A book is not a literary classic until it makes you experience all of the following Thoughts:

  • how do I pronounce this
  • hello information about the world I missed you too (I didn’t)
  • AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
  • wow the symbolism is over the top in this

and, last but never least:

  • I could really use a map right now
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some more feanorian hp!au headcanons

venwe:

after they finished hogwarts, feanor and nerdanel went travelling and basically never showed up back in britain until they returned a decade or so later with, like, two or three kids they had completely failed to mention to anyone in their letters.

feanor is into all sorts of unconventional, unorthodox magic. he runs a little shop selling a huge variety of hand-made artifacts and amulets for any purpose you could imagine, which is how he makes a living. he never bothered with getting a license and he never checks in with the ministry before putting some potentially dangerous creation of his on the market, which drives fingolfin, who just so happens to be working at the magical law department of the ministry, insane.

nerdanel and maglor are the artists of the family, although nerdanel’s forte is fine arts, while maglor is more verbally-oriented. that does not leave much room for quarrelling over who’s best at what they do, which is the main reason the two of them have a good, loving relationship.

nerdanel also has some innate talent for legilimency, which she never really tried to master and which maglor inherited (and did master). while maglor smugly enjoys his power of knowing all of his brothers’ secrets, he’s also highly frustrated at his inability to keep anything secret from his mother - which is why he moved in with maedhros as soon as the latter got a flat of his own.

maglor is one of the two people who know about maedhros and fingon being lovers. maedhros told maglor because there’s really no way he could ever keep something like that a secret from this mind-reading monster anyway. maglor was very judgemental. it’s not that he dislikes fingon, or that he’s against his brother being gay, he just feels it his obligation to be judgemental about all of his brothers’ decisions, just in case.

in addition to having no talent for legilimency, maedhros was also terrible at occlumency for a very long time. feanor, despite his numerous attempts, never succeed at teaching him. sauron did.

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identity ask.........oh shit

yup-im-a-werewolf:

  1. if someone wanted to really understand you, what would they read, watch, and listen to?
  2. have you ever found a writer who thinks just like you? if so, who?
  3. list your fandoms and one character from each that you identify with.
  4. do you like your name?  is there another name you think would fit you better?
  5. do you think of yourself as a human being or a human doing? do you identify yourself by the things you do?
  6. are you religious/spiritual?
  7. do you care about your ethnicity?
  8. what musical artists have you most felt connected to over your lifetime?
  9. are you an artist?
  10. do you have a creed?
  11. describe your ideal day.
  12. dog person or cat person?
  13. inside or outdoors?
  14. are you a musician?
  15. five most influential books over your lifetime.
  16. if you’d grown up in a different environment, do you think you’d have turned out the same?
  17. would you say your tumblr is a fair representation of the “real you”?
  18. what’s your patronus?
  19. which Harry Potter house would you be in? or are you a muggle?
  20. would you rather be in Middle Earth, Narnia, Hogwarts, or somewhere else?
  21. do you love easily?
  22. list the top five things you spend the most time doing, in order.
  23. how often would you want to see your family every year?
  24. have you ever felt like you had a “mind-meld” with someone?
  25. could you live as a hermit?
  26. how would you describe your gender/sexuality?
  27. do you feel like your outside appearance is a fair representation of the “real you”?
  28. on a scale from 1 to 10, how hard is it for someone to get under your skin?
  29. three songs that you connect with right now.
  30. pick one of your favorite quotes.
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Nanowrimo DVD Extras Part 7: Family Trees

avantegarda:

avantegarda:

Just as Julia Quinn turned the Bridgerton family into a whole-ass series, so do I come up with a whole bunch of sequels when I haven’t finished the first one yet.

(Including some possible sequels and also some Hungarian names that are technically backwards, for which I apologize. Also featuring A SHOCKING SPOILER)

Some notes for the squad:

@hieronymouscock The book tag is #unshakeable. The name of the book? Unshakeable. My love for bagels? Unshakeable.

@addicted-to-12th-intro The Cohens aren’t in the first book, but they’re a fabulous New York family that owns a publishing company!

omg i’m in the Squad?!

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saphore:

your last words before you die are the 3rd line of the last song you listened to. what are we saying ladies?

the price of freedom is no less than a life

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reblog if your notifications don’t work
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ninquelome:

Halloween

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the second-generation house of finwe in a hogwarts!au

venwe:

addicted-to-12th-intro:

venwe:

feanor and nerdanel are the same year ravenclaw students, who had a couple of months of brutal rivalry at the very beginning of their first year but settled on being friends eventually because ‘hey, we are literally the two smartest people in this school, why should we fight when we can join forces and be invincible’. they have been bffs and pretty much inseparable ever since, and they used to laugh whenever someone mistook them for a couple. little did they know.

anaire is also a ravenclaw student and she used to occasionally hang out with feanor and discuss stuff like charms and linguistics with him. it ended soon after she started dating fingolfin, with feanor announcing loudly to the whole common room of ravenclaw that she was ‘the second biggest disappointment in his life’.

fingolfin is a brilliant student, a prefect, and the captain of the gryffindor quidditch team. almost everyone around him strongly believes he’s the most fearless human being on earth. only his siblings know it took him 2 years to finally work up the courage to ask anaire out.

lalwen is a disaster and a disgrace to the gryffindor house, according to fingolfin. in her first five years of school she set three professors on fire (and every time she swore it was an accident), broke approximately 23 bones on the qudditch field (20 of those were hers), and once brought an acromantula egg to her dorm (she named the baby acromantula gil). feanor is secretly proud of her but will never admit that out loud. 

finarfin appears to be a shy, quiet hufflepuff and is universally considered to be the most sensible, the most reasonable and the most harmless of the bunch. no one will ever suspect him of cheating on all of his exams, much less of brewing the restricted section potions in moaning myrtle’s toilet at night.

ok but where did findis learn magic then? private tutors? just asking (Вы из России, ведь так? я тоже!)

she went to beauxbatons, like her mother, bacause she didn’t want to be part of the shitshow. it is rumored that she never came back.

(хелло рашн фэндом)

vanyar being the equivalent of frenchmen seems to be an universal headcanon?.. that’s… weird?.. but why not? also, which school did earwen go to?

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the second-generation house of finwe in a hogwarts!au

venwe:

feanor and nerdanel are the same year ravenclaw students, who had a couple of months of brutal rivalry at the very beginning of their first year but settled on being friends eventually because ‘hey, we are literally the two smartest people in this school, why should we fight when we can join forces and be invincible’. they have been bffs and pretty much inseparable ever since, and they used to laugh whenever someone mistook them for a couple. little did they know.

anaire is also a ravenclaw student and she used to occasionally hang out with feanor and discuss stuff like charms and linguistics with him. it ended soon after she started dating fingolfin, with feanor announcing loudly to the whole common room of ravenclaw that she was ‘the second biggest disappointment in his life’.

fingolfin is a brilliant student, a prefect, and the captain of the gryffindor quidditch team. almost everyone around him strongly believes he’s the most fearless human being on earth. only his siblings know it took him 2 years to finally work up the courage to ask anaire out.

lalwen is a disaster and a disgrace to the gryffindor house, according to fingolfin. in her first five years of school she set three professors on fire (and every time she swore it was an accident), broke approximately 23 bones on the qudditch field (20 of those were hers), and once brought an acromantula egg to her dorm (she named the baby acromantula gil). feanor is secretly proud of her but will never admit that out loud. 

finarfin appears to be a shy, quiet hufflepuff and is universally considered to be the most sensible, the most reasonable and the most harmless of the bunch. no one will ever suspect him of cheating on all of his exams, much less of brewing the restricted section potions in moaning myrtle’s toilet at night.

ok but where did findis learn magic then? private tutors? just asking (Вы из России, ведь так? я тоже!)

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venwe:

have you ever wondered what feanor’s singing would sound like?

now you don’t have to wonder anymore

i guess in this version feanor’s gonna break the silmarils with his voice

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which characters in the silmarillion would absolutely say “viva la pluto f*** you”? discuss

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Nanowrimo DVD Extras, Part Deuce

avantegarda:

sometimes when we spent the morning panicking we spend the afternoon calming down by shitposting about Nanowrimo.

Anyway, meet some various idiots.

The Gang from the Odysseum Opera Company

Oskar Glockner: The director and proprietor of the company, Glockner is from a small village in the Alps which he had to leave after his family got upset that he was in love with a local shepherd boy. He founded the company in 1850 and rumor has it that he hasn’t slept since.

If he was a Vine, he’d be: “When will you learn?! When will you learn that your actions have consequences?”

Karl Dietrich: The conductor. Knows everything and hates everyone. Once fired a flautist for pronouncing “Haydn” incorrectly. 

If he was a Vine, he’d be: “I AIN’T NEVER SLEEP CAUSE OF YA’LL YOU AIN’T NEVER GONNA SLEEP CAUSE OF ME”

Kristina Eisen: The lead soprano, originally from Bavaria. Like every other glamorous opera singer on the planet, she is hilarious, dramatic, nocturnal, and flirts with everything that moves.

If she was a Vine, she’d be: The old lady knocking on the door while loudly singing.

Franz Bauer: Andras’ flatmate, plays the cello. As much of a frat boy as a cellist is legally allowed to be. Great at organizing parties and terrible at making coffee. 

If he was a Vine, he’d be: “So I’m sitting there, barbecue sauce on my titties…”

Brigita Novak: Junior member of the Opera Ballet, and Franz’s on-again-off-again girlfriend. From Moravia where she was raised by her grandmother, who she is constantly quoting. Makes ballet jokes that no one gets.

If she was a Vine, she’d be: “This bitch empty, YEET.”

Leo Meier: Plays the oboe and thinks he is actually is one of Vienna’s Great Wits. Comes from a good suburban family whom he still lives with. His ma sends him to work with lovely baked treats every day.

If he was a Vine, he’d be: “My main goal is to blow up and then act like I don’t know nobody.”

watch me going ape about them right now (and even more when i read something with them)

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let’s start a petition for the quiz authors to stop including the “which song/film do you like most” question

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avantegarda:

Nanowrimo Novel DVD Extras

I’m really tired and slightly hungover and I wrote 1,688 words today so as a reward to myself and a punishment to society I’ve decided to post a few snippets and/or fun facts about my Nanowrimo novel every so often. I will tag these “Nanowrimo DVD Extras” for those of you who do not want to see what I produce when my filter has been erased by exhaustion and hubris.

On today’s DVD Extra Agenda: Fun Facts about the two main families we meet in Unshakeable.

The von Holstadts

  • The first Count, General Johannes von Holstadt, earned his title after saving Emperor Frederick II from choking on a fish bone in 1619. 
  • The main family estate, Burg Holstadt, is located in the province of Carinthia, considered by many to be an extremely nice province. I’m going to go ahead and say it: Carinthia is Austria’s North Carolina. Don’t @ me.
  • The family motto is Spes Nos Defendit, meaning “hope protects us.” The unofficial family motto is “sit down and shut up.”
  • The third Count, Gerhardt von Holstadt, was renowned for having six fingers on his left hand. He did not kill Inigo Montoya’s father, thank goodness.
  • The current Count’s family consists of: 
    • Count Heinrich von Holstadt, and his mustache
    • Countess Hannelore, related to everyone important in Europe
    • Their chaotic-good 21-year-old daughter Marta, excellent at embroidery and languages and terrible at thinking things through
    • Their equally chaotic 10-year-old son Heini, great with animals and rude words
    • And a dachshund named Liebchen.
  • Estimated yearly income: a lot. Like, a lot.

The Kiralys

  • The Kiralys are from Budapest, specifically the Pest part, which seems about right. 
  • The patriarch of the family, Gyorgy Kiraly, fought in the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, which cost him a leg and ruined his lungs and gave him some great stories to tell at the pub. The matriarch of the family, Anna Kiraly, tragically perished of typhus in 1865.
  • If they had a family motto, it would be “stubbornness protects us” or “The Habsburgs can go straight to hell.”
  • The current roster of the family is as follows:
    • Gyorgy Kiraly, veteran and local curmudgeon
    • Andras Kiraly, aged 24, violinist at a second-rate Vienna opera company and perpetual hot mess
    • Ilka Kiraly, aged 17, parlormaid, pianist, and doing an admirable job of keeping her shit together
    • Jozefa Kiraly, aged 14, an aspiring writer and the Wee Lesbian of the clan
    • Kitti Kiraly, aged 10, the smartest one of the bunch

Next Time on Nanowrimo DVD Extras: some more characters. You’re gonna hate them.

I am absolutely not going to hate your characters, for doing so would be a crime against humanity. These are SO GOOD!

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mods are asleep post illegal lego building techniques

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addicted-to-12th-intro:

fëanor and enjolras have the same aesthetic but opposite energies. discuss

they’re also both part of the “Our Descriptions Are Excessively Grand To The Point Where The Fandom Gives Us Superpowers And It’s Not Exactly Wrong” team

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addicted-to-12th-intro:

the memes are getting more and more niche

i’m not sorry at all

#for some reason i always thought his colors were red and silver not red and gold??

The thing is, his colors ARE red and silver, but lots of people don’t agree.

I can’t even blame them; the reasons are:

  • gold works better with all the fire symbolism
  • one of fingolfin’s (apparently, much better known) colors is silver, and, like, it’s not like we’ve already got a lot of diversity in descriptions
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the human brain/monkey brain and modern brain/medieval brain memes are good, but please consider: enjolras’ brain/grantaire’s brain

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first-son-of-finwe:

addicted-to-12th-intro:

fëanor and enjolras have the same aesthetic but opposite energies. discuss

chaotic good vs. pure absolute chaos

i just remembered this alignment meme which suggested the existence of “chaotic lawful” and “evil good” alignments.

enjolras is chaotic lawful and feanor is just chaotic. that’s it.

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