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But! But but but!

Sam DOES follow, just not right away. Sam lives a long, prosperous, ridiculously happy life in Hobbiton with Rosie, with whom he has many children. He was mayor of Hobbiton SEVEN times until he retired at age 96, oversaw the establishment of the Shire as its own independent land, and was personally given the Star of the Dunedain by King Elessar as a gesture of friendship and love. But when Rosie passed away on Mid-Year’s day, Sam rode out from Bag End on September 22nd for the last time and finally followed Frodo to Valinor as the third and last Ringbearer to do so at the grand old age of 104.

He did exactly as Frodo asked him to. He was whole, and happy, and he enjoyed and did more than he could have ever imagined when he was a humble gardener listening in for tales of the Elves. And when he had lived out his life in peace and absolute happiness he earned his reward and followed Frodo home.

And on his way to the Havens, he stopped to visit his daughter Elanor and her husband, and left the Red Book of Westmarch in her keeping, to finish and pass on. Which is why those of us in the land that used to be called Middle-earth know the story at all.

That “last ship to leave Middle-earth” nonsense was just that. Ships were still leaving those shores for hundreds of years. The last members of the Fellowship to sail West were Legolas and Gimli, and that wasn’t until after all the others had died of old age.

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Isn’t it amazing how nobody ever listens to Elrond

isn’t it funny how everyone dies after not listening to him

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lord of the rings minimalst posters

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This is no mere Ranger. He is Aragorn, son of Arathorn. You owe him your allegiance. 

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can we just stop for a minute and talk about how fucking useless frodo was. I mean sure yeah he wore the ring and had these bad visions or whatever, but sam did ALL the work. sam’s carrying his lazy ass 99.99999% of the time and every watches out for him and he always has this pity part like “aw i have the most powerful ring in the word and it gives me headaches” and everyone else is dYING and he’s just like ow ow headache and sure yeah he was cute my frodo was my least favorite character bc he was useless 

You do realize that being the Ring-bearer means fighting against extremely powerful corruption at literally every single moment of your life, right? If you are the Ring-bearer, it is inevitable that you will succumb to its power and it just becomes a question of how long you can resist. (In the books, Sam puts on the Ring at least two or three times in the 24 hours that he bears it.)

Sam only carries Frodo up Mount Doom when Frodo does not have the strength to go any farther. Tolkien says in the books that the Ring literally grows heavier with each step Frodo takes, and by the time he and Sam are at Mount Doom, Frodo is using every ounce of strength he has to resist the Ring’s power, and it isn’t physically possible for him to go any farther.

And you are seriously underestimating just what Frodo endures. If he hadn’t been treated for the Morgul-blade wound, he would have entered a state of living death, and he would have had no control over his mind or any of his actions. And even Elrond, who is one of the most skilled healers in Middle-earth, cannot fully cure the wound. Gandalf himself says that the wound will never fully heal. And those aren’t “headaches.” The torment from Sauron is so inconceivable that Frodo cannot put the full extent into words, but basically, Sauron has devoured all of Frodo’s memories, and whenever Frodo tries to recall anything from his past, Sauron’s presence is the only thing he can sense.

But you’re totally right, Frodo didn’t do anything. All he did was sacrifice himself to save all the free people of Middle-earth. It really isn’t a big deal.

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lord of the rings + rohan

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A lionheart. 

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Merry and Pippin are definitely Drift Compatible.

Their Jaeger is named Second Breakfast.

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there are some days where i forget to eat the entire day, and then there are other days where i have first breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, luncheon, third breakfast, tea, dinner, soupsies, supper, night lunch, midnight snack and one-in-the-morning snack

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middle earth meme: 2/6 friendships - Boromir, Merry, and Pippin

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"Pete says: ‘We want to shoot this, you know, very important, connected moment between you and Frodo. Right, okay, let’s just do it. So get down on the carpet.’ And this was in his house.” - Andy Serkis

Therefore before he died on the Fields of the Pelennor Théoden named Éomer his heir and called him king.  Éomer became a great king, and being young when he succeeded Théoden he reigned for sixty-five years, longer than all their kings before him save Aldor the Old. In the War of the Ring he made the friendship of King Elessar, and of Imrahil of Dol Amroth; and he rode often to Gondor. In the last year of the Third Age he wedded Lothíriel, daughter of Imrahil. Their son Elfwine the Fair ruled after him. In Éomer’s day in the Mark men had peace who wished for it, and the people increased both in the dales and the plains, and their horses multiplied. In Gondor the King Elessar now ruled, and in Arnor also. In all the lands of those realms of old he was king, save in Rohan only; for he renewed to Éomer the gift of Cirion, and Éomer took again the Oath of Eorl. Often he fulfilled it. For though Sauron had passed, the hatreds and evils that he bred had not died, and the King of the West had many enemies to subdue before the White Tree could grow in peace. And wherever King Elessar went with war King Éomer went with him; and beyond the Sea of Rhûn and on the far fields of the South the thunder of the cavalry of the Mark was heard, and the White Horse upon Green flew in many winds until Éomer grew old.

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