Participating in a two month old discussion now because I couldn’t then, but I have so much to talk about. This was hosted during the Tolkien Reading Event that I was a part of with my first guest post. Excerpt from the original post:
Classic Remarks is a meme hosted here at Pages Unbound that poses questions each Friday about classic literature and asks participants to engage in ongoing discussions surrounding not only themes in the novels but also questions about canon formation, the “timelessness” of literature, and modes of interpretation. Feel free to comment even if you are not officially participating! This week’s (24/03/2017) prompt is:
DISCUSS ONE OF THE CHANGES PETER JACKSON MADE FROM THE BOOK WHILE ADAPTING THE LORD OF THE RINGS. WHAT DID THIS CHANGE ADD TO OR TAKE AWAY FROM THE STORY?
As regular readers know by now, I probably can’t survive a week without talking about The Lord of the Rings somehow. Being the crazy fan that I am, I have decided to discuss not one but three changes that Peter Jackson made and what I felt about them. Let it be known that no matter how I feel about certain scenes, I love the movies and The Lord of the Rings is my favourite movie trilogy of all time as well. (I can’t say the same for The Hobbit, unfortunately, but that’s a story for another day.)
Warning: Spoilers ahead for both the movies and books!
If you have already read the books, you will probably recognise the title of this post. However, I meant to use it only to convey that this shall be the last post of the series and it seemed fitting to borrow an actual chapter title from the book.
Did you celebrate Hobbit Day yesterday by any chance? I just couldn’t find the time to bake the customary lembas and watch the trilogy again, so mine was pretty low-key. This has been rescheduled to Sunday because my college is working on Saturday (I think you can imagine the sad emoji that would accompany this sentence). The only significant thing I did was wear my Arwen necklace replica that I got as a birthday gift this year and gush over a friend’s acquisition of the One Ring (I’m still not sure if that’s a replica; I shall watch for the signs much like Gandalf did and post my observations on Twitter).
I initially thought this post would be about two things: the best relationship and the best villain as a bonus, but then I realised that I had so many things to talk about that I just couldn’t leave it at that. So I’ll be discussing several other favourite moments here. Is your elf-boat (or hobbit feet, if that’s your thing) ready? Then let’s be on our way!
First off, I’ll confess that I haven’t put a lot of thought into this one. It’s just a list off the top of my head. The characters mentioned below are from books that I have loved reading, not from all the books that I have read. Secondly, I’m going to imagine an ideal world where it wouldn’t be weird to date some of them who are obviously a lot older than me. Let’s pretend they’re all 20 for the time being.