Writing, mostly fanfiction lately, but I am working on a major story (aren't we all in some way?)
So many people say that Tolkien's work can't be matched. I aim to prove them wrong.
First Lord of the Rings reading experience:
When the very first trailer for LOTR played before the movie we rented and Frodo says "No one knows it's here do they? Do they, Gandalf?" My father said, "Gandalf? Is this LOTR?"
Several months later my moral teacher, who had seen the film on opening night, remarked how amazing it was, so I went to see it with my family that weekend. I was blown away. I bought the books several weeks later and finished them in a month.
My favorite is The Hobbit, mostly because having read the trilogy of the War of the Ring first, I always imagined the world of Bilbo's time to be very extensive. I am happy to see PJ and crew actually taking that initiative that I believe Tolkien himself would've done.
Favorite Tolkien character:
Gimli. He is the only dwarf in the entire tale that has a major role. I relate to that because I myself have lived in places where I was the only person of my race and I stood out much like a red bearded, axe-wielding dwarf.