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Which Age of Middle Earth Would You Like To Have Belonged To?
 
Poll: Which Age of Middle Earth Would You Like To Have Belonged To?
The First Age
The Second Age
The Third Age in the time of Bilbo
The Third Age during the war of the ring
The Fourth Age
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Aethelwyne Bolger
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Feb 18 2013, 7:40pm


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When I was making my hobbit family tree in 2004, I was trying to figure out which age I should belong to. Each age has its wonders, but also its sorrows.

If I lived during Bilbo's age, it was a time of peace for the Hobbits, a happier time for the elves, and Gandalf was still wandering and making fireworks. However, Dale was long destroyed, the dwarves were homeless, and I would be very old by the time Bilbo had his 111th birthday party.

If I lived during Frodo's time, I would face war and sorrow. However, depending on which kingdom I came from (if not hobbit), I would get to know the glorious people of the age before they left or passed away: the elves, Boromir, Theoden, Gandalf, Bilbo and Frodo, Galadriel.

If I lived during the Fourth Age, the time of the elves would be past and there would be a lot of rebuilding of homes and lives. However, there would be new adventures to the south and east and the glories of the new kingdom ages of Aragorn and Arwen, Faramir and Eowyn, and Eomer and his wife. Sam, Merry, and Pippin would be alive and flourishing, and Legolas and some of the elves remained behind for awhile.

Then of course there are the First and Second ages to choose from, if one is an elf or (later on) a man or woman.

Which would you choose? For me, I chose the Fourth Age because it seemed to reflect my life. I always felt like I was born too late and that I should have lived during the 1940's. I always have gotten along better with my grandparents' generation than my own! I would have been a hobbit sad to have missed Gandalf's fireworks and Bilbo's party and stories, yet excited to travel with my family to barter in trade and live in Ithilien for awhile, helping the elves restore the gardens there. There would have been lots of adventure, yet I would have still felt a bit like I was an old soul in the wrong era.

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Which Age of Middle Earth Would You Like To Have Belonged To? Aethelwyne Bolger Send a private message to Aethelwyne Bolger Feb 18 2013, 7:40pm
    I would probably find myself in the Third Age Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Feb 18 2013, 8:37pm
    Fourth Age Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Feb 18 2013, 10:38pm
    third age ryouko Send a private message to ryouko Feb 19 2013, 1:50am
    First Age, Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Feb 19 2013, 2:16am
        First age for me imin Send a private message to imin Feb 19 2013, 2:24am
        yeay! swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Feb 19 2013, 3:15am
            Glad I have company, Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Feb 19 2013, 3:18am
        First Age CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Feb 19 2013, 5:07pm
    Third Age... Donry Send a private message to Donry Feb 19 2013, 4:28am
    Second Age in Middle-earth Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Feb 19 2013, 5:05am
    First Age-well the years of the trees... malickfan Send a private message to malickfan Feb 19 2013, 12:51pm
    Fouth Age The White Wizard Send a private message to The White Wizard Feb 19 2013, 1:14pm
    Third age Misto Send a private message to Misto Feb 25 2013, 2:06pm
    I voted First Age Finwe Send a private message to Finwe Feb 28 2013, 3:42pm
        Agree, distance has it virtues CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Feb 28 2013, 7:07pm

 
 
 

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