This page never had much of a chance of happening early tonight, but then I also got caught up reminiscing about the beginnings and evolution of this blog. And, well…things are going to get weird in March, you guys. WHAT IS UP WITH MY EYES.
Plot-wise, Legolas continues recounting the ride with the ghost army. They pass through lands of Gondor, mostly spreading fear, but also a little bit of hope. When they come upon a battle, both sides flee, save a stalwart leader of Lebennin. Aragorn asks them to follow their host as they ride to Anduin. Legolas sings a song about that fair land, and Gimli picks up the story when Legolas gets too wistful about the sea again.
-Linhir: A small town where the battle was met. This part of Gondor is really vague for me…
-Gilrain: A river, running near Linhir. In fact, it sounds like the battle was fought on its fords.
-Angbor: Lord of Lebennin, and honorary Ghostbuster. He ain’t afraid of no ghost!
-Celos: Small stream in Lebennin. Hard “c”, everyone.
-Erui: It’s another river. Lots of rivers! There must not be a word in Middle-earth for “pond”, and so they translated it to “river”, making…SPOILERS!
That’s a lot to learn about this land. Of course, that’s because it’s memorialized in an elven song that Legolas knows. Why the elves have a song about Lebennin, I have no idea. Nothing would have ever suggested to me that this was an important place for them. But…uh, why not?
Tolkien Songs In Real Life:
I’m really glad this was a short one.
“Silver flow the streams from Celos to Erui
In the green fields of Lebennin!
Tall grows the grass there. In the wind from the Sea
The white lilies sway,
And the golden bells are shaken of mallos and alfirin
In the green fields of Lebennin,
In the wind from the Sea!”
Having feelings, I present:
War and Grass
(Fire and Rain – James Taylor)
Yeah, so I did this whole retrospective on my blog just now, and it started with the songs. I started listening back, just catching the beginning of all the tracks. This can be EPIC, you guys. First off all, there’s definitely a progression of where I get better and figure out what I’m doing (I wasn’t very good at ukulele to start – though I’m still not great), and the mood really changes as the chapters fly by. For instance, the songs at the beginning are much happier and lighter, and they’ve gotten slower and sadder (not to mention sparser) more recently.
Anyway, this drew me to look back on some of the early posts on the blog, and even back into some blogs that inspired me, all of which have ceased posting while I’ve been doing this.
Words My Computer Didn’t Like:
So, what’s going to happen when I finish? Personally, I’m guessing that I’m going to suddenly sprout great black wings from my back and fly away. That’s my go-to for times like this.
Days Until The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: 30
No one dies today.
“‘Many of those that we pursued had reached the havens before us, and brought…'”