I’ve been writing on this blog for a while now, blabbing and rambling about everything Tolkien and anything that comes close in connection.
But now I’m wondering whether you’re like me … Is anyone else (dare I use the word) “obsessive” about Tolkien?
Do you find yourself (on a daily basis) thinking of particular quotes, pieces of dialogue from the films, a visual image of Middle-earth, singing a snippet of a song … ?
I do all those things. Daily. It’s just the sort of thing that helps me along through the day.
But then sometimes, I end up having entire discussions with myself about a particular aspect from one of Tolkien’s stories. An internal debate ensues which sees me trying to understand why I liked or didn’t like a particular scene from The Hobbit … or simply wishing that The Silmarillion was much broader and detailed than it already is (creating a mental “fan-fiction” with all sorts of what ifs).
Not to mention the many times I’ve tried to reason out ever-popular Tolkien issues such as: Are orcs immortal? Do Balrogs have wings? Who is Tom Bombadil? Was Smaug a deserter from Angband? Are goblins and orcs really the same thing? … etc … etc
**I also wonder why I keep doing these atrocious stick figures to accompany my descriptions …**
I find myself constantly going through quotes and passages in my head about a specific subject, not to mention day-dreaming.
In summary, this post is directed to you dear readers (as all posts are in the end, but this is a special case). Am I the only one in this current state of mind?
I’m sure there are many Tolkien fanatics and Ringers, but to this level?
And if you’re one of these, I’d really much like to hear about your own experiences; plus, any specific topics you’d like to see discussed here and most certainly if you’d like to contribute an article of your own! 🙂