Saturday, June 29, 2013

This HAD To Be Shared

Orlando Bloom has finished his filming for The Hobbit. So guess what Peter Jackson decided to do and post on his YouTube channel.

Never mind me, I'm over here dying of laughter at this...


In Pace Christi,


The Dean O'Gorman Post To Rule Them All

Because reasons.

Assassin's Creed: Dean Edition

I honestly have no idea how those two pictures got that way. I honestly don't. Blogger is confusing.
However, I have no idea what he is doing on the right. This is the signal for this post to devolve into silliness. Hold on to your hats.
I actually think this gif is form where he was explaining that it took him and Aidan so many times to get their, "At your service," scene right because Martin Freeman would stand behind the camera and make faces at them the whole time. LOL.
I was going to say I'd like to know how and why people come up with this stuff, but, on second thoughts, I REALLY don't want to know. I just don't.

From The Almighty Jonsons. Yes, he actually says that. Hilarious In Hindsight, as he went on to play Fili. LOL. Someone in the casting department must have a sense of humor.

Look at him! He's so tiny. And adorable, swinging his feet like a little boy... STOP IT WITH THE ADORABLENESS! IT'S FAR TOO DISTRACTING!!!
Well, all right. Baby Dean can be just as adorable as he likes.
I just... I don't even know. XD
Come join the insanity!
In Pace Christi,

Aidan Gif Post

...Because I'm not really bothering to be discreet anymore.

Not fangirling over this guy has proven to be a distinct impossibility. He makes it impossible. I mean... have you seen ANY of the pictures I've posted?? I even go out of my way to find pictures of him and Dean being the loveable dorks they are, but even at their derpiest they can't go any worse than adorkable.

Discretion on my part has been lost somewhere along the way. The sad thing is, I'm not sure I really care.

So, yeah, gif posts!

First, a gifset I found somewhere in the dark depths of Tumblr:

The commment on this gifset? "This man makes facial expressions look like a winter sport."

Yes. Yes, he does. It's rather irritating how ridiculously adorkable he can be. I mean... some of us are trying to be sane fangirls! Please, do not make this any harder for us!

Apparently there is a rumor that he is on Tumblr and it has caused mass panic in some cirlces. The poor guy.

As for these next three, I don't know why. They're from Being Human and I guess I just thought they were funny. So enjoy, or something.

Like I said, I don't know why. I do a lot of things just because I think they're funny. I do have troll tendencies.

For bonus points:

Dork. Loveable dork.

In Pace Christi,
P.S. As you can see, I have a lot of gifs. At least, I have found a lot of gifs. I do not keep them all, however. Nevertheless, my gif collection is like... 125 gifs by now. Yikes. Time to whittle 'em down a bit, I think...

Billy Boyd, LOTR Commentator Extraordinaire


He is Pippin in real life. You cannot deny it.

In Pace Christi,


Fellowship Tribute

"The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places. But still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater."

-- Haldir, The Fellowship of the Ring

In Pace Christi,


My 400th Post

Since this is, indeed, my 400th post (go me!), I decided to celebrate it in a special way. In the past, when I have reached a nice milestone, I have celebrated by doing a Tolkien tribute of somesort, usually if not always complete with pictures. This time, I have decided that since all of my posts are generally Tolkien tributes I should mix things up a bit.

So today I am troping myself. Get ready to click on links, folks, because here I go.

Altum Videtur - Why, yes, everything does sound better in Latin.

Apologizes A Lot - At least, cashiers and other people get this a lot from me.

Berserk Button - Swearing. I can't stand it. I nearly once hit a guy with my umbrella for it. (It was a rainy day; that is why I had my umbrella out.) Thing is, he wasn't even talking to me. He was just walking by with his buddies.

Beware the Nice Ones - I say, "Good morning," to all the bus drivers and never fail to tell a cashier, "Thank you." I generally try to be a nice little clueless student. But if you insult my family or my faith... hoo, boy... prepare for me to drop a can of logic on you.

Bookworm - Definitely. Not sure I qualify for 'Cute Bookworm', though. o.O I am also a parish librarian, but I am not sure any of the librarian tropes fit me. Double o.O.

Brutal Honesty - I realize I have this tendency. Surprisingly, it usually does not result in Apologizes A Lot.

Dumb Blonde - Averted. I have never had a dumb blonde joke made to me in reference to me. This is a very good thing, as far as I am concerned.

Grammar Nazi - Oh, so much.

Gratuitous German - Uh, yes, I do this. I need to do it more often. I need to practice it, nicht wahr? It is also very funny to do this to telemarketers. I am always polite to them, though. I just tell them, "Ich kann Sie nicht verstanden. Bitte wiederholen Sie und sprechen Sie langsam," ("I cannot understand you. Please repeat that and speak more slowly.") They usually hang up.

Hair of Gold - A bit. I think. Maybe?

J. R. R. Tolkien - My hero and role model.

Most Tropers Are Young Nerds - Yep.

So You Want To Be The Next J. R. R. Tolkien - Uh, yes. Yes, I do. Very much.

Southern-Fried Genius - My goal.

Throw the Book At Them - I have been known to do this. Some characters in my stories have also been known to do this.

I may think of more tropes later. Anyway. This is a start. A very random 400th post, but have you come to expect anything different from me?

In Pace Christi,


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Random Amusing Things

Hobbit-related, of course. What else did you think they would be related to, hmm? I sort of have a one-track mind these days.

Which can be a bit of a problem, as I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY need to be working on my own stories. I know I have promised not to talk about them on this blog (1., it would be incredibly confusing for everyone; 2., no one would care; 3., I inflict enough of it on my family as it is; 4., have I mentioned incredibly confusing yet?) and I know I have once or twice broken that rule, so I don't need to break it again.

Because incredible confusion would result.

Incidentally, my stories lead me to doing such things as trying to find the right spelling of 'psychosomatic' and to look up the different divisions of the atmosphere. Because I try to ground my fantasy world in real life. Not sure how much success I have, but the attempt is made.

Anyway, that is not what I am here for. I am here to post pictures and stuff. It's what I do, after all, even if only one person says they care (we have our little gigglefests over pictures and stuff; I don't mind, come join the party, enough for more people), which I am extremely grateful for. I feel less like I'm talking randomly to myself.

I do that enough as it is.

I really need to move on to the pictures...


Ori, what are you doing?

Face it, the Dwarves need the directions, even if they are coming from an odd little man in the strangest trousers they have ever seen. After all, if they leave Thorin to do the navigating, who knows where on Middle-earth they'll end up?

What? I thought this gif was funny. Don't you? XD

Also, I found some more funny stuff from HobbitCon:

  • Fan: What did you think about seeing your face on a plane?
  • Mark: Mine was on the door so it didn't really matter.
  • Stephen: That's because you're a DORi.

    • Sylvester McCoy (about Matt Smith): ... And then a twelve-year-old stole my TARDIS.
  • Fan: In the book, Fili and Kili are the youngest, but in the movie Ori is the youngest. Why did they change that?
  • Jed: They asked us not to shave for a few days and the person with the least beard growth could play the youngest.

    Even more ahahahahahaha.
    Seriously though if you look in the WETA Chronicles books pictures demonstrate that Aidan had a very nice beard before they started filming. I'm fairly sure someone referred to him as 'Irish Jesus' somewhere but I can't remember where.
    The caption for this? "On a scale of one to Sylvester McCoy, how drunk are you?'
    The picture comes with a bonus Dwalin head. Seriously, he seems to photobomb everything. Maybe it's because he's so tall. ???
    The poor fan whose picture is being taken with these guys... the poor fan... She (I assume it is a she) is going to either be scarred for life, or scarred for life and glad she was scarred for life.
    Oh, Jed...
    Dean, what are you doing now???

    Bored hobbits. What a sight.

    I'm really not sure what they're doing here, or pretending to do, rather. o.O

    Trashcans? Seriously, lol what. Trashcans?

    Yes, you're adorable, Dom. Please stop playing it up for the camera before we all melt from the adorableness.

    Jed. Again. Being more normal this time, thankfully.
    ...Wait, is he ever normal?
    Well, being less... flamboyant... than usual. Yeah, let's go with that...
    Oh, wait, here's some of him being his usual self:
    Oh, look, I finally managed to get two onto the same level. Not sure how I did it. I'm not doing to try to squish them together, either, a la Tumblr, because I'd probably accidentally delete them.

    I really have no idea what any of them are doing, especially the first three. Don't ask me. I'm clueless. It's in my job description.

    Why, yes, I found someone's stash of HobbitCon pictures. Are you really surprised?

    This next one might surprise you...

    I have absolutely no idea why someone thought it would be a good idea to dress as a bunny to a LOTR convention. Do you?

    However, the actors were gracious enough to imitate her, although some of them (looking at you, Dean and Stephen) don't seem exactly thrilled about it.

    Of course, the moment has been preserved in all its infamy for all posterity. *cackles insanely*

    Jed Brophy dancing, ladies and gentlemen. As viewed, in all likelihood, from someone's iPhone.
    There were also gifs of Dean.
    ...Oh my.
    I found a lot of gifs of Dean.
    ...Suffice it to say that this person has a Dean obsession.
    Oh my.
    I think I can fill an entire post with just Dean gifs. I mean, it's like you wouldn't believe.
    Why, yes, I do go randomly lookin up stuff to blog and type out my thoughts while doing so. Don't you? I tend to do that a lot - type out my thoughts. I don't know if it helps me think or not. It's easier to do it with typing than with writing, though, since my typing is faster than my writing and can keep up with my thought processes better.
    Whenever I send a letter to a friend (yes, I use snail mail), I really don't plan out my letters. I just sort of sit down and start talking. On paper. It's a sort of whatever-I-happen-to-think-of-and-write-down sort of thing. As I am very random, they are very random letters.
    They seem to do their job, though.
    Okay, this post should win an award for randomness. I think it's time for me to go to bed.
    *checks clock*
    Oh, most certainly.

    In Pace Christi,