reading HoME   ||
The fate of the Silmarils_By Toradh
I like the crazed but brilliant expression on his face.
i dont think you understand how much i love gentle and careful characters who can turn into a brutal killing machine in less than two seconds (⊙‿⊙✿)
Reactions to Newt talking
guys ok but more maglor talk
before i got into the silm i looked into the characters and such because i was afraid i’d be lost otherwise (which in retrospect was actually a good decision), but one of the things i read was about the end of the book, where maglor is the one who decides to raise elrond and elros and maglor is the one who suggests/pleads with maedhros that if they abandon their oath / seek forgiveness, maybe, just maybe, things will able to be okay again
and i think having this in mind sort of morphed my reading of the silmarillion, to the point that my first time through I saw maglor as The Better one (and tbh I don’t think it’s always just me - and this image was shaped as much by my own preconcieved notions as the fandom’s tendency to portray maglor as so, for example where maglor is always the loving father to maedhros’ harsh/distant authority figure re: raising elrond and elros). but then, after it all, when I looked back, i realized how little basis there was for that idea, to the point where it was unnerving. maglor wasn’t the one who stepped aside during the ship burning, wasn’t the one who tried to repair relationships between the feanorians and nolofinweans, (and arguably arafinweans from the scene where maedhros “rebukes” caranthir), wasn’t the one who searched through the forest for dior’s sons.
and honestly, i’m not as angry about the sort of pre-conceived stereotypes we give maglor when juxtaposed with the above facts as i am actually really interested. because (assuming we take the events of the silm as true, because i’m not touching that can of worms tbh) just like we can’t argue that he didn’t burn the ships or participated in the kinslayings, we also can’t argue that he didn’t raise elrond or elros, or didn’t write the noldolante out of regret for the kinslaying, or forfeit his life (via suicide or exile) after stealing the last silmarils.
i could easily launch into the headcanons that this gives me for maglor and his personality, but i’m sure people could either give ones better than me or reach their own conclusions. what i will say though, is he is probably one of the deepest characters that i
only wish i could begin to know.
like ok if i’m simultaneously solving surface integrals and crying about elves i think you can do fucking something with your day other than looking at overused reaction gifs for hours on end
i’ve been studying calc for the past 5 hours and my roommate has been loudly chewing gum while on buzzfeed for a similar amount of time
do you know how hard you have to try to be less studious than me
this is almost impressive
Friendly reminder that Maglor, as regent, was the one to seal Maedhros’ fate as a captive of the god who killed their father. (✿◕‿◕)
Friendly reminder that in an earlier draft, Morgoth came directly to Maglor for an agreement with regard to Maedhros, so Maglor would have had to say ‘no’ to Morgoth’s face, and subsequently to personally doom his dear, beloved big brother. (◕‿◕✿)
melkor and sauron for @mynameiseyyyyyy
(references by mynameiseyyyyyy)
Me if I was a cat
do you know what a cat is