I don’t hate Beliebers
I don’t hate Directioners
I don’t hate Whovians
I don’t hate Sherlockians
I don’t hate Potterheads
I don’t hate Twihards
I hate people who are rude
I hate people who send death threats
I hate people who defend what they love even when it’s done wrong
I hate people who aren’t nice
I don’t hate fandoms
I hate rude people, even if they are from my own fandom
This! I have squicks but am lucky enough that I can just deal with them.
I cannot tell you how happy it makes me that Natasha gets to have genuine character development before she even gets near a romantic relationship. Don’t get me wrong; I read the shippy fics too, but I think it says something very positive that they know that not all of their female characters need to be in a relationship right off the bat (or at all, for that matter) and that oftentimes personal growth has to be put first. They’re paying attention to the character’s headspace and where she is in her personal journey, and that has me dancing for joy.
bless this post, I hope it’s true and that they give her the time to evolve properly.
Same for me, I ship it, I read the fics, it’s all great, but I’m also aware that I want to see that development in the canon of the movie and that’s super mega important. Can’t wait :D
In many ways the late Third Age Middle Earth that we know is a post-apocalyptic world, except that the apocalypse was caused (mostly) by magic rather than technology. And unlike most post-apocalyptic tales, this apocalypse happened in stages rather than all at once: The destruction of the entire sub-continent of Beleriand. The downfall and sinking of Numenor. The civil war and eventual collapse of government in Arnor. The Great Plague, which definitely contributed to the latter. The destruction of the great Kingdoms of the Dwarves in Moria and Erebor.
By the time the events of The Hobbit occur, much of the known areas of Middle Earth are depopulated and most of the remaining populations are concentrated in scattered small kingdoms and settlements, with no regular diplomatic contact and only intermittent trading contact.
Late Third Age Middle Earth is like an alternate universe Europe where the Black Plague hit during the collapse of the Roman Empire, the population never rebounded, and science and technology stagnated for almost 1500 years. Oh, and the Vandals are ruled by a big disembodied fiery eye with a thing for magic jewelry.
What a great way to think about Middle Earth during the LOTR time period!