I haven’t written a post in a while, and I never really know what to blog about. So I’m just going to talk about some random moments in my life when before I discovered the Tolkien community on the internet.
When FOTR was in theaters I somehow managed to convince my two best friends to watch it with me. I remember talking to them about how awesome this movie was and that they had to see it. And I think I remember it going fairly well, besides one part: when Bilbo wants the Ring back. You know. That scene.
We were a group of eight year old girls, so what did we do? Screamed at the top of our lungs. Oh man. Everyone else in the theater most likely wondered why someone would bring these little kids to the movie.
When I was in fifth or sixth grade I was watching TTT with some friends. These friends weren’t exactly the biggest LOTR fans but for some reason they agreed to watch it with me. We made it to the scenes with Rohan before they turned it off. Turns out I was softly humming all the music… the entire time and they couldn’t take it. How can you not sing the Rohan theme, though???
You know how in elementary schools, every kid is expected to get Valentines Day cards for everyone in the class? Well, in fifth grade one of my classmates gave Disney Princess cards to the girls and LOTR ones to the boys. I was the only girl to get a LOTR one and I remember thinking I was so cool. “Yeah. People know I love LOTR. Who needs princesses when you have hobbits?” I even stole one from one of the boys, but shh he didn’t know. (Sorry, Ryan)
- “Those movies are so looooong.”
- “Aren’t those books like really boring?”
- “Why do you like that?”
- “I haven’t watched any of the movies. I don’t want to see them.”