++ Dennys is doing a Hobbit fan contest, where the winner will get a chance to go to the world premiere of The Desolation of Smaug. I have taken a moment in contemplating doing this, even having some ideas on what to submit, but I just don't think I have the energy or the time to do it this go around. However, if they're doing this again next year for the third and final movie I may just take up this particular challenge. If nothing else than just for fun, since I highly doubt anything would come out of it if I do enter.
++ I've mentioned before I like reading a wide variety of Game of Thrones metas. The Meereenese Blot is a place where it's entire purpose is examining Daenerys Targaryen's storyline in Meereen, as it takes all the frustrations and criticisms people have had about it and looks at it with a whole different perspective and presents some meaning behind the arc. While it is yet another fan interpretation, it is still quite an interesting read (spoilers for the books). Though it also got me to thinking, given the extended amount of time Dany remains in Meereen, and how quickly the show is catching up to the books, how they will be adapting this particular storyline and where it might lead to. I know that GRRM has probably already given D&D basic ideas on where the story might be headed, giving them something to work with for their version of the ending and particular storylines. So it makes me curious to see how much they will divert from things to make it work for how they have planned out the end of their version of the story being told.