Sunday, January 25, 2015

This Week, Jan. 18

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I loved:
interview-clips from LOTR extended edition: one, two, three
period dramas, especially North and South
The Children of Hurin, by Tolkien, which I finally finished
at the end of The Fellowship of the Ring movie when Aragorn says "let's hunt some orc" and Gimli and Legolas look at each other and you realize what a great friendship has begun
 
favorite song:
The Parting GlassThe High Kings

favorite quote:
"Some strange and dreadful thing has chanced that we know not. Let us follow him and aid him if we may: for he is fey and witless." (said by the Elf Mablung) and,
"...and many more were lured by the very rumour of the Dragon, in their hardihood or their folly (knowing little of evil) thinking to see strange and glorious deeds."
from Children of Hurin, by J.R.R.Tolkien

I'm going through a Tolkien phase. It's a good thing. :) 
I hope you all had a great week. xx

26 comments:

  1. I like LOTR and I like how you're last few posts have LOTR in them :D

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    1. hehe I can't help it, I love it so much. :) I'm glad you like it. :)

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  2. Tolkien phases are the best phases. Also, North and South is awesome :)

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    1. Statement no. one: Agreed. Statement no. two: Agreed. Anything else? :D

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  3. Awesome post! Great pictures and nice quotes! I never read 'The Children of Hurin' but I'd like to! And now that you've finished it you can read 'The Book of Lost Tales'

    -Max

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    1. Thank you, Max! I love that picture too. :) I'm sure you'd like it, it is Tolkien after all. haha, exactly. Now I need to read Book of Lost Tales and the Silmarillion. :)

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  4. The Children of Hurin is one of the most stirring and wonderful books I've ever read! Tolkien is such a genius. :-D Plus North and South. <3

    xoxo

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    1. I really enjoyed reading it, Tolkien is brilliant. :) I'm so glad you liked it too!

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  5. I love this list sososososo much! <3 North & South is amaaazing. And Tolkien is just so amazing at writing.

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    1. I'm glad you liked it. :) This was the second time I'd seen North and South and I a appreciated and enjoyed it so much more this time, I really like it, and now I want to read the book. ;) Isn't he just?!

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  6. What a lovely post, everything sounds wonderful ♥
    Amy xx

    Perfect Imperfections

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  7. Tolkien! I wish I could be talented at writing as he is someday. XD

    xoxo Morning

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    1. haha I know the feeling. :) As I was nearing the end of Children of Hurin I read one line that was particularly well put and just sat there thinking, he's such a master of words. :)

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  8. Tolkien! I just finally finished writing my thoughts of Lord of the Rings for my blog. XD

    ~Jamie

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    1. I just popped over and read 'em, thanks for telling me, I haven't had the chance to check up on blogs for a bit now. I'll be leaving a comment, but I want to think it out first. :) Love you, girl!

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  9. After the FOTR movie came out, I made t-shirts for myself, my hubby, and our college friends that had Aragorn's sword on them and the words "Let's hunt some orc." Totally one of my favorite lines.

    I'm going to be doing a Tolkien-oriented blog meme starting next week on my Soliloquy blog. I look forward to discussing many lovely Middle Earth things with you there too :-)

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    1. hehe That's awesome. :)

      Cool! I'll look out for it. I look forward to it too! :D

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  10. Sounds like you had a great week! I need to see LOTR again so badly...

    Was that the first time you saw North and South? That is one of my favorites! When Richard Armitage was cast in The Hobbit I told my family by saying that "Mr. Thornton is Thorin Oakenshield!" :D

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    1. I'd seen it once before (I think it was just once) a long while ago and didn't much care for it then, but I'm learning to appreciate period dramas and I liked it very well this time around. :) haha It's like me calling Will Turner in POTC "Leggy" interchangeably with "Will". :)

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  11. Tolkien is absolutely lovely (!!!), North and South is the best, and The High Kings are literally my life. ♥♥

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    1. Yes about Tolkien. :) You know The High Kings! Yay! They're so good. :)

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  12. Hi! I just found your blog, and I really like it!
    I love Tolkien phases, and North and South is really the best! Thank you for introducing me to The High Kings. I think I fell in love with that one song. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Ekarterina! I'm glad you agree. :) And I'm so glad you liked that song, the High Kings have some really good tunes. :) Thanks for your lovely comment. ♥

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  13. OKAY - I just found your blog and since I'm odd and go through people's old posts, I found this one! Oh gosh, Tolkien. Just Tolkien. And you like the High Kings too!!! They are my favorite band, definitely awesome. Thanks for sharing your lovely blog! God bless.

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    1. haha I do that all the time too. Isn't Tolkien awesome?! You like the High Kings too! Cool! :) Aw, thanks so much, Melvina.

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