It’s taken me some time to get around doing this, but finally the time has come.
Behold the questionnaire created by Myla Malinalda (from Middle-earth News) in which Tolkien fans need to do some serious self-examination about what it the Middle-earth stories really mean to us.
The questionnaire was originally designed for The Lord of the Rings; but can easily be adapted also for The Hobbit.
It’s tough to answer a single question in short; but it’s fun and enlightening, not just to others, but to yourself as well.
Go on, treat yourself! Get busy tackling these questions now 🙂
In the meantime, here are mine … (Part II to follow)
1. Books or movies?
Uhm … it might take me a few thousand words to give a full answer. But let’s just say I consider the books to be an ultra-extended, much more lavish, version of the movies.
2. Which character do you connect with the most?
Samwise Gamgee: in my opinion the real hero of The Lord of the Rings. A quiet, gentle soul whose pure innocence is like an unquenchable flame – especially during the Mordor chapters/sequences.
3. What are your top 5 favorite tracks from the soundtracks?
Again, not an easy decision; but I’ve done my best a few months ago in a post: The Gaffer’s Elite! Soundtracks.
4. Which scene always makes you cry?
I do not cry! Never … okay I admit I always shed a tear or two during specific scenes in both trilogies. Unquestionably, Boromir’s death is the number one tear-shedder.
5. Where would you live in Middle-earth?
Either The Shire (both book and films) or Lake-town (films).
6. Which race would you be?
I wouldn’t mind retaining the status of Men – as long as I’m in Middle-earth 🙂
7. Orcs or Uruk-hai?
Orcs. Uruk-hai may be more tough, stronger and better presentable – but they’re somewhat snobbish. Orcs are fun!
8. Favorite character?
Faramir. There’s a real quality to him (both in the book and films) that make him such a humble man. He’s got all the essentials of a good human being: courageous, courteous, merciful, and a true leader of men.
9. Which character do you look the most like?
If this was a Game of Thrones questionnaire, I’d have chosen Samwell Tarly (at least someone once told me I resembled him). I honestly never thought about it, so I’m going with the Nazgûl – hooded figures, no visible faces to relate to. Sounds good for an answer.
10. Who is your favorite paring? (canon or non-canon)
Otho and Lobelia Sackville-Baggins of course! Those two look fantastic 😀
11. Who is your least favorite paring? (canon or non-canon)
Kili and Tauriel. Apologies to all the fans out there.
12. What unpopular opinion do you have for the movies?
That they’re somewhat perfect (at least, The Lord of the Rings).
13. If you could change anything about the movies, what would it be?
From The Hobbit, I’d seriously consider revising the third film – especially moving Thorin, Fili and Kili back on the battlefield rather than on Ravenhill.
14. How do you think Tolkien would have felt about Peter Jackson’s adaptations?
I’m sure he would have loved much of it, but irritated by some other moments.
15. Whose wardrobe would you like to have?
Théoden please! Gotta love some Anglo-Saxon inspired armour …
16. Rivendell or Lothlorien?
Rivendell – absolutely.
17. Least favorite character?
Denethor. I love his portrayal in the films and his purpose to the story – but the way he behaves towards Faramir, ugh!
18. Have you ever cosplayed as one of the characters? If not, who would you choose?
I have never, unfortunately. If I could, I’d probably choose Dáin II Ironfoot.
19. What scene makes you laugh the most?
From The Hobbit (book and film): Gandalf introducing the Dwarves to Beorn two-by-two (always brings a smile to my face).
From The Lord of the Rings (film): Pippin proclaiming himself the brains of the Fellowship, in the Council of Elrond.
20. If you could meet 3 of the actors, who would you choose?
Graham McTavish, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman – such a great bunch!
That’s the first part … the next post will be posted in a day or two. Hang tight!
If you’d like to share your own thoughts, use the #tolkienthemedquestionnaire with your blog post, tweet, etc …
To see Part II of the questionnaire, click here.
13 thoughts on “Tolkien-themed Questionnaire: Answers! (PART I)”
Great answers! 🙂
and thanks for directed me to the questionnaire 😉
Love your answers!!!
I’d say the opinion that the Lord of the Rings films are pretty much perfect is NOT unpopular – especially outside of the really hardcore book fans.
Kili + Tauriel 5eva ❤
Very cool! I may have to do this myself, if I find the time.
Interesting choices on which three actors you’d like to meet. Any reasons in particular? Or just that you liked their portrayals?
Please do! With regards to the actors, I just love the comedy between Graham and Mark in the behind-the-scenes features. Martin Freeman also seems a fun guy but I’d hit two birds with one stone with him (The Hobbit AND Sherlock 😉 )
Awwww…. But mum, do I have to? 😀
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I’m a little late reading this, but just wanted to leave a note to say how much fun this was to read! I particularly liked your answer on Uruk-hai vs. Orcs. Made me laugh out loud! And I totally agree about Samwise Gamgee being the true hero of the story. 🙂
Thanks so much! 🙂 If you haven’t done so already, I really suggest you try it. It’s a great and fun exercise 🙂