“What’s that? A drinkalong? I thought we were reading?!”
Well, yes, we are. BUT! Look, I’ve made it pretty clear that I’m not a fan of Peter Jackson’s interpretations of the LotR films. AT. ALL. However, I’ve been forced to sit in the same room with them on (it doesn’t matter how often I huff and scoff, I’m still forced to see them, I think CERTAIN PEOPLE are trying to drive me crazy) and a while back, I started drinking.
No, not all the time. Well…maybe a lot of the time, but these movies really drive me to drink MORE.
It started during the Two Towers, when my husband suggested I drink every time someone shouted “ROHAN!” which was pretty awesome because I then shouted back at the television. “ROHAAAAAAAAAAAN! [gulp]“
Anyway. Kate and I were talking about doing a group watch of the movies each week (starting next week, July 13) and creating a little drinking game to go along with it.
We wouldn’t be watching any more than an hour or so at a time…on Fridays…after 10pm EDT. I know, it’s kind of a weird schedule, but we’re trying to make it work for everyone, okay?
SO! If we actually do this, and you’ve seen the movies as well as read the books, what suggestions would you make as rules for a drinking game? I’m not talking “Well, every time they deviate from Tolkien’s original story,” because – look, I’m still rather young, but I KNOW my liver can’t handle that.
Please leave suggestions in the comments, and we’ll see what we can gather together. Oh, and if you’d like to join us, I’ll have to come up with an official twitter hashtag so I can Storify it and stuff, but the more drunken LotR fans, the better!
After taking into consideration the many fantastic suggestions left in the comments, I’ve put together the following. Feel free to add your own rules, depending on how drunk you feel like getting. Personally, I’ll still be shouting ROHAAAAAAAAN! at my tv during TT, but that’s completely optional for the rest of you.