The Lord of the Ringses… watching again… and other things.


Good evening.

Its 13:31, which is not only a lovely time, but also when I started watching The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, for the first, and presumably last, time on 07/05/2011.

Awesome battle scene, not as good as the later ones, but this one has a cuddly lickle Sauron.

Okay, I can’t type that well today, but I have cleared my desk… well, the part in front of my keyboard, aside from the mug, two glasses, knife, phone and sachets of sugar. So not exactly cleared it…

This scene always makes me wonder what happened Gollum between here and his later appearances, not in Moria, after that, when he’s no longer so dark skinned.

Concerning hobbits. Certainly shorter than in the book, but that had a significant impact on the amount of information it gives you…

Gandalf’s late. Should I continue these one sentence comments on the film?

The film also portrays the shire as being smaller, and later on they get out of it a lot faster. I’m only 148 pages into the book, (out of 531) so I won’t be able to continue that comparison for long.

They’ve managed to cram several dozen pages into 20 minutes… removes a lot of the detail…. I suppose it’s necessary though… I wonder how long the films would have been if they’d included everything?

They are certainly good sets… I quite like hobbit houses, well, the rich hobbits ones… good insulation, although they don’t seem to have electricity… or internet connections…

I want that right… maybe without the whole corrupting you, and turning you evil thing, but it’s fun… especially if you could get the writing to glow without putting it in fire…

This next few minutes should be twenty odd years… well, 17… no real indication of whether or not it did… no evidence it did at all, so I assume it doesn’t… that was a somewhat confusing line wasn’t it…

Mmm…. Stilton… okay, I got approximately (err… 1.5 x 5 x 6…) 45 cubic centimetres of stilton, and err… ate it. I don’t understand why so many people don’t like it… although… this film is making me want to play The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle Earth II, Rise of the Witch King… but that would require my disc drive… so I can’t do that…

Nazgûl! Yay! So cute! Well, no, not really, very not cute… sort of hideous really… their Horses are nice.

So, you may remember a while ago, I tried to do this. My own written commentary of these films, but WordPress didn’t save them; let’s see if it’ll work properly this time.

That part annoys me… the ‘if I take one more step, this will be the furthers from the shire I’ve ever been’… well done you idiot. So’s you next step, and the one after that… and so one for quite some time…

That’s an odd magical shape changing cliff… got shorter, lost the rocks, and gained the trees and ferns… not that I particularly want the actors to fall to their deaths using the first cliff, I just don’t like inconsistences…

Okay, I think I’ll post this now… set it to publish before midnight to make sure I post it on time…

Okays, has done that… now I know how to. Thank you Simi.

Númenor! Well, sort of… Hello Aragorn!

Deceptive scene there, I would quite like to have seen a version where the Nazgûl did get the ring. But we’re far passed where I’ve read…

You know, I’m confused because they didn’t have that horse earlier… and the original ‘you know,’ I’m going to have to pause this for eating, and Doctor Who…

Weather top, Amon Sûl. Did I ever play on that map? I can’t remember…

I really need another disk drive… there’s a lot for one…

I went on Impulse, to see if they had, long title incoming, The Lord of the Rings, Battle for Middle Earth II, and it’s expansion, they don’t, but they do have Section 8: Prejudice, which I want, also want its predecessor, they don’t have that.

And I missed all the ‘y’s in that paragraph… technically it’s a paragraph… don’t really think it’s long enough to be one personally… but grammar isn’t opinion…

Look! An Elf! Hello Arwen! I want to stab her… is that mean? Perhaps… and I’m going to steal a coaster… my last one got soaked in neurotoxins.

Not a joke, it did. Seriously. Although it was just fly spray, not anything interesting. Not in significant enough quantities to do much to me…

There’s an elf being chased by some Wraiths… shape they don’t stab her… she’s about to be really mean to their Horses. The Nazgûl themselves are rather prone to not dying, but their horses don’t seem to share that quality.

Eagle! So cute! But doesn’t Gandald mysteriously reacquire his staff later? It’s qeird. That was a ‘q’, not a ‘w’… that’s wrong…

Nice sword, Narsil. Don’t drop it… that’s most impolite. Bad Boromir. I’m GLaD you die for that. Well, not for that… but you doing that makes me happy knowing you do die…

I have to say, this version is by far better than the non-extended one. There are a lot less holes, (still quite a few though…) it’s a longer film, has better menus.

What’s that scene called? The council of Elrond? Something like that… fun scene.

Disc one finished at 15:11…

Disc 2 starting 15:12.

Page 3, in Microsoft word. Well, if I continue with 2 pages per disc, then that’ll be fun.

Bilbos sword, I prefer the Elven blades in Oblivion personally… I think they were loosely based on the ones from tLotR…

And now Saruman’s shouting at the snow… you know, I barely commented on the introduction to the first disk this time round.  Last time I did this I had about a third of a page on it… but they’re going to Moria, so there’s going to be a cute little Balrog!

I’d like some mithril… it looks nice…

KE VII is being negligent again. They haven’t been giving people EMA, seemingly out of laziness. They’ve sent out notices to people, who missed lessons telling them they’re not getting any until they’ve provided reason for their absence, but they haven’t paid anyone else either.

Swine. We should mug them or something. Is it a crime if they owe you the money? Yup. Shame…

In what scenes does Legolas fire CG arrows?

And now they’re being mean to Cave Trolls. And that’s a lot of goblins…

Here comes the cuddly little Balrog. Don’t you just love them? So cute, and numerous, or not… is it seven? Or thousands? And again Boromir nearly dies; he certainly takes his time succeeding at that…

None of my methods of commentating really work for this… usually it’s a series of sarcastic comments regarding what’s happening at that instant, but you can’t see what I see, so that doesn’t work…

Regardless, these films are just awesome. Although I don’t like watching them, for two reasons, they’re very long, and after them any other film just seems a bit crap.

He shall not pass.

What’s the plural for Balrog? Is it just Balrog? Or is it Barogs? That doesn’t sound right…

Haldir, hello. How are you today? Galadrial will appear soon won’t she? Lord Celeborn, and Gladriel, Lady of Light. Fun names the elves have. Hello. You want to talk to Gandalf.

I’m getting hungry again… I’m going to go forage… should I pause this? Might as well… pausing at 16:01.

Unpaused 16:04. Apparently food cooked for meski, well, I say cooked. It’s cold meat, but anyway, meal on a Saturday featuring a Doctor Who, when the two don’t happen at the same time! Oh, what terrible poetry. I say for meski, I mean all who are eating here today. Don’t know who that is… I’m assuming Benski, Mother, Father and I. not so sure about Emski, when does she finish work today? Don’t know why I phrased that as a question, this won’t be posted until about midnight… so I’ll know by then…

01:31:ish, and the credits have started, time is 16:46.

1:57:27 credits ended. 17:12.

Changing disc…

The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers starting at… when it actually reads it… loading… I want more cheese… 17:15

Pausing at 17:21, (o0:06:00) to eat.

Started playing again at 17:37

Doctor who starts at 18:15…

Hello Gollum.

Okay, I barely wrote anything there, but at 18:15, 00:43:46 I’m pausing it for Doctor Who.

19:02, back the Lord of the Rings, to the Two Towers.

I hacen’t been writing much recently have i…

First disc finished at 20:02. And second started at 20:05

Credits started at 21:49, approx. 01:44 into the disc…

02:03 into disc… 2209.

Starting disc one of The Lord of the Rings Return of the King at 22:12

Deceiving .

That’s there for a reason…

Aww, murderous Hobbits fishing.

So, I’ve been watching these without typing much recently, partially due to the presence of a Benski, I don’t really like writing anything while people are watching… or people reading anything I write until it’s complete… that annoys my teachers… especially Miss Williams.

He annoys me, I mean, I’ve got this taking up about a sixth of the screen, ant Cyberlink PowerDVD on the rest, (better playback quality then windows media player) so I can watch the film, and write this. I’ve even been compressing internet browsing into this sixth for updating posting version. He, however, is sitting in a chair, allegedly watching the film, but actually just reading things. Currently about Drow.

Had some fun discussions about Dungeons and Dragons, Satan’s game. No, just 3.5. no riders from Snowbourne?

So, we’re 1:30:56 into the first disk of The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, and its 23:45. I get an inkling it will be tomorrow by the time I finish this…

This is odd for me; I’m about 5 feet from the monitor, so I had to bring the keyboard with me to keep typing. My desk’s only one arm’s length, minus the last segment of my middle finger, away, but I can’t really type at that…

Page 5. Is that a good thing? Might switch to a different view mode… one other than print layout, I don’t like all this A4 sheet-ness, I don’t print these, or save them offline for that matter.

Allrighty, I’m going to add this to my to-post at 23:55 I think it is… making sure I get today, so I’ll update it with the rest later.

Thanks for reading my beloved fiends. Ta-ta, for now.

Love Willski.

Okay, I’m back. And it’s 23:54 in my world. And yours, but it probably isn’t when you read this, unless you’re Benski, in which case you can see me typing this. 23:55! HUZZA!!! Don’t know why.

I want to eat, or drink, I’m not sure which… either way it’s 23:57, and I think it still hasn’t autoposted…

There it goes! Huzza!

Elves going underground where Dwarves won’t… yay? Is that the correct plural for Tolkien’s Elves? I know he had a strong impact of the terminology of such things. It’s an elven sword rather than an Elfin sword now. What other words have gone from fiction into common use? Halitosis…

Hehe, the Drawf is scared of the dead. Perhaps because they’re still around…

Ha! I wrote Dwarf as Drawf. I’m a pillock.

I really want to add an accent to the ‘r’ in ‘scared’. And Aragorn is trying to be dramatic.

Anyway, where was i? aah yes. Tolkien’s effect on things. That’s led to some rather annoying opinions of peoples, for example, Ian is under the delusion that prior to Tolkien all elves were the Germanic style, the 2 foot, tricksters. Seeming to (and actually, when in conversation,) dismissing things such as the Æsir that portrayed similar qualities to the elves in Tolkien’s works. He holds the same opinions on other things, apparently all halflings are based on Hobbits, I’l again concede some of the naming is the same, but his example of DnD halflings is completely wrong. The DnD ones are thin, adventurous, nimble, intelligent, and nomadic. Tolkien’s are fat, gardening drunkards, who despise those who leave the shire for being unhobbitly. Then of course, you have other things, DnD Halflings are genetically programmed thieves, they’re shunned bby most other races, and are eaten by Gnolls. So I’ve gone into another Anti-Ian rant… that’s quite annoying, that I target him. Mostly because he’s the only one I’ve discussed they subject with in person…

00:16 and disk one is finished. 00:18 starting disk 2.

I really want to play a good Dungeons and Dragons campaign, I’m attempting to write one. As you may know, I don’t think I’ve done much on that for a few months though… the whole trying to concentrate on work and not failing at life that had me spending most nights on various games. I’m not good at that. (gaming, or life.)

Gollum’s not good at poetry…

Page 6!

I need to buy more books… not going to name them here, because I can’t remember how to spell them… and I’m too lazy to check… hehe…

I’m going to get a drink, back in a minute. Back. No idea how long I was gone… meh…

Have you ever tried singing The Confrontation (or sometimes just Confrontation) from Les Miserable on your own? Damned difficult. Hard to sing two different verses, simultaneously.

And Eomer(?) is trying to burn his son alive. That’s an odd thing to do in the middle of a battle…  he needs to get his priorities sorted.

Attack Trolls! Awesomes! Good gate breaching force. The animators/renderers/whatever weren’t overly generous with them. They’ve got surprisingly simple textures compared to most of the other stiff in the film.

But at least Frodo’s been stabbed by a giant spider, so I guess all isn’t lost. But why does she make me think of Tyranids?

Skyrim will have giant spiders. There have been quite a few threads on Bethesdas forums by arachnophobias asking for them to be removed. I wanted to say arachnaphobes, but that’s not a word.

Talking to Simi about Star Trek online for about 2 ½ minutes, I want to play that, and Eve online. They’re the only pay-for MMORPG type things that really interest me…

The Witch king of Angmar fighting Gamdalf. Also Pippin and Shadowfax… although the not-quite-horse isn’t doing much…

So, how are you? You’re not going to respond? Because you’re a bunch of advertising bots, and people looking for information about Toby Turner? Okay. I’m sad now. Well, and quite a few people searching Gute Muttertag, or Salad Plate.

Anyway, enough about me, and my blog. I would ask about you, but, err… this is now nearly two and a half thousand words long, so I doubt anyone is still reading, or started for that matter…

Mumakil! So cute, why are the Rohirrim so mean to them? And my apologies for most likely spelling that incorrectly. For some reason, it’s not in the dictionary.

You’d think the Men would figure out how battles work in that. Your fortresses are attacked, defences overrun, and then you retreat to the keep. After that, the Rohirrim charge takes out most of the attackers. In this instance some green floaty people prance around after that… but that doesn’t usually happen.

Simi’s a pillock… says the Nazgûls’ flying steeds are surprisingly easy to kill, just because decapitation is fatal for them.

The Dead seem to have an advantage over the living in battle, they can’t be killed. Seems almost unfair.

Page 7

And maybe the witch king shouldn’t have said ‘no man can defeat me in battle’. Perhaps just ‘no one’, although then you’d probably get a schizophrenic doing it. Gollum maybe… and someone phone the RSPCA, Legolas is shooting animals.

Simi’s being eaten by Zombies… weird…

44 minutes into this disc, and the battle of Minas Tirith is won. 01:04. But there’s still a lot of this film left…there’s another hour and twenty five minutes… I want to sleep! Not sure why I’m tired… but I feel compelled to finish this film…

The ring has been destroyed, and there’s still nearly an hour left. It’s 01:46 now.

There’s a laughing hobbit in bed being bounced on by a pair of hobbits, while a cackling old man watches… that seems somehow wrong… and poorly worded.

This is going to drag on isn’t it… hmm…

I feel like singing…

Can’t be bothered…

Rawr!

01:49:10, (02:07 real time) and the credits have started!

Gaah… still got 25 minutes of credits left…

They’re about to end! 02:10:01 and it’s done!

02:28 in the real world.

So that is all.

Thanks for reading, have a great Sunday, and ta-ta.

Love willski.

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