The real problem with books-turned-movies isn’t “omg they didn’t include every single word in the book” it’s “omg they completely overlooked the main theme, threw out any significant allegories, took away all the emotional pull, an turned it into a boring action movie with a love triangle in it”
I meant to go on a Tumblr spree this afternoon commemorating the occasion, but the stupid thunderstorms intervened, producing an epic migraine and the need to lie down in a dark room for a couple hours, thus destroying all my planned free time.
(And then, as if the storms weren’t bad enough, a pipe in our upstairs bathroom apparently decided to leak/burst/something and now there’s a downstairs ceiling/wall that’s very wet and a several-foot-long expanse of carpeting that’s utterly ruined. On the upside, the water damage missed my desktop computer by less than two feet, so…HOORAY because I would have been utterly devastated had my computer been killed by a leaky pipe. I’m now typing from the laptop because desktop is currently inaccessible on the other side of the ruined carpet + fans.)
And now this post was supposed to be happy and instead it’s just kind of depressing and downbeat.
But…hopefully I’ll be back on Tumblr maybe Saturday night (oh, yes, the joys of being an introvert on Saturday nights!) and hopefully then I’ll address the issue of my ever-growing inbox and blogging and suchlike
but anyway happy third birthday to my blog!
and boooo storms and pipes and migraines and stuff
Favorite Places in Middle Earth: The Shire
ET TO KNOW ME→ movies [1/10]
↳ The Lord of the Rings trilogy
"Padme Amidala is a joy to draw, and I was privileged to follow her from birth to first love, motherhood to death. I often base my invented characters on real people, and I was so amazed by Natalie Portman’s performance in The Professional that I kept using her as a model for the young queen. After many hundreds of drawings, George finally asked, "Do you know this girl?" He eventually cast Natalie on her own merits, of course, but I like to think my Jedi mind tricks paved the way." - Iain McCaig