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Okay, serious spoilers, are you ready?...
There will, apparently, be no dancing Ewoks in Return of the King. However, there will be this cool part where they open up an ancient box, and everyone's faces melt off.

All right, actually, I did come across the now-infamous forum on Tolkien Online where one lucky previewer is patiently answering a barrage of fan questions about what happens in the film. I won't say any of it here, but I'll give you the link if you want. Yes, I'm perplexed by some of the changes, but by all accounts the whole thing is so good anyway that I won't worry about those. In fact, it's starting to annoy me, all the "PJ, I hate you; why why why did you leave X out; it was my favorite part and I'll never watch these movies again; blah blah blah" posts we're already seeing from people who haven't even seen the film yet. Books aren't movies; vice-versa; and anyway you can rest assured that whatever ends up being patently ridiculous will be duly lampooned in my parody. ;)

I hereby promise not to use boldface anymore in this entry.

I've been negligent about LJ for the past week or so because of Thanksgiving weekend, wherein I went to Oregon, saw family and ellejohara (who sounds like a completely new person, with that nice womanly voice), and bought a new iMac. It is beautiful and highly cooperative, and I am much enamored of it. Thanks to Justin (one of my brothers-in-law), ellejohara, and raethe for helpful hints in set-up so far. And of course to radiofreecarbon for the MS Office upgrade and for carrying the box. :) However, many more software updates undoubtedly lurk in my future, so we may experience further delays.

Could go into some complaints about various things, but I don't like being a complainer. Besides, stepping out of the car at work this morning and looking up to see the Space Needle sparkling with holiday lights in the 7-a.m. darkness raised my spirits considerably. December! Yay!


Dec. 2nd, 2003 09:42 am (UTC)
A new iMac? Ohhh... nifty. I'm envious (I was supposed to get an iBook in September, but the school has been negligent in sending me my 2000 dollar check for work I did on that Shakespeare Online project; therefore, I sit here lusting for the iBook that shall one day be mine.

Glad to hear that you had a good Thanksgiving - oh, I also need you address again :)
Dec. 2nd, 2003 12:13 pm (UTC)
Ah, yes, the portability of iBooks/Powerbooks is great, and I shall be keeping my 3-year-old Powerbook for that. 3 years was just getting to be a bit too old in the computer world, especially with only 5 GB of hard drive space... Anyway, you'll like the G4s if the iMac is any indication!

Shall send address in email. :) (We're not bothering with Xmas cards, as far as I know, or I'd make sure I had yours too...though I think I do have it, anyway.)
Dec. 3rd, 2003 08:08 pm (UTC)
Hm. Tried emailing you address, but got bounced from both email addys you have listed on your info. Something about mailbox reaching quota. :) Email me from another if you wish, or get my address from Cat, who I *think* has it...