Why are we not freaking out about Gandalf? WHY ARE WE NOT FREAKING OUT ABOUT GANDALF?! WHYAREWENOTFREAKINGOUTABOUTGANDALF?!?!?!
Merry hasn’t seen his friends quite yet, which upsets Gimli, who roars out his displeasure with the two hobbits’ easy situation. Why is it, when he has been running all over this land, that the two hobbits should be lounging back and smoking? Smoking! Pah. Legolas feels the same way, but both are chided by an awakening Pippin. Why not wonder why and how Isengard has fallen? Isn’t that more important? Théoden, meanwhile, is simply amazed to see more creatures that he had thought were legends.
And not a word is said about Gandalf.
Does anyone remember what happened to Aragorn? He hasn’t said or done anything in days. And not just book-days, actual timeline-days. I assume he’s still kicking, somewhere in this column of riders. In truth, I don’t think we’ve noted him at all since before leaving Helm’s Deep. Is he smoldering over his eventual ascension to his rightful kingship?
So those are two things that I’m missing right now: Aragorn, and any realization of Gandalf’s reincarnation by Merry and Pippin. If these things don’t happen (or, resurface) soon, I’m going to get more and more confused. And I don’t like being confused.
Words My Computer Didn’t Like:
That would be the word in Rohan for “hobbits”. Yes, it sounds a bit like “hobbits”, but slightly different. You see, as the people who eventually founded Rohan came from the north, they knew distant tales of these little people, living simply and peacefully. They have been passed down in legend now, hardly remembered.
Wait a second…hobbits seem vaguely Amish. Hobbits are Amish.
“‘But there are no legends of their deeds, for it is said that they do little, and avoid the sight of men, being able to vanish in a twinkling; and they can change…'”