it's my new trip

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Me: Ok, you learned your lesson last time - work on outlining the full story so you’ll know where it’s going and not get stuck or discouraged.

Also me: *spends the entire afternoon obsessively editing the only two chapters I have written, without continuing the story*

you know what’s exciting!!!! being happy for the future!!! having little things that please you and fill your day with glee is nice!!!!!!!!!!

        – SHORP.  i’ll be going on a school trip from tomorrow ‘till next fri ( the 28th ) & idk how on i’ll be able to get so !! i’ve queued up a bunch of stuff, including the things ya’ll sent me today & whatnot, but i’ll try to get on whenever possible !!

Horoscope signs as Link
  • Aries - Twilight Princess Link: *lowers brightness all the way* sorry if u can't see...but u should be able to...after all, u are the darkest Link...so edgy man...
  • Taurus - OoT Link: as a child, u were kind of a douche. As u matured into adulthood, it got worse
  • Gemini - Wind Waker Link: "k just gotta get this treasure...oops too far just gotta back up a bit-wait no that's too much just let me-DAMN IT"
  • Cancer - Majora's Mask Link: that one kid who was always saying creepy stuff in class. You know, "the void is infinite, submit" and "we're all dead, really".
  • Leo - a Link to the Past Link: can't pronounce people's names, has a deathly fear of bunnies. Ur just trying ur best but 7 is such a big number. That's, like, 3 x 2 + 1
  • Virgo - Hyrule Warriors Link: "guys have u seen my new scarf? Haha it's so coo-"*tries to run and trips over ur incredibly long scarf*
  • Libra - Skyward Sword Link: you have a wide array of three possible emotions for each conversation.
  • Scorpio - Four Swords Link: are you okay?? There are a lot of aspects to ur personality then it seems...one of them is trying to burn down my house maybe u should take a short nap
  • Sagittarius - Phantom Hourglass Link: look at those hands...those hands let a man drown...those hands killed a giant bird...u try to move on but u have done terrible things. Also Linkbeck isn't helping u should probably make sure he isn't stealing anything u own
  • Capricorn - Oracle of Ages & Oracle of Seasons Link: many of ur friends are more talented then u are, but u are the cool one. probably.
  • Aquarius - Spirit Tracks Link: *whispering* trains trains trains *gets louder* Trains Trains Trains *screaming* TRAINS TRAINS TRAINS
  • Pisces - Mario Kart 8 Link: no one was expecting u, which is why it's so easy for u to "swiggity swirl, kartin' in to steal yo girl"

i wish i was in touch with people more often, and that it would occasionally be other people reaching out

It was ya person’s 21st birthday lol

But tell me: what do you mean by they?’
 
‘The messengers who are sent with the Ring.’
 
‘Exactly! And who are they to be? That seems to me what this Council has to decide, and all that it has to decide. Elves may thrive on speech alone, and Dwarves endure great weariness; but I am only an old hobbit, and I miss my meal at noon. Can’t we think of some names now? Or put it off till after dinner?’
 
No one answered. The noon-bell rang. Still no one spoke. Frodo glanced at all the faces, but they were not turned to him. All the Council sat with downcast eyes, as if in deep thought. A great dread fell on him, as if he was awaiting the pronouncement of some doom that he had long foreseen and vainly hoped might after all never be spoken. An overwhelming longing to rest and remain at peace by Bilbo’s side in
Rivendell filled all his heart. At last with an effort he spoke, and wondered to hear his own words, as if some other will was using his small voice. ‘I will take the Ring,’ he said, ‘though I do not know the
way.’
— 

J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

I was talking to @allieinarden about Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen and Gerda’s choices. We were swapping details of the story that struck us, and both noted how wonderful it is that Gerda’s love for Kay is self-sacrificial. It can also become romantic, sure, but it doesn’t matter one bit, because it is primarily self-sacrificial. Gerda shows this love by choosing to start the quest for Kay herself. However, when she makes that decision to proceed alone into the world, that is paradoxically when she receives help from both the natural and the supernatural world. That duality of sorts reminded me of one of the saddest moments of The Fellowship of the Ring: the above quote when Frodo chooses to take the Ring. He is so tired, but he chooses anyway. And at the very moment he does: 

Elrond raised his eyes and looked at him, and Frodo felt his heart pierced by the sudden keenness of the glance. ‘If I understand aright all that I have heard,’ he said, ‘I think that this task is appointed for you, Frodo; and that if you do not find a way, no one will. This is the hour of the Shire-folk, when they arise from their quiet fields to shake the towers and counsels of the Great. Who of all the Wise could have foreseen it? Or, if they are wise, why should they expect to know it, until the hour has struck? ‘But it is a heavy burden. So heavy that none could lay it on another. I do not lay it on you. But if you take it freely, I will say that your choice is right; and though all the mighty Elf-friends of old, Hador, and Hurin, and Turin, and Beren himself were assembled together, your seat should be among them.’

‘But you won’t send him off alone surely, Master?’ cried Sam, unable to contain himself any longer, and jumping up from the corner where he had been quietly sitting on the floor.

‘No indeed!’ said Elrond, turning towards him with a smile. ‘You at least shall go with him. It is hardly possible to separate you from him, even when he is summoned to a secret council and you are not.’

Sam sat down, blushing and muttering. ‘A nice pickle we have landed ourselves in, Mr. Frodo!’ he said, shaking his head.

On their own, I think Frodo and Gerda would have found their quests ultimately impossible. However, they still choose to take on that path. Both Frodo and Gerda (and each one of us) have to make a specific, individual, conscious choice to start a quest or carry a cross. However, the moment we freely choose that, we are surrounded with help.

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Name: Hannah
Nickname: Han, Span, Hannah Banana
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5′7
Ethnicity: White British
Favourite Fruit(s): Apples and Strawberries
Favourite Season: Winter
Favourite Book(s): LOTR Series
Favourite Flower(s): Roses
Favourite Animal(s): Dogs, especially German Shepherds. Followed by tigers
Favourite Beverage: Don’t really have one tbh
Favourite Fictional Characters: Tony Stark/Iron Man, Sansa Stark, Robb Stark, Basically the whole Stark family in GoT, Theon Greyjoy, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Finnick Odair, Monica Geller, Chandler Bing, Elizabeth Swann, okay I have too many to name
Number of Blankets You Sleep with: 1, though if its cold 2 and if its warm none
Dream Trip: Visit my family in Australia and New Zealand
Blog Created: Had this blog for nearly two months (I think). This is my first blog
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