and within ten minutes Iluvatar’s sweet heavenly orchestra
has become Melkor’s doombattle moshpit slaughterhouse (x)
silly comic with vampires and their human make-up artist friends
THIS IS SO CUTE
I just don’t understand where this concept of ‘fake geek girls’ came from. Like, AT ALL.
Cus when I look for fandom related stuff like 90% of the fan art and the fanfiction and the meta, zines, comics, etc. Like 90% of the shit that I’ve seen is created by women & girls.
And all that stuff take’s a lot of work and research and critical analysis and staring at reference photos for hours.
We are literally the most well versed and invested group in the fandom. So, like, What the fuck boys? You mad you can’t keep up?
I saw an argument, and I can’t find it now, but it totally made sense, that there’s a gender split in fandom. Male fandom tends to be a curator fandom; male fandom collects, organizes, and memorizes facts and figures. Male fandom tends to be KEEPERS of the canon; the fandom places great weight on those who have the biggest collection, the deepest knowledge of obscure subjects, the first appearances, creators, character interactions.
Female fandom is creative. Females create fanart, cosplay, fanwritings. Female fandom ALTERS canon, for the simple reason that canon does not serve female fandom. In order for it to fit the ‘outsider’ (female, queer, POC), the canon must be attacked and rebuilt, and that takes creation.
"Male" fandom devalues this contribution to fandom, because it is not the ‘right’ kind of fandom. "Girls only cosplay for attention, they’re not REAL fans!" "Fanfiction is full of stupid Mary Sues, girls only do it so they can make out with the main character!" "I, a male artist, have done this pin-up work and can put it in my portfolio! You, a female artist, have drawn stupid fanart, and it’s not appropriate to use as a professional reference!"
In the mind of people who decry the ‘fake geek girl,’ this fandom is not as worthy. It damages, or in their mind, destroys the canon. What is the point of memorizing every possible romantic entanglement of heterosexual white Danny Rand if someone turns around and creates a fanwork depicting him as a bisexual female of Asian descent (thus subverting Rand’s creepy ‘white savior’ origins)? When Danny Rand becomes Dani Rand, their power is lessened. What is important to them ceases to be the focus of the discussion. Creation and curatorship can work in tandom, but typically, in fandom, they are on opposite poles.
This is not to say that there aren’t brilliant male cosplayers or smashing female trivia experts, this is to say that the need of the individual fan is met with opposing concepts: In order for me to find myself in comics, I need to make that space for myself, and that is a creative force. Het white cis males are more likely to do anything possible to defend and preserve the canon because the canon is built to cater to them.
do you ever need a five minute hug but only from like a specific person
aus that need to happen: autumn edition
'i got caught staring at my adult neighbour raking up a bunch of leaves in their backyard and jumping into them and now have to awkwardly pretend i saw nothing' au
met at a pumpkin patch fighting over the same perfectly round and picturesque pumpkin au
'me and my roommate decided to decorate our house for halloween but got really into it, and ended up re-enacting several scenes from nightmare on elm street so loud the neighbours called the police to investigate screams' au
'i ordered a pumpkin spice latte at starbucks and you made a heart with the foam and i decided to drink it here so i can smile at you some more' au
'this stranger on the street corner looks like they're severely unprepared for this cold weather, here, take my scarf, i was planning on donating it to goodwill anyways' au
- 'i was unaware that there was an organized zombie crawl going on and i didn't realize you were in a costume and i screamed in your face because i truly thought i was facing a zombie invasion' au
So, actually, Sindarin didn’t come from Quenya at all - the two languages share a common root in Common Eldarin, but each come from a separate branch of the languages that developed from that language.
Probably the best example of the differences between the elvish languages (or, at least, the most-developed of these languages), is the word for “elves.” In Primitive Quendian the elves called themselves the “kwendî" (sing "kwende”.) Tolkien then lists six different Avarin words for elves, theoretically representing six different Avarin languages (“kindi”, “cuind”, “hwenti”, “windan”, “kinn”, and “penni.”) A Common Eldarin equivalent isn’t listed, but the “modern” Quenya word used is “quendi" (sing "quendë”), and the Common Telerin word is “pendi" (no singular.) And Tolkien says that there actually isn’t really a Sindarin equivalent for this word (there isn’t even have a Sindarin word for the Sindar.) However, the Sindarin word for person, "pen”, is clearly taken from the Telerin “pendi.”
I’ve seriously simplified this topic - Tolkien wrote several linguistic essays about Middle Earth, especially the elvish languages. The chart above is, again, very simplified, and I’ve left out many dialects for the sake of sticking to the basic point that Quenya and Sindarin are linguistic cousins, not parent and child.
SOURCES: The Histories of Middle Earth (“Quendi and Eldar”)
So I hear Claire Novak’s gonna be back for s10…
underneath the stars | kate rusby
underneath the stars you met me
underneath the stars you left me
I wonder if the stars regret me?
I’m sure they’d like me if they only met me
they come and go of their own free will
The namesake of my Tumblr. :)
I listen to this while I’m writing all the time. <3
One of my longtime favorite songs