library elf

Curious kids wandering through the halls of the Violet Citadel of Dalaran at night and getting to private libraries and secret collections of the Grand Library, borrowing books they’re gonna spend the rest of the night reading and discussing about.

(Unless they get caught I guess haha. But hey, they won’t.)

blog aesthetics! 💋

i’m taking advantage of being on holiday since i haven’t done anything for you guys in a while – thank you for following, ily all so much and hope you’re having a wonderful day. xx

  • please be following me
  • reblog this post
  • send me your favourite emoji
  • i’ll answer privately so i can do more of these
sun / moon / stars / comet / planet
summer / autumn / winter / spring
tea / coffee / hot chocolate / champagne / rosé / cocktail
lace / silk / satin / chiffon / cashmere
bronze / silver / gold / rose gold / iron / steel / platinum
art / poetry / music / literature / mythology / history / astronomy
art gallery / museum / library / café / beach
mermaid / elf / centaur / dragon / fairy / unicorn
athena / aphrodite / artemis / demeter / hera / hestia
apollo / ares / hades / hephaestus / hermes / poseidon / zeus

fcrestmaiden  asked:

-holds her belly and pushes it out to look rounder- i'm pregnant... with food.

☀ ⊰ @fcrestmaiden is being a cheat and hates her mummy 

why don’t you LOVE your mummy. all she’s ever done is give you all her love. 10/10 mothering for her favourite daughter, and this is how we’re repaid? ALL WE WANT IS BABY CUDDLES.       -throws self dramatically into pillows weeping- 

who else remembers those ‘which hp character are you?’ quizzes from 2012 that were like;

what would you do in your pasttime?
a. go to the library and knit elf hats
b. become a death eater and try to kill the headmaster
c. stay in my hut and drink tea
d. turn into a rat for 12 years after selling my friends to voldemort

anonymous asked:

imagine Hearth trying to learn ASL for the first time

oh man ok

so this poor kid, right? growing up with his shitty evil parents in alfheim, he never really learned. he sort of just got by as best he could by learning to read lips and avoiding having to communicate with pretty much anybody. it led to a whole BOATLOAD of internalized loss of self-worth. hearth grew up believing that life would be better for everyone involved if he just stayed out of the way and didn’t do, well, anything. 

but the older he gets, the harder it is to survive without being able to communicate. it’s so FRUSTRATING for him not being able to make himself heard. so when he starts going to the elf library (i’m assuming this is a logical thing that exists forgive me for making stuff up) to check out books on beginner’s magic, he also picks up some books on asl (alf sign language, duh). he starts to learn, little by little, how to speak with his hands. it’s very hard at first, since he has nobody to work with him on it. 

but hearth is nothing if not determined. he checks out book after book on asl. the elf librarians (shut up it’s canon in my mind) get used to the lanky figure hunched over books in the corner, his hands forming symbols they don’t understand. occasionally hearth loses track of time and stays in the library for days on end. (his parents don’t even care.)

eventually he gets good enough at it to be able to communicate fully. but he still has nobody to speak with. his parents sure don’t bother to learn. by the time he meets blitz, he fully believes that nobody will ever learn to speak sign language for him, so he settles for a lot of gesturing and writing stuff down. 

that’s why he’s so floored when blitz starts learning for him. he never knew, never understood, that someone could want to communicate with him. he starts to feel a bit less like an empty cup every day. 

So the Veil probably originated in Skyhold.

One of the spirits in the ancient library quoted an elf who described the creation of the Veil as Fen'Harel holding back the sky.

Skyhold’s elvhen name, Tarasyl'an Te'las, translates as “place where the sky was held back” according to Solas. That would explain why he knew its location, and why Morrigan says there is very old magic in the stones.

Skyhold itself is now twice witness to events that reshaped Thedas. Morrigan wondered if it was pleased. So do I.

What if the Veil can only be removed at its point of origin?

harry potter reread: goblet of fire pt ii
  • “Ron was lying sprawled on the ground. ‘Tripped over a tree-root,’ he said angrily, getting to his feet again. 'Well, with feet that size, hard not to,’ said a drawling voice from behind them. Harry, Ron and Hermione turned sharply. Draco Malfoy was standing alone nearby them, leaning against a tree, looking utterly relaxed.” oh shit, you really got him there draco. pointing out that ron has big feet, what an absolute corker. how did such an amazingly smart remark not distract you from maintaining your effortlessly cool pose
  • while we’re on the topic, i remember really early in the fandom when draco was portrayed as some broodingly deep pretty boy, and yeah in hbp he demonstrates quite a significant amount of inner turmoil, and a lot of meta now focuses on the more complex aspects of his character but just. for most of the series he’s a fucking nerd who has nothing better to do than try and get harry’s attention by any means necessary. notice me potter. potter notice me. POTTER I DON’T CARE BUT NOTICE ME! LOOK AT HOW MUCH I DON’T CARE ABOUT YOU POTTER!!! i have absolutely no idea where the early fanon portrayal of him as some smooth sex-god came from
  • in the midst of the sheer chaos of the attack on the quidditch camp, which has led to the trio becoming separated from fred, george and ginny so they’re running around in absolute pandemonium, and they’re particularly terrified that hermione is going to be found and strung up by the death eaters, hermione herself is still not deterred from going on a passionate rant about the disgusting treatment of house elves. THAT’S MY GIRL
  • amos diggory fire-calls the weasleys and molly offers him a slice of toast, which she puts into his mouth with some tongs. that really made me giggle. it’s something i’d do if i was a witch. 'no no, sorry, no time to stay, just shovel the food directly into my flaming mouth thanks. bye!’
  • when discussing the triwizard tournament, draco reckons that harry will enter because “'You never miss a chance to show off, do you?’” coming from Draco 'My Dad Bought The Whole Quidditch Team Brooms’ Malfoy that’s pretty fucking rich
  • part of me wishes they kept the sorting hat’s songs in the films. it spends an entire year coming up with something new for each generation of first years, that deserves some recognition damn it
  • “The table on the other side of he Hall erupted with cheers; Harry could see Malfoy clapping as Baddock joined the Slytherins. Harry wondered whether Baddock knew that Slytherin house had turned out more Dark witches and wizards than any other. Fred and George hissed Malcolm Baddock as he sat down.” every book i wonder if there’ll be a break in the relentless demonising of slytherin but no luck. for christ’s sake, in what world is it acceptable to hiss at an 11 year old?? can you imagine being that age and being SUPER EXCITED to go to hogwarts and learn magic, only to immediately get fucking heckled by teenagers when you’re sorted based on characteristics that you can’t control??? *bangs on table* PROTECT SLYTHERIN! PROTECT SLYTHERIN!
  • “'There have been several attempts over the centuries to reinstate the Tournament,’ Dumbledore continued, 'none of which have been very successful. However, our own Departments of International Magical Co-operation and Magical Games and Sports have decided the time is ripe for another attempt. We have worked hard over the summer to ensure that, this time, no champion will find himself or herself in mortal danger.’” ok…that sounds fake but ok…
  • “'It is Uranus, my dear,’ said Professor Trelawney, peering down at the chart. 'Can I have a look at Uranus, too, Lavender?’ said Ron.” not til sixth year ronald 
  • unlike in the film, nobody laughs when moody turns draco into a ferret - in fact, everyone just gawps in “terrified silence” and yeah that’s fair enough because it is actually extremely fucked up to use transfiguration as a punishment, but i can’t help but laugh because in the midst of the stunned crowd, ron is also dead silent but for an entirely different reason. you know when you see something so hilarious that you can’t even laugh, you just feel incredibly elated like you’re experiencing the best moment of your life and laughing would spoil the perfection of the moment? that’s happening to ron. afterwards he tells hermione and harry not to disturb him because he just can’t stop thinking about it. “'Because I want to fix that in my memory for ever,’ said Ron, his eyes closed and an uplifted expression on his face. 'Draco Malfoy, the amazing bouncing ferret.’” he’s fucking loving this, and it’s pretty terrible of him but it’s also really really funny how seeing draco turned into a ferret basically causes him to have an out of body experience and become some sort of zen being
  • god i just. i love hermione so much. literally A DAY after she discovers there are house elves at hogwarts she rushes off to the library to research elf enslavement and make badges for an activist group campaining for their liberation. meanwhile ron is just there like 'what is this tumblr sjw bullshit?’