For one thing, it is the 19th of the month so I have to post, also...
This is my first year so I'm going to take it easy, but I will be answering her tag and telling my thoughts on Mr. Bilbo Baggins. I will be telling ALL my thoughts so, in advance, SPOILER ALERT! If you have not read The Hobbit.
My Thoughts on Mr. Bilbo Baggins:
"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure." - Thorin.
Baggins and Took "blended in measure" is what creates this character we all love.
Imagine, as you probably have, being asked to go on a quest which you will probably die in, with people who don't really agree with your Baggins side. At first.
"Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away ere break of day
To find our long forgotten gold..."
Is there some kind of magic there, in that song, that makes him want to go? I was in awe when I read this. It certainly was magic that brought me in to read the rest of it. But when I think back to if I were there, to hear their deep, booming voices, not knowing what I would run into, it is scary. Then, in the morning, you are pushed out the door by a wizard.
Let us go further into the story.
They almost get eaten by trolls. And that is one of the least dangerous things that will happen! Right then, I would have lost it. I would have turned around.
Through-out the story we hear of his longing for his teapot. What if he had gone back to it then? They wouldn't have gotten the treasure. He wouldn't be able to boast of talking to a dragon. Or trick Gollum. This story tells of how he would always be both Baggins and Took. He couldn't just be one or the other. We are all special, but he found out how.
Thank you for reading!! Please tell me your opinion of him!! It will be Mr. Bilbo Baggins birthday on Thursday. Hamlette will have a party, but I might not be able to post then. So, Happy Birthday in advance Mr. Bilbo!!!!
And...Here is Hamlette's tag!
The Tolkien Tag 2016
1. How many books by J.R.R. Tolkien have you read?
I read my first Tolkien book, The Hobbit, Just in July!!
2. Have you seen any movies based on them?
Well, Now that I really sit down and think, I have seen, (The whole thing) of: The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Return of the King. (I know, I'm all messed up.)
3. Are there any scenes/moments that make you cry?
Are there!? The near-ending of The Hobbit, after the battle, I actually cried.
4. Are there any scenes/moments that make you laugh?
Does smiling a SUPER big smile count? If so, I did when the dwarves first arrived, and the chapter, Riddles in the Dark. I know, He was in danger, but I loves riddles, my precious.
5. Have you ever chosen a Middle Earth name for yourself? If so, what is it?
I have seen other people do that, but I really haven't thought of it. I guess I would just be a hobbit. (I have really big feet :D) I looked my name up in Elvish, and it this: Limwen (Leem-when)
6. Who would you want to party with/marry/fight to the death? (pick three characters)
Whoa! I have to answer this question? Okay, once again, I haven't thought about this so I'll make it up.
Party with Elves.
Marry, Uh, no idea.
I am not really sure about the meaning of this question, so I'll answer both. If it is I'll never leave your side! I'll fight with you to the death! Then I would pick Fili and Kili. If it is, I will fight against you! I would fight the Bilbo way! Which for me is be invisible and try to help my friends that way. There, I picked three.
7. When was the last time you visited Middle Earth, via books or movies?
Well, I already said I read The Hobbit in July, and I saw The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies, in January 2015.
8. Do you consider Gollum to be a villain? Why or why not?
Well, with all I've seen and read, I say he is just Hungary and Greedy, which in a way is a villain.
9. How would you sum up what Tolkien's stories mean to you in one word?
Bravery. Okay, that's summing up the characters. Adventure, then.
10. List up to ten of your favorite lines/quotes from the books or movies.
"You've left the burglar behind again!"
"Why on Earth didn't you metion it before?"
"Mutton yesterday, mutton today, and blimey, if it don't look like mutton again tomorrer."
"What's a burrahobbit got to do in my pocket anyway?"
"Don't be precise."
Thank you Hamlette for this tag and the great party!!! Go check it out HERE!!
And I'm so sorry about uneven sizes of text! My computer hates me.