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makiixuxii4 hours ago
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been trying to cope with the fact that nct hollywood isn鈥檛 a joke, nothing鈥檚 working 馃檭
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mcromwell11 hours ago
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鈥淧erformative Emotion鈥 2021 Spray Paint, Acrylics, and Pastels on Reclaimed Wood 20鈥硏30鈥砳sh Sold.
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rohirric-hunter17 hours ago
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Anyway the thing that had me thinking about Saruman blatantly denying all of his crimes to Th茅oden鈥檚 face was Sauron and the fall of N煤menor and the loss of his supernatural hotness -- they鈥檙e related, I promise.
A lot of people I鈥檝e talked to treat the event like Sauron lost his ability to be beautiful as a punishment of sorts, as if it was like,聽鈥淥h, you did a bad thing, you destroyed an entire civilization, that was terrible of you, now you don鈥檛 get to be sexy anymore, justice has been served,鈥 and in all honestly I treat it like that sometimes, but that鈥檚 inaccurate.
Sauron losing his beauty was not a punishment -- well, I鈥檓 sure it functioned as that, but that鈥檚 beside the point -- it was a protective measure聽for the rest of the world. Let me put it this way: Sauron had managed to orchestrate the destruction of a continent. By himself. He didn鈥檛 come in with armies or invent bombs or dig down to the roots of the land and destabilize it. That would have been fair play, as it were. No, he marched into the king鈥檚 good graces, riding on the power of his words and the hotness of his bod, and he convinced him to walk open-eyed to his own destruction. It wasn鈥檛 a trick, or a deception, not really, because Ar-Pharaz么n knew聽what would happen if he tried that, everybody knew, but somehow, Sauron managed to convince them to do it anyway. Like, one bully maybe tricked you into eating salt when you were a kid under the pretense of it being sugar, and another bully maybe tried to convince you to drive a knife directly into your hand without even bothering to claim that it wouldn鈥檛 hurt, and Sauron is definitely the latter.
So an entire continent has just been wiped off the face of the planet, planets just got invented depending on how you want to read the text, and Sauron has unveiled himself as the threat he is to the continued existence of the Free People, and clearly something聽had to be done. So they took away his greatest weapon.
Beauty, for Sauron, wasn鈥檛 ever beauty, at least not since he followed Morgoth and alienated himself from the rest of the maiar. It was a tool. It got people to do what he wanted. It made him trustworthy. Without it, he had to slog through the mud and do everything the hard way. Without it, he had to conquer Gondor with armies聽like some kind of peasant. Without it, he could command only through fear. Without it, people would actually think about the things that he said to them, instead of assuming they were true at once, based off the relative attractiveness of the person who said them.
I think that one of the things that made the Ring so scary was this, because the Ring was forged before all of this went down, and it鈥檚 not ugly, or scary, it鈥檚 beautiful, and attractive, and precious, and people want聽it, and people trust聽it. I think that Sauron would have regained his power, in some measure, if he had regained the Ring, and if he, who could persuade so many to his side even in his terrifying horrible form, then who would be able to resist his will if he looked attractive? Some people, certainly, our heroes, most likely, but would they have the strength of will to convince others not to flock to him? Doubtful. They would have been scattered, a handful of individuals who could hope to do little more than survive, like Elendil and his ships sailing from N煤menor as it sank.
Tolkien was getting at something like this, I believe, with Frodo鈥檚 comment of a servant of the Enemy,聽鈥渓ooking fairer and feeling fouler鈥. Some people have (incorrectly) argued that this statement is incongruous because servants of Sauron are quite horrifying throughout, but they have forgotten Saruman.
The thing about Saruman is, he was trying to play out his own mini fall of N煤menor with Rohan (though it was much less successful). Saruman鈥檚 ambition and range was not yet so great that he could set Th茅oden about defying the laws of the universe and destroy Rohan that way, but the general principle of talking him into making terrible decisions that would result in the destruction of his country was still there. It wouldn鈥檛 have worked if Saruman wasn鈥檛 so attractive -- not in the sexy sense (one hopes. I鈥檝e seen some fanfics tho.) but in the sense of him being considered wise and trustworthy. When the reader first meets Saruman, in the chapter聽鈥淭he Voice of Saruman鈥 he and his voice are overwhelmingly described as quite beautiful, though he slips occasionally throughout the exchange and lets some ugliness out. His power, his voice, is waning, as Gandalf puts it, much as Sauron lost his great power of beauty when N煤menor fell. When we meet Saruman later, on the road from Rohan to Bree, he鈥檚 even worse: he still says pretty words like thank you, but only sarcastically. And at the end, in the Shire, he鈥檚 lost it entirely. He only spits slurs and threats and empty spite and at this point -- it鈥檚 not that he鈥檚 no threat, he did a great deal of damage -- but the pity the hobbits feel for him is overwhelming, because, much like Sauron, he鈥檚 lost his greatest weapon, and now he has to do everything from the ground up, with his own two hands.
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iwasumia day ago
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im very glad this girl showed up on my fyp so i can use this as a teaching moment. this girl (WHO IS VERY BEAUTIFUL AND IF ANY OF U SLANDER HER UR BLOCKED ON SIGHT) is an ACTUAL white latino. im tired of everyone else telling latinos what race they are and 99% of the time theyre telling a mixed latino theyre completely white. THIS!!! is a white latino.
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doritostorma day ago
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i am just. sooo close to making a comic with ocs for literally no reason. it may be in a manga-style way since thats easier to color in, but chances are, i most likely will do it. even though theres still like 5 weeks of school left and i already run an ask blog and also my comic making and formatting skills are awful, im very determined to make it just out of weak impulse control 鈽濓笍
itll also most likely be posted to something im not very active on, then put the link here or something idk 馃暫馃拑馃暫馃拑
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benignmilitancy2 days ago
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I feel like I鈥檝e kind of been a bit aggressive on the Native stuff lately, and I just want you to know that isn鈥檛 my daily experience. I don鈥檛 go around looking to be offended by what seems like small things, and I鈥檇 hate to be the type to cry wolf over everything, but things I see and hear tend to stick a little more than they used to.聽 Racism might not be as devastating to me personally as it would be to a non-mixed, non-white passing Native, but it鈥檚 still at least a little irritating to encounter instances of outdated thinking. sometimes it鈥檚 just fucking annoying lol
...Or maybe I just didn鈥檛 notice before. It鈥檚 possible.
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apothitea3 days ago
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Jessica x Finn is valid and so is Gore n' Guinness, but may I offer you: Jessica x Finn x Billy??
AU where they all meet and end up in a poly relationship and both date Finn. Polyamorous evil power couple. Take it or leave it.
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weishenkun3 days ago
There鈥檚 drama??? 馃憖馃憖
not really drama i guess but theres this news聽and if you dont want to read the article theres going to be a survivor show in US thats going to create a group later debuting as another nct unit, working title nct hollywood lmao
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slnnohan3 days ago
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i . wish that every time something happened ppl wouldn鈥檛 immediately start being antiblack . like i saw this before w stopasianhate and im seeing it ... again . begging u to keep black ppl out of ur mouth
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mediocre--writing3 days ago
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i hate it when i write something i鈥檓 like super duper proud of but can鈥檛 show it to anyone i know in real life because it鈥檚 fandom. then i think i can just change the names but then the story won鈥檛 make sense because you need the multiple seasons of plot and that one specific scene when they make eye contact for 0.00001 second or it just won鈥檛 work. ya feel?
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Today we celebrate an obscure thing I love: Chobits 鉁
I drew this figure from a cute, haunting book series within the canon: 鈥淎 City With No People.鈥 馃寖
Chobits recently saw its 20th anniversary & I rewatched the anime. It still makes me think so much about love & relationships & technology...I really can鈥檛 recommend it enough. 馃挅
More about the art here: https://www.deviantart.com/mysticsparklewings/art/The-One-For-Me-878567263
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roommatesonly4 days ago
i only want 2 surround myself w brown women like ik whatll bring me peace and the answer is them
yeah the moment i centred woc in my life over moc and especially over brown men was truly the moment i found peace w myself and my life 馃槍 nobody has you the way other woc have you
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yi-dashi4 days ago
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//This poor man probably can鈥檛 even get to the graves of his grandparents back at home. They鈥檙e either buried in a pile of rubble / vines, or in a still poisonous area, or were blown up by the bombs. Worst case is if he had to relocate upturned graves when he made the new / extension to the graveyard of his home. At the very least he would then have access to them, but it鈥檚 not like he could identify them very well if the remains were displaced or destroyed.
聽 It speaks to a broader issue of Yi maybe not being able to identify bodies correctly when he was burying people. That makes his whole home a giant, 鈥榃e never saw the body鈥 trope, but at the same time weighs pretty heavily on his mind.
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I LOVE how at like 20 i was SO overly concerned w respectability politics bc if I'm not perfect ill be singlehandedly responsible for mega sino-lesbo-phobia somehow that i wouldn't even id as a lesbian or tell peopke i was chinese and now im like "i can reclaim the horny asian man stereotype"
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