Author: The Mouth of Sauron

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We interrupt your regular fandom-mixing blog for an actual book-related post. 

He was busy brushing the knots out of his beautiful golden hair.

Bold of you to assume he would ever get knots in his hair.


Hope this helps

I had a revelation, and I thought I’d share it. Here’s the thing: I don’t consider myself an attractive person. I believe people when they tell me I look good, but in my mind I’m sure I’ve just created the right momentary combination of clothes and hair to fool everyone into thinking I’m attractive, and I’ll return to my natural unattractive state at the end of the day. This is my thought process and maybe you share it.

Then, I was thinking about it one day, wondering why I’m like this, and it occurred to me. I’ve seen pictures of my parents when they were younger. Objectively speaking, they were attractive people.

I look like them. I have my dad’s nose and eyes. I have my mom’s mouth. If they’re attractive, what does that make me?

I also have a brother, and I may be biased, but again, objectively speaking, he is definitely good looking. I share many of his features, too.

So it stands to reason, if these people are attractive, I must be, as well. It’s a weird way to think about it, but for those of you who can see attractiveness in anyone but yourself, maybe this will help you next time you look in the mirror. You’re attractive, too.

Are you kidding? Fencing, fighting, torture,…

Are you kidding? Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles… Also dragons, hobbits, and a fair amount of rings.

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Hope you get to eat like a hobbit.

How to Fix Tumblr’s “No Posts with External Li…



Hey fellow creators! So, as some folks may have recently become aware, Tumblr posts with external links don’t show up in relevant tags (as detailed in this post). IE, if you post a Steven Universe picture and tag it “Steven Universe” and there’s an external link in the post, it won’t actually show up in the “Steven Universe” tag! This is very frustrating! What if I make a post and want to link to my Twitter in the description? What if I want to link people to my online store when I post a piece of art? What if I want to link to a YouTube video and still have it show up under the relevant tags I put into the post?

Hold on to your butts kids cuz here’s how we cheat the system. 

The thing about Tumblr’s Anti-Linking nonsense works is that it only blocks external links. Internal links are fine. So if you wanted to post a link to another Tumblr post, or someone’s Tumblr blog, you’re good. But if you wanted to link to your Twitter page or something, you’re screwed. So, all we gotta do is make your external link into a Tumblr link. Sounds weird. I know. But here’s how it works. 

First, go to your Tumblr blog. Hit the “Edit Theme” tab. 

In the theme editor sidebar, scroll all the way to the bottom, the “Page” section. (Here’s what mine looks like- I already have a few of these set up)

Hit “Add a Page”, and this window will pop up. By default it’s set to be a Standard Page. Hit the dropdown and select “redirect”. 

For this example, let’s say I want to link to my Twitter page. I’ll name the page “Twitter” (this is what the redirect URL will end up being- IE, and insert my Twitter URL under the “Redirect To” tab. Leave “Show a link to this page” turned off. (Unless you want the link to show up on your blog, in which case, turn it on. Do what you want, I’m not your mom)

Hit “Save”, and your new page should now show up on your Page list!

And done! So now, let’s say I wanted to use the new link in the text portion of a post. Simply use the Tumblr redirect link instead of the direct URL! As a test, I linked to my Twitter in a test post, using the redirect link instead of the direct link, and there it is in the tag! Success!

I recommend making a Redirect Page for any external links you’ll be using frequently. I like to post links to my webcomic/Twitter in posts fairly often, but doing that made me take a pretty big hit since my posts wouldn’t show up in tags. With this method, I can keep the external links, and have stuff show up when I tag it! Workarounds are fun! 

Hope that helps!

(Reblog to spread the word!)



In loving memory of Stan Lee – “The Last Goodbye”


I think I scarred my roommate. Before I tell you how, it should be noted I can do a pretty good Gollum impression. Anyway, one night, about a week into sharing a dorm room, I fell asleep while the roommate stayed up on her phone. It was dark and quiet, nothing but the sound of my breathing. But suddenly, she heard something. A raspy, throaty voice that sounded possessed. From my bed she heard Gollum’s voice. It whispered “My precious” like a hiss in the air, then silence.

Apparently I can talk like Gollum in my sleep. Amazingly, she didn’t move out immediately, though I do think she needed to change her sheets afterwards.

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Me at the end of the semester.

Me at the beginning of the semester

Me in the middle of the semester.

If I’m honest, I, too, would fall into a death…

If I’m honest, I, too, would fall into a death chasm rather than do a pull-up.

miredinmiddleearth: Happy Halloween!


Happy Halloween!