The extremely occasional blog of Colleen Lindsay, professional nerd, cat herder, publishing optimist, and sartorial tragedy.
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LOTR nerds, represent!I've done the marathon a couple times now in celebration of Longest Night. It's an excellent way to stay awake at 5am when you need the Battle of the Pelennor Fields to make it all the way to sunrise. But oh my yes, you need the caffeine too.
I re-watch these every year, but I've never done a marathon.
We* managed one extended edition every night for three consecutive nights, the vacation week between Christmas and New Year's. I don't think my butt could handle a marathon. * We being my husband and I and our son, who we're training to be a next-generation f/sf nerd. Gotta breed more potential buyers for those great f/sf books!
Only once a year? I watch the entire extended version at least three times per year. Of course, I once upon a time read the entire series every year. Perhaps my next three day weekend I'll break out the books and do a marathon read of LOTR, The Hobbit, and, just for good measure, The Simarillon as well.
It feels good to know I'm not the only one.
Strength in numbers, man. I watch these movies while wrapping presents every year. It works out pretty well, since I focus during the action parts and wrap during the "soul-gazing, elf-telepathy" parts.
What do you do during the slow motion laughing and bed-bouncing scenes? I yell "Get on with it!" like John Cleese.
OMG, what a great holiday tradition...I'd never be able to get away with this once, let alone EVERY YEAR, but I do find the idea oddly energizing.
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