Sunday, January 11, 2015

Tag, you're it!


Guys, it has been a whopping six posts since I wrote about anything Tolkien-related!

This simply will not do, so I have decided to start a Tookish tag ("Except it won't be unusually Tookish, just LotR/TH." "Shut up, LP.").  There have been a few different LotR-related questions swimming around my mind for a while, suggesting to me how fun it would be if they were made part of a tag (likely brought on by reminiscing about Kiri Liz's Middle-earth challenge and lamenting how I wasn't able to participate).  So last night I decided, enough was enough, I was jolly well going to instigate this tag!   

So here goes!  (Oh, and I'm totally going to answer these questions, because it's just too much to resist.)


Tag rules:
~ Link back to the blogger who nominated you
~ Answer questions
~ Tag some of your own fellow Tolkienknights!




My questions:

1.  How were you first introduced to LotR/TH and was it love at first sight/read?

2.  If you could meet the actors who portray the characters in the movies, would you?

3.  What is your favorite credit song from LotR/TH?

4.  The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit - which is your favorite?  *evil laugh*  (And no, you don't actually have to decide.  I'm merciful like that. *magnanimous smile*)

5.  Who is your favorite all-around character?

6.  What is your opinion on Boromir?

7.  How many times have you watched the movies/read the books?

8.  What book is your favorite?

9.  Who is your favorite female character (other than your answer to question #5)?

10.  Who is your favorite male character (other than your answer to question #5)?

11.  Which of the movies, in your opinion, has the best ending?


My answers:  

1.  How were you first introduced to LotR/TH and was it love at first sight/read?


Ahem, so.  As a matter of fact, I grew up in a family who loved Lord of the Rings, but…I had never watched it.  First because I was too young, but then because…I had no interest.   

… *ribbit*  …

I know.  My shame is boundless.  But I eventually watched it…and again, to my (current) horror, I didn't appreciate it the first time around.  BUT.  Ho, boy, BUT.  Then did things ever change, or did they!  Sometime over the course of the next couple months, the scales fell from my eyes and I beheld the trilogy in all its epic glory *cue the chorus of "Amazing Grace"*  So hallelujah.  

2.   If you could meet the actors who portray the characters in the movies, would you?


Hehe, actually, no.  It's just that there really, to me, seems to be no purpose to the idea of me meeting those actors/actresses.  It's not like we're going to become fast friends or anything, so…what's the point, really?  Except maybe Sean Astin (because he's funny and HE'S A CHRISTIAN!!!! *confetti* Not that I don't think nonChristians are awesome people too, because they certainly are, but…you guys get it).  And Billy Boyd (because VOICE).  And…never mind.

3.  What is your favorite credit song from LotR/TH?

"The Last Goodbye" by Billy Boyd.  I have no words.  



4.  The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit - which is your favorite?  *evil laugh*  (And no, you don't actually have to decide.  I'm merciful like that. *magnanimous smile*)

Sheesh.  Why do I do this to myself?  I'd probably have to say LotR.

5.  Who is your favorite all-around character?

Ahem.  *grins*




…I guess you could say it's Faramir.  And no, I DO NOT HAVE A CRUSH ON HIM.  (Seriously, though, I don't.  I know you won't believe me, but God knows the truth, and that is enough!)


"Little Person, if you don't stop smirking at me like that I will hurt you."

6.  What is your opinion on Boromir?  

Boromir is a wonderful person and he is far too harshly judged and I will PROTECT HIM FROM YOUR CYNICISM!!!!  *coughcough*  I'm a bit protective of Boromir, dontcha know.  HE IS A GOOD PERSON, PEOPLE.  May I remind everyone that Frodo gave in to the Ring as well, and would have been lost to the darkness forever had it not been for Gollum?  IT IS NOT A FAULT NATIVE TO BOROMIR.  He is a great man, world without end, amen.

7.  How many times have you watched the movies/read the books?

I've watched The Lord of the Rings twice, all the way through the extended editions, and then selected scenes therefrom numerous times.  Then I've read the books (for both LotR and TH) once.  I've watched each of the Hobbit movies once.

8.  What book is your favorite?

The Return of the King or The Fellowship of the Ring.

9.  Who is your favorite female character (other than your answer to question #5)?

Arwen.  Duh.  Though Galadriel is fast becoming serious competition.



10.  Who is your favorite male character (other than your answer to question #5)?

Hmm, other than Faramir?  I'm gonna have to go with Bilbo.







10.  Which of the movies, in your opinion, has the best ending?

Probably The Return of the King, cuz, ya know, that has like five endings from which you can choose;)



All the warm fuzzies!


The Tolkienknights I'm tagging:






This tag is your mission, should you choose to accept it!!!
























4 comments:

  1. I nominated you for the BOTFA tag on my blog, so do another Tolkien post if you wish. ;) I needed someone else to nominate (one person is simply not enough, right?), and you are the perfect candidate! Have fun!

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  2. Ooooh my goodness, I love this tag to pieces!!! I've been out of town, so I only just discovered it. Sorry for such a late response. But I'm so excited! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for passing it my way. It's going to be a blast! I'm totally joining in. Can't wait! :D

    And I love all your answers. They made me smile.

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  3. I'm glad! Oh, don't worry about it, and you're so welcome! I can't wait to read your answers:D

    Haha, thanks;)

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