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'I told you so...' by avi17 'I told you so...' by avi17
And then Glorfindel spent the next thousand years or so in Mandos, feeling really stupid.

So yeah, silliness. XD I make no excuses for this other than that it amused me, as usual. Don't even ask why the first panel looks nothing like the second (apparently far in Mandos are little chibi ghost things. And Mandos apparently has interesting taste in random decorations). Also I'm aware know nothing about armor. XD

If you don't know, this is a reference to the death of Glorfindel in "The Fall of Gondolin"- he is fighting a Balrog high on a mountain, and he stabs it and it begins to fall from the mountain, but as it does it grabs him by the hair and they both fall to their deaths. ...That just seems so avoidable to me. XD (And Ecthelion really does die "in his own freaking fountain," but we're gonna not go into that. XD)

Medium- Traditional lineart w/ microns, flat color in GIMP (I'm cheap AND lazy!)
Time- Too much XD I'm slower with even the simplest digital stuff than traditional. (fails)

Ecthelion and Glorfindel (c) Tolkien
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:iconfumseck73:
Fumseck73 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Famous last word : "what could possibly go wrong ?"

A lot of things, dear, a lot of things.

*go back laughing in a corner*
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Aimege Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
You made my night ! Nice work :) 
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csm69 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
OMFG I love this. It absolutely made my afternoon. I can't stop laughing!
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The-Devi-stator Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
This is hilarious! I also really like the armour designs in the first panel.
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vermilionchaos Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg thats hilarious! XD
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aronoiiel Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Omg this so madey year! ! ! Lol
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zevranarainai1 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Hahaha I'll be honest, I laughed like crazy while at the same time tears fell and I felt a sob coming since his death killed me, but this is hilarious and genius!
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Darkendrama Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Funny stuff!
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:iconavi17:
avi17 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Thanks! XD
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emmiko28 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
can a person die from laughter ... i feel like i'm going to. i don't thin there are words to describe ... :lmao:
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:iconavi17:
avi17 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Hahaha probably not, but I'm glad that you're amused ;p
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:iconemmiko28:
emmiko28 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
:la: priceless deviant. :D
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Cooperama Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
Haha! :D
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JuliaElven Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Heheh, I absolutely love this! :D That's brilliant.
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:iconavi17:
avi17 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Haha thanks! :)
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:iconjuliaelven:
JuliaElven Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
You're welcome. :)
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Geekoftheworld Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Brilliant! And they look so handsome!
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:iconavi17:
avi17 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Thanks! :D
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DorianHerestor Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I featured this on my journal as one of my personal favorite deviations of my Favorites (2012) :[link]
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avi17 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Omg thank you so much! :D
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SirPixis Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
This is hilarious! Poor Glorfindel. Wonder if he switched to a different hair style when he was re-embodied in the Third Age.
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:iconavi17:
avi17 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Thanks! Hahaha maybe. XP Or maybe he was too stubborn.
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Ro-heryn Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Oh yeas... Ecthelion is so rigth.. it was Glorfindels qown foult... he could put on an armour... but could not spare halve a moment to tie his hair back. It was such a silly way to die... but he did not listen...
I like the... hm... hm... the "welcome to Mandos" thing (I have no clue what the english word for it is)
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TheFlyingChemist Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Too funny! I love the chibi-far :)
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:iconavi17:
avi17 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Haha thanks! :D
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Instabula92 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
that's such a funny picture. I loved Glorfindel in "Silmarillion", though, but this is amusing and awesome: I love it
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:iconavi17:
avi17 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Haha thanks! I loved him too, it's an affectionate parody. ;P
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Instabula92 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
I guess from time to time even a parody can be some kind of respect and homage, too :D
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:iconavi17:
avi17 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Hehe of course! :D
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AleatoryMadness Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
You.

You are the best person.
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:iconavi17:
avi17 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Hehehe thanks. XP
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ByMoonlight96 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
I have heard about Ecthelion dying in his own fountain, but care to tell me about that? I didn't find it in the Silmarillion and I haven't read the Histories of Middle Earth yet. So...if you could tell me about that, I'd love to hear. My interest has been piqued. :D
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avi17 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
It's detailed in "The Fall of Gondolin," in HoME Volume 2- The Book of Lost Tales part 2. The Balrog attacks Tuor in the square of the King by the fountain, and when it's about to kill him, Ecthelion steps between them. He is injured from the battle and has lost the use of one arm, and loses the use of the other one while fighting the Balrog. In desperation, he charges the Balrog, grabbing it with his legs and arms, and stabs it with the spike on the top of his helmet, and they both fall into the fountain, where the Balrog dies and Ecthelion presumably drowns (because swimming in steel armor with no usable arms is probably impossible). XD (This was back in a stage of development where Balrogs were rather smaller, more numerous, and easier to kill than they were in the later versions.)
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ByMoonlight96 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Oh that definitely cheered me up! Makes for a wonderful laugh.

"Shut up, Ecthelion. Just shut up. You died in your own freaking fountain." THAT WAS AMAZING, as is Glorfindel's face after he dies. :D And I do love the flowers on Mandos's welcome mat.
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avi17 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Haha thanks! Glad it made you laugh. :D
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ecorecycletree Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
I did laugh out loud as well. (LOL)
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:iconavi17:
avi17 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Haha I'm glad! XD
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YWYH-s--Morelenmir Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011   General Artist
Ahahaha, I had completely forgotten that it had grabbed his hair! :XD:
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avi17 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Lol yep. ;P
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IthilienRanger Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Love it. Love it. Love it love it love it. :+fav:
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avi17 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Hahaha glad you love it! :D
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Embrethil Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Seriously, Mandos? You have a pretty epic place there, bigger on the inside and everything. Your wife would love to make you some nice tapestries, and you buy a silly doormat? Ruins the tone of the place.

;P Brilliant.
That really is such an avoidable death, but noooooooooooooo, Glorfindel doesn't want his hair to get crinkly.
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avi17 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
(Ohhh you have two accounts! *was confused for a minute* XD)

Hahaha basically. Not many people know this, but Mandos is actually quite tacky. ;P

Thanks! :D I know right? XD
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Embrethil Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
(Yeah, 'fraid so. XD)

I can see why they keep it quiet. People would be in even more of a rush not to die, if they knew.
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avi17 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
"I already died, and now I have to put up with tacky doormats and terrible decorating?!" XP
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HilbertGR Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Very nice... " I am going back." -Glorfindel " Hey why you will live again and I not?"-Eclethion " Cause I am good warrior and din't died because I am less pwoerful than a balrog..."-Glorfindel
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avi17 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Haha thanks. XD
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045-lucky Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
haha!!! XD I like!!
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:iconavi17:
avi17 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Thanks! Glad you like it. :)
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AlaisL Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
LOOOOL wahahahaa, i never thought that glorfindel's death could become funny :))
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