POLL: Why I Love Tolkien

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Why Do I Love Tolkien? (If you had to pick just ONE reason)

His hero characters are truly heroic.
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No votes
His heroes are honorable.
1
10%
His writing creates superb imagery.
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No votes
He makes me want to live in Middle-earth even though there are terrors and bad characters.
3
30%
His writings are a study in ethics.
1
10%
His writings translate so well to our times.
1
10%
His stories are timeless.
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No votes
His characters have faults, but remain endearing.
1
10%
His stories of Middle-earth are written as a long narrative history.
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No votes
His stories are all bittersweet.
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No votes
His creature and race creations are the most credible in narrative fiction.
1
10%
I love Elves.
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No votes
I love Hobbits.
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No votes
I enjoy his depictions of human frailty.
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No votes
I am intrigued by Tolkien's concept of eucatastrophe.
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No votes
I come back to Tolkien all the time because his poetry is magnificent.
2
20%
 
Total votes: 10

Merri
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Post by Merri » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:15 pm

Ha! Decisions, decisions!
"It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit."
— J.R.R. Tolkien

Merry
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Post by Merry » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:35 am

Hi, Merri: I love your signature quote! Where does it come from?
Sing and be glad, all ye children of the West,
for your King shall come again,
and he shall dwell among you
all the days of your life.

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Post by Merri » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:17 pm

I typed Tolkien into a Google search and several quote websites popped up. I pored over them, seeing many fabulous quotes, but none were quite right. After spending about half an hour reading page after page, I found the one that spoke most to me at the moment. I'm not sure where it's actually from. If it was something Tolkien said or a line from a book. I loved it immediately and knew that was what I had been looking for. :D
"It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit."
— J.R.R. Tolkien

MICHKA
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Re: POLL: Why I Love Tolkien

Post by MICHKA » Thu May 26, 2011 6:19 pm

Il n'est pas facile de choisir une seule option; j'aime Tolkien pour son imagination fertile qui sait faire croire à la réalité de ses histoires( on aimerait que la création du monde soit aussi belle que la façon dont il l'a dépeinte); j'aime beaucoup la description des personnages, la narration des batailles, les chants poétiques fleuris ( si je peux m'exprimer ainsi), et la diversité des situations romanesques, romantiques ou enflammées, belliqueuses ou féériques. C'est un auteur prolifique qui a laissé assez de notes pour que son fils puisse encore nous émerveiller après sa disparition, dans la fidélité de son style.
Tout ce que nous avons à décider c'est ce que nous devons faire du temps qui nous est imparti

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Re: POLL: Why I Love Tolkien

Post by Merry » Fri May 27, 2011 7:48 pm

Well said, Michka!
Sing and be glad, all ye children of the West,
for your King shall come again,
and he shall dwell among you
all the days of your life.

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