he is an elf

Odd Angband/Elf headcanon

Alright so Angband’s got like a bazillion elves right. How the hell do they keep track of them all? Like, you want to torture elves, but some are workers and you shouldn’t maim their legs and stuff because that would be counterproductive. Or some are Melkor’s collection of beautiful elves (which he implies he has in lay of lethian), in which case you don’t want to torture them in a way that fucks up their appearence. 

So I for Sauron and Melkor to sort their elves…. the ear system.

There are three levels, jewelry, blank, and cut.

And two ears, right and left.

I really couldn’t figure out how to explain this aside from a chart

So little things like

  • If you meet an elf with both ear tips cut off you know they’re lucky to be alive
  • Gwindor would of had his left (work) ear tip still, since he was a working elf, but his right (beauty) tip cut off because that was unnecessary
  • If Luthien did get stuck in Angband, she would probably have a ring on both ears
  • If an elf really wants to die, they’ll try to cut off their ears

A break in the nonsense to tell a story.

A fun thing happened at work. A coworker came to me with a request.  Her son, who is about 6 or so, wrote a letter to their Elf on the Shelf. For no reason. The letter was adorable, And he asked the Elf to write back.

So my coworker asked me if I would be the Elf.  I gladly wrote a letter back as “Elfrid,” who was vacationing on the beach. I designed everything, and photoshopped a picture of an elf on a cabana chair in the sun wearing sunglasses to go alongside the letter. 

I’ll print it off tomorrow, then we’ll put it in the mail.

I’m so happy to play along like this.  I love this kind of stuff.  I hope he loves it too.

anonymous asked:

Scenario of s/o being a thief and getting stuck in the chimney upside down while attempting to rob lutz and Luciano

Luciano and Lutz were just in the middle of finishing a movie, until they heard a scream in the chimney. The ash cleared out, ruining Luciano’s expensive furniture. “Hey Luc….it looks like one of Santa’s elves is paying a vist” he exclaimed, pointed at the stranger hanging upside down. “I’m not an elf!” They spat back, fidgeting around. “Well I don’t care about what the hell you are! Why are you here?” Luciano asked impatiently. “Well I was trying to um…steal” s/o answered awkwardly. Lutz began to laugh and pulled them out. “Okay crook. We won’t tell…” he told them, giving Luciano a knowing look. “Right…just do us a favor and we won’t tell” Luciano proposed. “Stay with us” they said unison. S/O was scared but the short italian was starting to look ready to murder, and the blonde was strong emoenough to snap them in half. They gave a sigh of defeat. “Fine” they muttered.Having a vase wasn’t worth this…...

On The Adventure Zone Graphic Novel, Blue Taako, and Representation

 Yesterday, we revealed some pages for our graphic novel adaptation of the first Adventure Zone arc, and received some criticism of the direction we went with for Taako’s coloring. This artwork reveal came some months after the first reveal of some of our characters, for which we also received criticism of our three leads, all of whom were white in these initial designs. Us and the graphic novel team realized that, yes, that is extremely bad, went back to the drawing board, and had several long discussions about how to best rectify this situation, resulting in the artwork revealed yesterday.

More or less all of the criticism we’ve received centers on Taako, whose skin is a pale blue color in these designs. What we’ve heard most is disappointment that Taako is not realized in these pages as a person of color — or, to be more specific, a Latinx or explicitly Mexican character. There was concern we had failed to follow through on an opportunity to get better representation for Latinx listeners, instead opting to take a safe route, and make Taako a fantasy color without any kind of real-world connection. Much of the criticism also focuses on how that color (or, to be more specific, green skin) has anti-semitic connotations.

This conversation was happening in certain corners of our fandom long before the graphic novel art reveal took place yesterday. We’ve heard criticism from some folks over our policy of not having canonical visual representations of any of our characters — a policy that has resulted in a genuinely humbling ocean of fan art, but also some instances of in-fighting between members of the community who take umbrage with one another’s disparate interpretations of these characters. Another criticism of that policy is that it inherently does not foster good representation, and in fact represents a noncommittal way of handling racial representation on this show.

Here’s the truth of the matter: I think all of this comes from this underlying friction between where The Adventure Zone and us, its creators, were when we started doing the podcast, and where we, the show, and you, the community, are at now. 

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I’m sorry, it’s not exactly what you asked, Anon, but… that’s a moment I had in my mind for a long time and your suggestion gave me an occasion to draw this. ♡

[Second Part]

Imagine Sport being asked by the kids if he loves Robbie and Sport gets really shy and starts to blush and he wants to say, “yes, I love Robbie so much!” but Sport is too nervous!! So, Sport just crosses his arms and nods slowly as he gives an adorable shy smile to the kids