Like fiery eyeball thing, no problem. But don’t even try to imagine a Samoan elf. (x)
there really is no evolutionary reason that there would be dark skinned hobbits. Not that it fucking matters.
Dark skin is the result of adaptation over generations to conditions and climates that hobbits were just never exposed to. At least not shire hobbits.
It’s not a great point, but it’s a point.
It’s high fantasy with magic and dragons and a glowing eye. Tolkein himself later objected to a reading of middle earth as Nordic and the latent racism in his early work, but that aside, in work of fantasy in which biology has been largely thrown to the winds (dragons, goblins, trolls, orcs) there’s no reason to suppose evolution works the same way at all. Hobbits live in burrows and are good at camouflage, with hairy feet. Why should we suppose pasty skin goes along with that, when Gollum’s skin has been bleached by so many centuries underground? Why shouldn’t hobbits be brown? It would go with the rest of their colouring and camouflage abilities. Just because tolkein idealised a past he never lived and an England be never saw—one of brutal battles and invasions and NOT idyllic pastoralism—, doesn’t mean we need to read that into his work. Tolkein is dead! He’s not going to leave any hysterical Rice-ian amazon comments about misreading his fantasy.
The elves he specifically describes are white, in accordance with the latent racism and eurocentrism he later came to regret bc of the racist and “Nordic” readings people gave them, but that’s no reason to suppose in all the wealth of middle earth there couldn’t be brown hobbits.
And it’s no reason for Jackson, who added so many tawdry elements, to have chosen to interpret HOBBITS as white, except that he was adhering to a Eurocentric reading of a high fantasy novel in which there are also dragons, balrags, and floating, burning, orbs. Jackson chose to take tolkein’s latent racism and run with it, making it even worse.
And I repeat again: in a world in which evolution has allowed animals to breathe smoke and speak, which has allowed an evil sorcerer to become A BURNING EYE ATOP A MOUNTAIN, you’re seriously going to argue that evolution wouldn’t allow for some brown hobbits?
Also, fun fact, MOST HOBBITS WERE BROWN.
In the book, in-text, they are described as dark-haired and dark-skinned. Frodo is unusual because he’s paler than his cousins, and it’s actually worth a footnote in the history books when blonde kids are born one year.
Making Hobbits white makes about as much sense as making Gimli a delicate metrosexual.
Haven’t you figured it out yet, Doctor? The Queen’s in danger and the empire is doomed.
— The Great Mouse Detective (1986) ♛
He is respected throughout the Jedi Order for his insight as well as his warrior skill. He has become the hero of the next generation of Padawans; he is the Jedi their Masters hold up as a model. He is the being that the Council assigns to their most important missions. He is modest, centered, and always kind. He is the ultimate Jedi.
- Matthew Stover, Star Wars: Episode III, Revenge of the Sith
holy shit there is a name for it
Well damn. Explains a lot.
Suddenly I understand some of my fan base a LOT better. That is Awesome.
"holy shit there is a name for it" was my reaction before I even scrolled down to the comments.
I just need to keep reblogging this because I cannot even begin to tell you how profound a feeling of YES and THIS and THERE IS A WORD FOR ME OMG I get every time I see this, and I hope it helps others too.
seriously, anytime you see a post with a comment saying “theres a name for it?!” reblog that post because even if it doesnt apply to you any of your followers could be waiting for that revelation.
I don’t want to go on about sexism in the Hobbit but every single person in the tapestry looks like a warrior, even Bilbo is holding a sword. Except Tauriel who is sitting down for some reason and Galadriel, aka the most powerful person in Middle Earth, is literally lying on the floor
It just annoys me how the only two female characters are both being portrayed as weak when every other character looks like a soldier
Can you make a video of you reading inuyasha fanfictions??😂😂
Nnnnnnnooooot right now …
I could make a list… there are some really fun ones out there.
[ CAN WE JUST TAKE A MOMENT AND APPRECIATE HOW CUTE YOUNG!TISH WAS BC WHAT A FUCKING CUTIE PIE ]
YOUNG!TISH WAS FUCKING ADORABLE OKAY
- Original character living in Tolkien’s universe
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Específicamente, porque de Sillas y Mesas Vacías.
Por el amor de Dios, me acaba de matar…
HELP!!!! I only have $1,151 left to pay of my tuition because my federal aid only covered part of it. This is my fourth year of college and I’ve accumulated a bit under $50,000 in student loans. It would be so great to have one semester where loans are not an issue. I’m a fourth year Psychology…
Guys please, I’m really really close and it’s super important.
Anything you can give would be amazing, and even if you can’t give, I appreciate the signal boosts.
I’m so close to graduating and getting started on doing some good. All I need is a little help.