(whispers) dwarves are lame pass it on
(screams) elves are lame pass it on
Still my favorite story from the Lord of the Rings set: Viggo Mortensen bonded so much with the horse he rode in the movies that after filming was over he bought it from its owner. If that doesn’t warm your heart I don’t know what could.
don’t forget that he also bought arwen’s horse for her stunt rider when she couldn’t afford it awww
#also don’t forget that for the rohirrim they put a call out for locals #bring a horse show us you can ride it and get a part in the battle scenes #and one women went out roped a wild horse and rode for a few days to set #and got to be a rider of rohan
also sort of relevant viggo also bought the horse that costarred with him in the movie hidalgo and subsequently took the horse (tj) with him to the red carpet premier.
Also most of the Riders of Rohan are actually women because when they put out that call mostly women showed up with their horses and the costume team just stuck beards on them.
if this isn’t the best post i don’t know what is
welcome gimli, son of glóin, to valinor
Excuse me while I feels.
The Lord of the Rings: Loyal Steeds of Middle Earth
EXCUSE ME EVERYONE. YOU MISSED ONE.
BILL THE MOTHER FUCKING PONY IS THE MOST BAD ASS PONY TO EVER PONY.
SIT THE FUCK DOWN AND LEMME TELL YOU SOMETHING.
BILL WAS AN OLD FUCKING PONY, AND WHEN THEY BOUGHT HIM IN BREE, EVERYONE SCOFFED. “YOU’VE PAYED TOO MUCH FOR THAT PONY.” THEY SAID.
BUT THEY WERE WRONG.
BILL FUCKING MADE IT WITH THE FELLOWSHIP ALL THE WAY TO THE MINES OF MORIA. AND THEN THE WATCHED IN THE WATER ATTACKS, AND SAM THINKS BILL IS DEAD. BUT IS HE? NO THIS BADASS MOTHERFUCKING PONY HOOFS HIS BUTT ALL THE WAY BACK TO BREE ON HIS LONESOME, WHERE HE FUCKING WAITS FOR SAM, AND THEN HELPS THEM AT THE BATTLE OF BYWATER BY GIVING HIS FORMER ABUSIVE MASTER A SWIFT KICK IN THE BEHIND.
BILL THE PONY FOR PRESIDENT OF MIDDLE EARTH.
Remember that time Gandalf convinced the whole party to flee so that he could take out the Balrog and not have to share any of the XP? Shows up the next session with fancy new robes and everything. What a jerk.
Standard caster-style play, you need all those new spells
And finally, a few parting words from Frodo:
The line of Durin