Sometimes I don’t know if I should laugh or cry.
There was an article on NineMSN today talking about the DVD release of The Fellowship of the Ring and how it’s expected to break the record set by Harry Potter. This in itself wasn’t very provocative, what got me was towards the end of the article where it talked about the two upcoming sequels. The Twin Towers at the end of this year, and The Return of the Ring in 2003. Oh come on! Where did this so called reporter do their research? The back of sugar packets?
Mind you, I do kind of like the idea of Return of the Ring. Frodo and Sam risk their lives, pushing themselves to the limits of their endurance and sanity crossing Mordor and casting the Ruling Ring into the fires of Orodruin, Frodo gets his finger bitten off, and then – after all their efforts – THE RING COMES BACK!!! (Cue ominous music).
Still, some journalists should be shot.
Changing the subject, Mark has kindly enlightened me regarding the Aardvark thing. It was (of course) a promotion for the upcoming stop-motion-animation film Hamilton Mattress. You can read about it here. And here. It’s by the people who did The Wrong Trousers, so is no doubt fairly good. Not as good as it would have been if Hamilton actually was a Set beast of course, but hey, you can’t have everything.
Changing the subject again, come this Saturday I’m off to Kalgoorlie for a week or so for Rebecca’s birthday. Also to do some confluence hunting, and just to soak up the general goldfields ambiance. So I won’t be answering any emails for a while. I will be taking plenty of photos on my brand new digital camera though! (It’s not all that speccy, but hey, I could afford it! *g*) And I’ll also be trying to get another Tale written. Nothing like staying in a town you don’t know with a person who works insane shifts to give you time to write 🙂 I’ll probably be making some entries here though, so log in daily for updates on my outback odyssey.
If I don’t get lost out in the desert while looking for 31