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Children, Elf, and Gif: gaaladrieel: th3-gr3y-hav3ns: I’d like to bring a bit of attention to Gimli’s last shot (see: Figure 1) in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). It’s lovely, it’s joyous, it’s brief, but it’s also terribly clever.  “Why” you’re probably wondering, “is a shot of Gimli in awe of falling petals… clever?”  It seems strange, I know, but with the help of The Silmarillion (1977), and a bit of patience for long text posts, all will become clear!  To those who have not read The Silmarillion, which is entirely understandable because of it’s admittedly Biblical writing style and swift pace, I’m going to provide a summary of relevant points. You can read the bolded lettering and understand the basics of what I’m conveying, but try to read the unbolded bits as well if only to further your understanding.   Eru Ilúvatar (God) is the all-powerful being who creates Eä, or existence. This means that he is the only one who can create other beings without answering to a higher power because he is the highest power.  He creates: the Ainur, the Maiar, Elves, and Men, respective to time of creation and power.  The Valar, the fourteen Ainur who shape Eru’s Eä into Arda, the world of which Middle-earth is only a continent (see: Figure 2), can create other beings only with Eru’s consent.  Eru keeps secret from the Ainur and Maiar the dates he has set for Elves and Men to “wake”, or come to be, in Arda.  Note: Eru doesn’t create the Dwarves. “Then who does?” you’re likely wondering.  Aulë - the Valar known as the Smith for his dominion over the “substances of which Arda [i]s composed” as well as his ability to forge those substances - is intrinsically creative. This is an excellent trait for making the Two Lamps or Melkor’s Chain, Angainor. However, Aulë grows impatient of waiting for the awakening of Elves and Men because he simply wants “learners to whom he [can] teach his lore and his crafts” (Tolkien 49).  Thus, Aulë is driven to create dwarves, an unauthorized creation of sentient beings, upsetting Ilúvatar.  In order to appease Ilúvatar, Aulë nearly destroys his beloved creations via hammer-blow. (see: Figure 3 below) Luckily, Ilúvatar has mercy on both the Dwarves and Aulë. Seeing that the Dwarves are independent of Aulë because they cower in fear of destruction via hammer-blow, Ilúvatar deems their destruction unethical. Of course, everyone is not so forgiving.  “[F]earing that the other Valar might blame his work”, Aulë makes the Seven Fathers of the Dwarves “in secret” (Tolkien 49).  Secrecy - which indicates a lack of trust - is how he upsets his wife Yavanna Kementári, who holds dominion over all living things, including all flora and fauna. The latter of which involves trees. Let’s play: “How mad is she?”!  Yavanna is not as mad as she could be, but upset enough to inform Aulë that “because [he] hid[] this thought from [her] until its achievement, [his] children [the Dwarves] will have little love for the things of [her] love” (Tolkien 51).  She also says, “[Let] thy children beware! For there shall walk a power in the forests [Ents and the trees they protect] whose wrath [the Dwarves] will arouse at their peril” (Tolkien 53).  Let’s play: “What could be the worst possible response?”! What Aulë says, of course:  “Nonetheless they [the Dwarves] will have need of wood” (Tolkien 53).This powerful familial and marital conflict is why Dwarves and organic beings - such as trees and Ents - are not fond of one another in any way.  Trees do not appreciate being felled by Dwarvish axes.  Consequently, Dwarves do not appreciate being physically destroyed by the same timber they need to fuel their forges.  Recall: the very pillars of Moria are hewn into the shapes of trees because Dwarves, unlike Elves and Men, cannot walk through a forest safely. Therefore, imitation is the closest Aulë’s folk will come to experiencing a walk through the woods.  Indeed, we can use Gimli himself as an example of the result of this hatred, for in The Two Towers (1954), he claims that it is madness which drives Merry and Pippin beneath the boughs of Fangorn Forest, home to - you guessed it - trees and Ents! He has been taught by Gloin that one must be psychologically disturbed if they desire to willingly interact with trees outside of exploitation.  This is a hatred deeper even than that which divides Elves and Dwarves because it is caused by mutual fear.   Now. Hopefully, I haven’t lost you, because we’re returning to the original point I was attempting to enforce: the above shot of Gimli the Dwarf (see: Figure 1) is terribly clever.  If you are a fan of Tolkien’s works - as I suspect you are if you have reached this line of my incredibly lengthy text post - you are aware that Gimli undergoes a plethora of character development.  The distrustful, bigoted, and materialistic Dwarf we first encounter… …becomes the Dwarf who would willingly die fighting beside an Elf in battle.  Indeed, Legolas of the Woodland Realm becomes Gimli’s dearest friend. The two explore one another’s worlds after the War of the Ring concludes.  Legolas visits the Glittering Caves at Helm’s Deep at Gimli’s request, and Gimli visits Fangorn Forest at Legolas’s request.  Even more so, when Legolas sets sail for Aman, Gimli is permitted to come with him.  This is possibly the largest light-hearted middle-finger that has ever been given to Aulë, Yavanna, or any of the Valar. Permission for any race besides Elves to visit Valinor has never been granted before to a Dwarf.  “But Leah…when do we really start to see this change?” Evidence of this change is conveyed in The Return of the King via Gimli’s last shot, or Figure 1.  Peter Jackson may have cut out the scenes showing Legolas and Gimli defying social norms by experiencing one another’s worlds, but he implied that it happened in a single shot:  Gimli son of Gloin, a Dwarf, is shown appreciating the petals falling from a tree. And just like that, it is implied that an Ages-old conflict between Dwarves and the natural world…may be coming to a close.  Thank you for such a brilliant and lovely post  ❤
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Dating, Family, and Friday: No union is more profound than marriage, for it embod- ies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people be- come something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be con demned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civiliza tion's oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right. The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed. It is so ordered. <p><a href="http://lgbtlaughs.com/post/122504526793/breaking-the-supreme-court-says-same-sex-couples" class="tumblr_blog">lgbtlaughs</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><b><a href="http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SUPREME_COURT_GAY_MARRIAGE?SITE=AP&amp;SECTION=HOME&amp;TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&amp;CTIME=2015-06-26-10-09-45">BREAKING: The Supreme Court says same sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states </a></b><br/></p><p>WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.</p><p>Gay and lesbian couples already can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s 5-4 ruling means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage.</p><p>The outcome is the culmination of two decades of Supreme Court litigation over marriage, and gay rights generally.</p><p>Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, just as he did in the court’s previous three major gay rights cases dating back to 1996. It came on the anniversary of two of those earlier decisions.</p><p>“No union is more profound than marriage,” Kennedy wrote, joined by the court’s four more liberal justices.</p><p>The ruling will not take effect immediately because the court gives the losing side roughly three weeks to ask for reconsideration. But some state officials and county clerks might decide there is little risk in issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.</p></blockquote>
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Best Friend, Child Support, and Clothes: Men have to pay alimonv not onlv to ex-wives but also to ex-girlfriends, the Swiss Parliament has decided So far, if the ex-girlfriend had a child, men were obliged to pay child support only. Now the parliament voted for marital status equality, which means ex-bovfriends will additionallv have to pay alimony to the ex-girlfriend until the youngest child is at least 16 years old In Switzerland men are forbidden to test for paternity without the mother's consent. IN ALTION The 18-year-old woman ("J.L.") had sex in her car in a parking lot with a 15-year-old boy* whom she knew socially. During the sex she withdrew her consent and asked him to stop. The boy stopped without having ejaculated, they eturned to the McDonald's restaurant they had been earlier that day and she gave him her telephone number Hours later she told a friend's mother what had happened, the boy was arrested and tried for rape for his failure to fat fuckino degen burge op the intercourse instantly erate Assistant state's attorney: "About how long did he continue to push his penis into your vagina?" J.L.: "About five or so seconds. Based on this delay of "five or so seconds" the boy was convicted of first-degree rape. Dr. Ann Burgess, a Professor of Nursing, testified on behalf of the State that the absence of torn clothes and the woman's behavior like her lack of physical resistance, failure to scream, sharing her telephone number, not calling 9, not immediately telling the first person about the rape "even if that person might be their best friend" and engaging in routine behavior such as "going to a supermarket and shopping" shortly after a rape is consistent with what she called "rape trauma syndrome" (her own theory which she developed with sociologist Lynda Holmström.) The court case highlighted not only the widening definition of rape and how lack of rape evidence can be used to construe "rape trauma" but also how irrelevant the testimony of a male defendant has become threw the condom [envelope] on the floor[. and A: I tried to put it in. Q: When she was sitting there, was she dressed A: She didn't have nothing on but her shirt : How did she appear? A: She appeared normal Q: Was she crying? A: No, she wasn't Q: When you got in the car, what, if anything, did you say or do? A: I asked her if she was going to let me have sex with her Q: What, if anything, did she say? A: She said yes, as long as I stop when she says to. And then I said, "I'm not going to rape you Q: Did you feel that was permission? she picked it up and told me to throw it out the window Q: She gave it back to you? A: Yeah Q: Where was it? On the floor? A: Yeah.[..] Q: What did you do with it when she gave it back to you? A: I threw it out the window Q: Was the window open, or did you have to down?[..] Had you previously closed it or opened her? it A: No. I didnt touch the window the whole night. Q: When she sat up, what did that mean to Q: When you were putting on your condom, you? Q: Do you know where it was touching or what happened to it? A: No. After I tried to put it in once, it wouldn't go in, and I tried a couple more times and it wouldn't go in. I didn't feel nothing there Q: What happened? What did she say or do? A: And then she sat up. She was like, "It's not going to go in," and that's when, after she sat up and said "It's not going to go in,"[..] Q: Who said, "It's not going to go in?" You or A: She did rmi A: That meant stop Q: Why did you say "I don't want to rape you" where was she, what position was she in? A: Just to, because she said, "Stop when I say to,A:She was, first she was sitting in the car when we Q: Did she say "Stop"? just to tell her that. It's kind of like to confirm was talking, and then she was still sitting when A: No, she didnt. She just sat up the permi Q: So, after she said "Stop when I say stop," what rying to go in there, she was like laying down did you do, if anything? put on the condom. But then after, when I was Q: And you took that to mean stop? A: Yeah. he backse Q: When sat up, did you tryt e ca Q: What did you d do Co cket and I What did pped it open, I pu con your pe A: No, I did The boy was sentenced to 15 years in prison, with all but 5 years suspended, and 5 years probation upon release IN ACTION In California, minor boys raped by adult women must pay child support to the criminals who raped them Even when having been drugged before the sex. State law entitles the child to support from both parents, even though the boy is considered the victim of statutory rape," the district attorney's office says. Kansas courts have likewise held that "the issue of consent to sexual activity under the criminal statutes is irrelevant in a civil action to determine paternity and for support of a minor child born of such activity." In Nebraska 15-year-old Jeremy Steen who was raped by the 34-year-old Linda Kazinsky was ordered by a court to pay $475 a month in child support as well as a whopping $23,000 in back child support payments. IN ACTION <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://this-is-tall-privilege.tumblr.com/post/107462409768/spaztastic91-i-have-posted-these-before-but-i">this-is-tall-privilege</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://spaztastic91.tumblr.com/post/107338049848/i-have-posted-these-before-but-i-figured-i-will">spaztastic91</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>I have posted these before but I figured I will post them all together and if you have anymore of these I would like to see them.</p> </blockquote> <p>Sources:<br/>-Ban on Paternity Testing</p> <p><a href="http://www.ibdna.com/regions/UK/EN/?page=paternity-testing-ban-upheld-in-france">http://www.ibdna.com/regions/UK/EN/?page=paternity-testing-ban-upheld-in-france</a></p> <p>-Man proven to be victim of Paternity fraud not to be reimbursed</p> <p><a href="http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1955&amp;dat=20030201&amp;id=UvohAAAAIBAJ&amp;sjid=SaMFAAAAIBAJ&amp;pg=5841,18493">http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1955&amp;dat=20030201&amp;id=UvohAAAAIBAJ&amp;sjid=SaMFAAAAIBAJ&amp;pg=5841,18493</a></p> <p>-Case where 15 year old boy is deemed guilty of rape in the 1st degree for delaying to pull out by 5 seconds</p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maouloud_Baby_v._State_of_Maryland">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maouloud_Baby_v._State_of_Maryland</a></p> <p>-Underage male rape victim being legally bound to pay for child support</p> <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermesmann_v._Seyer">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermesmann_v._Seyer</a></p> </blockquote>
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Doctor, Love, and Sex: Dont Ignore the Clitoris DID you KNOW? That up until 1952 female sex drive Lack of sex education in an oppressive society resulted in a sexually repressed female population. Most Doctors recommended more frequent satisfaction through marital relations, but if that could not be provided Doctors or midwives would often take on the task. was referred to by the American Psychiatric Association as a disease called Hysteria? Gotta get laid, Gotta O get laid, Gotta DOCTOR! I4'5 twrn THE CURE So basically if a husband could not satisfy his wife it was seen as her problem and she scurried off to the doctor to get the cure In 1883 the first vibrator was invented. Marketed as a medical device and cure for Hysteria the product was extremely popular amongst women ThanKs, hon! Every Woman needs a Vibrator La Vida 7 9 La Vida Elcotrio Vibrator Wait WHAT? POWERS DRUG STORE However, the ladies love affair with the Vibrator only Today, the Clitoris and the female sex drive are doing lasted until around 1930. At fthis point most people much better. However there are still those that insist knew the Vibrator's true, non-medicinal use and couldVaginal orgasm is the only way a woman SHOULD no longer sell the items as such. It wasnt until the women's lib movement of the 1970s that the vibrator reach orgasm made a real comeback But baby, isn't my dick enough for you? minute You kel this don't yOuR DICK? What aloa MY DICK? You?! NO.NO! REAL SICK COUGH *The Ciferus natunes tmy AND SO: VICTORIAN LADIES! If you find a man who knows where and what the Clitoris is. HOLD ONTO HIM Hey Sweetcheeks Clitoris Urethral opening Labia Vaginal opening GENTLEMEN, memorize that SHIT! A public service announcement from Jess Fink dirtyberd: The clitoris: nature’s tiny dick
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Ass, George W. Bush, and Gif: conservativewoman 6 delete edit www()youtube(.)com/watch? v-hRJa2OaiwWw Anonymous amorescoregge replied to your post: www()youtube()com/watch?v hRJa2Oai.. block p You should make this rebloggable <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://conservativewoman.tumblr.com/post/34983592942/let-me-fill-you-in-on-something-i-am-a">conservativewoman</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Let me fill you in on something.</p> <p>I am a conservative, not a Republican. Now, between the two parties, I end up voting Republicans because they at least are closer to my beliefs than any Democrat would ever be. And they at least pretend to love their country. But unless they are representatives from the Tea Party crowd, I have just as much issues with Republicans as I do with Democrats. </p> <p>There are Republicans who hold conservative values, who fight for change, who do what’s right. (Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Michelle Bachmann, Sarah Palin…For the record, many “established” Republicans hate the Tea Party because they upset their cozy power.) We’re seeing more conservatives coming out in the last four years because of the extremist policies by this president. But there are plenty of people in the Republican party who only want to hold power, who are moderate, almost liberal in their beliefs. I am not a fan of John Boehner for instance.</p> <p>So the words of some established Republicans don’t mean too much to me to be honest. In the case of this video, many of these interviews occurred during the 2012 Republican Primaries. All of the other Republicans were trying to get the nomination so of course they’re going to point out flaws they feel Mitt Romney has. As soon as he won the nomination, they all got behind him.</p> <p><strong>This reminds me Hillary Clinton during the 2008 Democratic Primaries. Hillary and her husband were BRUTAL on Obama, yet as soon as she lost the nomination, she started kissing his ass. </strong>Now he throws her under the bus for the atrocity that was Benghazi, and she’s letting him. Sounds about right.</p> <p>As for his “flip flopping,” I’ll say this. In the case of abortion, Mitt Romney was Pro-Choice until he was the governor of Massachusetts and was presented with an abortion law. Once he was faced with the actual power to take human life, he looked to his deep Mormon faith and realized that he couldn’t be Pro-Choice with a clear conscience. He had a genuine change of heart, and he ended up signing the least offensive bill since he had a Democratic State Congress who would have vetoed him anyway.</p> <p>The other stuff doesn’t defy the fact that he is a business man and knows how to run a business and a state. Obama was a “community organizer” who got elected into Congress on a fluke when his campaign committee brought up the opposing candidate’s marital affairs and other made up scandals. When he was in the Senate, the only thing he did was make sure to vote PRO-PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION over and over. The other times? He merely voted “present.” He does not know how to run a country, and it’s clear through the fact that he tripled our deficit and outspent every single president from George Washington to George W. Bush.</p> <p>Social issues don’t concern me this election. The economy and our national security does. Mitt Romney isn’t going to go around and try and kiss our enemies’ asses and try to get them to “like us.” He has a brain and knows they’re never going to like us, so they might as well fear and respect us.</p> <p>I’m not paying $4 on average for gas anymore. I’m not going to settle for spending my years with a Bachelor’s and Masters degree working in retail. I’m not going to live in fear that our President will help the Muslim Brotherhood make its way into our nation to try and instigate Sharia Law while they mutilate and terrorize their own women in their country. I am not living in a liberal’s Socialist/Communist country.</p> <p>If you want to, you can take your pick of other nations around the world who are. I’m not letting this country turn to shit like them.</p> <p>And even if I took to heart what other politicians have to say about this man, you cannot ignore his good heart. You can’t ignore the fact that he donated his entire inheritance to charity. You can’t deny that he is a self-made business man whose track record is 98% successful. You can’t deny that he denied salary during his time as the governor of Massachusetts. You can’t deny that he shut down his entire company to go in search of one of his employee’s missing daughters. He’s a good man, and his generosity outshines Obama’s selfishness and incompetence…not to mention his blatant disregard for this country’s tradition and values.</p> <p>So your little YouTube video isn’t going to change my mind about who I’m voting for on Tuesday. And if it changes anyone else’s mind, well, then they never really thought for themselves or did their own research in the first place.</p> <p>For love of my country.</p> </blockquote> <p><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mczg8qDKbo1rw09tq.gif"/></p> <p>THANK YOU. I&rsquo;m so sick of people saying &ldquo;oh you&rsquo;re just a Republican, derp. You must love all da Republicans!&rdquo; I&rsquo;m a registered independent, but the Democratic party is about as far away from my views as you can get. I support the Tea Party, but seeing as that&rsquo;s not an actual party, I vote closest to my values (mostly Republicans and some Libertarians). </p>
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