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4estabon:

Here’s some recent landscape and nature shots. I’ve been either hiking or biking every day this week, and these are some of my favorites so far. I hope you enjoy :)

—Forrest Lane

verisimilis:

This is so aesthetically satisfying. 

proctalgia:

I’m laughing he’s so cute

proctalgia:

I’m laughing he’s so cute

antique-royals:

Miss Billie Burke

scorpysue:

valarauka:

isildur-elessar:

Oh shit…

The eagles are not a plot hole. This is the dumbest thing regarding the subject that I have ever read. Especially because it hinges on someone interpreting the word “fly” in a way that doesn’t match the language use of the setting in any way whatsoever.

Here are a few reasons why using the Eagles to get to Mordor would not work:

  • Fell beasts. Of which there are quite a few more than just the nine that the Nazgul are using at any given time. 
  • There are spies and watchers and such all over the place that would alert Sauron at the earliest sign of big fucking eagles heading to Mordor.  The signal fires of Gondor are not the only alarm system in Middle-Earth.
  • Eagles are the messengers of Manwe, descended from Thorondor. They are a proud and noble race of beings. They are NOT a delivery service, nor would they stoop to being one. 
  • It is the riskiest thing that anyone could ever conceive of, and I highly doubt that Gandalf, in his wisdom, would risk everything they have on one gambit which is even more likely to fail than having hobbits sneak in to Mordor. 
  • Gandalf would not ever keep a plan like this from Elrond or Galadriel. Especially not Galadriel. 
  • The whole point of the Fellowship was to go by the most secret and hidden ways they could. Flying on a giant eagle is the least secret and hidden way. 
  • In short, this is at best highly improbably and implausible. At worst an insult to the intelligence of Gandalf/the party/ Elrond/ Galadriel/ the free peoples of Middle-Earth. Oh, and Tolkien. Who very deliberately did not have them use the eagles for a myriad of reasons, many of which I have just listed. 

Rant done. 

Thank you ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

biomorphosis:

Tapirs are primitive animals that have remained unchanged for millions of years. Fossils of tapir ancestors have been found on every continent except Antarctica. Closest relatives of tapirs are horses and rhinos.

Its nose and upper lip are combined into a flexible snout that the animal uses to reach and pull food into its mouth. Tapirs are nocturnal animals that like to spend a lot of time in the water. They can stay under the water for several minutes. In fact, when frightened, tapirs hide in the water and breathe with their snout poked above the surface like a snorkel!

sofapizza:

tastefullyoffensive:

I hate goodbyes. [x]

right curb can suck it.

sofapizza:

tastefullyoffensive:

I hate goodbyes. [x]

right curb can suck it.