The Third Hobbit Movie, Directed by G. R. R. Martin

So, I’m not a big Lord of the Rings fan, to be honest. I liked the movies alright and I enjoyed reading The Hobbit, but it was never a big deal for me.

My boyfriend is a huge Tolkien fan though, so we went to see the Hobbit (and got to drive back through freezing rain, but sure, it was worth it). I enjoyed the movie, and it’d been a while since I’d read the book, so I kinda forgot who died. (Oh, right, spoilers if you haven’t seen it or read the book).

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Sometimes I forget how beautiful everything is

a beach

a beach

a dock

a dock

a path

a path

a bird

a bird

a wave

a wave

a seashell

a seashell

 

I took these up at Lake Erie the other day. I read so much sometimes that I come to appreciate the beautiful things that good authors have written down more than the actual beauties around me. I’ll read about the beautiful rainbow or the motley colors of court and forget that I’m really only looking at a black and white page, and then when I go outside and see how beautiful nature really is it’s like I’m seeing the colors for the first time.

In other news, I really love my camera. If only I happened to have a castle on hand, I could take pictures of the perfect cover art for my novel! I might still do that, just find whatever I decide to represent my novel on the cover and just take a million pictures of it until I’m satisfied. If it was a modern novel or some young adult romance I would have six amazing options to chose from already, but that’s not the case.

Here is the cover I think I’m going to go with:

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Game of Thrones

Okay, I’m a little late on the bandwagon, but I just wanted this post this in case anyone has been on the fence about watching it.

Watch it! It’s wonderful. If you’d rather read the books first, that’s fine, but then you need to get the books ASAP. The videos can all be found online on whatever streaming site you’re fond of. I’ve been reading the books as well (I might post a review of them at some point, but it’d feel a bit like reviewing Harry Potter… completely pointless) and I can say that reading the books will not take away your enjoyment of the show and the show won’t ruin the books. I’m glad to have watched the show first, even though I had planned to do the opposite, because I like how all the characters are portrayed. The only ones they really mucked up was Sansa’s aunt, who was supposed to be fat, and The Hound, who should have been more gruesome looking. However, it’s TV, so they were just trying to make it appeal for everyone. And I still love The Hound. Proof:

the-hound1However, if you don’t like randomly seeing boobs or some white guy’s ass every once in a while, stick with the books. You just never know when you’ll be flashed…