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Thranduil Appreciation Thread Part XXIII

Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Nov 8 2014, 5:54am

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     Thranduil Appreciation Thread Part XXIII  

One MAGNIFICENT Elvenking, part twenty-three of our Appreciation thread. Thanks to Eowyn of Penwood, yours truly tipped thread XXII. You know the drill, fellow Thralls: let the appreciating continue!HeartWink
(Spoiler avoidance alert: There be spoilers since TAXVII due to the DOS EE, and BotFA media releases. Viewing in threaded mode is a better way to go about it if you're keen to avoid them, as you can check the sub-thread titles before you see anything you might regret... though what's to regret when it comes to Thranduil Pretty!, eh?)

Any and all appreciation of HeartThranduil and everything related to him happens here.
All HeartThranduil Thralls, and appreciating non-Thralls are welcome.Smile
So feel free to jump in at any time!

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The Thranduil Appreciation thread count:
I | II (Originating threads by Rowan Greene) | III | IV | V | VI (Threads by Lurker in the Mirk)
VII (Thread by Eruvandi) | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII | XIII | XIV (Threads by Lurker in the Mirk)
XV (Thread by Eruvandi) | XVI (Thread by Lurker in the Mirk) | XVII (Thread by VValar) | XVIII
XIX | XX | XXI | XXII (Threads by Lurker in the Mirk)

NOTE: Please read the "IMPORTANT README for TA posters: Information on posting, and adding images" and the little PSA from the mods.



Thranduil Appreciation Lexicon aka the little TAspeak garden Tongue
  • BTS Easter Egg Find (aka BEEF): Those moments in the BTS when Thranduil/LP flashes by (see Unexpected Flash of Elf) on screen or some information is found. See also "Ninja-Hugger"
  • Bubba: Nickname of Thranduil's beloved War-Elk. See also "Maximum Fabulosity Exposure"
  • Equal Opportunistic Thrall: One who thralls whom her/his infidelity fancies. Shamelessly multi-allegiance by nature. See also "Thranduil Thralls"
  • Elvenking, The: That's right, that's how it's supposed to be written
  • Facemelt: That thing Thranduil does in T&T
  • Fanart: Popular post subject/title. Beacon for Thralls, as sure as moths dive into flames. See also "Pretty!"
    (Helpful reference for the threadlard inspired: See the "IMAGES" section of "The TA (very) Quickie Help/TIPS for adding IMAGES and POSTING" sections in this README FOR ALL TA Posters)
  • FEAST: Shorthand for Flustered Elrond AND Sassy Thranduil. In honour of Thranduil sass/badassery resulting in Elrond raising his eyebrows disapprovingly. May involve dramatic Elrond temple-rubbing. Elrond's fluster can be induced remotely or by proxy and does not require Elrond to be present when Thranduil does his thang. See also "FLAST", "FEASTING"
  • FEASTING: Shorthand for Flustered Elrond AND Sassy Thranduil Including Not-impressed Galadriel. Extension of FEAST, which includes Galadriel, also in disapproval mode, i.e. Elrond's fluster conditions in FEAST apply here for both Elrond and Galadriel
  • FLAST: Shorthand for Flustered Leggy AND Sassy Thranduil. In honour of the worship for badass (maybe a smidgeon of oblivious in there somewhere) Thranduil and his actions/non-actions resulting in Legolas getting into a flap. Requires Legolas to be present when Thranduil does his thang. See also "FEAST"
  • GotG: Guardians of the Galaxy. That movie in August 2014 with LP in it
  • HCF: Halt and Catch Fire. LP's 2014 TV series.
  • Hair of Thranduil (aka HoT) Appreciation. Appreciation for Thranduil's gloriously silken beautiful platinum blond locks.
  • High Thud Risk (aka HTR): Alert for Pretty! hoarding thralls, invoked when 'EI' ain't cutting it. See also "Pretty!"
  • LA/LAEM: The Last Alliance of Elves and Men, not the city in the States
  • Lee Pace: Thranduil
  • Leggy: affectionate diminutive of Legolas
  • Legolas: Son of Thranduil, aka surfer Elf of LotR
  • LP: Lee Pace
  • Maximum Fabulosity Exposure (aka MFE): Thranduil's complete magnificence doing anything. Inspired by his awesome cool when riding Bubba the War-Elk. See also "Bubba"
  • Ninja-Hugger: Specifically LP dispensing hugs. Not that he hugs ninjas, but because he's sneaky like a ninja when he hugs people in the TH Vlogs and appendices and it takes everyone forever to realize it was even him, usually because he's back to camera when he bounces into frame. Will the sneaky hugging never end? We hope not! See also "BTS Easter Egg Find", "Unexpected Flash of Elf"
  • Oropher: Father of Thranduil
  • Orry/Oro: affectionate diminutive of Oropher
  • PD: Pushing Daisies. LP's 2007/2008 TV series
  • Pretty!: Surely self-explanatory? See also "Woodland Weekend", "High Thud Risk"
  • Silent Thread Visitor (aka STV): Self-explanatory, also known as Silent Thread Reader. STVs, Thranduil has a question for you. What say you? Smile
  • T&T: The Thranduil and Thorin confrontation scene in DOS. Generally ranked top favourite of Thranduil Thralls
  • TA: Thranduil Appreciation. All-round Heart for the Elvenking and his onscreen avatar (and by extension teh actor. See also LP). Shockingly, there are TA posts with that literary bent associated with thinking individuals frequenting such an exemplary forum as TORn. Some even hint at functional brain-matter in the poster.
  • That disagreeable (among other things) Dwarf: See "T&T"
  • Theory of Bling: Overarching term for theories and speculation on the backstories of Thranduil's rings. Popular discussion circa TAIII/TAIV, but still pops up occasionally.
  • Thranddy: affectionateHeart diminutive of the Elvenking's name (if you don't know who is the Elvenking, google is your mellon)
  • Thrandfully: The right manner on how to express your thankfulness to all Thranduil-related and non-related subjects
  • Thranduil Thralls: The afflicted. Fangirls, and boys, whose allegiance are pledged to the Elvenking. Also known as the hopelessly enthralled to his ELVEN MAGNIFICENCE. Perturbing to some, Thralldom may not be exclusive. Credit goes to Eowyn of Penns Woods for the "official" Thranduil Thrall moniker. See also "Equal Opportunistic Thrall"
  • Threadlock: The inevitable fate of all TA threads exceeding 200 replies, aka mundane Chore of Mod. See also "Thread tipping"
  • Thread tipping: Post(s) that sends the current TA thread over the 200 replies threshold See also "Threadlock".
    (See the "AVOIDING GENERIC POST-DEATH" and "AVOIDING POST- DEATH FROM THREADLOCK" sections in this README FOR ALL TA Posters).
  • Unexpected Flash of Elf (aka UFE): Those moments in the TH BTS, Vlogs when Thranduil/LP flashes by. See also "BTS Easter Egg Find", "Ninja-Hugger"
  • Woodland Weekend (aka WW): Occasional mega URL laden post for Pretty! of Thranduil, and LP. May also include goodness for Legolas, *cough*That disagreeable (among other things) Dwarf*cough* and some others. Selective indiscrimination is key. See also "Pretty!", "High Thud Risk"

  • [Click here for the general TORnspeak lexicon]


    Keeping track of the appreciation
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    Also, if you click on the "creation" bit in the "Age" column (last one) when you view a forum, it changes to "activity", and you get a list of threads which has been recently posted to, instead of when they were started. It's a much easier way to find the current TA thread since someone will probably post in it, and it usually appears on page 1 of the activity view. Certainly beats going back through the board to look for it.


    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
    Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies. Threadcount: XXII
    I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII | XIII | XIV | XV | XVI | XVII | XVIII | XIX | XX | XXI


    "BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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    Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk




    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 8 2014, 6:00am

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         @Kerewyn: Making ringtone and the OP image [In reply to]  

    Ringtone:
    So I got postdeath (didn't realise a mod was prowling alreadyFrown) when trying to reply to this in XXII so here goes:
    Depends on your phone brand and model. After downloading onto your phone, there might be a bit of fiddling. I'm on a Samsung, and I know I'd have to make a folder with a specific name, and put it there before I can see it as an option on my ringtone list. Hope this helps.

    OP Image:
    Hope you like what I did. I had grander ambitions on it, but my GIMP just isn't up to my imagination.Evil

    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
    Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies. Threadcount: XXIII
    I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII | XIII | XIV | XV | XVI | XVII | XVIII | XIX | XX | XXI | XXII



    "BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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    Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk




    (This post was edited by Lurker in the Mirk on Nov 8 2014, 6:01am)


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 8 2014, 6:17am

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         Forming the fellowship - imagining if it was Thranduil instead of Legolas [In reply to]  

    So I muddled around with the scenario after replying to this post by VValar.

    Arriving in Rivendell


    How it might have gone:












    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
    Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies. Threadcount: XXIII
    I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII | XIII | XIV | XV | XVI | XVII | XVIII | XIX | XX | XXI | XXII



    "BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    =======
    Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk




    mariel
    Lorien

    Nov 8 2014, 8:39am

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         Lol [In reply to]  

    So you don't think he'd tag along then? Laugh Mind you, I can't quite picture him running across Rohan after Merry and Pippin (not that I think he couldn't do it). I bet he'd beat Leggy's tally at the battle at Helm's Deep though Laugh


    mariel
    Lorien

    Nov 8 2014, 8:45am

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         My goodness. A new thread already. I'm getting dizzy [In reply to]  

    Luckily I know the perfect place for a rest Smile



    From the last thread

    ref http://38.media.tumblr.com/...IBY1ryu3pqo1_500.jpg
    etc
    I do like him in his lbd - very elegant Heart


    mariel
    Lorien

    Nov 8 2014, 8:47am

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         Another from the trailer [In reply to]  


    clicky


    Elarie
    Grey Havens

    Nov 8 2014, 1:04pm

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         Too funny! [In reply to]  

    I'm sure that if Thrandy had lowered himself to accompany this motley group of men, dwarves and hobbits, he would have instantly taken charge, and then ridden the moose while making everyone else walk. Smile

    __________________

    Farewell hope,
    and with hope
    farewell fear.

    John Milton


    Eruvandi
    Tol Eressea


    Nov 8 2014, 6:48pm

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         TAXXIII!!! Wheeee! + General post responses [In reply to]  

     Wow, 23! At this rate, I wonder if we can make it to 30 by the time the movie comes out?Smile

    In celebration of the beginning of this thread, one of my favorite pics of Thrandy:


    General Responses to TAXXII:

    Lurker’s “Another one. FLAST! [GAH! Trailer wait]
    Haha! xD Those were LOL funny! I read them to my mom too and the think the one about Leggy getting his own hair straightener was her favorite!


    Lurker’s “Perfect!”
    That *is* perfect! I love how his expression fits the words so well! And thank goodness that he did get several frames and some lines in the trailer! Heart

    VValar’s “Agreed!”
    That gif is kind of funny and sad at the same time, but oh so true. Evil


    Kerewyn’s “Loki as Noldor Elf images”
    Re your question, “Do you think he could actually be Feanor?”: I haven’t seen a lot of Tom Hiddleston’s work, but from what I’ve seen, yes, I can totally picture him as Feanor! Cool



    Lurker’s “I hope so too”
    Re Bubba looking a tad short: Mmmmm….Uuuuuhhhh…*tilts head this way and that* *squints*…I don’t think so. I just compared Bubba in the trailer with Bubba in the AUJ Prologue and when Thranduil turns him around and has his army walk away, it looks like the Elf soldiers come up to the same place on Bubba there as they do in the trailer. I think he may just *seem* short because he’s surrounded by elves in the trailer as opposed to being in front of them all in the prologue. Also, the camera is at a higher angle in the trailer than in the prologue so that may be contributing to him looking short.
    The biggest difference I notice between prologue Bubba and trailer Bubba is that trailer Bubba, IMO, looks older and seems to have some scars on his velvety nose, which I guess is a natural side effect of being a war-elk. Unsure


    Re Kerewyn’s thought that Thranduil is demoting Tauriel being more palatable than them opposing each other.
    I’m with Lurker in that I can live with the demotion. I can also live with the whole slicing her bow in half just being misleading and ending up barely being a “thing” at all…
    Is it December yet?Unsure


    Lurker’s “Think you’re on to something, Tinne”
    *looks at pic* *can’t decide if it’s Tauriel’s or Leggy’s boots, but pretty sure it’s not a dwarf*
    GAAAAAAH!!!!
    And I repeat…Is it December yet?! CrazyShockedPirate


    Re the Middle-earth Periodic Table
    Ha! I like that much better than the real thing!Wink

    "Home is behind the world ahead
    And there are many paths to tread
    Through shadow to the edge of night
    Until the stars are all alight.

    Mist and shadow
    Cloud and shade
    All shall fade
    All shall fade"



    VValar
    Gondor


    Nov 8 2014, 11:52pm

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         Congratulations fellow Thralls with reaching #23 [In reply to]  

    Although the picture Eruvandi posted is one of my favorites of Thranduil as well, this one isn't too bad either Wink:


    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    VValar
    Gondor


    Nov 8 2014, 11:57pm

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         LOL is Thranduil implying Glorfindel should fill up his place? [In reply to]  

    Heh I like the little strip-version of Leggy vs Thranduil during the council of Elrond, did you do it yourself?

    Oh I was meaning to ask, since it has been way too long since I read LOTR and I thought some of you might know this: Did Thranduill (or Legolas for that matter) knew the council was being held at the time he sent his son to Rivendell? Or was it more like a 'surprise, council time!' moment?

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    VValar
    Gondor


    Nov 9 2014, 12:02am

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         LOL *tries to picture Thranduil running in front of Aragorn and Gimli* [In reply to]  

    I just don't see it. happening. EVER Evil

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    VValar
    Gondor


    Nov 9 2014, 12:14am

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         Wow fiercness [In reply to]  

    When Thranduil looks at you like that, be afraid. Be very afraid. ShockedHeart


    This comparison keeps getting more accurate every time I see fighting Thranduil in the snow


    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    VValar
    Gondor


    Nov 9 2014, 12:22am

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         That Thrandy picture is to die for [In reply to]  


    In Reply To
    Lurker’s “I hope so too”
    Re Bubba looking a tad short: Mmmmm….Uuuuuhhhh…*tilts head this way and that* *squints*…I don’t think so. I just compared Bubba in the trailer with Bubba in the AUJ Prologue and when Thranduil turns him around and has his army walk away, it looks like the Elf soldiers come up to the same place on Bubba there as they do in the trailer. I think he may just *seem* short because he’s surrounded by elves in the trailer as opposed to being in front of them all in the prologue. Also, the camera is at a higher angle in the trailer than in the prologue so that may be contributing to him looking short.
    The biggest difference I notice between prologue Bubba and trailer Bubba is that trailer Bubba, IMO, looks older and seems to have some scars on his velvety nose, which I guess is a natural side effect of being a war-elk. Unsure


    I noticed this as well, poor cute Bubba. But he still looks so adorable and cute. It's so fluffy!! *Squeee!!*




    In Reply To



    Lurker’s “Think you’re on to something, Tinne”
    *looks at pic* *can’t decide if it’s Tauriel’s or Leggy’s boots, but pretty sure it’s not a dwarf*
    GAAAAAAH!!!!
    And I repeat…Is it December yet?! CrazyShockedPirate




    Oh I'm going to look in to this tomorrow! I'm determined to find out who these boots belong to Evil

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 9 2014, 6:41am

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         Not an orc's chance in the Elvenking's Halls [In reply to]  


    In Reply To
    So you don't think he'd tag along then? Laugh Mind you, I can't quite picture him running across Rohan after Merry and Pippin (not that I think he couldn't do it).

    to both



    In Reply To
    I bet he'd beat Leggy's tally at the battle at Helm's Deep though Laugh

    He would, at that Angelic



    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
    Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies. Threadcount: XXIII
    I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII | XIII | XIV | XV | XVI | XVII | XVIII | XIX | XX | XXI | XXII



    "BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    =======
    Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk




    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 9 2014, 6:43am

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         I saw what you did there *applause* [In reply to]  

    Well played, mariel, well playedLaugh



    In Reply To
    From the last thread

    ref http://38.media.tumblr.com/...IBY1ryu3pqo1_500.jpg
    etc
    I do like him in his lbd - very elegant Heart

    lbd! How apt! I won't be looking at those three little letters in fellowship the same way againAngelicHeart

    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
    Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies. Threadcount: XXIII
    I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII | XIII | XIV | XV | XVI | XVII | XVIII | XIX | XX | XXI | XXII



    "BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    =======
    Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk




    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 9 2014, 6:44am

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         As you said in the last thread VValar [In reply to]  

    he's just too beautiful, even when angry... or is it especially when angry?Smile

    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
    Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies. Threadcount: XXIII
    I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII | XIII | XIV | XV | XVI | XVII | XVIII | XIX | XX | XXI | XXII



    "BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    =======
    Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk




    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 9 2014, 6:48am

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         Heheh... and new enhanced version [In reply to]  


    In Reply To
    I'm sure that if Thrandy had lowered himself to accompany this motley group of men, dwarves and hobbits, he would have instantly taken charge, and then ridden the moose while making everyone else walk. Smile

    Which is why Aragorn in particular would be breathing a sigh of relief that Thranduil opts out. I updated the strip incorporating that ... here

    Happy to know that aside from words, my attempt at pictorial funny works for you too, Elarie. Thanks!



    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
    Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies. Threadcount: XXIII
    I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII | XIII | XIV | XV | XVI | XVII | XVIII | XIX | XX | XXI | XXII



    "BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    =======
    Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk




    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 9 2014, 7:05am

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         Heh... not Thranduil. Elrond =P to clear it up, i reworked the strip [book spoilers on the CoE] [In reply to]  


    In Reply To
    Heh I like the little strip-version of Leggy vs Thranduil during the council of Elrond, did you do it yourself?

    Thanks! indeed, I did.Smile and based on mariel, Elarie, and your comments. I made some changes to it. I forgot about having to fit TORn's rules while working on it... and found tumblr has problems too. Gah, so much to learn still Crazy Anyway, clicky on the strip at the bottom.



    In Reply To
    Oh I was meaning to ask, since it has been way too long since I read LOTR and I thought some of you might know this: Did Thranduill (or Legolas for that matter) knew the council was being held at the time he sent his son to Rivendell? Or was it more like a 'surprise, council time!' moment?

    The latter. The Council was called because everyone happened to be there and Elrond thought it good to get everyone on the same page as really, except for Gandalf, everyone was there for other reasons. Legolas was there to report Gollum's escape, Boromir to get clarity on Faramir's dream about Halfings, the Dwarves because of Sauron's emissary.




    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
    Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies. Threadcount: XXIII
    I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI | XII | XIII | XIV | XV | XVI | XVII | XVIII | XIX | XX | XXI | XXII



    "BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    =======
    Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk




    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 9 2014, 7:08am

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         Fan art of this image [In reply to]  



    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
    Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies. Threadcount: XXIII
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    Valinor


    Nov 9 2014, 7:09am

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    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 9 2014, 7:12am

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    A small one, if anyone's interested, of the pre-BotFA frenzy days, and there's probably some repeats.

    Usual EI/HTR/Spoiler/ETC warnings applies Smile



    Thranduil
    IMG
    (large res of deleted throne room scene)http://nixxie-fic.tumblr.com/post/100820079169/,http://nixxie-fic.tumblr.com/post/100821033731/
    http://krclara.tumblr.com/post/100917183748
    http://maivolchica.tumblr.com/...ls-of-the-new-poster
    http://dinnydinnydinny.tumblr.com/post/100817506156
    http://enfantdivine.tumblr.com/post/101021865209
    http://thranduilfics.tumblr.com/...-hes-so-beautiful-it
    http://maivolchica.tumblr.com/...912021/rug-with-deer
    http://verisixl.tumblr.com/...winner-elvenkingx-10
    http://chelle77.tumblr.com/...adorably-cute-to-not
    http://thranduil-aran.tumblr.com/post/101394690073
    http://fandomlandedits.tumblr.com/post/101194527973
    http://peachmo412.tumblr.com/post/101180832641
    http://deathlyredhairedelf.tumblr.com/...k-edit-for-you-guyss
    http://legilimentis.tumblr.com/post/101166501233
    http://legilimentis.tumblr.com/...52043/die-fledermaus

    GIF
    http://sakuram0chi.tumblr.com/...duil-is-a-comedian-2
    http://glorfindely.tumblr.com/...in-this-war-for-gold
    http://dinnydinnydinny.tumblr.com/post/100817506156
    http://armitageuniverse.tumblr.com/...ge-o-bts-hobbit-test
    http://maivolchica.tumblr.com/...can-be-yes-of-course
    http://warriorrrqueen.tumblr.com/post/101182295249
    http://paranormpromo.tumblr.com/...987/lee-pace-gifhunt
    Leggy drowning his sorrows:http://bellevox.tumblr.com/post/100598968263

    Fan art
    http://oceansoul7777.tumblr.com/...-x3-i-think-im-crazy
    http://farbenfrei.tumblr.com/post/100931266605
    http://thatgirlisstrangenoquestion.tumblr.com/...lisstrangenoquestion

    Farnie
    sorta-http://vorpy-chan.tumblr.com/...parison-i-especially
    http://ewebean.tumblr.com/...horin-sends-the-very
    http://tinnuriel.tumblr.com/...what-do-i-do-tonight
    http://tinnuriel.tumblr.com/...hrandy-being-thrandy
    http://gimmethehobbit.tumblr.com/...us-52-first-previous
    http://purrrkwood.tumblr.com/...21/thranduil-come-on


    HCF
    IMG
    http://krclara.tumblr.com/post/99195056108
    http://larygo.tumblr.com/post/101256089971/x
    http://leepacedaily.tumblr.com/post/91968269988
    http://legilimentis.tumblr.com/post/94154294588
    http://asukafujima.tumblr.com/.../hot-and-caught-fire


    PD
    GIF
    http://elvesandwalkers.tumblr.com/...-tumblr-on-october-1
    http://moviecapturing.tumblr.com/post/101234939115


    LP & other Roles
    IMG
    http://jaxhaolic.tumblr.com/post/101033140598
    http://fuckyeahleepace.tumblr.com/post/403242071
    http://fuckyeahleepace.tumblr.com/post/403233412
    http://legilimentis.tumblr.com/post/101479656103
    http://danadepayneblr.tumblr.com/...01708300085/lee-pace
    http://gedebe.tumblr.com/...01840346375/lee-pace
    http://gedebe.tumblr.com/...ernas-in-wonderfalls

    Fan art
    http://silver-kane.tumblr.com/...95156/lee-pace-by-me
    http://justroythingz.tumblr.com/post/101714758272/hng
    http://elusive-destiny.tumblr.com/post/101623989871

    GIF
    http://armitageuniverse.tumblr.com/...et-video-courtesy-of
    http://ludokt.tumblr.com/post/101407806563
    http://yesknopemaybe.tumblr.com/post/101440083701

    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



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    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

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    Kerewyn
    Rohan


    Nov 9 2014, 8:45am

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    Oh I HeartHeart the OP! I hope all you STVs realise it's for you too.

    Actually when I saw the thread tip, I got all breathless and all "could I... should I... start a thread?!" But I had no good images or ideas prepared, and just half an hour before I had to leave (a friend was cooking me dinner.) Just as well really, because it would have been nowhere as good.

    Hm, if I can download that clip as an mp3, I can transfer it easily and make it my ringtone. But dare I? What a hoot that would be... especially when my phone is lying on my desk at work. "You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it." It will give me SO much delight - I;ll have to keep calling myself from the landline.

    (I hope people won't take it literally and hand me their work to finish.)



    "Thou speakest of thralldom. If thralldom it be, thou canst not escape it..."


    mariel
    Lorien

    Nov 9 2014, 8:58am

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    And one for the flower lovers amongst us




    And ummmm Wink



    B&W version
    https://31.media.tumblr.com/7785fa9b18e749eae4a820c7c1ba4f5b/tumblr_neqds8DwfW1tf1nydo1_500.jpg

    All clicky


    mariel
    Lorien

    Nov 9 2014, 9:01am

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    Thanks as usual for all your hard work Heart

    I haven't had a chance to go through them all yet, but on first viewing - very unflattering lighting in the "rug with deer" pic don't you think?


    mariel
    Lorien

    Nov 9 2014, 9:03am

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    Made me laugh out loudLaugh. Good start to the day.


    Kerewyn
    Rohan


    Nov 9 2014, 9:31am

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    I'm particularly liking the bathrobe / dressing gown / 'smoking jacket' (none of those terms seem quite right to describe the casual evening robe of an elven king)
    Tres suitable, and such a subtle colour, like the burnished shine of a precious metal. (I personally love roses that colour) Well done, that artist. Heart

    Am about to wander through the WW images, and am fixing my own glass of wine in readiness. A nice drop (well actually a cheap drop) of Australian cab sav.



    "Thou speakest of thralldom. If thralldom it be, thou canst not escape it..."


    Kerewyn
    Rohan


    Nov 9 2014, 9:40am

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    Shortcut to your response

    That was a great response, thank you Eruvandi. Smile I knew even when I was writing that I was possibly throwing the cat among the pigeons on matters (such as Tauriel’s character), but my brain is too befuddled and jetlagged of late Crazy to think things through properly, so am just ‘throwing stuff out there’, thoughts as soon as they occur. Like, I haven’t really considered where characters may be at a given time (eg Kili) like you have. (I am deliberately keeping myself vague on the story timeline – I want the movie to be my reminder.)
    The good side is to get deeply considered responses like yours. Coz wow, I really like your further building on the notion that the knocking of the bow may be a preventative or disciplinary action, with the idea that Tauriel could be deliberately bringing about her own ‘demotion’. This potential scene is now playing in my mind and I’m rather excited to see if it’s true. 100 brownie elf points to you if so – I’ve not seen this mentioned anywhere else. I would maybe even wager on it!

    There seems to be a bizarre this notion going around that Thranduil might kill Tauriel – I don’t know why people are coming up with that one! (even me at my vaguest couldn’t go that far). Who started it? It makes no sense, as well as being unthinkable. Mad I think the scene will be a far smaller moment, yet significant in the relationship of these characters.



    "Thou speakest of thralldom. If thralldom it be, thou canst not escape it..."


    Kerewyn
    Rohan


    Nov 9 2014, 9:51am

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    Yes this comparison with a snow leopard is just perfect. It's like the comparison has been on the tip of my tongue for a while, and now someone has just nailed it.

    Thranduil's hair / garments / colouring, silver-white in the snow -- and in his subterranean palace, he appears more golden. (as with his tent interior and that gold brocade robe) I know it's in the lighting - be it film lighting or natural as-it-would-be lighting, but I like to think of him having a chameleon-esque quality with his surroundings, and how he might appear in a lush forest in spring time.



    "Thou speakest of thralldom. If thralldom it be, thou canst not escape it..."


    Saneliur
    Bree

    Nov 9 2014, 10:44am

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         OMG that last picture... [In reply to]  

    That robe is begging to get untied and slipped down his shoulders ;)


    Kerewyn
    Rohan


    Nov 9 2014, 12:18pm

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    Nice! Thanks for your effort, as always. Loads of lovely LP, in the service of thankful Thralls.

    Because I'm not quite caught up yet, there are a few images and gifs that are new to me, which I guess are from the EE extras. Especially those little moments where he looks amused. HeartHeart The EE is released Nov 12 in Australia, so I'm scheduling in some buying and viewing time very shortly! After the no-new-Thrandy-scenes disappointment, which I've just found out about, I have semi-recovered and am quite excited to see these extras and hear the commentary. Besides, I haven't watched DoS since April.

    http://larygo.tumblr.com/post/101256089971/x Affectionate feels for what appears to be a few grey hairs showing here. I like this in a man. (could be highlights? but the wriggly bent one gives it away - take it from someone with thousands of the things).

    http://chelle77.tumblr.com/...-damned-adorably-cut A tad envious of this tumblr user's signature pic. Blush
    /off topic

    Ooh, some nice reminders of 'Possession' in there too.
    Along with Saneliur's comment above ... *mops brow* Wink
    gotta got and thud somewhere now ....



    "Thou speakest of thralldom. If thralldom it be, thou canst not escape it..."


    Elarie
    Grey Havens

    Nov 9 2014, 12:24pm

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    Great way to start the morning. Your definition of homely brought tears while I was trying to swallow my tea. Perfect!
    Smile

    __________________

    Farewell hope,
    and with hope
    farewell fear.

    John Milton


    Kerewyn
    Rohan


    Nov 9 2014, 12:31pm

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         I agree! [In reply to]  

    (meant to mention this too)
    Priceless! Loves a bit of snark. Sly



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    Kerewyn
    Rohan


    Nov 9 2014, 12:36pm

    Post #33 of 211 (503 views)
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         OT: Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for a fan friend? [In reply to]  

    How 'bout this? I saw this in a shop today - it was so much fun.

    http://shop.ilovemel.me/...rbatch-coloring-book

    Then if you scroll down the page, you'll see the one I'm ordering (for a friend, OK, for a friend!)

    This artist has a further colouring book full of cute male actors, which I browsed eagerly. Only one person is missing.



    "Thou speakest of thralldom. If thralldom it be, thou canst not escape it..."


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 9 2014, 1:13pm

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    In Reply To
    I hope all you STVs realise it's for you too.

    Me too.



    In Reply To
    Actually when I saw the thread tip, I got all breathless and all "could I... should I... start a thread?!"

    Try it sometime Smile



    In Reply To
    Hm, if I can download that clip as an mp3, I can transfer it easily and make it my ringtone. But dare I? What a hoot that would be... especially when my phone is lying on my desk at work. "You started this... you will forgive me if I finish it." It will give me SO much delight - I;ll have to keep calling myself from the landline.

    it is mp3 format... I tried itBlush ... and re calling self: don't tempt me! (of course I'd have to work up the courage to set it as a ringtone first - I still can't deal with the thought of the judgy judge looks I'd get though)



    In Reply To
    (I hope people won't take it literally and hand me their work to finish.)

    *snerkle* That's a real inherent danger there.Tongue


    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 9 2014, 1:16pm

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    I have not seen that one yet. The other two I just did. Looks like the last one especially is a hit *snigger*

    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 9 2014, 1:18pm

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    In Reply To
    very unflattering lighting in the "rug with deer" pic don't you think?

    I do! Though it makes him look that much more fey too, or maybe getting ready for a vampire masquerade Tongue if that makes senseCrazy



    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 9 2014, 1:21pm

    Post #37 of 211 (488 views)
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         Good to know! [In reply to]  

    Question: is it hard to read? It was a bit of a crazy time getting it up, because when I was looking at the images on the MS Picture Manager, they were readable, but once I uploaded, the text seemed rather more blurred when viewed on tumblr. I'm just not sure I'm getting it right.Crazy

    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 9 2014, 1:24pm

    Post #38 of 211 (484 views)
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         Catch up soon =) [In reply to]  

    i think you'd find some really nice Pretty! in the last few threads once you're caught up. Just watch out for the spoilery stuff though. It was quite crazy at times.Crazy



    In Reply To
    Affectionate feels for what appears to be a few grey hairs showing here. I like this in a man. (could be highlights? but the wriggly bent one gives it away - take it from someone with thousands of the things).

    I hear 'ya!Blush



    In Reply To
    A tad envious of this tumblr user's signature pic.

    I didn't notice that!



    In Reply To
    Along with Saneliur's comment above ... *mops brow* Wink
    gotta got and thud somewhere now ....

    Have a good oneSmile



    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 9 2014, 1:26pm

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         Nothing like starting the morning right [In reply to]  

    Wink glad to help

    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
    Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies. Threadcount: XXIII
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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 9 2014, 1:27pm

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    In Reply To
    Priceless! Loves a bit of snark. Sly

    You know me... Cannot. Resist. Blush


    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 9 2014, 1:28pm

    Post #41 of 211 (485 views)
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    In Reply To
    for a friend, OK, for a friend!

    Are you quite sure there's not an extra order tucked in there?Smile



    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
    Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies. Threadcount: XXIII
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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 9 2014, 1:30pm

    Post #42 of 211 (502 views)
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    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
    Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies. Threadcount: XXIII
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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 9 2014, 1:32pm

    Post #43 of 211 (492 views)
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         Random Snerkle: How do you know Thranduil's in the shopping mall? [In reply to]  



    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

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    Nov 9 2014, 1:42pm

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    Thanks for this!Heart



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    Lurker’s “Another one. FLAST! [GAH! Trailer wait]
    Haha! xD Those were LOL funny! I read them to my mom too and the think the one about Leggy getting his own hair straightener was her favorite!

    *haha* nice! I wonder if we might be able to run with it for a bit here tooSmile



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    Lurker’s “Perfect!”
    That *is* perfect! I love how his expression fits the words so well! And thank goodness that he did get several frames and some lines in the trailer! Heart

    Yes! Breathed a sigh of relief, cos well, you know DoS EE Frown but then with the weird stuff it threw up, i'm just Crazy again



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    Lurker’s “I hope so too”
    Re Bubba looking a tad short: Mmmmm….Uuuuuhhhh…*tilts head this way and that* *squints*…I don’t think so. I just compared Bubba in the trailer with Bubba in the AUJ Prologue and when Thranduil turns him around and has his army walk away, it looks like the Elf soldiers come up to the same place on Bubba there as they do in the trailer. I think he may just *seem* short because he’s surrounded by elves in the trailer as opposed to being in front of them all in the prologue. Also, the camera is at a higher angle in the trailer than in the prologue so that may be contributing to him looking short.
    The biggest difference I notice between prologue Bubba and trailer Bubba is that trailer Bubba, IMO, looks older and seems to have some scars on his velvety nose, which I guess is a natural side effect of being a war-elk. Unsure

    You really got down to the nitty gritty there! *admiringly*

    I should qualify - I was actually thinking of Bard on his horse looking not quite signficantly shorter than Thranduil on Bubba (I know, sorry for the phrasing in my original question, my brain works in strange ways sometimes). Because isn't the average height of a thoroughbred at the withers about 16 hands (163cm), while a large moose, and I'm sure Bubba is a big boy, can be up to 180cm.



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    Re the Middle-earth Periodic Table
    Ha! I like that much better than the real thing!Wink

    Definitely! The one Eowyn shared is cool tooSmile



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    Nov 9 2014, 1:43pm

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    And thanks for putting that image in my headBlushHeartAngelic

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    Nov 9 2014, 1:48pm

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    (note: combo LP BTS farnies at source, but nothing newSmile)

    Wow... that's some serious hem trimming there. Guess it's really a case of better safe than sorry here. Though I wouldn't mind being one of the FX artists fixing that in post Angelic

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    Nov 9 2014, 1:52pm

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    No. 22 more days to go. The premiere though is another matter.Crazy

    Meantime... non-Thranduil trailer farnies (featuring Bard and that disagreeable Dwarf) -> Laugh & Sly

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    Nov 9 2014, 2:04pm

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    Nov 9 2014, 2:22pm

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    I had no trouble reading it.
    I noticed a few rumblings on tumblr about a change of format, but since I've never posted anything there [and nor am I likely to] I don't really know what it is all about


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    Nov 9 2014, 2:27pm

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    Doesn't seem to need a wide parking bay!

    BTW. noticed poor old Bubba seems to have gained a few scars on his nose in the new trailer compared to how he was in the prologue of AUJ


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    Nov 9 2014, 2:31pm

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    The artists are coming up with some really nice stuff at the moment.


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    Nov 9 2014, 6:11pm

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         I don't think there is any angle, emotion, lightening etc. in which our Elven King doesn't look amazingly beautiful and stunning! [In reply to]  

    I know I should be scared by his display of incredible anger, but all I did was nearly faint (and that wasn't because of a huge surge of fear, as would be the proper respons) Angelic That Elf is going to get me killed december 10th!! And you know what? It will be the most beautiful ending a fangirl could wish for EvilHeart

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    Nov 9 2014, 6:21pm

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    That's cool and I'm glad I was your source of inspiration to start it off! Cool
    Hihi re 'Just send updates' and then he walks off. Nah the Fellowship would have failed greatly if Thranduil had been part of it for he simply wouldn't have tolerated any of the members and would've gone straight ahead after leaving Rivendell to return to his magnificent Halls.

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    Nov 9 2014, 6:22pm

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    The anger and the splash of blood on his cheek. To have so much expression in those eyes Heart

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    Nov 9 2014, 6:29pm

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    Great find btw, I hadn't seen this one before Sly

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    Nov 9 2014, 6:53pm

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    *Noooooo I accidentally clicked the 'close' button and lost half of my reply *sobs**

    Ok let's start fresh then.
    Thanks again for the lovely WW you put up!

    Yesssss stunning!
    http://enfantdivine.tumblr.com/post/101021865209

    Wow what a lovely edit of the famous 'Long will I tarry..' line. Perhaps could make a good future OP? Heart
    http://thranduil-aran.tumblr.com/post/101394690073

    Never in my wildest dreams would I ever have seen LOTR Leggy do this Laugh
    http://bellevox.tumblr.com/post/100598968263

    You know what, some of these do actually resemble the current Hobbit cast quite a bit (Gandalf, ok without the crazy eyebrows, Bilbo). But LOL at Thranduil, but the cartoon artist weren't really to blame back then. Who would ever been able to imagine the Elven King to be such a natural beauty? Regal, majestic, extremely fabulous, fierce, dangerous, just a true Silmaril on his own Heart
    http://vorpy-chan.tumblr.com/...parison-i-especially


    LOL I could actually see him thinking these thoughts
    http://tinnuriel.tumblr.com/...what-do-i-do-tonight

    HCF: *SQUEEE!!* YES YES!!
    http://krclara.tumblr.com/post/99195056108

    Ok I know there is a general HTR alert for all of these piccies, but this one probably needed an extra warning *THUD* Heart
    http://larygo.tumblr.com/post/101256089971/x

    And I like pretty much every pic/gif of LP you posted! Smile

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    Nov 9 2014, 6:59pm

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    That robe is begging to get untied and slipped down his shoulders ;)



    Hehe my thoughts exactly! Wink

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    Nov 9 2014, 7:11pm

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    That was a great response, thank you Eruvandi. Smile


    Agree with you Kerewyn, thanks for your repsons Eruvandi.
    And this I didn't know:


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    He wasn't happy, sure, but LP himself was saying to Andy Serkis that his attitude at that point was basically, "If she wants to go on a futile mission on her own, so be it. Not my problem anymore."


    This sure got me puzzled as well Crazy


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    There seems to be a bizarre this notion going around that Thranduil might kill Tauriel – I don’t know why people are coming up with that one! (even me at my vaguest couldn’t go that far). Who started it? It makes no sense, as well as being unthinkable. Mad I think the scene will be a far smaller moment, yet significant in the relationship of these characters.


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    Nov 9 2014, 7:32pm

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    And little Leggy playing wit his dad? Laugh


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    Nov 9 2014, 7:35pm

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    Nov 9 2014, 7:36pm

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    THIS

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    Nov 10 2014, 2:03am

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    PRECIOUS!

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    Nov 10 2014, 2:05am

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    As long it's readable to othersSmile... I have the source after allCool



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    I noticed a few rumblings on tumblr about a change of format, but since I've never posted anything there [and nor am I likely to] I don't really know what it is all about

    Can't understand it myself. So far, I'm not noticing it alot, but some images do look sort of squished or too wide when viewed on tumblr. Anyway... on with our appreciation of Thranduil!HeartSmile



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    Nov 10 2014, 2:08am

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    BTW. noticed poor old Bubba seems to have gained a few scars on his nose in the new trailer compared to how he was in the prologue of AUJ

    Eruvandi mentioned it. And I did notice. I guess he got a few knicks in the Dale skirmish.Unsure Wonder what was he and Thranduil up against. I don't think the garden-variety orcs could even get near enough. Or maybe arrows or spears? Gah... December, wherefore art thou???Crazy



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    Nov 10 2014, 2:10am

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    Nov 10 2014, 2:11am

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    Smile still, I find it tends to be the usual suspects I go

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    Nov 10 2014, 2:14am

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    might travel with them until he got home. That was Legolas' plan originally too. But, I don't think all those problems with route-planning between Gandalf, Aragorn, Boromir, Gimli would have happened if he was... TongueLaugh

    And it was a great idea, so thanks for planting the inspirationLaughCrazyTongue

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    Nov 10 2014, 2:16am

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    Nov 10 2014, 2:17am

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    Thranduil definitely is an example to follow HeartAngelic

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    Nov 10 2014, 2:23am

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    *Noooooo I accidentally clicked the 'close' button and lost half of my reply *sobs**

    Ouch! So sorry to hear that.



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    Thanks again for the lovely WW you put up!

    Welcome!



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    Wow what a lovely edit of the famous 'Long will I tarry..' line. Perhaps could make a good future OP? Heart
    http://thranduil-aran.tumblr.com/post/101394690073

    Fer shure!Heart



    In Reply To
    You know what, some of these do actually resemble the current Hobbit cast quite a bit (Gandalf, ok without the crazy eyebrows, Bilbo). But LOL at Thranduil, but the cartoon artist weren't really to blame back then. Who would ever been able to imagine the Elven King to be such a natural beauty? Regal, majestic, extremely fabulous, fierce, dangerous, just a true Silmaril on his own Heart
    http://vorpy-chan.tumblr.com/...parison-i-especially

    I have no solid memory of the animation but really, what on earth possessed them to make Thranduil look so different from Elrond?? Did they even read the book?Crazy

    Re highlighted, oh boy, I can just imagine Thranduil replying in that voice of his: "No, you are right. They could not." LaughAngelicTongue

    And so apt! He is a Silmaril Heart



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    Ok I know there is a general HTR alert for all of these piccies, but this one probably needed an extra warning *THUD* Heart
    http://larygo.tumblr.com/post/101256089971/x

    I will try to remember additional HTR Evil




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    Nov 10 2014, 2:25am

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    I rather thought it was lighting. Because in the BTS images that Tinne shared, it looked really dark grey and silvery. But whatever the colour... GORGEOUS!Heart

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    Nov 10 2014, 2:25am

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    Would have been easier to remember that darn table too Tongue

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    Nov 10 2014, 2:37am

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    MesmerisingHeartHeartHeart If only there was audio as wellHeart

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    Nov 10 2014, 2:40am

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    WARRIOR FIERCE!Heart (Clicky for the soft dusting of snow)


    ... might look a bit more like rain thoughEvil

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    Nov 10 2014, 2:48am

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    ”I wanted to give him a very impressive appearance. Meaning it was necessary that one feels immediately that when he says something, people listen and obey immediately. Thranduil did not need to argue. He does not seek anyone’s approval. And if we resist it, then it’s a problem that is quickly resolved in his favor!” - Lee Pace
    Well, he's done it, hasn't he?Heart

    I hope I captured a bit of his awesomely impressive magnificence in the stripEvilLaugh

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    Nov 10 2014, 8:40am

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    Lovely edits indeed. Thanks for posting. Oh, what could have been!
    I still haven't forgiven PJ for not including this and the dwarf interrogation scene in the EE, (but deeming the gross scene with the Master of Laketown worthy of inclusion - mutter, mutter)


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    Nov 10 2014, 8:45am

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    The snow leopard analogy gets more and more apt, particularly with this one!


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    Nov 10 2014, 1:28pm

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    Nov 10 2014, 8:31pm

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    Had seen it once before but couldn't find it anymore SlySly
    Thrandy is way cooler of course!

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    Nov 10 2014, 8:35pm

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    Some real heartwarming Mirkwood Royal family feels after the battle is done and Thranduil finds out Legolas is alive and well Heart Yes yes I need to see this! HeartHeart I will cry when this moment happens *sobs*




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    Nov 10 2014, 8:45pm

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    What a beautiful edit of that wonderful scene. Now I'm even more upset with PJ depriving us of such beauty Mad But thanks very much for posting, it looks so life-like! Even better than the last edit I've seen of that particulary wonderful scene.

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    Nov 10 2014, 8:57pm

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    Oh and don't you just love the many uses of the Boromir piccie, like this one fe: https://33.media.tumblr.com/...DHn1qzaxefo1_500.jpg

    Just imagine the Thrandy ringtone that Kerewyn (I believe?) suggested + that piccie accompanying it Sly

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    Nov 10 2014, 9:01pm

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    With the Orc blood splattered in half a heart-shape on his cheek *sigh* I love how they seem to make the BOFA fights more realistic by adding more blood to it. This was something I truly missed in the AUJ/DOS fighting scenes. Decapitated and sliced up Orcs without hardly any blood traces left on the blade is just weird. Good to see Thrandy at least adding a more realistic element to the battles.

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    Nov 10 2014, 9:30pm

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    In Reply To

    In Reply To
    You know what, some of these do actually resemble the current Hobbit cast quite a bit (Gandalf, ok without the crazy eyebrows, Bilbo). But LOL at Thranduil, but the cartoon artist weren't really to blame back then. Who would ever been able to imagine the Elven King to be such a natural beauty? Regal, majestic, extremely fabulous, fierce, dangerous, just a true Silmaril on his own Heart
    http://vorpy-chan.tumblr.com/...parison-i-especially




    I have no solid memory of the animation but really, what on earth possessed them to make Thranduil look so different from Elrond?? Did they even read the book?Crazy

    Re highlighted, oh boy, I can just imagine Thranduil replying in that voice of his: "No, you are right. They could not." LaughAngelicTongue

    And so apt! He is a Silmaril Heart


    Heh I tried to read that in any other voice than Thranduil's but I just couldn't anymore. What has been mentally heard cannot be unheard Tongue

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    Nov 10 2014, 9:35pm

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    Link for larger version: http://38.media.tumblr.com/...pq1rgs67oo1_1280.png

    At least it appears to be purple in this lightening. But I'm with you, no matter what colour he wears, he owns it Heart

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    Nov 10 2014, 9:41pm

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    Maybe the deleted T-L scene would have been my fav if it had been included in the actual EE's, but these are gorgeous stills Heart

    Oh and look what I found, one of the most used images in TA "Where does your journey end"
    Clicky = bigger HR image = heart attack risk = HTR alert!!


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    Nov 10 2014, 9:58pm

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    Concerning the "I have come to claim something of mine" provided by Cirashala in this thread.



    In Reply To
    What if Thranduil's line "I have come to claim something of mine" or however it went, is referring to Legolas?

    He's probably pretty darn ticked off that Legolas went off gallivanting with Tauriel after explicit instructions for NO ONE to leave the realm. At this point, with the intonation of his voice, he's even more ticked off than he seemed before- which I would find odd if his line referenced the necklace
    , as he hasn't had that for (presumably) 171 years-83 years or so (I say that because it's 171 years in the book and Fili has never seen Erebor and he's 82 so the movie verse time frame has to be somewhere within that range).

    Basically, I'd be surprised if he was that much more pissed off about the necklace than before. BUT- I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if he was that ticked at Legolas and Tauriel- especially after putting the kibosh on his and Tauriel's perceived relationship shortly before they ran off together (I know they didn't "run off together", but he may not know that).




    and someone else had the same thought in the frame by frame analysis by TORn:


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    Demosthenes: The obvious implication is that Thranduil wants to reclaim his fancy-shmancy gems. But what about this for a theory? Maybe he wants to reclaim his wayward son and that pesky captain of guards? Regardless, this conversation is obviously occurring within the ruins of Dale and that means that he’s probably addressing Bard. Or, perhaps, Gandalf and Bard. I suspect thew former though.




    Well, what do you Thralls think? Smile

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    Nov 10 2014, 10:17pm

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    RE: ”I wanted to give him a very impressive appearance. Meaning it was necessary that one feels immediately that when he says something, people listen and obey immediately. Thranduil did not need to argue. He does not seek anyone’s approval. And if we resist it, then it’s a problem that is quickly resolved in his favor!” - Lee Pace



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    Well, he's done it, hasn't he?Heart


    Love the description, he nailed that performance.
    And LOL the italic part, does this mean he just gets what he wants in BOFA?

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    Nov 11 2014, 6:34am

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    So I found this Laugh It's actually a shirt design from Red Bubble Angelic



    EDIT:

    Legolas has one too Laugh




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    Nov 11 2014, 6:36am

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    I love these appreciation threads!

    And your welcome Laugh


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    Lorien

    Nov 11 2014, 8:35am

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    This is part of a little montage - clicky for full set


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    Nov 11 2014, 8:36am

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    I want one Laugh


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    Nov 11 2014, 8:56am

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    I would sooooo wear this tshirt if I got if for Christmas Angelic

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    Nov 11 2014, 8:58am

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    He looks so cute when he smiles HeartHeartSmile

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    Nov 11 2014, 11:44am

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    I still haven't forgiven PJ for not including this and the dwarf interrogation scene in the EE, (but deeming the gross scene with the Master of Laketown worthy of inclusion - mutter, mutter)

    Me neither. And yet, I WANT To believe we'll get justice in BotFA, but at same time, I don't want to overhype myself so I don't get disappointed if it doesn't deliver.Crazy




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    Nov 11 2014, 11:51am

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    another Thranduil doodle by the same artist, evankart:


    For levityHeartLaugh


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    Nov 11 2014, 11:54am

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    Thanks for this. Mr Teddy got SERIOUS competitionLaugh

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    Nov 11 2014, 11:55am

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    I wonder. There's been no sign of father and son dynamic at all. It might not be themetic to have a tender moment like this between Thranduil and Legolas CrazyMadFrown

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    Nov 11 2014, 11:57am

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    Wonder if someone will make the full scene with audio as well? *crossed fingers*

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    Nov 11 2014, 11:58am

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    I think Boromir would be mortified to know how his quotes are being exploitedTongue

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    Nov 11 2014, 12:17pm

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    will not be staying on the Elvenking for long. Dirt does not stick to Elves Laugh

    Seriously, agreed! AUJ and DoS have too clinical. Heck, even Lurtz had some splatter in FotRFrown

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    Nov 11 2014, 12:19pm

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    Heh I tried to read that in any other voice than Thranduil's but I just couldn't anymore. What has been mentally heard cannot be unheard Tongue

    Right? I can't unhear that absolute command in his voice HeartAngelic



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    Nov 11 2014, 12:21pm

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    The inside (inner lining is it called?) is purple! So different from the glittering fab at home. Thranduil really does dress for the occasion. More severe and sombre even in his off-duty wardrobe on the battlefield.Heart

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    Nov 11 2014, 12:23pm

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    Heart Here's a set of GIFs

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    Nov 11 2014, 12:28pm

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    The choice of words is very odd if he were referring to Legolas:
    • "Something"? Legolas is not an inanimate object. And surely, Legolas does not need or want to be something.
    • "Reclaim"? Why would Thranduil need to "reclaim" Legolas? Leggy isn't a toddler to be deposited at some kid creche at the entrance of the war theatre, and then picked up on the way out.
    • LP's delivery of the the line gives a sense of seething control. Seems like his white-gem longing levelling up.
    If Legolas is relegated to something to be reclaimed, he's never going to live it down. There goes his credibility as the son of the Elvenking. Nope, just no.

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    Nov 11 2014, 12:29pm

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    And LOL the italic part, does this mean he just gets what he wants in BOFA?

    And the old boy probably had no comeback to it.
    Not even a Maiar is spared from the Elvenking's imperious command. So of course!Heart



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    Nov 11 2014, 12:34pm

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    A friendly reminder: Do remember to check out the posting guidelines, especially on images (links in the OP)... that feeling of eyes in your back sometimes isn't other STVs, but mods checking in to make sure we are toeing the lineSmile Have fun and hope you stick aroundTongue

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    Nov 11 2014, 12:35pm

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         *sigh* Thanks, mariel [In reply to]  

    I could watch ALL the BTS footage of LP/Thranduil HeartHeartHeart

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    Nov 11 2014, 12:35pm

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    Perfect logo too!Heart

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    Nov 11 2014, 12:37pm

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    Nov 11 2014, 1:53pm

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         *sigh* I can so see Thranduil speaking the "long will I tarry" line here [In reply to]  


    But I guess it's not likely now, eh? Unsure (non-e clicky, edit mine)

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    Nov 11 2014, 2:07pm

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         Hmm [In reply to]  

    I'm beginning to wonder whether PJ will show that side of him at all. I really hope we hear that line, but I fear that we won'tUnsure


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    Nov 11 2014, 4:03pm

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         Very nice [In reply to]  

    I do like this artist's work


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    Nov 11 2014, 4:07pm

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         Fan art - VERY pointy ears [In reply to]  


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    Nov 11 2014, 8:55pm

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         We must stay positive Lurker! [In reply to]  

    We just have to keep thinking positive about the possible fact Thranduil will embrace/hug/show fatherly concern to Legolas after the battle is over. It's all we can do for now. And if it's not in the film, perhaps we'll see it in BOFA's EE? Unsure But really I just WANT it in the original theatrical version of BOFA. We needssss it to keep our inner fangirl satisfied!!

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    Nov 11 2014, 8:57pm

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    Awww how cute is that! Is that baby Leggy hanging upside down? Sly
    Nice sketch of Thranduil btw Heart (still wishing I wake up one morning suddenly being able to draw like that)

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    Nov 11 2014, 9:08pm

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         Yep that's it [In reply to]  

    I'm sorry, I thought it was clear I meant the inner fabric of his clothes being purple Evil I'll try to give a more accurate description next time when I point out something. Suits him amazingly, although what colour doesn't look absolutely magestic on the great Elven King?

    Btw totally OT, I saw this and had to share. Cute cute! HeartHeart
    http://static.tumblr.com/...ken88hfnv1rqr8c1.gif

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    Rohan


    Nov 11 2014, 9:11pm

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         Purple symbolises royalty.. [In reply to]  

    ...so would be apt. Traditionally in our world, it was such a difficult colour to create that only royalty could afford the resulting cloth, so it symbolised their wealth and power. Julius Caesar owned a full-length purple toga, while Cleopatra had her whole palace decked out in purple fabrics, plus purple sails on her ship.
    I've got to read up again this fabulous book I have ("Colour" by Victoria Finlay") but IIRC, an ancient purple dye was made from the tears of a certain sea snail.
    Yeah, I can see that being an arduous process... First you've gotta catch the snails, then make them cry. Evil
    /trivia

    How coincidental! As I write this, folks on the radio are talking about how we respond emotionally to different colours.... Smile



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    Nov 11 2014, 9:24pm

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         "I came to reclaim something of mine" [In reply to]  


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    "Something"? Legolas is not an inanimate object. And surely, Legolas does not need or want to be something.


    Agreed, it sounds like he is there to reclaim an object and not a person.


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    "Reclaim"? Why would Thranduil need to "reclaim" Legolas? Leggy isn't a toddler to be deposited at some kid creche at the entrance of the war theatre, and then picked up on the way out.


    Lol your description made me laugh. I already mentally picture Elfling Leggy in the creche, waiting to be picked up by his daddy once he's done doing the groceries.

    I just really hope they make Thranduil after the character in the book in BOFA. He sure would not start a fight over a few gems and risk so many Elven lives. I just have to stay positive PJ will portray him as such.


    Sly Found this on tumblr concerning the matter:


    Yep I think this is what PJ meant ^^


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    Nov 11 2014, 9:24pm

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         Tender moment, or lack thereof [In reply to]  

    That's what I'm thinking. I expect there may just be a look between them, a bit of a nod perhaps, signifying "You right?" "Yep, dad. All good." Or perhaps Thranduil might put a hand / hands on Leggy's shoulders. I can't see a hug happening, as much as I'd like to. Unimpressed
    *would like to be proven wrong.*



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    Nov 11 2014, 9:28pm

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         Thranduil vs Gandalf [In reply to]  

    Are you as curious as I am to see the interaction between Thranduil and Gandalf? It will be interesting to watch as I'm sure Gandalf would also know to proceed cautiously when it concerns the Elven King.

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    Nov 11 2014, 9:29pm

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         Nicely done fanart! [In reply to]  

    Except those ears... lol Sly

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    Nov 11 2014, 9:31pm

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         Interesting, I didn't know that about the colour purple [In reply to]  

    Very interesting, I had no idea this colour was saved only for royalty back in the day. And also didn't know they coloured the fabrics purple by using that poor sea snail and making it very sad EvilSly

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    Nov 11 2014, 9:41pm

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    I just really hope they make Thranduil after the character in the book in BOFA. He sure would not start a fight over a few gems and risk so many Elven lives. I just have to stay positive PJ will portray him as such.


    Remember movie-Faramir though? The screenwriting trio deliberately played him as a protagonist, to up the tension. People hated it, of course. As a movie-firster, I had no objection whatsoever and quite enjoyed the tension surrounding Faramir's demand for the Ring. But then of course the character was turned back to a 'good guy', and for me, it lent more interest to the rest of his movie-story arc. So much so that when I finally got to reading, I found book-Faramir a trifle bland. (I am not a Tolkien purist, much as I love the world and characters he created.)

    So I feel if PJ portrays Thranduil as one more protagonist in the war, it will add more interest to his 'turn', which may be brought about by Bilbo - adding further depth to both Thranduil and Bilbo's character development.

    Of course, this turn may also be initiated by the plight of Laketown, where he turns aside from his path to collect his gems, in order to give help there. Do we think the line "I came to reclaim.." may be delivered quite early in the piece?

    I hope I've put this across succinctly and without too much vagueness. I can't even tell. It's early and I haven't had coffee yet.... Crazy



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    Nov 11 2014, 9:45pm

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         Yes! [In reply to]  

    I am very keen to see the moment when Thranduil and Gandalf meet. Gandalf displays warmth and familiarity, coupled with great respect and reverence, when he is with Elrond and Galadriel. I want to observe if there is a difference in his manner, his careful choice of words, and if he dares to show any disapproval.



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    Nov 12 2014, 2:08am

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         *sigh* [In reply to]  

    To mangle the famous quote: "I pinned hope on the DoS EE; I kept none for after"

    ... a little too morose for the day, but harumphFrown I can't help being excited about BotFA but for Thranduil's character arc, with PJ's track record at the moment, I'm just keeping myself cautiously hopeful.

    On the bright sideHeartAngelicLaugh (reminded me of this actually)


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    Nov 12 2014, 2:14am

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    ”I wanted to give him a very impressive appearance. Meaning it was necessary that one feels immediately that when he says something, people listen and obey immediately. Thranduil did not need to argue. He does not seek anyone’s approval. And if we resist it, then it’s a problem that is quickly resolved in his favor!” - Lee Pace

    Yep, you don't argue with the Elvenking because you will be fabulously over-ruled!Laugh Erm, where did this quote come from anyway? I haven't seen in before.



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    I hope I captured a bit of his awesomely impressive magnificence in the stripEvilLaugh


    I think you did!Smile

    "There's distraction buzzing in my head,
    Saying in the shadows it's easier to stay.
    But I've heard rumors, of true reality.
    Whispers of a well-lit way.

    When the world has fallen out from under me,
    I'll be found in You, still standing.
    When the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees,
    When time and space are through.
    I'll be found in You."
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    Nov 12 2014, 2:34am

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         Definitely. The Gandalf and Thranduil dynamic is going to be interesting. [In reply to]  

    I think we've talked about this in drips and drabs in previous threads, but I am interested how it plays out in PJ-verse too.

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    It will be interesting to watch as I'm sure Gandalf would also know to proceed cautiously when it concerns the Elven King.

    Slightly OT here, but it is fascinating that of the wizards, Gandalf, the meddling one, is the one with the street smarts to navigate cross-racial, cultural, rank sensitivities. He's got friends, and enemies, in every nook and cranny. With the Elves, actually in book-verse we know as a Maiar Gandalf does get some respect even from Galadriel and Celeborn. But movie-verse, it's the other way round, Gandalf shows reverence (with C&G, actually just Gladdies since Mr G is hardly out and about) and sort of uppercrusty-peerage (with Elrond). But definitely, Legolas and the rest show respect to the wizard, heck Lothlorien even held a mourning session for him when everyone thought he'd bought the farm.

    And now we have Thranduil the ElvenkingHeart in the picture. He is not as wafting zen as Galadriel has been thus far, nor as stuffy-prof recluse as Elrond. Certainly, he's no little elfing to be hanging on Uncle Ganddy's words and fireworks. Thranduil's quite a different creature altogether. I think Gandalf's management of interactions with Beorn might be an insight as to how he will handle interactions with Thranduil - who has shown his awesome ability to intuit - carefully, except he'd have to be absolutely on his toes and not to appear disingenuous.


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    I am very keen to see the moment when Thranduil and Gandalf meet. Gandalf displays warmth and familiarity, coupled with great respect and reverence, when he is with Elrond and Galadriel.I want to observe if there is a difference in his manner, his careful choice of words, and if he dares to show any disapproval.

    Somehow, i think it'll be the other way roundLaugh Can't wait to see the scene in its entirety. Though with regards to his attitude with Thranduil compared to Elrond and Galadriel, if we look to beyond the story and back into the past: just looking at book-verse, I'd say there probably was a time Gandalf might be less uptight around Thranduil. But with DG, spiders, and all that happened in-movie, I imagine events and time shaped and distanced the mode of engagement between Gandalf and Thranduil. Probably, Thranduil doesn't approve of some of what Gandalf's done in his time as well.


    Hmm... sorry for the ramble againEvil




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    Nov 12 2014, 2:35am

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         Been looking forward to it for a long time! [In reply to]  


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    Are you as curious as I am to see the interaction between Thranduil and Gandalf?

    Yes, I'm very curious! I'm curious to see the interaction between Thranduil and Gandalf and a bunch of other characters too. I don't know why the thought of him interacting with people outside of his own people is so fascinating, but I'm glad I'm not the only one!Cool

    I want to see how he reacts when Gandalf first shows up, I want to see if he treats Bard as an equal or a lesser, I want to see if he'll show a softer side with Bilbo, and I really, really, really want to see if he meets the Master of Laketown and see if the Master grovels, panders, and fawns over him as much as I suspect he will!Tongue

    Is it December yet?!

    "There's distraction buzzing in my head,
    Saying in the shadows it's easier to stay.
    But I've heard rumors, of true reality.
    Whispers of a well-lit way.

    When the world has fallen out from under me,
    I'll be found in You, still standing.
    When the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees,
    When time and space are through.
    I'll be found in You."
    ~Shadowfeet by Brooke Fraser


    Lurker in the Mirk
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    Nov 12 2014, 2:50am

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    But darn! Those antennae!Laugh

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    Nov 12 2014, 2:59am

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    And now we have Thranduil the ElvenkingHeart in the picture. He is not as wafting zen as Galadriel has been thus far, nor as stuffy-prof recluse as Elrond. Certainly, he's no little elfing to be hanging on Uncle Ganddy's words and fireworks. Thranduil's quite a different creature altogether. I think Gandalf's management of interactions with Beorn might be an insight as to how he will handle interactions with Thranduil - who has shown his awesome ability to intuit - carefully, except he'd have to be absolutely on his toes and not to appear disingenuous.

    Very true. Thranduil strikes me as the type who won't tolerate anyone who is disingenuous (one reason I want to see him interact with the Master of LaketownTongue). I think in order for Gandalf to interact with Thranduil, he'll have to use the utmost respect, sincerity, and honesty, or Thranduil will see right through it and lose whatever respect he may have for him.


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    I am very keen to see the moment when Thranduil and Gandalf meet. Gandalf displays warmth and familiarity, coupled with great respect and reverence, when he is with Elrond and Galadriel.I want to observe if there is a difference in his manner, his careful choice of words, and if he dares to show any disapproval.
    Somehow, i think it'll be the other way roundLaugh Can't wait to see the scene in its entirety. Though with regards to his attitude with Thranduil compared to Elrond and Galadriel, if we look to beyond the story and back into the past: just looking at book-verse, I'd say there probably was a time Gandalf might be less uptight around Thranduil. But with DG, spiders, and all that happened in-movie, I imagine events and time shaped and distanced the mode of engagement between Gandalf and Thranduil. Probably, Thranduil doesn't approve of some of what Gandalf's done in his time as well.


    Lol! Yes, I think the disapproval will go both ways too!Laugh I actually don't think it would be a problem for Gandalf to show disapproval to Thranduil. Legolas showed his disapproval after all and if Thranduil can take it from his own son, I'm sure he can take it from Mithrandir. Honestly, I don't think Thranduil cares if people disapprove of what he does. He does the things that he thinks are necessary to get what he wants or to protect his people. He's the king. He approves his own actions.Wink

    "There's distraction buzzing in my head,
    Saying in the shadows it's easier to stay.
    But I've heard rumors, of true reality.
    Whispers of a well-lit way.

    When the world has fallen out from under me,
    I'll be found in You, still standing.
    When the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees,
    When time and space are through.
    I'll be found in You."
    ~Shadowfeet by Brooke Fraser


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    Nov 12 2014, 3:02am

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    That last one...BlushBlushBlush Is it just me or did it suddenly get hot in here? *fans self with hand*Blush

    "There's distraction buzzing in my head,
    Saying in the shadows it's easier to stay.
    But I've heard rumors, of true reality.
    Whispers of a well-lit way.

    When the world has fallen out from under me,
    I'll be found in You, still standing.
    When the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees,
    When time and space are through.
    I'll be found in You."
    ~Shadowfeet by Brooke Fraser


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    Valinor


    Nov 12 2014, 3:04am

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    And Daddy Thranddy is all:" That's right, son. Now reverse-crunch them abs. There you go. That's the way to build your frame for these robes of magnificence."Laugh

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    Nov 12 2014, 3:07am

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    Glad to get that cleared up Smile



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    Suits him amazingly, although what colour doesn't look absolutely magestic on the great Elven King?

    Nope, even nothing suits him perfectly!ShockedAngelicTongue

    And loves the Ned momentHeart

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    Nov 12 2014, 3:11am

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    Always something new to learn. Tears of a sea snail doesn't sound quite so romantic, but I guess given Thranduil's heritage, it might be a tad of an advantage for him to get someone to go trawling for those snails than some other landlubbing race?Tongue Or maybe the royal couturier just has a line to the best dye-makers at Cirdan's.

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    Nov 12 2014, 3:12am

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    Lol your description made me laugh. I already mentally picture Elfling Leggy in the creche, waiting to be picked up by his daddy once he's done doing the groceries.

    I wish I could sketch that out Laugh



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    Nov 12 2014, 3:14am

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    like this


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    Nov 12 2014, 3:21am

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    Remember movie-Faramir though? The screenwriting trio deliberately played him as a protagonist, to up the tension. People hated it, of course. As a movie-firster, I had no objection whatsoever and quite enjoyed the tension surrounding Faramir's demand for the Ring. But then of course the character was turned back to a 'good guy', and for me, it lent more interest to the rest of his movie-story arc. So much so that when I finally got to reading, I found book-Faramir a trifle bland. (I am not a Tolkien purist, much as I love the world and characters he created.)

    True. And OT: [book spoiler start]I find Faramir's character
    in the book fascinating not in himself, but rather what he endured with regards to growing pains, what with Denethor's neuroses and favourtism and his mother dying soon after his birth. It's a wonder he's turned out to be the perfect specimen of prime of TA Numenor. i was so fascinated by his growing years and *cough*even started a fanfic series about it. "Started" being the keywordEvil [book spoiler end]


    Re your suppositions: You've put it perfectlySmile I'm just banking on the trailer cooking up interest and not representative of what's in the film, just like the impression that Thranduil is the villian in the DoS trailer... eh, though that's a bit close, isn't it?


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    Nov 12 2014, 3:24am

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    But I got an acute case of the jaundiced eye with regards to PJ's creative choicesEvil

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    Nov 12 2014, 3:26am

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    Erm, where did this quote come from anyway? I haven't seen in before.

    Not sure. i think I've seen it before. But this particular version just popped up on tumblr, and well, it fitted the theme so I stuck it in Laugh



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    I think you did!Smile

    Thanks!Smile



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    Nov 12 2014, 3:28am

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    I want all those stuff! Watching the screening dates for signs of a move up, and in hopes of a marathon.

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    Nov 12 2014, 3:29am

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    It isn't just you, Eruvandi Blush

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    Nov 12 2014, 3:32am

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    Lol! Yes, I think the disapproval will go both ways too!Laugh I actually don't think it would be a problem for Gandalf to show disapproval to Thranduil. Legolas showed his disapproval after all and if Thranduil can take it from his own son, I'm sure he can take it from Mithrandir. Honestly, I don't think Thranduil cares if people disapprove of what he does. He does the things that he thinks are necessary to get what he wants or to protect his people. He's the king. He approves his own actions.Wink

    I'm sure of it. Just that in that particular moment, Thranduil's serving a pure dollop to Gandalf
    Laugh

    Re highlighted: I think that will come into play at some point, and then Gandalf will serve a HEAP of his disapproval. Whether Thranduil even acknowledges it is another questionTongue


    ETA
    Bottomline: Look at who's the one with the throneEvilAngelic


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    Nov 12 2014, 3:34am

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    Nov 12 2014, 3:44am

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    Especially no.3



    HTR continues

    HCF recap... just loves Joe's look in this scene

    (Giffy)

    Ronan, anyone?Smile


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    Nov 12 2014, 4:02am

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    Nov 12 2014, 6:11am

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    From FB site Lee Pace 100% Talent & Beauty and Tolkiendrim
    French original:
    http://www.tolkiendrim.com/reportage-tolkiendrim-sur-les-plateaux-de-tournage-du-hobbit-partie-ii-les-interviews/
    Translation:

    How do you summarize the act of participating in a series of films that is so successful?

    Lee Pace: - Oh, that's great! This is the third time I come here. It all started two years ago, and every year at the same time I go down to New Zealand to work on the Hobbit. It was fantastic. I was delighted to have been invited to take part. I just loved every minute, it was really fun. I met a lot of people. I love New Zealand, I do not get tired of being there. I am happy to be here.

    Some things you do they have surprises?

    Lee Pace - Oh, yes, I think there has been a lot of surprises. It is a unique experience in every sense of the word, really different from anything I've done. The mood around the film is quite unique, the construction of this character throughout these three years was unique. Yes, many things are very different here.

    A he was difficult to become Thranduil? How did you prepare for your character? Do you like to be the king of the elves Sylvan?

    Lee Pace - Yes, I like to be able to turn, embody someone very different from me. With Thranduil, I had many opportunities to show a character as opposed to who I am. With Terry Notary (Stunt coordinator. Editor's note) we worked out catch on really nice movements, so that when we arrived on set, we no longer need to think about. Regarding my voice Leith McPherson (vocal coach and linguistics. Editor's note) helped me to locate and take an accent that is not British, but that evokes a king.

    Is it become natural over time?

    Lee Pace - I really had to pay attention because I'm American and this is very different from the way I talk. But I love it, I love everything that makes the character different from another. This is really interesting. Then think about what the character would look like and the way to fight was a big job.

    Your character seems to be very cold, very distant. Will we see another aspect of the personality of Thranduil?

    Lee Pace - This is a complex character. This is a very old elf, very, very old and very wise. But you know, Tolkien himself said that the elves of Mirkwood are less wise and more dangerous than the elves other parts of the world. Thranduil is like a wild animal in the woods. You do not cross the road without problems. But I think he's right in the second film. I think it is right to do so. Thirteen dwarves arrive to awaken a dragon breathing fire, you must stop. You put in a cell.

    Have you met Hugo Weaving? You he gave some advice to play an elf?

    Lee Pace - I have not met any of the actors from the previous trilogy. I have never met nor Hugo nor yet Cate Blanchett.

    You are different elves!

    Lee Pace: - We are in different areas of Middle Earth and we also shot at different times, so our paths have never crossed.

    But you met Orlando Bloom!

    Lee Pace - Oh yes. I had scenes with Orlando and Evangeline. But they are in my corner.

    What is your relationship with Tauriel?

    Lee Pace - This is a very interesting relationship, because she and I have a lot of scenes together. Tauriel is the head of my guard, my special forces within the Black Forest. It is a ruthless killer, someone I like. And what happens in the last film is very complicated.

    This is the largest franchise of fantasy world. Have played in the series "The Fall" you it allowed you to bring your personal experience in this area on this film?

    Lee Pace - "The Fall" was one of the first movies I attended. It was an incredible experience. I learned a lot while on the making of the videos, and in many areas. We shot over a long period. There was not only the presence of Tarsem behind the camera, but a bunch of pictures technicians really fantastic about this project, so I learned a lot in achieving. This is the kind of narrative film that works very well in cinema. It touches the imagination. It's very visual, how the mind works this girl. I learned so much in this film.

    Can you explain your personal relationship with the books? Have you read the books of Professor Tolkien before working in the movies, do you remember the first time?

    Lee Pace - My father gave me the book The Hobbit when I was thirteen or fourteen. I Chickasha Oklahoma. I was born and my father grew up. In the local cemetery there is a grave on which is written: "Bilbo Baggins" I do not know who put it there. It could be that Bilbo Baggins is Chickasha, Oklahoma! My father had given me to read The Hobbit and then in college I read The Lord of the Rings. Thereafter, I immersed myself in other writings of Tolkien, appendices and The Silmarillion. All this has allowed me to expand my character.

    Will we see things in relation to the Silmarillion in the third film?

    Lee Pace - No, the film is just The Hobbit. It was just for my character, just for me. I enjoyed reading Tolkien. The elves are a mystery. Even after having played one of them on the screen for so long, I can not take my idea that they are different from us. They are different, as different trees are different from us. How they want things and they behave in nature is different in many respects.

    Even if they are elves, they have some defects. They are not perfect. They make mistakes, they are fighting among themselves and sometimes they fight their own king ...

    Lee Pace - And they feel pain. These are deeply complex beings.

    There is a difficult moment between you and your son. Legolas and Thranduil, are they in conflict?

    Lee Pace - The Desolation of Smaug In, Tauriel and Legolas leave my kingdom. I forbid them to do and I tell them they have to protect the Black Forest. It is their duty, it is our duty as qu'elfes, to keep my people safe. We do not understand us, one and the other.

    Tell us about your work with Peter Jackson?

    Lee Pace - I think this is the most creative I've ever met. He has such incredible imagination. It ensures that the story is spectacular, the fighting are spectacular. It creates a Middle-earth still surprising that leaves you speechless. It's fun to be a part. For the interpretation of the role, he always encouraged me to go for it. "Do not think, go dark! "I do not know how to explain it better. I think it is inspiring to work with, very encouraging, very inspiring. It's so good when you go home after shooting a scene, and you feel you've done a good job.

    What was your reaction the first time you saw yourself in costume, completely transformed?

    Lee Pace - It was good! That was two years ago. But I remember when Peter Jackson came. We first put wigs and ears, and he exclaimed: "Wow, yes! It's him! ". That's what I find really well with this process. There is such a collaboration, There are so many different people that contribute to the character creation: those who support the makeup, the costumes, the design of the sword. These are all elements that make the character. I do not do a very small part, I'm just saying my text and give my ideas. But yes, it was nice. The first time we saw the character in his clothes, we began to understand what he would say, what he would do.

    In game terms, what was the hardest part of your character?

    Lee Pace - I need to understand. This is always the hardest for me. Really understand the details of my character, what motivates him, with whom he is in conflict, what he likes ... But with this elf, it's different. I worked with some symbolic to ensure not to think in a human way. As these white diamonds he wants to recover, I made sure to find a treasured symbol. You know, the skull of Damien Hirst? this is a skull encrusted with diamonds. I had a picture on my iPhone for the first part of the shoot. It helped me better understand the character (...) It was difficult to find the appropriate symbols for the character has a meaning for me.

    Do you speak Elvish?

    Lee Pace - I do when I hear my text. This is the hardest thing ever, learn the Elvish tongue.

    What was the most difficult moment during filming?

    Lee Pace - You know what? shooting was not really difficult. It was a pleasure to work on this film. I really like the scenes were filmed, and it is only a part, as with green screens, Peter is going to work its magic and will create a world around it. So no, it really was not difficult. I turned hard movies, where you say: "It's hard ... I do not know if it will be very good ..." But it was really, really fun.

    You have a son in his thirties in the film, do you have a sort of midlife crisis because of it?

    Lee Pace - You mean have a son who is older than me in real life? Well, I have three thousand years here. If I do not assume I will assume ever did (laughs). No, this is not a problem for me. I look forward to being a grumpy old man. In fact, it's really great to play Thranduil because it is nothing but an old man very grumpy (laughs).


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    Nov 12 2014, 8:28am

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    I'm not going to be able to think of this in any other way now Laugh


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    Nov 12 2014, 8:29am

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    Well, obviously, it goes without saying Heart


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    Nov 12 2014, 8:32am

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    It is an interesting interview indeed. Thanks very much for posting.

    I had to laugh at LP's description of his character as a grumpy old man. Not the image I have in mind exactly!


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    Nov 12 2014, 8:54am

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    Have you noticed in that interview:

    ... Even if they are elves, they have some defects. They are not perfect. They make mistakes, they are fighting among themselves and sometimes they fight their own king ...

    it would explain a scene from the trailer?


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    Nov 12 2014, 9:19am

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    I had a little search as I'm sure I'd seen it before, but all I could find was this, [not sure what the original language is from the script, but it has been translated into English]

    http://site.douban.com/...1172/note/332674619/

    (PS. I hope this isn't a copyright breach as not being able to read the heading of the original article I don't know whether this is from an article in a magazine or a transcript of an interview)


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    Nov 12 2014, 9:40am

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    If i remember correctly that's an interview in French, translated into English, and then translated into Chinese based on the English translation


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    Nov 12 2014, 9:40am

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    .(in spite of the occasional glitch in the translation, eg gender issues surrounding question 10)

    There are some quotes from LP there that I haven't read before. Heart I particularly like his thoughts on what's behind Thranduil's 'look', as he sits on Bubba viewing the Erebor disaster:


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    Thranduil goes his way with his soldiers, without intervening. To me, what that look means is “You dwarf , you played with fire. You have amassed a huge treasure, phenomenal wealth, and you attracted trouble with such greed. And now what happens to you is your problem, not ours. You drew the dragon and you will all be roasted . I saw so many centuries I do know that I can do absolutely nothing to take you from there … I warned you that this would happen. But you did not hear me because you thought you were smarter than me. ”


    Heh - also the 'eyebrows' bit in question 5. Laugh



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    Nov 12 2014, 9:46am

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    I am so looking forward to getting my EE this weekend at long last this weekend. The Aussie release date is tomorrow IIRC (but I won't be able to get to a store). I will probably watch the extras first, since am seeing so many great stills from it!

    See the golden colouring and lighting here? Quite a contrast with the silver and white of our 'snow leopard'.

    HACF - I heard it a rumour that it might be coming to Australian TV at last. (we always have to lag behind in everything! And then politicians have the audacity to bang on about download piracy... )

    Ronan. LP's jawline. Heartthrob. That is all.



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    Nov 12 2014, 9:49am

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    I always get enthused when I see a long post to read. Just wish I could contribute more substance myself. Evil



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    Nov 12 2014, 11:05am

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    No doubt at all Wink


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    Nov 12 2014, 11:08am

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    I remember this! It's french in origin. The English and Mandarin seems to be translations of the transcript. There's more details than the version I remember reading. Great find, mariel!Heart

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    Nov 12 2014, 11:10am

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    I am so looking forward to getting my EE this weekend at long last this weekend. The Aussie release date is tomorrow IIRC (but I won't be able to get to a store). I will probably watch the extras first, since am seeing so many great stills from it!

    Can't give enough love to the dedication of fan artists Smile



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    See the golden colouring and lighting here? Quite a contrast with the silver and white of our 'snow leopard'.

    More lounging leopard, eh?



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    HACF - I heard it a rumour that it might be coming to Australian TV at last. (we always have to lag behind in everything! And then politicians have the audacity to bang on about download piracy... )

    oooh! Hope it does get to you soon!



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    Ronan. LP's jawline. Heartthrob. That is all.

    And blue skin! you know of what I speakLaughHeartAngelic



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    Nov 12 2014, 11:13am

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    Thanks for the licence to rambleLaugh I'm on a roll with my Silmmie notation so have been a little distracted to tell the truth.

    Oh... *ahem*OT but you might be interested in this thread Blush

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    Nov 12 2014, 11:13am

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    Smile

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    Nov 12 2014, 11:22am

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         Thanks. Tinne! Interesting it's the French interviews that give such interesting insights! [In reply to]  

    That's two for two, when combined with mariel's find. Oh La La!

    Interesting bits to me:
    • Regarding my voice Leith McPherson (vocal coach and linguistics. Editor's note) helped me to locate and take an accent that is not British, but that evokes a king. [Score! I made an observation somewhere Thranduil sounded like he's sorta of prim and proper, RP-derived but not really RP.]
    • Thranduil is like a wild animal in the woods. [Leopards, anyone?]
    • This is a very interesting relationship, because she and I have a lot of scenes together. Tauriel is the head of my guard, my special forces within the Black Forest. It is a ruthless killer, someone I like. And what happens in the last film is very complicated. [Interesting. Wonder it relates to the trailer scene]
    • No, the film is just The Hobbit. It was just for my character, just for me. I enjoyed reading Tolkien. The elves are a mystery. Even after having played one of them on the screen for so long, I can not take my idea that they are different from us. They are different, as different trees are different from us. How they want things and they behave in nature is different in many respects.[Such dedication!]
    • We first put wigs and ears, and he exclaimed: "Wow, yes! It's him! ". [Wow! PJ was bowled over eh? Can you imagine the spontaneous ovary explosions when LP first appeared in full Thranduil regalia?]
    • You know, the skull of Damien Hirst? this is a skull encrusted with diamonds. I had a picture on my iPhone for the first part of the shoot. It helped me better understand the character (...) It was difficult to find the appropriate symbols for the character has a meaning for me.[Glittery ominous... that suits the movie Thranduil well, doesn't it?]
    • I do when I hear my text. This is the hardest thing ever, learn the Elvish tongue.[really wanna hear Thranduil speak more Elvish! Don't waste the effort!]
    • The last question: Just LoL!


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    Nov 12 2014, 11:25am

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         Aww... LP seemed to enjoy working with Moose. Poor boy, all that work and he's not even recognisable. [In reply to]  

    Evil


    It helped some to cross-ref the more wonky bits with the Mandarin translations. Not a lot, but it helpedSmile

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    Nov 12 2014, 11:29am

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    Countdown: 36 days to The Battle of Five Armies (Dec. 17, 2014)

    Thranduil in civvies: Woodland Realm casual wear brought to you by Greenwood Trail Outfitters. (“If it’s good enough for Elven Royalty, it’s more than good enough for you.”) ;-)


    LOL

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    Nov 12 2014, 11:34am

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         Ah! You raised this bit [In reply to]  

    It's interesting but it seems to be a theme he's talking about. I do wonder if it might relate directly to the scene in the trailer, or is it a general comment that might be addressed in a different scene?

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    Nov 12 2014, 11:36am

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    I had to laugh at LP's description of his character as a grumpy old man. Not the image I have in mind exactly!

    You mean this isn't grumpy old man enough? Tongue Looks curmudgeonly enough. *snerk*





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    Nov 12 2014, 11:38am

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    Nov 12 2014, 2:09pm

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    I just found this photo. I quest we know now how legolas wear his mitril Sly




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    Nov 12 2014, 2:10pm

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    both clicky


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    Nov 12 2014, 2:19pm

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    Oh I reckon he can out grump anyone, but this is the sort of image I have of a grumpy old man - http://davidszondy.com/ephemeral/v_meldrew.gif


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    Nov 12 2014, 6:00pm

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    Quote
    Oh... *ahem*OT but you might be interested in this thread Blush

    I had noticed that thread when it was on page one but never got around to clicking it. Those pics! Fili photobombing! BWAHAHA!Laugh I hope he'll at least get some good screen time in the actual movie to make up for his lack of time in the trailer.


    Re your Silmmie notation: Just so you know, I've noticed your Silm thoughts on Tumblr and read them all. They're very good! Smile

    Speaking of the Silm, I actually finished it last night and I'm now skimming over the tables, pronunciation guide, and index of names. Around the time when we were supposed to start the Akallabeth I was starting to feel like, "This has been great and I've enjoyed reading it, but I'm sooooo ready to finish this book!" and decided to just go on and read ahead of the schedual. I guess the reason for that feeling is that, since the trailer came out and we're now little more than a month away from BotFA, I've been wanting to read The Hobbit one more time before I see the movie and with my slow reading speed and the limited time I have for reading lately, I have to give myself enough time to get through it. I'll still be watching the read-along on Tumblr and trying to see if I can draw something for the leftover Bingo prompts though.

    For relevance, I noticed there was a little reference to Thranduil near the last few pages of the final chapter. It wasn't much. Just a couple of paragraphs talking about how Sauron had started to rise again in Dol Guldur and put his shadow over Mirkwood which contained the realm of King Thranduil, and how Thranduil's people held the evil at bay for awhile. Still, it was nice to see the Silm version of some of the background stuff that PJ has included in the movies.

    "There's distraction buzzing in my head,
    Saying in the shadows it's easier to stay.
    But I've heard rumors, of true reality.
    Whispers of a well-lit way.

    When the world has fallen out from under me,
    I'll be found in You, still standing.
    When the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees,
    When time and space are through.
    I'll be found in You."
    ~Shadowfeet by Brooke Fraser


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    Nov 12 2014, 6:59pm

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    I hope we at least get to see Moose as himself in the BotFA EE appendices, whenever it is that it gets released next year. I hope we get to see footage of LP falling off the animatronic elk too.EvilTongue

    "There's distraction buzzing in my head,
    Saying in the shadows it's easier to stay.
    But I've heard rumors, of true reality.
    Whispers of a well-lit way.

    When the world has fallen out from under me,
    I'll be found in You, still standing.
    When the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees,
    When time and space are through.
    I'll be found in You."
    ~Shadowfeet by Brooke Fraser


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    Nov 12 2014, 7:43pm

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    I want all those stuff! Watching the screening dates for signs of a move up, and in hopes of a marathon.

    I've been seeing lots of TORn Sibs, from many different countries talking about their local theaters having marathons of LOTR, the first two Hobbit movies, and then a BotFA showing at midnight. I'm personally not enthused by the thought of sitting in a theater, literally all day long. (Neither is my dog for that matter. He depends on me to take him outside every few hours for potty time.Tongue) Even if I was into it, movie marathons just don't seem to be a thing where I live. I mean, maybe I'm out of the loop, but I've never heard about any theater near me, much less my preferred theater doing stuff like that for any movie franchise.

    I figure, I'll just wait until my aunt visits in December and then she, my parents and I can all sit down and do an at-home marathon of the two Hobbit EEs and then we'll go see BotFA on the 19th.

    P.S. I was surprised how much my dad liked the elves when we went to see DOS in theaters. He isn't a Tolkien "fan" like I am and he said that he didn't realize until he saw DOS that the elves can and will kick butt when they have to. He said he thought they all just sat around looking pretty, like the elves in Rivendell, LOL, so he was really impressed with all of the elven fight scenes, especially Leggy's. With all of the elven butt-kicking that will happen in BotFA, I think he's in for a good time!Wink

    "There's distraction buzzing in my head,
    Saying in the shadows it's easier to stay.
    But I've heard rumors, of true reality.
    Whispers of a well-lit way.

    When the world has fallen out from under me,
    I'll be found in You, still standing.
    When the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees,
    When time and space are through.
    I'll be found in You."
    ~Shadowfeet by Brooke Fraser


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    Nov 12 2014, 9:00pm

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         New glimpse of Thranduil in BotFA TV spot #2 [In reply to]  

    It's brief but it's really good shot of him, IMO. Talk about smoulder...BlushHeartLaugh

    https://twitter.com/...s/532623156494614528

    "There's distraction buzzing in my head,
    Saying in the shadows it's easier to stay.
    But I've heard rumors, of true reality.
    Whispers of a well-lit way.

    When the world has fallen out from under me,
    I'll be found in You, still standing.
    When the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees,
    When time and space are through.
    I'll be found in You."
    ~Shadowfeet by Brooke Fraser


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    Lorien

    Nov 12 2014, 9:21pm

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    clicky


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    Nov 12 2014, 9:23pm

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    I got a screencap of the brief moment of fabulousness.Smile

    One of the whole scene. Looks like the troops are marching by. Maybe headed to the mountain?


    And one focused on the King by himself. That perfect skin! That platinum hair! Those icy-blue eyes! *swoon*BlushHeart


    "There's distraction buzzing in my head,
    Saying in the shadows it's easier to stay.
    But I've heard rumors, of true reality.
    Whispers of a well-lit way.

    When the world has fallen out from under me,
    I'll be found in You, still standing.
    When the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees,
    When time and space are through.
    I'll be found in You."
    ~Shadowfeet by Brooke Fraser


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    Gondor


    Nov 12 2014, 9:55pm

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         *SQUEEEEEEE* Mariel what a great find already [In reply to]  

    So soon you found the screencap that goes with that TV spot HeartHeartHeart

    Too bad there was no Thranduil in the first TV spot eh?

    If your ears aren't pointy, you're doing it wrong.


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    Nov 12 2014, 9:57pm

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         You too Eruvandi, you guys are quick! [In reply to]  

    Love it!! Heart But that goes without saying really. He looks so aloof and Kingly in it. Maybe Gandalf just said something to Thranduil and he turns and gives Gandalf the 'What did you just say to me?' look ShockedTongue

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    Nov 12 2014, 10:05pm

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         Same thoughts afer reading the interview [In reply to]  

    My thought exactly when I read this passage!



    In Reply To
    Have you noticed in that interview:

    ... Even if they are elves, they have some defects. They are not perfect. They make mistakes, they are fighting among themselves and sometimes they fight their own king ...

    it would explain a scene from the trailer?


    Plus this:



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    Lee Pace - This is a very interesting relationship, because she and I have a lot of scenes together. Tauriel is the head of my guard, my special forces within the Black Forest. It is a ruthless killer, someone I like. And what happens in the last film is very complicated.


    Already was I brewing on different theories of what could possible transpire between Thranduil and Tauriel in BOFA. But now LP confirms it himself, whatever happens between them it won't be pretty! And LP referring to Elves making mistakes and sometimes even fighting their own King..... has that happend before in the Silm that he is referring to? Or might this be another plot twist in the Thranduil/Tauriel relationship? Shocked

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    Nov 12 2014, 10:07pm

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         Thanks Mariell for adding the link to the entire interview [In reply to]  

    What a great read!!

    Unfortunately I don't have much time to reply to any of the posts in TA. And by the time I do, it will be tomorrow late afternoon/evening and we're probably already in TA no. 24 Smile But I will get back to it!

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    Nov 12 2014, 10:14pm

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    Hey thanks for posting it. I had seen it before but didn't save the piccie and couldn't find it anymore. I always imagined the Mitrhil to cover his entire upper body Tongue

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    Nov 12 2014, 10:56pm

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    Upside down kitty is so cute! I love snow leopards! Squeee!Heart

    Oh...uh...the Thranduil art is nice too.Blush I've always loved evankart's style of drawing.Smile

    "There's distraction buzzing in my head,
    Saying in the shadows it's easier to stay.
    But I've heard rumors, of true reality.
    Whispers of a well-lit way.

    When the world has fallen out from under me,
    I'll be found in You, still standing.
    When the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees,
    When time and space are through.
    I'll be found in You."
    ~Shadowfeet by Brooke Fraser


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    Nov 12 2014, 10:57pm

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    "There's distraction buzzing in my head,
    Saying in the shadows it's easier to stay.
    But I've heard rumors, of true reality.
    Whispers of a well-lit way.

    When the world has fallen out from under me,
    I'll be found in You, still standing.
    When the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees,
    When time and space are through.
    I'll be found in You."
    ~Shadowfeet by Brooke Fraser


    Eruvandi
    Tol Eressea


    Nov 12 2014, 11:06pm

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    So much fuzzy leopard cuteness and sleek, Thranduil hotness! I love that pic of the snow leopard peeking over the log!Heart It makes it hard not to picture Thranduil looking at you with the same mischievous look in his eyes...BlushBlushBlushHeart *THUD*

    "There's distraction buzzing in my head,
    Saying in the shadows it's easier to stay.
    But I've heard rumors, of true reality.
    Whispers of a well-lit way.

    When the world has fallen out from under me,
    I'll be found in You, still standing.
    When the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees,
    When time and space are through.
    I'll be found in You."
    ~Shadowfeet by Brooke Fraser


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    Nov 12 2014, 11:29pm

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    I agree that I thought that same thing as you all when I read those passages, but the translation from French to English is still pretty rough. I'd really like to see LP's exact, non-translated words were before I try to draw any conclusions from this, in its current form.

    "There's distraction buzzing in my head,
    Saying in the shadows it's easier to stay.
    But I've heard rumors, of true reality.
    Whispers of a well-lit way.

    When the world has fallen out from under me,
    I'll be found in You, still standing.
    When the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees,
    When time and space are through.
    I'll be found in You."
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    Nov 12 2014, 11:35pm

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    We first put wigs and ears, and he exclaimed: "Wow, yes! It's him! ". [Wow! PJ was bowled over eh? Can you imagine the spontaneous ovary explosions when LP first appeared in full Thranduil regalia?]


    Yes, yes I can!Laugh They probably found that the ladies in the room were suddenly speechless...and drooling.Wink And can you imagine what it was like for every female (maybe some males tooTongue) in viewing/hearing distance when he went in front of the camera and delivered his first lines? Thudding everywhere!LaughLaugh

    "There's distraction buzzing in my head,
    Saying in the shadows it's easier to stay.
    But I've heard rumors, of true reality.
    Whispers of a well-lit way.

    When the world has fallen out from under me,
    I'll be found in You, still standing.
    When the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees,
    When time and space are through.
    I'll be found in You."
    ~Shadowfeet by Brooke Fraser


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    Nov 13 2014, 2:46am

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    just felt he needed some justice, somewhat like Thranduil needs justiceFrown so I feel for himBlush *evil snertles at the PB-Fili*



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    Re your Silmmie notation: Just so you know, I've noticed your Silm thoughts on Tumblr and read them all. They're very good! Smile

    Why, thank you, Eruvandi! I hope to get around to some real expositions *ahem plain old plotpoint ramble* after i'm done.



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    Speaking of the Silm, I actually finished it last night and I'm now skimming over the tables, pronunciation guide, and index of names. Around the time when we were supposed to start the Akallabeth I was starting to feel like, "This has been great and I've enjoyed reading it, but I'm sooooo ready to finish this book!" and decided to just go on and read ahead of the schedual. I guess the reason for that feeling is that, since the trailer came out and we're now little more than a month away from BotFA, I've been wanting to read The Hobbit one more time before I see the movie and with my slow reading speed and the limited time I have for reading lately, I have to give myself enough time to get through it. I'll still be watching the read-along on Tumblr and trying to see if I can draw something for the leftover Bingo prompts though.

    I've done with the Akallabeth quite a bit agoBlush the rest of it is for leisurely research and catch up to me. And yes, I'm thinking of having another go at TH the book before I sit down to BotFA too. Go us!



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    For relevance, I noticed there was a little reference to Thranduil near the last few pages of the final chapter. It wasn't much. Just a couple of paragraphs talking about how Sauron had started to rise again in Dol Guldur and put his shadow over Mirkwood which contained the realm of King Thranduil, and how Thranduil's people held the evil at bay for awhile. Still, it was nice to see the Silm version of some of the background stuff that PJ has included in the movies.

    Yeah, that's really the Truly-short-summary-of-LotR-in-a-Flash. Oh, hey, did you know about the TORn LotR readalong/discussion starting 1st weekend of December?

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    Nov 13 2014, 2:57am

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         I'm with you on marathons but I would marathon TH [In reply to]  

    just to see DoS Thranduil on the big screen for the last timeBlush I don't like to kill my ZZZs and be uncomfy for such a long time usually, but just for Thranduil, I;d do it! Except, there's still no sign of a marathon at this time. There was one for AUJ/DOS last year.



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    P.S. I was surprised how much my dad liked the elves when we went to see DOS in theaters. He isn't a Tolkien "fan" like I am and he said that he didn't realize until he saw DOS that the elves can and will kick butt when they have to. He said he thought they all just sat around looking pretty, like the elves in Rivendell, LOL, so he was really impressed with all of the elven fight scenes, especially Leggy's. With all of the elven butt-kicking that will happen in BotFA, I think he's in for a good time!Wink

    Cool! And Thranduil definitely changed my sister's impression of Elves too, and Leggy's family in particular. They're not just Pretty! Wafters! and Leggy isn't the only action Elf. Heart

    Question: He didn't like the Elf action at Helm's Deep? tbh, I thought the Lothlorien contingent was really superfluous and just to bring some glam to a gloomy affair is all.Evil



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    Nov 13 2014, 3:05am

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    I hope we at least get to see Moose as himself in the BotFA EE appendices, whenever it is that it gets released next year. I hope we get to see footage of LP falling off the animatronic elk too.EvilTongue

    Moose definitely deserve recognition for his work too (maybe someday he'd come up with a "Memoirs of my days as the Elvenking's Elk"). And how can we not have that footage?Evil

    And for relevance.






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    Nov 13 2014, 3:07am

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    It makes it hard not to picture Thranduil looking at you with the same mischievous look in his eyes...BlushBlushBlushHeart *THUD*





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    Nov 13 2014, 3:08am

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    Seen this guy before?

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    Nov 13 2014, 3:09am

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    Thanks, mariel!

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    Nov 13 2014, 3:14am

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    no wonder this sellsLaugh


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    Nov 13 2014, 3:17am

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    of getting to BotFA before even seeing the actual transcriptEvil Gah, December (still) can't get here soon enoughCrazy

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    Nov 13 2014, 3:18am

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    And can you imagine what it was like for every female (maybe some males tooTongue) in viewing/hearing distance when he went in front of the camera and delivered his first lines? Thudding everywhere!LaughLaugh

    I am thudded just thinking about itCrazyBlushAngelic


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    Nov 13 2014, 3:22am

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         Thanks, stn5. Also, found the small series of images [In reply to]  

    On this blog post

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    Nov 13 2014, 3:28am

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    A one-stop resource with the full GIF and HR screenies of every frame in the all-too-brief sceneHeart Now all we need is one of Thranduil speaking, and my THUD will be completeBlush



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    Nov 13 2014, 3:35am

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         Thanks, mariel! The fan artists are certainly industrious! [In reply to]  

    I opened tumblr to these!

    GIF - full-scene, coloured saturation manip'd
    GIF - Thranduil isolated
    GIF - isolated and eyes!

    Pretty!


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    Nov 13 2014, 3:36am

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    Thranduil is taking over command of Dale or moving out. Wonder which is it?

    And is he on Bubba? Or just standing on rubble? Enquiring minds wanna, nay, NEED to know!

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    Nov 13 2014, 3:45am

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    Nov 13 2014, 3:48am

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    I can't imagine Thranduil not strutting one himself.

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    Nov 13 2014, 3:51am

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    I put up a new thread about it here

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    Nov 13 2014, 3:59am

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    (Viddie clicky) Still no word has he uttered. I'm happy for any new images, but they sure are feeding us bits.Crazy

    There's another TV too. Númenórean shared both links here

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    Nov 13 2014, 5:36am

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    Thank you, I'm still trying to figure out all the forum functions here, hehe...

    Love this thread!


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    Nov 13 2014, 5:38am

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    of the screenie here

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    Nov 13 2014, 5:47am

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    (Viddie clicky) Still no word has he uttered. I'm happy for any new images, but they sure are feeding us bits.Crazy

    There's another TV too. Númenórean shared both links here

    (ETA: Oops! threadlock imminent!)



    Just stunning...and of course beautiful!

    I notice that Thorin looks reeeeally pale, dragon illness? Sad...


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    Nov 13 2014, 5:47am

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    Smile Might help to check out the FAQs... eh, but for a quickie guide for TA, look at this: "IMPORTANT README for TA posters: Information on posting, and adding images"

    And be careful of postdeath by threadlock (info in the lexicon in the OP - first post in the thread) Enjoy yourself!


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    Nov 13 2014, 5:52am

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         Well, in the book [In reply to]  


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    Just stunning...and of course beautiful!

    I notice that Thorin looks reeeeally pale, dragon illness? Sad...

    [spoiler start]since Thorin shot the arrow at the unnamed banner bearer, I can live with it if they change it up to shooting at Thranduil. The disagreeable Dwarf's going to miss anywayLaugh[spoiler end]

    I can't disagree with your assessment of this image Angelic

    Re Thorin's paleness... perhaps? I'm trying not to read too much into the trailer shots... you know how misleading they can beCrazy

    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Nov 13 2014, 8:27am

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         *looks around... coast seemed clear* aaaaaand here's the GIF [In reply to]  


    *crossed fingers for postdeath avoidance*

    "I'll say dark and gritty, which, with the Elvenking, translates as Hot and Sexy. Cool" - vanima ephel



    I fancy myself an ME BFF (Book/Film Fan) Smile
    (Aaaaand a gushy Thranduil fangurl before The Hobbit movies; still a gushy Thranduil fangurl through them. Laugh)

    Heart Thranduil Appreciation
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    "BoFA"= The Battle || "BotFA"/"tBotFA" = The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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    Middle-earth dispatches out of the lurkmirk




    dernwyn
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    Nov 13 2014, 11:37am

    Post #211 of 211 (423 views)
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         Heh heh heh! [In reply to]  

    Doing a little very-early-morning (at least, my time) final pics, eh? Wink

    How in the world does that critter hold its head up, with that rack! Shocked

    Okay, Thralls - time for number TWO DOZEN! Laugh


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