Late night blog post! Weeeeeeee!
I always feel like I’m letting someone down when this happens.
More battle! Excitement!
Sam watches the battle of man against man, realizing that it is the first time that he’s seen two peoples of the same race have at it. That’s not a common thing in Middle-earth. Yikes. He doesn’t like it. However, that all goes away with one view of an oliphaunt.
-the Valar: Have we not officially mentioned the Valar? They’re like gods around these parts! Big deal! Beings created by Eru himself!
Oliphaunt?! Oh, boy!
Yes, indeed. An oliphaunt thunders through the forest wildly. It’s enormous, and a single Southron warrior tries to control it, to no avail, and it’s headed straight towards Frodo and Sam’s hiding place. Fortunately, it swerves off, and Sam gets to hypothesize about what happens to it after this battle. Does it live? Die? We’ll never know.
Oliphaunt, you guys!
All in all, the scene from the movie comes in full right now. Frodo and Sam (mostly Sam) watch the battle from the ridge, and the oliphaunt charges towards them, though it changes course just in time. Good job, Peter Jackson, that’s just what happens! Although, it is all in a different order.
Words My Computer Didn’t Like:
There’s thunder outside, you guys. I guess that means it’s officially spring. I like thunder. I mean, I used to hate it, but now I’ve grown up. I like rain. Rain is cool.
So are bowties.
Anyway, bask in the glory that is the oliphaunt, just like Sam is, and we’ll all be alright. He doesn’t seem to realize the danger that he’s in. Maybe one day.
“What became of him Sam never heard: whether he escaped to roam the wild for a time, until he perished far from his home or was trapped in some deep pit; or whether he raged on until he plunged in the Great River and was swallowed up.”
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