OK, has anybody seen frodosweetstuff
? I haven't seen her around commenting for a few days, and I'm just afraid that she might have put on her ring of invisibility before seeing the below picture and may have thudded out cold somewhere when she saw it, and no one's tripped over her yet. ;-D
I had a lovely dinner with ancalime8301
this evening--I can attest that the Gandalf Gobbler sandwich at Denny's is excellent, especially with a side of spinach--the menus are very cute. But Thomas-Builds-the-Fire tells it better
, of course. And yes, this was not one of the Denny's that John Metz owns
, which I would not dine in. Anyway, Cali said she hadn't seen this beautiful Frodo With the Party RSVPs pic yet, so it was as good an excuse as any to post it. I'm not sure now if it's the one I got from a link to Tolkienanos from Tumbler or our dear aliensouldream
. The pic posted was a red-phased and sepia-ed version of the original Rolling Stone Magazine pic, and it is a very pretty effect I like a lot, but I decided to up the blue and lower the red a bit in the pic to give it a more day light effect. Yes, ASD, it is very hard to stop playing with this pic! :-D The pic in the magazine has a much sharper focus with a candlelight tone to it.
I'm kind of psyched that we get to see an age appropriate Frodo for this movie, and he's looking as beautiful as ever. I don't mean to suggest that it's more correct than the fanon that supposes that hobbits at the 33 coming of age point are like a human 18 due to slower maturation, a fanon mostly developed to make sense of Frodolijah looking so young, I think. But that fanon never quite satisfies for me that his younger hobbit companions look older than he is.
So here's how my head fanon of the films is working now: Frodo looks age appropriate in The Hobbit
because the tale is from Bilbo's point of view, and Bilbo sees Frodo as he is--a hobbit in his thirties when Bilbo is eleventy-one.
However, the LotR is from Frodo's point of view, and thus he has a younger self-image of himself, as I think most of us do. So with Frodo's telling of the tale, we see him as he sees himself: a younger hobbit than even his ring-slowed age would make him later. So now it all makes sense for me and I won't have any cognitive dissonance at seeing an older Frodo for the earlier parts of the tales. And I'm so psyched to see a Frodo (and Bingo) who looks so much closer to my textual head fanon image of the character. Such are the happy rationalizations of this Frodocentric, and still Bingocentric, fan. (-;
And I promised Cali more links of what's been fun to view the last couple of weeks:
The 8 minute fan compilation of all the previewshttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/21/the-hobbit-fan-trailer_n_2170938.html
The Piano Guys LotR Cover of pretty visuals with gorgeous piano/cello duohttp://youtu.be/FZNqs0YgWkM
The Silly Air New Zealand advertisement video with great-grandson Royd Tolkien in hobbit feethttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBlRbrB_Gnc
Ian McKellan's fanfic of a Bilbo/Gandalf backstory, that I bet would delight the Cucumber-Free-Cookie-batch fans a lot (-;http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/film/7985801/Sir-Ian-on-Gandalfs-return
PJs Production Video #9http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vqyzHwnEiY
And another pic from RSM I really like
And one more thing: does Shore's Misty Mountains Cold theme remind anyone else of Jupiter from Holst's "The Planets"? I find you can hum (OK, as in, "I have hummed") the tune and gone right into humming Holst's with one smooth transition. There ya go. (-:
3 more weeks! :-D