I haven't been a Lord of The Rings fan for so very long, just since the movies came out. I'm not sure how I missed all the contagion of the books, but I did.
I'm a fanatic now. Indebted forever to Mr Jackson's vision, Tolkein's amazing mind and all the artists whose work went into those movies -- I am now a LOTR's head.
I have this poster hanging in my house... without the autographs (no, this is not me but.. man, I am jealous!)
I sent for my free "collector" box, to house all my extended versions of the dvds. Yes, it looks like that, isn't it cool?
I even got to see the traveling movie exhibit when it was in Boston. :)
Uh huh... I got to see this gown... and Viggo's sword... and Viggo's crown..wait, Aragorn's that is ;)
I can watch the movies over and over and if I had the time, I would sit for hours and pour over the cool book set I purchased for myself a few years ago as a birthday gift :)
And now I can ... immerse myself (along side my children) right into a virtual Middle Earth, thank you Turbine! It was really easy for us to check out this new game when the price dropped to $19.99, (yes you still have a monthly subscription fee of 9.99, but we did one for a trial and 3 free additional ones for 10 days :D
So, yes, we've taken a break from another MMORPG.. (we still have our accounts) , and are thrilled to be checking out Bag End.
That's me in Bilbo's study! hee hee
Today we may even get to Rivendale! ahhhhhhhh.... a fantasy lover's paradise!