Saturday, June 16, 2012

6 Reasons Why Lord of the Rings is Awesome

This may be a very unpopular post. It was definitely inspired in an odd moment. Yesterday, we had this horrible dust storm. One minute, I was sitting on my porch swing, appreciating the warm breeze, and the next minute a huge swarm of dirt caught up in a high-speed wind surged down my street, carrying my garbage can with it. I ran out and dragged it back up against the house, and darted inside...

to find my power off.

I live in a desert, people. Deserts get hot. And no power=no air. So I went to my hunny's house because he didn't lose power in our horrible dust storm. *Also, no power = no internet, so boo for that!

I found him halfway through a Lord of the Rings marathon. Now, I am duly unqualified to comment on this. I'm not part of any fan club, don't have a costume in my closet (well, I was Arwen for Halloween one year, but that was a while back), and I only read The Hobbit and the trilogy. But sometimes, you get a notion, and it shows up in your blog. 

Not only that, but I can totally quote Galadriel: "Not dark, but beautiful and terrible as the dawn! Treacherous as the sea! Stronger than the foundations of the earth!"

So here we go.

6 Reasons why Lord of the Rings is awesome.

1. Hobbits are little.
This might not sound awesome. Little things aren't expected to be that awesome. But the hobbits are little and awesome. They're the best in us - they do the things that take heart and sacrifice, and they're unlikely for the job. The others sacrifice, too. Their commit to protecting someone who is almost destined to fail. They stand up for somebody. That's what we all want in us. 

2. YOU SHALL NOT PASS!!!
It's highly quotable. 
Fly, you fools!
















3. Viggo Mortenson is hot stuff. 
This one doesn't need much elaboration. He's dirty, and he's scraggly, but he's got an accent and he kicks butt regularly. 




4. Orlando Bloom is pretty.
Again, self-explanatory. He's not dirty, and he's not scraggly, AND he has an accent and he kicks butt regularly.




5. There's so much literature behind it that it would be impossible for me to read it all.
I'm, like, super impressed with JRR Tolkein. He's such a prolific writer, interweaving entire subplots and stories as if it's our own history. The companion literature alone is staggering. The languages, cultures, and backstories blow my mind. To put it simply, he's way smarter than me.




6. Elves.
They're so cool.




What is your opinion on The Lord of the Rings? Do you think it's as amazing as me? Or, I guess I should say, as I do. It's way more amazing than me lol.

I asked my hunny, "Give me another reason Lord of the Reason is awesome." He said, "I don't know." Dud.

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22 comments:

  1. Love this post! I'm a HUGE LOTR fan. My husband thinks it's quite strange and long but I don't care! lol

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  2. Love it! Have the books and the dvds. Something about another world that you gotta love. I don't know why I love it, just do :)

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher
    Endless Pinabilities

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  3. When I went to see this movie in the theater, I knew it was a trilogy. But I thought it was a trilogy like, say, Indiana Jones. 3 separate movies in and of themselves.

    Throughout the first movie, I kept thinking to myself, "Wow, this sure is taking a long time for them to get the ring to that volcano." Then, the two hobbits parted ways at the lake and the credits started to roll.

    I was so taken aback, that I literally stood up in the theater, turned to my husband and said, "WHAT??? ARE YOU KIDDING ME??" The theater had a nice chuckle.

    I then had to wait another year to finish the story.

    That is my only Lord of the Rings connection.

    ~Stephanie
    Teaching in Room 6

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    1. I laughed so hard when I read this. That's super funny. I imagine it must have been quite a let-down!

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  4. I loved this post!! My ex introduced me to the movies one cold Winters day and I was hooked from there. Unlike Stephanie above though, the first two movies were already on DVD and the third came out like a week later (I was late to the game!). I actually couldn't get into the Fellowship of the Rings book though. Later on, I read The Hobbit and after that the trilogy was easy to read. Can't wait for The Hobbit movie!

    Kylie
    Down Under Teacher

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  5. My dad loves LOTR. I think I'm scared to read the books because I might not be smart enough...haha.

    Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

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  6. I agree with all of your reasons. But especially, most definitely, Viggo!!!!

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    1. I SOOOO totally agree with you Kristin! H-O-T!! =)

      Laura
      Kinder Kraziness

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  7. I love the LOTR like hobbits love their pipe weed. Not only is it an amazing and epic story, it is filled with characters who are endearing, disgusting, valiant, sneaking, peaceful and greedy. The best part? The good guys win, but not without deep personal costs. The cinematography is stunning, the actors believable, and the score flows into your eyes and settles in your heart.

    And HELLO, Riders of Rohan?!

    I have seen the movies more times than I can count, but just cannot seem to dig into the books. I have tried and failed three times. Maybe this summer I should try one more time.

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  8. Love these movies...and this may become one of your most popular posts! Your bringing out that comic-con dorkiness in all of us =) I agree with your take on Viggo and Orlando..both H-o-T in their own right..but you also gotta love Karl Urban (Eomer). Also nice to look at.

    Laura
    Kinder Kraziness

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    1. Holy cow...I wrote "your" instead "you're"...AHHH! Don't call the grammar police!

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    2. There's a lot of hotness Middle-Earth, apparently.

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  9. I never read the books- but I was sucked in by the movies...
    Elijah Wood and his big beautiful sad eyes.
    Viggo Mortenson and his everything....
    One of the very few movies I will watch over and over:)
    Staci

    ☞Go NuTTY with ME!

    misssquirrels@yahoo.com

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    1. Oh, Lord, it's true. Viggo Mortenson is pretty all over.

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  10. You had me at reason number one. Hobbits are *awesome*!!! Those little bodies house big hearts! Not only that, but they understand important concepts like Second Breakfast. They also live in the most amazing homes!

    Uh, oh... now I'm getting the urge to watch the trilogy yet again!

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    1. YES! Second breakfast is the best! Nice, crispy bacon.

      And who wouldn't love to live in a hobbit house? I want one.

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  11. Oh man. This post is fantastic.

    LOVE love love LOTR. My husband and I have had multiple director's cut marathons.

    I have also been in a production of the Hobbit, and we also went as Arwen and Aragorn for Halloween, and it was awesome. See below.

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/361_664485728248_2996_n.jpg

    So loving that in the summer we have time for some fun posts like these!

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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  12. Love this post! My husband (that's weird to write. He's only been my husband for a little over a week) and I just watched all the movies again recently. I found them at target for $5 each but they weren't the extended version. Whoops.
    I agree with all your reasons for why it's awesome!
    Ms. Kerri and her Krazy Kindergarten

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  13. I honestly am a huuuuuuuuge lotr nerd. I have read the books including the semilrillion (total speeling error). The lord of the rings has inspired so many aspects of my life. Ever thing from doing costume design to my interest in folklore and culture. The stories are so profound and teach lessons that twilight will never teach. It also reflects our own history, mostly surrounding world war 1.
    This is an awesome list, but I would like to add one more thing (more like character): tree beard. If trees could talk I would want the to talk like tree beard. I love how time is so slow for him that he talks slow. "Immmm sooooo glad youvvve come."

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  14. I honestly am a huuuuuuuuge lotr nerd. I have read the books including the semilrillion (total speeling error). The lord of the rings has inspired so many aspects of my life. Ever thing from doing costume design to my interest in folklore and culture. The stories are so profound and teach lessons that twilight will never teach. It also reflects our own history, mostly surrounding world war 1.
    This is an awesome list, but I would like to add one more thing (more like character): tree beard. If trees could talk I would want the to talk like tree beard. I love how time is so slow for him that he talks slow. "Immmm sooooo glad youvvve come."

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