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If you could live anywhere

The Shire

Dec 6 2012, 11:24pm

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If you could live anywhere Can't Post

In all of Middle Earth or Beleriand (before its flooding), where would you choose?

"At any rate he is under no enchantment but his own."
-Tolkien, The Hobbit (Gandalf describing Beorn)

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Dec 7 2012, 12:01am

Post #2 of 14 (264 views)
if we're talking pre-flood, I'd go with Gondolin [In reply to] Can't Post

because it's hidden from all the evil beasties of Morgoth.

In the Third Age I'd go with Rivendell - I want to get my hands on Elrond's library!

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Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.

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Dec 7 2012, 12:53am

Post #3 of 14 (249 views)
As for me and my house... [In reply to] Can't Post

I would choose Rivendell. Beautiful surroundings, good food, great music and Elrond's library. It's like going to college without any exams! (Not to mention the gorgeous guys who show up occasionally...)


Dec 7 2012, 1:39am

Post #4 of 14 (242 views)
Gondolin sounds lovely [In reply to] Can't Post

Not Middle-earth or Beleriand, but I also would like to live in Numenor. Early on, of course.

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Ziggy Stardust

Dec 7 2012, 1:51am

Post #5 of 14 (307 views)
Definitely Rivendell! [In reply to] Can't Post

Beautiful scenery and a library! One could just read all day. Or play music!

wendy woo

Dec 7 2012, 6:40am

Post #6 of 14 (213 views)
Hobbiton! [In reply to] Can't Post

The simple life for me, thank you. "If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."--Thorin Oakenshield


Dec 7 2012, 6:57am

Post #7 of 14 (243 views)
Rivendell for me too! [In reply to] Can't Post

As long as I could be treated like Bilbo was when he went there to 'retire'.

It would be nice to be able to make the trip to Hobbiton a couple of times a year, though, to visit... perhaps stay with Frodo in Bag end for a couple of weeks at a time. Smile


Dec 7 2012, 8:11am

Post #8 of 14 (244 views)
Gondolin or Menegroth [In reply to] Can't Post

Or I'd wander between both!

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Aunt Dora Baggins

Dec 8 2012, 4:23am

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Woodhall. [In reply to] Can't Post

That glimpse of it through the trees has always intrigued me.

"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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Dec 8 2012, 5:21pm

Post #10 of 14 (183 views)
Lothlorien [In reply to] Can't Post

Even without the Elves there, there'd just be such a sense of history. Plus, I'm into forests.

The Shire

Dec 8 2012, 5:32pm

Post #11 of 14 (284 views)
Rivendell [In reply to] Can't Post

Although I'm more of a Hobbity type, I think I'd prefer Rivendell. It just seems to be peaceful, calm and it's quite beautiful. It has the waterfalls, the wonderful music and poems, the rich history. So yeah, that's where I'd go if I had to choose.


Dec 9 2012, 4:40pm

Post #12 of 14 (169 views)
As we age.. And lose family [In reply to] Can't Post

Bombys big wish is to move to
MATAMATA.. And provide
a service to the

Open an
Art gallery
And a
postal box?

..._ Where the Ashes
of OUR..family
can be planted
under Bilbo's

(This post was edited by Bombadil on Dec 9 2012, 4:42pm)


Dec 9 2012, 7:48pm

Post #13 of 14 (154 views)
Bag End, the Shire... hands down :) // [In reply to] Can't Post



I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.

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Dec 10 2012, 12:29pm

Post #14 of 14 (216 views)
Another invader of Elrond's library. [In reply to] Can't Post

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In the Third Age I'd go with Rivendell - I want to get my hands on Elrond's library!

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