Yes hello do you have rum ice cream 8y chance?
but all the people who own shops around cons
every year they just see this swarm of people coming down the street in dumb costumes
"yep same shit as usual"
Dude cons make so much fucking money for these people it’s utterly ridick. After Otakon this year my dad and I went to this little pizza shop down the road form the convention center and my dad being my overly friendly, talkative dad, started chatting with the nice old lady who ran the place.
She told us about how the con brought in a TON of money into the city every year, and not only that, dramatically reduced the crime rate over the weekend. If you go too far down the road, you realize that the Baltimore convention center isn’t that far from a not really great part of town. But all those people? It makes it hard for the really bad people to do their thing. For one weekend, some of the people in the area get to go about their business feeling a little safer, and a little better off than they normally would, because the swarms of people are coming down the street in their dumb, wonderful costumes.
cons are great okay, even for those not involved with them. It’s really, really beautiful.
Dark Thranduil (x) - Centuries and millennia go on, and Erebor still stands. Even dwarves have left long time ago, but Erebor still stands. It is covered in woods now, and in those woods Thranduil lives. As all others who stayed, he became the spirit over time, and appears in visible form only on most rare occasions. From loneliness and desperation he went mad and now he exist for sole purpose - to protect the peace of the woods and the mountain, and his great love, buried under the mountain.
Now only humans live around, and they have legends about great treasures of the woods and mountain, and from time to time some brave fellows - alone or in groups - go and try their fortune there. And usually that’s the end of them. Some fall into swamp, others get crushed by fallen tree, and so on. Many bad things can happen in the forest.
Also rare survivors sometimes tell stories of the creature of unearthly beauty, with shining eyes and green clothing, in crown of flowers and berries who comes to the fireplaces of treasure hunters and proposes the toast to welcome company, and everyone drinks, mesmerized. And those who get to taste the drink will fall asleep and will never awake. Survivors are those who realized what is going on in time and started running as soon as their comrades started falling. And they said that when they were walking into the forest, the path was elusive and difficult to find, but when they were running away, the path appeared on its own under their feet…
this is beyond not okay ;__;
when i see a cute boy
I’m on mobile and I was in no way ready for that image when it loaded
Oh my fucking god I laughed for about five minutes
Puzzlewood Magical Forest — The Real Middle Earth
Puzzlewood is a unique and enchanting place, located in the beautiful and historic Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, England. There is more than a mile of meandering pathways through Puzzlewood and over 14 acres of ancient woodland. It has an atmosphere quite unlike any other wood. The magical forest is one of the most stunning in the world and it’s easy to see why it’s been used as a filming location for Merlin and Dr. Who. It is no wonder that JRR Tolkien is reputed to have taken his inspiration for the fabled forests of Middle Earth from Puzzlewood.
In Puzzlewood you will find strange rock formations, secret caves and ancient trees. The geological features here are known locally as scowles. The scowles originated through the erosion of natural underground cave systems formed in limestone many millions of years ago. Uplift and erosion caused the cave system to become exposed at the surface. This was then exploited by Iron Age settlers through to Roman times for the extraction of iron ore.
Evidence of Roman occupation of the area is supported by the discovery of a hoard of over 3,000 Roman coins from the 3rd Century which were found in the scowles of Puzzlewood. Once the Romans left, nature reclaimed the old workings with moss and trees, to create the unique landscape. The historical use soon became forgotten, and the folklore of “Puzzlewood” began.
In the early 1800s, a local landowner laid down a mile of pathways which meandered through the trees and gulleys to open up this ancient forest originally for the amusement of his friends and children. In the early 1900s, Puzzlewood opened to the public. Since then it is has remained essentially unchanged with the same stunning pathways and bridges as in earlier times, but with the addition of a variety of animals and visitor facilities.
frodo in a t-shirt is odd and adorable at the same time