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Here’s a little rant I need to get off my chest:

If Ross Gellar is not your favorite of the group in Friends, that’s fine. He has never really been mine either. But I despise when people describe him as a “whiny friendzoned” guy in relation to Rachel, because that just does not apply to him. Yes, he loved Rachel in college and pined for her throughout all of season 1 when she did not love him back or even notice he had feelings for her. How is that even a problem? Rachel pined after him through seasons 2, 4, and 5 when he was with other people, and she even told him she loved him despite the fact that he was married. But no one hates on Rachel for it, which just goes to show you that people only hate on Ross for it because he’s a man. I hate that people have to create a problem for everything. 

anonymous asked:

I'd love a situation where a series of Robert's proposal attempts all get ruined. Like I dunno his plan to take Aaron to Paris is ruined by Debbie needing him work. His plan to do it after they've had sex is ruined because Aaron falls asleep. His plans a party but then Aaron's ill and so by this point he just charges upstairs and Aaron is in bed sneezing all curled up and so he gets in bed curls himself round Aaron and presses a kiss into his neck and whispers ‘Marry me’.

THIS ONE IS MY FAVORITE!

I want him to keep trying over and over and they’re all messed up, every attempt, and then just does it casual because he needs it done and for Aaron to know he’s the one!!

HELP

Ok, so here’s a gif, it’s a part of the Tom Ford 2015 Soleil Collection campaign. 

It’s all very pretty and stuff, but look at the guy laying down. He looks pretty good, silver hair yep, I think he look amazing, ESPECIALLY BECAUSE HE LOOKS ALMOST IDENTICAL TO ME 

There is a picture of me. Still need more convincing, WELL OK THEN. 

WHO IS THIS MAN AND WHY DOES HE LOOK LIKE ME!? 

Valerie Simpson, singer, composer and producer, was born on this day, August 26, 1946 in the Bronx, New York. Simpson, on the right, rose to fame alongside her husband Nicholas Ashford, left, who she met in New York city in 1963. They wrote for artists such as Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles with hits “Cry Like a Baby” and “Let’s Go Get Stoned.” They later joined Motown Records and wrote “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “You’re All I Need to Get By” and among many other big hits. Ashford & Simpson, as they were known collectively, continued to have hits with Teddy Pendergrass, Chaka Khan, Rufus, Smokey Robinson and others. Together they also had their own albums, four of which were certified gold. Simpson, herself, had three solo albums in the 70s. They were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002. In 2011, Ashford died of complications due to throat cancer. Simpson has since released a solo album, “Dinosaurs Are Coming Back Again.”

Image: NYPL Digital Collections

anonymous asked:

ok so i really want to get into tolkien and lord of the rings and everything but honestly i have no idea where to start. books? movies? where do i learn all the stuff? you seem to know so much about tolkien and middle earth 'mythology'.. how did you get there? where did you find all your information? i really want to learn all about tolkien but i guess i just need a 'guide'...

Oh, lord. Where to begin?

Tolkien’s world is super complex and The Lord of the Rings + The Hobbit is just a fraction of Middle Earth’s history and its mythology. 
And Tolkien is not just Middle Earth! He has written stories that don’t take place in Middle Earth. 

I really have no idea where to start, but I guess since you’re like completely new to this whole world, I suggest you start off by watching the movies. Just to get an idea of what you’re about to get into.

And to avoid too much confusion, you should watch them in chronological order.

MOVIES

  1. The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey
  2. The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug
  3. The Hobbit - The Battle of the Five Armies
  4. The Lord of the Rings - Fellowship of the Ring
  5. The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers
  6. The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King

Keep in mind, they were not filmed in that order! Lord of the Rings was filmed ten years before The Hobbit. But I think it just makes sense to watch them in that order so understand the storyline better.

There’s an extended edition of every movie (except for The Battle of the Five Armies, which will be released later this year) and most people will tell you that the movies are a lot more fun and interesting if you watch the extended editions. But they’re super long! Like, really freaking long. I mean if you’re up for 12 hours of move material and 40+ hours of Behind-The-Scenes material, go ahead! But I started off by just watching the theatrical versions. 

BOOKS

Okay, you know that the movies are based on books, that’s good! And I think once you’ve watched the movies, you should also read the books. But don’t be surprised: Sometimes movie and book are two completely different things, especially The Hobbit. Like, you will literally find yourself thinking “what the hell, this is really the same story????!!!” So, yeah. Just a warning.

You can find pretty much all of Tolkien’s works online.

What? The Hobbit is just one book? Yeah, that’s correct. Again, two completely different things!

Okay, so you’re covered for The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings, which are obviously Tolkien’s most famous stories with the widest fanbase.

But, there’s a lot more to read about Middle Earth! Ready for a shit on of Middle Earth history? Here we go!

The Silmarillion

A collection of stories about The First Age (Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit take place during The Third Age), published and partly written by Tolkien’s son Christopher. 
It really is a must-read for Tolkien fans! It really describes the universe in which the stories take place and at times it can be a bit confusing because there’re so many characters and races and places and wars. 

Read The Silmarillion here

And the fandom has even provided us with a hella cool reader’s guide, which is a cool thing to keep up with the story and all the long-haired and beautiful elves.

Read/Download The Reader’s Guide here

So, that’s The Silmarillion. If you’re wondering if there’s gonna be a Silmarillion movie, the answer to that right now is no. But you never know.


Unfinished Tales

Again, written by Christopher Tolkien. As the title suggests, this is a collection of ‘expanded’ stories from The Silmarillion, The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings. It’s mostly longer versions of certain chapters or stories. Definitely not as hard to read as The Silmarillion, since you already know all the characters and storylines!

Read Unfinished Tales here

Okay, once you’ve come this far, it’s time to step up the nerd level a little bit. 


The History of Middle-Earth

Okay. Okay, now take a deep breath, because shit’s about to get real. Because The History of Middle-Earth is a 13-volume series of books!
Basically it collects and analyses every piece of material that is related to Middle-Earth.
There’s stuff like early versions of already published works but also completely new material!

These books are so freaking detailed, because Christopher Tolkien literally analysed every single footnote and every small bit of information that his father had written down. This is all the mythology, you guys!

I cannot give you a summary or overview of every single book, because by now they have kind of converted themselves into this massive box that is titled “Middle Earth nerd trash stuff” in my brain. I’m sorry!

But anyway, here’s the list:

Congratulations! That’s about it for the mythology. But we’re far from done here. There’s more!

But so far, all of the books I have listed should be read in that order! Just to make things easier for you. 
Anyway, there’re a few more books, but it doesn’t really matter when you read them, because some of them are stories on their own, some are only loosely connected to The Lord of The Rings or The Hobbit and some of them are just collections of poems, not really story-related at all.

So, here we go!


The Adventures of Tom Bombadil

Basically just a collection of poetry. Beautiful poetry! These poems are loosely connected to the events of The Lord of the Rings, but don’t contribute anything to the story.

Download The Adventures of Tom Bombadil here



The Letters of J.R.R Tolkien

So freaking interesting! A collection of letters written by the professor to his wife Edith, his friend C.S Lewis, his son and many other. Most of them discussing his stories.

Read The Letters of J.R.R Tolkien here


Bilbo’s Last Song

A poem sung by Bilbo at the Grey Havens as he is about to leave Middle-Earth forever. So chronologically it takes place at the and of The Return of the King, but it was never included in the book.

Couldn’t find a link anywhere!


The Children of Húrin

A more detailed version one of the Three Great Tales in The Silmarillion. 

Read The Children of Húrin here


That’s about it. It took me about five years to read and understand all of this. So, good luck my friend!


WEBSITES

There’re so many websites dedicated to Tolkien and his characters and languages! If you ever feel like looking up some random stuff or learning more about certain things, here’s a good list of interesting websites!

That’s all I can think of right now. Might add more later!


DOCUMENTARIES

There are a few documentaries about Tolkien on YouTube. I haven’t watched all of them but you might find them helpful!


Okay, I’m spent! That’s literally all of the information and resources I could dig up. Should last you for a bit, I think! 

If you ever have any questions about Tolkien, feel free to ask me! Because I do think that I know quite a bit, even though I’m still far from being an expert! So far from it! 

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