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Dragons, dreams and drawings (and games)

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Jul 29 '14

Pippin’s Song in the tBotFA Trailer

askmiddlearth:

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(I haven’t heard anything about this unseen LotR footage - if you could link me to the interview, maybe the exact wording would give me some ideas as to what he’s talking about? And it looks like elvish archers behind Gandalf - they must be either from Lorien fighting at Dol Goldur, or from Mirkwood fighting at Erebor.)

Ah, Pippin’s song. I loved the use of this song in the trailer. Not only does it fit the Oh Wow This Is Going To Be Depressing tone they’re going for, but it also highlighted a really beautiful parallel between LotR and The Hobbit. I’ve already seen a couple posts on Tumblr with people complaining about the reuse of this song, so I figured it was worth explaining why (at least in my opinion) it was such a good idea to do so.

In Return of the King, Pippin sings this song (called “Edge of Night”) to Denethor while Faramir rides off on a hopeless attempt to reclaim Osgiliath. It’s a pretty dark moment in the movie, and the juxtaposition between Faramir riding to his (assumed) death and Denethor chomping down on his lunch is used to highlight Denethor’s failings as a father, as well as his willingness to sacrifice lives for his pride. (NOTE: This all happens differently in the books, and my description of Denethor’s character only applies to the movie-verse.) All in all, the song seems to reflect the tragic nature of a war fought for pride, or for little real purpose (since everyone knew the soldiers wouldn’t actually be able to re-take Osgiliath.)

This brings us to The Hobbit. While the climactic fight is called the Battle of Five Armies, it actually starts with only three - and instead of fighting for survival, or some noble Good vs. Evil situation, it’s a battle started because of a dispute over money. Thematically, (whether you agree with this characterization or not), it’s largely blamed on Thorin’s pride and greed. The dwarves’ part in this battle is not as hopeless as Faramir’s was (since they’ve got help from Dain Ironfoot and the dwarves of the Iron Hills), but it’s even more pointless because of its petty cause. So, for me, the reuse of Pippin’s song creates a parallel not just between Denethor and Thorin, but more generally it ties in with that earlier theme of the tragedy of pointless war and death.

SOURCES: Pippin’s song in Return of the King and The new Hobbit trailer

Jul 29 '14

(Source: wildthicket)

Jul 29 '14
colossaladventuregames:

elfybelfry:

I have to agree

This is where Guybrush and Max the Lagomorph differ as adventure game protagonists.

colossaladventuregames:

elfybelfry:

I have to agree

This is where Guybrush and Max the Lagomorph differ as adventure game protagonists.

Jul 29 '14
guyrim:

dezeen:

The “first man-made biological leaf” could enable humans to colonise space»

if you aren’t hyped about synthetic life and colonizing space then get out of my face

!

guyrim:

dezeen:

The “first man-made biological leaf” could enable humans to colonise space»

if you aren’t hyped about synthetic life and colonizing space then get out of my face


!

Jul 29 '14

sheeranal:

single and ready for someone to fall in love with me already like damn

Jul 29 '14

On my way home from escaping a movie theatre I disliked to the bones. The sun was slowly setting between the buildings, and with the peachy pink and golden overlay the city was looking almost nice for once. As I really had nothing to do, I crossed the streets an unnecessary lot while changing my mind of where I wanted to go on purpose. Then from behind I could hear someone running towards me. It was Mr B, all excited to have spotted me. That he had run from who knows where just to catch up with me made me so happy I performed the most heartfelt though awkward hug in either of ours recollection. But it just made him even happier to he hugged me back and wondered if I wanted to come with him. We ended up in a studio made nearly entirely out of light wood. I found some paper so I drew him some goats. While mr B was doing what he had come here to do I went out do get us some food and when I returned I found a sheet of paper where I had left my goats. There were drawings og goats on this one as well, and on the other side was a long letter from mr B thanking me for the wonderful goats. It was made very clear how impresed he was with my drawings and he would always support me. He was so happy to be my friend. I started crying from joy and wanted to hug him again, so when he walked back into the room I flung myself at him.


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Jul 29 '14

(Source: singing-supper)

Jul 29 '14

elfybelfry:

Had to leave for work before the new Hobbit trailer was released. Then I returned.
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Jul 29 '14

melkorwashere:

peregrint:

does galadriel own shoes

sauron steal her shoes during the battle in Dol Guldur

you know -”if you want my fortress i will take your shoes” type of deal.

Jul 28 '14
I have to agree

I have to agree