Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Concerning Hobbits

The title of my blog, Concerning MJ, is actually an adaptation of Tolkiens prologue chapter in The Lord Of The Rings (concerning Hobbits) I love the Lord Of The Rings immensely – both the book and the movie adaptations ( I did a parody of The Lord of the Rings last year during Ramadaan, probably one off the best pieces I wrote between Maghrib and Esha ( with a little coming in while I was standing for Taraweeh - hmm - need to bang out part two soon).
I even made ‘ziyarat’ to a few key movie locations when I was on Holiday in New Zealand. I should put some pics up – I went snowboarding on the mountain next to Mount Ruapehu (Mount Doom in the movie – almost broke my forearm – that’s one thing I’l never do again), I hiked across ‘Emyn Muil’, and even got a chance to visit Frodo’s House in Hobbiton. Some people go on Jamaat or go to Ajmer and what not – Me….. I go to bag End! I was also lucky enough to get an autographed box set of ‘The Special Extended Edition’ of the movies (about an hours worth of new footage in each movie – and its great stuff – normally in Directors cuts off movies, you get a gratuitious titty shot or some half assed extra song thrown in (like the Lion King two disc special) but the Extended Edition had so much good stuff (like porn without the lame story lines) Mouth of Sauron, Attacking the Corsairs, Sarumans death etc. The Two Towers is my favourite of the lot, and I guess an ideal date for me will be to cosy up with a loved one and watch it with them while eating a bowl of spicy pasta (Cheap as well : )


Here I am with my niece and nephew, at Bag End ( think back to the part where Gandalf knocks on Bilbo's door)

MJ

6 comments:

qdee said...

gollum gollum ;)

Muhammad said...

Damn, man, that musta been freaking cool! :)

Fatima said...

i'm jealous.
(evil i know, but at least i don't lie when i am jealous!)

Ruby :) said...

wow, that is such a lovely pic.. awesome that you got to see the LOTR sites..im also jealous!

mazozo said...

Argh Hobbits are over rated man! okay i lie im jealous not fair sigh must get my own copy of lotr trilogy!

On a side note: Dwarves rock! grin go Gimli Go

!Joe! said...

you know how much i hate you cos of this, the fact that you got to go there and play hobbits and dwarves...:D I'm just messing with you, dawg...
I really, really hate you.

:)