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Makalaurë and Ambarussa

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  • Question: HEY FRIEND I was just wondering if you had any previously unshared maglor headcannons that you'd be willing to share? I really really really love your take on the character (more all-inclusive/straightforward instead of picking/choosing "easier" interpretations). By that i mean i like your exploration of all maglor's attributes and not just the nice/easy to write ones. I would love to hear a few more of your personal insights into the character!! Thank you so much sorry to bug you!! - Anonymous
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    makalaurels:

    squints who are you anon ??? what do you know wHO DO YOU WORK FOR ???!?!?!!

    jk It’s all good it’s just that i never thought someone would come to *ME* asking for maglor headcanons but NOW IT HAPPENED THERE’S NOTHING IN THIS WORLD THAT CAN PROTECT YOU NOW HERE I GOOOO 

    • ok so let’s talk family. First and foremost the most important person in Maglor’s life was his mOM I WILL FIGHT YOU OVER THIS it is said in the texts that Maglor’s character was a lot more like his mother’s than any of his brothers’ so yeah I believe Maglor was really close to his mom and that he learned a lot from her. I also think he’d have a very good relationship with his grandfather, his aunts, uncles and cousins. He also had a good relationship with Fëanor but, like his mother, he could see the flaws on Fëanor’s thinking. I believe it was more the pain of Finwë’s death and the pain it caused him to see his father suffering what compelled him to take the Oath and follow him to Arda than an actual need for revenge. I think we can all agree that of all the fëanorians Maglor was the most compassionate, and I think the most willing to resolve conflicts without any harm coming to anyone (but yeah THE OATH happens and shit goes downhill from there on in). Maglor was the one looking after everyone, after his brothers mostly, and I think he’d somehow blame himself for what happened to them, and that guilt and feeling of helplessness was what kept him alive. He felt he owed it to his brothers, because he couldn’t protect them.
    • something I really find interesting about Maglor (and that half of the fandom seems to ignore) is that he actually held the title of High King of the Noldor for a while (when Maedhros was taken prisioner by Morgoth). We are told next to nothing about what he did as High King, apparently the only royal choice he had to make being not rescuing Maedhros. For those who do remember this, and think MAglor should have tried to rescue Maedhros, let me tell you a thing. The noldor had fled from Valinor and were camping right at the Dark Lord’s doorstep. Any sensible person (any sensible RULER) would have thought the priority was to get his people to be as safe as possible, quickly. Without him, half of Fëanor’s host would have perished before Fingolfin finished crossing Hexcalarë.There’s this particular fanfic that explains Maglor’s position during this time that I ABSOLUTELY ADORE because it shows just how much Maglor cared for his people, and was able to choose wisely even when under the influence of the Oath. Also think about this for a bit: Elves were always meant to live forever. But suddenly Finwë dies, Fëanor dies and Maedhros is as good as dead. And it all comes crashing down on Maglor. But he takes the proverbial throne and decides to do good, even thought HE NEVER WANTED IT. MAGLOR NEVER WANTED TO BE KING AND STILL DID A GOOD JOB PROTECTING HIS PEOPLE DURING DARK TIMES AND PEOPLE FORGETTING THIS REALLY HURTS ME OK
    • now something I’m really passionate about when it comes to Maglor is the fact that he is the only brother that REPENTS HIS ACTIONS IN LIFE. We do not get any regret from Maedhros and even in the end he chose to jump into a fiery pit before living with the pain the Silmaril caused him. But not Maglor. Maglor didn’t pick the easy way to end it all, he chose to GRIEVE. Grieve for all those who fell because of the curse oath he swore. Grieve for his father who threw all away for revenge, for his brothers who were brought down by the oath, for his mother who lost her family, and for all of those who happened to be in their way and had no fault and still died because of their madness. He chose to grieve for everyone, but for himself. He KNEW he deserved exile, that death was far too much of a relief, of an act of kindness. He CHOSE TO SUFFER as punishment for his sins and if that is not the most selfless thing ever then I don’t know what is.
    • and not just at the end but all along their time in middle earth we get to see how much of a gentle soul Maglor is (adopting elrond and elros being the primary example of this, maybe as a way to make it up to SOME OTHER TWO LITTLE TWINS HE FELT HE FAILED TO PROTECT MMMMM?). The madness caused by the curse of the Silmarils drove his father mad, and one by one his brothers fell to it too. I think being able to hold onto WHO HE REALLY WAS and what he was like before shit hit the fan demonstrates incredible strenght of will. Maglor was powerful and wise, and all the horrors of his life only made him stronger. It was this strenght what kept him alive (YES I HEADCANON HIM AS ALIVE) after the War of Wrath and throught the Ages of the Earth. I think that by Dagor Dargorath, when he finally gets to return to Valinor (refer to the Second Doom of Mandos if you’re unfamiliar with this), he’d be one of the most powerful elves to ever have lived once. 
    • OK BOTTOM LINE HERE Maglor is one of the most tragic characters ever written. He’s a TRAITOR AND A KINSLAYER and HE KNOWS IT and OWNS UP TO IT and REPENTS and TRIES REALLY TRIES NOT TO LOSE HIMSELF AFTER ALL THE TERRIBLE SHIT HE WENT THROUGH DURING HIS LIFE and I THINK THATS INCREDIBLY BRAVE.

    I HOPE YOU’RE HAPPY NONNIE IM CRYING I LOVE MAGLOR SO MUCH SOMEONE HOLD ME

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givenclarity:

idk i wouldn’t trust him with small twin children not with that track record

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nikaalexandra:

OKAY SIT DOWN SHUT UP, WE’RE GONNA TALK COLORS

THIS IS SAPPHIRE

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THIS IS TEAL

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THIS IS PERIWINKLE

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THIS IS AZURE

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 AND THIS IS TURQUOISE

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WONDER WHY THOSE ALL DON’T LOOK LIKE THE SAME COLOR? BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT 

OTHER THAN BEING PART OF THE SAME FAMILY OF BLUES, THEY ARE NOT ALL THE SAME FUCKING COLOR! WHY WOULD THEY ALL BE THE SAME FUCKING COLOR! DO YOU THINK WE JUST NAME NEW COLORS FOR KICKS!?!?!?

WHEN DESCRIBING A CHARACTER’S GOD FORSAKEN EYE COLOR, PICK ONE YA GODDAMN HIPPIE

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fuckyeahlotrelves' 30 Day Tolkien Elves Challenge!

fuckyeahlotrelves:

1) When and how did you first discover Tolkien’s elves? What’s your story?
2) Elf OTP?
3) Most loved feature of elves?
4) Most hated feature of elves?
5) Favourite location where elves live(d)?
6) Did you ever cry because of an elf?
7) Are you happy with PJ’s interpretation of the elves as described in the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit?
8) How do you feel about Orlando Bloom’s performance as Legolas in the LotR and the Hobbit?
9) Who of the elves that weren’t in Peter Jackson’s movies would you have loved to see most and why?
10) Do you make any difference between different kinds of elves? For example, do you like or value Noldor elves more than Silvan elves?
11) Celebrimbor: foolish or brave?
12) How do you feel about dwarves?
13) Fëanor: hero who freed the Noldor or cruel kinslaying monster? (Trololo I put this in 13 on purpose xD)
14) How do you feel about Arwen replacing Glorfindel in PJ’s LotR?
15) What do you imagine an encounter with you and an elf to be like?
16) Least favourite elf?
17) If you were offered one of the three elven rings…which one would you chose?
18) What do you imagine Thranduil’s parties to be like?
19) Sword or bow?
20) Lothlórien or Rivendell? (Why?)
21) Thranduil: arrogant elven king who didn’t help the dwarves when Erebor was attacked or protective king who cares about his people?
22) Favourite quote by an elf?
23) How do you feel about Tauriel?
24) Who is your favourite elf of all times?
25) How do you like the elvish languages (Quenya, Sindarin) and fonts (Cirth, Tengwar) Tolkien created? Have you ever tried to learn any of them?
26) Which elf is the best role model to you?
27) Do you have (or ever had) an elf crush? (If so on who and why?)
28) Are any of the elf characters or locations in the LotR/Hobbit films really different than you imagined?
29) Favourite word in Elvish?
30) If you were offered the chance to either become an elf or live amongst elves…would you take it? If so, which one of these options?
(+31 optional bonus: Post a pic of you in elf cosplay..it can be a proper or just a quick closet cosplay..it doesn’t have to be recent, too.)


Alright my little elflings! I created a little challenge that I’m going to take myself and I’d be happy if some of you might like to join!
Now, there are a few questions that require Silmarillion knowledge but if you haven’t read the book and don’t know the character the questions is about…don’t let this discourage you…just skip to the next question :)
Also I’d love it if you’d tag your answers as ‘30 day tolkien elves challenge’ so I and others can see your opinions :D

Enjoy!! :D

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griseldajane:

Warnings: Blood, sad feels, angst

REALITIES: Chapter ONE

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melkorwashere:

givenclarity:




a sleepy malice

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luaen:

Quick 15 min Glorfindel doodle.

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4gifs:

When airport employees get bored.

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