1. a discussion on sexual orientation

    1. me: *explaining various sexual orientations to a classmate*
    2. classmate: wait, what's polyamory?
    3. me: well, it's when someone has more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved.
    4. professor: *overhears from front of class*
    5. professor: that is d i s g u s t i n g
    6. me: *defensively* um, actually, no it's--
    7. professor: how DARE they put a greek prefix on a latin root like that?! What right do they have to decimate my beautiful antiquated languages?!?! GREEK AND LATIN DO NOT FRATERNIZE THIS IS LIKE THAT STUPID ROMANTIC SUBPLOT BETWEEN THAT DWARF AND THAT ELF IN THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!
    8. me: ....
    9. me: ....
    10. me: ....
    11. professor: it should be polyerosy
     
  2. 22:19

    Notes: 407666

    Reblogged from bead-bead

    Tags: yes goodgirls are AWESOME

    usapotterfan:

    norhuu:

    duckypooop:

    novur:

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    always reblog because best crossover in history 

    This. Always.

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  3. urulokid:

    urulokid:

    poutineisdelicious:

    xekstrin:

    majere636:

    arachnofiend:

    marapetsrules:

    bobfoxsky:

    “You fool. No man can kill me.”

    How many times am I allowed to reblog this before it gets weird?

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    Fun facts: Tolkien constructed this scene because he came out of Macbeth thinking that Shakespeare had missed a golden opportunity with the ”Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth” prophecy

    Being letdown by Macbeth is apparently a significant factor in Tolkien’s writing because the Ent/Huorn attack on Isengard was the result of his disappointment that the whole “til Birnam Wood come to Dunsinane” thing was just some dudes holding sticks and not actual ambulatory trees.

    so he basically took his favorite shakespeare headcanons and put them into his AU fic

    This revelation just knocked me over.

    LET ME TELL YOU A THING ABOUT JOHN RONALD REUEL TOLKIEN. BACK THE FUCK UP SIT THE FUCK DOWN YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT ANYTHING YOU’RE FUCKING JON SNOW HERE. LET ME TELL U A THING

    JONNY T WAS LITERALLY THE BIGGEST FANBOY TO EVER WALK THE EARTH. LITERALLY THIS FUCKIN NERD WENT INTO WORLD WAR ONE AND WROTE NORSEFIC EDDA FANFIC IN THE TRENCHES AND SENT IT TO ALL HIS FRIENDS WHO WERE PRESUMABLY LIKE “JOHN WHAT THE FUCK”

    BUT IT DOESN’T END THERE

    HIS WIFE? MADE HER AND HIMSELF INTO SELF-INSERT OCS IN SAID FIC. ALSO MADE HIMSELF A TOTAL TYR SELF INSERT CHARACTER. ALL VERY DRAMATIC. KEPT WRITING THIS FIC UNTIL IT WAS HUGE. AFTER HE DIED HIS SON PUBLISHED IT AND CALLED IT THE SILMARILLION. JRR YOU FUCKIN NERD

    WAIT I’M NOT FUCKING DONE YET. TREEBEARD? BASED THE WAY HE TALKED OF HIS OLD FRIEND JACK WHO YOU ALL MIGHT KNOW AS CS LEWIS. THAT’S RIGHT. THAT NARNIA MOTHERFUCKER. WROTE HIM INTO LORD OF THE RINGS AKA THE SEQUEL TO THE SEQUEL OF HIS ORIGINAL FANFIC MASTERPIECE. CS LEWIS FUCKING HATED LORD OF THE RINGS. TOLKIEN FUCKING HATED NARNIA. BASICALLY THEY STARTED THE OXFORD PROFESSOR LIVEJOURNAL CLUB AND THEY FLAMED EACH OTHER’S SHIT RELENTLESSLY YET REMAINED BFFS

    SHELOB? FUCKING TARANTULA BIT J-TIDDY ON THE FOOT WHEN HE WAS LIKE 3. WROTE IT INTO LORD OF THE RINGS.

    HIS AUNT’S HOUSE? NAMED BAG END. YEAH YOU GUESSED IT WROTE IT INTO LORD OF THE RINGS

    THIS FUCKING DORKUS SUPREME MADE UP HIS OWN LANGUAGE. WAIT NO IM WRONG. HE MADE UP LIKE 80 LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS AND ALPHABETS AND SHIT 

    BEST PART OF ALL?? HIS OWN LAST NAME, TOLKIEN, WAS DERIVED FROM THE GERMAN “TOLKHUN” MEANING “FOOLHARDY”. DOES THAT RING A BELL TO ANYONE FAMILIAR TO LORD OF THE RINGS??? BECAUSE YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT PEREGRIN “PIPPIN” TOOK’S LIKE FUCKING CATCHPHRASE WAS “FOOL OF A TOOK”. TOLKIEN FIC’D HIS OWN FAMILIAL LINGUISTIC HISTORY INTO HIS WORK WHAT A DWEEB

    IN 2008 HE RANKED 6TH ON A LIST OF THE TOP 50 BRITISH WRITERS SINCE 1945. HE WAS A PROFESSOR OF LANGUAGES AND OTHER IMPORTANT STUFFY SHIT AT OXFORD

    AND JRR TOLKIEN WAS THE BIGGEST DWEEB EVER TO LIVE

    THE END

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  4. 17:32

    Notes: 845616

    Reblogged from ethelreds

    Tags: massively important self-care list

    1. push yourself to get up before the rest of the world - start with 7am, then 6am, then 5:30am. go to the nearest hill with a big coat and a scarf and watch the sun rise.

    2. push yourself to fall asleep earlier - start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. wake up in the morning feeling re-energized and comfortable.

    3. get into the habit of cooking yourself a beautiful breakfast. fry tomatoes and mushrooms in real butter and garlic, fry an egg, slice up a fresh avocado and squirt way too much lemon on it. sit and eat it and do nothing else.

    4. stretch. start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes. roll your head. stretch your fingers. stretch everything.

    5. buy a 1L water bottle. start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in a day, then try drinking it twice.

    6. buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen. write down everything you do, including dinner dates, appointments, assignments, coffees, what you need to do that day. no detail is too small.

    7. strip your bed of your sheets and empty your underwear draw into the washing machine. put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash. make your bed in full.

    8. organise your room. fold all your clothes (and bag what you don’t want), clean your mirror, your laptop, vacuum the floor. light a beautiful candle.

    9. have a luxurious shower with your favourite music playing. wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. lather your whole body in moisturiser, get familiar with the part between your toes, your inner thighs, the back of your neck.

    10. push yourself to go for a walk. take your headphones, go to the beach and walk. smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised how many smile back. bring your dog and observe the dog’s behaviour. realise you can learn from your dog.

    11. message old friends with personal jokes. reminisce. suggest a catch up soon, even if you don’t follow through. push yourself to follow through.

    13. think long and hard about what interests you. crime? sex? boarding school? long-forgotten romance etiquette? find a book about it and read it. there is a book about literally everything.

    14. become the person you would ideally fall in love with. let cars merge into your lane when driving. pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. stick your tongue out at babies. compliment people on their cute clothes. challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. then two. then a week. walk with a straight posture. look people in the eye. ask people about their story. talk to acquaintances so they become friends.

    15. lie in the sunshine. daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. open your eyes. take small steps to make it happen for you.
    — 

    (via elauxe)

    A self care list. I’ve been working on this. I promise it’s worth it.

    (via sweetbloodsomalia)

    (Source: emma-elsworthy)

     
  5. thunderboltsortofapenny:

    ink-phoenix:

    thunderboltsortofapenny:

    Okay but hear me out

    Black Sharon Carter.

    WOC Sharon Carter.

    Sharon giving her cousin Trip a run for his money during SHIELD training.

    Sharon growing up hearing from Grandma Peggy about how good a man Steve Rogers.

    Sharon growing up hearing from Papa Gabe about all the idiotic plans Steve came up with.

    Sharon growing up with Trip listening to the Commandos tell (heavily embellished PG-rated) stories about fighting with Captain America and Sarge.

    Sharon being multilingual from summers with the Derniers in France and winters in Fresno with the Moritas.

    Sharon and Trip cajoling Dum-Dum into showing them his Howling Commando gear Howard Stark made for him.

    Sharon watching her grandparents struggle through every May.

    Sharon Carter going to Howard, just like Papa did in 1940.

    Sharon growing up protected and empowered and insulted when SHIELD approaches her a week before college graduation because she knows they’ve had a file on her since she was 6.

    Sharon Carter who couldn’t hide behind a different last name, not that she would ever blame Trip for doing it.

    Sharon Carter walking into the Triskelion on her first day as a recruit with her back straight and her gaze high because if it’s one thing she knows, it’s that you have to be twice as good and work twice as hard for half the reward, even if Fury is the director.

    Sharon ghosting her hand over Rogers and Barnes’ names on the wall when she needs a reminder of why she’s here.

    Sharon

    Fucking

    Carter

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    HEADCANON ACCEPTED

    (via peppermoonchilds)

     
  6. Steve Rogers is a BAMF

    darthstitch:

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    We all love writing Steve as an adorable, fluffy kitten, because, let’s face it, he actually is

    That is, if you remember said adorable, fluffy kitten can deal some serious damage with teeth and claws if you piss it off.
    (Poor Bucky must’ve gotten so many stress ulcers keeping an eye out on Bitty!Steve, because Bitty!Steve wasn’t a shining angel of sweetness and light.  Hell, fuck, no.  Bitty!Steve was five foot odd, ninety pounds Walking Attitude, who was not afraid to start ass-kicking against assholes and bullies.  And who probably had an Irishman’s fine, excellent grasp of profanity as a third language - I say third, because I’m betting Steve Rogers knew Gaelic as well as good ol American English, before he started picking up French, German, Russian, Italian and whatever other languages may have come in useful for him during WWII.)

    So.  I’m wondering where the fics are that discuss Steve Rogers being a BAMF in detail.  The lovely boopboopbi's The Man on the Bridge stands out as one of those fics that have Steve and Bucky as being epic BAMF’s, but Ceiling Cat have mercy, that ain’t nowhere near enough.

    I need to see the fics and the metas discussing Steve Rogers’ abilities in detail.  I need to see someone make a case on how Steve might just have sniper-class abilities when it comes to shooting - except that he doesn’t utilize these because he needs to be on the front lines, so he’s using his side arm and his shield instead.   Maybe it was Bucky who originally taught him how to shoot and they practiced at those silly shooting galleries at Coney Island, winning prizes or borrowing Papa Barnes’ old gun and shooting cans in some backlot or alley.  

    I need to see how that fine tactical mind came to be.  It was Bitty!Steve who came up with that creative way to bring down the flag pole in order to get that flag.  It was Bitty!Steve who brought in all those military books related to tactics and history and hid them in his footlocker.  Had he read these since childhood, had them practically memorized?

    I need to see Post-Serum!Steve now utilizing the things he learned in Plans that would make a certain Colonel John “Hannibal” Smith proud, because it’s really something when Steve Rogers’ Plans come together. 

    I need to see how Captain Rogers won the respect and admiration of his men, because let’s face it, Captain America was a USO showgirl and propaganda monkey in the beginning.  Who knew that this was originally a ninety pound asthmatic turned into a super soldier?  So how did Steve win them over?  We know that it was Bucky who probably established the first bonds, as any good sergeant would.  But how did the Captain bring them all together, win so much respect that his legacy would live on in the decades after his supposed “death?”

    And then, of course, there’s the superhuman/metahuman abilities that Steve shows.  I mean, seriously, jumping out of a plane without a parachute, anyone?  The way Rumlow describes it, it looks like Steve does this all the motherfucking time and I’m beginning to think that at least this bit is not quite his passive suicidal ideation coming to play.  Steve jumps out of planes without a parachute because it’s fun and he can do it and he’s got less baggage to worry about.

    And finally, Steve Rogers has seventy years to catch up on.  So I am seriously sick and tired of seeing Steve still being an epic fail with modern tech.  I want to see how Steve has caught up not just on technology but also on modern military tactics and spycraft.  I want to see Steve Rogers learning more languages.  The man has an eidectic memory now - it stands to reason he’ll use it whenever and wherever he possibly could.  

    I want to see Steve deliberately cultivating the persona of being a dumbass at tech, because a) he’s STILL that little Irish shitekicker from Brooklyn and b) he wants people to underestimate him. 

    Finally, I need to see Natasha Romanov find Sun Tzu’s The Art of War among in Steve’s library.  She’s gonna start swearing in Russian before she realizes that Steve has effectively played them all.  Like a fiddle.  

    And maybe later, Bucky Barnes, everyone’s favorite Winter Soldier, is probably the only one not surprised by this.  He knows Steve best, after all. :P 

     
  7. transportive:

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    tagged by dansantsouslalune

    tagging: whoever wants to do this

    Name: Michelle

    Nicknames: Mishy, Captain Mishy-poo Were-Ferrell Tight-pants, the Karl Marx of Fansubbing…

    I’m not lying. I am 5’3”. It’s not my fault you tower over Cate and I.

     
  8. transportive:

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    tagged by transportive

    tagging: lelendemain, theturtlemoves, therealjabberwocky, lady-polgara, amethystkat, beeandbella, misssarahirene, quentincoldwater, socialbutterfingers, declanlunch

    Name: Rachel

    Nicknames: Rae, Rach, (Rachie if you’re my younger sister and feel like driving me up a wall)
    Birthday: October 7th
    Gender: Female 
    Sexuality: stealing citydin's answer and saying “Straight presumably”
    Height: ~160cm/5’3”


    Time Zone: Eastern Standard, Canada
    What time and date is it there: Monday August 25,2014 3:57pm
    Average hours of sleep I get each night: six or seven
    The last thing I Googled was: ”tolkien dwarf proposal third age” I was trying to locate a reference in a fic by the wonderful bead-bead
    My most used phrase(s): ”Sweet babeh Jezsus” (blaming my roommates for this current one), “sorry” (I’m Canadian, were you expecting different)
    First word that comes to mind: sweetheart
    What I last said to a family member: “Sorry I’m just trying to find a cover letter” (I’m at work and my mom came in as I was trying to locate a file for a client).
    One place that makes me happy & why: Anywhere I can curl up with a good book, no interruptions, and warmth. (And often this has been in transportive's prescence, which just adds to the lovely feeling <3)
    How many blankets I sleep under: Depends on season and location. At my parents’ house I am normally under a sheet and duvet (in the summer the sheet is cotton, in the winter flannel). At my apartment it’s normally been a sheet and in res, same thing.
    Favourite beverage(s): Milk, tea, hot chocolate. Water if I’ve been dancing.
    The last movie I watched in the cinema: Hmm, I’m trying to recall the last film I saw… I think it was X-Men: Days of Future Past.
    Three things I can’t live without: That’s a tough one. To borrow transportive's answer style: Something to dance to, something to read, and something to write on/with.
    Something I plan on to learn: Gaelic. I absolutely adore languages and I want to learn the language of my ancestors.
    A piece of advice for all my followers: No matter how alone you feel, I promise that there is someone out there who will be there for you. Also, “Even darkness must pass.” -Samwise Gamgee in LotR by JRR Tolkien
    You all have to listen to this song: Lord of the Dance by Ronan Hardiman for Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance/Feet of Flames. I just adore this song and I would love to dance to it one day (and it’s one of my faves to play on my flute.)
    My Blogs(s): Just this one. I used to have a wordpress blog for school but I don’t know if it’s active anymore because I stopped blogging.

     
  9. 14:42

    Notes: 182053

    Reblogged from citydin

    Tags: agreed

    milajewnis:

    but actually plaid button up shirts with the sleeves rolled to the elbows are universally attractive 

     
  10. 14:42

    Notes: 5341

    Reblogged from transportive

    Tags: oh the beautybe still my heart

    nubbsgalore:

    a song of ice and fire. photos from jokulsarlon, iceland by (click pic) iurie belegurschi, christian lim and edwin martinez (more iceland posts)