Sunday, 3 January 2016

My Dear Tolkien....



   Meredith alerted me to the fact that TODAY is J.R.R. Tolkien's Birthday!!!



   Hurrah for dear Tollers!... What this world would be with out Middle Earth and his great works, I don't know. But it would be a duller place for sure. (I don't think duller is a word, but I just made it up. ) I haven't read much of his work, but I have read The Hobbit, and most of the Lord of the Rings, so I have sampled it. It's lovely, it really is. The Hobbit is one of the best books I've read, and the Lord of the Rings movies are some of the greatest.

 
There's this one bit in The Two Tower's movie... That I absolutely love, and that brings tears to my eyes every time I see it. What Sam says in my mind sums up the true meaning and purpose of stories. His little speech shows how powerful and beautiful stories can be, and ugh.. I don't know how to describe how wonderfully, sorrowfully perfect this scene is. Watch it for yourself, and maybe you'll feel the same way.
 
"There's some good left in this world, and it's worth fighting for."

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  1. Oh, Abby, you need to finish LotR!!;)

    Yes, that part from The Two Towers...I hearts it. :)

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    1. I know, I know... It's seriously on my list..

      Oh I know. Words can't describe.

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  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TOLKIEN!!!

    Gahh. I just--what you said about what Sam said.

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    1. Hear hear!!

      I know. I have no words for how perfect it is.

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  3. "Then it is forfeit. Release them."

    WHAAAAAAAAAAATTT. EVEN.

    Okay, so I have to admit that I have never watched these movies, nor been a big fan of Tolkein. But that must change, and right speedily. I see it all now. ;-)

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    1. YAY!!! Welcome to Middle Earth my dear Jessica! Please do watch said movies.. You will not regret it, they are splendid.

      Yes. That line. That's when I love Faramir. (that's his name)

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  4. ABIGAIL, you MUST finish reading the books!! :)

    I actually haven't seen the movies (yet), but that book section pic you have is one of my absolute favorite scenes... I've tried to put it up as a favorite quote in tag answers on multiple occasions and it promptly just gets waaaaaay too long. ;P Maybe I should try a picture next time.

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    1. I know, I know... I really will. I'm considering starting the trilogy over again soon.. We will see how much assigned reading gets in the way. :)

      Yes. That scene is the type of scene that you try to describe, and it turns into an enormous post, and you still haven't done it justice.

      Thanks for the comment!!

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  5. And... I'm afraid my comment may have doubled, so if it did, feel free to delete one! ;p

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