remember that time seamus sat on jordans lap
Remember that one time when sly and Seamus kissed but they cut it half way through.
Six complaints to the BBC about last Saturday’s same-sex kiss on Doctor Who.
Over eight hundred complaints about the Great British Bake Off’s baked Alaska scandal.
I love this country.
lily’s mother talking to her in the hospital the day after harry’s born like “have you been getting enough rest”
“I tried but it’s hard with all the crying”
“that’s normal for newborns”
“no harry slept like a rock I meant james”
the moment you knew this was going to be the best fucking game you ever played
“You fool. No man can kill me.”
How many times am I allowed to reblog this before it gets weird?
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.
He also took his favorite characters from Norse mythology and was like “eh no one ever talks about the First Dwarves. Ima talk about the Dwarves.” And he stuck them into his stories and that is where every single dwarf comes from, as well as Gandalf, who was also named for one of the First Dwarves of Norse lore. Many other Norse characters and places pop up throughout Tolkien’s works, like Mirkwood and the Misty Mountains, and Gimli, Narvi, and Bor, among others. Also he was rather fond of the Volsung Saga, penning “The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun” as his own English retelling of the famous stories of Sigurd the Volsung. He also took a liking to the story of Andvari’s Ring, which may sound familiar to you- it’s the story of a creepy creature who lives in a nasty pond and has a magic ring that curses all who own it ever afterwards, like Sigurd, the noble hero, who must fight an enormous dragon to claim it’s treasure…
Basically Tolkien is the greatest fan fiction writer ever to live.