Sunday, March 27, 2011

Lord of the Rings Prequel Movie .. Best .. Ever.

An awesome fan movie from Kate Madison.    This has great heart, good fights, and a really good story.    I'm always amazed at the passion of people that make these fan movies with little or no money, and no money in return.   At first when I was watching this, I was like "how hokey", but after 5 minutes I was drawn in.    Good stuff.

Monday, March 14, 2011

What keeps you Playing?

So my character made another costume change, and I think it has the proper 'Burgler' look.   (Never mind how hard it is to find the right pieces of clothing that takes color the way you want it too)This is part of what I really enjoy about Lord of the Rings Online.   Character customization.   Now there are other games that do it better, but Lotro has other things that keep me lovin this virtual world.   Between the story, the questing, and the fact that my buds are also playing this game .. it's a no-brainer.

There are times when I'm take a break from the game, but after a few days I have a hankering to tinker around in the land of Middle-Earth.   Even if its just to goof around and run on the fences in the shire, or grind out some rep just to get a new pony ... you can never have enough mounts!!

I just finished Volume 1 of the main storyline, and it was great.  Not the constant running around, but the story, which was so engaging.   It was a satisfying moment to not only finally finish the story of Volume 1, but to be a part of it.    Kudos to the writers, they did a great job.

Looking forward to finishing Volume 2, and do more grouping with my burg.   Until then, time to put in some 'Fringe' and eat some popcorn.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Time to Adjust

So I went to the movies, and had a chance to see 'The Adjustment Bureau', and was loving it.    There's great chemistry between Emily Blunt, and Matt Damon, a great scifi element, and just plain fun.   The movie is, in the wider scope of things, about the role of Free will.   Now, this isn't a movie that would be theologically correct in many ways, but it does make one think at the end of it, and I appreciate that.    There is the question of 'how hands off is God in the workings of the world'?   We say 'God is in control', but how much control given free will?   These are things that I think can be encouraged for people to talk about, for Christians and non-Christians alike.
Beyond that, this is just a great 'date' movie ... as I became increasingly aware of how alone I am *sigh*, but the action is great, considering that there is no real violence in the movie, and no bad language that my brain remember.   There is a love scene, but there's nothing to see, thanks to the camera work.

I love Emily Blunts character in this movie, but for a minute I though that she resembles Felicia Day (shown below), from 'The Guild (and many other web shows).   Strange, I know.     Anyway, this was a great movie ... maybe not theologically, but it will make you talk, and it's great to have an action movie that great for a couple.