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Hmph. - Diary of a Necromancer
Excuse me, I'm making perfect sense, you're just not keeping up
34 outside and 63 inside ATM, which is irritating but layerable. I switched the ailing furnace off to rest last night at 9, so I'd say our 5'-deep earthen ramparting and foot-thick walls above that are doing a remarkable job of heat-retention (and that's from a high of only 68, mind you), but it does mean that we can't open the back door until we get some means of replenishing the heat in here back up and running. I may be doing a lot of baking if Furnace Parts Guy isn't available soonish...

As to the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Motion-Sickness: I find upon reflection that I'm not all that impressed, overall. Everyone's been raving about Freeman's Bilbo, but I was actually feeling a bit of a mismatch there: he's a little too... eager to be persuaded, more Watson than Dent, and I was never convinced that his Refusal of the Call was at all serious, which is kind of a problem when the story is supposed to hang upon discovering unexpected strengths. Also, I couldn't catch the names for any of the dwarves besides Thorin Angstyshield and (for obvious reasons) Kili, so they mostly came off as a barely-differentiated mass of funny beards. Granted, I was in a bad mood going into it, and I actually fell asleep a couple of times towards the end, so maybe a rewatch is in order, but definitely not in the theater, and I don't think I'm going to be arsed to see #3 on the big screen if all the flashy bits with Benedict Cumbersmaug are in #2.

(I will say, however, that there's one shot that was absolutely, jaw-droppingly perfect: the reveal of Gollum on his little rock outcropping in the underground grotto was the biggest YES YES THIS EXACTLY that I can ever remember seeing interpreted on film. So points for that, I guess.)

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