Recently, me and hubby have started to watch film trilogies, all in one day. We’ve done the Mission Impossible Trilogy, the Matrix trilogy, and just recently it was the turn of The Lord Of The Rings…..all 9 hours! Lol
I’ve had Tolkien’s books sitting on my shelf for years now lol. When the films came out hubby took the kids to see them at the cinema, I didn’t go, I wanted to read the books first. But, that never happened, so I decided to sod it, watch the films anyway.
Sooooo, the things I learnt:
1. Tolkien did romance! I wasn’t expecting romance, don’t ask me why lol. Although I had kind of been pre warned by reading Roger Colby’s blog post recently entitled Tolkien’s Advice About Relationships.
2. It was pretty goddam violent! Ok, so perhaps the books aren’t as bad? But I didn’t like all the poor horses being killed, and even the nasty elephants. Why do they have to put animals in eh?
3. Tolkien was a genius! Yeah, ok, I’m a bit late in coming to the party with this one, but, OMFG! What a mind, to create all that!
4. The scenes, battles, and cities were incredible! Ok, now I understand why all 3 films won Oscars for the Visual Effects lol.
5. Life can never be the same after some experiences 😉
And I guess that’s what I took away from the whole 9 hours. The fact that some adventures just impact on your life so much (well, obviously I’m not sure many of us get the opportunity to have as big an adventure as what Frodo did lol) that you will never be the same again. Sometimes, that’s how I feel about my writing “life”.
I was on a bit of a downer last week, about the whole writing and being a writer malarkey, but, if I look at it as just a big adventure, perhaps that makes it easier to cope with the insecurities? Does that make sense? Tolkien wrote about a little guy (literally) taking on the world, and actually winning. So, if Frodo can do all that (yeah yeah, I know it’s fiction lol), then surely I can achieve my goals, if I put my mind to it 🙂
Have you ever read or seen something that’s had a huge impact on the way you think? Something that’s given you hope that, actually, you could achieve your goals?