Saturday, September 8, 2012

Two New Polls!

Two new polls are up! "Favorite LOTR/Hobbit animal?" and "Which is your favorite book/movie?" Please add your vote! The polls close in 36 days!

Character Drawings: Aragorn

Here are some amazing character drawings of Aragorn drawn by fans! Comment which one is your favorite.

LOTR Quote of The Week

"The filth of Saruman is washing away."



We have our winners for our two latest polls!

On "Which place would you visit first?" our winner is Rivendell! This beautiful elven city ruled by Lord Elrond is truly a must see, taking 4 of the 7 votes!

And on "If you had an army, who would be your general?" our winner is Aragorn! This strong, courageous ranger from the north proved his worth by leading the armies of men to victory multiple times, and he has won yet another victory taking 4 out of the 9 votes!

Friday, August 17, 2012

LOTR Quote of The Week

"...The mirror shows many things. Things that are, things that were, and some things that have not yet come to pass."


Monday, August 6, 2012

LOTR Quote of The Week

"This is a thing unheard of! An elf will go underground, when a dwarf dare not....oh I'd never hear the end of it!"


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Two New Polls!

Two new polls are up! Please add your vote!

We Have Our Winners!

Thank you everyone who voted on the two new polls! We now have our results!

On "Who do you hate the most?", our winner is.......Denethor! This stubborn, borderline insane "steward" of Gondor is by far one of the most contemptible and despicable characters in The Return of the King. He took 4 out of the 11 total votes with Sauron close behind him taking 3 of the votes.

Denethor: Steward of Gondor

And on our second poll "Who is your favorite female character?", our winner is......Arwen! This beautiful, strong, and courageous elf took 7 out of the 10 total votes! She was willing to give up her immortal life to spend a lifetime with Aragorn and thus won his heart! But she has also won our hearts as well. Let's give it up for Arwen Undomniel!

Arwen Undomniel: Princess of Rivendell and future Queen of Men

Character Drawings!

There are a lot of Lord of the Rings fans out there, and most of us are ordinary people. But some Lord of the Rings fans have an extraordinary talent for drawing, and of course with a talent like that...who wouldn't draw their favorite characters from their favorite book/movie? So I decided to share some amazing drawings of Lord of the Rings characters drawn by fans. I decided to start out with three drawings of my favorite character, Legolas. Enjoy, and feel free to comment suggestions for future drawings. ;)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Did You Know?

Did you know that Andy Serkis (voice of gollum) voices the Black Rider who asks after "Baggins" in the Shire?


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Monday, July 30, 2012

LOTR Personality Quiz

Here is a Lord of the Rings personality quiz that was written by my good friend Huclya. Find out which member of the Fellowship you are most like. Enjoy! You can post your result in a comment if you would like.

Lord of the Rings Personality quiz
Which member of the Fellowship is most like you?
1.  How do you feel about the ring?
A.   I hate it soo much and yet I feel a strong pull towards it sometimes
B.   I utterly despise it and it grieves me so much to see someone seduced by its power
C.    I am willing to fight to the death if need be to save my friends from its power
D.  I may not be a fierce and brave warrior, or know much about it, but I love my friends and will fight as much as need be to defeat Sauron and his awful Ring
E.   I want to get rid of it so badly, for I am very aware of long term consequences of the ring, and I will give all to save Middle Earth
F.    DEATH to the Ring and Sauron, and while we’re at it, the ORCS!! Yeah, bring it on!!!
G.  I want my friends to succeed, but I honestly think the Ring could be used for good.
H.   Honestly, I would rather stay in the Shire and drink ale from the Green Dragon and enjoy life, but if something is threatening my friends, I have to fight for them!
I.     I believe this whole quest was meant to happen, and I will do all in my power to save the brave hobbits from its seducing power
2.  How much do orcs scare you?
A.   They are ugly and I must admit, I shake in fear when I see one.
B.   Yuck! It is sickening to watch them and yes I’m afraid, but I think I’m a bit smarter than most of them
C.    Not at all, well except some of the Urik-Hai. They are easy to kill, and many of them have no brains
D.   They are evil, and ugly, and TERRIFYING! If I see one I get terrified. But hey, I can take them
E.   When you have a trusty elven bow, they pose no threat.
F.    I enjoy killing them! If only to beat my friend in an orc killing competition.
G.   I’m not really afraid but their arrows scare me. (for a good reason.)
H.   One word. AAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I.      I don’t get scared of orcs, they get scared of me.
3.  So what was your favorite part of the journey?
A.   When the ring was finally destroyed. I had never felt so relieved in all my life
B.   When Sam was called brave by Frodo
C.    When Aragorn got married to the best elf in the world!
D.   When Merry and Pippin found all that food after the battle of Helm’s Deep. Yum!
E.    When Legolas killed an oliphaunt.
F.     When Gimli beat Legolas in an orc killing competition. He still denies he beat him
G.   The Council of Elrond. I think Boromir had many good ideas.
H.   When Pippin sang a song for Denethor. He has an amazing voice!
I.     When Gandalf defeated Saruman. I felt that was helpful in many ways.
4.  How long can you go without food?
A.   I can go a long time if I have to, but it is very hard
B.   I try not to go too long. I like to bring my cooking things with me!
C.   I think more about helping the Fellowship than I do about food.
D.   Not long at all. I mean, I’m always eating!
E.   One bite of lembas can keep me going forever!
F.    Well, I do enjoy food. Sadly, I don’t think we had nearly enough on our journey
G.  I don’t care much about food. I spend most of my time trying to knock some sense into everyone’s head!
H.   Are you kidding!!! I can’t go ANYWHERE without breakfast, second breakfast, elevensies, luncheon, afternoon tea, dinner and supper!
I.     Food does not concern me. That was an odd question.
5.   So, if you could describe yourself in one word, what would it be?
A.   Persistent
B.   Loyal
C.   Brave
D.  Stubborn
E.   Energetic
F.    Tough
G.  Smart, but most would say I’m idiotic
H.  Humorous
I.     Magical
6.  Anyways, ale! Do you like it?
A. Yes, very much! I’m sad I didn’t get to have it on my journey at all.
B. Definitely. Especially on special occasions.
C. Not really….. its humorous to watch the hobbits drink it!
D. Yes! Especially from the Green Dragon
E. I hate it! But it has no negative effect on me.
F. Oh, yes! Quite tasty. (maniac laugh.)
G. It can be nice at times… those days when you need a reminder that life is good.
I. I do not drink it. It’s just not…. My taste
7. If you could have any modern thing, what would it be?
              A. A journal. It would be nice to write everything down wherever I am.
              B. Flower seed packets. I love gardening!
             C. A cell phone. I could talk to Arwen anytime, anywhere.
              D. gum. I like to always be chewing on something.
              E. Running shoes. I like to go long distance
             F. A chainsaw! Just think of how many orcs I could kill with that!
             G. A lawyer. Hey, no one likes my ideas!
             H. Potato chip bags. I always need something to eat.
              I. A car! I could get where I need to go much faster! Sorry, Shadowfax.

8. So, romance! Do you think you will ever marry?
A. No, I come from a family of bachelors, and I prefer a quiet life.
B. Yes, very much! I already know who it will be!
C. I sure hope so. I know an elf I deeply love and would do anything        for!
D. Well, I might. We will have to see.
E. If someone catches my eye…..yes.                                     
F. NO: I don’t think there’s anyone suitable for me.
G. If I make it through the journey alive! (I have my doublts)
H. How could anyone resist my charm and wit, not to mention my amazing singing voice!
I. No, That would be very weird, and I won’t get into the reasons why.

9. SO, we hear your epic adventure has been turned into a 
movie: Who is your favorite actor?
A. Elijah Wood: He has the most amazing blue eyes I have ever seen!
B. Sean Astin: He portrays a loyal hobbit well.
C. Viggo Mortenson: He is brave and strong like I am.
D. Dominic Monaghan: He portrays a small but, brave hobbit well.
E. Orlando Bloom: He is very good looking like elves usually are.
F. John Rhys-Davies: He has that deep rumbling voice that shows the fierceness of a dwarf.
G. Sean Bean: He’s awesome EXCEPT it looks like in the movie that Boromir’s an idiot, which I can assure you  is NOT TRUE!
H. Billy Boyd: He has the same light hearted easy going personality as me! Not to mention his voice!
I: Ian McKellan: He is just like Gandalf should be.

10. So, let’s say the journey’s over. What is the first thing you will do?
A. Write it all down!
B. Go back to gardening… I miss my garden.
C. Get married!
D. Sit down with my pipe and enjoy the simple life once again.
E. Go back to family.
F. Brag about my adventures!
G. I don’t think I’ll come back
H. Celebrate at the Green Dragon
I. Start another adventure!

      Mostly A’s : You are most like Frodo Baggins. A kind and perseverant hobbit, known to many as the Ring- Bearer, who had to go on the long and treacherous journey to destroy the Ring. He enjoys writing and going on adventures, though his favorite place to be is the Shire, where he lives.

Mostly B’s:  You are most like Samwise Gamgee, a hobbit commonly known as Sam. A simple gardener living in the Shire, Sam was unaccustomed to going on huge adventures, until he became part of the Fellowship. An extremely kind and loyal friend to Frodo, he was labeled by his friend, “Samwise the Brave.” He also enjoys cooking.

Mostly C’s: You are most like Aragorn, A very brave man with a kind heart. He is a ranger from the North but became King of Gondor after the journey. He married Arwen, an elf after the journey. Aragorn enjoys dangerous missions and is a risk- taker.

Mostly D’s: You are most like Meriadoc Brandybuck, commonly known as Merry. A hobbit from the Shire, Merry is fun loving, but is also dertermined and can be quite stubborn. He likes to help  his friends in any way he can

Mostly E’s: You are most like Legolas. Legolas is an elf prince from Mirkwood. He is very brave and kind and enjoys singing and is very energetic and never gets tired. He has sharp hearing and eyesight and is very observant and outgoing.

Mostly F’s: You are most like Gimli the Dwarf. Gimli is very strong and tough and never turns down an oppurtunity for battle. He used to hate elves but eventually became close friends with Legolas. He can be a bit grumpy on occasion, but enjoys missions. He loves his axe and  his hobbies are killing orcs, killing orcs, killing orcs…need I say more?

Mostly G’s: Unfortunately, you are most like Boromir. Boromir could be kind and courageous, but in his greed for the Ring, he turned out to be quite….idiotic. Boromir is an example of a man, who driven by greed, can be quite crazy. However, he can be kind sometimes. Take this quiz again when you have changed your ways… sorry, it’s the truth. (Either you are greedy, or misguided to end up with mostly G’s.or….some other weird reason.)

Mostly H’s:  You are most like Peregrin Took, commonly known as Pippin. A hobbit from the Shire, Pippin is best friends with Merry and is very cheerful and sometimes hyper. Pippin can be foolish and mischievious but also very kind and near the end of the journey, brave! Pippin loves ale and pipeweed, but also enjoys well, eating. A LOT.

 Mostly I’s: You are most like Gandalf, a totally awesome wizard!!!!!!! He helps the Fellowship in many ways and is powerful and strong, and can be quite cheerful on occasion and is extremely kind and generous. CONGRATS on being like the best character EVER!!

LOTR Quote of the Week

 "I would have would have followed you, my brother... my captain... my king."


The Hobbit: Developments and Pictures

If you are a genuine Lord of the Rings fan, then you have probably read or at least heard of The Hobbit. Most of you know that Peter Jackson (Director of The Lord of the Rings) is making the Hobbit book into a film, two films actually. What a lot of you don't know is that Peter Jackson has just recently announced that he will be making THREE Hobbit movies instead of two! You see, he wants to put events from the appendixes of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit into the film, and it is easier to tell more of the story if he puts everything into three films. I personally think that it is a wonderful idea! It will be so cool to see more of the story than just the Hobbit plot! And in case some of you didn't know...he will be putting several characters from the Lord of the Rings movies into the Hobbit that were not mentioned in the Hobbit book, but definitely were in Middle Earth at the time. Galadriel and Legolas to name a few. And of course those of us who have read the book are looking forward to meeting the 12 Dwarves: Ori, Nori, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Fili, Kili, Oin, Gloin, Dwalin, Balin, and Thorin for the first time on screen! For those of you who are interested in learning more about the upcoming Hobbit films, there is an official Hobbit blog with lots of cool pictures, updates, and production videos that give you a first hand look into the filming of the movies. Speaking of the production #8 just came out last week! Here is a link to the blog for those who are interested.

Here is a collage that I made using officially released photos from the Hobbit films, all of which I am sure can also be found on the blog.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

Character Sketch: Frodo

Name: Frodo Baggins
Race: Hobbit of the Shire
Age: 33 at the beginning of The Fellowship of the Ring
Father: Drogo Baggins
Mother: Primula Brandybuck
Title: (Informal) Ring-Bearer
Personality Traits: Intelligent, quiet, kind, friendly, brave, and gentle. 
Interesting Characteristics: His parents died in a boating accident when he was 12 so his uncle Bilbo adopted him. He was considered odd by most of the hobbit population because of his fascination with the world outside of the Shire. He shared the same birthday as his uncle Bilbo, the 22nd of September. After he destroyed the ring, he went across the sea to the undying lands with Gandalf, Galadriel, Elrond, and Bilbo.
Spouse: None
Also Known As: Frodo of the Nine Fingers, Mr. Underhill, Ring-Bearer, and Elf-friend.
Portrayed By: Elijah Wood

Two New Polls!

Two new polls are up! Please add your vote! Both polls will be closing on August 5th, so hurry and add your vote! The winners will be posted when the polls close. Thank you everyone who has been visiting my blog!

We have our Winners!

The polls have finally closed and we have two winners to announce!

On "What is Your Favorite Race?"....Our winner is.......Elves!!! "Immortal, wisest and fairest of all creatures", the elves have captured our hearts taking 7 of the 15 votes! Hannon le to all those who voted for the elves (also my favorite race).

Now for our next poll..."Who is Your Favorite Member of the Fellowship?: Our winner of a very close competition by one vote is......Samwise Gamgee! This loyal, stouthearted hobbit won the contest with four out of the 15 votes, narrowly escaping a three-way tie with Pippin and Legolas. Let's give it up for Sam! Thank you everyone who voted, and make sure to vote on the two new polls that will be coming shortly!

LOTR Quote of The Week

"Let them come! There is yet one Dwarf in Moria who still draws breath!"


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Character Collage: Aragorn

Character Sketch: Pippin

Name: Peregrin Took
Race: Hobbit
Age: 28 when he set out with Frodo and Sam from the Shire
Father: Paladin Took II
Mother: Eglantine Banks
Title: Thain of the Shire, after the war of the Ring (Thain is a military leader)
Personality Traits: Fun loving, easy-going, mischievous. He was afraid at first, but by the end of the war of the ring, he found his courage.
Interesting Characteristics: He was the only hobbit of the four that set out from the shire, that had not yet reached his "coming of age." His best friend Meriodoc Brandybuck (also a member of the fellowship) was in fact his cousin.
Spouse: After the war of the ring, he married Diamond of Long Cleeve.
Also Know As: Pippin, Pip, "Ernil i Pheriannath", Thain Peregrin I, and Razanur Tûk.
Portrayed by: Billy Boyd


Character Collage: Legolas

Here is a character collage of Legolas that I made myself. I will be making one for each of the members of the fellowship and maybe others. So stay tuned for more collages of your favorite characters from the Lord of The Rings!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Did you know?

John (Gimli) is actually the tallest of the Fellowship actors. He also voices the tallest character in the movie, Treebeard.

A Toast to Sam

Join me in raising a figurative toast to Samwise Gamgee, a loyal friend and brave hobbit. Thank you Sam! Let's face it, Frodo couldn't have done it without you, though I know you are too modest to admit it. For Sam!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Did You Know?

Did you know that Pippin names his son Faramir Took?

Character Sketch: Legolas

Name: Legolas
Race: Sindar Elf, though he lived among the silvan Elves.
Age: Not given, but estimated to be 2931 years old during the war of the ring.
Father: Thranduil, lord of the elven kingdom of Mirkwood.
Mother: Tolkien never mentions her or tells us her name.
Title: Prince of Mirkwood
Personality Traits: He is calm and calculating as well as kind and extremely brave. He is often reserved but likes a good game or challenge and can be quite cheerful.
Interesting Characteristics: He was most likely the best archer in Middle Earth at the time. He and his father both had blond hair which was unusual for sindar elves who normally had dark hair. In the Lord of the Rings books he loved to sing, and sang often. He is never portrayed as singing in the movies however. He had extremely good hearing and eyesight which were often an asset to the fellowship.
Spouse: None recorded.
Also Know As: Legolas Thranduilion (meaning Legolas son of Thranduil), and Legolas Greenleaf (possibly a nickname, the name Legolas meaning green leaf)
Portrayed by: Orlando Bloom  


Vote Now!

Attention all readers! If you have not voted on one or both of the polls, please vote soon! Both polls will be closing next Saturday, July 15th so vote now! I will post the winners of both polls once they close so make your vote count! Thank you everyone who has voted!

LOTR Quote of the Week

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." ~Gandalf

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Character Sketch: Aragorn

Name: Aragorn
Race: Númenórean (a man from the north)
Age: 87 in LOTR 
Father: Arathorn II
Mother: Gilraen
Lineage: Descended from the first king of Numenor, Elros Tar-Minyatur, Elrond's twin, through his ancestor, Elendil.
Title: King of Gondor
Personality Traits: Extraordinarily brave and kind. Emotionally reserved but bold and discerning. He can be quite merry on occasion. 
Interesting Characteristics: He was a man of the Dunadain, blessed with unnatural long life. In The Lord of The Rings, he was 87, though he looked like he was 30.
Spouse: Arwen, daughter of Elrond.
Children: One son named Eldarion.
Also Know As: The Dúnadan, Strider, Wingfoot, Thorongil, Estel, Elessar Telcontar (title once crowned king), and Envinyatar.
Portrayed by: Viggo Mortensen

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Another Picture

This picture makes me laugh! Sorry ladies, but there is only one Aragorn. :)

This picture was posted by request of my good friend Elvithien. (Picture: courtesy of ~*Dreamvision*~ arts)

LOTR Quote of The Week

"I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you! Come on Mr. Frodo!"

~Samwise Gamgee

Aragorn and Arwen

Aragorn and Arwen. In my opinion, one of the best couples ever. So sweet!
(Picture: courtesy of ~Dreamvision~ arts)


Aiya! (Elvish: hello) Welcome to One Blog to Rule Them All! I hope all of you Lord of The Rings fans out there will visit my blog, and enjoy! I will be constantly adding new things to my blog, so stay tuned! I will also be posting a LOTR quote of the week for your "enlightenment". I would LOVE to hear what you all think about my blog, so please comment! Well that is all for now, but there will be more LOTR mania coming up shortly! Namarië!

~Calyniel Greenleaf~