Sunday, September 22, 2019

A Tolkien Blog Party 2019 -- Kickoff Post


Here I am again!  Back for the seventh year in a row to celebrate all things Tolkien with you for a full week.  Huzzah!



I've already posted this year's giveaway, so don't forget to check that out here!  There are lots and lots of ways to enter, and nine prizes!



This year, we're doing things a little differently.  As always, there's a tag below that you can copy to your own blog and answer there, then put the link to your post in the linky widget at the bottom of this post.  However, this year you can also contribute ANY Tolkien-related post to the party, as long as it is new.  Don't link to stuff you posted like two years ago or something.  But anything Tolkien-related is fair game, doesn't even have to involve Middle-earth.  Review one of his books, talk about the movies, devote a whole post to your favorite character, whatever!  There's no sign-up sheet, just post what you want to and then share your post via the link-up in this post.



Speaking of the tag questions, here they are!  I decided to do a "would you rather" tag this time, just to mix things up a little.  Answer these and expound on them as much as you'd like!

Would You Rather...

1.  ...join Thorin's Company or the Fellowship?

2.  ...ride Shadowfax or an eagle?
3.  ...travel through Moria or Mirkwood?
4.  ...learn to make elvish rope or mithril chainmail?
5.  ...try to outwit Smaug or Saruman?
6.  ...spend an hour with Grima Wormtongue or Denethor?
7.  ...attend Faramir's wedding or Samwise's wedding?
8.  ...have to care for the One Ring or the Arkenstone for a day?
9.  ...have tea with Bilbo or Frodo?
10.  ...fight alongside Boromir or Eomer?



Don't forget to use as many of these spiffy buttons in your posts as you so desire.

And here's the link-up widget!  Remember, this is for all of your Tolkien posts for this week, not just the tag!

58 comments:

  1. Huzzah! Just posted my answers, being the eager beaver that I am. ;)

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  2. I LOVE your would-you-rather questions!! Very fun. Looking forward to seeing all the answers and posts.

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    1. DKoren, oh, good! I was a little worried people might be annoyed or disappointed that they're such different questions this year, but it just felt like time to try something new.

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  3. This was such fun to fill out. Great questions. Some of them were really hard to choose between.

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  4. What fun questions! I'll just have to take part in this tag!

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    1. Kelly-Anne, I look forward to reading your responses!

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  5. Yay!! Ooh, really love the questions and plan to start working on them ASAP. I've been drafting my posts and actually so excited I feel like just publishing everything at once, but in the spirit of a week long party I'll try and pace myself ;D

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    1. Heidi, I love how excited you are :-) You're making me even more excited! Enthusiasm is contagious ;-) I see you've posted your Faramir post -- I'm hoping to read it this morning!

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  6. Wow, those are some SERIOUSLY good tag questions. Very good....
    Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing all the Tolkien posts this week. I'm not done with mine yet, but I have started it.

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    1. Thank you, Fool/Irene! I'm so glad you like the tag questions :-D

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  7. Hi, this is Irene. I think I just accidentally posted a comment with my other account 'cause I forgot to log out. Sorry!

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  8. This tag was super fun, but also ridiculously hard!!!! Thanks for creating it! Just posted my link!

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    1. Jenelle, glad you had fun with it! Yes, every year there are questions that I have trouble answering myself :-) Looking forward to reading yours!

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  9. This was a fun idea for the tag, Hamlette! I really enjoyed answering the questions. Hopefully I'll manage some time to get another post or two up this week.

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    1. RM Lutz, I hope you find time for more posts! And I look forward to reading your tag (and any other posts) when I get a chance :-) Thanks for joining the party!

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  10. So fun! I hope I can find some time to do this!

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    1. Skye, I hope so too! I know your answers will be delightful.

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  11. Okie dokie, I've finally finished my contribution to the party. I already put myself on the widget, but here's a the link in case you need it for anything: https://horsebackbyzantium.blogspot.com/2019/03/jrr-tokien-poet.html

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    1. Anna & Irene, yay! I look forward to reading it :-)

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  12. Yaaay!! Super fun tag! :) Thought I'd answer it! :D

    1. ...join Thorin's Company or the Fellowship?
    Oh, the Fellowship. For sure. I would feel much more safe and at ease. :P Also I love large groups of different people.

    2. ...ride Shadowfax or an eagle?
    Oh, gosh, BOTH please! But probably Shadowfax?? (Less of a way to fall, and I'm afraid of heights. XD)

    3. ...travel through Moria or Mirkwood?
    Mirkwood, all the way! I can fight in the daylight, but darkness would paralyze me that little bit extra in a fight.

    4. ...learn to make elvish rope or mithril chainmail?
    Ooohh, elvish rope! :D

    5. ...try to outwit Smaug or Saruman?
    I'm not tremendously good at riddles, and I feel like it would be more SATISFYING to outwit Saruman, so let's go with the latter. Although I'm not sure if I'd succeed.

    6. ...spend an hour with Grima Wormtongue or Denethor?
    Denethor! I would enjoy giving him a solid death stare.

    7. ...attend Faramir's wedding or Samwise's wedding?
    DON'T DO THIS TO ME. *cries* I thiiink.... for the festivities I would choose Sam's, but for the actual WEDDING, I would choose Faramir. Because he and Eowyn are SO. PRECIOUS.

    8. ...have to care for the One Ring or the Arkenstone for a day?
    I'd be much more likely to make less of a mess with an Arkenstone.

    9. ...have tea with Bilbo or Frodo?
    Bilbo, please! His cellar is always well stocked you know. :D

    10. ...fight alongside Boromir or Eomer?
    Um... good question!! I think Boromir's protection of 'the little ones' wins me over to fight alongside him. Since I am, in fact, quite a little person. ;)

    Thanks for the tag! And I always love this party. :D

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    1. Gabby, somehow I missed this comment earlier. Ditto on the desire to give Denethor a death stare!

      I'm glad you love this party :-) I do too :-)

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  13. So excited to see all of the answers! I just posted mine and I put it in the widget!! Another post with Frodo coming this week (it's probably going to be pure chaos)

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    1. Fawnabelle, thanks for posting! Another post with Frodo sounds totally cool too!

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    2. Just posted the tag with Frodo! (And it WAS complete chaos haha)

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    3. Fawnabelle, yay! And don't worry, chaos is what I live amidst every day ;-)

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  14. So fun! Since I had a post today featuring Bilbo and other LOTR-ish things, I shared that in the linky. I love all these blog party posts! I'll have to join in on the tag later this week if I find time because it looks soooo fun! :D

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    1. Deborah O'Carroll, thanks for sharing that! I look forward to reading it, and your tag answers if you find a chance to do that too :-)

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    2. Just did the tag! It was sooo fun! :D

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  15. Yay! So glad to participate again!

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  16. Oh fun!! I'll see if I can come up with something.

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    1. J.L., sounds good! Glad to have you join us :-)

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  17. Yay! Finally got my post up...wrote it quickly while the little one in my charge had a nap! This was a great tag, Hamlette...thanks for hosting!!

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    1. Very cool, Kelly-Anne! I'm glad you enjoyed doing it :-)

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  18. Finally got my tag up and just rubbing my hands and grinning ridiculously over how pleased I am with how everything came together -- can't wait to hear what you think when you can get to it!

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    1. Heidi, yay! I'm going to be travelling all of tomorrow, so it may be a while before I finish reading people's posts... but I WILL finish them!

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  19. These are great questions, it was hard to choose on some of them. :D

    Congratulations and thank you for keeping it up for so long!

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    1. Thanks, PioneerGirl! This party wouldn't still be here if it wasn't for people like you joining it :-)

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  20. I did both a tag and a post about Tolkien's poetry on different blogs. Thanks for putting this together!

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    1. Sarah, very cool! Thanks for joining! I look forward to reading both your posts :-)

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  21. I did the tag!!! It was so awesome. I really enjoyed it!!! :-D

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  22. I GOT SUCKED INTO ANOTHER ONE OF RACHEL'S AWESOME BLOG PARTIES!! :P

    Ain't even mad. :D

    I had so much fun answering these tag questions, Rachel - thank you!!

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    1. Bwahahahaha!

      So glad you had fun with this, Allison!

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  23. This looks amazing! I've read a couple of the posts, and am looking forward to answering them myself even if I am a bit late. (Alas, I'm not a wizard, so I can't say that I'm never late.) :D

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    1. Marlene, technically the party runs through Saturday, so you totally aren't late yet! And people can keep filling out the tag even after I've posted game scores and giveaway winners. The widget here won't go away!

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  24. *runs in wheezing*
    I DID IT

    I GOT IT IN JUST IN TIME

    *faints*

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    1. ::waves smelling salts under your nose:: Good job, Lacy!

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    2. *wakes up* Thank you Hamlette :D

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  25. I really like the link tool, it's great to be able to find everyone's posts.

    I messed up when I put in my second post, #38 The Perfect Hobbit Tea.
    I typed an extra https:// in the middle of the URL, so when you click it it goes to 'this page doesn't exist'. I'm sorry, I couldn't figure out how to fix it.

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    1. Thanks, Pioneer Girl! I really enjoy the way the link-up thing streamlines a party this way.

      I think I've got your Hobbit Tea post's link fixed -- happily, I can go behind-the-scenes, as it were, and adjust links. No big deal! Thanks for joining!

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  26. Finally got around to doing a post for this. XD
    The Would You Rather questions and the blog party were so much fun; thanks for putting it together!

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    1. I'm glad you had fun with it, Marlene! I'm slowly working my way thru everyone's entries, so I'll get to yours one of these days :-)

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