October 9th
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October 8th
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October 6th

I am a liar!

So, those of you who have been around for a while probably realized by like, last Wednesday that my most recent post was a lie.  It wasn’t an intentional lie, my life just has a habit of getting very busy…

Anyway, the first day of my new job did not kill me, everyone seems nice, and so far my brains are not leaking out of my ears trying to remember everything.  So, all-in-all, it was a good day.

Also, the dogs are extremely happy that I am home.  They are not used to 10 hour days…

Now, I’m going to make dinner and try to fit in at least a small workout.

Stay awesome.  I will start queuing quotes and stuff again someday.  Other posts will probably be more frequent, if only to vent.

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September 29th

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“You fool. No man can kill me.”

How many times am I allowed to reblog this before it gets weird?

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Fun facts: Tolkien constructed this scene because he came out of Macbeth thinking that Shakespeare had missed a golden opportunity with the ”Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth” prophecy

Being letdown by Macbeth is apparently a significant factor in Tolkien’s writing because the Ent/Huorn attack on Isengard was the result of his disappointment that the whole “til Birnam Wood come to Dunsinane” thing was just some dudes holding sticks and not actual ambulatory trees.

so he basically took his favorite shakespeare headcanons and put them into his AU fic

This revelation just knocked me over.

LET ME TELL YOU A THING ABOUT JOHN RONALD REUEL TOLKIEN. BACK THE FUCK UP SIT THE FUCK DOWN YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT ANYTHING YOU’RE FUCKING JON SNOW HERE. LET ME TELL U A THING

JONNY T WAS LITERALLY THE BIGGEST FANBOY TO EVER WALK THE EARTH. LITERALLY THIS FUCKIN NERD WENT INTO WORLD WAR ONE AND WROTE NORSEFIC EDDA FANFIC IN THE TRENCHES AND SENT IT TO ALL HIS FRIENDS WHO WERE PRESUMABLY LIKE “JOHN WHAT THE FUCK”

BUT IT DOESN’T END THERE

HIS WIFE? MADE HER AND HIMSELF INTO SELF-INSERT OCS IN SAID FIC. ALSO MADE HIMSELF A TOTAL TYR SELF INSERT CHARACTER. ALL VERY DRAMATIC. KEPT WRITING THIS FIC UNTIL IT WAS HUGE. AFTER HE DIED HIS SON PUBLISHED IT AND CALLED IT THE SILMARILLION. JRR YOU FUCKIN NERD

WAIT I’M NOT FUCKING DONE YET. TREEBEARD? BASED THE WAY HE TALKED OF HIS OLD FRIEND JACK WHO YOU ALL MIGHT KNOW AS CS LEWIS. THAT’S RIGHT. THAT NARNIA MOTHERFUCKER. WROTE HIM INTO LORD OF THE RINGS AKA THE SEQUEL TO THE SEQUEL OF HIS ORIGINAL FANFIC MASTERPIECE. CS LEWIS FUCKING HATED LORD OF THE RINGS. TOLKIEN FUCKING HATED NARNIA. BASICALLY THEY STARTED THE OXFORD PROFESSOR LIVEJOURNAL CLUB AND THEY FLAMED EACH OTHER’S SHIT RELENTLESSLY YET REMAINED BFFS

SHELOB? FUCKING TARANTULA BIT J-TIDDY ON THE FOOT WHEN HE WAS LIKE 3. WROTE IT INTO LORD OF THE RINGS.

HIS AUNT’S HOUSE? NAMED BAG END. YEAH YOU GUESSED IT WROTE IT INTO LORD OF THE RINGS

THIS FUCKING DORKUS SUPREME MADE UP HIS OWN LANGUAGE. WAIT NO IM WRONG. HE MADE UP LIKE 80 LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS AND ALPHABETS AND SHIT 

BEST PART OF ALL?? HIS OWN LAST NAME, TOLKIEN, WAS DERIVED FROM THE GERMAN “TOLKHUN” MEANING “FOOLHARDY”. DOES THAT RING A BELL TO ANYONE FAMILIAR TO LORD OF THE RINGS??? BECAUSE YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT PEREGRIN “PIPPIN” TOOK’S LIKE FUCKING CATCHPHRASE WAS “FOOL OF A TOOK”. TOLKIEN FIC’D HIS OWN FAMILIAL LINGUISTIC HISTORY INTO HIS WORK WHAT A DWEEB

IN 2008 HE RANKED 6TH ON A LIST OF THE TOP 50 BRITISH WRITERS SINCE 1945. HE WAS A PROFESSOR OF LANGUAGES AND OTHER IMPORTANT STUFFY SHIT AT OXFORD

AND JRR TOLKIEN WAS THE BIGGEST DWEEB EVER TO LIVE

THE END

I now know why I don’t like reading Tolkien: I hate Shakespeare.

To be fair, I just found Tolkien boring and unimaginative. I pretty much hate Shakespeare all around.

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I actually got out with the dogs before sunrise this morning.  There were clouds all around.  It was very pretty.

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Hey Tumblr Peeps!

This is officially the end of my beginning of the semester disappearing act.

In the last few weeks I managed to get over the crazy part of the semester, catch the plague that was going around, make many trips to the vet’s office, clean so very many things, and get stuff for the new job ready.

I shall now begin posting stuff again and filling up my queues for my next inevitable disappearing act.

More info below the cut on stuff and things.

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September 8th
 

‘I know you, Champett Poldy,’ she said. ‘I recall I laid out your grandad and I brought you into the world.’

She glanced at the crowds, which had regathered a little way off, and turned back to the guard, whose face was already a mask of terror. She leaned a little closer, and said, ‘I gave you your first good hiding in this valley of tears and by all the gods if you cross me now I will give you your last.’

 
— Terry Pratchett (Wyrd Sisters)
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 ‘A man could go far, knowing his rights like you do,’ said Granny. ‘But right now he should go home.’ 
— Terry Pratchett (Wyrd Sisters)
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 She drew herself up and turned this way and that. The clusters of amulets, magical jewellery and occult bangles on various parts of her body jingled together; any enemy wouldn’t only have to be blind to fail to notice that a witch was approaching, he’d have to be deaf as well. 
— Terry Pratchett (Wyrd Sisters)
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September 7th
 She stood up, took her pointed hat from its hook behind the door and, glaring into the mirror, skewered it in place with a number of ferocious hatpins. They slid on one by one, as unstoppable as the wrath of God. 
— Terry Pratchett (Wyrd Sisters)
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‘Yes, m’m, but they says terrible things about you, m’m, savin’ your presence, m’m.’

Granny stiffened. ‘What things?’

‘Don’t like to say, m’m.’

‘What things?’

Shawn considered his next move. There weren’t many choices. ‘A lot of things what aren’t true, m’m,’ he said, establishing his credentials as early as possible.

 
— Terry Pratchett (Wyrd Sisters)
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 The books said that the old-time witches had sometimes danced in their shifts. Magrat had wondered about how you danced in shifts. Perhaps there wasn’t room for them all to dance at once, she’d thought. 
— Terry Pratchett (Wyrd Sisters)
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September 6th
 She gave the guards a nod as she went through. It didn’t occur to either of them to stop her because witches, like beekeepers and big gorillas, went where they liked. In any case, an elderly lady banging a bowl with a spoon was probably not the spearhead of an invasion force. 
— Terry Pratchett (Wyrd Sisters)
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 Thunder rolled in the distance. The permanent Lancre storm, after a trip through the foothills, had drifted back towards the mountains for a one-night stand. 
— Terry Pratchett (Wyrd Sisters)
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‘Well!’ said Nanny.

‘It’s all these books they read today,’ said Granny. ‘It overheats the brain…’

 
— Terry Pratchett (Wyrd Sisters)
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