David Brider (davidbrider) wrote,
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Feeling a bit grey..?

So, yesterday Sarah and I went into London to see The Hobbit in the company of multiclassgeek and zoeiona. That's not actually the point of this post, but it was marvellously epic, I didn't mind the fact that it expanded massively on the original text, Erebor didn't half remind me of the caves at Nerja, Sylvester McCoy put in a lovely performance as Radagast, the dwarves fleeing from the orcs in the Misty Mountains put me in mind of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in places, I may have squeed like a fangirl when Ian Holm said, "in a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit," Gollum was great, Martin Freeman was just right as Bilbo, and it was good to have Serena McKellen back where he belongs as Gandalf. Afterwards we had a meal at a nearby Nando's (gosh, quelle surprise!), and the geeky conversation turned to the question of whether, at some point, Jackson'll recut the Lord of the Rings film to replace the scene of Ian Holm as Bilbo finding the ring (can't remember which one it's in, possibly Fellowship) with Martin Freeman as Bilbo finding the ring. I'm torn between, "it'd be cool," and, "there's no way I'd fork out for another copy of the movie just for one scene's difference." Also, that's very much a George Lucas thing rather than a Peter Jackson thing, as far as I can tell (although I'm guessing there'll be an extended DVD out next December...)

Anyway, the Hobbit wasn't the actual point of this post. The point was this:

There are adverts for the Fifty Shades of Grey books saying, "give her what she wants this Christmas." I'm going to leave aside, for the time being, that it seems to be phrased to suggest a wee bit of sexual innuendo, and the fact that it's a bit sexist to presume that only women will be interested in the books, shall instead say that quite frankly if anyone I know, man or woman, wants those books for Christmas, I think I'd disown them...you want badly written fanfic porn, there are several LJ comms that collect the stuff, never mind the ones where it gets posted in the belief that it's actually good... ^_^
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