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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 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!
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.
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 ‘ve started the book(s) and my only regret is that I didn’t discover the films after reading them, because even though the décors of them are magnificent, I wish that I could have imagined them in my mind first.
Once, I said to a friend (who’s a big Lord of the Rings fan): “You know, it’s interesting how there aren’t many women in Lord of the Rings, but when there are, they’re really respected & really awesome…,” and she pointed out how there’s not much of a romance plot, too (“Aragorn and Arwen only share one scene together”), and went on to list all the characters and their ‘romance’ with (ie Sam & Frodo, Bilbo & Gandalf, Gollum & The Ring). Way to go, Tolkien!
I’ve watched the movies since I was a little girl, very little, and had an older sibling who was in love with books (he read them and is the reason LoTR was prominent in my childhood), and I just started watching the movies again, and I really, really hope everyone remembers these three movies as masterpieces, because of how well done (I think) they are.