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Lord of the Rings

Marya -- Thursday, December 19, 2002 -- 03:32:12 AM

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Mogget -- Thursday, January 15, 2004 -- 04:37:28 AM -- 789 of 978

Silly, but funny: Lines from The Lord of the Rings which can be improved by substituting "pants". Examples:

Gondor has no pants. Gondor needs no pants.
If in doubt, Meriadoc, always follow your pants.
I was there the day the pants of men failed.
One day, our paths will lead us there and the tower guard will take up the call: The Pants of Gondor have returned!
Your love of the halflings' pants has clearly slowed your mind.
A shadow and a threat have been growing in my pants.
theDiva -- Thursday, January 15, 2004 -- 03:08:29 PM -- 790 of 978

"Not idly do the pants of Lorien fall."


Biscuit -- Thursday, January 15, 2004 -- 03:10:25 PM -- 791 of 978

These are good, too -

"Life in the wide world goes on much as it has these past age, full of its own comings and goings, scarcely aware of the existence of pants... for which I am very thankful."

"You fear to go into those pants. The dwarves delved too greedily and too deep."

"Three hundred lives of men I have walked this earth and now I have no pants."

rdbrewer -- Thursday, January 15, 2004 -- 03:13:23 PM -- 792 of 978

I love this.

Hobbit Chic Hits Milan Runways. --via Drudge.

rtb -- Thursday, January 15, 2004 -- 03:14:03 PM -- 793 of 978
Live from New York!

Humina humina!

Biscuit -- Thursday, January 15, 2004 -- 03:15:44 PM -- 794 of 978

Maybe we need a Fancyjerkins! thread.

MsIt -- Thursday, January 15, 2004 -- 03:15:51 PM -- 795 of 978

"Not idly do the pants of Lorien fall."

Hahahaha. I picture Aragorn saying that with a very pensive face.

Btw, I don't understand this Aragorn dissing in the final film. As an avid admirer of the character, I thought he came through with shinning colors.

Now, Eomer did not have enough screen or eye candy time. Not nearly enough.

rtb -- Thursday, January 15, 2004 -- 03:17:05 PM -- 796 of 978
Live from New York!

Speaking only for myself, MsIt, I didn't mean to diss Aragorn, rather to diss the fact that he didn't get enough screen time.

Jane Plane -- Thursday, January 15, 2004 -- 03:17:20 PM -- 797 of 978
Ooh la la du riz!

Now, Eomer did not have enough screen or eye candy time. Not nearly enough.

Truer words ne'er were spoken. More Eomer.

Jane Plane -- Thursday, January 15, 2004 -- 03:18:58 PM -- 798 of 978
Ooh la la du riz!

I'm kind of dissing Aragorn, although I don't blame my future husband at all. I just felt like the transformation from Ranger to King was incomplete, and he wasn't given enough chances to lead.

theDiva -- Thursday, January 15, 2004 -- 03:30:50 PM -- 799 of 978

Aragorn is wonderful throughout.

MsIt -- Thursday, January 15, 2004 -- 04:00:33 PM -- 800 of 978

Yes, Diva he is.

Jane, I'm an easy critic of Jackson and his script. I thought the task of transferring that story to film was so incredibly daunting that I'm appreciative of the quality he managed. Generally I'm satisfied with the movies, and frankly, I find the extended DVD's to live up to most of my needs and expectations.

I'm hoping Eomer gets more screen time on the DVD.

I'm also one of those who found the endings delightful. They could have gone on longer as far as I was concerned, and they fit with the book. That is, Tolkien was very anti-climatic in the last half of the Return of the King anyway, so I didn't mind the way Jackson handled it.

tsarina -- Thursday, January 15, 2004 -- 04:06:47 PM -- 801 of 978

I felt like the stories told in the multiple "endings" were nice (except for the excruciating slow motion bit in Frodo's bedroom), but I felt like the whole film was edited poorly, which made those scenes feel rather painful.

MsIt -- Thursday, January 15, 2004 -- 04:10:24 PM -- 802 of 978

See, I know next to nothing about film making and editing. My lack of knowledge allows me to simply enjoy the feast before me, uncritical of the nuances of the industry.

I prefer it that way. Movies are an escape for me not an intellectual journey. I get plenty of that elsewhere.

Badger -- Thursday, January 15, 2004 -- 07:26:38 PM -- 803 of 978
I shall find selfness when I am standing on the corpses of my enemies.

I liked the slow motion hobbits-inna-bed bit, but then I'm kind of a hobbit girl. They could have cut all the boring king bits out and I would have been quite happy.

tsarina -- Thursday, January 15, 2004 -- 07:50:05 PM -- 804 of 978

I just found the Ga-aaaandalph bit really painful. That combined with the slow motion and the lustful looks from Legolas were torturous. Add into that the laughing like the end of a Scooby Doo episode and for me it equals a scene that should never have been shot.

Liadan -- Thursday, January 15, 2004 -- 08:10:26 PM -- 805 of 978
If I wasn't so shallow, I might be ashamed. Luckily, I'm very, very shallow.--J. Harvey, A Socialite's Life

I really dislike the hobbit pillow bounce. Really don't care for that slow motion, soft focus, giggling fluff.

Also, am I the only one who was jolted by Aragorn, the sensitive, new age, borderline toltec king? I didn't HATE it, but it could have been, I don't know, not quite so "woo-woo" with the singing, and the flowers, and frenching the Elf Bride.

catling -- Thursday, January 15, 2004 -- 08:53:38 PM -- 806 of 978
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Hopefully they'll fill in the Gondor bits more to make it less jolting. IIRC, he played a role in the missing Houses of Healing chapter that gives more of a transition from rough and tumble soldier to tender king dude.

Alice CK -- Friday, January 16, 2004 -- 01:44:43 AM -- 807 of 978
the glass in the toilet is quite a pretty blue

hobbit pillow bounce

This phrase appeals to me, and not because I lust after Billy Boyd or anything. It sounds like a party game.

Biscuit -- Friday, January 16, 2004 -- 05:40:27 PM -- 808 of 978

It reminds me of the "Pony Moon Bounce", which was on a sign that Patrick and Lyra Jane saw someplace.

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