When it comes to Tolkien geekery, there are no words for this but pure. win.

Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] superwench83.
Here be memeage:

1. Use fanfiction.net's Search >> Story By Summary and look up your name in either Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings.

2. If there are any Mary Sues that share your name, pick the worst-sounding one and post the summary.

Erica will get a kick out of this one )

More cheesy goodness )

Well, that was fun.


Nov. 24th, 2003 10:43 pm
rj_anderson: (RJA Adult!Hermione)
Oh, this is prime. Why have I not seen this quiz before now?

Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] claritylit:

Which LotR character / personality problem are you? )

It's true. I'm such a shirker...
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] avarill for finding this delightful little gem:

Middle-Earth MapQuest



Jun. 19th, 2003 02:57 pm
rj_anderson: (Jean Grey Phoenix Lives)

Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?

Interesting chiefly because it's one of the very few non-ugly pics of Hugo Weaving's Elrond I've seen, and also because I think it a bit more accurate than the answer I got the first time around, which was Yoda. (Yoda???)


May. 22nd, 2003 09:40 pm
rj_anderson: (Dumbledore Irina Truth)
I blogged about this a long while ago, but the link I gave was missing a lot of the graphics, so I was delighted to find this one:

Lord of the Peeps

The battle scenes in the Prologue, and the first meeting with Strider Peep, still make me fall off my chair giggling.

And I thought forgetting Mr. Knightley was stupid...

Oh, man, I can only blame that one on Mommy Brain and having a head full of snot.


Apr. 27th, 2003 12:47 pm
rj_anderson: (Eleventh Doctor)

To which race of Middle Earth do you belong?
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I am not sure anybody who knows me would describe me as either dignified or tragic, and I can tell you for sure that I am in no way graceful (among my RL friends and relatives my clumsiness is nigh-legendary), but hey, I'll take it.
For those interested in such things there's an ongoing discussion on fictional gender politics, with remarks about LotR and Narnia (among others), in the blog.
We had such a cool time last night, celebrating my Dad's birthday. For one thing, everything I cooked turned out well, even (gasp!) the much-dreaded brussels sprouts that I'd only bought because my Dad likes them, and figured nobody else (including me) would want to eat any. But I found this great recipe that a) kept the sprouts from getting mushy and b) tempered the flavour, and they got snapped up in minutes. "Brussels Sprouts with Brown Butter and Almonds". I love you, Canadian Living magazine.

But the best thing happened after Nicholas had gone to bed, when a discussion between myself and my two brothers about the moral underpinnings of The Lord of the Rings turned into a general conversation about the state of the church today and what might be done to make a positive difference. For my Dad I think that was the best present he could have wished for... he loves it when we talk about spiritual things as a family, but of course you can't force a conversation like that, it has to happen naturally, and last night it did.

In the end it all came back to LotR again, amusingly enough -- my brother Steve suggested that the church would be much better off if we were all more like hobbits in general and Frodo in particular. Not trying to take the spotlight, not wanting power or glory for ourselves, not even imagining that we could make everything right if we only had the means (i.e. like Boromir with the Ring), but humbly serving each other and quietly doing what God wants us to do, even if other people think we're crazy to do it.

Anyway, happy birthday, Dad. We love you.


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