~ The Sunshine Award ~


The Awards are coming around. 
They're contagious.  
They spread like wild fire.
It's a plague, I tell you.

 Yet another award from Kara over at Saved by Grace! And this time, no rules. I know I've already gotten the Sunshine Award, but this is drastically different: the picture is'nt the same. That makes all. the. difference. in. the. world.

Kara asked two sets of questions, one for Tolkien fans, and one for not. I'll answer the Tolkien ones. :)

Tolkien fan questions. . .
  
The Hobbit or LOTR? I like both, but I think I'm going to say The Hobbit. I liked how it was simpler then the LOTR, when Middle-earth was mostly at peace.
   Favorite movie in the LOTR movies? The Return of the King.

 If you were Peter Jackson how would you make the last Hobbit movie end? "And {they all}lived happily ever after, to the end of their days." <- While "Happily ever after" is not my favourite book/movie line, I would have it end like that.

 If you could be any character from any of Tolkien's Middle Earth books, who would you be? . . . Bilbo. (How'd you guess?)

 How did you first hear about the LOTR movies (or books)? My parents. When I was around two or one. :)

 Did you go see any of the Hobbit or LOTR movies at the theater? The first two Hobbits.
 Favourite Hobbit character? You would never guess, it's Bilbo.

 What is one of the reasons you love Tolkien's Middle Earth? The hobbits and Hobbiton I love how it can be compared to almost any ones life, and the brilliant characters.

5 questions that I ask. . .

1.What books have you been sticking your nose in lately?
2.Ever traveled out of the country you live in?
3.Are you more apt to giggle or guffaw?
4.Summer's almost here! What makes summer special to you?
5.How would you describe this? :
Photo via Pinterest
To accept or not accept, that is the question.

Lily 




I I understand awards are getting out of control and they're everywhere by now. (☺) You are entitled to your own free will: you will spread sunshine even without accepting this award.
~ S. F.

Comments

  1. hey look at me, i discovered the convenience of award answers in comments! \(^-^)/

    · i am your sister, which is both an advantage and perhaps peril. i am . . . going to sneak in answers to that middle-earth one. you know where i live. i am at your mercy.

    - hobbit or lotr? books: the lord of the rings. films: we'll see after the battle in five armies! o_o
    - favourite lotr movie? huzzah for the return of the king!
    - if you were peter jackson, how would you make the last hobbit movie end? thorin + fili + kili + tauriel live, smaug lives and becomes sherlock, bilbo goes home a changed hobbit. AND THEY LIVE, did i mention.
    - if you could be any character from any of tolkien's middle earth books, who would you be? i was going to say lúthien, but you know galadriel was epic, and then arwen -- did i mention she-elves enchant me?
    - how did you first hear about the lotr movies (or books)? mum and da, methinks.
    - did you go see any of the hobbit or lotr movies at the theater? well, sister, i think i went to the first two hobbitses.
    - favourite hobbit character? fire and death.
    - what is one of the reasons you love tolkien's middle earth? AHAHAHA. one reason. one ring!

    SECOND AWARD ANSWERS:
    - what books have you been sticking your nose in lately? ANNE OF GREEN GABLES / AVONLEA.
    - ever traveled out of the country you live in? I HAVE DREAMED THAT. REALITY DISAGREES.
    - are you more apt to giggle or guffaw? BOTH AND OFTEN WHEN I SHOULDN'T.
    - summer's almost here! what makes summer special to you? SWIIIIIMMING. AND WATERMELON! AND! AND! AND. YES. OOHH, WHEN ARE THEY GOING TO RELEASE THE TRAIIIIIIIIIIIILER?
    - how would you describe [that image]? : IT'S DEFINITELY BEEN PHOTOSHOPPED, BUT IT HAS A NICE RING TO IT. ALMOST LIKE A STORY ENGRAVED IN THAT . . . WALL STONE ROCK THING.

    love and evil little snickers,
    dearest les the elven dragony personage

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    1. Longest comment so far on my blog award goes to Les! :) Thank you, and thank you again for answering the questions. Jolly good what ho! Wow. :)
      ~ S. F.

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  2. Aww, thank you so much! Yes, I don't think I'll answer these questions. Sorry, but I'm working on publishing five awards at the moments:)

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    1. That was in my thoughts as I awarded you. And no one's going to mind that you don't (at least they shouldn't!) answer. I'm excited to see your post of many awards! :)
      ~ S. F.

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  3. You are SO sweet to award me! I simply don't have time (honestly, I still have about 80 other awards/tags I haven't done) but you have already spread sunshine to me today by simply thinking of me as someone to award. :)
    As for your recent comment on my blog, you totally encouraged me beyond all comprehension! I'm SO Glad you enjoyed the post. :) Love you dear!
    ~Lili

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    1. And you, m'dear, are SO sweet to come and reply! Thank you, 'cause you spread sunshine to day as well 'cause I don't get a whole lot 'o comments and when I got onto Blogger to day I saw "2 comments awaiting" er what ever it said! :) :) :)
      I love you too, Lili!
      ~ S. F.

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  4. Actually, I'm going to follow in Les' example & answer the Tolkien questions in a comment, simply because they look like an absolute blast. :D Here we go!
    Hobbit or LOTR? BOTH. Come on! How in Middle Earth am I supposed to choose??? I think I'l l agree with Les here. We can't make the final judgment until the 3rd Hobbit comes out! :)
    Favourite LOTR movie? Wow, this is difficult. I feel terrible just picking one, since they are all simply extravagant, but I have to go with Return of the King. So much crazy epicness. I can't even.
    If you were Peter Jackson, how would you make the 3rd Hobbit movie end? Well, I'm probably going to offend some of you here, but we have to accept the inevitable. That’s why this fandom is so heartbreaking. If I know Peter Jackson, he’s going to kill off Thorin & his nephews Fili & Kili. And honestly, he has no other choice. He HAS to stick to the book. AT LEAST THEY DIE TOGTHER. That’s seriously the ONLY comforting thing about the 3rd movie.
    And since this is going to happen, I want the battle to go down HARD or not at all. I want trauma. I want epic, slow-motion, brave, fighting-like-mad, strong, determined little dwarflings giving their every last fiber of being in order to protect their beloved uncle, no matter how insane he had become. I want haunted Elvish ladies singing a mournful melody over the top of the battle noises & crashes as the first Durin falls. I want one of the brothers (I don’t care which, but I’d rather it be Kili) holding his brother in his arms, resting his head against the other’s as they die slowly. There needs to be a sweet brotherly goodbye scene that will make the entire audience WEEP. Not just the fangirls.
    I know this is tragic but I want a REASON TO CRY in that theater. It has to be painful. And we know Peter Jackson. It will be.
    WAIT… that didn’t’ really address the actual ending. You know what, I just want INTO THE WEST to play at the end of the credits. THAT IS SERIOUSLY ALL I ASK. PLEASE. And then I will cry & never recover.
    If you could be any character from any of Tolkien’s books, who would you be? Hmm…I think I’d be Legolas. I just really love him a lot.
    How did you first hear about the LOTR movies or books? My Da! I think I was around 8-10.
    Did you see any of the Hobbit/LOTR movies in theaters? Sadly I was much too young to see LOTR in theaters! But I have seen both Hobbits there, and Lord willing, I plan to see the 3rd as well!
    Favourite Hobbit character? Bilbo, but Fili/Kili are a CLOSE second. Yeah that’s right, they count as one character. You can’t separate them anyway.
    1 reason I love Middle Earth? It’s a whole different world. Scenery is beautiful, the races are extraordinary, and just…GAH. I love it.
    I am so sorry for this length. Props to you if you read it all!
    Love,
    ~Lili

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    1. OH LILY. I THINK MY HEART IS BROKEN. I've tried my best to not imagine the BOFA and now you go and describe it perfectly and make me CRY. WAHHHHHH. I'M ALREADY CRYING BUT THANK YOU FOR GETTING ME PREPARED. Oh. And INTO THE WEST?!?!?!?!? GIRL, YOU ARE KILLING ME WITH FEELS. *tears begin* *tears flowing* WHERE'S MY PILLOW THAT LES NAMED RELIEF SO I CAN CRY INTO IT?! Where's the glue for my heart? I think they are called TEARS. That's why all the fangirls cry. Because tears are the glue is for broken fangirl hearts.

      Thank you for answering these questions. I think that this helped me today. Thanks so much. :'( TOTALLY JOKING IN THE SARCASM, DARLING!

      ~ S. F.

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    2. if I wasn't fond of you very much, dear Lily maiden, I would escort you to a wee place in the corner . . . -.- but, as you are older in years than I, clearly you are wiser. this shifted prospect you presented is wrapping around my feels, strangling them far under murky waters, in depths where there is no escape. loveliness. ooh, the door is opened and my emotions just got carried away with the wind. and I'm standing, now falling, crumpled in a mess of feelings and weepings.

      PS. "my promise . . . that i would come back to her."

      PPS.
      Lay down
      Your sweet and weary head.
      Night is falling
      You’ve come to journey's end.
      Sleep now
      And dream of the ones who came before;
      They are calling
      From across the distant shore.

      Why do you weep?
      What are these tears upon your face?
      Soon you will see
      All of your fears will pass away
      Safe in my arms
      You're only sleeping.

      What can you see
      On the horizon?
      Why do the white gulls call?
      Across the sea
      A pale moon rises
      The ships have come to carry you home.

      And all will turn
      To silver glass
      A light on the water
      All souls pass.

      Hope fades
      Into the world of night
      Through shadows falling
      Out of memory and time
      Don't say: We have come now to the end.
      White shores are calling
      You and I will meet again.

      And you'll be here in my arms
      Just sleeping.

      What can you see
      On the horizon?
      Why do the white gulls call?
      Across the sea
      A pale moon rises
      The ships have come to carry you home.

      And all will turn
      To silver glass
      A light on the water
      Grey ships pass
      Into the West.


      PPS.
      for damage to lotr emotions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ejQPRa_dHI (don't worry, I plan on making a video of our durin lads + their uncle set to this song after BOFA...)

      xo . . . i don't know.

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    3. That was stunningly profound...tears are the GLUE for broken fangirl hearts. SO PERFECT!
      Ahahaha Les gave you a pillow named Relief?? That is hilarious! But super sweet!!
      As for the feels, I'm terribly sorry for making you cry...but again, tears are glue! :D Wouldn't the BOFA just be so heartbreaking if it actually happened sort of like I imagine it??? THE ENTIRE AUDIENCE IS GOING TO WEEP. Not kidding. There isn't going to be one dry eye in that theater.
      Love you much!
      ~Lili

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    4. Now I'm replying to Les's last comment:
      I don't know about wiser, but I'm definitely meaner with all these feels! I guess I deserve to sit in the corner. :)
      As to Kili's promise to his mother, I have a better idea: HOW ABOUT NO?!?!?! When that moment happened in theaters, Sarah & I just groaned inside. Like, Peter PLEASE don't do this to us. I NEVER ASKED FOR THESE EMOTIONS!
      But they're good for us. Us fangirls are so hardcore;).
      AARARRRGGHHH you put the lyrics down!!! ASDFKJSDFLSD OH THE PAIN. Such a beautiful, distressing, HEARTWRENCHING song. I love it. And thanks for the LOTR emotions...cuz I totally needed more of those.
      In all truthfulness though, I really am looking forward to your video. Although I'm pretty sure I won't survive it. :)
      Bunches of fangirly hugs & love,
      Lili

      P.S. This will be me after the 3rd Hobbit movie.
      "NO. I'M DONE WITH DWARVES. GO AWAY."

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    5. In reply to Lily's reply to my reply to her comment:
      D-do you really think so?! I love it when people agree with me. :)
      Well, it was my pillow, but Les sort of adopted it and named it Relief and cried on it and gave it back to me and now I can cry on it. And I do. In fact, I have shed many tears ON THIS SUBJECT WE ARE SPEAKING OF.
      OH YES IT WOULD BE HEARTBREAKING IF IT DID HAPPEN THAT WAY. Waaaahhhhhhh. I need a moment.
      Love you to!
      ~ S. F.

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    6. And to you, Les:
      YOU DIDN'T. YOU DIDN'T JUST SHARE THAT SONG. Or did you? WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?
      Sham on all you people who are killing my Feels. Okay. I have done damage on them to. *sigh*
      ~ Maybe S. F.
      P.s. I was crying this morn. Bet you can't guess over what.

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~ S. F.

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