Rangers and Rohirrim. THORIN OAKENSHIELD!!!
The annual Renaissance Festival in Crownsville, MD (my home state)
Travel. Anywhere. Any time.
First Lord of the Rings reading experience:
My aunt and uncle gave me "The Fellowship of the Ring" when I was thirteen (not realizing it was part one of three), and the minute I finished it I begged my dad for the rest of the series. I got those infamous paperbacks with the tripped out illustrations on the front. I have them still - in tatters, but much loved.
Favorite Tolkien character:
Aragorn: Trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind. . . brave. . . you get the picture. Tireless. Dedicated. Unfailing. Lives up to the motto "be prepared." Strong and true in body, mind and soul.
Movie Thorin. Drop dead awesome except for the "I'm always right/I know best" syndrome.