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I like how the light hits it...

Werde Spinner
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Aug 27 2013, 5:17pm


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(1) "Wow..."

(2) I'm fairly sure I saw a picture of Minas Tirith before I read the books, so... yeah... the movies sort of colored my imagination all along.

(3) - (4) Gandalf and Shadowfax seem whiter than the majority of Minas Tirith. He is now the White Wizard, bringing light to a city shortly about to fall under the darkness of Sauron. As of now, Minas Tirith seems more gray than white, symbolizing how it has fallen from its former Numenorean glory. I may just be reading way too much into this, but I like how the white light falls on the Citadel of the city and (I think) upon Rath Dinen and all the burial places on Mount Mindolluin - isn't the seedling of the White Tree somewhere upon the mountain there? Hope still lies in the blood of the kings... A king, and light, shall return to Minas Tirith.

"I had forgotten that. It is hard to be sure of anything among so many marvels. The world is all grown strange. Elf and Dwarf in company walk in our daily fields; and folk speak with the Lady of the Wood and yet live; and the Sword comes back to war that was broken in the long ages ere the fathers of our fathers rode into the Mark! How shall a man judge what to do in such times?"

"As he ever has judged. Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear; nor are they one thing among Elves and Dwarves and another among Men. It is a man's part to discern them, as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house."

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SCOD: Minas Tirith FaramirAndEowynMorningStar Send a private message to FaramirAndEowynMorningStar Aug 26 2013, 3:56pm
    "The land and the king are one!" "One what?" Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Aug 26 2013, 7:39pm
        Minas Tirith Swingcatpdx Send a private message to Swingcatpdx Aug 26 2013, 9:41pm
    I like how the light hits it... Werde Spinner Send a private message to Werde Spinner Aug 27 2013, 5:17pm

 
 
 

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