John Ronald Reuel Tolkien met Edith Bratt in 1908 at the age of 16, while she was 19. They fell in love. Forbidden to have any contact or correspondence with her by his guardian until he was of age, Tolkien waited until his 21st birthday and posted a letter asking Edith to marry him. 

They were married for fifty-five years and had four children.

When Edith died in 1971 Tolkien had ‘Lúthien’ engraved on her tombstone. When he passed away two years later, the name ‘Beren’ was engraved below his.

“In Tolkien’s Middle-earth legendarium, Lúthien was the most beautiful of all the Children of Ilúvatar, and forsook her immortality for her love of the mortal warrior Beren. After Beren was captured by the forces of the Dark Lord Morgoth, Lúthien rode to his rescue upon the talking wolfhound Huan. Ultimately, when Beren was slain in battle against the demonic wolf Carcharoth, Lúthien approached the Valar, the angelic order of beings placed in charge of the world by Eru (God), and persuaded them to restore her beloved to life.”

Never was there a love back then,

Like that of Beren and Luthien.

X-Ray & Vav Teaser Trailer

I was giddy when I first saw this. I don’t care how dumb a Rooster Teeth in-joke it might be.

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Wrote a new blog post with one big idea: what is it we like most in our video games?

"We’re here to help you. We’re Super Heroes!"

X-Ray & Vav Trailer at the end of RvB12 Finale

Can’t wait.

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Could we all just take a moment to appreciate the fact that George R. R. Martin included Tommen’s kittens in the appendix of A Feast for Crows. 

Ser Pounce

Lady Whiskers












Female pilots edited out of the Star Wars movies.

I saw the tweets about this today, and I was like oh yeah, I remember hearing about that.

And then I saw the pictures and just— wow. What it would have meant to have these women in the movie, all this time. I can’t properly articulate it but it’s hitting me unexpectedly hard.

Wow thats a shame, even a nice old lady too.  These Space Valkyries  should have been left in.

They really should have.

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I lived, ate, and breathed Star Wars from age 2 until 2005 when RotS finally beat the enthusiasm out of me, and I have NEVER, EVER in all my reading on behind-the-scenes and makings-of heard of these shots. It’s a shame there was no relaunched edit of the original trilogy they could have slipped these in OH FUCKING WAIT THERE’S BEEN LIKE 3 OF THOSE NOW.

Fuck. FUCK. Whoever decided to edit out and bury these needs to french kiss an angle grinder.

I want to see the old lady in the A-Wing. Seriously, it’s like, she’s somebody’s grandma. Some kid in the Outer Rim Territories got greased by the Empire for seeing something she wasn’t supposed to see, and her grandma, the bush pilot, decided “Fuck this, I’m gonna strap on an fighter and make the Empire fucking PAY for the moment it decided to fuck with MY FAMILY.”


These are quickly being put into the “always reblog” category.

Whenever there is a war, there are women who are warriors. Then they get erased from history. Happens in real wars and fictional ones alike.

I need a series about these people. Like, now. I mean the Rogue Squadron book series is grand and all, has men and women and aliens and everything, but I don’t think it ever had A-Wing pilots old enough to be grannies.

(Yes I know they’re mostly about the X-Wings but work with me here.)

One of the things the EU got right was the presence of women in the rebel alliance, and not just among the Jedi; they were very present in the fleet, notably in the X-Wing series.

Oh 80’s.  You got it so wrong, sometimes …

When the child was a child, it was the time of these questions. Why am I me, and why not you? Why am I here, and why not there? When did time begin, and where does space end? Isn’t life under the sun just a dream? Isn’t what I see, hear, and smell just the mirage of a world before the world? Does evil actually exist, and are there people who are really evil? - Wings of Desire (1987)

My favorite foreign film, natürlich.

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the mechanical man of my dreams

Emmy C is pure gold

"Just like a real prospector!"



the mechanical man of my dreams

Emmy C is pure gold

"Just like a real prospector!"