one time i was swimming in a spring in florida and everybody started screaming and getting out of the water and i was like haha losers aint nothing in this water and so i climbed up on a rock to sit, but then the rock started moving and thats the story of the time i rode a manatee

(Source: charlottelabouff)

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Today in Middle-Earth: A long-expected party! Bilbo’s speech and disappearance (September 22nd, 3019 T.A.)

My dear People, my dear Bagginses and Boffins, and my dear Tooks and Brandybucks, and Grubbs, and Chubbs, and Burrowses, and Hornblowers, and Bolgers, Bracegirdles, Goodbodies, Brockhouses and Proudfoots. Also my good Sackville-Bagginses that I welcome back at last to Bag End. Today is my one hundred and eleventh birthday: I am eleventy-one today! I hope you are all enjoying yourselves as much as I am. I shall not keep you long. I have called you all together for a Purpose. Indeed, for Three Purposes!

First of all, to tell you that I am immensely fond of you all, and that eleventy-one years is too short a time to live among such excellent and admirable hobbits. I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

Secondly, to celebrate my birthday. I should say: OUR birthday. For it is, of course, also the birthday of my heir and nephew, Frodo. He comes of age and into his inheritance today. Together we score one hundred and forty-four. Your numbers were chosen to fit this remarkable total: One Gross, if I may use the expression. It is also, if I may be allowed to refer to ancient history, the anniversary of my arrival by barrel at Esgaroth on the Long Lake; though the fact that it was my birthday slipped my memory on that occasion. I was only fifty-one then, and birthdays did not seem so important. The banquet was very splendid, however, though I had a bad cold at the time, I remember, and could only say ‘thag you very buch’. I now repeat it more correctly: Thank you very much for coming to my little party.

Thirdly and finally, I wish to make an ANNOUNCEMENT. I regret to announce that – though, as I said, eleventy-one years is far too short a time to spend among you – this is the END. I am going. I am leaving NOW. GOOD-BYE!

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“Cole will always wear *that hat*. No matter what head gear you give him.”

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Marine & Dodo - started with a bunch of doodles and over the hours I got attached and here they are (Dodo is a huge attention whore and Marine is just trying to pass her exams dang it)

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An actual headline from The New York Times in 1919 

I love this so much.

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Solarpunk Elf and his solarpunk dwarf boyfriend, again. Added shades because I couldn’t stop thinking about these two yesterday and I came to the conclusion that the dwarf would be lily white and constantly sunburned because he’s spend most of his life underground (and the reason he’s half dressed is because it’s so darn hot on the surface compared to the mines) and the elf would be dark skinned.

I need to come up with names for these two.

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Solarpunk music!


(((first thing first: excuse my poor english)))

So, I never really /blog/ in here, I just reblog the stuff I like or important stuff or humor or text posts or anime or whatever comes around in my dash.


I just found out about Solarpunk and wanted to share my thoughts about it with my followers and with everyone in the solarpunk tag!

For those who don’t know what Solarpunk is, check the solarpunk tag here on tumblr or this one post! It’s basically an ideology/aesthetic/fiction genre much like Steampunk or Cyberpunk, in which the main concepts/key words are: ecology, renewable resources, handcrafting, social equality, urban agriculture, art nouveau, and obvisouly, solar power.

Since I don’t really have the time to write down everything I have in mind and everything I want to praise about this, I’ll just touch one specific subject: Music.

What kind of music would we hear in a Solarpunk world?

- Try Florence + the Machine’s “Cosmic Love

- Listen to Of Monsters and Men’s “From Finner

- Have Daughter’s “Run

- San Fermin’s “Sonsick" is also pretty solarpunk-ish!

- Beirut’s “Postcards from Italy

- alt-J’s “Taro"  also great!

- Camile’s “Le Festin" (that Ratatouille song!) always reminds me of a solarpunk art nouveau-ish world.

- kaoling’s works are really awesome too. She is a japanese producer that works with Vocaloid (most of you probably know what Vocaloid is) and her songs get this awesome covers, like the one for “FREYJA.sys”. This kind of european folk would also be a really strong influence in solarpunk music!

I have so much more to write about Solarpunk and this was a really rushed post, I didn’t say what I wanted to but yeaaaah that’s it for today! Give me your thoughts about music in a Solarpunk world! Thank you so much for reading!

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tbh i find solarpunk kind of naive and self-congratulatory but at the same time it’s tremendously hopeful and also i’m super weak to art noveau aesthetic, so why not! i’m really interested in if…

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1920 team fortress 2 characters

100% accurate.

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——>And here’s a link to the print drive page if the image linking didn’t work. Because I still don’t understand how to do anything properly on Tumblr, arggh!<——

That’s riiight!

SSSS is almost a year old and it’s book 1 time! I’m sure you all know how these webcomic crowdfunding campaigns work, but still: it’s basically a fancy, fun, month-long preorder for the book.

I’m really thankful if you guys help spreading the word! The reason I’ve been able to work on the comic full time this year is because my previous comic print drive did so well, and if enough folks get this book I should be able to keep on going and updating as frequently next year too. :3

Read “Stand Still. Stay Silent” over here.

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It makes me sad when I see the closure of HASA framed as “well that’s the problem with smaller archives.”

First of all, there seems to be a fundamental misunderstanding in some circles that HASA is closing because the owner decided to take her ball and go home. She’s explained why the site has to close. Go read it, especially if you are commenting on the reasons for the closure. The problem has to do with hackers trying to gain access to the server in order to use it to attack more valuable targets. HASA simply lacks the resources to do the upgrades needed to protect the server.

Now that might seem fuel for the argument that “that’s the problem with smaller archives.” Not necessarily. I’d say it is a potential problem with any site, no matter its size. (Remember that hackers have disabled big government and corporate websites too.) HASA is twelve years old. Twelve years ago, both security risks and the fandom had very different looks than they do today. What will twelve years from now look like? Any site—large or small—could decide that the costs outweigh the benefits of keeping their site running. Any site could find that the efforts and skills of those who want to exploit that site outpace those of their volunteers.

Think big sites are impervious and never close or never lose/delete/make inaccessible fannish content? Anyone remember GreatestJournal, the LiveJournal clone that upped and closed without much in the way of warning? The last snapshot of the homepage on the Wayback Machine, from 2007 when the site started to fail, shows almost 2 million users and communities. Anyone remember Strikethrough, Boldthrough, and the M-rated story purge? When Yahoo!Groups forced Neo on its users and put a stake through the hearts of many long-running fandom mailing lists? These were big sites, folks. These were, in many cases, precisely the reason why we in the Tolkien fandom were grateful for our small archives owned and run by fandom members. When many creators were agonizing over whether their fanworks would be lost, we had the peace of mind to know that we were creating in a space where we made the rules.

Which brings me to my second point: We used to build things, and this was viewed positively. There were big, multifandom sites then just like there are now, and fannish activities were often centered there, just like now. But we also built our own sites, whether personal author sites or archives. That way, when the big sites closed or were sold or decided to change the rules in the interest of appeasement to interests more powerful/lucrative than fandom, then our work was always safe. Ultimately, even if it was not the stated aim for a person in, say, building a Tolkien archive, we knew that a site owned and run by people you interact with regularly and count as friends are unlikely to make the sorts of radical changes and decisions that has typically resulted in deletion or loss of access to content on large sites like LiveJournal and We knew that needs and problems were more likely to be addressed by fellow fandom members as well.

Also, it bears saying that Tolkien fandom has always had a culture unique from that of fandom as a whole, and yes, that culture is valuable enough to deserve its own spaces and preservation. There is something special about owning or having a strong say in the spaces where you play. There is something special about wanting something or needing something in your fannish spaces and so building it (not having to ask and hope and wait for someone else to find it—find you—important enough to care about).There is something special in the terms “owner” and “builder” rather than simply “user.” There is something special about going to a site and feeling like it represents your fannish culture and represents youThe profound loss of the evidence and history of that culture is one of the most painful parts of HASA closing for me.

In Tolkien fandom, we have always used a mix of big, multifandom sites and small, fandom-specific, fandom-owned archives. To see the latter being labeled as somehow problematic, a long-running liability in our fandom that (thank the gods!) has now been solved by AO3 is deeply troubling to me. I believe strongly that we need both. We need big sites like AO3 and LJ and Tumblr and, but we also need our sites that we built. In my opinion, Tolkien authors should be using both: archiving at least one place that is multifandom and on at least one Tolkien archive. (It makes me especially sad when I see people only posting fanworks here on Tumblr. Tumblr is not an archive, and your work is more important than this site allows it to be: It deserves to be read and found and given more than the 30 seconds of attention it might get on a fast-paced social media site.) It is not the authors who archived on HASA whose work is at risk of being lost; it is the authors who archived their work in only one place, be that a large site or a smaller one. Don’t let that work be yours.

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Out of doubt, out of dark to the day’s rising 
I came singing in the sun, sword unsheathing. 
To hope’s end I rode and to heart’s breaking: 
Now for wrath, now for ruin and a red nightfall!

(Source: arwenundomie)

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Spent the month using descriptions from Garth Nix’s Sabriel as drawing warmups! Super fun, even when it involved drawing endless. Tiny. Keys. 

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Track: Centuries

Artist: Fall Out Boy
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i missed the first half second and then i was crying at the end so its a little long im sorry i wasnt ready for that

(Source: kennyharrris)

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