I don’t really have a preference for horses in LotR, so I just decided to look through all the horses and pick one from there. I figured I’d just go with Legolas’ horse because…well, Legolas. But then I started reading about Arod, and decided they should be best friends. And Legolas is really good with horses. So I’m going to leave it at this:
“Then Aragorn led the way, and such was the strength of his will in that hour that all the Dunedain and their horses followed him. And indeed the love that the horses of the Rangers bore for their riders was so great that they were willing to face even the terror of the Door, if their masters’ hearts were steady as they walked beside them. But Arod, the horse of Rohan, refused the way, and he stood sweating and trembling in a fear that was grievous to see. Then Legolas laid his hands on his eyes and sang some words that went soft in the gloom, until he suffered himself to be led, and Legolas passed in.”
So…I’m not sure if Eowyn technically counts as a “man” or not. Because…it could mean human, or they could be forgetting that there were women in the movies. Because…you know, there really aren’t very many. So I’m going to put Eowyn and Faramir. Because Faramir would be my second choice. Because he’s amazing. If you ignore that whole bit in the second movie that real Faramir would never actually do.
Eowyn is amazing, and I want to actually take time and explain why, which, I realize, is a change from how I have been doing this, but it needs to be explained. Rather than most women who are put into to stories to just be amazing, be the token woman and prove that women can fight just as well as men, Eowyn doesn’t feel like she’s there just to prove that purpose. She has a personality that’s not completely built on “look how amazing we can make this woman at everything she does.” I want to be her.
“Women of this country learned long ago. Those without swords can still die upon them.” <— Motivation!
“But fear no more! I would not take this thing, if it lay by the highway. Not were Minas Tirith falling in ruin and I alone could save her, so, using the weapon of the Dark Lord for her good and my glory. No, I do not wish for such triumphs, Frodo son of Drogo.” <— Enough said for Faramir.
Favorite Member of the Fellowship
He’s so pretty… I also spent way too long trying to find a good picture of Legolas. Let’s see, what to say about Legolas… He’s an elf. He’s perfect in every way. I wish I was an elf… I remember when those movies first came out, I would hunt down every single picture of him and post them up all over my room. I should have something more to say about his character because really, he was my favorite in the book too, but then I see him, and I’m just like:
Best Use Of Magic Or Supernatural Gifts
Oh, look. Another scene where Sam is being awesome. And he’s using that phial to kill a giant spider. Well, to scare the spider so he can use the sword to kill it. Either way, it’s a wonderful use of the weapons. I can always side with someone killing giant spiders.
Film You’ve Seen The Most Times
The Two Towers
It’s my favorite one. If only it hadn’t murdered Faramir’s character, it would be perfect. Seriously, poor beautiful Faramir. He’s probably the nicest guy in all of Middle Earth, and for some reason, the movie thought it would be a good idea to make him into a horrible person. That made me really upset when I watched it the first time. It’s ok though, because sometimes I pretend like they never did that to him and just focus on how amazing he is in Return of the King.
Not really sure how that turned into an appreciation post for Faramir…
Favorite Song (Soundtrack or Performed Onscreen)
The best song in the series is number 18 from The Two Towers soundtrack. Samwise the Brave. Just listen to it. It’s amazing. Sam is so awesome, if a little overly devoted. But he deserves to have stories written about him.
This is a replica of Legolas’ knives. I love Elven blades. I love that they’re curved, I love the designs on them, and I just love that they exist. I really don’t have much to say about this one, but yeah… My answer for today is pretty much anything Elven made.
“One small bite is enough to fill the stomach of a grown man.” We made lembas bread once. It was clearly identical to the way the elves made it. They definitely used chocolate chips as well.
And that’s why no other meals even matter. It’s lembas bread or nothing.
Least Favorite Location
I just don’t like spiders. If I’m using Rivendell as my favorite based on where I would most like to be, I have to choose Shelob’s Lair as my least favorite because I would probably die of a heart attack as soon as I walked in there. I do love the music though. But yeah, Frodo, get out of there. :s
I want to live with the elves. And, ok, the question isn’t really “where would you most like to live?” but that’s what I’m going to pretend it is anyway. I’m also pretending this gives me a free pass to live in Rivendell from now on. And the best part about Rivendell is not only is it featured in LotR, but the dwarves also visit it in The Hobbit. So if I lived there, I’d get to see Fili and Kili too. So…you know, win all around. :)