Tomorrow I will attend a semi-professional sports event where the beer will be free (for me)! Incredible!
I may have just cooked and eaten beef that was off. It is now a fight between my poor judgement and my incredible digestive system! PLACE BETS NOW
Celestial Bloodshed - Gospel of Hate
I refuse to sink to your level of unconciousness
I refuse to have your moral life forced down my throat
Like cancer you spread into my world
With your pity morals and blind visions
I HATE YOU!
Your very existence contaminates my air
I hope you choke on your dreams!
I’ll pray for an atomic salvation
Cleanse the world with FIRE!
And now fear this!
Like wolf among sheep, we walk among you
Hat, Död och Förakt åt er alla!
best fucking lyrics (emphasis mine)
I only ship what is canon, stuff like Legolas x Aragorn I feel is just greatly insulting to Tolkien’s work, considering so many of the actual pairings were heavily influenced by him and his wife’s love for one another. I just find it disrespectful to his legacy.
Well, I find his overwhelmingly stifling hetero-cis-normativity and the fandom’s rigid adherence to it to be disrespectful LGBTQIAP+ fans who are forced to queer the characters within fanon spaces in order to find representation because not a drop can be found in the canon and are harassed and belittled by others for their efforts.
Okay normally I ride with you, fandomsandfeminism, but this is — I’m not saying I agree with the secret because Death of the Author and all that stuff — are you seriously saying that you expected QUILTBAP+ out of Tolkien who was writing in pre-pre-Stonewall-era?
I’m not sure “expected” is the right word. But it would have been nice for it to be there. LGBTQIAP+ people have existed throughout history. It’s not like Tolkien didn’t know we existed. Being complacent in the socially accepted bigotry of “the times” only excuses people so damn much in my book.
But you know what? My BIG problem isn’t even with Tolkien, honestly. Like, whatever. My problem is with Tolkien fans who feel the need to rip into those of us in the fandom who are queer and write queerness into fanfiction. Like, we can’t even have our own fan created spaces because it is “insulting” and “disrespectful” to Tolkien or some bs.
The movies didn’t touch on this very much, but what I got from the Elves in the book is that they didn’t even seem to give much of a fuck about gender roles anyway. Everyone was all fancy and flight-footed and slight all the time, and no one even cared. I wouldn’t be surprised if they didn’t even understand the human concept of gender as we know it.
"… what I got from the Elves in the book is that they didn’t even seem to give much of a fuck about gender roles anyway. Everyone was all fancy and flight-footed and slight all the time, and no one even cared. I wouldn’t be surprised if they didn’t even understand the human concept of gender as we know it.”
Mmm. Hmm. Hmmmmmm.