boromirs:

 it would arise again

Wow, this is creepy. Have you been listening to any of the Tolkien Professor podcasts…? 

"But there was in Thranduil’s heart a still deeper shadow. He had seen the horror of Mordor and could not forget it. If ever he looked south its memory dimmed the light of the Sun, and though he knew that it was now broken and deserted and under the vigilance of the Kings of Men, fear spoke in his heart that it was not conquered for ever: it would arise again."

— J.R.R. Tolkien, Unfinished Tales, “Appendix B, The Sindarin Princes Of The Silvan Elves” 

On the Doorstep; art by Alan Lee

On the Doorstep; art by Alan Lee

Fangorn; art by Alan Lee

Fangorn; art by Alan Lee

The Armies Gather; art by Alan Lee

The Armies Gather; art by Alan Lee

The Blow Falls; art by Alan Lee

The Blow Falls; art by Alan Lee

Music from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
This is interesting. Perhaps not as good as the official soundtracks, but very good in its own right. Not to mention a nice blend of music from all the Tolkien films so far, except Desolation. 

Music from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

This is interesting. Perhaps not as good as the official soundtracks, but very good in its own right. Not to mention a nice blend of music from all the Tolkien films so far, except Desolation. 

talonmacleod:

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Movie poster for Chinese release

talonmacleod:

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Movie poster for Chinese release

renaissance329:

riddles in the dark

renaissance329:

riddles in the dark

"Here are beauties that pierce like swords and burn like cold iron. Here is a book that will break your heart."
C.S. Lewis on The Lord of the Rings 
Smith of Wootton Major; art by Alan Lee

Smith of Wootton Major; art by Alan Lee

Farmer Giles of Ham; art by Alan Lee

Farmer Giles of Ham; art by Alan Lee

gingerhaze:

I did ONE MILLION Hobbit doodles but I’ll save the slightly spoilery ones for when more people have had a chance to see it. 
For now, here is a Broship’d Bilbo!

gingerhaze:

I did ONE MILLION Hobbit doodles but I’ll save the slightly spoilery ones for when more people have had a chance to see it. 

For now, here is a Broship’d Bilbo!

ainawen-nurlaer:

"…I think our little game ends here. So tell me, thief, how do you choose to die?”

A video from Hollywood Reporter on the making of Smaug, including Benedict Cumberbatch’s motion capture sessions. Very cool.