There are a few times in life where you just have to wise up and tell yourself that the those crazy dreams in your head are just that, dreams. You have to realize that they will never actually come true because they are so ludicrous that even the biggest dreamer knows that they are unrealistic. This, however, is not one of those times. No matter what anyone says, I will continue to believe that, one day, I will enter Middle Earth without the help of Peter Jackson and company. I think that seems pretty reasonable considering my dreams were crushed when I was 11 years old and did not receive my acceptance letter to a certain Wizarding school that shall remain nameless. That being said, it took me a few years to overcome my fear of a ring-obsessed, no longer recognizable as a hobbit, hobbit creature and transport myself, in the only way I could, to Middle Earth. Ever since I came to my senses and have since discovered and now understand the brilliance of Tolkien’s vision and the mystical way in which Peter Jackson took us on Frodo’s extraordinary and stunning journey, the only reasonable thing to do is become so entranced by The Lord of the Rings that I put on a Gollum-esq personality and mutter “precious” under my breathe every time I watch those masterpieces.
Now, as we know, the LotR trilogy ended some time ago and never again will the Fellowship be found wandering around the hills and mountains together. And even though the King has officially returned and is with the elf of his dreams and Frodo Baggins is off on his own, without Sam Wise, mind you, we shall not fret. No fretting whatsoever. In fact, we have much reason to be kicking our large and hairy hobbit feet together with glee about. And that, my precious readers, is Tolkien’s prequel master piece (well, it’s technically not a prequel in the book sense since it came out about 20 years before LotR but it’s a prequel in the sequence of movies made) known as The Hobbit. And thanks to Peter Jackson, we are coming up upon the 2nd film in the Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug
We’ve got pretty much every creature that Middle Earth consists of. A burglarizing Hobbit, displaced Dwarves, glorious blonde Elves, mystical Wizards, handsome lake people, vengeful white Orcs and a glorious dragon who bears a striking resemblance to Benedict Cumberbatch.
All in all, this film is going to be spectacular and December 13th can’t come soon enough.
If this is to end in fire, than we shall all burn together…
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One last thing, Ed Sheeran is performing the end song to the film, “I See Fire”, and it is just what this fangirl needs to get through these long and hard days ahead. (In case anyone was wondering, which you probably weren’t, I’m listening to this song on repeat as I write this)
Now, I shall go find some Hobbit food and watch An Unexpected Journey to fill this burgeoning void.
May a star shine upon our meeting…