November 19th, 2003

little brown bird

quiz: elves

From the Silmfics line. Two of you are laughing fit to bust right now, aren't you...

I am Avari
You are a Avari Elf

You are an Avari! Little is known of your kin and no one is sure how the little that is known of you kin came to be known. You refused to follow the summons of the Valar to leave the Waters of awakening and go to Aman and for that you are termed the Avari or Unwilling by the other kindred of elves, you refer to yourself only as Quendi. Truth be told you don't really know much about or particularly care about the powers. Only six words of your native tongue are known and they all apply to the other kindred of elves and they all translate to deserter. Other things that are known about your races are logical deductions and educated extrapolations, these paint a picture of a hardy race that is slow to trust, more willing to trust what they see before them than chase vague rumours of what may be and a race that knows a thing or two about surviving in harse conditions.

(Image: Night Elf from Warcraft III, she has the edginess that defines the Avari)

Which kindred of Tolkien's Elves are you?
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little brown bird

boromir's boat

I was about 20 minutes into my extended TT when the phone rang. I was determined not to answer it unless it was Chris, but it was one of my heart-sisters and partners in crime, Robin Wood. She was calling because she wanted to frame by frame with me, and I told her I had not seen it yet. "Go NOW," she said. "I almost called you at 5am last night to tell you - 'Faramir- End of Disc One - Your heart, justified And then call me RIGHT BACK."

So, at 1 am I called her back, and it is now 6:22 am and we both had to allow for bodily functions of one sort or another or we would still be blithering at each other. She is still distraught over the elven deaths at Helm, and I have not quite forgiven the lack of Hama's rightful place. We think that is an awesome place to be after so many hours of movie. A+

SInce I am so toasted I am not sure I can even manage a tarot card before I collapse, and since I did not answer anyone's mail or read drabbles and stories I see piling up, Robin said I could share this:

I own and love this painting of Boromir in his Funeral Boat by Robin. It was one of several cards she painted for a very early Tolkien card based game by Iron Crown.

When we did this same conversation thing for movie one, Robin and I had a loooong Boromir mythology conversation. Then she found the original of this painting and sent it to me so she would know he was with someone who cared that much. I burst into tears when I first saw him, dark haired, gently smiling, under the water of life. My only problem is that he looks so young. But I understand the peace and rebirth of Boromir’s journey, and my own feeling that in a sense, Faramir is Boromir's rebirth. Later, this painting made me wonder if Faramir might not be struck by the similarity to himself when he sees Boromir’s face in the water.

art © Robin Wood, used with permission
little brown bird

found tarot

King of Pentacles

Enterprising, make a venture successful, find opportunity everywhere, take an idea and makes it work, Adept, quick reflexes, is skillful with his hands, handles any situation competently, Reliable, meets all commitments and promises, assumes responsibility, is dependable and unfailing, can be counted on in a crisis, Supporting, encourages the accomplishments of others, readily jumps in to help, gives generously of time and attention, Steady, works toward a goal with firm resolve, maintains a calm, even approach, is a stabilizing influence
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