Watching The Lord of the Rings trilogy has become a holiday tradition in our home, so we spent part of Thanksgiving weekend enjoying The Fellowship of the Ring.
Writer and geeky dad John Scalzi went a bit further, immersing himself in an Encore television marathon of the trilogy and Tweeting All the Way in a fun mix of snark as delivered by someone who’s a fan of the movies, geek crossover references, and other observations. Examples:
- Orcs vs. Stormtroopers. GO. On second thought, never mind. Neither side aims well enough for it to be interesting.
- Now Aragorn is trying to cheer up the boy who has been chosen for the Hunger Games.
- Dear sound effects people: The Wilhelm Scream is the Rickroll of your industry. Time to retire it.
- It’s nice that in Middle Earth you can become Steward of Gondor without ever learning to chew with your mouth closed.
If you’re a fan of Scalzi’s brand of humor, he’s conveniently packaged most of the 125+ Tweets in an entry on his blog, Whatever.