(even though i totally am)

Concerning Hobbits (of Color)

Okay it’s been a whole day and I’m still angry about that hobbit casting thing, so let’s lay down some Tolkien canon here.

Fact 1: Per Tolkien, there were originally three races of hobbit. The Stoors were a small group, they were broad and stocky, they grew facial hair, they liked rivers, and their skin color is not specified, so Tolkien probably meant them to be white (but there’s no reason they have to be, since again, not specified). The Fallohides were a tiny group, they were thin, pale and tall, they were bold and good with languages, and they like trees. The Harfoots were the distinct majority, they lived in holes, they had hairy feet, and they were brown. Tolkien is super clear on this. He explicitly calls out Harfoots as having browner skin than other hobbits when describing the races and he uses phrases like “nut-brown skin” and “long brown fingers” when describing specific hobbits to back it up.

Fact 2: Britain planted its ravenous imperial flag firmly in the soil of India three centuries before Tolkien wrote The Hobbit. He knew what a brown person looked like. He would know he was not evoking a slightly darker shade of Caucasian when he said a person had brown skin.

Fact 3: Bilbo, Frodo, and all of their friends are aristocracy. Sam is the only hobbit we ever meet who is an actual laborer. In Tolkien’s time, laborers worked in the sun and middle class and aristocracy stayed inside where there was something resembling temperature control. Apart from Sam and Aragorn, no one in the Fellowship (or Company) ever voluntarily got a sunburn. If Tolkien talks about brown skin he’s talking about brown skin, not a farmer’s tan.

Where does this leave us?

Well, Tolkien says that after colonizing the Shire, the three hobbit races mingled more closely and became one. This leaves us with two options.

Option A: He’s talking about that thing that sci-fi writers sometimes do where “everyone is mixed race.” So all three races would have smeared together into a single uniform color. What color? Mostly Harfoot, aka brown. The “strong strain of Fallohide” in the Tookish and Brandybuck lines means maybe they’re white-passing, but in this scenario all hobbits are brown.

Option B: He’s talking about a more melting-pot scenario where visual racial distinctions still exist but everyone lives side-by-side in a fairly uniform culure. The Tooks/Brandybucks having a “strong strain of Fallohide” means that they are themselves remaining strains of Fallohide, and are straight-up white. Merry, half Took and half Brandybuck, is thus white (possibly part Stoor, given Brandybuck comfort with water); Pippin, half Took and half Banks, is either white or biracial. The Baggins family, sensible owners of the oldest and most venerable hobbit-hole anyone knows of, are blatantly Harfoot, making Bilbo and Frodo (half Took and half Brandybuck respectively) also biracial. Fallohides being exclusively adventurous high-class types, and the Gamgees being staid low-class homebodies with a distrust of moving water, Sam is obviously Harfoot and thus completely brown. (Smeagol, a Stoor, is probably white, but as discussed above, doesn’t have to be.) In this scenario, a minimum of three of five heroic hobbits are various shades of brown, four out of five of them could be, and most background hobbits are brown.

In conclusion, if you think all hobbits are white, you are canonically wrong. If you geek out over Aragorn wearing the Ring of Barahir, rage about Faramir trying to take the Ring, and do not even notice, much less complain, that Sam, Bilbo and Frodo are being erroneously portrayed by white guys, you need to reexamine the focus of your nerdery.

Eight Years Later

Oops. My hand slipped. Couldn’t resist this bit of inspiration.


EIGHTEEN

My backpack lands on the wide counter with a loud thud that I feel in my shoulders. Stupid AP Biology text book weighs a ton. As I roll my shoulders to work out the kinks, Peeta walks into the back room and smiles.

“Just give me a minute to finish prepping tomorrow’s dough and we’ll get out of here,” he tells me.

I hop up on the counter and pull out a text book while he washes his hands and gets to work. I don’t mind waiting while he finishes a shift. It’s actually nicer than being stuck at home. My house is usually empty and quiet now. As long as Peeta’s mom isn’t at the bakery, the place is warm and welcoming. Filled with rich scents and laughter as Peeta and his two brothers make light of their jobs.

My biology isn’t interesting to me right now, though. What is interesting to me is the way Peeta’s massaging that dough – er, kneading it. My aching shoulders throb in jealousy. The thing is, we’ve been dating for over a year but it wasn’t until last month that I worked up the nerve to admit to him that I wanted to have sex with him. I mean, who wouldn’t want to? He’s hot. But I’ve never been good with words and I’m even worse when it comes to sexy words.

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Augustus Winters.

IT’S ORRIE’S FACE!

thoughts on video game “dark souls”
  • the game is appealing because it’s set in a gloomy world full of sad british witches, it’s great to see my culture represented in gaming
  • the character creator gives you a lot of versatility, your character can look like anything from “bloated bright red fish person” to “deflated political cartoon caricature”
  • there’s basically nothing in the game that doesn’t look extremely cool
  • playing this game turned me into a monster who kills innocent NPCs because they have things i want. i killed hawkeye gough because i wanted his cool looking gloves even though he was a total sweetheart
  • maybe i am better at video games than i thought i was, or it could just be that the marketing of the game is tacky and that the game is perfectly beatable if you try hard. either way every victory felt really good.
  • the bed of chaos is the worst boss i have ever fought in any video game
  • the combat mechanics are extremely gratifying, i love the monster designs in the game, especially “chaos eaters”, but humanoid enemies are the most fun to fight.
  • ornstein and smough are gay for each other
  • gwyndolin is trans
  • i’m a big fan of “gaping dragon”
  • i went in hoping that the dragonslayer spear would be my main weapon, but in the end my favourite weapon was the humble “scythe”, which isn’t really a scythe at all and more of a glaive, which is fine because glaives are my favourite kind of weapon.
  • my sidearm was the NERF gun crossbow that shoots 3 bolts at once.

Word Count: 706

Triggers: None

Requested by Anonymous

“We are not keeping it.”

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Undeniable Heat Chapter 44: The Concert

Jensen Ackles X Reader

1200 Words

Story Summary: You’ve just gotten a job as one of the makeup artists on the set of Supernatural. Nervous on the first day, you become completely awkward, winning the affection of the divorced Jensen Ackles. You try to fight your desire for him, but he thwarts you at every turn. Will you be able you separate work and play, or will you let Jensen win?

Catch Up Here: Masterpost

Jensen’s P.O.V.

After leaving Jared to change before the dinner and the concert, I bumped into Kim as she stepped out of the elevator. Smiling at her as I planned to pass, she stopped me with a hand on my shoulder. “Can I talk to you for a moment?” She asked, immediately raising my anxiety.

Nodding, I moved off to the secluded corner, waiting for a couple to pass before I turned my attention to her. “What’s up?”

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KonMari Pro-Tip: Folding

I’m not going to lie, I was pretty skeptical about the KonMari folding method. Most of my clothes are on shelves in my closet and I can pretty much see the whole stack but I figured the world was raving about this new technique and I might as well give it a try. 


They are just clothes after all and if I hated it I could unfold them and go back to the way things were to sweat. 


Well, I am totally converted. 


It was true, even though I could see all of the clothes before, the ones on the bottom got the least ware and ended up being pretty squashed and pathetic looking. 


I love how I can see everything at a glance and every item has it’s spot. I do think it works better in drawers then on shelves BUT if you use some old shoe boxes as shelf dividers it really helps things stay in place. 


Below is a video of the one and only, Marie Kondo demonstrating how folding a shirt is done: 

I posted this on Twitter yesterday:

“Haha looks like a singlefather!AU 🙈🙈🙈 my version of Dream Daddy 😂”  (https://twitter.com/oniprince_/status/898644275545722880

Perhaps I will draw some “Dream Daddy” portraits ~ This idea came to me while I was sketching this 8DD <3 @agi92 already drew something like that, but in their younger days (soooo gorgeous): http://agi92.tumblr.com/post/163225818287/accordo-group-dating-sim-3-i-cant-believe

Do I think every cat caller is a potential rapist? Probably not. But, Christ, is the whole thing so damn awkward and degrading.

That time I was at the train station and this (drunk?) guy starting yelling about my tits and nipples. (It was summer; my top was skimpy, I guess?) 

In front of a bunch of other people. None of them said anything. But I felt their eyes on me the entire time.

And I’m just trying to stand there and ignore him and act like I’m not being totally humiliated in public. Even though, of course, I am. 

Not that I was scared he’d do anything. Broad daylight and all. But it was still an awful experience, you know?

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Werewolf AU: Will recognised the sound of the howl, it was like his own. The call of a lone wolf. It was three days later before the wolf showed himself, and another few before Will joined him on a run that ended in them resting together.

The next morning a young man showed up at his door, but Will would recognise the wolf no matter what form he took. In both of his shapes he always showed only half a smile.- for maosquare

This tour has made me really believe that we all should do what we wanna do. Sometimes people tell you what you should do, where they want you to go… Whether it’s your parents, your friends, or your boyfriends and girlfriends, or whatever. People will have a lot to say about what it is that you do and I just wanna remind you that the person who knows what you should do, for you, the best, is you.
And that’s what I have learned in my very long life… It’s that time passes, things pass, problems pass away, and what you are left with is you and your dreams, so take care of your dreams and make them work for you. And be happy amongst your dreams and the things that you love because when you get to be my age… And I don’t feel old, even though I totally am, I don’t feel that way, I feel that I’m still wrapped in my dreams and you should too.
—  Stevie Nicks, 24 Karat Gold Tour - November 15, 2016
Just something about Anne Maria

I hear a lot of people call her shallow, and sure, I’ll kind of give them that… maybe. But just think about something; she literally only likes Vito for his personality. Mike has the same body (and abs) and yet she doesn’t show any attraction towards him (and when she does it’s because she’s thinking about how he acts as Vito) because she doesn’t like his personality. She’s very physical, but she’s oddly all about personality. It’s one of the things I think people forget about her. She fell in love with Vito because she sees him getting into a fight with Scott and Brick just for the hell of it, not his abs (although it’s probable that is a factor). Just something to think about.

also she is adorable ok? Why does no one else think she’s cute?

just

look

at

her

also, note her interview on the contestants page

The important bits:

Ten years from now, what are you doing?: Definitely make-up, and make other people beautiful too.

It’s the last day on earth, In one sentence, what would you do?: I’d have everyone over for a pizza and movies.

yeah, totally self centered there. Ignoring the absolutely atrocious grammar on the first answer, she’s thinking about making other people happy. And you’d expect her to answer something like “I’d spend the rest of the day with my hairspray can so I’ll look good for the apocalypse.” or something else vapid. But no, she would rather just get everyone over for a pizza party. Everyone. Not just the hot kids or her boyfriend, no, she wants to invite everyone. Her end of the world plans aren’t something selfish, her end of the world plan is to have one last good time, and everyone’s invited.

And that’s not even getting into how when Brick goes missing and Jo is all ‘leave him to die’, Anne Maria’s just like “Brick may not be attractive in any way but he is still a person!” Yeah she called him unattractive, but still, she was nicer to him than his actual love interest (don’t deny it, Jock is canon). There was also that one episode where in the Mess Hall she was putting spray tan on herself and when Cameron was choking on the substance, she apologized to him. She could have said “Deal with it.”, but no; she apologized. at least in her own Anne Maria-ish way. And during the first challenge, you’d expect her to not want to help at all (might break a nail or something) but no; again, she decides she’s gonna take a whack at it. Sure she ignored Cameron’s warnings about the weight calibration and called him four eyes, but she tried. OH YEAH AND THAT TIME SHE SAVED JO’S LIFE.


Sure she pushed Zoey, but if she hadn’t, Jo would have asphyxiated. She saved Jo’s life even though she totally hated her, and no one acknowledges that! And technically she also saved everyone in the mines by keeping Zeke occupied. We’ve seen how ruthless and psycho he is, and she actually saved everyone by playing along with his crush, so no one else died (or at least no one would have gotten killed. Radiation poisoning is a bitch.) And really the only person she was mean to was Zoey, and to be fair Vito was interested in her so it’s not like it wasn’t kind of justified. Mike never actually admitted he liked Zoey, at least not in front of Anne Maria, but Vito sure admitted to liking Anne Maria (and more XD). So really from her point of view she was just defending her man.
And she’s not even that dumb, I mean, yeah, she’s totally book dumb, but she’s one of the only campers to have figured out how to bypass the items ban (Sierra is the other), and that was actually pretty smart of her.

'Yeah but look at all that spray tan. It’s not like maybe she just likes looking good or anything, or feels like she needs to in order to be appreciated, or any of the other reasons she might have for the spraytan. No, that must mean she’s a vapid whore!’….GO TO THE CORNER. GO TO THE CORNER AND THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU’VE DONE. DON’T COME BACK UNTIL YOU APPRECIATE THIS WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING.

Oh, and also, want to know some bullshit? Up until recently, on Fanfiction.net, she was listed as Ann Maria instead of Anne Maria for the entire time from her first appearance in January of 2012 to up to a month ago, AND has only 43 fanfictions about her, and only 36 of them are K-T rated.
now that’s some cow manure. GO FORTH AND WRITE FANFICTIONS FOR THIS WONDERFUL WONDERFUL CHARACTER.

anonymous asked:

Ani is trash. But a good kind of trash.

He sure is LOL but he is OUR trash!

For @mordioxide and for a successful restart. :3
I will keep supporting you (and you still inspire me) (and I know: Jessi and poses-this are two different pairs of shoes(we Germans say this when something doesn’t fit together…sorry…)
Art by me

Just look closely

Entry #19

How can I tell you?

How can I, when I don’t even know

I don’t even know how to explain

Explain anxiety and depression


I have always been smiling

Even though I am totally breaking

Anxiety always eats you alive

Along with depression, and you want to die


I don’t want to scare you away

I just want you to understand and care

I don’t even want you to know

I feel naked if I let you so


Just let me tell you this

Please don’t trust people’s laugh

It is deceiving, and please look closely

And listen intently you might fall for the act


The act of sweet smiles and laughs

Behind every flamboyant clothes

Every conversations and talks

Cause people like me will do everything it took


To look cool and blithe

Cause we don’t want attention and pity

Cause going through in this is not easy

Please just listen and see

Exx//12:13AM//06-23-17//just see