Happy Thanksgiving to all the American Collectibles out there. For everyone else…happy Thursday! So what am I thankful for?
Martin Freeman, of course.
But not just Martin Freeman. I’m particularly thankful for Martin…
Now, dear readers, you may not have noticed–I’ve been pretty good at keeping it under the wraps, but I’m a true Tolkienite. Not a Ringer, because there’s a huge difference. A Tolkienite. Meaning I fangirl more than I will ever fangirl over all things Middle-Earth. So when I read that Martin had been cast in The Hobbit as the hobbit, well, my reaction was something like this:
I first read The Hobbit when I was seven years old, and for almost twenty years it’s the book I reread over Christmas. Forget Dickens. Bilbo Baggins is as familiar to me as some of my family members (perhaps more so…). Know that feeling of almost-dread that you get when you hear that your favorite book is being adapted for the big screen? That thought: “will they f**k up my favorite character?” Well, I don’t worry about that. I know Bilbo is in the safest hedgehog paws.
So here, have some Martin/Bilbo, and remember that The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is due in theaters in a few weeks. (We’ll be together, soon, Martin.)
And the most perfect scene ever filmed:
Happy Thanksgiving, Collectables! And remember, it’s okay to be thankful for nerdy things too.
Time to gobble till I wobble.
Disclaimer: I own none of the images or film clips. Or Martin Freeman’s face. (Although I do stare at it longingly and imagine the day when we will be at the pub, sassing people together.)
- Martin Freeman Middle-Finger Montage Proves He’s One Bad Hobbit (huffingtonpost.com)
- Join Martin & Benny for a Live-Tweet Session on December 3 (acollectivemind.wordpress.com)
- Martin Freeman thinks he is still ‘anonymous’ (contactmusic.com)