Friday, February 20, 2015

MEMM Days 18 & 19

Day 18 prompt:  The Hobbit character you relate to the most

To be honest, I think I might relate to hobbits more than any other race in Middle-earth (other than humans, of course).  How fond they are of home, how wary of adventures, how they love their creature comforts…I can empathize with all of that.  So I'm gonna go with Bilbo, just for those reasons, not his heroism.  I hope I'm heroic, but as I haven't yet been tested, I couldn't really say;)

His speech at the end of AUJ kind of sums up why I think I relate to him the most:  "I miss my books.  And my armchair, and my garden.  See, that's where I belong--that's home…I will help you take [your stolen home] back, if I can."


Day 19 prompt:  A location you never want to visit

Hehe, Mordor.  (Though I would totally go as close as Ithilien, because Ithilien.)  Or Osgiliath.  Nope.  


Mordor and Osgiliath, respectively.


16 comments:

  1. Unrelated to your post....We went to the movies the other night and saw trailer for a new movie called Pan. It is, of course, about Peter Pan. It looks really good! I thought you'd like to know about it if you don't already. It is not animated.

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    1. Yes, I'm excited about that movie! It'll be interesting to see how they do the Peter and the Starcatchers thing. Though I'm not sure about Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard...I'm also really looking forward to the new Cinderella movie coming out in March!:D

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    2. I wish that they would take advantage of doing the Cinderella movie and create some sort of a twist or something different. I am a huge fan of creative retellings, and from what I understand Cinderella will basically be the same Cinderella story they have already told. It will be fun to see it in a different light, but I would love it so much more if it was actually different!

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    3. I know what you mean. From what I've read, it looks like they'll be making a couple tweaks, but nothing OUAT-worthy;) It's interesting how, with Maleficent, they changed the story rather drastically, but in Cinderella they're not...oh, well, I guess we can't no for sure until we see it!:D

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    4. Oh, my gosh. *facepalm* *know*, not "no."

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    5. I think with Maleficent it was so different because it really wasn't the same movie? I mean, it wasn't Sleeping Beauty...wasn't at all really following the same story. It was altogether different (for me anyways). But Cinderella reminds me of their remake of 101 Dalmatians, same title, same story basically, just not using animation. I personally just don't really get why. I think too, for me, those stories belong in animation because that is how it has been...so it always feelings a little weird watching it. I never liked the remake of 101 Dalmatians! Now Maleficent, that was worthy to remake, as it was a much different story or approach. I am too picky I guess.

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    6. I guess so…I personally liked Maleficent vastly more than Sleeping Beauty :-P I guess maybe they figure more people will be interested in it, since it's live action? Not sure, but I am excited, nonetheless:) We'll see how it goes!

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    7. I agree, I liked Maleficent much better than Sleeping Beauty. I think they were due to do something new with that story, as the original is soooo old.

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    8. Yes! Though, I will say, I liked the fairies better in SB…even though they basically took over the whole movie! In Maleficent, the fairies…almost bugged me, in a way, which is strange, because I love those actresses. But that's just me.

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  2. Arwen,
    I found your blog through the literary heroine blog party and I'm so thankful I stuck around! Stories are bit of a passion (if not obsession) of mine. Once I found I could be a part of recreating stories through acting, I knew I could never leave that world. Living and expressing stories is something that reaches into the deepest recesses of myself. So, you'll be hearing from me again!

    That being said, I wanted to comment here to say: I see myself as a Frodo Baggins type. I'm a little scaredy cat. I don't go out, into the vast unknown on purpose, until it comes time to do what's right. When pushed I do the right thing, no matter how difficult, and I let it change me, for better or worse. :)

    Andra K.
    www.andrasfinds.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm so thankful you did, too! Your comment was so sweet:)
      Stories are a HUGE part of my life. Sometimes it puzzles me, but then I think, "Well, I doubt God made a mistake when he was choosing your passions, so if stories are one of them, embrace it." I hope to go into acting myself, mainly musical theatre. I was in a play once when I was younger and it was an incredible experience. I'm eager to relive it!
      I'm so glad you'll stick around and bear with more of my ramblings!:-P

      I relate to Frodo a lot as well--I feel it can sort of be expressed by Cynthia Kirkpatrick's words from Wives and Daughters: "I may be a coward at heart, but I can show-fight." I understand completely what you mean:)

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    2. By the way, I went by your blog, but couldn't figure out how to comment, as I didn't see a place to do so, hehe. Could you maybe give me a hint?;)

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  3. Hey Arwen - I found your blog through Kellie Falconer's Literary Heroine party. I love Lord of the Rings too - definitely wouldn't want to go to Mordor. I'm afraid I have to disagree with you about Osgiliath though - I'd love love loved to have seen it in it's prime with the huge palantir over the river and....and I'm outing my inner geek a bit too much now!

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    1. Yes, LotR!
      Hmm, well, perhaps I would enjoy Osgiliath "in its prime," as you said;) And no! There's no such thing as outing your inner geek too much when it comes to LotR. Not on this blog=D

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  4. My sister is very hobbit-y. Wants her home and well-stocked larder, where nothing unexpected ever happens, and there is breakfast and second breakfast, and comfort and care. Where I see a mountain or open space reserve, and I just want to jump out of the car and go disappear into the woods, she just wants to go home to her place.

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    1. Heehee, I can relate to both of you--I love, LOVE home and creature comforts, but I also like exploring woods and caves and such;)

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