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I Want to Believe... Again!

I'll shortly be off to Asheville, and I look forward to seeing some of you at my "The Dystopian Tradition: What Worlds Gone Wrong Can Teach Us" weekend event.

Before leaving I had to make a quick post to say how very excited I am that The X-Files is returning (excited is an understatement!) and to share this Honest Trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, which says it all as far as I'm concerned. (Thanks to cookiefleck!)



I'll catch you on the flip side, folks!

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denorios
Mar. 26th, 2015 06:07 pm (UTC)
'The Bloating of the Five Pages'...*cracks up*
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 30th, 2015 06:44 pm (UTC)
That cracked me up, too!
whswhs
Mar. 26th, 2015 06:35 pm (UTC)
That was brutal. I'm slightly more happy that I decided to skip the third film.
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 30th, 2015 06:46 pm (UTC)
Yes, I think you made the right call there, unfortunately. The Bilbo scenes were wonderful, but too few and far between. I'm afraid Peter Jackson has contracted latter-day George Lucas Disease and fallen in love with CGI at the expense of characters.
ankh_hpl
Mar. 26th, 2015 09:52 pm (UTC)
I was drinking TEA when I started watching that! Nearly Darjeeling'd my keyboard, thanks to you.

And I too am thrilled to learn that the truth is still out there. (At least now we know where it's been all these years.)
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 30th, 2015 06:48 pm (UTC)
Nearly Darjeeling'd my keyboard, thanks to you.

Ha! I'm sorry. No wait, I'm not: it was worth it to see Darjeeling used as a verb! :)

(At least now we know where it's been all these years.)

Exactly!
lindahoyland
Mar. 27th, 2015 12:08 am (UTC)
So very clever. Thanks for sharing.
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 30th, 2015 06:49 pm (UTC)
My pleasure! I'm glad you liked it, too.
mosinging1986
Mar. 27th, 2015 03:06 pm (UTC)
Your event sounds so fun!

Sadly, I have to agree with the Hobbit trailer on many things. I adore LOTR, but I kept desperately wanting to be emotionally involved here and... I wasn't.

And I'm both excited and terrified at the return of XF! I thought the second movie was awful. I hope everyone goes back and watches some eps of the show so they can remember what these characters were even like. (But of course, I'm a sucker and will be watching no matter what.)
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 30th, 2015 07:42 pm (UTC)
Your event sounds so fun!

Thanks so much! This past weekend was a real joy.

Sadly, I have to agree with the Hobbit trailer on many things.

So do I, I'm afraid. By RotK, I was pretty sure Peter Jackson was showing early signs of Latter-Day George Lucas Disease - that is, loving his CGI more than his characters - but all versions of The Hobbit proved it. I thought Martin Freeman did an exceptional job when he actually got a scene, but he was all but forgotten. Very sad.

And I'm both excited and terrified at the return of XF!

Well said - that's me, too, really. (By the way, your icon absolutely makes my day. Perfection!!!!) I'll admit I loved the second film, but it seemed to me much more like a Millennium story (and I adored Millennium!) than an X-Files story. Since the two 'verses crossed over, I got over it. I'll readily admit, though, that it didn't play to the strengths of the characters or the premise. I'm anxious to see what happens.

(But of course, I'm a sucker and will be watching no matter what.)

Ha! Me, too! We're in the same boat. :) To be fair, we had to get through Star Trek: The Motion Picture to get to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. So anything's possible! I admire Chris Carter's storytelling ability a great deal. I do hope he has more up his sleeve. It's promising that both Duchovny and Anderson are coming from places of strength - they're both accomplished and well respected and sought after now, so they don't have to do this just to get work - so that's a good sign.

Here's hoping. *crossing fingers*
thrihyrne
Mar. 30th, 2015 01:08 pm (UTC)
Hope you had a great time! And thank you for posting that video- I was literally crying with laughter. Talk about an honest trailer!! ♥
eldritchhobbit
Mar. 30th, 2015 07:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! It was fantastic. And Asheville was lovely as always: snow in the morning, sun in the afternoon.

And thank you for posting that video- I was literally crying with laughter. Talk about an honest trailer!! ♥

Ha! :) That was me, too. I had to watch it twice just to catch the parts I'd drowned out the first time. It pulled no punches, that's for sure! I'm glad it gave you some laughs, too. We deserved it for sitting through all of those films! ;)

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