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theartofbeingafan:Gollum by daarken“What has it got in its…

theartofbeingafan:

Gollum by daarken

“What has it got in its pocketses?” he heard the hiss loud behind him, and the splash as Gollum leapt from his boat.
– The Hobbit, Chapter 5 Riddles In The Dark

A sudden weight smote him and he crashed forward, tearing the backs of his hands that still clasped his master’s. Then he knew what had happened, for above him as he lay he heard a hated voice.
– The Lord of the Rings, Volume Three: The Return of the King, Book Six: The End Of The Third Age, Chapter 3: Mount Doom

theartofbeingafan:Gollum by daarken“What has it got in its…

morethanphotography:Castle on fire by runaustralia “But beyond,…

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Castle on fire by runaustralia

But beyond, in the great fief of Belfalas, dwelt Prince Imrahil in his castle of Dol Amroth by the sea, and he was of high blood, and his folk also, tall men and proud with sea-grey eyes.”
– Lord of the Rings. Vol 3: The Return Of The King, Book 5: The War Of The Ring, Chapter 1: Minas Tirith.

morethanphotography:Castle on fire by runaustralia
“But beyond,…

morethanphotography:Pure Power II by ZeenahTheir horses were…

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Pure Power II by Zeenah

Their horses were strong and of proud bearing, but rough-haired; and one stood there without a rider, Aragorn’s own horse that they had brought from the North; Roheryn was his name.
– The Lord of the Rings, Volume Three: The Return of the King, Book Five: The War Of The Ring, Chapter 2 The Passing of the Grey Company

morethanphotography:Pure Power II by ZeenahTheir horses were…

scifi-fantasy-horror:by Byzwa Dher‘… I can ride and wield…

scifi-fantasy-horror:

by Byzwa Dher

‘… I can ride and wield blade, and I do not fear either pain or death.’

‘What do you fear, lady?’ he asked.

‘A cage,’ she said. ‘To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.’
– The Lord of the Rings, Volume Three: The Return of the King, Book Five: The War Of The Ring, Chapter 2: The Passing Of The Grey Company

Bear with the incongruity of Éowyn quotes and this image evoking a bedecked daughter of Woodmen.

Gollum’s adventures after the Battle of Five Armies may just be a side-effect in the moment, but coupled with the fading of good-will euphoria from the Battle, and the gradual return to darkness, I imagine the Woodmen of Mirkwood would start stepping up on militarising. Perhaps they even retained the Wood-elves as consultants during the initial setup. And as a result, being a woman of the dark dangerous times, a daughter of the Woodmen could hold her own, just like Éowyn would. Equality ftw.

If some Hunt for Gollum movie happens, and it involves a daughter of the Woodmen, you saw it here first.

Maybe it’s the recent overdose on those things, but without taking anything away from this beautiful art that inspired the musing, I’ll leave it at this, having little interest and entirely too much of movie-makers’ uninspiring tropes that tend to characterise their OCs and the canon warping in their stead.

scifi-fantasy-horror:by Byzwa Dher‘… I can ride and wield…

scifi-fantasy-horror:darkknight by black abuThe Lieutenant of…

scifi-fantasy-horror:

darkknight by black abu

The Lieutenant of the Tower of Barad-dûr he was, and his name is remembered in no tale; for he himself had forgotten it, and he said: ‘I am the Mouth of Sauron.’ But it is told that he was a renegade, who came of the race of those that are named the Black Númenóreans; for they established their dwellings in Middle-earth during the years of Sauron’s domination, and they worshipped him, being enamoured of evil knowledge.
– The Lord of the Rings, Volume Three: The Return of the King, Book Five: The War Of The Ring, Chapter 10: The Black Gate Opens

scifi-fantasy-horror:darkknight by black abuThe Lieutenant of…

morethanphotography:Together by aniryazulSeagulls‘Look!’ he…

morethanphotography:

Together by aniryazul

Seagulls

‘Look!’ he cried. ‘Gulls! They are flying far inland. A wonder they are to me and a trouble to my heart. Never in all my life had I met them, until we came to Pelargir, and there I heard them crying in the air as we rode to the battle of the ships. Then I stood still, forgetting war in Middle-earth; for their wailing voices spoke to me of the Sea. The Sea! Alas! I have not yet beheld it. But deep in the hearts of all my kindred lies the sea-longing, which it is perilous to stir. Alas! for the gulls. No peace shall I have again under beech or under elm.’
– Legolas. The Lord of the Rings, Volume Three: The Return of the King, Book Five: The War Of The Ring, Chapter 9: The Last Debate

morethanphotography:Together by aniryazulSeagulls‘Look!’ he…

sundxwn:Inferno by Alexandre Ehrhard … down on the stones behind…

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Inferno by Alexandre Ehrhard

… down on the stones behind the fences of the Black Land the air seemed almost dead, chill and yet stifling…. The land all about was dreary, flat and drab-hued…. South-eastward, far off like a dark standing shadow, loomed the Mountain. Smokes were pouring from it, and while those that rose into the upper air trailed away eastward, great rolling clouds floated down its sides and spread over the land. A few miles to the north-east the foothills of the Ashen Mountains stood like sombre grey ghosts, behind which the misty northern heights rose like a line of distant cloud hardly darker than the lowering sky.
– The Lord of the Rings. Vol III: The Return of the King, Book 6 The End Of The Third Age, Chapter 3: Mount Doom

sundxwn:Inferno by Alexandre Ehrhard
… down on the stones behind…

morethanphotography:Layers of Air by AdnanBubalo … the fields…

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Layers of Air by AdnanBubalo

… the fields of the Pelennor: fair and fertile townlands on the long slopes and terraces falling to the deep levels of the Anduin.
– The Lord of the Rings, Volume Three: The Return of the King, Book Five: The War Of The Ring, Chapter 1 Minas Tirith

morethanphotography:Layers of Air by AdnanBubalo
… the fields…