"Never laugh at live dragons." - J.R.R Tolkien
Who can't resist J.R.R Tolkien's wonderful world of 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings'? I grew up with 'The Hobbit', well not literally, although there was a boy in the neighbourhood, who bore an uncanny resemblance to Frodo, right down to the hairy bare feet. Aside from the feet, he was a quite normal.
So, back in the day where I could run barefoot without a second thought to the disapproving glances of adults, I spent many hours with my nose glued to Tolkien's fantasy books, exploring the wildly colourful land of Hobbits, Wizards, Goblins, Elves and Trees...that walked. *deep sigh* So, much more appealing than our real world. And, although I adore Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, and many, many more of Tolkien's characters, I must confess that I have a soft spot for the particularly creepy slithering creature, - Gollum. But why?! I hear you cry. Here's why, -he's a sinister, slippery devil, - driven by his blinding passion for his 'precious' ring, and you can never tell what he's up to. I am drawn to the little creep, really. I guess. Let's just say, he's compelling, unforgettable, and as a writer, I would love to create such character. How about you? Any favourite Hobbits, Elves, or dare I suggest creepy creatures?
"There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after." -J.R.R. Tolkien ( The Hobbit)
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