Writing

Do you write?

I asked several of my friends this same question, and their answers were interesting and varied. For instance, several of my friends keep journals. Some other of my friends, and I do this as well, come up with seemingly great ideas for stories, but we’re too lazy to write them down. Emails, texts, and Facebook status updates are very prevalent. NaNoWriMo (the National Novel Writing Month) is also a way that some of my friends write.

I personally write blog posts, songs, poems, and attempts at stories.

What do you write?

 

Lord of the Rings

So Lord of the Rings:

I’m sure you’ve all heard of it. It’s rather popular, and has been around for a while. 😉

I read The Hobbit when I was about 8 or 9 and I loved.
So I decided to read the actual trilogy.
Halfway through The Two Towers, I quit. I couldn’t take it any more. After that, I swore never to read them again. I actually hated them, because they were so boring. I didn’t even remember what about them I didn’t like; I just knew I didn’t like them.

So when one of my friends suggested watching the Lord of the Rings movies, I was skeptical. Lord of the Rings? Really? But, I figured, I was older, maybe I’d like them.

I LOVED the movies. I watched the extended versions, and someone else I knew had complained about the extended version, saying it had too many dramatic shots of them walking and not enough action. I didn’t find that at all. I actually bought part of the soundtrack because it was so cool.

And since I loved the movies, I decided to give the books another try. I was about to go to DC for 10 days, and I knew I would have plenty of time to do nothing but read, so I borrowed them from a friend and started in. Again.

I really liked the first two books. I loved comparing the books to the movies, seeing what they did differently, and how it affected the plot. The language got a bit clunky and old-fashioned, but it was bearable, because I was in the right mindset.

And then I came back home. And I came out of the mindset. I’m still maybe barely a third through The Return of the King. But I have hope. Some of my favorite parts from the movies are still before me. I hope to finish it by the end of the month (I’ll let you know). But for now, I wonder if the best parts of the trilogies lie behind me, and if I’ll feel satisfied when I finally come to the end.

I hope I will.

And I really want to see the movies again.