So I did some other stuff while I was reformatting my Bofur Optimism and Dori Pessimism memes. Behold:
The aftermath of the Battle of Azanulbizar (Dimrill Dale in Westron, Nanduhirion in Sindarin). Thrain, not missing in the books, although blind in one eye and halt from a wound on the leg, stood up before the surviving Dwarves (1/2 of the Dwarves fell that cloudy winter day) and claimed victory.
They responded: "If this is victory, our hands are too small to hold it."
...sniff. Now I'm going to make myself cry again.
By the way, Thorin's younger brother died that day, also. My belief is that, both book and movie, Frerin died fighting Azog. After all, Azog beheaded his grandfather; Frerin could have just as easily targeted Azog in the books as in the movie, and since it doesn't say how he died, just that he died, I'm free to speculate.
I also believe that Kili looks like Frerin. Stew on that for a bit.
And, finally, the award that I just had to make up for myself in honor of an escapade last week:
And I managed to do it on the same road. Sigh. I shall probably remember forever which road is which now. Which is, I suppose, the one benefit that comes from getting lost - you are usually guaranteed to remember how you got lost from then on out!
Of course, I could have made the award fancier... added a border and gold stars or something. However, there is a limit to what you can do with Paint. Sadly.
I had to explain the 'Thorin Oakenshield Award' joke to my dad. :( It's like the, "You're as useless as a shoe shop in the Shire." If you don't get it... you obviously are not of the fandom.
Fandoms: "We might not have been here at the beginning, but we will be here until the end."
In Pace Christi,