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Four-all of the Lord of the Rings books, and The Hobbit. :)
|no, I don't own this copy. I'll take it if anyone would like to give it to me. :P|
2. Have you seen any movies based on them?
Yes, all of the Peter Jackson film adaptions of both LOTR and The Hobbit. :)
3. Are there any scenes/moments that make you cry?
4. Are there any scenes/moments that make you laugh?
Definitely. There so many funny moments. I love Bilbo's facial expressions in The Hobbit movies. I love Pippin and Merry's mischievous antics in The Fellowship of the Ring movie. I love Gandalf's sarcasm. My brother and I both love the scene at the end of the Return of the King movie when one of the hobbits at the Prancing Pony warns, "Watch the pumpkin!" ;D
There's a million more things that make me laugh, but it would take forever to list them. :P
5. Have you ever chosen a Middle Earth name for yourself? If so, what is it?
No, but I looked up my name in elvish (from here) and it is "Onnedhiel". (Oh-neth-ee-ell) It's not what my first choice would be, but I like it. :)
6. Who would you want to party with/marry/fight to the death? (pick three characters)
Ooh, this is hard. I would like to party with Pippin, marry Aragorn, and fight to the death with...ermm....can I choose an orc who is not good at fighting? Because otherwise I know he'd kill me. :P
7. When was the last time you visited Middle Earth, via books or movies?
The last time was this past Monday with The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies.
8. Do you consider Gollum to be a villain? Why or why not?
Mm....no. He's definitely an antagonist, and a nasty, horrible one at that, but he's not necessarily a villain. As Miss Meg said in her answer to this question (in the comments box, here) he was only after the Ring, not destroying others. He would do anything to anyone in his way, but only because he was so consumed by the ring. I guess he's a villain made so by circumstances. But then, a lot of villains are created that way, so...I'm confusing myself. :P
9. How would you sum up what Tolkien's stories mean to you in one word?
10. List up to ten of your favorite lines/quotes from the books or movies.
Being that I'm rather short on time, I'm just going to share one quote that I love. :)
*spoilers for The Hobbit book ahead*
"No!” said Thorin. “There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. But sad or merry, I must leave it now. Farewell!”
Then Bilbo turned away, and he went by himself, and sat alone wrapped in a blanket, and, whether you believe it or not, he wept until his eyes were red and his voice was hoarse. He was a kindly little soul. Indeed it was long before he had the heart to make a joke again. ~The Hobbit
Just a quick note I forgot to mention, I will be gone this weekend, so I won't be able to respond to all your comments till sometime next week. Sorry!