Only four days left!

Winter Solstice

And then it’s Christmas! *big grin*

Today’s word of the day is Solstice. Try to use it in a sentence today. Although, that won’t be very hard. Y’know why? BECAUSE IT’S NEARLY CHRISTMAS!

*deep breath*

Oh… wait… that means it’s almost time for Matt Smith to regenerate… suddenly sober. Merry Christmas from the BBC, we’re killing off a beloved Doctor. AGAIN. Although I’ll admit, I’m excited to see what Peter Capaldi can bring to the Whovian community, and I can’t wait to see how he’ll play the Doctor. Will he be sensible? Barmy? Menacing? Shell-shocked? Fatherly? Childish? Bookish? A Cloudcuckoolander? I’d prefer the latter. It’d be nice to see “one of us” out there.

Wow, that sounded pretty sinister. What I meant was it would be nice to see a fellow Cloudcuckoolander on TV.

Ah, but enough about Doctor Who. (*snort* there can never be enough about Doctor Who šŸ™‚ )

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is… good. I won’t say brilliant, because I’ll be honest, I preferred the first one. It has some amazing bits, and some bad bits. All of it averages out to about… good. I think, and this is the first time I’ve ever said this about a Peter Jackson film, it goes on a just a shade too long. It’s unnecessarily long. The Hobbit is shorter than the first Lord of the Rings novel, so why was it deemed necessary to make it into 3 movies?

Although, Benedict Cumberbatch’s dragonified voice makes up for a lot. Hoo, boy, does it, ever… but still, the menacing shots of the Ring seem a bit too “obvious” and “over the top”. In the novel, the Ring was just a quirky trick found in Gollum’s cave. It’s significance wasn’t realised until much later. Here, it’s made disgustingly obvious that this little trinket is a demonic soul jar, harbouring the remnants of an ancient evil.

*sigh* Hollywood…

But enough of my ranting. I hope everyone has a merry, jolly Yuletide, or whichever holiday you celebrate this winter!

Grian-ghamh-stad seunail!

RK )O(

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