"A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything." - Friedrick Nietzsche

Atheist, scientist, secular Buddhist, rat lover, etc.

Originally from Iowa,I am a biology graduate student at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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nyreen-kandros:

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dajo42:

“Can I touch your butt” in Elvish.

This is so useful

No, this is not “Can I touch your butt” in Elvish. This is “Can I touch your butt?” in English, transcribed using the letters of the Elvish alphabet. There is a difference. 
In Elvish, the letters of the alphabet correspond to sounds, not to words. The above text spells it out using one symbol to represent one letter of the original English, which is incorrect:
c-a-n  i  t-o-u-c-h  y-o-u-r  b-u-t-t
If you really want to spell out an English phrase using the Elvish alphabet, you would do so phonetically, which would basically equate to one symbol per phoneme (sound):
c-a-n  a-i  t-u-ch  y-o-r  b-u-t
If you actually wanted to write “Can I touch your butt?” in Elvish, one (very rough) translation would be:

Annog nin daf pladan tele ci?

Which, in Sindarin Elvish, roughly translates to, “Would you give me permission to touch your rear?”
Written in tengwar (the Elvish alphabet), it would look like this:

Sorry for the blurry quality.

damn, the lotr fandom doesnt fuck around

#im SORRY but that post was nerdy #even by tumblr standards#its like one of the most nerdy things ive seen #and im just ccrracking the fuck up about it

nyreen-kandros:

cassandrugs:

tseecka:

samandriel:

dajo42:

“Can I touch your butt” in Elvish.

This is so useful

No, this is not “Can I touch your butt” in Elvish. This is “Can I touch your butt?” in English, transcribed using the letters of the Elvish alphabet. There is a difference. 

In Elvish, the letters of the alphabet correspond to sounds, not to words. The above text spells it out using one symbol to represent one letter of the original English, which is incorrect:

  • c-a-n  i  t-o-u-c-h  y-o-u-r  b-u-t-t

If you really want to spell out an English phrase using the Elvish alphabet, you would do so phonetically, which would basically equate to one symbol per phoneme (sound):

  • c-a-n  a-i  t-u-ch  y-o-r  b-u-t

If you actually wanted to write “Can I touch your butt?” in Elvish, one (very rough) translation would be:

  • Annog nin daf pladan tele ci?

Which, in Sindarin Elvish, roughly translates to, “Would you give me permission to touch your rear?”

Written in tengwar (the Elvish alphabet), it would look like this:

image

Sorry for the blurry quality.

damn, the lotr fandom doesnt fuck around

#im SORRY but that post was nerdy #even by tumblr standards#its like one of the most nerdy things ive seen #and im just ccrracking the fuck up about it

The lady rats out and about in the living room.

Top: Arwen

Bottom: Luthien (looking soooo much healthier than when I first brought her home!)

Galadriel was being a little shit and hiding in the blanket and wouldn’t poke her head out long enough for me to get a decent picture.  Of course, now she’s running around and being adorable. 

Rat update

Some of you may have been following about my sick little rat Luthien that I got half-starved from someone who was giving her and her cage mate away.  Good news is that neither she nor Galadriel have bugs anymore and Luthien is looking a bit better.  She is eating and drinking (though not as much as the others) and seems to be putting a bit of weight on.  She ran around for a bit last night and today, though she spends most of her time curled up under the igloo with Galadriel.  They seem to both be getting along well with my other girls, Arwen and Eowyn, though Eowyn is a bit of a bitch and has been boxing G a bit, which I let slide because she is in pretty good shape.  Eowyn tried to go after Lulu a few times but I pulled them apart and I think she’s gotten the message that Lu is off limits until she is a bit healthier.  Hoping to see more improvements over the next few days, but if not a vet trip will be in order.  

Sorry, no pictures of Galadriel and Luthien yet. All in good time.