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ponderation: Alba a Bocca d’Arno by nicolavivoli18 This is…

ponderation:

Alba a Bocca d’Arno by nicolavivoli18 

This is probably Eärendil’s idea of a getaway… if he somehow manages to get approval for time off from Vingilot steersmanship.

ponderation:
Alba a Bocca d’Arno by nicolavivoli18 

This is…

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morethanphotography: The shepherd – 2 by drsreekumarm2000 Ant…

morethanphotography:

The shepherd – 2 by drsreekumarm2000

Ant herding aphids: Enting at the micro-level.

morethanphotography:

The shepherd – 2 by drsreekumarm2000

Ant…

Glaurung! You’re Grounded!

elf-esteem:

Setting: First Age, about 260, during the long Siege of Angband

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Glaurung: RAWR! I am a Dragon!
Noldor: WTF is a Dragon?!
Glaurung: ME! (breathes fire out)
Noldor: Oh shit! (runs for cover)

“Glaurung, the first of the Urulóki, the fire-drakes of the North, issued from Angband’s gates by night.  He was yet young and scarce half-grown, for long and slow is the life of the dragons, but the Elves fled before him to Ered Wethrin and Dorthonion in dismay; and he defiled the fields of Ard-galen.”

Glaurung: Glaurung the Golden! (breathes fire) Glaurung the Terrible! (smashes things) Glaurung the … ow, what was that?

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Loves!

Poor Glaurung, no wonder he’s insufferable. Alien abduction does things to the head. No surprise Morgoth plagiarized. After all, leopards got spots, Morgoth got megalomania.😜 (relevance: my chapter notes for the Quenta: Chapter XIII Of the Return of the Noldor)

(Do love the horned lizard though. Just too cute a critter.)

Glaurung! You’re Grounded!

klngfili:”Legolas, please shut up” – Aragorn [x] *HaHaHa*Elves!…

klngfili:

“Legolas, please shut up” – Aragorn [x]

*HaHaHa*

Elves! Too much time on their lives …

klngfili:”Legolas, please shut up” – Aragorn [x]
*HaHaHa*Elves!…

cybergeisha:More Realistic Titles for The Silmarillion Oooh, the…

cybergeisha:

More Realistic Titles for The Silmarillion

Oooh, the feels! LoL!

Elves definitely behave badly. As do Men, Dwarves, an (ex) Valar and a lot of his fanclub members. 😛

cybergeisha:More Realistic Titles for The Silmarillion
Oooh, the…

Movies: A tribute to Gandalf’s Mothmail Delivery System.No…

Movies: A tribute to Gandalf’s Mothmail Delivery System.

No one can dispute the Moth’s singular importance as the saviour of the day, at least where Gandalf is concerned in the ME movies. Yes, the Eagles were the muscle, but how would they know where to bring the brawn if not for the stalwart Moth?

We’ve seen how in LotR, the Moth quietly saved Gandalf from his imprisonment atop Orthanc by literally bringing an Eagle in, and displaying great
sense of timing by telling Gandalf when to jump. No one else could lay claim to making a Maia jump where and when.

Then
the Moth goes on to save the host at the Morannon single-handedly
(antennaly?) by bringing a flock of Eagles, even considerately notifying
Gandalf in that signature discrete unassuming way. Who knows what dangers the
Moth risked to complete these insane lifer missions for Gandalf with such quiet
dignity?

The Hobbit movies, at least in AUJ, showed us the relationship between Gandalf and the
Moth went back a ways. In the time-honoured work ethnics of true unsung heroes, the Moth didn’t brag about saving the behinds of
Gandalf and the Company from Azog’s rampage.

With the importance of the Moth to Gandalf’s continued well-bring, I had thought there would be big scenes where the Moth would flap in to save Gandalf in BotFA. It’s all moot now, but I suspected the Moth
might answer two calls of deployment, one to line up the transport for
Gandalf from Dol Guldur, and then to call in the flight squadron at the
end of That Day. Twice, a good encore number for the unsung hero of PJ’s ME
films.

But nope, the Moth’s moment of glory was never meant to be. Still, how did the unassuming Moth take on all that dangerous work and still manage to deliver with such impeccably-timed spectacle?

Two words: aerodynamics, and gumption.

Moth gumption was on display every time Gandalf needed saving. But what about aerodynamics? Call upon science and the answer is there for the taking. Without further preamble, the secrets of mothmail success revealed:

An interesting new paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Jesse Barber and colleagues found that moth hindwing tails are an
effective defense against bat predation.  Pretty cool stuff!. (Continue reading)

Truly. Mothmail: Deus ex machina supremo.

Movies: A tribute to Gandalf’s Mothmail Delivery System.No…

Cool crossover! Gandalf Count Dooku Saruman the White…

Cool crossover! Gandalf Count Dooku Saruman the White techni-coloured for the win. Because even though already disgraced but still good for parlour tricks even in crossovers Maia!

Cool crossover! Gandalf Count Dooku Saruman the White…

wolfanitas-art:I loved the first two thirds of BotFA. Everything…

wolfanitas-art:

I loved the first two thirds of BotFA. Everything I didn’t like about the last third, Gandalf was so kind to summarise for me.

Word!

More expression of my grumps with the movies cos I want so much to like it all but just.can’t! Because it was real tough to buy it, hook, line and sinker, and not ask any questions.

wolfanitas-art:I loved the first two thirds of BotFA. Everything…