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J.R.R. Tolkien and Edith Bratt

askmiddlearth:

In honor of Valentines Day I thought I’d make a post about the real-life love story of J.R.R. Tolkien and his wife Edith Bratt.

They met when Tolkien was 16 and Edith 19, both orphans, and living in the same boarding house. They spent time together in a teashop balcony, dropping lumps of sugar into the hats of people walking below. During the summer of 1909 they fell in love.

But Edith was Anglican, and Tolkien a Catholic, and his guardian (a Catholic priest) forbade Tolkien to see Edith again until he was a legal adult at 21. Tolkien obeyed, but sent Edith a letter on the night of his 21st birthday, asking her to marry him. Edith replied that she was already engaged, having thought that he’d forgotten her. Tolkien immediately traveled to the town she was living in. Edith met him at the train, and by the end of the day she’d returned her engagement ring and agreed to marry Tolkien.

Edith converted to Catholicism (though religion remained the one sore spot between them), and the couple had several kids. Tolkien served in WWI, and the separation caused them both a lot of pain. Letters from the front line were censored, so Tolkien and Edith devised a secret code. Edith could decipher Tolkien’s letters, and thereby keep track of his movements on a map of the front.

When Tolkien returned from war, they lived for a time at Roos in Yorkshire. Taking a walk one day, Edith began dancing in a clearing of blooming hemlock. It was at this moment that Tolkien first started creating the story of Beren and Luthien.

Edith died in 1971. Tolkien, in a letter to his son Christopher, discussed Edith’s part as the inspiration for Luthien. In mentioning her death, Tolkien confesses: “But the story has gone crooked, and I am left, and I cannot plead before the inexorable Mandos.”

Tolkien died 22 months after Edith. Their headstone reads Edith Mary Tolkien: Luthien, and John Ronald Reuel Tolkien: Beren.

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SOURCES: Edith Tolkien’s Wikipedia page, which cites Carpenter Humphrey’s Tolkien biography as well as The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.  

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poppypicklesticks:

equality-over-extremism:

poppypicklesticks:

theliterarywolf:

poppypicklesticks:

haunted-by-cupcakes:

paintballing-on-the-moon:

OKAY, I WAS LOOKING UP COSTUMES FOR HALLOWEEN BECAUSE, FUCK YOU, I’M EXCITED. AND THIS SHIT IS WHAT I FOUND FOR WEDNESDAY ADDAMS AND THIS IS FUCKED UP. SHE IS A CHILD FUCKING CHARACTER. WHY ARE YOU SEXUALISING THAT. SHE IS A CHILD. YOU SHOULDN’T BE SEXUALISING WOMEN’S COSTUMES ANYWAY BECAUSE THAT’S FUCKED UP BUT THE SEXUALISATION OF A CHILD FUCKING CHARACTER, THAT CROSSES THE LINE SO FAR THAT IT CIRCLES THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE AND APPEARS BACK ON EARTH. END THIS NOW.

ITS A COSTUME MADE FOR ADULTS
ITS FOR ADULTS TO WEAR
NO IS FORCING YOU TO BUY IT OR WEAR IT
WHY DO YOU EVEN GIVE A SHIT?
Did you ever stop and think that some women WANT to dress up like this?
If someone wants to dress up as the sexy-grown-up version of Wednesday
then let them

Some Women wanna buy sexy costumes
WHY?
I don’t know and I don’t care

One of my best friends has been saying she wanted a costume like this for ages!  I’m going to go tell her, she’ll be so happy, she loves Wednesday Addams. 

Fuck off OP, I would rock the living shit out of that costume if it probably didn’t cost an arm and a leg

What next?  Is she going to ban me from wearing my slutty Olive Oyl costume?  

Olive Oyl needs to check her Thin Privilege or something? 

Sure the skirt is shorter and paired up with heels on a conventionally attractive model. But these costumes don’t even look that “sexy”. The dress on the first one is cute and actually looks like something I would normally wear.

Yeah aren’t feminists going berserk on this rotten little website because they can’t dress like that to school? 

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ed-pool:

"I want my father back, you son of a bitch"

"And for a moment, he was alive. And my fairy tale came true."

I love that man.

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geoectomy-events:

Fallout meets Star Wars

Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo 2014

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arminsarmy:

marielovesgroban:

Don’t forget we have to wake up Green Day tomorrow.

Ok just a reminder to everyone: If you’re planning on tweeting billie joe armstrong “wake up” or something tomorrow, DON’T. The song is about his father’s death and so it’s really personal and treating it like a joke isn’t the right thing to do. Plus he’s asked so many times for people to stop and no one listens so yeah. Please don’t do that.

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psychara:

shadowassemblage:

Punk’s not dead, just sleeping

AWWAWWEEEE

Sleeping punks is the only photoset theme more precious than sleeping animals.

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monkey-do:

Joseph Gordon Levitt in stockings

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I saw on your twitter that you wrote "Men now guilty until proven innocent when accused of rape" and I think that perfectly sums up why you're a piece of human trash who should die by the side of the road and get devoured by insects. You think a man should have the right to be considered truthful when he denies a rape but a woman who accuses a man deserves no consideration of truth. I'd call you a monster but you're not nearly as interesting.

mr-cappadocia:

I was just accused of being a monster for adherence to the belief of innocence until proven guilty.


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inkinesss:

Emperor of the Sands.

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