Category: bilbo baggins

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Right now I’m definitely in the boring Bilbo phase of life, but I’m looking forward to my Mad Baggins phase, when I’m super rich, look great for my age, and corrupt the youth with my stories. 

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When he decided on doing a Hobbit sequel, Tolkien chose to make it about the magic ring that Bilbo found. However, he thought about a few other options first:

– the black arrow only temporarily wounded Smaug, who is still alive, and very angry

– Elrond has been kidnapped and the only clue left behind is in moon-letters, which no one can read

– the necromancer was Beorn all along, and now he needs to be stopped

– the Shire kicks Bilbo out for being weird and he needs to find a place to live

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of course bilbo stole the arkenstone, the entire book is about him connecting with the side of his family whose name is “took”

The Return of the King – The End

The Return of the King – The End:

I love the note on which they decided to end these films — with a door, relating back to how it all started. It all started many years ago when Bilbo Baggins stepped out of the door to go on an adventure. An adventure during which he found a seemingly insignificant ring. An adventure after which he was never the same again.

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“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to. And I use the word business because you need to make sure you get paid. I stole from a dragon and now I’m rich. Just saying.”

– Bilbo Baggins

The Middle-Earth aesthetic | The Shire, Hobbit…

The Middle-Earth aesthetic | The Shire, Hobbiton, winter

Bilbo writing the Silmarillion

Elrond: Of the fate of Ungoliant no tale tells. Yet some have said
that she ended long ago, when in her uttermost famine she devoured herself at last.

Bilbo: *putting quill down* wait, what do you mean ‘some have said’? Do you guys not know what happened to one of the most evil creatures ever?

Elrond: Not really, but we haven’t seen her since, so this is probably what happened.

Bilbo: Didn’t you tell me earlier that Manwe can see everything?

Elrond: Yeah?

Bilbo: *sigh* Just keep talking. What happened next?

The Hobbit | “The world is not in your books a…

The Hobbit | “The world is not in your books and maps. It’s out there.” — Gandalf | part II

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How offended was Thranduil that he wasn’t even a named character in Bilbo’s book?

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Elrond: So ultimately what led to Morgoth’s defeat was that he spread his power too thin, and weakened himself in the process. 

Bilbo: …like butter scraped over too much bread…

Elrond: you need to stop using that metaphor for everything.