i am SO MAD RIGHT NOW. like. FURIOUS. just. ugh
did you know that Arwen was supposed to show up in the Two Towers and fight at Helm’s Deep?
Because I didn’t know. Arwen was my entry point into fandom, period. Arwen was. Like, I can’t even begin to tell you how important Arwen is to me, or how important she was to me when I was eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen. And, and she entered into the movie sword-first, guys. She was brave and strong and a faster rider than Aragorn and a healer and I loved her so much and I wanted to grow up and be her so badly. But cortue and I were just talking the other day about how once Elrond shows up at Aragorn’s camp in the third movie, Arwen loses the ability to speak. She shows up in flashback, lying in bed, and she shows up at the wedding, smiling and happy, but she doesn’t get even one more line. “Every time I watch it, I hope against hope that the elf under the cloak is going to be Arwen.”
We got an extra, “non-canon” book scene in which Arwen lay upon a fainting couch and was going to die because of Reasons, and then after that she fades out of the story, except as a smiling face at Aragorn’s coronation.
And she was supposed to be in the battle of Helm’s Deep? She was supposed to show up grim and beautiful and dangerous and save Aragorn’s life? She wasn’t just supposed to choose Middle-Earth, she was supposed to fight for it?
I can’t begin to tell you what that would have meant to me. I can’t begin to tell you how furious I am that this scene was cut, even from the extended editions.
hey, do you know why Arwen at Helm’s Deep was cut? Three guesses, and the first two don’t count. Fucking fanboys. Fucking Tolkien purists. Apparently they threw such a big shitfit when news of this storyline was leaked that Jackson et al scrapped it.
The website I found this on said that the internet outrage was so personal and vicious that it made Liv Tyler cry. I don’t know if that’s true, but if I’d known that this was a possibility, eleven year old me definitely would have cried. ten years later I still kind of feel like crying.
like, not just deleted from the movie. not just deleted from the fucking director’s cut. deleted so well that, like. well. a girl who’s been in love with Arwen for half her life never heard of it. I feel robbed.
and, it’s just. it’s been ten years, and people are still at that exact same level of outrage about Tauriel.
I’m so angry I’m not even angry, I’m just sad.
arwen the lord of the rings the battle of helms deep arwen undomiel if you hate tauriel then fuck you if you hate ladies because they weren’t in the books then fuck you if you hate ladies because they’re doing things they didn’t do in the books then FUCK YOU
I am mad I’m speechless, and I’ve been staring at this post for a good ten minutes.
Btw semi-tispy conversations while looking up at the clearest night sky you’ve seen in years filled with a billion billion stars while snow crunches under your feet are the best conversations.
Made it there and back again.
And by there I mean Tahoe.
And then bf made dinner last night and we took out his extra desk and lit up some tea candles at ate dinner by them. Just because.
In 2011 Actor + Bisexual Rights Campaigner Alan Cumming, added his name to Bi Social Network’s "I Am Visible" bisexual awareness campaign …
Campaign organiser Adrienne Williams said, “He’s using his voice to stamp out biphobia and bi-erasure in entertainment, news and media and we are honored. If one bisexual life can be changed by showing that we are everywhere, that even in entertainment there are people like them, then all the better.”
Due to inclement weather and bad traffic earlier in the day, I’m currently staying in a motel room in Truckee with three men.
Living the dream.