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We looked inside some of the posts by werian-wintertid and here's what we found interesting.
When Philppa Boyens (one of LOTR’s screenwriters) was asked why ROTK had so many endings, she responded with something like “because this story ultimately isn’t about the destruction of the Ring, it’s about the destruction of Frodo” and I think about that a lot
happy juneteenth!! today will be a day to educate, liberate, and celebrate freedom day! ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿🤎
below are some links to donations and other centers!
dream defenders - they are fighting to end the criminalizations of black youth in the united states
national black justice coalition - they work towards making employment and education opportunities more inclusive for black LGBTQ members.
the International African American Museum and the Association of African American Museums are both accepting donations to go towards several museums that celebrate, preserve, and educate guests about African American history. Sadly, many of these museums are in need of support, especially after closing their doors temporarily due to the coronavirus pandemic.
support some black-owned businesses! x x x
the loveland foundation provides financial support to black women and girls seeking therapy and mental health support.
…and many more organizations that support black women!
sign this petition to help get the black history education bill signed in order to expand black history within schools.
…and many more petitions that support the blm movement!
Genuinely the posts where people collate and juxtapose a bunch of different media texts to convey an idea with all the citations at the bottom are the best thing to have come out of this site in the entire eight years I’ve been on here. It’s so sexy. Intertextuality is genuinely one of the things that I go feral for without hesitation and I adore it it’s such a good use of the medium I hope it never stops
you’re allowed to get up one day and just decide to change who you are. dress differently, speak up more, laugh out loud even though you’ve never liked your laugh, say what you want to, say hey to people you wouldn’t normally, get that confidence going. we don’t have to stay the way people see us out of the fear that they won’t like the us we want to be.
ok ok ok ok YA-style paranormal romance story where it’s the POV of the supernatural side of couple and they’re just constant of awe of their human partner constantly and casually breaking the immutable laws of nature
This is the truest tweet I ever read. I never seen a mainstream haircair/beauty brand try to cater to black folks without doing exactly this. Always with the shea butter and gold packaging. It’s like the only way black women will know the product is “for them”.
I said I was going to write the 2nd chapter of my project, instead, I did some drawing instead. So, have some of Ulmo's Bois and their very loyal (and gay) assistants/bodyguards.
First up, Finrod and Edrahil. Totally a married couple. Fashion icons across all of Nargothrond. Most fabulous couple you will ever see. Also, tonnes of PDA.
Then, we have.. whatever these two have got going on. It's complicated.
Galdor is normally very good at finding his way around. But when they get together without someone else supervising, the overall wisdom score drops by several points. (Also, Galdor.. those clothes are not fit for travel, what are you doing? And Turgon! Tie your hair up, it'll be tangled with sticks and twigs in no time.)
I really cannot recommend enough accepting the ‘every piece of Tolkien literature has at least one unreliable narrator and likely more’ concept because it makes everything so much more understandable.
Who’s the tallest elf, for example. We start off with Maedhros the Tall, presumed tallest elf, we’re told he’s the tallest in the early Silmarillion. Because he’s ‘the tall’. Now, later, in the Gondolin narrative I think, we are told that Turgon is in fact the tallest of all the Noldor! And then at some point we are told that in fact Thingol was the TALLEST of ALL ELVES. I think Argon is also mentioned to be the tallest.
This seems a little confusing, until you take account of the fact that different stories were written by different elves with differing opinions. A noldo elf of Gondolin would indeed find the idea of a son of Feanor being the tallest as just a little vexing, and since he’s writing history and hasn’t seen Maedhros in a while and his King is oh so tall anyway, he’ll write that in there, what harm can it do?
And if you were to ask a Sindar elf, well of course his King Thingol is actually far better than any other elf, (especially those nasty rude noldor) and that indeed makes him the TALLEST elf EVER.
Add in a few different compilers, translators and transcribers of the eventual finished tome and you have a well baked in mystery with no possible answer. Who was right? Who was the tallest? There’s no fucking way to tell and the good professor intended it to be that way in a blatant example of catharsis from a very old historian who had had enough of trying to figure out which fucking anglo saxon king lived where and what the hell they even did.