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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
How do you prefer to enjoy Middle-earth?
Poll: How do you prefer to enjoy Middle-earth?
Reading Tolkien's books
Watching any of the movies
Writing my own fanfic
Reading fanfic
Creating or looking at ME art
Talking with other fans
ME stage shows
ME music (including concerts)
Visiting movie or Tolkien-related sites
Meeting the film actors/crew
Through my imagination
Reading Tolkien biographies
Reading ME academic papers/books
View Results (242 votes)

Superuser / Moderator

May 20 2017, 1:38am

Post #1 of 13 (6083 views)
How do you prefer to enjoy Middle-earth? Can't Post

You can vote for more than one!

(This post was edited by Ataahua on Jun 2 2017, 10:10pm)

Tol Eressea

May 20 2017, 3:25am

Post #2 of 13 (5999 views)
I DEFINITELY picked more than one [In reply to] Can't Post

Mostly watching the movies over and Over and OVER again; but as you know I've written fanfics, chatted with other fans (mostly here) and managed a trip to Middle-earth - your fine country, that is. What I haven't done but would SO LOVE to do is meet some of the actors, Peter Jackson, and some of the crew. Of course, I'd probably think I died & went to M.E. heaven if that ever happened, or I'd make a total fool out of myself gushing over them, so may be best if I don't ever meet any of them.

Superuser / Moderator

May 20 2017, 3:51am

Post #3 of 13 (5999 views)
About making a fool of yourself... [In reply to] Can't Post

Years ago a group of us got the chance to see inside Weta Workshop - this was well before they held public tours. We were in the Weta boardroom when suddenly Richard Taylor came in and introduced himself, and asked if we had any questions. All I had in my head was white noise. Afterward HEAPS of questions came to me but at the time? Bupkis. Laugh

(This post was edited by Ataahua on May 20 2017, 3:52am)


May 22 2017, 9:58pm

Post #4 of 13 (5753 views)
Watching the films, reading the books and making fancasts of The Silmarillion. [In reply to] Can't Post



May 22 2017, 11:58pm

Post #5 of 13 (5746 views)
About half of the above. [In reply to] Can't Post

Movies, books, games, audio dramas, art, collectables, etc.

Tol Eressea

May 23 2017, 5:54am

Post #6 of 13 (5723 views)
It felt very autumnal last week (in NZ), so [In reply to] Can't Post

out came LOTR for a read through. Best time of year. And visiting houseguests wanted to watch DOS and BOFA this rainy weekend. And I listened to Howard Shore's soundtracks in the car today on a long trip. So it is just that Tolkien time of year, I guess.Smile


May 23 2017, 7:57pm

Post #7 of 13 (5664 views)
The books [In reply to] Can't Post

I love PJ's films and TORn, but the books are the raison d'etre.


Jun 2 2017, 9:45pm

Post #8 of 13 (5154 views)
oops... [In reply to] Can't Post

voted reading the books, watching the movies, reading fic and art, but forgot about cosplay and other fansCrazy

Superuser / Moderator

Jun 2 2017, 10:10pm

Post #9 of 13 (5149 views)
I'll add your votes to those lines. :) / [In reply to] Can't Post



Jun 4 2017, 11:03pm

Post #10 of 13 (5053 views)
thanks!// [In reply to] Can't Post



Jun 7 2017, 6:39pm

Post #11 of 13 (4924 views)
watching the movies, but I also like... [In reply to] Can't Post

I also like to re-watch the special features once in a while, which I recently did for all 3 Hobbit films. They're a journey unto themselves, just like the movies, and they're highly entertaining and inspiring.

Michael Pellerin is not given enough credit, in my opinion. He has created absolute gems for both LOTR and The Hobbit.

Dame Ioreth
Tol Eressea

Jun 16 2017, 2:09am

Post #12 of 13 (4200 views)
Lately? Rum with a twist of lime [In reply to] Can't Post

Oh, you mean whether I read or watch or both... not what I drink... Blush


Jul 31 2017, 12:51pm

Post #13 of 13 (1517 views)
I can never pick just one ;) [In reply to] Can't Post

Reading the books (LotR/Hobbit/Sil) are definitely my first choice; but the films truly transport me, too. However... as I like to complicate things... I won't watch them when they're on TV. I can't STAND the chopping from ads and editing. PLUS I prefer to watch them as a Marathon, so I don't watch them as often as I could.

If I had only one choice, the books would be the winner. My first love :)


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