A Shmorgishborg of Thoughts and Emotions



Reblogged from minuiko
minuiko:

Aaand here’s Kel, commissioned by w-indigo-vertigo :)

"Now show the nice people," Queen Thayet says to the newly-knighted Keladry of Mindelan.
I love this scene, and Minuiko does a lovely job of portraying it.

minuiko:

Aaand here’s Kel, commissioned by w-indigo-vertigo :)

"Now show the nice people," Queen Thayet says to the newly-knighted Keladry of Mindelan.

I love this scene, and Minuiko does a lovely job of portraying it.

Reblogged from fuckyeahlotrcast

Deleted Scene: Eowyn in the Glittering Caves

HELL yes! That’s my girl! Shieldmaiden of Rohan.

Deleted Scene: Eowyn in the Glittering Caves

HELL yes! That’s my girl! Shieldmaiden of Rohan.

Reblogged from tomfleton

Is it understandable that Snape feels the way he feels? Absolutely. Is it acceptable that his actions in response to his own feelings continually harm others? Not so much.

The point is not that Severus Snape was a monster and no one should ever think well of him. The point is that Severus Snape is not a hero, and wouldn’t want to be called one. He is a man burdened by real demons, who makes the wrong choices, who pays for it with everything that is dear to him. And he’s the one who makes that bed. He knows he has to lie in it, knows that’s what he earned for himself, and that’s why he does everything in his power to make it right.

It’s what makes Severus Snape such a mesmerizing character in the first place. He doesn’t want to be coddled by anyone who feels for him, who wants to ease his pain. He would probably feel pretty awkward about Harry using his name to christen one of the Potter brood. Severus Snape doesn’t need pity because he’s not meant to be pitied—the owning of his failures are what make him exceptional.

And that is far more interesting than being a martyr any day.

(x)

I felt this was relevant due to the drastic vilification, and martyrization on the other side, of Snape that has been occurring recently.

(via seven-horcruxes)

Finally, someone who can see Snape in his fascinating complexity without worshiping or vilifying him! I don’t have any love for his character, but I do respect his courage in trying to right his wrongs and being the best double agent in literature.

(Source: tomfleton, via belovedcreation)

Reblogged from angergirl
angergirl:

There’s a scene in Wild Magic (by Tamora Pierce) where the main character, Daine, stops her heart during meditation because she really, really wants to talk to the dolphins swimming offshore and her heart is beating too loud. When she’s brought back to life, Numair understandably flips his shit. So while Numair is shouting furiously at multiple gods because she stopped her own blessed heart, I was not prepared for this when I said I’d teach her magic, Daine is like, “Gosh, Numair, don’t freak out, it wasn’t a big deal.”
I like to think that Numair holds a secret grudge against dolphins to this day.

This scene may be my all-time favorite Tortall scene. After all, it is where I get an expression I use with my friends: “You die; I kill you.” xD

angergirl:

There’s a scene in Wild Magic (by Tamora Pierce) where the main character, Daine, stops her heart during meditation because she really, really wants to talk to the dolphins swimming offshore and her heart is beating too loud. When she’s brought back to life, Numair understandably flips his shit. So while Numair is shouting furiously at multiple gods because she stopped her own blessed heart, I was not prepared for this when I said I’d teach her magic, Daine is like, “Gosh, Numair, don’t freak out, it wasn’t a big deal.”

I like to think that Numair holds a secret grudge against dolphins to this day.

This scene may be my all-time favorite Tortall scene. After all, it is where I get an expression I use with my friends: “You die; I kill you.” xD

(via tamorapierce)

Reblogged from gailsimone

Anonymous asked: Maybe a loaded question, but if you had one piece of advice for an aspiring comic book writer, what might it be?

gailsimone:

Read books on history. Honest to god, this is my number one piece of advice for writers. Most non-fiction books will give you SOME ideas for stories, but books on historical events and persons are huge idea factories, in a way that the internet just doesn’t quite replicate.

So every time I go to a book shop, I check their remainder shelves for books on interesting historical events and grab them up. It is a person with a very poor imagination indeed who can’t come up with ideas after reading this stuff…My first Deadpool villain was based on King Ludwig II, the ‘mad king,’ of Bavaria. Secret Six dealt directly with prison allegories based on North Korea, China, and Ireland. The beastmaster story in Red Sonja is based on Roman arenas in rural Wales. 

This stuff is precious as gold and you can get it for almost nothing on sale at bookshops anywhere.

For the actual PROCESS of writing, the advice I have is FINISH something. Start SMALL, a column or a paragraph or a very, very short story. FINISH. That’s what counts. The act of writing teaches skills, but the act of FINISHING teaches confidence. And you will NEED CONFIDENCE.

Finish things. Finish your story and do another. An unfinished story does no one any good. FINISH.

Reblogged from queenofdaffodils

queenofdaffodils:

So, another Youmacon has come and gone.  My original plan was to cosplay as Sansa along with my friend who went as Sandor, but because of major malfunctions in fabric orders and such, along with the fact that most of my homework was sewing, so all the time I wanted to use for sewing my cosplay was used to work on my actual homework.

Anyways, I decided to go as Beka Cooper, from Tamora Pierce’s Provost Dogs series.  I based my costume somewhat off of the cover photos of the series, but I was mostly inspired by minuiko's drawings of Beka.

Sadly, only one person recognized me, and it was after I mentioned that I was a TP character, but I made my friends walk ahead of me and yell ‘Puppy, fetch!’ and then I would go and chase them down. We also ran from Cobo Hall to the Renaissance Center, and the whole time I kept yelling “Provost Guard! Get out of the way!” and that was all fun.

I hope to make this a better cosplay, and add Kel and Daine possibly to my growing list of TP characters~

EDIT: Also, forgot to add that my friend abananaduck took the pics <3

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Reblogged from lulabo

lulabo:

There are things you should be able to talk about with your best friend, but when your best friend practically canonized a portmanteau for a relationship you don’t even have, you hold back a little. So Lily doesn’t really have anyone she can call at the end of the day and say, “ugh, I just really miss kissing.”

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