Friday, July 25, 2014

Spent some time in the South Island of New Zealand last year, these are a few of the LOTR locations we visited.

Fangorn Forest - Nen Hithoel - Dimrill Dale - Ford of Bruinen - Caradhras - Ithilien

Dor-lómin was a country in the south-western part of Hithlum, bordered in the east by the Mountains of Mithrim, and in the north by the river which formed the Rainbow Cleft known as Annon-in-Gelydh, or “Gate of the Noldor”. It was the birthplace of Túrin son of Húrin and Morwen. There is also a mountain pass in its south unknown to the Enemy.

(Source: remusjohnslupin)

See, Rowling largely operates Harry’s generation in a clear system of parallels to the previous generation, Marauders and all. Harry is his father—Quidditch star, a little pig-headed sometimes, an excellent leader. Ron is Sirius Black—snarky and fun, loyal to a fault, mired in self-doubts. Hermione is Remus Lupin—book smart and meticulous, always level-headed, unfailingly perceptive. Ginny is Lily Evans—a firecracker, clever and kind, unwilling to take excuses. Draco Malfoy is Severus Snape—a natural foil to Harry, pretentious, possessed of the frailest ego and also deeper sense of right and wrong when it counts. And guess what? Neville Longbottom is Peter Pettigrew.

Neville is a perfect example of how one single ingredient in the recipe can either ruin your casserole (or stew, or treacle tart, whatever you like), or utterly perfect your whole dish. Neville is the tide-turner, the shiny hinge. And all because he happens to be in the same position as Wormtail… but makes all the hard choices that Pettigrew refused the first time around. Other characters are in similar positions, but none of them go so far as Neville. None of them prove that the shaping of destiny is all on the individual the way he does.
Emily Asher-Perren (via nathanielstuart)
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Glorfindel for Team Gondolin!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

(Source: kira-malia)

confirmance:

do you ever like randomly wake up in the middle of the night check your social networks then go back to sleep 

pushthequorumbutton:

…And [Melkor] descended upon Arda in power and majesty greater than any other of the Valar…

i didn’t fill a bingo square but i’m still made a thing?

cleowho:

"Whatever else happens, I am the Doctor…"

The Twin Dilemma - season 21 - 1984

taiey:

Martha Jones character meme

One crowning moment of awesome: The Woman who Walked the Earth.