The problem with Boromir was that he was too empathetic and too kind. He wasn’t an isolationist like the hobbits. He wasn’t the person who was able to push forward for the good of the quest like the others. His only concern was for the safety of other people, and that is why he fell weak to the ring so fast. His heart was too gentle and his mind was trapped in a perpetual state of worry for his people. He was the one on the journey to constantly embrace and protect those who were hurt and sad. He wasn’t able to put the quest first above somebody in distress. He played with Merry and Pippin and brought a sense of warmth and love to the fellowship that died the day he did. He was able to express love and sympathy in a way that the rest of the group was not, because they knew that they HAD to shut it out if they wanted to get the ring to Mordor. Boromir is fucking amazing and does not get enough credit for being the heart of the Fellowship.
The tragedy of a cynical mind coupled with a soft heart
Even after Gandalf’s death the Fellowship tried to keep going. When Boromir died the entire Fellowship fell apart ;A;
I see Redd is trying to change the Spanish language by adding @ to the end of Latin-.
As a person who has been learning Spanish since elementary school, that is extremely incorrect.
Latino is the catch-all term instead of Latin@. Latino is masculine, but it is also used to describe a group. If a…
I would disagree that a language can’t be changed to suite a certain need. That’s what communication + language is all about..!
Quick language rant:
I honestly have no idea whether people who speak Spanish as a first language concern themselves with this, but in German there’s a relatively large trend to not use the ‘generical masculine’. To the point that it has a name: Gendering. (So e.g. instead of using ‘Studenten’ to refer to all students, terms like ‘Studenten/Studentinnen’ (+female plural), ‘Studierende’ (the ‘studiers’, which has no specific gender), ‘StudentInnen’ (a combo), ‘Student_Innen’ (a combo taking into account the non-gender binary), etc. are used instead.) Many of these are not only used by SJWers or whatever, but in official sources too (universities, the government, street signs, …).
There are, of course, other people who claim that Gendering is not a good solution: that it Others women, that it makes the difficult needlessly complex and it takes much longer to say even simple sentences, etc. However, in the (very limited) data I gathered, most people, both men and women, use at least some form of Gendering (the older people tend to say both forms/the gender neutral one, the younger tend to go for the combo one), at least in written texts. Even if it looks awkward at first, it soon becomes no less difficult to get used to that than to English speakers writing ‘they’ or ‘he/she’ for an unspecified/unknown gender. (Very gender binary, I know. I’m afraid I don’t know much more about how other genders are included other than the version with an ‘_’.)
Of course, the difference is that in German it was started and advocated by newspapers and other ‘official’ sources, not some random non-native-speaker online. But languages change naturally and constantly, so I don’t think it’s necessarily an awful idea in general.
*cough* Sorry, I just have a lot of feelings about this. I wrote a 4000 word essay about the German ‘StudentInnen’ construction as one of the final projects in my last year of school. And stuff like this was one of the reasons I am currently studying linguistics at uni… ehehehe… (Even edited the post to include more info, I’m a geek. >.<)
okay, okay, everyone is freaking out about Robb and Cat, but am I the only one mad about Qhorin not getting to explain to Jon what to do??
“If we are taken, you must yield.”
“Yield?” He blinked in disbelief.
“Then hear me, if we are taken, you will go…
Neither my brother nor I have read the books and it was clear to us that the fight was just to make Jon’s ‘betrayal’ more realistic. Didn’t they hatch their plan in episode 8?
Maybe they’ll move all these prophecies I keep hearing about to the premiere of s3. Because honestly, as a non-book reader I tend to forget most of the small things between seasons
like who Stannis is, I spent the first two eps going wtf??? so it would make sense (to me) if they just… postponed all the foreshadowing. Especially of this RW that I keep hearing about. (somebody implied it would be s3 finale?)