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About Merlin

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    Mordor (It's nice, you should visit. Though one does not simply... you know)
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    swimming, reading, Gravity Falls, Phineas and Ferb, Avatar the Last Airbender, Over the Garden Wall, Lord of the Rings, Calvin and Hobbes, and spaghetti

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  2. Just wondering, do y'all think it's wrong that every time I read the books I skip The Scouring of the Shire? I promise I don't skip anything else, it's just that chapter that I can't stand. Throughout the books, the Shire represents everything they're fighting for, the goodness and innocence. It just doesn't feel like a victory to me when they have to continue to get rid of the evil that's infected the land that has always been safe even after they've defeated Sauron.
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  5. I... this is true beauty.
  6. I totally agree. Tolkien really just wanted to display his world, not tell a story. I think nowadays we're more used to fast-paced stories that don't go so deep into mythology, and that's why so many people get freaked out by the books.
  7. I feel like we're at the point where everyone's super done with all of this, but we still attempt to be careful. I just found the pool at my rec center is opening in a couple of weeks, but they take our temperature at the door. I'm going no matter what!
  8. I'm in! Let's Just say I'm not the youngest person here nor the oldest.
  9. Yeah, unfortunately, reading the Silmarillion was, for me, like reading the Bible the whole way through, which is a feat I find I don't wish to accomplish.:) The rest of you have said it all! Though I do have the bad habit of complaining to my brother every time Tolkien goes off on a tangent about trees or someone sings a really long song in Elvish, I do enjoy reading the books, just for a very different reason than the movies. There are very few instances in the books where I truly connect with the characters, (Some of those being when Faramir talks to Eowyn in the House of Healing, or when Pippin and Merry are re-capping the Battle of Isengard.), whereas I love the Mythology and the depth it goes into very every single thing. Everything they encounter in the books is alive and has a history, and I find that really cool.
  10. I'd like to know the opinions of those of you who spent way too much time on Middle Earth and both read the series and saw the movies. I, personally, am very biased because I first watched the movies at age nine, and have marathoned them every year since, whereas I only read the books for the first time two years ago. I find the movies more enjoyable. The books are more of a walk through Tolkien's world, while we watch people in the world, and the movies are much more character-driven. Anyway, I'm open to discussion and an opinion-change!
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  12. It has a really cool style!
  13. I bought it on Amazon Prime for about 10 dollars, and, I promise you, it's worth it.
  14. Guys, I need to know I'm not the only person on this whole frickin' website that watches Over the Garden Wall. Please. And if you haven't watched it... well, I'm pretty sure you have lots of time on your hands.
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