Walk into a bookshop and you will see work by writers who produce a book every three months, writers who don’t own TV, writers with five children, writers who produce a book every twenty -five years, writers who never write sober, writers who have at least one eye on the film rights, writers who never think about money, writers who, in your opinion, can’t write at all. It doesn’t matter: they got the work done, and there they are up on the shelves. They might not stay there forever: readers, now and way off into the future, make that decision.
She looked at him and saw the grave tenderness in his eyes, and yet knew, for she was bred among men of war, that here was one whom no Rider of the Mark would outmatch in battle… this tall man, both stern and gentle.
I’ve been on a bit of a LOTR fandom roll tonight and this might sound like a post coming out of this madness, but it is not.
About two years ago, my sister and I brainstormed a design for the outfit that I should wear for her wedding and it came out almost identical to the one on the left and I had never seen this photo before! The top however was to be made in a coffee brown colour, not green, and was supposed to be in velvet with small gold wire paisley patterns and beading. It was going to be stitched a la Indian “Corset” Lehenga style (like this, except with long sleeves and with a less shocking price tag). The bottom looks exactly like what we came up with, plain beige-ish skirt in flowy shiffon or silk, without any train of course.
It never came to fruition since the wedding actually unrolled in a whirl-wind fashion (as most weddings do it seems) and we never had time to get this done. I wore a pretty thing I was able to buy online and get it shipped on time, but it wasn’t anything like this. It’s been haunting me ever since, and when this showed up on my dashboard I gawked for a good minute.
You know, I could still get my sisters to wear it on my wedding since they’ve an additional incentive in looking like some kick-ass LOTR warrior chick now no? .. OMG Yes! Must. Get. All. Onboard. LOTR. Fanwagon.
And if you’re curious - I, on the other hand, will be sporting a splendid mix of Indian/Asian fusion dress that I’ve picked out which no one will ever see until that awesome day. Well, maybe except the genius designer who concocted the piece of sartorial stunner - Hasan Shehryar Yasin.
Heh. Anywho.. the lady doth get a head of herself ^^”