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Tolkien characters as memes
  • Me, an intellectual: Gandalf, Elrond
  • She is beauty, she is grace, she will punch you in the face: Éowyn, Lúthien, Legolas (let's be honest xd)
  • The dress: Galadriel (is she blue and black or is she white and gold?)
  • I came out to have a good time and honestly I'm feeling so attacked right now: Bilbo, Déagol (ha. ha.), Túrin (ha. ha. ha.)
  • *shoving breadsticks into the purse*: Turgon
  • okay... that sounds fake but okay...: Thranduil, Manwë
  • perfect men don't exis-: Aragorn, Éomer, Faramir, literally hALF OF THE CHARACTERS HAVE YOU READ LOTR
  • don't talk to me or my son ever again: um, Fëanor??? and like, all Fëanorians and their sons and the sons of their sons what even is this family???

Got tagged by @delphiapollon for this 10 facts thing (thank u angel) I’m meant to tag 10 people? Not bloody likely lol

1)I don’t actually believe in magic but I do know I’m easily placebo-ed so spells still work out for me

2) my music taste is, not necessarily crap but certainly undeveloped. It’s cheesy pop punk, musicals and lofi hip hop chill beats to relax/study to, a couple of meme songs and generic indie songs. Like 1 bikini kill album

3) I’ve walked along the ridge inside the Thames barrier which was a lil scary and I got mildly reprimanded by a security dude. Wouldn’t do it again but I’m glad I did

4)I play guitar, a bit, like I’m fine to play songs for a laugh but I’m not good good just sort of fine. I only know like, 2 solos and I’ve forgotten both I think.

5)I’m trying to be more eco-friendly but I’m not doing that well?? Ah well baby steps right?

6)got big plans for my hair that I get very excited about periodically, and it goes through the whole rainbow, halfway to my elbows and then I start shaving bits off

7) I want like, 3 ear piercings, all helix pretty much

8) I used to act but now I do set design. I’m, not very good at it lol. It’s still kinda fun

9)wanna live in a van one day and do some travelling!!! Probably not for that long but like 2 years

10) I used to be, a pretty bad weeb. I only even watched like 3 shows but I was gross about all of them

I’m tagging @fritzofrenic @crappylineofbestfit @hollywoodinfected @glitterfeyrac and @patrocelus

Okay here’s the thing

I’m seeing way too much 2017 negativity on my dash right now, so while it’s still New Year’s Eve, share some happy memories and tag some people to do the same. Me first:

In 2017, I wrote over 100 pages for my novel. I spent a lot of time with people I love most. I went to two conventions. I created this blog and made wonderful friends. ♡

@wrappedinchocolateblanket @algralithiel @lady–of–greenwood @kat-anni @pendragoth @svogliata-mente @eruscreaminginthedistance @incorrect-middleearth-quotes @raksh-thedemonlady go! ^-^

But you know what? I never actually thought that Tolkien was sexist.

Hear me out - I see many various arguments about the lack of female characters in his works. But how I see this, is… quality over quantity. I just… can’t think the Professor was sexist when I read about Galadriel, one of the most powerful beings in Middle-Earth, or Éowyn, who slayed the Witch-King of Angmar, or Arwen, the Queen of Gondor, who had the strength of choosing to bear misery in the name of her love.

As I see it, it’s not about how many women are in the story, but who they are. And Tolkien’s women were all… iconic, dare I say. Some of the most characteristic and iconic characters of the entire genre. Sexism would be depreciating them, patronising them, humiliating them to show how weak women are. But Tolkien did the exact opposite, making his female characters strong and wise and loving women, wives, mothers, queens, warriors, people.

And I can’t think that Tolkien was sexist when I read about Lúthien, don’t even get me started on how iconic and epic and important she was. And she was based on his wife.

So… think what you want, guys. If you think the Professor was sexist, I can’t force you to change your mind, but I, as a reader, as a fan, and also as a woman, just can’t agree.

LOTR fandom vs Silmarillion fandom

LOTR fandom:

- elves are so pure and innocent
- Sauron is the bad guy
- gay ships everywhere
- 99% of memes include Legolas
- “why couldn’t the eagles-”

Silmarillion fandom:

- elves’ killing spree
- everybody loves Mairon
- gay ships everywhere except they’re 10 times more intense and there’s 10 times more of them
- 99% of memes include Feanorians
- 5-hour-long lectures on “why couldn’t the eagles-”

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                           Casual pointless Mirkwood appreciation post.