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INFP- Thranduil (The Elvenking)

INFP- The Crusader

NF- The Romantics

Thranduil prefers a diplomatic approach in all his dealings, using his insight into people and situations to make mutually beneficial agreements. 118 more words


ENTJ- Bard the Bowman

ENTJ- The Coach

NTs- The Rationals

Bard is critical of the existing order. His fierce independence often gets him into trouble, but no amount of punishment, threats,  or criticism can dissuade him from a just cause. 118 more words


Weekend Reviews: The Last of the Trilogy

The Two Towers is my favorite of the Lord of the Rings books because I feel like its about Gollum and I love Gollum. But the Return of the King, even though the title might suggest otherwise, really seems to be about Sam. 181 more words


Keeping It In Perspective

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien 18 more words


Boundaries and the free spirit

I bought a bracelet the other day at High Cotton, a Manchester boutique filled with trinkets and trophies of Southern grace and charm. I was looking for a treasure. 816 more words

Teresa Lockhart

Making Things Up

Thank you, internet.

I never really got into Esperanto, because I don’t like the idea of all people speaking a made-up language when they could just as well learn one real language with a proper history. 677 more words



Welcome to my art portfolio! My name is Derek Traver, and I’m a simple artist living in Charlotte, North Carolina. There are no real objectives here other than displaying a collection of my artwork, and hopefully that will be for years to come.  58 more words