The Company of Thorin Oakenshield (8/13) → Ori
The Company of Thorin Oakenshield (9/13) → Dori
The Company of Thorin Oakenshield (6/13) → Bofur
lotr 30 day challenge | day 30 | best line
Middle-earth meme ♔ [1/3] men - Aragorn
↳”Sons of Gondor, of Rohan, my brothers! I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. An hour of wolves and shattered shields, when the age of men comes crashing down! But it is not this day! This day we fight!”
The Company of Thorin Oakenshield (5/13) → Bifur
Alan Bradley, from The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (via the-final-sentence)
It kills me this isn’t simply signed ‘george’.
The Company of Thorin Oakenshield (3/13) → Óin
When you’re not in the fandom but you still get the reference
The Lord of the Rings → A Character that Needs a Hug
The Company of Thorin Oakenshield (2/13) → Kíli
A loaf of bread made in the first century AD, which was discovered at Pompeii, preserved for centuries in the volcanic ashes of Mount Vesuvius. The markings visible on the top are made from a Roman bread stamp, which bakeries were required to use in order to mark the source of the loaves, and to prevent fraud. (via Ridiculously Interesting)
(sigh) I’ve seen these before, but this one’s particularly beautiful.
I feel like I’m supposed to be marveling over the fact that this is a loaf of bread that’s been preserved for thousands of years, and don’t get me wrong, that’s hella cool. But honestly, I’m mostly struck by the unexpected news that “bread fraud” was apparently once a serious concern.
Bread Fraud was a huge thing, Bread was provided to the Roman people by the government - bakers were given grain to make the free bread, but some of them stole the government grain to use in other baked goods and would add various substitutes, like sawdust or even worse things, to the bread instead. So if people complained that their free bread was not proper bread, the stamp told them exactly whose bakery they ought to burn down.