Ok, well, obviously I can post now, but this message was recorded at 10:27:29 on the 1-10-03. It happens to be the anniversary of Frederick Fleet's suicide. On a lighter note, I am alone at home awaiting to go eat and see a movie with Nichole this afternoon. I watched the last few (30+) mins of The Fellowship - since Matt clicked the stop button right before Lurtz attacks Boromir. Arugh. So I saw the end, and got washed up, and was about to settle down to read the Silmarillion. I should be doing that right now. I am listening to System of a Down and typing this instead.
About the Extended version of The Fellowship of the Ring.
I am glad I own it. I like a lot of the scenes/bits they took out. Stole it from us they did my Precious. I liked all the Hobbiton stuff, which includes peaceful Shire landscapes, pub songs, and hide and seek from the Sackville-Bagginses. I also loved the moment when Sam points out the old trolls -that had probably always been there, but I never noticed it until now!! The whole Lothlorien sequence flowed a lot better, I though. The credits added were a bit lengthy, but I could use them as background music for reading mythological histories from the First and Second Ages (aka the orgins of the world and races and llong poems not featured in any of the films!!) I still have to finish watching my Tokyo Babylon DVD, too. So much to do and so little time.
Of all the Middle Earth races, I love the Elves. They are everything I ever wanted to be - well, minus their greedy spirit in the case of Feanor!! They are beautiful, sad, wise, and all that good stuff. I guess that is where I first found a love for language and an appriciation for glorious beauty (also found in..some anime!!!). My brother declares himself a proud Dwarf, but he does the best orc impressions, it scares me!! ^_^ My Dad always called himself a simple Bilbo. Yes. Sounds like him - the Hobbit, adventurer from the Shire. Mom still distrusts LOTR, esp. after the movies. Dad and her were "arguing" about that just the other night. And my little brother wants to join the military!! Kyaaa! I would love one day to translate video games - but that is just a wish^^.
Allright, I am dying to read now - one of my favorite chapters is coming up next: Of the Sun and Moon. Yea! Catch ya later when I return from my journeys!!
The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began
Now far ahead the road has gone
and I must follow if I can
Pursuing it with weary feet
Until we find some other way