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Be Like, Disney, and Family: geniusorinsanity tumbl Follow xerem lotrfansaredorcs One overlooked thing that really sets the Lord of the Rings films apart from other franchises is how earnest they are Most movies are so afraid of being "cheesy" that whenever they say something like "friendship is the most powerful force in the world" they quickly undercut it with a joke to show We Don't Really Believe That!;) Even Disney films nowadays have the characters mock their own movie's tropes (if you start singing, I'm gonna throw up!") It's like winking at the camera: "See, audience? We know this is ridiculous! We're in on the joke!" But Lord of the Rings is just 12.5 hours of friendship and love being the most powerful forces in the world, played straight. Characters have conversations about how much their home and family and friends mean to them, how hope is eternal, how there is so much in the world that's worth living for.... and the film doesn't apologize for that. There's no winking at the audience about How Cheesy and Silly All This Is; it's just. Completely in earnest. And when Lord of the Rings does "lean on the fourth wall to talk about storytelling within the film, it's never to make jokes about How Ridiculous These Storytelling Tropes are (the way most films do).... but instead to talk about how valuable these stories can be. Like Sam's Speech at the end of the Two Towers the greatest stories are ones that give you something to believe in, give you hope, that help you see there are things in a bleak violent world that are worth living for nitrateglow Earnestness is so much cooler than all the hip cynicism in the world. You go LOTR lotrfansaredorcs LUIB loving and caring about things is in 2,759 notes Theres some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And the LOTR films are three of them.

Theres some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And the LOTR films are three of them.

Arguing, Curving, and Elf: Theory: Nobody who writes a physics textbook gives any fucks Evidence Q2S.12 In J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (volume 2, p. 32), Legolas the Elf claims to be able to accurately count horsemen and discern their hair color (vel- low) 5 leagues away on a bright, sunny day. Make appropriate estimates and argue that Legolas must have very strange-looking eyes, have some means of nonvisual perception, or have made a lucky guess. (1 league3.0 mi.) Update: Legolas pupils are about 3.5 cm wide each. Now drawing kawaii Legolas on physics assignment And they told you science was no fun THEY Sciencel I'm going to do it. I'm going to hand it in Legolas's pupl size isn't the problem here, though. 5 leagues is 17.262 miles The curvature of the Earth means that for a person of average height, the visual horizon is less than three miles away. Even if your vision is telescopic and the atmosphere is peifectly clear, you can't see around the planet. If they were standing on a hill, it would have to be at LEAST 198 feet above sea level In order to see the horizon at 17.2 miles away, with nothing tall in between. Which knowing Rohan, isn t impossible But consider. Elven satellite eyeballs. you mean lke @sidereanuncia it's back, the post that I can only imagine haunts your I shall never find peace Also, for what it's worth, there's absolutely no reason to believe that the curvature of Middle Earth is the same as that of Earh sindri42 There's no evidence that Middle Earth curves Yeah there is. The Silmarillion states that the world was curved aner the fail of Numenor believe), preventing access to Valinor. But Elves (among others) can travel the straight path across it So middle earth is round, but not for Eves because magic sindri42 So wait, the reason he can see that far is because Elves just have the ability to ignore the curve of the earth? That's awesome. It also means that no matter how good your optics got, you would always want er eyes manning the spyglass because they can see arbitrarly far while everybody else is limited by this horizon' bulshit Oh thank God, my poor ef prince has seen too much in this post Elves are fnat-earthers textbook tolkien
Arguing, Curving, and Elf: Theory: Nobody who writes a physics textbook gives any fucks Evidence Q2S.12 In J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (volume 2, p. 32), Legolas the Elf claims to be able to accurately count horsemen and discern their hair color (vel- low) 5 leagues away on a bright, sunny day. Make appropriate estimates and argue that Legolas must have very strange-looking eyes, have some means of nonvisual perception, or have made a lucky guess. (1 league3.0 mi.) Update: Legolas pupils are about 3.5 cm wide each. Now drawing kawaii Legolas on physics assignment And they told you science was no fun THEY Sciencel I'm going to do it. I'm going to hand it in Legolas's pupl size isn't the problem here, though. 5 leagues is 17.262 miles The curvature of the Earth means that for a person of average height, the visual horizon is less than three miles away. Even if your vision is telescopic and the atmosphere is peifectly clear, you can't see around the planet. If they were standing on a hill, it would have to be at LEAST 198 feet above sea level In order to see the horizon at 17.2 miles away, with nothing tall in between. Which knowing Rohan, isn t impossible But consider. Elven satellite eyeballs. you mean lke @sidereanuncia it's back, the post that I can only imagine haunts your I shall never find peace Also, for what it's worth, there's absolutely no reason to believe that the curvature of Middle Earth is the same as that of Earh sindri42 There's no evidence that Middle Earth curves Yeah there is. The Silmarillion states that the world was curved aner the fail of Numenor believe), preventing access to Valinor. But Elves (among others) can travel the straight path across it So middle earth is round, but not for Eves because magic sindri42 So wait, the reason he can see that far is because Elves just have the ability to ignore the curve of the earth? That's awesome. It also means that no matter how good your optics got, you would always want er eyes manning the spyglass because they can see arbitrarly far while everybody else is limited by this horizon' bulshit Oh thank God, my poor ef prince has seen too much in this post Elves are fnat-earthers textbook tolkien