Which of them do you love? Listed from the oldest to the newest, somewhat. Vote for ALL the love stories that you are really fond of, as there's lots of options, and I don't want to get just the most obvious answers. Of course, voting for every single option isn't desirable either.
Edit/ I wrote "Golderry" instead of "Goldberry". Could someone fix that irksome mistake for me?
(This post was edited by dernwyn on Apr 23 2012, 8:32pm)
Beren/Lúthien are the top pick because they are the love story to end all love stories. (And I didn't pick Aragorn/Arwen, because they just seem like a B/L do-over.)
My other two choices were Faramir/Éowyn and Sam/Rosie.
The others I'm either not that familiar with them or I think they're pathetic, sad, or just not that interesting. Or one of the partners (*coff coff* Fëanor *coff coff*) is too much of a **** to be loveable.
Hm, looks like I'm the only one so far who included Amroth/Nimrodel in my selections. They have such a sad, romantic story - and have caused some interesting discussions as to what happened to her in the White Mountains.
are Aldarion/Erendis and Eol/Aredhel. Neither of them turns out well at all, but they're both so well written and very engaging. The Eol/Aredhel story I've read many times in The Silmarillion and throughout HOME in it's variations. But it's been years since I've picked up The Mariner's Wife. It's such a pity that Tolkien never finished it; it's a wonderful tale and one of the very rare stories from the Second Age.
I've been meaning to look it up for a long time. I was actually introduced to the word in the Harry Potter books, where one of Dumbledore's titles was "Supreme Mugwump." I figured it didn't really mean whatever Rowling was using it to mean in Dumbledore's case, but I never got around to pulling out my dictionary.
Back in the dark ages (early 60s) when I was in high school, in an American History book, was a political cartoon of a man dressed in 19th century dress perching on a picket fence. It was regarding not being able to make up one's mind about something political. The particulars of the political subject are lost in the mists of time. There are lots of these strange sayings in the past. I suppose people in 100 years will shake their heads at some of our sayings!
As per Harry Potter, I wonder if the British used the saying the same way the Americans did -- after all we almost speak the same language!
When she laid down against the Stone of the Hapless and died in her sleep next to Hurin, it moved me more than anything in Tolkien's writing ever had. Can't really explain it, but my eyes still tear up all these years later.