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Fact:

When I don’t have a new audiobook to listen to at work or sometimes if I’m just having a bad day and feel the need, I default to the audiobook of  Gaudy Night  and just listen to my favorite parts.

Specifically, disc 9 and the beginning of disc 10 (THE SCENE IN THE PUNT it gives me a lot of feelings, guys, a  lot) and the very end. 

It soothes my soul. 

gingerhaole:


gingerhaole:

A SHERLOCK-THEMED CHARITY CONTEST!
Alright, I’m pretty excited about this, you guys. I made up three prizes for a pan-internet contest:
Sherlock hat and Jawn gloves set: The slouchy tam is hand-knit with incredibly soft Knitpicks City Tweed (55% merino wool, 25% alpaca, 20% donegal tweed) and embroidered with swipes of mulberry silk in black, cream and purple-shirt-of-sex violet. The fingerless gloves, which stretch to accommodate larger and smaller hands, are knit with Valley Yarns merino wool in my best approximation of the cabling on John’s oatmeal jumper.
8” x 10” archival print of “Tremendous echo”: A lovely high-quality print of my Gingerbatch drawing, signed upon request.
John & Sherlock customized Moleskine journal: An 80-page blank journal with a pocket, 5” x 8.25”, decorated with sepia ink and white Prisma pencil which holds up to a lot of handling. Sherlock and John handcuffed in an echo of the famous Sid & Nancy photo, with a splash of 221b wallpaper for flavor.
Here’s how you enter:
Go to the OahuSPCA website, visit their Donation Page and make a donation of at least $5. (They accept credit cards and Paypal.) I’ve volunteered at this shelter before, and they are amazing. All their animals are so happy, but they are constantly struggling financially.
Forward or send a screenshot of the confirmation email for your donation to me at gingerhaole@gmail.com. For every $5 you donate, I will put your name/email into a jar one time. There is no limit! If you donate $100, for example, your name goes in 20 times!
The first-prize winner will have first choice of the prizes, second-place the second, and third will have the prize that remains. Even if you don’t win, you’ll know you helped care for some really wonderful animals. And if you aren’t able to donate, please signal-boost to help spread the word!

The contest begins immediately and will conclude on May 9. I’ll announce the winners here and to their emails directly on May 10. Thank you in advance to everyone who participates! You are marvelous!

Reblogging agaaain! Only 17 days before the contest ends. The bowl’s lookin’ pretty good, pretty full, but I bet we can do even better! Come help some sweet Hawaiian kitties and puppies (and at least one bunny), and have a chance to win some of this Sherlock swag I made my very own self.
If you’ve got a Sherlock-themed Tumblr, it would be a huge, huge, awesome boost for you to reblog this! I will love you for always!

Reblogging again, because awesome use of fandom is awesome—support a charity AND get a shot at awesome Sherlocky prizes. There is no downside here.

gingerhaole:

gingerhaole:

A SHERLOCK-THEMED CHARITY CONTEST!

Alright, I’m pretty excited about this, you guys. I made up three prizes for a pan-internet contest:

  • Sherlock hat and Jawn gloves set: The slouchy tam is hand-knit with incredibly soft Knitpicks City Tweed (55% merino wool, 25% alpaca, 20% donegal tweed) and embroidered with swipes of mulberry silk in black, cream and purple-shirt-of-sex violet. The fingerless gloves, which stretch to accommodate larger and smaller hands, are knit with Valley Yarns merino wool in my best approximation of the cabling on John’s oatmeal jumper.
  • 8” x 10” archival print of “Tremendous echo”: A lovely high-quality print of my Gingerbatch drawing, signed upon request.
  • John & Sherlock customized Moleskine journal: An 80-page blank journal with a pocket, 5” x 8.25”, decorated with sepia ink and white Prisma pencil which holds up to a lot of handling. Sherlock and John handcuffed in an echo of the famous Sid & Nancy photo, with a splash of 221b wallpaper for flavor.

Here’s how you enter:

  1. Go to the OahuSPCA website, visit their Donation Page and make a donation of at least $5. (They accept credit cards and Paypal.) I’ve volunteered at this shelter before, and they are amazing. All their animals are so happy, but they are constantly struggling financially.
  2. Forward or send a screenshot of the confirmation email for your donation to me at gingerhaole@gmail.com. For every $5 you donate, I will put your name/email into a jar one time. There is no limit! If you donate $100, for example, your name goes in 20 times!

The first-prize winner will have first choice of the prizes, second-place the second, and third will have the prize that remains. Even if you don’t win, you’ll know you helped care for some really wonderful animals. And if you aren’t able to donate, please signal-boost to help spread the word!

The contest begins immediately and will conclude on May 9. I’ll announce the winners here and to their emails directly on May 10. Thank you in advance to everyone who participates! You are marvelous!

Reblogging agaaain! Only 17 days before the contest ends. The bowl’s lookin’ pretty good, pretty full, but I bet we can do even better! Come help some sweet Hawaiian kitties and puppies (and at least one bunny), and have a chance to win some of this Sherlock swag I made my very own self.

If you’ve got a Sherlock-themed Tumblr, it would be a huge, huge, awesome boost for you to reblog this! I will love you for always!

Reblogging again, because awesome use of fandom is awesome—support a charity AND get a shot at awesome Sherlocky prizes. There is no downside here.

agreyeyedgirl:

Celebrating Battle of Pelennor Fields Day (March 15, the day after my birthday) with a reenactment.  The players are:
Myself as Eowyn
Angel as the Witch King
Travis as Theoden
Melody as the Fell Beast
and Rachel as Merry
Yes we did do this in public.  In fact we did it twice.  And then we went for ice cream.

agreyeyedgirl:

Celebrating Battle of Pelennor Fields Day (March 15, the day after my birthday) with a reenactment.  The players are:

Myself as Eowyn

Angel as the Witch King

Travis as Theoden

Melody as the Fell Beast

and Rachel as Merry

Yes we did do this in public.  In fact we did it twice.  And then we went for ice cream.

…by the way, in case you didn’t get the memo, today this Tumblr is a Battle of Pelennor Fields and Eowyn Appreciation Blog.

The Battle of Pelennor Fields

Today is March 15th, the anniversary of The Battle of Pelennor Fields, which took place on this day in the year T.A. 3019. Today is Battle of Pelennor Fields Day.

Yep, I celebrate the anniversary of a fictional event from a fictional history, and let me tell you why…

The Lord of the Rings is my dad’s favorite book. He read both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings aloud to me for the first time when I was about five, and he read them again many times after that—almost every year, in fact. I estimate that I’ve heard him read them seven or ten times each.

As a kid, I was a tiny feminist without knowing it—I had a slightly older brother and I knewthat whatever he got to do I should be able to do, because I was just as awesome, but I never became a tomboy. I liked pink and fluffy dresses and tea parties and being a girly girl—I just wanted to simultaneously run around in the woods and defeat evil with my wooden sword. And I never felt like that was a problem. This is, of course, a tribute to my parents (who are pretty stellar, in case you hadn’t already guessed), but I think it’s also a tribute to Tolkien and the other stories I was exposed to as a kid. When I was nine years old my heroes were Maid Marian (I’m not sure where the version of Maid Marian in my head came from, but in my imagination she was an active member of the merry band and never sidelined in adventures), Paksenarrion (of Elizabeth Moon’sThe Deed of Paksenarrion, which was not age appropriate and which I read twice anyway), and Eowyn.

That’s not the reason I care so much about the Battle of Pelennor Fields, though—this is just background.

When I was nine, I began to hit puberty. Let me tell you, nine is a ridiculous age for such things. I was regularly mistaken for a sixteen year old, I was a foot taller than anyone else my age, by the time I was ten I needed an underwire bra—you get the idea. It happened suddenly and quickly and it was weird and confusing and extremely alarming. I lost all of my confidence and became shy, reclusive, and awkward. I was also having bad nightmares—my general fear of the dark became terror, and I couldn’t sleep in a room by myself. I began to encounter things that I never had before—the idea that some people thought I couldn’t or shouldn’t do things just because I was a girl, that some people felt that they had the right to dictate how I should behave and what I should believe about myself.

In the midst of all of that, at some point I latched onto Eowyn and her moment on the Pelennor Fields, when she confronts the Witch King. When I was upset I started going to my dad and asking him to read it to me, just that chapter. Just that moment when Eowyn confronts evil and overcomes it, not just as a fighter but as a woman. This ritual, of going both to my dad and to Pelennor for comfort, lasted well into my teens. When I turned sixteen my dad gave me my own copy ofThe Lord of the Rings, the same edition as his, with a note on the chapter

Obviously as a nine year old, and even as a sixteen year old, I didn’t fully process the impact that Tolkien’s writing and the character of Eowyn had on me, but as of yesterday I’m twenty-six, so I’ve had some time to reflect.

I looked to Eowyn as a young woman fundamentally opposed to the idea that anyone had the right to tell me what to do or be or believe.

I looked to Eowyn as a teenager young adult struggling with a depression I didn’t understand (and which went largely unacknowledged and undiagnosed), because here was a character who experienced the same feelings and fought back. Here was also a character who struggled to understand her own needs and desires, who was confused sometimes, who may have made mistakes.

I looked to Eowyn as I tried to figure out how all of the things I felt about being a woman worked, and recognized that I could be a fighter and feminine at the same time (as Eowyn chooses to marry and be a healer—she doesn’t give up who she is, but the battle she needed to fight is over and she’s ready to move on to a new part of her life).

I could go on like this for ages. The point is, I love Eowyn, and I needed her, and I’ve learned from her, and her story is part of who I am.

And that is why I care about the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.

reading-angel:

We were going to take a picture of Charis’ shoes, but I loved her entire pose…

the apron really sells the sultriness, and that face…

Charlotte Charles Day, take two!

With bonus llama!

They’re hard to see, but my shoes are black with tiny white polka dots.

Terrible I’m-in-a-public-restroom shot of my Charlotte Charles Day outfit [EDITED] to crop the restroom sink out of the picture :P

Terrible I’m-in-a-public-restroom shot of my Charlotte Charles Day outfit [EDITED] to crop the restroom sink out of the picture :P

visions-and-revisions:

wecouldliveonthesun:

CHARLOTTE CHARLES DAY 2012

SO! i was having a bout of missing pushing daisies this morning and tweeted that i needed to spend saturday dressed up as chuck — bright dress, flashy sunglasses, and making/eating all of the pie. katie said she would, too, so i said something about having a charlotte charles day and posting pics on tumblr, and lexie, kait, jo, and m all jumped on board, too.

SO. TUMBLR. SATURDAY, MARCH 3RD IS NOW OFFICIALLY CHARLOTTE CHARLES DAY.

bust out your most colorful dresses, your gaudiest sunglasses, and your wicked awesome pie-making skills (or pie-eating skills if those are better.) flounce around feeling fabulous and then post pictures to tumblr tagged #charlotte charles day and whatever else you feel like tagging them.

because just because we don’t have pushing daises on our tvs anymore doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have it in our lives.

DOING THIS. The only difficulty is that I’ll have to wear a lot more layers than Chuck ever did because Alaska (and also it’s usually cold inside my house too), but whatever, totally doing it.

(Source: blackwidowry, via thelightofthingshopedfor)

humourlesspoppycock:

racethewind10:

wickedpencils:

strictlybecca:

criminallyincompetent:

catbountry:

nightmareloki:

WHAT IF “STAR WARS: EPISODE I” WAS GOOD? (Belated Media)

Damn. I really loved this. O_O

I would have loved that movie.

…Fuck, that would’ve made a goddamn awesome movie.

YES. YES. YES.

I would watch the shit out of this…

Okay so… I’m gonna pretend this actually happened. No one can convince me otherwise.

(via humourlesspoppycock)

gingerhaze:

Broship of the Ring cosplay!!!! Oh this just makes my life.
Brought to my attention by blackpooled, images found here. There’s no information about the cosplayers themselves, but if you’re there, come forward! I hope it’s okay to post this.

gingerhaze:

Broship of the Ring cosplay!!!! Oh this just makes my life.

Brought to my attention by blackpooled, images found here. There’s no information about the cosplayers themselves, but if you’re there, come forward! I hope it’s okay to post this.

moonlitclarity:

Been playing Adele’s “Someone Like You” on repeat. Probably because I’m obsessed with Downton Abbey, and I saw this wonderful video someone made for Mary and Matthew. It’s beautiful.

Oops, now emotional fangirling is happening.

ornamentedbeing:

… I am going to the all night back-to-back LOTR movie event on February 18th. If you are sitting there sobbing into your tissue while elves are being slain by orcs and some girl with an American accent dressed as Eowyn starts shouting DUDE YOU DON’T EVEN GO TO HELM’S DEEP SO YOU CAN DIE!!!! HELLO !!!!!THIS IS A TOTAL LIE????!!!?!?!?!?! 
You’ll know it’s me ;} and you should totally come say hi.

#IT’S HARD TO DIE AT HELMS DEEP WHEN YOU WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO EVEN BE THERE IN THE BLOODY FIRST PLACE #STUPID SAURON #STUPID ORCS #STUPID GLOBAL WARMING

WORD.

ornamentedbeing:

… I am going to the all night back-to-back LOTR movie event on February 18th. If you are sitting there sobbing into your tissue while elves are being slain by orcs and some girl with an American accent dressed as Eowyn starts shouting DUDE YOU DON’T EVEN GO TO HELM’S DEEP SO YOU CAN DIE!!!! HELLO !!!!!THIS IS A TOTAL LIE????!!!?!?!?!?!

You’ll know it’s me ;} and you should totally come say hi.

#IT’S HARD TO DIE AT HELMS DEEP WHEN YOU WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO EVEN BE THERE IN THE BLOODY FIRST PLACE #STUPID SAURON #STUPID ORCS #STUPID GLOBAL WARMING

WORD.

(Source: winterfel)

finding-the-melody-within:

(via GND175 - Big Damn Heroines by *Pika-la-Cynique)
Girls Next Door is the best.

GND always wins at everything.

finding-the-melody-within:

(via GND175 - Big Damn Heroines by *Pika-la-Cynique)

Girls Next Door is the best.

GND always wins at everything.

(via a-muppet-of-a-melody)

janey-jane:

WANT.

trekvix:

The TaRDiS of Silly Walks, t-shirts by trekvix, on RedBubble

artist: facebook | tumblr | RedBubble

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