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Gimli s Tomb by Kibbitzer Gimli s Tomb by Kibbitzer
Immortality is a bad thing :c 

Do mortals die in the undying lands? nice question! I always thought YES but now I'm not sure.
Christopher Tolkien has divulged some of his father’s letters and they said this:

"the mythical idea underlying is that for mortals, since their ‘kind’ cannot be changed for ever, is strictly only a temporary reward: a healing and redress of suffering. They cannot abide for ever, and though they cannot return to mortal earth, they can and will ‘die’ of free will, and leave the world.”

SO....they have lived longer, not forever! OR NOT? perhaps there is no one right answer .___.
I want to resurrect Tolkien to have a CLEAR ANSWER XD

Legolas and old Gimli-asdfghjklqwert by KibbitzerThe Hobbit: Totem of naked hairy Dwarves by KibbitzerBRObot: together again by KibbitzerYama by Kibbitzer
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Aruynn Featured By Owner 1 day ago
not that i needed my feelings anyway ;o;
appleshiner Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh great, now I'm heartbroken. :tears: But the picture is awesome!
DekonLambic Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
if you think of it, its actually a really nice gift to be able to choose when to die.
Gimlie didn't suffer the pains of old age, sure he might of had to give up a few things (fighting, since it was no longer needed) But, it meant he never got arthritis or anything else old dwarves get.
Gimlie was able to choose when he died. I'm sure one day after his beard had turned gray, and he knew that he was ready, that he had grown tired of living...
(not to make it sound depressing, but imagine what a dwarf does if he cant mine/fight/smith? Not much (I mean I guess the undying lands didn't really need a smith, I mean, why make weapons if their useless?)
...He simply closed his eyes and let go. peacefully let go.
tbh I'm more sad for Legolas....
he grew found of Gimlie, or his other friends, knowing that he had to leave them for the undying lands, Sure he got a few more (decades? Centuries?) with Gimlie in the undying lands, but in the end I am certain that he was by Gimlie's side in the end.
He had to bury like, his best friend, his only (non elf) friend that he truly enjoyed being with.
Imagine burying a friend knowing that you will probably never be buried next to him. Never be able to join him.
emmettluvsme3 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Whyyyyyyyyy???!? I- but- STITCH LLORA (don't cry at school, don't cry at school, don't cry at school, ...)
DiManShe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
VioletDeathblood Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This so fucking beautiful! *sob*
Knight-Dawn Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Student General Artist

The ending where Gimli and Legolas leave always made me cry when I was little, and when I found out even in the Undying Lands mortals still die I got even MORE SAD.  ToT

But the art is nice, as always. :iconaawplz:
x-SunnyMoon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work is always so amazing, but this... wow.
It makes me so sad. QAQ

But I love it!!!
IPreferLemonPie Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student

Also HAAAI. I've been away of a laptop for around eight months so I didn't get on DA frequently.
Kibbitzer Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
lemonpiiiiiiiie! you are alive!
welcome back XD
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