May Your Memory Never Fade

Hi, I'm Kivrin, more or less. I'm mostly a Hobbit blog these days, and overwhelmed with painful and glorious feelings about the line of Durin, among other things.

I'm Scottish by descent, but live in the US. I live in the midst of the chaos of five wee children with special needs, so if I disappear for weeks at a time, please don't take it personally!

“Fairy tale does not deny the existence of sorrow and failure: the possibility of these is necessary to the joy of deliverance. It denies (in the face of much evidence, if you will) universal final defeat…giving a fleeting glimpse of Joy; Joy beyond the walls of the world, poignant as grief.”

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J.R.R. Tolkien (via baldwin4-1185)

Gracious Professor!

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If this is to end in fire, then we will all burn together.

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ofahattersmind:

Detective Inspector Thranduil
The first of many in a series of fanart inspired by kivrinengle’s ‘Sons of Durin' fanfiction.

Oh my GOSH look at this! This is so incredibly perfect! I adore this beyond words.

ofahattersmind:

Detective Inspector Thranduil

The first of many in a series of fanart inspired by kivrinengle’s Sons of Durin' fanfiction.

Oh my GOSH look at this! This is so incredibly perfect! I adore this beyond words.

Happy Birthday, Bilbo Baggins! (September, 22nd )

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Happy Hobbit Day!

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butfili:

you have been in every way all that anyone could be

(via jeza-red)

rlchardarmitage:

The oldest hath borne most. We that are young shall never see so much, nor live so long.

(King Lear, Act V Sc. III)

(via ohminastirith)


These mist covered mountains 
Are a home now for me 
But my home is the lowlands 
And always will be 
Some day you’ll return to 
Your valleys and your farms 
And you’ll no longer burn 
To be brothers in arms.

anunexpectedhotdwarf:

A collection of cute puppy Kili gifs (44 & 47/?)

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ohmaglor:

And if the night is burning
    I will cover my eyes
       For if the dark returns
           Then my brothers will die

(via spinneryesteryear)