Jan. 3rd, 2014

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Last night on Tumblr someone asked me to include my "top five [subject of choice]," so I did my top five LOTR movie moments...but as today happens to be the anniversary of Tolkien's birth, I thought it would be fitting to post my top five Tolkien book moments here! As the trilogy is still what I've read the most, they wound up all coming from there...

1."But no living man am I! You look upon a woman. Éowyn I am, Éomund's daughter. You stand between me and my lord and kin. Begone, if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him."

2. "'Then tie me on the back of [a horse], or let me hang on a stirrup, or something,' said Merry. 'It is a long way to run, but run I shall, if I cannot ride, even if I wear my feet off and arrive weeks too late.'"

3. Not going to quote it in full, but the song that Aragorn sings in The Departure of Boromir ;_;

4."'Come!' said Aragorn. 'If I am still to lead this company, you must do as I bid. It is hard upon the Dwarf to be thus singled out. We will all be blindfolded, even Legolas. That will be best, though it will make the journey slow and dull.'"

5."'He said that if I had the cheek to make verses about Ëarendil in the house of Elrond, it was my affair. I suppose he was right.'"

None of these are wholly profound, but they all stuck out to me when I first read these books over a dozen years ago, and they've stayed with me ever since.

What about you all? What are your top five Tolkien moments? (they don't have to be quotes...I only did that because I've got the books on hand because of the snow day and it's far more eloquent from the horse's mouth :P)

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