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Thranduil Appreciation Thread Part XI



Lurker in the Mirk
Valinor


Aug 26 2014, 10:54am


Views: 6685
     Thranduil Appreciation Thread Part XI

Time for Elevensies, or is that HeartElvensies?Angelic Here comes the TAXI!

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!

(Clicky! wallpaper fanart)



The Thranduil Appreciation thread count:
I (Originating thread and II by Rowan Greene)
II
III
IV
V
VI
VII (Thread by Eruvandi)
VIII
IX
X




Credit goes to Eowyn of Penns Woods for the "official" Thranduil Thrall moniker.




Thranduil Appreciation Lexicon
Tongue

  • Bubba: Nickname of Thranduil's beloved War-Elk
  • 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. (Helpful reference for the threadlard inspired: "The TA (very) Quickie Help/TIPS for adding IMAGES and POSTING") See also "Pretty!"
  • GotG: Guardians of the Galaxy. That movie in August 2014 with LP in it
  • HCF: Halt and Catch Fire. LP's 2014 TV series.
  • LA: 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
  • Oropher: Father of Thranduil
  • Orry/Oro: affectionate diminutive of Oropher
  • PD: Pushing Daisies. LP's 2007/2008 TV series.
  • Peckish Thrall: Avandel's TA humour panels ala Peckish Owl (So this is new, sue me. I'm just pre-emptively perpetuating something that's an eventuality Angelic)
  • Pretty!: Surely self-explanatory? See also "Woodland Weekend"
  • 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)
  • 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. 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 this tip about avoiding post-death while threadtipping). See also "Threadlock"
  • TW: Thrall Wars. An ongoing bit of silliness in the Fan Art board ribbing everything in and about the Thralldoms of Thranduil and that disagreeable (among other things) Dwarf (see "T&T"). Only one thing is sure: nothing and no one is safe Evil Think of it as vicarious authorly pretensions in miniature ping-pong mode, usually between Avandel and yours truly... Morphing into a 3-player mahjong game with Kerewyn dipping her toes inHeart
  • Woodland Weekend: 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!"


  • Keeping track of the appreciation
    Caught off-guard at how much you've missed? 1 simple click will ensure you won't miss another update again. Put this thread on watch! Locate the "Watch thread" button to the top and right of this post (button 3 of the 5 threads buttons you see) and click it.

    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'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


    "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


    Aug 26 2014, 11:26am


    Views: 5777
         A Look Back At The Past TA Threads

    So I was looking through the locked thread OPs to be sure we don't repeat OP images, and thought these were some interesting (to me) stats.



    Thread I. Started Jan 26. Locked Feb 8. 401 replies.


    Thread II. Started Feb 8. Locked Apr 12. 214 replies


    Thread III. Started Apr 12. Locked May 5. 209 replies


    Thread IV. Started May 5. Locked May 25. 218 replies


    Thread V. Started May 25. Locked Jun 21. 233 replies


    Thread VI. Started Jun 21. Locked Jul 1. 205 replies


    Thread VII. Started Jul 1. Locked Jul 17. 209 replies


    Thread VIII. Started Jul 17. Locked Aug 9. 206 replies


    Thread IX. Started Aug 9. Locked Aug 17. 221 replies


    Thread X. Started Aug 18. Locked Aug 26. 206 replies



    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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


    (This post was edited by Silverlode on Aug 27 2014, 10:35am)


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 26 2014, 1:20pm


    Views: 5664
         Iterations of Thranduil's design




    source


    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


    "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


    Aug 26 2014, 1:30pm


    Views: 5642
         Psst! PD fans!



    because this!Heart


    And juz cos I am a fan of Neil Gaiman: Starz, Bryan Fuller Board Neil Gaiman's 'American Gods' (squee!)


    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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


    VValar
    Gondor


    Aug 26 2014, 1:42pm


    Views: 5650
         Great opening for the eleventh TA thread

    Thanks for starting the eleventh TA thread, Lurker!
    Where we can share our love for the amazing Heart Elven King Heart who has stolen many of hearts.


    So without further ado, let's get the party going (Thranduil approves)



    And keep on coming with all the great discussions and theories concerning all topics related to His Heart Fabulousness Heart

    Not to mention, posting wonderful pics of the Great Leader of the Heart Mirkwood Realm Heart It doesn't matter if they are re-posts. It's always a pleasure.

    Such as this one:



    Or this one *THUD*



    And there is more gorgeousness to come in the BotFA! *squeeeee*



    Where we can finally see him display his total bad-ass fighting skills by killing off dozens -nay- hundreds of Orcs (per fight)



    Without even so much as breaking a sweat OR causing any of his luminous, silky, golden(/silver Tongue) strands of hair to fall out of place


    Really, this Elf is amazing. And will be even more Amazing in the upcoming movie, you'll see (if that's even possible).

    And a special place for the SPAWN of the Great Elven Leader. Who clearly has inherited some of Daddy's best genesHeart



    We should all close our eyes for a moment and be thankful such Elves exsist and we're not blinded by the mere sight of them.



    Though some other 'unsavroy' characters (who come crashing into his home, get saved from a certain spider-related death and still do not have the decency to be grateful) might disagree.




    Yes Thranduil was schocked by this as well (the ungratefulness that is).Behold the shocked expression of our beloved King.



    Fortunately, Heart Thranduil Heart is not only handsome, amazing, fabulous, loving, caring, in possession of most amazing body, but he is also very WISE. Some may even call him Thranduil the WISE but that didn't sit so well with his cousin Celeborn, who is also known for his WISDOM and epicness (runs in the family). Therefor Thranduil rejected that title in all of his wisdom to leave some of the credit still upon Celeborn.
    However, in his un-paralelled wisdom, Thranduil showed the RUDE Dwarves mercy and let them stay in one of his *****accomodations. Because, he is just NICE like that.





    (This post was edited by VValar on Aug 26 2014, 1:45pm)


    Glorfindela
    Valinor


    Aug 26 2014, 2:41pm


    Views: 5626
         Gorgeous pix – many thanks

    I hope the film-makers take due note of the huge following Thranduil has and give him a substantial role in the film – more so than in DOS!

    I think he (and Beorn) should be on a par with Thorin, Bilbo and Gandalf in terms of importance to the story. Such a memorable character from the book, and so well played in the film…


    Avandel
    Half-elven


    Aug 26 2014, 4:45pm


    Views: 5631
         Ditto Beorn and Thranduil


    Just loved Mikael Persbrandt as Beorn.
    And thought I would post this blurb re Thranduil, as it contains one of the best quotes for me from the Hobbit, and I think we all want to hear LP say the line. Let us hope that PJ & co. are paying attention to the interest in Thranduil and Beorn!HeartHeartHeart
    (Well, yes, of course I want lots of Thorin, but that is probably a given all things considered....Angelic)

    http://askmiddlearth.tumblr.com/...793/thranduils-greed


    Quote

    ((This was a multi-question ask, so I blocked out the other questions to keep this post focused. Plus, it was really fun to go through and redact things, lol.))
    Not really… Of course, you’re free to interpret Thranduil’s character however you’d like, but there isn’t much in The Hobbit that supports this claim. Many readers think of Thranduil as greedy, and it’s all thanks to this quote:

    In ancient days they had had wars with some of the dwarves, whom they accused of stealing their treasure. It is only fair to say that the dwarves gave a different account, and said that they only took what was their due, for the elf-king had bargained with them to shape his raw gold and silver, and had afterwards refused to give them their pay. If the elf-king had a weakness it was for treasure, especially for silver and white gems; and though his hoard was rich, he was ever eager for more, since he had not yet as great a treasure as other elf-lords of old.

    Now, I admit, this whole paragraph makes Thranduil look pretty bad. But I honestly believe that the first half (the reference to ancient wars and conflicts between the dwarves and the elves) is actually a reference to Thingol. Since The Hobbit was written before Tolkien had cemented a lot of the Silmarillion stories, and certainly before he ever thought they’d be published, it’s very possible that he mixed Thingol’s story in with Thranduil. This theory is supported by the fact that, later on in the paragraph, Tolkien tells us that Thorin’s people weren’t involved with these old conflicts - if it wasn’t the dwarves of Moria, then it must have been the dwarves of Nogrod and Belegost, which were involved with the elves of the First Age.
    The second part of the quote explains that the reason Thranduil is interested in gold is because he sees it as a measure of his worth as a ruler. He compares his own treasure to the treasure amassed by the great elf-lords of the First Age. It’s not that he wants gold and jewels for the sake of having gold and jewels. He wants it because he believes it will prove that he is a great ruler. So it’s not really pure greed (at least, not greed for treasure.) All in all, the whole paragraph sounds worse than it actually is.
    Furthermore, Thranduil’s actions throughout the rest of the book suggest that he’s actually pretty willing to prioritize other issues over the accumulation of treasure. Yes, he responds to news of Smaug’s demise by marching straight for Erebor (where he thinks the treasure has been left unprotected.) But as soon as Bard’s messengers arrive, pleading for help with the wounded and homeless people of Esgaroth, he changes course and sends ahead food and supplies, arriving with his people to help rebuild the town. And later, when Bard suggests they attack the dwarves before they’ve had a chance to prepare for battle, Thranduil refuses, sayingLong will I tarry, ere I begin this war for gold.”
    Basically, while Thranduil likes treasure (who doesn’t), he isn’t portrayed as caring for gold and jewels above all else. He is willing to put aside the promise of treasure in order to help his friends, and even to avoid a fight with his enemies/not-really-friends.
    SOURCES: The Hobbit




    "If this is to end in fire, then we will all burn together" - Thorin, The Desolation of Smaug.

    Thorinitis: Just that smokey barbecue sizzle on a bed of hot embers on a chill autumn night voice making you do things.




    Glorfindela
    Valinor


    Aug 26 2014, 4:52pm


    Views: 5607
         Thank you for posting that, Avandel!

    Hope we see more of Beorn! His eyes are blue in this picture, though – strange, but I think the slightly weird brown eyes work really well on him, perhaps because a shape-shifter is not actually human, and one expects him to look a bit weird?

    I also wouldn't mind more of Bard (as well as Thranduil and Beorn). He is very well played by Luke Evans, although his role is more 'straight' since he is human…


    BlackFox
    Half-elven


    Aug 26 2014, 5:56pm


    Views: 5585
         Some of the images in your A Look Back At The Past TA Threads post are not showing

    Those of threads II, VIII and X.


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    To see a world in a grain of sand,
    And a heaven in a wild flower,
    Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
    And eternity in an hour.
    - William Blake, Auguries of Innocence


    ltnjmy
    Rivendell


    Aug 26 2014, 6:31pm


    Views: 5579
         Loved this Posting VValar

    I am so pumped about Thrandy's badass fighting skills ! Smile

    Liked this:
    shocked by this as well (the ungratefulness that is).Behold the shocked expression of our beloved King. Heart Evil


    Ataahua
    Superuser / Moderator


    Aug 26 2014, 7:22pm


    Views: 5589
         In our FAQs we ask people to not hotlink to images.

    Not only does it use the source site's bandwidth for no benefit to them, but it can also make images unviewable (as in the thread above). In the past, we've also had instances of a hotlinked image being automatically replaced with very non-family-friendly images as a lesson to those who would hotlink (and one of those disgusting images is still clear in my mind 10 years later).

    Here is the relevant section in the FAQs:


    10. We practice general rules of "netiquette" here, including NOT POSTING IN ALL CAPS (it's considered shouting) and not 'hotlinking' directly to pictures on another website (it uses up their bandwidth which is costing them money). If you want to post pictures without hotlinking, please refer to the FAQ on this Welcome Board for recommended methods. For more on netiquette, visit Wikipedia's Netiquette entry. Scroll down for netiquette specific to message boards.

    Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
    Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
    Men: "Pretty rings..."
    Sauron: "Mine's better."

    "Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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    VValar
    Gondor


    Aug 26 2014, 9:27pm


    Views: 5579
         From your post in the previous thread


    Quote
    No wonder all THIRTEEN Dwarves had such TROUBLE keeping on the straight and narrow of a simply straight path.



    You're post sooo made me think of this wonderful Oakentoon:



    The LARGE version:
    http://i3.photobucket.com/...814d2d8.jpg~original


    (This post was edited by VValar on Aug 26 2014, 9:28pm)


    VValar
    Gondor


    Aug 26 2014, 9:36pm


    Views: 5534
         I hear you

    And (of course) I totally agree with your reasoning. I really do hope they make Thranduil's part in BotFA substantial bigger (bigger than Legolas' or Tauriel's). I really feel we were deprived of Thranduil a bit in DOS, I hope PJ makes up for it in the next film.
    Besides the obvious role he has to play in the final instalment, I hope we also see a lot more father/son interaction. Why else include Legolas, if his relationship with is father is not further explored. I don't want to see two very different and seperate storylines of Thranduil/Legolas but rather more intertwined (it would seem logical to me).


    VValar
    Gondor


    Aug 26 2014, 9:40pm


    Views: 5547
         Thanks for sharing that link

    Heart Liked reading it a lot.


    And YES please!

    In Reply To



    And thought I would post this blurb re Thranduil, as it contains one of the best quotes for me from the Hobbit, and I think we all want to hear LP say the line. Let us hope that PJ & co. are paying attention to the interest in Thranduil and Beorn!HeartHeartHeart



    Eruvandi
    Tol Eressea


    Aug 26 2014, 11:03pm


    Views: 5530
         Number XI!

    Already? Wow, I’m still only halfway through the posts from the last thread! (Though, I should really be used to this by nowWink)

    Anyway, in brief response to some things in the old thread:

    This post:

    Thanks so much Elciryamo for your insight into Thranduil’s fighting style. Very interesting!

    This post:

    @Cirashala: Nice theory re the Ring possibly exacerbating/causing the dragon sickness! This is something I shall have to think about further.

    This post:

    @Kerewyn, that ACMI thing you’re going to sounds fascinating! I’d love to hear about once it’s over if you’d like to share with us. Smile

    Re the soundtrack: Awesome! Hope you enjoy it! Did you know that the booklet is actually interactive? If you have a smart phone and you get this Water Tower music app, you can open the app, point your phone’s camera at different pages and unlock special, hidden content! Even if your phone doesn’t do that kind of thing, TORn showed some of the stuff you can unlock as well as how to use the app, etc, in this little Unboxing Hobbit DOS soundtrack video. I tried it myself when I got the soundtrack and it’s pretty fun to figure out which pages have hidden stuff.Cool

    Re the Sydney Comic Con: They’re going to have Orlando?! *skims through guest list* AND they’ve got Stephen Hunter, Dean O’Gorman, and people from Warehouse 13 and Eureka?!(my two fave Syfy Channel shows) ARG!! Not fair!Frown

    This post:
    @Avandel: Ooooh, pretty pics! That purple tinted one with Leggy and Thrandy riding through Mirkwood is actually one I’ve been looking for for a long time! I had seen it way back some time last year on another site, loved it, but then forgot to save it and totally lost track of it and hadn’t seen it since. I’m glad someone was able to find it even if it isn’t very big. Thanks! *saves pic* I also love that other one below it. Heart *saves that one too*
    Re this post: Nice Frozen reference in that last pic, LOL! Laugh



    Ok, back to reading posts!


    P.S. found this on Twitter: https://twitter.com/...s/500779766593880064



    "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"



    Eruvandi
    Tol Eressea


    Aug 26 2014, 11:30pm


    Views: 5522
         Ditto all the way


    Quote
    Hope we see more of Beorn! His eyes are blue in this picture, though – strange, but I think the slightly weird brown eyes work really well on him, perhaps because a shape-shifter is not actually human, and one expects him to look a bit weird?


    More Beorn would be very nice, and I agree, the slightly weird brown eyes give him a good not-quite-human feel. Speaking of which, is it just me, or are they also making his eyes a bit bigger than normal along with changing the color?

    More Bard would be great too! I really like what they've done with him.Cool

    "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"



    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 26 2014, 11:42pm


    Views: 5527
         Gah! They looked fine in preview

    Thanks for the headsup, BlackFox


    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


    "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


    Aug 26 2014, 11:45pm


    Views: 5541
         But Attaahua, all these images were uploaded from local dr, no hotlinking at all

    CrazyAnd as I said to BlackFox, everything looked fine in preview. What's going on?


    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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


    Glorfindela
    Valinor


    Aug 26 2014, 11:59pm


    Views: 5539
         Yes

    I think Beorn's eyes do look a bit bigger and slightly (but not too much) weirder than human eyes. The colour is also a beautiful, though strange brown.

    And yes, definitely more Bard – he's also being played by a very good actor and they've got the expansion of his role spot on, I think. (The bit where he is reciting the poem in the film is one of my favourites in DoS – haunting and beautifully done.)


    In Reply To
    More Beorn would be very nice, and I agree, the slightly weird brown eyes give him a good not-quite-human feel. Speaking of which, is it just me, or are they also making his eyes a bit bigger than normal along with changing the color?

    More Bard would be great too! I really like what they've done with him.Cool



    Ataahua
    Superuser / Moderator


    Aug 27 2014, 12:59am


    Views: 5533
         Hmm.

    If you're loading them from your computer (which I think is what you mean by 'local dr'), then have you double-checked that they aren't oversized? I'm not certain, but there might be an automatic block on loading images directly from your computer if they're too big (which I know can happen when someone tries to load an oversized avatar image).

    The image size guidelines are in our FAQs in the Welcome section.

    If the images aren't oversized, then I can only reaffirm that computers are designed to be frustrating.

    Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
    Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
    Men: "Pretty rings..."
    Sauron: "Mine's better."

    "Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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    Avandel
    Half-elven


    Aug 27 2014, 1:14am


    Views: 5554
         *waves to Eruvandi*

    There's a post for you on the Thorin appreciation thread, hope those are new images (yeah, OT, but you so nice about the RA heads-upHeartHeartHeart). I hope one day I can find the larger versions of the T & L art! Loved those.

    And just because:







    This is pretty OT, but after all there be dragons, and just thought it was SO COOL:



    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 27 2014, 1:28am


    Views: 5533
         Yes, from the compie and upload size were definitely all legit

    Can't even complete upload if the filesize is more than 48.6KB and all mine were much much less than that. Attaahua, could you edit the post and add back the messed up images? I presume once in edit mode, the inline attachments should show as well - the files are all named for the thread OP pic they were from. But just in case, here are the missing ones, uploaded again. Thanks!
    II

    VIII

    X

    *clicks post reply with fingers crossed*

    ETA: See! It works now! And they are the exact same files in the post!Crazy


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    Avandel
    Half-elven


    Aug 27 2014, 1:36am


    Views: 5524
         Bard isn't blowing me away but I like him a lot

    If that makes any sense. I particularly like (besides the prophecy reading) the looks Bard gives the dwarves when they first meet, re knowing the story Balin is spinning smells like those dead fishCool. And I really like the expression of desperation in the trailer when Bard was talking to Thorin, because it was so anguished - e.g. a single brief scene and he's begging for Thorin to make a different choice, almost, which I found moving - so much being said through the eyes.

    Think there will be plenty of Bard - and I bet Beorn is kept hidden until the film release, but OK by me - don't need everything spoiled. I am sure Beorn will define epic, in the end.

    "If this is to end in fire, then we will all burn together" - Thorin, The Desolation of Smaug.

    Thorinitis: Just that smokey barbecue sizzle on a bed of hot embers on a chill autumn night voice making you do things.




    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 27 2014, 7:21am


    Views: 5496
         LoL! Well, at least this shows even the staunchest of Dwarf sympathiser

    admitted to the direction-challengedness of Thorin and Company SlySlySly It is not often The Peckish Owl take a break from Dwarf elevating and talk some truthFrownTongue

    Thanks, VValar! This made my crappy day.Smile


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    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 27 2014, 7:24am


    Views: 5518
         *THUDDERING THUD THUd THud Thud thud*


    Quote
    And keep on coming with all the great discussions and theories concerning all topics related to His Heart Fabulousness Heart

    Not to mention, posting wonderful pics of the Great Leader of the Heart Mirkwood Realm Heart It doesn't matter if they are re-posts. It's always a pleasure.

    Keep 'em comin!HeartHeart



    Quote
    Fortunately, Heart Thranduil Heart is not only handsome, amazing, fabulous, loving, caring, in possession of most amazing body, but he is also very WISE. Some may even call him Thranduil the WISE but that didn't sit so well with his cousin Celeborn, who is also known for his WISDOM and epicness (runs in the family). Therefor Thranduil rejected that title in all of his wisdom to leave some of the credit still upon Celeborn.
    However, in his un-paralelled wisdom, Thranduil showed the RUDE Dwarves mercy and let them stay in one of his *****accomodations. Because, he is just NICE like that.



    This!Heart





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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 27 2014, 7:30am


    Views: 1376
         *waves* Hi Glorfindela


    Quote
    I hope the film-makers take due note of the huge following Thranduil has and give him a substantial role in the film – more so than in DOS!

    I think he (and Beorn) should be on a par with Thorin, Bilbo and Gandalf in terms of importance to the story. Such a memorable character from the book, and so well played in the film…

    Totally agree here. It's really starting to sound old, but I wish the film-makers had given us more of Thranduil in DOS as well, instead of added *cough*extra strenuous*cough*stuff. Thranduil vs Thorin was great and I believe I'm not the only one wanting more of that over added
    *cough*extra strenuous*cough*stuff.




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

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 27 2014, 7:33am


    Views: 1388
         Ditto on Glorfindela's post and everyone's dittos... except

    I am a little concerned re the teaser the seemingly expanded role of Bard (which I personally also am not all that blown away with though I like Bard in the book, whatever bits we got). I just hope it doesn't mean taking away time from Thranduil.


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

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 27 2014, 7:47am


    Views: 1389
         This


    Quote
    Besides the obvious role he has to play in the final instalment, I hope we also see a lot more father/son interaction. Why else include Legolas, if his relationship with is father is not further explored. I don't want to see two very different and seperate storylines of Thranduil/Legolas but rather more intertwined (it would seem logical to me).

    After reading in an interview of RA (I think) where father and son relationship was supposed to be the focus in DOS, I am confounded by the glaring lack of it, especially for Thranduil and Legolas. Was also looking forward to Thror/Thrain/Thorin time, but nope, it was incidential. Gloin got Gimli's portrait in his locket. Aww, how sweet? But that's cursory, not focus. And Thranduil and Legolas? Their relationship was a footnote in their expanded interactions with SOME OTHER character.


    I will exclude Bard and Bain since that was so overtly written into the story it's not even funny. Well, at least
    the pair of orcs were not overtly clearly established as related either. So looking through the field that leaves us... yes, amazingly, the mostest father-son like interaction... thing... hint after all that's said and done is Gloin and his locket. Crazy

    Really hoping the situation is remedied in BotFA though given the apparent focus to keep runtime on a leash, I am not hopeful. I love the EEs. I totally ditch the TEs as soon the EEs come out, but I am tired of banking on the EEs to patch gaps which shouldn't even have been in the TEs because the casual movie goer doesn't do EEs Mad




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    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

    =======
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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 27 2014, 7:49am


    Views: 1394
         *waves* Missing you around here!


    Quote
    Already? Wow, I’m still only halfway through the posts from the last thread! (Though, I should really be used to this by nowWink)

    I know the feelingTongue



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    BlackFox
    Half-elven


    Aug 27 2014, 8:09am


    Views: 1390
         I'm glad to have been of assistance

    We can't let a single image of Thranduil get lost, not to mention THREE, can we? Tongue


    ******************************
    To see a world in a grain of sand,
    And a heaven in a wild flower,
    Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
    And eternity in an hour.
    - William Blake, Auguries of Innocence


    Kerewyn
    Rohan


    Aug 27 2014, 8:16am


    Views: 1400
         Some responses to VValar from Thread X


    Quote
    much more silkier, smooth and ever-glowing than the curly, scruffy hair of his Dwarven companion.


    Them’s fighting words over at the Fan Art Thrall Wars threads!


    Quote
    Celeborn had silver/grey hair in the LotR


    And so he does! How ‘bout that. I had a screenshot that may have caught him in some warm mood lighting. Glad the filmies got it right.


    Gem on brow – OK maybe again I need to to question my eyesight! I don’t have a big enough image to crop and home in on clearly, but it looks like his warrior head piece (see snowy poster image) has a small white stone set in its



    Quote
    You have no idea how cool you just sounded.



    Yeah. Coolness personified, that’s me! So cool in fact that when I met Mirkwood ‘keeper of the keys’ Elf at an Auckland party last NY Eve, I was too shy to chat him up about his on-set experiences. (if you’ve been reading back, there’s a post on that in a very early TA thread)




    Lurker unless I am mistaken, you posted some images of delicious squid ink spaghetti! I was treated to this, home-cooked by a local, when visiting Sienna. (do I get ‘cool’ creds for that?) Also, very nice opening lettering. You have excelled yourself in this OP!


    Now to catch up and hail the TAXI!




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

    (This post was edited by Kerewyn on Aug 27 2014, 8:17am)


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 27 2014, 9:22am


    Views: 1407
         That would be unpardonable!

     
    Quote
    We can't let a single image of Thranduil get lost, not to mention THREE, can we? Tongue

    Hopefully Ataahua saw my appeal for help. Smile


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    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

    =======
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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 27 2014, 9:50am


    Views: 1388
         Squidderly tangle aka food resemblance to Avandel's misguided obsession


    Quote
    Lurker unless I am mistaken, you posted some images of delicious squid ink spaghetti! I was treated to this, home-cooked by a local, when visiting Sienna. (do I get ‘cool’ creds for that?) Also, very nice opening lettering. You have excelled yourself in this OP!

    Oh, you mean this? EvilTongueLaugh Cool cred dispensed upon attestation to visual
    semblance with hairy Dwarven tangle mess Angelic

    Thanks! you mean the
    image and its lettering? It was nothing really Blush there for the taking on DeviantArt.



    Quote
    Gem on brow – OK maybe again I need to to question my eyesight! I don’t have a big enough image to crop and home in on clearly, but it looks like his warrior head piece (see snowy poster image) has a small white stone set in its

    Eh, perhaps some suitably sized imageHeart might help? Here's that uber LARGE hi-res image I posted in the OP for IX


    It's a longish green stone. I like how the whole shape of the stone and the filigree holding it resembles a Mallorn leaf like the brooches the fellowship were gifted with in Lothlorien, the only place they grew in during TA in ME. Ties in nicely with the Elven appreciation of Mallorns.

    Hail the TAXI!



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    VValar
    Gondor


    Aug 27 2014, 9:58am


    Views: 1355
         Forgot his contacts?

     

    In Reply To
    More Beorn would be very nice, and I agree, the slightly weird brown eyes give him a good not-quite-human feel. Speaking of which, is it just me, or are they also making his eyes a bit bigger than normal along with changing the color?




    Maybe he wasn't wearing his contacts for filming just yet?


    VValar
    Gondor


    Aug 27 2014, 10:02am


    Views: 1380
         Pretty pics

    The second one is new to me with the different colouring *me like*


    And I hate to say this, but in the last artpic I kinda see BC in it instead of Thranduil *lol*


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 27 2014, 10:04am


    Views: 1367
         I thought the last was BC?

    seems like it is him to me


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    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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    VValar
    Gondor


    Aug 27 2014, 10:05am


    Views: 1348
         *snigger*

    Glad I could be of service. And you know what, I can so see this being an actual conversation *lol*


    DanielLB
    Immortal


    Aug 27 2014, 10:07am


    Views: 1903
         The pictures all have extra funky code attached to them which is why they are not showing.

    I've bolded the bit that is making them go wonky:

    Thread II:

    http://newboards.theonering.net/forum/gforum/perl/gforum.cgi?do=post_attachment;tempatt_id=18259;post_unique=4460591bbdabe3a210bebf1d9d518e2f;

    Thread VIII:

    http://newboards.theonering.net/forum/gforum/perl/gforum.cgi?do=post_attachment;tempatt_id=18266;post_unique=4460591bbdabe3a210bebf1d9d518e2f;

    Thread X:

    http://newboards.theonering.net/forum/gforum/perl/gforum.cgi?do=post_attachment;tempatt_id=18268;post_unique=4460591bbdabe3a210bebf1d9d518e2f;

    Whereas all the others are fine, and look something like this:

    http://newboards.theonering.net/forum/gforum/perl/gforum.cgi?do=post_attachment;postatt_id=11852;

    Sometimes Markup/HTML can do crazy things by itself, so it might just have been one of those glitches.



    VValar
    Gondor


    Aug 27 2014, 10:09am


    Views: 1375
         Ahh! *squeeee* THUD


    In Reply To
    Eh, perhaps some suitably sized imageHeart might help? Here's that uber LARGE hi-res image I posted in the OP for IX




    OMG! Didn't know there existed such a HUGE image of him *squeeee* HeartHeart
    And damn him for having even longer eyelashes than most girls. It's so perfect!
    Oh and now I can see the gem Kerewyn was talking about!


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 27 2014, 10:10am


    Views: 1363
         Par for course for the advanced editor function I guess

    Though none as funky as MS WORD Tongue Thanks much, DanielB. I hope Attaahua see this and can clean it up in a jiffy.


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    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 27 2014, 10:14am


    Views: 1347
         Yup! *snerkle*

    The Owl outdid herself for once.Heart


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

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    VValar
    Gondor


    Aug 27 2014, 10:15am


    Views: 1373
         Thanks to Lurker's fantastic High-Res pic....

    ...I now can see clearly the gem you were talking about.

    In the smaller pics I also thought there was something in the middle of his headpiece, but I couldnt quite get what it was. I thought it was a silver-shaped leaf of some sort. So you really have good eyes! And yes, that qualifies you for even more coolness Cool Even when you don't dare to speak with a random stranger who happen to have stepped onto the most amazing set in the last decade, you're still absolutely frozen Wink


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 27 2014, 10:15am


    Views: 1378
         Always do the clicky, rittle gelasshoppa


    Quote
    OMG! Didn't know there existed such a HUGE image of him *squeeee* HeartHeart
    And damn him for having even longer eyelashes than most girls. It's so perfect!
    Oh and now I can see the gem Kerewyn was talking about!

    I do try to link back to source for the images I put up because though it is a pain to dl, resize and upload to meet TORn guidelines, I would want to have the LARGEST resolution of any ThranduilHeart Pretty there is too.

    Re eyelashes: I know right? And cheekbones! Like so *THUD*

    (source)



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

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    VValar
    Gondor


    Aug 27 2014, 10:33am


    Views: 1365
         It was kind of a downer for me

      
    I really hope they will include more f/s quality time in BoFA. I found the entire Thranduil/Legolas interaction so very formal. And one would think, seeing as Elves experience emotions such as love and grief more deeply than any other race in ME, one would hold a little bit more affection for his son. If you didn't know much about the LotR/TH background, you wouldn't even have guessed Thranduil was Legolas' father until a much later scene. Missed opportunity if you ask me.
    So PJ if you're reading this.... you posses the powers that be to correct this little hiccup. We're counting on you Heart



    In Reply To

    Was also looking forward to Thror/Thrain/Thorin time, but nope, it was incidential




    Nope, barely there.

    Though I loved the scene with Gloin's locker, a little wink to the LoTR, I did seemed to make him the most affectionative of all thee fathers. That can't be right.


    (This post was edited by VValar on Aug 27 2014, 10:34am)


    Silverlode
    Forum Admin / Moderator


    Aug 27 2014, 10:40am


    Views: 1370
         Actually....

    it wasn't just the bits in bold, it was trying to give them img codes instead of inline codes. I took out the entire codes you showed and replaced them with markup codes for the relevant inline images and voila!

    My best guess as to the problem is that the little circle in the insert-image popup didn't get checked for "inline" and tried to insert them like a URL instead.

    Silverlode



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    VValar
    Gondor


    Aug 27 2014, 10:40am


    Views: 1373
         Nooo it hurts our eyeses

    Pfffft so not fair. In slowmotion those lashes look even better




    Lol at the inscription from your source page, saying
    Lee pace is perfect as Thranduil and if you don’t agree I just don’t know how to talk to you.


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 27 2014, 11:14am


    Views: 1355
         Yay Silverlode!

    At last all the images are showingHeart Thanks!

    I don't know what's up with the editor. I have tried selecting inline images where the uploaded image did not have inline checked and there's no way you can select such an image. And as I said to Blackfox, I could select and place them all, and even preview successfully. But what do I know. Hmm... if we were doing user acceptance. this would be an interesting scenario to test for sureTongue


    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 27 2014, 11:16am


    Views: 1325
         Yeah. REALLY REALLY hope we get to see the stuff we were suppose to see

    Crazy

    Just fingers crossed now


    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 27 2014, 11:18am


    Views: 1369
         *THUD*


    Quote
    Pfffft so not fair. In slowmotion those lashes look even better

    Oh boy, really want to see that slowmo on a BIG screen... can't wait for the DOS EE!!!HeartHeartHeart



    Quote
    Lol at the inscription from your source page, saying
    Lee pace is perfect as Thranduil and if you don’t agree I just don’t know how to talk to you.

    That is an irrefutable principle of nature
    Angelic


    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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    Silverlode
    Forum Admin / Moderator


    Aug 27 2014, 12:14pm


    Views: 1362
         Who knows....

    But the selection on the popup defaults to Image Location instead of Inline Image, so I think it must have somehow reverted to the default.

    I know that switching between Advanced and Basic editor in Edit Mode or Preview will make video-embed codes vanish completely, and also tends to play havoc when there is a combination of HTML and Markup in the post, so obviously there are some interesting little bugs in the system and you seem to have found one.

    Anyway, if you check your message not just in preview, but after it posts, and you see broken images like that again, at least you'll have 10 minutes to go in and edit the fake URLs into basic markup. Just go into Basic Editor, delete the fake link entirely and replace it with [inline filename.jpg] and that'll do it. Smile

    Silverlode



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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 27 2014, 1:10pm


    Views: 1413
         TORn Life Lesson Learned


    Quote
    Anyway, if you check your message not just in preview, but after it posts, and you see broken images like that again, at least you'll have 10 minutes to go in and edit the fake URLs into basic markup. Just go into Basic Editor, delete the fake link entirely and replace it with [inline filename.jpg] and that'll do it. Smile

    Definitely don't trust the preview 100%, and always check post-postSmile

    Thanks, Silverlode.



    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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


    Avandel
    Half-elven


    Aug 27 2014, 3:58pm


    Views: 1434
         Noblesse oblige, Kerewyn *waves*


    Quote
    Them’s fighting words over at the Fan Art Thrall Wars threads!


    Naw. A gentle DIFFERING opinion was left on the Thorin thread, but really, discussing whether Thorin has luscious spectacular amazing glorious epic hair is like talking about whether having lots of money is a good thing.Tongue

    Thorin's hair is something of the rarest beauty, although the same could be said for everything about him. The 'net just isn't big enough to hold all the accolades.HeartHeartHeartHeartHeart




    "If this is to end in fire, then we will all burn together" - Thorin, The Desolation of Smaug.

    Thorinitis: Just that smokey barbecue sizzle on a bed of hot embers on a chill autumn night voice making you do things.




    Eruvandi
    Tol Eressea


    Aug 27 2014, 5:32pm


    Views: 1371
         It is BC

    It's one of those Smaug/BC combos that Kinko-White seems to enjoy doing. (I love her work!Heart) That one is called Smaug the Golden and she says in the description area that she used BC as reference.Smile I just HeartHeartHeart how she actually made his eyes gold!Heart

    "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"



    Eruvandi
    Tol Eressea


    Aug 27 2014, 6:53pm


    Views: 1402
         So...much...pretty!

    These pics here and in the Thorin thread are awesome! Thanks Avandel!Heart *saves them all*Angelic

    That Tauriel pic is so pretty! I love it!Smile And the Legolas pic where he's looking over his shoulder...*giggles*...he's so cute!LaughHeartBlush I've always liked him in that pose because he looks so intense and handsome and those eyes! and...and... *squeeeee!, swoon and thudderly THUD* BlushBlushBlush The only thing better than that pic is this one which has both father and son pretty! in the same pic!Angelic



    "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"



    Eruvandi
    Tol Eressea


    Aug 27 2014, 7:51pm


    Views: 1375
         I've missed y'all too!

    I love the TA threads, but the post counts have a tendency of sneaking up on me! Like, when I turned off my laptop last night I had read all of the posts in this thread. Turn it on this morning and BOOM new posts everywhere! Lol!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"



    Eruvandi
    Tol Eressea


    Aug 27 2014, 9:20pm


    Views: 1368
         PS - re the other two pics

    *ahem* I got so caught up in swooning over my fave elves, I forgot that I had something to say about the other two pics!Blush Anyway...

    Re the Varda pic: It's very pretty! It looks like she's trailing stars behind her as she walks through the sky.Heart But I must say...*puts on Silm reading hat*...I find it interesting that the artist chose to give her a crescent moon necklace. Technically, Varda was involved in the creation of both the sun and the moon. After Yavanna and Nienna caused the two trees of Valinor to bring forth the last golden fruit and silver flower and they were hallowed by Manwe and put into their special vessels, they were given to Varda to become "lamps of heaven". Sooo, she should really have a necklace that has both the sun and the moon on it. But I digress...BlushEvil

    Re the Eowyn pic: Very nice! I love Kimberly 80's art!HeartHeartHeart Her pics are all practically photo-realistic and GORGEOUS and she's done lots of Thranduil pics.Angelic Although, I wonder if she models any of the characters after real-life actors because several of them look like someone specific. Her Eowyn at least, distinctly reminds me of Olivia Wilde.

    Also, her Beren looks like someone famous, I just can't think of who, as does her Yavanna, Fingolfin and others. Either way, they're still gorgeous and her version of Thingol has become the way that I picture him when I read the Silm, which is *cough* quite a nice way to picture him indeed!Blush Heart

    Speaking of Thingol, I'm definitely starting to see some parallels between him and Thranduil but I shall leave that for another post.Smile

    "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"



    (This post was edited by Eruvandi on Aug 27 2014, 9:21pm)


    Avandel
    Half-elven


    Aug 27 2014, 9:35pm


    Views: 1381
         oooh - any chance of the source info? *LOVE*

    Eruvandi - thank you - this is one of the finest 'shop job I've seen - just LOVE this. A thoughtfully done, BEAUTIFULLY composed piece - every detail is PERFECTION and with thought to the hues and textures of the forest, the fonts and use of text - IMO this is how it's done.
    HeartHeartHeartHeartHeart

    I bow to whoever made this. Happy you posted!

    I thought the image of Tauriel was gorgeous too! Glad you like those! I know I snark st T & L at times, but you should know the Bard scene with those two is on my "instant replay list" as is the river scenes of course. Love that running kick Tauriel does at Bard's, and happily she is a BELIEVABLE fighter - I understand more watching EL why PJ wanted her on board. LOL a more buxom wonder woman type (nothing against curves BTW) just wasn't going to work for this part - too Wonder Woman for ME elves. LOL maybe a female dwarf tho.

    And a few more for you, tho u may have seen these:



    OK, SOMEONE really likes Legolas LOL tho not sure this works - but a thought for us all.....Laugh


    PJ and his green screens *sigh* srsly, wasn't there a park or something they could have walked thru?Shocked





    And because this IS a TA thread:



    "If this is to end in fire, then we will all burn together" - Thorin, The Desolation of Smaug.

    Thorinitis: Just that smokey barbecue sizzle on a bed of hot embers on a chill autumn night voice making you do things.




    Avandel
    Half-elven


    Aug 27 2014, 10:05pm


    Views: 1361
         Fascinating - thank you!


    Quote
    ...I find it interesting that the artist chose to give her a crescent moon necklace. Technically, Varda was involved in the creation of both the sun and the moon. After Yavanna and Nienna caused the two trees of Valinor to bring forth the last golden fruit and silver flower and they were hallowed by Manwe and put into their special vessels, they were given to Varda to become "lamps of heaven". Sooo, she should really have a necklace that has both the sun and the moon on it.


    Fascinating. When the frenzy over BOFA has died down I look forward to wandering the Sil. The breadth of what Tolkien created is astounding!



    Just a random "goddess" picture, but I liked itSmile Reminds me of Galadriel's long fall of coat on the stairs at Rivendell.


    "If this is to end in fire, then we will all burn together" - Thorin, The Desolation of Smaug.

    Thorinitis: Just that smokey barbecue sizzle on a bed of hot embers on a chill autumn night voice making you do things.




    Eruvandi
    Tol Eressea


    Aug 27 2014, 10:57pm


    Views: 1357
         Not sure where I got it

    Oooh! More Leggy and Thrandy pretty! *saves all pics except for the strange too-many-Leggy-faces-Hobbit poster*Wink

    Re the pic I posted: It's been saved to my laptop for awhile now and I've lost track of where it came from. I thought it was deviantART but I just looked and couldn't find it again. However, I did stumble across this during my search:



    http://talaybaa.deviantart.com/art/Like-Father-Like-Son-383418617


    A different father/son pretty!Smile


    Quote
    you should know the Bard scene with those two is on my "instant replay list" as is the river scenes of course. Love that running kick Tauriel does at Bard's, and happily she is a BELIEVABLE fighter - I understand more watching EL why PJ wanted her on board.


    Yay! I love re-watching those too! Tauriel is quite good at kicking butt!Cool

    Now, this should be my 1,500th post, so goodbye Gondor, hello Grey Havens!Smile

    "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"



    Avandel
    Half-elven


    Aug 27 2014, 11:11pm


    Views: 1358
         Thank you for looking!

    I will keep an eye out!

    ShockedToo true - that movie poster one doesn't work, methinks, tho it's an interesting thought LOL.Laugh

    And now for a different take on the Elven King:


    And the real world Legolas:



    Eruvandi
    Tol Eressea


    Aug 27 2014, 11:51pm


    Views: 1370
         Y'know, it really says something for the TH makeup artists...


    Quote
    OMG! Didn't know there existed such a HUGE image of him *squeeee* HeartHeart
    And damn him for having even longer eyelashes than most girls. It's so perfect!
    Oh and now I can see the gem Kerewyn was talking about!


    ...That they can release a pic that's that big, with that kind of quality, and even if you zoom in close, you can't see makeup or the seam where the wig meets LP's real skin or anything. It just looks like a super-close-up, real-life Elven King!Angelic

    Re the gem in Thrandy's crown: For some reason I never thought to zoom in on that before. It's much narrower than I thought it was from a distance. Huh. I wonder what kind of gem it is?

    "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"



    Eruvandi
    Tol Eressea


    Aug 27 2014, 11:55pm


    Views: 1363
         *DROOL*

    *proceeds to stare at gif for way too long as Thranduil turns again and again and again and again and again and again and...*

    Now that's what I call smoulder!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"



    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 28 2014, 9:27am


    Views: 1326
         Pastabless oblige you mean


    Quote

    That dark tangle's just still looking like

    Tongue




    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


    "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


    Aug 28 2014, 9:28am


    Views: 1312
         Yeah, I know

    Nice work!


    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


    "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


    Aug 28 2014, 9:29am


    Views: 1329
         Seems like you're going to be slightly disappointed today.

    Not much new new Pretty! out there left untrawled I thinkFrown


    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


    "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


    Aug 28 2014, 9:32am


    Views: 1301
         That is a truly well done PS!

    Love love love! Thanks for sharing, Eruvandi.Heart


    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


    "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


    Aug 28 2014, 9:33am


    Views: 1309
         Looking forward to this!


    In Reply To
    Speaking of Thingol, I'm definitely starting to see some parallels between him and Thranduil but I shall leave that for another post.Smile

    And definitely reminded I still have catchup to do. Now where's Asfaloth when you need him?Evil




    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


    "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


    Aug 28 2014, 9:36am


    Views: 1309
         That second one... just... ROFL


    In Reply To

    Seems like someone might really be having it in for LeggyTongue

    Likes this

    Quote



    Interesting. Quite dragony
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    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


    "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


    Aug 28 2014, 9:38am


    Views: 1308
         *waves sendoff* Enjoy the havens, Eruvandi


    Quote
    Now, this should be my 1,500th post, so goodbye Gondor, hello Grey Havens!Smile

    Looks I should get there sometime next week-ish. Can't wait!






    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


    "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


    Aug 28 2014, 9:39am


    Views: 1310
         Liking the Ice-King/Uber Elemental vibe


    Quote

    Very faerie of the forest too with the roots and the long nailsHeart




    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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


    (This post was edited by Lurker in the Mirk on Aug 28 2014, 9:40am)


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 28 2014, 9:45am


    Views: 1319
         Yeah... it's amazing how well this still stands up to CLOSE scrutiny


    Quote
    ...That they can release a pic that's that big, with that kind of quality, and even if you zoom in close, you can't see makeup or the seam where the wig meets LP's real skin or anything. It just looks like a super-close-up, real-life Elven King!Angelic

    And Thranduil's features are.Still.Just.Flawless *THUD*Heart


    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


    "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


    Aug 28 2014, 9:53am


    Views: 1301
         Someone ordered "smoulder"?

    Angelic


    (source)


    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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


    VValar
    Gondor


    Aug 28 2014, 11:22am


    Views: 1296
         *THUD*

    I have a fetish for images with both father and son in it. Double pleasure Heart They look so good together, thnx for the wonderful pics.

    I found this image the other day *oof* its not natural. They resemble each other so much in this pic, don't you think?



    VValar
    Gondor


    Aug 28 2014, 11:24am


    Views: 1303
         *cries*

    Lurker, you've officially got me hooked on piccies of LP *squee*


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 28 2014, 11:29am


    Views: 1283
         *Muahahaha*

    So now you should go back through the threads and DL the LP Pretty! SmileAngelic


    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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


    VValar
    Gondor


    Aug 28 2014, 11:29am


    Views: 7289
         Icy Thranduil

    Even looks a bit scary like this. I'm getting a winter/fairy vibe off it, real nice Smile

    And real world Legolas isn't looking so bad either. Though for me he will forever be Legolas and my first on-screen Elven crush Heart



    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 28 2014, 11:31am


    Views: 7289
         Badass Legolas

    Clearly he has a great teacherSlyHeart


    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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


    VValar
    Gondor


    Aug 28 2014, 11:51am


    Views: 7288
         Obvious the best Elven-ninja teacher in ME

    How else would he have survived the War of the Ring without even a scratch on him?
    Thranduil must have put his precious Legolas on bootcamp when he saw his son being hurt by getting punched in the nose by a nast Orc. A good 60 years later and he too, just like his father, is practically invincible.

    Oh and *squee Squee SQUEE* at this adorable pic of Leggy with his horse



    VValar
    Gondor


    Aug 28 2014, 12:01pm


    Views: 7287
         Yes you got me hooked

    I guess I should. But in the meantime, I don't mind if you all keep the Prettiness coming in current thread Heart

    I know this is a repost, hope you don't mind Wink I think it should deserve a place in every new TA thread.



    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 28 2014, 12:09pm


    Views: 7303
         Obviously


    Legolas, you are grounded for intense personal combat training camp.


    ...Until you can counter 6 moves from the game-changing greatest swordsman in all ME, you will be confined to the Halls.


    Not even outdoor patrol?? But, Dad! I have to avenge my bloody nose.



    I have not finished. The grounding starts AFTER the war
    and after you've punched the bloody head off that offending orc!


    Yes.


    Now you have my permission to do what needs doing.




    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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


    (This post was edited by Lurker in the Mirk on Aug 28 2014, 12:11pm)


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 28 2014, 12:38pm


    Views: 7276
         The horizon's suddenly moved all the way back, hasn't it?

    Welcome to the Light sideAngelic

    Repeats are great. Like I say, the best fried rice uses day-old rice!Wink


    Suf's up! Here's Pretty! from The FallHeart

    source


    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


    "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


    Aug 28 2014, 12:54pm


    Views: 7275
         ... and then


    er, Dad?


    Yes, son?


    Do I get pointers before I set out?


    Pointers?


    Yeah. You know, so I don't get bloody-nosed again.


    Of course not.




    Proof yourself worthy of the camp.


    ... ... Yes, Dad.



    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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


    Rembrethil
    Tol Eressea


    Aug 28 2014, 5:40pm


    Views: 7249
         Hah!! That's great!!!

    Especially the One-Elf, Legolas poster. Though Legolas the dwarf's hair looks like it is on fire and made of smoke!!!

    Call me Rem, and remember, not all who ramble are lost...Uh...where was I?


    Avandel
    Half-elven


    Aug 28 2014, 9:50pm


    Views: 7244
         well, what can you expect


    Quote
    Not much new new Pretty! out there left untrawled I thinkFrown


    *Snigger* too weak to trawl from the chronic high-fiber dietFrown. Dwarves, of course, effortlessly discover treasureHeartHeartHeart.







    (Interesting concept....???)







    And, after all, Thranduil had the greatest treasure in all Middle Earth right in front of him, and was simply RUDEFrownFrownFrown.



    But at least we know Lee Pace himself loves Thorin....HeartHeartHeart








    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 29 2014, 1:53am


    Views: 7197
         Exactly, what can you expect


    Quote
    But at least we know Lee Pace himself loves Thorin....HeartHeartHeart


    against the appeal of a cute little cherub like that?


    Thranduil the wise and kind Elvenking doth offer aid to those in need, even scraggy beard dwarflings.



    But still, things change, even in a mere blink of Thranduil's breathtaking gaze


    The cute little shorty dwarf grew up... too bad he got too big for his little booties, attracts too much scruff, and gets too emo-ragy... ungrateful to boot.

    Still, Thranduil extended all the necessary courtesy and more.

    Quote
    And, after all, Thranduil had the greatest treasure in all Middle Earth right in front of him, and was simply RUDEFrownFrownFrown.



    Of course the magnificent King appreciates the grown-up Thorin.

    Right where he should be - in the dungeons or making messes somewhere else. One or the other, not both at the same time Tongue



    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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


    (This post was edited by Lurker in the Mirk on Aug 29 2014, 2:01am)


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 29 2014, 2:24am


    Views: 7220
         OT PSA: TORn LotR book discussion

    So I ventured into the Reading Room, and found this announcement! It's set for September so for all ye ready to jump in, or redip. Smile


    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


    "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


    Aug 29 2014, 8:20am


    Views: 7231
         Woodland Weekend!

    Well! So here's the return to WWSmile (can hardly believe I let 2.5 threads slip by without one).

    Ready?


    Thranduil
    Images

    http://leepacedaily.tumblr.com/post/92256294638
    http://vickidm.tumblr.com/post/90045153401
    BotFA still (lightened): http://hobbits.co.vu/...he-hobbit-the-battle

    Fanart

    Rockstar! http://candra.deviantart.com/...l-modernAU-426389988
    Thorns and darkness http://durwen-immorguliel.tumblr.com/post/90129629346/oh-my

    GIF
    http://theelfstone.tumblr.com/...068228200/for-sandra

    Farnie
    None of my business http://leander-ligo.tumblr.com/...-was-really-thinking
    The 3 Major Elves: http://aida-v.tumblr.com/post/90114624904
    Party Thranduil GIF: http://bellevox.tumblr.com/...twitter-omg-lee-pace
    Rockband Dwarves (FNM) http://gimmethehobbit.tumblr.com/...us-41-first-previous
    Mean girls parody: http://deatharising.tumblr.com/...wing-by-deatharising


    HCF
    GIF
    Joe gettin it from Cameron 0=) http://catharticdevice.tumblr.com/...e-him-a-serious-full
    Just Joe http://nemoniknemonik.tumblr.com/...ou-made-us-all-crazy
    http://haltandcatchfire.co.vu/...to-be-pretty-popular

    Images
    http://larygo.tumblr.com/...lt-and-catch-fire-up
    http://leeseyebrows.tumblr.com/post/90052618232

    Read
    http://othermelissawyatt.tumblr.com/...-im-not-bored-anyway


    GotG
    Image
    BTS http://legilimentis.tumblr.com/post/92915123608
    http://stewardish.tumblr.com/post/91860406194
    http://stewardish.tumblr.com/post/91670621839


    PD
    GIF
    http://dipshitdiablo.tumblr.com/...2009-proof-that-true

    Pics
    http://rumproastgirl.tumblr.com/post/92523830853


    http://your-eternal-foxy-lady.tumblr.com/...edits-on-the-picture


    LP
    Portrait b&w suit http://inquire-within-yourself.tumblr.com/post/92509388593
    More: candids(?) in suit http://athena-lovesj13.tumblr.com/...-pace-cr-newscom-com
    http://3intheam.tumblr.com/post/92505977999
    http://leeseyebrows.tumblr.com/post/92519725179
    http://gorgeousleepace.tumblr.com/post/92523912859

    GotG premiere
    Viddie http://zstephanie.tumblr.com/...rdians-of-the-galaxy
    http://rags751.tumblr.com/...paration-for-playing
    http://mikkelsening.tumblr.com/...ng-this-character-im

    GIF
    http://lokisgay.tumblr.com/post/92506451180

    Images
    http://dailypace.tumblr.com/post/91722842194
    http://dailypace.tumblr.com/post/91698037203


    Hmm... might there actually be... more? Smile















    30 beats
    GIF
    (Maxed out EI alert!) here




    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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


    VValar
    Gondor


    Aug 29 2014, 8:36am


    Views: 7187
         Ahh such cuteness

    There is so much cuteness in this picture, it's ridiculous



    In Reply To





    Thank you so much for sharing Heart


    Beautiful fanart as well. I can't believe ppl are so very talented. Laketown?

    In Reply To



    VValar
    Gondor


    Aug 29 2014, 8:51am


    Views: 7215
         Be careful what you wish for

    *Lol* well I don't know anything about fyring rice (but now I do, so thank you Wink) but I presume this your cue for saying: bring forth the all goodness of LP?

    A semi LP/Thranduil









    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 29 2014, 9:26am


    Views: 7227
         Warming up for mwoar? Yup. Woodland Weekend!

    Thranduil
    IMG

    http://vickidm.tumblr.com/post/90045153401
    http://thearkenstone-ck.tumblr.com/...4855/beautiful-kings (yeah, it's plural, and the other one's not an Elf)

    GIF
    http://glorfindely.tumblr.com/...ts-memory-dimmed-the
    (Eruvandi, this one's for you) http://thranduilings.tumblr.com/post/90142054029

    Fanart
    warning to lurking dwarves - don't look, for realz http://megatruh.tumblr.com/...eful-of-what-you-say

    farnie
    http://thorinds.tumblr.com/...-featuring-thranduil
    http://neganomics.tumblr.com/post/91025534215
    *ahem* lurking dwarves should look awayLaugh http://thranduilings.tumblr.com/...s-of-the-hobbit-spam


    GotG
    IMG
    http://larygo.tumblr.com/...ficial-extended-look
    http://legilimentis.tumblr.com/post/91281007593

    GIF
    http://thranduilss.tumblr.com/...y-you-and-your-world

    Read
    http://leepaceodyssey.tumblr.com/...uire-within-yourself

    Viddie
    http://youtu.be/TU0X-xfj-rQ
    http://whyyousoobsessedwithme.tumblr.com/...y-you-and-your-world


    HCF
    IMG
    http://legilimentis.tumblr.com/post/90339827518
    http://haltamc.tumblr.com/...ee-youre-looking-for

    http://leeseyebrows.tumblr.com/post/90450362407

    GIF
    http://leeseyebrows.tumblr.com/post/91029021802
    http://claud51.tumblr.com/...3023628862/hacf-1x08
    http://haltandcatchfire.co.vu/post/91267325842

    Read
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...-fire_n_5548677.html


    PD
    IMG
    http://dailypace.tumblr.com/post/90388352128

    GIF
    http://dontyouleavehimsamwisegamgee.tumblr.com/post/90402030884/
    http://gellaring.tumblr.com/post/90892902379


    LP & Other Character stuff
    IMG
    http://dailypace.tumblr.com/post/90159325917
    http://dailypace.tumblr.com/post/90399588523
    http://dailypace.tumblr.com/post/90366036585
    http://dailypace.tumblr.com/post/90612013981
    http://hobbitjt.tumblr.com/post/90976005297/
    http://dailypace.tumblr.com/post/91158113153
    From last year's SDCC (really liking the undercut)

    http://elf-lee-ng-pace.tumblr.com/post/90503798733/

    Gushy co-stars
    viddie: http://elllebelle.tumblr.com/...p-about-lee-pace-hes
    read: http://www.luckymag.com/...vis-vintage-shopping


    OT


















































    EI warning!
    GIF from HCF
    http://edgarwrights.tumblr.com/...s-people-but-it-wont
    http://haltandcatchfire.co.vu/post/91271010987



    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


    "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


    Aug 29 2014, 12:39pm


    Views: 7169
         *thumbs up*


    Quote
    but I presume this your cue for saying: bring forth the all goodness of LP?

    EvilBring it!



    Quote
    *Lol* well I don't know anything about fyring rice (but now I do, so thank you Wink)

    What? Everybody should know how to fry rice!

    This seems like a decent guide on the barest basic fried rice. Variants if you feel adventurous. Good tips for gettin' it right. Now go forth and fry.Smile




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    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 29 2014, 12:44pm


    Views: 7175
         Addendum: thanks to VValar's pic

     

    Quote
    That they can release a pic that's that big, with that kind of quality, and even if you zoom in close, you can't see makeup or the seam where the wig meets LP's real skin or anything. It just looks like a super-close-up, real-life Elven King!Angelic




    From VValar, posted here. Never noticed it before, but now that I'm looking at this pic again, am realising how they've made LP's hairline blond - is it hair dye or some sort of hair makeup? *shrug* I guess this is probably is one of the reasons why Thranduil's hairline looks so organic, like you say. Smile



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    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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    Rembrethil
    Tol Eressea


    Aug 29 2014, 6:23pm


    Views: 7166
         My you HAVE been productive!!!

    Shocked

    This thread has grown much, much, MUCH larger since I last checked in. Almost as large as....large as.... an Oliphant!! Tongue

    Laugh Well, anyway I do hope that some of our dedicated Thralls can join us for the read-through, even if there isn't any Thranduil.

    Whoops!! Did I say that out loud? Spoilers!!! I think I might have put some of you off the discussion already!! Sly JK!!

    Call me Rem, and remember, not all who ramble are lost...Uh...where was I?


    Eruvandi
    Tol Eressea


    Aug 29 2014, 8:31pm


    Views: 7139
         *snert*

    Poor, poor, Leggy.Tongue

    "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"



    Eruvandi
    Tol Eressea


    Aug 29 2014, 9:00pm


    Views: 7146
         Hmmm


    Quote
    From VValar, posted here. Never noticed it before, but now that I'm looking at this pic again, am realising how they've made LP's hairline blond - is it hair dye or some sort of hair makeup? *shrug* I guess this is probably is one of the reasons why Thranduil's hairline looks so organic, like you say.

    *squints at pic* *tilts head to one side and then the other*

    I think you may just be seeing LP's scalp. They've combed his hair back really tight, slicked it down with hair gel/spray and have a bunch of clips and ties pulling on it to keep it down so the wig can lie flat. With all that tension on his hair, it looks to me like it's just causing the skin near his hairline to go white like when you press on your fingernail and it goes pale from the blood being pushed out of it. *shrug*

    "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"



    Eruvandi
    Tol Eressea


    Aug 29 2014, 9:21pm


    Views: 7149
         *goes on pic saving spree*

    Pretty, pretty everywhere! *saves it all*Cool


    Quote

    I'm with VValar on this one. Whomever did this is very talented!


    Quote

    Kinda pretty and creepy/odd at the same time. It sort of fits in with the concept that Thranduil is almost a part of the forest, but thinking about spiderwebs in someone's hair makes me all...um...twitchy/shivery. And *cough* what is up with him having scrawny little stick legs? Odd.Crazy



    Quote

    Shocked Silver shiiiiiinnnnyyyy!Heart


    Quote

    Not sure what it is, exactly, but it's interesting and I like the overall feel of it.


    Quote



    AAAAAAWWWWWW!Heart I love how excited he was about little Thorin!

    "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"



    Eruvandi
    Tol Eressea


    Aug 29 2014, 10:12pm


    Views: 7143
         I'll be there!

    I read FOTR for the first time late last year and I still remember the majority of it. I'll definitely check out the discussions over in the RR and see what y'all are talking about.Smile

    "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"



    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 30 2014, 2:31am


    Views: 7125
         *evil laugh*

    Been fun doing that. Gotta admit, I'm just highly amused at Leggy getting in a flap with what his daddy does... or notTongue






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    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 30 2014, 2:34am


    Views: 7120
         *squints harder*

    Hmm... you might be right. But above his ear, that part of his hairline which has the widest bit of white, where if you draw a line to the right, you sorta meet the tip of his brow, that seems to be lightened hair, not just scalp.

    Gah, wish there was a proper hi-res pic to analyse.

    Let's just save the time for admiring the still Smile


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    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

    =======
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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 30 2014, 2:39am


    Views: 7108
         psst, Rem


    Quote
    Whoops!! Did I say that out loud? Spoilers!!! I think I might have put some of you off the discussion already!! Sly JK!!

    You're suppose to say Thranduil appears in the CoE, and dangle the appendices Tongue



    Quote
    This thread has grown much, much, MUCH larger since I last checked in. Almost as large as....large as.... an Oliphant!! Tongue

    Just a growing Mallorn saplingLaugh




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    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 30 2014, 2:41am


    Views: 2173
         Well, word has it

    "There was also a strange Elf clad in green and brown, Legolas, a messenger from his father, Thranduil, the King of the Elves of Northern Mirkwood"

    Good enough reason to jump in, I should think AngelicTongue or lurk


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    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

    =======
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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 30 2014, 2:45am


    Views: 2164
         Rather taken with

    this


    And the Dalescape too



    In Reply To


    Quote

    Kinda pretty and creepy/odd at the same time. It sort of fits in with the concept that Thranduil is almost a part of the forest, but thinking about spiderwebs in someone's hair makes me all...um...twitchy/shivery. And *cough* what is up with him having scrawny little stick legs? Odd.Crazy

    Eh, looks to me those scrawny pins are supposed to be spider legsUnimpressed



    Quote
    AAAAAAWWWWWW!Heart I love how excited he was about little Thorin!

    He certainly was very taken with baby Thorin. Think he mentioned it too on one of those interview vids in the SDCC subthread 1 or 2 threads back.Smile

    Would have been cool if there was a baby Thranduil too.



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    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 30 2014, 2:49am


    Views: 2173
         Addendum: Here's the stone, as large I can zoom in without losing all def'n



    Not quite so leafy up close, but I still think it's cool the design gives that sense of a Mallorn leaf motif from afar, or am I just kidding myself?


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    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 30 2014, 3:27am


    Views: 2178
         Woodland Weekend con't

    Thranduil
    IMG
    http://stewardish.tumblr.com/post/92191429269
    http://thorinds.tumblr.com/...s-armor-appreciation
    http://sezzisaur.tumblr.com/...n-thing-you-ever-did
    http://richardcfarmitage.tumblr.com/...he-hobbit-cast-kings

    GIF
    http://cleanxfamous.tumblr.com/...nterrogating-the-orc

    Fanart
    http://morgainlafey.deviantart.com/art/Thranduil-440711513
    http://befanini.tumblr.com/...id-deb-david-desbois (plus Bilbo and that disagreeable dwarf)
    http://olga-shchedrina.tumblr.com/...tp-vk-com-brovki-lee

    farnie
    http://odin-god-of-nothing-important.tumblr.com/...ime-to-straighten-my
    http://stewardish.tumblr.com/post/93163413574
    http://kujider.tumblr.com/...iving-this-to-thorin
    (A bit late but I thought these were teh farnie)
    http://marijke-soldier-of-fantasy.tumblr.com/...-right-now-to-warner
    http://selegonzalez.tumblr.com/...42864283/the-trailer

    Read: http://middle-earth.xenite.org/...the-book-the-hobbit/ (Food for thought I guess)


    GotG
    IMG
    http://instagram.com/p/qhImiRozXQ/

    GIF
    Likey 1 and 4 http://chalupacabras.tumblr.com/...014-characters-ronan

    Read:
    Karen Gillan interview: "On the scariest villain in the film: “It has to be Lee Pace, who plays Ronan the Accuser. He’s the scariest thing I’ve ever seen! Have you seen him? Ohhhh! Oh my God, it’s so intimidating. Also, he’s really tall, so for the first time [in a role] I’m allowed to wear heels, which is quite good. He’s just one of the creepiest, scariest villains I’ve ever seen! (shivers) Ohhhh. It’s horrible. And we’re just creepsters together!”" (source)

    Viddie
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTCFp0i-zbw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KE86JH5PLyk
    Ronan explained http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaGiiEFkYMs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixNTdDph5yU


    HCF
    GIF
    http://haltandcatchfire.co.vu/post/93251903087


    PD
    IMG
    http://rumproastgirl.tumblr.com/post/92524076223

    GIF
    http://bitchiwasinproximity.tumblr.com/post/91336714705


    LP & Other Character stuff
    IMGhttp://legilimentis.tumblr.com/post/91627430163 (from that Tiffany ad I believe)
    Suited!
    http://legilimentis.tumblr.com/post/93276821273 & http://kkwings.tumblr.com/post/93273112285 & http://leeandorlando.tumblr.com/post/93275338491 & http://asgard221b.tumblr.com/...alaxy-wolrd-premiere
    http://kkwings.tumblr.com/post/93269284045
    For Kerewyn http://lokiduil.tumblr.com/...s-control-yourselves

    GIF
    http://leepaceily.tumblr.com/...daisies-reunion-what

    Vid
    http://www.indiavision.com/...od/23558/#more-23558







    EI!
    Just mild caution this time: http://shezza-shagalot.tumblr.com/post/91244778469


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    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

    =======
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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 30 2014, 3:34am


    Views: 2176
         Yay DOS EE runtime

    See this thread for the discussion Smile

    And yeah, I think the Elves so heroically saving the ungrateful Dwarves from dinner with the Spiders was cool (but please doesn't mean I need this overlong scene to go even longer, give me white stag please), and this is badassSmile



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    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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


    (This post was edited by Lurker in the Mirk on Aug 30 2014, 3:39am)


    VValar
    Gondor


    Aug 30 2014, 8:10pm


    Views: 2131
         What's this Woodland Weekend?

    I'm not sure I understand what the Woodland Weekend is all about. But seeing al the wonderful piccies, I would say keep em coming!

    Especially this one, tjeeeeez Heart


    In Reply To




    In Reply To

    Karen Gillan interview: "On the scariest villain in the film: “It has to be Lee Pace, who plays Ronan the Accuser. He’s the scariest thing I’ve ever seen! Have you seen him? Ohhhh! Oh my God, it’s so intimidating. Also, he’s really tall, so for the first time [in a role] I’m allowed to wear heels, which is quite good. He’s just one of the creepiest, scariest villains I’ve ever seen! (shivers) Ohhhh. It’s horrible. And we’re just creepsters together!”" (source)



    And I must agree with this a full 100%. LP as Ronan is scary, what a wonderul character he is. I do hope we'll get to see more of him in the second instalment. I know he's actually not suppose to be there, but seeing this is a Marvel movie and everyone who gets whacked off tends to make a comeback in the sequel, makes a girl slightly more hopeful of a return from our favorite Galaxy villain.


    VValar
    Gondor


    Aug 30 2014, 8:22pm


    Views: 2143
         The hair

    I think you might be right, though it's hard to tell with the low res picture. But to me it also seems as if his hair is pulled back real tight, getting held back with clips and a presume a lot of hairgel/spray. At least the sides don't appear to be blond, so that tends to make me believe the front isn't blond either.

    I remember OB having his hairline shaved back for the wig. Thank God they didn't need to do this with LP's (would be a shame for the hair really).

    Oh btw I just found this other gif where you can see the hair before the wig gets put on.



    VValar
    Gondor


    Aug 30 2014, 8:39pm


    Views: 2143
         Suprise



    Oh and a very cool page where you can follow the makeup that's being done on LP to transform him into Ronan
    http://finance.yahoo.com/...akeup-145200921.html




    What? Everybody should know how to fry rice!

    This seems like a decent guide on the barest basic fried rice. Variants if you feel adventurous. Good tips for gettin' it right. Now go forth and fry.Smile

    Thanks for the links *saves them* And no I don't feel adventurous just yet. First I hope to get the simplest recipes just right (might take a while) Wink


    BlackFox
    Half-elven


    Aug 30 2014, 8:56pm


    Views: 2145
         And that's far from all


    Quote
    'Escaped?' cried Aragorn. 'That is ill news indeed. We shall all rue it bitterly, I fear. How came the folk of Thranduil to fail in their trust?'

    and

    Quote
    'Yes,' said the wizard. 'Some of the scouts have been sent out already. More will go tomorrow. Elrond is sending Elves, and they will get in touch with the Rangers, and maybe with Thranduil's folk in Mirkwood. And Aragorn has gone with Elrond's sons. We shall have to scour the lands all round for many long leagues before any move is made. So cheer up, Frodo! You will probably make quite a long stay here.'

    and

    Quote
    'Welcome son of Thranduil! Too seldom do my kindred journey hither from the North.'

    No need to thank me. AngelicTongue



    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 31 2014, 2:29am


    Views: 2164
         Woodland Weekend or WW when I get lazy and Ronan/GotG


    In Reply To
    I'm not sure I understand what the Woodland Weekend is all about. But seeing al the wonderful piccies, I would say keep em coming!

    Well, I try to. Not that I see much response usually, aside from Kerewyn and Eruvandi usually. But there does seem to be views for them. So I guess there are lurkers just happy to take. So thanks for replying at all. Really appreciate it. Smile

    What's a Woodland Weekend? Well, *points to lexicon in OP* Tongue It's really just something I started naming the posts I made with tons of URL for Pretty! of Thranduil, and LP, and others, like Legolas, and even that disagreeable (among other things) Dwarf. Shocking I know. But well, what can I say: there's a diverse bunch with diverse pervs here.Evil

    And these are full of URLs instead of pretty because it gets to be a REAL pain to follow TORn rules when putting images up.

    So... I guess you do need to revisit the old threads. I think they start from TAIII.



    Quote
    And I must agree with this a full 100%. LP as Ronan is scary, what a wonderul character he is. I do hope we'll get to see more of him in the second instalment. I know he's actually not suppose to be there, but seeing this is a Marvel movie and everyone who gets whacked off tends to make a comeback in the sequel, makes a girl slightly more hopeful of a return from our favorite Galaxy villain.

    I hope we do see Ronan again, just cos Heart What I'd really like is to see a Ronan Loki moment!



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    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

    =======
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    (This post was edited by Lurker in the Mirk on Aug 31 2014, 2:34am)


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 31 2014, 2:41am


    Views: 2124
         Thanks, and LP to Ronan makeup process

    The first one's at SDCC. I think I have a few more to add too, going to make another WW post AngelicHeart


    Quote
    Oh and a very cool page where you can follow the makeup that's being done on LP to transform him into Ronan
    http://finance.yahoo.com/...akeup-145200921.html

    That article is cool isn't it? Since you've put it up (thanks very much!), I'll leave it out of the next WW post Smile


    heheh... have fun with rice frying. Remember, day old rice, and HEAT are the key. Having eggs help too.Smile


    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


    "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


    Aug 31 2014, 2:42am


    Views: 2122
         Might as well add the appendix passages as well?

    No thanks, since you declined already AngelicTongueSmile


    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


    "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


    Aug 31 2014, 2:46am


    Views: 2119
         Thanks!

    Hmm... I remember there was YT of some BTS that showed LP in the makeup room. That might shed some light. Gotta scrounge around for it.


    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


    "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


    Aug 31 2014, 4:48am


    Views: 2112
         WW again

    A relatively small follow-upTongue

    Thranduil
    IMG
    http://bilbo-babe.tumblr.com/post/93486114758/beautiful-elven-armours

    GIF
    http://25.media.tumblr.com/43758b3ade828c4ff1dc220c5fdf48eb/tumblr_mytyu84XDZ1s42orjo6_250.gif
    http://24.media.tumblr.com/f90b20294fa55ca597a5dc8cec6320a1/tumblr_mytyu84XDZ1s42orjo8_250.gif


    GotG
    IMG
    http://kkwings.tumblr.com/post/93287799385

    GIF
    http://kkwings.tumblr.com/post/93491060520/my-gif-ronan-is-cool-and-gorgeous


    HCF
    GIF
    http://othermelissawyatt.tumblr.com/post/93395990481/shrimp-ha-ha-ha


    LP and other roles
    IMG
    http://inquire-within-yourself.tumblr.com/post/93329929003
    http://inquire-within-yourself.tumblr.com/post/93332799873/lee-pace-impresses-in-navy-calvin-klein-collection
    http://because-normal-are-others.tumblr.com/post/93427338784
    http://benedictarabic.tumblr.com/post/93531667815
    http://33.media.tumblr.com/cdab89b6a5f5afa56efaac40b98ecb66/tumblr_n9n00uOtKz1t41tbbo1_500.jpg
    http://armitageuniverse.tumblr.com/post/93575039559/lee-pace-arrive-for-the-new-york-special-screening
    http://38.media.tumblr.com/6923793d1f49abe00a6e9241d9762a4e/tumblr_n9odfbYXhQ1r00s2bo1_400.jpg

    Vid
    http://my.tv.sohu.com/us/214653578/72157046.shtml

    Full version of Seth Meyers show, with a clip of Ronan The Accuser scene.
    (You have to wait for the countdown shown at the top right of the video and chinese ads to finish first)
    http://www.people.com/people/videos/0,,20839388,00.html
    http://elllebelle.tumblr.com/post/93530184148/popwatch-confessional-source

    GIF
    http://legilimentis.tumblr.com/post/93538948223

    Read:
    http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014/07/31/lee-pace-on-guardians-of-the-galaxy-the-hobbit-and-halt-and-catch-fire/
    that titleless lance armstrong biopic http://www.southernstar.ie/News/Lance-Armstrong-film-mooted-for-Schulls-2015-film-festival-29052014.htm



    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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


    BlackFox
    Half-elven


    Aug 31 2014, 8:49am


    Views: 2114
         Yeah!

    Who said Thranduil wasn't in LOTR?

    BTW, welcome to the Grey Havens! We may be able to sail into the West on the same ship should you continue making such excellent progress. After all, we Mirkwoodians(?) should stick together. TongueSmile



    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Aug 31 2014, 9:16am


    Views: 2092
         Thanks!


    In Reply To
    BTW, welcome to the Grey Havens! We may be able to sail into the West on the same ship should you continue making such excellent progress. After all, we Mirkwoodians(?) should stick together. TongueSmile

    The havens are lovelyHeartHeartHeart

    I hope so too, but I think I need Asfaloth's help to catch up and make your boatEvil

    So I guess you'd be in the Reading Room for the LotR discussion? Smile







    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A tag-team fanfic with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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


    BlackFox
    Half-elven


    Aug 31 2014, 10:47am


    Views: 2104
         Well, I'm likely to cut back on posting in the following months


    In Reply To
    So I guess you'd be in the Reading Room for the LotR discussion? Smile

    I'd very much like to (especially as it is the first time this is to happen during my stay here on TORn), but I don't know how often I'll actually be able to make it there now that yet another school year is about to kick off.



    VValar
    Gondor


    Aug 31 2014, 9:14pm


    Views: 2072
         Thanks for the first WW


    In Reply To


    Wauw, nicely done by the artist. It is indeed very thorny and Thranduil looks a bit tired/pained. Maybe it's because he has to put up with the uncomfortable throne and headpiece? Smile

    Yes yes and I love gif's, in case you didn't know this just yet. Hardly possible, but Heart Elvenking Heart looks even better in moving images.



    In Reply To


    Love Legolas' look in this pic Heart He doesn't look all too happy about the filthy Orcs, but he does so beautifully. Just look at his shiny hair (no doubt inherited from his father) and flawless skin *thud*

    Just stated I love gif's, and this one made me laugh for quite some time LaughLaughLaugh


    In Reply To





    Sigh, he just looks so smashing Heart Did you notice how tall LP looks compared to the director?


    In Reply To




    Lots and lots of great and lovely piccies Heart Merci beaucoup Heart


    (This post was edited by VValar on Aug 31 2014, 9:16pm)


    Eruvandi
    Tol Eressea


    Aug 31 2014, 9:27pm


    Views: 2066
         Grey Havens

    Welcome to the havens, Lurker! Now we can prepare for the trip to Valinor together!Smile

    "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"



    BlackFox
    Half-elven


    Aug 31 2014, 9:40pm


    Views: 2067
         You're in the Grey Havens too, Eruvandi!

    How did I miss your arrival? Welcome! Welcome and thrice welcome! TongueSmile



    VValar
    Gondor


    Aug 31 2014, 9:44pm


    Views: 2067
         Hooked on the WW!


    In Reply To

    In Reply To

    Fanart
    warning to lurking dwarves - don't look, for realz http://megatruh.tumblr.com/...eful-of-what-you-say


    How prophetic his words turn out to be. Love the art btw Heart



    In Reply To




    Oh how fantastically dorky he looks, so cute!!! Heart
    And I'm not even going to talk about those arms, it should be illegal for him to wear those tshirts.


    In Reply To




    Ah the famous haircut I heard so much about. You know what, I like it but I'm not crazy about it. I just am obsessed with boys hair, and the more the better Cool




    In Reply To




    This gave me another very good laugh. And it's all true! We are some sick little pervs, but there is just too much beauty to behold so can't. stop. lol.

    And you know what. Since you've put so much effort in those WW, here's a little pic to show you how we feel about that:




    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 1 2014, 2:47am


    Views: 2052
         Ah... too bad then. But well, RL must be attended to


    In Reply To
    I'd very much like to (especially as it is the first time this is to happen during my stay here on TORn), but I don't know how often I'll actually be able to make it there now that yet another school year is about to kick off.

    You'll have fun in school Smile which is more than I can say for workCrazy

    And yes, I think the discussion is going to be very exciting and interesting. I missed the one on CoH as I hadn't read it yet (still on my to-read list). I just hope I can keep canon straight since sometimes I do mix book with movieEvil

    oooh... means I just may have a chance of catching with you eh? Well, let's see how it goes. If you get there first, at least I'll know where to find a place to kick my heels back when I do get there myselfSmile





    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A writing triangle with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


    "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


    Sep 1 2014, 2:50am


    Views: 2035
         You're welcome! And always glad to see more Pretty! uncovered

    Thanks, VValar.Smile


    In Reply To
    Sigh, he just looks so smashing Heart Did you notice how tall LP looks compared to the director?

    Yes! And there's that PD BTS pic and the SDCC pic of him besides Dwalin... I think it's safe to say LP is VERY TALL.





    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A writing triangle with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


    "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


    Sep 1 2014, 3:03am


    Views: 2052
         We will sail together *YAY*


    LOVELY portrait of Leggy for you, in case you've not seen this before
    (same artist who did those illegal manframe upgrades for the disagreeable dwarves Tongue)

    And I think he rocks the mohawk if there was a modern AU


    Wallpaper?


    For now, under the starlit night, and betwixt the darkness of blighted boles, mayhap one needs only a prayer and a thought to look and see...




    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A writing triangle with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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


    (This post was edited by Lurker in the Mirk on Sep 1 2014, 3:04am)


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 1 2014, 3:26am


    Views: 2051
         well


    In Reply To
    How prophetic his words turn out to be. Love the art btw Heart

    Yes. Love her artSmile



    In Reply To
    Oh how fantastically dorky he looks, so cute!!! Heart
    And I'm not even going to talk about those arms, it should be illegal for him to wear those tshirts.

    heh... I'll just say I love PDSmile



    In Reply To
    Ah the famous haircut I heard so much about. You know what, I like it but I'm not crazy about it. I just am obsessed with boys hair, and the more the better Cool

    Yeah, though this means he's gonna look great in his new role as a soldierHeart

    A few more clickies for your considerationSmile











    (mag scans)




    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A writing triangle with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


    "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


    Sep 1 2014, 3:29am


    Views: 3027
         Gah! Clickables!

    So it's not just image posts that may have problems. Got to post-post review text posts too. Anyway, here it is again. Clickable this time.

    Thranduil
    IMG
    http://bilbo-babe.tumblr.com/...utiful-elven-armours

    GIF
    http://25.media.tumblr.com/...XDZ1s42orjo6_250.gif
    http://24.media.tumblr.com/...XDZ1s42orjo8_250.gif


    GotG
    IMG
    http://kkwings.tumblr.com/post/93287799385

    GIF
    http://kkwings.tumblr.com/...is-cool-and-gorgeous


    HCF
    GIF
    http://othermelissawyatt.tumblr.com/...0481/shrimp-ha-ha-ha


    LP and other roles
    IMG
    http://inquire-within-yourself.tumblr.com/post/93329929003
    http://inquire-within-yourself.tumblr.com/...vin-klein-collection
    http://because-normal-are-others.tumblr.com/post/93427338784
    http://benedictarabic.tumblr.com/post/93531667815
    http://33.media.tumblr.com/...tKz1t41tbbo1_500.jpg
    http://armitageuniverse.tumblr.com/...rk-special-screening
    http://38.media.tumblr.com/...XhQ1r00s2bo1_400.jpg

    Vid
    http://my.tv.sohu.com/...53578/72157046.shtml

    Full version of Seth Meyers show, with a clip of Ronan The Accuser scene.
    (You have to wait for the countdown shown at the top right of the video and chinese ads to finish first)
    http://www.people.com/.../0,,20839388,00.html
    http://elllebelle.tumblr.com/...-confessional-source

    GIF
    http://legilimentis.tumblr.com/post/93538948223

    Read:
    http://blogs.wsj.com/...halt-and-catch-fire/
    that titleless lance armstrong biopic http://www.southernstar.ie/...estival-29052014.htm

    ETA: Yup! Clickies are working this time. Man, really got to keep a close eye on post formatting.Crazy



    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A writing triangle with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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


    (This post was edited by Lurker in the Mirk on Sep 1 2014, 3:31am)


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 1 2014, 4:39am


    Views: 3024
         One more Woodland Weekend before the last day of Aug 2014 totally leaves earth

    Thranduil
    IMG
    http://theladyof-lorien.tumblr.com/post/93605265822
    http://bellydancinggirl.tumblr.com/...hat-are-you-thinking

    GIF
    http://silmariliss.tumblr.com/post/93584471102
    http://dystopianowl.tumblr.com/...-hobbit-100x100-size
    http://sindarinkisses.tumblr.com/post/93942197678
    http://othermelissawyatt.tumblr.com/...nt-appreciation-post

    Fanart
    http://tixielix.deviantart.com/art/Thranduil-427288620
    http://elfpunk.tumblr.com/...o-here-is-the-fruits
    http://thranduilbatch.tumblr.com/...54/my-new-phone-case
    http://cyancrown.tumblr.com/post/93930658738
    http://celestinez.tumblr.com/...rkwood-by-snellsnail
    Eruvandi, a CotG for you: http://hypn0ticturtle.tumblr.com/...umblr-on-we-heart-it

    VID
    (For you, Eruvandi - that vid of LP greeting fans in the worldwide fan event where it was cut)http://your-eternal-foxy-lady.tumblr.com/post/93629285430

    Farnie
    http://mynameiseyyyyyy.tumblr.com/...f-the-galaxy-and-now
    http://krclara.tumblr.com/...-crying-in-my-pillow
    http://vickidm.tumblr.com/post/94240169291


    GotG
    IMG
    (Wallpaper) http://legolaslover2003.tumblr.com/...aslover2003-both-are
    http://legilimentis.tumblr.com/post/93667346613
    http://brynnasaurus.tumblr.com/...onna-go-destroy-some
    http://marvll.tumblr.com/post/94126456376
    http://yuna-ya.tumblr.com/post/94168594419/x-x

    Read
    http://wcwit.tumblr.com/...usations-about-ronan


    HCF
    IMG
    http://hi-tom.tumblr.com/post/93663169297
    http://legilimentis.tumblr.com/post/93770188233
    http://hi-tom.tumblr.com/...ike-looking-into-the
    http://inquire-within-yourself.tumblr.com/...33/hacf-on-set-photo

    GIF
    http://russianhookers-and-cheapgin.tumblr.com/post/93747089081
    http://claud51.tumblr.com/...you-wanted-to-see-me
    http://claud51.tumblr.com/...3790944777/hacf-1x10
    http://claud51.tumblr.com/.../93791395282/bye-joe
    http://exquisitelymangled.tumblr.com/post/94210929916

    Read
    http://arcademermaid.tumblr.com/...ippet-from-indiewire


    PD
    IMG
    http://othermelissawyatt.tumblr.com/post/92845310331

    GIF
    http://wingedawkwardness.tumblr.com/post/93624595013
    http://claud51.tumblr.com/...pushing-daisies-2x03
    http://othermelissawyatt.tumblr.com/...ut-his-half-brothers


    The Fall
    IMG
    http://accxser.tumblr.com/...are-100-icons-of-lee

    Read
    http://othermelissawyatt.tumblr.com/...s-week-the-exquisite


    LP and other roles
    IMG
    http://inquire-within-yourself.tumblr.com/post/93677720693/hq
    http://elvenroyals.tumblr.com/post/93816553736
    http://kkwings.tumblr.com/post/94146208130
    http://lxphomoid.tumblr.com/...icons-of-lee-pace-in
    http://inquire-within-yourself.tumblr.com/...012-vs-twilight-2011

    GIF
    http://armitagesangel.tumblr.com/...ving-the-opposite-of

    Read
    http://www.complex.com/...8/lee-pace-interview
    http://deadline.com/...oners-of-war-815353/
    http://io9.com/...er-of-1617541356/all
    I just thought this was sweet: http://dapperasfck.tumblr.com/...ast-night-at-work-he

    Viddie
    http://popwatch.ew.com/...ns-galaxy-interview/

    Farnie
    http://othermelissawyatt.tumblr.com/post/93538402901

















    (EXTREME EI!) http://oldwizard.tumblr.com/...8991854/thranduil-by




    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A writing triangle with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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    BlackFox
    Half-elven


    Sep 1 2014, 8:59am


    Views: 2993
         In the meanwhile...

    Here's to the lovely Havens! Not a bad place to wait for the crossing (especially in such a fine company). SmileTongue



    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 1 2014, 1:00pm


    Views: 2980
         nope, not bad at all

    Heart






    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A writing triangle with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

    =======
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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 1 2014, 1:04pm


    Views: 2991
         For GoT fans I guess

    Actually the burning question is: Who else has 2 characters in iron throne cross-overs in a span of months?







    I'm a lurker. Fan of both books and movies; it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true! More appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A writing triangle with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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    (This post was edited by Lurker in the Mirk on Sep 1 2014, 1:05pm)


    Eruvandi
    Tol Eressea


    Sep 1 2014, 2:15pm


    Views: 3012
         Oh...my...Gaga

    What do you get when you mix a Thranduil cosplayer and a Lady Gaga song? This. Laugh I'm not sure if I'm ROTFL or *eye twitch* or both, but *snert* that is quite something!TongueWinkLaugh

    "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


    Sep 2 2014, 12:09am


    Views: 2956
         Very handsomely tall

    Makes him all the more fitting to play the one and only HeartElvenKingHeart who is just so tall and slender of frame yet muscular at the same time.

    Yeah you know what I'm talking about Laugh

    Standing regal as always


    And I would like to note that Thranduil is all real here (unlike his *cough* angry counterpart *cough*)


    Heart



    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 2 2014, 12:12am


    Views: 2965
         OMG

    I don't know if I should weep or laugh, or maybe both Evil
    That's wonderfully bad and terribly amusing.


    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 2 2014, 12:16am


    Views: 2953
         There can be only one...

    ...who is just that cool.
    The lighting with Thranduil looks like the photo was actually taken on that GoT throne. He looks like he belongs there, ruling all of Westeros. But maybe he shouldn't and just stick with ruling Mirkwood. Seeing as being King of Westeros normally does not provide said King with an extremely long lifespan.

    And Ronan, well he rules Westeros, the Universe and all the other places too Heart


    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 2 2014, 12:25am


    Views: 2955
         *waves*

    Things are not all too bad in Rivendell either Evil

    A friendly ***** accomodation with a homely feel. Ideal resting place for travelers who are in need of some good food, nice wine and generous company.






    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 2 2014, 12:33am


    Views: 2953
         Yesss WW's clicky's are working


    In Reply To


    I'm really curious who the Elf in the 3rd photo is. You see him blowing the horn when Mirkwood get attacked, and I've seen hin running around with Legolas on the BTS footage. Apparently he has some role to play in TH. Btw Elrond looks stunning in his armour, just not as stunning as Heart Pretty! Heart of course. But that's not even a competition.



    In Reply To



    *Squee* Creepy Ronan. Squeeing may not be the proper way to respond to a homicidal maniac, but can't help myself. It's that voice I tell you.




    In Reply To



    Liking the tabname of the first site. Instant crush indeed Heart


    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 2 2014, 1:05am


    Views: 2964
         Much appreciation, gratitude and worship for last AUG WW


    In Reply To



    He has silver hair in the movie, SILVER hair (instead of Golden). This pic proves my point yet again Sly




    In Reply To



    You know me, the more gif's the better. Gah, still such a long time before we can behold the magnificence of Thranduil's fighting. Hopefully we'll see a little bit more in the upcoming trailer, before BoFA comes out. But that still takes waaaaaay too long Unsure



    In Reply To



    *Snigger* if only...




    In Reply To
    GotG



    I just watched the Avengers on tv and for those who have seen the film, it is based on the same universe as GotG (being both Marvel's). I'm not a real Marvel galaxy geek, so I really know very little about it. But aren't those 'aliens' who invade Earth in the final assault, the same aliens who fight alongside Ronan? Or at least the leader of the bunch, who speaks with Loki at the beginning of the movie, is the one creature that gets his neck snapped by Ronan?
    I mean this ugly fellow (left)
    http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/...3d/ThanosThrone2.jpg

    Btw, nice eyes
    http://31.media.tumblr.com/...FY1s5jf2zo1_1280.jpg




    In Reply To



    Looking very good in a tax. Or just plane casual. It really doesn't matter what LP is wearing.


    Thanks for all the lovely clickies Heart Here's one in return




    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 2 2014, 1:55am


    Views: 2949
         Wahaha... owwie


    In Reply To
    What do you get when you mix a Thranduil cosplayer and a Lady Gaga song? This. Laugh I'm not sure if I'm ROTFL or *eye twitch* or both, but *snert* that is quite something!TongueWinkLaugh

    It is both a hoot and a pain isn't it?CrazyTongue *snigger* the disagreeable dwarf though EvilLaugh

    Same cosplayer as this one I think



    Fan of both books and movies; I am a lurker by nature though it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A writing triangle with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


    "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


    Sep 2 2014, 2:53am


    Views: 2961
         That Thranduil PS is done with LURV for sure


    Quote
    The lighting with Thranduil looks like the photo was actually taken on that GoT throne. He looks like he belongs there, ruling all of Westeros. But maybe he shouldn't and just stick with ruling Mirkwood. Seeing as being King of Westeros normally does not provide said King with an extremely long lifespan.

    The effort is really there, ain't it?Heart But LoL... I think The Elvenking much prefers the organic and naturalistic majesty of his own throne anyway. Which I think is much more magnificent than any rusty old iron throneTongue Other lands are not his concern so I'm sure he'd just lounge majestically on his real throne in Mirkwood.

    (wallpaper size clicky)



    In Reply To
    And Ronan, well he rules Westeros, the Universe and all the other places too Heart

    Hee... you know, I think Ronan might find the iron throne distastefully ostentatious at thatTongue






    Fan of both books and movies; I am a lurker by nature though it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A writing triangle with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


    "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


    Sep 2 2014, 3:00am


    Views: 2941
         Appreciate the apprecation


    In Reply To
    I'm really curious who the Elf in the 3rd photo is. You see him blowing the horn when Mirkwood get attacked, and I've seen hin running around with Legolas on the BTS footage. Apparently he has some role to play in TH. Btw Elrond looks stunning in his armour, just not as stunning as Heart Pretty! Heart of course. But that's not even a competition.

    hmmm... good catch there.


    Now I wonder if he might be the messenger who tells Thorin to eat his gold and then get get shot at for all his trouble. You know:

    Quote
    'Ere many hours were past, the banner-bearers returned, and trumpeters stood forth and blew a blast:

    "In the name of Esgaroth and the Forest," one cried, "... yada yada ... but if Thorin would have the friendship and honour of the lands about, as his sires had of old, then he will also give somewhat of his own for the comfort of the men of the Lake."

    Then Thorin seized a bow of horn and shot an arrow at the speaker....

    "Since that is your answer," he called in return, "I declare the Mountain besieged. You shall not depart from it, until you call on your side for a truce and a parley. We will bear no weapon against you, but we leave you to your gold. You may eat that, if you will!"

    With that the messengers departed swiftly....'

    Had a bit of a discussion a while back, with no conclusion.



    In Reply To
    *Squee* Creepy Ronan. Squeeing may not be the proper way to respond to a homicidal maniac, but can't help myself. It's that voice I tell you.

    Evil i know what you mean.





    Fan of both books and movies; I am a lurker by nature though it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A writing triangle with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


    "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


    Sep 2 2014, 3:11am


    Views: 2951
         Thanks for the Pretty!


    In Reply To
    He has silver hair in the movie, SILVER hair (instead of Golden). This pic proves my point yet again Sly

    Platinum or ashy, but blond, according to LP himself:
    "‘When I am in make-up,’ he says, ‘with icy-grey contact lenses, a super-ashy blond wig that is rather rough and feral, and with my eyebrows lifted up to give me a nasty, numb Elvish face – I look in the mirror and see someone totally different to boring old me!’" (source) Smile



    In Reply To
    You know me, the more gif's the better. Gah, still such a long time before we can behold the magnificence of Thranduil's fighting. Hopefully we'll see a little bit more in the upcoming trailer, before BoFA comes out. But that still takes waaaaaay too long Unsure

    Let's just get to the DOS EE first. Unimpressed



    In Reply To
    I just watched the Avengers on tv and for those who have seen the film, it is based on the same universe as GotG (being both Marvel's). I'm not a real Marvel galaxy geek, so I really know very little about it. But aren't those 'aliens' who invade Earth in the final assault, the same aliens who fight alongside Ronan? Or at least the leader of the bunch, who speaks with Loki at the beginning of the movie, is the one creature that gets his neck snapped by Ronan?

    Yeah. I think so. Was mentioned they're the same footpads somewhere. The one who got done in at the beginning? If you mean the one Ronan executed with his hammer, I think that's a different one, should be them Xandarians(sp?), the race Ronan wants vengence on.



    In Reply To
    Looking very good in a tax. Or just plane casual. It really doesn't matter what LP is wearing.

    Not at all!Smile



    In Reply To
    Thanks for all the lovely clickies Heart Here's one in return


    Oooh! Thanks! always nice to see a Pretty! not trawled by meSly *saves*





    Fan of both books and movies; I am a lurker by nature though it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A writing triangle with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


    "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


    Sep 2 2014, 3:20am


    Views: 2962
         Not at all

    As long as guests are respective and conduct themselves in an appropriate manner. It's unexpected "guests" who are ungracious and emo-sensitive at everything that sully the great ambience at Rivendell.

    Hell-bent on wearing the welcome thin from the get-go.


    And yet, Elrond is ever gracious as host, even if it's just for old acquaintances' sake. And Gandalf owes him another one.


    Thranduil could care less to entertain emo dwarven disagreeability.


    Waste of time.




    Fan of both books and movies; I am a lurker by nature though it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A writing triangle with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


    "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


    Sep 2 2014, 7:12am


    Views: 3019
         He's really like a tree, over 6'5" according to the GotG director!


    In Reply To
    Makes him all the more fitting to play the one and only HeartElvenKingHeart who is just so tall and slender of frame yet muscular at the same time.

    Yeah you know what I'm talking about Laugh

    I do!
    I've been curious since he seemed to tower so imposing over everyone in both BTS and live-action in-movie.



    So everywhere I looked it says LP is 6'3". There was also an officious chart/graph thing I've seen in some mag scan/book pullout, of the characters and Smaug in DOS and Thranduil was listed at 6'3" too, but of course. I checked out the official heights of the actors of the characters, and confirmed the characters were given the heights of their actors where they were not Dwarves or shorter, eg Gandalf was Ian McKellan's height. Though damn if I can locate that chart now.

    Anyway, so it seemed the world was given to think that's LP/Thranduil's height.

    Until now...

    Quote
    SHH: Lee Pace is playing completely against character, against type. He normally plays charming and likeable guys, so I would never expect him in a role like Ronan.
    Gunn:
    Yeah, Lee auditioned for Star-Lord, and he did a really great job. I liked him a lot. Honestly, I just liked him as a guy a lot. We instantly got along. It’s an incredibly important aspect to filmmaking for me is that I like the people I’m working with. I’m making this movie for two years, then I have to travel and do press junkets and all of that stuff with these people. I want to be around people who I really enjoy, whether it’s the production heads or the actors. Lee was the guy who I just instantly hit it off with, so when we started casting Ronan, which we needed to cast really quickly, I called him up and I said, “Dude, will you put yourself on tape real quick and send it to me because I think that you’re a physically imposing guy.” That was the other thing. Lee is 6’5";. One of the problems with casting the rest of these roles is that Chris Pratt was the first person we cast, and Chris Pratt is enormous, you know? An actor like Jason Momoa would come, and he’s smaller than Chris, basically. So it’s like we had to have some people around Chris who would make him look somewhat small. Actors like Dave Bautista and Lee Pace are hard to come by, anybody that’s bigger than Chris.

    Source


    Also:



    Now those pics of LP with Chris Pratt at events and even all these make sense...

    Sweet fanart rendition



    Graham Mctavish stated he himself was 6'3" here.




    And even this, yes this, makes sense. Just look at the shoulders of both. RA 6'2" to LP 6'5" just looks more logical than LP 6'3".



    LP is indeed born to play the HeartElvenking


    (look at that upper arm definition!Heart)


    absolutely just HeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeart Thranduil's towering height!!!




    Fan of both books and movies; I am a lurker by nature though it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A writing triangle with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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



    (This post was edited by Lurker in the Mirk on Sep 2 2014, 7:20am)


    BlackFox
    Half-elven


    Sep 2 2014, 8:53am


    Views: 2923
         *waves back*

    Yes, you're right, they're not. I have very fond memories of the place (it hasn't been all that long since I was there myself). Enjoy your stay, because you'll be in Lorien sooner than you know. SmileTongue



    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 2 2014, 8:34pm


    Views: 2903
         Anticipation build-up for BoFA


    In Reply To
    hmmm... good catch there.



    It still remains a mystery who this Silvan Elf is. Hopefully his identity will be revealed in BoFA.




    In Reply To
    Now I wonder if he might be the messenger who tells Thorin to eat his gold and then get get shot at for all his trouble. You know:

    Quote

    'Ere many hours were past, the banner-bearers returned, and trumpeters stood forth and blew a blast:

    "In the name of Esgaroth and the Forest," one cried, "... yada yada ... but if Thorin would have the friendship and honour of the lands about, as his sires had of old, then he will also give somewhat of his own for the comfort of the men of the Lake."

    Then Thorin seized a bow of horn and shot an arrow at the speaker....

    "Since that is your answer," he called in return, "I declare the Mountain besieged. You shall not depart from it, until you call on your side for a truce and a parley. We will bear no weapon against you, but we leave you to your gold. You may eat that, if you will!"


    With that the messengers departed swiftly....'




    Thank you so much for posting. You know you could be onto something, who knows what faith PJ has in story for mysery Elf?

    Oh I just found a Pretty! picture of LP, seeing as you (and maybe some other Lurkers) seem to like it Smile
    (Clicky) http://static.squarespace.com/...illain-character.jpg

    And as for Ronan, that guy really creeps me out. He looks serious mental.




    That look... *shudders* Still, I was rooting for you Ronan. I want you to know that *hugs*



    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 2 2014, 8:40pm


    Views: 2899
         All Elven dwellings are good places to be

    Thanks I will Smile Lothlorien won't be that bad either!

    Have fun at the Grey Havens. How long did it take you to get there?




    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 2 2014, 8:48pm


    Views: 2913
         I know I know

    It states everywhere he has blond/golden hair. But I'm just a bit stubborn when it comes to that Tongue

    Blond


    Silver


    Blond

    Silver


    It's so confusing Evil



    In Reply To
    Yeah. I think so. Was mentioned they're the same footpads somewhere. The one who got done in at the beginning? If you mean the one Ronan executed with his hammer, I think that's a different one, should be them Xandarians(sp?), the race Ronan wants vengence on

    .
    I mean this guy (finally found a pic) http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/...s/9/99/The_other.jpg


    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 2 2014, 9:13pm


    Views: 2877
         Wow you did some good researching....

    ......concerning LP's height. Now I had to find a feet -meters conversion tool because we use the metric system to measure stuff and I had no idea how tall 6.5" was exactly. But that is just very tall Evil
    And lol at this pic





    In Reply To

    (look at that upper arm definition!Heart)



    Oh I was searching everywhere for that picture. For the exact same reason as you so eloquently put it Heart Thanks for the repost, now I know where to find it in case I have to make my point about Thranduil's natural physique in some Dwarf-forsaken appreciation thread Cool

    And btw HeartAngelicHeart the Ned pics





    (This post was edited by VValar on Sep 2 2014, 9:14pm)


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 3 2014, 2:03am


    Views: 2869
         Well, he might be an unnamed Captain of the Guard?

    Or one of the throne-room guards, a high-ranking ones? Just cos I'd imagine Thranduil would have his personal guard and at least one of them's gonna be close at hand no matter what. Even if they do change out of the ceremonial throne-room armour


    And since we're on armour... justHeart





    Fan of both books and movies; I am a lurker by nature though it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A writing triangle with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


    "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


    Sep 3 2014, 2:15am


    Views: 2866
         More golden hair glory


    In Reply To
    It states everywhere he has blond/golden hair. But I'm just a bit stubborn when it comes to that Tongue

    Oh don't worry. There's plenty stubborns going around in these parts.Tongue


    So just cos... Laugh

    SmileHeart You know I gotta!Angelic

    And...



    Comparing Leggy with Daddy


    (GiF clicky)







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    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A writing triangle with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 3 2014, 2:26am


    Views: 1345
         Addendum: oops, on the GotG creature

    yeah, I do think it's the same race running amok in NY in Avengers. Image and info here.

    *gah edit time limit!*



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    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 3 2014, 2:49am


    Views: 1366
         Hee. The director seemed rather indignant at people getting LP's height wrong

    Ref the same pic of LP kneeling for Ronan's headdress adjustment Laugh


    The original instagram.

    A few more choice Ronan ones from his instagram:
    One, Two, Three

    This is just cos.. meowrHeart



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    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 3 2014, 3:03am


    Views: 1366
         Fanart: Dark-haired Elvenking... or maybe Oropher?


    The artist, evankart who did this beautiful Thranduil fanart, named this "An elf lord of Noldor." But I can see traces of Thranduil, if he bothered with braids, or maybe his daddy when young in the FA?



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    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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    Cirashala
    Tol Eressea


    Sep 3 2014, 6:43am


    Views: 1329
         I can help

    30 cm per foot and 2.5 cm/inch Smile

    So if Lee Pace is 6 foot 5 inches (12 inches per foot), that means he's 192.5 cm tall, or 1.925 m Cool

    I, on the other hand, am only 5 cm shorter than Thorin (listed as 5 foot 2 inches) and I am 1.5 m (so Thorin would be 1.55 m, I think).

    Lee Pace would absolutely tower over me! If I gave him a hug, I bet my ear would be right next to his belly button! Tongue

    But that should hopefully give you an indication of how tall Thorin and Thranduil are at least Smile



    (This post was edited by Cirashala on Sep 3 2014, 6:44am)


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 3 2014, 7:20am


    Views: 1336
         VValar has probably found her answer by now, but to clarify

    1 inch is actually 2.54cm. Google confirms, and has helpfully provided a converter. So a foot is 30.48cm, not 30cm.

    192.5cm is only 6' 3.5". At 6' 5", LP should be 195.6cm, and probably would have his height rounded up to 196cm or 1.96m since he's said to be over 6' 5". Here we use both systems, depending on what's the object of measurement, so a bit of precision need to be applied and I'm a stickler for it.

    Anyway. here's a fun interactive graphic height comparison tool based on the old info of LP being 6' 3".



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    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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    (This post was edited by Lurker in the Mirk on Sep 3 2014, 7:22am)


    BlackFox
    Half-elven


    Sep 3 2014, 9:09am


    Views: 1321
         Indeed they are


    In Reply To
    Have fun at the Grey Havens. How long did it take you to get there?

    Hmm... Let me think. *checks her posting history* A little less than eight months. But I have a feeling you'll make it there faster. Tongue



    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 3 2014, 11:33am


    Views: 1317
         Yes that makes sense

    As a King having some sort of personal guards surrounding him. Although you don't see them when he walks around in Dale by himself. Argh more mystery!



    In Reply To

    And since we're on armour... justHeart

    *some pretty armoured Thranduil piccies*


    Ah stop it you Heart



    Although that does make me wonder. When Thranduil was arriving at Erebor during the Dragon's attack, he wasn't wearing his armour. Does that mean he wasn't planning on helping them in the first place?



    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 3 2014, 11:44am


    Views: 1311
         Is there a chart for # posts - location?

    Oh I thought you would have to be an active member for a lot longer to get to the Grey Havens. But I see there is hope for me after all. Just don't go too far, or I might have some massive catching up to do!


    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 3 2014, 12:08pm


    Views: 1307
         Thanks for clarifying

    My feet-meters convertion-thingy wasn't too far off after all.

    In Reply To


    Ok this is my internet WTF moment of the day Evil

    (but of course I just had to compare it with my height)


    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 3 2014, 12:14pm


    Views: 1323
         Heights


    In Reply To
    (...)Thorin (listed as 5 foot 2 inches) and I am 1.5 m (so Thorin would be 1.55 m, I think).
    But that should hopefully give you an indication of how tall Thorin and Thranduil are at least Smile




    Thanks, didn't know how talll they were in relation to each other.
    Yeah Thorin and Dwarves in general are very short folk, just slighty taller than Hobbits I believe?

    Oh gosh you would really need one of those lol:



    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 3 2014, 12:24pm


    Views: 1322
         Love the art

    And with some golden hair (or silver Angelic) it would be a good as any representation of Oropher.

    Found this cool artwork the other day (since we're sharing Laugh)
    From top-bottom: Galadriel/Celeborn - Legolas/Thranduil - Elrond/Arwen/Elledan/Elrohir


    Some random(?) Elf-stuff


    And I did come across a very *interesting* piece of art of Pretty! But seeing as it's probably not very suitable for all ages (noooo nothing dirty, what are you guys thinking?) remind me to PM it.


    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 3 2014, 12:27pm


    Views: 1323
         Lol

    Lol that director is funny


    In Reply To
    #gotgpicoftheday "YO Thanos. an orb? sounds sick. will grab for ya. hopefully some killin on the way. :) lol" #guardiansofthegalaxy #gotg



    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 3 2014, 2:22pm


    Views: 1329
         Yeah, that's really something I'm wondering too


    In Reply To
    As a King having some sort of personal guards surrounding him. Although you don't see them when he walks around in Dale by himself. Argh more mystery!

    Or did he despatch them on some task? December!



    In Reply To
    Ah stop it you Heart

    Angelic That's a nice fanart you got there too!



    In Reply To
    Although that does make me wonder. When Thranduil was arriving at Erebor during the Dragon's attack, he wasn't wearing his armour. Does that mean he wasn't planning on helping them in the first place?

    My $0.02: I think he was just on his way to do a state visit, though the huge number of armoured Elves with him might mean he intended to persuade the Dwarves to hand over the White Gems by show of might. I don't think he intended any aggression. Definitely he didn't plan to be there when Smaug arrived, and therefore was not prepared for battle anyway. Even if he had intended on some military action (really not likely, given his propensity to not get involved anyway, and frankly, any Elven military action under Thranduil's command would prolly be a cakewalk victory, it's the aftermath that's the messy bit) he would have withdrawn his troops
    anyway upon knowing Smaug's already there, because he would not risk his people's lives unnecessarily for the forgone conclusion of Smaug's desolation. Especially not after the Dwarves' treachery of not handing over the White Gems. In a nutshell, no he didn't plan anything. Just a matter of coincidence, really just movie-maker (lazy?) shorthand for setting up the T&T scene.







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    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A writing triangle with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

    =======
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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 3 2014, 2:32pm


    Views: 1307
         Welcome!

    A convenient quick rule of thumb: 6' is about 1.83m, 5' 10" is about 1.78m, 5' even is a little less than 1.53m. For quick rough conversions, the rest is just adding, subtracting from these ballparks though the headache when you get further away is that 0.04cm on top of the 2.5cm for every inch, because it looks small but as you probably know, it's the cummulative effect.



    In Reply To
    Ok this is my internet WTF moment of the day Evil

    (but of course I just had to compare it with my height)

    HAHAHA... I know! I was so amused when I stumbled on it. Could not be bothered to look for a celebrity who is listed at 6' 5" though so... Tongue





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    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A writing triangle with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 3 2014, 2:33pm


    Views: 1316
         PM Reminder!


    In Reply To
    And I did come across a very *interesting* piece of art of Pretty! But seeing as it's probably not very suitable for all ages (noooo nothing dirty, what are you guys thinking?) remind me to PM it.

    Just that my curiosity is piquedAngelic





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    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A writing triangle with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 3 2014, 2:34pm


    Views: 1315
         Yeah. Like his humour!

    Did you see the fan made piece on the same pic? In one of the WWs on this thread. Smile That one's a hoot too.



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    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A writing triangle with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


    "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


    Sep 3 2014, 2:42pm


    Views: 1309
         Yup! From the TORn


    Quote
    2.39 I noticed that different users have different titles under their usernames ... what do they mean? The titles listed under members’ usernames are automatically assigned by the system and are based on the total number of posts that a user has created on the message boards. They represent the journey the members of the Fellowship of the Ring made through Middle-earth and beyond, and are based on the following post counts:

    Up to 9 posts: Registered User
    10 to 49 posts: The Shire
    50 to 99 posts: Bree
    100 to 249 posts: Rivendell
    250 to 499 posts: Lorien
    500 to 999 posts: Rohan
    1000 to 1499 posts: Gondor
    1500 to 1999 posts: Grey Havens
    2000 to 2999 posts: Tol Eressea
    3000 - 5000 posts: Valinor
    5000 - 10,000 posts: Half-elven - congratulations! Few mortals make it to Valinor. As a reward, Mandos has granted you the choice of the Half-elven: you can "choose a mortal life," or continue posting to the ultimate level...
    10,000+ posts: Immortal



    These titles don't carry any authority or prestige. It’s just a fun way to “walk in the footsteps” of the Fellowship, and it also represents the fellowship we have here on the boards!

    From the TORn faq

    Come to think of it, I wonder how many of each type are there now? Hmm... think I'll pop over to the feedback board and ask Smile


    ETA: question askedCool



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    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A writing triangle with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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    (This post was edited by Lurker in the Mirk on Sep 3 2014, 2:45pm)


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 4 2014, 2:00am


    Views: 1301
         Addendum... as if we need the proof, but here we go!






    Fan of both books and movies; I am a lurker by nature though it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A writing triangle with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


    "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


    Sep 4 2014, 2:59am


    Views: 1318
         For HCF Thralls

    AMC releases Halt and Catch Fire Insides and scene talk for each episode on YOUTUBE. (without country restriction)... now for YT saving spree! *glee*





    Fan of both books and movies; I am a lurker by nature though it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A writing triangle with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

    =======
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    (This post was edited by Lurker in the Mirk on Sep 4 2014, 2:59am)


    Cirashala
    Tol Eressea


    Sep 4 2014, 6:43am


    Views: 1286
         YUP!

    Just use Lurker's height to LP 6 foot 3 inches (put four feet ten in for me to account for the actual 6 foot 5 inches- the two inch difference) and you'll get an idea of how short I am!

    Hint- I would need a bigger box than that! Tongue



    (This post was edited by Cirashala on Sep 4 2014, 6:44am)


    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 4 2014, 1:28pm


    Views: 1253
         Must survive until December at least

     

    In Reply To
    Or did he despatch them on some task? December!




    Argh, december seems to be the answer to a lot of questions these days Mad
    I told a friend of mine the other day that I just could not die before december, for I just HAVE to see BofFA first. She just looked at me strangely, but I know you Hobbit/ HeartThranduil fans know what I'm talking about. It would be an absolute tragedy if I didn't get some answers to my questions and watch a whole lot of Pretty! first.



    In Reply To
    My $0.02: I think he was just on his way to do a state visit, though the huge number of armoured Elves with him might mean he intended to persuade the Dwarves to hand over the White Gems by show of might. I don't think he intended any aggression. Definitely he didn't plan to be there when Smaug arrived, and therefore was not prepared for battle anyway. Even if he had intended on some military action (really not likely, given his propensity to not get involved anyway, and frankly, any Elven military action under Thranduil's command would prolly be a cakewalk victory, it's the aftermath that's the messy bit) he would have withdrawn his troops anyway upon knowing Smaug's already there, because he would not risk his people's lives unnecessarily for the forgone conclusion of Smaug's desolation. Especially not after the Dwarves' treachery of not handing over the White Gems. In a nutshell, no he didn't plan anything. Just a matter of coincidence, really just movie-maker (lazy?) shorthand for setting up the T&T scene.



    That is an interesting theory, although Thranduil doesn't come over as a grabby, greedy, wanting the white gems back asap- kind of Elf to me. Do you think he would rally up his army just to put terror and fright into the hearts of the Stubborn Little Folk? That would be silly, everyone knows when Thranduil gets angry, he doesn't need an army to do the fighting for him Heart. Just one look upon the fair but upset and ridiculously gorgeous being would be enough cause for even the bravest of warrior to drop down their sword and run away as fast as their (short) legs can carry them. Thranduil is just fearsome like that Heart But lol re you stating the aftermath would be messy. Indeed it would, terrible cleanup. I don't think he really intended on being at Erebor at the moment of attack either. That would mean he had some sort of precognition that Smaug would attack Erebor, otherwise it would be quite a coincidence for him arriving at the exact moment Smaug does. I think the film makes messed up the timeline a bit. But still, wouldn't he wear SOME form of armour when travelling behind the safe borders of his Kingdom?



    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 4 2014, 1:39pm


    Views: 1266
         Lol just how big a box do we need to get?



    In Reply To
    A convenient quick rule of thumb: 6' is about 1.83m, 5' 10" is about 1.78m, 5' even is a little less than 1.53m. For quick rough conversions, the rest is just adding, subtracting from these ballparks though the headache when you get further away is that 0.04cm on top of the 2.5cm for every inch, because it looks small but as you probably know, it's the cummulative effect




    That's way too much calculation for me, I found Cirachala's explanation a lot simpeler lol. Even though I might skip a few inches here and there when measuring 30 cm per foot and 2.5 cm/inch, I'm sure I can live with that Angelic But I know you're right, it really should be done properly. So yeey for the weird, and somewhat creepy (when you think about it) website where you can compare your own height to that of LP. Just add two more inches, or 5,08 cm (see what I did there, I do listen to other ppls wisdome at times Cool) and you know just how big the box must be that I'm sure everyone is getting right now.



    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 4 2014, 1:45pm


    Views: 1258
         Helpful chart, thanks

    That's a helpful chart, thanks Smile
    Just doesn't make sense anyone not chosing Immortality. Who wouldn't want to be around Pretty! Heart for, like, forever??




    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 4 2014, 1:50pm


    Views: 1270
         Your proof is valid!

    Yes it's the best representation of Oropher (if someone could PS silve---ehh golden hair on him, and lose the braids) I have seen so far. Looks a lot like Thranduil en profil.

    And just for fun, let's put Thranduil and Legolas next to each other Heart *sigh*





    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 4 2014, 1:57pm


    Views: 1250
         Another option?

    Maybe you should skip the idea of getting a box and instead buy one of these WinkHeart



    Eruvandi
    Tol Eressea


    Sep 4 2014, 5:51pm


    Views: 1465
         If it's Oropher...

    If it's a dark haired Oropher it could be fuel for those who argue that Leggy actually had dark hair instead of blonde. Hair color sometimes skips a generation don't cha know.Wink

    Actually, one time the subject of whether book Legolas' hair is dark or blonde came up over on the LOTR board and I got someone to explain to me what the book arguments are for dark-haired Leggy. They were pretty good arguments, IMO, but I saw blonde Leggy in the movies before I read the books so...blonde he is!Angelic

    Of course, even with Legolas being blonde, that doesn't mean that Oropher couldn't have had dark hair since hair color can skip generations. If Oropher had any blonde ancestors, then any one of his descendents, even two or three generations later would still have a chance of being blonde even if their parents had dark hair. And, if both Thranduil and his wife were blonde that would make it even more likely that Leggy would end up blonde despite Oropher having dark hair...

    Am I rambling? I feel like I'm rambling.Blush I guess I'm just happy to have a minute to check the TA thread after the past several days being so busy with schoolwork.Evil It really is only a minute though. I have some assignments due tonight so I have to get back to it as soon as lunch is over.CrazyUnsureFrown

    "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"



    Eruvandi
    Tol Eressea


    Sep 4 2014, 5:54pm


    Views: 1464
         Wow!


    Quote

    Whoa! That's incredible how much those two pic look alike. Same pose and everything!Shocked It's like, if LP himself was an elf in real life that's totally what he'd look like!CoolHeart

    "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"



    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 5 2014, 1:32am


    Views: 1444
         More, Precious, we wants more


    In Reply To
    Argh, december seems to be the answer to a lot of questions these days Mad
    I told a friend of mine the other day that I just could not die before december, for I just HAVE to see BofFA first. She just looked at me strangely, but I know you Hobbit/ HeartThranduil fans know what I'm talking about. It would be an absolute tragedy if I didn't get some answers to my questions and watch a whole lot of Pretty! first.

    I need to have next December too! For Pretty! EE, and time to at last view all six EEs in a sitting and then appreciate Pretty! a bit more... maybe there'll be time to throw in a fic or two too.Evil



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    In Reply To
    My $0.02: I think he was just on his way to do a state visit, though the huge number of armoured Elves with him might mean he intended to persuade the Dwarves to hand over the White Gems by show of might. I don't think he intended any aggression. Definitely he didn't plan to be there when Smaug arrived, and therefore was not prepared for battle anyway. Even if he had intended on some military action (really not likely, given his propensity to not get involved anyway, and frankly, any Elven military action under Thranduil's command would prolly be a cakewalk victory, it's the aftermath that's the messy bit) he would have withdrawn his troops anyway upon knowing Smaug's already there, because he would not risk his people's lives unnecessarily for the forgone conclusion of Smaug's desolation. Especially not after the Dwarves' treachery of not handing over the White Gems. In a nutshell, no he didn't plan anything. Just a matter of coincidence, really just movie-maker (lazy?) shorthand for setting up the T&T scene.



    That is an interesting theory, although Thranduil doesn't come over as a grabby, greedy, wanting the white gems back asap- kind of Elf to me. Do you think he would rally up his army just to put terror and fright into the hearts of the Stubborn Little Folk? That would be silly, everyone knows when Thranduil gets angry, he doesn't need an army to do the fighting for him Heart. Just one look upon the fair but upset and ridiculously gorgeous being would be enough cause for even the bravest of warrior to drop down their sword and run away as fast as their (short) legs can carry them. Thranduil is just fearsome like that Heart But lol re you stating the aftermath would be messy. Indeed it would, terrible cleanup. I don't think he really intended on being at Erebor at the moment of attack either. That would mean he had some sort of precognition that Smaug would attack Erebor, otherwise it would be quite a coincidence for him arriving at the exact moment Smaug does. I think the film makes messed up the timeline a bit. But still, wouldn't he wear SOME form of armour when travelling behind the safe borders of his Kingdom?

    Oops! I need to back peddle and restate my original spiel better, and you're right ref "Thranduil doesn't come over as a grabby, greedy, wanting the white gems back asap- kind of Elf". Very good point.

    So my retooled spiel... here goes:

    First, I believe we need to keep in mind Thranduil's philosophy mindset about treasure-lust: "Long will I tarry ere I begin this war for gold." I think the movie-makers are keeping true to this as well. And that's why he turned and left when the feckless Dwarves shut the treasure box on him. Given his badass fighting abilities he could have just made a grab for it if he was treasure-sick, nevermind the resulting problems. But nope, he displayed grace and remarkable self-restraint in turning around and leaving. That tells me, he has the big picture in mind, is not trigger-happy, and definitely considers stuff and consequence before doing anything. Hallmarks of a great and wise leaderHeart

    So with this, I do have a problem with how he shows up overlooking Erebor with that heavily armed and excessively large escort. But the key is in his own attire. He's just not togged out for aggression there. So is that entourage the usual when the Elvenking travels outside the realm? I just think it's a bit too militarily ostentatious for a state visit, especially to Erebor, given the long-standing sensitivities between the two races. And yes, even if he did toy with the idea of military aggression, I think the aftermath would just put him off any such notion quite quickly, just based on his own experience in the LA. Plus bloodshed just for some gems? Surely, he would not risk his people for so petty a cause. Even if he did, could he live it down and still be able to command and rule? All these just points to nah, Thranduil was just out for a neighbourly visit. So that's why I'm thinking if the extra large armed escort was deliberate, it was probably a show of force to persuade Thror to hand 'em over. But... going back again to
    "Long will I tarry ere I begin this war for gold", this just seems too out of character (ooc). Could he have known Smaug was going to be there and decided he might want to check out the ring-side seats? Nope, I don't think so. Unless they have an accord like that hotline between the US and USSR during the Cold War years, I don't think Smaug would bother to give Thranduil a headsup, nor would Thranduil care to establish relations with any flying lizardTongue So, I still cannot understand the heavily armed and excessively large escort with Thranduil himself in state visit garb, except as a shorthand from the movie-makers to the general audience that Thranduil has the might to help but doesn't, which to me is lazy story-telling.

    Bottomline: Thranduil simply showed up for a neighbourly call at the wrongest time possible, and decided wisely not to risk his people in a foregone conclusion. Makes sense?





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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 5 2014, 1:34am


    Views: 1428
         How's about one of these?


    More handy than a box, and well, it's best to be preparedAngelic



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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 5 2014, 1:36am


    Views: 1431
         Welcome! And agreed


    In Reply To
    Just doesn't make sense anyone not chosing Immortality. Who wouldn't want to be around Pretty! Heart for, like, forever??



    AngelicHeart







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    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A writing triangle with Avandel and Kerewyn)
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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 5 2014, 1:39am


    Views: 1431
         Good to have validation *BIG GRIN*


    In Reply To
    And just for fun, let's put Thranduil and Legolas next to each other Heart *sigh*



    You know, we talked about this in one of the older threads, but Leggy prolly got his mummy's ears. Smile



    In Reply To
    Yes it's the best representation of Oropher (if someone could PS silve---ehh golden hair on him, and lose the braids) I have seen so far. Looks a lot like Thranduil en profil.

    Oh yeah! Just 'shop LP as Oropher and we got the perfect double serving of Pretty!Sly



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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 5 2014, 1:48am


    Views: 1461
         *waves to Eruvandi* Hair colour and Elven conception/gestation


    In Reply To
    Actually, one time the subject of whether book Legolas' hair is dark or blonde came up over on the LOTR board and I got someone to explain to me what the book arguments are for dark-haired Leggy. They were pretty good arguments, IMO, but I saw blonde Leggy in the movies before I read the books so...blonde he is!Angelic

    Those book arguments were prolly based on the Silmmie eh? I'd say it's not just skip-generation though. Cos if Leggy is a skip, what maketh you of Thranduil?



    In Reply To
    Of course, even with Legolas being blonde, that doesn't mean that Oropher couldn't have had dark hair since hair color can skip generations. If Oropher had any blonde ancestors, then any one of his descendents, even two or three generations later would still have a chance of being blonde even if their parents had dark hair. And, if both Thranduil and his wife were blonde that would make it even more likely that Leggy would end up blonde despite Oropher having dark hair...

    Yup, genetics apply. I guess part of the key is who are Granny and Mummy? hmm... though with Elves pouring themselves into the giving of life and Mummy literally nurturing baby in-vitro... wonder how much influence do parents have over both physical and psychological aspects of the baby. Could dark-haired elves who have no history of golden-hair in their genealogies will blond onto an elfling?



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    Am I rambling? I feel like I'm rambling.Blush I guess I'm just happy to have a minute to check the TA thread after the past several days being so busy with schoolwork.Evil It really is only a minute though. I have some assignments due tonight so I have to get back to it as soon as lunch is over.CrazyUnsureFrown

    Definitely missing you around these parts. Hope schoolwork lets up soon.









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    (Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A writing triangle with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 5 2014, 1:52am


    Views: 1439
         IKR?



    In Reply To

    Quote

    Whoa! That's incredible how much those two pic look alike. Same pose and everything!Shocked It's like, if LP himself was an elf in real life that's totally what he'd look like!CoolHeart

    Had a notion some time back thinking about dark-haired Thranduil just cos of the hair controversiesSly And here it is. He'd still be totally MAGNIFICENTLY Elfy!HeartHeartHeart






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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 5 2014, 2:00am


    Views: 1430
         This just had me tickled *TGIF and a lazy weekend*

    Just look at their expressions. Friends having pizza together indeed *snert*


    Nah...Tongue


    Gonna be a great weekend for me. Just looking forward to just catching up on some reading and haunting the TORn forums once in a while.Cool



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    Cirashala
    Tol Eressea


    Sep 5 2014, 4:55am


    Views: 1422
         yeah probably lol

    but since I'm not a Thranduil Thrall, or LP thrall, then I won't have to worry about needing to be close enough to kiss lol Tongue Adjust makeup or headdress as a film crew member, however- that's another story!

    However, I am quite annoyed that we have not acquired an A frame ladder yet in our house....goodness knows I could use it! Even reaching for my water bath canner off the top of my upper kitchen cabinets (it's too big to fit inside, but it's all good because it looks great- the giant aluminum and enamel pots really make it look like a kitchen and my friend commented that's how a kitchen should look- she watches home design shows so that was a great compliment for me Heart) means that I'm on tiptoe ON the chair! At least they're light (when they're not full of water, of course!)

    An A frame would probably suit the scenario a bit better though- extension ladders (from experience- I have a gouge line down the center of my pantry door as proof of this, and also nearly fell over on an extension ladder this July picking cherries thirty feet above the ground when the supporting vertical branch broke- that was scary and I barely got down in one piece) don't work very well without a stable surface to hook onto.

    And, thrall or no, I doubt LP would appreciate being the ladder support.....plus it might wreck the shot lol...

    Maybe some of those three step step stools that kids use to reach the bathroom sink? Tongue



    Cirashala
    Tol Eressea


    Sep 5 2014, 5:01am


    Views: 1427
         I am 100% confident I'd kill myself on those!

    Too unstable, IMO.

    My then toddler tried climbing up on one of those folding tv stands once- something that appears stable once unfolded- it collapsed right underneath her. Thankfully she only ended up with a "bonked head owie" and a couple bruises, but it was a bit of a scare. At least I know how to check pupil dilation for head injury....

    I'd take a stool over a box- just not a collapsing one Unimpressed



    stn5
    The Shire

    Sep 5 2014, 1:37pm


    Views: 1445
         Thranduil taking care of his orchids

      




    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 5 2014, 9:44pm


    Views: 1385
         He makes for one pretty Elf


    In Reply To


    Quote

    Whoa! That's incredible how much those two pic look alike. Same pose and everything!Shocked It's like, if LP himself was an elf in real life that's totally what he'd look like!CoolHeart


    Yes you're absolutely right, even as himself he would make a stunning Elf Heart

    Re Legolas' haircolour. I have actually never read the arguments stating Legolas should/could have dark hair instead of blond. Due to the same reason as you gave us, I saw the movie Legolas first. Therefor Legolas will always and forever look exactly like OB's Legolas, to me at least. Plus I just like to think Legolas inherited his haircolour from his dad and granddad. Although I could not find any description concerning Oropher's haircolour (maybe I overlooked something?)


    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 5 2014, 10:22pm


    Views: 1388
         Yes makes sense!


    In Reply To
    First, I believe we need to keep in mind Thranduil's philosophy mindset about treasure-lust: "Long will I tarry ere I begin this war for gold." I think the movie-makers are keeping true to this as well. And that's why he turned and left when the feckless Dwarves shut the treasure box on him. Given his badass fighting abilities he could have just made a grab for it if he was treasure-sick, nevermind the resulting problems. But nope, he displayed grace and remarkable self-restraint in turning around and leaving. That tells me, he has the big picture in mind, is not trigger-happy, and definitely considers stuff and consequence before doing anything. Hallmarks of a great and wise leaderHeart



    Yes I know you're right here. And even if he wanted to cut up the Dwarves into little pieces for denying him the gems, he would have had to burrow one of his guard's sword. Seeing as he doesn't appear to be carrying one. Not that he couldn't easily do so, but to me that's just another sign he did not intend a visit with any hostile intentions.

    I never thought about Thranduil probably not having any trouble at all getting the gems by force at that very moment if he had wished so. But he didn't, he just gave his ultimate Death-stare and left, how very Kingly of him Heart



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    So with this, I do have a problem with how he shows up overlooking Erebor with that heavily armed and excessively large escort. But the key is in his own attire. He's just not togged out for aggression there. So is that entourage the usual when the Elvenking travels outside the realm? I just think it's a bit too militarily ostentatious for a state visit, especially to Erebor, given the long-standing sensitivities between the two races. And yes, even if he did toy with the idea of military aggression, I think the aftermath would just put him off any such notion quite quickly, just based on his own experience in the LA. Plus bloodshed just for some gems? Surely, he would not risk his people for so petty a cause. Even if he did, could he live it down and still be able to command and rule? All these just points to nah, Thranduil was just out for a neighbourly visit. So that's why I'm thinking if the extra large armed escort was deliberate, it was probably a show of force to persuade Thror to hand 'em over. But... going back again to "Long will I tarry ere I begin this war for gold", this just seems too out of character (ooc). Could he have known Smaug was going to be there and decided he might want to check out the ring-side seats? Nope, I don't think so. Unless they have an accord like that hotline between the US and USSR during the Cold War years, I don't think Smaug would bother to give Thranduil a headsup, nor would Thranduil care to establish relations with any flying lizardTongue So, I still cannot understand the heavily armed and excessively large escort with Thranduil himself in state visit garb, except as a shorthand from the movie-makers to the general audience that Thranduil has the might to help but doesn't, which to me is lazy story-telling.

    Bottomline: Thranduil simply showed up for a neighbourly call at the wrongest time possible, and decided wisely not to risk his people in a foregone conclusion. Makes sense?




    Yep agree with you on that one Smile Thanks for your thorough explanation!







    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 5 2014, 10:23pm


    Views: 1400
         That's cute

    And I hadn't seen that one just yet, so thanks! Heart


    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 5 2014, 10:25pm


    Views: 1374
         Lol that could work too

    Though you don't really seem to be needing one. How tall did you see you were, 5'6?


    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 5 2014, 10:35pm


    Views: 1390
         Crazy for the ears

    Yes Legolas' ears appear to be smaller, it suits him very well Heart Although you wouldn't be able to tell that characteristic from this picture alone (them ears look almost the same in size).
    Though the difference is clear






    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 5 2014, 10:45pm


    Views: 1393
         Those cospayers are doing a fine job


    In Reply To



    Comparing the two on this picture makes Tranduil as if he is insanely tall Heart

    Which, of course, he is. Just look at him, even from above he looks immensely tall. Casually minding his own business Smile


    *sigh*



    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 5 2014, 10:52pm


    Views: 1360
         You be careful now and don't fall off of anything


    In Reply To
    And, thrall or no, I doubt LP would appreciate being the ladder support.....plus it might wreck the shot lol...

    Maybe some of those three step step stools that kids use to reach the bathroom sink? Tongue





    Yes I see your point. This would be more suitable for you. You wouldn't have to worry about falling off because it collapses underneath you. Very safe to use around the house (standing on your tiptoe on top of a chair isn't Tongue)



    Cirashala
    Tol Eressea


    Sep 5 2014, 11:14pm


    Views: 1360
         this would work lol- hard to believe he's even taller than it!

    Well, I HAD an image linked here, but then there was an error message Unsure

    Just google six foot A frame ladder then.... Smile

    The top of my head would probably be just a little bit lower than the second to top rung, whereas LP would be half a head taller than the entire thing!

    Really puts things into perspective, doesn't it? Wink



    (This post was edited by Cirashala on Sep 5 2014, 11:15pm)


    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 6 2014, 2:10am


    Views: 1363
         LOL


    In Reply To
    he just gave his ultimate Death-stare and left, how very Kingly of him Heart


    Angelic



    In Reply To
    Yep agree with you on that one Smile Thanks for your thorough explanation!



    Haha... You're welcome!Smile







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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 6 2014, 2:14am


    Views: 1364
         Well...

    I never said I think, though I could wish I was 5' 6" but nah, a bit tough shopping for pants here for tall girls and I prefer the mobility of pants over skirts... let's just say height-wise I might have a slight edge on a Dwarf Sly



    Fan of both books and movies; I am a lurker by nature though it seems I have severely misnamed myself... for the moment.


    Heart Appreciating Thranduil, thread by thread: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI
    (Tis true: more appreciation threads for Thranduil exist than ME movies)


    Laugh Thrall Wars!: What business do Elves, Dwarves or Men(?) have with drooling thralls, yea, with smartphones in tow, unto the slopes of Erebor? ... oh, yes, the Hobbit's lingering in some shadows, ever ready to swoop to the hairy rescue. Take cover if you dare!. (A writing triangle with Avandel and Kerewyn)
    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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    Valinor


    Sep 6 2014, 2:21am


    Views: 1359
         Elven ears

    Good compare pics!

    There was a nice article I read about Tolkien never actually saying Elves got pointy ears, but I think they rock the look so why not? Legolas' ears are definitely as unpointy as an Elf go without being mistaken for a Man's. But his daddy's got bona fide Elf ears for sureHeart





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

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    Valinor


    Sep 6 2014, 2:28am


    Views: 1379
         I like this one


    And the vid is great.Heart



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

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 6 2014, 2:38am


    Views: 1399
         oooh, thanks for sharing, stn5! And orchids

    I just saw that and was gonna post it. And I remember your post about the details in the Cloaks & Dagger artbook on this as well. Thranduil must have been cultivating orchids for years. And I can just see him being the rock-star at some great floral or orchid show and sweeping the top ribbon every round.

    Also, as I am absolutely loving Kerewyn's concept of Thranduil's prize orchid being named "Star of Lasgalen" (as she mentioned in her excellent appendix to tw 3 "An Unexpected Flashback"), and since I've seen a few orchid really up close (and killed some as well*cough*), I thought to share a few possible candidates for how the precious blooms might look:

    Whatever the aesthetic, I believe Thranduil's prize bloom will feature spectacular characteristically large single flowers rather than the more typical multi-blooms on a stem =)



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    Valinor


    Sep 6 2014, 2:46am


    Views: 1267
         Woodland Weekend redux - last one on the TAXI

    Thranduil
    IMG
    http://endlessimpossibility.tumblr.com/...blink-in-the-life-of
    No Thranduil in this one but like this BotFA wallpaper http://bilbo-babe.tumblr.com/...e-armies-2362-x-1417
    http://ages-of-arda.tumblr.com/...325856248/giftbomb-5

    GIF
    http://armitageuniverse.tumblr.com/...-your-favorite-scene
    Baggins goodness http://nellethiel-aranel.tumblr.com/.../gif-hunt-the-hobbit

    Fanart
    http://vickidm.tumblr.com/post/94487773621
    http://legilimentis.tumblr.com/post/94620780133
    http://theartofbeingafan.tumblr.com/...randuil-by-namecchan
    http://theartofbeingafan.tumblr.com/...randuil-by-namecchan
    http://theartofbeingafan.tumblr.com/...randuil-by-namecchan
    http://angeliquecollinsworld.tumblr.com/...l-lee-pace-by-tomsgg
    (Kerewyn, guess this is for ya) http://nyriel-aranel.tumblr.com/...uil-king-of-mirkwood

    Farnie
    http://aszlan.tumblr.com/post/94589821104
    http://bornscaryvillain.tumblr.com/post/94435812640
    http://bornscaryvillain.tumblr.com/post/94436499270
    google... cannot answer every question about Thranduil or that disagreeable dwarf apparently http://elvenroyals.tumblr.com/post/94277170506
    Yup... dig at that disagreeable dwarf http://thranduilings.tumblr.com/post/94364997557/sorry


    GotG
    IMG
    http://dailypace.tumblr.com/post/94412420749
    https://twitter.com/...s/499059244734627840

    GIF
    http://trollux.tumblr.com/...i-find-this-hilarius

    Farnie
    http://lavenderjoy79.tumblr.com/post/94244811061


    The Fall
    IMG
    http://luxbrumxlis.tumblr.com/...fall-for-kreefanatic

    Read
    http://read-a-review.tumblr.com/...watched-the-fall-its


    HCF
    IMG
    http://lavenderjoy79.tumblr.com/...rying-to-not-be-tall
    http://jerryislazy.tumblr.com/post/94735963749

    GIF
    http://madison1683.tumblr.com/...d-catch-fire-6-1-no1
    http://madison1683.tumblr.com/...e-6-1-no-3-joe-donna

    Read
    http://othermelissawyatt.tumblr.com/...-joe-where-you-going
    http://www.cultofmac.com/...eek-tv-cant-let-die/
    http://m.ign.com/...fire-season-1-review


    PD
    IMG
    http://baganslover.tumblr.com/post/94307492189
    http://angeliquecollinsworld.tumblr.com/...itled-on-we-heart-it
    http://iconseries.tumblr.com/...es-and-make-the-dead


    LP & Other Roles
    IMG
    http://leepaceily.tumblr.com/...ortant-thing-to-give
    http://leepaceodyssey.tumblr.com/...s-of-the-galaxys-lee
    http://inquire-within-yourself.tumblr.com/...ribeca-film-festival
    http://livealwayscrystalclear.tumblr.com/post/94452550727/
    http://leepace-daily.tumblr.com/post/94630914575

    GIF
    http://durance.tumblr.com/...lee-pace-filmography
    http://claud51.tumblr.com/post/94248999872/xd
    head tilts! http://hothybridsexklausandcaroline.tumblr.com/post/94434891554
    http://bradleycoopr.tumblr.com/post/94589636296
    http://claud51.tumblr.com/...411097/ceremony-2010

    Farnie
    http://cmss1971.tumblr.com/...crucible-of-lee-pace

    Read
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/...e-the-only-pers-ot51



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    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 6 2014, 2:53am


    Views: 1283
         New Thranduil CHOW Headsup!

    So fellow thralls, this weekend the CHOW's at one of our three favourite DOS scenesSmile It was quite last minute, but in my foot-in-mouth curiosity looking through the CHOW signup post, volunteered to do it if no one's taking it, and now I've managed to tag myself. Anyway, I should have it up in the next 24 hours, so please look for it and you know the drill. Heart



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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 6 2014, 5:32am


    Views: 1258
         Granddad's hair colour


    In Reply To
    Re Legolas' haircolour. I have actually never read the arguments stating Legolas should/could have dark hair instead of blond. Due to the same reason as you gave us, I saw the movie Legolas first. Therefor Legolas will always and forever look exactly like OB's Legolas, to me at least. Plus I just like to think Legolas inherited his haircolour from his dad and granddad. Although I could not find any description concerning Oropher's haircolour (maybe I overlooked something?) 

    Agreed here! And re Oropher, nope, I don't think his hair colour was mentioned anywhere. Would be cool if the Mirkwood Magnificence' genealogy gets uncovered someday.



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    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 6 2014, 9:48pm


    Views: 1255
         Oh yes love the vid

    I have seen it several times already, it's one of my fav's Heart But what I hadn't paid attention to (maybe only subconsciously) is how tall Thranduil is compared to, well everybody. Don't think there is any crew/castmember as tall as he is.
    And when he wears his crown it adds up to another 4 inches




    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 6 2014, 9:52pm


    Views: 1217
         Lol @ your flowerpost

    Perhaps he grows them for other reasons as well?




    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 6 2014, 10:00pm


    Views: 1215
         About the CHOW

    I'm so glad this week's CHOW has fallen into the hands of a fellow Thraller. Someone who knows how to appreciate every little detail the scene has to offer and will naturally enhance the magnificence of King ElvenprettyHeart (and son). I'm sure you will work wonders. So I can't wait 'till you post it !


    Just a little something to get in the moodHeart



    VValar
    Gondor


    Sep 6 2014, 10:36pm


    Views: 1204
         Last WW of this TA thread


    Quote

    Lol

    In Reply To




    How do ppl come up with it? (and how do you keep on finding it?)



    In Reply To




    This reminds me of a very strange and confusing (but fun) vid that has been around for a few times Evil
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZAFo4jXhW0





    In Reply To


    *sigh* Hmm might need to add HCF to my evergrowing watchlist as well.




    In Reply To




    *double sigh* Halfway through the second season of PD, unfortunately. Unfortunately because there isn't a third one to look out to. I just love dorky and sweet Ned Heart



    In Reply To



    Yup so true. And just look at that first pic of Ned teehee, so sweet Heart

    Thank you very much once again for this WW!



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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 7 2014, 12:33am


    Views: 1207
         *LOL* and wow... we're still rolling on this thread?!

    The mods must be out and about Tongue

    Anyway, thanks for that. Reminded of the flower crown PS of Thranduil and Legolas that someone posted a while back. I think it was Eruvandi.



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    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 7 2014, 12:40am


    Views: 1210
         WW goodness


    In Reply To
    How do ppl come up with it? (and how do you keep on finding it?)

    tumblrSmileCrazy



    In Reply To
    This reminds me of a very strange and confusing (but fun) vid that has been around for a few times Evil
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZAFo4jXhW0

    I.Am.Confused.LoL.Crazy



    In Reply To
    *sigh* Hmm might need to add HCF to my evergrowing watchlist as well.

    Well, you have until next June(?) to finish season 1AngelicEvil



    In Reply To
    *double sigh* Halfway through the second season of PD, unfortunately. Unfortunately because there isn't a third one to look out to. I just love dorky and sweet Ned Heart

    Yeah. I loved the show. Can't wait to know what the creator has up his sleeves re revival/continuation/sequel(?)



    In Reply To

    Thank you very much once again for this WW!



    http://fc08.deviantart.net/...cyrenius-d7fikvl.png

    Thanks for the reciprocal Pretty! Always nice to get responses and have a few LoLs. Plus as you can tell, it's pretty much just you and me around right now. So thanks for making this a dialogueEvil






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

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 7 2014, 12:48am


    Views: 1216
         So I got curious and went looking for the AUJ TE bit

    Since I just couldn't recall what was in it vs the EE. Here is the clip of Thranduil's entire appearance in AUJ.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlxoR1KAPNY

    Hmm... Bilbo's narration did mention 'Thranduil would not risk the lives of his people against the dragon's wrath". So it wasn't that abjectly lazy a shorthand by the movie-makers I thought it was Evil But it is certainly still confusing with the large entourage Thranduil had and showing up right then seemingly with no context. Anyway, Bilbo's words were clear. So why's the general audience, and even some fans who should be more discerning, still on his case about not helping? Neon signs needed? Tongue


    (Clicky for the original images with the inscriptions)



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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 7 2014, 12:50am


    Views: 1204
         Aww... thanks!


    In Reply To
    Just a little something to get in the moodHeart

    Heart and since there's no one around to help try for making it past 225 posts before threadlock, I'll start on it now.Angelic







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

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 7 2014, 12:58am


    Views: 1201
         There were 2 guys taller than LP I believe

    The kiwi (can't remember his name) who stands in for Gandalf, Elves, and the Men when they have a full height scene with the Dwarves and Hobbit. Think he is the current Bolg. Also,the guy who originally played Bolg/Azog(?) when they were focusing on animatronics and prosthetics for the 2 orcs. Will find the info after I get the CHOW up.


    In Reply To
    And when he wears his crown it adds up to another 4 inches


    Love how intensely focused LP/Thranduil is here.Heart




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    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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

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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 7 2014, 3:20am


    Views: 1205
         psst! VValar, since we're still rollin... re height differentials between co-stars on screen (X-File solution)

    Thought to share this: The Scully Box SmileLaugh (yup, am an X-Phile and proud of itAngelic)

    (*cough* taking a break from prepping the CHOW. It's hardwork deciding what screenie to take and what question to ask)




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    Lurker in the Mirk
    Valinor


    Sep 7 2014, 8:03am


    Views: 1191
         Addendum: Known cast/crew taller than Thranduil/LP

    So here we go: Conan Stevens was the original Bolg, 7ft tall. Don't know if he still counts since he was cut off from the production .This is the story..

    The other guy I mentioned is Lawrence Makaore who took over as CGI Bolg. You might already know he is also the stand-in for most if not all those shots where perspective is needed for Dwarves/Hobbit full body shots with taller characters. Believe he had the same job in LotR and was also Lutz, Gothmog the deformed orc leader and the Witchking of Angmar. I thought he was also something like 7ft but he's 6' 4".

    So I guess with known info, bottomline is you're right! Thranduil is probably the tallest on the set.



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    Teh partsies: Prologue (aka the 'tater-mash of whatever came before), two, three, three-appendix: An Unexpected Flashback, four, five (new, posted 20 August)


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    dernwyn
    Forum Admin / Moderator


    Sep 8 2014, 2:00am


    Views: 1153
         What! Tsk, tsk...

    I go away for a moot with fellow TORnfolks, and return to find you've burst past 200 again! Laugh

    Okay, thralls, it's time for thread number...ah, the Square Root of One Gross!

    Angelic


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