Tolkien Blog Party || Tag

This year, Hamlette's tag questions are in 'would you rather' form.  Here are my answers!

Would you rather . . . 

1. ...join Thorin's Company or the Fellowship?

The Fellowship, because those dwarves can start gettin' on my nerves.  I'm also just more On Board, in general, with the Fellowship's quest than the Company's.

Modern Hobbit: Bilbo and the Durins 1/2
I mean I still love the dwarves.  They're just annoying sometimes.

2. ...ride Shadowfax or an eagle?

Both would be fun, but I feel like an eagle would be more of a once in a lifetime opportunity, so I'll go with one of them. 


3. through Moria or Mirkwood?

Well, now.

On the one hand, extended periods of total (or near-total) darkness.

On the other, demon spiders. 


As long as I'm with a few other people and there is at least one light source, such as Gandalf's staff, I'm going to go with Moria.  (I may regret that when I get down there, but oh, well.)

primarily: the hobbit, lotr, dean o'gorman, and natalie dormer. occasionally: aidan turner, marvel,...

4. ...learn to make elvish rope or mithril chainmail?

They're about equally useful, so I'll go with mithril because it looks cooler and would probably be a more interesting process. :-P

hobbit / star wars / mcu common faces include: sebastian stan, oscar isaac, natalie dormer, dean...

5. ...try to outwit Smaug or Saruman?

Saruman, because it'd be much more morally and intellectually satisfying to best him; but, honestly, it's probably pretty unlikely that I'd succeed at either. 


6. ...spend an hour with Grima Wormtongue or Denethor?


(So, yeah, Denethor.  Because he's allllllmost worthless, y'know, as a person; but there's the barest chance that I could knock some sense into him.  And also, he's not creepy.)


7. ...attend Faramir's wedding or Samwise's wedding?

BOTH ARE SOFT AND PRECIOUS BOIS WHO DESERVE THE WORLD, so I'd very much like to attend both.  If I had to choose . . . I don't know whose I would choose, actually.  Because with Faramir's, you get Sage & Hallowed Locations plus the opportunity to potentially meet both Arwen and Eomer (which, you know, would not be terrible); but with Sam's, you get Fun & Nostalgic Locations plus terrific food. 

Eowyn & Faramir aesthetic 1/2

8. ...have to care for the One Ring or the Arkenstone for a day?

I thiiiiink the Arkenstone, because, as far as I recall, the consequences of succumbing to its dangers are not quite as world-altering as to those of the Ring. 

primarily: the hobbit, lotr, dean o'gorman, and natalie dormer. occasionally: aidan turner, marvel,...

9. ...have tea with Bilbo or Frodo?

Probably Frodo, because if he's old enough to even be able to have tea with me, we're probably approaching the Fellowship of the Ring time period, and by this point Bilbo will have gotten slightly . . . um . . . Crustier.  Let's put it that way. 

Modern Frodo aesthetic

10. ...fight alongside Boromir or Eomer?

For some reason, I sort of feel like Boromir would be more patient with a newbie warrior, so I'll cast my lot in with his.  Eomer would be all, "dID THEY SEND ME DAUGHTERS WHEN I ASKED FOR SONS??!?!"

hobbit / star wars / mcu common faces include: sebastian stan, oscar isaac, natalie dormer, dean...

Hamlette is also hosting an a fabulous giveaway in honor of this historic event, so be sure to enter that HERE!

What would your answers to this tag be?
(Also, what think you of the aesthetic collages??  I found them, as ever, on Pinterest, the source of all beauty.)



    Secondly, lovely post! :) I had to laugh at the, "DID THEY SEND ME DAUGHTERS WHEN I ASKED FOR SONS!" XD

    Thirdly, I had no idea this blog party was happening, and now I really want to participate!! So I suppose I will hope over to Hamlette's blog and check it out! :D

    Such a fun post Olivia! :D

    1. Aren't they fantastic??!?!

      Hee hee, thank you! I'm glad people liked it. :D

      Ooh, awesome! I'm happy to be of service, then. ;)

      Thanks so much! Enjoyed your comment. :)

  2. Olivia, loved how you answered Hamlette's fabulous questions! Ahh...and all the pictures...makes me want to go watch all the films all over again...for the twentieth time!

  3. These collages make me smile so much. <3 Such color. Much beauty. Very wow. :D :D :D

    "DID THEY SEND ME DAUGHTERS WHEN I ASKED FOR SONS" Mwhahahahahahahahaha!!!! (Also, um, I gotta say, I don't even like LotR and I still have a huge soft spot for Boromir--so that's Saying Something. ;-) )

    1. XD XD Very wow indeed. :D

      (YESSSSSS. I'm very glad you appreciate Boromir. Not enough people do, it seems. :-P He's fantastic. :-P)

  4. Ohhh! I've seen many of these collages on Pinterest before and I LOVE THEM ALL!!! Especially the quotes in each of them.

    Speaking of the #Farawyn wedding, have you seen this picture?!?! Apparently there was a scene filmed that showed their wedding, but it didn't make it into the movie!!! Which is so SAD! :-/

    I loved reading all of your answers! :-D

    Caiti <3

    1. Aren't they gorgeous?? Hats way, way off to whoever took the time to make them, because that individual is TALENTED.

      I think I have seen that picture floating around a couple places! I know. I try not to think about the fact that they never even released that scene in the special features because it might make me mad if I do. :-P

      Thanks! :D

    2. Lately I have been longing to reread all of the LOTR books!!! I think maybe I will begin The Fellowship of the Ring next month!


  6. (STILL haven't seen the movies so can't really speak to the actors ;P), but the collages.... eeeeeeessssshhh. ;D Major feels.

    And loved your answers! Though trying not to go too in depth as I'm still thinking of my own answers so don't want to risk being a copy cat. XD (Ha, that's the first time I've ever done the XD laughing thing... I've succumbed.)

    1. Yeah, scrolling through here again thought I'd mention how I'm always absolutely floored by how you create such a beautiful thing with your word and picture choices. Just absolutely captivating and gorgeous -- way deep down and all the way through.

    2. ;D Ain't they fine?

      Haha, thanks! I relate to that danger. XD

      AWWWW!!! *blushes* Shucks. That's very sweet of you and I really appreciate it. :) <3

  7. Smashingly fabulous post, Olivia, as always!! Oh man, yeah I think Eomer probably would be all "Make a Man Out of You".

    And I love those aesthetic collages so much! I have gazobs of them pinned and multiple times they've gotten me thinking on Hobbit and LOTR retellings, not that I'd actually try retelling those stories! No way, Jose am I gonna try that!

    1. Aww, thanks! Hehe. ;)

      *gasp* Oh my word, retellings!!!!! I mean, yeah, it'd be virtually impossible to do but HOW GORGEOUS WOULD CONTEMPORARY TOLKIEN RETELLINGS BE???

  8. Oh My Word.

    Those collages. I was thinking you had made them, and I was thinking you were clearly far superior to me in the ways of aesthetic wonderment. I'm kind of happy you found them on Pinterest so now I don't have to like kneel down before you next time I see you.

    Anyway! I loved your answers :-D I chuckled aloud over quite a few of them. Especially HA. GIVE ME FIVE MINUTES WITH MR. ABUSIVE PIECE OF MELODRAMATIC TRASH OVER THERE. Cuz yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah. Denethor is a bad, bad father and needs a tongue-lashing. Possibly also a thrashing. Bad, awful, icky man. Blech.

    (I guess you know what my answer to this one is basically is...)

    1. (Also, remind me to hug you for your kind words about Boromir and his patience. His thoughtful care for the Little Ones was one of the first things that endeared him to me.)

    2. HAHA, no, you most certainly do not need to go to such extremes. XD But I KNOW, aren't they breathtaking???

      Yay! Glad you enjoyed them. :)

      (Haha, I have a suspicion . . . )

      Awwwwww, yes! Same here. "They took the little ones!!" still chokes me up a little bit, every time I think about it.

  9. "Did they send me daughters when I asked for sons???"

    That cracked me up.

    I loved the rest of your answers!

  10. This was great fun! I always love reading other peoples' opinions about Middle Earth. Your impression of what Eomer would think was hilarious and quite believable.

    Also, the collages are gorgeous. I don't spend much time on Pinterest, but I think I could easily fall down a LotR Pinterest hole now.

    1. Thanks! Yeah, me too. There's so much to explore within this world that it's always a lot of fun to connect with other fans over it.

      Aren't they? Ohhhhh, yes, there is some Tolkien gold on Pinterest, for sure.

    2. As Martin Freeman's Bilbo would say, "I wouldn't risk it; I really wouldn't." ;)

  11. Goodness gracious these collages are so perfect, ahhhh... As soon as I saw that picture of Thorin I had that feeling of being in an elevator that suddenly drops. He is my preciousss... *cries happy tears* </3

    1. They make me so happyyyyyyy. *sigh* Awwwwwww, yes, don't photo edits of favorite characters just make you feel so many things??

  12. YASSSS THE COLLAGES!!!!! *heart eye emojis*

    Excellent, excellent answers!!
    (Also, the whole "Did they give me daughters when I asked for songs?!" GOLD. XD *applause*)
    (You're right, you know... Eomer would SO be like that.)

    And meeting Arwen or Eomer would not be terrible. Indeed.

    1. :D :D :D

      Thaaaaaaanks. ;D

      Hehe. No. Indeed not. ;-P

  13. Bwahahahah... died laughing at the "Did they send me daughters" line!

    Fun answers! Love your collages!!

  14. What do you mean Denethor's not creepy!? *shudders* I was very scared of him at one point (and maybe still am...) ;)

    See, now I was totally for going to Sam's wedding and didn't even give it a second thought, but after reading your answer I would want to go to Faramir's! How are you so convincing?

    Haha, I didn't even think of outwitting Saruman as more satisfying, but it would be!! :)

    That is so true about Eomer. XD Great answers!

    1. Y'know, I was thinking about my answer to that and wondering if I WOULD find him creepy had my utter and passionate loathing of him immediately cancelled out any other feeling I might have felt towards him. :-P But yeah, can't really say that he's creepy to me . . . but there are certainly plenty of other entities in Middle-earth that are. XD

      'TIS A DIFFICULT QUESTION. Probably the hardest out of all of them. How can you choose between those two???

      Hehehe ;)

      Thank you!!


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