She gave me three questions to answer, which I am now dutifully doing to avoid losing my "big blog on campus" status.
1. Who is your favorite LotR character and why? For real? I'm supposed to have a quick answer? Ok, let's see...first one to spring to mind is Faramir, because...he's awesome. No! I have better reasons than that. In the books, he's really completely good, which is nice, but I love his character development in the movies. Plus I feel so bad for him for having to face a father like Susan (aka Denethor for those who don't know) and his romance with Eowyn is basically the best thing ever (deserved WAY more screen time). And there's the whole Faramir-is-the-Robin-Hood-of-Middle-Earth which, obviously, is fantastic. You know what, I'm gonna leave it at that. If you want a dissertation on why I love every single character in LotR, contact me. :)
2. If you lived in Middle Earth, what species would you be? Probably human, really. But a really, REALLY cool human. With fighting skills. And...fancy dresses. (Someday, I promise, I will finish that blog post or twenty on the costuming in the films.) Obviously I wouldn't be an elf, because no un-earthly beauty. (Can you imagine being on set with the elves? Intimidating!) I could be a hobbit, though, because of the curly hair and all.
3. If you lived in Middle Earth, where would you be from and where would you live? As a human, DEFINITELY from Rohan. Probably the Westfold but possibly Edoras. And then I would live in Edoras and visit my friend Kate over in Gondor regularly. Also, I would have a horse. Duh. It would look like this:
As a hobbit, I'd want to live somewhere we don't get to see much in the books or movies, like the Eastfarthing. Or in Hobbiton because Sam's mayor. :)
And now (drumroll please) I'm going to pass this on to nine (for the fellowship) wonderful followers who are also LotR fans, because I want to see their answers.
Winners of the Lord of the Rings Award!
Use it well.
Wow, sorry for the very parenthetical and elipse-ical and over-capitalized and-over punctuated and over-hyphenated (ha) post. Guess I was excited. That's all, folks!