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A Hobbit and Singing

Our concert went great, even the singalong to "Zadok the Priest" - we had a lot of choristers in the audience! I did have to cough a couple of times, but I only lost maybe three measures. Otherwise, so far as I could tell, I was singing pretty much normally.



I saw "The Hobbit" Friday night, and my chief thought was, "Too. Much. Melee." Formerly quiet scenes became, well, melees, which with 13 dwarves and a wizard and a hobbit, can get exhausting. There seemed to be a lot more goblin/warg pursuit of the party than I remembered, but it's been a while.

I didn't like the way gross humor - and a melee - took over the troll scene. I did like - love - "Riddles in the Dark." I liked the dwarf songs, though the dwarf party at Bag End was considerably more frat house than I had ever imagined (went along with the melee thing, I guess).

Expanded bits were expanded. I thought they did disrupt the story's flow, though I appreciate the effort of them. And hey, Sylvester McCoy! As Radagast!

Overall, I liked it, but am not sure if I would buy it on DVD. I'll likely see it again over Xmas.

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al_zorra
Dec. 17th, 2012 06:48 pm (UTC)
yay, on you having finally been recovered enough to actually sing! You had devoted so much effort to the concert even before you came down with this junk (I'm still having coughing jags too, on occasion) it would have been a big disappointment not to be able to do your part.

And thanks, to you, and all the others, who confirm that I don't want to see The Hobbit, so I won't be. I mean, really? $14 dollars to see gross stupid melees of grossness?

Love, C.
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oracne
Dec. 26th, 2012 03:40 am (UTC)
ROFL! Like, the dales!

Saw The Hobbit again tonight, in 2D this time. Decided Thorin should be "Thorin Grumpypants," occasionally called "Thorin Chew Toy" after his adventure with a warg.
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