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So were re-watching the LotR trilogy (again) & I noticed Legolas recycling bits of his dad’s old quotes.

Well obviously, I know Return of the King was released first. But it’s interesting that they’d have Thrandy use the same phrase to describe the threat of Mordor in DoS. It makes it look like Leggy is echoing his father’s words when you re-watch RotK.

anonymous asked:

Any chance of a few good modern au fic recs for this piece of enjoltaire trash?

oh I’m sure I could think of a few… *winks with both eyes at the same time*
(also, here’s a list I made from a while back of some good e/R fics!)

Still the One by kjack89

Enjolras and Grantaire’s 50th wedding anniversary.

I don’t want to give it away, so I’m just going to say you should read it. Seriously

Word Count: 3,438

Oblivious by kjack89

The trouble with approaching your relationship the same way you approached your at-times contentious friendship is that apparently, no one realizes you’re actually dating. Or else Enjolras and Grantaire just have the absolute most oblivious of friends.

Or both.

I’m so used to the “everyone except Enjolras and Grantaire knows they like each other” trope, so this one was really fun to read!

Word Count: 4,567

flightless bird by sarahyyy

Combeferre grins. “How long did you wait before you called me?”

There is a short pause. “Two minutes?” Grantaire says, and Combeferre can’t help but to huff out a laugh. “He said three hours!” Grantaire says defensively.

“He’s fine,” Combeferre says, shaking his head in amusement. “He’ll call. He always calls.”

Damn….it’s the slight ambiguity at the end that gets me… (not to be read if you’re in the mood for fluff!! You might cry!!)

Word Count: 1,883

Years Since It’s Been Clear by lady_ragnell

Grantaire really doesn’t expect Enjolras to force him to move in with him when he hears how shitty Grantaire’s apartment is. And he definitely doesn’t expect Enjolras to want him to stay, or how easy it turns out to be, or the way Enjolras has a habit of doing his studying in the sunshine on the living room floor …

Yeah, he may be in some trouble.

Everything. Everything about this. SO GOOD (ps there’s some smut at the very end, just in case you’re not into that)

Word Count: 10,726

Of Roommates And Hallways by madlyie 

Prompt: “we both got kicked out of our rooms because our roommates are having sex so now we’re standing in the hallway avoiding each other” au

Enjolras learns that the guy from apartment No. 27 is much more talkative than a closed door.

Ok this is super frickin cute and the ending is just perfect. 11/10

Word Count: 1,376

I’ll be your Shelter, I’ll be your Storm by missandrogyny

Just pay me back with one thousand kisses.

Fluff! So much fluff! Good things and happy thoughts!

Word Count: 5,532

One Hundred Ways to Say “I Love You” by the_sky_is_forever

In which Grantaire and Enjolras take a very long time to actually say those three special words, but if you pay attention, the words are there.

Love love love love love. I felt super content (in an “I’m wrapped up in a warm blanket sitting in front of a fire on a cold winter’s day” way) after reading this and honestly that’s one of the best feelings to have after reading a fic (for me personally)

Word Count: 16,484

nothing alike by nightswatch

Enjolras comes across a guy who’s trying to steal his car. Except that he’s not actually stealing his car.

The second hand embarrassment is real (I may or may not have buried my face in a blanket while reading this)

Word Count: 2,023

We’re All Stories, In The End by theglitterati

Les Amis discover fanfiction. About themselves.

I had to put this one on here just for fun because I was cackling when I read it

Word Count: 2,210

Ice Ice Baby by sigh_no_more

In the almost four years that Enjolras had known his friends, he always managed to avoid ice skating with them. This was very purposeful. It had to be. After all, they lived in the Northeast, so plenty of opportunities arose for him to go ice skating. He just never took advantage of them. Because Enjolras had a secret. A dark, terrible secret.

Given how nosy and internet savvy his friends were, it was kind of a miracle that only Combeferre and Courfeyrac knew about his past.

But it was time.

(Or the Amis go ice-skating and find out a surprising truth about Enjolras.)

Ok I had to include this one on here too because when I was rereading it just now, it kinda reminded me of Yuri on Ice and that made me happy sooo :)

Word Count: 2,945

shout out to all the aros and aces that don’t want to be “pure”. all of you out there that don’t want to be cute precious “cinnamon rolls”. those of you that get annoyed at all the posts talking about aros and aces as if we’re defenseless babies that need to be guarded 24/7.

you don’t have to be “pure” if you don’t want to. you can be dark and mysterious and intimidating. you can be blacks and purples and reds instead of pastels. if that’s who you are, be that.


One of the reasons I think I like Emma Watson’s voice so much is because of how simple it is. She doesn’t hit insane notes like Paige O'Hara did. Although Paige has a beautiful voice and made the perfect Belle, I don’t think Belle necessarily needs to be a perfect singer. She is a country girl. She wears simple dresses and likes to read in her spare time. Belle isn’t a princess (well, not initially), she doesn’t like extravagant things. Belle likes books and Belle likes flowers. She grew up in a small village, although she wants much more than this provincial life. Belle is someone many people can probably relate to because of this. She isn’t necessarily special. She’s beautiful and intelligent, and independent to a fault, but she doesn’t have magical glowing hair or turn into a frog or have a pumpkin change into a carriage for her. Belle is, in essence, just a farm girl, and even though Emma admittedly isn’t the strongest singer, she has a rather nice voice and I think it fits the part of Belle very well.

and I like how she lowers the key so I have a better chance at hitting the notes


Day Four: Favorite Villain/Rivalry

Stahma Tarr

It was so satisfying to watch Stahma grow from the seemingly harmless and complacement good wife to embracing her full potential as a person. As she put it, “Once again the strong Castithan male falters, and I am left to open the airlock door myself!” Stahma was cunning and strong, someone who always found a way to decide her fate, even before she decided to try to become an equal partner in Datak’s criminal empire. One of my favorite quotes from the entire show was what she told Christie in “Doll Parts”: “We all do terrible things to get what we want. It’s unavoidable, I think. The most we can hope for is that what we want is worth the evil we do.” That’s Stahma in a nutshell, and it was a glorious thing to witness. She was a complex villain and proof that it’s ALWAYS the quiet ones that are more deadly.

8th August ~ Water

Decided not to use the meaning of the element but rather the element itself,
because kiss in the rain~!


I’ll take anything

I have to do some more thinking about this but honestly

Posts that go all “identifying as ase/xual or creating more labels is not helpful bcuz it ignores the ties into misogyny, compulsory heterosexuality, and oppression whatnot” just make me want to find a pillow and scream

Bcuz I’m just a woman who rarely feels romantic attraction. That is it. And yes maybe that ties into racialized misogyny but for the most part, that is it. I found this word to describe myself when I was 15 and it gave me great relief and I still use it to this day. Like will you just chill? Will you just let me have this one thing without shoving down my throat the “right” way to think about my sexual and romantic attraction??

So, Laurelinde, you’re just about to turn 40. What are you going to do next?


Now that I’ve thoroughly mangled that ancient meme and booked our flights, let the actual trip-planning commence!

Originally posted by skunkandburningtires

*thinks about my friends*
Me, smiling with tears running down my face: I… love you all… so much… and want… to hug you…