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The loveable love stories of Midde-Earth
Poll: The loveable love stories of Midde-Earth
Tulkas/Nessa 1 / 1%
Thingol/Melian 8 / 5%
Finwë/Míriel 2 / 1%
Finwë/Indis 0 / 0%
Fëanor/Nerdanel 0 / 0%
Celeborn/Galadriel (in any of its versions) 7 / 5%
Finrod/Amarië 3 / 2%
Aegnor/Andreth 3 / 2%
Beren/Lúthien 25 / 17%
Gwindor/Finduilas 1 / 1%
Húrin/Morwen 1 / 1%
Túrin/Niënor 1 / 1%
Eöl/Aredhel 2 / 1%
Maeglin/Idril (one sided) 0 / 0%
Tuor/Idril 5 / 3%
Eärendil/Elwing 9 / 6%
Aldarion/Erendis 3 / 2%
Amroth/Nimrodel 4 / 3%
Elrond/Celebrían 3 / 2%
Arathorn/Gilraen 1 / 1%
Aragorn/Arwen 19 / 13%
Faramir/Éowyn 25 / 17%
Sam/Rosie 19 / 13%
Tom/Goldberry 6 / 4%
Other 1 / 1%
149 total votes

Tol Eressea

Apr 23 2012, 5:03pm

Post #1 of 18 (528 views)
The loveable love stories of Midde-Earth Can't Post

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)


Apr 23 2012, 5:17pm

Post #2 of 18 (293 views)
I love three of the love stories here... [In reply to] Can't Post

Beren/Lúthien, Aragorn/Arwen and well, my username explains this one Faramir/Éowyn.Wink
Although, now that I think about it, all of the love stories are so sweet in their own ways. Smile


Apr 23 2012, 5:17pm

Post #3 of 18 (301 views)
Me and a fence [In reply to] Can't Post

I always like to sit on the fence when it comes to these important decisions! Wink I would say all, of course, because they are all truly great in there own way.

But I can't not vote for Beren and Luthien. It doesn't even need to be explained why!


Apr 23 2012, 8:21pm

Post #4 of 18 (282 views)
I picked three of them. [In reply to] Can't Post

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.

Forum Admin / Moderator

Apr 23 2012, 8:38pm

Post #5 of 18 (292 views)
Hey derry dol! [In reply to] Can't Post

Goldberry's all fixed, now!

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.


Apr 24 2012, 12:59am

Post #6 of 18 (303 views)
The two I'm most fond of [In reply to] Can't Post

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.

Tol Eressea

Apr 24 2012, 6:00am

Post #7 of 18 (275 views)
Ah, to use a very old American saying . . . [In reply to] Can't Post

you are a mug-wump. This is a person on a fence with his mug on one side and his wump on the other! Wink


Apr 24 2012, 7:00am

Post #8 of 18 (302 views)
Yes, that's me! [In reply to] Can't Post

I used to be indecisive, now I'm not so sure Wink


Apr 24 2012, 10:34pm

Post #9 of 18 (296 views)
Wasn't it Pumbaa in "The Lion King" who said: [In reply to] Can't Post

"You got to put your behind in your past."


Tol Eressea

Apr 25 2012, 7:19am

Post #10 of 18 (264 views)
Huh, I wouldn't know . . . [In reply to] Can't Post

I never saw Lion King! Obviously I am culturally illiterate.


Apr 25 2012, 1:39pm

Post #11 of 18 (272 views)
is that what a mugwump is?! [In reply to] Can't Post

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.

Learn something new every day!

Tol Eressea

Apr 26 2012, 10:22am

Post #12 of 18 (228 views)
Okey Dokey! [In reply to] Can't Post

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!


Apr 26 2012, 3:49pm

Post #13 of 18 (271 views)
You forgot about [In reply to] Can't Post

just kidding Tongue

Tol Eressea

Apr 26 2012, 5:06pm

Post #14 of 18 (231 views)
I was about to add the option "me/character" [In reply to] Can't Post

but decided to be all boring and serious. Tongue Another considered and ultimately rejected possibility was Tolkien/Edith. It's so sweeeeeeet. Heart

Tol Eressea

Apr 28 2012, 6:53am

Post #15 of 18 (217 views)
This post reminds me that I really need to re-read The Silmarillion:)// [In reply to] Can't Post


Tol Eressea

Apr 29 2012, 2:03am

Post #16 of 18 (242 views)
Beren and Lúthien, Thingol and Melian [In reply to] Can't Post

Thingol and Melian are awesome characters... their story is quite nice. Other than that, Beren and Lúthien are just way above any other love story in Middle-earth in my opinion.

Tol Eressea

Apr 29 2012, 7:35pm

Post #17 of 18 (230 views)
Then my job here is done. // [In reply to] Can't Post



May 19 2012, 12:24am

Post #18 of 18 (226 views)
Hurin/Morwen [In reply to] Can't Post

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.


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