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Hi! I just wanna say to the wonderful author of Into the Fire - well done, dear! Please keep up and update soon! And to you, dear Laura, I wish all the luck in the world when you and your hubby finally see the little one for the first time. It's the most beautiful feeling in the world, believe me!

There will be another update v.soon as danafox19 has already submitted chpt.5! :) - Thank you so, so much lovely anon, that truly means the world to me. *biggest hugs and kisses* xox

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#925 "I wish I could be as brave as Thorin. He’s really awesome and majestic and courageous. I’m just really socially awkward and clumsy. I wish I were more like him…"


#924 "I’d like to see more realistic fanfics with Thorin. He’s 5’. You can’t describe a character ‘looking up at him’ or being ‘average height and still human’ in the same fic. I’d like to see Thorin standing on tiptoes to kiss a lost girl, or at least mention of just how tall she is compared to the dwarfs. The fun you could have!"

#924 "I’d like to see more realistic fanfics with Thorin. He’s 5’. You can’t describe a character ‘looking up at him’ or being ‘average height and still human’ in the same fic. I’d like to see Thorin standing on tiptoes to kiss a lost girl, or at least mention of just how tall she is compared to the dwarfs. The fun you could have!"

#923 "I don’t believe Thorin ever owned a mirror; only Khuzdul engravings on the wall that read, "Don’t worry about it."

ThorinXReader: “A Little Sparring, A Lot of Jealousy” by averil-of-fairlea

From a fic request.

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Requested picture for chrisdurin.

#922 "I’m not even in love with Thorin (I mean he’s majestically hot, goddamn), but I want to be his right-hand man. His advisor, with whom he shares his worries and joys. Someone he can depend on. Someone who will serve him until death. I wish he were my King."

#921 "I can’t be the only one - I know I’m going to fall apart in the theatre when I go see BotFA. I can cry pretty silently, but when the lights come on and it’s time to leave I’m going to be a huge mess, and I don’t want anyone to think I’m crazy. I can’t help loving the Durins the way I do."


#920 "I was browsing Thorin pictures online when I came across this Empire magazine cover, zooming in to take a better look at Thorin I realized that it looks nothing like Richard Armitage’s Thorin. It’s either an entirely different person altogether OR just a really dodgy Photoshop edit."

#920 "I was browsing Thorin pictures online when I came across this Empire magazine cover, zooming in to take a better look at Thorin I realized that it looks nothing like Richard Armitage’s Thorin. It’s either an entirely different person altogether OR just a really dodgy Photoshop edit."

This is a response to the “Bilbo is a self absorbed, hoarding little shit!!” submission - not to start a flame war, but because some fundamental things about The Hobbit seem to be wildly misunderstood

This is a response to this submission.

Well, no offense but I don’t agree that you have reached any clarity on this topic. You really ought to read the original. I find the charges in your post to be unfair, unsupported by your own examples and in fact, contradicted by the known facts. While we don’t know yet how the final film will portray the most important interaction between Bilbo and Thorin, the evidence from the first two movies does not substantiate your conclusions.  

Perhaps you are joking. But in case you are not, please allow me to respond.

In the book, Bilbo is not a “sneaky little hoarder” in any way. In fact, - SPOILER ALERT - he refuses to take the 1/14th share that he earned. Refuses several other lucrative offers as well. -END SPOILER ALERT - The fact that the ”one small chest” he did bring back to The Shire from his journey “still smells of Troll” is a fact that actually refutes your entire theory, rather than supports it. It is also wildly wrong to call Gandalf self-indulgent. He was sent by the Valar to oppose Sauron to save Middle Earth from his dominion. His actions are always for the good. Saruman considered Gandalf a “meddler” but only because Saruman was planning his own bad acts. Most importantly to me, we who love Thorin do not serve him and his greatness if we remain blind to his faults. Richard Armitage is not blind to them. Again, we don’t know how this will be handled in the film, but Thorin, as a character, makes some very bad decisions. -  SPOILER ALERT - He allows himself to be seduced by greed (the gold-sickness) although Tolkien does have him come to his senses before the end. - END SPOILER ALERT - If those of us who love Thorn lash out, assign evil intent to the innocent and blame others for his failings, it only compounds his tragedy. Thorin can be forgiven; I certainly forgive him, but he is ultimately responsible for his own actions, as we all are. I wish he did not pay for it the way he does in the book, and likely will in the film. I wish he could survive and make it up to those he wronged. But Tolkien certainly believed that we are responsible for our actions, and I think we’ve seen plenty of evidence that Richard believes this, too. I’m willing to bet the same will prove true of Peter Jackson. Thorin is still noble, courageous, heroic and capable of change; the fact that he is over-burdened, grieved, wronged, and probably bone tired may explain why he succumbs to the gold sickness, but it still does not excuse it, from a moral sense. In my opinion, if you claim to love someone and then turn a blind eye to their faults, that is not love, it is enabling. I have some experience with that, and yes, your post has struck a cord.