80 things learned from TolkienPretty, shiny things are hazardous to your health.80 things learned from Tolkien4 years ago in Humor More Like This
This is because the Law of Attraction is multiplied 100x once you look at them
Hobbits state the overly obvious
Chocolate is nonexistent in Middle-Earth.
Arwen stole Glorfindel's horse.
Beer and Tobacco seem to have a beneficial effect on hobbits
Never make fires in questionable caves
Kick a troll, and your foot will break
Elvish accents are low and whispery
Never sleep in a boat if your Dad is a Pyromaniac
Don't give twins the exact same name
Imitating voices can come in handy
Running at your brother with a sword and shouting at him in old-fashioned language will get you a big time-out
Really, really big dogs are very useful
Being good at riddles can save your life
Giant spiders freak out elves big-time
Elrond should have pushed Isildur into the crack of doom
Sauron once got pwned by a girl
If you insult any of Tùrin's female relatives, you will find yourself impaled on a rock at the bottom of a raging river.
Speaking of w
Delusions -LevixReader- Chapter 4"What are you doing here?" you questioned.Delusions -LevixReader- Chapter 41 month ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The boys' eyes widened at your hostile tone; your voice had come out as a low growl due to your throat being dry from lack of water. The short, black haired man seemed unfazed by your hostility and continued to stare at you with cold eyes.
"We seek shelter," the black haired man replied in a monotone voice. His grey eyes continued to bore into yours as he slightly nodded his head in the direction where Jean sat. "We have an injured soldier who needs medical aid."
You ceased the staring contest with the short man after a moment of silence, by throwing your dagger into the ground by your bare feet. You let out a grunt and curtly nodded your head at the men.
"(First Name)," you said simply.
The black haired man remained silent for a moment, before replying in a bored tone, "Levi."
"I'm Eren Jaeger," the brunette said.
"Jean Kirschtein," the injured one said, smirking at you.
"A-Armin Arlert," the blonde one stuttered.
You walked towards your hous
BathingIn the quiet forests of Doriath, the sunlight was falling dappled through the leaves high above. The birds were singing, the branches were rustling, small animals were hopping happily through the undergrowth. A slight breeze whispered through the trees, and a small brook murmured nearby. All in all, perfect day in the forest.Bathing2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Galadriel, however, was unable to enjoy it.
"I feel disgusting," she complained, pulling sharply on her reins to steer her horse around a small bush. "Do you people never wash?"
Her Sindar guides looked offended, but were unsure how to respond. She was a high lady of the Noldor, after all. As usual when in need of guidance, they turned to their lord.
Celeborn sighed quietly and gave Galadriel a mild smile. "We will be in Menegroth very soon, my lady. Be assured that King Thingol's halls have very beautiful baths."
A frown marred the loveliness of Galadriel's face. "We will be in Menegroth in two days. I feel disgusting now." She huffed out a breath and pulled her
Troublesome Chapter 8 - Levi x Reader x ErenThe familiar chatter of rowdy voices were extra loud today to which you were extremely thankful for. They somewhat helped to distract your cluttered mind. You were currently making a desperate sprint to the stables after a rough night of restless sleep, if one could call it that.Troublesome Chapter 8 - Levi x Reader x Eren3 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
You had been tossing and turning all night after what Levi and Eren had proclaimed to you earlier on that very same evening. Your lips stung with a feeling you had never felt before. Grazing slim fingers over your lips as you continued to make a run for it, you recalled the clear visions both Levi and Eren kissing you passionately and intimately. You had woken up with a start after struggling to fall asleep that night. This only caused you to oversleep and waking up close to midday. You had found a note slid under your door which read the following:
"Good morning, ______.
Meet me at the stables at 17:00 hours exactly.
Don't be late.
It had taken you a few precious minutes to comprehend the messa
Attack on Titan: Erwin x reader x Levi Pt.1There was a feeling of pity in sitting heavy in your stomach.. and your chest. You sat outside of the closed off door and leaned against the frame. The sight was burned into your memory. Erwin had been so covered in blood, no one could tell if it was from a wound of his own or from the comrades falling around him. It was disturbing when a shaky voice called out his name, and he didn't move, he didn't look like he was breathing. Your mind began to swim in hysteria again before you opened your eyes and took a breath. You were safe in the building, he was safe in the building.. He was alive. You honestly struggled to remember how Levi had found the both of you as quickly as he did, but.. Thank God for that little man. A sharp exhale pushed through your lips as you turned around and opened the door quietly, catching sight of Levi sitting on a stool next to a steel bathtub. Erwin still being unconscious, Levi took it upon himself to take care of the commander.Attack on Titan: Erwin x reader x Levi Pt.13 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
He wore his uniform, onl
Christian Symbolism in HTTYDChristian Symbolism in HTTYD3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Becoming a Hero the Hard Way:
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III as a Christ Figure
(This is an essay I wrote for school in March 2011)
The Christ metaphor has been a poignant part of western literary tradition for millennia. By reinterpreting the Christ story, a piece of literature can bring a new relevance to the ancient story and reveal new ideas within its meaning and mechanics. This is not a practice limited to any one genre, and can be found places where you'd least expect it to be. A great example would be the children's book How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. By focusing on human dynamics in a fresh Christ metaphor, Cowell calls attention to aggression and intolerance present in our own society and attempts to realign our perception of heroism with peaceful communications and common sense. She does this by employing several common Biblical motifs in her plotline, carefully characterizing her protagonist, and developing a setting that satirizes the modern world.&
At FaultAt Fault2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"They were just children!" Elwing shrieked, viciously pushing her cousin away.
"Elwing " Celeborn attempted to console his young relative, but she refused to be comforted.
"You left them! You left and now they're gone." The young elith collapsed on the ground, sobbing. She clutched her stomach, fighting the physical agony which assailed her. Agony and guilt. She should have been there. She should have made certain her brothers were following. She should not have left them.
The attack happened so fast she could barely separate the jumbled, nightmarish events, but it seemed like slow motion at the time. The elves of Doriath knew that a battle with the sons of Feanor was possible. Elwing's father, King Dior refused to relinquish the silmaril he had inherited from his parents. They were prepared to defend Doriath, but they were not prepared for the savage brutality of the Noldor. The Noldor killed without conscience.
She remembered being kissed by her mother. She remembered her f
Troublesome Chapter 6 - Levi x Reader x ErenThe next day, you felt full of energy. You couldn't explain it, you just felt more energised than usual.Troublesome Chapter 6 - Levi x Reader x Eren5 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Today was a day dedicated to training, every recruit was to train in hand-to-hand combat by order of Commander Erwin. The training was to be conducted with partners. You dressed yourself in your uniform, harnesses and all and headed out of your room. On your walk to the training ground, a voice called your name and you spun around to meet the familiar voice.
"Hey, ______! Wait up!"
"Oh, good morning Armin!" you greeted the small blonde haired boy.
"Good morning! Are you heading off to the training grounds now?" You nodded. "May I walk with you? Eren's run off of me this morning and I don't know where Mikasa is either. Eren seemed very eager to start training today," he explained to you.
"Sure. I could use some company," you told him while donning your warmest smile.
The two of you walked, conversing the whole way to the grounds. He told you stories about his favourite books and auth
Troublesome Chapter 7 - Levi x Reader x Eren"Damn it, damn it, DAMN IT!!" You cursed to yourself as you paced in your room. The echoes left by your heavy and hurried footsteps danced around in the small room you called home.Troublesome Chapter 7 - Levi x Reader x Eren4 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
After the tension felt between you, Levi and Eren during training, it was becoming too much for you. You admitted to yourself that you had, unconditionally an irrevocably, fallen in love with the two men. Despite the original plan being to make Levi jealous had worked nonetheless, you felt as though you were making Eren jealous at the same time. His attitude towards you was too close for comfort sometimes, well maybe not that, more so realistic. Eren's actions towards you did not feel fake or forced. It was genuine and you were confused, lost and above all, you were frustrated.
"This is ridiculous. I can't love both of them. It's not right, is it?" You muttered to yourself.
Running your hands through you hair, you let your head fall into your hands, resting on your knees. You let a heavy si
His Eyes“Brother…” Tearful, begging brown eyes looked up at him, “Brother, please make the pain go away.”His Eyes1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
His brother’s broken bow and an empty quiver lay next to his feet. The mid-Autumn waning crescent moon’s light reflected off of the waters of the lake. A cool breeze gently blew.
He cradled his beloved younger brother in his arms as he cooed gently, “Hush… It will be all right. I am here with you. Nothing will happen. ”
The prince did his best to remain calm for the sake of his dying brother, for he knew that even now, the younger still looked to him for strength. He cannot allow a single tear to betray his resolve and instead he wore a kind smile upon his face.
With the palm of his hand, he did whatever he could to stop the bleeding. It was no use. The boy would die no matter what he did. Death was ever so eminent and unjust.
In his arms, he held not just his brother, but a dear friend, a confidant, a protég&
Karasu - Part 6Karasu - Part 61 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Not long after his visit to the village, the year’s first snow covered the mountain. Stone and tree alike were coated in a thin layer of white. The snow sparkled in the faint winter sunlight, echoing the sounds of footsteps and falling drifts. Just as Sagiri had predicted, the cold’s arrival came hand in hand with illness. Shichi’s workroom, normally a place of quiet examination, was filled with his suffering peers. The scent of paper and herbs was now overwhelmed by the smell of sickness. Luckily, the ailments of the monks weren’t nearly as severe as the plague in the village. Most had been diagnosed with a mild cold and sent back to their rooms to wait it out.
“Can’t you just prescribe me some tamagozake?” Shusei asked, frowning at the cup of ginger tea Shichi had given him. He was the last of the day’s patients, and coincidentally the most petulant.
“I’m not going to give you another excuse to drink,” Shichi said, was
Sample of Serenity AcademyChapter OneSample of Serenity Academy2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
- State of Denial -
July 10th - 9:43 P.M.
"I can't hang out with you tomorrow."
"What?" Her voice was low. "Why? What happened?"
I sighed, gripping my phone. I couldn't shake the terrible feeling I had in the pit of my stomach.
"I don't really know yet but I think I'm going to school tomorrow."
"Wait, I thought you got out of summer school."
"That's not it."
"What do you mean?" It was clear to me that Brooke was starting to get irritated.
"It's not BHS," I dodged the question.
"So, your mom's making you take summer classes at another school?"
"No, that's not it either."
"Then what is it?" Brooke finally snapped at me, she hated guessing games. "I can't read your mind, Ian!"
I sighed again.
"My mom made dinner for me tonight." I paused. "You know what that means."
She was silent.
"My mom wants me to transfer; she says it's what's best for me."
"Transfer?" Brooke's irritation had shifted to confusion. "But wait, wha
Falling Stars : Chapter 1Falling Stars : Chapter 15 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Wednesday, August 20th 2008
“Stop fussing with your hair, you look fine, honey,”
Robin sighed and looked back at her mom through the reflection of the bathroom mirror. She usually wasn’t so picky with her hair or clothes, but today was special. It was the first day of her junior year and not only that, it was at a brand new school. Any normal kid would be a little nervous, but well - Robin Green wasn’t exactly normal.
“You have no reason to be worried,” her mother said, giving her daughter a smile. She touched her daughter’s hair, unlike her own auburn-brown hair; Robin’s was a
RationalityRationality cares not about the way his face looks when contemplating something. It cares not about the weightless feeling his gaze bestows upon it or the warm fabric of his coat around it's shoulders during winter's bitter chill. Rationality cares not about the smile he exhales over winning at scrabble twice or the zing of his hand around it's waist while helping it jump the barb-wire. Rationality especially cares not of the fact that conversation with him is never boring or of the curve his jaw makes and the squint of his eyes when suppressing a smile. It cares not about how easy it is to be around his world, how his kitchen feels like home, or how his laugh makes it laugh. It cares not about the fact that he showed it how to be alive and never glance back at the actions that some call mistakes. It doesn't even dare to think about how he changed it's entire philosophy on life.Rationality3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Rationality is cold and a coward. Cares not what he wants, only lives to preserve the frosty coating of ice
A Princess With A SecretThere was once an old King who had two daughters, of whom the younger possessed the greater beauty and vivaciousness. She captured the admiration of those around her from an early age, and when she came of an age to be courted the older princess found that she was passed over in favour of her younger sister's charms. Many powerful men approached the King for the younger princess's hand in marriage, and in time he arranged for her to become betrothed to a young King from the east.A Princess With A Secret8 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
The young princess, however, had no wish to wed and she coined excuses to avoid departing on the traditional visit to her intended husband's lands until eventually she could not put off the visit any longer. The night before the visit she went to her sister's bedroom with a troubled countenance. "Sister," said she. "I do not want to go to the east. What if the King is horrible?"
"That is the purpose of your visit," the older princess
Karasu - Part 7Karasu - Part 71 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Like all monks, the tengu of the mountain temple valued cleanliness. The grounds had been equipped with a communal bath, its walls and floors lined with pale cedar planks. Because the mountain lacked a natural hot spring, a fair amount of firewood was required to keep up with their bathing habits. Steam filled the warm room, contrasting the frozen, moonlit landscape surrounding the building. Filling a shallow bucket, Shichi poured the water over his head, letting it rinse away all evidence of his day’s labors. Shusei was already submerged up to his throat, resting his head back on the edge of the large tub.
“It’s too bad the village doesn’t have a bath,” Shusei said, his voice lazy with the heat of the room. “Maybe they enjoy being filthy.”
“They’re not filthy,” Shichi said, filling the bucket once more. “Only larger towns have public baths.”
“Why are you always defending humans?” Shusei scoffed, turnin
Every Friday MorningFriday, January 3rdEvery Friday Morning1 month ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Every Friday morning at a quarter to ten, she steps into the shop to order her coffee.
I know because I’m always here when she arrives.
My train of thought crashes into a heap of twisted metal and burning ideas. None of it matters when I hear the bell of the door chime and she walks in bleary eyed and desperate for caffeine. I can never figure out if her eye-liner is smudged deliberately, or if she passed a hand over her eyes by accident and didn’t notice. Whatever the case, her eyes are beautiful, a stormy gray. They are the color of the ocean.
My fingers are frozen on my keyboard, and in those five minutes it takes for her to buy her coffee and leave, the world around m
Karasu - Part 3Karasu - Part 31 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The following days seemed to drag behind the young monk. While before he experienced occasional distraction, he now found it nearly impossible to focus. The pace of his daily tasks was hindered by perpetual musing. It felt as if he had been given a wonderful book to read, only to have it taken away after the first page. What more could he have learned from her? With slight embarrassment, he also wondered if she ever thought of him, as well -- or if she had already forgotten about their encounter. When he realized he would probably never see her again, his daydreams faded into disappointment.
“Shichi! Focus,” came the stern voice of his mentor, snapping him back to the present. At his side was a lacquer box of acupuncture needles, and before him lay a somewhat-voluntary patient.
“I’m sorry,” Shichi said under his breath, steadying the younger tengu’s wrist as he positioned his next point.
“This art is about balancing energy,” Sagiri
Lord of the Rings conventionRules and conditions of entry to a Middle-earth convention:Lord of the Rings convention6 years ago in Humor More Like This
· Do not argue that The Ring is one-size-fits-all
· Do not argue the mineral composition of The Ring.
· Do not perform magic tricks with The Ring.
· Do not try the ring on for size
· You were not chosen by the ring, no matter how much you argue.
· Do not call The Ring an accessory.
· Swinging a long sword, mace or any other weapon around you or using any incantation, spell, chant or otherwise is not an approved method of seeing if someone is using The Ring
· The ring will not burst into flames if I feed it to the Nazgul
· The ring does not entitle the wearer to bragging rights of any kind.
· Do not claim to be Saurons understudy without the proper documentation.
· Do not attempt to forge the mother of all Rings
· Do not ask the Dwarves to forge said ring.
· Engraving runes, Elven script
Incant and Deduct Part 3 SH HPIncantations and Deductions Chapter 3-In which the author discovers 'plot'Incant and Deduct Part 3 SH HP3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Whispering started early on the Thursday morning. Carl Powers, second year Hufflepuff, had never made it to his common room or dormitory the night before. At first Sherlock didn't think much of it; kids were always getting lost. Still, it was usually the first years who took wrong turns on the staircases or got led astray by some of the cheekier ghosts. A second year, missing all night was not unprecedented, but it still wasn't normal.
By first break the whispers had increased, become distorted and salacious as long hours passed and Carl had not returned with a bashful smile or delivered to the infirmary with some minor injury.
"Someone saw him going down to the lake, is what I heard. He's a swimmer, you know...."
"I heard he's been visiting the head of Hufflepuff loads and he went to see the headmaster the other day. Wonder what that's about?"
"His parents were splitting up..."
"There are an awful lot of corrid
An Adventure- Bilbo x Reader Chpt. 14The road was painfully quiet without your usual chatter as it seemed you were trying to appease Thorin by keeping your distance from the other dwarves. As soon as one would try to talk to you, you would move to a different area of the company, even ducking away when Fili and Kili tried to corner you.An Adventure- Bilbo x Reader Chpt. 142 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Balin caught up with Thorin, “You need to make amends with the lass.”
He scowled, “She brought this upon herself Balin.”
“How? We do not choose our parentage, Thorin. She was not the one who let the mountain fall.”
“Would you have allowed her to help us if she hadn’t?”
The stoic dwarf frowned but said nothing and Balin sighed, “I can not tell you what to do Thorin but if you do not do something the road ahead will be quiet and long.”
He looked over to watch you dart away from Bofur when he tried to wrap an arm around your shoulder and Balin left him with his thoughts. You fell to the back again, letti
An Adventure- Bilbo x Reader Chpt. 17When the dwarves came to a stop outside, you doubled over to catch your breath with your hands on your knees as Gandalf did a head count and quickly found Bilbo missing. You straightened, spinning to look for your friend while the others argued over whom he was supposed to be with and then Thorin angrily offered, “I’ll tell you what happened- Master Baggins saw his chance and he took it. He’s thought of nothing but his soft bed and his warm hearth since first he stepped out his door. We will not be seeing our hobbit again. He is long gone.”An Adventure- Bilbo x Reader Chpt. 171 month ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Anger flashed across your face as you shouted, “Enough!” and put yourself squarely in front of Throin as you seethed, “He would not have done so, Bilbo Baggins is brave beyond what you give him credit for and as clever as the day is long. He is likely lost or was left behind in that mountain and needs our aid -If you will not give it because of your own ignorant lack of faith I will go alone. I am not