Daily Archives: March 19, 2013

My kingdom for a remote!


We have a plethora of remote control devices in this house. Remotes for various appliances, electronics, a ceiling fan. Enough remote controls for every human and animal member of the household with extras to spare.

I have a remote control for this DVD player. I have one–but I don’t know where in the %$#@# it is. Right now I have the satellite remote, and the regionless DVD player (not hooked up at moment) and the one that switches the air conditioner on and off, which I mistook for the DVD remote. I just don’t have the one I actually need.

I am trying to watch my DVD of The Hobbit (saving the Blu-ray for when I can wrest the PSP from spouse to hook up to the bigger flat screen with the Surround Sound). And I am slightly frustrated.


Ever tried to watch a film on disc without the remote control? It’s like being back in the archaic days of my childhood. There’s no rewinding, fast forwarding or pausing (except by pushing the “pause” button on the player itself). No scene selection. Thus, when you accidentally push the “Open/Close” button instead of “Pause/Play” on the player, intending to go act as Dishwasher Fairy, you find yourself back at the beginning of the film again instead of the campfire scene with Balin speaking to the Company. *sigh*

Well, Dishwasher Fairy has come and gone, that appliance chugging away now, and I’ve started over again watching the film.  Spouse is singularly unsympathetic to my plight.

“What did you do with the remote control?”

Snort. If I knew that, I’d have it in my hand, wouldn’t I?

Enough of my troubles. I’ve got the DVDs in my hands, which is more than many people do. And I will find the remote at some point. Actually, my husband will likely stroll in and lay his hands right on it.

Richard looks and sounds a right treat, I must say, his soulful eyes expressing a myriad of emotions, those deep, roughened velvet tones rumbling through the Surround Sound beautifully. *sigh* And that smile when he’s still in the burlap sack. My gosh, but he’s gorgeous!

And now–how about a pair of hot hairy dudes to make you smile?  😀


More Thorin & Richard: New fanart, a mini-vid in HD!



Richard makes speech to crew and cast. How I want to see this! Apparently it’s featured in the Best Buy Hobbit Combo pack in its exclusive documentary. Fingers crossed it will show up on YT at some point in the not-to-distant future. I again give thanks to Dark Jackal for sharing the video screencaps with us.  And enjoy the little video–short but sweet with some lovely music and images of Richard as the beautiful, majestic Thorin!




Couldn’t resist this quickie vid. It’s in HD so set your viewing quality accordingly and enjoy.



Thorin, in front of camera & behind the scenes: wow!




Needless to say, I am looking forward to the arrival of my DVDs later today.  I have had a most engaging time exploring the screencaps offered by Dark Jackal and still perusing the stills I snaffled from Gallicka Screens. What a wealth of beauty and majesty! *sigh* I’ve been playing in photo editing and here are some of the results. I hope you enjoy!




I don’t think he’s actually singing here, I just love the word “chanteur.” And everything about how he looks here. 😉


This one is just absolutely SWOON-WORTHY.  The downcast lashes. The soft little smile. The beard and hair and braids and . . . *thud*

I’ve more but will save them for another post . . . 😉