bigbigtruck: hippity-hoppity-brigade: scribefindegil: And speaking of pronouns, flat-out my…

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

bigbigtruck:

hippity-hoppity-brigade:

scribefindegil:

And speaking of pronouns, flat-out my favorite part of the LOTR Appendices is when it’s revealed that the Gondorian dialect of the Common Speech differentiates between formal and informal second-person pronouns but the distinction’s been lost in the Hobbit’s dialect, so Pippin’s blithely been using familiar terms of address with the Lord of the City, and thus helps to explain both why the Gondorians are so ready to assume he’s a prince and why Denethor finds him so amusing to have around.

not what i expected from a post that began with “speaking of pronouns,” but an a++ show of the versatility and surprise daily available on tumblr dot com

are you telling me Pippin says “y’all”

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“What the fuck is going on? Donald Trump! Donald fucking Trump! He’s a jackass reality TV star….”

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

“What the fuck is going on? Donald Trump! Donald fucking Trump! He’s a jackass reality TV star. He’s goddamn clueless. For fuck’s sake, this can’t be happening. Can it? Fucking fuck. Why isn’t anyone calling it out? It’s like Alice in fucking Wonderland. How can we be doing this? Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck.”

What politics blogger Kevin Drum thinks but does not say every time he’s writing a post about Trump

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seanpersaud: Lenore is so over photo booths anyway. #poeparty

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

seanpersaud:

Lenore is so over photo booths anyway. #poeparty

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killerchickadee: arpeggia: Jean-Luc Mylayne “When I see a bird,…

Sunday, October 25th, 2015


No 425, Janvier Fevrier Mars 2007, 2007


No 406, Avril Mai 2006, 2006


No 306, Mars Avril 2005, 2005


No 393, Avril Mai 2006, 2006


No. 60, Janvier Fevrier 1987, 1987


PO 56, Avril Mai 2007, 2007


No 366, Fevrier Mars 2006, 2006


No 428, Novembere Decembre 2007, 2007


No 524, Fevrier Mars Avril 2007, 2007


No 193, Janvier Février 2004, 2004

killerchickadee:

arpeggia:

Jean-Luc Mylayne

“When I see a bird, I see at the same time that bird on a tree near the house. I see everything as an ensemble, and I realize that’s how I see everything in life… With my lenses, I can take in that place, then the tree, the bush, the house. I try to capture all those places at the same moment, just like our eye travels from one spot to another in taking in the scene, and I try to reconstitute it.”

— Jean-Luc Mylayne, 2006

Click on each image for details.

This is the artist whose stuff I saw in Chicago with thebrideofcaliban and absolutely loved!!!!!

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mostlythemarsh: Caterpillar Arse

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

mostlythemarsh:

Caterpillar Arse

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themarysue: We Will No Longer Be Promoting HBO’s Game of…

Monday, May 18th, 2015

themarysue:

We Will No Longer Be Promoting HBO’s Game of Thrones

The Mary Sue has decided we will no longer be actively promoting the HBO series Game of Thrones. Allow us to explain. 

As I write this, I sit within five feet of no less than ten Game of Thrones promotional products — some of which I’d been sent as a member of the press, but most of which I spent my hard-earned money on. It’s no secret that I’m an enormous fan of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series and, in turn, HBO’s adaptation, Game of Thrones. But I honestly didn’t think we’d find ourselves here again, and the fact that we have fills me with utter disappointment. 

Read the rest at TheMarySue.com

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desireearmfeldt: Someone is on your side, no one is alone

Friday, December 19th, 2014

desireearmfeldt:

Someone is on your side, no one is alone

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seanpersaud: Talking Marionettes rejoice!!! Ryan Bailey is back…

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

seanpersaud:

Talking Marionettes rejoice!!! Ryan Bailey is back and we’ve thrown together a few clips from our upcoming season with some of today’s hottest music.

Season 2 premieres Wednesday 9/24/2014 on the only channel you can count on for great advice and incisive humor: The Internet Channel.

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This looks amazing. Legit looking forward.

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eyrequotes:   This post is full of nope. Not the image;…

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

eyrequotes:

 

This post is full of nope. Not the image; that’s Tolkien. Quoting Tolkiengateway.net:

Not used in the original impression of The Hobbit, 1937, which included no coloured illustrations, this painting appeared in the second English impression of the same year, and in the first American edition, 1938. In the American edition the title ‘Rivendell’ within the decorative border was removed (on which J.R.R. Tolkien commented: ‘I cannot imagine why they have spilt the Rivendell picture by slicing the top and cutting out the ornament at the bottom’), but both reproductions carried the printed caption ‘The Fair Valley of Rivendell’ (‘Hidden somewhere ahead of us is the fair valley of Rivendell where Elrond lives in the Last Homely House’, Chapter 3, A Short Rest). The painting was reproduced in The J.R.R. Tolkien Calendars 1973 and 1974 and in The Hobbit Calendar 1976.

But the quote that’s been added above it… nope. I’m gonna channel my inner ibmiller for a second.

That’s not Tolkien. He never said it or wrote it. Or if he did, there’s no record I can find of him doing so, and certainly not within the text of the Hobbit, LOTR, or The Silmarillion.

That’s a line (with apologies to people who love it, and whose views on the subject are certainly just as valid as mine) that was written by some subset of Boyens/Jackson/Walsh as part of the screenwriting for the movie version of The Two Towers. And in fact (as discussed in the commentary track for the movie), it was written under intense time pressure, as they were struggling to come up with a satisfying ending for the movie, and in desperation finally crafted that speech for Sam, a speech that (again, with apologies to those for whom it works) always felt anti-climatic and vaguely lame to me.

Partly, I suspect, that’s because as a huge book nerd who spent his first few viewings of each of the movies helplessly cataloging every actual Tolkien quote, as part of obsessively noting every inclusion and departure from canon no matter how small, this line immediately jumped out at me and made me say, “That? You’re going to hang the big conclusion of your movie on that? It’s not even Tolkien!?”

So it just bothers the crap out of me to see the line attributed to Tolkien here. And I realize that’s just me, and it’s my problem, not your problem.

But just…

Nope.

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