I'm an expat fan who A) believes that a little mug of beer wouldn't do us any harm and B) likes big butts and cannot lie.

I'm currently living in Korea and devoting serious fan energy to LotR/The Hobbit. Oh, and I'm married to this guy.

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YOU GUYS I GOT THE JOB.

Watch out, Hokkaido. ichijoukenichiro are comin’ atcha!

Well, about to head out to go climb a mountain and spend the night sleeping out on platform where it may or may not be legal to do so.

If I don’t come back, you can blame ichijoukenichiro for this harebrained scheme.

orocarni-mountains:

gremlinloquacious:

I’m super excited over the battle goats who’s with me

you have my bow

And my axe!

After Gandalf carried off the sleeping hobbit, and all the candles in the hobbit’s hole had burned down low, Thorin told them all to find places to bed down. The next day would see them off on their quest. 


Ori caught Fili’s arm in the doorway, smiling. “It’s been a long time,” he said.


They hadn’t spoken directly since arriving at the hobbit’s house. Fili brought his forehead down to tap Ori’s. Ori didn’t smash back, just leaned forward gently. Fili closed his eyes as Ori’s bangs brushed against him.


“Ori,” Fili said. Ori’s smile was as bright as ever. Fili’s arms went about him, even as he turned to see who might be watching.

“They’ve all found their own spots,” Ori said. “Won’t you come with me?”


Fili shook his head. “My brother will wonder where I am.” 

Ori’s smile slipped, but he tilted his head and said, “Of course.”


Fili bent and kissed Ori, once, quickly. “I am glad we will be on this journey together,” he said.


Ori smiled wide again and put his arms about Fili’s shoulders. They ended up lingering so long that Kili came and caught them after all.
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For dwarfsmut's pairings week, late because I just couldn't manage to finish on time.

After Gandalf carried off the sleeping hobbit, and all the candles in the hobbit’s hole had burned down low, Thorin told them all to find places to bed down. The next day would see them off on their quest.

Ori caught Fili’s arm in the doorway, smiling. “It’s been a long time,” he said.

They hadn’t spoken directly since arriving at the hobbit’s house. Fili brought his forehead down to tap Ori’s. Ori didn’t smash back, just leaned forward gently. Fili closed his eyes as Ori’s bangs brushed against him.

“Ori,” Fili said. Ori’s smile was as bright as ever. Fili’s arms went about him, even as he turned to see who might be watching.

“They’ve all found their own spots,” Ori said. “Won’t you come with me?”

Fili shook his head. “My brother will wonder where I am.”

Ori’s smile slipped, but he tilted his head and said, “Of course.”

Fili bent and kissed Ori, once, quickly. “I am glad we will be on this journey together,” he said.

Ori smiled wide again and put his arms about Fili’s shoulders. They ended up lingering so long that Kili came and caught them after all.

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For dwarfsmut's pairings week, late because I just couldn't manage to finish on time.

raphanus:

I still wwant to write that wee Gimli meets Tauriel au fic but I’m… bad at writing.

I’m weeping from how badly I want you to write this. Anything I could do to make this happen I would do.

I mean it: anything.

Drawing Hobbit fanart while listening to “Turn Down for What” on a loop seems like a strange combination, but man oh man is it helping me power through this picture I’ve been stuck on for a week.

Gotta remember this the next time I get stuck.

5 facts about me

I was tagged by that true prince among men, fuckingthemonotony. Thank you, darling! (Have to say: I would love to geek out with you about board games some day.)

1. Ok sorry but gotta put this one out there first: I am Skype interviewing tomorrow for (what will be! I sure hope!) my next job, and I’ve spent the past 48 hours swinging between complete nonchalant “Oh yeah, he’s going to offer me the job by the end” to complete freak-out “I am so unprepared for this and I am going to die alone in a snowbank in Hokkaido and I will regret this forever and ever.”

2. I obsessively, unapologetically love sea shanties.

3. While 99% of the time I really don’t care about people misgendering me (it’s innocent, I know who I am, etc.), I get so freaking annoyed by people questioning my given name when I first meet them. (Seriously. I told you that was my name because, surprise, it is my name.)

4. I keep saying I eventually want to come home from Asia and settle into “adult” live with a house/steady job/master’s degree/kids, but I’m not actually positive that’s what I want.

5. During my last year of high school, I only applied to art schools, but I thought I wasn’t good enough (for anything) and didn’t end up going to college right away. Even though at the time it was so, so crushing that I didn’t go straight to school and it felt like further proof of what a failure I was, now I could not be more glad I didn’t put myself in life-long debt by spending all that money on a private art education that I would never have turned into a career.

I guess the life lesson was what seems like a mistake and a failure at the time can actually end up being something powerful and good for your life. Now just to apply this attitude to fact #1.

Tagging pazithigallifreya, thudworm, bofurs-wife, cybersuzy, and bofursunboundbraids: lovelies, let us hear some facts about you!

For pazithigallifreya's birthday. Darling, I hope you had a wonderful day!

For pazithigallifreya's birthday. Darling, I hope you had a wonderful day!

surroundedbydorks:

errandofmercy:

surroundedbydorks:

errandofmercy:

DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN PLAY CATCH WITH GIMLI IN LEGO:LOTR

WELL NOW YOU KNOW

Wait, so Legolas is a catcher?  I always suspected as much.  

are you kidding me 

always 

XD

So you are saying he isn’t much of a Dwarf tosser?  

But he would like to toss Gimli’s salad!

One of my students just brought in two (cooked) ears of corn, and when I asked her what they were for, she got flustered and ran away.

Should… should I eat them, or…?

Well, got the email equivalent of a call-back/initial interview for one position… in an extremely short turn-around time.

Not sure whether to whether to be excited because I’m desperate or worried because they seem desperate.

bofurs-wife:

mckittericks:

Okay but I really really want to do the Hobbit reverse bang and really really have no idea what I want to do. There are too many options, how is it even possible to choose one?

THIS, exactly. UGH. I don’t know, i just…. AGLSDFLDFBLDFJB

I want to draw all the things!

I KNOW RIGHT. My heart is too full of too many dwarves to make this kind of decision.

Okay but I really really want to do the Hobbit reverse bang and really really have no idea what I want to do. There are too many options, how is it even possible to choose one?

bofurs-wife:

mckittericks:

Why is applying for jobs so nerve-wracking?

I mean, you’re sending them what they asked for, and either you’re a good fit or you aren’t. And yet!

Because it’s a talent show, sorta, except your livelihood depends on it. So like if you lose, you don’t eat. Kind of a big deal. :/

Oh god, I understand now. Basically, I am well aware what an unlikable nerd I am, and I know I could never win a talent show, so my fear is a completely legitimate response to the fact that I won’t be able to feed myself in five weeks when my current job ends.

That’s uh… that’s pretty motivating, actually. Gotta convince some employer that I’m a likeable nerd.

Why is applying for jobs so nerve-wracking?

I mean, you’re sending them what they asked for, and either you’re a good fit or you aren’t. And yet!