So, you probably have already seen the trailer video for the Desolation of Smaug, the second in the movie trilogy, which is slated to premier in the U.S.A. December 13th, 2013. (So excited gah) If you haven't, here it is.
But something that made my life even more than the trailer was the sequel to the trailer.
Let me explain. A YouTube group, Happy Hobbit, made a reaction video to their watching of the trailer. (By the way, Happy Hobbit's videos are amazing; definitely check them out if you have the time.) Anyhoo, back to the story. So, Peter Jackson, the Peter Jackson, saw their reaction video and posted it to his Facebook. And not only that, but he showed the video to the cast--Lee Pace (Thranduil), Orlando Bloom (Legolas), and Evangeline Lily (Tauriel)--and had their reaction filmed. And then he posted the reaction video to the reaction video to his Facebook. AND THAT VIDEO MAKES MY LIFE OKAY. Every time I watch it I'm in tears, with laughter, and awesomeness, and, well, a bit of embarrassment, to be honest. It's not me or anything in the video, but it's a fangirl reaction, and it's weird to think that the people who play the characters I fangirl about on a daily basis witnessed it.
But despite that, AWESOME OKAY.
Also, apparently Empire Magazine did a spread on the upcoming Hobbit movie (I want that issue...) AND THERE ARE REALLY AWESOME PICTURES. REALLY AWESOME.
Promo pics for the win.
Welp, I'm going to wrap this up. Quote time!
"You seek that which would bestow upon you the right to rule--the quest to reclaim a homeland...and slay a dragon."
-Thranduil, The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug (movie)