The Tolkien Challenge!

February 27, 2010

Fellowship of the Ring: part 1

Filed under: The Fellowship of the Ring — esteluindunedain @ 9:59 pm

Post One of the Tolkien Challenge! This is technically from yesterday (2/26/10).

Stats:

Pages Read: 232-268

Chapters Read: The last few pages of Flight to the Ford through the end of Many Meetings. (Chapter 12 of book 1 Through Chapter 1 of book 2)

Books To Read: The Hobbit

                                The Fellowship of the Ring

                                The Two Towers

                                The Return of the King

Favorite Quote: ‘There are trolls!’ Pippin panted. ‘Doen in a clearing in the woods not far below. We got a sight of them through the trees. They are very large!’

                                 ‘We will come and take a look at them,’ said Strider, picking up a stick.

The reason I liked this quote because it made me laugh at first. Since I didn’t know that they were the trolls that Bilbo had encountered and that had turned to stone, I was thinking, What would compell Aragorn to bring a stick to fight trolls? He’s a Ranger for God’s sake! He should know better then that! Then as I moved on in the story, I figured it out. XD

Onto the elvish:

I’m going to start by listing words that I know. Also, I’m not quite sure how to add accents and all that, so if there’s supposed to be one, I most likely know and just am not able to put it there yet. ^^;

Ada/Adar- Dad/Father

Gwador/Gwador-nin- brother/my brother

Ion/Ion-nin- Son/my son

Mellon/Mellon-nin- Friend/my firend

Iston- I know

Ernil- Prince

Estel- Hope

Mae Govannen- Well Met

Hannon-le- Thank you

Dunedan- Man of the west

Lasto- Listen

I think that’s about it for the elvish words I know. Wanna know where I learned them? Fanfiction. XD Yes. Fanfiction. I’m an avid reader of the Teitho Challenge (http://teitho.walking-vision.com/). I also love two specific authors on fanfiction.net. Silivren Tinu and Evergreene. Go search them in the search engine and read a few of them! They both write amazing Aragorn and Legolas friendship stories. But Evergreene also does more involving the rest of the fellowship. Both have made me laugh out loud and Silivren has almost made me cry sometimes! They both get them incredibly in-character and everything. I recommend them both highly!

I have also found a site to help me learn elvish: www.councilofelrond.com. I’ve played around there before, but they have some pretty awesome tools for learning elvish. If you want to learn elvish too, I think they’ll be a good place to look! :]

Well, I believe that’s all I have to say for now. Until tomorrow fellow Tolkien lovers!

Carleigh

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The Challenge Begins!

Filed under: Intro — esteluindunedain @ 4:57 am
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Hello Everyone!

Let me tell you a bit about myself before I get all of this started. My name is Carleigh Obrochta. I’m a 17 (18 on May 2) year old girl who has recently gotten intersted in Tolkien. The first time I had encountered Tolkien was when the movies came out back when I was in fourth grade or so. While I liked the movies, they weren’t the kind that made me go back and watch them constantly. I’d watch them if someone wanted to, but I didn’t really seek them out to rent or anything.

In 6th grade, we read a chapter of the Hobbit in reading and then watched the cartoon. At the time, I hated both reading it and the film. While the cartoon still isn’t exactly my favorite thing, I have indeed grown to love the hobbit and can’t wait to see the two-part movie coming out in 2011!!

Where I really came to love Tolkien, was last year. It was my Junior year of high school and one of the classes offered was a Tolkien class where they centered in on the religious aspects of the LOTR books. I wanted to get into the class, but unfortunately I registered too late and got stuck with Peace and Justice  (Isn’t an all girl’s Catholic High School fun?).  My friends who were taking it would tell me all sorts of things they were doing and it really piqued my interest. Also, my friend Laura had gotten back into a LOTR mood and had rewatched all the movies with me. I think since I was older, the story was more entertaining and meaningful to me. Now, I’ve made a few goals based around the oTlkien world, and I’m making myself a challenge out of them!

The Tolkien Clallenge I guess really started last summer, but I didn’t update anything online until now. I started by giving myself the goal that I would read The Hobbit and all of the LOTR  books by the time I start college. So far, I have completed the Hobbit (loved it!) and  read the first book in the Fellowship of the Rings. From here on out, I’m going to keep track of my progress so that I can maybe motivate myself to finish the other books by the end of this summer! I’ll post how many chapters/pages I read that day and how many I have to go in that particular book. Then I’ll say how many books I have left.  After that, I’ll write my favorite quote from what I’ve read that day, and why I liked it. Then you can hear everything else I thought about what I read and whatnot. :]

My second goal: Learn elvish. This is where you, the reader of te blog (if I ever get any) come in! I want you elvish speakers to help me out if you can. I’ll post in the second part of my daily post what I’m learning and how I’m doing. Then if any fluent elvish speakers or semi-fluent elvish speakers want to comment and quiz me, please be my guest! I’m a visual and tactile learner, so people quizzing me should help. My goal by the end of this summer, is to be able to form sentences in elvish.

I hope I haven’t bored you all with my long intro here, but for those of you reading, thanks for looking and please feel free to comment! I love meeting people and talking to people, so stop by and say hello every once in a while! My next post will be the official start of The Tolkien Challenge!! Wish me luck!

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