Thursday, December 18, 2014

#OneLastTimeQ&A - Tag

Hello, people of the internet!

   Yes, one last time. We saw it on Tuesday night. All I can say if bring a handkerchief, like me. I needed it a lot. I hardly cry in movies, but I sobbed (literally) in this one.

   Anyway, back to the odd title... as you know if you're following this blog, I made a post a couple days ago with my #OneLastTime watercolor. This hashtag looks a little bit different, no?

(I know that's not very well edited, but I was in a hurry)

   It's a Q&A? No, I'm not answering questions about the movie. I'm asking them.

   It's a tag I came up with, a few simple(ish) questions about the movie for us, the fans.

The rules are simple:
1. You must be tagged to take the Q&A quiz
2. You must tag (and notify) at least three other bloggers (or tumblr, or facebook, or wordpress, or whatever they're on) for this Q&A
3. You must answer the following questions to the best of your ability
4. You must have seen the Battle of the Five Armies to be tagged/take the quiz. 

   But what if I haven't seen the movie yet, you ask. If you tag someone who hasn't seen the movie yet, they can just answer them after they do. If you or the person you tagged are not planning to see the movie, then they may respectfully decline :)

   Okay, here are the questions (which I will answer first)...

Spoiler alert (who dies) in the answers of questions

1. Tell your story of how you came to see the movie(s), or got into Tolkien in the first place.

   My mom took my sister and I to go see the Adventures of Tintin in theaters, and in the trailers before the movie started, the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey trailer played. It was beautiful, and the music (the Misty Mountains) stuck in my head through the whole film until we got in the car. I asked Mom if we could go see it, and she suggested we read it first. After reading the books, we watched the Lord of the Rings, and soon went to go see the Hobbit for the first time. And that's how my journey began.

2. Who are your three favorite characters in the Hobbit trilogy?

   Thorin, Bilbo, and Fili, in that order.

3. Did you cry in the Battle of the Five Armies, and if so, in which scene(s) and what type (sniffling, sobbing, choke-crying)?

   I cried in many, many scenes... the ones to note would be the deaths (though I did nearly cry when Bain and Bard were after the dragon, it was a well acted scene on the part of Bain). I was choke-crying through Fili's death. Kili's made me sniffle/cry, and Thorin's came back to sobbing. But when Bilbo came back to the Shire, and when the credits rolled and the song played, those were happy tears.

   Basically I cried the whole way through. Now, to be clear, I'm not a real movie crier, i.e. I don't cry much in movies. But in this one, I cried harder then I have ever cried so far in my life. My handkerchief was over my face most of the film. Willow is usually the one who gets emotional in movies, but she was the one patting my arm for comfort this time.

4. Were the deaths compelling to you, and if so, who's?

   Every death was very compelling to me, but the hardest to take was Fili's, then Thorin's, then Kili's (in that order). Fili's was so brutal, and he was so strong, it made me weep openly. Thorin's was so compelling because of the acting (wonderful acting on the part of Richard Armitage). The way he delivered his lines was gentle, and with Bilbo's reaction to his death... it made me cry. Kili's was pretty bad, but it felt more like 'sad' then 'heartbreak' to me.

5. Over all, were you satisfied with the movie itself?

   Yes. I think there were things they could have changed, added, or left out to make it better, but overall I think it was a emotional and very good film.

6. Describe the movie in one word.


Okay, now on to the nominees...

1. Megan Jane (
2. Sarah (
3. Willow (

Okay, that's it for now! More Hobbit stuff comin' soon :) Thanks guys!


a very fond farewell,


  1. I am so glad you like Fili! I've been feeling like he's an unsong hero and the fact that we had so little time to get over his death in the movie just kills me, but I am kind of glad, because I feel like it leaves a greater impression and will now be impossible to forget or get over.

    1. Exactly! He is such an unsung hero, but there is an uprising for his remembrance. It really killed me, the way they dragged him out there... it was horrible. But he was so strong, even when he was going to die! I'm working on a drawing to his memory... still not sure of what I want to put on there, word-wise. I'm thinking a part of the 'Last Goodbye', or what Bilbo was suppose to say when he left the mountain, "May your memory never fade." Still not sure though... Anyway, yeah, I'm glad others notice him too!

    2. Will you post your drawing? I know this sounds insane, but I was able to mourn with Bilbo over Thorin, I was able to mourn with Tauriel over Kili, but I had no one to mourn Fili with, so now, I haven't gotten over it, yet. I am still in mourning.

    3. Yes, I will post it once I'm finished with it. I still haven't decided what to write on it... nope, doesn't sound insane at all. I totally get it. Morning with Bilbo was what really made me cry... I know, no one seemed very bothered by Fili's death. I mean, Kili was at first like, "I'm gonna avenge you Fili..! Oh wait, I needa save my gilf first." and Thorin didn't seem to be acting like his nephew just died. Don't worry, we're never gonna get over it. Just cry less, I suppose.

  2. I agree on the deaths. Fili was willing to die for his little brother and uncle, Thorin's death just broke me to the core especially when Bilbo started crying. Kili's death for me was sad because he's so young and he doesn't deserve to die so young. I will post my answers on my blog asap:) Thanks for nominating me=D

    1. Yes, Bilbo trying to get him to look up at the eagles was heartbreaking! He isn't getting up, Bilbo :'( I agree, both Fili and Kili were so young, and had so much to look forward to... Fili would have been king one day. THE FEELS! Anyway, I can't wait to see your answers, Sarah! :)


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