Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A Tolkien Blog Party of Special Magnificence 2015!

The awesome Hamlette at The Edge of the Precipice is having a Tolkien Blog Party of Special Magnificence! Go to her blog and join in the fun!
She has some great questions for participants to answer so here are my answers!

  1. What draw's you to Tolkien's stories? I'd definitely say the world building. Tolkien has created a masterpiece in his creation of Middle Earth and I think that it will never be surpassed! 
  2. What was the first Middle Earth book or movie you read or saw and what did you think of it? To be honest I'm not sure. It seems to me to make logical sense that I would have read The Hobbit first but what I remember reading first is The Fellowship of the Ring. So not positive on that point. However, I remember being fairly passive about the book. I was really only reading it because the only way my dad was going to let me go see the movies in theater was if I read them first. So at the tender age of six I slogged through that book so I could go see the movie in theaters! 
  3. Name three of your favorite characters and tell us why you like them? Okay here we go! First off Samwise Gamgee! He is awesome! The way he sticks with Frodo and is so patient with him throughout it all is incredible. After that I'm not sure.... I love them all! Faramir for sure... though how they portray him in the movie drives me crazy sometimes. Then I also love Eowyn.... though they change her some in the movie too. Oh well. Gandalf, Aragorn and Bilbo are also a couple of my favorites but now I'm going over the limit! 
  4. Are there any secondary characters that you think deserve more attention? Eomer! He's great and needs more screen time. They scarcely explain him in the movies! 
  5. What middle earth character do you relate to the most? I'd say probably Bilbo but I think in some ways Eowyn. However, Zimbio says I'm Merry so the internet quiz has spoken! ;)
  6. If you could ask Professor Tolkien one Middle Earth related question what would you like to ask him? If you could write more about any one aspect of Middle Earth what would it be? 
  7. Are there any pieces of Middle Earth merchandise that you particularly want to own but don't? As a matter of fact there are! I've wanted this scarf for about two years now! I love it! It's awesome! But it's forty bucks so.... 
  8. What Middle Earth battle would you absolutely not want to be a part of? I think I'd go with the battle at the Black gates in Return of the King but anything with the undead people might be a little much for me too. 
  9. Would you rather eat a meal at Rivendell or Bag End? I love them both but Bag End without a doubt! I'm a hobbit at heart. :)
  10. List up to ten of your favorite quotes from the books or movies. Goodness! Here goes! 

Thank you Hamlette for doing this! I'm excited for what the rest of this Tolkien themed week brings!

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  1. Ooooh, such a great post, Lois!

    You read FOTR at SIX?!?!?!?! Oh my goodness. I'm giving Sam The Hobbit for his birthday next month -- he'll be 8 -- but I'm not sure he'd be up to FOTR yet. You were a brave girl! And a determined one.

    Good quote choices. I love the one about not all tears being evil particularly much.

    Thanks so much for joining the party! Happy Hobbit Day :-)

    1. Yes I did. It's the truth. I was almost seven though.
      The one about all tears not being evil is one of my special favorites.
      Thank you for doing this!

  2. You read it at six? I tried to read it for the same reason(I just wanted to see the movies but wouldn't be allowed to without reading the books) at age 10 and thought I was advanced(I didn't actually finish the whole series until I was 12-ish). :D I enjoyed it much more when I read it for its own sake.

    1. Yes I did. It's the truth. I was almost seven though.
      I definitely enjoyed it more when I read it later in life. I was old enough to actually appreciate it and I wasn't speeding through it trying to get done ASAP.

  3. Um, not to get repetitive here but YOU READ THAT BOOK AT SIX?!?! Whoa. Who are you.

    Anyway, great answers! You mentioned Faramir!!!!! *happy dance*

    Haha "the Internet quiz has spoken" XD

    Ohhh, that scarf looks pretty fabulous...

    I had fun reading your answers!!!!:D

    1. Yes I did. It's the truth. I was almost seven though. Who am I? No one of consequence. ;)
      Thank you. :) I had fun writing them.

  4. To continue the theme of these comments: "You read those books when you were six!!!!" :)

    I love all the quotes that you picked. Tolkien was such an amazing writer.

  5. I hadn't thought about it, but you're right- Eomer gets rather short shrift in the films. More of him would definitely have been a good thing.


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