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SauceyBlueConfetti
12-12-2014, 03:36 PM
Regularly these past two weeks.


This is not a bad thing.


That is all.

Khoram
12-12-2014, 06:13 PM
And I haven't. :p

I AM, however, very much looking forward to the last Hobbit movie. Especially all the walking that'll be taking place. :D

Tomp
12-12-2014, 09:21 PM
Possible spoier comment
Not much Walking a whole lot of fighting though.

I almost got war fatigued at some Points in the movie. But then a scene would come and change the mood.

Davian93
12-12-2014, 09:55 PM
Regularly these past two weeks.


This is not a bad thing.


That is all.

I always dream about him...I thought everyone did.

Isabel
12-13-2014, 02:19 AM
Lol, i havent:)

Nazbaque
12-13-2014, 04:02 AM
Well I dreamt about people turning into pasta zombies and the government declaring them to be a renewable food source among other really confusing stuff. One of those really jumbled up dreams. Oh and before someone gets political it was the dramaticed kind of government you see in movies. I'm not sure if I even connected it to any particular country or what I was doing there.

Davian93
12-13-2014, 05:00 PM
http://blogs.independent.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Otters-Who-Look-Like-Benedict-Cumberbatch1.jpg

Kimon
12-13-2014, 06:06 PM
And I haven't. :p

I AM, however, very much looking forward to the last Hobbit movie. Especially all the walking that'll be taking place. :D

I tried to watch the second one on a trip back from Italy in June. It was so awful that even in that setting I couldn't bring myself to finish it.

Davian93
12-13-2014, 06:09 PM
I tried to watch the second one on a trip back from Italy in June. It was so awful that even in that setting I couldn't bring myself to finish it.

I've found the Hobbit movies to be great vehicles for falling asleep to.

The Unreasoner
12-13-2014, 08:44 PM
I tried to watch the second one on a trip back from Italy in June. It was so awful that even in that setting I couldn't bring myself to finish it.

The second one was pretty bad. But I still have highish hopes for the third (though I hate the title. 'And Back Again' would have been my choice).

The story just isn't that compelling. The new Arkenstone plot doesn't fix that. And you wonder how many lives would have been saved if Bilbo had been burned by Smaug, since dragonfire can supposedly melt the Rings of Power.

Nazbaque
12-13-2014, 08:55 PM
The second one was pretty bad. But I still have highish hopes for the third (though I hate the title. 'And Back Again' would have been my choice).

The story just isn't that compelling. The new Arkenstone plot doesn't fix that. And you wonder how many lives would have been saved if Bilbo had been burned by Smaug, since dragonfire can supposedly melt the Rings of Power.

Except for Gandalf's insistance that there never has been a dragon that could have destroyed the One Ring.

Kimon
12-13-2014, 09:32 PM
The second one was pretty bad. But I still have highish hopes for the third (though I hate the title. 'And Back Again' would have been my choice).

The story just isn't that compelling. The new Arkenstone plot doesn't fix that. And you wonder how many lives would have been saved if Bilbo had been burned by Smaug, since dragonfire can supposedly melt the Rings of Power.

I still have fond memories of the animated version that I saw as a kid. That version was 77 minutes and left out nothing of significance.

GonzoTheGreat
12-14-2014, 04:49 AM
Except for Gandalf's insistance that there never has been a dragon that could have destroyed the One Ring.
Not knowingly, but I'm not sure it is certain that Smaug would have noticed soon enough to stop himself.

Nazbaque
12-14-2014, 08:21 AM
Not knowingly, but I'm not sure it is certain that Smaug would have noticed soon enough to stop himself.

No Gonzo, I don't mean in the sense of not allowed. According to Gandalf there has never been a dragon that had enough power to destroy the One Ring. They could not have done it even by accident.

Brita
12-14-2014, 10:28 AM
Benedict Cumberbatch (specifically as Sherlock) is swoon-worthy. That is all.

Mort
12-14-2014, 11:41 AM
Talkshow host Craig Ferguson made up new british sounding naughty words on his show a few days ago. One of them were "Benedicting the cumberpatch". Don't know what it means but it does sound seriously naughty :)

GonzoTheGreat
12-14-2014, 12:20 PM
No Gonzo, I don't mean in the sense of not allowed. According to Gandalf there has never been a dragon that had enough power to destroy the One Ring. They could not have done it even by accident.
Not so. He said there wasn't a dragon left with fire hot enough to destroy the One Ring, and that no dragon would have done it willingly.
But that was after the death of Smaug, so it is still possible that Biblo could have solved the whole mess before it really began by getting himself incinerated.

Nazbaque
12-14-2014, 01:38 PM
'Your small fire, of course, would not melt even ordinary gold. This Ring has already passed through it unscathed, and even unheated. But there is no smith's forge in this Shire that could change it at all. Not even the anvils and furnaces of the Dwarves could do that. It has been said that dragon-fire could melt and consume the Rings of Power, but there is not now any dragon left on earth in which the old fire is hot enough; nor was there ever any dragon, not even Ancalagon the Black, who could have harmed the One Ring, the Ruling Ring, for that was made by Sauron himself.

Now on your knees Gonzo, admit your error and ask pardon for your arrogance and don't forget to call me 'sama' or 'sensei'

yks 6nnetu hing
12-15-2014, 03:40 AM
Regularly these past two weeks.


This is not a bad thing.


That is all.

Definitely better than my dreams lately. Which have been a lot less bloody but a lot more bizarre than usual. For example, last week I dreamed that I'd gone very neatly bald on the crown of my head (you know, like a tonsure). In the dream I couldn't remember if I'd shaved myself bald or if this was a more natural process, in any case, I was trying to decide whether to just go with it or try to do a combover. and then suddenly Amy Winehouse was there...

Nazbaque
12-15-2014, 03:44 AM
Definitely better than my dreams lately. Which have been a lot less bloody but a lot more bizarre than usual. For example, last week I dreamed that I'd gone very neatly bald on the crown of my head (you know, like a tonsure). In the dream I couldn't remember if I'd shaved myself bald or if this was a more natural process, in any case, I was trying to decide whether to just go with it or try to do a combover. and then suddenly Amy Winehouse was there...

I wish my dreams were that coherent.

GonzoTheGreat
12-15-2014, 04:44 AM
Definitely better than my dreams lately. Which have been a lot less bloody but a lot more bizarre than usual. For example, last week I dreamed that I'd gone very neatly bald on the crown of my head (you know, like a tonsure). In the dream I couldn't remember if I'd shaved myself bald or if this was a more natural process, in any case, I was trying to decide whether to just go with it or try to do a combover. and then suddenly Amy Winehouse was there...
And what hairstyle did she advice?

Nazbaque
12-15-2014, 04:54 AM
And what hairstyle did she advice?

Oh no you don't Gonzo. You are not going to get away with being wrong about Tolkien. Admit your error! Meet your toh!

And btw the verb form is advise with an 's'.

GonzoTheGreat
12-15-2014, 05:15 AM
Speling is optional. Which, of course, is also the reason why the Tolkien debate isn't settled, though that may be considered interpretation more than spelling. The "could" can mean "is not physically able" but it can also mean "is totally and utterly unwilling to do that" as in "could not bring themselves to do it".
You may be right about "advise" (actually, you are, but don't tell yourself; you would get conceited). But I'm not sure that Yks' dream was coherent enough for this issue to matter.

Nazbaque
12-15-2014, 05:37 AM
Sometimes could can be interpreted that way, but not with Tolkien. And even if you insist on looking past an author's habits it is a fact that dragons are not servants to Sauron but to his old master Morgoth who was exiled from the world at the end of the First Age. Just as the Balrog of Moria and Shelob are not Sauron's to command, the dragons are an evil that doesn't bow to Sauron.

GonzoTheGreat
12-15-2014, 06:32 AM
Which must have annoyed Sauron no end. I wonder why Gandalf killed the Balrog instead of having it set up its own rival kingdom to challenge Mordor.

yks 6nnetu hing
12-15-2014, 07:46 AM
And what hairstyle did she advice?

I don't know, that was the end of the dream.

Ivhon
12-15-2014, 12:34 PM
I don't know, that was the end of the dream.

I dont like that you have bloody dreams :(

The Unreasoner
12-15-2014, 02:21 PM
I'm not sure even Morgoth controlled (or would have controlled) Shelob. Ungoliant was hardly under his control.

And while I seem to have been wrong about dragonfire, I don't see how Gandalf acquired this information. And if it was from Saruman, its veracity is obviously suspect.

Mort
12-15-2014, 02:56 PM
Which must have annoyed Sauron no end. I wonder why Gandalf killed the Balrog instead of having it set up its own rival kingdom to challenge Mordor.

Perhaps Gandalf learned his lesson from every CIA fiasco in history.

Nazbaque
12-15-2014, 03:13 PM
I'm not sure even Morgoth controlled (or would have controlled) Shelob. Ungoliant was hardly under his control.

And while I seem to have been wrong about dragonfire, I don't see how Gandalf acquired this information. And if it was from Saruman, its veracity is obviously suspect.

I didn't mean to imply that Morgoth could have controlled Shelob. I was just listing examples on evils not under Sauron's control. Balrogs and dragons were under Morgoth's control, but see Sauron as just a wannabe. This is because even as he is more powerful than they are, he still falls far short of Morgoth.

As to how Gandalf knows what he does I suspect it goes back way before the Ishtari came to Middle-earth when he was still Olorin. He simply knows about the limits of dragons and also about Sauron's power. Based on this he concludes that the One Ring that holds so much of Sauron's power would be beyond dragons to destroy.

Which must have annoyed Sauron no end. I wonder why Gandalf killed the Balrog instead of having it set up its own rival kingdom to challenge Mordor.

Because Gandalf doesn't tolerate any evil. Otherwise he would have taken the Ring for himself in order to battle Sauron and of course to eventually replace him.

yks 6nnetu hing
12-16-2014, 02:48 AM
I dont like that you have bloody dreams :(

the ones I remember. Those are usually about mass murders (where I'm either the murderer or the only survivor) or natural catastrophes. It's been quite a while since one of those though. Which makes the fact that I dreamed about Amy Winehouse in a non-gory dream all the more interesting.

GonzoTheGreat
12-16-2014, 04:23 AM
Perhaps Amy counts as a natural catastrophe?

Daekyras
12-16-2014, 05:20 AM
Ummmm, I don't see the attraction.

I know, smart is the new sexy, but he is an actor playing a part. Sherlock is the "smart" one.

Cumberbatch is simply the actor reading the lines and as a vessel to produce those lines he is not particularly handsome and not what I would consider "sexy".

give me Stephen Amell anyday.

Or, of course, if i am to dream of a man, Tom Brady. Purrrrrr!

yks 6nnetu hing
12-16-2014, 06:54 AM
Ummmm, I don't see the attraction.

I know, smart is the new sexy, but he is an actor playing a part. Sherlock is the "smart" one.

Cumberbatch is simply the actor reading the lines and as a vessel to produce those lines he is not particularly handsome and not what I would consider "sexy".

give me Stephen Amell anyday.

Or, of course, if i am to dream of a man, Tom Brady. Purrrrrr!

it's the voice. and the tallness.

Seriously, his voice is second only to Morgan Freeman, and in all honesty I think Morgan Freeman is a bit old to be classified as sex god.

Daekyras
12-16-2014, 06:58 AM
it's the voice. and the tallness.

My nemesis.

Nazbaque
12-16-2014, 07:07 AM
Yks! I thought you were happily married! Or are you trying to get possessive sex out of Dai?

yks 6nnetu hing
12-16-2014, 07:34 AM
Yks! I thought you were happily married! Or are you trying to get possessive sex out of Dai?

oh I am! to a deliciously TALL guy :rolleyes:

Nazbaque
12-16-2014, 07:46 AM
Yks! I thought you were happily married! Or are you trying to get possessive sex out of Dai?

oh I am! to a deliciously TALL guy :rolleyes:

Well I did ask.

Brita
12-16-2014, 11:05 AM
Ummmm, I don't see the attraction.

I know, smart is the new sexy, but he is an actor playing a part. Sherlock is the "smart" one.

Cumberbatch is simply the actor reading the lines and as a vessel to produce those lines he is not particularly handsome and not what I would consider "sexy".

give me Stephen Amell anyday.

Or, of course, if i am to dream of a man, Tom Brady. Purrrrrr!

For me, it is definitely about Sherlock- but only as Benedict plays him. I have always enjoyed Sherlock's characterization, but it was only until Benedict played him that I find it sexy as well. It is an inseparable combination of the two that makes me swoon just a little.

Davian93
12-16-2014, 11:14 AM
As a totally hetero male, I can see the appeal of him...and I often am bewildered in what women find attractive.

Daekyras
12-17-2014, 04:23 AM
As a totally hetero male, I can see the appeal of him...and I often am bewildered in what women find attractive.

Interesting.

Nazbaque
12-17-2014, 04:41 AM
Yeah that sounded a bit like an attempt at self convincing.

yks 6nnetu hing
12-17-2014, 05:39 AM
As a totally hetero male, I can see the appeal of him...and I often am bewildered in what women find attractive.

I often find perplexing what men find attractive.

Nazbaque
12-17-2014, 06:52 AM
I often find perplexing what men find attractive.

I find it depressing that so many men and women think the tastes of an individual of the opposite sex is exclusive to that sex and shared by everyone of that sex.

EDIT: Ha! Posted before you did Gonzo!

GonzoTheGreat
12-17-2014, 06:52 AM
I often find perplexing what men find attractive.
So do I, but I eventually figured out that not all men are the same.

yks 6nnetu hing
12-17-2014, 07:20 AM
So do I, but I eventually figured out that not all men are the same.

judging by Playboy and the likes, the vast majority of male likes indeed are the same. Similarly, I think, female likes.



ETA: bah. I managed to use the word "likes" 3 times here. Note to self: Office Christmas dinner/drinks is detrimental to my vocabulary.

GonzoTheGreat
12-17-2014, 07:54 AM
Good example. It is indeed perplexing that people read Playboy for the interviews.

Nazbaque
12-17-2014, 08:33 AM
judging by Playboy and the likes, the vast majority of male likes indeed are the same. Similarly, I think, female likes.



ETA: bah. I managed to use the word "likes" 3 times here. Note to self: Office Christmas dinner/drinks is detrimental to my vocabulary.

So? Heff prints what he likes. I don't see how that proves anything.

Daekyras
12-17-2014, 09:01 AM
ETA: bah. I managed to use the word "likes" 3 times here. Note to self: Office Christmas dinner/drinks is detrimental to my vocabulary.

Well, you have read at least three Brandon Sanderson novels so.....

As for what men like, I feel we are as different in our attractions as women. A tiny Proportion of men "read" playboy. Don't use that to paint us as a whole.

P.S. I have no hesitation in admitting that I have looked at porn in the past. Older I get, less interested in it I have become. As a younger man I never thought of the people in the magazines and movies, just the images and roles they portrayed. Now, I cant help thinking about them and it makes me sad.

yks 6nnetu hing
12-17-2014, 09:26 AM
Well, you have read at least three Brandon Sanderson novels so.....

As for what men like, I feel we are as different in our attractions as women. A tiny Proportion of men "read" playboy. Don't use that to paint us as a whole.

P.S. I have no hesitation in admitting that I have looked at porn in the past. Older I get, less interested in it I have become. As a younger man I never thought of the people in the magazines and movies, just the images and roles they portrayed. Now, I cant help thinking about them and it makes me sad.

well, yes. But the point was that there are certain women that most men generally agree are "hot". You know, like most women agree that Benedict Cumberbatch has a certain je-ne-sais-quais.

Nazbaque
12-17-2014, 09:34 AM
Well, you have read at least three Brandon Sanderson novels so.....

As for what men like, I feel we are as different in our attractions as women. A tiny Proportion of men "read" playboy. Don't use that to paint us as a whole.

P.S. I have no hesitation in admitting that I have looked at porn in the past. Older I get, less interested in it I have become. As a younger man I never thought of the people in the magazines and movies, just the images and roles they portrayed. Now, I cant help thinking about them and it makes me sad.

You have not explored the magical land of hentai enough!

yks 6nnetu hing
12-17-2014, 09:36 AM
You have not explored the magical land of hentai enough!

eeeewwww!

Nazbaque
12-17-2014, 10:23 AM
eeeewwww!

Tentacles, yks. Tentacles!

Daekyras
12-17-2014, 10:39 AM
Tentacles, yks. Tentacles!

I watched legend of the overfiend. hahahahahahaha.

Nazbaque
12-17-2014, 11:55 AM
I watched legend of the overfiend. hahahahahahaha.

Watch? Bah! The real treasures are in manga!

I dare you to read "Kyoushi to Seito to" by Fuuga. You too yks! I dare you to read it!

Lupusdeusest
12-22-2014, 08:18 AM
I can state here that it was the lure of watching Bobblybutt Snugglypoo that Davidus Tertius was lured into watching the two new Treks.

...it may have been the reason I willingly sat down for them too.

Terez
01-20-2015, 11:03 AM
When this thread came around I was kind of looking for a new show to watch, so I decided to watch Sherlock. I'm about halfway through the episodes released so far. For the record, I find the innuendo to be sexier than the persons involved.