Today, I am participating in not one, but TWO blogfests! For the Deja Vu blogfest, please click here.
Hobbit Fest is hosted by the lovely Tyrean Martinson at Tyrean's Writing Spot and M. Pax at Wistful Nebula in celebration of the movie!
Unless you're new to my blog, you probably know what a huge LOTR dork I am. I've seen each movie several times in theaters, own all of the extended versions, and even drove to Boston to attend the film exhibit when it was at the Museum of Science.
It was such a fun experience! They had a bunch of the weapons on display, including Gandalf's staff, and many of the costumes. My favorite was the chainmail (pieced together by HAND) and Galadriel's long white dress. And do you remember the scene where they send Boromir's body over the falls in a boat? That mannequin was there too. Amazing! I wish I had pictures to share, but unfortunately, cameras weren't allowed in the exhibit hall.
The Hobbit was one of my favorite books growing up and I'm pumped to see it come to life on the screen.
For the blogfest, we have to answer four questions, so here goes!
What is your favorite hobbit characteristic/or the one that you think closely resembles you . . .?
Out of all of the inhabitants in Middle-Earth, the hobbit is my favorite. I don't want to be an elegant elf or a warrior princess ... I'd want to be a HOBBIT. I want to live in a comfortable hobbit-hole with a big round green door and a garden. I like the quiet life... although, like Bilbo, I'd be one of the strange hobbits who wouldn't mind a taste of adventure every now and then. But my favorite hobbit characteristic is that they love to eat, because I love to eat, too!
If you could choose between a scrumptious second breakfast and a perilous unexpected journey – which would you prefer?
I want both, but if I have to pick one, I'll go with the perilous unexpected journey. Seems to me like that would be something that would come along once in a lifetime, whereas a second helping of pancakes and bacon could happen any time (and, in fact, does happen. A lot).
Have you ever left behind something on a journey (expected or unexpected) and wished you could have it over and over again? (a pocket handkerchief?)
I can't say that I have. I take good care of my stuff and rarely lose anything important. I think I do remember leaving behind a brand-new bag of caramel Chex Mix at the airport once, and that was pretty sad, because caramel Chex Mix is the bomb.
What is your Favorite part or quote from the book that you hope will be in the movie?
I have many, many favorite quotes, but I love the dwarves' song: "Far over the misty mountains cold / To dungeons deep and caverns old / We must away ere break of day / To seek the pale enchanted gold." And I know for a fact it's in the movie because I heard it in the trailer! *goosebumps*
What are your favorite Hobbit quotes? Are you going to see the movie? If you also participated in Hobbit Fest, please let me know in the comments so I can go read your responses!