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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
Where in Middle Earth would you like to live?
Poll: Where in Middle Earth would you like to live?
The Shire
Rivendell
Moria
Lorien
Rohan
Gondor
Mordor
Undying Lands
Elsewhere in ME
I'll stick to where I live now
View Results (104 votes)
 

Stapper
Lorien


Feb 23 2007, 11:40am

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Where in Middle Earth would you like to live? Can't Post

Suppose you could actually migrate to Middle Earth, in what place would you feel most comfortable spending multiple, if not all, years of your life?


FingonOfPittsburgh
Lorien


Feb 23 2007, 1:05pm

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Great poll [In reply to] Can't Post

It was close between Rivendell and Lorien, but Rivendell won out for me.


Aerlinn
Lorien


Feb 23 2007, 1:44pm

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I love seeing the answers to this one. [In reply to] Can't Post

It's always been Rivendell for me - Bilbo's description which I won't even try to quote from memory was always powerful.

Good one, Stapper.

(If anyone says "I'll stick to where I am now" I'll be very surprised!)


Darkstone
Immortal


Feb 23 2007, 2:28pm

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Rivendell [In reply to] Can't Post

Where the biggest and best library in all Middle-earth is located. No contest.


Aunt Dora Baggins
Immortal


Feb 23 2007, 2:47pm

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I love where I live now, and that's how I voted, [In reply to] Can't Post

but there are lots of places in ME I'd love to visit: Rivendell, Lothlorien, Minas Tirith, and so on. But the one that has always grabbed my fancy for some reason is Woodhall, the little hobbit village whose lights show up through the trees of Woody End when the hobbits meet Gildor. Looking at those warm windows from the outside has always made me want to go there.


diedye
Grey Havens


Feb 23 2007, 4:21pm

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Ithilien. [In reply to] Can't Post

 


SandWitch King
Rohan


Feb 23 2007, 5:50pm

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It is lonely here in Moria [In reply to] Can't Post

I assume the Moria I voted for is the city in all its splendor, not the balrog/orc infested Moria during the journey of the Fellowship.

Can you imagine the grand city of Moria? I can! Shocked


Radhruin
Rohan


Feb 23 2007, 6:06pm

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Lorien for me. [In reply to] Can't Post

Just think of all those trees! Although not being too keen on heights, not sure what I think about flet living. But Galadriel would be there. I'd be OK.


Jester
The Shire


Feb 23 2007, 6:43pm

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I'm more of a coastal person [In reply to] Can't Post

At least I like to be in range of the coast, so how bout the Gray Havens?


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Feb 23 2007, 7:19pm

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Ditto the library, [In reply to] Can't Post

plus a flush lavatory system (it's gotta be with all those waterfalls).

I don't want to image what Lothlorien's system would be.


Alassėa Eruvande
Valinor


Feb 23 2007, 7:35pm

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Me too! *After* the war. [In reply to] Can't Post

In fact, in my own little fantasy world in my head, I'm one of Thranduil's kin who came to Ithilien and helped restore it.


Annael
Immortal


Feb 23 2007, 8:46pm

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exactly [In reply to] Can't Post


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Where the biggest and best library in all Middle-earth is located. No contest.



FarFromHome
Valinor


Feb 23 2007, 9:51pm

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Ithilien's my choice too [In reply to] Can't Post

I've been trying to get some of the plants from Ithilien for my garden. So far I've got a bay and a tiny olive tree. But hey, it's a start! Evil


FingonOfPittsburgh
Lorien


Feb 23 2007, 11:02pm

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RE [In reply to] Can't Post


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plus a flush lavatory system (it's gotta be with all those waterfalls).

I don't want to image what Lothlorien's system would be.


What we in the Army referred to as a "cathole."

Hey but at least you know you'd never run out of leaves.


GaladrielTX
Tol Eressea


Feb 23 2007, 11:33pm

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Rivendell, but not the Rivendell of the movies. [In reply to] Can't Post

I imagine it as sheltered, the structure made of brick or dark wood, the inside decorated in warm colors. The open and airy design of the Rivendell of the movies seems more like Lothlorien to me.


deej
Tol Eressea


Feb 23 2007, 11:49pm

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Rohan [In reply to] Can't Post

Because i'm sure Eomer needs a personal assistant. And the view is spectacular. Wink


Mar
Gondor

Feb 24 2007, 12:00am

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A bit closer to the sea, so the Grey Havens for me. [In reply to] Can't Post

Hi Stapper - fancy meeting you here!


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Feb 24 2007, 1:08am

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That [In reply to] Can't Post

is an excellent point you make sir. Cool


Patty
Immortal


Feb 24 2007, 9:03pm

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Rivendell. [In reply to] Can't Post

Years ago I thought I'd want to live in Lorien. But I really don't like heights. And I love waterfalls.

But, Valinor wasn't on the list (other?). I don't view it as "heaven", but somewhere where the folks are there in their physical bodies.


Alnilam
Rivendell


Feb 25 2007, 2:02pm

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Yeah, it was "The Las Homely House" after all. [In reply to] Can't Post

And I wouldn't describe the Rivendell of the movies as "homely". Well, maybe for an elf.


elvenhobbit
Rohan

Feb 25 2007, 9:10pm

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tough vote... [In reply to] Can't Post

had to be the Shire though...green fields, good eating and parties!

though close contenders were Rivendell, Undying lands and elsewhere...

-e_H-


~LANCELOT~
The Shire


Feb 25 2007, 11:47pm

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Very tough indeed [In reply to] Can't Post

Its between The Shire and Rivendell. Although, who wouldnt want to live in Minas Tirith?

Shire takes it though, the hobbit-holes are brilliant, the whole place would be a joy to reside in..

Cheers,
Andrew


cherinator
Registered User

Feb 26 2007, 7:03am

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Definitely Gondor [In reply to] Can't Post

I'd like to live in Minas Tirith in all its glory, but I'd rather live by the sea, and Dol Amroth has always sounded nice.


Eothain
The Shire


Feb 26 2007, 8:04am

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Rohan [In reply to] Can't Post

Had to be Rohan I'm afraid Smile.........although....everytime you walk through the gates of Imladris (in LotRO) and look down into Rivendell it takes your breath away & The Shire is stunning too, but I'd miss the plains of Rohan.


EcossElf
The Shire

Feb 26 2007, 11:46pm

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where in ME would I wish to live [In reply to] Can't Post

HeartI would love to visit my elven kin in Caras Galadhon but I would expect to be able to take visits with the Minas Tirith library and see Imladris, see Rohans' Golden Hall spend a spooky night at Weather Top and visit the Dwarves in Moria (collecting some mithril along as a souvenier) Finally I would petition Galadriel to be able to spend the summer in Bag End drinking old winyards and visiting Barliman in the Prancing Pony!! Hye sounds like a plan...anyone going to join me?


FingonOfPittsburgh
Lorien


Feb 26 2007, 11:58pm

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Had to be Rohan I'm afraid Smile.........although....everytime you walk through the gates of Imladris (in LotRO) and look down into Rivendell it takes your breath away & The Shire is stunning too, but I'd miss the plains of Rohan.


That is absolutely my favorite part of that game. The first time I saw it, I sat there and squealed for about 15 minutes. They got the Valley of Rivendell so right. It's 100 times better than I ever imagined.


Lossefalme
Gondor


Feb 27 2007, 6:11am

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This one got me thinking. [In reply to] Can't Post

I know, I know. It's shocking. Anyway, I was going to choose Gondor because whither goest Aragorn I will follow, but the truth is I think I would probably be happier in Ithilien or the Shire. Tough to decide. Well done, Stapper!


Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Mar 1 2007, 10:55pm

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It'd have to be The Shire... [In reply to] Can't Post

...though like Bilbo I'd yearn for the mountains now and again, and would try to fit in a few trips to Rivendell. I would miss being near the sea too! Would have to try and visit that as well. Generally, though, I'd be happy with the woods, fields, little rivers; a snug hobbit hole full of books and mathoms, a fruitful garden, a good pub and friendly neighbours!


silneldor
Half-elven


Mar 3 2007, 4:34am

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Lorien [In reply to] Can't Post

It is the trees. I absolutely loved the redwoods in California and the mallorns seem so similar.
But there is so much more to Lorien; the fields, flowers, streams and more woods.
The shire pulls me too.
Also Laketown fascinates me. I live on water now.
It looks like i may be moving around a bit. A nomadic middle-earthster


Annael
Immortal


Mar 3 2007, 7:35pm

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me too [In reply to] Can't Post

Always imagined it as rather like an English country house.


Magpie
Immortal


Mar 3 2007, 7:47pm

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Rivendell... for the song [In reply to] Can't Post

I once answered this same question quickly with Lothlorien. It seemed more exotic and romantic. But I soon realized that I love singing so much, it'd be just about heaven to live in a place where people sung together in informal ways. (I'm not really into the rehearsed choir thing... I'm more into the community song circle thing.)


Penthe
Gondor


Mar 4 2007, 6:22am

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I think I answered where I wished I'd want to live, if only I wasn't such a city person [In reply to] Can't Post

I like all the characters that come out of Rohan, Eomer, Theoden, Eowyn and so on. I would like to live in a place that creates such strong, energetic, loving, loyal and active people as those three.

But I suspect I'd really be happiest in The Shire or Rivendell, where people seem to find that eating and reading are perfectly acceptable hobbies.


oldnoakes
Registered User

Apr 5 2007, 4:15pm

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I can't imagine myself anywhere but the Shire. [In reply to] Can't Post

I agree with the above post...

There's nothing I can think of as more idyllic than living among good simple folk like the hobbits. Sure, I know it wouldn't be perfect, and there would be kill-joys but I wouldn't let them spoil my fun. And apart from my neighbors thinking I'm a little crazy there is no good reason to go on some journeys as well.


mae govannen
Tol Eressea

Apr 7 2007, 12:50pm

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I would live in the Immortal Lands and, like Gandalf, [In reply to] Can't Post

I would come to Middle-earth proper (the Immortal Lands are 'technically' not part of Middle-earth, but as you have re-defined it as such, I jump on this unexpected opportunity!...) in order to meet people, visit countries and places I know of old as well as the new ones that may have developed since I came last.
I wouldn't stay for ever in one place, but be like him the Wanderer who has friends (hopefully not enemies like he also had!!! Wink) and homes everywhere. If some new Dark Lord had emerged, or the influence of the old ones were again becoming too strong, I would help fight it off, and so have other adventures whereby I would make myself useful to Middle-earth...
Aaah!.... Wouldn't that be a great existence - as a Maļa myself too, of course! Of the incorruptible kind!!! Angelic


mae govannen
Tol Eressea

Apr 7 2007, 12:57pm

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Your footer says the Undying Lands, though...! :-) [In reply to] Can't Post

... Never mind, I understand!!! Wink


Donry
Tol Eressea


May 11 2007, 12:43am

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It has to be... [In reply to] Can't Post

the Shire for me. Peter Jackson's vision of the green, rolling hills, creeks and rivers is exactly what I want. I have a quaint little cottage and it's close!


Tyler
Lorien

Aug 4 2007, 11:14pm

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The shire.nice green area [In reply to] Can't Post

 


LEGIONTX
Rivendell


May 3 2009, 3:35pm

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tough choice [In reply to] Can't Post

Wow it is close between Lorien and Rivendell. I love trees; but also love steep mountains and rivers so RIvendell for me.


balinman
Rivendell


Nov 12 2009, 7:42pm

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mordor [In reply to] Can't Post

mordor for me because it's so cool!

 
 

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