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Probably not the answer you are looking for ...

DanielLB
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Jan 11 2013, 10:59am


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Probably not the answer you are looking for ... [In reply to] Can't Post

When I first read the LOTR books (and TH, and even more so for The Silmarillion), I never equated any of Middle-earth's locations to any real-world locations. Perhaps this is because I was young at the time, and not particularly well travelled. Why would I imagine the Misty Mountains being the Alps, if I had never been? Before the films (and even today), I don't think of x, y and z location being like x, y and z part of Middle-earth. Does that make sense? These places would be complete fabrications in my head, based on the words Tolkien had written down.

Obviously, after seeing the films my "vision" of Middle-earth is greatly altered. NZ is Middle-earth and today I can now imagine parts of England being the Shire, and the Alps being like the Misty Mountains. But that really only applies to the films.

To answer your question, I don't think my vision of Middle-earth changes, nor is a based on any real-world location or features. I could live in any country, in any climate, and Middle-earth (in my head) would still be the same.

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Where in the world is Middle-earth for you? SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jan 11 2013, 12:58am
    A small seaside village in New England. // squire Send a private message to squire Jan 11 2013, 1:24am
    New Zealand and Hawaii flameofudun Send a private message to flameofudun Jan 11 2013, 4:27am
    A lot of it is in Scotland Rolfina Send a private message to Rolfina Jan 11 2013, 7:29am
    New Zealand and my Uncle and Aunt's backyard BoromirOfWinterfell Send a private message to BoromirOfWinterfell Jan 11 2013, 10:42am
    Probably not the answer you are looking for ... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Jan 11 2013, 10:59am
        I've had pretty much the same experience as you. Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Jan 11 2013, 4:30pm
    I am sure this is the same for most . . . Beren0nehanded Send a private message to Beren0nehanded Jan 11 2013, 1:46pm
    New Zealand and where I live grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 12 2013, 12:58am
    Definitely NOT where I live zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Jan 12 2013, 5:53am
    Where is Middle earth for me willowing Send a private message to willowing Jan 12 2013, 10:30pm
    Lucky in my own experience :) Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Jan 12 2013, 11:23pm
        That's the spirit! SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jan 13 2013, 2:42am
    I wonder if we should identify silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Jan 13 2013, 12:37am
        Yes please, I'll have some of that! Nienna Send a private message to Nienna Jan 13 2013, 1:15am
        I thought Squire describing it as a womb was apt. // SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jan 13 2013, 2:44am
            Out or in? squire Send a private message to squire Jan 13 2013, 4:16pm
                And how would our Sam have answered this question, silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Jan 13 2013, 9:13pm
    I can't liken it to anywhere I know.... the_argonath Send a private message to the_argonath Jan 13 2013, 10:20pm
    middle earth for me jimmyfenn Send a private message to jimmyfenn Jan 15 2013, 1:38am
    Middle earth to me... pippinmaniac Send a private message to pippinmaniac Jan 15 2013, 5:03am
        That's two votes for Tennessee. SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jan 15 2013, 5:06am
    some late thoughts to add... weaver Send a private message to weaver Jan 16 2013, 9:50pm

 
 
 

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