Saturday, April 26, 2014

Random Pictures

So, I turned eighteen yesterday. I'm still not sure what to think about it... O.o
But anyhoo, I took some pictures!














 

 I didn't do anything crazy, but I did watch Thor for the first (and probably the last) time EVER! :)


Happy weekend!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Long Expected Post

Yes, that's right! This is my post about my opinion of The Desolation of Smaug
I know several of you have been asking for my thoughts, and, as I've never done a movie review before, I'll give it no less than my best.

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD


Beorn:
Beorn was incredible! Though, this particular part of the movie wasn't quite what I had envisioned from the book...but, hey! It's a movie, right?


Bilbo:
Martin does a wonderful job of "being" this Hobbit! The courage he found really did help him.



Radagast:
So...I guess Radagast was okay. He wasn't in the book, but I loved his little part in this movie (though, his whole hair thing is questionable)! My family really got a kick out of his "This is not a nice place to meet." line. :D


Gandalf:
Um, he's a wizard. He does as he choses (within reason). :)



Tauriel:
Oh boy, Tauriel.
Let me just say that she wasn't my favorite.
Though, I did like the way she helped Kili throughout the movie. ;)


Legolas:
So much could be said about this amazing Elf! Orlando is awesome at playing him! I'm glad that, even though Legolas is not in the book, they put him in the movie, to save the dwarves, capture the dwarves, save them again, etc.





Kili:
Okay, so I loved how Kili sacrificed his life to save his friends. He took an arrow to the knee (and a poisoned arrow at that)! But, I never quite understood what all that was about between him and Tauriel...



The Barrel Scene:
Pure Epicness! By far one of my favorite scenes in the whole movie!




Fili:
Oh Fili. I must say, I admired his devotion to his brother. When Kili was sick and had to stay behind in Lake-Town, Fili told Thorin that he was going to stay with him. "I belong with my brother."



Bard:
Oh yes! I loved him! He was amazing at hiding the dwarves, etc.
I was a little disappointed with the Master of the Town...I didn't understand why he threw Bard in prison (not in the book). 
His children were so sweet as well. :)





Thorin:
I'm not sure what to think of this "King under the Mountain."
His greed, and lust for power and wealth reminded me of this verse from James "Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days." (5:1-3)



Smaug:
Now we come to it. "Smaug, the Chiefest and Greatest of Calamaties" was amazing!! His conversation with Bilbo was great! Was really impressed with the size of Smaug. He was massive, and evil. Exactly what I expected!


The Ending:
Um, well...quite like the ending of An Unexpected Journey, I was a little disappointed. But, I was also excited, because it was a good "keep-me-in-suspense" effect. I think that they did this to keep the viewers interested, which is great for exercising patience. :)

Overall, I was quite impressed. I can't wait until There and Back Again comes out!

 Well, there you have it! My review of The Desolation of Smaug is finished.
  
How'd you like it? Please leave your thoughts in a comment!


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

111 and 11

Wow! I have made it to eleventy-one posts...

Time to bring out the cake!

To all of you who have stayed "with" me throughout the history of this blog, I want to give you a big thank you!!  I have really enjoyed getting to know each of you.  Y'all are an encouragement to me...in more ways than one!

But still...
*Wink*

But, I still have something to say.
I need to say that, quite unlike Bilbo, I am not leaving (just in case y'all were wondering)!  No, I am still here.  Still posting.


  And now, before I wrap up this post, I must add that today is my sister, Hannah's eleventh birthday!!! :D She's becoming quite a young lady!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Another Award!

Bekah has nominated me for the Liebster Award!
As I've done this before, I will not re-do it, but I will answer the questions!

Note: Those written in bold are my answers.

1. What is your favorite pastime? I have SO MANY favorites! But one of my top favorites is reading
2. What is one of your favorite books? A favorite book?? Oh dear... um, how about The Hobbit.

3. What is one of your favorite quotes? *Tries to count how many favorite quotes I have* Well, let me go with one that I have recently come across: "I try not to make too many plans. God always laughs at your plans. I’m going to keep the door open, and keep the page blank and see what gets painted upon it." -Tom Hiddleston

4. For a vacation, would you prefer the beach or mountains? MOUNTAINS!

5. What is your favorite meal? I LOVE Chinese food.
6. What is your hobby/s? Photography, running, writing, collector of good quotes
7. If you could visit a foreign country, where would you go? It's between England, Scotland, and New Zealand.
8. Do you play an instrument? Nope! I specialize in playing CD's though! xP
9. What is one of your favorite characters from a book you've read? Legolas Greenleaf from Lord of the Rings.
10. What is your favorite season? Autumn! Or Spring, gotta love Spring...
11. Who is your favorite author? Oooooh, Ken Ham!

Thanks, Bekah for nominating me! I enjoyed answering your questions!

On a sidenote: 
My family is so looking forward to owning this on DVD (we haven't seen it yet).
WE HAVE TILL TUESDAY! :D