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Just saw the Hobbit!
01-04-2013, 08:41 PM #16
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(01-04-2013, 08:28 PM)Octo Wrote:  Oh well some women found them quite compelling. 13.gif I read everything by Tolkien. Even some really obscure stuff. He was actually inspired to write something epic after reading the Finnish national epic Kalevala (in Finnish damned.gif) and it sure as hell worked in my opinion.

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lol, yes there's many female fans...I apologise!!! I'll have to check out that Kalevala if there is an english translation. My favourite period of literature is the Jacobean/Romantic era. Many of the great British writers found inspiration throughout their travels across Europe. John Keats in particular produced some astonishing work. In fact he actually died at the age of 26 in Italy but is still regarded as one of our finest writers.

I also love the Beat generation. Some truly great writers born out of a love to travel and observe...Ginsberg, Kerouac, Wolf, Burroughs, Kesey.....

Also love the American short story form popularised by Hemmingway

I can see by your coat my friend you're from the other side. Just one thing I got to know. Who won?
01-04-2013, 08:51 PM #17
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(01-04-2013, 08:25 PM)misterbumps Wrote:  
(01-04-2013, 08:13 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(01-04-2013, 07:56 PM)Octo Wrote:  I read the book and then I read it to the kids when they were littler. Also read the LOTR trilogy to them. I thought it was great stuff. chuckle.gif


It is great stuff for the KIDS, but I tried to read it as a teenager and now watch it as an adult. It just doesn't take me there.


I'm not sure I agree with this. It is most certainly not just a children's book. The themes, imagery and concepts are very dark. This is like saying Gulliver's Travels is a kid's book when in reality Swift wrote it as a indirect attack upon the British Government. One needs to really study these great works of art to truly understand them.


Well, from my link above it was targetted at the Grade 6-8 level.
01-04-2013, 08:55 PM #18
Octo Mother Superior
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My favorite Hemingway quote:

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01-05-2013, 01:40 PM #19
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(01-04-2013, 07:56 PM)Octo Wrote:  I read the book and then I read it to the kids when they were littler. Also read the LOTR trilogy to them. I thought it was great stuff. chuckle.gif


Hmmm... my dad read those to me and my sister when we were little so I never actually bothered to read it myself.

I also had it on record and enjoyed the old animated movies.

"Middle Earth" seems to be a very natural world to me.
01-05-2013, 04:06 PM #20
Kreeper Griobhtha
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The best part about the Tolkien books is that they led to Dungeons and Dragons which spawned a myriad of other board and video games, movies and books.

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I am not your carpet ride I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind, I am the lightning
I am not your autumn moon, I am the night
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01-05-2013, 07:17 PM #21
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watched it online and will say it's a snooze fest very disapointing but oh well probably will give it another try one day when i'm not tired

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01-12-2013, 03:55 AM #22
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too much dwarf masturbation.

the flight/fight through the goblin caves would've been more dramatic had they followed the formula for fighting like they did in TFOTR when Aragorne cried out, "We have a cave troll!" and they battled their way around that room like crazy.

but no, they were pushed like a grocery store cart race into to an odd looking jar-jar binks like humor character with a large cancerous zit. the speed and method in which Gandalf dispatched him, the goblin king, was pitiful a little jab here a little slash there and there you go!

too much dwarf masturbation! we get it, we'll get used to the dwarves and who they are, we don't need 30 minutes or more with them clowning around like muppet babies.

poor casting choice for Bilbo.

in 3d I thought Gandalf was checking me out and was going to go down on me or something, disappointed by the lack of more 3d effects, so you have a moth or bird or whatever the hell it was fluttering around, GANDALF GET AWAY FROM MY LAP! I see you smiling, almost drooling, your fake nose ready to wiggle like something out of Bewitched, go find another dirty wizard to satisfy your desires.

most of the movie felt like a video game, very detatched and disjointed.

the storm giants or whatever they were were obviously gay, i expected them to start necking at any time.

sauraman acted like he was trying to play down the fact that he turned evil later on in TFOTR and he felt very muted, the whole scene with him felt like he was waiting for Gandalf to leave so he could go bend Wormtongue over the railing until the bars were stained with Wormtongue mascara.

the ending was lame, a snort and a blink.

this movie could've been saved if they showed the dwarves burning alive and being consumed by the trolls, with gandalf ejaculating smoke into the air and laughing as he rolls around a campfire.

gollum should've gutted bilbo like a fish before a lengthy scene of prison sex with the ring on his shriveled, orc hungry penis.

if you go to this movie sober, you have wasted your money.
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01-20-2013, 01:02 PM #23
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@too much dwarf masturbation:

Wow! This is the best review I've read! Did you jizz on your 3d glasses b4 giving them back?

When I see it in 3-D, I'm bringing my Fleshlight for the gollum scenes, he's such a hottie.
01-21-2013, 08:58 AM #24
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(01-04-2013, 06:22 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  
(01-04-2013, 06:06 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  I recall during my teenage years, I went home with a girlfriend and her father was pushing The Hobbit book on me to read. I took it home, read the first chapter and put it down due to boredom.

I also watched the first movie and same thing....boring.

What do you see in this? I don't get it.

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It's simple. You're an emotionless, reptilian alien hybrid. I bet you hate David Icke too.
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Most people don't know that David Icke's real first name is "Very".
01-21-2013, 09:59 PM #25
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(01-04-2013, 08:55 PM)Octo Wrote:  My favorite Hemingway quote:

İmage

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Most kritters forget the edit part.

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01-21-2013, 10:18 PM #26
Octo Mother Superior
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