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What you'll find here: whatever I feel like reblogging at the moment and lots of random personal text posts. But mostly: Tolkien stuff (I love The Silmarillion, I have a soft spot for the noldor, especially feanorians, also Dark Lords, and sometimes good people as well), Doctor Who (whenever that damned show comes back), heavy metal and power metal, every variation of metal.
Martial arts are an important part of my life. Now also trying to be an archer.
Feel free to ask whatever you wish to ask if you happen to be curious or just want to talk.

"And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover,
to entertain these fair well-spoken days,
I am determined to prove a villain,
and hate the idle pleasures of these days."

William Shakespeare - Richard III



why does this look like a love story



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imindhowwelayinjune replied to your post: imindhowwelayinjune hat gesagt:&…

(Or worse, a perfect /younger/ brother…)

Being surrounded by perfect brothers doesn’t help! It’s ok, my dad may have favourites but I’m sure Fëanor loved them all equally.


glorfindeliciouss replied to your post: xredriverx hat gesagt: Best…

*a wild Tyelko!Maria appears* AHHHHHHHHHHHH the Celegorm one made my eye twitch a tiny bit

ah Tyelko!Maria is here! oh but you have to understand, it’s the first time for him reading The Silm and he was quite upset with both Celegorm and Curufin re: Beren and Lúthien. He’ll get used to it xD

"Then Fingolfin beheld (as it seemed to him) the utter ruin of the Noldor, and the defeat beyond redress of all their houses; and filled with wrath and despair he mounted upon Rochallor his great horse and rode forth alone, and none might restrain him. He passed over Dor-nu-Fauglith like a wind amid the dust, and all that beheld his onset fled in amaze, thinking that Oromë himself was come: for a great madness of rage was upon him, so that his eyes shone like the eyes of the Valar. Thus he came alone to Angband’s gates, and he sounded his horn, and smote once more upon the brazen doors, and challenged Morgoth to come forth to single combat. And Morgoth came."

— Chapter 18: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin - The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien

imindhowwelayinjune hat gesagt: "…he should behave more like his brother!" Boy, things Celegorm probably got reallllly sick of hearing, growing up. (Haha your dad is giving me some family dynamics ideas…)

I bet he did! Enough reason to actually not want to behave like said brother. Poor Tyelko, I know what it is to grow up with a perfect older brother! (hahaha good! yessss)

xredriverx hat gesagt: Omg I need to borrow your dad! He is awesome! I laughed so hard at the Celegorm part XDDD

Oh he’s really mad at Celegorm right now! I think he’s going all dad on him and does not approve of his behaviour. “I’m disappointed in him. He should know better, he should behave more like his brother!” he says. I wouldn’t want to be Celegorm right now.


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#xredriverx #polly talks

xredriverx hat gesagt: Best character to talk about! XD Maybe it’s the red hair? And the fact that he’s such a badass?

The fact that he’s such a badass definitely is one of the reasons we enjoy talking about him so much since dad won’t stop talking about that!

"Celegorm is a little shit, he’s not like his brother Maedhros."

"Maeglin should have been sent to Maedhros, he would have taught him to be more badass".

Those are some examples of what my father tells me at the most random moments of the day xD

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#xredriverx #polly talks

"Maedhros did deeds of surpassing valour, and the Orcs fled before his face; for since his torment upon Thangorodrim his spirit burned like a white fire within, and he was as one that returns from the dead. Thus the great fortress upon the Hill of Himring could not be taken, and many of the most valiant that remained, both of the people of Dorthonion and of the east marches, rallied there to Maedhros; and for a while he closed once more the Pass of Aglon, so that the Orcs could not enter Beleriand by that road."

— Chapter 18: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin - The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien



I need doriath as like. the forest of femslash


Doriath has so much potential for pairings, let me count the ways!

Melian/Galadriel mentor/student pair with benefits, Lúthien/Galadriel as unexpected lady cousins who have a lot more in common than either of them may think, Nellas/Niënor because narrative parallels, Galadriel/Nimloth as another mentoring narrative but this time turned around after Melian’s departure, Nellas/Galadriel wide-eyed crushing from a distance, Galadriel/Morwen helping her heal from the experiences in Dor-lómin with bonus Morwen/Melian, or even Morwen/Melian/Galadriel (which is a fic that actually exists!), Nellas/Lúthien hero-worship and maybe first kisses, Nellas/Melian because Nellas is too adorable to not want to cuddle to the end of the world, and more that I’d need to think about a bit harder for storylines, but how about Niënor/Galadriel, Niënor/Melian, Nellas/Nimloth, Niënor/Nimloth…

And that’s not even including the female textual ghosts who could be fleshed out.


NELLAS/ANY LADY yes I live for this. Especially Nellas/Niënor (I love those two separately so much, imagine them together!).

Can you believe I had never thought of Galadriel/Morwen until now? Shame on me!

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"The sons of Finarfin bore most heavily the brunt of the assault, and Angrod and Aegnor were slain; beside them fell Bregolas lord of the house of Bëor, and a great part of the warriors of that people. But Barahir the brother of Bregolas was in the fighting farther westward, near to the Pass of Sirion. There King Finrod Felagund, hastening from the south, was cut off from his people and surrounded with small company in the Pen of Serech; and he would have been slain or taken, but Barahir came up with the bravest of his men and rescued him, and made a wall of spears about him; and they cut their way out of the battle with great loss. Thus Felagund escaped, and returned to his deep fortress of Nargothrond; but he swore an oath of abiding friendship and aid in every need to Barahir and all his kin, and in token of his vow he gave to Barahir his ring. Barahir was now by right lord of the house of Bëor, and he returned to Dorthonion; but most of his people fled from their homes and took refuge in the fastness of Hithlum."

— Chapter 18: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin - The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien


wouldnt it be cool to just like not feel nervous about everything all the time

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30 day Tolkien Elves challenge - Day 27: Do you have (or ever had) an elf crush? (If so on who and why?) 

I had the biggest crush ever on Maglor when I was 12. That was when I first got into Tolkien, like I’ve already mentioned it was because of Blind Guardian and you know, the whole “Maglor lives” thing and the fact that back then I thought of him like the lovely one with the beautiful voice who could still fuck your shit up but remain lovely while doing so (now I think of him as someone a lot more fierce but I was young and innocent back then). He’s also the one that survived and because the whole book had hurt me so much I clinged to him because he was still alive. I sort of still do… (I’m not good at letting people go and I didn’t want to let go of Maglor, hence why to me the world changed  but he still lived and my joureny through Middle Earth, regardless of what I was reading, has always been done while clinging to Maglor. I know, I have issues). He was perfect and I loved him. I still love him. But I changed, life changed and I see everything differently now.

Do I have an elf crush on anyone now? I have crushes on all the elvish ladies, no doubt about that (talk about seeing things differently lmao). Mostly on Idril, Finduilas, Aredhel and Lúthien.

My love for Maedhros is definitely different and not a crush. Same with Fëanor and Caranthir. It’s hard to explain. I might have a crush on Fingon though, who doesn’t have a crush on Fingon? Why? The characters get into my head and they become alive there and the way Fingon developed in my head is a lot like what it appears I look for in a “special someone”? I sort of relate to Maedhros a bit (actually I feel like I’m something between Maedhros and Caranthir, with a side of Maeglin… charming, right?) and I always felt that Fingon complemented Maedhros because of their EPIC friendship, saving him, being friends despite all that happened between their people and their fathers and just everything we know about them (whether you see it just as friendship or as something else), so I guess it’s only natural that of all the elves, I would have some sort of crush on the one that would “complement” one side of me.

As for the ladies, well, considering how the lady-loving side of myself tends to fall more easily than the gentleman-loving side, and all the ladies I mentioned are amazing in their own ways, it is not surprising that I have crushes on most of them.

"Thus began the fourth of the great battles, Dagor Bragollach, the Battle of Sudden Flame.
In the front of that fire came Glaurung the golden, father of dragons, in his full might; and in his train were Balrogs, and behind them came the black armies of the Orcs in multitudes such as the Noldor had never before seen or imagined. And they assaulted the fortresses of the Noldor, and broke the leaguer about Angband, and slew wherever they found them the Noldor and their allies. Grey elves and Men. Many of the stoutest of the foes of Morgoth were destroyed in the first days of that war, bewildered and dispersed and unable to muster their strength. War ceased not wholly ever again in Beleriand; but the Battle of Sudden Flame is held to have ended with the coming of spring, when the onslaught of Morgoth grew less. Thus ended the Siege of Angband; and the foes of Morgoth were scattered and sundered one from another."

— Chapter 18: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin - The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien

"Now Brethil was claimed as part of his realm by King Thingol, though it was not within the Girdle of Melian, and he would have denied it to Haleth; but Felagund, who had the friendship of Thingol, hearing of all that had befallen the People of Haleth, obtained this grace for her: that she should dwell free in Brethil, upon the condition only that her people should guard the Crossings of Teiglin against all enemies of the Eldar, and allow no Orcs to enter their woods. To this Haleth answered: ‘Where are Haldad my father, and Haldar my brother? If the King of Doriath fears a friendship between Haleth and those who have devoured her kin, then the thoughts of the Eldar are strange to Men.’ And Haleth dwelt in Brethil until she died; and her people raised a green mound over her in the heights of the forest, Tûr Haretha, the Ladybarrow, Haudh-en-Arwen in the Sindarin tongue."

— Chapter 17: Of the Coming of Men into the West - The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien



Have i ever told you guys how much i absolutely adore corsets


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