Some days, you take a few hours, listen to the entirety of the three Lord of the Rings movie soundtracks, and bang out over half of the remaining pages you still have to rewrite from when your flash drive crashed many months ago. These are the good days.
In fairness, I really just wanted to listen to the streaming Hobbit soundtrack, but that stream apparently has been taken down, so my half hour or so of glory last night of cooking to said stream was fleeting.
Meanwhile, on this one page that I’m actually supposed to care about today, Legolas details Edoras as he sees it in the distance. The city feels asleep, but Gandalf warns that the people are on their guard, and the four of them should approach with caution. Burial mounds dot the hills leading up to Edoras, where the kings of Rohan are put to rest. White flowers cover their western sides, and the group remarks how many kings must have lived since the building of Edoras. To Legolas, immortal elf as he is, it only seems like a short time, but some five hundred years have passed in that span.
-Evermind: The white flower on the mounds, which blossoms in all seasons. Whatever it may smell like, it does not smell like teen spirit.
Aragorn counts 16 mounds. That’s 16 kings, for those of you scoring along at home.
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Gandalf is right in saying that they should take care. Four unannounced visitors won’t be looked kindly upon in a time of war. Also, the last time Gandalf was hanging around here, he basically stole Shadowfax out from under Théoden, when everybody else thought that the horse was unable to be tamed. Here he is sauntering up on said horse, looking for an audience. Good luck with that.
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