Posted in Photo challenge

CBW: Fences and Gates

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The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot forever fence it out.

~ J.R.R. Tolkien

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Check out the other entries at Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

CB&W

Posted in Six Word Saturday

Celebrating half of Bilbo’s eleventy-one years

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photo: internet

I adore hobbits. I adore their joy for life. For celebrating. For finding positive aspects in even the bleakest situations. I don’t think I will make it to my eleventy-first birthday, but tomorrow I’m exactly halfway!

So in honor of Bilbo, tonight we are celebrating my half-eleventy-first birthday. And at midnight, we’ll toast. To Bilbo!

Cheers.

Posted as part of Six Word Saturday

Posted in Books, Movies

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – the making of

Bilbo Baggins is on the loose. I have seen him in action last Saturday, and I was enchanted by the unique Middle Earth atmosphere once more. Oh what bless to go back to the magic of Tolkien. To see his story come to life, in full color and 3D action. With special compliments for the Lady Galadriel and Smeagol. Epic scenes, dwarven battles, the eye of Smaug in stead of the eye of Sauron. I loved every minute of it. Come on, Peter Jackson, give us part two and three! Or at least the DVD.  I want to see it again. And again!

In The Hobbit: An Unexpected journey, you could see a compilation of trailers and TV commercials. In the video below, you will see more of the making of. Choose the highest quality and full screen for the best effect.

* happy sigh *

Have you seen The Hobbit? What do you think of this movie? What did you love and what could/should have been different or better? 

Posted in Movies

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Next month the long awaited first part of The Hobbit will be released in theaters around the world:

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In the Netherlands, the premiere will be on December 12th. And I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait. The Lord of the Rings fever is striking again. So I’m going to present you with this fan-made compilation of all trailers and TV spots, arranged chronologically in one video.

~ choose 720p HD quality and watch in full screen if possible ~

Isn’t this awesome? Do you feel it too, the tingle 😀 Let’s go on this Unexpected Journey together.

Posted in Books, Culture/History, Movies

The Hobbit & The Lord Of The Rings – animated

I am SO very sorry. Upon rechecking these links – I wanted to continue watching – suddenly the message appeared that the videos have been removed by the user.

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Look, look, LOOK!

The Hobbit

The Lord Of The Rings

The Return Of The King

I remember that I breathlessly watched one part of Lord of the Rings (animated) when I was still living at home… and that the sequel was never shown. Well, now I have found it, all in these films! 😀

So much fun comparing them to Peter Jackson’s movies.

Will you watch them with me? If only for a little while?