Tolkien, The Hobbit, LOTR, Star Trek TNG/DS9/VOY/ENT, Sherlock, Pacific Rim, MCU, X-Men Movieverse.

Occasionally NSFW. I tag meticulously, and I usually have a queue running. If you know me IRL and I didn't give you my URL, then please stay away.

 

Help. I put my laptop next to my bed before I went to sleep yesterday so I would be able to work at home this morning without getting out of bed. But the only thing that makes me get out of bed is the need to get to my computer, so now I won’t ever get out of bed again. I broke the system. Fuck.

shire-kaiju:
This is what pre-serum Steve would look like if, instead of being waify and tragic, he were chubby and still a 5’2” weakling. No really. I used a really good ref of a twink who’s that height and combined it with a photo of Chris Evans’ face—all I added was the fat. This is exactly what Steve would look like.
It occurred to me as I was drawing this that fandom probably would not be as obsessed with pre-serum Steve if he were canonically chubby like this. They just wouldn’t, even though this is just as likely a body type for Steve to have. (If anybody tries to give me shit about “But it was the Depression, he wouldn’t have enough food to look like this”: FUCK OFF, some people are naturally built this way even when on a restricted diet) It wouldn’t change anything about the plot or characterization, because Steve could still be every bit as sickly while looking like this and he’d still get harassed and mocked just as much, if not moreso. Bucky could still be in love with him. 
But people don’t think that fat disabled kids are sweetly tragic like people think disabled-and-painfully-underweight Steve is. If pre-serum Steve were fat, I’m willing to bet more of the fandom would agree with all the bullies and think he really is pathetic and should be fixed. 
Can you tell I made myself really angry while drawing this? Because this, this is the pre-serum Steve I actually want. I’m tired of the glorification and romanticization of starved, underweight bodies. 

shire-kaiju:

This is what pre-serum Steve would look like if, instead of being waify and tragic, he were chubby and still a 5’2” weakling. No really. I used a really good ref of a twink who’s that height and combined it with a photo of Chris Evans’ face—all I added was the fat. This is exactly what Steve would look like.

It occurred to me as I was drawing this that fandom probably would not be as obsessed with pre-serum Steve if he were canonically chubby like this. They just wouldn’t, even though this is just as likely a body type for Steve to have. (If anybody tries to give me shit about “But it was the Depression, he wouldn’t have enough food to look like this”: FUCK OFF, some people are naturally built this way even when on a restricted diet) It wouldn’t change anything about the plot or characterization, because Steve could still be every bit as sickly while looking like this and he’d still get harassed and mocked just as much, if not moreso. Bucky could still be in love with him. 

But people don’t think that fat disabled kids are sweetly tragic like people think disabled-and-painfully-underweight Steve is. If pre-serum Steve were fat, I’m willing to bet more of the fandom would agree with all the bullies and think he really is pathetic and should be fixed. 

Can you tell I made myself really angry while drawing this? Because this, this is the pre-serum Steve I actually want. I’m tired of the glorification and romanticization of starved, underweight bodies. 

hattedhedgehog:

Some years after the reclaiming of Erebor, Thorin and Billa visit the Shire. They have proper Hobbit wedding, even though they’re already married by Dwarven customs. The hobbits are skeptical of Thorin at first but warm up to him once they see how loving and gentle he is with Billa and how he smiles when they dance. (Thorin doesn’t know why everyone always seems surprised that he can dance).

(Also, Dori helps make Billa’s dress, though he has quite a few arguments with the hobbit seamstresses and insists that it is nowhere near fancy enough. Billa assures him that it’s the most beautiful thing she’s ever worn, and is nearly brought to tears with the sentiment.)

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Months and months later and I’m finally finished! (When was the last WIP I posted? April?).The dress was the biggest challenge since I had to redesign and repaint it a few times, but I’m really happy with how it turned out. And as always, Billa’s hair my favourite thing ever.

dwarfsmut:

I do that kind of WTF stuff all the time, but since the other people in my office can barely send an email, I’m regarded as a miracle worker despite my constant attempts to get my ineptness acknowledged. :P

how dare u bring out fancy words XD.  There is an upside to the ppl around me annoying the supe is that the supe will be kind to me when i screw up :x

My entire English vocabulary is based on course literature, science fiction shows, fantasy books, and slash fiction. ^ ^

Reblogging this because I just realised that I am basically the Starfleet Chief Engineer of my company, and my self esteem has now sky-rocketed, even though I am only competent relatively speaking. XD

neutroisenjolras:

do u ever start to do a thing that is Stereotypically Mentally Ill (i.e. rocking, crying n muttering and doing Weird movements) and u feel like u r Faking it to seem mentally ill.

even tho its completely involuntary and u r alone so thers no one to fake to except urself

(Source: creepyenjolras)

omgwtfkvb:

Anyone else remember when being in a fandom meant being on a message board? Spending hours on your signature? Becoming a moderator and having secret mod chats about spamming and weird shit? Just me?

Tumblr has brought us a long way.

Message boards are way better than Tumblr. I don’t even know why I’m here and not there. Oh, maybe it’s because no one else agrees with me and message boards are being abandoned everywhere while Tumblr at least is alive. -_-

dontyouauntkathyme:

I just love my followers and I want to show my appreciation by having a random giveaway! 

15 inches by 14 inches, this tote is inspired (heavily) by the duty uniforms aboard the USS Voyager. The winner of the giveaway will receive one tote that is customized to meet their departmental assignments; the winner gets to choose from command red, sciences blue, and engineering/security gold (the inner pocket matches the color of their department). The winner also gets the necessary number of pips to show their rank! (Combadge not included.)

Reblog/Like this post to enter the giveaway drawing.
You can reblog/like this post once per day. I’m not really going to know whether you’ve reblogged it twice but I trust y’all. No giveaway-only blogs.

The giveaway ends at midnight (CST) on October 24th, 2014.
I’m in a local craft fair in October and am swamped with making the stock I’ll be taking to that so I’m going to let this run for an entire month. 

You must be following my blog to win.
Since this is a follower appreciation giveaway, the winner must be following this blog (dontyouauntkathyme) to win.

I do ship internationally.
I hate seeing giveaway posts that I’m not able to enter because I live in a different country so I’m willing to ship internationally!

Keep an eye out for the winner on October 24th!
I’ll announce the winner via post and an ask, so make sure you have your ask box open. The winner will have 24 hours to respond with their customization details and shipping information.

Y’all are the best and I’m so grateful to you for sticking with me and putting up with my insane fangirling!

PS - If you don’t want to wait an entire month, you can purchase a tote through my Etsy or Facebook shops!

Anonymous asked
What's your thoughts on the new banner that came out on Monday? Sorry, can't link it, but it's all over movie sites.

askmiddlearth:

I am… underwhelmed. (Everything that follows is basically just my own opinion, so of course feel free to disagree, etc etc)

First of all, I think the “let’s shove seven different posters together and call it a ‘tapestry’” thing is hilariously symbolic of the almost painfully under-edited movies themselves. It’s not my favorite look. So, since it just makes more sense, I’ll be talking about the “tapestry” as if it were actually seven separate posters. Most of them are cool. You know, action movie posters, about what you’d expect. I especially liked the Smaug/Bard one. Very epic.

But a couple of them sort of stood out to me. And not in a good way. If you’ve been anywhere near Tumblr’s Hobbit fandom today, you probably already know what I’m getting at, but here are the posters in question:

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Ah, yes, our leading ladies. On the left we have Galadriel, the most powerful woman in Middle Earth (and, depending on which books you’re citing, arguably the most powerful elf in history, and contender for the position of most powerful person in Middle Earth overall.) And on the right we have Tauriel, captain of the guard, whose bad-ass cred PJ spent half of the last movie establishing. And for some reason, neither of them seem to be capable of standing on their own two feet.

Now, if you’re feeling argumentative, you’ll probably point out that Gandalf too is feeling a little upright-challenged right now. But his “moment of weakness” is redeemed in the far right of the full “tapestry” (this site has a great close-up version of the whole image) standing fully upright and holding trusty Glamdring. So his image is balanced out. You might also argue that there’s no shame in falling down sometimes, and that the greatest heroes are in fact known for their ability to pick themselves up again. Also true. I’ve no problem with Tauriel and Galadriel having their more vulnerable moments in the film itself. But this tapestry isn’t a movie. It’s a split-second representation of the movie that not only reveals how the movie-makers feel about their characters, but also shapes the preconceptions of the viewers before they ever see the movie.

I’ll be honest, I was hoping for a lot more from Peter Jackson and company. Seeing them succumb to Hollywood’s tired and sexist tactic of emphasizing the vulnerability of female characters, while literally surrounding them with confident and strong males is… disappointing. A picture’s worth a thousand words, but today I only feel like giving this one 424.