1. How long have you been a Tolkien fan?
Now it is time that I go hide in the cone of shame.
Anywhoosies, I guess maybe two years? (if I'm feeling generous) I listened to the Hobbit on tape about two years ago and liked it, but thought nothing more of it. But I read the Lord of the Rings over the last week of summer and then saw the movies (yes, the extended ones) the three days before school started. So I guess I've been a "Tolkien fan" for like two months (and yes, if I'm feeling generous)
NO JUDGING PEOPLES
2. Has your love of Middle-Earth affected your life?
Well, it certainly has made me think more about my faith. As I was reading, I kept seeing parallels to my Catholic faith, and I really enjoyed that. Even though Tolkien said that the Lord of the Rings wasn't a parallel to anything, my dad told me that someone asked Tolkien to summarize the Lord of the Rings (or something like that) and he replied that you could find it all in the Nicene Creed.
3. If you had to take the One Ring to Mordor, which character would you choose for your sole companion?
Aragorn. Don't know exactly why (besides his awesome scout and sword skills) but him.
Or Gandalf. It never hurts to have a wizard at your side while going deep into a horrible land with giant spiders, creepy orcs, and a giant eye.
4. Which is scarier, Shelob or the Balrog?
I have trouble squishing tiny spiders, so Shelob is like my worst nightmare
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 think Orthanc and Barad-dûr. Because didn't Gandalf say something to the effect that Saruman was trying to make Orthanc look like Barad-dûr?
6. Whose wardrobe would you like to have?
Oh, this is easy, Gollum's.
Just kidding :P
7. What do you think Ent Draught would taste like?
I actually think that it would taste like ice-cold water. You know, the type that's not too cold but not too hot and feels SUPER good going down your throat?
8. Where is Middle-Earth would you like to live?
Probably either the Shire, Rivendell, Gondor, or Rohan.
Wow, that was a definitive answer.
9. Do you have any Tolkien-related opinions that surprise other people?
Actually, I said that I liked Pippin better than Merry and this one girl said that I was the first person she had known to say that. O_O
Pippin is way better than Merry.
10. List up to ten of your favorite lines/quotations from the books or movies.
Before I overwhelm you, Imma just gonna say that my one of my favorite scenes is when Aragorn sees Arwen at his coronation.
But that isn't a line/quotation, so here we go.
you'll probably see a whole lot of these again during my Fellowship of the Ring week--whenever that happens.
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