I am a young Tolkienist just as others on this website. I picked up "The Hobbit" in a bookshelf about 4 years ago, read it, and loved it. I started with this website after I found that I couldn't find everything on lotr.wikia.com. I've found that this website has much more in-depth explanations and better pics than any other LOTR site I've been to yet.
In real life, I'm 14 and am facinated by all of the Tolkien family works. My favorite Elf character is Fingolfin of the Noldor elves. My favorite human character is Earendil and my favorite Vala is Manwe.