I am an amateur Tolkienist who has studied Tolkien for four years (I'm under sixteen). I am interested in medieval history, and hope to get a Ph.D. in History. I have made up my own world with its own languages, heavily (perhaps too heavily) influenced by Tolkien, and have written several poems and started several books based on it. I particularly am interested in Tolkien's writings concerning the Silmarils and the early elf-lords such as Fingolfin and Olwë, as well as Tolkien's poetry such as the Lay of Leithian and Eärendil by Bilbo. I was previously known as 126.96.36.199, and many of my contributions were under that name. I am currently writing a book, a novel, concerning the Return of the Noldor. I guess most would call it a "fanfic".
It may seem strange that I put myself at Lore-3 when I have only read Tolkien's works for four years, but ever since about two years ago I have hardly stopped reading the Silmarillion. I read at least a little almost every day.
My current projects on this site include increasing the size of the articles on the ancient elven-lords, and laying out the entire Lay of Leithian. I am currently fifth on the list of top editors (as of 5/7/06).