Why didn’t the Eagles just take the Fellowship directly to Mordor?
- Eagles are very proud and noble creatures who refused to get involved in the wars of men. Gandalf was only able to ride them because he was a Maiar, a semi-divine spirit, who the Lord of the Eagles, Gwaihir, owed a favor because Gandalf had once saved him from a poisoned arrow.
- The Fellowship was supposed to travel in secret. Sauron only knew that the Ring had left Gollum’s cave for the Shire, and was now somewhere else. Large eagles flying into Mordor would have tipped off Sauron and, most importantly, the Nazgul, which no creature could out-maneuver. The Nazgul would have killed the eagles and taken the Ring to Sauron.
FUCKING THANK YOU! When people make this stupid argument I just
This post just makes me all kinds of happy.
Who is this glorious man and how do I meet him?
if it’s not too much treble,
i’d really like to ‘B’ with you
OH my goodness.
Reblog this every time.
Music nerds are the best kind of nerd.
“hank, i didn’t see the harry potter on midnight of opening day like you did, but i went to see it last night with the yeti and we were sitting there, like, thirty minutes before it started and the theater was filling up and i was like, ‘i am so excited about the harry potter movie! i get to see luna lovegood and i’m gonna’ cry at the end.’ and then i really liked the movie because it was funny, but it was also sad, and it didn’t tell destructive lies about teenage sexuality like some other movies i’ve seen recently. and ron weasley has gotten so buff. i mean, hank, the movie was great, but the thirty minutes before the movie started was what i love about being a nerd. because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff. we don’t have to be like, ‘oh yeah, that purse is okay’ or like, ‘yeah, i liked that band’s early stuff.’ nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff,’ which is just not a good insult at all. like, ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness.’”
tripleness replied to your post: Hiya. Top five novels, cereals, and spaceships, please.
This is why we are friends. (although any top spaceship list without the Enterprise is a Flawed List)
Our mutual geekiness does help in the friend argument. :p
I’m sorry, but I’m REALLY not a Star Trek fan. Just never could get into it. And the Enterprise, though very pretty, is hardly functional. So. Ya know. I’m apparently a spaceship snob.
‘scuse me while I geek out for a second.
“We think about shit. Then we squee all over the place”
(I’m writing a rather serious commentary on The Fault in Our Stars while simultaneously scrolling through my dash, which contains memes, hysterical personal anecdotes, and general fangirling.)
I think we’d be pretty rich by now, sistah.
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