My 5-year-old insists that Bilbo Baggins is a girl.
The first time she made this claim, I protested. Part of the fun of reading to your kids, after all, is in sharing the stories you loved as a child. And in the story I knew, Bilbo was a boy. A boy hobbit. (Whatever that entails.)
But my daughter was determined. She liked the story pretty well so far, but Bilbo was definitely a girl. So would I please start reading the book the right way? I hesitated. I imagined Tolkien spinning in his grave. I imagined mean letters from his testy estate. I imagined the story getting as lost in gender distinctions as dwarves in the Mirkwood.
Then I thought: What the hell, it’s just a pronoun. My daughter wants Bilbo to be a girl, so a girl she will be. And you know what? The switch was easy. Bilbo, it turns out, makes a terrific heroine. She’s tough, resourceful, humble, funny, and uses her wits to make off with a spectacular piece of jewelry. Perhaps most importantly, she never makes an issue of her gender—and neither does anyone else.
|—||Bilbo Baggins is a girl: Until children’s books catch up to our daughters, rewrite them. (via sashimigrade)|
I made a thing!
Tree of Gondor pattern can be found here http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tree-of-gondor-chart-2
The rest I designed after the famous picture of the fellowship. I’m really proud tbh, my first home made design and first time double knitting! but as you can see, it took so long to make its summer now… oh well, it will be perfect for the next hobbit movie!
For those not in the know, Thorin has both a brother and a sister; his brother Frerin died young at the Battle of Azanulbizar, but his sister Dis features as the mother of Fíli and Kíli (and she wasn’t at all happy about Thorin taking her sons off dragon hunting.)
In light of Thorin’s movie magnificence and his cutie nephews, I got to wondering how much of a hottie dwarf Dis must be; their mother needs a little credit right? xD
Not that the vision in my head translated at all. :x Welp, I don’t draw humanoids enough.
And of course she’d have magnificent hair
Omg this yes
She’s smoking hot. Godamnit.
That…was OOC. Jsut so you know.
//Woah.. totally hot and definitely Thorin’s sister. I wish I would look like this.
I love that you remembered that Dwarven women also have beards. Hear hear!!!
But of course! xD And I am so glad people liked this!
But SERIOUSLY guys this now has 300 notes
I’ve never had so many notes!
The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneySoundtrack
The Dwarf Cast and Richard Armitage