zeldathemes
I'm Liz. I'm not Greek at all. Currently residing in Nebraska. My boyfriend is fun. LOTR is my life passion and I hope to be a famous Tolkien scholar someday. I'm trying my best to be happy. ~LOTR, Game of Thrones, Hufflepuff, literature stuff, Arrow, Destiny, Doctor Who, probably more text posts than anything though.~
I may not have much
but my life is full

PSA for everyone writing term research papers right now

dynastylnoire:

carryonteamfreewill:

Mendeley is the greatest program ever

I want to weep with joy every time I use it

Just click a button when you pull up an article and it will automatically save it to your library

And cite it for you

And you can use it on your mobile devices

And it’s free

Just download it and you won’t have so many urges to kill everyone in sight while writing a research paper

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Thank you so much!

henrrywinter:

inksplattersandearlyhours:

I think one of the reasons the Harry Potter Epilogue was so poorly received was because the audience was primarily made up of the Millennial generation.

We’ve walked with Harry, Ron and Hermione, through a world that we thought was great but slowly revealed itself to be the opposite. We unpeeled the layers of corruption within the government, we saw cruelty against minorities grow in the past decades, and had media attack us and had teachers tell us that we ‘must not tell lies’. We got angry and frustrated and, like Harry, Ron and Hermione, had to think of a way to fight back. And them winning? That would have been enough to give us hope and leave us satisfied.

But instead. There was skip scene. And suddenly they were all over 30 and happy with their 2.5 children.

And the Millennials were left flailing in the dust.

Because while we recognised and empathised with everything up to that point. But seeing the Golden Trio financially stable and content and married? That was not something our generation could recognise. Because we have no idea if we’re ever going to be able to reach that stage. Not with the world we’re living in right now.

Having Harry, Ron and Hermione stare off into the distance after the battle and wonder about what the future might be would have stuck with us. Hell, have them move into a shitty flat together and try and sort out their lives would have. Have them with screaming nightmares and failed relationships and trying to get jobs in a society that’s falling apart would have. Have them still trying to fix things in that society would have. Because we known Voldemort was just a symptom of the disease of prejudice the Wizarding World.

But don’t push us off with an ‘all was well’. In a world about magic, JK Rowling finally broke our suspension of disbelief by having them all hit middle-class and middle-age contentment and expecting a fanbase of teenagers to accept it.

Also. Since when was ‘don’t worry kids, you’re going to turn out just like your parents’ ever a happy ending? Does our generation even recognise marriage and money and jobs as the fulfillment of life anymore? Does our generation even recognise the Epilogue’s Golden Trio anymore?

       (x)

kohenari:

The photos and information coming out of Ferguson, MO this evening are shocking.

SWAT teams clearing out fast food restaurants, journalists arrested, full-scale police-as-military response to non-violent protest.

And yet perhaps the most amazing thing is that there seem not to be any elected officials willing to tell this police force to stand down.

ftmiles:

phoenix-ace:

girl-non-grata:

Please note: “everyone who works retail, admin, or labor” is pretty much everyone. I can’t remember the last time I worked somewhere without “security” cameras that monitored employees.

I’m having a good laugh right now because our associates just got collectively reprimanded for leaning on the counters during 8 hour shifts on their feet, because it isn’t “professional” looking.  So apparently they can put up with a camera over their shoulder to make sure they do their jobs correctly, but a cop with a gun cant?  

Literally have had the owner of one of the places I work call the store during a shift to tell us to find something to clean because my coworker was leaning on the counter. Monitor baristas on a fucking LIVE FEED camera to make sure they never lean on anything but don’t monitor cops to make sure they don’t kill anymore innocent people. Yeah, okay.

ftmiles:

phoenix-ace:

girl-non-grata:

Please note: “everyone who works retail, admin, or labor” is pretty much everyone. I can’t remember the last time I worked somewhere without “security” cameras that monitored employees.

I’m having a good laugh right now because our associates just got collectively reprimanded for leaning on the counters during 8 hour shifts on their feet, because it isn’t “professional” looking.  So apparently they can put up with a camera over their shoulder to make sure they do their jobs correctly, but a cop with a gun cant?  

Literally have had the owner of one of the places I work call the store during a shift to tell us to find something to clean because my coworker was leaning on the counter. Monitor baristas on a fucking LIVE FEED camera to make sure they never lean on anything but don’t monitor cops to make sure they don’t kill anymore innocent people. Yeah, okay.

game of thrones meme: seven quotes [7/7] → I am generous. Loyal to those who are loyal to me. I’ve proven I’m no craven. And I am cleverer than most, surely wits count for something. I can even be kind. Kindness is not a habit with us Lannisters, I fear, but I know I have some somewhere.

You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in.

Eliezer Yudkowsky  (via rampias)

Being a “product of their times” is no excuse. Never let someone off the hook for bigotry. 

(via callingoutbigotry)

askmiddlearth:

Racism and Middle Earth: Part 5/6: Tolkien and Real-World Racism

Racism and Middle Earth: Part 6/6: In Conclusion

It’s done! I’ve finished the first draft of the Racism in Middle Earth series! First things first: there are a couple un-attached pages that you will probably want to know about before you read this:

Alright, as mentioned before, this is just the first draft of this project. So, if you notice any mistakes, anything I left out, or something you think I should consider, please message me so I can take that into account while I spend the next week or so in revision before offering up the finalized series as a downloadable pdf!

Also, I’m collecting essays, blog posts, etc. on the topic of Middle Earth and racism to offer as a “For Further Reading” post. If you’ve written something on the topic, or know of an article I should include, please let me know! (It doesn’t matter if it agrees with what I’ve written, and anything written by People of Color/non-white authors would be hugely appreciated!)

imsoshive:

Seriously …

imsoshive:

Seriously …

eldarcephey:

The fall of Gondolin by John Howe

eldarcephey:

The fall of Gondolin by John Howe

reminder for bisexuals

lyricalred:

today is bi visibility day. as such, bisexual people will be completely visible for the next 24 hours. this is a bad day to engage in bank heists, ghost impersonations, covert operations for vague yet menacing government agencies, and other common bisexual hobbies that rely upon our powers of invisibility. 

reblog to save a life. 

lodovika:

Varda Elbereth

lodovika:

Varda Elbereth

catelyntullly:

got meme: (2/9) characters → brienne of tarth

“A daughter.” Brienne’s eyes filled with tears. “He deserves that. A daughter who could sing to him and grace his hall and bear him grandsons. He deserves a son too, a strong and gallant son to bring honor to his name. Galladon drowned when I was four and he was eight, though, and Alysanne and Arianne died still in the cradle. I am the only child the gods let him keep. The freakish one, not fit to be a son or daughter.”

high school boy: omg that girl my age is wearing a skirt above her knees, oh god I can see kneecaps????
high school boy: omg giRLS HVAE KNEESCAP????
school administrator: shit shit
high school boy: bUT I HAEV NEECKAP
school administrator: no don't look don't think about it ok just keep walking
high school boy: I AM PERSON, HAEV KNEEPCAP, GIRL HAVE KNEECPAP, GIRL ARE PERSONS?????????
high school admin: fuck shit shit no-
high school boy: /explodes

alexashung:

809212:

what would you say to your 10 year old self

shut up ur like 10