24) Who is your favourite elf of all times?
Let me start with a side-note. While not my favourite elf, I’ve always been rather a fan of Maeglin. I think it’s the angst. Also, to me, the bad guys (especially the ones that are a bit morally-grey) are always the most interesting characters.
With that out the way, it’s time to discuss my actual favourite elf, and you probably know what’s coming by now:
Fëanor! It’s Fëanor! Fëanor is my favourite. Guys. My favourite.
Remember how I was talking about bad guys and morally-grey? Fëanor is such an interesting character.
He’s a wild, genius of a person. Brilliant, dazzlingly so, at everything he sets his hand to. And he sets his hand to a lot of things.
Because Fëanor’s creativity is second only to his drive and his energy. He just keeps on going, from one thing to another. ‘A new mode of writing? Sure; why not? The most beautiful jewels you’ve ever seen? Coming right up! A massive family? Got that covered!’
And yet, for all his brilliance, he’s so terribly flawed. Like a spinning top that’s gone off-kilter and is skidding around at a dangerous angle.
His pride and his anger are just as fierce as his drive to create. He’s paranoid. He’s unforgiving. He leads his people into war with an almost gleeful rage.
Because of him, so many people died, including himself, and yet without him the most beautiful things in the world wouldn’t have been created either. Not to mention the fact that he drives almost the entirety of the plot of The Silmarillion without even being around for the most of it.
What a character.
Brilliant, beautiful, flawed and fascinating.
He’s my favourite, guys. And has been since I was first introduced to him, over twelve years ago.
Two girls, one piano. Warning: Awesome.
Oh wow these girls are brilliant.
These girls: 1
Tom Hanks: 0
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor | Johann Sebastian Bach.
I wonder how long it took to practice this shit
DRIFT COMPATIBLE, BABY
Girls went hardcore
Move over, Tom Hanks!