a fan is never late, nor are they early. they arrive precisely when they mean to.
I just HATE when people I follow badmouth Tauriel and/or her actress. It’s just RUDE and tastless. They’ve not even seen the freaking movie yet! Don’t judge her until you have!!! I think this person just hates that it interupts the Durincest “ship” (Which really shouldn’t exist ugh IMPO.) Yes I may ship AiDean but I am a Kiliel shipper as well (There is a sad lack of good, great or excellent Kiliel fic out there I’ve sadly only read two great Kiliel fics (both by the same author, who has seemed to stopped midway through her second fic ((an alternate ending to her previous one in which it gives Tauriel and Kili a happier ending, for the most part)) )
So yeah I think i’ll enjoy seeing this Tauriel-basher do a 180 (on her opinion on Tauriel and Evangeline) when she actually sees the flippin’ movie!!!!! (Yes I’m vague on who what is but for good reason)
ETA: I’m not going to DoS strictly for shipping bu because it’s the first movie was so awesome I really want to see more Awesome (and if the happens to have Tauriel being awesome as ell then I’m fine with it. MIddle-Eath needs MORE badass chicks not less
And just so you know the Captain of the guard WAS in the book but was male and had very little to do other than allowing the dwarfs to escape because he was dead-drunk and Bilbo (practically) picked his pocket. Thranduil will NOT be pleased by that turn of events but he’s an ass anyway.
Two dwarves. One dragon. Aidan Turner and Dean O’Gorman give us a peek at Air New Zealand's new Hobbit plane!
(posting this because he is a singer of a Hobbit song, and because I just love how adorkable he is) (from the Dec 2, 2013 issue of People magazine)
"My Struggle to be Sexy" by Ed Sheeran
The 22-year-old British singer still can’t figure out why so many female fans think he’s red-hot.
One of the reasons I said yes to being in this issue is because it’s quite funny. Utterly ridiculous! I don’t think anyone sees me as a sex symbol. I don’t know who the voting party are for PEOPLE, but thank you. It’s very kind. But I’m sure I’m the only person on this list who has a belly. Though I guess Austin Powers was considered a sex symbol, and we share similar physical-appearance qualities. I brush my teeth though. My other usual grooming habits are showering and a shave now and then. Sometimes I put on a suit. Or not! I get voted worst-dressed quite a lot, so I obviously don’t put much thought into it. I should probably cut down on the junk food and beer and try to have a healthier approach to life. But I won’t. I say that every year, but I like living. I like enjoying myself. I haven’t been allowed to tell anyone about being in this issue, but as soon as it’s out, I’m going to use it as a chat-up line.
Seriously people, there are a LOT of flaws in PJ’s Hobbit movies, but if you complain about any of the following, you need to go reread your Tolkien because you do not know what you’re talking about:
1. Tauriel is not a new character. She is an expansion and feminization of an existing minor…
|—||Richard Armitage on the Tauriel speculations, TheOneRing.Net (via elindil)|
Donald Sutherland’s letter to director Gary Ross regarding President Snow:
Dear Gary Ross:
Power. That’s what this is about? Yes? Power and the forces that are manipulated by the powerful men and bureaucracies trying to maintain control and possession of that power?
Power perpetrates war and oppression to maintain itself until it finally topples over with the bureaucratic weight of itself and sinks into the pages of history (except in Texas), leaving lessons that need to be learned unlearned.
Power corrupts, and, in many cases, absolute power makes you really horny. Clinton, Chirac, Mao, Mitterrand.
Not so, I think, with Coriolanus Snow. His obsession, his passion, is his rose garden. There’s a rose named Sterling Silver that’s lilac in colour with the most extraordinarily powerful fragrance – incredibly beautiful – I loved it in the seventies when it first appeared. They’ve made a lot of off shoots of it since then.
I didn’t want to write to you until I’d read the trilogy and now I have so: roses are of great importance. And Coriolanus’s [sic] eyes. And his smile. Those three elements are vibrant and vital in Snow. Everything else is, by and large, perfectly still and ruthlessly contained. What delight she [Katniss] gives him. He knows her so perfectly. Nothing, absolutely nothing, surprises him. He sees and understands everything. he was, quite probably, a brilliant man who’s succumbed to the siren song of power.
How will you dramatize the interior narrative running in Katniss’s head that describes and consistently updates her relationship with the President who is ubiquitous in her mind? With omniscient calm he knows her perfectly. She knows he does and she knows that he will go to any necessary end to maintain his power because she knows that he believes that she’s a real threat to his fragile hold on his control of that power. She’s more dangerous than Joan of Arc.
Her interior dialogue/monologue defines Snow. It’s that old theatrical turnip: you can’t ‘play’ a king, you need everybody else on stage saying to each other, and therefore to the audience, stuff like “There goes the King, isn’t he a piece of work, how evil, how lovely, how benevolent, how cruel, how brilliant he is!” The idea of him, the definition of him, the audience’s perception of him, is primarily instilled by the observations of others and once that idea is set, the audience’s view of the character is pretty much unyielding. And in Snow’s case, that definition, of course, comes from Katniss.
Evil looks like our understanding of the history of the men we’re looking at. It’s not what we see: it’s what we’ve been led to believe. Simple as that. Look at the face of Ted Bundy before you knew what he did and after you knew.
Snow doesn’t look evil to the people in Panem’s Capitol. Bundy didn’t look evil to those girls. My wife and I were driving through Colorado when he escaped from jail there. The car radio’s warning was constant. ‘Don’t pick up any young men. The escapee looks like the nicest young man imaginable’. Snow’s evil shows up in the form of the complacently confident threat that’s ever present in his eyes. His resolute stillness. Have you seen a film I did years ago? ‘The Eye of the Needle’. That fellow had some of what I’m looking for.
The woman who lived up the street from us in Brentwood came over to ask my wife a question when my wife was dropping the kids off at school. This woman and her husband had seen that movie the night before and what she wanted to know was how my wife could live with anyone who could play such an evil man. It made for an amusing dinner or two but part of my wife’s still wondering.
I’d love to speak with you whenever you have a chance so I can be on the same page with you.
They all end up the same way. Welcome to Florida, have a nice day!