Adubber. Directioner. Galaxy Defender. Browncoat. Gleek. Mockingjay. Potterhead. Samist. Sherlockian. StarKid. Whedonite. Whovian. Chronic Insomniac. Writer. Slacker. Not even slightly well-adjusted.
I DID THIS IM VERY PROUD OF IT YOU KNOW WHY
WAIT FOR IT
EOF THE RINGSBut every day’s likeGold ring, greybeard, trippin’ on the mushroomsBlood-mad Nazgul trashin’ the hotel roomWe don’t careWe got to Rivendell across the streamAnd everybody’s likeMountains, dwarf mines, presents from the Elf QueenRowboats, rock paths, Gollum on a rope leashWe don’t careYeah we’re simply gonna walk in there
Cuz we’re going to Moooooordor
This is my favorite ever
i don’t want to live in a world where i’m not allowed to enjoy both Shakespeare and Ke$ha.
Wake up in the mornin’ feel quite Hamlet-y
Grab my skull, I’m out the door, I’m gonna act real shitty
Before I leave, overthink if I’m on the right track
Cuz if I kill my uncle tonight, he ain’t comin back
I’m talkin trying to kill my foe foe
But instead kill everyone I know know
9 deaths in a row row
My mother once told me that trauma is like Lord of the Rings. You go through this crazy, life-altering thing that almost kills you (like say having to drop the one ring into Mount Doom), and that thing by definition cannot possibly be understood by someone who hasn’t gone through it. They can sympathize sure, but they’ll never really know, and more than likely they’ll expect you to move on from the thing fairly quickly. And they can’t be blamed, people are just like that, but that’s not how it works.
Some lucky people are like Sam. They can go straight home, get married, have a whole bunch of curly headed Hobbit babies and pick up their gardening right where they left off, content to forget the whole thing and live out their days in peace. Lots of people however, are like Frodo, and they don’t come home the same person they were when they left, and everything is more horrible and more hard then it ever was before. The old wounds sting and the ghost of the weight of the one ring still weighs heavy on their minds, and they don’t fit in at home anymore, so they get on boats go sailing away to the Undying West to look for the sort of peace that can only come from within. Frodos can’t cope, and most of us are Frodos when we start out.
But if we move past the urge to hide or lash out, my mother always told me, we can become Pippin and Merry. They never ignored what had happened to them, but they were malleable and receptive to change. They became civic leaders and great storytellers; they we able to turn all that fear and anger and grief into narratives that others could delight in and learn from, and they used the skills they had learned in battle to protect their homeland. They were fortified by what had happened to them, they wore it like armor and used it to their advantage.
It is our trauma that turns us into guardians, my mother told me, it is suffering that strengthens our skin and softens our hearts, and if we learn to live with the ghosts of what had been done to us, we just may be able to save others from the same fate.- S.T.Gibson (via sarahtaylorgibson)
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