Sunday, September 22, 2013

A Tolkien Blog Party of Special Magnificence


It's finally here!  Bilbo and Frodo's birthday!  Huzzah!

Here are the questions for you to copy onto your own blog or website any time this week.  Answer them there, add a nice button or banner, add the link to that post to the Linky thingie here, and then cut yourself a big slice of birthday cake to eat during the speeches.  You know how long-winded Bilbo gets once he's had a mug or two of the Gaffer's home brew!  And young Master Frodo isn't much better.

(If you don't have a blog or website, but you do have a Facebook account, you can still participate!  Just create a "Note" on your profile page and set the privacy setting to "public" so that we can all read it and get to know you.)

1.  Have you read The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit? If so, how many times?

2.  Have you seen any movies based on them?

3.  Who first introduced you to Middle Earth?

4.  Who are your three favorite characters?  (Feel free to elaborate on whys.)

5.  What's your favorite Middle Earth location?

6.  If you could belong to one of the races of Free Folk (Men, Elves, Dwarves, Hobbits, Ents), which would you choose?

7.  Would you rather eat lembas or taters?

8.  If you lived in Middle Earth, what weapon would you prefer wielding?

9.  What draws you to Tolkien's stories?  (The characters, the quests, the themes, the worlds, etc.)

10. List up to five of your favorite lines/quotes from the books or movies.


Use any of these banners and buttons to spiff up your post:











Finally, don't forget to add a link to your post here, and then follow the links to read other people's posts and celebrate with them!  And go enter the giveaways here!

There will be more fun all week long, so please check back!  Even follow this blog if you don't want to miss anything.

40 comments:

  1. I posted the tag and added my name to the Linky thing. Great questions by the way, and here is the link to my post if that thing does not work. Hopefully I did everything right.

    http://jandjproductions1809.blogspot.com/2013/09/a-tolkien-blog-party-of-special.html

    -James

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    1. Yay! You did it perfectly, and I'm off to read your post while lunch cooks. Awesome!

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  2. I linked up too! This sounds like so much fun! Happy Hobbit Day!

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    1. Happy Hobbit Day to you! And Happy Tolkien Week!

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  3. I've linked up under my real name : ) I hope you like what I've written!

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    1. Oh dear, I've linked up twice! Sorry!

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    2. Oh well. If I can figure out a way to remove one, I will, but if not -- better twice than not at all! I'm off to read your responses :-)

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  4. I'm one day late with this! *ashamed* I really thought the 22nd was a Monday, why didn't I check the calendar in the first place?? :D Anyway, now I'm in!

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    1. Fear not! The festivities run all week :-D You're not late at all.

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  5. I've linked up! Great blog by the way :) and Happy Tolkien Week!

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    1. Thank you, thank you! Happy Tolkien Week to you too!

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  6. This is an amazing idea. :) I've linked up.

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    1. Thanks! I think it's proving to be lots of fun :-)

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  7. This is very cool! I've added mine now.

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    1. Hooray! I'm glad you liked it :-D And participated!

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  8. Yay, the party has started! Unfortunately, I will not be able to answer the questions until the last few hours of your party week, as I'm away for a conference.... It's not too bad, I'm in a very nice hotel in the middle of London, but I don't have the opportunity to really update my blog. Not very easy on a smartphone.... I will read the posts and try to get the questions up on my blog Friday evening

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    1. Bummer on the timing! I hope you manage to participate in time to enter the giveaway! They end at 12am on Saturday EST, which is probably what, 4am in London? So if you manage to post on Friday evening, you'll still be able to enter the giveaway. And if not... you can do the party post Saturday, or any time after, there's no time limit on that ;-)

      Have fun reading all the other participants' answers!

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  9. I've linked up! The tag was really fun- thanks for doing this! I don't get much of a chance to write things on Tolkien, so I'm really looking forward to the rest of this blog party. :)

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    1. Yay! Thanks for joining the fun -- I hope you like playing the games too :-)

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  10. I linked up! Thanks so much for hosting this! :)

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for joining us!

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  11. I just linked up! I love this idea so much!

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    1. Yay! I'm glad you're enjoying it :-) I just posted another game this morning too.

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  12. There! I've answered these on my other blog and linked up myself.

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  13. I've joined in! They were great questions, Hamlette, I enjoyed it a bunch!

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    1. Hooray! I'm off to read your answers.

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    1. Yay! And you're not all that slow -- we've got several days of party left yet :-)

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  15. Finally got my link up! Vera vera fun tag, once I finally got the time to finish it that's fur sure! Thanks for doing this, Hamlette!

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    1. Hooray! Thank YOU for participating! Wouldn't be much of a party if it was just me here talking to myself, right?

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  16. Oh, I absoloutely love this! You can count the Inkspilled Writer in! (:

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    1. Yay! Thanks for joining us -- I'm off to read your post now :-)

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    1. Woohoo! Off to read your response quick before I hit the hay.

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    2. And don't forget to enter the giveaways! They end in an hour and 20 minutes :-o

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  18. I'm so sorry that I'm just linking up now! I read about your party just before it started and thought that I *had* to join. However, life.... yeah. So, my apologies. But many thanks for hosting this!! I had a lot of fun filling out the tag!

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    1. Better late than never! I left this up so people could continue to participate and read each other's answers even tho the party is "over." I hope to do this again next year, so mark your calendar ;-)

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