Rants and Raves of a Busy Man

Student. Gamer. Man.

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babeobaggins:

frankiemarx420:

Kelston Boys’ High School perform a massive haka in honour of the new Maori carving on campus

I live for this

And here in America, you get like half a dozen cheerleaders if you are lucky.

(via hella-bara)

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“You fool. No man can kill me.”

How many times am I allowed to reblog this before it gets weird?

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Fun facts: Tolkien constructed this scene because he came out of Macbeth thinking that Shakespeare had missed a golden opportunity with the ”Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth” prophecy

Being letdown by Macbeth is apparently a significant factor in Tolkien’s writing because the Ent/Huorn attack on Isengard was the result of his disappointment that the whole “til Birnam Wood come to Dunsinane” thing was just some dudes holding sticks and not actual ambulatory trees.

so he basically took his favorite shakespeare headcanons and put them into his AU fic

This revelation just knocked me over.

LET ME TELL YOU A THING ABOUT JOHN RONALD REUEL TOLKIEN. BACK THE FUCK UP SIT THE FUCK DOWN YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT ANYTHING YOU’RE FUCKING JON SNOW HERE. LET ME TELL U A THING

JONNY T WAS LITERALLY THE BIGGEST FANBOY TO EVER WALK THE EARTH. LITERALLY THIS FUCKIN NERD WENT INTO WORLD WAR ONE AND WROTE NORSEFIC EDDA FANFIC IN THE TRENCHES AND SENT IT TO ALL HIS FRIENDS WHO WERE PRESUMABLY LIKE “JOHN WHAT THE FUCK”

BUT IT DOESN’T END THERE

HIS WIFE? MADE HER AND HIMSELF INTO SELF-INSERT OCS IN SAID FIC. ALSO MADE HIMSELF A TOTAL TYR SELF INSERT CHARACTER. ALL VERY DRAMATIC. KEPT WRITING THIS FIC UNTIL IT WAS HUGE. AFTER HE DIED HIS SON PUBLISHED IT AND CALLED IT THE SILMARILLION. JRR YOU FUCKIN NERD

WAIT I’M NOT FUCKING DONE YET. TREEBEARD? BASED THE WAY HE TALKED OF HIS OLD FRIEND JACK WHO YOU ALL MIGHT KNOW AS CS LEWIS. THAT’S RIGHT. THAT NARNIA MOTHERFUCKER. WROTE HIM INTO LORD OF THE RINGS AKA THE SEQUEL TO THE SEQUEL OF HIS ORIGINAL FANFIC MASTERPIECE. CS LEWIS FUCKING HATED LORD OF THE RINGS. TOLKIEN FUCKING HATED NARNIA. BASICALLY THEY STARTED THE OXFORD PROFESSOR LIVEJOURNAL CLUB AND THEY FLAMED EACH OTHER’S SHIT RELENTLESSLY YET REMAINED BFFS

SHELOB? FUCKING TARANTULA BIT J-TIDDY ON THE FOOT WHEN HE WAS LIKE 3. WROTE IT INTO LORD OF THE RINGS.

HIS AUNT’S HOUSE? NAMED BAG END. YEAH YOU GUESSED IT WROTE IT INTO LORD OF THE RINGS

THIS FUCKING DORKUS SUPREME MADE UP HIS OWN LANGUAGE. WAIT NO IM WRONG. HE MADE UP LIKE 80 LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS AND ALPHABETS AND SHIT 

BEST PART OF ALL?? HIS OWN LAST NAME, TOLKIEN, WAS DERIVED FROM THE GERMAN “TOLKHUN” MEANING “FOOLHARDY”. DOES THAT RING A BELL TO ANYONE FAMILIAR TO LORD OF THE RINGS??? BECAUSE YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT PEREGRIN “PIPPIN” TOOK’S LIKE FUCKING CATCHPHRASE WAS “FOOL OF A TOOK”. TOLKIEN FIC’D HIS OWN FAMILIAL LINGUISTIC HISTORY INTO HIS WORK WHAT A DWEEB

IN 2008 HE RANKED 6TH ON A LIST OF THE TOP 50 BRITISH WRITERS SINCE 1945. HE WAS A PROFESSOR OF LANGUAGES AND OTHER IMPORTANT STUFFY SHIT AT OXFORD

AND JRR TOLKIEN WAS THE BIGGEST DWEEB EVER TO LIVE

THE END

^rotfl and reblogging again for that comment.

Life goals: Be As Dweeby As Tolkien.

And lest we forget: He got bored reading inane prattle of a student’s paper on “Beowulf”, so he wrote a new book in the margins.

(Source: the-peoples-of-middle-earth, via el-lime-head)

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When is Geeky/Nerdy TOO Geeky/Nerdy?   

bretonmage:

mrnnj:

Corresponding with a lovely young woman on a dating site recently and I turned the conversation to something I hoped we could both talk about: Star Wars. She had indicated that she liked Star Wars and proclaimed to be a Star Wars Geek and liked other Star Wars Geeks. A little back and forth about…

mrnnj I personally don’t think there is such a thing. It’s something you love, and if other people fault you for it, forget them.

It would be the same as telling someone they were too “insert label here” for your tastes.

You just have to find someone who appreciates your interests (or at least tolerates them) as much as you do.

bretonmage I try not to let it get to me, especially when I know that I am a little more extreme than the other person. Bit there are the few rare instances where I get real excited because someone says, “Hey, I’m a geek who likes __________.” but when I start talking it’s like middle school all over again.

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When is Geeky/Nerdy TOO Geeky/Nerdy?

Corresponding with a lovely young woman on a dating site recently and I turned the conversation to something I hoped we could both talk about: Star Wars. She had indicated that she liked Star Wars and proclaimed to be a Star Wars Geek and liked other Star Wars Geeks. A little back and forth about the movies and favorite characters (Hers is Fett, but I won’t hold that against her), suffice to say after a few messages she says, “You are really into this stuff, aren’t you?” my reply (as could be expected) was “Through passion I gain strength. Through strength I gain power.” Begin usual “What is that?” “Oh it’s the Sith code.” After a couple messages about the Sith, she says, “You’re too geeky for me. Thanks but no thanks.”

Where is that line? Where is the line between “Geek is Chic and I want to date someone like Leonard from TBBT.” (I spit on it.), “I like geeky things, but I don’t geek out on them. (See the brilliant opinion on this from thesheyouquote​…)”, and “This is a geeky thing that I get really into. (Refer to my whole life.)”? 

Reblog with your thoughts and opinions. As always, feel free to Direct Message me. I will always answer publicly unless you ask me not to.