Wednesday, May 20, 2009

LotR Awards!

Well, actually their not REALLY! awards, but their really fun to have, and post them on your blog! :)

This one: EchoOfMercy!

This one: Vanlanthiriel!

This one: Elvina!

This one: Elf Daughter!

This one: Marissa!

This one: Merilwen!

This one: Merriette!

This one: Elvina!

Next goes to: EchoOfMercy!

This one goes to: Merilwen! Arwenal KNEW you love this one!:)

Next: White Lady!

This one: Elvellon!

This one: Elvina!

This one: Naewyn!

This one: Ranger of Ithilien!

This one: Earwen!

This one: Moriah!

This one: Lady of Light!

NOTE: These awards are simply for YOU! You must not pass them around like other awards! Hope you enjoy!

Monday, May 18, 2009


Awards shall be chosen by the Lady Arwenal, so we will be looking through all our followers blogs and see who get's chosen for what. They are ALL LotR awards, so no fear! I think we have already chosen some, so good luck!


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Thoughts on Eowyn

Recently requested by EchoOfMercy:

Could you do a post on the faults of Eowyn next? :)

First of all they all have faults. Legolas, Arwen, Elrond, Galadriel, you name it! They are all sinners! So what is the difference between them and Eowyn? Actually, there is a big difference. The characters I've mentioned, while they are filled with sin, they have the desire to do good. Eowyn on the other hand, is quite the opposite. There is nothing good, pure, or honorable about feminism, and while reading Tolkien's books, or watching Jackson's movies, that is basically what you read/watch when Eowyn enters.

"All your words are but to say: you are a woman, and your part is in the house."

That's just it, are part is in the house, and this is something that Eowyn is simply not willing to accept. Many will blame it on Eowyn's culture, but it is not the culture's fault. There is nothing wrong with teaching a woman how to fight! Indeed, Eowyn was right when she said:

"Those without swords can still die upon them"

But when it comes to a point where you have a desire to fight alongside men, there's the problem. It is a shame for a woman to fight, and Tolkien could not make this more clear. Eowyn was a feminist, and we cannot blame it on the culture.

Should we pity Eowyn?

I have often been asked this question, and really the answer is up to you. I am not going to curse you for liking Eowyn or having pity upon her. I pity that she did not know the joy of femininity. Eowyn went through a loss losing her parents, but we must remember Eomer. Eomer is also a Man's man, and he knew that it was not a woman's place to go out to war. Those attitudes do not come from just nowhere, so therefore I do not pity Eowyn.

Concerning her "love" for Aragorn:

Oh, was there not a person in the crowd who did not simply swoon when Aragorn came on screen? So, why didn't Eowyn have her right to give away her love for Aragorn? Indeed, she had no right whatsoever. I often find myself annoyed when people tell me that Aragorn "led Eowyn on", but let me ask you, when did he do that? If he did, I must have missed something. Eowyn was going after a man's heart, that was already taken. There is nothing pure or feminine about that. Eowyn did not approach Aragorn in a proper way, so there is no excuse for any behavior with Aragorn.

Arwen VS Eowyn

I try very hard not to get into these debates, because honestly, there is no debate. Arwen was pure in the heart, but Eowyn did not know a woman's part. I have often been "chewed out" for saying this, but I believe that Arwen went through more suffering then Eowyn. Eowyn's parents were killed, yes. But Arwen's mother left her, and Elrond, and I cannot imagine the pain and confusion Arwen went through. They both sinned, yes. But there is a big difference. Look at it this way:

Arwen learned from her mistakes.

Eowyn ignored her her mistakes.

And let this be our end.

I am not an Eowyn fan, I used to be, but I was an Athiest and feminist then. After I became a Christian, my opinions changed a bit, actually a lot. And this is just how I feel about Eowyn, Tolkien felt the same also. Considering the woman who Eowyn was based on in Tolkien's life, Eowyn is not a good role model at all, and is not a character I would recommend for a favorite.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

WHY we like Legolas:)

Okay, so Merriette left a comment asking us why in the world was Legolas "a man's man"? Here's her exact quote:

Hehe, that's funny. I don't make Legolas jokes, but I am not a fan of his either. "Legolas is a man's man!" If he is, then none of the wonderful men I know are, and I'm glad of it. The only particularly good quality I see in the movie Legolas (book Legolas is another matter entirely) is that he is loyal, other than that, he is stuck up and show-offy (or at least he acts that way). His behavior at the council I can find no excuse for. Would you mind explaining what makes him so wonderful, what makes him someone you want your men to imitate? I truly desire to know as I'm sure you have excellent reasons for your belief, and I've apparently missed them.

Okay, so what's funny??? Is it funny that people make "shampoo jokes"(which is NOT funny)? Or is funny because WE think he's awesome? Just who are you laughing at?

I'm a fan of Legolas, because I admire him for his loyalty, AND his humbleness. Yes, I believe he was humble. That moment where Gandalf appears to them, and then how he bows. I'm sorry, but to me, that seems VERY humble. Just the OPPOSITE of "show-offy", just how was he a show off!!!??? I'm sorry, he's an elf. He IS going to be skillful.

What's this about the council? I don't get it! If I remember correctly here is how it went:

Boromir: And what would a ranger know of this matter?

Legolas: This is no mere ranger. He is Aragorn, son of Arathorn. You owe him your allegiance.

Boromir: Aragorn? This... is Isildur's heir?

Legolas: And heir to the throne of Gondor.

Aragorn: Havo dad Legolas *Sit down, Legolas*

Why does he need an excuse all he did was defend his "friend". If you ask me it was ARAGORN, who has all these issues! It was high time that Aragorn 'put aside the ranger, and become who he was born to be!'

Of course we ARE going to find issues with EVERY character sooner or later, but Legolas less than most.

Hope this answers your question/questions:)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Don't you hate them?

Its pretty sad, when one of the coolest characters from Lord of the Rings, is constantly getting made of! I am sick of all these dumb blond jokes, and please no more shampoo stories!!!!! I'm like 'guys if you say that your real fans, act like one!!!' . Now I'm not saying that you can't laugh at him at all, I mean there are times when his expression are just so hilarious! But keep in mind what jokes you laugh at, and don't be too quick to take them lightly. Defend him whatever chance you have! Because Legolas is a man's man!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Favorite Lady in Middle-earth

Your choice, Arwen, Eowyn, or Galadriel! Or if you wish, Rosie Cotton:)
First off: Arwen
2nd: Eowyn
...And 3rd Galadriel

NOTE: THIS IS NOT A WAR! We ask only for your opinions, in the most godly manner. Keep your comments clean, and kind.
Thank you!

Opinions so far:
EchoOfmercy chooses: Arwen
Elvina chooses: Arwen
Elven Child chooses: Arwen
Currently Arwen is winning, and Eowyn is losing.
...and Galadriel remains in the middle....

Arwenal's Fate


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