Thursday, December 20, 2012

An Unexpected Discovery

I haven't seen The Hobbit yet and I was on the fence about doing so. On the one hand we have Hobitty awesomeness and Richard Armitage (even if he does have prosthetic on his excellent nose) and on the other a possibly horrible mishandling of a beloved story. I mean, we already know it's going to be three movies. As I recall, there didn't seem to be enough MATERIAL in The Hobbit for three movies.

Which means they added stuff.

Ah!

Eeep!

Sacrilege!

How dare they?

How DARE they think they can improve anything Tolkien wrote?!

Anyway,

Yesterday morning, whilst I was lying in my camp bed on the floor in the hut, checking all my little internet dodads, I discovered something.

Something Amazing.

It's called . . . drum roll, please . . .



richard armitage thorin oakenshield
It's the smolder.
And what an excellent smolder it is, too.
Merry Christmas.

It is a marvelous parody of The Hobbit, complete with Richard Armitage adulation and hipster jokes. Thank you, Sarah Brennan, for blessing us with this wonderfulness.

Since I was lying on my back in a camp bed that seems to slant mysteriously upwards so it always feels like my head is lower than my feet, as soon as I began to laugh I also began to cough and then to choke, prompting my young brother to fling back the curtain we've hung up so we can pretend there is more than one room in the hut and ask me if I needed him to call an ambulance.

After sorting out my oxygen supply and determining that I probably wouldn't need an ambulance, I gave Thorin Dreamboatshield to my mother who also laughed, but now might have plans to steer well clear of the Hobbit movies (how ever many there may be).

I, on the other hand, am now absolutely determined to see it. I find that I am willing to bear some liberties taken with Tolkien's work for the Shire Theme music, especially if Thorin and his tragic backstory are along for the ride.

I think my mother must not love dear Richard as much as I do.

20 comments:

  1. Yeah! I wasn't the only one who was a little concerned about the 3 movies. I'm going to see it - I have a friend who will drag me there against my will if he has to. Can't wait to see what you think of it :)

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  2. First of all, your blog is epic and I am glad I found it :)
    Secondly, I am really excited to see this in the theater. I think I am going next week. May I follow yuor amazing blog?? :)

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    1. Follow away! New followers and compliments are always welcome.

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    2. May you follow? Is that a question? ;)

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    3. He didn't follow! Maybe we should go to his blog and tell him personally that he may follow.

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    4. Did he follow by email or something, maybe? Hrmph.

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  3. I ADORED The Hobbit. But I will need to see at least once more before I make that my final statement. They didn't really add too much in--just elaborated on some backstory and added in some Radagast. It's making The Hobbit fit in a bit better with the LOTR history, but they're doing it with mostly all Tolkien's own material. There may be some things that I missed, but overall I thought it was pretty darn awethumb.

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  4. I came across the above picture of dear dwarf Richard the other day on Tumblr with the words "Look back. Look back at me." across it, but I didn't realise it was him for about five minutes. I was very confused. ;)

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    1. YAAAAAY! A North and South fan!!! You are most welcome on this blog :D

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    2. Tyler-Rose, it's your suitemate Katie. ;)

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    3. Lol. I should have known, with no profile pic and all ;)

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    4. HAHAHAHAHAHA "Yay, a North and South fan!!!"

      Laughing so hard...

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  5. Oh dear.

    Oh dwarf Richard, you make me excited for Hobbit movie.

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  6. I wish I could have gone on opening night, but with three kids... well let's hope I can make it this weekend!

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  7. Thanks for the follow. I look forward to reading more in the new year. Merry Christmas.

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  8. In terms of adding stuff, they're taking the stuff they add from the LotR appendices. Don't stress. =)

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    1. That's something of a relief. However, I shall conse myself with Les Miserables.

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