I don't know about you, but I love the Lord of the Rings. I'm a die-hard fan. I watch at least one of the movies every week, and I can answer almost any trivia question from both the books and the movies.
My favorite character is Legolas. No, it's not because of his looks, it's because of his character. He's brave and gentle and kind and so many more things, and for that I look up to him.
Something else about me is that I'm extremely perceptive when it comes to my favorite fandoms and characters.
While watching the Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (again) I was listening closely to everything concerning both Legolas and Aragorn, because for a long time I have been wondering what it is between them. Now I understand.
When Legolas first meets Aragorn (as he was told to do by Thranduil), Aragorn was around nine years of age. Imagine Legolas meeting a child, and learning that this boy is a King. I think Legolas would spend a lot of time with Aragorn; not only to learn his name, as was his task, but also because Legolas is a Prince and perhaps he could be there for Aragorn, who would eventually have to learn the truth of his past.
Imagine now Legolas playing with a child Aragorn. He probably played hide and seek with Aragorn, he probably told him countless stories. Legolas, if you think about it, really watched Aragorn grow up.
Now think about sixty to seventy years later, to the Lord of the Rings. At this point, I don't think it's just friendship Legolas feels towards Aragorn, but also maybe a fatherly protection for him. In the movies, we see many times how much Legolas really cares for Aragorn. After every battle he goes to Aragorn immediately. It's easy to tell that he'll willingly die to protect Aragorn.
This is just something I can't stop thinking about (in a good way). . . I just love imagining Legolas playing with a child Aragorn.
It's Star Wars time again, and I've now seen the Last Jedi twice. Each time it was awesome.
Spoilers ahead, people.
Okay, first of all: Kylo Ren. No one liked him in the Force Awakens, let's be honest. In tFA he was labeled by all fans a "crybaby with anger issues"... at least that's what I labeled him. But let's face it: in the Last Jedi, he was pretty awesome. The whole backstory with Luke and Ben gives you a glimpse into why he is the way he is, so I can respect that.
Next, Rey. I loved what they did with connecting Rey and Ben through the Force. I was really just waiting for them to kiss. I mean, come on Ben, just JOIN REY. Please.
The one part that disturbed everyone (except Kylo Ren fangirls) was the scene where Kylo Ren was shirtless. Why is this in my review, you wonder? Well, I was talking with a friend about the Last Jedi, and she told me about an article she read. She said that the Kylo-Ren-shirtless scene wasn't as a joke, it was actually to show viewers that Ben and Rey couldn't just hear each other, they could also see each other.
Luke Skywalker. I have never been a fan of Luke. In this movie, they should have taken away the humor with Luke, I really didn't like it. But other than that, I thought Luke was pretty cool. I mean he faced the whole First Order as a hologram.
I mean yeah he died afterwards but YES.
Finn had always been my favorite. He's like: awesome. I really loved his character in this movie, but the whole Finn-and-Rose thing... I'm not too big on it. I honestly prefer Finn and Rey, but that's just me. There's really not much to say about Finn in the Last Jedi... yes he went to find a master code breaker. But that was all. Nothing exciting.
Poe is incredible. In the Force Awakens I saw him as a wise character, but the Last Jedi really shows who he is and that he'll blow something up before he thinks. He has, apparently, a quick temper, but no matter what, we'll always love Poe. Always. I don't have his POP character for no good reason.
"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." If Rose was named Brittany I still wouldn't like her. I am NOT a Rose fan. She was literally pointless in the Last Jedi. The whole thing with the code breaker was pointless as well. I feel like Rose was just there to BE and as a love interest for Finn. So yeah. I don't like her.
*Phasma enters the shot* *epic music plays* I'm a Phasma fan. She doesn't do much. But she's awesome. I am highly disappointed though: I wanted a big reveal in this movie. I want to know who Phasma is. And now she's DEAD.
D-D-DJ. Was hilariously amazing. I want to see him again.
So these are some of my thoughts on the Last Jedi. Did you disagree with me, or were you nodding 'yes' the whole article? Tell me what you thought in the comments!
WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THOR RAGNAROK.
Okay... not what I expected with Hela. Thor's SISTER? Odin's FIRSTBORN? Loki's HALF-SISTER? I guess that's the Marvel Movie Universe's fault for not giving Loki a wife, therefore no child... but sister? I didn't see that coming, I must admit.
Right, let's take this one step at a time though...
So Thor. The mighty Thor. In chains at the beginning of the movie, confronting a fire demon, that started us off with a pretty cool fight scene. Not much to say about the main guy... only because I don't like him that much and there's nothing to say.
Eomer as Skurge? That I loved, I think I can call myself a Lord of the Rings fan. I thought that Skurge would play a bigger part in the movie. I mean yes he was Hela's executioner and yes he died at the end fighting to save the Asgardians, but still, I thought the role would be bigger; or at least that we would get to know Skurge a little better. He just seemed a sort of distant character from the rest.
You're probably wondering why I haven't spoken about my favorite, Loki, yet... all in good time.
So Loki; thankfully not in chains or in prison upon first seeing him. Disguised as Odin, I thought that was hilarious (especially that one line he said after seeing Thor... major LOL) because he was so bad at acting as Odin. Overall though, I feel really bad for Loki. Literally no one cares about him, they throw him around (Get Help) all the time. Let's just say though that Loki was BRILLIANT and leave it at that. One thing that concerns me, however, is the Tesseract. On his way through Asgard's vault we see Loki stop when he sees the Tesseract, but then we immediately cut back to Thor. We all know what that means: Loki has the Tesseract up his sleeve. The coming Infinity War is all about the Infinity Stones, and Loki is now in possession of one. He won't easily give it up, I know him.
Bottom line: Loki, don't get yourself killed next movie, I will die.
Valkyrie was hilarious. I wasn't expecting her to be so... Captain Jack Sparrow. Drunk all the time, not to mention savvy. But let's face it: when that suit went on, she was awesome.
Hulk/Bruce Banner. First of all, will we ever get Bruce Banner back? Second of all, what happened with Bruce/Natasha? Because I love them. Third, Thor beat him in a fight... not bad. Fourth, Hulk's speaking in sentences now... and last, I'm serious, Hulk, QUIT SCARING LOKI. DON'T EVEN TOUCH HIM.
Running over a few quick things now: All of Thor's friends died, I'm super upset about that. I loved them so much.
I don't recall seeing Sif in the movie... was she even there or do I just not remember?
Heimdall was AWESOME people, I mean seriously.
Hela with the knives? Thought she'd have a better/more powerful weapon.
Hela is supposed to be Loki's daughter. Fenris is supposed to be Hela's brother.
Over all it was a great movie. While having a little too much humor, it was still AWESOME and Loki was INCREDIBLE.
When Loki was young, he came to desire a wife, and admired Sigyn from afar. When he went to court her, she revealed that she was betrothed to Theoric. Loki arranged to have Theoric murdered but made it look like he was killed in battle, and then disguised himself as Theoric so that Sigyn and "Theoric" were eventually wed by Odin. At the end of the ceremony Loki revealed his true form. Odin was furious, but Sigyn noted that as his wife, she was duty-bound to Loki for life. Odin made her the Goddess of fidelity for her endurance, and banished Loki from Asgard.
Does this mean that Loki will be/have been married to Sigyn in the movie? We'll find out. But one thing is for sure: they all have the same taste in headgear. (Reindeer Games, Tie-Fighter, and Charlie Brown Christmas tree.)
Ever wondered how it would be to hear superheroes have conversations with each other? Well here you go. Daniel Baxter, creator of HISHE (How It Should Have Ended), has made a contemplation of all of the Super Cafe clips. So here are volumes 1 and 2 of Super Cafe. Enjoy!
*I am not taking credit for these videos. I found them on YouTube and am merely sharing them with you.
Today is (drum roll) Harry Potter's 37th birthday! Not much I can do to celebrate it here, except this:
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Harry, happy birthday to you (and many moooooore)!!
Make Harry proud! Try this test I found and see how many you can get right!
*I am not taking credit for this quiz, I am only sharing it with you.
I know I'm not the only one who loves taking tests online to find out who I am in different movies/books. So I surfed the internet and found some for you! Here you go:
*I am not taking credit for any of theses tests. I found them online and am only sharing them with you.
Not much for this post, just a small message.
Something I find helpful in my life is using characters as role models or to help me get through things. The characters I use most are Legolas, Draco Malfoy, and Diaval. I use Legolas when I get nervous, because there's no one more calming than him. Draco is someone I can easily sympathize with when I'm feeling misunderstood. Diaval is for several reasons: he knows what's important, so he's basically my sense. He also is loyal and patient.
These characters may help you, or you may use other characters.
As that one meme says: "They may not be real to you, but they are real to me."
1. Hermione Granger from Harry Potter
Hermione is smart, funny, hard-working, brave, etc. etc. . . . Harry and Ron would have died in the first book if it wasn't for her.
2. Emma Bloom from Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Few people have read this book, but try to keep up. Emma is smart and brave, and will do anything to save her friends and the ones she loves. Even go out of a loop for him.
3. Bella Swan from Twilight
LOL JUST KIDDING
4. Eowyn from The Lord of the Rings
It's rare to find a princess who wants to go to battle and risk her life for her kingdom, especially one as brave and skilled as Eowyn.
5. Black Widow from the Marvel movies
Not much needs to be said here; she is awesome, she fights armed people, she has the coolest code name ever, and she befriended Green Giant.
I know that it's Thor: Ragnarok, but when I see the posters at the movie theater my mind goes to eggnog. I looked up what Ragnarok means and this is what Google said, and I quote:
In Norse mythology, Ragnarok is a series of future events, including a great battle foretold to ultimately result in the death of a number of major figures (including the gods Odin, Thor, Tyr, Freyr, Heimdallr, and Loki), the occurrence of various natural disasters, and the subsequent submersion of the world in water.
My thoughts: "There's a lot of big words in there, miss, and we're not but humble pirates!"
Most of that I don't understand and I'd need either a dictionary or my dad (what's the difference?) to help me.
But what are we looking forward to? My friend and I are going crazy because they cut Thor's hair and we've come to the conclusion that you don't have Thor without the long hair. I do however love this scene in the preview:
We know we'll have the usual Thor humor. But we'll all have to wait for November to see, won't we? I'll try to remember EVERYTHING when I see it so I can make a post. (Hey Dad, now you have to take me to see Thor because I promised everyone a post on it. HA HA)