Beautiful landscapes, nicely choreographed fight scenes, lovely sets & costumes – that pretty sums up the movie. Oh, and Lady Galadriel is absolutely stunning. I knew I’d enjoy the movie… and enjoy it I did, despite the slow pace at the start. The pace picked up slightly midway & was pretty comfortable till the end. It didn’t even feel that I’ve been in the cinema for that long.
Haha yeah, am probably biased. I loved the LOTR series, with The Two Towers being my favorite (the Battle of Helm’s Deep was fking epic). I wouldn’t call myself a fangirl. I haven’t read the book fully, gotten through maybe a third of it or so. I do intend to complete it someday though, along with the other novels on my (pretty long) to-read-list. I’ll probably read The Hobbit as well.
The movie stirred up a few wants in me.
Dungeons & Dragons
Mostly, it made me wanna play Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) again. It’s been a while. I used to have a group that played like fortnightly but due to a falling out with one of the members, I quit cos I didn’t wanna have anything to do with that turd. Oh no, it’s not what you think. He’s my friend’s ex-bf. And he was a prick. No prizes for guessing what the drama was regarding.
I’ve still got my dice. Now I just gotta find a group that I can gel with and find time to commit for regular games. During a game session, anything can happen. The storyline is determined by the actions of the players & the manipulation of the DM. No 2 sessions are ever the same. This is what I love about D&D. It’s something that WoW can never replicate. Nothing beats spending the night embarking on an epic quest, venturing into dungeons, exploring new towns, downing ale in a tavern and of cos… slaying goblins, orcs & trolls.
What? Do I hear the “no life” comment again?
LoTR in cross-stitch
Now I really wanna get HAED’s “Middle Earth Large”… and this new chart “Honor Restored”
Missed the 35% X’Mas Sale, now I’ve gotta wait for the next one 😦 Ah well… I’ve got QS Heather to look forward to. Less than a week now! Fabric has been bought, cost more than I thought as apparently the price tag on the bale of cloth wasn’t the right one – didn’t know till I brought it to the counter! gg Spotlight. Will get fabric online next time instead considering the selection at Spotlight is kinda pathetic & the prices are even higher than getting them from UK or US based websites. Anyway, “damage” has been done. Bought quite a huge piece of fabby so the remainder could be used for other projects – might even fit another QS in there… if not then it might just be the excuse I need to start some of the ones I’ve been eyeing from magazines.
Perhaps I should start a stitching rotation, like some of the ladies on the BB & fb group do, to ensure that I don’t neglect a piece for too long. Mhmm… and yeah, perhaps I should start setting attainable goals for the additional motivation too. I DO intend to finish up the Goddess of Mercy someday!
Vacation: New Zealand
Red Carpet Tours – gee, the Classic 12 Day LOTR tour does look appealing, though extremely expensive (for me, that is)! NZ$4,975 for twin sharing and not all meals are covered. In fact, most meals are not. 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners… that’s all one will get. Not to mention, pretty sure wherever the tour stops for meals, it’ll be places that are not for the budget traveler. Guess this is more like a luxury thing… something that I might look into for a honeymoon (no one skimps on their honeymoon right? lol) or after retirement (when am too old to “rough it out” anymore).
Nonetheless, I might just go for a budget trip to NZ sometime in the future anyway. Got my eye on bungee jumping and sky diving… and that’s like the best option so far. Mhmm… I wonder how much of the stuff seen in the Hobbit movie are real places. Looks like there is quite a good no. of hiking trails too!