One of the wildest things about being in the Tolkien fandom is seeing someone who didn’t read the book post some musings or a theory and then somebody who (ostensibly) did read the book reblogs it all “Well actually”, and then proceeds to outline some BS that was absolutely not in the book
#lotr #are they pulling your leg or did they just wildly misinterpret the book? #ymmv #im sure people think this about me sometimes too #and i do tend to word things in the most blunt and absurd way possible too so
Elf babies were Tolkien's wish fulfilment as a father of four
Alright, you know how elflings are described as getting through their very earliest babyhood/childhood really quickly? And I quote,
"By their first year, Elf children can speak, walk, and dance, and their quicker onset of mental maturity makes young Elves seem older than they actually are."
J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Three. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: (II) The Second Phase: Laws and Customs among the Eldar"
Yeah old Tolkien was a father of four. And the Elves as a whole were basically his Perfect Catholics Wish Fulfilment™.
Tolkien, showing up sleep-deprived to lectures after walking with Kid Number 4 all night to get her to sleep: "And Elven babies slept through the night really quick."
"And then they stayed small and adorable for a long while after but first they slept through the night real fucking quick."
This is also why Tolkien wrote Elf parents as reallyyyyy spacing out their kids, like, a whole century between each kid. He's had to help handle feeding one 4-year-old, one 2-year-old, and one newborn at the same time.
#f/o #hmmm i want to be on saint marie #like its set on earth and so I'd have access to my spins still #yh sure people get murdered sometimes but that happens everywhere #saint marie ain't special #it is tho #because JACK #also richard but we're ignoring him for the time being <3 #anyways yeah i just wanna be on saint marie working at Catherine's bar and going home everyday to the little shack on the beach #where harry greets me at the door and i go inside and i get to cuddle with my boyfriend for the whole night #i wanna sit curled up on his lap when he's too busy to come to bed and i wanna (attempt) to cook for him when it happens too #sit out on the beach every night to watch the sunset in each others arms #i wanna break down in front of him and have him comfort me. hug me and tell me that everything bad will go away eventually. maybe not soon #but it won't be forever. and then we'll kiss and he'll treat me like a prince #it would also be cool to see how he is with my autism! he'd be amazing i bet you. knowing him he'd try to get me to learn sign language with #him for days when im non speaking. which has slowly started to become more frequent #and i wanna play with his curly hair!! and read books with him and play games with him and infodump to him #oh fuck yeah he'd get so into my spins!! 'theyre /our/ spins now <3' he'd like trying to figure out what's going on in each star trek #episode and we'd watch all 11 hours of the lotr films every week (or probably month). he wouldnt mind my kpop and he'd try to learn the #dances with me 🥺 #anyways basically im gay and sad and want to be with my f/o on a little Carribbean island #evan talks
im literally begging my piece of shit brain to be able to consume media without it completely taking over my every waking moment i literally just want to look at a character and think "haha nice" and not "You Are My Only Thought" for once,,, please,,,
Bilbo, walking in the room: Hey Frodo, whats the routine for today?
Frodo: well usually I wake up and I suffer
Bilbo: Do you, uh, want to talk about it?
Bilbo: oh valar, Thorin, he’s turning into you
Guess who figured out how to get screenshots off their PS4(it’s me lol)
Here’s some of Thakrak. I did manage to get one before I finished the Udun map(it’s the first one back when he was just a captain). When I picked him for Lives Taken Lives Made(I knew I wanted to write a Shadow of Mordor story using one of the generated captains and building a character from there) I made sure to not kill him which was hard since he was one of the warchiefs bodyguards and in the first map you can’t dominate orcs. When I came back after I got farther into the main story to just check in he’d become a Warchief while I was gone and of course I had to adopt him.
As you can see the tattoos I give him are different because I wanted to know what these ones say but I couldn’t find what the symbols mean anywhere. Maybe they’re in the art book? So I came up with my own. I do want to give Thakrak some more tattoos but haven’t thought of any good ones that he could easily do himself. The scar I’ve put on his head is a reoccurring one but I want a tattoo that symbolizes him(more than just the one that’s his name).
I might post a few more screenshots of places in game that are in my fic.
This is Anvil Rock, my latest battle map. It reaches dizzyingly high, where the air is thin and the sky all-encompassing – and there's a free starry night variant, too!
It's inspired by the Carrock from The Hobbit, which I've been reading lately. It's a tad taller, that's all! Perhaps it's closer to the Eagle's Eyrie, but with the addition of a staircase...
Regardless, you can download it from my new blog post:
→ The Anvil Rock Battle Map
A mountain peak of staggering height, reaching above the heavens and into the realm of the gods..
This battle map might invoke dizziness for two reasons: first, the unease it might give you if you’re as afraid of heights as I am! Second, the perplexing perspective. You see, Anvil Rock is a little more abstract than I usually dare draw, but I thought it was fitting for this particular map concept ...
Read more → The Anvil Rock Battle Map
This map has been amazingly fun to work on, and I hope you have amazing fun with it! Next week we'll have a new tavern battle map, and Garm's also got something new for you in-between then and now.
I'm currently in love with someone else but as one of my best friends in the world stands in Michaels and excitedly talks to me about RPG potion bottles there is no one in the world love more than them
#life #ok to rb #i just #id say i love them too death but i love them to life #I'm that moment they're all the good in the world #you know how in lotr Sam is like #there's good in this world Mr frodo and it's worth fighting for #the good was right there #anyways #sorry for rambling I'm just exhausted