Hey, you've reached the Bird. General nest of insanity ahoy.

Feel free to ask me things, rant about anything - everything Everything Tolkien - stupid adorable elves - the Silmarillion - the Hobbit - the Lord of the Rings - Marvel - the Avengers - Inception - Les Miserables - Assassin's Creed - Jeremy Renner - Tom Hiddleston - Robert Downey Jr. - Jude Law - Scarlett Johannson - Amber Liu - Tom Hardy - Joseph Gordon-Levitt - George Blagden - Aaron Tveit - Fra Fee - handsome men - ravishing women - the realities of being asexual - drawing - writing - sewing - fanfiction - anything you can think of, really.

ALSO I will take writing prompts if you can be patient with me because I write with the mighty speed of a glacier. I LOVE YALL AND WILL CONTINUALLY BE OBNOXIOUSLY AMERICAN IN YOUR FACES <3

with the best of intentions.
tolkienreadalong:

THE SILMARILLION READ-ALONG STARTS JULY 18! Tolkien fans new and old will read The Silmarillion together while making friends, sharing fanworks, and generally having an awesome time.
For added awesomeness, join one of the Silmarillion Teams - like Team Angband - and compete with other teams for a prize that is going to be not nearly as awesome as a silmaril!

tolkienreadalong:

THE SILMARILLION READ-ALONG STARTS JULY 18! Tolkien fans new and old will read The Silmarillion together while making friends, sharing fanworks, and generally having an awesome time.

For added awesomeness, join one of the Silmarillion Teams - like Team Angband - and compete with other teams for a prize that is going to be not nearly as awesome as a silmaril!

tolkienreadalong:

THE SILMARILLION READ-ALONG STARTS JULY 18! Tolkien fans new and old will read The Silmarillion together while making friends, sharing fanworks, and generally having an awesome time.
For added awesomeness, join one of the Silmarillion Teams - like Team Angband - and compete with other teams for a prize that is going to be not nearly as awesome as a silmaril!
(Art credit: Traced from Harry S. Bressler’s “Help Uncle Sam Stamp Out the Kaiser!”)

tolkienreadalong:

THE SILMARILLION READ-ALONG STARTS JULY 18! Tolkien fans new and old will read The Silmarillion together while making friends, sharing fanworks, and generally having an awesome time.

For added awesomeness, join one of the Silmarillion Teams - like Team Angband - and compete with other teams for a prize that is going to be not nearly as awesome as a silmaril!

(Art credit: Traced from Harry S. Bressler’s “Help Uncle Sam Stamp Out the Kaiser!)

myrddin-emrys:

Disclaimer: This is not my own idea; I got the tip from the lovely Elentari-liv, who was kind enough to share her technique with me. This is only showing the basics I’ve used to knit the scales, not how to make any certain piece.
Also, keep in mind that I’m still a beginner at knitting. I’ve been doing it for approximately two weeks.
What you’ll need:
circular knitting needles
yarn
small scales
You’ll probably want to choose a yarn close to your scale colour, or one that complements it (I used a contrasting one here to make things easier to show). You may have to experiment a bit with the yarn gauge and size of the needles. I ended up using gauge three yarn and size six needles after some testing. Larger needles widened the gap between scales, so that the yarn was visible in between, which I didn’t want, and thicker yarn made the scales stick out too much as opposed to hanging. It looked like I was knitting a very ruffled dragon.
Scales can be purchased from The Ring Lord, with multiple choices of colour and material. I’ve experimented with both aluminum and steel; the steel seems to hang better because of its weight, but it all depends on what you need for your project!
(I’m putting the actual process under a read more because I do have a lot of photos.)
Read More

myrddin-emrys:

Disclaimer: This is not my own idea; I got the tip from the lovely Elentari-liv, who was kind enough to share her technique with me. This is only showing the basics I’ve used to knit the scales, not how to make any certain piece.

Also, keep in mind that I’m still a beginner at knitting. I’ve been doing it for approximately two weeks.

What you’ll need:

  • circular knitting needles
  • yarn
  • small scales

You’ll probably want to choose a yarn close to your scale colour, or one that complements it (I used a contrasting one here to make things easier to show). You may have to experiment a bit with the yarn gauge and size of the needles. I ended up using gauge three yarn and size six needles after some testing. Larger needles widened the gap between scales, so that the yarn was visible in between, which I didn’t want, and thicker yarn made the scales stick out too much as opposed to hanging. It looked like I was knitting a very ruffled dragon.

Scales can be purchased from The Ring Lord, with multiple choices of colour and material. I’ve experimented with both aluminum and steel; the steel seems to hang better because of its weight, but it all depends on what you need for your project!

(I’m putting the actual process under a read more because I do have a lot of photos.)

Read More

http://myrddin-emrys.tumblr.com/post/84093651416/first-testing-of-my-cirdan-cosplay-at-least-in myrddin-emrys

myrddin-emrys:

First testing of my Círdan cosplay, at least in regards to makeup and wig/beard. The actual clothing I have yet to make…. but the fabric I threw over myself will be part of it.

no of course this isn’t what i do late at night why do you ask

http://fuck-yeah-middle-earth.tumblr.com fuck-yeah-middle-earth

Ah im, ú-‘erin veleth lîn?

Gerich veleth nîn, ada.

http://digg.tumblr.com/post/61039580896/this-pizza-place-has-a-very-good-idea digg
roman-numerals:

professor-van-helsing:

digg:

This pizza place has a very good idea

yes yes yes

The owner, a 28-year Army vet, will even help students with their assignments “to the extent that I can.”
NO, NO, I’M NOT CRYING.

roman-numerals:

professor-van-helsing:

digg:

This pizza place has a very good idea

yes yes yes

The owner, a 28-year Army vet, will even help students with their assignments “to the extent that I can.”

NO, NO, I’M NOT CRYING.

http://neveth.tumblr.com/post/71492807746/in-the-beginning-the-silmarils-were-created-this neveth

neveth:

In the Beginning, the Silmarils were created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.

waywardmirkwoodknight:

dreamychaos:

But about you moving in. As long as the werewolves don’t try to eat you, right? It’ll be cool. Ill figure out a way to fireproof you.

Of course I will. You get to fireproof and carry all of my books and explain my presence to Lord Thauron if you’re that worried about werewolves. As for me I’ll carry the other stuff.

Yeah whatever. I think I hear Gothmog calling me, I better go. 

/rolls eyes

waywardmirkwoodknight:

dreamychaos:

waywardmirkwoodknight:

dreamychaos:

waywardmirkwoodknight:

dreamychaos:

UGH LOGIC. And I am sorry??? I think??? Is that what this emotion is??? And I burned down your neighbor’s house last week? Want me to do it again? Wait, now I’m confused. Why are your books unfireproofed?

Yes, that is what that emotion is. And unfortunately the knowledge of how to fireproof books his hidden behind the deepest vaults of Aulë’s forges. Believe me I’ve tried to learn it, but for some reason they frown on my efforts to get in, said something about a ‘security risk’.

SECURITY RISK MY PRETTY FLAMING ARSE. What even. D:<

I dunno, but I’m getting out of here the first chance I get. I heard the folks over in Alqualondë have some pretty rad jet skis. Granted they have swans on the prow but swans are rad.

WAIT BUT ALQUALONDE IS FULL OF WATERRRRRR yuck.

D:<

Just move in with me. I’m sure my Lord won’t notice. And Gothmog will probably just think I kidnapped you. He’s been weird recently anyway.

Psh, no. We just had a little dispute over the rental price of the jet skis. They said there was no way we could get them and we disagreed.

But about you moving in. As long as the werewolves don’t try to eat you, right? It’ll be cool. Ill figure out a way to fireproof you.

waywardmirkwoodknight:

dreamychaos:

waywardmirkwoodknight:

dreamychaos:

UGH LOGIC. And I am sorry??? I think??? Is that what this emotion is??? And I burned down your neighbor’s house last week? Want me to do it again? Wait, now I’m confused. Why are your books unfireproofed?

Yes, that is what that emotion is. And unfortunately the knowledge of how to fireproof books his hidden behind the deepest vaults of Aulë’s forges. Believe me I’ve tried to learn it, but for some reason they frown on my efforts to get in, said something about a ‘security risk’.

SECURITY RISK MY PRETTY FLAMING ARSE. What even. D:<

I dunno, but I’m getting out of here the first chance I get. I heard the folks over in Alqualondë have some pretty rad jet skis. Granted they have swans on the prow but swans are rad.

WAIT BUT ALQUALONDE IS FULL OF WATERRRRRR yuck.

D:<

Just move in with me. I’m sure my Lord won’t notice. And Gothmog will probably just think I kidnapped you. He’s been weird recently anyway.

Titan