Reblog if you are a “Ringer”, a “Tolkienite”, a Tolkien fan, Hobbit fan, LOTR fan, Silmarillion fan - heck, a fan of anything to do with Middle Earth. Let’s see how many of us there are now! Our community has grown SO MUCH, it’ll be great to see our 2013 population!
Maybe you saw Man of Steel over the weekend and can’t get enough Clois. Maybe you’re already waiting for the next Marvel movie.
Maybe you’re just looking for something a little different, a slightly new perspective on the superhero life?
If so, may I humbly ask you to consider checking out this novel?
Tall, Dark Streak of Lightning is the story of Anna, a geeky freshman at a small Pittsburgh college. When she meets Davin, the campus weirdo, she promptly befriends him—and finds herself perpetually pulling out her first aid kit to patch up his mysterious injuries. But when a shadowy superhero begins to make the news, she has to wonder if there is a connection between them. Is she overthinking things as usual, or has she just become best friends with a superhero?
It’s a good summer read, and the next best thing to some Clois fanfics!!
I’m 3 chapters in and hated to put it down. I like the characters and the plot is pulling me along so that I can hardly wait to see what happens next.
“maybe if you went to bed earlier you wouldn’t be so tired”
The Hobbit (The Desolation of Smaug) Chapters
Henry Cavill with Digital Spy.
For two seconds I thought he was going to unbutton his shirt and I was like “Yes! Yes!” And then it looped and I died from frustration.
He looks so serious, too. Guh.
Henry Cavill attends ‘Man of Steel’ China premiere - 06.19.13
Tumbling over the past year and a half has made me see the problems of gender roles that exist in media, but sometimes it gets to the point where I over analyze every single piece of television or film that I come across. (However this in no way means that I think feminist media criticism is wrong, or should be avoided!) Mostly I just over think everything.
This is awesome!
if nurses had semi-automatics I’d go to the doctor even less than I do now, that’s just a fact, Sarah Walker, bad ass CIA nurse, she’s so damn good at her job though you guys, I feel like we only talk about her in relation to her Chuck love, but as a stand alone character she is honestly THE BEST SPY in the world, and that’s WITHOUT an Intersect,she’s just legitimately the BEST at her job
I think the reason people tend to talk about her in relation to, well, her relationship with Chuck is because that’s the central pivot of her personal transformation across the show.
Her being the best spy in the world is pretty much a static fact; we see a lot of demonstrations of her badassery, but to use a gaming analogy, her stats are pretty much pegged from the start. The only thing that really varies about that is her personal level of interest in the job, which, well, see above.
I loved her from the get go as a stand alone, kick ass spy, because you can tell she’s not a machine, she’s complex and multifaceted. She’s not just a suit or a spook. She’s legitimately good a what she does, and she thinks it’s because she keeps her feelings in check, and one of the reasons I love this show and these characters, and that otp is because you get to see her grow out of that. She gets to face down her past and her loneliness with people who genuinely care about her.
I feel like I probably would have halfway hated her just for being so damn gorgeous…if she hadn’t also been so broken and fierce and fallen for Chuck in about .05 seconds. Sarah Walker is honestly one of my all time favorite female characters.
Despite the fact that they often put her in ridiculous outfits like this purely for male entertainment.