I feel you so much on this dead-wife bs they've pulled out of Satan's tired and overused asshole of cliched manpain, let me tell you.
It’s literally my least favourite trope ever dredged out of backwards Victorian-literature hell. I want to be excited for this game—I am excited, really, they have a lot of creative ideas going on—but then it just makes the useless dead wife angst seem all the more jarring.
I’m still hoping that it’s a hoax, and those two women are Galadriel and Aredhel or Celebrian or anyone but a woman created specifically for the purpose of manpain. I get enough of that with the dead Thranduilwives littering the Hobbit tags, I don’t need it crossing over into Silmarillion fanon where the canon examples are already pervasive enough. :|
Honestly, though. You can just imagine the conversation. “How can we get women involved in our bro-story?” “How about some wives?” “Yeah but they’ll get in the way” “… let’s kill them so the men are sad and they won’t interfere with the lad story!”
… Well, I’m sure the neckbeards will gobble it up.
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)
I’ll be gone most of the day tomorrow, and I was going to queue replies, but I got too angry about Celebrimbor things and now I need to sleep. So one thing is queued, but I doubt I’ll have anything to add in the morning, which means no posts until late. Sorry about that!
Oh, but tons of things from my anonymous friend—maybe I’ll sneak a few of them into the queue before I head out in the morning! Thank you, stranger
but I know who you are I think ;D
Do you ever wish you'd been born among the Vanyar? Sure you'd look different, but it would make your relationships a lot less complicated...
"I used to wish it all the time. Their lives seemed very beautiful to me, very perfect, and I wanted the blessings and favour of Manwë rather than tutelage of Aulë, as the Ñoldor were gifted." Fingon frowned. "I do not see what bearing it would have on my relationships, though, unless you imply something of the feud… but then this question would be better placed to my father, and not me."
Fingon you bloody bastard how can you fuck that sweet innocent child of Finwe's true heir?
I always like anons that are like “Fingon you’re so cute and nice. But your boyfriend is an asshole, why are you even with that guy?”
"Not all love is gentle. Sometimes it’s gritty and dirty and possessive, sometimes it’s not supposed to be careful or soft at all. Sometimes it feels like teeth."
– Azra T (via gavefarmore)
…wise he was and skilled in voice and hand; troth and justice he loved and bore good will to all, both Elves and Men, hating Morgoth only; he sought not his own, neither power nor glory, and death was his reward.
Confess something you’ve thought about the muse on anon, and all I can do is post it