I’m kind of feeling open to writing prompts at the moment. You know my fandoms — scenes you want to see me write in the ask box, please!
No one talks about Bard’s wife, or what happened to her, but - as actors often do - I’ve created a whole back-story in my head which is that my wife died when Tilda was born, so the youngest child never knew her mother. To add to the sadness of the story, Bard and his poor little family - like the rest of Lake Town - live a meagre, hand-to-mouth existence. The affluent times have long gone and there’s no trade and no money and not much to celebrate. Lake Town is a cold place in the middle of a lake where the best you can do is survive. It is a state-controlled town, run by the Master, a powerful, greedy dictator, who looks after all the money and all the weaponry. Bard does his best to look after his family because they are really all he has left to live for.
Luke Evans on Bard and his Family, Desolation of Smaug Official Movie Guide (via f-ili
Cello, don’t hate me, but I think Riva’s going to be a re-occuring character in the rest of RATB.
i just can’t let her go she’s too much fun to write in Gondor she doesn’t fit into the system and makes Rhoswen and Lottie think about things and I like it an awful lot please don’t hate me I’ve made off like a bandit with your cute little dwarfess and I don’t think I can give her back.
Thus the muses spake:
"JK you dealt kinda shittily with Dumbledore and other diversity aspects, so we’re gonna go ahead and fix this ourselves"
In other news A+ headcanons from the HP fandom.
Harry Potter fans makin’ the wizarding world a bit more inclusive.
There at last when the mallorn-leaves were falling, but spring had not yet come, she laid herself to rest upon Cerin Amroth; and there is her green grave, until the world is changed, and all the days of her life are utterly forgotten by men that come after, and elanor and niphredil bloom no more east of the Sea. (X
One of my calming mechanisms for many years has been to read a little bit before I go to bed every night, and a little bit every morning before I get out of bed to start my day. It centers me, and takes me out of myself and my problems. I have been having a hell of a time at work this week, and since I haven’t had a chance to go to the library, I started to re-read one of the books on my shelf already – Harry Potter. And somewhere in the middle of The Sorcerer’s Stone, I looked up from my battered paperback and found myself in this feeling of immense, joyous, warm calm, smiling at a line I hadn’t read in many years and remembering the happiness I felt when I first read it.
Reading a favorite book is like wrapping oneself in a security blanket. It makes you feel secure, protected, and happy, like picking up a conversation with an old friend. The act of reading, a seemingly solitary act, has the unique capability of making us feel less lonely.
What book has brought you a feeling of solace recently?