@sixpenceee my family and I went up to the mountains of North Carolina where I will be going to university in the fall. It mostly consisted of me climbing things and looking like a disheveled mountain girl
“4,000 years of loyal service to the court and this is what I get? I’m the unluckiest Zirconin the galaxy!”
WE GOT A NAME LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! Also, she actually seems to be “Rose’s” defence attorney! Why even put “Rose” through this trial anyway? For that matter, why does Homeworld have a judicial system? Whatever, though, still a cool character.
…Even though I only just met Betty, it really felt like we were meant to be best friends; like it was our destiny. And now… it’s like there was this train heading to the rest of my life, and I just missed it.
Veronica Lodge, sounding pretty gay if you ask me.
okay so, the seven dwarven rings of power were said to enhance the bearer’s natural ability, especially in attaining wealth, but it would also enhance the bearer’s desire for dominion, which accordingly leads to the symptoms of goldsickness as described in the prequel to the films.
we know the line of thror had a ring, it was retaken by sauron. we can also safely assume that the hoard of erebor was founded/multiplied by the power of that ring. even without the dragon’s curse upon it, couldn’t we argue that a hoard created through a ring of power corrupted by sauron would be inherently cursed?
which brings me to this last thought: thorin got hit pretty hard by the goldsickness, as we’re all painfully aware. if the gold is cursed by both smaug and to a lesser extent, sauron, then was it just the treasure and the arkenstone and the dragon’s curse that sparked thorin’s goldsickess?
or could part of it be attributed to bilbo carrying sauron’s horcrux in his pocket the entire time?
Miserable Lester, Part 28: Makin’ Their Way Downtown
In an anticlimactic downer plot twist on par with the revelation that Mabeuf wouldn’t use the money in Valjean’s purse and so just continued to starve to death slowly, it turns out that Gavroche only harbored his younger brothers in the giant elephant statue for a single night. He intended to look after them longer, telling them to meet him back at the elephant later when he left on street urchin business the following day, but they went out and got lost, or were taken in by a traveling circus, or captured by human traffickers, or picked up by the police and thrown into whatever appalling horror you had instead of the itself-pretty-appalling foster care system in Olden France (Oliver Twist-type workhouses for children? orphanages? Fantine grew up in an orphanage, right? I don’t get the sense her childhood was pleasant, but at least sheseemed to have turned out all right prior to Tholomyes deadbeat dadding it back to affluent society and leaving her and Cosette to fend for themselves). Or hell, who knows, maybe they both got run over by a cart and died. All the realistic options here are kinda grim and depressing, so until further notice I am just going to pretend that these two little boys were abducted by kindly alien explorer-scientists and raised by them, like reverse Clark Kents or space Mowglis or something.