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Note to Self #23. Just be happy to be lying on the bright green side of the grass and not six feet beneath the twisted rooty darkness. Life & death just a few feet away. Be thankful.

- ЯR

elvenqueen-poc  asked:

Hey, what is the Tolkien fandom’s uhhh..obsession with the word ‘queue’ (I’m new here,okay?) cause I see a lot of pictures tagged, ‘is he a great queue or is he more like you’ and ‘queue is for quenya’ or something like that.... Thx😊❤️

Hello there!

First of all welcome to the Tolkien side of tumblr. The queue is a wonderful thing. “The queue lets you stagger posts over a period of hours or days. It’s an easy way to keep your blog active and consistent.” Is the official tumblr explanation. 

When you reblog a post you can either choose to post it straight to your blog, to your drafts for later, ooooor to schedule it for later. And that happens via queue or for a specific point in time (e.g. Next Tuesday, 9:15am). When you fill the queue you can choose how often it should post.

 I have it set for once a day because I am very busy at the moment and don’t have time to actively fill my blog or curate a lot for it. Once you have put stuff into your queue you can find it here, next to the other things on your blog.

Now about the “names”. At one point someone decided that simply tagging queued posts “queue” to imply that they were queued and they weren’t online to post them was a bit… boring, they decided to get a fancy queue tag. As you might have noticed mine is “one queue for the dark lord on his dark throne” because of tolkien and bc of Sauron/Mairon. On another blog I have “I’m writing a queue” and on my Tolkien OC blog I have “a queue to reclaim a blog and slay a timezone” bc hobbit movies. a quest to reclaim a homeland and slay a dragon

I hope I could clear it up for you, but if there’s more you want to know, don’t hesitate to ask. :)


Background Tutorial

requested by ion4ever. sorry it took me so long to do this for you but hopefully I was of some help? 


  • I use CS6, and this was mostly done with default hard round brush at around 50% opacity or higher, 100% flow, and size pressure on. I made some random brushes for the greenery by modifying the default ones.
  • always use a large canvas. I go about 3000px x 3000px.
  • with enough practice, painting backgrounds like this will be a fairly quick affair. this one, for example, took about 30 minutes? it’s just a matter of time/experience. :)

So yeah, good luck doing backgrounds, and have fun!! :D

Happy birthday to @clmeeni!

i loved your Demon!Nath design and i made a little crossover with my Sphinx!Chat Hope you like it!