He found himself wondering at times, especially in the Autumn, about the wild lands, and strange visions of mountains that he had never seen came into his dreams. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
I can’t help it, I’m obsessed with autumn. And it goes (too) well with my everlasting Tolkien-fandom.
So just for fun, here’s a silly little to-do list for a Lord of the Rings-y fall:
- Every time you light a candle, shout “The beacons are lit! GONDOR CALLS FOR AID!” [ ]
- Proceed to prance about for a while, building tension, before finally proclaiming “and Rohan will answer!” [ ]
- Accidentally get spider web in your hair and bird poo on your clothes but roll with it and claim you’re cosplaying Radagast. [ ]
- See a flock of birds migrate south. Hide and whisper “Crebain from Dunland!” [ ]
- Encourage and study with your classmates before the big exam. When they leave, mumble “I give hope to men. I leave none for myself”. Bonus points for a far-off gaze and dejected posture. [ ]
- Discover the sun no longer burnsss and agree to spend time outside again with the explanation “I come back to you now… at the turn of the tide.” [ ]
- Yell “Mellon! Meellllloooon!” at your work computer (and anything else you’ve forgotten the password to during the summer). [ ]
The last but very important step:
- Ignore your girl/boyfriend’s exasperated sighs. I found this to be key. [ ]
Good job! You are done and have successfully eliminated all chances of seeming like a normal and well-functioning human being. : D (Y)
Btw, I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I went to see some friends and had so much fun. We played Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes and Until Dawn and I did scream, but not as much as I expected. I think I’m getting braver. Or just more determined to not make people around me go deaf.
Anyhow, I’ll see you in a week, cheers!