At the Press Screening of The Desolation of Smaug
Editor Note: Our second staff review comes from staffer and author, Kili – Yes, half of the Happy Hobbit team. The Happy Hobbits were TheOneRing.net official representatives at the ‘black’ carpet premiere of ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ this past Monday in Hollywood, CA. (You can see the unedited video coverage in our uStream archive)
As a word of warning, Kili’s review is filled with SPOILERS from the very beginning. If you are avoiding spoilers of any type, please know — you have been warned!
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I have never been in more denial of a black screen than I was when Bilbo’s distraught face smashed to darkness. The seconds seemed to crawl by long enough for me to think it was a trick and that more footage was coming, but then the words “Directed by Peter Jackson” appeared on the screen, and the heart-wrenching truth was evident: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug had ended. I am still appalled that I have to wait a year to find out what happens next. None of the Lord of the Rings films ever came close to this type of cliff hanger. It’s like going on a roller coaster then when you reach the top of the biggest hill, you don’t get to go down, and I mean that in the best way possible.
Posted in Fans, Film Screenings, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit, Tolkien
If you’d like to make a pie from sugar pumpkins for your Thanksgiving, then you’ve come to the right place! Join Kili and discover how to make your own puree. And if you think pumpkin pie smells delicious, you’re not alone.
Someone else has the same idea and is trying to track down Kili’s pie… but we won’t say who!
We’ve reproduced the recipe below so you can try it yourself if you want. (more…)
Posted in Fans, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Tolkien
In Episode 30 of Happy Hobbit, meet the charming Eleanor Appledore and learn how to make apple juice the old fashioned way. Plus she divulges a few tips on advanced cider-making! (more…)
Posted in Fans, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community
Join Fili and Eowyn on the outskirts of Rohan to learn more about what it takes to raise your own swine and dairy livestock.
Find out a delicious way to make cheese while getting a glimpse into how Tolkien has aided and influenced one U.S. soldier’s life. And of course, be prepared for many Hobbity farm shenanigans by both people and animals! (more…)
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You just might be in for a frightful tale if you’re brave enough to join Fili and Kili to learn how to make caramel apples… Happy Halloween! If you want another thrilling tale, check out Kili’s book here. WARNING: This caramel is dangerously sticky/chewy! The recipe is below if you’d like to try it out yourself! (more…)
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Ever wanted to brew on your own cider, but thought it was all too hard?
Think again! Join Kili in Episode 27 of Happy Hobbit and find out just how easy it is to make yourself a delightful hobbity treat!
To celebrate one year of Happy Hobbit, we will be hosting our first ever live event this Sunday, October 20 at 3PM PT!
So start thinking of questions and topics and get ready to join in the fun and madness! Simply login to Ustream just like you do for TORn Tuesdays and chat away. We look forward to seeing you then!
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Date: Sunday October 20, 3pm PT
When is that in your time zone: head to this link!
Join Kili and Fili to learn a bit more about how the webseries came into being, Hobbitception, what’s next, and most importantly, how the show has changed their lives for the better! To all who have supported us on this journey thus far, hannon le. May your paths ever be charmed! (more…)
Posted in Fans, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
When Kili leaves to fulfill her debt to Farmer Maggot for the cabbages she stole, she discovers many surprises in the grumpy hobbit’s garden!
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When Fili and Kili are forced to miss the county fair, they decide to bring the fair to them with some mischief in Farmer Maggot’s garden and pumpkin bread! In other words, we really did have to miss the fair after orcs attacked our truck tires, so we made the best of it by filming an episode! Recipe below.
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As part of TheOneRing.net’s recent Light the Beacons fundraiser, Heather (AKA: IStoleTheOneRing from the Barliman’s Chat) won a guest spot with the Happy Hobbit team.
What started off as a friendly chat quickly devolved into an exposé… and an attack of a clone! (more…)
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Tolkien’s love of Anglo-Saxon history is well-known, as are his influences from such Nordic works as Beowulf and the Finnish Kalevala. His passion for these cultures is evident in every race he created for Middle-earth, including the dwarves. Yet as has been highlighted in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, some of the inspiration for the dwarven race may have come from an understated influence: the Celts. (more…)
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