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The Hobbit, A Fan’s Tale

November 14, 2012

I am a big big fan of J.R.R. Tolkien’s work. I discovered his work near the end of my sixth grade year when I was on the hunt for a new book to read. As luck would have it I was at the store with my brother, I was browsing the various books when I knocked one-off the shelf. Bending down to pick it up I read the cover, “The Fellowship of the Ring.” This one moment started the birth of my fascination and love of the world Tolkien created.

I started with the first book, blazing through in a week or two. I was hungry for more and quickly went and scooped up the second and third parts of the trilogy as the new school year started. I had finished Two Towers by the time I found out the series was being made into a motion picture. Those movies mark the first and only times I have gone to the theater for a movie multiple times AND the only time I have gone to the watch a movie on my own. I was in love with the interpretation that Peter Jackson and company created on the silver screen. I read and re-read the books as I waited for the Fellowship to come out on DVD, going to pick it up on the midnight release. I collected newspaper clippings, read articles online, and became a darn near walking encyclopedia of the series for example: Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday (September 22nd).  I  have read some of Tolkien’s other works, falling even more into the world he had created. (Part of my inspiration to become a writer is from the joy I got out of his work.)  When The Return of the King finally came  out in theaters, three years after the whole thing started, it made me giddy and sad, knowing the journey would end.  Which leads me to the whole point of this post.

One month from today, Tolkien’s world (as imagined and presented by Peter Jackson) we get to go back. Tolkien’s work The Hobbit (part one) will be released on December 14,2012 and I am beyond thrilled. (Yes I do have reserved tickets to the midnight showing, thanks for asking!)  Pardon me while I go geek out for a bit.



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  1. Janiece Ables permalink

    I consider Lord of the Rings to be among the finest cinematic achievements in motion picture history. As for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the closest approximation is The Phantom Menace. I liked The Phantom Menace back in May 1999 and I still do (in defense of… ). But I now know exactly how those who disliked or hated Episode One felt on that fateful evening 12.5 years ago. I feel your pain, for now it is my pain as well…

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