Hello Lovely Readers,
I clearly am on a Middle-Earth kick right now. I just posted my review of The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug yesterday, it is spoiler free but at the end there is a link to some hidden content where I talk about some parts of the movie that are a little bit of spoilers! However, as I am still on a high from seeing the movie, and just obtaining the soundtrack, here are some more Middle-Earth finds!
First, is a fun personality quiz that tells you what type of Middle-Earth character you would be. I was a bit disappointed as I thought it would be specific people, but it is races (as far as I can tell). However, the quiz is fun, and you can take it here. I’m not sure how accurate the answers are, as I am apparently an Elf. This made me laugh as I am not someone you would call graceful (more likely clumsy or someone with a lower center of gravity). I am probably more of a hobbit or dwarf, but I do like poetry and woods, so maybe it is plausible.
One of my favorite things is someone has created a Smaug twitter account, and it is pretty funny. Several of the best of them have been collected on lists on Tumblr, but you can access the original tweets here. Just as a heads up, there is a little bit of language not appropriate for kids on there, but it is fun to read.
I had to go looking for this one, as it has been one of my favorite things since I first saw it. I tell many people about it, and decided to include the link to the pictures and original story, you can access it here. But you can see a family spends part of their Christmas holiday building edible/candy recreations of famous battles in Middle-Earth. They have done Helms Deep siege, and my favorite the battle of Pelennor Fields at Minas Tirith (the big battle in Return of the King). I have to say I am very tempted to try one of these myself, but have neither the time nor help to pull it off.
I wasn’t sure if I would include this story or not, but I decided to leave it vague enough that if you don’t want to know you can ignore it. According to Yahoo, it appears that when Evangeline Lilly signed on to play Tauriel she had one demand, and then in editing it was decided to go directly against this wish. I really respect her for demanding it, but I would argue that it worked out. However, for everyone, there is a great video at the end where several of the actors have to guess who a picture of feet belongs to among the cast. It was pretty funny, especially the last set of feet! You can access the article here, but if you really want to avoid all spoilers, hold off on this article.
Anyone else dealing with post Hobbit highs? If so how are you guys dealing with it?
Until next time,