Hello! I wanted to put some love in your inbox! I've seen your art come across my dashboard often and I've never taken the time to tell you that it is STUNNING. The way you depicted movement in one of your most recent pieces took my breath away! You also have such an ability to capture facial expressions as well, especially those soft tender moments, and it's amazing to see an artist with so much range in our fandom! Thank you so much for sharing!
omg!!!!! ! thank u so so so much 💙 im really happy to hear this! u’re most welcome!
So, for those who weren’t there, and wanted to know the context of Ken’s quote, here’s what happened:
Me: Hi, I have a question for Ken. In the end of “The Battle of Five Armies” when Bilbo is about to leave Erebor, he says goodbye to Balin and Balin tells him that “Thorin Oakenshield will become a legend”. And Bilbo says “To me, he never was. He was…” and then Bilbo doesn’t quite finish his sentece and doesn’t say what Thorin was to him, but Balin gives him this this look, as if he knew what Bilbo was about to say. I was wondering, what was going through Balin’s mind in that moment?
Ken: Well… Balin knew what Thorin felt for Bilbo.
Ken: And I think he wanted to let Bilbo know… that Thorin held him in such high regard… That’s what I think he was doing.
so what ken stott’s saying is that when bilbo tries to explain what thorin was to him in this scene:
balin gives him this look that in fact means ‘thorin felt the same way about you’:
SO YOU’RE TELLING ME BILBO REALIZES AT THIS MOMENT THAT HIS FEELINGS WERE RECIPROCATED?? WHEN THIS IS TOO LATE????
(gifs by x)
the only reason bagginshield isn’t canon is because thorin was a temporary volcel and when bilbo tried to make his move, thorin told him “i’m very flattered, but i’m afraid this will have to wait until i’ve reclaimed erebor” and bilbo was like “sure, i can wait” but then thorin literally fucking dies so