September 16, 2014
awgusteen:

prosperosfootnotes:

awgusteen:

hissaltandlight:

Apples to Apples

Which other books did Luther wanna cut?

Esther, Hebrews, James, Jude, and Revelations.

but the evangelicals love Revelation and James

*shrugs* Luther did too, he just thought they were all deutrocanonical.

awgusteen:

prosperosfootnotes:

awgusteen:

hissaltandlight:

Apples to Apples

Which other books did Luther wanna cut?

Esther, Hebrews, James, Jude, and Revelations.

but the evangelicals love Revelation and James

*shrugs* Luther did too, he just thought they were all deutrocanonical.

September 16, 2014
awgusteen:

hissaltandlight:

Apples to Apples

Which other books did Luther wanna cut?

Esther, Hebrews, James, Jude, and Revelations.

awgusteen:

hissaltandlight:

Apples to Apples

Which other books did Luther wanna cut?

Esther, Hebrews, James, Jude, and Revelations.

September 16, 2014
hissaltandlight:

Apples to Apples

hissaltandlight:

Apples to Apples

September 16, 2014
dwarfdultery:

(210): it was a weeks worth of wine for $20. it would have been fiscally irresponsible to not buy it.

dwarfdultery:

(210): it was a weeks worth of wine for $20. it would have been fiscally irresponsible to not buy it.

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September 16, 2014

crocordile:

anghraine:

a reminder that Gondorians consider an eighty-eight-year-old man who stands at least six and a half feet tall if not more and wears full chainmail at all times, including when he sleeps, to avoid any weakness, while leading a war against an impossibly superior force and mentally wrangling with angels to be prematurely aged

DENETHOR THOUGHin the meanwhile he became a great scholar and master of the greatest collection of lore in likely the whole world,

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September 16, 2014

lediableaquatre:

the fact that I’m a hopeless romantic really gets in the way of my natural cynicism.

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September 15, 2014

hoganddice:

urulokid:

urulokid:

poutineisdelicious:

xekstrin:

majere636:

arachnofiend:

marapetsrules:

bobfoxsky:

“You fool. No man can kill me.”

How many times am I allowed to reblog this before it gets weird?

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Fun facts: Tolkien constructed this scene because he came out of Macbeth thinking that Shakespeare had missed a golden opportunity with the ”Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth” prophecy

Being letdown by Macbeth is apparently a significant factor in Tolkien’s writing because the Ent/Huorn attack on Isengard was the result of his disappointment that the whole “til Birnam Wood come to Dunsinane” thing was just some dudes holding sticks and not actual ambulatory trees.

so he basically took his favorite shakespeare headcanons and put them into his AU fic

This revelation just knocked me over.

LET ME TELL YOU A THING ABOUT JOHN RONALD REUEL TOLKIEN. BACK THE FUCK UP SIT THE FUCK DOWN YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT ANYTHING YOU’RE FUCKING JON SNOW HERE. LET ME TELL U A THING

JONNY T WAS LITERALLY THE BIGGEST FANBOY TO EVER WALK THE EARTH. LITERALLY THIS FUCKIN NERD WENT INTO WORLD WAR ONE AND WROTE NORSEFIC EDDA FANFIC IN THE TRENCHES AND SENT IT TO ALL HIS FRIENDS WHO WERE PRESUMABLY LIKE “JOHN WHAT THE FUCK”

BUT IT DOESN’T END THERE

HIS WIFE? MADE HER AND HIMSELF INTO SELF-INSERT OCS IN SAID FIC. ALSO MADE HIMSELF A TOTAL TYR SELF INSERT CHARACTER. ALL VERY DRAMATIC. KEPT WRITING THIS FIC UNTIL IT WAS HUGE. AFTER HE DIED HIS SON PUBLISHED IT AND CALLED IT THE SILMARILLION. JRR YOU FUCKIN NERD

WAIT I’M NOT FUCKING DONE YET. TREEBEARD? BASED THE WAY HE TALKED OF HIS OLD FRIEND JACK WHO YOU ALL MIGHT KNOW AS CS LEWIS. THAT’S RIGHT. THAT NARNIA MOTHERFUCKER. WROTE HIM INTO LORD OF THE RINGS AKA THE SEQUEL TO THE SEQUEL OF HIS ORIGINAL FANFIC MASTERPIECE. CS LEWIS FUCKING HATED LORD OF THE RINGS. TOLKIEN FUCKING HATED NARNIA. BASICALLY THEY STARTED THE OXFORD PROFESSOR LIVEJOURNAL CLUB AND THEY FLAMED EACH OTHER’S SHIT RELENTLESSLY YET REMAINED BFFS

SHELOB? FUCKING TARANTULA BIT J-TIDDY ON THE FOOT WHEN HE WAS LIKE 3. WROTE IT INTO LORD OF THE RINGS.

HIS AUNT’S HOUSE? NAMED BAG END. YEAH YOU GUESSED IT WROTE IT INTO LORD OF THE RINGS

THIS FUCKING DORKUS SUPREME MADE UP HIS OWN LANGUAGE. WAIT NO IM WRONG. HE MADE UP LIKE 80 LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS AND ALPHABETS AND SHIT 

BEST PART OF ALL?? HIS OWN LAST NAME, TOLKIEN, WAS DERIVED FROM THE GERMAN “TOLKHUN” MEANING “FOOLHARDY”. DOES THAT RING A BELL TO ANYONE FAMILIAR TO LORD OF THE RINGS??? BECAUSE YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT PEREGRIN “PIPPIN” TOOK’S LIKE FUCKING CATCHPHRASE WAS “FOOL OF A TOOK”. TOLKIEN FIC’D HIS OWN FAMILIAL LINGUISTIC HISTORY INTO HIS WORK WHAT A DWEEB

IN 2008 HE RANKED 6TH ON A LIST OF THE TOP 50 BRITISH WRITERS SINCE 1945. HE WAS A PROFESSOR OF LANGUAGES AND OTHER IMPORTANT STUFFY SHIT AT OXFORD

AND JRR TOLKIEN WAS THE BIGGEST DWEEB EVER TO LIVE

THE END

THE GUY WOULD SOMETIMES GIVE HIS LECTURES ON ANGLO-SAXON ENGLISH IN FULL PERIOD ARMOUR.

HE ONLY WROTE LOTR BECAUSE PEOPLE HARASSED HIM FOR A HOBBIT SEQUEL. HE JUST WANTED TO BUILD A WORLD FOR OTHER PEOPLE TO POPULATE WITH CHARACTERS!

DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT MEANS?

J.R.R. TOLKIEN WAS A FUCKING MAN OUT OF HIS TIME, THIS MAN WAS DESTINED TO DM D&D.

CAN YOU IMAGINE PLAYING TOLKIEN’S D&D CAMPAIGN?

CAN YOU?!

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September 15, 2014
albus severus potter: dad you were totally a jock
harry potter: i was not
albus severus potter: dad you were totally a jock with a trust fund, because only a jock with a trust fund would give me a name like this
harry potter: i was not a jock with a trust fund. ginny, set albus straight
ginny potter: honey, you were and are a jock with a trust fund
September 15, 2014
Fun Fact

prosperosfootnotes:

kushl0rd:

prosperosfootnotes:

The reason I know so much about the linguistic history of the name Oberon? My last name is one of its Anglo-Saxon cognates.

I am the king of the elves.

That is hella cool. I’m very jealous. Midsummer is my favorite comedy.

I…

The earliest record we have is the Doomsday Book - where we’re listed as nobles loyal to William, meaning we switched sides *before* Harold’s body got cold - but the name is listed as one held from Time Immemorial, meaning we had been called that as long as anyone can remember. After William
The Conqueror we had a lordship, and the English branch still holds a hereditary peership. Suffice to say there are no records of witchcraft charges - any that were made had to predate William’s conquest.

September 15, 2014
Fun Fact

kushl0rd:

prosperosfootnotes:

The reason I know so much about the linguistic history of the name Oberon? My last name is one of its Anglo-Saxon cognates.

I am the king of the elves.

That is hella cool. I’m very jealous. Midsummer is my favorite comedy.

I think I may have mentioned this before but my middle name is a verbatim Italian phrase that means “with strength” and I always interpret my middle name like the Tarot card haha.

It makes me think of lions and beautiful women.

Though it always made me wonder:
How bad were my ancestors that their neighbours thought they were Fair Folk?

September 15, 2014
Fun Fact

The reason I know so much about the linguistic history of the name Oberon? My last name is one of its Anglo-Saxon cognates.

I am the king of the elves.

September 15, 2014
http://beagmactire.tumblr.com/post/97564581654/soloontherocks-a-romantic-egotist-can-anyone

soloontherocks:

a-romantic-egotist:

Can anyone give me information on Robin Goodfellow/Puck? I know the basics (he’s a type of brownie/Green Man/Pan figure), but are there any specifics about him? None of my research is showing me anything. UPG’s welcome!

(Anything on Oberon as well;…

Sooooort of.

Like any good author, Shakespeare stole from folklore, legend, other authors, and guys in the pub; like any GREAT author, Shakes stole blatantly and then had fun with it. Puck and Oberon are examples if that.

Puck is a figure straight from English folklore, probably originally Cornwall. “Robin Goodfellow” was a catch-all name for fairy spirits in a number of places. There is strong linguistic evidence that there is a relation to the Welsh puca (also transliterated pookah).

Oberon is a bit more complicated. His name most likely derives from the Germanic Alberich via the Norman French Auberoy and then to early modern English as Auberon and then Oberon. All of them translate as “Elf king”. In England the name was used as a generic name for any such figure originally, although eventually Oberon developed his own mythos. Alberich, of course, has his own myths. See: Wagner.

September 14, 2014

Dungeons and Dragons and Damn it.

The usual cry when one rolls a 1, so yes.

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September 14, 2014

kushl0rd:

Napping for a bit before my scrying session again at 2 am. 

Damn you, Chaldean Jupiterian hours, for being so inconvenient.

They do require a little forward planning to work with efficiently.

September 14, 2014

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