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Or, #tolkienshitpostgenerator

Going to continue to be a bitch and whine about the askmiddleearth tumblr, esp because there is clearly no point in engaging with her on Tumblr because she refuses to respond to any criticsm whatsoever, no matter how polite it is!!

So for Legendarium Ladies April she has decided to do a series of posts on the women who shaped Middle-earth, which would be innocuous in itself, but her categorizations are...questionable. Like, "adventurous women"???? SERIOUSLY??? Who wants to bet that the next categories are going to be "good mothers," "bad mothers," etc. I would give her the benefit of the doubt, but in the context of her other thanks...
On a relatively related note side, I've been relegated to using Tumblr-mobile for the past few days so I can't block notifications on that stupid Shiny Glowing Rock viral post of mine, and can't help but see all the INANE JERKING-OFF that is floating around it. I thought that the winner was the person who tried to say that Remus Lupin doesn't mean Wolfy McWerewolf (but rather "a guy who was raised by wolves,") but then I found the following:

"Legolas’s last name is not Greenleaf. Elves do not have last names. It’s simply the translation of his name.

  • Mount Doom is also known as Orodruin or Amon Amarth.

  • Silmaril means ‘radiance of pure light’. Silima is actually an unbreakable substance specifically created by Feanor when he made the gems; that’s where they get their name.

  • From tolkiengateway: Maedhros’ father-name was Nelyafinwë, meaning “Finwë the Third”, shorter form Nelyo, as his grandfather and father both shared the name Finwë. Nelya is a Quenya adjective that means “third”. His mother-name was Maitimo, “Well-shaped One”, for he was noted for his comeliness. His epessë was Russandol, “Copper-top”, referring to the dark red hair he inherited from his grandfather Mahtan. It is derived from russa, a Quenya adjective meaning “red-haired”. Maedhros having red hair is significant because not many Elves do, so yeah, they’d want to reference it somehow, and it pays homage to his grandfather. Also note how Elves have like 3 names.

  • Celegorm’s “dog” is actually a wolfhound, a hunting dog of the Valar. This particular one was actually given special powers, and is immortal, timeless, and sleepless. So Huan, which means ‘hound’, is his name because he is literally The Hound, the greatest of his kind. (Also, btw, Celegorm? Kind of a dick.)

Why is everyone so surprised when Elvish words have direct Westron/English translations? Why are you all so shocked to find out words mean things?"

No one cares no one cares no one caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaares. Can everyone please calm their tits and realize that the OP, aka moi, was BEING INTENTIONALLY GLIB BECAUSE NOT EVERYONE IS TRYING TO JERK OFF WITH THIER SUPER SRS TOLKIEN KNOWLEDGE 24/7. JESUS. CHRIST.
I am a wee bit bad-tempered this week. In case it isn't obvious.

on 2015-04-08 08:10 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile]
*throws very carefully some chocolate at you*

on 2015-04-10 02:00 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Thank you, friend! Two days later and I'm a bit less of a grump :P

on 2015-04-08 08:40 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
I love it when people show up on Tumblr and present themselves as experts on things that others have studied for decades and still are not certain about. Even Christopher Tolkien presents a set of contradictory facts and cautiously ventures to opine that one might be more plausible than others! I remember having a little modesty when I was an undergraduate, or even a post-graduate, or even today in my dotage!!!! Not on Tumblr! They KNOW everything.

on 2015-04-10 02:01 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
The frustrating thing is, I don't even think it's just a Tumblr thing (though it shows up the most there nowadays because it's the website of choice for fandom). Half the reason I peaced out of the fandom a few years ago was bc of asinine pedants...and now I'm at a point where I just don't care, but GOD it's annoying when they show up!

on 2015-04-08 08:58 pm (UTC)
independence1776: Drawing of Maglor with a harp on right, words "sing of honor lost" and "Noldolantë" on the left and bottom, respectively (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] independence1776
She actually did respond… ish… to the maternal abandonment thing. Which basically to me reads as, "Oh crap, I can't ignore this and sweep it under the rug now." It would not have been hard to state that without someone directly asking, or for her to edit the original post to say something about messing up. So yeah, I don't think there's much of a point in engaging her. (I don't recall her ever responding to Dawn's deconstruction of her Silmaril = Arkenstone post, either.)

on 2015-04-10 02:04 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Yeah, I saw that...and it reads basically the same way to me. Siiigh.

on 2015-04-08 09:31 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Wiat. Shiny Glowing Rock viral post originated from you? AH HAHAHA! I thought it was hilarious, but even more hilarious are the earnest reactions to it. Something similar happened when I posted a cheeky cartoon from the comic strip "Sheldon" that made fun of the Silmarillion. I didn't garner 60,000 plus posts O_O but there were Earnestly Indignant reblogs. It was a hoot!

AME is hopeless. Just hopeless.

on 2015-04-10 02:06 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Bwah, it did, and thank you!! The Earnestly Indignant reblogs usually just make me laugh, but Wednesday it pushed me more in the...snarky Shibboleth retort direction :P.

on 2015-04-09 03:03 am (UTC)
moetushie: Beaton cartoon - a sexy revolution. (bros → thranduil + thorin)
Posted by [personal profile] moetushie
Ah, humorless Tolkien nerds are a fixture no matter the platform! It's comforting, in a way.

on 2015-04-10 02:06 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
They never go away!

on 2015-04-09 05:30 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
I'm facepalming so hard at those posts. This time it was 'Leading Ladies' and... argh. *zips mouth so I don't become that humorless Tolkien fan*

I loved your Shibboleth retort on tumblr, though.

on 2015-04-09 09:08 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
OMG! That response is PERFECT! I might have reblogged it. With gifs of approval. :^D

on 2015-04-10 02:07 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
I saw that, and greatly appreciated the gifs!! :D

on 2015-04-10 02:07 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
MUAH, thankee! Also, you icon is perfect...


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