{LOTR Alphabet}

R is for the Races of Middle Earth

Maia and Balrogs are the same thing. Istari would have been more apt for the wizards.

I’m too damn

fussy. I really am. My paradigm of the perfect woman doesn’t exist. I know this, and yet I keep fruitlessly searching for her. This is why I’m perpetually single. It’s pathetic.

This paradigm has more-or-less been the same since I was 15, with a few extra additions over the years, as I started to discover more about myself. The criteria is as follows (this might come across as shallow):

- short, brunette hair (like, really short. Think Natalie Imbruglia circa Torn)

- blue eyes

- between 5ft 6’ and 5 ft 9’

- dry sense of humour

- sexually confident

- slighty stubborn. Could argue her way out of a room with no doors.

- shares similar views and personal philosophies, but also contests certain views I have, and educates me accordingly

- appreciates the genius of David Lynch

- tattooed (but not essential)

- edgy


- a creative side, albeit art, song-writing etc

- honest with herself 

- critical

- broad-minded

- maternal

- dog lover 

- liberal

- zero pretence. Doesn’t need to Instagram a screen-cap of Star Wars in order to boost her “nerd” credentials.

- can see right through me

- well read

- someone I could talk about A Song of Ice and Fire all night with

- rational

- motivated

- knows how to enjoy herself without relying on alcohol

- drops subtle pop-culture references, ones she’d know I’d get

- someone I’d feel comfortable introducing to my parents (my folks haven’t met any of my ex’s)

- chronic tea drinker

- has a penchant for carrot cake

- keeps me in check, grounds me etc

- The middle-child of a big family, has had to fight her way to obtain an individual identity 

That’s pretty much putting it lightly. Sometimes I feel like Jerry Seinfeld. I’d meet an attractive girl, in both looks and personality, and within months I’d call it quits. I seem to focus in on the minor things, and for some reason, I always find something about them that bothers me. It’s a damn irritating habit of mine, however, I’m no way near as bad as I used to be.

Over and out.  

beyi93 asked:
Hey are you selling the minimalist totoro poster by any chance? It's probably the best one on the internet haha - Ben

Currently no, I’m afraid. I don’t wish to incur the wrath of copyright infringement.

Sentiment’s a bitch, ain’t it?

You know those occasions when you don’t think about someone for a long time, then they pop up in your dream, and all those emotions come flooding back? Yeah, I experienced that this morning.

I had a dream last night in which “the one” popped up. Well, I say “the one”, she was the only girl thus far in my short 25 years that I ever came close to being in love with. We met at University. Crazy thing is, her taste in clothes, film and music was so far removed from what I looked for in the opposite sex, but for some inexplicable reason, she ticked every box.

I do miss her. We met up a few months ago on a night out. Both of us a tad too tipsy, but it was sweet all the same. She told me she felt so glad to see me. That meant a lot to me.

I’ve been thinking about her most of the afternoon. I’m sure we’ll meet up again in the not too distant future, but in the meantime, I just hope she’s happy.

The Top 10 Best TV Drama Episodes I’ve Ever Seen

A small list I drafted up consisting some of the most memorable, emotional and most outstanding examples of writing, acting and directing I’ve experienced thus far. I’m currently catching up with/watching for the first time many TV series’ at present, so this list will be slightly amened/expanded as time goes on. Anyway, here they are in descending order:

10. Game Of Thrones - Pilot(Season 1, Episode 1)

9. Breaking Bad - Crazy Handful of Nothin’ (Season 1, Episode 6)

8. Dr Who - The End of Time (2009 Christmas Specials)

7. LOST - The Constant (Season 4, Episode 5)

6. Dexter - The Getaway (Season 4 Finale, Episode 12)

5. LOST - Ab Aeterno (Season 6, Episode 9)

4. House - Broken Part 1 & 2 (Season 6, Episodes 1 & 2)

3. LOST - Deus Ex Machina (Season 1, Episode 19)

2. Twin Peaks - Pilot (Season 1, Episode 1)

1. House - House’s Head/Wilson’s Heart (Season 4 Finale, Episodes 15 & 16)

(Yes, there’s a fair few LOST episodes in the countdown, but it had some pretty defining moments)