leftovers from hador week 1 :
Dírhavel playing the Lay of the Children of Húrin - his own composition - to Andvir son of Andróg (link)
knowing a lot of comics trivia is great because you can say “j. jonah jameson’s son, john jameson, was an astronaut who eventually went to the moon and found a ruby that turned him into a werewolf, became captain america’s personal pilot for a while, and eventually was married to she-hulk for a short time” and nobody believes you but it’s absolutely true
The Adûna rebel kids have very mixed feelings about mortality. Some of them are super serious Edain revivalists who believe that they were meant to be immortal before they were cursed by Morgoth, and “accepting the gift of Eru” is all Elven propaganda, and some of them are super serious Edain revivalists who believe that they were cursed by Melkor for a reason and trying to shift their punishment is blasphemy, and other don’t give a fuck about Edain tradition because they’re building a new world shouldn’t be held back by their old limitations.
Then there are the ones who actually have to deal with the post-revolution political crisis and famine resulting from the slump in colonial trade. Ideology is all well and good, citizens, but we can deal with the problem of people dying once we have a solution to the more immediate problem of people dying.
I have a thing for Adûna rebel kids. Students, the precocious children of merchants and local magistrates who somehow make it to the capitol, Arminalêth natives who grew up in the lower city, disaffected Elrosians who dress themselves to look meticulously lower-class.
It’s the reign of Atanamir or Ciryatan, and they learned to speak Sindarin in school, so they can move in the right circles, struggling through histories of the first age in thick provincial accents and writing filthy Adûnaic epigrams in the margins of their books. There’s the journalist from Rómenna who loves the shape of Quenya words and dreams in the Haradric dialect his mother spoke and writes in Adûnaic because he wants to be read. The young lawyer who spends his evenings translating the dialogues of Finrod and Andreth in Adûnaic, in three dialects, with commentary on the historical dominance of Elven culture as a tool for maintaining oppressive class divisions among Men. Legions of terrible poets who think the language they grew up speaking is beautiful. It’s never been a literary language, they’re building a tradition from the ground up.
They probably meet in public parks and cheap restaurants and drink thick, bitter Umbarim coffee and complain about the injustice of being ruled over by a king who cares more about war abroad than social equality at home - no surprise, given he only got the job because his great-great-great-to-the-nth grandfather was an elf. The radicals think that monarchy is such an obviously flawed mode of government only an elf could have invented it. It works well enough (it’s unethical, but it works) when you have one king you can trust to be competent, but how can you trust the system when they keep dying, and anyone could replace them? They write letters home and post pamphlets in public places. One or two or five hundred years later, they’ll have impassioned arguments about how the agenda of reclaiming human culture and language has been co-opted by the crown to further their unjust colonial expansion, based on the logic of Númenorean superiority due to elven/valarin influence. “King’s Men” and “Faithful” are false divisions, they’ll say, the aristocrats all want the same thing.
|unsuspecting non-autistic person:||so i heard you like this thing, can you tell me a little about it?|
|me:||lord forgive me for what i am about to do|
Discworld for - http://sepia-mortis.deviantart.com/ :)
William de Worde, Otto Chriek, Lord Vetinari, Sam Vimes with Errol, Carrot, Angua, Cheery Littlebottom, Moist Von Lipwig, mr.Pump, mr. Teatime, Chidder(sitting one),Teppic, Ricewind,Mort, Death, Susan, Maladict, Lieutenant Blouse and Sergent Jackrum :)
(not even half of my most favorite discworld character….ok…almost every discworld character´s my favorite :3 )
Late Night Special: Tiger Lilies In The Wild
There aren’t many of these insanely gorgeous left lilies in marin. People take the bulbs and its easy to over harvest them. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I found these perfect tiger lilies beside a seasonal creek. I hope they live long and spread and start a tiger lily comeback on the mountain!
(Mount Tamalpais, California - 6/2014)