ashkiryn: (ienzo/zexion)
That quote in the subject, by the way, is paraphrased from a completely different book series, but I think it accurately sums up my feelings for the moment. My Goat has just been killed.

Now, I've been reading The Two Towers, and I'm not quite done yet. Still two chapters to go, which I am NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO, because Frodo and Sam are now entering Shelob's Lair, which is ENDLESS NIGHTMARE FUEL for me, and so I'm kind of dragging a leetle bit in finishing. But anyway, that's just a heads up. This post is going to be talking about my proverbial dead goat (because obviously I don't have a real dead goat, come on now). History has been made for me.

Today marks the first time that I have ever cried while reading an LOTR book. Ever.

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ashkiryn: (epic bromance and aragorn)
I am mildly annoyed for the moment. I uploaded this pic to use for when I finished reading The Two Towers, and the entry I'll eventually post about that, and then I tried to upload 3 different pictures of Aragorn for this entry, but for some strange reason it wouldn't let me. When it got to the part where you size the picture, it kept reverting back to this one. So...okay then, stupid picture. Whatevs. At least Aragorn's still in this one, I guess.

ANYWAY. So, last time, I talked about The Hobbit. This time around, it's time to talk about the first "book" of the Lord of the Rings "trilogy" proper: The Fellowship of the Ring.

(Mildly interesting factoid: the assumption that LOTR is a trilogy is actually incorrect. Tolkien wrote it all as one book, but his editor/some person with executive power insisted on publishing it into three volumes, because otherwise the book would have been too big, and supposedly there were paper shortages. They also therefore got into quite a few arguments over the titles of each volume; Tolkien was admantly against naming the third book "The Return of the King" because he (correctly, in my opinion) thought it was a huge spoiler for the book, but he was overruled.)

"Well, that rules you out, Pip." )


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