Lothórien fools us to some extent, by appearing to awe and tame Boromir - though it is never said that it has - and the Great River fools us too. The Fellowship appears to be sliding united along its current to a single end. But you always have to watch Tolkien with water. He never uses it unmeaningfully. Pools and lakes mirror stars, and hold hidden things. This Anduin has contrasting banks and, moreover, reeks of history. In a way it is history, and the Fellowship is going with its current, to break up in confusion at the falls of Rauros. It is worth pointing out that when Aragorn later uses the same river, he comes up it, against the current, changing a course of events that seems inevitable.

Diana Wynne Jones, “The Shape of the Narrative in The Lord of the Rings,” Reflections

marked down in my copy due to my own obsessions with bodies of water and the weight of history both, but shared to tumblr more with the last sentence about aragorn and the people who will love it in mind.

(via sea-change)

(via literarynerd)


jolly-plaguefather:

cousinborris:

This is a brilliant idea

… THIS IS THE BEST THING. I NEED THIS DONE NOW! ALRIGHT, PUBLISHERS, COME TAKE ALL MY BOOKS AWAY AND FIX THEM! MAKE THEM SO I CAN DO THAT!

jolly-plaguefather:

cousinborris:

This is a brilliant idea

… THIS IS THE BEST THING. I NEED THIS DONE NOW! ALRIGHT, PUBLISHERS, COME TAKE ALL MY BOOKS AWAY AND FIX THEM! MAKE THEM SO I CAN DO THAT!

(via acrossmyfictionaluniverse)


moonlessblac-knight:

this is beyond perfect, she is beyond perfect

(via literarynerd)





Please reblog if you enjoy Marvel and you’re a woman

aurea-lucem:

benedict-hiddleston-pace:

I have been having an argument with a friend and he says that Marvel is for guys, please help me prove to him that there are lots of women who like Marvel!

MARVEL WOMEN ASSEMBLE

(via lareinerousse)


buriaq:

coolbutcautious:

the only reason i go to school is because i donn’t wanna be an unemployed college drop out. i wanna be an unemployed college graduate 

thats the spirit

(via thatbooksmell)


spektrmodule:

littleghostpug:

demands-with-menace:

Batman has contingency plans in case the members of the Justice League go rogue.
Superman has the Justice League’s favourite snacks in case they decide to come to his apartment.

this is really cute but is lois pouring coffee grounds right into the pitcher because

lois has no fucking idea how to make coffee that’s jimmy and clark’s job

spektrmodule:

littleghostpug:

demands-with-menace:

Batman has contingency plans in case the members of the Justice League go rogue.

Superman has the Justice League’s favourite snacks in case they decide to come to his apartment.

this is really cute but is lois pouring coffee grounds right into the pitcher because

lois has no fucking idea how to make coffee that’s jimmy and clark’s job

(via awrinkleintortall)


Check out my fancy new GW2 armor. It’s so pretty and fairly impractical. I love it.


annacdp:

George R. R. Martin… wisdom at its finest

(via acrossmyfictionaluniverse)


You might be a nerd if…

…your boyfriend making up to you for being kind of a jerk the other day involves crafting/buying you new armor for your level 80 Guardian in Guild Wars 2.



You were my cup of tea, I drink coffee now.
10 word story #2 by E.K. (via caffeinegalore)

(via teacoffeebooks)


newwavefeminism:

kadabralin:

fierceawakening:

art-vandelay-xvx:

and-the-devil-makes-three:

beardenvy:

queeniman:

lulz-time:

BREAKING: Seattle becomes the first city to raise its minimum wage to $15/hour. SHARE if Congress should take Seattle’s lead! 
the current minimum wage (at least in NY) is $8.00 and less than a year ago it was $7.25, so yes.

Wow

Nope nope and nope. Make better decisions and life and you won’t be working a minimum wage job.

^ That’s literally the dumbest fucking thing I’ve ever read in my life. Are you the kind of person that goes up to homeless people and tells them to get a job? Good fuuuuuuuuuuuucking lord. If everyone was able to get a “better” job, there would be absolutely no-one populating the mass expanse of the workforce. Are you unable to see how this suggestion is completely and utterly illogical? And extremely rude?
Thank god people in Seattle have good heads on their shoulders so single mothers working 3 minimum wage jobs to feed their children can finally be treated like actual live human beings with needs and not capitalistic automatons. 

"Just get a better job" is the most white bread privilege shit I’ve ever heard.

I don’t even think it’s white privilege. I think it’s just near-bottomless dumbfuckery.

"Get a better job," they said.
Suddenly, every custodian everywhere quits their job and gets a better one. Now, upon entering public restrooms, everyone is handed a spray bottle and toilet brush, because now they have to scrub their own shit out of that public porcelain throne. Women’s restrooms come complete with plastic bags, because they have to bring their soiled period products home with them and dispose of them at home, because there is no more public waste removal.
"Get a better job," they said.
All fast food employees quit and find a “better job”. No more fast food places! There also aren’t any restaurants. Better learn to cook your own shitty garbage burgers. You have only yourself to yell at if you forget the cheese.
"Get a better job," they said.
Retail stores no longer have any employees. All shopping must be done online, but you have to drive out and pick up the supplies yourself because the Fedex people quit and got better jobs, too.
"Just get a better job," they said!
You now have to grow and make every single thing you ever consume for the rest of your life, because no one wants to do it for you at $7 an hour.
Fuck you.

That’s exactly what I hate about the “just get a better job” rhetoric. It assumes that those working minimum wage must *deserve it* for some reason.
But we’ll swear up and down we’re not a caste system…

newwavefeminism:

kadabralin:

fierceawakening:

art-vandelay-xvx:

and-the-devil-makes-three:

beardenvy:

queeniman:

lulz-time:

BREAKING: Seattle becomes the first city to raise its minimum wage to $15/hour. SHARE if Congress should take Seattle’s lead! 

the current minimum wage (at least in NY) is $8.00 and less than a year ago it was $7.25, so yes.

Wow

Nope nope and nope. Make better decisions and life and you won’t be working a minimum wage job.

^ That’s literally the dumbest fucking thing I’ve ever read in my life. Are you the kind of person that goes up to homeless people and tells them to get a job? Good fuuuuuuuuuuuucking lord. If everyone was able to get a “better” job, there would be absolutely no-one populating the mass expanse of the workforce. Are you unable to see how this suggestion is completely and utterly illogical? And extremely rude?

Thank god people in Seattle have good heads on their shoulders so single mothers working 3 minimum wage jobs to feed their children can finally be treated like actual live human beings with needs and not capitalistic automatons. 

"Just get a better job" is the most white bread privilege shit I’ve ever heard.

I don’t even think it’s white privilege. I think it’s just near-bottomless dumbfuckery.

"Get a better job," they said.

Suddenly, every custodian everywhere quits their job and gets a better one. Now, upon entering public restrooms, everyone is handed a spray bottle and toilet brush, because now they have to scrub their own shit out of that public porcelain throne. Women’s restrooms come complete with plastic bags, because they have to bring their soiled period products home with them and dispose of them at home, because there is no more public waste removal.

"Get a better job," they said.

All fast food employees quit and find a “better job”. No more fast food places! There also aren’t any restaurants. Better learn to cook your own shitty garbage burgers. You have only yourself to yell at if you forget the cheese.

"Get a better job," they said.

Retail stores no longer have any employees. All shopping must be done online, but you have to drive out and pick up the supplies yourself because the Fedex people quit and got better jobs, too.

"Just get a better job," they said!

You now have to grow and make every single thing you ever consume for the rest of your life, because no one wants to do it for you at $7 an hour.

Fuck you.

That’s exactly what I hate about the “just get a better job” rhetoric. It assumes that those working minimum wage must *deserve it* for some reason.

But we’ll swear up and down we’re not a caste system…

(via nellachronism)