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Sad, pathetic LOTR fool alert [Jan. 28th, 2004|03:18 pm]
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This morning I was flipping channels trying to find something to watch when I saw that the last hour Fellowship was playing on cable. And even though I came in at the end, I still got sniffly and teared up a bit when Boromir died and Sam follows Elijah into the lake. GAH. *laughs*

And was anyone else torn between rage and sorrow at the complete and utter absence of SEAN in the award nominations? Sheeeesh.
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2nd viewing [Jan. 27th, 2004|08:19 am]
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[mood |goodgood]

so, yes. megan (my room-mate) and i went to see rotk again last night. it was only our second time seeing the movie for both of us. and i really really did like it so much better than the first time i saw it. wow. it's in the love category now, not just like. =) odd, but i feel relieved that i like it so much now... as if i was dissapointed in myself earlier for not enjoying it as much as i should have. hehe. but i'm most definitly getting the soundtrack as soon as i have money to spend. =)

curiously, i didn't cry though. i wanted to; i was moved... but it's such a happy ending after all that struggle... i just know all the characters are going to be happy, so i can't cry for them... my heart ached for them, yes, but tears have yet to water my cheeks over the goodbyes. betcha the EE will have me bawling though. hehe.

good times.
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Golden Globes [Jan. 25th, 2004|09:12 pm]
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[mood |touchedtouched]
[music |Come What May - Moulin Rouge]

I am so proud....I just saw Peej win the Golden Globe for directing ROTK....I saw Dom and Lij crying...I am crying....also Howard Shore won for Best Soundtrack, and Into the West won for Best Song...I am sorry for all the ellipses, I will stop now.

To see all of them so emotionally moved, while I myself was crying and shaking with happiness and pride, it was so touching. I wished I could reach out and give Elijah a big huge hug because it seemed he felt exactly the same way that I did. I am so proud for them and if they don't win the Oscar I will not know what to do. But now I just know they WILL win it.

Does anyone else here know what I'm trying to say? I'm just so moved. I am crying so much...oops I used another ellipse.
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not all tears are an evil [Jan. 25th, 2004|03:50 pm]
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[music |treason of isenguard]

Anyone heard if extended RotK is going to come out before November? I don't think I can wait that long...lol
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A quick note before I wander off into the realms of sleep... [Jan. 24th, 2004|10:27 pm]
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[mood |weirdweird]

...to say how much I'm loving reading what everyone has to say about the books and movies :-)

Also to say, because I just remembered it and I want to write it down before it flits away again, that if there's one regret I have about the film and the amazing look and feel of it... it's the way it seems to have become so all-pervasive. That seems a really odd thing to say, but think in terms of LotR art... I don't know about you, but since the movies came out I haven't seen a version of Legolas which doesn't resemble Orlando Bloom's Legolas somewhat. Things like that. It seems to have skewed what everyone thinks the characters look like, which in some ways doesn't have to be a bad thing -- but I don't know... before, everyone had their own internal image of what the characters should look like. I find that some of the characters match up perfectly well between my head and the movie, but others are very different (Legolas, Faramir); and at the same time I have to work to preserve what I had as my image of them! I don't like Bloom's Legolas... sorry guys, but he just isn't my Legolas! My legolas has dark hair, for starters (I know, I know, Thranduil is described as blonde in the hobbit or something so there's their rationalisation for Blonde Legolas, but somehow that just doesn't work for me. Sindar = dark hair *pout*) -- and yet Legolas Bloom keeps trying to shove my own Legolas out the way! It's very frustrating.

There's my complaint. I guess I officially sound odd now :-)
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'On Fairy-Stories' [Jan. 24th, 2004|07:52 pm]
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"The realm of fairy-story is wide and deep and high and filled with many things: all manner of beasts and birds are found there; shoreless seas and stars uncounted; beauty that is an enchantment, and an ever-present peril; both joy and sorrow as sharp as swords. In that realm a man may, perhaps, count himself fortunate to have wandered, but its very richness and strangeness tie the tongue of a traveller who would report them. And while he is there it is dangerous for him to ask too many questions, lest the gates should be shut and the keys be lost." -- JRR Tolkien, On Fairy-Stories

...And that, right there, is a lot of what I feel about Middle-earth.
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eleventy-one years is far too short a time to spend among such excellent and admirable hobbits... [Jan. 24th, 2004|10:36 am]
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[mood |awake]

as my intro entry, i think i have something of an oddball post. i seem to have the opposite problem as most of you. i saw ROTK at a midnight showing and didn't cry at all. i loved the film, but i haven't seen it since. i think it's that the books are so dear to me and when i was watching the film, i was counting the beloved scenes slashed left and right. i respect and admire P.J.'s creation and know that the book and the film are different things.... but i kind of felt dissapointed. not in the film, persay, but in my experience of it. and i'm scared to see it again... i find myself in an apprehensive state that i don't think will be eased until the EE version comes out. but i do wish to watch ROTK at the cinemas again before it goes out...
i know i'm blathering... i'm new to the community posting thing. don't hate me b/c i didn't cry - i just haven't reached that stage yet. hehe i'm still in the denial phase. crying would mean admitting there's nothing yet to come.
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(no subject) [Jan. 23rd, 2004|07:21 pm]
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[mood |depresseddepressed]
[music |ROTK--EOAT]

So, for the past...well, month, ROTK has not come out of my CD player, and it has been kept in my car because I listen to my headphones while driving [illegal, I know]. Tonight I'm driving home, about ten minutes ago, and I have it on random. #16 [End of All Things--the most beautiful thing ever] is on, and I'm just listening to the loveliness, then the "eagle music" comes on, as I call it. It's when the Gandalf rides the eagles to Sam and Frodo and the music is GUH.OMG. And I start sobbing. I had just walked in my door, and I just collapsed into a chair and cried and I still am, and I figured maybe out of everyone, you guys would understand.

*cries on keyboard*
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Obligatory Introduction Posty? o.O [Jan. 23rd, 2004|08:55 pm]
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[mood |chipperchipper]

*stands timidly* Hello, my name is Rinny, I'm an obsessed Lord of the Rings fan.

I actually have not read the LotR trilogy yet.. though I do intend to soon, whenever I can drag myself over to a B&N and pick up a copy. I have read The Silmarillion and cried my way through that, especially the part where the dwarf kills Thingol over the Silmaril. :*( I'm reading the Hobbit now... but I think I might just skip ahead to LotR because I'm on this post-RotK high.

I'm really attached to the Lord of the Rings.. maybe too much. It's just such a huge part of the way that I think now. Everything seems to carry a LotR reference. I started bawling in Best Buy when we were picking out a new TV because the RotK preview started to play on ALL the TVs and I just couldn't handle it. I took it as a sign and went ahead and agreed to buying a new TV. :) I nearly strangled my husband afterwards though... we brought it home and popped in FotR:EE and he started badmouthing Boromir about what a terrible person he is. :( Boromir is NOT evil! He's a very heroic and tragic character.

I actually had my own tragic LotR event.. at least it was tragic to me. After my second viewing of RotK I had this very weird, yet very linear dream which is really odd for me. I had this dream that I was this elf in Middle Earth. In the Silmarillion there are a couple of stories of elves who had been captured by Morgoth and tortured there in Mordor (the details are rather fuzzy and I don't feel like looking them up). In this dream, I was an elf that had been captured by Mordor and spent like 2000 years or something like that there. After the war was over and the ring of power destroyed I headed towards the Grey Havens since I knew that there would be a ship that would be going to Valinor with the other elves. So I go there and I want to get on the ship but the other elves didn't believe that I was an elf! And it was so sad because I kept trying to tell them that I was an elf and had been trapped in Mordor but they just didn't believe me. :( It ended when Galadriel was just looking at me, sort of like she recognized me... but I woke up before she said anything. :(

I don't know what about this dream weirded me out, maybe I've just had an overdose of LotR (how is that possible!). I couldn't watch LotR for awhile, it just made me uncomfortable. It was so strange...

Hmm.. I'll stop babbling now. :)
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Hello! [Jan. 23rd, 2004|06:09 pm]
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[music |dom/elijah-half ling]

Started reading LOTR for third time after ROTK came out. Am now on appendices. Read 'Aragorn and Arwen' last night and bawled my eyes out.

I have issues
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