Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Relationships Between Elves and Dwarves Throughout the Ages

*This essay follows my Tolkien Canon Policy. Anything that does not contradict the text(s) above it is considered canon. Lord of the Rings is the first tier; The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, and The Children of H̼rin are the second tier (as all Рin some way Рwere not fully complete like LotR; however they are all individual books in their own right); and all other works and notes are in the third tier.

It may stand out to you that I do not use any quotes from The Hobbit in this essay. That is because this essay is about the bigger Middle-earth mythology, and The Hobbit was not written with the intention of being part of the bigger mythology, thus leading to numerous inconsistencies that cannot be reconciled. *

Many people seem to be confused about the depth of Gimli's feelings for Galadriel, especially in comparison to his friendship with Legolas. I have also seen much confusion on the matter of elf/dwarf history overall. It is a complicated matter that depends not only on what time in Middle-earth's history you are speaking of, but also on what clan of elf or dwarf you are speaking of.

Therefore, I have covered all elven and dwarven interaction throughout all of Middle-earth's history in this essay.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Bagginshield Meta Masterpost

I have made this masterpost because I'm not instinctively drawn to Bilbo or Thorin. These wonderful posts have helped me understand their characters much better than I originally did.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Legolas is an INFP

For Legolas in The Hobbit films, see here. See here for Legolas's family history, and here for his friendship with Aragorn, and here for his friendship with Gimli. For clarification on how the eight functions work, see here.

Fili is an ISFJ

See my Fili and Kili essay for scene details. For clarification on how the eight functions work, see here.

Kili is an ENFP

See my Fili and Kili essay for scene details. For clarification on how the eight functions work, see here.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Fili and Kili

*This essay is a part of my 'Tolkien and Gender' series. You must read my Intro before reading this essay.*

I am writing this essay because I am just appalled by some of the things I have read about Fili and Kili's characterizations in the films. I am not usually a dwarf fan, and Kili is the only dwarf I'm a fan of (not that there is anything wrong with the others, it's just my personal taste).

Clarification of MBTI Functions Masterpost

There are a lot of misconceptions out there about the functions. This is my masterpost clarifying their meanings.