What are you doing with your Hobbit “debris”?

1The plastic cover in which the 3D glasses I received at the premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey were housed.

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I lost track of how many times I saw the film in the theater … and each time I got at the minimum a ticket and a pair of 3D glasses in a plastic baggie. Sometimes I had food. Okay, all that debris is gone, and I would say about half the time I remembered to put the glasses in the bin as I left, but I have a kind of pile of glasses, wraps, and tickets …

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2Some of the tickets from my many cinema visits. It’s Spring Break, so I was cleaning out my wallet.

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I’ve been thinking about what I’ll do with this stuff. Probably let it lie around and sift through it with my fingers from time to time. When I move the next time, if it seems to have meaning, move it with me … ?

I am not the scrapbooking type. I am a poor historian of my own life. Very few pictures have been taken of me since 1992, and almost none since 1998.

Somehow, it’s neat to look at, though.

What are you doing with your stuff?

~ by Servetus on March 14, 2013.

50 Responses to “What are you doing with your Hobbit “debris”?”

  1. Was I supposed to keep that stuff? Bad fangirl!

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  2. All I have is two ticket stubs which are safely ensconced in a box with other tickets, theatre programmes and such-like. I didn’t get anything so fancy as a themed plastic packet for the 3D glasses 🙂

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  3. I don’t have any TH debris, just a single ticket stub that got ruined in the rain. The mental postcards I took away from the movie seem much more important.

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  4. I’ve only seen the movie twice. Once in 3-D and once in regular D — whatever that is. When I saw the 3-D version, I couldn’t really tell the difference when I had the glasses on or off. So I kept taking them on and off trying to figure out what was going on. Even tried wearing them like readers – you know how you where them on the tip of your nose so you can see near and far. Otherwise I don’t keep tickets and other such things — tickets go into the garbage — after they’ve set at the bottom of my purse for a couple of months. Right now I have a McDonald’s Barbie in there that I keep pulling out every time I reach for something.

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  5. I went to see The Hobbit only once. My ticket stub is now laying in a landfill someplace.

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  6. I’m burying mine in a time capsule under a carpark

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  7. I’ve saved all the boxes and plastic containers they came in and I have a soda cup from the theater with Thorin and Gandolf on it. WEEEEE!!! 🙂

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    • I’m having a hard time with the original packages, as it turns out. I have a couple of things I haven’t opened, because of the packaging issue.

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  8. I lost track of how many times I saw the movie in a theater. When it left my town, I drove to the nexf one to see it there. Told my family I was shopping. I felt I was doing something illicit.I guess watching Richard gives me a high like shooting up without the side effects, not to mention the illegality. I have to confess I have a copy of the Hobbit given to me by a friend who is “member of the Academy” and I have watched parts of it almost every day for at least four weeks. Someday I will tell you all where I watched it for the last week, hint… I am on a ship celebrating a 30 something anniversary.

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    • Kathy Jones — glad I’m not the only one who lied to family about where I was (hard to disappear for that long very easily in my life).

      There are a lot of illegal copies of that floating around … congratulations on your anniversary!

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  9. I’ve got just two ticket stubs,which are safely kept in a box where I collect ticket stubs of other movies and a popcorn tub with Thorin & Co. on it

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  10. I wanted a Thorin like yours, but it’s too expensive for me. Instead, I have a Mini-Thorin, still in his cheap plastic packaging, watching over me. I can always use my – to quote Richard – ‘very vivid imagination’ and pretend it’s the real deal, straight from WETA’s workshop. I have most of the magazines though: The five 3D Empire covers, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Acción and, oh, yes, the very disappointing FAULT special edition issue.

    I also kept the movie stub and the 3D glasses from opening day. Oh, wait! I received a leather bound ‘The Hobbit’ journal, a 3D Thorin bookmark, a Key of Erebor pen and also a Key of Erebor keychain for my birthday. I came *this close* to crying, but covered it up pretty quickly, pretending I was sneezing. 😉

    I may very well have turned 5 instead of 50. The subject is still up for debate in some circles.

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  11. I am a sentimental – but chaotic – cow. I have, for instance, held on to the now empty packet of cappucino powder with Thorin on the picture. It’s stuck to the side of my kitchen dresser. When anybody asks, I tell them it is there because the empty packet still releases as yummy smell of chocolate. (Yeah, right.) – Unfortunately no proper ticket stub for the first time I saw the Hobbit. And in the premiere cinema in London the day it was officially launched, no less – but I had booked online, so I only had that boring A4 print-out (recently found the print-out in my travel case).
    I might actually make a big collage of all these things once the Hobbit calendar (a gift from my children for Xmas) has moved beyond April. I am a creative crafter, I love that kind of whimsical sh*t. It’ll collect dust, of course, but it’ll do so beautifully and sentimentally.

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    • I’ve thought about making a collage, as well — I’m always looking for useful forms, though. Like I had all the t-shirts from all of my big activities in college that generated a t-shirt made into a patchwork quilt …

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      • What a brilliant idea, the patchwork quilt… Yeah, I love it when old mementos turn into something useful. I have some secret plans up my sleeve, turning the cappucino packet into a funky little wallet… whimsical sh*t, as I said… *ggg*

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  12. Like kathrynruthd said earlier, here you buy the ticket and have the option of paying extra for a pair of 3D glasses. It means you can take them home with you and next time you go, you can take them with you and not have to pay the £2 extra to get a new pair. If you’re careful, you can make them last for some time, but they scratch quite easily, unfortunately. 😦

    The ones we got were also the standard-issue glasses from Showcase, because the glasses we already had at home were scratched, so we decided to get a pair of new ones. Ticket stubs are either making up clutter around the place, or have been recycled. 🙂

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    • Not everyone needs to be sentimental 🙂

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      • Oh I have a whole box full of sentimental things – tickets to the Paris Métro (1998) and such, so the need is technically there. Just not for this. Funny the things you get attached to and the things you don’t, really. 🙂

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  13. All the Hobbit tickets are sitting in my wallet and I even got a new one since the Hobbit. I still got the CA ones in my purse to, but they can’t be read anymore. I guess it has something to due with the ink and the paper. I tend to save stuff like that. I still have the movie ticket from my husbands and my first date somewhere along with all those notes and letters that we wrote to each other. I just hope the boys never find them, they should be burned. (very red in the face) I still can’t believe what we wrote to each other, never ever want the boys to read them. I did find them back in 2007 and read them and shocked myself. I will also keep the calendar too. Not sure what I will do with it other than put it in the cedar chest.

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    • Katie, you are cracking me up with your comment on your courtship letters! They can’t be that bad, can they? haha … My parents got rid of theirs when they had us, too! Actually, my father kept one but by the time I found it, practically nothing could be read on it and the paper was very frail, so I never found out anything. I wish I had at least one of their love letters, though, because they were in love for 70 years! 😉

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      • Mujertropical those letters can be that bad, when I reread them in 2007 I was shocked that I had written what I did. I was more shocked that I didn’t think of myself as being able to write like that. It was the inner wild child in me. Everyone and myself though of me as Miss Goody Two Shoes. I would not change a thing other than get rid of the smoking hot ones. I would let the boys read the rather sweet letters with the poems.

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    • The morning after I lost my virginity I wrote down exactly what happened and how I felt the whole time … need to remember to destroy that before the nieces inherit 🙂

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      • Servetus I remember most everything from that night and the nights to come soon after, but I never wrote anything down. I think in part to the fact I was still living at home and didn’t want my parents finding anything out, even if I was an adult. The real smoking hot letters where written just before and after I moved out of the house. I just think that the boys would not believe what was written by their parents.

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        • I can imagine that’s true. When I found about my parents’ loss of virginity (no letters), it stunned me for a long time …

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  14. I still have to archive all my magazines and then we have to wait fot that DVD. I think I saw that movie 5 times. Judging from that picture you have been busy returning to the theater. Hehehe.

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