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This is Lord of the Rings confessions -- a blog where you can anonymously submit your opinions on anything Lord of the Rings, be it a casting choice in the films, something from the book, your ships, or even the fandom itself -- anything at all. Confessions can be submitted in the ask box.
Though we call ourselves LOTR confessions, also take confessions about anything Tolkien.
This blog was inspired by blogs such as Harry Potter Confessions and Criminal Minds Confessions.
If you're looking for a specific character or book, the tag page has most of it sorted.
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Every time I see a post say “I’m so sorry for Faramir because Denethor was such a terrible father!” or something along those lines, I have to tell myself that they’re talking about the movies characters and not the books. I just want people to know that Faramir and Denethor in the books are WAYS more wiser, stronger, and nobler than the ones in the movies.
"You can’t help me anymore… go home." This absolutely killed me. Not just because they had practically walked all of Middle-Earth to destroy the ring, but because Sam really LOVED Frodo. Samwise Gamgee is a model best friend.
People always say that they cry during all these different scenes, but that’s not the case for me. These scenes are too incredibly powerful for me to cry. Instead of tears, the saddest parts of LotR leave me with a quiet strength to go on, and remind me that even though there are many sorrows in this world, hope remains, and life goes on, and sorrows enrich and strengthen us. For this reason, I feel no shame that I have no tears, only a feeling of renewed strength.
In regards to the Tauriel hate…Look, PJ decided, and I agree, that there are too many male characters. The ratio of male to female characters in movies IN GENERAL is far too uneven. This is damaging to the female gender as a whole, in the same way that colored people don’t see enough of their own representation in movies. Screw canon vs noncanon, this issue is so serious that PJ knew he had to do it. I love Tolkein, I really do, but his canon work is NOT a godly icon that must never be questioned. The potential positive societal impacts for women because of this strong, interesting female character is much more than sticking to “canon”.
When it was announced that a female character would be added to The Hobbit, my first taught was that maybe it would be the Queen of Mirkwood. I can’t help but wonder what she might have been like and if perhaps her ‘demise’ plays a part to why Thranduil is the way he is in The Hobbit. I guarantee she would have been beautiful.