Smaug is a problem. In the text he is a fascinating and even an appealing antagonist; on screen, he is captivating and more than a little terrifying. But in the context of Middle Earth, particularly within the world of the Dwarves, he is nothing short of an utter obscenity. Wiser heads than mine have explored the political, economic, and physical problems he poses. Here, I would like to consider Smaug’s occupation of Erebor and the possible religious implications.
This is brilliant, and makes so, so, so much sense.
Far too many of them….
I did the intro vid for the Vividcon premieres show this year! It was heaps of very silly fun. 🙂
[VID] Science Fiction Double Feature (Vividcon 2014 Intro Vid) (10 words) by astolat
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Additional Tags: vid, Vividcon, Vividcon Intro Vid, science fiction double feature
Welcome to the late night double-feature picture show! o/
Funny and clever and requires no specific context
Ever wondered what they called anal sex in the 16th century, or cunnilingus during World War II?
Ever wonder what sex was called in the 1600s, how you might ask for a blowjob during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, or how your great-grandfather might have asked for anal sex?
Following up on his research which gave us 2,600 words for genitalia throughout the ages, slang lexicographer Jonathon Green has given us three amazing new resources, describing what sexual intercourse, oral and anal, and sexual secretions and contraceptives have been called at various points over the last 700 years.
I’m going to be more careful about announcing I need to go clean up the kitchen.
WHITEWASHING SOMEONE’S KIDNEYS OH MY GOD
Must bookmark when not on the phone.
Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and above all, pity those who will go see “The Battle of the Five Armies” without having read the book and thinking it will all be fine.
Kivrin tags this: #And the worst of it is that those of us who do know will be crying too hard to offer any comfort