Monday, September 22, 2014

Happy Hobbit Day!

   I believe I mentioned in one of my earlier posts that I'm a big fan of Tolkien. Well, today I finally have an excuse to talk about my favorite fandom. Happy Hobbit Day! Hamlette at The Edge of the Precipice is hosting a blog party this week in celebration. I am so exited!

Be sure to check out her blog. There are lots of give away's and all kinds of fun stuff!
Here are the questions for the first blog party post:
1.  Who introduced you to Tolkien's stories? 
Well, I actually had to make the introductions myself. You see, I'd heard of the Lord of the Rings before, but I had no idea what these books were about, so one day I decided to be adventurous and check them out at the library. I have never regretted that decision.

2.  How old were you when you first ventured into Middle Earth?

When I checked the Hobbit out at the library I was twelve. I don't know how I didn't hear about Tolkien earlier!

3.  Did you read the books first, or see movie versions first?
I read all of the books first. It wasn't until I was thirteen that I saw the movies.

4.  A dragon or a balrog -- which would you rather fight?
Hmmm... Well, I think I'd prefer a dragon, although I really hate the idea of being incinerated or roasted and eaten for lunch. At least you can talk a dragon out of doing all of those awful things; with balrogs, well, I'm not sure how easy they are to reason with.

5.  Who are three of your favorite characters?  (Feel free to elaborate on why.)
What? Only three favorite characters. Hmm... This is extremely difficult. 
My first character is Sam. Sam is one of the greatest hero's in the books, but he's often forgotten about. I mean, think about it. He's the one who follows Frodo all the way into Mordor. The one who carries all of the supplies, does all the cooking, keeps Frodo's spirit's up, and even saves his life several times. I don't think I remember Sam complaining once. Now that's a hero.
My second character will have to be Gandalf. He's extremely wise and his sense of humor is wonderful. I wish there were more people like him in real life.What could be more awesome than a wizard who's thousands of years old, has been on hundreds of adventures, and is one of the greatest hero's of Middle Earth, but still makes fireworks for his dear friend's birthday party? Plus, he's got some of the best quotes in the books/movies.

And last but not least, one of my favorite heroines, Eowyn. She is such a strong character and I think she'd be a great friend to have. She's brave, wise, and altogether awesome. And she has some of the best costumes ever.
Those are just three of my favorite LOTR characters. What are yours?

6.  Have you ever dressed up like a Tolkien character?
I wish. I'm seriously planning on having a Hobbit style birthday party some day with costumes and everything.(-:

7.  If someone asks you to go on adventure, how do you respond?
An adventure? Take me with you!

8.  Have you read any of the "history of Middle Earth" books?
I have to admit, I haven't, but I intend to own the entire set sometime in the near future. (-: But first I have to read the Silmarillion.

9.  Would you rather drink a bowl of Ent Draught or a glass of Old Winyards?
Hmm... I would like to be a little taller, so I think I'd like a bowl of Ent Draught.

10.  List up to ten of your favorite lines/quotes from the books or movies.
Doesn't Gandalf have the best quotes?

I'm still looking for an opportunity to use this quote...

Have a Happy (belated) Hobbit Day, and definitely go check out  The Edge of the Precipice blog. You won't regret it. (-: 



  1. Twelve! Man, I keep reading people's answers to that "when did you first enter Middle Earth" question and feeling like I was so, so late to the party. I was 16 when I first read The Hobbit, but I didn't really get into Tolkien's books until I was 21. I wasted so much of my life!!! Lol.

    A Hobbit-style birthday would be amazing! I would love to do that. Maybe when I hit a significant number, like 35 or 40! Lots of my friends are Tolkien fans too, so that would be loads of fun.

    I love that you found illustrated quotes! Such a cool idea. Thanks for joining the party :-) And don't forget to check back every day if you want to join in the games! I just posted the first one a few minutes ago.

    1. Hi Hamlette,
      I'm so excited to join your blog party. (-: I think that Tolkien has some of the best quotes! As for becoming a Tolkien fan, better late than never. I'm just so glad that The Hobbit caught my attention at the library that one day, or I might always be in the dark about Tolkien's works!
      And did I mention, what an awesome blog party?

  2. Oooooh! I love Lord of the Rings so much. It's my favorite. It's so awesome that you are a fan, too! My all-time favorite character is Sam, as well. He is the sweetest and the bravest.

    Happy (day-late!) Hobbit Day!!

    1. Isn't the LOTR the best? Yay! Someone else who's part of the Sam Gamgee fanclub(-; It's sad how often he gets overlooked or forgotten. He has definitely given me very high expectations of friendship!
      And btw, have you checked out Hamlette's blog party? She's already posted some really awesome give away's and a game.(-:

    2. Elizabeth! Sorry that this is off the subject, but I wanted to let you know that I am working on my Janeite Tag post! I told you before that I was doing it, and I didn't want you to think I forgot about it. :D

      I checked out Hamlette's blog! It's awesome. My brother and I did the quote game!

    3. I'm looking forward to reading your post! Wasn't the quote game difficult? I just did the costume challenge, which was also challenging and really fun(-:

  3. A fellow Eowyn lover!! When I was younger, I was a little infatuated with Arwen, because she was so perfect and so beautiful, but as I got older, I liked Eowyn more and more because I could relate to her better. I think it's because she's hit some rough spots in life, and I have, too.

    Also, you have the same name as my mom, only she spells it Ann. It's a good name. ;-)

    1. Eowyn is such an amazing character. Despite the fact that I'm nowhere close to being as brave (or as cool) as her I find her easy to relate to as well because she's realistic. I think the world couple use a few more Eowyns, don't you?
      Actually, my middle name is spelled without an e on my birth certificate, but when I was about eight or nine I decided I was going to spell it with an e because that's the way Anne Shirley spelled it. XD I was a little copy cat then.
      Thanks for commenting(-:

    2. YES. The world totally needs more Eowyns.

      But of course you would have to spell Anne with an E. I decided after listening to the AOGG Radio Theatre that I would never name my daughter Anne without an E. It just wouldn't be right. :-)

  4. Love LOTR, Sam has always been my favorite character. He is amazing yet so unremarkable, I really enjoyed reading all your answers.

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed this post, Skye. It was a lot of fun. Your description of Sam is perfect! One of the reasons I love Tolkien is because he takes super un-epic hero's and puts them in an epic world. It makes me feel a little better about imagining myself in an epic world despite my un-epicness! (-;

  5. I love Sam - like he's one of my favorites in all of literature! Enjoyed reading your post :)

    1. Thanks for commenting, Jamie. It's always great to meet people who are Sam Gamgee fans! I have been really surprised and pleased by the number of people who have commented saying he's one of their favorite characters as well.


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