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This is Lord of the Rings confessions -- a blog where you can anonymously submit your opinions on anything Lord of the Rings, be it a casting choice in the films, something from the book, your ships, or even the fandom itself -- anything at all. Confessions can be submitted in the ask box.
Though we call ourselves LOTR confessions, also take confessions about anything Tolkien.
This blog was inspired by blogs such as Harry Potter Confessions and Criminal Minds Confessions.
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It annoys me when people comment on the lack of women. It is technically a war film set in medieval times and back then women simply didn’t go to war. There are women in the city areas which makes sense. This is coming from a woman herself.
I wish Christopher Tolkien wasn’t so attached to the Tolkien name. I know he holds the rights, but he acts like it’s all his work, and now he is limiting what can be made about Middle-earth, be that video games, movies or even EU. He only lets games that are non-canon get made, and he has said he doesn’t want any form of adaptation about the Silmarillion being made. He needs to realize it’s about Tolkien’s fans, not him.
One thing I think the movies didn’t do very well was Aragorn’s personality, mainly his self-doubt. There is some there, but in the books, Aragorn really beats himself up all the time. He is angry about himself after Merry and Pippin are captured, he expresses doubt about whether he can lead as well as Gandalf did, and he has no idea how to go forward with the Quest. It adds a vulnerable side to his character that we don’t see in the perfect, badass movie!Aragorn. Although, Viggo is pretty badass.
After years of loving the films, I’ve just read FotR for the first time. I’m glad I fell in love with the movies first, as it gave so much more depth and emotion to the characters than the books do. I don’t think I would’ve fallen in love with the characters the same way had I read the books first.
After reading FotR for the first time, I’m really glad for what PJ did with Gimli and Legolas in the movies. In the book they just suddenly become friends, whereas over the course of the films their relationship blossoms, I’m really glad for the change. “What about side by side with a friend?” “Aye, I can do that.”
As a little girl I remember watching part of Return of the King with my older siblings. I distinctly remember Pellenor Fields, and Theoden’s death. Looking back on it, watching it when I was little sparked the interest that led me to read it later. I have to thank them for that.
This year, as I started to get bulied, I begun the Lord of the Rings, something I’ve always wished to do. From that moment, Middle-Earth was my escape, and I finished the book within a month. The bullying still happens today, but I manage to bear a lot with the strengh all the characters give me. So, thank you, J.R.R. Tolkien, thank you so much.
My roommate has only seen bits an pieces of the movies and wants me to watch them with her, but everything Tolkien has such an important place in my heart and soul that I don’t know if I could. I’m afraid she won’t get it. These movies (and books) are sacred to me.
I once had a university professor point out to me that I’d accidentally written Catherine of Aragorn rather than Catherine of Aragon multiple times throughout an essay. Since my name is Catherine, I’m not sure whether that was subconscious wish fulfilment or just too many hours reading LOTR.