The Hobbity Ballerina

Bits and pieces all over the map, all compiled by a thirty-something fangirl and PhD candidate in Religious Studies.

Really Jewish, really unapologetic. Invested in social justice, and in the power of art to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. I'm not a nice Jewish girl.

Gender identification: cis woman, often high femme. Pronouns: she/her/hers.

Expect Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Dormer, Richard Armitage, all things Tolkien, Sherlock, Horatio Hornblower, and all sorts of pretty things. Food pictures. Loads of commentary and opinions. Possibly footnotes. And kittens. Always kittens.

For ballet specifically, check out my side blog, Beginning at the Barre

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“I think I’m quite uncompromising. I can’t bear bulls—-. And in a way the shyness is me protecting other people from that. I can feel that there’s an intimidation that can happen if I own my full height, and speak at my full volume.”

"Dishonesty" also makes Richard angry! Truth and honesty only!!!

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David Tennant talking with his hands a lot (and looking particularly adorable) on Totally Doctor Who

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I can’t even hear what this dude’s saying but look at how ineffectually angry this bird is.

I’ve had days where I’ve wanted ti shriek like this at people too.
As a side note, I love that barn owls are used to often in art, and considered the most beautiful species, yet they make a noise like Satan’s chalkboard.

So much for owls saying hoot :U

"Are we ready, little one?"


I’ve got nothing but love for folks who call angry, screeching predators ‘little one’.

Do you ever think someone has that one type f animal they’re just connected to?
You can tell who they are because they look at a crocodile that just tried to bite them and say, “aren’t you /beautiful/” or the screaming owl and, “yes, you’re so cute” and genuinely truly mean it.

"He’s saying ‘let me go or I’ll eat your face off’". I love it

He’s just gently cradling it like a babby while it howls with soul-devouring fury.

This is just like my first three months as a parent.

It’s a baby fucking Nazgul!

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Natalie Dormer attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

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Richard Armitage in Strike Back 

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My friendly note for my first day of classes from Lev.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hello! I saw your post about canes and know the feeling well - I'm 20 and had to get one last year :c but non-ugly options are out there! I don't know your price point, but ebay has some great sellers of brand new canes with some pretty floral designs which aren't totally grandma-ish I think? I've even had a couple of compliments in shops and around campus even if I am 'the stick girl' to some people ^^; good luck in your quest for a not-ugly cane!
hobbitballerina hobbitballerina Said:

Yeah, I’ve been looking at pretty floral ones on Amazon that seem to run between $12 and $30, which is manageable.  As I’m sitting in the grad lounge waiting for my knee and hip to stop throbbing thanks to nearly face-planting in the Metro, I think it’s time to give in and do it.

Thanks for the encouragement.  This is so hard, but knowing other people have gone through it and managed makes it a lot easier.  Stick girls unite!


Gimli’s Tomb by *Kibbitzer

Immortality is a bad thing :c

(Gimli died at the age of 242)

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Jefferson started issuing a flurry of letters home, pleading for someone in America, anyone, to kill and stuff the largest moose he could find and ship it to him in France.