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there’d better be a part in The Hobbit 2 where Thranduil and Thorin have a kegstand contest and then Thorin wins and Thrandy gets mad and sends him to the dungeons because he’s a sore loser and then gets obsessed over training Legolas to hold his liquor so that if he ever gets in a drinking contest with a dwarf he can win back his family’s honor.
someone reminded me it was Tolkien day so I drew that thing. I’m sure ol’ JRR would be proud if he were here today.
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a little Christmas card from Nimona and Ballister! Why get a stepstool when you have a teenage sidekick with the arms of a huge beefy dude?
Also a little heads-up: NIMONA will update tomorrow on schedule, but it will be a little different format than usual, in honor of Christmas! (READ: POSSIBLY NON-CANONICAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL IN WHICH THE ARTIST IS LAZY AND DOESN’T DRAW A FULL PAGE) Thursday we’ll get back to bank heist in progress. Carry on!
"I have a friend who’s an artist and has sometimes taken a view which I don’t agree with very well. He’ll hold up a flower and say “look how beautiful it is,” and I’ll agree. Then he says “I as an artist can see how beautiful this is but you as a scientist take this all apart and it becomes a dull thing,” and I think that he’s kind of nutty. First of all, the beauty that he sees is available to other people and to me too, I believe. Although I may not be quite as refined aesthetically as he is … I can appreciate the beauty of a flower. At the same time, I see much more about the flower than he sees. I could imagine the cells in there, the complicated actions inside, which also have a beauty. I mean it’s not just beauty at this dimension, at one centimeter; there’s also beauty at smaller dimensions, the inner structure, also the processes. The fact that the colors in the flower evolved in order to attract insects to pollinate it is interesting; it means that insects can see the color. It adds a question: does this aesthetic sense also exist in the lower forms? Why is it aesthetic? All kinds of interesting questions which the science knowledge only adds to the excitement, the mystery and the awe of a flower. It only adds. I don’t understand how it subtracts."
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