fellandfair "He no longer had any doubt about his duty: he must rescue his master or perish in the attempt." ~Tolkien 1d

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fellandfair "Once more lust of battle was on him; and he was still unscathed, and he was young, and he was king: the lord of a fell people. And lo! even as he laughed at despair he looked out again on the black ships, and he lifted up his sword to defy them." ~Tolkien 5d

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fellandfair Trying to find a place to hang my beautiful birthday present from @charlesmcbryde. He channeled his inner Irish monk and created this beautiful work including six verses from my favorite piece of poetry, The Ballad of the White Horse by G.K. Chesterton (Those of you who follow me have probably figured that out). 1w
  •   steleesi Man I'd love to party with you guys.. and by party I mean archery and art in the woods. 1w
  •   capt_pissoff I've got that axe! 1w
  •   forwen Wow! 1w
  •   fellandfair @charlesmcbryde well he is celtic so he is definitely a mystic. I cannot speak for his denomination. 1w
  •   steellilly87 Wow, incredible! The script and inking is so beautiful- color me impressed! 1w
  •   ravenofskye Beautiful, wonderful b-day to you 1w
  •   kylej1220 @oliviatracy @jennnewt - imagine a Bible where every page started out with a big colored letter!!! That would be awesome!!! I'd looooooooove a Bible with color!!! Do you think I should look for one????????? 1w
  •   oliviatracy I don't think I can make that decision for you... @kylej1220 1w

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fellandfair I am spending my St. Patrick's Day far away with my two favorite fictional Irishmen: Doctor Stephen Maturin of His Majesty's Navy and Sergeant Major Patrick Harper of The Rifles. God Save Ireland! 1w
  •   javiemdm Nice shot man! when I see your photos I can travel to another place, other times... if sometime I make an albun alone, wanna copy this image! 1w
  •   fellandfair @rushpettyfan17 I wish. I have been blessed with a job I enjoy, that pays the bills and provides enough to for me to have my adventures. 1w
  •   eight.nine.tennant Do you play cello? Or is it someone else's? 1w
  •   fellandfair @eight.nine.tennant yes I do. 1w
  •   eight.nine.tennant Oh awesome! Not many people play, most go for violin or viola, haha. 1w
  •   fellandfair @eight.nine.tennant I love the deep sound and the power of a cello that the smaller strings can never match. 1w
  •   eight.nine.tennant Seriously, they have this certain way of catching your attention. And they have a range that makes them perfect for solo pieces! 1w
  •   arand3 Where in the sweet world did you find this stuff? 5d

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fellandfair I just love the power and the struggle in this picture. Firefoot has fire in his heart too. 2w
  •   manuelizaldi @barbaragm Exelente 2w
  •   niobesan Really a gorgeous shot! 2w
  •   diogo_sdeandrade @fernando.pinheiro.902 2w
  •   harhoward This is amazing. 2w
  •   saeth_snowbane This photo reminds me so much of Aragorn and Breggo's relationship! Rohan man: "That horse is half mad, my lord. There's nothing you can do. Leave him."
    Aragorn: "Fæste, stille nú, fæste, stille nú. Lac is drefed, gefrægon." (Fast, quiet now, fast, quiet now. A battle is stirred up, they heard.)"Brego? Ðin nama is cynglic." (Brego? Your name is kingly.)Aragorn: "Turn this fellow free. He has seen enough of war." You seem to fit perfectly being either a man of Rohan or Gondor. But I must ask, which do you prefer? @fellandfair 2w
  •   netty940 I love blue roans their coats give such a powerful look 2w
  •   fellandfair @netty940 me too! I love how his coat matches the blued steel of the chainmail. 2w
  •   netty940 And the brass tone at the end oh the horses tail matches the brass tone in the metal armor 2w

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fellandfair "Let us take what reinforcement we may gain from hope. If not, what resolution from despair." 2w

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fellandfair "Prepare a war; rouse the mighty men! Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears." Because sometimes even the peaceful and quiet must play the hero for an hour. Thus smiths are needed to craft the tools of war for men of peace, and arms are needed to swing the blades and ply the spear. Don't be found wanting when the hour comes. 2w

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fellandfair "Fly you fools! Wait... on second thought, lend me a hand and we'll be on our way." 3w

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fellandfair "Drawing his bright sword and crying Elendil! Elendil! he crashed through the trees." ~Tolkien 3w

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fellandfair Gondor! Gondor, between the Mountains and the Sea!
West Wind blew there; the light upon the Silver Tree
Fell like bright rain in gardens of the Kings of old.
O proud walls! White towers! O wingéd crown and throne of gold!
O Gondor, Gondor! Shall Men behold the Silver Tree,
Or West Wind blow again between the Mountains and the Sea? ~ Tolkien
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fellandfair "And a strange music went with him, Loud and yet strangely far; the wild pipes of the western land, too keen for the ear to understand, sang high and deathly on each hand when the dead man went to war. Blocked between ghost and buccaneer, brave men have dropped and died; and the wild sea-lords well might quail, as the ghastly war-pipes of the Gael called to the horns of White Horse Vale, and all the horns replied." For those of you who have not read G.K. Chesterton's 'The Ballad of the White Horse', I highly recommend it. Tolkien was influenced by Chesterton, and I conjecture it was from this tale that he devised the white horse that was the sigil of Rohan. To Tolkien, the Rohirrim were the perfect Anglo-Saxon army. Exactly as the men of Alfred's time, but with the advantage of cavalry, "Writing no books, but singing many songs". I have been expanding my works of arms and armor to include those of Alfred's Saxons who fought the Danes for over two decades to preserve their little Kingdom of Wessex. I have a special love for this poem, both as a piece of literature, and as a commentary on the struggles we face in our culture. I even keep a small piece of the white chalk from the horse in my study as a reminder of why we persevere against the barbarian, whatever for they take. I hope by sharing this, many of you will also enjoy this wonderful work! 4w
  •   rebecca_robbins @carter_maynard if you don't already follow this dreamy account-you must! 4w
  •   lyricaldreams White horse.. I love the story behind this. Thank you for sharing. 4w
  •   steellilly87 This is beautiful, and I love your collection! 4w
  •   mrbrede But.. the Danes, Nords and Swedes were not barbarians! They were vikings! ;) 4w
  •   ravenofskye Love this 4w
  •   guineveresdreamcirclets Awesomeness!! 4w
  •   fellandfair @mrbrede the term "Barbarian" or "Pagan" was used loosely, for anyone at war with Christian people. The ballad actually gives the Danes full credit for culture, skill and honor in battle. Chesterton laments that battles are no longer fought against such men, but rather against those who have no honor. 4w
  •   valoniaontheboat Stop nicking bits of our White Horse! Happily for us locals, our landscape is full of our heritage. It's lovely to see such skill in the items you make, so far from the chalk downs that inspire you. 4w

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fellandfair “It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till.”
-Tolkien
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  •   luke_sizemore11 Happy Birthday! Hope its a great one @fellenfair 4w
  •   steellilly87 Happy birthday, fell sir! 4w
  •   soul.cypher happy birthday! youre one of my favourite ig accounts :) I was wondering, have you ever considered cosplaying Cullen Rutherford from Dragon age? I think you look like him and would do a really awesome job! 4w
  •   saeth_snowbane @b0y.x That's quite ironic, for I was just thinking he reminded me of Alistair from Dragon Age Origins! Too funny. 4w
  •   soul.cypher @saeth_snowbane oh wow him too! maybe he just needs to do a huge dragon age themed shoot and have him and his friends cosplay as a bunch of the characters haha 4w
  •   stingray306 Happy birthday!!! And awesome shot!! 4w
  •   matte320 @fellandfair "What weather they shall have is not ours to rule." 4w
  •   getaway22 so cool 4w

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fellandfair "We shall have peace... We shall have peace, when you answer for the burning of the Westfold, and the children that lie dead there! We shall have peace, when the lives of the soldiers whose bodies were hewn even as they died against the gates of the Hornberg, are avenged! When you hang from a gibbit for the sport of your own crows! We shall have peace." ~Théoden 1mon

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fellandfair "And news of his far-off fighting, came slowly and brokenly From the land of the East Saxons, From the sunrise and the sea... Loud was the war on London wall, and loud in London gates, and loud the sea-kings in the cloud broke through their dreaming gods, and loud Cried on their dreadful Fates." ~G.K. Chesterton 1mon
  •   steellilly87 What is the metal piece with the three way strap? Is that for your quiver? It seems somewhat difficult to put on, but love it! 1mon
  •   jmsnyde @fellandfair I'm impressed! You've got great taste in books. 1mon
  •   fellandfair @steellilly87 yes it is for the quiver. It is quite easy. You put the left side on as a backpack and you buckle the other under your right arm. 1mon
  •   fellandfair @fellandfair that keeps it nice and tight on your back, prevents it from bouncing and always provides arrows at the same place over your shoulder. 1mon
  •   steellilly87 Where did you get your clasp? Never seen one like it. It's beautiful and exactly what I need since mine definitely doesn't stay in place 1mon
  •   fellandfair @steellilly87 Tandy leather. 1mon
  •   the_saddle_barn @ann_marie_kelly amazing imagination 1mon
  •   isthisreallyneeded I love your bracers 1mon

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fellandfair Bright eyes and bright steel and death in the moonlight. Thus shall we be remembered. For glory is fleeting, but ignominy is eternal. 1mon

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fellandfair Congratulations to my sister @margaret_livingston and good friend @a_davis_sanders on your engagement! It has been wonderful to see you two grow up, fall in love and now take this next big step! 1mon

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fellandfair "So it was that amid a gathering gloom the King of the Mark made ready to lead all his Riders on the eastward road. Hearts were heavy and many quailed in the shadow. But they were a stern people, loyal to their lord, and little weeping or murmuring was heard, even in the camp in the Hold where the exiles from Edoras were housed, women and children and old men. Doom hung over them, but they faced it silently." ~Tolkien 1mon

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fellandfair "Deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised." ~Tolkien 2mon

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fellandfair "All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us...they can't get away this time" 2mon
  •   jacobborgryd That is one hell of a plan ;) 2mon
  •   charleslionheart You mean you wish to surrender to me? Very well, I accept! 2mon
  •   saeth_snowbane That's one way to describe being surrounded. Way to look at such a dire situation with a positive light. 2mon
  •   joshua.t.swift Sick! 2mon
  •   sheldon_map Hey Fell and Fair, I just posted a picture I drew of this photo. I'm really happy with how it turned out and would be very happy if you checked it out! Thanks if you did! 2mon
  •   bladesofbelaq Now you can attack in any direction! 2mon
  •   steellilly87 Hahaha! 2mon
  •   guineveresdreamcirclets Hahaha 2mon

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fellandfair This was going to be an epic picture until we all looked at the camera. That is like the number one rule! Oh well... 2mon

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