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Legolas and old Gimli-asdfghjklqwert by Kibbitzer Legolas and old Gimli-asdfghjklqwert by Kibbitzer
"After Aragorn's death as King of the Reunited Kingdom in Fourth Age 120, Gimli (then very old) travelled with Legolas into the West, becoming the first Dwarf to visit the Undying Lands."

My feels are bleeding, I always wanted to draw this! X'D
It's so fucking sad. Gimli is not immortal.
on tumblr too>> kibbi.tumblr.com/post/70244314…


Gimli s Tomb by KibbitzerThranduil and Legolas by KibbitzerNO MORE ILLUSIONS by KibbitzerSHAME ON YOU JOHN WATSON... by Kibbitzer 
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:iconmygoodgovernor:
I feel sorry for legolas in this picture, seeing his best friend slowly dying due to mortality, after all of the battles they were in together, both surviving the war of the ring, and all of the good, bad, and ugly times they have been through, and yet having to face the inevitable, that mortals die and nothing can stop it short of the will of Illuvatar himself.  Not sure if I am seeing what I want to see or if its really in the picture but I see sadness in legolas's eyes, like when their portrait was made he knows that Gimli's time is short (no pun intended) and that the remaining years are going to be very heart wrenching deep down inside his soul, while outwardly he would do his best to be the same elf that his friend Gimli has always known so as not to spoil gimli's last years of life on Arda.   

Indeed, I actually think that Elves might actually be cursed with their immortality,  making friends with mortals, or enjoying middle earth, only to see it fade away over time.  While the undying lands can heal much, I suspect that it cannot heal everything, like the sadness of losing mortal friends or seeing what they created in middle earth fade just like their mortal friends over time, all the lost years and in the end for very little gain.

And while man may covet Immortality usually out of Fear or a lust for power, He never has known the true costs of that eternal life like the elves have. Hell, Elves actually envy the mortal races, particularly man due to their ability to not only die and therefor not having to suffer the pains of the world for all eternity, but also for their ability to adapt and rebuild, their tenacity really. 
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RufusScridgemore Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017
I don't know... Legolas posture seems to imply "you wish you were hot as my Gimli" or "you'll never guess what my left hand is doing" or some depavved sexual practice elves try in their amazingly long lives while Gimli is all "ho ho holly shiiiiiiiit~ that was some great weed they grow in the shire. I'm sooooooo~ high right now"
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SherlocksHedgehogJ Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awww
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:iconromenriel:
romenriel Featured By Owner May 22, 2017
Lovely :) (Smile) 
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:iconhereforth:
Hereforth Featured By Owner Edited Jan 11, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
You're gonna make me cry. :'(
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:iconheavy147:
heavy147 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Same here 
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:icondenece-the-sylcoe:
Denece-the-sylcoe Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Great work! I love your style!
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:iconmike-chan92:
Mike-Chan92 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
The ending of the LOTR-Books is sad. It isn't a happy ever-after, after all.
Frodo, still wounded and cursed by the morguls blade, has vanished with the elves to Valinor, Lady Arwen remained as on of the extremly few elves in Middleearth, all elven heritage is starting to be lost forever in middleearth and till now I thought the idea of an ever silent Imladris, an Imladris which isn't the last homly home anymore is the saddest thing.
Then I saw this.

CURSES AND BLESSINGS! q.q
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:iconmrbrown3573:
mrbrown3573 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016
awesome  askdfhas ifh
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:iconrivisindigoemporium:
RivisIndigoEmporium Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Professional General Artist
    *GROSS SOBBING!!*

    :cries:
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:iconlizzylucky:
LizzyLucky Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The feeeelllsss
But it's beautiful, don't worry.
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:iconlizzylucky:
LizzyLucky Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The feeeelllsss
But it's beautiful, don't worry.
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:iconbousaitou1995:
BouSaitou1995 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This makes me incredibly sad Q.Q

But it's very beautiful :3
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:iconzejannosaru:
ZejanNoSaru Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015
Touching yet sad. But that's inevitably what all elves face when making friends with non-elves. Still sweet that they remained friends until the end.
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:iconasphaloth:
Asphaloth Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaahhhhh. legolas looks so sad :c
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:iconthebizarrekazeko:
TheBizarreKazeko Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Darn it! In the end their friendship is so sad ;~;
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:iconsisterawesomeness:
sisterawesomeness Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
Can't Legolas give up his immortality like that one elf did for Aragorn?
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:iconwritterinthearthat:
WritterInTheArtHat Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
THE FEELS~!
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:iconsollinfaolan:
SollinFaolan Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Only elves, that I know of, are immortal o3o Dwarves, though they live a long time, don't live too much longer than humans, I believe. It is very touching, this picture. And knowing the two stayed such friends even then just warms my widdle woofy heart TuT
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:iconlive-love-forgive:
live-love-forgive Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This made me cry happy tears.
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:icontridixia:
Tridixia Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I don't even know if mine were happy tears, man Big Fool Emoji-07 (Cry) [V2] 
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:iconsthinley:
sthinley Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Student General Artist
GAAAAAAAHRK
HO W COUL D
YOU DO TH IS TO MY S OULL
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:iconmimisilvertongue:
Mimisilvertongue Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student General Artist
AWWWW!!! :(
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:iconpb-and-j-12:
PB-and-J-12 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
He stayed with Gimli to till the very end. :'(
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:iconjenapher11:
Jenapher11 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Student General Artist
This is amazing! Almost made me cry...Crying 

Giiiiimliiiiiiiii!
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:iconlogicallyvulcan:
LogicallyVulcan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I'm gonna die from all the cute :D
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:iconlogicallyvulcan:
LogicallyVulcan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I'm gonna die from all the cute :D
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:iconoakwyrm999:
Oakwyrm999 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What really hits me in this picture is that you can see a tortured sadness in Legolas' eyes! WHYYYY!?
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:iconcrisishalfprincess:
CrisisHalfPrincess Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No
Stahp it
No
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:iconboneybackrivers:
BoneyBackRivers Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
wait what? why grimli die? :(
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:iconkibbitzer:
Kibbitzer Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
he was old!
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:iconboneybackrivers:
BoneyBackRivers Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
is this actually cannon in the Lord of The Rings story, and im just super out of the loop? or is this a side story you created? lol
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:iconkibbitzer:
Kibbitzer Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
no you can see it in his family tree! 2879-3121 :'D
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:iconboneybackrivers:
BoneyBackRivers Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
nooooo is so sad :'(
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:iconconej0s:
Conej0s Featured By Owner Edited Aug 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wtf no my heart

also good art
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:iconlita12576:
Lita12576 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stahp it! My feeeelllssssss
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:icontheoneyouleastexpect:
Feeeeeellllsss D:
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:iconlembas--bread:
Lembas--Bread Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AS,DFJSKFJEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEFDSSSSSSSSSSSGRKLDFS STOPT;./T F2R 123R1R1R1  
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:iconlevampireaigri:
LeVampireAigri Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
You are not allowed to play with my heart like that!
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:iconharpinghawke:
HarpingHawke Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That sound was NOT mine! That was somebody letting the air out of a balloon! Not my cries.
**sob**

Love the art, just btw
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:iconangi-pants:
angi-pants Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
ooomg skjfhaksjfhergjhergre BROS FOREVER!! :cries:
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:iconminuya:
Minuya Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
I'm loving this in so many ways...
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:iconomnitilly:
OmniTilly Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
This makes me both very happy and sad.
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:iconjohnkent42:
JohnKent42 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great tribute to one of the most powerful stories I've ever read
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:iconnapalmintherain:
NapalmInTheRain Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Well he wasn't looking old for very long. The Undying Lands have some pretty powerful people. Age reversal for services rendered should be pretty basic.
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:iconazogthepale:
AzogThePale Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014   Artist
Who put these bowl of onions in front of me ;-; *sniff*
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:iconaishavin:
Aishavin Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
You make my feels hurt too...
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:iconnomyai:
nomyai Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
A very touching, beautiful work.  I can see the sadness for his old friend in Legolas' eyes.
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:iconcareba:
Careba Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh gosh. The sadness.....THE PAIN! :crying: rvmp 
I dont wanna do this nor moooore!! 
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:iconlasgalendil:
Lasgalendil Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
I think Flight of the Conchords has a song about this. Because I'm totally not crying.

…damn you. This is beautiful.
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