9th May 2013
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I felt like drawing fem!Bilbo working in her garden and I was pretty motivated.
27th April 2013
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a BRILLIANT read, and even more incentive for me to make my own wizards trope-defying and excellent.
God it’s fascinating to look at the timestamp on this one and then realize that Pratchett went on to write his Witches Series and Granny Weatherwax, who’s strong and fierce and brilliant and austere and so achingly, bitterly, intensely good. I think Granny Weatherwax would give Gandalf a hard look and Gandalf would remember he had a very urgent appointment three shires away and stroll off really fast.
Holy fuck, everybody go read this right now.
Pratchett is one of the people whose work is not only hilarious, but legitimately brilliant. I learned so much from reading his books. Even this talk is peppered with the kind of thing that makes you snort out loud and get stared at by coworkers:
No wonder witches were always portrayed as toothless — it was living in a 90,000 calorie house that did it. You’d hear a noise in the night and it’d be the local kids, eating the doorknob.
And he fucking nails the witch/wizard dichotomy. Wizards = wise, powerful, organized, educated; witches = crones who give you warts. The Tiffany Aching series addresses this directly, as do the regular Discworld books focusing on the Lancre witches. Like Roach says, Granny Weatherwax is achingly, bitterly, intensely good, and that’s partly because she’s constantly aware of how easy it would be to be bad. How someone has to do the mucky jobs and help the obnoxious and stupid and never, ever take credit for anything you didn’t do; how the hardest thing is to stay balanced just on the edge between extremes, maintain that equilibrium, do what needs to be done no matter how awful or difficult it may be. Wizards never have to think about this. They just forge straight ahead, eating big dinners and squabbling amongst themselves and taking their power for granted.
7th April 2013
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A tribute to the friendship between Tolkien and Lewis.
16th February 2013
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19th January 2013
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Remember the cartoon Madeline?
30th December 2012
Post reblogged from For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky with 64,549 notes
literally one of the best things in the hobbit was gandalf constantly counting the dwarfs like an exasperated teacher on a school trip
27th December 2012
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The Cast Of “The Hobbit” Pose With Their Lego Doppelgängers [x]
6th January 2012
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Middle Earth prom photos?
What is happening in this photo.. :”—————D
21st December 2011
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Look at the bamfness that is Thorin. Just look at it.
Thorin, uh, ah *u*
8th December 2011
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I DON’T EVEN-
(imagine a long, white beard, and you have Gandalf in a dress.. sir Ian, why so stunning)
3rd December 2011
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I did not know until now that Ian McKellen is gay. And my appreciation went up as I read how he has worked against homophobia. ö_ö
So here, take Gandalf with cool sunglasses. (Which are actually 3D-glasses for Hobbit’s shootings!)