days.
At the beginning of A Game of Thrones, Sansa is a young, lovelorn girl fawning over Prince Joffrey. She believes in the social contract. Moreover, she wants to be a princess. As the narrative progresses, she finds her dreams dashed by increasingly horrifying circumstance and becomes trapped in a system she must learn to manipulate quickly in order to survive.
However, despite Sansa starting from a place of such naiveté and immaturity giving her room to grow into one of the more interesting characters in the series, she more often is shit on, because teenage girls with teenage girl-emotions are for shitting on. God forbid young girl characters start from a place of immaturity (in this case, falling in love with the first guy she sees) and then growing from there. Oh, no, they must spring forth from the thigh of Zeus, fully formed Strong Independent Women, guns blazing and kung fu fighting!" — Lindsay Ellis, “The problem with “The problem with False Feminism” – a Strongly Worded Rebuttal” (via returntothestars)
Symbols of Middle-Earth
"All of this has happened before, and all of it will happen again..."
Battlestar Galactica, Game of Thrones / ASOIAF, The Hobbit, Lost Girl, Orphan Black, Pretty Little Liars, Elementary, Nikita, Spartacus, Legend of the Seeker, all things Whedonverse, and many other interests.