Feature Fun Friday - Fan Culture is Awesome (Hunt for Gollum).

Current Theme Song (aka what's playing on my ipod right now): Tsuisou by Michiru Oshima [Fullmetal Alchemist soundtrack].

If I haven't shouted it from rooftops, I will gladly do it again now. Fans are some of the COOLEST PEOPLE ON THE PLANET. Period. Their excitement and fervor is awe inspiring and their knowledge of any given subject can make your jaw drop. I honestly think they are some of the most talented people in the world.

Here is one such stunning example. Did you know that Aragorn was charged by Gandalf to find Gollum after his suspicions about the ring were aroused after Bilbo's encounter? So did a lot of fans. And they made a freaking movie about it.


Funded out of their own pocket.

And they released it in its entirety online for free. Just because they are fans and wanted to share it with other fans.

Here is the trailer (they released a trailer too!)

Look at what the power of passion can do. Like I said, fans are freaking awesome. I don't have any yet, but I love you guys hardcore. *tackle hugs*

(by the way, did you know you can download the entire soundtrack for free too? You've probably seen a several songs crop up on my Current Theme Song through the months).