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I'm a guy who enjoys Tolkien and sharing the knowledge thereof.
My Opinions on Tolkien's works[edit | edit source]
"In Western Lands" is the greatest song in Tolkien (and the setting from the 1981 radio series is the greatest setting) and "The Tower of Cirith Ungol" and "Mount Doom" are the best chapters. I am also fond of chapters I.3-5, the Lothlórien sequence, all of Book III, and the first chapter of Book V.
I say Balrogs don't have wings but I don't hold a strong opinion. I say this because the portrayal in the 1977 Lord of the Rings movie is so weird that I can't accept it.
The Dagor Dagorath is canon. The passage at the end of the Quenta Silmarillion doesn't mean that the Dagor Dagorath isn't recounted in another in-universe source, and that passage could easily false in-universe. The Túrin story is depressing and unnecessary.
My Relationship with Tolkien's works[edit | edit source]
My Tolkien Library[edit | edit source]
- The History of The Hobbit
- The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings (Audiobooks on CD, narrated by Rob Inglis)
- The Lord of the Rings (1981 radio series on CD)
How I discovered Tolkien's works[edit | edit source]
When I was 10 my favorite book series was C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia. A teacher/counselor at school recommended that I read The Hobbit. I did, enjoyed it, and wrote a book report on it that same year. I immediately read The Lord of the Rings. I also enjoyed that. I attempted to read the Silmarillion, but struggled reading it and eventually put it down. The little I knew, however, led me to write a Lord of the Rings fanfiction in which I interpreted Valinor as the Americas. I now hate this fanfiction. I tried to write a play based on The Hobbit with the consistency of The Lord of the Rings. I never got past "Chip the Glasses and Crack the Plates".
In middle school I once again tried to pick up The Silmarillion. While this time I managed to read through it I didn't really understand it and zoned out around Chapter 21.
Finally, in 2020, I rediscovered my love for Middle-Earth. Having now a better idea of the story of The Silmarillion, I read it again and finally got through. For Christmas I received copies of The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales (which I promptly read) and ten of the twelve History of Middle-Earth books. Later I also got the remaining two, copies of The Lord of the Rings to match my copies of The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales, and the one-volume edition of The History of the Hobbit. And that is where I stand now.
Currently Reading[edit | edit source]
The Book of Lost Tales — Part 2