Had fun making Half-Life Biscuits with Totalbiscuit (^_^)
I was listening to The Game Station podcast while practicing and I ended veering off course and this came out. Anyone who watches TGS podcast should know what the hell this is……..maybe.
As you are most likely aware of, in the upcoming and unforseen “three-part film adaptation” of “The Hobbit" fantasy novel by J.R.R Tolkien, Martin Freeman will be playing the role of Bilbo Baggins. You might also be informed that Smaug's voice (The naughty, selfishly greedy dragon) will be perfomed by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Furthermore, I expect you to know that both actors starred as Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman) in the British TV series “Sherlock”.
Lastly, if you have ever read The Hobbit, you will remember that Bilbo's first encounter with Smaug was a rather humourous one. Mocking the dragon and revealing his weaknesses… hmmm that sounds very much alike to the relationship between Mr. Holmes and Dr. Watson.
Irony? I don’t think so.
Quote : “The Japanese car manufacturer Honda has revealed a new version of its robot Asimo which it claims is the cleverest yet.
It says the human-shaped robot can now run faster, open a bottle, pour a drink and hop on one foot”
That sounds awesome and all, but CAN IT DO GANGNAM STYLE?! Now that would be tremendous! :D
So basically 50% of the group are not very well known to Bilbo, but he finds them sociable enough to want to interact with them more. As for most of the remainder, he accredits them for deserving more appreciation than he is actually giving them… Or he reckons that he likes them too much than they genuinely deserve (I prefer to believe he was referring to the last option for the last sentence).
Now, my question to you is : What did Bilbo think of the minority? Since on one occasion he only mentions “less than half”.
- Were they so irrelevant that he couldn’t care less
- Did he realise that adding any more information would simply leave the party “brainf*cked”.
What is your take on it?
Beautiful native american wisdom. I first heard this tale in a native american course at uni
I’m only 40, but I’ve lived a lot of life in these years, and I’m convinced this is true. The wolf you feed attracts similar wolves, too, so choose wisely.
A native american woman from my town told us this story too and then taught us a dance for my religions class. I always loved it :)
“And in his right hand Morgoth held close the Silmarils, and though they were locked in a crystal casket, they had begun to burn him, and his hand was clenched in pain; but he would not open it. “Nay!” he said. “Thou hast had thy due. For with my power that I put into thee thy work was accomplished. I need thee no more. These things thou shalt not have, nor see. I name them unto myself for ever.”
But Ungoliant had grown great, and he less by the power that had gone out of him; and she rose against him, and her cloud closed about him, and she enmeshed him in a web of clinging thongs to strangle him. Then Morgoth sent forth a terrible cry, that echoed in the mountains. Therefore that region was called Lammoth; for in that land awoke them, and all the wast between the hills and the sea was filled with a clamour as of voices in anguish. The cry of Morgoth in that hour was the greatest and most dreadful that was ever heard in the northern world; the mountains shook, and the earth trembled, and rocks were riven asunder. Deep in forgotten places that cry was heard. Far beneath the ruined halls of Angband, in the vaults to which the Valar in the haste of their assault had not descended, Balrogs lurked still, awaiting ever the return of their Lord; and now swiftly they arose, and passing over Hithlum they came to Lammoth as a tempest of fire. With whips of flame they smote asunder the webs of Ungoliant, and she quailed, and turned to flight, belching black vapours to cover her…”
~ J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Silmarillion: Of the Flight of the Noldor”