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It’s just so catchy.

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Middle-earth ladies named Finduilas for Legendarium Ladies April:  Finduilas of Nargathrond, First Age lady of the Noldor, and Finduilas of Dol Amroth, Third Age lady of Gondor.  Both are kind-hearted, gentle souls, and either in love with or married to deeply flawed Men.

Middle-earth ladies named Finduilas for Legendarium Ladies April:  Finduilas of Nargathrond, First Age lady of the Noldor, and Finduilas of Dol Amroth, Third Age lady of Gondor.  Both are kind-hearted, gentle souls, and either in love with or married to deeply flawed Men.

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likeafieldmouse:

Monotropa uniflora

"Also known as the ghost plantIndian pipe, or corpse plant. 

Unlike most plants, it is white and does not contain chlorophyll. Instead of generating energy from sunlight, it is parasitic, more specifically a myco-heterotroph. Its hosts are certain fungi that are mycorrhizal with trees, meaning it ultimately gets its energy from photosynthetic trees. Since it is not dependent on sunlight to grow, it can grow in very dark environments as in the understory of dense forest. It is often associated with beech trees. 

The complex relationship that allows this plant to grow also makes propagation difficult.

The plant is sometimes completely white but commonly has black flecks and a pale pink coloration. Rare variants may have a deep red color.”

(via vefanyar)

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doctorwho:

Doctor Who: Hide 

(Source: ethanwearsprada)

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Steve Rogers
(pencil and acrylics on mixed media paper)

Steve Rogers

(pencil and acrylics on mixed media paper)

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clandestineraptor:

bats bats bats. Happy Friday!

(Source: wildlife-nerd, via shinelikethunder)

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…that guy had “I’m an asshole” in their signature! So I reported him and his account was deleted…really, I wonder what goes on in the heads of some people.

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Trolling is a terrible hobby, and I hope they turn to stone in the sunlight.

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Oh wow, I just got a deviantart comment on some Doctor Who art that is a long rant against people who like RTD and criticize Moffat, calling me “pathetic” and a “whiny brat”.

The hilarious thing is….  the picture AT WORST pokes gentle fun at a plot point in a season 7 episode and in no way mentions Moffat at all (though now I kind of wish it did!).

What is even happening.

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Imrahil’s wife comforts Boromir and Faramir after the death of Finduilas, for the Legendarium Ladies April prompt to fill in the identity of a “textual ghost” in Middle-earth.
Click through the read more for exhaustive headcanons about Imrahil’s wife, the mother of Elphir, Erchirion, Amrothos, and Lothíriel.
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A native of Minas Tirith, Nimmeril (“white rose”) was an apprentice healer and midwife who attended Finduilas when Boromir was born in 2978.  The two women became close friends, and Finduilas introduced Nimmeril to her brother Imrahil when he visited from Dol Amroth to meet his nephew.  Imrahil was smitten with Nimmeril immediately, but the pragmatic young woman was hesitant to receive his courtly attentions due to the difference in their stations.  Imrahil persisted, and Nimmeril gradually fell in love with the handsome young knight, and promised to marry him when she completed her apprenticeship.  They kept an affectionate correspondence, and Imrahil came to Minas Tirith often, on matters of state, to see his sister and nephew, and to court his future bride.  The pair married in 2982, and Nimmeril and Imrahil remained in Minas Tirith so that Nimmeril could attend Finduilas through her difficult second pregnancy.  After Faramir was born, Imrahil took his bride home to Dol Amroth.  Nimmeril and Finduilas maintained their friendship through letters and visits, as Finduilas loved bringing her sons to stay in her father’s house by the sea.  
In 2987, Finduilas became ill, and though Nimmeril was pregnant with her first child at the time, she immediately returned to Minas Tirith to tend to her ailing friend.  After the death of Finduilas, Nimmeril and Imrahil remained for a time in the Steward’s house, caring for Boromir and Faramir.  But Prince Adrahil was anxious that his son’s heir should be born in Dol Amroth (rather than in the bleak city that in his mind took his daughter’s life), so Nimmeril took reluctant leave of the grieving boys, who’d become very dependent on their aunt and uncle.
Nimmeril and Imrahil had three sons, Elphir, Erchirion, Amrothos, and a daughter, Lothíriel.  Nimmeril wanted to name her daughter after her beloved sister-in-law, but the name Finduilas seemed to them ill-omened.  Imrahil suggested Lothíriel, in memory of the way he had made crowns of flowers for his sister when they were children.  Imrahil and Nimmeril remained as close as they could with their nephews, and Boromir and Faramir loved visiting their aunt and uncle and playing with their young cousins.  The boys idolized their older cousins, and Boromir and Faramir doted upon little Lothíriel.  As the years went on, the duties of the Steward’s sons kept them from Dol Amroth, but Faramir kept faithful correspondence with each member of the family.  Boromir’s letters were rarer, but always accompanied by a thoughtful gift.  Though both young men treasured the distant memory of their late mother, whenever they felt the need for maternal advice or affection, they turned to their aunt, who dispensed both liberally.
Before the siege of Minas Tirith in 3019, Nimmeril joined those who evacuated Minas Tirith in their haven in Lebennin, and there helped organize food and medical care for all the refugees, as well as lessons for the children.
In the days of peace that followed the War of the Ring, Princess Nimmeril of Dol Amroth became known as the best midwife in Gondor, and delivered healthy sons and daughters for the Queen, the Princess of Ithilien, her own daughter the Queen of Rohan, and any who sought her help.  It was rumored that she had been taught great secrets of healing by Lord Elrond, to provide for the care of his daughter and grandchildren, but Nimmeril always swore that all knowledge that could help others she would gladly teach to anyone willing to learn.

Sources for the stuff I didn’t make up:
The Peoples of Middle-earth, History of Middle-earth Volume XII, Part One, Chapter VI, “The Heirs of Elendil”.
Return of the King, Appendix B, The Tale of Years

Imrahil’s wife comforts Boromir and Faramir after the death of Finduilas, for the Legendarium Ladies April prompt to fill in the identity of a “textual ghost” in Middle-earth.

Click through the read more for exhaustive headcanons about Imrahil’s wife, the mother of Elphir, Erchirion, Amrothos, and Lothíriel.

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