rosa_cotton: (Shieldmaiden)
Finally saw The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies. Similar to when I first saw The Return of the King in theatres, I have mixed feelings about the movie.

SPOILERS GALORE AHEAD. You have been warned!!

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I rate it four out of five stars. Can't wait for the extended edition.
rosa_cotton: (odette)
The quote comes from a review for a story referring to the Durins. Thought it hilarious and brilliant and epic.
rosa_cotton: (edmund)
Don't understand this trend of dividing the final book of a series into two movies: Allegiant, Mockingjay, Twilight, Harry Potter, does the Hobbit count?

At least Return of the King missed the boat! Who knows what Peter Jackson would have done splitting it up...

Speaking of PJ, the final Hobbit movie is being called The Battle of Five Armies instead of There and Back Again. Seems sort of odd to name it after the battle even though it will be the main event of the story. (When LOTR came out none of them was called The Battle of Helm's Deep or The Battle of Pelennor Fields.)
rosa_cotton: (unhappy dwalin)
Saw The Desolation of Smaug today as a late birthday present. ...And wow.

light spoilers below! )

oh boy

Oct. 1st, 2013 02:24 pm
rosa_cotton: (once again she is his)


*GAHHHH!!!!!

*Bilbo and Smaug... *thud*

*Thorin! *facepalm*

*"His name is Bilbo." Oh, Balin, thank you!

*Is PJ going to try to provide another undercooked (and more odd) triangle with Kili/Tauriel/Legolas? O_o
rosa_cotton: (Shieldmaiden)
*Can't believe I've worked at camp for 10 years. It does not seem that long, nor did I ever imagine I'd be allowed to do so. It has been a gift.

*Was introduced to Spotify this summer. Pretty cool.

*Was also introduced to "Duck Dynasty." Now that is an odd, funny show.

*Recently saw "The Incredibles" for the first time in years. I'd forgotten how awesome a movie it is: plot, characters, music, animation, issues/lessons. One of Pixar's best. Have been searching for fanfiction.

*Have gotten into the cooking show "Chopped" for some reason.

*"Carousel" was on TV recently. Forgot how long the dance sequences were. Still love the music and acting.

*Am definitely turning into a figure skating fan. Can't wait for the season to start, and see all the new programs. While waiting, I've been eating up the very informative The Skating Lesson podcasts.

*A lot of my summer reading centered on Jane Austen. I didn't read any of her books, but books about her. "Jane Austen for Dummies" was a favorite; I really liked learning the context in which her writing took place. I learned a lot about the times, events, customs and issues, which I think will shed more light on her writings when I reread her books. I am currently working through the Jane Austen Mystery series which are proving to be quite the delight.

*Way back in the 1990s, Olympic Gold Medalist Dorothy Hamill starred in an ice show, "Cinderella...Frozen in Time." I have it on a very old VHS and used to watch a lot when I was little. To my surprise I discovered the music for the show was available on CD and was able to get a copy. The music is so lovely. It was one of my favorite things about the show.

*Dear little Ori! He can be so sweet and polite. I think I will have change my ranking of the dwarves!

*Fanfiction recs:
No Living Man (LotR)
Jack Jack vs Edna Mode (Incredibles)
Green Tea Monsters (Incredibles)
Oblivion
rosa_cotton: (close yet far)
LOTR/HOBBIT
Dwarven affections, or; How to avoid to get caught from one for the rest of your live - When they set their minds to it to catch you, they can be surprisingly sneaky! And what is worse, they have helping cousins, meddling friends under the royals and a mean possessive streak that makes all plans on escape pointless!

After - It's easy to be brave before. It's harder to be brave after.

To Be Kings - While in Rivendell, Thorin has an unexpected encounter with an intriguing young lad named Hope. Or, more specifically, Estel.

An Unexpected Slumber Party - The Company enjoys a carefree evening in Rivendell before facing the dangers that await them on the rest of their journey. There is music, beard-grooming, lettuce-roasting and chronicle-writing. Will even Thorin Oakenshield be able to relax and enjoy himself for a while?

The Audacity of Youth - Young Kili accidentally influences Dwarf politics in the way only a sleepy toddler can.

Safe in My Arms - Bilbo's exhaustion after being rescued by the Eagles does not go unnoticed by Thorin and Company.

How to Handle Your Warg -- A Handbook by Bilbo Baggins - Bilbo Baggins goes for a night walk, gains a rather unusual pet and brings new meaning to the words 'it followed me home, can I keep it'

Wounds of Greatness - Wiser men than Frodo Baggins and Gimli, Glóin’s son, have found that greater deeds often bring the touch of darkness too.' At dawn over Minas Tirith, Frodo and Gimli talk of shadows, heroes and greatness.

Sacrifices - Set after the Fellowship losing Gandalf in the mines of Moria. Frodo's thoughts and personal demons on display.

Bilbo Baggins: Frying Pan Wielder - Bilbo Baggins was about as fightening as a baby rabbit, that was to say: not at all. Or at least, that is what Thorin Oakenshield had thought up until that night... The dwarf had worried before over how the hobbit would fare when they reached the mountain, now he wasn't sure who he should fear more for: the burglar or the dragon.

Young Thorin - A set of one-shots about Thorin as he growns into the dwarf he is now.

FAIRY TALES
Flapper Boy - A reinterpretation of "Donkeyskin" set in 1920s Paris. In the Jazz Age and a time of liberation, how does the story change?

NORTHANGER ABBEY
Northanger Abbey: a Short Story - A short story written for my English Literature class on Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey.

HARDY BOYS/NANCY DREW
Codes and Signals - A coded phone call from Frank to Nancy leads both detectives to reevaluate their relationship.
rosa_cotton: (dwarf + fur hat = love)
Title: Of Cuddles and Reassurances
Rating: PG (K+)
Disclaimer: The Hobbit, all characters, places, and related terms are the sole property of J. R. R. Tolkien's estate, and Warner Brothers, New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and WingNut Films.
Summary: Because there is the Baggins side, old memories, and lingering fears to contend with. Movieverse. Companion piece to His Place, but can be read on its own.
Author’s Note: Written as a fill for a hobbit-kink meme prompt.

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Title: Bofur's Hat
Rating: G (K)
Disclaimer: The Hobbit, all characters, places, and related terms are the sole property of J. R. R. Tolkien's estate, and Warner Brothers, New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and WingNut Films.
Summary: It was so large, furry, must be terribly warm and soft. Was it truly any surprise that the rest of the company tried to get their hands on it? Movieverse.
Author’s Note: Written as a fill for a hobbit-kink meme prompt.

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rosa_cotton: (dwarf + furry hat = love)
Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] arti_chan13 for letting me steal her lovely Bofur icon! He is my #1 favorite dwarf, with his fur hat, huge smile, and watching Bilbo's back. Then there is young, out-of-his-element Ori, with his bravery and books; and wise, kind Balin ties with the lad for spot #2. Thorin with his broodiness and leadership slips in at #3. Finally the top 5 is rounded out by Fili and Kili respectively.

Where can I get my own dwarf to cuddle and play with, please?!
rosa_cotton: (twisted every way)
Title: His Place
Rating: G (K)
Disclaimer: The Hobbit, all characters, places, and related terms are the sole property of J. R. R. Tolkien's estate, and Warner Brothers, New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and WingNut Films.
Summary: Bofur has an argument with Thorin regarding a certain member of the company. Movieverse.
Author’s Note: Written as a fill for a hobbit-kink meme prompt

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rosa_cotton: (Shieldmaiden)
Title: Our Bunny, Our Hobbit
Rating: G (K)
Disclaimer: The Hobbit, all characters, places, and related terms are the sole property of J. R. R. Tolkien's estate, and Warner Brothers, New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and WingNut Films.
Summary: Really, one would suspect from the dwarves’ behavior that they were displeased over the loss of a precious jewel rather than Master Beorn’s tendency to cuddle their burglar! Movieverse, bookverse.
Author’s Note: Written as a mini-fill for a hobbit-kink meme prompt.

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rosa_cotton: (breath away)
Title: My Brother's Keeper
Rating: PG (K+)
Disclaimer: The Hobbit, all characters, places, and related terms are the sole property of J. R. R. Tolkien's estate, and Warner Brothers, New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and WingNut Films..
Summary: He tells Gandalf he will not be responsible for the safety and fate of the newest member of the company. Yet despite his doubts and the halfling proving indeed to be a burden, Thorin did. Movieverse.

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rosa_cotton: (wait)
Saw The Hobbit this afternoon. It was pretty good! A few scattered thoughts...

Visually stunning, as to be expected.

Shore's score was lovely, blending old familiar themes with new ones.

Martin Freeman's Bilbo grew on me as the film progressed, and by the end I liked him very much.

Wish it had been possible to get to know all the dwarfs, and see more of their relationships with one another (yes, I know that wasn't the point of the film). I liked them all.

I still am unsure what I think of Peter Jackson trying to make The Hobbit be EPIC when the book is certainly not that, and of attempting to connect it so much with the LOTR when Tolkien did not seem to think that was necessary.

The whole sequence with Gollum was brilliant. Both Andy and Martin did some fine acting. Bilbo sparing Gollum was great moment. Gollum I think came out the best of all the many CGI moments.

Surprisingly, my favorite part of the film was the eagles.

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