There is a tin of letters tucked into his chest pocket, his heart aches for home, and all that is getting Bard through the stinking mess that is this war is the thought of his children laughing and happy, picking flowers in Thranduil’s gardens. 

 A Barduil WW2 AU, for the Hobbit Big Bang.

Playlist here. The second part will be published later today, along with links to the art created by the fantastic artists who signed up for this prompt.

Since I missed to enter the Barduil Big Bang, I took part in the latest Hobbit Big Bang instead. There where only two Barduil storys to choose from, so I picked northerntrash´sThe Wounding and Healing of Man” (Ao3), and honestly I could not have choosen any better. It´s a World War II AU, and I won´t say much about it, other than it´s PERFECT and you should go and read it.

When I read the first part of the story, I had a composition in my head, of what I want to draw, with Bard reading and the cross-section of the hillside behind him. Only when I started drawing Bard I realised that, subconsciously, I drew him like he´s injured, and he presses the letters he recieved to his wound, to keep him from bleeding out. I like that very much and I think it works well with the story : 3

Also, I suck at hand-lettering.


“I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”

When Harry Met Sally… (1989)


<Anony Moose> Shatotto figures out a way to use environmental aether instead of bodily aether - black magic is born. Amdapor takes this as a threat and creates white magic in opposition. Nym uses the magicks for arcanima instead (scholars). Everything works out great for a while, the cities prosper and compete for glory, it all goes sour and they get competitive and try to destroy each other.

The cities form/break muliple alliances (Nym v. Amdapor was big for part of it), but the BLM city (still unidentified) summoned Diabolos against Amdapor. It was supopsed to destroy the city entirely, but even as Diabolos drove people mad and voidsent flooded the city, the WHMs sealed him in the Tower of White and warded the entire thing down

BUT - too late - the War of the Magi drained the aetherial rivers, the elementals were furious, and everything got so unstable the calamity hit and flooded them all away. Fin.

English, by far, has the most extra information and flavor, but it also stays “in character” the most, so sometimes you have to go to French, German, and Japanese to get clarity on what exactly was meant. JP and German in particular have no problem breaking character and just text-dumping exposition apropos of nothing, lol.

Second part to the Amdapor field trip with vae-lectoroix. We asked Anonymoose for whatever he knew, aaaaand I figured I’d share with you guys. :)

Really wish you could glamour things from other classes. I want to use this dress on my WHM - it’s adorable! I cleared T13 this week, so next goal is to farm my missing Dreadwyrm pieces and finish my Pony Jukebox (got Shiva, Ramuh and Garuda down).

anonymous asked:

northerntrash: *appears in the barduil tag* // northerntrash: hey guys i'm cute and write fluffy stuff dont worry about me // northerntrash: i might write some barduil soon // northerntrash: *DROPS 15K OF BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN, TORTUROUS EMOTIONAL HELL INTO THE BARDUIL FANDOM* // notherntrash: *smiles* // barduil fandom: well fuck

omg i’m so sorry.