Dear Ringers and Tolkienites,
I’ve just found out through his owner’s Facebook page that Blanco, better known to all of us as Shadowfax, has passed away. He became very ill in late March and after two weeks at a veterinary hospital for horses, he was finally put to sleep. Cynthia, his owner, who loved him dearly, did all she could and was with him when he went. She is in a very difficult place now, having lost her good friend and having to pay for his medical bills.
I think it’s safe to say that the Tolkien community has been touched by this beautiful boy. He was everything we imagined Shadowfax to be, and a wonderful friend to Cynthia. She has set up a fundraiser to help pay for his treatment bills, as she’s having trouble financially dealing with other issues. If you have anything to spare, please donate to her, out of love and memory for this beautiful horse, who will live on forever in our hearts.
Rest Easy, Blanco. Thank You. ♥
Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year.
When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.
But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)
At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.
Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and coward took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”
Amen to that, Hugh.
imagine bucky and steve taking shots of like 100 proof vodka and trying to get DRUNK and steve is totally unaffected but after the 20th shot or something bucky is drunk as fuck and he looks at steve really seriously (while swaying slightly in his chair) and steve is kind of nervous because bucky hasn’t looked at him this intently since before the war when steve came home with two broken ribs and bucky just stared at him for five minutes before giving him the longest lecture of his entire life so yeah steve is kinda nervous. finally bucky rubs his hand over his face, sighs and says, “steve, i fucking hate it when you wear khakis” and steve laughs so hard he can’t breathe
as a completely untalented tumblr user i just want to say THANK YOU to those people who put time and effort in to making gifs, graphics, fanvids, fics and whatever else. i appreciate you, we all appreciate you. keep doing what you’re doing because it’s fab (✿◠‿◠)
saaaaame! I need to watch it again. but I don’t want to go to that certain cinema since then and I’m on holiday starting friday and I don’t think that my friend wants to watch it again ._.
just go on your own! no one to bug you lol i like going alone. i probably won’t be able to go till next week some time, if i’m lucky :/
(argh, meant saturday instead of friday)
yeah, I’d like to, the thing is that we’re doing a roadtrip kinda thing. we rented a campervan and explore the south island of new zealand. And being in bigger cities with cinemas wasn’t a plan :D
BUt damn. I need to watch this movie again. STEVE! ;_;
And going alone isn’t actually a problem, I do that quite often. Not since I’m in NZ but well. And going to cinema with her is also nice because when we went to the cinema the first time she told me that she dislikes people who talk during movies. mucho sympático :D
ahh i see i see. road trips are awesome, that’ll definitely be fun! :D and your friend is good, keep her close. i really hate it when people talk throughout movies, or ask questions, it’s like JUST PAY ATTENTION OKAY YOU WILL GET ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED IF YOU JUST WATCH IT -___-
(also there’s probably downloads for cap 2 already >.> you could watch it again that way if you really wanted to)
lawyer, genius, fool, son, brother, visionary, playboy, madman, gruggie and friend Michael Weiss. (Puncture, 2011)