It’s officially one week until the sequel to The Hobbit comes out and I’m just a teensy bit excited. And I’m also just a teensy bit of a Lord of the Rings nerd. 274 more words
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Today I would like to introduce you to my favourite Middle Earth theme meme. It makes me laugh every time I see it. Granted it is 50% Star Trek, but still counts!
The phrase, “the willing suspension of disbelieve” was first coined in 1817 by Samuel Coleridge. He was trying to revive the older tales of drama and fantastic that had fallen out of favor with the “age of reason.” He believed that if you could have “human interest and a semblance of truth” in a fantastic tale, it would be possible for the audience to enjoy the story and put aside their disbelieve for the duration of the tale. 340 more words