Are you a fan of Lord of the Rings? Probably, considering you’re reading this blog. Assuming you are, you’ve probably seen the movies, and been following the previews for the first Hobbit movie coming out soon. Remember that shot where Galadriel looks like she’s hitting on Gandalf?
Totally not a thing. I mean, I already knew it wasn’t a thing, but a lot of people were all up in arms about adding unnecessary romance to the movie.
Well, maybe they did add unnecessary romance to the movie, but that would be STUPID.
Truth is, Galadriel was the one who called the White Council together, and wanted Gandalf to lead it. Ultimately, he didn’t, and Saruman took the position. She worries that change may have set these things in motion that led to the loss of Gandalf. She says that things are on the edge of failure, but hope remains that all can be successful. Then she looks at everyone. Deeply.
The Fellowship returns to ground level to sleep, feeling awkward about their personal stare-downs.
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I repeat: Galadriel is not in love with Gandalf. That is dumb. I hope that isn’t part of the movie. Conniving glances and flirtations to convince him to join the council? Probably.
Speaking of which, Galadriel is the queen of conniving glances.
Sam blushes so hard that everyone takes notice, and laughs at him for it later. He’s already proven that he’s both in awe/afraid of elves. This doesn’t help his case.
Pippin accuses Sam of wanting to steal his blankets. Because that’s what friends do.
And Sam is a blanket-thief.
“‘If you want to know, I felt as if I hadn’t got nothing on, and I…'”