Anyways, as you probably guessed from the title, I've made a list of some of my favorite Tolkien things. Some of them are more like "Things That Make Me Cry That I Like Anyway Because I'm Insane". Without further ado, here they are.
~Frodo Baggins. He's inspired me in so many ways.
~Faramir and Éowyn. Oh my STARS, I ship them so hard.
~"The Tale of Aragorn and Arwen". There's another pair I ship to the ends of Middle-earth.
~FARAMIR: one of the few fictional heroes I rate higher than Mr Knightley.
~The "Lay of Leithian"
~The poems in LotR. Okay, some of them aren't the best, but others are just pure gorgeousness.
~Tengwar and Cirth
~Quenya and Sindarin (I'm afraid I get them sadly mixed up :P)
~"The Fall of Gondolin". Tuor and Idril are adorable, and Glorfindel's last stand gives me chills every time.
~The Children of Húrin. IT'S SO TRAGIC. Especially the bits with Finduilas and Beleg.
~The Hobbit. No matter what my mood is, TH can improve it. :D
~The History of Middle-earth volumes. It's like behind-the-scenes videos, except with a book, and I love it. I really wish some of those scenes had been kept in...
~Fili and Kili. Book or movie, they're adorable.
~The fact that Thorin dragged a HARP through the Shire.
~The Extended Editions--and the movies in general. They may not be completely accurate, but they're SO much better than what we could have had.
~The cast, both LotR and TH. They're amazing.
~Thorin's speeches :D
~On a more serious note, Aragorn/Viggo's "But it is not this day!" speech.
~Elves. I've always loved them; probably always will. I'm a bit like Sam in that respect.
~Elrond. He loses (*counts on fingers* *gives up*) practically everyone he loves to mortality or death on the battlefield and he never gets bitter and I love him so much.
~Eärendel and Elwing.
~Maglor. He's so SWEET, and he's a musician, so he gets bonus points from me.
~The Nírnaeth Arnoediad. Why is this even on the list I HATE IT. LITERALLY everybody dies. It's not even like LM, where at least five-ish characters survive to the end...
~"Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit"
~"Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire"
~Many, many more small moments that I haven't space or time to list here--Thranduil not being blinded by prejudice and refusing to "begin this war for gold", poor Bilbo and his cold, Merry and Pippin, Frodo defying the Witch-king, Fingolfin's desperate challenging of Morgoth...and so on and so forth.
|WHY MUST THEY HURT ME SO.|
~The fandom. We may not totally agree, but most of the time we get along. And Tolkiendils always come through for each other.
What do you like about Tolkien?