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“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”
Tolkien, yo.

fer1972:

Lord of the Rings illustrated by Frank Frazetta in 1975

xombiedirge:

Lord of The Rings Map by Andrew DeGraff / TumblrStore

Part of the solo art show “Cartography”, opening Saturday March 29th 2014 at Gallery1988 / Tumblr.

J. R. R. Tolkien on escapism in “The Lord of the Rings” (x)

“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?…If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!” 

-J.R.R. Tolkien

(Source: thestoriesthatmatter)

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"'Shall we shoot?' said Faramir, turning quickly to Frodo.
Frodo did not answer for a moment. Then ‘No!’ he said. ‘No! I beg you not to.’ If Sam had dared to, he would have said ‘Yes,’ quicker and louder. He could not see, but he guessed well enough from their words what they were looking at."
J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Forbidden Pool”, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (via valiantarcher)
shear-in-spuh-rey-shuhn:

TED NASMITHA Song In The Trollshaws

shear-in-spuh-rey-shuhn:

TED NASMITH
A Song In The Trollshaws

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gramscislashlenin:

J.R.R Tolkien at age 24, ca. 1916.

gramscislashlenin:

J.R.R Tolkien at age 24, ca. 1916.

“Faërie contains many things besides elves and fays, and besides dwarfs, witches, trolls, giants, or dragons; it holds the seas, the sun, the moon, the sky; and the earth, and all things that are in it: tree and bird, water and stone, wine and bread, and ourselves, mortal men, when we are enchanted.” 

― J.R.R. Tolkien, On Fairy-Stories

(Source: saeruth)

boromirs:

The Ruins of Middle-earth

minimalist tolkien
→ ladies of tolkien pt. II

mae-govannen:

Tarot: The Star by SceithAilm
yorelore:

“When the torches are kindled and men walk on the sandy floors under the echoing domes, ah! Then Legolas, gems and crystals and veins of precious ore glint in the polished walls; and the light flows through folded marbles, shell-like, translucent as the living hands of Queen Galadriel. There are columns of white and saffron and dawn-rose, Legolas, fluted and twisted into dreamlike forms; they spring up from many-colored floors to meet the glistening pendants of the roof: wings, ropes, curtains fine as frozen clouds; spears, banners, pinnacles of suspended palaces! Still lakes mirror them: a glimmering world looks up from the dark pools covered with clear glass.”

yorelore:

“When the torches are kindled and men walk on the sandy floors under the echoing domes, ah! Then Legolas, gems and crystals and veins of precious ore glint in the polished walls; and the light flows through folded marbles, shell-like, translucent as the living hands of Queen Galadriel. There are columns of white and saffron and dawn-rose, Legolas, fluted and twisted into dreamlike forms; they spring up from many-colored floors to meet the glistening pendants of the roof: wings, ropes, curtains fine as frozen clouds; spears, banners, pinnacles of suspended palaces! Still lakes mirror them: a glimmering world looks up from the dark pools covered with clear glass.”

minimalist tolkien
→ locations pt. I