Wednesday, December 19, 2012

I actually liked the Hobbit

So, I finally saw the Hobbit on my birthday, and I have to say, for the first installment, it was really good.

It lived up to my expectations.  I viewed it in 2D, so that might have had something to do with it as well.  I thought the story-line was on-point, I liked most of the special effects (I wasn't too impressed with Azog), and the acting of course, was superb.  I know that some people were unimpressed by the "un-dwarven" looks of Thorin, Fili, and Kili, but it honestly didn't bother me.  In fact, to those disgruntled fans, read this post. I'm excited for the next two installments, especially the second movie because we get to hear the lovely Benedict Cumberbatch's voice!

I've been enjoying all of the Hobbit merchandise as well.  I mean, look, it's a wittle Gandalf! How adorable!

Rebekka, being the awesome friend that she is, even got me a Bilbo magnet as one of my birthday gifts!

In fact, Rebekka got me quite possibly the best gifts ever.  She gave me a mug shaped like the TARDIS, the Bilbo magnet, dark chocolates, a little penguin cup, and a copy of Feminist Ryan Gosling which has kept me quite entertained.  ALSO, THE CARD.

pretty much all of my fave menz

After receiving that gift, I sort of freaked out that my Christmas gift to her was inferior, so I made an emergency trip to Target to get her a different gift.  I think we're exchanging presents sometime later this week... I will cry a thousand tears if she doesn't like her gift.

Anyway, I've been a bit... apprehensive about making holiday plans with JB because of my parents.  I think it might be a little different if it weren't my *last* holiday living at home.  I know he wants to see a movie on Christmas night, and while this wouldn't interfere with family time (if we go after dinner) my parents would still be upset if I went.  So instead of fighting with them about it, I think I'll just stay in.  The same goes for New Years.

As much as I like JB, I really don't want to upset my parents.

So yes.  That's that.

Just in case I don't blog between now and Christmas: Happy Holidays! I hope you enjoy all the food!


  1. Happy Holidays to you too! And ickle Gandalf is soo cute! :P x

  2. I loved The Hobbit so much. It was everything I could have hoped it would be, except for a couple of things, but other than that I was quite pleased. I maintain that as far as book to movie adaptations go, LOTR always does a good job.

  3. I haven't seen The Hobbit yet. I'm more excited to go now!

    That birthday card is awesome! I am sad I couldn't get my act together soon enough to send you one. I also failed at getting out Christmas/holiday cards. In fact, I still need to send my ornament for the swap. I AM A TERRIBLE PERSON. :(

  4. I can't wait to see the Hobbit (I'm far too cheap, or maybe cinemas are far too expensive), even if it's been years since I read the book. It seems exactly the right mix of nerdy and epic.

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  5. Well you could always spend the night in with JB and your parents. It could work. I've not read the Hobbit but I might end up checking out the movie, I liked LOTR, and that little Gandalf is beyond adorable. I'm not sure he's supposed to be adorable but it proves my theory that anything can be made adorable when turned in to a chibi, especially a chibi plush.

  6. Ahhh, can't wait to see the Hobbit! I'm still making my way through the book, but I may see it even before then. As for the non-dwarf like Fili, Kili and Thorin... I love them all the more (sorry dwarven aficionados!). And I would never have thought there would be such thing as an adorable baby Gandalf... Now I've seen everything. Except for a baby Bilbo.

    Hope you have a lovely holiday!

  7. I've heard it's awesome, but for some reason I can't make myself freak out about it. It's been too long since I've read the book, and I've never loved Lord of the Rings. Maybe just because I saw them when I was too young and haven't since then. I don't know.

    But a blessed Advent to you as well!

  8. I was definitely impressed with The Hobbit! Your friend sounds like she really knows you and Happy Holidays to you too!

  9. I want to see it but Theresa has no interest so I'm going to need another friend to do this with. :(