'Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul, ash nazg thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul'

'One Ring to rule them all,
One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all,
And in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the shadows lie.'
JRR Tolkien

Lothlórien & Rivendell or even the Shire

Where would you like to live? Lothlorien or Rivendell? I like both but prefer Lothlorien I think. Both say peace and quiet, but Lothlorien speaks it softer.

The Shire reminds me of England many years ago, when there was hardly any traffic and people left their doors unlocked, gardens were used for flowers and vegetables and people were friendly. I even remember a few horse and cart's on the street, usually a rag and bone man shouting for our treasures. Now England is more like a battle field with cars and their polution changing the air that once was so fresh into a smelly mess. Gardens are now all laid over with concrete to house the cars that each family has, and everything is locked for fear of burglers, (who go unpunished,) and vandals.

People don't speak even if you do see someone on the street, they lower their gaze as you go by for fear that you may strike up a conversation with them. It is as if the Ring has taken over in this country and has changed what was the Shire into Isangard. I expect I notice it more because for a number of years I lived in the States with my family and when we returned, we returned to a country that was no longer ours. I often say that England is more like America than America is! The people here especially the young ones watch tv and movies and copy them thinking that's how America is. Of course most of it isn't, but they don't know that. So England is a cross between New York and Los Angeles. The crazy gun culture is also appearing here, even though guns are illegal. Burglary is on the rise and your home is no longer your castle, you are not allowed to protect your home and family from anyone who breaks in and if you do you are sent to prison for years. The burgler however gets off scot free.

If only there was a Lothlorien to go to for sanctury, peace and safety. To sleep high in the strong arms of the trees that were once sacred to our ancestors. I am lucky in that I do have a home in Minnesota as well as here in England but I only go there a few months a year. There in the mid-west it is also quiet, but almost as soon as I get there and start to unwind it is time for me to head back to the craziness of London again.



I took a quiz to find out where I would live and guess what it confirmed I would live in either Lothlorien or Rivendell

If I lived in Middle-Earth, it would be in:
Lothlorien or Rivendell

'You prefer the tranquilty and peacefulness of nature and enjoy the milder seasons of the year. While you know it is necessary to keep in contact with other living beings, most of the time you enjoy the seclusion of an aesthetically pleasing, woodland environment.'

Yet another i took said this:



If I were a character in The Lord of the Rings, I would be Galadriel, Elf, Queen of Lothlorien, wife of Celeborn and grandmother of Arwen.

In the movie, I am played by Cate Blanchett.

Who would you be?
Zovakware Lord of the Rings Test with Perseus Web Survey Software

Again in a personality test I came out as this:

Galadriel - Queen of LÚrien and secret holder of Nenya (one of the Three Rings).

and another says:

You are most like Elrond. Although you are very serious, you're not above having a good time. It's just that your definition of a good time is pretty different from other people's. You're very smart, so use your knowledge to help others! At least your not so pessimistic. People may think you're hard nosed, but all your friends know better.

You are most like Galadriel. There's just something about you that people like. A sort of aura. You're very kind to people, and you like to help others succeed. You're not as candid as most people would like. You don't have to share your deepest darkest secrets, but be more honest about things! You're more mature than most people your age, so don't worry!

Anyway I hope you enjoy this site. If you have any comments please write.

nim-alph di e tasar


External Links
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The One Ring

Tolkien Online

Last Wizard

A different type of site that Tolkein would probably approve of. Environmental information and politics, also a report of a great interview with Viggo and Elijah on the Charlie Rose show.


Vivid Dream

Unofficial fansite

Tolkien Dictionary


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