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Lord of the Rings Confessions
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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.

If you're looking for a specific character or book, the tag page has most of it sorted.

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I really do wish that Tolkien wrote more about the Maiar. We get tons on the Valar and the Children of Illuvatar (Elves, Men, Dwarves, Hobbits) but not much about the Maiar. The Silmarillion names about five or six and the only other ones we know about are the Istari, but I would’ve thought there were many, many more. I’m just happy that there is a lot of fan-fiction about them, otherwise I would be quite disappointed.
Art by Kinuko Y. Craft

I really do wish that Tolkien wrote more about the Maiar. We get tons on the Valar and the Children of Illuvatar (Elves, Men, Dwarves, Hobbits) but not much about the Maiar. The Silmarillion names about five or six and the only other ones we know about are the Istari, but I would’ve thought there were many, many more. I’m just happy that there is a lot of fan-fiction about them, otherwise I would be quite disappointed.

Art by Kinuko Y. Craft

Art by Alan Lee

The Hobbit may have been written for children but I think people try to use that as a reason to reduce it. By today’s standards this book isn’t just for children, definitely not. There’s so much fighting and death.

I think it is sad that so many hardly appreciate the poems and songs of LOTR and The Hobbit, for they are more than just beautiful. They are magical.
art by jef murray

I think it is sad that so many hardly appreciate the poems and songs of LOTR and The Hobbit, for they are more than just beautiful. They are magical.

art by jef murray

I’m always sad at the number of people who are devoted fans of LOTR but don’t realise the deep Catholic themes that Tolkien intentionally inserted. Tolkien wrote, “The Lord of the Rings is of course a fundamentally religious and Catholic work; unconsciously so at first, but consciously in the revision.” Looking at the books (or even films) with the eyes of a Catholic reveals so much more depth and beauty!

I’m always sad at the number of people who are devoted fans of LOTR but don’t realise the deep Catholic themes that Tolkien intentionally inserted. Tolkien wrote, “The Lord of the Rings is of course a fundamentally religious and Catholic work; unconsciously so at first, but consciously in the revision.” Looking at the books (or even films) with the eyes of a Catholic reveals so much more depth and beauty!

I hate to admit this but I used to find Frodo’s really parts boring. And when I read The Fellowship for the first time I though Frodo was boring because it was centered around him too much. But know I love every part of both the books and movies.

I hate to admit this but I used to find Frodo’s really parts boring. And when I read The Fellowship for the first time I though Frodo was boring because it was centered around him too much. But know I love every part of both the books and movies.

When I was a little girl my father would read The Hobbit to me as a bed time story. It holds a special place in my heart. But that does not mean I dislike Peter Jackson’s take on it. On the contrary I absolutely adore it!

When I was a little girl my father would read The Hobbit to me as a bed time story. It holds a special place in my heart. But that does not mean I dislike Peter Jackson’s take on it. On the contrary I absolutely adore it!

Lord of the Rings are one of those books that when it ended, I felt so deeply sad because I didn’t want it to end.I wanted it to go on forever. Middle Earth felt like home to me and in a way, I bonded with the characters.

Lord of the Rings are one of those books that when it ended, I felt so deeply sad because I didn’t want it to end.I wanted it to go on forever. Middle Earth felt like home to me and in a way, I bonded with the characters.

The first time I ever saw a map of the world, it was in my dads office in the back of the house. I had no idea what all the shapes were, but when my dad pontes out California and said, “we’re right here,” I looked at him like he was crazy and pointed at the ground. “No, we’re here.” But I kept going back to the office to stare at it for hours. I’ve had this small fascination with maps ever since. The first time I read LotR, I poured over the maps for days, taking in every detail.

The first time I ever saw a map of the world, it was in my dads office in the back of the house. I had no idea what all the shapes were, but when my dad pontes out California and said, “we’re right here,” I looked at him like he was crazy and pointed at the ground. “No, we’re here.” But I kept going back to the office to stare at it for hours. I’ve had this small fascination with maps ever since. The first time I read LotR, I poured over the maps for days, taking in every detail.

I always get really mad when non-fans come to me with “why didn’t they just fly their eagles to Mordor and be done with it. Nobody had to die”. It’s like they purposefully ignore that The Lord of the Rings is about the journey, courage, friendship, loyalty, sacrifice, heroism and so much more. It’s not just “throwing the ring into the fire”.

I always get really mad when non-fans come to me with “why didn’t they just fly their eagles to Mordor and be done with it. Nobody had to die”. It’s like they purposefully ignore that The Lord of the Rings is about the journey, courage, friendship, loyalty, sacrifice, heroism and so much more. It’s not just “throwing the ring into the fire”.