Monday, May 9, 2016

Would You Rather: Lord of the Rings Edition

  Our dear Cordy, is hosting a Lord of the Rings week.  Yea!!  You all know how much I love that!  So here is my first post.

  1. You have been tasked with your own quest, your own Fellowship has been gathered, and you have the pick of one last member, would you rather choose Éomer or Imrahil to join you on your journey?  (Imrahil is a member of the Dúnedain.)
  Well if you aren't talking about Prince Imrahil of Dol Amroth, then definitely Éomer.  I am a very big fan of Éomer.

  2. Would you rather have to track an army of Uruk-Hai, or climb the 'stairs'?
  Track an army of Uruk-Hai!  As Cordy said, if you fell there, at least you would have the whole of the plains of Rohan to fall on!

  3. Would you rather, slap/shake/glare sense into Denethor or Wormtongue? 
  Denethor!  Because I highly object to the way that...that...that person (I hesitate to call him a man) treats those dear, sweet boys of his!  I am extremely fond of those brothers, and not the least bit fond of their father.  I know, I know, Denethor became what he was, because Sauron was deceiving him.

  4. Would you rather attend Bilbo's birthday party and have to dance a jig, or have to sing a solo at Aragorn's coronation?
  Dance at Bilbo's party by all means!  I am very shy (so shy that I don't like asking for pepperoni at the Deli and hope that Mom will) and singing in front of people would be torture!  Plus I love Hobbit dancing.  I love singing too, just not in front of people!

  5. Would you rather soar on an Eagle's back to pick up Frodo and Sam, or participate in the last march of the Ents, courtesy of Treebeard's shoulders?
  Ooooooo!  This is a hard one!  Riding on the Eagles would be splendid, but I think I would go with the Ent's.  Then I could hangout with Merry and Pip and there is more action where the Ents are going!  Plus I am all for Rohan so I would be putting in a hit on their side so to speak.

  6. Would you rather have to face and enraged Oliphaunt, or Shelob?
  An enraged Oliphaunt!  I think that there is greater chance of not being seen.  Plus 3 of my favorite guys (Lord Faramir, Éomer and Legolas) are pretty handy at taking down Oliphaunts!  Yes, one of my other favorites, Sam, is pretty handy at taking down Shelobs, but I still find Oliphaunts preferable!   

  7. Would you rather have to wear the full armor of Gondor for a day, or the full armor of Rohan?
   Rohan!  As much as I love Gondor, I am a daughter of Rohan.  (Even though I don't have blonde hair and when I take a 'Which Tolkien Race Are You' quiz, I come out as a Hobbit.  I know!  I am the granddaughter of a Lord of the Rohirrim and a Gondorian woman.  He was one of Thengel's Chief's who was with him in Gondor and married there.)  Also, not only does the armor of the Rohirrim look more comfortable, I like the colours more.

  8. Would you rather have a bow or axe?
  A long-bow!  Archery is very coolPlus it is hard to fight with an axe on horseback!  If you are very good, you can shoot with a bow on horseback.

  9. Would you rather visit Rivendell or Lothlorien?
  Another hard choice!  Both places are absolutely amazing!  But I think that in the end, I would choose Lothlorien.  You see, it is a forest, and I utterly adore forests!
  10. Would you rather have to go through the Mines of Moria, or take the Paths of the Dead?  (In each situation, you are with Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli.  Haha, so you aren't alone!)  
  Seriously, Cordy!  You surely gave me a shock!  I didn't see the second part at first and wondered if you were trying to kill me or something!  But now that I know I am with the Three Hunters, I would take the Paths of the Dead.  Why?  Because the Dead obey my Lord Aragorn, where as the Orcs and Goblins and Trolls and Balrog in the Mines only obey someone who is saying, "Kill them!"

  11. Would you rather stay and help rebuild the Shire, or sail to the Undying Lands?
  At first I was going to say, 'stay until King Elessar's death and then sail', but I remembered everything said in The Silmarillion about the Gift of Death to Men, and the Doom of Undying Life to Elves and I would much prefer to stay and then die.  Plus I would enjoy seeing how the children (King Elessar, King Éomer, Lord Faramir, the Thain, the Master and the Mayor's children) got along.

  And those are my answers.  I hope you all enjoyed reading them and thank you, Cordy, for coming up with them.



  1. Good answers! Bows are so cool ^_^

  2. Fun answers! I'm right there with you with wanting to be a daughter of Rohan. My favorite place in Middle Earth is Rivendell, but I'd rather live in Rohan full-time and just visit Rivendell once in a while. My heart belongs in the land of the horse lords, for sure.

    1. Yes! Rivendell is amazing, but the land of the horse lords, now that is where my heart is!

  3. 5. "Then I could hangout with Merry and Pip..." Oh, I hadn't thought of it that way, but that would certainly be a point in favor of staying with the Ents! Merry and Pippin are so much fun! :D

    10. Haha! Yeah, I'm so glad Cordy gave us the option of not going alone! We would undoubtedly be dead if it wasn't for that! ;) But with Aragorn beside us? Ha! No worries!! ;D

    Good answers!

    1. They certainly are!! And the three of us would get along beautifully!! I do love playing pranks!

      Totally! I wouldn't be afraid of anything with HIM beside me!

  4. Ooh! This sounds so fun. I might just hijack your post and do it in the comments section, lmao.
    1. Éomer!
    2. THIS IS HARD. Maybe track the army?
    3. BUT I HATE BOTH OF THEM. Mmmm....maybe Wormtongue?
    4. Bilbo's party! I'm a terrible singer, but I think I could learn a jig. And besides which - Bilbo's party. It sounds so fun!
    5. AHHHHH ARE YOU KIDDING ME. This is so hard! Probably the Ents?
    6. Oliphaunt, for sure! I feel it'd be easier to dodge them.
    7. Probably Rohan....Gondor's armor has always struck me as quite bulky.
    8. A bow! I have zero upper body strength, so an axe definitely would't work lmao.
    9. Ooohhh so hard! Probably Rivendell - I'd spend all day in the libraries there.
    10. Paths of the Dead, for sure!
    11. Okay....this is quite hard. It would probably depend on what relationships I'd built during my time in Middle-earth - if I was closer to the people who stayed or those who left. But if I had to pick now, I'd probably say the Undying's a whole other continent to explore!

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

    1. Good answers! I love how EVERYONE is choosing the Oliphaunt, and almost everyone is choosing the Paths of the Dead and a bow!

  5. Wonderful answers Erudessa. :)

    5. I love your reasoning! (And if I didn't love eagles so much I might have changed my mind.)
    7. You gave yourself Middle Earth ancestry?! That's awesome! :D
    10. Haha, no! I would never want to kill you. :) There will always be a way of survival.

    I'm glad you had fun, Erudessa!

    1. Thanks!

      Hahahah!! I didn't really think you would, but you had me scared for a few seconds! LOL!