the king of little things

guys, we need to talk about eowyn

So I get really narky when people pull the whole ‘oh Eowyn’s storyline came to such a sucky ending; she was really cool going around killing orcs and Witch-Kings and then she got shoved into a traditional girly role by marrying Faramir and becoming a healer’ thing, because no. No-no-no-no-no. Not only does that stray dangerously into the territory of ‘women only have worth if they’re doing traditionally blokey things’, but that misses almost the entire point of Lord of the Rings.

Tolkien was in the trenches in the first world war, right? He got all that ‘for death and glory’ shit shoved down his throat, that was the whole point about the war, it was when so many people came to see how awful and misleading all the propaganda about winning glory through violence and death was. And Tolkien’s work completely shows that: it’s why the hobbits, who’ve never craved power or battle the way men do, are the heroes of the book; it’s why strong men like Aragorn and Faramir are shown to be lovers of peace rather than war. It’s why the quote - but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory; I love only that which they defend – is so poignant and beautiful, when seen in the context of all Tolkien had gone through. He’d seen all but one of his closest friends die in an utterly pointless war; the prevalent message in his books is ‘if you’re going to have that many people die, let it be for something worth dying for.’ (Like defending your home from the lord of all darkness, for example.)

And Eowyn might be a fantastic female character, but she’s also got so much development to go through, and she’s by no means perfect. I find it really interesting that when Eowyn talks to Aragorn about wanting to go off and fight she never really actually mentions protecting her people, but speaks about wanting to ‘face peril and battle’, and to do ‘great deeds’. And it’s not that Eowyn doesn’t want to protect her people, because of course she does, but she’s also got such a driving motivation within her to do glorious and fell deeds simply for the sake of valour and renown. It’s one of her defining features, having an attitude that got so many young men killed in the war and which, obviously, Tolkien would have been very wary of.

(Also, I think, there’s so much in Eowyn that wants to prove herself to be more than ‘a mere woman’; because twice in that conversation she asserts that she’s no mere ‘dry-nurse’ or ‘serving-woman’, but a member of the house of Eorl and therefore capable of greater things. There’s almost this slight sense of Eowyn considering herself more than ‘just’ a domesticated woman that I sometimes get from her in the books? Which is very sad - the idea of Eowyn having less regard for others of her sex who do mind the house or raise the children - and why I so love that ‘I am no man’ moment in RotK. Eowyn’s no longer hiding herself, or dismissing fellow women as the weaker sex, but acknowledging and embracing the fact that women in all their forms can fuck you up.)

And then we reach the Houses of Healing, and Eowyn yearning for death in battle just like her Uncle Theoden, and basically buying into that whole world war one ethos that Tolkien would have considered so poisonous. Which is why her friendship and courtship with Faramir is so fricking beautiful. Remember that quote I wrote earlier? That’s from Faramir. He’s not backing down from conflict, he’s in no way less of a ‘real man’ than anyone else; he’s just saying there needs to be more to the fight than simply having a fight. There needs to be a reason; something worth fighting for. Eowyn recognises that Faramir is a good man in every sense of the word: he’s strong and valiant, but he doesn’t fight simply to prove himself or for the sake of winning glory, he fights for other people. And Faramir gently challenges Eowyn on her idolisation of battle-glory and encourages her not to scorn gentleness or peace, and he’s so freaking good for her.

(Seriously. Can we just stop for a moment and think about how wonderful Eowyn and Faramir are for each other: Faramir encouraging Eowyn to turn towards life and healing and openness while never denying her strength or courage, and Eowyn giving Faramir the validation and security he never got after so many years of an awful relationship with his father? I honestly don’t know why I don’t get all giddy about these two more often, because they make the very best otp.)

And the result of the departure of the Shadow and her friendship with Faramir is Eowyn’s decision that ‘I will be a shieldmaiden no longer, nor vie with the great Riders, nor take joy only in the songs of slaying. I will be a healer, and love all things that grow and are not barren.’

I think that last bit is so important because I’m certain that Tolkien doesn’t mean for Eowyn to immediately pack up her sword and shield and become a good girl sitting at home with her knitting and waiting for the men to return home after the fight – after all, she’s going to be the wife of the Steward of Gondor and there’s a lot of mess to clean up after the War of the Ring. Eowyn’s probably still going to find herself defending hearth and home from time to time. But the important thing is that she’s no longer defining herself simply by the doing of valiant deeds; she’ll no longer compare herself to the great warriors of her house and feel lacking simply because she hasn’t killed as many men. Most importantly, she’s not going to take joy only in the songs of the slaying, in destruction and death. Tolkien was all about healers symbolising life and rebirth, and Eowyn’s decision to become one – to aid in the preservation of life rather than the taking of it – is so beautiful. I don’t think Tolkien ever wrote Eowyn’s ending to make her reclaim her ‘lost femininity’; I think it’s a lovely way of adding to the ever-present theme in Lord of the Rings of hope and frailty and healing and friendship over glory and battle and strife.

The Signs As The Happier Moments from GOT (Spoilers from seasons 1-6)
  • Aries: The two scenes where Tyrion slaps Joff
  • Taurus: Brienne and Arya's little chat
  • Gemini: Jon killing that white walker at Hardhome
  • Cancer: Sansa feeding Ramsay to the dogs
  • Leo: Jaime saving Brienne from the bear
  • Virgo: just any scene between Davos and Shireen
  • Libra: Jon waking up
  • Scorpio: Hot Pie's direwolf bread for Arya
  • Sagittarius: Dany getting her army and Drogon doing the "dracarys"
  • Capricorn: Joff's death
  • Aquarius: Tormund's heart eyes for Brienne
  • Pisces: The revelation of Jon's lineage
Disney thinks they’re sneaky

Okay. I think Disney is setting us up for something here.

Something no one is gonna see coming…

Okay. Disney is on their live action kick and that’s all good, and great, and wonderful.

But let’s look at some of the movies that have come or will be coming out in the future.

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

The Lion King (2019)

Aladdin (2019)

(tbh I don’t even wanna talk about the casting choices…)

AND

The Little Mermaid (TBA)

Yes. I know that’s Anna Kendrick in an SNL skit. BUT back to the point

All of these movies have one thing in common that stands out in my head. The all provided iconic scenes that ultimately turned into trailers for this little guy

That’s right. Everyone’s favorite little, blue alien, Stitch.

I believe Disney’s ultimate goal is to actually make a live action Lilo and Stitch movie and all of these remakes are just so they can reintroduce it just how he was introduced the first time… through other movies’ trailers.

Come on, not even Disney can deny that a live adaptation of Lilo and Stitch would be fantastic.

So what do you think? Is Disney setting us ip for a Live Action Lilo and Stitch? or am I just reading way too into things and living on a pipe dream?

you have no idea how incredibly reckless i would be if i didnt spend all my time stopping my best friend from being incredibly reckless
The Markiplier Egos: a summary

Darkiplier: 3D master edgelord

Wilford Warfstache: stache got the shooty

The Host: the original narrator voice

Googliplier: i dare you to say “Ok Google”

Dr. Iplier: got his PhD from a drug dealer

Silver Shepherd: looks like a white-schemed spider man

Ed Edgar: sells babies on the black market

Bim Trimmer: sells human meat on the black market

The Jim Twins: CNN but innocent 

The King: biggest goddamn furry of them all

Yandere: summons demons for senpai 


This has been a short summary of the Markiplier Egos.

8

Whatever scared Marianne when she entered the dark forest, looked different and beautiful to her, when she was with Bog,which is my favorite part in the movie… I just love the fact that they have paid so much attention to all the small details, which makes it much more beautiful…

.Colors.

Since he was a little boy, Richie always had a thing for describing people using colors. It was his special little thing.


Richie himself had always considered that he was red, fierce and firey. Some days he was as bright like rose petals, others he was as dark as crimson running from a fresh cut.


Everyone special to Richie had a color to them, almost creating a trademark of themselves with each pigment Richie imagined based on their personality.


So when Richie had moved to Derry, Maine he instantly knew the colors for his first friends, Bill Denbrough and Stanley Uris.


Bill was yellow, soft yet vibrant, and warm like the sun.


Stan was orange, cheerful and exciting, he never seemed dull.


Together they formed the warm side of the spectrum, always happy and beaming with life. Everyday was an adventure with the three of them.


Before they knew it, three became seven and it was like a giant rainbow of beauty and friendship for Richie. His colors got more creative and branched out to more than just your average color circle.


Bev was gold, a color like honey because she sparkled and shined in her own individual way. For each of the losers, she was a glimmer in their eye.


Ben was pink, light and delicate on days but vivid and bold on others, creating the perfect balance of just the right boy.


Mike was cream, a soft but powerful color that created balance between the others, always understanding and intelligent.


And then there was Eddie.


Eddie was different then everyone else.


When Richie had met Eddie for the first time, his mind went blank and exploded all at the same time.


All Richie could think of was


blue.


Eddie was blue.


He was the feeling of a beautiful clear sky on a summer day and the icy chill of a blizzard. The rush of a wave on a peaceful beach.


He was everything Richie wanted.


And together, they would make purple.


After that day, he only thought in the gorgeous mix of red and blue, of Eddie Kaspbrak and Richie Tozier.


They were inseparable, the best of friends and Richie loved every minute of it.


One day, they sat in Eddie’s impeccably spotless room, pretending to be paying attention to their homework while Richie made eye rolling jokes.


Curiosity got the best of Richie however and out spewed a question he had wondered for as long as he has known his Eds,


“What’s your favorite color?”


Eddie’s head never left the tilt towards his book but his eyes looked towards the ceiling in thought.


“Um.. green. Why whats your Rich?”


Richie looked Eddie right in the eye, loving grin on his mouth.


“Purple.”


And then, Richie had kissed Eddie.


It was short but sweet and tasted like medicine and sugar and every single shade of purple that existed.


That night, Richie dreamed of lilac skies and orchid fields and palatinate oceans.


He hoped every day for the rest of his life was filled with that amazing color.


And it was for a while.


That is, until he catches his boyfriend and one of his best friends together creating a color combination of their own.


And thats the end of red and blue, of all the purple in Richie’s life.


The only purple Richie knew was the bruises on Bill’s face and the ones on his knuckles.


Now all he can think of is green.


Bill’s lemon lips painting themselves upon Eddie’s cyan ones, creating millions of shades of that despicable color.


Richie now hates the color green.


Unfortunately it’s always been Eddie’s favorite.

3

My empire is in ruins. I’m a wanted man with no friends. And my mother… the one person I swore to protect is dead because of my weakness.

Masterlist

Originally posted by 1980vibes

Marvel: 

Peter Parker/Spider-Man

All Her Words

Coffee Cups and Pick Ups

Archaic Gadgetry

Left Behind feat. Pepper Potts // Left Behind 2 feat. Tony Stark

What You Know

The Love Club

Breaking Up My Bones

Missed Kisses

Cheaters Never Prosper

Step by Step

Five Reasons to Say “I Love You”

Chapter I

Chapter II

Chapter III

Chapter IV

Chapter V

Chapter VI

Greek Tragedy

Something Just Like This

The Princess and the Spider

Take Me Home

Property of Midtown

Ghostbusters

Let it Snow

Til Lost Sales Do We Part

Super Zero

Sleep Alone

Pictures of Love

Wade Wilson/Deadpool

Down the Rabbit Hole

Steve Rogers/Captain America

“Picasso? More like ‘Prickasso’.” 

Roman Holiday

Ten Reasons to Stay the Night (And Every One After)

Prologue: The Promise

Bucky Barnes

“Letters to Juliet”  (High School!AU) 

Til the Casket Drops series:

Part one: “Someday’s Gone”

Part two: “Itch”

Part three: “Rag Doll”

Part four: “Bad Intentions”

Part five: “Put the Gun Down”

Final part: “Til the Casket Drops”

Stucky (Steve Rogers x Bucky Barnes)

Romeo and… Julio?  

Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch

Monopolize Your Heart

Winterwitch (Wanda Maximoff x Bucky Barnes)

Sharpies and Parking Spots

Double Bubble, Toil and Trouble

Supernatural: 

Sam & Dean

Cover Up (Sibling!Reader)

Destiel

Two Men and a Baby

Dean Winchester

Strangers in the Night (½)

Strangers in the Night (2/2)

Say Love

Castiel Novak

Curiosity Kitten

Riverdale:

Jughead Jones

Aphrodite

We Are Better // You Are Better

Bands:

Fall Out Boy:

Patrick Stump

Coffee Dates and Number Eights

Etc:

Tom Holland

Four In The Morning // Thanks That Was Fun (Part two of Four In The Morning)

Nothing // If You Ever Come Back (Part two of Nothing)

Leave A Trace 

Love Sick Idiots feat. Harrison Osterfield

Is There Somewhere Osterfield!Reader

Beautiful Things

Don’t Wanna Be Your Man // One Last Time feat. Cole Sprouse

Tommy’s Girl feat. Cole Sprouse

Temporary Love feat. Harrison Osterfield

Three Kings Hispanic!Reader

Who Knew

Passionate Kisses feat. Cole Sprouse

Live Streams and the Little Things feat. Cole Sprouse

This Day in Age

To Be With You

Big Girls Don’t Cry

Cleopatra // Antony

Driver’s Ed

She Ain’t You

How to Fall in Love in 5 Steps

Harrison Osterfield

Love Sick Idiots feat. Tom Holland

I Want You, Period. feat. Tom Holland

808′s and Old Prom Dates feat. Tom Holland

Baby Osterfield

The Sun and Moon

Sandman

Lose Yourself

Here We Go Again

When the Movie Ends feat. olderbrother!Tom Holland

Unscripted

Legally Blondes

The Girl Next Door feat. Wingman!Tom Holland

The Jealousy Game

Harry Holland:

Oh, Brother feat. Tom Holland

Cole Sprouse:

Pictures of You

The Cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming

Pros and Cons

F.R.I.E.N.D.S AU:

“The One Where It All Began” (½)

“The One Where It All Began” (2/2)

Short Imagines/Drabbles

“Technically it wasn’t on fire…”

“Oh my god, Dean, you’re hands are so big. Let’s compare.”

The Obnoxious Habits of Dean Winchester

Sam Winchester Keeps Hiding My Stuff

Lectures from Sam and Laughs from Dean

Stargazing With Bucky Barnes

Peter Parker and Nightmares

Nurse Steve Rogers

Mixtapes for Peter Parker

Harrison Osterfield vs Ikea

When I die I want Marlene king to lower me into my casket so she can let me down one last time