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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.
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.