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A few hours later:
|—||Peter Hambelton, in an exclusive interview with Greendragon Kirsten Cairns for TheOneRing.Net (via sherlockholmeson)|
seductive you said
I was going to reply to this post and went to Tolkien Gateway to double check my facts, but I started reading too much and then I thought I’d just make a post with all this stuff because it’s good reference material for fic writers. (This is not written by me, all credit goes to Tolkien Gateway.)
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The Dwarves were created by Aulë to be strong, resistant to fire and the evils of Morgoth. They were hardier than any other race, secretive, stubborn, and steadfast in enmity or loyalty. They were generally less corruptible than Men. When Sauron attempted to enslave the Free Folk of Middle-earth using the Rings of Power, the Elves completely resisted his power (indeed, his hand had never sullied the Three Rings), while the Nine Rings utterly corrupted the Men who bore them into the Ringwraiths. In contrast, the Dwarves were sturdy and resistant enough that Sauron was not able to dominate them using the Seven Rings. At most, the Seven Rings sowed strife among the Dwarves and filled their wearers with an insatiable greed for gold, but they did not turn them into wraiths subservient to the Dark Lord, and he considered his plan to have failed. Sauron was furious at the Dwarves’ resistance, spurring his drive to recapture the Seven Rings from them.
Can we talk about the fact that Bofur probably gave his mittens to Bilbo (I remind you that in Esgaroth, poor little Hobbit caught a cold)? If that’s not being a sweet little thing, well I don’t know what it is…
"I do believe the worst is behind us."
I’d love to have this problem
someone give this dwarf a pair of glasses
Can we go ogle hot immortal babes now