“In winter here no heart could mourn for summer or for spring. No blemish or sickness or deformity could be seen in anything that grew upon the earth. On the land of Lórien, there was no stain.”

ellyshepard:

They were SO CUTE, I couldn’t stop smiling whenever they were on the screen.

ellyshepard:

They were SO CUTE, I couldn’t stop smiling whenever they were on the screen.

She walks in starlight in another world.


she walks in starlight in another world. do you think she could’ve loved me?

she walks in starlight in another world. do you think she could’ve loved me?

The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey - Extended Edition

Tauriel - Costume & Concept Designs
The Hobbit: DoS Chronicles Art & Design

iwishilivedinseoul:

HAHAHA PERF.

"Tolkien describes the Silvan elves as less wise and more dangerous. Tauriel is a little bit reckless and doesn’t quite have the self-control that I think a lot of the other elves do." - Evangeline Lilly

"She has no problem killing. She’s a killing machine.”

Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel

fandomsandfeminism:

captain-perversion:

everybody’s being all excited about Tauriel and i’m just like SHE’S NOT EVEN IN THE BOOK and i can’t get over it sorry

Are you also upset about Bard’s backstory? And the White Orc? And the Black Arrows? Are you also upset about every Drawf having a personality except for Thorin? Are you also upset about Radaghast and the entire Necromancer plot? Or the lack of talking animals? Do you decry the absence of the noble thrush? 

Or is it just the inclusion of women that makes you angry? 

And in his defense, Tolkien was writing in 1937. The world is a different place today, and I keep repeatedly telling people that in this day and age, to put nine hours of cinema entertainment in theaters for young girls to go and watch, and not have one female character for them to watch is subliminally telling them, “you don’t count.” You’re not important, and you’re not pivotal to story. And I just think they were very brave and very bright in saying, “We won’t do that to the young female audience who come and watch our film.” And not just the young female audience, but even a woman of my own age, I think it’s time we stop making stories that are only about men – especially only about heroic men. And I love that they made Tauriel a hero.

Evangeline Lilly, a Self-Proclaimed Tolkien Geek and also Perfect Human (via so-then-niamh-said)

Like as not, women will go and watch this movie (it doesn’t matter if they went on their own or were accompanying someone else), and as much as we love some of the male characters, we also want to see us represented as a gender capable of both strength and compassion. And Tauriel captures both perfectly, thanks in part to Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens who wrote her, and Evangeline Lilly who plays her - all three of them, awesome women in their own right.

(via purajobot935)

dwimmerlaiks:

New still from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (x)