A Castle in the Clouds
At two in the morning it began to rain. Things could have been worse. It could have rained snakes. It could have rained acid.
Terry Pratchett in Going Postal (via dragonsong17)
dailyfantastic:

FF #68:
Surprising no one, Ben is evil again! Fantastifan and honorary Sailor Scout ununnilium and I chatted previously on this blog about how all Ben plots seem to run together, and I mentioned that I hate this plot in particular.
However, in a conversation I had with friend of the blog and Nivix Guildmage frenchclops, I realized that Ben Grimm is actually the perfect Fantastic Four villain.
After all, whatever turns him evil has to encompass all of the gang’s fears, whether it’s because it’s a villain tough enough to control Ben, or just the intensity of a mistake Reed had made.
Frenchclops noted that Ben-Reed conflicts are an interesting inversion of the standard “Strong Superhero vs. Smart Opponent” trope, because Reed is definitely smarter than Ben, but we both agreed that Ben’s intense knowledge of Reed’s typical schemes and inventions make him functionally smarter than he appears.
In other words, it leads to, theoretically, some great stories! Unfortunately this isn’t one of them.

When neither Niv-Mizzet nor Stan Lee acknowledges your theories, odds are there’s a Tumblr user who will!

dailyfantastic:

FF #68:

Surprising no one, Ben is evil again! Fantastifan and honorary Sailor Scout ununnilium and I chatted previously on this blog about how all Ben plots seem to run together, and I mentioned that I hate this plot in particular.

However, in a conversation I had with friend of the blog and Nivix Guildmage frenchclops, I realized that Ben Grimm is actually the perfect Fantastic Four villain.

After all, whatever turns him evil has to encompass all of the gang’s fears, whether it’s because it’s a villain tough enough to control Ben, or just the intensity of a mistake Reed had made.

Frenchclops noted that Ben-Reed conflicts are an interesting inversion of the standard “Strong Superhero vs. Smart Opponent” trope, because Reed is definitely smarter than Ben, but we both agreed that Ben’s intense knowledge of Reed’s typical schemes and inventions make him functionally smarter than he appears.

In other words, it leads to, theoretically, some great stories! Unfortunately this isn’t one of them.

When neither Niv-Mizzet nor Stan Lee acknowledges your theories, odds are there’s a Tumblr user who will!

boringrocks:

Thinking about inviting a unicorn to your Super Bowl party? Be sure to enunciate when you ask her, because if she thinks you said Super Bull, she’s liable to become existential and fatalistic all over again.

I’m reblogging this to humiliate you.

beaglebookquotes:

The king is always watching her out of his pale eyes, wondering what she is, and the king’s son wounds himself with loving her and wonders who she is.

Peter S Beagle - The Last Unicorn

madness-and-gods:

Terry Pratchet

But I bet Tolkien didn’t have arm hair like that.

madness-and-gods:

Terry Pratchet

But I bet Tolkien didn’t have arm hair like that.

What is plucked will grow again,

What is slain lives on,

What is stolen will remain-

What is gone is gone.

What is sea-born dies on land,

Soft is trod upon.

What is given burns the hand-

What is gone is gone.

Here is there, and high is low;

All may be undone.

What is true, no two men know-

What is gone is gone.

Mommy Fortuna

the Last Unicorn

(via combustable-me)

Posting a letter and getting married are among the few things left that are entirely romantic; for to be entirely romantic a thing must be irrevocable.
G. K. Chesterton, Heretics (via norealbusinessbeinghere)

themightyglamazon:

J. R. R. Tolkien on escapism in “The Lord of the Rings” (x)

“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?…If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!” 

-J.R.R. Tolkien

Oh my God that is so badass

Critics who treat ‘adult’ as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.
C.S. Lewis (via theatomictangerine)

cheesekills:

Tienes ojos amarillos y agudos.
Las escamas que adornan su cabeza son de un rojo ardiente y feroz.
Y el fuego es todo lo que rodea.
Y el fuego es todo lo que veo.
Mientras que todos se fueron y se ocultaron.
Siempre me hallo sola sosteniendo una espada que parece una aguja para el dragón.
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