Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

Much as I manage to unironically enjoy MLP despite all the attendant baggage which the franchise brings--something many of you can relate to, I'm sure--I truly, sincerely love Christmas.  It's easy to get lost in the maze of commercialism, politicization, and smarm that comes with the season, but what Christmas means to me is being with the people you love, and letting them know just how much you love them.  As corny as it sounds, I know of nothing that feels--that is--better.  Those are things you should do year-round, sure, but they're also easy to lose sight of.  Christmas is my chance to remember.

So I'm taking the holiday off.  This ought to go up on Tuesday, and is taking the place of the regular Monday and Wednesday posts.  I'll be back to my regular schedule come Friday, but I'm going to spend Christmas eating cookies, drinking eggnog, caroling, roasting marshmallows on an open fire (far better than chestnuts), and being with my family and friends.

Merry Christmas, everyone.  And remember: if you love someone, take the time to tell them.  Even if it's corny, even if they already know, even if they "don't need to hear it."  It's always the right thing to say.


  1. Enjoy the break, Chris, and have a merry Christmas!

    That goes for the rest of you guys, too

  2. Merry Christmas to you too, Chris.

  3. Dammit, I've forgotten how to do links again...


    So anyway, there's a story doing the rounds on Facebook this morning that turns out to be be quite old—like, four years old. It's a fan-made prequel to the The Lord of The Rings movies (though I have no idea if any details are specific that that, rather than the books). I figured I ought to post the link here so that you you could check it out if you haven't seen it. Hell, can't be worse than the current mockeries of The Hobbit, right?

    Born of Hope:
    This 70 minute original drama is set in the time before the War of the Ring and tells the story of the DĂșnedain, the Rangers of the North, before the return of the King. Inspired by only a couple of paragraphs written by Tolkien in the appendices of the Lord of the Rings we follow Arathorn and Gilraen, the parents of Aragorn, from their first meeting through a turbulent time in their people's history.