My heart shall weep until I see you again ~
Elves wedded only once in life and that was for love and of free will. They had few children, but these were very dear to them. When one of the partners of an Elven marriage dies the marriage is not yet ended, but is in abeyance. For those that were joined are now sundered; but their union remains still a union of will.
Rest in Peace Heath Ledger ♥ (April 4th, 1979 → January 22nd, 2008)
non est ed astra mollis e terris via
there is no easy way from the earth to the stars
”I think the burden of taking his people back to their homeland, which is so massive, makes him a lonely figure, I think. Knowing that his grandfather failed, and his father failed, so if he doesn’t do it, there’s no other member of his line that will ever do this. So he will continue through history as the king that failed to achieve the potential for his people. That’s something, again, which is a huge burden to carry. And I think that’s what drives him, but it’s also the thing that he fears, that he will fail.” — RA
Notice that little bubble of pride burst every time someone doubts him and his face slumps in defeat because it’s not like he’s carrying a mountain worth of self-doubt on his shoulders already ahaha i’ll be in my corner
“So Thorin Oakenshield became the Heir of Durin, but an heir without hope. When Thrain was lost he was ninety-five, a great dwarf of proud bearing; but he seemed content to remain in Eriador. […] Now they had fair halls in the mountains, and store of goods, and their days did not seem so hard, though in their songs they spoke ever of the Lonely Mountain far away.
The years lengthened. The embers in the heart of Thorin grew hot again, as he brooded on the wrongs of his House and the vengeance upon the Dragon that he had inherited. He thought of weapons and armies and alliances, as his great hammer rang in his forge; but the armies were dispersed and the alliances broken and the axes of his people were few; and a great anger without hope burned him as he smote the red iron on the anvil.”
"I really didn’t like this scene at all. I found this very difficult. […] We (Richard and Lucy) had a lot of discussion about it. […] I didn’t sleep for a week before this.”
Richard Armitage (cast commentary Robin Hood S02E13)
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i miss the fiery rage and fury i’d experience on saturday nights when bill would do something really awful in a sketch