Popping In and Popping Out

Hi there, just a few things to say.  First of all, no one has killed me yet.  That’s a good thing.

Second of all, I’m working on the fourth episode of the Phil Phorce.  Three long, plot-filled scenes into it already and wondering how a certain someone will ever survive…

Over the past week I read Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card) and The Fellowship of the Ring (JRR Tolkien).  I’m well into The Book Thief (Marcus Zusak) and am on the verge of starting War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy).  And speaking of Fellowship of the Ring, I can now tell Nevillegirl that without a doubt, it isn’t only in the movies that Aragorn wears his sparkly necklace everywhere.  There are several mentions of it in the book as well.  And get this, Engie– no one comments about how girly it is.  Ha.

I’m quite surprised at both how new and how old Tolkien’s style seems.  I wish I had more time to embellish, but it’s hard enough to get this out here.

Anyway, I’m not sure what the next week will look like.  Even though we have power, we don’t have internet yet at our house– Sandy must have really trashed it.  Over the next week I’ll be travelling, so there will probably be internet.  Hopefully.

I’m off to do weird things now.  Sorry I haven’t had time to reply to comments or anything– see you!

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  1. Charley R

     /  November 17, 2012

    Only really manly ranger scan wear a sparkly necklace and not be teased to death. Then agian, the presence of the ever-singing, flower-smelling, long-haired elf in the party may also mitigate its potential girliness.
    (note, not elf bashing here. It’s just a statement of fact)

    Have fun on your travels! Looking forward to seeing you again soon 🙂

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    • Totally. Wearing a necklace probably makes Aragorn kill Orcs better and make his beard grow more quickly. *nods*

      Hey, I didn’t say that wearing a girly necklace was a bad thing!

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      • Charley R

         /  November 18, 2012

        Heh heh, nor did I! I just can’t resist a giggle over it *grins*

        Aaaaah . . . I knew it must have SOME magical property involved . . .

    • I’m back! Maybe. I haven’t located my heart yet… It’s busy weeping itself out over the Book Thief. Read it?

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      • Charley R

         /  November 19, 2012

        Yes. Didn’t weep, but felt pretty soul-destroyed by the end of it. Gaaaaaah.

      • I know. Finished it this morning. Such beautiful characters…! Move over, Natasha Rostov; Liesel just arrived.

        But that’ll only last until I reread War and Peace and become infatuated with Natasha again.

      • Charley R

         /  November 22, 2012

        I know! I wasn’t expecting to get as attached as I did . . . *sniffle sniffle*

        You’ve RE-READ War and Peace? I haven’t even been able to summon up the courage to read it once yet.

      • No, I’m rereading it. Imperfect suffix -ing. Let’s watch that.

        But yes, I’ve read it once and now I’m reading it again. You really should read it. It’s not dry at all, though it does lack some of Dumas’s humor. But it does have three Gascons who take a bridge by exploiting someone’s sense of pride.

      • Charley R

         /  November 23, 2012

        Hmmm . . . the mention of Gascons definitely piques my interest. I shall pick it up sometime this summer when I’m not drowning in schoolwork 😛

      • Do so. It’s quite interesting.

      • Charley R

         /  November 24, 2012

        Good to know.

      • And it’s not at all dry! I think I might have just said that, but I just rediscovered it today; the writing is really quite engaging. It’s a nice sort of third-person omniscient and the characters really seem real. Extremely so.

      • Charley R

         /  November 26, 2012

        Wunderbar! I like fewer things less than dry narrative 😛

      • And the sorrow of the characters, the foolishness of love that burns bright and hot for seconds and then vanishes in smoke… The missing, assumed dead characters who come back just to see someone else die, assumed missing… And the army officer who can’t pronounce r’s… It’s great.

      • Charley R

         /  November 27, 2012

        . . . You’ve sold it to me now. DO want!

      • Charley R

         /  November 28, 2012

        Will do!

      • You’d better…

    • Didn’t you know that Evenstar is Elvish for ‘enhances scruffiness’? 😀

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      • Charley R

         /  November 19, 2012

        I did not! The mind boggles!

      • If you toss the necklace into a fire, these little letters around the edges light up and say that! Evidently the same jewelry store that the Ring came from manufactured this.

  2. Ah, good. It wouldn’t do for the Head Phil to die a horribly painful death out of nowhere.

    Tolkien. Shudder shudder. I tried to finish that series, I really did. But I stopped halfway through the first one out of boredom. I couldn’t stand his writing style, and I just couldn’t get myself to love the singing either. I think I’ll wait a few years and then try again, as some people have told me it might be a good idea.

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    • Come on! My first try at LotR was at age six… or somewhere around there. I couldn’t get through the first chapter. But later, I got better.

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    • There is – DECEMBER 14TH WHOOOO!!!! xD Anyway, I tried to read Tolkien so I’d know what was happening in the movie and this time unlike all the others, I loved the books. Sometimes books are better if you wait a while because you’ll enjoy them more…

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  3. This post is harder to comment on. Nothing for me to say, really, unless I feel like saying something about your comment about how nobody’s killed you yet. But considering I can’t think of anything witty to say to that, I won’t.

    I guess I did find something to say. Funny how that worked.

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