Hobbit Day is a name used for September 22 in reference to its being the birthday of the hobbits, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. Bilbo was born in the year of 2890 and Frodo in the year of 2968 in the Third Age (1290 and 1368 respectively in Shire-Reckoning.) Due to the discrepancies between the Shire calendar and the Gregorian calendar there is some debate about when to celebrate Hobbit Day, since the actual birthday would be between September 12 and 14 the Gregorian calendar.
Can you imagine having two most wonderful things on the same day?
First we have World Rhino Day
Over three short decades, we’ve lost all but a few black rhinos. In 1993, less than 400 rhinos remained in Kenya. The overwhelming mission to save rhinoceros began. The Ol Pejeta Conservancy, a 90,000-acre sanctuary was chosen to house 20 black rhinos, a population that has since grown to 120 with ongoing support. Now, as East Africa’s largest population of black rhinos, playing a huge role in rhinoceros conservation.
The reciognition and information spreading of one of the worlds largest and heavily endangered animals. The Rhino…A Day which celebrates ALL five species of Rhino: Black, White, Greater One-Horned, Sumatran and Javan.
So Hobbit Day is actually tomorrow on Friday the 22nd. There is a lot going on tomorrow though, part of the reason I am writing about this today…But also to let you know that it is actually Hobbit Day/ J.R.R Tolkien day…tomorrow…So be prepared!
I have no idea what I am going to do, or if indeed I do anything tomorrow. I am hoping for some times by myself, but we’ll have to wait and see. I am however, considering getting this Weta Collecta Box…It looks great and what is a better way to celebrate Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday?
So last week I started off a getting to know me challenge and as I mentioned I “stole” it from Vrushali who found it on ChocolatenWaffles’s Blog. (Please go and check them out!) Instead of doing it all in one go, I am instead doing it in 25 part questions and this is Part 2…So let’s start…
What movies could you watch over and over again and still love? A lot of the musicals I watch over and over again and I still love them. Except for La La Land, I have no interest in seeing that film again. The other movies I can watch over and over again and still do, are all the Lord of the Rings and Hobbits films. They are just the type of movies that take me away and I love it.
Last person you kissed/kissed you? It would have to be my partner, but it depends if you include my dog or not,lol
Were you ever a boy/girl scout? No, there not really that huge down under. You’re more likely to find people here doing some kind of sport or life saving activities.
Would you ever strip or pose naked in a magazine? It honestly depends on why I’d be posing nude. I have no problem with nudity, but I’m not just going to do it for no reason.
When was the last time you wrote a letter on paper? I think the last time I wrote a letter was to Matt Smith (11th Doctor on Doctor Who) but I never sent it. It was just basically saying how much I appreciated the way he played the Doctor, he made me feel less “weird”.
Can you change the oil on a car? I don’t know, I’ve never tried.
Ever got a speeding ticket? I have no licence
Ever ran out of gas? See above.
Favorite kind of sandwich? Fritz and sauce, I just love it!
Best thing to eat for breakfast? Oh wow, what isn’t the best thing to eat for breakfast?
What is your usual bedtime? I usually head to bedat 11 pm, and sleep usually comes to me at 12. Depending on what I’m doing the next day.
Are you lazy? I’m not sure that I’m lazy but I am really bad at procrastinating, once I get going I tend to keep going.
When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween? We don’t really celebrate Halloween Down Under, but it is getting bigger and people are doing it more often. I think though if we did I probably would have been a Disney Princess and a Fairy or something.
What is your Chinese astrological sign? I am a Rat. Rats are supposed to be quick-witted, resourceful, versatile, kind, smart, and lovely. Which of course, is totally true =P
How many languages can you speak? Just the one unfortunately.
Do you have any magazine subscriptions? No, I do sometimes buy a Cosmo every know and then as well though.
Which are better, LEGOs or Lincoln logs? I don’t know what Lincoln Logs are. So LEGO…
Are you stubborn? Well my Star Sign is Taurus, so the most stubborn of all signs! So I definitely can be, especially if I think the matters, matters.
Which is better Leno or Letterman? I never really watched either program, but if I had to choose I probably would have to have gone with Letterman.
Ever watch soap operas? We watch the UK soaps, but they always irritate us!
Are you afraid of heights? It depends on the height!
Do you sing in the car? I don’t drive.
Do you sing in the shower? Sometimes.
Do you ever dance in the car? I dance and sing together.
Ever used a gun? Fake gun? Yeah. Real gun? Are you kidding?
If you would like to read my Part One…Please check it out here.
Oh my Goodness! I completely love this weeks, this or that!
Would you rather…
Spend 24 hours in a fictional world
Spend 24 hours with a fictional character
I have dreamt of both to these situation, it would be too embarrassing to admit, being an “adult”, how many times I have dreamt of both of these situations happening…Many…many…MANY times!
SO WHICH ONE DO I CHOOSE?!
I am going to have to go with spending 24 hours with a fictional character. The only problem I would have is, who do I spend the 24 hours with when it comes to my lifelong fictional crushes.
Legolas, Thorin, Judah Bow?! Who! Who do I chose?!
I’d probably have to go with Thorin…It might come as shock to some as I have been in love with Orlando Bloom since LotR, but he never was my favourite character in the movies. My favourite character in the movie was actually Pippen aka Billy Boyd. Whereas Thorin was my favourite character and to be honest I actually Legolas better in The Hobbit rather than the Lord of the Ring. I’d probably end up not being able to say anything to Thorin, but I don’t mind mooning over him, with a little exploring,lol
Sometimes you need something to help inspire you to get out of bed and sometimes nothing makes you feel more inspired and powerful and brings out the magic in you more than a beautiful tune…Celtic music just has something magical for myself…I hope you think of this song throughout the day!
Well…I finally got around to seeing the above movie title “The Hobbit…The battle of five armies”…What can I say? I am emotionally drained. While I don’t want to give to much away, I mean it must have affected me in some way, I feel really emotionally drained. The only other time that I’ve felt like this was after break ups. I guess though it is more than likely the end of an era. I keep randomly bursting into tears.
I realised a little while ago as well, all of these JRR Tolkien, Peter Jackson movies have been around in some form or another for HALF my life. I guess when something has been in your life for that long, I guess it does feel like a little like I have to “let it go”. I mean how often is anything these days in your life for half your life. I mean how marriages started and ended during 2001 and ?lol.
I have to say that I enjoy it, I did feel though like a lot of others it seems, there were just some scenes that should have been left as it had originally written. I don’t even mind the whole love triangle thing right up until it killed a scene that really should have been between two other major characters that were actually in the book.
It’s just so weird though! I feel SO drained, I think unless you’ve felt like this it is hard to explain. Can you be in love with a fictional character? Can a fictional character truly represent everything you want in a man…or dwarf in this case. Even with all of his faults, there is something about Thorin Oakenshield that I am completely and utterly in love, and that’s what it feels like, I can’t help it. I am a 30 year old women, it feels totally crazy to feel like this. Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield makes me feel like somehow being human and not being apart of the world that is Middle Earth, I am lost here. I don’t fit in here, I fit in there…Yet, it is totally not reality.
On a completely different subject, completely loved Legolas!
*Contains footage from battle of the five armies teaser trailer.