the world that they live

Why are people hating on Dolph becoming the new US Champ? He’s the packaged deal, talented & charismatic. He, more than anyone, deserves the title. He’s been taking so much shit from the WWE for years he finally deserves the payoff.

You all counted Dolph out & he won. Sit back & enjoy the different thing WWE is doing.

In the past couple of days, I have been thinking about the point @alia-andrethhas risen in this post.

I think an alternative solution over shipping Sauron with Morgoth that would explain the latter behavior is the concept that in some way, Sauron becomes “of” Morgoth.

We tend to think of Maiar and Valar as the “same thing” on different level of power. Which is… not wrong, but in a strictly canon way elves and humans are the “same thing” on different level of power* and there are HUGE differences between humans and elves.

So, there are also a lot of differences between Maiar and Valar. One of them worth nothing is how much a Vala is their element. Morgoth is darkness and evil**. We know that he keeps influencing things even after he has been thrown into the Void.

In a way, when he “seduced” Mairon and made him this, Mairon also became… something through which Morgoth worked. In a certain way, Mairon is akin to the Ring for Morgoth (as is the whole world tbh, but let’s be concentrated on Mairon/Sauron and Morgoth). Both the Ring and Sauron are instruments of power, either created or corrupted by their master, and they keep a strong tie to their aforementioned masters.

How much Sauron is aware/consentient in this is… hard to tell, even because they aren’t human, and the concept of “self” for Maiar seem to be a bit off compared to the Children of Eru.

But I think the idea that Sauron is not “in love” with Morgoth but an instrument of his domain is… worth mentioning.


*ask me what I think of it, I dare you.

** I won’t say evil alone, because he is other things too.

Tracee Ellis Ross’ Children’s Book for ‘Handsy Men’

“Our guest host Tracee Ellis Ross decided that since she had a big platform like this, she wanted to talk about the Hollywood sexual harassment scandal. Over the past two months, countless brave women have come forward to share their experiences and while Tracee isn’t totally surprised by these stories, it seems like quite a few men are. Treating women with respect shouldn’t be complicated but it seems to be a bit confusing for a lot of men. So Tracee wrote a children’s book for men to make this real simple for them.” #TheHandsyMan ~ Jimmy Kimmel Live

Griffin: You see Merrick reach out and you see this red Mage Hand reach to try and grab the orb as it flies away from him and you just smack it away from him and it’s flying far away. Then you see a blue Mage Hand appear and grab it out of the air and suck it back to the ring, and Angus is holding it.

Magnus: YEEEAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!

Taako: THAT’S MY BOY! THAT’S MY BOY! MY BEAUTIFUL MAGIC BOY!!

Don’t allow for the world to become a complex, never ending battle field. Try not to begin your day with the sole intention of ‘dodging bullets’. There is always a sense of goodness out in the world just waiting to greet you. However, it’s up to you to take its hand, and walk away from the ‘battlefield’ that may seem to exist.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

Y’all thought Namjoon lost his passport but here he is on the other side of the world in Italy