Legenda 51: Stuff worth reading
[Legenda offers a brief, non-inclusive index of stuff I noticed and enjoyed since the last episode. It doesn't usually include materials presented on the major fansites, which I love dearly, but which are linked in the sidebar. Because I always forget or just miss stuff, please add additional pieces of interest via link in the comments.]
Slightly early this week because my planned post for here fell to pieces in light of the six extremely strange things that happened today. Please don’t neglect to leave comments on posts you particularly enjoyed at those blogs — the bloggers really appreciate it!
Amusing linguistic excess, please forgive:
This is a screenshot from my tumblr account — it’s the notice that I reblogged something on a German-language tumblr. The question is how to form the participle of a verb that’s a literal loan word from English, of which there are more and more these days. “Interviewen” is the one I’m most familiar with, and the participle is possibly “geinterviewt,” which really bothers me. Anyway, in this case, the “participle of a loan verb” problem is exacerbated by the prefix “re,” which I would have guessed would actually be “wieder” and a separable prefix verb in German. Thus, I’d have guessed it would be blogge, bloggte, gebloggt, so blogge wieder, bloggte wieder, wiedergebloggt. But it’s apparently reblogge, rebloggte, gerebloggt. !!!
I’m sure Hobbit fans already saw this, but I found this totally fascinating — a statistical overview of Middle Earth. The statistics are fascinating. Here’s a screen shot of the first page — go the LOTR Project itself for more details.
This image of Richard Armitage as Thorin completely floored me. Makes me want to … cry. I’m not sure where I got this cap from, to be totally honest.
- Judiang’s response to my “Losing Armitage?” series. I point out my moments of disagreement in the comments. Another response, primarily directed at Judi, I guess, is found at Me, My Thoughts, and Richard Armitage, with my disagreements in comments as well. I think this may also be a — much more metaphorical — response, and it involves vampires. There I mostly have questions. I promise never to touch this topic again — I include it here merely for the sake of historical information.
- Finally, a list of 48 fps theaters. This was in Jas’ post that I reblogged earlier this week, and Jane forwarded it as well.
- A suggestion I made for the Richard Armitage dictionary. I do not have rollers.
- GB’s Halloween graphic.
- At Little Guy and Thorin Friends Network (FB): Little Thorin’s Halloween costume.
- A cute “where’s Richard” Halloween seek and find.
- Taking a knife to Thorin! Zombie dwarves?
- Wellington gets ready for the premiere of The Hobbit.
- GB’s latest cartoon.
- More reasons to love North & South (English at end).
- The Embassy Theater in Wellington gets ready for the premiere.
- Khandy’s “Absolution” (Strike Back / JP / OC / explicit) goes to ch. 18. They are going to have some serious dealing to do when they get back to civilization.
- GB’s “One Last Try” (Robin Hood / Guy + Marian / adult) goes to ch. 12.
- “Sir Guy’s Dilemma” (Robin Hood / read disclaimers there) goes to ch. 2.
- Animated GIFset of Guy kissing Marian in series 2. One thing I appreciate this is that the contrast has been changed on the photos so you see how he’s kissing her, exactly. I’ve always felt that scene was shot in too much darkness.
- Animated GIFset of Richard Armitage dancing in rehearsal for Cats, London, 1994. This just makes me want even more to see him dancing sometime.
- An argument for objectifying — kind of (grins).
- At Richard Armitage Confessions — on not fitting into the expected pattern; What would Richard Armitage be for Halloween?
OT, collateral attractions, and stuff I think about:
- I usually like to wait for Advent to talk about Christmas, but this is one of the more beautiful things I’ve read about the holiday recently: “I will look into a mirror and expect to see my own childish image, and instead there will be a woman with lines on her face and snow in her hair. She knows it now, but sometimes she forgets, that every bed will feel like a cradle, and I will always be small and vulnerable.”
- Didion recommends a film that sounds unbelievably sweet. Can’t wait to see this one.
- Accompany Judiang on her NaNoWriMo journey!
- Reasons to be cheerful — give Kathryn some love.