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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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Upon reading The Hobbit or LOTR, I like to breathe in the scent of the pages and imagine myself to be sitting in Bag-End by the fire with all of my favorite characters, the smell of Gandalf’s smoke and the sound of Elf and Dwarf song in the air. These are the times when I am most happy.
Out of all the scenes the movies cut from the books, the interrogation of Frodo and Sam by the Rangers of Ithilien is the one I miss the most. It had some humour, it extended Faramir’s character time and we also saw Sam’s protective stance when it came to Frodo. Such a good part!
People need to stop looking for things to complain about. Everyone enjoys the books/movies differently, and being “the biggest tolkien fan ever” is 1) an invalid,elitest and rather stuck up thing to claim to be and 2) isn’t a reason to bag on thingsother people enjoy. The books and movies are both good, and different. You can love Arthurian legend and also enjoy Merlin. Tolkien intended ME to be a mythology, and it’s easy to enjoy both if you view it as such.
I’m tired of people complaining about how the hobbit movies are too different from the book. Like, c’mon, the book was made for children. Everybody knows the movies would have been kind of silly and not so great if they had been made the same way as the book. I love the book the way it is and the movies the way they are. You don’t have to choose between them, ‘cause seriously, both are simply amesome.
I’ve unfortunately haven’t read the books. My dad tried to convince me when I was younger to try, but I never did. I can honestly say that I regret it now. After watching all the movies I feel like I’ll be less interested in the book when I start to read it cause I know what’s going to happen (I know there have been some changes, but I felt the same way about Harry Potter).
Tolkien’s writing style gives me a headache. It’s very dry with a lot of archaic language, and my reading stamina isn’t great at the best of times. But the mythology and the stories are so wonderful that they’re worth battling through the prose.
I honestly don’t understand how people can think that the Tolkien fandom is “mature” or “chill.” Look at all of the Arwen/Eowyn hate. Tauriel hate. Peter Jackson’s Hobbit Trilogy hate just because it doesn’t follow the book exactly. Fans who think no else can have certain characters just because said characters are “married” to them. Legolas fandom. Slash fandom. Immature and stupid contradictions on genuine and honest confessions. I really don’t know how anyone can think this fandom is mature.
It really hurts when my family make fun of the Lord of the Rings. I first watched the Hobbit in early 2013 and then read the book, and then the LotR books/movies. I have social anxiety and these books/movies have really helped me.