I am feeling super-guilty right now! So here we go: this is the opening of the next chapter. It’s a bit rough, and it will probably raise more questions than it answers, but I can’t leave you hanging!
I am sorry, sorry, giga-hyper-mega-ultra sorry! It’s on its way!
Under the cutty cut cut
Sooo I posts this a few days ago on my deviantart. I was gonna wait on someone before I shared it here but that person has gone AWOL for a bit so I got impatient. So here it is!
It’s a bit of a cover art. poster art. Thing. for Sansukh by Determamfidd. It might eventually have the actual title to make it a crazy movie poster style thing.
Incoherent screaming and flailing…!
omfg flukeoffate, you utter utter wonder ilu so damned much
lookit that ghostly starry Thorin and omg Bilbo you sweetie come here AND YAY AROD and OH Gimli and Legolas you total honeys and augh I am dead TOO MUCH AWESOME TOO MUCH TALENT
I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground.
So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind:
Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. Crowned
With lilies and with laurel they go; but I am not resigned.
Lovers and thinkers, into the earth with you.
Be one with the dull, the indiscriminate dust.
A fragment of what you felt, of what you knew,
A formula, a phrase remains,—but the best is lost.
The answers quick and keen, the honest look, the laughter, the
They are gone. They are gone to feed the roses. Elegant and curled
Is the blossom. Fragrant is the blossom. I know. But I do not
More precious was the light in your eyes than all the roses in the
Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave
Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;
Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.
I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.
By Edna St Vincent Millay
I can not count the number of times this trick has saved my ass.
And people say Tumblr doesn’t teach you life skills…
this will come in handy one day
ATTENTION GRADUATING CLASS OF 2013: COLLEGE SURVIVAL 101
Reblogging for future reference..
Notanightlight tagged me, so here I go! I won’t make up new questions right this minute, though - it’s getting late here :(
You’re lovely. Do you know that?
AWWWWWW YOU ILU TOO YOU ARE LOVELIEST SO THERE
What’s the last song you sang?
My Funny Valentine, if you’re counting performances. If not, I warble along to Triple J in the car every. single. day! I think it was ‘Borderlines and Aliens’ by grouplove that I last hollered along with.
If you could ask your favorite author something, what would it be?
Oh god. Here we go. Can we pretty please have more ladies in the story? Ladies that don’t get fridged or put on a shelf or aren’t glorified plot devices? Can we please have POC in this world? Can we please have people of sexualities/gender identities other than straight & cis? Can we prettiest of pleases have an official Khuzdul lexicon?
Can we please see Legolas and Gimli smooch each other’s tonsils out?
What’s your most obscure fan theory?
The Blacklocks were black, and Azaghal was a Dwarrowdam ;)
Oh no! You’re life’s been turned into an RPG! What kind of character are you?
Probably a Dwarf, a very bookish one. Ori, but a girl, basically. Are there Australian fantasy Dwarves? Sounds vaguely Pratchettesque.I’d most likely get killed in thirty seconds or less.
If you could have a second home in any country, where would it be?
Ooooooooh hard. I honestly have no idea. Cop-out answer, I know, but it’s a very big rock we live on!
What is your favorite funny moment from a show or movie?
Everything Galaxy Quest, forever and ever amen :DDD
What is your plan to survive the zombie apocalypse?
First I will ensure that I am doing two or three massive things at the same time (like, oh, reports and moving house, to take a random example) and then I will easily blend in with the zombie hordes thanks to my shuffling, vacant stare, bloodless complexion, bruised eyes and inability to speak in anything but grunts.
What’s your favorite time of year and why?
I like autumn. Summer and spring in Australia (esp. in Queensland) are stinking hot, and I burn easily (and turn red, and peel - it’s thoroughly attractive). Autumn is still warm, but less prone to bushfires, floods, lightning storms and humidity. Also, the trees are beautiful <333
Your weapon of choice?
Does sass count? I am useless with anything that requires more dexterity than a pen.
What was your favorite show as a child?
I had three! Doctor Who, the Goodies, and Monkey Magic. And repeats of all three were shown every afternoon, one after the other! Golden times. *nostalgic sigh*
Genna, Bofur and Bombur’s mother as imagined by Determamfidd in her Sansukh Fanfic Canon
This is more experimentation with my iPad. The new stylus has broken in, and I’m getting decent pressure sensitivity. More to come.
Gennaaaaaaaa! The funniest Dwarrow in Ered Luin! Mahal’s sweaty socks, flukeoffate, you just nailed her so damned well I think she’s about to start telling jokes - I love her big Dawn French-esque grin and her fringe and the braids over her ears!!! Her clothes are perfect too - everything about her, just cheerful poverty, scraping by but not letting it crush her spirit or her laughter and NGH. I can just imagine her hugging her two little boys and tickling them and making them snort and giggle, making up little games to get through the lean times to make them fun.
What an amazing thing to come back to tumblr to see!!! YOU DARLING *tackleglomp* YOU TOTALLY SPECTACULAR DARLING.
I AM BACK AND ALL MOVED IN AND MY REPORTS ARE DONE AND OMG I AM SO APPALLINGLY STAGGERINGLY TIRED I THINK I MEDICALLY QUALIFY AS UNDEAD
My house! Is a paradise for piles of boxes and haphazardly stacked random bits of furniture so far. Tomorrow I am making a concerted effort towards unpacking all my books (this is like saying I will be making a concerted effort to learn the French Horn in a day ahahaha) and at least I have set up the big bits of furniture where they will live. Husband-Of-Awesomepants has done clever things, and now our speakers are mounted in the ceiling and the cables hidden in the roof. Dang, love a man handy with his tools ;)
Reports were soul-draining as always. I stg, the only people who actually like school reports are parents and governments - and that’s only so they can complain about them (DON’T GET ME STARTED ON THE FUCKING ABBOTT GOVERNMENT AND THEIR RECENT EDUCATION ASSHOLERY RIGHT NOW I WILL SELF-COMBUST). I was very proud of my Year 8s, but my Year 9s were very disappointing this term. We had a spate of plagiarists (not even clever ones: I mean, Wikipedia, honestly???) which reeeeeeaaally stuffed up their marks and my faith in them. Sigh.
Finally, I think it is now safe to announce (for those who give a crap about this stuff) that I am about to hit my 12th week of pregnancy on Monday! First child, very very excited, thoroughly terrified, completely fatigued and extremely nauseated. Nope, I won’t be posting stuff about the pregnancy or the baby here unless people send me a private ask, because some folks don’t need to read about others’ families. To be on the super-safe side, tumblr-saviour “personal blah blah” and you won’t get a peep!
(Fucking hell, when they say ‘fatigue’ in those symptoms THEY REALLY MEAN IT also mango icecream is amazing that is all)
I intend to get back to writing tomorrow night! Hang in there - you have been so patient waiting for an update, and I am so sorry about the frantic drive-by comments and echo-chamber silence that the last two weeks turned into. I will write as though my fingers are possessed, I cross my heart and pinkie-swear with every single one of you. I hope to have a nice big chunky chapter posted early next week xxxx + x
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I’m not saying you guys should all tweet at him
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"gandalf should have just used the eagles to fly to mordor" roughly translates to "i have minimal understanding of tolkien’s universe and i believe that animals are nothing more than slaves to the human race"
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