I’m gonna make an elf dress and have short hair and cosplay Luthien just to prove a point
i like the image, but according to the text it would have been really short… and I thought it was Rapunzel at first lol
This is my interpretation of the description “about her ears”. You could certainly interpret “close to her head” to mean shorter, but I’m pretty sure that’s mostly there to rhyme with thread, and in my opinion a bob IS close to your head if you start out with waist length hair. Or yards and yards of magic hair.
(Lúthien dreamed a dream in time gone by when her dad wasn’t trying to win a bad parenting award)
I think the text supports either of these, really. Plus, they both look fabulous. I find the longer hair more fun to draw, but that’s just me.
Her hair is long enough for her to twine flowers in it when Celegorm first sees her:
(Poor thing, she’s all “Great! Noldor Princes! You guys know Finrod, right?”)
And by the time she confronts Morgoth, it’s falling “about her shoulders”:
It’s had some time to grow out between leaving Doriath and getting to Angband, but it seems to be doing so at a more reasonable rate now, and my hair sure doesn’t grow all that fast.
So yeah, I personally don’t think she cut it much shorter than the bottom of her ears. You’re free to think otherwise, naturally!
Considering that Lúthien cast spells to grow her hair ridiculously long, and then cut it all off to make a magic cloak and a rope to escape from the treehouse her dad locked her in, I don’t really see the parallel to Rapunzel as inappropriate? (If I was doing Tangled fanart - which has happened - Rapunzel would have a smaller, turned up nose, a more pointed chin, a more rounded jawline, and freckles. I imagine the two women looking quite different.)
Morgoth fled to the deepest pits of Angband and sued there for mercy. But he was chained again and by the Valar he was “thrust through the Door of Night beyond the Walls of the World, into the Timeless Void; and a guard is set for ever on those walls, and Eärendil keeps watch upon the ramparts of the sky.”
I really want to cosplay Ulmo. Like really really badly. Can I please get 14 other people to cosplay the other Valar and Melkor with me?
Dude if you live in the northeastern US that is a thing that could happen
HOLY SHIT (someone should write this I would read the shit out of it and probably cry)
I WAS READING A THING I WROTE ABOUT THIS A LONG TIME AGO AND I GOT FEELS AGAIN
FINARFIN LOST ALL HIS CHILDREN THAT DAY WHEN HE DECIDED TO TURN BACK AND LEAVE THE HOST - AND NONE OF THEM RETURNED WITH HIM TO TIRION
AND THEY KEEP DYING AND THE LAST ONE WONT RETURN
THERE IS JUST SO MUCH LOSS
and then suddenly there is gil
and there is a brief hope
can u imagine finarfin looking at gil’s face and looking for his dead children there
AND GIL NOTICING IT AND HOW FUCKING AWKWARD IT MUST BE TO ONE SO USED TO NOT HAVING A FAMILY??
IT WOULD BE SO UNSETTLING NOTHING COULD PREPARE HIM FOR THAT AND THERE IS SO MUCH WAR AND DEATH BUT ALSO SUDDENLY HIS GRANDFATHER IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL, HELPING LEAD THE ARMY THAT IS FINALLY HELPING HIM AND HIS PEOPLE
AND FINARFIN’S FACE LOOKING EERILY FAMILIAR JFC
THEN SEEING THIS FAMILIAR FACE ONCE AGAIN AFTER BEING REEMBODIED IN AMAN
BEING RECEIVED BY HIS FAMILY, BEING ABLE TO MEET THEM, BEING LOVED BY THEM
I’m just gonna reblog this because I’ve never thought about it before and I love this a lot
‘“Hail Eärendil, of mariners most renowned, the looked for that cometh at unawares, the longed for that cometh beyond hope! Hail Eärendil, bearer of light before the Sun and Moon! Splendour of the Children of Earth, star in the darkness, jewel in the sunset, radiant in the morning!” That was the voice of Eönwë, herald of Manwë, and he came from Valimar, and summoned Eärendil to come before the Powers of Arda.’ - Of the Voyage of Eärendil, The Silmarillion.
Eärendil and Eönwë, by faQy
I felt bad that I missed the first few days of feanorian week and haven’t ever seriously drawn my favorite out of the brothers even though I make fun of him constantly…
(and now I feel bad that I’ve drawn everyone else except this is all I have for maglor so far