Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The proper way to sit through a thirteen-hour Lord of the Rings marathon

Bantam Spectra editor David Pomerico has a very funny post up over at Suvudu about how to properly prepare one's self for sitting through the annual thirteen-hour Lord of the Rings film marathon. And yes, this is an annual occurrence for a particular breed of nerd. ( :: mumble mumble :: me! :: cough cough ::)

9 comments:

acpaul said...

(mumble, mumble) Me, too. (mumble, mumble)

annathepiper said...

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.

freddie said...

I re-watch these every year, but I've never done a marathon.

Diane T said...

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!

Scott said...

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.

Jeff said...

It feels good to know I'm not the only one.

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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.

Jeff said...

What do you do during the slow motion laughing and bed-bouncing scenes?

I yell "Get on with it!" like John Cleese.

JES said...

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.