Tolkien Questionnaire – LOTR: Part 1

Recently, I’ve stumbled upon Myla’s post “The Lord of the Rings Themed Questionnaire” and my desire to do this as well became irresistible. Since it is a very long (50 questions) questionnaire, I’ll divide it into two posts. So here we go with part one:

  1. Books or movies?
    As much as I love the movies, the books are the Holy Grail. Without the books, there would be no movies.
  2. Which character do you connect with the most?
    This may sound odd, but I connect with Boromir and Eowyn the most.
  3. What are your top 5 favourite tracks from the soundtracks?
    The Great River, Isengard Unleashed, Concerning Hobbits, Lothlorien, and The Ride of the Rohirrim. If I could pick more, I’d choose Treebeard and Gollum’s Song as well
  4. Which scene always makes you cry?
    Boromir’s death and Theoden’s  death for obvious reasons and the last march of the Ents. I’m in awe when it comes to Tolkien’s whole concept of Ents and how they face evil and PJ did an amazing job. I cry every. single. time. during that scene.
  5. Where would you live in Middle-earth?
    The Shire. Everything about it encompasses my idea of a perfect home and homeland. I’d totally abandon mobile phones and the internet if I’d be given the chance to live in Hobbiton.
  6. Which race would you be?
    To quote Tolkien: “I am in fact a Hobbit in all but size”
  7. Orcs or Uruk-hai?
    Movie Uruk-hai. To me they are still among the most badass movie villains of all time. Totally love their design
  8. Favorite character?
    Besides the four Hobbits, I love Boromir and Gandalf
  9. Which character do you look the most like?
    Any female Hobbit, I guess
  10. Who is your favorite paring? (canon or non-canon)
    Sam and Rosie
  11. Who is your least favorite paring? (canon or non-canon)
    Most non-canon pairings. Not because they are not canon, but because they defy all logic.
  12. What unpopular opinion do you have for the movies?
    It’s probably not an unpopular opinion, but I think that ROTK has too many endings.
  13. If you could change anything about the movies, what would it be?
    I’d change or shorten some of the scenes between Frodo, Sam, and Gollum in ROTK.
  14. How do you think Tolkien would have felt about Peter Jackson’s adaptations?
    No idea, but judging from Christopher Tolkien’s opinion (J.R.R.’ s son), J.R.R. probably wouldn’t like it.
  15. Whose wardrobe would you like to have?
    Eowyn’s. I need all the dresses!
  16. Rivendell or Lothlorien?
    Lothlorien. As much as I love Rivendell, Lothlorien has an other-worldly feeling and I’m absolutely mesmerized by this location. In fact, I’ve yet to find a Lothlorien visualisation that disappoints me (Can’t get enough of LOTRO’s Lothlorien).
  17. Least favorite character?
    Sauron’s Mouth because of reasons
  18. Have you ever cosplayed as one of the characters? If not, who would you choose?
    Not really, I’ve once put together a movie-inspired ‘female Hobbit’ cosplay, but I’ve never done an actual cosplay. If given the chance I’d probably do either a Merry cosplay or a Witch King cosplay (Don’t ask).
  19. What scene makes you laugh the most?
    “It comes in pints?” and “But what about second breakfast?”
  20. If you could meet 3 of the actors, who would you choose?
    I’ve already met Sean Astin, Andy Serkis, John Noble, Miranda Otto and several smaller Kiwi actors, but I’d die to meet Sean Bean, Ian McKellen, and PJ himself!
  21. What are your top five favorite lines from the films?
  22. What are your top five favorite lines from the book?
    I’ve been thinking about no 21 and 22 for the past 40 minutes and I still can’t limit myself to 5 lines per question. I know that, as soon as I hit the ‘publish’ button I suddenly know what I need to post, but in the meantime I’ll leave these two un-answered.
  23. Who do you think is the most underrated character?
    That is a tough one, but I’d also say Frodo. He’s been getting lots of hate lately and people seem to reduce him to ‘whiny weakling’, totally not getting the point what his sacrifice meant for Middle-earth
  24. Have you watched any of the animated films? If so, what are your opinions?
    Yes and I love them. They are charming adaptations in their own right.
  25. How has LOTRaffected your life?
    In short, I wouldn’t have been the person I’m today without LOTR.

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