September 19, 2017

Tolkien Questions!

Hamlette is hosting her fun annual Tolkien blog party so hop on over and check it out! :D (Also, the giveaway is EPIC as usual.)

Bilbo and Frodo

1. How long have you been a Tolkien fan?
Since about summer of 2014, when I first read The Fellowship of the Ring. However, I think I was predisposed to like LOTR, having heard much about it and having played and enjoyed the Lego video game.

Whiiiichh, I actually don't recommend. Because when you go to watch the movies, all you see is the Lego version in your head. Ugh. :P

2. Has your love of Middle-earth affected your life?
Mmmmm....I guess so? I mean, The Lord of the Rings is definitely my standard of excellence for fiction now (although, there are certainly differences and allowances to be made for genres, style, target audience, etc.) and the story itself has given me much perspective on the beauty in this world—and encouragement. For when all seems lost, there is still hope.

3. If you had to take the One Ring to Mordor, which character would you choose for your sole companion?

Aragorn is awesome

4. Which is scarier, Shelob or the Balrog?
Uhhmmmmm. Shelob is a spider....a giant spider. But Balrog is like really, really huge and flaming and I actually get a little nervous in the build up to his appearance in the movies....but nothing would be worse than traversing Shelob's lair....

I don't knooooooowww. Both are just hideous. I guess I'll say Shelob. If I had to die by one, I'd rather it was the Balrog than Shelob. (Because you and I both know I wouldn't stand a chance with either.)

5. Which two towers do you think Tolkien was referring to in the title The Two Towers?  (i.e. Orthanc, Barad-dûr, Cirith Ungol, Minas Morgul, or Minas Tirith)
I guess I always assumed it was Orthanc and Bard-dûr.
I love this so much xD

6. Whose wardrobe would you like to have?
Ahhhhhh that is a hard question. Because I absolutely adore pieces from each of the LOTR heroines' wardrobes. Only one?? *thinks very hard for a few moments*

I guess Éowyn's. The muted, autumnal colors of her gowns would look better on me than Arwen's dramatic wardrobe. Plus, Éowyn's gowns tend to be both practical and pretty. I would always be afraid of ripping or staining one of Arwen's gorgeous dresses.

(Can I have Tauriel's hair though, please and thanks? Also  maybe one of Arwen's gowns? No? Ahh well.)
7. What do you think an Ent Draught would taste like?
I honestly have no clue, but I'm going to suppose it has a rather earthy taste to it. Maybe with a bit of a berry-like tang?

8. Where in Middle-earth would you like to live?
THESE QUESTIONS ARE HARD. I guess Hobbiton. But could I travel to Rivendell and Rohan often? :)

9. Do you have any Tolkien-related opinions that surprise other people?
I love the Hobbit movies. Inaccuracy to the books and all.

And I ship Kili and Tauriel like 10000%.


« Hahaha I wish I can have this hair #hair… »
wish this was in the movie bahaha

10. List up to ten of your favorite lines/quotations from the books or movies.

I'm short on time, so I'm only going to share one this time. Sowwy! Behold:

“There's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for.” 

― Samwise Gamgee

That quote really does encourage me some days. Thank you, Sam. <3 

Favorite Movie adapted from a book- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Peter Jackson did an amazing job with LOTR! This movie will always be a classic.

And thank you for the fun questions, Hamlette!!


  1. I about died over that Faramir-Aragorn-Eowyn picture. My roommate asked me if I'm okay. Sadly, she's never seen LotR, so I couldn't share the humor with her. (Also, how have I lived with her a whole year without showing her LotR?)

    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!! (Ahhh you need to show LOTR to her NOW! :D)

  2. Okay, that thing about Tolkien and the trees and flowers? I want to go hang out with him. Nobody ever wants to stop and look at (and take pictures of) all the flowers and trees I want to stop and look at (and take pictures of)!

    YES! Another fan of the Hobbit movies. ::Hugs::

    Also, the Thranduil thing about hair made me literally laugh aloud.

    So glad you could join in, Natalie!

    1. I knoooow, right? I could gladly sit and stare at different nature scenes for a long time, but nobody ever wants to do that with me. :P

      I'm so glad you love them, too! *hugs back*


      Thank you!! I'm glad I could, too!

  3. This was so amusing, haha. XD (Although, I'm so frustrated, because a number of the pictures aren't showing up, but your captions are! *pouts*)

    But OH, that thing about Tolkien and the trees? HAHA. XD That sounds like my Mum. I'm afraid I'm not like that at all. But oh, that DOES sure as heck explain the books! Huh... maybe I should take more notice of trees and their uniqueness...

    That quote of Sam's always makes me want to cry happy tears. *sniffles* It also makes me want to run into Sam's arms and hug him and cry and laugh. Maybe I'm an emotional person. :P

    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Gabby!! Aww really? I have no idea why that would be. They're just copied from Pinterest. :(

      I know, right? Hey, that's fine. Some people have pull us dawdlers along. ;) (If you think Tolkien over-describes things, you should read Les Miserables. Victor Hugo is even worse!)

      I'm an emotional person too, and that quote definitely makes me feel the same way. <3

  4. Heehee, Tolkien is also my standard of excellence!

    I love Eowyn's wardrobe too, even though I'm not an autumnal person. I love in your words they"practical and pretty".

    Loved your answers, Natalie!


    1. Yay! He's a standard well worth looking up to. :D

      Aww thank you!!! :)

  5. I LOVE all the memes you used. XD This was great!

    I, too, like the Hobbit movies. And totally ship Kili & Tauriel -- thank you! The last movie would probably have been less sad if they had stuck to the books, though.

    That quote by Sam. <3

    1. Thanks!!

      Yayyyy another Kiliel shipper! Very true...but it's still so good, despite the sadness. :(

      Aww. <3

  6. I hope to be back to comment soon! :D

  7. Haha! I am loving all the pictures here. Especially the one of Tolkien looking at plants. :)

    What!? You are not allowed to ship them!! When in the world of Middle Earth is there romance in The Hobbit? It drives me nuts. But, I am open to being talked into liking them so you could try. ;) Oh course you can ship them if you want to. I am a little confused about them though. When I saw The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies (It's the only one I've seen) I thought that Tauriel was Bard's wife and that once Bard supposedly died Kili just went after her and I thought that was not great, is that what happens? Could you explain it to me a little?

    Nice answers!

    1. (Tauriel is zero relation to Bard. Bard's wife died years before the movies take place.)

    2. Thanks!!! Glad you enjoyed them. :D

      Ahem. Well, in the MOVIES, Kili and Tauriel are a canon couple, so I say I'm totally allowed to ship them. ;) I honestly don't mind most of the additions the movies have, though I certainly understand being disappointed with an unfaithful book to movie adaptions. could I try talking you into them....well, in theory their romance COULD have been going on behind the scenes in the book. Tolkien just failed to mention it. :P (After all, it's never exactly addressed by anyone but Kili and Tauriel themselves...and Thranduil.) (I know that's kind of a weak explanation, being that Tauriel isn't in the books. But it's the best I can do. ;))

      What Hamlette said. :) Tauriel is just another elf from Mirkwood. Bard lives in Laketown and never meets Tauriel until she comes to his house looking for the dwarves.



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