Friday, November 29, 2013

Royalty of Middle-Earth

The gif set I found contained only those gifs. Now, while it contains very beautiful gifs, I have a few issues with it. Firstly, why did they pick *that* gif of Thorin? I would have picked something more like this:

Also, they left out Eomer.


*wails and flails with incoherent rage*

All right, I get it that he was not born a prince. He's only the son of Théoden's favorite younger sister and her husband. Theodred is the prince of Rohan. HOWEVER, when Theodred is killed at the Fords of Isen and Théoden falls in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, Eomer becomes the King of Rohan. So he definitely qualifies as a king here, people!

Eomer has noticed your insult to his awesomeness. He is not pleased.

Eomer is judging you for your discrimination. I am judging you for your discrimination. To atone for your discrimination, I shall post all of my Eomer gifs. I shall also post my Eowyn gifs, as she becomes the sister of a king and marries Faramir, who becomes the Prince of Ithilien once Aragorn takes the throne of Gondor (and Arnor, which is completely glossed over in the movie, by the way). So she also definitely counts.

Rohan for the win!

One of these days, I am going to have to follow through on my threat and count the number of times Théoden shares a scene with Eomer, talks to him, or even mentions him, compared to the number of times he is seen with Eowyn, talks to her, or mentions her, in both TTT and ROTK. I'm sure it will be illuminating. Grr. My theory is that Théoden developed Eomer-amnesia in the movies.

I mean, I'm all for meaningful uncle-niece interaction. He practically raised her, after all. But I just want to shake Théoden and go, "YOU HAVE A NEPHEW, TOO, YOU KNOW!" I mean, Eomer did his best to save Theodred and brought him back to Edoras (at least in the movie) and you never even thanked him for the chance to say goodbye to your son! You never thanked him for saving your sorry hide at the Hornburg! You never even apologized for (unknowingly) banishing him!

You could at least say you're sorry, dude.

*storms off in a huff*

In Pace Christi,


The Similarities Never End!

*goes away to giggle hysterically in a corner*

In Pace Christi,


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sherlock Is Coming!

Okay, I may have just found that gif and was dying to use it. (I'm longing for the day on the TORn forums when I can yell, "Troll! Troll in the dungeon!") But there really is Sherlock news.

A 30 second trailer came out Saturday. 80% of it may be John's horrible new caterpillar moustache, but it's a trailer! Everything else may have happened before it comes, but season 3 is coming!

And John's reaction will probably be something like this:

*crosses fingers*

In Pace Christi,


Hobbit Group Shots!

First up, the Durins smiling (yep, all three of 'em!):

And now for some others:

Okay, oops, more Durins.

Can we take a moment to appreciate just how much Fili looks like Thorin here?

And everyone is happy. :)

Thanks for posting it, Luke Evans (Bard). I just love how messy Martin and Benedict both look.

I've run out of group shots, but here's an awesome gif of Thranduil cutting down orcs:

He uses double swords like his son uses double daggers. I seriously love whoever came up with that idea.

And, as a parting note, here is a gif of Thorin laughing:

I can't even bring myself to commentate on this one.


In Pace Christi,


I Vote For This SO Much!!!

Look what I found on Tumblr:


| | I've decided I want Tom Hiddleston to play young Tolkien

| | I

| | mean

| | come

| | on

| | he's

| | perfect

| | I'm

| | screaming

Now that you all have a mighty need for this to happen, just like myself, I shall tiptoe away. My work here is done.

In Pace Christi,



"If this is to end in fire, then we should all burn together."


You know, I just realized there's a word for him in one of the languages I've created for my original fiction: aloavemeleth 'he who makes dreams real'.
Pardon me. I'll be sniffling in this corner...
In Pace Christi,

Fullmetal Feels

Brought to you by gifs. Let the silliness abound!

I love how Hayate keeps getting repeatedly drowned and Riza's just sitting there cleaning her gun (no relation to the fact that Ed is drowning her dog in coffee) with her expression not varying in the least.

Context: Riza just said, "You love Winry, don't you?" So, yeah, Ed's reaction... Poor Hayate.

Lan Fan just looks so surprised at getting booted out the door. Meanwhile, Ling has his arms folded in his sleeves and a chicken bone still hanging out his mouth. He's such a big eater that was his way of proving he was the real Ling in the next volume of the manga: "Wait a moment. How can I be sure you're the real Ling?" "Would you like me to recite the entire room service menu from that hotel at which you were staying?"

When I first joined this fandom, I was like, "What's the big deal about Ling?" Now that I've started that part of the manga, I can assure you I was like, "Ohhhhh. So that's the deal with Ling."

I do love Jean Havoc. Don't worry, he's not generally as silly as this gif would have you believe. (I wonder what's going on here...) He's actually quite awesome. Sadly, the last I've seen of him in the manga so far is when he gets paralyzed by Lust, so that's not fun. :(

His best line so far was probably when he first saw sweet, pretty Katherine Armstrong: "I can hardly believe she's the major's sister!" Then she picks up a piano with one hand. "I change my mind! She's totally the major's sister!"

The major, by the way, is this guy:

For some reason, he just really likes ripping off his jacket and showing off how awesomely muscular he is. Nobody else is fond of this. To paraphrase Sergeant Brosch: "Please don't tell the major! He'll take off his shirt and lecture us again!"

Okay, this is actually a genuinely sad gif of Roy at his best friend's funeral. Poor Hughes... I loved him SO MUCH. He threw knives like nobody's business, was incredibly smart, and yet still was such a family man who annoyed Roy all the time by calling him just to brag about his daughter that you couldn't help but love him.

I think everybody in the fandom cries when Hughes dies. It's just part of the fandom. Like with Nina. *sobs*

And now just a gif of Roy being generally awesome. You don't want to be in the way when he snaps his fingers... Any man who can tell if he blew you to bits or incinerated you by the taste of fat in the air is not a guy to mess with.

Then again, he's also one of the most moral characters in the story. He wants to become the Fuhrer President... so he can ensure nothing like the Ishbal Massacre happens again. He wants to remove military protection from war criminals... even if it means suffering the consequences himself. He does his best to protect the men under his command... even if, from a pragmatic standpoint, he really shouldn't. All those dates he goes on? That's his information network.

Roy Mustang for the win!

Ed seems a little frustrated...

One sparkling state alchemist and one bonus little brother in armor waving fans in the wings... ahahaha. Can't beat FMA for taking you from tears to gasps to laughs all in a few pages.

I just like that picture, okay?

I must hang on to this picture. This picture is proof that everything in FMA will turn out okay in the end. Sure, Hohenheim may be crying in the picture of his family because Trisha just told him she'll always love him and that he should remain a part of the family, but the really touching image is the bottom one.

I mean, just look at them! Al is back to normal. Look, he's still taller than Ed! And it seems he and May Chang are a thing now, or she and her panda wouldn't be in the family picture. Ed and Winry have two adorable children... and the little boy looks just like him, lol. But the best part is that huge, dorky grin on Ed's face. I'm only about halfway through the manga and everything's going to go to hell in a handbasket, I know, but that grin says that everything will turn out fine in the end.

I must save this picture... It makes me feel content and happy deep inside. It is a promise fulfilled.

I must save that picture...

In Pace Christi,


Catholic Mid-Week Pick-Me-Up

First off, a screencap of Korra:

And now for Dr. Seuss (of all things):

And now we're back to Yu-Gi-Oh!

The comments on this one are also made of win:

| It's time to D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-DEBATE!

| I activate my trap card! LOGICAL FALLACY!

| Mind convert!

| Every time someone says a heresy, the most appropriate way to solve it is by playing a children's card game.


Ahaha. If only they carried the original Yu-Gi-Oh! manga here at our bookstore. Noooo.... we get Zexal and 5Ds. Even GX was weird compared to the anime (which actually preceded it). And they took the only characters I would have liked and put them through the wringer (yes, it was the Truesdale brothers, why do you ask?). Grr.

Even R would be interesting, because it has Arcana Knight Joker, who is almost as awesome as Dark Magician, and that's saying a lot.

...I still like to randomly say, "I summon the Blue-Eyes White Dragon!" while playing any game involving cards... XD

In Pace Christi,