Reader Problems – The Amyrlin and Katie Sedai

So ends the last of the Wheel of Time texts. I remember showing Lauren The Eye of the World many times and begging her to read it and she did! She blazed through them…we’d have reading parties where literally all we’d do is read. Her on one book in the series and me on another. And so it is fitting I think to close out the WOT texting blogs with my Lauren Sedai. And like with Mandy, this is just a small sample of what we sent.

Lauren – ___ just killed 2 fades
I was holding my breath
Oh I didn’t breathe that whole sequence
Lauren – Oh my oh my oh my
Katie – Explain! Explain! Dalek voice
Lauren – ___ almost died!

Lauren – I love love love love love love everyone in this book!
Love them.
Katie – I know!! My heart is close to bursting with love for them.

These characters man, you just LOVE them. Well done Robert Jordan.

Lauren – I wish I could have stopped their crying with Air
Katie – Hahaha
Lauren – If only Saidar was real
Katie – Light! That would be so useful. I spilled coffee all down my skirt and wished I could use saidar to pull the coffee from it.
Lauren – Haha. Our thoughts linger.

WOT infiltrated everyday life.

Lauren – Ugly cry
Katie – UGLY cry
Lauren – Uuuuh
My heart hurts
Katie – Aches. So much
Lauren – They say the wheel weaves as the wheel wills…but I say break the damn wheel!
Katie – Hahaha you break that damn wheel
Lauren – Haha I will! The wheel weaves no more! Lauren Emilie Benson weaves the patterns of time now!
Katie – It needs to stop in a happy time so it will be happy happy always!
Lauren – Happy happy happy
Katie – You’re the Amyrlin!
Lauren – I am Amyrlin victorious! Hahaha

The Amyrlin is power trippin’

Lauren – Such a good book!
You are the best for introducing it to me. Forever toh

I give GREAT book reccomendations…it’s true.

Katie – Haha voyage of the Amyrlin and her family
Lauren – Hahaha sounds like an epic story. All are my family.
Katie – You’d have to move the white tower
Lauren – Easy as pie
Katie – Because you’re such a great Amyrlin.

The new Amyrlin is very ambitious.

Lauren – Letter from the Amyrlin addressed to Justin Timberlake:
When I heard your song topped the charts, I expected greatness. What I got was an annoyance. Not only am I seriously saddened by the pop culture today, I am also wishing I could use Saidar to stop this song from continuing to “go viral.” Hopefully your other singles will not grate on my nerves or you may find a trolloc at your door.
Sincerely, Lauren, The Amyrlin Seat of the Aes Sedai. Tar Valon.

If I make Justin my warder will that help?

Lauren – Haha ___ and ___ one upping each other
Katie – That was my favorite!! Laughed and laughed
Lauren – I SPOILERY STUFF. What did you do?
Lauren – That’s not much
Oh no. I am now worried about ___. Which means now he can’t die because I will care.

That logic is the best

Katie – What if we got a tat of dice that said Dovie’andi se tovya sagain. Hahaha
Or I’ll get a dragon, wolf, and red hand collage on my back. Around the wolf man tat of course.
Lauren – Hahaha. We won’t have to have clothes by the time we’re done.
Katie – Then I’d tat the one ring around a thumb and Harry’s scar on my forehead. And the TARDIS could go on my shoulder hahaha
Lauren – The TARDIS could explode from the wheel
Lauren – I have my moments

Nerds? Nah.

Lauren – …Perrin owes me for the doctor’s visit he is going to send me to. My shoulders are so tense.

Yep yep, you feel like you actually fight alongside these guys. Its amazing and exhausting.

Katie – I feel like, when I close my book, I’m losing all my friends.
Lauren – I’m sorry. 😦 Moment of silence
Katie – I’m just laying in bed, staring at the wall haha. I want more. The characters who survived I want more books about them! I don’t want the series to be over. Give me more books! Haha
Lauren – My heart dropped when I read survived.

In my defense, I’ve been with these characters for 8 or 9 years.

Lauren – I’m in mourning with you
Katie – Thank you. The comfort of the Amyrlin is much appreciated
Lauren – You are in my thoughts. Join me in the dreamworld and we shall dine and drink tea
Katie – YES! Let me throw on the twisted stone necklace and I’ll see you in a few!

Lauren Sedai understands

Lauren – SPOILERY STUFF!! I audibly exhaled, “ohhhhhhhhhhhhh”
Katie – YES!!! So awesome.
Lauren – …..I’m. Did ___ justdie?!?!?!????!!!!!!!!!! No. He did not. Must keep reading.

From a high crashing down to a low. Insane the emotions this book puts you through. Insane and amazing.

Lauren – Stunned and sniffling
It’s hard to see the letters
Katie – I had to go to the bathroom and ugly cry. ___’s reaction. I seriously have a lump in my throat right now.
Lauren – But it was so beautiful.

Even now, yep, tears in my eyes. Beautifully heartbreaking.

Lauren – Androl is awesome. He pick pocketed ___!

Annnnd the crush on a new character began…

Lauren – nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!
Katie – oh no
Lauren – ____ has been bewitched!
Katie – devastating
Lauren – Tears! The steel has gone. My heart is so saddened.
Katie – I was devastated. He just leaves his brothers. Effing Greandal.
Lauren – I hate it! Better to die! …. 😦 …. 😦 …. 😦
Katie – which?
Lauren – I want to curl up. ___
Katie – Oh I wanted to throw up. I was stunned. I felt that in my heart.
Lauren – ___ didnt even need to…sacrificed ___. Oh man. So great.


Lauren – I started reading the chapter…then glanced at the chapter title, gasped, and put the book down.
KATIE! As Amyrlin I order you to send words of comfort
Katie – Hahahaha I’m sorry! I was brushing my teeth. I can’t belive you made it! Isnt is exciting and awful all the the same time?

We all had such different reactions to getting to the final battle. We were all distressed but in different ways.

Lauren – Done
Katie – Oh my gosh!!! You finished!!!
Lauren – It’s been a long time since a book has captivated me so much I didnt realize I was on the last full page. I feel as if a shield has been placed between me and Saidar.

A perfect way to end. And I agree 100%. The book was wonderful and sad and epic and draining and SO captivating. I never wanted to put it down. So until next time…this is it for the WOT texts…Lauren still has the prequel to read so at least there’s that.

Mischief Managed.


Reader problems – Mandy and Katie Sedai

Now for the texts that Mandy and I exchanged. It’s ridiculous that these are just a TINY sample of how many texts we actually sent.

Katie – DAVID IS DONE. WHAT. I’m so scared to read. Like, I’m dying to read it but also dreading it. Wah.
Mandy – Yeah, haha. I’m feeling the same


Mandy – I’m still tearful. ___ is crying haha
Katie – I love it. I just. ___ fell before her. Staggered over and fell. Love.
Mandy – He laughed. ___ Laughed!
Katie – I know! More teary eyes from Katie hahaha. I could picture it perfectly
Mandy – Me too. If only ___ had appeared beside him. I would have lost it.

Happy tears for once!

Katie – I’m on pg. 230 with Elayne. Boo. Poor me.
Mandy – 188 with Elayne. Poor us.
Katie – Man. Well at least we’re suffering together.

Hahaha Elayne isn’t our fave.

Mandy – I agree haha. I love ___ too. But if he’s going to die, I couldnt stand the grief.
Mandy – I know I know I know. But I must be prepared.

…again, reading probz.

Katie – I. Bah. I need you to be where I am so we can discuss what I just freaking read
Mandy – Text brother!
Katie – I did

Apparently I was traumatized by something

Katie – I’d definitely be green ajah
Mandy – Yellow
Katie – Healer! That makes sense
Mandy – ___’s an idiot
Katie – Yes. What’s he doing?
Katie – And he hides it from ___. Idiot
Mandy – He’s stupid

___ was NOT feeling the love this day

Katie – Somehow. Seeing this. The fact that I’m actually here. It brought tears to my eyes. I almost don’t want to even read it. I’m terrified for what it could say. *Pic of a chapter*
Mandy – My stomach dropped reading that. It’s like entering our own Shayol Ghul
Katie – Seriously!! That’s a perfect description ugh. I’m stopping there for tonight.
Mandy – Well sweet dreams for tomorrow you enter uncharted worlds of sadness.

Comforting, yes?

Mandy – Oh no no…no way
Katie – WHAT
Mandy – ___
Katie – RIGHT


Katie – I just went to open my book, saw the chapter, got a womp feeling, and shut the book hahaha
Mandy – Haha. I don’t blame you at all. Not one bit
Katie – Lke, I think my heart is beating faster……
Mandy – How close are you to the ending
Katie – 2 chapters and the epilogue. Angst and sadness. I can’t belive I’m almost done.
Mandy – oh goodness. Too close…too close….
Haha are you at work?
Katie – yes and CRYING. Haha. It’s embarrassing
Mandy – Oh Katie hahaha
Katie – Just you wait!
Mandy – Eek!

I love that books can evoke emotion like this. For reals.

Katie – Finished
Mandy – Oh…whoa… Forever…
Katie – I hate it. Not the book, but the fact that when I closed the book I felt like I was saying bye to all my friends
Mandy – Aw Katie. I just teared up for you. Oh that breaks my heart….Haha more tears haha
Katie – 😦 😦 CRY ALL THE TEARS hahaha
……. It’s so sad. I went to grab my book and then remembered that I finished 😦
Mandy – What an awful feeling. I’m dreading that day. It’s so close. I had such a terrible dream last night that the epilogue began right after what I just read which was ____ getting ready to fight ___. And it had no closure and everyone I loved died. And then it was over. I hated it. …. Hahaha I know. I woke up and was like OMG I finished? And it sucked?! I was so upset. But then I woke up some more and was like, whoa okay, not done yet, THANK GOONDESS.”

My Mandy understands haha

Mandy – I feel like I’m going to puke. That one hurt so bad
Katie – And ___. I was horrified for her. …
Mandy – How much worse can it get…this is…so painful.
Katie – What happened?
Mandy – ___ Of all the people I wasnt worried about


Mandy – Rand sang on American Idol last night haha
Katie – Rand did? Haha
Mandy – Haha yes. A guy that looks just like him did. Except for his eyes. His eyes were ugly. But the rest of him was Rand. I’ll tae a pic!

Rand is talented, he surely is.

Mandy – ___. I’m so scared. But so awed. So awed.
Katie – ___ is amazing. Amazing
Mandy – I’m at the epilogue. I’m not ready.
Katie – Take a few minutes to breathe. And remember you’re reading Jordan’s words.
Mandy – I’m getting ready to……
Katie – May you find light and shade as you read.

When you say it twice, you really mean it.

And thats just a teeny tiny small bit of the texts we sent. This series was one of the best I’ve ever read, if not the best and I’m so glad I had Mandy Sedai to share it with!

The Kiddie Christmas Party Brawl.

This was a unique conversation because I was the messenger for a majority of it.  So basically Monica vs Brooke with Katie as interpreter.  I was trying to convince Monica that helping at a children’s Christmas party (parpy?) would be fun.  So I told her some people who would be there….

Monica – SAAAAAAANTA???!!  And whoa, T!!??…Christmas is gonna be early this year kids.  Oh, and Brooke too!  Of course I’d love to help!!

Katie – Brooke goes, Monica, I’m third on your list!  Don’t make me get hefty on you hunny! *snap* Hahaha

Monica – Oh I see your snap and I’ll raise you TWO…*snap snap SNAP*

Katie – Oh shooooot.  Brooke just did a neck roll.

Monica – Well I just did a belly roll.  Ooomm

Katie – Brooke says you win and you wouldn’t want to see her belly roll.

Monica – But I mean can she blame me?  All my dreams will come true all at once!  I’m gonna hop on Santa’s lap, point at T and say, “want.”    …..Strapping on my finger cymbals for a victory shimmy, neck roll, belly roll, and ching-a-ling.

Katie – Brooke says she’s going to hop on T’s lap, point at you and say, “I have!”  Booooom battle back on!

Monica – I just shimmy my way over there, roll and juggle around him and BAM!  Battle won.  Can’t resist these hips.  They don’t lie.

Katie – Brooke does not want to throw elbows at the kids Christmas party, bur she has no shame in her game.

Monica – Well if she wants to tickle me with her chicken wings that’s fine, but where I’m from, we let the fists do the talking.

Katie – She says, “I didn’t get kicked out of a basketball game when I was 13 if I didn’t know how to fight!” (Disclaimer, she’s not proud of this)

Monica – …Meanwhile, over on the sidelines, Katie has successfully wooed and stolen T.

Katie – And that’s how it’s done.  Boooom

Monica – The brawl will end (parents and children horrified , screaming, crying)…and Brooke and I will have no other choice but to team up and come after you!

Katie – But by this time, I’ll have T to fight for me….for us!

Monica – And the rest is history.

If the actual party is anything like that, it will be one that will be talked about for years and years I’m sure.

Mischief Managed.

Monica – Friend to the Squatches

Somehow in the course of a texting conversation, we started talking about Sasquatches.  Naturally.  And so the following conversation happened.

Katie – You’ll be the master!  TEACH THEM HOW TO SQUATCH!  It will be a good life skill for them.

Monica – There’s something in the pasture!!  I bet its a squatch…I know it has to be.  I should do some tree knocks.

Katie – AHHH a squatch!!!  Did you do some calls?

Monica – Not this time.  This time I just sat back and listened.

Katie – That’s probably wise.  I’m sure it could sense your presence and you not doing anything communicated friend to it.  I’m sure.

Monica – I told dad too and he thinks it was a good idea to sit and listen because that’s probably why no one ever sees them, they’re always being scared of by noise.

Katie – Agreed.  You took a big step forward with this guy.  I can’t wait to see what happens next!

Monica – Hopefully contact.  But I won’t push it.  Slow and steady.

Katie – That’s really very wise.  Perhaps he’ll let you see him next time.  Maybe he’ll knock a tree and point at you as if to say, that’s for you Monica, friend to the Squatches.

Monica – I’ll be like the Jane Goodall with squatches.

Katie – Documentaries will be made about you.

Monica – Oh I’m fully expecting the Nobel Prize for my work.

Katie – You totally should.  “Thank you for granting me this honor.  The money from this prize will go towards my Sasquatch Foundation which you are all aware of.  I think you and the Squatches thank you.”

Monica – If Obama can get one for doing nothing…you better believe I’ll get one, best him and bring dignity back to the name of Nobel!

When friends text- Pride of the Serengeti – Part 2

Monica – The baby zebra, having no choice but to relinquish to his dreadful fate at the jaws of the hungry lioness, surges on with little hope of returning to the heard; as they fade farther and farther in the distance.  The despondent mother, braying despair and resignation…

Katie – The frenzied lioness pays no heed to the crying of the baby.  No, she far too hungry to feel any compassion.

Monica – Prospective feasting before her, she pays little heed to the familial ties of mother and foal.  Indeed they are of little significance to this great cat; being driven by pure instinct and desire.

Katie – The lioness sinks her razor sharp fangs into the neck of the young foal and his terrified cries are quickly silenced.  The lioness waits to make sure the foal is indeed dead before deciding to drag the lifeless form off.  It’s interesting that the lioness went for the foal considering the mare would have given her more food.

Monica – But as is so often the case on the plains of the Serengeti, the weak, young, old, or sickly, are targeted for the feed.  Let’s look back and observe our lioness (adjusting binoculars).  Ah, there we are.  Ah ha!  Look!  She indeed has young cubs to provide for!  A dinner of foal will do quite well for them, however it is not being sufficient for the obviously hungry mother, we must now conclude she will not receive any of the fruits of her labor as it is her cubs who take precedence here…Look there! A magnificent young cub has claimed the lions share (pun intended *Brit smirk*) of the life-sustaining foal.  Now that, folks, is a million dollar cub.  No doubt destined to be a great leader of his own pride if he is able to survive the struggles of youth.  From appearances, I’d say he has a good chance (looks back).

Katie – Unfortunately this leaves less meat for the other cubs.  What will the mother do now?  She needs to eat as well.  Look! *dramatic whisper* look!  She has spotted something on the horizon.  It will be a testimony to how hungry she is if she leaves her cubs to go after something else.  Let’s see what she’ll do.

Monica – What could it be?  We shall see.  Let me adjust my Alpen Binoculars (little plug for the show sponsor  as you do)…a lone wildebeest…

Katie – *Booming voice over   Next week on Life in the Serengeti- will our lioness be able to provide for her cubs?  Will she be able to provide for herself? Or will a new pride of lions overtake her territory?!  Join us next week to find out!  *screedly deedly music as camera pans away*

When friends text ~ Novel edition

This story is composed of a series of texts that Lauren and I sent to each other sometime either during or right after the last winter Olympics and sometime aound when the movie Wolfman was released.  It all started because I was home alone and I was scared, so Lauren texted me a sentance, and I continued it and it just exploded into a story.  And now you get to enjoy it, you lucky duck.

*On a side note, I’m having SERIOUS issues with the formatting of this for some reason.  It looks perfect in the draft and then when it’s published, the pictures are weirdly spaced out.  Sorry!

So now I shall introduce you to the cast~

Starring Lauren and Katie












Cristiano Ronaldo












Sven Kramer















Jensen Ackles










And of course, WOLFMAN





And now for our feature presentation.  Keep in mind every 200 or so characters is a new text since our old phones only let us send so much at one time.  But even rereading it, I couldn’t tell you who wrote what except that Lauren did the first sentance.  Enjoy!!

It was a dark and stormy night. Our young heroine was all alone in her country house.  Fog rolled in from the woods, curling outward from the trees.  A coyote howled in the distance.  BOOM!  Katie heard from outside her house.  Naturally she ran to the window to take a look and saw a most horrible and grotesque sight!  A bloody handprint was smeared across the glass.  Suddenly the phone rang.

Katie, still breathing heavily from the shock of the handprint answered the phone with a gulp.  “Katie?”  It was her friend Lauren.  Katie breathed a huge sigh of relief, but then she heard a ‘sqeeeeeak’ and as she turned to the window, the bloody handprint was gone.  In its place was a red smear that descended all the way down until there was no more glass.

Katie naturally dropped the phone and backed up until she ran into something large and hard.  Two strong arms grabbed her!  All Lauren could hear was a muted scream.  Lauren decided then and there that she needed to find Katie.  She would need help though, so she texted Sven : “Katies. 911.”

Several minutes later, Lauren and Sven met up at the base of Katie’s driveway.  When they realized that the fog was so thick they couldn’t see, Sven decided to call for backup.  Lauren, too impatient to wait and having been to Katie’s house many times, got out of the car and ran towards the door.  Sven decided to call Jensen.  He might not be an Olympian, but he killed supernatural things on TV.  When he hung up with Jensen, he raced after his reckless girlfriend.  When he was halfway up the hill, he heard another scream!  He stopped midstride, fists clenching.  He listened for anymore sounds.  That scream didn’t sound like Lauren or Katie.  Who else was there?

He listened hard, ears straining to hear anything through the fog.  He whipped out his phone to call Lauren and he heard it ringing somewhere to the left of him.  He ran in that direction, dodging tree branches when he heard a croak “help!”  He turned to his right and dropped to the ground.  An unrecognizable man was lying on the ground.  His face was torn and bloodied and his heart was exposed.  Sven began to pump the man’s heart in an effort to keep him alive.

Jensen appeared out of the fog loaded with two sawed off shotguns.  He stared at the man in horror.  He recognized the man despite his battered face.  It was Cristiano Ronaldo, his favorite soccer player.  Shaking his head, he ripped off his jacket to cover the wounds.  While he tried to stop the bleeding he asked, “Have you seen Katie?  Where did Lauren go?”  Cristiano struggled to breathe. “They…were running…crashed into me…tried to save them …it…got…me…”  Jensen and Sven carried Cristiano to the car.  Jensen tossed Sven a gun and they headed back towards the house.

Sven tried to call 911 to get an ambulance, but all he got was a roaming signal.  “Always happens,” Jensen said, shaking his head, “Ready for this?”  Sven looked him in the eye and nodded.  Then a horrific noise filled the air!  A roar so terrible it caused the hair on the backs of their necks to rise.  Instead of getting scared off, Jensen and Sven were more determined than ever.  They made their way up the driveway and found the front door hanging open by its hinges.  They stepped through the door.  Everything was eerily silent.  But then a deep, quiet growl made the hair on their necks stand and goose bumps rise on their arms.  They whirled to their right and saw Katie’s dog Buddy growling at a dark form huddled in the corner.  They slowly turned their guns on the crouching form.

Sven squinted…what was it?  “Aw man.  Werewolves.  I hate werewolves.  They are so not like the ones in Twilight.”  Jensen chuckled, “Tell me about it.  There’s nothing appealing about these guys.”  Suddenly they heard Katie in the direction of the barn.  The werewolf leaped up and crashed through the glass.  Jensen quickly said to Sven, “Whatever you say, don’t’ say ‘over my dead body’ it’s always a death wish!” before jumping after the wolfman.  Sven laughed darkly and followed Jensen out onto the deck.  The blood of the wolfman glistened darkly on the ground.  They decided to follow the crimson trail.  It led them to the barn and then seemed to vanish into the woods.

They saw the end of the trail a woman kneeling, staring into the woods, a tear rolling down her cheek.  She muttered, “I must…it’s for the best.”  “Uh, ma’am?” Sven called, “are you okay?”  She started and turned to face them.  “He doesn’t mean it!  He doesn’t know himself right now!”  Her eyes were wild and she was clutching a pistol.

Just then not one, but two screams erupted from somewhere in the woods.  The trio immediately took off in the direction of the screams, but the screams abruptly stopped.  The woman yelled, “Stop!”  She heaved in a breath, “I’m going to go left and make noise.  You need to stay on course.  Silently.”  Before Jensen and Sven could reply, she dashed off.  They glanced at each other, shouldered their rifles, and headed towards where they heard the screams.  Then, two shapes burst through the woods!

Toby and Kooba! Katie’s other dogs.  Sven and Jensen couldn’t hide their disappointment and also terror because they had thought the dogs were werewolves.  But just when they caught their breath, Katie and Lauren sprinted past them like flashes of lightning.  Jensen and Sven did a double take and without a word started after Katie and Lauren.  Just when they thought they were getting a little closer, a huge, hairy, slobbery, bloody werewolf leapt out in front of them!  Buddy, Kooba, and Toby growled at the massive beast.

The enormous beast leapt at the men!  A shot rang out, the beast screamed and fell to the ground.  Behind him was the woman with the gun pointed to where the body had just been.  The wolfman’s body began to writhe and shake.  It slowly transformed into a man.  The woman began to cry as she knelt down next to the man.  Jensen and Sven backed away, giving them their privacy.  Plus, they still needed to find their women!

“Let’s take Katie’s horses,” Jensen said, “we can cover more ground that way.”  They jumped on Scout and Country who appeared as if on cue.  Scout whinnied for his Katie and they rode off.  They found the girls sitting at the edge of the hill huddled together, exhausted, but the most beautiful sight the two of them had ever seen.  Sven and Jensen jumped off the horses and strode over to their women.  Suddenly a large beast rose up behind the girls.  The horses whinnied in fright!  Sven and Jensen threw Lauren and Katie their guns.  The girls spun around to face the beast!  They didn’t hesitate to shoot and their aim was perfect which surprised everyone since the shotguns were of high caliber and had a terrible kick.

“There is always a second one.” Jensen shrugged.   Lauren grabbed Katie in to a hug.  “That was definitely an adventure!”  Katie laughed nervously, “I love you, but WHY didn’t you just call the cops?!”  Lauren and Sven looked at each other.  “We tried.  The fog must have made us lose the reception.”  “We should probably get back to the house and call the cops again so they can take care of this guy.” Jensen said, motioning to the now dead man on the ground.  Sven easily hoisted Lauren onto Country and Jensen helped Katie onto Scout.  As they headed back home, Katie looked at Lauren, “I told you my house was creepy!”

Lauren laughed.  “Of course this would happen to you.”

Sven looked at Jensen.  “Do you think Ronaldo will survive the thrashing?”

Katie burst out laughing and both girls said in unison, “Ronaldo takes a hit!”

The end.

Mischief Managed.

When Friends Text: Beorn or Aragorn…. or Hagrid??

Let’s all give a big warm howdy to today’s contributor Mandy! Since she shares our love of The Lord of the Rings and many other wonderful things, it is only fitting that the conversation I had with her today be shared in our “When Friends Text” category.


M: “I’m rereading The Hobbit and the excitement for the movie is almost too much!!”

MD: “I’m re-listening to it on my drives to and from TopC! It’s going to be so wonderful come December!”

M: “Just sayin’, I might dress up and be one of ‘thooose’.”

MD: “LOL I would totally join you.”

M: “And I’m thinking we should all get together to watch it or something…”

M: “Beorn or Aragorn?”

MD: “You’re dressing up as Beorn or Aragorn? I would love to! Hopefully it will work out that I’ll be able to come to KS around then.”

M: “LOL Big hair dark Beorn! That’d be quite the look.”

M: “No, not to dress as them, but who would you choose? Haha Bear man is just so cool!”

MD: “LOL Aragorn! He’s way hotter.”

M: “LOL Very true. Yes, I’d have to go with him too or book Faramir.”

M: “If I went to the movie premier all decked out in big hairy man gear, I could start singing ‘If you wanna get rid of your wizard lice, listen to ol Hagrid’s sage advice’ to which all the Ringers would probably yell and curse at me in Elvish ‘Wrong movie you idiot!! Go back to the shadows from whence you came and die as one of them or we’ll shoot you in the dark!! You bring great evil here.”

MD: “LOL don’t worry, I’d support you. I’m team LOTR and HP!”

M: “You would join me and not leave me to my fate? Oh bless you! Bless you.”

MD: “I will help you bear this burden, Monica O., as long as it is yours to bear.”

M: “I wouldn’t get far without my Mandy.”