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Post 1

Catwoman

mine starts with this dvd


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Post 2

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

mine starts with the Two Towers extended edition - well, a promise to buy it from someone!

don't think that'll happen though!


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Post 3

Catwoman

Okay, so time travel machine.

But what exactly is with Gandalf and the black tongue at the council? I've seen it but didn't make much sense.

(going to see on semi-big screen tonight, as one of the colleges is showing it, with my very exciteable friend, who will be talking all the way through and jumping up saying 'look' every two minuites)


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Post 4

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

LOL - I did that the first time round.

I think it is to stop Boromir touching the Ring, and to scare everyone with the power of the Ring. I guess it's the film "equivalent" of the recitation of the whole poem that happens in common tongue in the book.


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Post 5

Catwoman

It just seemed like a random psycho bit (even worse than Galadriel going all monochrome and scary).


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Post 6

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

no, nothing's quite that bad - except perhaps Gandalf swelling up in Bag End. 'Tis a bit like an Ian McKellan balloon, with a tiny head.


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Post 7

Catwoman

Inflatable wizards - yay!
(can't type on home keyboard any more - is funny)


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Post 8

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

smiley - smiley

how much fun would it be having inflatable Gandalf and Saruman!

have got the Two Towers soundtrack on the xmas list instead


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Post 9

Catwoman

Saruman should not be inflated, should be popped like a ballooon, either with something sharp or by standing on.


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Post 10

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

but you'd have to inflate it first - and then pop him so he can fly round the room squealing.


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Post 11

Catwoman

*giggles*
That would be, um, disrespectful, he was '...The Wise' once, you know.


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Post 12

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

smiley - laugh

can we do it to Wormtongue then?


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Post 13

Catwoman

Oh, do anything you like to Wormtongue, as long as it isn't nice.

But don't kill him, for to have the enemy's servant in your debt is, um, darn, wrong worm.


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Post 14

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

ok - nice puncture and slow deflation to the point of no return, at which point stick in a bike pump and reinflate slowly and painfully


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Post 15

Catwoman

Sounds, um despicable. That's not nice. If you're a good guy you're supposed to either chop someone's head off in battle or show mercy. You can't torture them slowly and with foresight. Unfortunately...


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Post 16

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

*would like to know who suggested she was a "good guy"*

I need to knee-cap 'em quickly


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Post 17

Catwoman

If you're not a good guy then wouldn't you want to kneecap them slowly, with a spoon ('why not a knife?' 'it's dull you idiot, it'll hurt more')


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Post 18

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

but I have to pack and go home, so speed is of the essence.


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Post 19

Catwoman

True, maybe the torture will have to wait till next term.


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Post 20

Swiv (decrepit postgrad)

then I just have examiners I want to torture.


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