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    You'se a tiny hobbit!

    I am worried that I will find The Hobbit film(s) boring after LotR. It never struck me as a particularly serious book. Maybe it's just something about that oh-so-British "And so off they went on a littler adventure" writing style.
    It is a children's book. Before publishing it the publisher had his kid (9 years old if I recall) read it. The kid liked it. It got published. People these days try to make it into something it is not. It's a kids book so yeah, not too serious.
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    Ah...I knew he had his child read it, but didn't realize it was designed for kids. Definitely makes me look at the movie in a different light (as a more serious fantasy film, for kids).
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    book for kids or book for adults, i've been anxiously waiting for the movie to come out. maybe by the time it comes to the cheap theater*, the littlest will be able to sit still in a movie and we can go as a family.

    *cheap theater is a restored historic theater with awesome staff. definitely a win all around.

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    is it a fetish to be attracted to a man who's confident and smooth, yet humble?
    Interesting thought....given the way our culture elevates the 'beating on the chest' image of male-ness over the quiet and introspective yet confident and strong image, I can see where one might consider an attraction to it a 'fetish', but I'd say it's perfectly normal. We like what we like, it is what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canio6 View Post
    It is a children's book. Before publishing it the publisher had his kid (9 years old if I recall) read it. The kid liked it. It got published. People these days try to make it into something it is not. It's a kids book so yeah, not too serious.
    Ahh.... no knocking of 'childrens' books... especially when they are better written than most popular adult books these days.

    I was just re-visiting Discworld, because I nostalgically pulled a book from my sons boockshelf (The Color Of Magic), and I was reminded that some silliness is excellent at times.
    I was also reminded that more parents need to be putting those books into the hands/minds of their children. They teach some incredible lessons about creativity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cori93437 View Post
    Ahh.... no knocking of 'childrens' books... especially when they are better written than most popular adult books these days.

    I was just re-visiting Discworld, because I nostalgically pulled a book from my sons boockshelf (The Color Of Magic), and I was reminded that some silliness is excellent at times.
    I was also reminded that more parents need to be putting those books into the hands/minds of their children. They teach some incredible lessons about creativity.
    I'm not knocking it. It is an actual book not some crap like "The Dog That Smells Its Own Ass" or whatever they put out for kids these days. I enjoyed it as a kid and enjoy it now (the Hobbit that is). Yet, it is a kid's book.

    I prefere the more recent Discworld to be honest. Snuff was excellent, though I do miss the silliness of Rincewind running around like a crazy person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canio6 View Post
    I'm not knocking it. It is an actual book not some crap like "The Dog That Smells Its Own Ass" or whatever they put out for kids these days. I enjoyed it as a kid and enjoy it now (the Hobbit that is). Yet, it is a kid's book.

    I prefere the more recent Discworld to be honest. Snuff was excellent, though I do miss the silliness of Rincewind running around like a crazy person.
    Yeah... son and I went through Discworld together laughing at the antics.
    And I was missing son... who is off having some surely ridiculous antics of his own atm.
    I just liked the very bold message... "hey, YOU have an imagination... USE IT!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by canio6 View Post
    I'm not knocking it. It is an actual book not some crap like "The Dog That Smells Its Own Ass" or whatever they put out for kids these days. I enjoyed it as a kid and enjoy it now (the Hobbit that is). Yet, it is a kid's book.

    I prefere the more recent Discworld to be honest. Snuff was excellent, though I do miss the silliness of Rincewind running around like a crazy person.
    I have a hard time getting through fiction. I used to get into them, however, as I've aged I don't see the appeal anymore.
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    how funny. as i've aged, i've become more interested in fiction. as a teen and young adult, i wouldn't be caught dead reading fiction. "pointless waste of time" now i like to have some carefully-crafted diversions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse View Post
    how funny. as i've aged, i've become more interested in fiction. as a teen and young adult, i wouldn't be caught dead reading fiction. "pointless waste of time" now i like to have some carefully-crafted diversions.
    I used to read as many books as I could when I was a kid to teen. The last fiction book I read was The Daughter of Time - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia by Josephine Tay and I really enjoyed it. Probably more than I would usually because it forced me to research the material covered.
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