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?
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.)
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%.
|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
And thank you for the fun questions, Hamlette!!