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Hello! It’s the one person who everybody on the Westerblog hates, including (most likely) Mr. Westerfeld himself! Gosh, it’s been a while since I’ve been on here, hasn’t it? I looked back at all the posts since I’ve been on. Middy Joe, you talked about Black Butler: I’ve heard of it and heard it’s pretty good but haven’t read it.
So! Feel free to say any insults to me and my rudeness and little to no respect for other people’s feelings! My self-esteem is so low anyway, nothing can really hurt it anymore!
@ 6: Are you taking Algebra or Algebra II? I don’t know about your school system, but in ours we do Algebra in 8th, Geometry 9th (freshman year), and Algebra II/ Trig 10th. Don’t ask me why. O.o But I applaud you, because I was taking Pre-Algebra in 7th. And believe me, that is nothing compared to sophomore year. And I’ve been told junior and senior will just be harder….
But, being a sophomore, I can take history class, which means AP European History and lots of Hapsburgs! And the Ottoman Empire! And more Hapsburgs! XD I’m so weird, but that’s my favorite part of APEuro. But there are so many chapters until WWI….
Hope you’re having/will-have a lot of fun in Brasil, Scott!
@5: No one hates you. Even if you were rude (I can’t remember) I forgive you in full. We all make mistakes.
@8: Same here for the math year-by-year placement (for smart kids). Pre-Calc is next year for me. Looooooong problems, I hear. :/ My history class is covering the industrial revolution right now. Kind of weird thinking of Britain as the industrial pioneers, with Leviathan and all.
@11: I haven’t seen it. It looks good, though.
Haven’t been on for a while, just like you, Ivy-la! I can’t remember what you did wrong, so don’t feel bad. Also, SteampunkJedi, I went back to the first post too. I wanted to comment on it, what a bummer…
@11, you’re so lucky! i don’t even have a history course this year… i haz writing AND reading, and next year for me is U.S., i think. can’t. wait. for. world. history.
@13, i tried that too and i was so sad because i wanted to be weird and type something like “hahaha i’m posting on the first page and i’m from the FUUUTUUURREEEE! hee-hee!”
@ 13: Ooh, what’s it about?
@ 15: I’m so sorry! I died when I couldn’t take history all four years of high school. (Because, honestly, most of the people at my school don’t care and for them failing is normal which aggravates me to no end. Even our district is lazy; we only get six classes a year and have the absolute minimum amount of school days for state requirements. Whew, mini-rant over.) But keep calm and think of Leviathan!
And The Hobbit. Who’s going? And Les Miserables! You know what would complete this awesome movie streak? A GOOD Levaithan movie. Alas….
@18, you’re killing me again! i haven’t read the Lord of the Rings yet… The Hobbit was pretty awesome! but of course i’m not going to watch the movies before the books, because i don’t want to spoil anything for myself, and my mom wants me to be older to read them, and another epic book i’ve been reading is about finished and i can’t get to the library anytime soon, so… *sigh* i’m in a sad book vacuum/void-type place. sorry for the extremely run-on sentence. a GOOD Leviathan movie would be awesome and make me very happy.
@20, here’s my only problem with a movie: who would play Volger??? i mean, what actor have you ever heard of that’s epic enough to play Count Volger, moustache and all? if anyone can come up with someone, that would totally make my day.
I am more excited for the Hobbbit than I have ever been for a movie. It’s also the only one where I know the names of more than one of the actors BEFORE it’s out and my friends drill their names into my head with overuse.
@21 I don’t know a ton of actors, but I think Adian Turner would make a good Volger, though now that I think about, he might be a bit young.
@11- I LOVE that movie!
@15- I have history right now but my school refuses to offer honors level classes for history so I’m stuck in a class with a whole bunch of people who can’t tell Greece from China and it’s frikin’ annoying!!!
And of course
@5- I certainly don’t hate you. I can’t speak for others. I question your judgement when it comes to internet manners though.
@ Everyone- Remember when we’d get up to about 500 comments a week and we have just random conversations about whatever trivial stuff we wanted to talk about? It feels less… close now, I guess. I don’t really know why.
@25: I feel for you. I can’t imagine my life without Deryn and Alek
AND EVERYONE: Remember that super new pretty precious BOXED SET of the Leviathan trilogy? So, my sister doesn’t even come on here, but I told her that we should throw it at people if we find it, and SHE REMEMBERED. If only I hadn’t turned around when I heard her footsteps because then I would’ve gotten it thrown at my head! XD Alas….
My school system is worse. Some seventh graders take algebra 1 (but i didnt). In eighth, about sixty students with super high Iowa Assesment scores go to high school in the morning to take biology, a foreign language( I take deutsch [my mom is german and so forced me, though I probably wouldve chosen it anyway]) and advanced algebra which would be fun, but i have terrible teacher.( I went to another advanced algebra teacher for help, and she told me that she had no idea what my teacher is doing. A lot of the kids in my class have tranfered out.) Then we take a bus over to my middle school, have an hour of study hall, eat lunch, go to LA, go to gym or orchestra(it alternates) then go to exploratory( engineering tech!)
I just realized that it’s been a year since my severe Leviathan craze. You know when you read a really good book and you spend the next three months wondering how the main characters would act in certain situations and thinking that maybe, just maybe in some alternate universe the character could be your undiscovered cousin or something. And if it gets really severe you secretly pretend that you are the main character so you act like them and everybody in the real world thinks your completely insane. It’s the worst feeling in the world when you finish the best book ever and I think it drives people a bit mad. Does this only happen to me?
@33: It’s not just you. My Leviathan anniversary passed in September. I can’t believe it’s been only a squick over a year. How did I live without Deryn and Alek?
Because of Leviathan, my reaction to a chapter in my APEuro book was: This chapter is so boring! There are no HAPSBURGS! Where are my Hapsburgs? [Then, on the last page, last sentence, last WORD] Yes! At last! See? They couldn’t go a whole chapter without mentioning my Hapsburgs.
Because I’m weird. XD
Happy Thanksgiving as well! I’ve been doing boring (until the last sentence) APEuro notes all day! I hope your Thanksgiving was better!
So, now that the holidays have officially begun, can I say what I want this year?
I take Spanish at school, and because I’m not all that great, I decided I was going to read a book in Spanish and listen to the audiobook (also in Spanish) at the same time. So…which book? I needed one that I had read enough that I had it practically memorized. Of course the first book that came to mind was Leviathan. I looked into it and found the book in Spanish, but not the audio book.
Moral of that story: there needs to be a Spanish audiobook ofLeviathan. If anyone knows one exists, and I was just looking in the wrong place, please tell me so.
Sorry, that really got away from me.
This may be a bit weird but Leviathan has majorly influenced my life in the past year. It led me to discover my favorite band (Franz Ferdinand), it made me actually take interest in the WW1 unit we did last year and when I was at my worst part of the Leviathan fandom I actually cut my hair very very short and dressed like a boy for a while in an attempt at becoming Deryn Sharp. And of course it took me here, to the westerblog and all my internet buddies.
Oh, Leviathan’s influenced my life as well. Most notably in the ways my classmates look at me and say ‘You find this INTERESTING?!’ in our units that relate in any way to WWI, Tesla, the Hapsburgs, and everything even remotely relatable to Leviathan (which is an awful lot in European History)
@53 – I’m currently learning german, but I haven’t learned that much. It’s pretty interesting, only kind of hard because my teacher refuses to explain anything in spanish (I’m mexican), and starts jabbering away in german and no one understands!
But I’m still learning something. It’s pretty cool.
@23- YES! I completely remember that! ah, those were the days… *falls into strange flashback*
@50 That is the creepiest ride EVER. Seriously, I can’t stand it and the worst part is how after you get out you can still hear them singing :0 they rattle around in your brain until the voices become demonic and haunt you for life! (ok, maybe it’s not THAT bad, but it is creepy)
I know a little bit of German, but it doesn’t actually make much sense if I try to talk to someone because I only looked up the lyrics to one of my favorite songs. I’d be speaking in riddles and they’d wish to punch me. haha.
@55, 53 and 52- And the terrifing little children move back and forth, rattling out the off-key tune in a mush of different languages staring at you with their little eyes. Oh god, I have nightmares about that ride.
@ 44: OHMYGOSH FRANZ FERDINAND! I don’t know a lot of their music, but I like them. Don’t you find it interesting that they’re out of Glasgow? “Leviathansquee* And I cut my hair, too! It’s too long now, though . Well, it doesn’t touch my shoulders yet, so no one understands when I say my hair is long, BUT IT’S LONG TO ME. (Weird, ’cause I used to have 14 inches.) I made sure I was 15 when I cut it though. ^^ ‘Twas a dramatic change.
@54: ^^ I’m learning German because of Alek, too. Only….
@56: I’m teaching myself, too. My school also offers Spanish, French, Mandarin, and ASL. I’m taking Spanish (as I have been since 4th grade and I’m STILL not fluent). At least I know more Spanish than Alek. XD My school used to offer German, but then they closed the program. I think either because too few students were taking it or the teacher also had to teach English. Well, one of the English teachers knows, like, the very origins of the Germanic languages and stuff, but she only works part time. I think she used to be the German teacher, though….
@Person With Hat, comment #23. Yes! I remember that! Yes, those were the good-ol’ days. *Goes and cries in a corner* And I do believe we got over two thousand once. I wasn’t necessarily happy with the way it was reached *Glares at Lauren, who made 100 straight comments* but it still happened.
@6. Heh. Heh. *laughs evilly* You think 7th grade is hard? Try tenth.
@5. Well, then. I think you should go eat some chocolate. It boosts seratonin (happy chemical) levels in the brain, and you sound like you really needs some happiness.
@28. *gasp* salt! You still exist, too! I’m getting nostalgic now, in a lame sort of I-remember-when-my-life-wasn’t-so-busy-that-I-actually-had-time-for-the-internet way.
@21. I don’t know about Volger, but I would totally be Deyrn. *Sighs* As if. *sadface*
@33. Been there done that. It’s been about a year for me, too.
@56. Only? That’s three languages to choose from! Do you know how many languages my school offers? One. And although I like Spanish, I would have totally preferred French or German. But no. Small Town Midwest isn’t that cool.
General note to end my really long comment: I’m really glad that a.) most of the people that get on her value education. I am totally with you all on that one, and even though I know none of you, it makes me feel a little better about the world. b.) I’m not the only one that went LBG crazy. Phew. c.) Other people “remember when” too.
Just found a page on Twitter that someone in my school created anonymously. I can’t say what it’s called, because then you’d know where I was from (the town is in the page name.)
Let’s just say, I got really angry just looking at it. I was reading through the tweets this username had made and was absolutely ashamed to be from that town. They trash the other students AND the teachers and any other thing from here to the moon that has to do with the school districts with profanity every other word. It was frankly disgusting.
Way to hide behind a username and a computer screen, classmates. That’s real brave of you.
@60- That’s how I discovered Franz Ferdinand. I saw the band name and thought “oh cool, Franz Ferdinand, like Alek’s daddy,” and then I looked into them a bit more and when I saw the were from Glasgow i went “WHAT??? Deryn’s from Glasgow!!! WHAT??? This is the biggest coincidence in the history of EVER!” So basically I had no choice but to love them. I know all their songs.
And my hair just recently, like two weeks ago, reached shoulder length again. Yay!!!
@63- I live in a really small town too. The population is maybe 500. It’s about 30 to 40 minutes away from the nearest store or gas station. I think there are maybe 9 high school kids in town so we all get shipped out to a bigger school 40 minutes away. So that’s why we have lots of class options.
This may sound a bit stuck-up, but this is my first year of going to public high school and I didn’t know that the world had such a high population of reaaaallyyy stupid people. Even the honors classes are full of idiots.
Haha, I know what you mean, it’s not stuck up at all. I’ve been going to public schools my whole life and Im still amazed by the idiots I know. Not to be rude or anything, some of those idiots are my best friends haha
@70 and 71, idiots can make life sooo much harder. but then again, they can make it funnier too. some of the class clowns at my old school were such idiots that they were simply oblivious to reality. hilariously so, not like Millionaire Celebrity Syndrome.
@Person With Hat, this is probably super weird, but all this time i’ve imagined a city-oriented, slick-and-stylish person in a fedora. not a middle-of-nowhere person. i find it interesting what some of the other Westerblog fans’ genders and personalities/personas are sometimes hinted at in their “names”. i personally try to stay gender neutral while online, though some people have an uncanny knack for guessing correctly…
@73- see, that’s where my problem is, because I’m funny (and everyone knows it) but a lot of my jokes are too complex for them. Honestly, oblivious and incinerated are two of my favorite words and they have no idea what they mean. It’s like “seriously, I have to dumb myself down to go to school?” when I obviously have a very colorful vocabulary.
@71, 73 & 74- Ahhh… the idiot conundrum. See, this may sound horrible but I don’t bother to waste my time by talking to idiots. So almost everyone thinks I’m a super-shy weirdo. It doesn’t help that all of my friends and I use “big words” and we are all very articulate so the idiots think that we are brittish… because we speak well… Isn’t that sad?
@76- that is sad. The idiots in my grade just know that I’m bound for bigger and greater things. Or at least they assume that. But I know what you mean by not bothering with the idiots. I know someone who acts all stupid around boys because she thinks it’s cute and I don’t even try to explain to her anymore. To explain my life in song
“if you could be my punk rock princess,
I would be your garage band king.
You could tell me why you just don’t fit in,
And how you’re gonna be something. ”
And I’d say that’s pretty darn close to my life.
@76-I agree. When I try to use big words everyone thinks I’m being all stuck up and teacher’s pet-ish. But I do it anyway. It’s not my fault I chose to pay attention in class.
@77-My life in song:
It’s time to begin, isn’t it
I get a little bit bigger, but then I’ll admit I’m just the same as I was
Now don’t you understand
That I’m never changing who I am
@ Everyone who has been talking about idiots: I KNOW. EVEN IN THE HONORS CLASSES. So annoying….
@ 69: Whoa, I can’t imagine living in a small town, possibly because I live in the most populated state in the United States, in one of the most populated areas. XD But I just got done driving through the middle of nowhere California/Arizona, so I know the whole world isn’t millions of people on every square inch. ^^
@ 80: I LOVE THAT SONG. It’s in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, or at least the trailer. <3
@82- oh, I never get in any relationships (it has to do with the whole idiot thing again) I just picked that song because it sounds cool and with the not fitting in, but gonna be something part. The rest of it is about drugs or a relationship or something. If you wanted a whole song to describe my life… It would probably be I’m Ready by Jack’s Mannequin because it’s just kida hectic and my life-like, if that makes any sense.
@81- that must be amazing and awful at the same time. The city is quite and interesting place, but I shudder to think what would happen if there was some sort of apoctolipic disaster. Of course, this is comming from a girl who, immediately after graduation, will take the first plane out of this town populated by maybe 300 and go to Los Angeles, CA
@ Everyone who’s lucky enough to have snow: NOT FAIR. It NEVER snows here! I’m just waiting for my little weather app to tell me when it’s going to snow in Vienna and Glasgow….(It does snow there right?)
@89, Vienna’s a little tricky. unfortunately they might only get a few flurries, i’m not sure. Glasgow is definitely far enough north for snow.
let it snow! LBG characters, make merry! oh wait it’s not Christmas yet corporate America had momentarily brain-washed me to be like the drones, sorry.
@91- I know, it’s not even December and I’m already sick if Christmas music. I don’t see why they start with all of that so early, do they honestly think that people would forget if they didn’t have all those commercials? Really makes you wonder….
I’ve been thinking a lot lately, and I’ve come to a realization. I think that March actually has 32 days and April 1st is just a prank.
@93- I’m sorry. Very truly and utterly sorry.
On the other hand, it’s supposed to snow a lot the next few days and then rain. So we’re gonna have like six inches of solid ICE. How’s that for icy? Haha, lame pun. (:
I feel so bad. I was on and then I left and you guys were still here. Cyber-cupcakes as an apology?
-My life in song? Try “Loser Like Me” by The Glee Cast. (Look it up because I am too lazy to type it all)
@84. I am so jealous. You don’t even know.
@85. Hey! I played Lily St. Regis in my local theatre’s production of Annie this fall
@88. *glares* Do you know how much snow we’ve gotten here so far? None. Zip. Zilch. And how much we had stick for more than oh, three days? Maybe an inch. *sticks tongue out and continues to glare*
@92 (2nd part). Nice. Can I use that?
@96- be my guest (: and the cupcakes were delicious, thank you.
And I’m sorry you have no snow. It snowed a bit overnight here and I think school might be canceled, just because it’s the one day I actually want to go…
@ 92: So far, no one has played Christmas music here, but (before Thanksgiving) we were driving to Arizona and we were in the middle of the desert at a gas station and it was like 80 degrees and they were playing “White Christmas.” It was extremely weird….
Thank you all for this wonderful honor of letting me have the 100th comment, also I think it’s hilarious how the comments get farther and farther away from the actual post we were supposed to be commenting on.
@99, so some of the stupid rumors are actually true? among many of my fellow students, it is believed that in the southern states you can drive (or crawl) for miles and miles with nothing in sight, except maybe a speck on the horizon or a gas station… yes, i know, quite ridiculous.
@99- I love it when that happens! Like, most the bands I like are from states that have really hot weather all year round and they’ll say “the winter’s setting in, to cover you in snow” and I’m like “you grew up in southern California, there’s absolutely no way you’ve seen more than three inches of snow at a time, much less been covered in it.”
Personally, I dislike Christmas music (except for Carol Of the Bells, which happens to be one of the most awesome songs ever written) because…. Well, honestly, the music I listen to represents the feelings I don’t have (anger, relationships) and I have absolutely no trouble being (or at least acting) happy.
Ok, I’m changing my name because there are some people I don’t want to know that it’s me writing this. None of you, just some people I know who might come here.
@84, 86, 88 – You are SO lucky, were I live it has not snowed at all for like the last 10 years, and I think that was just a freak storm. The only time I’ve seen snow in real life was through a plane window flying over Salt Lake City
Also, today I just found out the guy I like likes a friend of mine. I’m so sad!!!
@105 well, when we were studying WWI, I was the one that got all the weird looks for knowing off the bat which sides all the countries in Europe were on (it helped that in my mind they were labeled ‘Clanker’ and ‘Darwinist’ instead of ‘Central Powers’ and ‘Allies’). After learning the sides and (basically) how it started, we kind of stopped learning about the war. The relevant and interesting learning stops (when learning about wars) when we transfer over to America’s role and their efforts on the home front.
@109- I’m not completely sure how I did it, but they were both thanking me like “oh, thankyou so much. We wouldn’t be together without you.” and I’m like “Oh yeah, you’re totally welcome”. They aren’t together anymore because they are tue absolute two least compatable people on the planet, and the break up was also kinda my fault…. Maybe I should get my own lovelife to screw up instead of his…
@106- I think I know who you are. I’m not sure. But I won’t say anything. Promise.
But now for the real advice: that’s happened to everyone before. What I did in that scenario was act like I didn’t care and I became even closer friends with the guy I liked. It actually worked and he grew to like me in the end. I don’t know if that’d work for you.
@113, lucky! at my school, if anyone’s cellphone even makes noise vibrating, they have to turn it in to the teacher. if you’re discreet enough, you might be able to sneak it during lunch or in the library, but no guarantees. and the Wi-Fi’s bad on purpose, i think.
@112 – thx for the advice. It is pretty easy to act like I don’t care, because (I think) no one has a clue I like him. And we are pretty good friends, we’ve been in two schools together. Let’s see how it works out.
@115- my school doesn’t even have wifi. But kids still bring their iPods into class and play fruit ninja while they’re supposed to be reading. It’s super funny when they forget to turn their sound off before coming to class though XD
What music video?
I’m like that too, I don’t ever cry. My best friend nearly went into shock the one and only time he saw me cry. But the song Konstantine by Something Corporate used to be able to bring me to tears. There wasn’t even a music video, and I have absolutely no connection to it. Or maybe I do, but the singer, he just sounds so sad.
By the way, I declare tomorrow to be no eyeliner friday. I’m gonna do it, but I kinda doubt anyone else will.
@118 and 119-I cry. all. the. time. Also, you can get me to laugh really easily. It sorta sucks, not being able to win Graveyard or a serious contest, but I read somewhere that laughing helps lengthen your lifespan or whatever, so I’m somewhat grateful.
@119- It’s Aberdeen by Cage the Elephant. You can watch it on youtube. However I did just watch it again and found that it wasn’t nearly as sad as I remembered. I was super tired last night so maybe my judgement was clouded. It’s still good though.
@124- haha, I just get told that I look goth. Which really doesnt bother me. I went very minimal on the eyeliner, because my mascara malfunctioned on the bottom lashes and I couldn’t tell where my eyes ended and my face started haha maybe I should get more sun…
@ 102: Well, it’s true that there is a lot of nothing in the desert, even in California. Then you come upon tiny towns and you’re like, “What?”
@Everyone who talked about sad videos: Has anyone here seen “Watch the Moon Rise On a Stormy Night”? (I think that’s what it’s called; I’ve seen it three times and it took me forever to find it again. I generally don’t go looking for things that make me cry that hard.) Anyway, I originally found it on a Leviathan playlist that someone made, but I think they took it off. It’s about a wolf and a lamb that are friends and it’s so cute and sad and because of that video I cannot cry without laughing anymore, because I laugh at my ninny self.
@129- is it kinda like The Fix And The Hound? I seriously hate that book, it’s so sad. Has anyone ever watched The Dear Jack Experience? I watched a preview for it and was bawling. Seriously, that guy is one of my favorite singers and he had all that thick and lucious hair and you have to watch it fall out in clumps! And this is coming from, again, stone cold me.
So wait, am I the only UPSE fan still here? I’m reading Leviathan, but UPSE is what brought me here…
@130, i need to read those! sadly, i can’t find them at my local library. and i haven’t seen them at Barnes&Noble book store. and the two Borders that were near me closed. and i don’t have a Kindle or Nook. so barking annoying!
but you won’t believe how i literally stumbled across Leviathan: i was Google searching something else (what it was i don’t even remember) and i clicked on the wrong website and for the heck of it decided to poke around while i was here, and then thought wow how could i have lived without reading a single Scott Westerfeld book yet??? they look so EPIC!!! and they are.
@136- I’m not completely sure, my uncle got them. He also got me some Michigan football tickets a few years back, but the seats weren’t nearly as close. I was, no exaggeration, separated from a guy who looked just like my favorite singer by a half inch of glass. I nearly fainted. Haha, but I love how barbaric of a sport hockey is. As long as someone has the puck you can beat the crap out of them! Haha
@136- Was it in TD garden? The only time I’ve ever been there was last February when my friend’s mom dragged us there to go see disney on ice. It was DREADFUL. But I’ve never actually been to a real sports game.
@150- that’s what I always wonder. It’s like we have all the same classes, and if anything I’m more productive than you, and I still have way more homework than you. How does that work? I think that’s one of those questions to whip out at the math teacher when you’re upset. The other question being “when will I ever use this in real life?” (most of them just say “on the quiz” )
@154, while i’d like to claim i remember, my time on Westerblog actually isn’t that long. you’ve all just gotten used to me. no, i had a hunch, as they’re a Boy-Band with long-haired blue eyed guys. so what’d i miss on that long-ago day?
@155- they are not a boy band, just a band.
I went and spent two hours on YouTube watching their music videos and then posted the lyrics to a few of their songs on here… And how’d you know about the blue eyes? Are you a fan too?
So, since most of us here are Leviathan fans, I am going to assume we all know the significance of an airship called the Hindenburg. Today at school, I got to see 1930s newsreels of its crash. In history class, you ask? No. In chemistry.
Oh, yes. I got to see a gigantic, hydrogen-filled airship burst into flames. My chemistry teacher (who is awesome, nothing against her) was trying to illustrate a point about hydrogen being extremely reactive. My classmates are the kind of stupid people who are like, “Cool, action movie!” Then she showed us another video so we could see people jumping out of the gondola. Now worse: they thought it was funny.
Then we went back into the lab, created a chemical mixture that released hydrogen, and set it on fire. And that was my first period. Brilliant way to start the day, aye?
And since I haven’t been on here is SO BARKING LONG, I’m going to say,
@150: I’m not in all honors and I somehow have so much more time consumed by homework than all honors kids. I feel your pain. (Actually, I’m supposed to be doing homework right now….)
@143: My friends and I were recently discussing that backstage. It’s hilarious, but also sad. Sometimes I wonder if people know that when they text it’s between electronic devices, not telepathy.
(Backstage? Yes, I had a Nutcracker-filled weekend; my legs hate me right now. I kept wondering what Deryn would say about (literally) dancing on your toes. Another thing I don’t understand about the world is their conception of ballet, but I won’t go into that because then I’ll just be rambling. Like I’m not already. XD)
I love how everyone comes on here, even if they’re sick….Feel better, guys! (If you don’t already.)
My APEuro and English classes are sort of under the impression that I’ve read Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes because I was carrying around Leviathan (by Scott-la, guys) last week. Because I would totally read such a boring book….(meaning the one by Hobbes). And I was carrying it around because I had an Algebra II test. It’s my safety blanket. XD
Also, I have a friend who has read the Leviathan trilogy, but a long time ago. We were talking about something to do with the Hapsburgs in P.E. because we had an APEuro test and she asked me why I cared so much about the family….
It took her a moment to remember who Franz and Sophie were, and then how they were connected to a boy named Alek. Then she proceeded to not remember who Deryn was, and I began to explain the entire plot and how it was connected to history. She didn’t even know it was alternate history! *facepalm*
I wasn’t angry, though; it was actually really amusing, because I proceeded to spout out summaries of those helpful author’s notes….LOL I’m such a history nerd and these books are such an excuse to go nuts.
Okay, I think I’m done rambling this time. I think.
@156, no, i’m no fan. this is the first time i’ve heard of them. actually, i was an obedient person and looked up the song on YouTube and watched the music video along with it… why not? and every so often this guy with scarily pale eyes stares up at the viewer…
@162, Lord of the FLIES? what kind of book is this? my first reaction was to think: weird. if it’s actually good, no offense.
@163- yup, that’s Tyson Ritter for ya lol
And lord of the flies is an extremely twisted book where these kids get stuck on an island and kill a pig to eat and eventually eat eachother, I think… I wouldnt know, my brother read it, not me.
Hey, Scott! I’ve finished read your book Uglies and I just loved it! I’m from Brasil and really was surprised to see this post! It means so much. I’ll read the other books soon and I truly hope you continue to write this way.
So I just found out that my piano is about 115 years old. It’s in decent condition, but could really stand to be refinished. The company was sold to Yamaha, but they totally ignored me when I posted my question to their facebook page! That is just upsetting…
@162 – According to my English teacher we’re going to read Lord of the Flies next year. I already read it, and it was good, it sort of got really twisted at the end and I didn’t really get it.
I wanted to read The Book Thief, by Markus Zuzak. Has anybody here read it??
@170 sadly, I don’t speak German, so I have no idea what you said. But my plan in life is to become an exchange student to Germany (like my art teacher!) and learn to speak the language fluently (again, like my art teacher). Then I’ll be fluent in two languages and semi-fluent in a third.
Vielleicht wenn der Raum leer ist.
Vielleicht wenn die Flasche die volle.
Vielleicht wenn die Tür brachen wird nach unten kann die Liebe zu brechen in
Vielleicht wenn ich mit den denken fertig,
Vielleicht können Sie mich für ganze
Vielleicht wenn ich mit Endungen fertig bin kann beginnen.
Bin kann beginnen.
Bin kann beginnen.
Sie können meine Punk-Rock-Prinzessin.
Ich werde Ihre Garage Band König sein.
Können Sie mir sagen warum Sie nicht nur in passen.
Und wie willst du etwas sein zu können.
Vielleicht wenn Ihr Haar wird dunkler.
Vielleicht wenn ihr Augen weiten.
Vielleicht wenn die Wände sind kleiner wird es mehr Raum.
Und vielleicht wenn Ich bin nicht so müde.
Vielleicht Sie können eintreffen.
Vielleicht wenn Ich Suche Dinge die ich nicht ersetzen kann.
Ich nicht ersetzen kann.
Ich nicht ersetzen kann.
Sie können meine Punk-Rock-Prinzessin.
Ich werde Ihre Garage Band König sein.
Können Sie mir sagen warum Sie nicht nur in passen.
Und wie willst du etwas sein zu können.
Wenn ich Ihre erste echte Herzschmerz sein.
Ich würd es immer wieder tun.
Und Sie können meine Punk-Rock-Prinzessin.
Ich wurde Ihre Heroin sein.
Ich hätte nie gedacht du würdest davorn.
Ich habe nie geträumt würden sie.
Sie lass dein leben vorbel,
Sie fragen ob sie sollten.
Sie können meine Punk-Rock-Prinzessin.
Ich werde Ihre Garage Band König sein.
Können Sie mir sagen warum Sie nicht nur in passen.
Und wie willst du etwas sein zu können.
Wenn ich Ihre erste echte Herzschmerz sein.
Ich würd es immer wieder tun.
Und Sie können meine Punk-Rock-Prinzessin.
Ich wurde Ihre Heroin sein.
Whoa, du weißt, du willst mich brennen meine Brücken.
Whoa, wissen sie, man kann einfach nicht lassen sie es auf sich wirken.
Sie können meine heroine sein.
Sie können meine heroine sein.
I just Said something along The Lines of
Maybe when the room is empty,
Maybe when the bottle’s full
Maybe when the door gets broke down
Love can break in.
And maybe when I’m done with thinking.
Maybe you can think me whole.
Maybe when I’m done with endings
This can begin.
This can begin. This can begin.
If you could be my punk rock princess,
I would he your garage band king,
You could tell me why you just don’t fit in,
And how you’re gonna be something.
If you want to know the rest, put it into google translate. Mind the typing errors and the drug reference. I didn’t write the song, I just love it. I do not endorse drugs, nor does the man who wrote this song. It’s Punk Rock Princess by Something Corporate if you wanted to hear it.
@171- that would be so cool! Hehe as seen above, I just know the lyrics to my favorite songs in German wish I knew somethings other than those because one holds a drug reference and the other is just completely unrelatable lol
@166, whoa, so you’re piano was from the late 1800s? that’s awesome! which also means it survived WWI AND WWII! wow!
@171/172, now i’ll have to look up the English lyrics and i’ll have a bunch of new German vocab to study! yay! now this is how teachers should teach foreign languages- play a song for the class that they’ll like, and then say “well you liked it so now go find it in English” but they don’t give you the song title.
@72- That looks cool, I’ll check out the song. The only song I know in German is 99 Luftballons (I wonder if I wrote that right..), even if I don’t know exactly what it means.
I’ve actually been thinking about reading a book in german, even if I know almost nothing. I guess I would have to go around with a dictionary too.
That’s what I used to do when I was learning english and reading Harry Potter
@163: The title Lord of the Flies is a reference to the devil. Anyway, it’s about school boys stranded on an uncharted island in the middle of a fictional nuclear WWIII. The point is to explore the psychological causes for violence through these boys to show that any one of us has the capacity to become Nazi-like. (The book was written in response to William Golding’s (the author’s) experience in WWII and books like Coral Island.) It’s actually quite fascinating and extremely disturbing. My favorite character is going to die, I just know it….
@167: There are a lot of books that should be read in school but aren’t, and many books that are taught and shouldn’t be….I LOVE THE BOOK THIEF. Everyone must read this book before they die.
@170&172: *hangs head in shame* Couldn’t you talk about food or household items? My vocabulary sucks….
@176: Ja, because of Leviathan I can say weird things in German, too. XD
@178: Reading Harry Potter and learning English? That would be so awesome! Too bad it’s my first language….But I do have the sixth one in Spanish. And what I’m pretty sure is a biography (from my grandparents’ house; I think it’s over 100 years old) in German. But what I really want is Leviathan in German….Especially to see how they would’ve put “Clanker-talk” from Deryn’s point of view since she couldn’t speak German in the first book.
@181, wow, at least Harry Potter in Spanish is useful and makes sense. my Latin teacher found all of them, i think, in Latin. although all the spells are direct Latin. not even derivatives.
Nox! Exspecto Patronum! Oppugno! Lumos! J.K. Rowling even got the cases, uses, person, number, tense, all that stuff right!
as for German, i am very limited. if it’s not a LBG quote, chances are i can’t spell it. but i will try:
(person) Spricht du Deustch?
(me) nein… ein bisschen… Weißt du, was ein Kondensator ist?
@180- I know right! Me too. Every time I read it. Poor Zane ):
@181- hey, I translated part of mine. Its simple enough. But google translate might mix the words up a bit lol
So I found someone to look at my piano. I have no intention of getting rid of it, but it’s missing like 13 hammers, so it could use a fixing. It would be epic if in like WWII someone hid like millions of dollars in it and there’s currently a pile of cash within my piano. But I’ll find out soon lol
@179 – Yeah, it’s just so well written! When I was reading I couldn’t believe that I had not heard about this book before. It’s simply a masterpiece. Everyone here: go read it. NOW.
@181 – Spanish is my first language, and well, it was pretty tiring carrying a dictionary all day, but when I asked my parents what a word meant, they didn’t know either! So there I go with my dictionary
The book I would like to read in german is Fearless, by Cornelia Funke. The book will come out in english next year, but it would be so cool to read it in the original language, but I guess I would have to go around again with a dictionary!
@184 – Barking spiders!!! How on earth could you read that book without crying!!???
I’m in Michigan lol
So I have a story for all of you
So last night I got out of bed and went to the washroom. As I walked in I saw my makeup case, which I rarely ever close the zipper on, looked it had a piece of fuzz in it. Now, since I have two dogs, lots of fuzzy dog fur is not exactly a rarity, but I still thought it was a bit weird that there would be some in my makeup, but didn’t think much on it. I opened up my makeup case, about to reach in and pluck out this little fuzzball but instead of a fuzzball I find… A GIANT SPIDER THAT HAS WOVEN A SUPER WEB ALL OVER THE TOP OF MY MAKEUP STUFF! what a jerk!
I look at him, he looks at me. I then say, “good spider, you seem to have made your home in a place that is inconvenient for me which will result in the ruination of your web at least once a day. It would be best for both of us if you moved.”
He looked at me for what seemed a very long time. Then, suddenly, he drew daggers and leaped at my face. I got my shield up just in the nick of time, and drew my sword. It was a good fight, he was quick, but I had training.
Back and forth it went, neither of us giving quarter. Until he made a fatal mistake; when he should have cut right, but he cut left and onto the treacherous slope of Tenggelam. This was my chance! I swung and, as agile as he was, I clipped him, sending him sliding into the cavern below. Although bittersweet, victory was mine. I took a moment to rest, it had been an arduous fight.
I looked down into the chasm, he was climbing up the slope! I admired his determination. I didn’t know what to do, I hadn’t wanted to fight him in the first place and there was no way I could kill him now.
All of a sudden, thunder rolled overhead and rain began to fall into the depths of the rift. Soon the cliff side was slick and he was no longer making progress; just clinging to the side with all his might. As I watched, his grip loosened and finally he fell. Back down into the abyss he slid, a lone cry of despair rising above the thunder.
…I found a spider in my makeup case last night and washed it down the sink.
I’m doing a science project; we had to choose an animal and learn about its scientific classification. I thought hard about the animal, and I finally picked the red slender loris. It has these HUGE eyes and I found a picture of one, went up to my friend, showed her the picture, and then said “it’s waaatching yoooou!” in my best creepy Gollum-ish voice. She shreiked and ran away (the coward! it’s just Bovril’s cousin!)
Sad fact: In 1900 there were 50,000 of these bug-eyed mammals, now there’s only 4,000.
Also, they were researched by the Zoological Society of London.
@194: You totally freaked me out for a second, then I was just laughing. Excited for The Hobbit, are we?
@197: Aw, cute. ^^ I wish I could research something fun like that….
And on my German Learning Game App they’re finally teaching me verb conjugations! <3 Since Spanish class, I have a strange love of verb conjugations….Probably because they're easy….And actually make me feel like I learning the language, not just vocabulary. And cases, too, which are actually incredibly hard in German, until I noticed a pattern that I should've noticed a LONG time ago….Dummkopf me….
Well, Spanish for me only got easy in my fourth year, because I had an awesome teacher…. Now languages are pretty easy for me, if they use the Roman Alphabet….(Teaching myself Korean hasn’t been going so well because I’m still on the alphabet….) It used to be quite frustrating though. Like French. I can get some French because of my Spanish, but my sister has a whole magazine in French with an article about Harry Potter that I CAN’T BARKING READ. It’s so annoying.
@202 I have a friend who speaks fluent Spanish(he from Costa Rica) and we talk about languages a lot. He did this international trip thing once and met some Italians who didn’t speak English or Spanish (or French, which he also speaks) so they spoke Italian and he spoke Spanish back and they understood each other just fine.
Translation: if you speak Spanish, you can basically communicate with someone speaking Italian.
@203: Oh, I know. That’s why I could read Portuguese (mostly; not the whole Bonus Chapter). But your friend also knows French and there’s actually a considerable part of Italian that’s more like French than Spanish, as I learned while writing my NaNoWriMo novel. “No grazie” is a lot like “No gracias”, but “fromaggio” is a lot closer to “fromage” than “queso.” (No, my story was not all about cheese. XD And I hope I spelled all that right….)
I’m completely lost. I speak a little German, and can say “Yes, I love the donkey!” in Spanish.(don’t even ask. I’m not even sure how I know that) the only other thing I can do in a foreign language is count to ten in Korean. I feel boring compared to everyone else lol
whoaa i didn’t realize there were so many comments
@194, that story is epic! what a battle!
@195, that’s exactly what i was thinking!
@197, it’s Science Fair project time for me. i don’t know if your school does all this, but here in Boston where all the geeks are, everyone has to participate at their school, and then if you qualify for City-Wide that’s great, and high schoolers get to try for Nationals and Internationals. but the lorises are awesome.
@199, you have a German Learning App? please tell me what it’s called! i finally have an Apple product of my own and i plan to go hog-wild on the apps.
@206 if you’re nice to spiders the spiders are nice to you.
@204 – you know, spanish is my first language, and though you can kind of understand italian, I for one, found it easier to read the bonus chapter in portuguese than other stuff I’ve tried to read in italian.
I also know how to count in japanese
Oh, I just remembered something! I was talking to a friend the other day about how I want to travel the world when I grow up, and all of a sudden she says “yes, no, thank you and I don’t understand”. I go like “hmm…what are you talking about?”. She said that of you know those four things in every language, you can go anywhere with no trouble. I guess you could
@207: The app is called Mindsnacks. They have lots of languages and SATs. It’s all games, really, but it’s actually very addicting and I’m actually learning the words. Getting the first level is free, but to get the next fifty, you have to pay $4.99 (at least where I am; I don’t know about you ’cause I know things are way more expensive in places like Canada (coughbookscough)). I thought it was an alright price, though….
Although, your slug avatar does get progressively worse, starting with a baby. You’d think it would get smarter along with you. XD (CAVEMAN?! REALLY?! And then a DUNCE CAP? XD)
@213-Thanks! And I just watched a video where someone was talking about actually seeing Slendy and they were all like “it’s no joke…i may die soon…help me please!” and they showed a picture, so now i’m REALLY freaked out and getting paranoid…
So i’m looking back at the Forum Meet-Up Transcript and i notice two questions i didn’t notice before. And all i can think is:
Scott??? NOT a nerdfighter??? You, John, and Hank are my role models!!! You guys INSPIRED me to be a nerdfighter!
And also, Scott, you don’t know who Slenderman is??? That’s…too bad. Everyone should know about Slendy.
Hey guys, I know it was a while back that we were talking about songs that describe our life. I didn’t participate in that disscussion because I couldn’t really think of a suiting song for me. BUT I JUST FOUND ONE! So I have to tell you. It’s the Some Nights Intro by Fun. . Not the actual Some Nights song, the intro. I think it works nicely for my life at the moment.
@224 – A song that would describe my life is kind of hard, I guess I’d change it like every two weeks. But right now, it would be Royal Blue, by Cold War Kids. I bought their CD a few weeks ago, and I just can’t stop listening to it!
Haha, yeah. Mine changes weekly. Sometimes by the minute.
I’ve realized that there is constantly music playing in my head (it’s stuff that’s already been written lol) and if it stops, I’m either extremely bored or completely brain dead. It’s awful and wonderful at the same time.
@227- it’s only annoying when I only know part of the song. And the part doesn’t even rhyme! Or it makes people look at you like you’re crazy while you sing it (saying “We’re not gonna lie, son you just might die, get you on that morphine drip, drip” while attempting to open a locker will get you quite a few looks. Just saying… Not that I would know… Lol)
See, it helped because I had this über boring class last trimester, and my little mental iPod kicked in everyday. And I still passed the class lol I had an A actually.
@songs: If I had a song for my life it would go: “I’m almoooooost dooone with my hoooomework/Wait, no the teacher assigned ten pages mooooooore/ Too bad I have five tests this weeeeek/ Guess I’ll never finish that booooooook…..” If that even has a tune. XD I don’t think anyone’s written a song like that.
But, guys, seriously. I haven’t read a book that I actually picked out because I wanted to read it during free time since….The first day of school. At least A Separate Peace was good….
I have no free time. I have to study for finals over Christmas break! *weeps*
@PWH, i love the song Some Nights. it’s really great. i wrote a parody- wait that’s lying. i tweaked the lyrics just a bit, changed a few words here and there and presto! it’s Alek singing about all his inner conflicts and about Deryn. and so now i have a jumbled-up version constantly in my head, flip-flopping between the original lyrics and mine…
aaargh projects over break get me annoyed. they mean no Westerblog time and no catching up on Anime episodes and work on vacation.
so, who believes the world’s gonna end? not me! certainly not the teachers.
I don’t think the world will end. It’s still fun to go on Facebook the next day and just post “died when the world ended”. Some kids at my school were saying that they actually started training the military for a zombie apocalypse. I don’t believe that either. Lol
@166. What does it look like? Are old pianos awesome?
@167. Read The Book Thief. It is amazing by all standards.
@178. Learning English? You mean, like, when you were a very little child or as a second (or third or whatever) language? Because if you were reading Harry Potter (or having it read to you) when you were young, you are not the only one.
@192. We went until the 23rd without putting our tree up last year. Bam.
@194. *laughs hysterically* best super-short embellished story ever. EVER.
@202. What grades are you guys in? I’ve taken all the Spanish I can so far, and that’s only two years. I can take it for the next two, but I have a feeling you haven’t graduated high school and therefore have more foreign language opportunities then I do. Also, you are annoying for being able to speak/even remotely understand more than just English and a bit of some other language.
@206. Wait. Your mom sweeps your room?
@209. I know how to say one word in about twenty different languages. “No.” Also, is their multiplication different than ours?
@214. What’s the video called?
@217. WWDSD is so much more catchy. It just slides off the tongue
@224. I’m officially obsessed with that song, by the way. I love it. You wish your lips could build a castle?
@226. People often think that I would be having deep, philosophical thoughts while I’m spacing out (or really at any given point in my life), but really I’m just listening to music in my head. Always. I rarely don’t have a song stuck in my head.
@229. Our finals are before Christmas break . And I no what you mean. The term “free time” is a distant, happy memory…
@231. Hah! I do that, but it’s translating the bits I can into Spanish. For example, I cannot think of “The City is Ours” by Big Time Rush or “What Makes You Beautiful” by 1D completely in English anymore. And my Spanish is very limited. *sings* Es qué hace tu belleza… Tenemos el ciudad…
@232, as long as someone in your house cooks there’s no need for military preparation for a Zombie Apocalypse. there’s meat/vegetable knives, heavy frying pans, and cheese graters. i fight guerrilla style!
@234, you know they’ve come out with the new Mayan Calendars right?
@233 – English is my second language, and I’m learning German as my third.
I started reading Harry Potter when I was about 7 or 8 years old. I just loved those books! They’re still some of my favorites.
On my eleventh birthday I wished so hard for my Hogwarts letter to come…:(
@226 – I hate it when there’s a song in my head and I don’t know which one it is. That’s maddening! But it’s usually one I know, and if it’s not in my head, then I’m listening to it. I just can’t be more than an hour without hearing some music. When it’s all quiet I feel like there’s something missing from my world.
Yes, really old Everett upright grand pianos are awesome! They have the carved cabinets and… Epic.
I heard that the Myan calendar didn’t count leap years so the world actually ended like four years ago. Lol and I thought it was the 21st, not the 12th that the world would end on? Either way, it won’t lol
First off, the world is not ending. Or not on the 21st anyway.
Secondly, at 12:12 today my teacher stopped class so we could all take a picture of the clock (cuz you know, the date is 12/12/12 at 12:12)
@231 and 233- Yes, I do love Some Nights but have you guys heard the intro to it, cuz that’s what I’m talking about. Also, have you seen pictures of the singer in fun. ? He is VERY attractive. Sorry, that was quite shallow.
@239- I know, it’s just fun to hear people freak out about it.
And I SO know what you mean, but that’s not shallow at all. If you would have said he was ugly and then you didn’t like the song because if that, that would be shallow.
So I totally died when the world ended (it’s totally bogus), but now I’m part of the zombie apocalypse! How icy! Haha pretty talk.
@236. I am officially jealous of you. It would be so cool to know several different languages (or even more than one fluently)
@238. Yes, I have seen the lead singer. He’s not so much attractive to me, but familiar to someone who I can’t quite remember. So you can have him and I’ll just try to figure out who he is. And again I ask: do you really wish that your lips could build a castle?
@240. As for the business about the world ending, it is supposedly going to happen on the 21st, not today.
ok, so who’s going to live another hundred years with me so we can all say we’ve been through TWO 12/12/12s? let’s DO this!
still singing alternate Some Nights…
~This is it boys, This is War!
What are we waiting for? Why don’t we break the rules already?
All I ever heard was Clanker hype-but Darwinist girls really are my type!
I think it’s wrong but I still could be right
Here Volger comes again, to jack my style…
251- seeing that I’m already dead and now a zombie from the world ending, I will be around for the next 12/12/12. Not living, just… Undead lol
~I am aware, I’ve been mislead.
I disconnect my heart and my head.
Don’t wanna recognize when things go bad.
The things that you accept,
Except that I am
Finding the words,
To say I’m Ready.
I’m ready to drop.
I’m ready so don’t stop,
I’m ready so don’t stop.~
Hehe, there is the song of my life! As of right now, next week it will be totally different.
So yesterday (on the 14th) I got an anonymous call, in which someone just whispered “seven days”. Way to be original, guys.
So, quite frankly, someone is trying to put me under the impression that the world will end on the 21…. Or I’ll see the little girl from The Ring in my room. Aren’t both options just wonderful?
@all of you who like Fun.- are any of you them going to see them in concert near the end of January? If you do, their opening act (Andrew McMahon) he was the lead singer of Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin and now a solo career is underway. I would go, but the Michigan show is sold out. Someone who goes should yell “GO ANDREW!” for me (: tehe
Hey, you know how I said I think it’s amusing and sweet that everyone comes on here when they’re sick? (Okay, maybe you don’t know.) But guess who’s sick nooooooow? XD
@251: That made my day.
But you know what made my year–maybe even my life?
Guys, I’m not kidding. I have been waiting THREE YEARS for this movie. (And then they split it *sob* which is why it hasn’t totally made my life yet)
And they have the absolute most perfect Bilbo. And we got to see more of Rivendell! And Elrond was my idea of Elrond, like before he had a human son. (Because I am one of those people who believes he sort of ‘adopted’ Aragorn as his son even though Tolkien writes that his mother was still alive; it’s a Mellon Chronicles thing.) ANYWAY Imladris was priceless….
(Aragorn’s born ten years after The Hobbit for anyone who was wondering. Bilbo had the Ring for 60 years, then Frodo actually had it for 17 years before Gandalf came back and told him what it was, though you can’t tell in the movie. 60 + 17 = 77 and Aragorn was 87 at the time of LotR, so ten years after The Hobbit. He just doesn’t look 87 because he’s one of the Numenor. He lives to be 207. Thank you.)
We were the first people in line, too. I didn’t get to see the midnight show, though. Thus there were people who had not read the book and that laughed at serious moments, but at least everyone clapped at the end. Who wouldn’t?
I loved the riddle scene, too….Why is this turning into a review? XD And we got to see Thranduil, too! Okay, okay I’m stopping. I won’t spoil things. I probably lost you guys a long time ago. (I hope not though)
One thing: If anyone sees it and thinks the Necromancer thing is weird (which the reviewer said was making too much out of a small book, but I never agree with him) it is in the book. It’s just not talked about a lot because a) Bilbo wasn’t a part of it and b) it’s what Gandalf was doing when he left them at Mirkwood. But it is part of it.
Wow, what a ramble….
(Why do reporters get paid to give their opinions on movie adaptations of books when they haven’t read the barking book? I swear….)
@262- my mom read the book, and went to see the movie just because Aiden Turner was in it as Pele (I’m not sure if I spelled any of that right, I didn’t read the books or see the movie). He was one of the only dwarfs without a beard! Lol
@263: I think you mean Fili or Kili? None of the other dwarves have an ‘l’ like that….Kili didn’t have a beard as I remember….I think….I’m not sure about Fili and I don’t know the Dwarven actors’ names. *bows head in shame* I’m sure I soon will….
@261- They are playing a concert like 50 miles from my house on January 17th but it’s sold out which makes me VERY ANGRY. So yeah… And i think they are going to Japan or something after that, so no fun. for me.
@262 – I went to see it yesterday!! I thought it was pretty good, they cast it really well. I also finished re-reading the book yesterday, because I didn’t remember much of the story. But that didn’t really matter, seeing as how they split it into 3
I thought the Necromancer thing and Azog were a bit far-fetched, but then I was leafing through the book again and found that it is mentioned, just not much. Well, they had to add something if it’s going to be three whole movies.
My favorite scenes were the riddle game, and the beginning, with the story of Erebor (the setting was just AWESOME).
Oh, and I read in a magazine that they made a giant statue of Gollum and put it on the ceiling of the Wellington, New Zealand airport. That looked weird.
Oh yeah, I saw a video on the premier in Wellington. That statue was so freaky. And the premier was just….out of this world. If only I’d been there….
Yeah, the Necromancer thing wasn’t in the book as much because Tolkien didn’t know the plot or existence of The Lord of the Rings at that point. It wasn’t until later that the Necromancer became Sauron, etc. I think they were just trying to tie The Hobbit in with LotR more than Tolkien himself did.
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