Wah!* I just thought you should know.
No, my younger sis and I saw Lord of the Rings Risk at Wal-mart a few months back. Well. I like Risk. And I like Lord of the Rings! So. We bought it. :D Plus, I like maps--I'm not quite sure why. Maybe just because I love the natural world...? Anyway, we've only actually played it once in two months. (Well, I've only played it once.) But she likes to keep it in her room to look at the map. Which I don't mind. I can look at the map later. But it comes with the One Ring. (Okay, okay--of a million other cheap manufactured ones.)
Actually, when I first saw it, I was a little dissapointed that it looked sort of, well, um, crummy. (I know, I know--a million cheap and manufactured.) I think the main thing I wasn't expecting was to see the Elvish letters on there--I guess I was expecting it to take more its usual form of a simple gold ring. Although, having the letters on there can be cool, too. What--do I want a real-life version you can take and throw into the fire and the letters show up?
And, yes, for those of you silently (or not so silently) laughing at me from the other side of the screen, I do actually know from experience that mass-produced plastic or whatever mystery meat of the manufacturing world they use just simply does not do justice to the people of our imaginations. I mean, I saw Luke from Star Wars Monopoly. Maybe seeing it on-screen for so long made it a bit of a shock to me to see this mass-produced version.
But: I have the Ring of Power. And I've been wearing it on my right thumb (because it fits there about perfectly) and slowly wooing people to their destruction all day. Well. Okay, maybe not about that last part.
*As in "Wahaha!" (Or, alternately, "Whahaha!") Not as in "Wah!" like a baby crying. You're just going to have to use your context clues here because I don't know any better way to spell them.
(LUDICROUS) UPDATE (3/27/04): Upon further consideration of the first meaning of "Wah!" (as a shortening of "Wahaha!" that is), it is possible that it is evolving into a more general exclamation for me--as of excitement or surprise, for instance--and less an onomatopoeia of evil mirth. As opposed to one of righteous mirth, I suppose. ("Go use your powers for good and not for evil." Hm..I never quite thought of laughter as a weapon before.)
Yes, I am something of a "wordphile" or whatever the latest way to associate yourself with obsessive tendencies is. Hm. That could be an interesting endeavor--finding a better term, that is. I will let you know if I find something better.