The Somethingsomething of Everysecondtuesday

I’m not allowed to read author’s notes anymore, because even when they’re not hating on my bbs, they are saying things that are just factually untrue.

Look: Bombur is straight-up awesome.  Why?  He’s snarky.  He’s funny.  He gets to a point where he doesn’t take Thorin or Gandalf’s crap and all, “No, I’m not waiting outside and coming in last.  I am a person, too.”  And when everyone is falling to the gold fever left-right-and-center, yes, even Bilbo who is all about the Arkenstone before there’s any need for a bargaining chip, Bombur stays cool.

Practically everyone in the book insults Bombur, but he stays this awesome dude, who cares more about friends, food, comfort, and song than gold and things that glitter.  He is the hobbit of dwarves, and he is great.

weweredisposable:

Written permission to come into my ask box and yell about AUs whenever

fragileminded:

hiddlestonhug:

laylacon:

tropical-cave:

tropical-cave:

brianmchale:

welcometomylifeex3:

raquelsh0lding0ntillmay:

foundmywaywheniwaslost:

alittledoseofsunshine:

sort-of-un-balanced:

I posted this three times tonight and had three people tell me that I helped save their life. Thank you to those people who have decided to struggle through to let us enjoy the gift of one more day of their prescence gracing us all. I hope that you all reblog this, to save another few. Because we all dserve another chance and hope in life. I went to the hospital 6 times before I decided to keep my life but I hope none of you suffer that much. And I hope you all can make that scary, seemingly painful, blind, hoping, wonderful step to live.
I want to help you in any way I can. ANYTHING. I mean it. If I had had someone stay with me and text me or talk to me all night, just one time, it would have changed my life. I know how hard those nights can be.
<3,
Love,
Emily

^I love this girl more than words can express.  

foundmywaywheniwaslost: I am always here if anyone ever needs to talk/vent. You have a purpose, Please Stay Alive. <3

Not just for tonight but for the rest of your life. You have so much to look forward to in the future that if you choose to kill yourself, it will be the biggest mistake of your life. You’re going to miss out on people you’ll never be able to meet, kids you’ll never have, a partner to love or partys to go to. There’s just too much that you’ll miss out on. You deserve and have the right to be here as much as the person next to you does. You’re just a drop in the ocean. You were meant to be here and you have a purpose. Don’t ever forget that. And if you feel like you don’t, just believe in yourself because you do. If you ever feel worthless or like shit, know that I love you and those dicks that tell you shit are jealous that you’re who you are because there’s something about you that they wish they could have. Please stay strong and never give up because things DO GET BETTER.

3rd time I reblog this xx

Keep your self awake, I hope your here to stay. This day is not yet over, let me be your four leaf clover.

Reblogged it and queued it so it’ll post tomorrow too. And the next day and the next so I hope I can save someone. We all love you.

someone messaged me this morning saying it helped and thanked me, so im reblogging this again, and queuing it. stay strong guys. 

I reblog this whenever I see it. If you don’t reblog it, unfollow me right now. If you don’t care enough to put this simple picture on your blog, I’m judging you.

The very first time that I reblogged this, I had someone message me the next day saying that because of me, they didn’t kill themself. From then on whenever I see anything like this on Tumblr it’s an instant reblog for me. After receiving that message it just changed something in me. Whenever anyone I see on my dash is having thoughts of self-harm or even suicide, I automatically go to their page and offer them even just an ear to listen. Nearly all of them I receive messages back from saying that they are grateful, and they end up sharing their story with me, and in return I give them advice as best I can. Several of them have said that their lives have gotten much better because they opened up and sought out help.
Out of those people, I’d say at least 5  have even gone so far as to say that they didn’t kill themself because of me. That is, I kid you not, the best feeling in the world.

I needed this reminder. 

fragileminded:

hiddlestonhug:

laylacon:

tropical-cave:

tropical-cave:

brianmchale:

welcometomylifeex3:

raquelsh0lding0ntillmay:

foundmywaywheniwaslost:

alittledoseofsunshine:

sort-of-un-balanced:

I posted this three times tonight and had three people tell me that I helped save their life. Thank you to those people who have decided to struggle through to let us enjoy the gift of one more day of their prescence gracing us all. I hope that you all reblog this, to save another few. Because we all dserve another chance and hope in life. I went to the hospital 6 times before I decided to keep my life but I hope none of you suffer that much. And I hope you all can make that scary, seemingly painful, blind, hoping, wonderful step to live.

I want to help you in any way I can. ANYTHING. I mean it. If I had had someone stay with me and text me or talk to me all night, just one time, it would have changed my life. I know how hard those nights can be.

<3,

Love,

Emily

^I love this girl more than words can express.  

foundmywaywheniwaslost: I am always here if anyone ever needs to talk/vent. You have a purpose, Please Stay Alive. <3

Not just for tonight but for the rest of your life. You have so much to look forward to in the future that if you choose to kill yourself, it will be the biggest mistake of your life. You’re going to miss out on people you’ll never be able to meet, kids you’ll never have, a partner to love or partys to go to. There’s just too much that you’ll miss out on. You deserve and have the right to be here as much as the person next to you does. You’re just a drop in the ocean. You were meant to be here and you have a purpose. Don’t ever forget that. And if you feel like you don’t, just believe in yourself because you do. If you ever feel worthless or like shit, know that I love you and those dicks that tell you shit are jealous that you’re who you are because there’s something about you that they wish they could have. Please stay strong and never give up because things DO GET BETTER.

3rd time I reblog this xx

Keep your self awake, I hope your here to stay. This day is not yet over, let me be your four leaf clover.

Reblogged it and queued it so it’ll post tomorrow too. And the next day and the next so I hope I can save someone. We all love you.

someone messaged me this morning saying it helped and thanked me, so im reblogging this again, and queuing it. stay strong guys. 

I reblog this whenever I see it. If you don’t reblog it, unfollow me right now. If you don’t care enough to put this simple picture on your blog, I’m judging you.

The very first time that I reblogged this, I had someone message me the next day saying that because of me, they didn’t kill themself. From then on whenever I see anything like this on Tumblr it’s an instant reblog for me. After receiving that message it just changed something in me. Whenever anyone I see on my dash is having thoughts of self-harm or even suicide, I automatically go to their page and offer them even just an ear to listen. Nearly all of them I receive messages back from saying that they are grateful, and they end up sharing their story with me, and in return I give them advice as best I can. Several of them have said that their lives have gotten much better because they opened up and sought out help.

Out of those people, I’d say at least 5  have even gone so far as to say that they didn’t kill themself because of me. That is, I kid you not, the best feeling in the world.

I needed this reminder. 

tuesdaytumbles:

In a couple days, I’m probably going to do one of my flash fic extravaganzas and keep it open through my birthday, but right this moment, I’m open up a version much smaller in scope.  If you’re in Hobbit fandom and want to throw Thorin/Bilbo or gen prompts at me, I will try to write you a short fic.  

No guarantees, but I usually have a pretty decent response rate with these.  And yes, this is open to everybody.  Friend, friendly lurker, random stranger - I will try to write you fic. ♥

So far I’ve filled one and am slowly working on the other in my ask box.  (I don’t care if you already have lots of mpreg, Bagginshield, you are apparently getting more.) 

Just a note: I’m not limiting prompts, so feel free to send me more even if you’ve already sent one.  It’s a fun use of my evenings. ♥

Dwarves don't keep animals. But Bilbo thought it would be nice to have a cat around, and so a cat Bilbo and Thorin got. (Post-BOFA, everyone's alive, Thorin and Bilbo are married, etc.)

It wasn’t that Bilbo was lonely - after all, he had a full company of dwarves trotting in and out of his and Thorin’s private rooms at practically all hours.  When he wasn’t visiting with friends, he had a variety of tasks to keep busy around the mountain, from volunteering in the kitchens to helping organize the library to babysitting the toddling dwarrows that took to following him around once families began returning to the Erebor. 

That said, yes, a cat really was good company, and necessary besides.

"Surely we can put down more traps," Thorin said.  "Why replace vermin with larger vermin?"

"Cats aren’t vermin," Bilbo disagreed.  He lifted one of the kittens out of the crate that had shown up in the marketplace with a group of human traders and attempted to press it into Thorin’s hands.  "They’re delightful.  Just look at this one’s little paws and big eyes and tell me you don’t think it’s cute."

Thorin skittered backward, out of Bilbo and the kitten’s reach.  ”Its eyes hold only malice and hate.”

"Are you - Thorin, are you scared of a kitten?"

"No."  And Thorin didn’t look scared.  But still, there was something -

"Then you won’t mind me getting one or five," Bilbo said, reaching into the crate for another squirming bundle.

"Very well."  Thorin’s expression was oddly resigned.  "But you will be responsible for them."

It was only later, when Bilbo discovered all his handkerchiefs missing and Thorin sleeping on the floor of their cat-free study, having ceded the bedroom to the pile of kittens, that Bilbo realized the problem: Thorin was incredibly, ridiculously allergic.

"We’ll find them another home," Bilbo told Thorin, exasperated and endeared all at once.  Then, "How are you with dogs?"

In a couple days, I’m probably going to do one of my flash fic extravaganzas and keep it open through my birthday, but right this moment, I’m open up a version much smaller in scope.  If you’re in Hobbit fandom and want to throw Thorin/Bilbo or gen prompts at me, I will try to write you a short fic.  

No guarantees, but I usually have a pretty decent response rate with these.  And yes, this is open to everybody.  Friend, friendly lurker, random stranger - I will try to write you fic. ♥

I am never allowed to re-read the Hobbit again.

It being my birthday soon, and Dreamwidth treacherously discussing the joys of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, I decided that this was it, this was the year.  Allergies to most commercial perfumes or no, I was going to buy all the smells and wear them.  Congratulations, tumblr, you may share in my journey.

Experience with scents previous to this: almost none, excepting coughing, headaches, sneezing, and awful burning if applied to skin.  Previous to today, I was proud owner of two tiny bottles I bought at my local yearly 1812 battle reenactment fair, both of which contained sandalwood, alcohol, and Mystery Substances I was fortunately not allergic to.

Having bought approximately a bajillion scents, this is going to be a series.

Experiment one: Dragon’s Eye

Part of the Ars Draconis series, Dragon’s Eye is discontinued.  It only makes sense that I would immediately fall in love.  With any luck, I will enjoy the others just as well.  My source for this imp was the BPAL forums (though I *think* I have some coming from BPAL itself, whenever that package inevitably arrives), where I may have to pick up more of it.  Then again, I have only just begun exploring the amazing world of shiny smells, so perhaps I’ll find others I love more.

General impressions: This is a warm scent.  It smells sweet, but a sweet that is sort of a lower note, like a pleasant alto.  It’s a bit like everything I love about Old Spice, but none of the things I dislike.

Allergic reactions: none.

Experiment two: Blood Pearl

Part of the Bewitching Brews series, I was excited to try this, but ultimately faced with disappointment.  My source for this imp was the PBAL forums. 

General impressions: On sniffing the bottle, all I got was “baby powder.”  Upon application, the baby powder scent continued to dominate, but underneath was a faint, pleasant blood musk.  Unfortunately, not pleasant enough to deal with overwhelming powder.  Between this and my allergies, I immediately washed it off.  Who knows where it could have gone had it been given time to settle?

Allergic reactions: tickling sinuses, scratchy throat, followed by my asthma pitching a mild fit.

Experiment three: Endymion

Part of the Ars Amatoria series, I enjoyed this, but didn’t fall in love.  Endymion is more the friendly acquaintance I wouldn’t mind meeting at the coffee shop every rare third Sunday or so.  My source for this imp was the BPAL forums.

General impressions: On sniffing the bottle, sweet and sharp.  Upon application, sweet, much less sharp, and light.  The sweet note was more of a soprano in comparison to Dragon’s Eye.  The flower notes were mild but pleasant.  The overall scent felt like an early spring morning, when there’s still the joy of green and new blossoms.

Allergic reactions: a mild rasp of the throat and unpleasant feel when breathing, but otherwise fine.

hestmord:

I’m told the finnish epithet for prescriptivists is “pilkunnussija” ie “comma-fucker” which is 100x better than the lazy “grammar nazi” that gets thrown around in english imho and i propose translating and adopting this term immediately

I don’t know what this says about me, but I found the troll romance tag on AO3 and was so excited … only to find out it means romance in the style of Homestuck Trolls and not like.  If Gandalf and Loki decided to woo one another.