The Silmarillion, adjusted for honesty.
WHAT HAPPENS IN EXILE, STAYS IN EXILE
have you heard it Galadriel?
“You can be killed; and you will be killed.”
THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS
FEANOR, YOU LITTLE SHIT by J.R.R. Tolkien
Welcome to Arda, where any and all jewelry will probably get you killed.
Seriously, if it’s shiny, just destroy it and save everyone a lot of misery.
#LOL ESPECIALLY BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO GO ALL THE WAY BACK DOWN THE MOUNTAIN #SNEAK PAST THE GOBLINS #AVOID GETTING SMUSHED BY ROCK GIANTS #STEER CLEAR OF THE ORCS THAT ARE HUNTING US #AND THE WARGS #YOU REMEMBER THEIR KILLER WARGS RIGHT #AND STAY AWAY FROM THOSE TROLLS WE SAW EARLIER #i wish you all the luck in the world #trust me you’ll need it
It’s not every day that Internet trolls are countered by a barrage of Latin poetry, but that’s what happens when you try to start something with Mary Beard. And now, the trolls’ message board has been shut down.
As the presenter of several successful British TV documentaries including Meet the Romans, Mary Beard is a far more public figure than most Cambridge professors. But after a recent appearance on BBC debate show Question Time, she’s been receiving attention for reasons unrelated to her work as a Classicist or political pundit.
Rather than providing a counterargument for Beard’s Question Time comments on immigration, many detractors took to the popular anonymous message board site Don’t Start Me Off—a kind of 4chan for disgruntled commentary on British celebrities and politicians. She was quickly named “Twat of the Week,” and Photoshopped vagina pics, insults to her middle-aged appearance, and even rape threats soon spread to Twitter—at which point Beard decided to go public on her blog, A Don’s Life… [READ MORE]
The guy who ran the messageboard said: “My suspicion is that she used our site to deflect the debate because she was so roundly thrashed after her appearance on Question Time last week. We do not go out to be offensive.”
…Although if screencaps from his own site are anything to go by, Richard White is no stranger to misogynist hate-speech. Just last year, he allegedly wrote of one left-wing female journalist: “There’s nothing wrong with Laurie Penny that a few hours of c**t kicking, garrotting and burying in a shallow grave wouldn’t sort out.”
Ugh. Go Mary!
hey who wants to se the icelandic versions of the dwarves’ names????
It’s a common and understandable misconception that Fili and Kili are Fjalar and Kjalar in Icelandic, since those are both Icelandic male names. However, if you go to Völuspá, where Tolkien probably…
icelandiclanguage speaks the truth! When it comes to that great whacking list of names in Völuspá the saying my friends and I have always had is: “don’t mention the dwarves”.
the gif that made my life
Parallels between Valjean’s Soliloquy and Javert’s Suicide.