Poll #2

Song over gold

As you all know, I am a huge Tolkien fan. So I follow the Hobbit tag on my reader, and I came across a post from GlorytoGodAlone. It is a picture of Thorin Oakenshield, and a quote he said while he was dying. I can’t reblog on my kindle, so I just copied the image. Here it is:

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After I read this post, I remembered a verse from Proverbs.

Wisdom is more precious than jewels, and all your desires can’t equal it.

– Proverbs 3:15

I know it’s talking about songs and food over gold, but please bear with me. It would be an even merrier place if we place Wisdom and God over Gold.

poll #1

Why I keep reading The Lord of the Rings over and over again

*I have blogged this to my blog somewhere in March, and since I have changed the name of this blog many times, the name of my website is wrong, so if you are reading this James, I blogged this again so the name is correct. You may delete the first time I reblogged this if you wish.

I reblogged this post because I thought it was really stunning, I really liked how James did the Dialogue, and I think many of you other Tolkienist’s or Tolkien fans will love this post.

One day I was on the internet, when I came upon this post. I read it, and I really loved it. Thanks to that post, not only did I find a blog that I go to every day, but it also made me decide to dedicate one of my blogs to Middle-earth. Now, don’t get me wrong, I loved Middle-earth before I saw this blog, but I didn’t like it like I do now.

Anyway, this is a really great post. 

I hope you enjoy.

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[… as well as The Hobbit, The Silmarillion and his other works.

This applies pretty much to any kind of book and book lover out there.

What really compels one to read the same book time and time again, when they already know the outcome?

Since this post also serves as a kind of self-reflective examination, I thought best to write it down as a monologue between myself, to try and understand what moves one to re-read a favourite piece of literature over and over. It reminds me of Galileo Galilei’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, in which three individuals discuss differing views on the orbit of the Earth and the Sun.

In this case, since only I can try to understand my own self, I have to conduct such a discussion introspectively.

As I am writing this post, I truly have no answer to the question I posed in the title. I am hoping that by the end of the monologue, I’ll get to some clarification.

In honour of Galileo’s work, here’s the title of my brief discourse.]
Source: Why I keep reading The Lord of the Rings over and over again

Hobbit trilogy marathon~ Battle of the five armies.

Hey again, everybody. Today is the last day of my Hobbit movie marathon. Today I will talk about The battle of the five armies.

I am at the part when Gandalf the grey is at Dol Guldor. My favorite scene in Dol Guldor is when Elrond and Saruman the white battle the Nazgúl.

But my favorite scene in the entire movie is when Thorin Oakenshield and the 13 dwarves join the Battle of the five armies. Here’s a video.

My second favorite scene is the Battle between Bard the bowman vs. Smaug.

I thought it was sad when Fili, Kili, and Thorin die during the Battle of the five armies. My younger brother, who is a really big fan of the Hobbit trilogy, was very disappointed when Kili, his favorite character in the trilogy, died.

This movie in the hobbit trilogy is my favorite out of the 3.

I give this movie another 10/10.

This is the end of my Hobbit trilogy marathon. My next marathon will probably be the Lord of the rings trilogy. But I’d probably have to wait to get my own, cause the one I have is dad’s, and his return of the king buffers.

Bye.

Hobbit trilogy marathon~ Desolation of Smaug

Hey, again. This is day 2 of my Hobbit movie marathon. Today I’m watching Desolation of Smaug. Time for another movie review. But first I want to say that I have swimming today, so I hope I can finish this movie today, just like I finished An unexpected journey last night.

I really like this movie a lot. My favorite character in the movie is Smaug. Smaug is yet another CGI (Computer graphics imagery) character. Dragons are a really popular, so I can see if Smaug is a really popular character in the trilogy AND book.

Oh, almost forgot. Adding Legolas and the new character Tauriel was the best choice for this film in my opinion. I thought it was funny when Legolas insults Gloin’s son, Gimli. I hope Gloin’s and Legolas forget the insult before The fellowship of the ring.

Overall, it is yet another masterpiece done by Peter Jackson.

I give this movie 10/10.

Tomorrow, Battle of the five armies.