...If anyone even bothers to read this pathetic little blog.
I haven't updated in a while. I've been satisfying my Hobbit feels by lurking on TheOneRing.net, Tumblr, and fanfiction.net. I think little dubious awards should be given for various milestones in a fandom. Particularly on fanfiction.net. The LOTR fandom has truly come alive again, like a zombie. Or rather like the Balrog in Moria. It has been awakened, and there's no stopping it now.
It has... escalated quickly, shall we say.
It seems at times that almost everything is either bad slash or Mary Sue OC romances. Gah. However, there's a surprising number of good ones, too- becoming fewer and fewer in percentage as the days go by, true, but still there. Apparently, the fandom LOVES baby!Fili and baby!Kili. I cannot point a finger of blame at anyone since I love them too. They're just so unspeakably adorable!!!
Anyway, so the Hobbit needs little fandom awards. Like awards for having virtually the entire movie in gif format on Tumblr. Or an award for the first thousand Fili/OC, Kili/OC, and Thorin/OC fanfics. Or an award for the fact that shippers had already come up with the terms 'Thilbo' and 'Bagginshield' hours after the movie came out.
This is why fandoms scare me!
Some attention is positive, though. Really. I have discovered a couple of really good fanfics, one of which actually involves (gasp!) an OC! However, it is so good, focuses on Bofur (who has not attained memetic status as Ridiculously Lovely Bofur for no reason), and has snarky Bifur! It's called The Toymaker and the Widow. It has practically become my headcanon as far as Bofur, Bifur, and Bombur goes. And I'm not alone!
As for a really good modern-day AU fic set in Scotland, I recommend The Sons of Durin to the nth degree. Seriously, it's amazing. The characterization is brilliant, and the way the story mimicks the book itself at points is bonus points. The story is even vouched for on TVTropes, if that makes you feel any better.
Also, the parodies of Mary Sue stories have started very earlier, which makes me proud again of all the Ringers (LOTR fans) out there. One of the best is probably To Choose A Burglar. It seriously made me laugh out loud at how Gandalf handled the situation with Narya. The 'Bonus Chapter' doesn't hurt, either. XD I love seeing Mary Sues meet their messy commueppances, so you can see why I love the Protectors of the Plot Continuum.
(It doesn't hurt that continuum is very Latin.)
I also found a bunch of extremely adorable fanart of Thorin with baby Kili and Fili, but Blogger refuses to let me upload pictures from my computer. It just says, "You can uploud JPEG, etc." with the little buttons for, "Add Selected," and, "Cancel," but not, "Browse." So I shall kill Google once again. I shall strangle it slowly and painfully.
In fact, it freezes up when I try to repost a picture that's already on my blog! Is there a limit or something???
In Pace Christi,