Gondolin. The hidden stone, the hidden city. Sindarin Beleriand mode. #Tolkien #tengwar #elvish
Sparkly forest child 💖
I saw it and I couldn’t help myself.
Saw a gifset for Fellowship with Galadriel’s opening quote, and, I know it’s very atmospheric, and whenever I read it I can hear Cate Blanchett’s voice. But, buuuuut,,,,
Take this out of context:
“The world is changed, I feel it in the water, I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost; for none now live who remember it.”
And it’s such a millennial/gen z mood.
Grima: I’m the adviser to the King of Rohan. These people should be begging me! That door should be half its height so that people can only approach me in my office on their goddamn knees.
Grima: Hey Eomer, your name is on next years list of hurricanes.
Eomer: Gods, what if it hits and we get a headline saying “Eomer causing large scale devastation.”
Gamling: People won’t equate you with a natural disaster, sire.
Grima: Really, Gamling? Because I’ve met people, and I have to say, most of them are fucking idiots.
I was thinking about the part of LotR where Treebeard mentions that the elves were the ones who started waking up trees and teaching them to talk. “They always wished to talk to everything, the old Elves did.”
Imagine waking up under the starlight, and you are alive and moving and talking. And there is a whole world out there, trees, stones, rivers, birds, animals, and you want to talk to absolutely everything. Because speaking is the greatest gift that was given to your people, so great that you named yourself after it. Quendi, speakers, those with voices. Whether it is the delighted calls of your children, atar, atar, look what I found! or the legends told around the fire at night, or rousing speeches infused with power and pathos. The trees are there and you want to hear them speak, the deep rumble and creaking of their voices filling the air. The river is there, ready to listen. The ravens bring word from afar, the sparrows only chatter nonsense, the geese honk mournfully in autumn. A whole world is out there, and it is speaking to you.