September 20, 2016

Tolkien Questions

Thanks to Hamlette for this fun party and these questions. :)

(Don't forget to check out the giveaway!)

1.  How many books by J.R.R. Tolkien have you read?
Four-all of the Lord of the Rings books, and The Hobbit. :)

The Lord of the Rings - beautiful book cover!:
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?
Um, YES.
Lord of the Rings (Credit instagram):

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. :)

Middle Earth + Costume Details | ©:

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. 
fili and kili:

8.  Do you consider Gollum to be a villain?  Why or why not? 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?

Tolkien - He started reading him around age 7. I now think I should have delayed mature reading a bit longer.:

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*

Bilbo knelt on one knee filled with sorrow. “Farewell, King under the Mountain!” he said. "This is a bitter adventure, if it must end so; and not a mountain of gold can amend it. Yet I am glad that I have shared in your perils - that has been more than any Baggins deserves."
   "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

May we be as wise as Elves, as merry as Hobbits, as faithful as Dwarves and as brave as Humans.:

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!


  1. Ahhh, I love all of the pictures you included. YES. :)

    That quote is so sad but beautiful. Good choice.

    And to all your other answers- more yes! :D

  2. I love that quote about love and grief. So true! And that volume of the trilogy is gorgeous.

  3. Gandalf's sarcasm, yes. Actually, also the sarcasm of anyone dealing with Merry and Pippin, poor babies.

  4. "...can I choose an orc who is not good at fighting? Because otherwise I know he'd kill me. :P" Hahaha! Yes, PLEASE. :)

    Oh, oh, oh!!! That quote from The Hobbit! That is SO good, and so sad, and... "He was a kindly little soul." Awwwww. I love Bilbo!! I think I really must read The Hobbit sometime. My dad read it to me and my siblings years ago, but it's been so long I don't remember it very well.

    Great post, Natalie! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! We'll miss you. :)

    ~Miss March

    1. Hahaha! :D

      I knooooow. I love Bilbo, too. I never did until I read The Hobbit and watched the movies, but now? So much love. :) <3 Yes! Do read it again. :)

      Thank you! And heehee, yes I did. :) I'm currently working on putting together photos and a video and're on the email list. ;)

  5. Love those Fili/Kili pictures in the middle! They are so cute when they're goofing off!

    Love your one word of "Courage" -- so true!

    Also, your header is so beautiful!

    1. Aren't they, though? :D

      Aw, glad you love it.

      Thank you so much!!

  6. Ohh, cool - I didn't know there was a site for your name in Elvish! Goodness, mine is... interesting. ;D I kinda like it, but it's not as elegant as "Arwen". ;)

    "an orc that's no good at fighting"... haha. Well, they never were very good when it comes to shooting arrows... You may have a chance. ;D (Not that I have more of a chance than you, heh.)

    Haha, your answer to the question about Gollum. ;) (And oh, you quoted me! How kind. :D) Yeah, I get lost when it comes to the difference between villains and Very Nasty Antagonists, haha. ;P I guess you could see it either way.

    Oh, that one about grief (the quote from Tolkien) is so beautiful... why does he write so amazingly?! WHY?!!! Why can't *I* write like that?! :P

    "May we be as wise as elves
    as merry as hobbits
    as faithful as dwarves
    and as brave as humans."
    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    Have a great weekend! :)

    ~Miss Meg

    1. Really? I looked yours up and love it. It seems really elegant to me. :)
      Heehee, I think Arwen is simply the most perfect elvish name. :D

      That's a good point...there is hope!! :D

      Yes, indeed. :D I agree. It is hard to differentiate sometimes, isn't it?

      I knooooooww. I can't honestly think of someone who writes more beautifully than him.
      (Haha don't worry, I have the same problem. :P)

      So glad you liked it!!

      Thanks, I did!! (You'll be getting an email about it someday in the near future ;))

  7. Waaaaah -- I envy you your so-very-recent foray into Middle Earth. I'm hoping to rewatch TBOTFA later this week, actually, as it's been far too long.

    Gandalf's sarcasm heartily amuses me too -- it's part of why he's one of my favorite characters.

    Thanks for joining the party!

    1. Haha! Aww, well, I hope you can watch TBOFA soon!! It is pretty darn epic. :D

      Yes!! So glad you agree. :D

      Thank you for hosting it! It was amazing. :)

  8. I absolutely love your "party with/marry/fight to the death" answers because they were almost exactly my own as I read that question. xD Although I have only read the Hobbit myself; I've seen the movie adaptations of the rest, but have yet to actually read them (a rare thing for me, I must say.)

    1. Thank you, Skyeler!! Haha, that is funny. :D
      Ooh, you MUST read the LOTR as soon as possible! I do love the movies, but the books are definitely more amazing. :)

  9. I tagged you! I know you're busy so I totally understand if you don't have time right now, but here's the link just in case:

    1. Thanks, Miss March! I think I'm going to have to skip it for now, but I really appreciate it. And I'll be commenting on your post soon. :)


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