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Nocturne of the Ocean

Jun 30 '13

One more thing

I have a good friend - americanviolist - who is new to the Silmarillion fandom. :) I’ve been helping her so far where questions and genealogy and stuff are concerned, but while I’m on my mission for the next 18 months I won’t be able to help her as much. Could you guys just…take her under your wing? :) It would be much appreciated.

2 notes Tags: americanviolist Sierra Silmarillion

Jun 30 '13

Mission Housekeeping

So I’m flying out Tuesday to start my mission. For the next 18 months I won’t be able to access tumblr, facebook, or the internet in general (except to write weekly emails to my family). I’ve tried to write a series of 18 posts that I can queue up and have posting during my mission, so that I don’t totally fall off the face of the earth, but I don’t think I quite succeeded. So I will do my best and see what happens. :)

As of tomorrow night I’ll be off tumblr for a year and a half. I wish you all the best, and hope you’ll forgive me in a couple years when I start liking and reblogging all your posts from two years ago. ;) 

Things-I-will-be-doing-in-18-months-that-you-may-or-may-not-look-forward-to:

Rereading and liveblogging both the Silmarillion and LOTR (and probably the Hobbit, if only to point out connections between Thranduil’s caverns and Menegroth and swear up and down that the Arkenstone is Maedhros’ silmaril) (wow that got out of hand)

Re-watch and liveblog the Hobbit movies (haha and I won’t have seen any of them yet so the reactions will be 100% authentic!)

I’m hoping, once my memory is refreshed, to maybe start writing some meta posts on the Silm and shtuff. So that will probably happen, or at least an attempt will be made. :)

I’m excited to go to Brazil and serve, though I will miss you guys. :) Thanks for welcoming me into the Silmarillion fandom: I wasn’t expecting it, but I’ve definitely enjoyed it!

See you in 18 months!

2 notes Tags: personal ldsmission

Jun 30 '13

thedoctorismyangelofthelord:

haithinkimfunny:

calliopesragingboner:

one-hamburger:

dcksp8jr:

fionaaelizabeth:

If corals get stressed they die, so if I was coral I would be dead 

what do coral even get stressed about

Current events

Get out.

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no stop my parents are asleep and i cant stop laughing noooloiii

xD

(Source: fionaelizabeth)

893,409 notes (via rabababe & fionaelizabeth)Tags: PUNS!! xD Coral

Jun 30 '13

rabababe:

engineeringisawesome:

Some more information on the 3D-Printed cast.

futuretechreport:

Cortex: The 3D-Printed Cast

After many centuries of splints and cumbersome plaster casts that have been the itchy and smelly bane of millions of children, adults and the aged alike the world over, we at last bring fracture support into the 21st century. The Cortex exoskeletal cast provides a highly technical and trauma zone localized support system that is fully ventilated, super light, shower friendly, hygienic, recyclable and stylish.

The cortex cast utilizes the x-ray and 3d scan of a patient with a fracture and generates a 3d model in relation to the point of fracture.

By Jake Evill

And it’s pretty!

Cool stuff!! :D

67,417 notes (via rabababe & jvnk)Tags: things that are brilliant

Jun 30 '13
lintamande:

rabababe:

oceannocturne:

Adding this to my list of languages to learn…

I used to know how to transcribe English into tengwar. Time to relearn!

// has no intention of turning into the fandom tengwar police, but…
Nope. The tengwar aren’t a cipher for the Roman alphabet (let’s give Feanor Tolkien a little more credit than that).
For some better resources to learn English-mode tengwar, check out Tengwar Tutor or Amanye Tenceli.

Ah. I feel like I should have noticed that on my own. xP Ah well. Still on the list to learn!! :D
And don’t feel bad, the fandom needs tengwar police. ;)

lintamande:

rabababe:

oceannocturne:

Adding this to my list of languages to learn…

I used to know how to transcribe English into tengwar. Time to relearn!

// has no intention of turning into the fandom tengwar police, but…

Nope. The tengwar aren’t a cipher for the Roman alphabet (let’s give Feanor Tolkien a little more credit than that).

For some better resources to learn English-mode tengwar, check out Tengwar Tutor or Amanye Tenceli.

Ah. I feel like I should have noticed that on my own. xP Ah well. Still on the list to learn!! :D

And don’t feel bad, the fandom needs tengwar police. ;)

(Source: the-tolkien-project)

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Jun 30 '13

rosezemlya:

newyorkshows:

hasa—diga—eebowai:

livejamie:

Asking random New Yorkers with headphones on what song they are listening to.

I love this. It’s so interesting

I love these, but I live in fear of it happening to me when I have something like “The Duck Tales Theme Song” playing.

I’m surprised how many of them had to actually check to see what they were listening to…

122,280 notes (via rosezemlya & livejamie)Tags: music NYC New York but dangit Sierra you've tainted me totally started singing along to Black and Yellow xP

Jun 29 '13

nehirose:

heatherbat:

oh my [gosh] shannon

oh my [gosh[ i love this so much

<3

223,327 notes (via rabababe & prodigalsun82)Tags: things that are adorable :3 art

Jun 29 '13
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Adding this to my list of languages to learn…

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Jun 29 '13

justonelasttrick:

aj-watson:

heyassbuttyourethepotatoone:

The first time you see it, it can hit you really hard, especially since Sherlock is on a total roll and John delivers the line “please God, let me live” in a way where you can be forgiven for not being sure if it’s serious or snark. It apparently has the same effect on Sherlock, as well.

We never do get any details on how Captain John Watson of the Fifth Northumberland Fusiliers was wounded in action. But from this exchange alone, it’s clear the situation was extremely serious. He was badly wounded, nearly died, and developed PTSD- Sherlock had himself earlier pointed out that the original circumstances of John’s injury must have been ‘traumatic’, and he meant emotionally traumatic, not just violent and painful. The blunt earnestness of John’s response even trips up Sherlock for a second or two, and he’s just been ranting and raving about not understanding why a woman would care about her stillborn baby after fourteen years. This also works as a tearjerker in hindsight if you recall ‘Please God, let me live’ whenever John is genuinely in physical danger elsewhere in the series.

Pretty much everyone in the room agrees that in your last moments, you would think about the people you love the most. John apparently had no one to think about when he was close to dying. He really must have been lonely even before he returned from Afghanistan.

I hate you for making this post because it’s the best I’ve read on this subject and it hurts.

(Source: thedoctorsjawn)

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Jun 29 '13

rabababe:

pixolith:

“Even among the Eldar she (Galadriel) was accounted beautiful, and her hair was held a marvel unmatched. It was golden like the hair of her father and her foremother Indis, but richer and more radiant, for its gold was touched by some memory of the star-like silver of her mother; and the Eldar said that the light of the Two Trees, Laurelin and Telperion, had been snared in her tresses. Many thought that this saying first gave to Fëanor the thought of imprisoning and blending the light of the Trees that later took shape in his hands as the Silmarils. For Fëanor beheld the hair of Galadriel with wonder and delight. He begged three times for a tress, but Galadriel would not give him even one hair.”

***

“Fëanor created the Silmarils during the Years of the Trees in the Noontide of Valinor. They were named for and crafted of the hard crystalline substance silima, and contained some of the light from the Two Trees of Valinor made by Yavanna and Nienna - named Telperion the Silver, and Laurelin the Gold.”

…so does that mean when Gimli finally set Galadriel’s hair into crystal as he said he would, he ended up with a homemade Silmaril?

OH MY [GOSH]. 

ALL THE YESES.

21 notes (via rabababe & pixolith)Tags: yesyesyesyesyes headcanon accepted headcanon freaking accepted xD Gimli Galadriel Silmarillion Silmarils AND THE BEST PART IS YOU KNOW HE WASN'T AFFECTED BY THEM CUZ GALADRIEL BLESSED HIM TO NEVER GO CRAZY FROM TREASURE (don't get me wrong I love my elves...but I love that at the end of it all it's a dwarf who is the figurative better man)