Fanvid Friday: I Lived

As I continue to see clips from the special features of The Hobbit:the Battle of the Five Armies-Extended Edition floating around the fandom, this fanvid really stood out to me when I stumbled across it recently. it documents, through still photographs, Richard’s journey in relation to his involvement with The Hobbit franchise. along the same vein, I happened to read an older fandom discussion yesterday that centered around where Richard’s career was headed, pre-Hobbit, and so the way this video touches upon all that he has seen and done because of Thorin Oakenshield- it hit me in the feels!

I Lived by KingAslan4

I particularly like the use of Richard’s Twitter selfies and how they highlight the geographical places he has visited: the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Soccer Jersey and his trip to Brazil, the Great Wall of China and exercising in the park,etc. Richard has traveled the world because of/for The Hobbit– the places he’s seen, the people he’s met, the experiences he’s had, on top of the chance to portray such a complicated and iconic character as Thorin Oakenshield. that’s the stuff dreams are made of, and he’s lived it.


Miracle Worker

Music & More Challenge

5.) a role of Richard’s that you watch when you travel

Harry Kennedy

The Vicar of Dibley: The Handsome Stranger is ideal to watch while traveling. It’s an hour long- not too long but not too short either- it’s light and easy to follow, and it’s a feel good storyline. So, say you’re on an airplane and flying through a thunderstorm, after being delayed for three hours, while a screaming toddler is having a meltdown in your section (not that I would know anything about that …)

quick, stick your tongue out & cross your eyes!

If you’re watching Harry, you’re able to forget about the storm and even smile and make faces at the toddler each time her father walks by with her in his arms.

Harry Kennedy: Miracle Worker

and the Music question

a song you listen to when you travel: It’s All Been Done by Barenaked Ladies

no real reason, other than the album is one we keep in the car.

and if I put my fingers here and if I say “I love you dear” and if I play the same three chords, will you just yawn and say “ahh”