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Arwen and Feminism [12 Oct 2010|12:21pm]

I was thinking about how Arwen is seen in The Lord of the Rings and I've realized that when people talk about Lord of the Rings and feminism, Arwen is never mentioned as a role model for women. Personally, I think it's ridiculous. After all, she makes her own decisions, she is respected by her people, and she lives the life she's chosen. Nobody forces her to do so. It's always her choice. So, why do people think she's not an example of feminism? Because she doesn't go into battle? That doesn't mean she doesn't have that ability (to fight)

So, my question for you, Arwen lovers, is: do you think Arwen can be regarded as an example of feminism or not? Why?
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Much ado about Arwen: Elven Princess [24 Aug 2010|06:55pm]

Let's resurrect this community!

I'm not sure whether many of you are still here @livejournal, but I recently joined this community (Arwen is my favourite female character from LOTR, and favourite character from lotr in general) and I wanted to share an article I read about Arwen and which I already posted at arwen_aragorn . It's very interesting, especially 'cause it shows that Arwen is more than what it seems, that she's not some useless princess. When somebody tells you "Arwen can't fight, Arwen can't do anything, blah blah blah" , you can point them to this article, written by someone called Michael Martinez, back in the year 2000.

I hope you like it!

She was often compared to her foremother Luthien, not just because she looked like Luthien, but because she was wise and well-learned in the lore of the ElvesCollapse )

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Hey, Everyone, Have You Seen This? [29 Apr 2009|10:36pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

A friend of mine sent out a link to the page with the trailers for the new fan movie "The Hunt For Gollum" and it looks awesome!


The blog link is here:


Dunno anything about it except what I read and saw online. The word is it's made by fans for fans, and will be released online May 3. Judging by the teasers and trailers it's going to be good. And even if it isn't professional quality, what do people want? It's a FAN production: a labor of love. Woohoo!

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Family tree? [24 Nov 2006|09:20am]

This is my first post in this community, but anyway, that's not important.

I scrolled through the community when looking for nice Arwen icons (got a few, haven't uploaded yet), when I saw the post about the family tree.

Looks like I'm not the only one obsessed about Arwen's heritage.

Anyway I made a family tree a couple of days ago, showing her Elvish and Mortal ancestry. It shows just about everything but misses out some stuff, like Galadriel's brothers and Finwe's first wife and kids. But all the important things are there.

Just thought that you guys might like it. :)

The Noble Descent of Arwen and Aragorn Feel like changing it to "lineage", but too lazy.

(Well, since they're so obviously related, that can't be helped. And anyway I'm appalled at the intermarrying within the family. Notice Olwe and Elwe are on the extremes. It's actually easier to tape both ends together and create a circular family tree. When I first tried it, the same name (Tuor) was on both sides. Out of the entire family, the only smart one was Galadriel, who married someone not closely related to her already.)
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Icons [21 Nov 2006|06:16pm]

[ mood | busy ]

Some Aragorn/Arwen icons. Please to credit if you snag them!

Click here!

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New fic [18 Oct 2006|11:54am]

Title: Possession
Ship: Arwen/Aragorn
Word count: 2,986
Timeline: Sometime post ROTK
Rating: R. With a smidgeon of kink. Just a smidgeon. Consider yourselves warned.

And through it all, watching as others had laid claim to her husband, she had felt an odd desire to remind him that he really belonged to her.
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[17 Oct 2006|02:37pm]

[ mood | hopeful ]

Hey, all. *waves*

Seeing as there didn't seem to be any comms/sites for the Aragorn/Arwen ship, I've started up this new community for A/A shippers on LJ--aragorn_arwen--for fanfic, icons, essays, art, and just fannish squeeing in general.

I've posted some fic there recently, and I'd love to see some other A/A shippers join up! *pimps comm shamelessly*

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70 icons! [03 Sep 2006|01:52am]

[ mood | tired ]

[35]- liv tyler and viggo mortensen

[11]- The Notebook

[9]- Spiderman3

[15]- lotr


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At my journal

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[01 Sep 2006|11:34pm]


[24]- LOTR
[18]- Keira Knightley
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[16 Apr 2006|12:39pm]

Some Arwen icons...

Comments are love if snagging ^_^

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[14 Mar 2006|11:31pm]

[ mood | *squee* ]

Just found this quote from Liv Tyler:

"I was staying with some friends in England, and it was New Year's. My husband, Roy, and I were sleeping, and I woke to the sound of our friend's two little boys. They were going around the bedrooms opening the doors and looking in. When they got to our door, one little boy went to open it and the other said, 'No! Don't open that door. The princess is sleeping in there.' It made my heart leap out of my chest. I think that was the first time I really realized the impact these films had on people."

How adorable is that? :D

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Lord of the Rings/ Arwen Evenstar Icons [03 Mar 2006|03:56pm]


- Comment if you take
- Credit to deedee26 or deedee_graphics


Rest of the Icons

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[06 Feb 2006|09:43pm]

I made a Lord of the Rings RPG today and was wondering if anyone was interested??

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See ya there!
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For reference. [12 Jan 2006|07:10pm]

[ mood | geeky ]

There's an interesting discussion about Arwen's lineage going on over anti_arwen just now which got me thinking that a complete-ish family tree would be a nice thing to have.

So I threw one together.

Warning, it's big. ;) However, it's by no means exhaustive, I've got all of her elvish ancestry in there but there was no way I could fit the mortal lines in as well, that would just make things too complicated. The only mortal lines I've got in there are the two main Númenórean lines. I decided to include them to make the family connection between Aragorn and Arwen clear* and because I Númenóreans. I do, I do. Arwen may have scorned them like fools, but I wuv them. Especially Ar-Pharazôn, cute widdle Elendili-murdering tyrant that he was...*ahem*

ANYway. I could probably put together a tree showing her mortal descent too. I'll see how much I want to procrastinate with my real work. :D

*They were first-cousins, sixty-one times removed (approximately). PH33R MY GEEKINESS!

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Satirical rant! [02 Jan 2006|01:18am]

[ mood | silly ]

Hey all. I just thought I'd take this opportunity to say how much I hated the fact that moviemakers edited down the Istari roles in LOTR to make way for some stupid moth. I mean, come on, it was supposed to be Radagast the Brown who told the eagles to keep an eye on Gandalf after he goes to Orthanc, not a moth. That moth was clearly a cynical marketing ploy designed to appeal to entymology fangirls who haven't read the books and don't understand Tolkien's wonderful vision. I love Radagast and he was robbed! And it wasn't enough for them just to have the moth in the Orthanc scenes, no, that little insect had to horn in on the battle at the Black Gate as well! What an attention whore!

The moth wasn't even a very good actor IMHO, and there are WAY prettier moths out there in any case. I bet they only cast the moth because it has a famous daddy moth or something. Stupid mothses.

I'm off to create anti_moth. Who's with me?

Ps. In all seriousness, hope you all had a great holiday. Happy New Year. :)

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[28 Dec 2005|10:29am]

More poetry. I forgot some.
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[21 Dec 2005|09:43am]

Since we're all alive again, I though instead of debating Arwen stuff all the time (come on, we've covered al the bases, here!), why don't we all post out Arwen art, poetry, and fanfiction. i'll start with my poetry (I don't know how to not make my entry one long document for my fanfiction, so when I figure that one out I'll post that; then as soon as I scan my art into the computer, I'll post that). I hope you like my poetry. note, some of it is 2 years old, so I'm hopefully geting better than I was then. To view my poetry, go to the comments page.

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[21 Dec 2005|09:10am]

So, I've been wondering about this for a while. Do you guys have any other fandoms and if so what are they? Mine include Harry Potter, other fantasy books (Eragon/Eldest, Artemis Fowl, T.A. Barron stuff), anime/manga, Phantom of the Opera, faeries, and studio art.
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Hi all! [19 Dec 2005|01:49pm]

[ mood | restless ]

esteltinuviel post kind of kicked my butt in gear as I joined and never introduced myself; don't want to see a community like this come to a stand still!

So, hi all! I was over the moon when I found this community as I was very, very sick of being barraged with anti-Arwen sentiment. I love the character both in the books and on the screen and think they couldn't have picked a more beautiful or talented actress as Liv (I might be somewhat in the minority there, but when Bertolucci's making films specifically for you, yeah, you pretty much rock, IMO ;-))

I have... complicated ideas about movie!Arwen: While I'm so glad that she's so prominent, I think Jackson backs off too easily and she's soon in the more typical romantically conflicted role, acquiescing to Elrond (throuhgh admittedly beautiful and power scenes!) and being a dutiful princess. Did I want to see her in Helm's Deep? Answer is simply: dunno. Wouldn't have made a difference to me if that's the route he wanted to go, I just feel that having so much of the route he did decide to go down either cut back (where's our library scene in Return of the King, hmmm? Not even on the EE!) or too traditional (leaving Aragorn for the grey Havens? Rubbish!) hurts what is a really strong character and performance (I'm sure much of you have many varying views about this; this is just my own :-))

Has anyone read The Unsung Heroes of Lord of the Rings by Lynette Porter? Fantastic book, though sometimes her knowledge of Tolkien is a little off and she kind of bends over backwards to support the movies, she is keen in pointing out caertain faults and changes for the better or worse with a shrewd eye!

So, anyways, all of this was just to say howdy! So, howdy! :-D

Peace, Ghani

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[19 Dec 2005|09:56am]

[ mood | annoyed ]

You guys look you could use some posts and something to do with this community, so how about you read my lovely AA fanfiction on my livejournal. Simply go back to the earliest entries and read "The Nightingale Sings". Follow the posts on up to the sequel fanfiction "Nevermore." When you've read that one, then go up to the prequel fanfiction, which is not yet finished (I'm working on it), "Forever." Have fun and someone post SOMETHING! Namaarie!

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