This is the world of equality. It’s horribly small.
I love how everyone who reblogs this knows exactly what it is about.
i would love to see Illinois on here.
can someone explain me this post? Thank you.
The places colored in have marriage equality. The rest do not.
*whispers* Why aren’t the oceans coloured
Because fish are fascist homophobes
Yes, I have a problem. Loni and Frar have burrowed into my brain and refuse to leave.
Also Photoshop and I have broken up.
Shout out to jeza-red for turning me on to the wonderfully wonderful SAI program.
The most irksome thing about drawing dwarves, for me, it to remember that they are not mini-Men, and thus should have different proportions than Men.
The Blue Mountains are never described specifically as being blue. It’s perfectly possible that they appeared bluer than usual, but if that’s the case, Tolkien never wrote that down.
Which isn’t hugely surprising, since Tolkien used colors to name a lot of his mountain ranges. As far as I can tell, we’ve had:
- The Blue Mountains
- The White Mountains
- The Red Mountains
- The Yellow Mountains
- The Grey Mountains (twice)
And, as far as I’ve been able to tell, none of these mountains are described in a way that really explains the name. Like I said, it’s possible that they did appear in their namesake’s color more often than not (for example, perhaps the Red Mountains were made primarily of reddish rock or dirt? And the White Mountains could often have snow on the peaks? ((EDIT: In Australia, California, and North Carolina, some mountains appear blue because of an oil evaporating off of the trees, so it’s possible that Tolkien’s mountains had something similar going on?))), but it’s nothing really set in stone by Tolkien himself.
SOURCES: Various Tolkien works.
((The above map is an excerpt from Karen Wynn Fonstad’s Atlas of Middle Earth, which shows Middle Earth in its earliest days. Note the colorful mountains. The second Grey Mountain range appears after the First Age, where the Iron Mountains are shown in this map. And the White Mountains lie between Rohan and Gondor.))