Blah! Well… I was planning to spend a nice re…


Well… I was planning to spend a nice relaxing Saturday just puttering about the house, but unfortunately the Evil realtor bitch from hell that my parents have representing them wants to show the house today. God how I loathe this woman’s shallow facade of actually caring.

So, I had to get up at the ungodly hour of ten a.m. and help clean up the house. Woe is me.

I’ll eventually be back sometime this afternoon. In the meantime, enjoy yet another link that I “borrowed” from The Neil’s blog.


More Two Towers Humour Because if you can laugh…

More Two Towers Humour

Because if you can laugh at the changes Peter Jackson made… you’re a better man than I.

Anyways, here are some more of the Very Secret Diaries that I mentioned awhile back.

And… for those of you unable to take time out of your holiday season to make the pilgrimage to Mecca… errr the Multiplex, I offer to you a brief summation of the film.


And a Bah Humbug to you all… and to all a good night.

*scampers off to play with his new LotR game on his equally new PS2*

Introspection… Some of my more enjoyable memo…


Some of my more enjoyable memories of high school were spawned in my grade eleven and twelve English Literature classes with my favourite teacher, Gil Bunch. In his classes, my eyes were opened to the past and the brilliance of literary minds long since turned to dust. From him I gained a deep appreciation for Wilde, Tennyson, Chaucer, Coleridge, Byron, Kipling and many others.

Sadly, Gil passed away a few years ago, but the impact of his teachings on my life will always be felt.

And on that poignant note, here is one of my favourite poems that Tennyson wrote

Crossing the Bar

Sunset and evening star,

And one clear call for me!

And may there by no moaning of the bar,

When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,

Too full for sound and foam,

When that which drew from out the boundless deep

Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,

And after that the dark!

And may there be no sadness of farewell,

When I embark;

For though from out our bourne of Time and Place

The flood may bear me far,

I hope to see my Pilot face to face

When I have crost the bar.

        Alfred, Lord Tennyson

…Finally Okay, so it’s been a few days now an…


Okay, so it’s been a few days now and I figure that it’s about time I fulfill my promise and comment on The Two Towers.

First off, my first impressions of the movie were unfortunately coloured by the fact that I saw it on an IMAX screen while sitting in the second row. Not something I’d recommend to anyone, especially for such a visually intensive movie as this is. That being said, it was still a very good movie, but I know I’m going to have to see it again on a normal screen (with better seating) to get a lot of the things that I missed due to my poor viewing angle.

I enjoyed the movie thoroughly (at least what I managed to decipher from the blur of constantly scanning left to right and back across the screen), but in my opinion, it wasn’t as good as the first one. For me there was no spine-shivering moment as there was in the first one when Gandalf faced the Balrog and said “YOU SHALL NOT PASS!” I also felt that the departures from the original work (both small and large) were unnecessary and detracted from the overall story. The story could have stood on it’s own merits without the addition of Frodo going anywhere near Osgiliath, or with Aragorn being lost in the wilderness… and I won’t even mention the Ents (I’ll leave that for Jon *wry grin*).

I’ll probably have more to say after I see it a second time, but for now that is all.

Oh.. alright. One last thing. The Nazgül were wickedly cool looking in their new incarnation. Exactly how I’d pictured them.