Eruvandi is the Elvish translation of my real name. My real name can mean either "Pledged to God" or "God's oath". Eruvandi means "God's oath"
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All things Hobbit/LOTR, knitting and left-handed crochet, Narnia, most animals but horses are my favorite, learning, reading, video games, theonering.net, music, etc.
First Lord of the Rings reading experience:
I'm a brand new Hobbit/LOTR convert. I had heard of LOTR for years and had tried to watch the FOTR movie and read book at some point but I was kind of young and it seemed weird and didn't make sense to me so I didn't finish either. Then I became interested again when I went to see Pixar's Brave in theaters and saw the trailer for the Hobbit:AUJ and thought it looked great, but I still didn't know the story so I lost interest again. THEN, in May this year (2013) I got a surprise Birthday gift of the LEGO LOTR video game. Once I played the game, I FINALLY understood the story and immediately fell in love. I have since been reading my way through the saga starting with The Hobbit and I am currently in the middle of TTT. I have also now seen and loved the Peter Jackson LOTR movies and the Hobbit: AUJ and am anxiously awaiting DOS and TABA.
Favorite Tolkien character:
Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, and Gandalf. Bilbo grew so much as a character during the Hobbit by overcoming many fears, finding his courage and taking risks to help his friends. Frodo discovered that he was stronger and braver than he thought he was. Sam was the best and sweetest friend ever! Gandalf was very strong, brave and wise and willing to sacrifice his own life for his friends. I find all of these characters personally inspiring...I'm also rather fond of the rest of the members of the Fellowship, the dwarves from the Hobbit and Galadriel for various reasons too numerous to list here.