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morethanphotography:The Event Horizon by jaychongIn the…

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The Event Horizon by jaychong



In the overthrow of the mighty pillars lands were broken and seas arose in tumult; and when the lamps were spilled destroying flame was poured out over the Earth. And the shape of Arda and the symmetry of its waters and its lands was marred in that time, so that the first designs of the Valar were never after restored.
– The Silmariilion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter I Of the Beginning of Days

morethanphotography:The Event Horizon by jaychongIn the…

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sitoutside:m 31 ed80 FLICK 2by luis miguel33 A glimpse…

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m 31 ed80 FLICK 2by luis miguel33 

A glimpse of proto-Arda nestled in Eä. (Of course, it’s the imagery that matters more than fact here. This is a galaxy – though I know not which, not the star dust disc of planetary formation; alt reference.)

Now the Children of Ilúvatar are Elves and Men, the Firstborn and the Followers. And amid all the splendours of the World, its vast halls and spaces, and its wheeling fires, Ilúvatar chose a place for their habitation in the Deeps of Time and in the midst of the innumerable stars.
– The Silmarillion, Ainulindalë 

(And we’re done with my mini Silm astro-ramble set)

sitoutside:m 31 ed80 FLICK 2by luis miguel33 

A glimpse…

Reader: The Silmarillion. Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 5 “Of Eldamar And The Princes Of The Eldalië”

Reader deep thought: So of the three ambassadors to Valinor, their fates went different ways, as did the fates of their peoples. Insular Ingwë, secular Finwë, and sundered Elwë. Through this chapter, the Elves and Eldar were sundered repeatedly. With all the trials and tribulations to get the Eldar settled in Valinor, it’s clear Ulmo remained the only clear-headed one of all involved.
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Reader: The Silmarillion. Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter 1 “Of the Beginning of Days”

ted nasmith_the silmarillion_2_quenta silmarillion_1_of the beginning of days_medReader deep thought: Such a lot of drama just trying to throw the welcoming party for the Elves. Why didn’t the Valar just throw out the Maiar who had been corrupted by Melkor at the get go? Surely they were aware snitches were part of the Melkor issue. Would have saved everybody a lot of trouble if his eyes and ears in the Maiar community were disconnected, wouldn’t it?
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Reader: The Silmarillion. Valaquenta

Reader deep thought: If us mortal children, mere Followers, go ga-ga just thinking about the Firstborn’s perfection, how do they handle interacting with super-perfect beings?

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Reader: The Silmarillion. Ainulindalë

Reader deep thought: The ultimate song-and-dance number aka while having too many cooks spoil the broth, one diva is all it takes to make it all about him.
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