|The source for these questions. I know not from whence it came.|
1. Favorite character?
2. Least favorite character?
Probably the Master of Laketown or the Goblin King. Both are disgusting and entirely uncivilized.
3. Have you read The Hobbit?
Of course. Three times. Once out loud, and twice to myself. Until this fall, Junior B had read it one more time than I had. But I caught up with her. :cheekygrin:
4. Favorite scene?
Oh, dear. In no particular order, the fight with the spiders, Bilbo's meeting with Smaug, and the final battle. (With Thorin's shield ring, everybody. That is cause for excitement if nothing else.)
5. Favorite dwarf?
Thorin, without a doubt. That man has so much history and family heritage haunting his every decision. When you understand the backstory, you understand why he went mad with greed over the treasure. And he won the Mountain. He won back his people's homeland.
6. Favorite Wizard?
Is there more than one option for this answer? I would like to know more about the other wizards before choosing a favorite, though it would still probably end up being Gandalf.
7. Where would you live in Middle Earth?
I think I've answered this in the LOTR tag. I would live in Rivendell or the Shire.
8. What is your OTP?
I don't know. What is my OTP? Do I have one? Is it a good thing to have?
Ok. According to Google it means One True Pairing, which leaves me about in the dark as before. Tauriel and Kili would not be in the running.
9. Favorite quote?
“I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it's very difficult to find anyone."
"I should think so — in these parts! We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!”
“Truly songs and tales fall utterly short of the reality, O Smaug the Chiefest and greatest of Calamities.”
“They were frightfully angry. Quite apart from the stones no spider has ever liked being called Attercop, and Tomnoddy of course is insulting to anybody.”
10. Fili or Kili?
In the book? Both of them are jolly good fellows. In the movie? Fili. He seems a little less for fangirling purposes than Kili.
11. Legolas or Thranduil?
In the book? Legolas. (OH WAIT HE ISN'T IN THE BOOK. Well, if he would have been I would have chosen him.) In the movie? They both have their good points, so it would be a tie.
12. Elves or Dwarves?
Now that I have learned so much about the beauty and heritage of the Dwarven race, this is a difficult question. I would still choose the elves, but not for lack of love and respect for the dwarves. The dwarves have suffered and battled much, and their fight for good in the land of Middle Earth runs deep. But the elves have the stories and songs of ages, and I think if my heart did not break from the beauty, I would want to live with them.
13. What race would you be?
Human. Boring human. Though I think I could have been a star-crossed half-human/half-elf under the right circumstances.
14. Favorite weapon?
I assume they mean between the two great swords and Bilbo's Sting. I love Sting for what it stands for: a humble hobbit staying faithful in a situation far outside his comfort zone, reaching new heights of courage and character. But the other sword: Glamdring, the one that might have been at the Fall of Gondolin, would have to be my favorite. (The slingshot is pretty cute in the movie as well.)
15. Was there a scene that made you cry?
I do not recollect, but I think when I read The Hobbit this fall I got rather teary-eyed over the scenes when Bilbo is *spoiler* coming home to the Shire.
16. Would you have gone on the adventure?
If I were by myself when Gandalf asked me, it's a toss-up between the two. I rather think I
would have stayed behind. If Junior B had been there, I would have gone in a heartbeat and taken her with me. ;)
17. Have you watched the cartoon version?
No, but my mom has a couple of times.
18. The Hobbit or the Lord of the Rings?
"That's a silly question, counselor." Both, of course.
19. Do you own any Hobbit merchandise?
Not a lick of it. The LOTR Lego sets are pretty cool, so someday my children Tolkien fanatics can have LOTR Legos. (Please note that I myself am not pining for them.) Unless you count the Hobbit soundtrack as merchandise, in which case yes, I have.
20. Did you buy The Hobbit on DVD?
No. But my grandparents bought it for me last Christmas, for which I am extremely grateful and incandescently happy.
That concludes the tag, but if you're in the mood for more Hobbit-themed reading, my brother sent me a link to a fantastic article about the Christian evangelium of Middle Earth, which you can find here.