I was browzing through Amazon.com, and stumbled upon this.
EEEEP! Children of Hurin hardcover for only $17! Coming out in April! Illustrations by Alan Lee! :D Sorry if you all have already seen this, but I hadn't yet. The cover illustration is ok. Looks a bit too Army of the Last Alliance from the first part of Fellowship, though. I mean, if that's supposed to be Turin with the Dragon Helm of Dor-Lomin, then...let's really pull out all the stops for the Dragon Helm! I hope the other Lee illustrations are better and really top-notch. What I really want to see is a great drawing/painting of Nienor, Findulas, Melian, Morwen, etc. Nothing like beauty. ;) Ah yes, and of course, Glaurung. Dragons are cool, although Glaurung is one of the most evil, twisted, sadistic, and cunning villains out there. Dang if you don't want to kill that bastard yourself! So, who's going to buy this on the first day like me? :)
Saw a link to some more pics from Pirates III. Keira is, as usual, much too thin for her own good. But her Asian outfit there is nice and soft....
Did you all hear about the guy in Brazil who wrestled with an anaconda for half an hour? The anaconda had wrapped around his grandson, and was asphyxiating the poor kid to death. Grandpa comes along, and wrestles the anaconda for a good half an hour, the snake entangling him as well. Finally, grandpa gets away, manages to get a machete, and attack the snake with it. It still took a long time to kill, but grandpa finally saved the day, and slew the snake. Now that is heroism. That's just awesome! I'm scared to death of snakes. Even little ones. Some huge anaconda would have probably given me a heart attack; wouldn't even have to strangle me. Now see, I always have a knife on me. That might not be all that great against an enormous anaconda, but if you have your wits about you, you could stab at the eyes. Always go for the eyes. And if it happened to be in my backyard or house, I have my super sharp sword I could get. Better than a common machete. So anyway, kudos to that guy for being a brave hero. And always have a weapon handy, my friends. ;)
Hope you all are having a great weekend so far. I'm off to bed. Take care, everyone. :)