Technically, this week’s 5 Fandom Friday is “5 Broadway Roles We’d Love To Play”, but, to our great shame, we do not actually know that many Broadway roles. So, because we’re too lazy to do research on the topic, we decided to look through older 5 Fandom Friday posts and choose one that we might be able to answer without too much work.
Which is why we chose 5 Nerdiest Things We’ve Ever Done. After all, we like calling ourselves nerds. Or geeks. Or whatever. And we do lots of nerdy/geeks/whatever stuff. Making a list of the nerdiest things we’ve done is kinda fun. Although it’s almost shocking to realize how far we’ve crossed over into the Land of Geeks, leaving “normal” a lot farther behind than we’d thought. Well, sh*t happens, I guess. And this is good sh*t, so we’re not actually complaining.
Anyway, without further babbling: the list.
The wonderful Wendy tagged us to do 8 Photos of Happiness.
Rules and explanation of this tag:
- Thank your nominator/s and link them in your post.
- Link the creator (Ariel’s little corner of the internet)
- Post your 8 photos of happiness;
- The photos can be anything that represents a moment, object, place or feeling that makes you happy.
- Pop in a brief description of the photo, why you chose it or let the photos do the talking!
- Spread the happiness and tag up to ten other bloggers!
We haven’t yet decided whether it’s going to be difficult to find an entire 8 photos of happiness that we agree on, or difficult to choose from all the photos out there… We’ll see, I guess.
Well, technically it’d be the South, but who cares about the details? And no, this is not about the TV show, a fairytale or the movie. This a post about Sam and Frodo. Because we have something to celebrate. We met excatly 1 1/2 years ago in Auckland in our dorm. The day that started it all! The travelling in NZ and elsewhere, the conventions, the premieres, this blog and so much more… we would sit here for the next couple of days if we were to name everything. Let’s just make it sounds like a story and say: that January 30th was the day that started this wonderful friendship. There you go. Cheesy and all.
Granted, celebrating 1 1/2 is kinda weird, but we didn’t have the blog 6 months ago, so this’ll have to do. But worry not, you shall get another one of these in 6 months when it’s time for our 2-year-anniversary!
From Wellington, we travelled to the South Island, where we stayed in Picton, Nelson, Greymouth, visited the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes, drove to Methven, Kaikoura and Christchurch, and travelled to Hamner Springs and Twizel and hiked to Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain.
Sadly, this is going to be the last Middle-Earth New Zealand post. Of course we saw a lot more than just the things we posted about, and technically New Zealand is Middle-Earth, but these were the parts that were actually used in the movies. So, shall we begin?
From Taihape we drove to Wellington with stops in Napier, Otaki, Plimmerton and Paraparaumu. We stayed in Wellington for a while, and because we had time, we decided to book one of those movie tours they do, where they take you to visit different filming locations. So not only were we sure to be at the right place (sometimes it’s hard to tell), but we were not alone in fangirling/-boying about them. And they had props so we could re-make some of the scenes, which was awesome.
After visiting Narnia, we drove to Hamilton – beautiful Botanical Gardens – and then to Rotorua to walk around the Blue Lake (it bears its name for a very, very good reason. It’s very, very blue). Next stop: the Tongariro National Park. We stayed in a town called Ohakune, located in the Park, in this cute little hostel with the very fitting name The Hobbit Motorlodge – and who are we kidding, of course we chose to stay there because of its name. Oh, and by the way, Ohakune was also the town where they set up camp while filming in Tongariro National Park, so there was the hotel they all staying in down the road from the hostel, which was a bit cool. Okay, back to the Park, because do you know what’s in there, apart from beautiful landscapes and wonderful things? Exactly: some other parts of Middle-Earth. For instance, a volcano, used for the distance shots in The Lord of the Rings. You have guessed correctly: it’s Mount Doom! Kinda.
Mount Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand – AKA Mount Doom